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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies....

Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy illustrates Gaza debris
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip....

Former Israeli Mossad chief slams Netanyahu on Iran handling
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat....

Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped speech to Congress arguing against the international community's emerging nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, has been overshadowed by a damaging battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home....

Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a move that may ease - or exacerbate - spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national security adviser and U.N. ambassador to address its annual policy conference....

Stiff sentence sought for Chicago woman in immigration case
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DETROIT (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are recommending at least five years in prison for a Chicago activist who didn't tell immigration officials about her conviction decades ago for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students at a supermarket....

Lebanese army seizes 2 border outposts from militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese army says it has seized two hilltop positions along the border from Syria-based Islamic militants....

West Bank settlers vote although outside of sovereign Israel
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Israelis go to the polls next month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers in the West Bank will also be casting votes, even though they do not live on what is sovereign Israeli territory....

Fire damages Jerusalem seminary in suspected hate crime
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a fire has damaged a Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem in what they suspect is a hate crime....

Netanyahu: World powers 'have given up' in Iran nuke talks
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that world powers "have given up" on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons in ongoing negotiations....