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Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory....

Israel: Netanyahu's bladder stone successfully removed
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The office of the Israeli prime minister says a medical procedure to remove Benjamin Netanyahu's bladder stone has been successful....

Israeli PM to undergo procedure for kidney stone
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says he will undergo a medical procedure to remove a kidney stone....

Hezbollah chief says dialogue with Iran is only way forward
BEIRUT (AP) -- The chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah group is telling Saudi Arabia that dialogue with Iran is the only way forward, lashing out at the kingdom's lavish royal welcome of U.S. president Donald Trump....

Jerusalem still suffers from divisions, 50 years after war

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is marking this week the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war - an event it celebrates as the "unification" of its eternal capital....

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March....

Israel to reduce Gaza electricity citing Palestinian spat
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel says it will reduce the electricity supply to Gaza after officials in the Palestinian government in the West Bank said payments would be scaled back....

Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's parliament speaker says a proposal that Donald Trump would speak before the Knesset during his visit to Israel was scrapped over fears that the American president would be interrupted and heckled by some lawmakers....

Lebanon renews Central Bank governor's term amid turbulence
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese government has reappointed Lebanon's long-serving Central Bank governor for another six year term....

UNICEF: Lives of 24 million children threatened by conflict
BEIRUT (AP) -- Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa threaten the lives of over 24 million children, most of them in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, the United Nation's children agency said in a report Wednesday....