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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of angering the American leader....

Sentence next for Chicago activist with US immigration crime
DETROIT (AP) -- A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she's eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings....

Israel to release tycoon, adviser arrested for corruption
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and a political consultant arrested this week on an array of charges will be released under restrictive conditions....

Israel destroys home of Palestinian who killed officer
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in attacks that killed a young female police officer in Jerusalem....

Israel revokes Al-Jazeera reporter's press permit
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's press office said Wednesday it is revoking the credentials of a prominent Al-Jazeera reporter pending a hearing after he told another TV station that the work of Palestinian journalists is part of the "resistance."...

Israel said to have hit Hezbollah convoys dozens of times
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's former air force chief says it has carried out dozens of airstrikes on weapons convoys destined for the Lebanese Hezbollah group over the past five years....

Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' law

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims....

Daughter of US envoy Friedman immigrates to Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The daughter of the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has immigrated to Israel and taken Israeli citizenship....

Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma

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KIBBUTZ NIRIM, Israel (AP) -- Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group....

Palestinian leader sends greeting to North Korea
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has wished North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "health and happiness" at a time of rising nuclear tensions with the U.S....