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Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain "under Israel's sovereignty permanently."...

Israelis, Palestinians differ on shooting after teens killed
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QATANA, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint after approaching Israeli troops - with knives, according to Israel - were needlessly killed and could have been subdued without deadly force, their parents, witnesses and an Israeli lawmaker said Thursday....

Israel rejects French peace effort proposal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has rejected a French initiative aimed at restarting peace efforts with the Palestinians, saying direct negotiations are the best way to reach a final agreement between the sides....

UN to meet on May 6 on protection of Palestinian civilians
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council will hold an informal meeting on May 6 on the protection of Palestinian civilians, an issue the Palestinians have pressed for decades and say is more needed now than ever....

Hamas wins student election at top Palestinian university
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian's leading university in the West Bank says the Islamic militant group Hamas has won student council elections....

Statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled in West Bank
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A 6-meter-high (20-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled in the West Bank city of Ramallah....

Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him....

Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist says wife
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The wife of a detained Palestinian journalist says she believes Israel is trying to silence him....

At Mideast tourism forum in Dubai, a surprising name: Trump
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tucked away behind stands at a Mideast tourism conference this week is a surprising name: Trump....

Israel tells Jordan it is acting responsibly at major shrine
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan has urged Israel to keep Israeli "settlers" from a Muslim-run shrine that also ranks as Judaism's holiest site....