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Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other....

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were....

Abbas, Netanyahu trade accusations at the UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked each other in speeches before world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. Here is look at some of their remarks:...

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse....

Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake....

California protesters block Israeli-owned ship
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California....

Arab resolution on Israel defeated at IAEA meeting
VIENNA (AP) -- An Arab-backed resolution singling out Israel for special attention over its alleged nuclear arsenal was defeated Thursday at an annual conference of the U.N. atomic agency....

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