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Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested Sunday, the latest violence in a wave of attacks by Palestinians in the last year and a half, Israeli police said....

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday....

Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations

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JERASH CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip....

Correction: Mideast-Entrepreneurs story

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- In a story April 22 about entrepreneurs from the Middle East, in a section about one Saudi woman who stands out, The Associated Press misspelled her name. She is Manar Alomayri, not Manal Dhod....

Lebanon army kills wanted IS militant in raid
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's army says it has killed a Syrian Islamic militant fighter during a raid in the country's east....

Man charged with making threatening calls to Jewish centers
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man living in Israel left scores of messages graphically describing children's deaths in calls to Jewish community centers and schools across the United States, using an online calling service to disguise his voice as a woman and hide his identity, according to a federal indictment filed Friday in Florida....

Lebanese PM criticizes Hezbollah press tour on Israel border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's prime minister criticized on Friday a media tour organized by Hezbollah in south Lebanon, saying that the government of Lebanon was not informed beforehand and did not approve....

From a Syrian kitchen to TV CEO: an entrepreneur's story

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- For Syrian cook and entrepreneur Alia Adi, the kitchen is also a filming set. Here, she creates Arabic-language recipe videos, cooking food ranging from Middle Eastern specialties to all-around favorites like brownies and ice cream....

Israel reopens Egypt crossing after security assessment
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has reopened its border crossing to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula shut over a week ago over intelligence warnings of possible attacks....

Hunger strike puts jailed Palestinian leader in spotlight

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- From deep within an Israeli prison, Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti has once again thrust himself to the forefront of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....