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Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93....

The Latest: Netanyahu will hold special Cabinet meeting

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):...

Health of Israel's Peres deteriorates after major stroke
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A person close to former Israeli President Shimon Peres says his condition has deteriorated, two weeks after suffering a major stroke....

Netanyahu: Both presidential candidates will support Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's leader says American support for his country will remain strong regardless of who is elected president in November....

Netanyahu: New Africa ties will quell UN anti-Israel bias
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli leader says the days when the United Nations "automatically votes against Israel" are numbered....

Jewish WWII 'Avenger' Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Holocaust survivor Joseph Harmatz, who led the most daring attempt by Jews seeking revenge against their former Nazi tormentors, has died. He was 91....

Israel to charge former officials with corruption
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel says it will charge more than a dozen former ministers and other officials from the defense minister's party with corruption....

Israeli consortium signs gas deal with Jordan
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Delek Group, one of the developers of the country's biggest natural gas reservoir, says it has signed a deal to sell gas to neighboring Jordan....

Jewish settlement soccer clubs bring politics to the pitch

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GIVAT ZEEV, West Bank (AP) -- The Beitar Shabi Givat Zeev players huddled around for a training session, lobbing soccer balls as an autumn evening breeze swept through the surrounding rocky hills. It was a routine scene played out on soccer fields around the world, but if Palestinian authorities have their way, the team could soon find itself permanently sidelined....

Gov. Hogan: Maryland, Jerusalem universities sign MOU
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, during a weeklong trade mission to Israel, says the University of Maryland, Baltimore is expanding ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem....