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Israeli military: Palestinian killed after attacking soldier
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after she pulled out a knife and attacked a soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site....

Gaza's Hamas rulers says Egypt briefly opens border crossing
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for the first time this year....

Israeli educators battle government over textbook content
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country - pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum....

Israel says EU relations 'friendly' again after label spat
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign ministry says relations with the European Union are "close and friendly" again after tensions arose last year over the bloc's decision to label West Bank exports....

Mideast 'quartet' to prepare report on peace prospects
MUNICH (AP) -- The international diplomatic "quartet" on the Mideast says it will prepare a report on the current situation between Israel and the Palestinians with an eye toward resuming peace talks....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East this week
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Highlights from the weekly AP photo report from the Middle East and Afghanistan, a selection of indelible images you might have missed from a region grappling with unrest on multiple fronts....

Israel appoints new head of Shin Bet security agency
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has appointed a new head of its shadowy Shin Bet internal security agency....

Poverty scholar among 9 winners of Israeli foundation prize
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Leading poverty scholar Anthony Atkinson is among the winners of this year's Dan David Prize for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments....

Ex-employee of Israeli PM wins abuse case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife mistreated and abused a former member of her housekeeping staff, a court ruled Wednesday, awarding the man $42,000 in damages in a decision that dealt an embarrassing blow to the country's first family....

Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services
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NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas....