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Israel bars US congresswomen - with a nudge from Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — With a push from President Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday barred two Muslim-American congresswomen from entering the country for a visit, an extraordinary step bringing the longtime U.S. ally into Trump's domestic fight against...

 

Hundreds attend funeral of Israeli soldier stabbed to death

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of people attended Thursday's funeral of an 18-year-old Israeli soldier who was found dead hours earlier with stab wounds near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the killing a...

 

Scholars say Philistine genes help solve biblical mystery

JERUSALEM (AP) — Goliath the Greek? Human remains from an ancient cemetery in southern Israel have yielded precious bits of DNA that a new study says help prove the European origin of the Philistines — the enigmatic nemeses of the biblical...

 

US officials attend opening at controversial Jerusalem dig

JERUSALEM (AP) — American officials looked on Sunday as Israel opened a newfound Roman-era street at a divisive archaeological site in east Jerusalem, a move that deepened Palestinian animosity toward the White House's mediation efforts. U.S....

 

Israeli frankincense farmer cashes in on rare honey

ALMOG, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli farmer has cashed in by making exotic honey from a rare tree that produces frankincense — the resin once worth its weight in gold and venerated in the Bible. But the farm's location in a far-flung West Bank...

 

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year. SpaceIL and the state-owned Israel Aerospace...

 

Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. The 5-centimeter (2-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example...

 

Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into bio-based plastic

KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel (AP) — Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. "This is the mine of the future," he beams. Sveen is chief sustainability officer at UBQ, an...

 

Enigmatic Dead Sea Scroll makes rare show in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — A fragment of an enigmatic Dead Sea Scroll has gone on public display at Jerusalem's Israel Museum for the first time since its discovery 70 years ago. The Genesis Apocryphon, the sole copy of an ancient Jewish text elaborating on...

 

Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

KISSUFIM, Israel (AP) — Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and prevent attack tunnels from reaching southern Israel from the...

 

Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims — and ending at the Western Wall with a station named...

 

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

JERUSALEM (AP) — Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president's recognition of...

 

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