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Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence....

Ryanair to begin offering low-cost flights to Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Europe's low-cost airline Ryanair says it will start its first cheap flights in and out of Israel in November....

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister slams Reform Judaism members
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's minister for religious affairs has criticized Reform Judaism, saying he doesn't consider members of the denomination to be Jews....

Clinton says she opposes boycott effort against Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a letter to American Jewish organizations that she opposes a grassroots protest movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over policies involving the Palestinian territories....

Correction: Palestinians-Rainbow Flag story
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- In a story June 30 about Palestinian protesters whitewashing a gay pride rainbow flag, The Associated Press reported erroneously that homosexual acts are banned by law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While homosexuality is largely taboo in Palestinian society, there are no laws specifically banning homosexual acts....

Israel arrests 6 Bedouin for supporting Islamic State group
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested six Bedouin for establishing a cell supportive of the Islamic State group....

Israeli officer who killed teen was in 'mortal' danger: army
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli military says a senior West Bank commander who killed a Palestinian stone-thrower last week opened fire because he felt "mortal" danger after stones hit his jeep's windshield....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
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Across the Middle East last week, Muslims continued to observe the holy month of Ramadan while Egypt saw a dramatic escalation as the country prepared to mark the second anniversary of mass protests that led to the military's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....

Israeli police officer in rabbi bribery case kills himself
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a senior officer whom a celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States tried to bribe has taken his own life amid what police denounced as a witch hunt....

AP PHOTOS: History buffs re-enact Holy Land crusader battle
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KARNEI HITTIN, Israel (AP) -- The year is 1187 and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem is beginning to collapse. At the Battle of Hattin, sword-wielding soldiers on horseback chant in Arabic, looking to behead their Christian targets....