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  • Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:46 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

  • Missouri proposal would open office in Israel 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:06 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Some Missouri lawmakers want the state to open an economic development office in Israel.

  • Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:56 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension.

  • Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:08 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank.

  • Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

  • Palestinian doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:19 pm
  • ABU DIS, West Bank - Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there.

  • Marathon bystanders deal with mental health issues 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:10 am
  • BOSTON - Nicole O'Neil was standing about 150 feet from where the second bomb detonated at last year's Boston Marathon. She wasn't physically injured, but, nearly one year later, the 34-year-old Charlestown photographer says she hasn't fully recovered.

  • Some Arizona lawmakers fail to list free trips 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:55 pm
  • PHOENIX - Several Arizona lawmakers failed to disclose free trips made last year as required by state law, spotlighting the difficulty in enforcing guidelines on the issue.

  • Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:46 am
  • BEIRUT - The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated it as three rebel explosive experts and four assistants met inside, turning the villa to rubble in seconds.

  • African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:22 pm
  • HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held.

  • Israeli peace activist Ron Pundak dies at 59 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:13 am
  • JERUSALEM - Ron Pundak, an Israeli academic and peace activist who was instrumental in initiating peace talks with the Palestinians in the 1990s, died Friday. He was 59.

  • Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:25 am
  • GENEVA - Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday.

  • Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:16 pm
  • CAIRO - An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December.

  • Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:04 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with Israeli police 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:01 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli police say hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters have clashed with police in a demonstration against military conscription.

  • Israel launches new spy satellite 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:07 am
  • JERUSALEM - Israel's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it has successfully launched a new observation satellite into orbit, one which is expected to be used to observe Iran and hostile militant groups in the Middle East.

  • Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:40 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

  • Palestinian urges boycott of Israeli settlements 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:34 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian U.N. envoy urged the world Tuesday to boycott products from "illegal" Israeli settlements as part of a stepped up campaign to help Palestine become independent.

  • Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war.

  • Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:03 pm
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope that negotiations would continue.

  • Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:07 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

  • Thousands of Jerusalem Arabs without water 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:09 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in east Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man's land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Bulgaria claims Hezbollah was behind bus bombing 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:10 am
  • SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgaria's interior minister says he is convinced that the Shiite militant group Hezbollah was behind a July 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver.

  • First women joining Palestinian commando unit 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:20 am
  • JERICHO, West Bank - Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves rappelled down a six-story tower, fired assault rifles at imaginary terrorists and in a drill straight out of the movies bundled a would-be VIP into a car and sped off after a shooting.