Israeli Lawmaker Aims to Oust Netanyahu in Likud Primary

JERUSALEM — Israel’s governing Likud party was holding a primary vote on Thursday in the first serious internal challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power. “For years I have been working for you for the sake of our bel...
Photo of people walking by "The Walled Off Hotel"

Palestinians in Bethlehem Look Beyond Religious Tourism

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel. But in recent years a ne...
Photo of a U.S. Border Protection officer standing in the rain

Top AP Photos of 2019 Range From the Epic to the Intimate

Ours is a world of sweeping vistas, and intimate scenes. In 2019, Associated Press photographers captured both. A single Border Protection officer stands in the rain at the border; pieces of heavy equipment, replacing a stretch of border wall, are dwarfed b...