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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel
CAIRO (AP) -- The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions....

West Bank buries wounded Palestinian who was killed in March

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HEBRON, West Bank (AP) -- Over a thousand people have attended the West Bank funeral of a Palestinian who was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier while he lay wounded after carrying out a stabbing attack on security forces in March....

Israeli ex-officers issue peace plan, condemn gov't inaction
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers criticized the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday and issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse....

Israeli Christian wins first 'Miss Trans Israel' pageant

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's first transgender pageant....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections of the week in the Mideast

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In Egypt, candlelight vigils have been held for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804. The cause of last week's crash of the EgyptAir jet flying from Paris to Cairo that killed all 66 people on board still has not been determined. Ships and planes from Egypt, Greece, France, the United States and other nations are searching the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian port of Alexandria for the jet's voice and flight data recorders....

West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel

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AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu's newly-expanded hard-line government....

Review condemns Aussie TV show over botched kidnap attempt
SYDNEY (AP) -- The producer behind an Australian television program's involvement in a mother's botched child-snatching operation in Lebanon has lost his job, as the show's founder on Friday dubbed the debacle "the gravest misadventure in the program's history."...

AP PHOTOS: Israeli transgender contestants ready for finals

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Contenders in Israel's first transgender pageant have been polishing their moves this week ahead of Friday's competition....

British academic rejects Israeli prize in "political choice"
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A prominent British academic said Thursday she had turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons, in what looked to be the latest attempt by Western activists to boycott the Jewish state....

Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military - and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts....