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Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champions waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting....

Israel uncovers illegal Palestinian weapons-making network
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has uncovered an illegal Palestinian weapons manufacturing network in the West Bank in one of its largest raids during a months-long crackdown on illicit arms, the military said Tuesday....

Palestinians probe police's role in death of suspect
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian authorities say they have launched an investigation into the alleged beating death by West Bank police of a Palestinian man accused of killing two officers....

Turkey slams Israeli strikes in Gaza despite reconciliation
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey on Monday condemned what it said were "disproportionate" Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, insisting that a recent reconciliation pact doesn't preclude it from speaking out against the country's actions....

2 Palestinian officers and 2 criminals killed in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian police say two of their officers were slain by Palestinian criminals, who were later killed in a shootout in the West Bank....

Israel punishes troops who appeared to attack Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said Thursday it has disciplined three soldiers after a video emerged that seemed to show them hurling a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe in the northern West Bank....

Netanyahu spokesman who insulted Obama begins job
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli prime minister's office says a former conservative commentator who has spoken derisively about U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry has taken up his post as a government spokesman after months of delays....

Because of Syrian war, Lebanon's tobacco industry is booming
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's conflict has caused hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee to Lebanon, putting a huge strain on the Lebanese economy and its already-crumbling infrastructure....

Israel-EU tension up over rise in West Bank home demolitions
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KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian government brought foreign diplomats to a school in a strategic area of the West Bank on Wednesday to seek international protection against what it warned is a renewed demolition threat from Israel....

Christie signs bill requiring anti-Israel firms divestment
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation that would bar the state's public pension fund from investing with companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses....