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Rights group: Israel grants permit after earlier rejection

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:44:44 GMT2017-04-26T11:44:44Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An international rights group says Israel has granted a work visa to its regional director that was denied earlier this year....

Israel's ex-defense minister says he'll challenge government

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:09:53 GMT2017-04-26T10:09:53Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's hawkish former defense minister is attacking the government as corrupt and extreme - pledging to challenge it in the next election....

Saudi novelist wins prestigious prize for Arab fiction

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:21:17 GMT2017-04-26T08:21:17Z

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Saudi novelist won what is considered to be the region's top literary award for Arab fiction for a book about the trials and tribulations of a man on a journey of self-revelation through Andalusia in the 12th century during a turbulent period of history....

Netanyahu gives German FM 'ultimatum' over meeting with NGOs

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:19:25 GMT2017-04-24T20:19:25Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel an upcoming meeting with Germany's foreign minister unless the visiting diplomat cancels an appointment with two groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank....

Israeli president: Le Pen's Holocaust denial 'disturbing'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:58:25 GMT2017-04-24T19:58:25Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's president on Monday denounced French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's recent comments denying France's role in the Holocaust as "uniquely disturbing" and urged his country not to make "unholy alliances" with rising nationalist parties in Europe....