• Israel’s Laetitia Beck takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Laetitia Beck took the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, dodging some of the wind Thursday morning in a bogey-free 7-under 65.

  • Israelis stand still next to their cars as a siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli general touches raw nerve with Holocaust comments

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a reflection of the deep divisions plaguing Israel, a top general set off a controversy Thursday after appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany during a speech marking the country’s Holocaust memorial day.

  • In this Thursday, April 28, 2016 photo, Palestinian actors perform a Gaza version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" play on the stage of a cultural center in Gaza City. Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza's version of the play is divided by politics stemming from the deep internal Palestinian split between two rival movements: Gaza's ruling Islamic militant group Hamas and the Fatah party. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    ‘Romeo and Juliet’ takes on local twist in Gaza performance

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.

  • A Palestinian man inspects a damaged artesian well drilling truck following an early morning Israeli airstrike at a workshop in Gaza City, Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Israel launches airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it uncovered a new tunnel Thursday stretching from southern Gaza Strip into Israel and built by Palestinian militants seeking to stage attacks in Israel, a discovery that comes amid an escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers.

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  • Israeli tanks open fire at Gaza after mortar attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says a tank has fired at a target in the northern Gaza Strip following an explosion on the Palestinian side of the border.

  • File - In this Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 file photo, Laszlo Nemes accepts the award for best international film for "Son of Saul" at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial kicks off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Films play special role in remembering Holocaust

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film “Son of Saul,” acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust.

  • Jewish leader asks Michelin to taste Israeli cuisine

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of an umbrella organization representing world Jewry has asked the Michelin travel guide company to evaluate Israeli restaurants with its famous rating system, implying that the decision to omit the country may be political.

  • Palestinians inspect the damaged house of Zaid Amer, after it was demolished by the Israeli army, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Israeli army demolished the house of Amer, an arrested member of a Hamas cell who carried out an attack and shot dead a U.S. couple, residents of the West Bank Israeli settlement of Neria, while driving home last October, the army said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed 2 Israelis

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year’s Gaza war.

  • In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016 photo, Sewage flows from an outlet into the sea in front of Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone. The sewage has damaged Gaza's limited fresh water supplies, decimated fishing zones, and after years of neglect, is now floating northward and affecting Israel as well, where a nearby desalination plant was forced to shut down, apparently due to pollution. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel

    SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip’s Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.

  • Palestinian journalists hold banners during a protest calling for the release of Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal, who was arrested by Israeli authorities over the weekend, outside Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention.