Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions
JERUSALEM (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying...
AP Analysis: Trump uses Israel to fuel partisan fires
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's encouragement and support of Israel's decision to ban two Democratic lawmakers may play well to his political base, but it could endanger the foundations...
Israeli police say minister should be charged with fraud
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges be brought against the interior minister in a major corruption case.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said there is an "evidentiary basis" that Aryeh Deri committed fraud and breach of trust, as well as millions of shekels in tax offenses and money laundering, and the disruption of court proceedings.
NEW YORK (AP) — Five U.S. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders were barred from going to Israel under a new law that prohibits entry to the Jewish state by foreign activists who advocate a boycott of the country.
Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said in a statement Tuesday that the five had a long record of advocacy for the movement known as BDS, which seeks to ostracize Israel by lobbying corporations, artists and academic institutions to sever ties with the Jewish state.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's interior minister and his wife are reportedly among 16 people who were interrogated by Israel police in a major corruption probe.
Police say 16 people were taken in for questioning on Monday in the investigation into tax evasion and real estate crimes. Israeli media report that Deri and his wife were grilled by the police's high-profile crimes unit for at least 10 hours over suspected wrongdoing.
Israeli minister advances plan to take in Syrian war orphans
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's interior minister has approved a plan to take in 100 Syrian children orphaned by the civil war.
Barak Seri, a spokesman for Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, confirmed the plan Thursday. If carried out, it would be the first time Israel absorbs refugees from the ongoing war.