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Lebanese women protest against rape law
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BEIRUT (AP) -- A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandages, have gathered outside government buildings in Lebanon's capital to protest a law that allows a rapist to get away with his crime if he marries the survivor....

Israel artist displays golden statue of Netanyahu in protest
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Tel Aviv residents woke up Tuesday to an unusual site - a golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed prominently in front of City Hall in an act of protest....

In a first, Israel denies entry to foreign boycott activist
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a first such move, Israel has denied entry to a foreign activist involved in efforts to boycott the Jewish state....

Israel advances bill to legalize West Bank outposts
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli parliament has given initial approval to a revised bill that would legalize scores of Israeli settlement outposts built without permission on private Palestinian land in the West Bank, but would allow for the court-ordered demolition of one such outpost this month....

Ex-Israeli mayor convicted for naming street after mistress
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has convicted a former mayor in a series of scandals - including naming a city street after a mistress....

Israeli court sentences tycoon to 2 years in prison
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to two years in prison for securities fraud....

Chilean court rejects demand against Israeli judges
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A Chilean court rejected lawsuits filed in the South American country against three current or former Israeli Supreme Court justices for endorsing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier and the seizure of lands and the property on them from Palestinians....

Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for Abbas
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tightened his hold on the governing Fatah party and shut out a key rival, according to results Sunday of leadership elections in the movement that has dominated West Bank politics for decades....

Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu's side
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel's first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

Turkey: court asked to drop case against Israeli officials
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has asked that a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of 10 Turkish activists be dropped, citing a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel....