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Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office....

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal....

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city
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BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) -- Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women....

Israel warns citizens against visiting Egypt's Sinai
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt's Sinai Peninsula....

Father of slain Hamas militant says Israel warned his son
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The father of a slain Hamas militant says Israeli officers raided his West Bank house three times in 2014 and 2015 to press his son to stop planning deadly attacks from Gaza....

With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus
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DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) -- With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region....

Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after shadowy killing
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Hamas rulers shut down the territory's main border crossing with Israel Sunday in a rare measure following the mysterious killing of a senior militant....

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts....

UN: Israel didn't comply with UN call to stop settlements
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead authorized "a high rate" of settlement expansions in violation of international law, the United Nations said Friday....

Appeals court won't allow suit against Palestinian Authority
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court says the families of Jewish worshippers who were killed or wounded during a 2011 attack in the West Bank can't sue the Palestinian Authority for damages in U.S. courts....