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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Mossad launches fund to invest in firms developing spy tech
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Mossad is launching an investment fund for start-ups developing "groundbreaking" technologies that could be used by the spy agency....

Israel security chief: Agency strikes back at online hackers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's security chief says his agency, the Shin Bet, has gone on the offensive against hackers trying to carry out cyberattacks against Israel on the internet....

Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don't believe in Temple
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker on Tuesday dismissed the protestations of liberal Jews over alternative access to Jerusalem's Western Wall as provocations, saying they don't even believe in the sanctity of the site....

Israel strikes Gaza militant sites after projectile fired
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has struck a pair of Hamas militant sites in Gaza after a projectile fired from the seaside territory landed in southern Israel....

Israeli minister: Trump pressure on settlements disappoints
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is expressing some disappointment with the White House, saying the election of Donald Trump has not brought about the boom in West Bank settlement construction many had expected....

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day....

AP Analysis: Could Trump push a partial Mideast deal?
Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for Middle East peace: the Israelis as well as key Arab players, each for their own reasons, are all looking like admirers who seek to please. But out-of-the-box thinking will be needed nonetheless....

Day becomes 1st Israeli driver to race at NASCAR's top level
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Alon Day will become the first driver from Israel to compete in NASCAR's top Cup series this weekend at Sonoma Raceway....

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return
BEIRUT (AP) -- China's Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country....

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran staged anti-Israel rallies across the country on Friday, with protesters condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "Death to Israel" as the powerful Revolutionary Guard displayed its ballistic missiles, including the type used this week in Syria....