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Israeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests....

Lebanon PM cancels independence day celebrations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's prime minister on Friday cancelled official independence day celebrations planned for the following day, a move that likely stemmed from the country's tense security situation and an impasse over electing its next president....

Merkel: Palestinian recognition not right path
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BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany's opposition to recognizing a Palestinian state after lawmakers elsewhere in Europe backed such a move....

Food and face-lift scandals rock Lebanon
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BEIRUT (AP) -- It is often said that Lebanon has only two things going for it, food and plastic surgery....

Feds: Don't free Arab activist who hid bomb role
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DETROIT (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in Detroit are opposing the release of a Chicago Arab activist who awaits sentencing for lying about her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Israel to obtain U.S. citizenship....

Clergy plead for interfaith tolerance in Jerusalem
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Clergy representing Christians, Jews and Muslims met Wednesday near the Jerusalem synagogue where five people died in a grisly Palestinian attack to plead for tolerance amid spiking regional tensions....

Pope condemns 'unacceptable' synagogue attack
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is condemning what he calls an "unacceptable" attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and is calling for Israel and the Palestinians to take "courageous" steps to forge peace....

A look at victims, assailants in Jerusalem attack
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The four men killed by two Palestinian attackers as they worshipped in a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday were rabbis, and all were immigrants to Israel with dual citizenship - three born in the United States and one in England....

Spain symbolically recognizes Palestinian state
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a largely symbolic resolution that recognizes a Palestinian state....

Synagogue attack shakes Jerusalem neighborhood
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Jerusalem neighborhood where Palestinian attackers killed four people in a crowded synagogue Tuesday is far removed from the flashpoints in this contested city....