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Palestinians await 'clear vision' from US on peace talks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians are still waiting for a "clear vision" from the United States on resuming peace talks with Israel as President Donald Trump's envoys are set to visit....

Bomb kills 3 Lebanese troops battling Islamic State
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon suffered its first casualties from a massive operation to drive the Islamic State group from an area along the Syrian border on Sunday when a roadside bomb killed three soldiers....

Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of angering the American leader....

Sentence next for Chicago activist with US immigration crime
DETROIT (AP) -- A Palestinian activist from Chicago is returning to Detroit for a final court hearing before she's eventually deported for concealing her convictions in two Jerusalem bombings....

Israel to release tycoon, adviser arrested for corruption
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and a political consultant arrested this week on an array of charges will be released under restrictive conditions....

Israel revokes Al-Jazeera reporter's press permit
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's press office said Wednesday it is revoking the credentials of a prominent Al-Jazeera reporter pending a hearing after he told another TV station that the work of Palestinian journalists is part of the "resistance."...

Israel said to have hit Hezbollah convoys dozens of times
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's former air force chief says it has carried out dozens of airstrikes on weapons convoys destined for the Lebanese Hezbollah group over the past five years....

Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' law
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims....

Daughter of US envoy Friedman immigrates to Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The daughter of the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has immigrated to Israel and taken Israeli citizenship....

Israel builds underground wall after Gaza tunnel trauma
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KIBBUTZ NIRIM, Israel (AP) -- Israel is pressing ahead with construction of an underground barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group....