JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has distanced itself from a government official who made crude comments about the World War II nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Responding to a Japanese request for clarification, a top Israeli envoy told Japan that the comments were “unacceptable” and that the official had been suspended. Danny Seaman was a...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A film about Filipino migrant workers in Israel who hide a 4-year-old boy to try to stop his deportation has hit close to home in the Philippines, where such emotional dramas are all too familiar to millions of overseas laborers and their siblings. “Transit,” directed and co-written by Filipino Hannah Espia,...
BEIJING (AP) — China’s premier has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to remove obstacles to restarting talks with the Palestinians, as Beijing seeks to bring its growing international influence to bear on the Middle East peace process. Greeting the Israeli leader at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, Chinese Premier...
SHANGHAI (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a Shanghai neighborhood where European Jews found refuge during World War II, saying Israel’s strong military would ensure they would never again have to seek such protection from others. Netanyahu’s visit to China’s eastern financial hub on Tuesday followed Israel’s weekend airstrike on a Syrian military...
BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting the leaders of both Palestine and Israel this week in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a visit to...
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