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Israel opts to extend military chief of staff's term
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister has decided to extend the term of Israel's military chief of staff by a year....

Israeli Arab, policeman killed amid clashes over demolitions
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said. Local residents, however, accused the police of using excessive force and said the man lost control of his vehicle after he was shot....

Israel expands missile defense system with new interceptor
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel says it has expanded a missile defense system with the addition of longer range, more precise interception capabilities....

UN envoy warns any Israeli annexations risk peace prospects
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Any attempt by Israel to annex part or all of the West Bank risks destroying prospects for peace with the Palestinians, the U.N. envoy trying to promote Middle East peace warned Tuesday....

Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldier
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank, the military said Tuesday, as it investigates soldiers' conduct during a violent Palestinian demonstration the day before....

Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegations
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president....

Going bananas? Israeli zoo scrambles to find missing monkey
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's largest zoo is scrambling to find a monkey who swung out of a tree and escaped from the wildlife park near Tel Aviv....

Radical Islamic cleric freed after 9 months in Israel prison
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has released a radical Islamic cleric from prison after he completed his nine-month prison term....

EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel
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BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world....

World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace
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PARIS (AP) -- Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace - including an independent Palestinian state....