Ex-Texas police officer acquitted of murder in shooting of Black man
A former police officer in a small Texas town was found not guilty of murder Thursday in the slaying of a Black man who offered a handshake as the officer arrived to respond to a call about a fight at a convenience store.news.yahoo.com
Israeli PM Lapid issues warning to Iran in UN speech: ‘We have capabilities and we are not afraid to use them'
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday, warning Iran that the Jewish State is not afraid to take action against Tehran if necessary.foxnews.com
Palestinian forces clash with gunmen; woman killed in Israel
Palestinian security forces exchanged fire with militants in the center of the West Bank's second-largest city Tuesday as angry residents pelted an armored jeep with objects and chased it away. In separate violence, Israeli police said late Tuesday that an 84-year-old woman was beaten to death in central Israel and that they were searching for a Palestinian suspect. Prime Minister Yair Lapid called the killing “pure evil.”news.yahoo.com
Israeli PM vows to begin production in contested gas field
Israel's prime minister on Monday vowed to begin production at a contested Mediterranean natural gas field “as soon as it is possible,” threatening to raise tensions with Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group. Yair Lapid's announcement in a statement from his office came at a sensitive time in long-running efforts by a U.S. mediator to resolve a dispute over the countries' maritime border. Lapid said it is “both possible and necessary” to reach an agreement with Lebanon, which he said would benefit both countries and “strengthen regional stability.”news.yahoo.com
Iranian president's Holocaust remarks spark outcry in Israel
The Iranian president’s comment that “there are some signs” that the Holocaust happened but that the issue required more research has sparked an outcry from Israel, a country home to tens of thousands of Holocaust survivorswashingtonpost.com
Iranian president's Holocaust remarks spark outcry in Israel
The Iranian president's comment that “there are some signs” that the Holocaust happened but that the issue required more research sparked an outcry on Monday from Israeli officials, who denounced the remarks as antisemitic Holocaust denial. Hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi made the comment during an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” on the eve of his visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly. When asked whether he believed the Holocaust happened, Raisi said there “are some signs that it happened.”news.yahoo.com
Germany's Scholz sees no imminent nuclear deal with Iran
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has made clear that he doesn’t expect an agreement with Iran in the immediate future to restore Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers, though he said there’s no reason for Iran not to sign up and European countries would remain “patient.”.
Biden administration responds to Iran's offer on nuke deal
The Biden administration says it has responded to Iran’s latest offer to resume its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, but neither side is offering a definitive path to revive the agreement, which has been on life-support since former President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018.
US, Iran inch closer to nuke deal but high hurdles remain
The Biden administration is expected to weigh in this week on Iran’s latest offer to resume its compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but neither side is offering a definitive path to revive the agreement, which has been on life-support since former President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018.
Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble seems to have paid off
Israel’s caretaker prime minister took a gamble with his preemptive strike against Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, less than three months before he is to compete in general elections to retain his job. Yair Lapid had counted on Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers to stay out of the fight, thus enabling Israel to weaken Hamas’ smaller sister group while avoiding a full-blown escalation. Hamas remained on the sidelines as Israeli jets pounded targets in Gaza, killing two Islamic Jihad leaders in targeted attacks, and Israel’s missile shield intercepted many of the hundreds of rockets fired by Islamic Jihad.news.yahoo.com
Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander
Israel said Sunday that it killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in a crowded Gaza refugee camp, the second such targeted attack since it launched its high-stakes military offensive against the militant group just before the weekend. The Iran-backed militant group has fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in response, and the risk of the cross-border fighting turning into a full-fledged war remained high.news.yahoo.com
Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly strikes
Israeli jets pounded militant targets in Gaza as rockets rained on southern Israel, hours after a wave of Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave killed at least 10 people, including a senior militant and a 5-year-old girlwashingtonpost.com
Israeli leader warns Hezbollah during visit to border
Israel’s new prime minister paid an unannounced visit to the border with Lebanon on Tuesday, threatening to unleash a harsh military response to what he described as “unacceptable” aggression by the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group. The visit came at a time of heightened tensions with Hezbollah, a heavily armed group that fought Israel during a monthlong war in 2006. On Monday, Israel said it intercepted a drone that crossed from Lebanese territory, and last week, Hezbollah’s leader threatened Israel with military escalation if a dispute over a maritime border is not resolved in Lebanon’s favor.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Khashoggi's widow cites Biden commitment on MBS
The widow of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S.-based writer killed by Saudi government agents four years ago, says she received a commitment that President Joe Biden will bring up the murder when he meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
Biden set to make controversial trips to Israel, Saudi Arabia
President Joe Biden is set to depart on a controversial trip to the Middle East. He'll make his first stop in Israel, then continue to Saudi Arabia to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who U.S. intelligence officials say is responsible for the 2018 killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CBS News Washington correspondent Christina Ruffini reports from the White House.news.yahoo.com
Israeli FM thanks Turkey for foiling attacks on Israelis
Lapid made the comments after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, as the two countries press ahead with efforts to repair ties that have been strained over Turkey’s strong support for the Palestinians. Earlier this month, Israel issued a warning for its citizens to avoid travel to Turkey and urging Israelis in Turkey to leave immediately.news.yahoo.com
Blinken set to see Israelis, Arabs wary about Iran, Ukraine
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will try to use his three-nation tour of the Middle East and North Africa to reassure wary Israelis and Arabs that the Biden administration is committed to the region’s security at a time when Washington is confronting multiple foreign policy challenges.