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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Israel: Palestinians use UN chief's words for 'terror'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday said the Palestinian leadership has started using recent statements by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "to justify deplorable acts of terror," and he called on the U.N. chief to withdraw them....

Israeli parliament suspends Arab MPs who met attackers' kin

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's government on Monday temporarily suspended from parliamentary meetings three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks....

Israeli leader calls on world to condemn arson of synagogue

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the world to condemn a suspected arson attack against a makeshift synagogue in the West Bank where Jewish Torah scrolls were burned....

Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall....

Official: spy was in Lebanon to help kidnapped Czech
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech defense minister says a military spy who was among five Czechs returned Thursday from Lebanon was seeking information about a fellow countryman kidnapped in Libya last year....

Anger at Arab Israeli MPs who met relatives of attackers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Steps should be taken against three Arab members of Israel's parliament who met this week with families of Palestinians who committed deadly attacks against civilians and security personnel, Israel's prime minister said Thursday....

'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel....

Five Czechs going home after missing in Lebanon for 7 months
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Lebanese airport official says five Czechs who went missing in eastern Lebanon in July have boarded a flight back to their homeland....

Top Israeli general calls IS 'our enemy'
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A top Israeli general said Wednesday that the Islamic State group is "our enemy" and that Israel is sharing intelligence with allies battling the extremists despite remaining on the sidelines of Syria's civil war....

AP PHOTOS: Deep in Israel desert, shimmering glass mountains

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YERUHAM, Israel (AP) -- Deep in the heart of Israel's desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape....