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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Jewish settlement soccer clubs bring politics to the pitch

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GIVAT ZEEV, West Bank (AP) -- The Beitar Shabi Givat Zeev players huddled around for a training session, lobbing soccer balls as an autumn evening breeze swept through the surrounding rocky hills. It was a routine scene played out on soccer fields around the world, but if Palestinian authorities have their way, the team could soon find itself permanently sidelined....

Gov. Hogan: Maryland, Jerusalem universities sign MOU
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, during a weeklong trade mission to Israel, says the University of Maryland, Baltimore is expanding ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem....

Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

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BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) -- A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be finished in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group....

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ahead of their first presidential debate on Monday night....

Israeli military indicts Palestinians for online incitement
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has indicted more than 145 Palestinians so far this year for incitement over social media....

Israel PM hopes Obama won't make final push for Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister said Saturday he hopes President Barack Obama refrains from pushing for a Palestinian state in his final months in office....

Netanyahu to meet with Clinton and Trump
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli official has confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday....

Mideast 'quartet' urges steps to resume peace talks

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international diplomatic "quartet" of Mideast peacemakers called once again on Friday for Israel and the Palestinians to take steps to resume stalled peace talks....

Israel increases interrogations of Gazan travelers

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- For the past four years, Gaza hairdresser Safa al-Masri has obtained a travel permit from Israel to visit her relatives in the West Bank. But this year, when she applied for a permit to attend her sister's wedding, she received a different answer: Come in for questioning by Israeli security agents or be barred from traveling....

Officials: Israeli spy satellite working after rocky launch
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A new Israeli spy satellite is operational and taking high-quality pictures after suffering technical difficulties during its launch earlier this month, defense officials said Thursday....