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UN rights office slams Israeli soldier's 'lenient' sentence
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. human rights office said Friday it's "deeply disturbed" by the "lenient" 18-month prison sentence handed down by a Tel Aviv military court against an Israeli soldier who killed a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground after he had stabbed another soldier....

Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump picture
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HEBRON, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian protesters have thrown shoes at a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in protest of his Mideast policies....

Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda," the group said Friday....

Israeli prime minister meets Australian opposition leader
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten says he raised his Labor Party's concerns about Israel's settlements in Palestinian territories during discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

Palestinian leader: Factions committed to Lebanon's security
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas began a three-day visit to Beirut on Thursday, saying Palestinian factions are committed to preserving security in refugee camps around Lebanon....

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence after he was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by the militant Islamic group, a Palestinian activist said Thursday....

Israeli court rejects plea bargain in ex-Chief Rabbi case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court rejected a plea bargain with a former chief rabbi of Israel over corruption charges, adding another year of prison time....

Egypt denies reports about giving Sinai to Palestinians
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman for Egypt's president is categorically denying Israeli reports that Egypt has proposed giving up part of Sinai Peninsula for the Palestinians to set up an independent state....

Media: Israel to conclude Arab car ramming wasn't attack
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted by Israeli media Thursday as saying he may have been wrong to call an Israeli Arab driver who struck and killed a policeman and was fatally shot last month a terrorist, as Israeli media reported that a preliminary investigation has determined that the car ramming was unintentional....

Israel names conservative judges to Supreme Court
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's justice minister says new conservative judges named to the supreme court will make right-wing Israelis trust the court, which has long been accused of liberal bias....