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Rami Ayyub

Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty

Mar 22 2019

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights Druze Arabs and Israeli settlers on opposite sides of the dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump's support for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights agree on one thing - it won't change matters on the ground.

Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty

Mar 22 2019

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights Druze Arabs and Israeli settlers on opposite sides of the dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump's support for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights agree on one thing - it won't change matters on the ground.

Former TV news anchor set to become first Druze woman in Israel's parliament

Mar 09 2019

DALIYAT AL-KARMEL, Israel With Israel's election just over a month away, a Druze former television news anchor is poised to become the first woman from her Arabic-speaking minority to serve in the Israeli parliament. | Video

Israeli musician with Iraqi roots finds fans from Tel Aviv to Baghdad

Feb 27 2019

TEL AVIV/BAGHDAD Singing in Arabic, an Israeli musician is winning over listeners from Tel Aviv to Baghdad, covering tunes by his grandfather and great uncle, an Iraqi Jewish duo who were once two of the Arab world's most famous performers.

U.S. envoy urges tighter business ties between Israeli settlers, Palestinians

Feb 21 2019

JERUSALEM The U.S. ambassador to Israel on Thursday urged deeper business ties between Israeli settlers and Palestinian businessmen in the occupied West Bank, angering Palestinian leaders.

Two tales of a city: Jerusalem tour guided by a Palestinian and an Israeli

Feb 13 2019

JERUSALEM On a Jerusalem plaza looking up at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, a crowd gathers in front of two guides, listening attentively, a common sight in a city packed with pilgrims and tourists visiting its religious landmarks. | Video

Israeli mosque prayer caller fired over photos in bodybuilder outfit

Feb 04 2019

ACRE, Israel A prayer caller at a mosque in the Israeli city of Acre is appealing for his job back after being fired over photos posted online of him in a revealing outfit at a bodybuilding contest. | Video

Boycott Israel's 'artwashed' Eurovision 2019, pro-Palestinian activists say

Feb 03 2019

TEL AVIV, Israel As Tel Aviv gears up to host the Eurovision Song Contest, pro-Palestinian activists are urging performers to pull out of this year's competition - while the 2018 Israeli winner said she didn't believe in boycotts. | Video

U.S. security aid to Palestinians to end Thursday, envoys seek workaround

Jan 30 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank U.S. security aid for the Palestinian Authority was set to dry up on Thursday after it declined the money over concerns it could increase its exposure to U.S. anti-terrorism lawsuits.

Hamas refuses to let Qatar pay Gaza salaries

Jan 24 2019

GAZA Gaza's dominant Hamas group refused to let Qatar send in $15 million of aid on Thursday, part of a tortuous standoff involving Israel and rival Palestinian factions that has left thousands of civil servants there short of pay.

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