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Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
DUMA, West Bank (AP) -- Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, killing a young child and critically wounding at least three people, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. The Israeli prime minister called the incident a "terror attack."...

French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city
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NETANYA, Israel (AP) -- The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and real estate ads, restaurant menus and cafe conversations are mostly in French....

AP PHOTOS: Attack on gay pride parade in Jerusalem
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday after an anti-gay extremist stabbed and wounded six people....

Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said....

Iraqis take mandatory day off as heat wave smothers Mideast
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- It's a 15-minute walk through a lush palm grove from Baghdad's al-Takia refugee camp to the nearest well, but as temperatures hovered around 52 degrees Celsius (126 F) on Thursday, Zakiyah Abdullah, who is eight months pregnant, said it felt like an eternity....

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip....

Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured....

Israel pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after release
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming release in November....

Shooting in Lebanon refugee camp leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded
BEIRUT (AP) -- Palestinian officials say a shooting in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon has killed two people and wounded three....

Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops moved on Tuesday into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition, the military said....