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US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday....

Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank....

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases - a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war....

After alarm, Lebanese man tests negative for Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease free but was still taken into a hospital quarantine on Thursday as a practice run to check the country's preparedness, a health official said....

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Attackers inside Egypt fired an anti-tank missile and automatic rifles at a military vehicle in Israel on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said....

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
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HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern....

Expert: PTSD could be factor in activist's past
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DETROIT (AP) -- A Chicago Palestinian activist could have been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder when she failed to disclose on a U.S. citizenship application that she was convicted of bombings in Israel in 1969, a psychologist testified Tuesday....

Israelis question care of Hamas leader's daughter
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care....

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment....

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday....