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Rami Ayyub

Tourism in Israel? U.S. charity's offer with Gaza hospital project irks Palestinians

03 Dec 2019

GAZA/JERUSALEM A U.S. charity building a tent hospital in the Gaza Strip is causing Palestinian unease by offering foreign medical volunteers the opportunity of weekend tourism in Israel, just across the volatile border.

Israel expels Human Rights Watch official over boycott accusations

25 Nov 2019

JERUSALEM A Human Rights Watch (HRW) official complied with an Israeli expulsion order on Monday imposed over accusations he backs an international pro-Palestinian boycott, but said the edict would only encourage rights abuses.

Head of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency quits amid misconduct inquiry

06 Nov 2019

JERUSALEM/GAZA The head of a U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees resigned on Wednesday, the United Nations said, amid an investigation into misconduct allegations.

Young maestro takes baton as Israel Philharmonic's Zubin Mehta ends 50-year tenure

24 Oct 2019

TEL AVIV Zubin Mehta was only 25 years old when he first conducted the Israel Philharmonic. Over half a century later, he's passing the baton to a fast-rising Israeli maestro some 53 years his junior.

Pompeo assures Israel that U.S. focus stays on Iran 'threat'

18 Oct 2019

JERUSALEM Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease Israeli concerns that Tehran could exploit a U.S. military pullback in Syria. | Video

Pompeo assures Israel that U.S. focus stays on Iran 'threat'

18 Oct 2019

JERUSALEM Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease Israeli concerns that Tehran could exploit a U.S. military pullback in Syria. | Video

A historic first? Israel's Arabs could lead parliamentary opposition

21 Sep 2019

HAIFA, Israel Israel's Arab parties are set to be the largest non-ruling bloc in parliament - and could even lead the opposition - if a national unity government emerges from Tuesday's election.

The anti-Netanyahu? Ex-general Gantz poised for top office

19 Sep 2019

TEL AVIV Benny Gantz has little of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's worldly polish or flair as a showy ideologue - and that may be exactly why so many weary Israelis want the ex-general in top office.

Israeli parties vie for Arab vote in bid to oust Netanyahu

13 Sep 2019

TIRA, Israel Challengers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in next Tuesday's election have courted Israel's Arab minority, hoping that a strong turnout from this unlikely source could tip the scales in their favour.

Israeli parties vie for Arab vote in bid to oust Netanyahu

13 Sep 2019

TIRA, Israel Challengers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in next Tuesday's election have courted Israel's Arab minority, hoping that a strong turnout from this unlikely source could tip the scales in their favor.

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