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Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops moved on Tuesday into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition, the military said....

Palestinian suspect killed during Israeli arrest raid
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a Palestinian suspected of plotting an attack in Israel was killed during an arrest raid in the Qalandia refugee camp in the Jerusalem area....

Protesters close major highway in Lebanon over trash crisis
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Protesters have closed the highway linking Beirut to southern Lebanon over the country's trash crisis....

Pollard's ex-wife: Israel should fund his legal defense
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The former wife of Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, called Saturday on the Israeli government to pay for an attorney to facilitate his freedom amid international speculation he could be released soon....

Palestinian official assassinated in refugee camp in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese security officials say gunmen have ambushed and killed a Palestinian official in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon....

A Palestinian village braces for Israeli demolition
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SUSIYA, West Bank (AP) -- Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire any day now....

UN envoy: Extremism threatens both Israelis, Palestinians
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Mideast envoy has warned that "the rise of violent extremism and terrorism" in the Mideast poses as much a danger to Palestinian statehood aspirations as to Israel's security...

After delays, construction begins on destroyed homes in Gaza
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Undeterred by scorching heat, Palestinian workers in Gaza on Thursday hammered nails into wooden boards and jolted steel bars as they lay the foundations for the first group of homes to be rebuilt since the war with Israel last summer. The work brought a rare glimmer of hope to a territory that remains devastated a year after the fighting....

Palestinian-funded TV channel for Israeli Arabs challenged
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite television channel for Israel's Arab citizens already found its studio closed before it could even fill its airtime....

Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States - widening a rift that risks further alienating American Jews at a time of growing U.S.-Israel estrangement....