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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former American officials confirmed Sunday, in apparent contradiction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians....

France's Le Pen arrives in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- The far-right French leader Marine Le Pen has arrived in Beirut to meet with the Lebanese head of state and leading Christian figures....

Hamas court in Gaza sentences 3 to death for alleged spying
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas military courts in Gaza have sentenced three Palestinians to death for allegedly spying for Israel and upheld the sentences of three others....

IKEA apologizes for catalog aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jews
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has apologized for a catalog aimed at Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community that contains no images of women....

Largest branch of American Judaism opposes Trump envoy pick

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The leaders of the largest branch of American Judaism declared their opposition Friday to the combative attorney President Donald Trump selected to be his envoy to Israel, citing his "extreme views" and dearth of professional foreign policy experience....

1 state or 2? Mixed messages from US on Mideast peace plans

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his envoys are sending mixed messages about their support for an independent Palestinian state, confusing a world that has traditionally looked to America for leadership on one of the Mideast's most intractable conflicts....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Israel pick talks tough on Palestinians

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- David Friedman, President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, displayed an exhaustive knowledge of Israeli-Palestinian affairs during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, but at times glossed over intricacies of the famously complex region. A look at some of his statements before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:...

US envoy: US supports 2-state Israel-Palestinian solution

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday the United States "absolutely" supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and anyone who thinks it doesn't is in "error."...

Israeli defense minister to Gaza: Let's talk
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister has offered to speak directly to Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, saying "Let's talk."...

A broader Israel-Arab deal _ rare opportunity or diversion?

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pledged to seize what they believe is an opportunity for an ambitious Israeli-Arab peace deal. The premise is that Sunni Arab countries - pushed closer to Israel and the U.S. by the fear of regional rival Iran and its nuclear ambitions - can play an active role in future negotiations, perhaps nudging the Palestinians toward a deal they might otherwise reject. A rare opening or wishful thinking? Here's a look....