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Israeli police: 2 Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police officers on Saturday shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinians in response to separate stabbing attacks against Israeli officers, police said, before a third attack against police forces later in the day left three officers injured....

Palestinian police now in Jerusalem suburbs after Israel ban
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ABU DIS, West Bank (AP) -- After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in this lawless West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, highlighting the shared interests of Israel and the Palestinian self-rule government on day-to-day issues even when political tensions run high....

Lebanese army arrests 8 wanted militants, including soldier
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese army says it arrested eight wanted militants, including a soldier who deserted to join the Islamic State group and four Syrians....

Downplaying rift, Biden defends Obama's support for Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Downplaying the U.S. rift with Israel, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday staunchly defended President Barack Obama's record of supporting the Jewish state, working to allay the concerns of many American Jews who have lined up against the budding nuclear deal with Iran....

Hamas wins student council vote at top West Bank university
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Supporters of the Islamic militant Hamas have won student council elections at the West Bank's flagship university, Bir Zeit, defeating rivals from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement....

Israel celebrates 67 years of independence with ceremonies
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israelis are celebrating 67 years of independence with fireworks, parties and ceremonies....

Israel grapples with whether to recognize Armenian genocide
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Nazi genocide of European Jews is widely commemorated in Israel and etched deeply into the psyche of a country founded in the Holocaust's aftermath. But when it comes to the 1915 Armenian genocide, Israel has largely stayed silent....

Israelis honor war dead with somber Memorial Day
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel came to a standstill Wednesday as sirens wailed across the country on Memorial Day, one of the most somber dates on the Israeli calendar, honoring fallen soldiers, those killed in fighting with Palestinians and victims of militant attacks....

New Zealand wants UN push for Israeli-Palestinian talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- New Zealand said Tuesday it has been working on a U.N. resolution aimed at restarting stalled negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians....

For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding....