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Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from towns
BEIRUT (AP) -- A leading international rights group says Syrian refugees are increasingly being evicted from towns in Lebanon without any legal basis....

The Latest: Gaza ministry: Young protesters shot in the head
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local):...

Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli military aircraft on Friday dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warning that they endanger their lives if they follow directives of Hamas organizers of the weekly protests there....

Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the "Jewish Nobel," has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foundation said....

Romania: leaders row about relocating embassy to Jerusalem
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The leader of Romania's ruling party says the country plans to move its embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem, but the president says the decision is premature....

Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage....

Israel celebrates its 70th birthday with parties and BBQ's
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is celebrating 70 years since the modern Jewish state was established....

Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensions
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday issued a veiled warning to Iran, saying in a Memorial Day speech that his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it....

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of refugees in a southeastern Lebanese town returned to Syria in what they say is a voluntary decision to return to homes in the war-torn country....

The Latest: Trump sends best wishes on Israeli independence
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to Israel's Memorial Day (all times local):...