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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Israel slashes dues to UN following anti-Israel votes
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel announced Wednesday it is reducing its required payment to the United Nations by $2 million following recent "anti-Israel" votes....

David Friedman sworn in as Trump's ambassador to Israel

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump gained his first ambassador Wednesday when attorney David Friedman was sworn in as America's envoy to Israel....

Palestinian woman killed after attacking Israeli police
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian woman who attacked officers on duty with a pair of scissors near Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, a police spokesman said....

Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism

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BOSTON (AP) -- A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic activity is running high in both countries, and amid uncertainty over the direction of U.S. policy toward the Jewish state under President Donald Trump....

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office....

McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as 'windfall' for Tehran

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal....

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

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BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) -- Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women....

Israel warns citizens against visiting Egypt's Sinai
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt's Sinai Peninsula....

With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

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DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) -- With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region....

Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after shadowy killing

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Hamas rulers shut down the territory's main border crossing with Israel Sunday in a rare measure following the mysterious killing of a senior militant....