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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
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Across the Middle East last week, Muslims continued to observe the holy month of Ramadan while Egypt saw a dramatic escalation as the country prepared to mark the second anniversary of mass protests that led to the military's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....

Israeli police officer in rabbi bribery case kills himself
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a senior officer whom a celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States tried to bribe has taken his own life amid what police denounced as a witch hunt....

AP PHOTOS: History buffs re-enact Holy Land crusader battle
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KARNEI HITTIN, Israel (AP) -- The year is 1187 and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem is beginning to collapse. At the Battle of Hattin, sword-wielding soldiers on horseback chant in Arabic, looking to behead their Christian targets....

Israeli Cabinet reverses bill easing conversion to Judaism
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Cabinet has reversed an initiative aimed at easing the conversion process to Judaism in Israel....

Greek foreign minister visits Israel amid crisis at home
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is welcoming the Greek foreign minister for a three-day visit as his country faces a financial crisis at home, with Greeks voting on a referendum about their country's future....

Israeli PM warns of growing concessions in Iran nuke talks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister says each day that passes brings greater Western concessions toward Iran in talks over its nuclear program....

Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt....

Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years....

A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers
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NIRIM, Israel (AP) -- On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza....

Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle....