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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Palestinians pushing for UN vote on Israeli withdrawal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Palestinians are pressing for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution that would call for an end to Israel's occupation within three years....

Spiritual leader of African Hebrew Israelites dies

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites, a movement that believes some black Americans are the descendants of an ancient Israelite tribe, has died in the southern Israeli town where he brought his followers four decades ago, the polygamous vegan group said Sunday....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

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Across the Middle East this week, it was a somber Christmas for many in the region, especially in northern Iraq, where worshippers gathered far from home after being displaced by the Islamic State group's summer blitz. Baghdad's Christians worshipped in the very same church that came under siege a few years ago by an earlier incarnation of the IS group....

Hamas bars Gaza children from Israel trip
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Hamas rulers prevented a group of children from entering Israel on Sunday for a postwar conciliatory trip meant to foster peace, Hamas and organizers said....

American arrested in Israel to be held until end of trial
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has ordered an Illinois man charged with plotting anti-Muslim violence detained until the end of court proceedings against him....

Israel's ultra-Orthodox mull bigger role for women

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A struggle for women's rights is brewing within Israel's deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater representation in the country's parliament....

Israeli police probing major political corruption case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case that could impact upcoming elections....

Pope pens letter to comfort, encourage Mideast Christians

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is urging Mideast Christians to remain in the land of Christ's birth, despite the "previously unimaginable" attacks against them by Muslim extremists....

Israel challenges natural gas developers over monopoly
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's antitrust authority said Tuesday it will challenge the ownership structure of the country's natural gas resources, a decision that could rattle an increasingly important industry....

US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace....
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