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Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli was shot and killed near a border fence with Egypt on Tuesday, Israel said, in an incident that an Egyptian official said occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook him for an illegal migrant and opened fire....

Syria refugees in Lebanon now get aid with debit card

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BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) -- International agencies in Lebanon have begun distributing aid to Syrian refugees through a single debit card....

Arafat museum recovers Nobel prize from Hamas

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A new museum dedicated to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will display his 1994 Nobel Peace Prize - now that the Hamas militant group has returned the medal to the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank....

Israel court says lawmaker Hazan did drugs as casino manager
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has ruled that a lawmaker from the ruling Likud party had used hard drugs when he ran a casino in Bulgaria, before entering politics....

Israel defense chief gives interview to Palestinian daily
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel's defense chief threatened Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and dismissed the Palestinian president as an incapable leader in a rare interview published Monday in the main Palestinian newspaper....

Palestinians aim to promote local cinema with new award

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian film organization has launched a new cinema award in an attempt to stimulate the local filmmaking industry and promote cinema culture in the Palestinian territories....

Palestinians arrest 4 who attended settler celebration
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Four Palestinians have been detained for attending a Jewish holiday celebration in a West Bank settlement, according to Palestinian officials....

Hezbollah to vote for Aoun in coming Lebanese election
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says his parliamentary bloc will vote for former army commander Michel Aoun for president at the next balloting session in parliament....


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- THE ISSUE: Support for Israel has been a mainstay of American foreign policy since the Jewish state's creation in 1948. Despite occasionally strong and even pointed differences, successive U.S. administrations of both parties have steadily increased financial, military and diplomatic assistance to Israel over the past six decades. The U.S. now provides Israel with roughly $3 billion every year, making it the largest single recipient of American foreign aid, and the Obama administration boosted that amount to $3.8 billion with a new memorandum of understanding on defense....

Israel mulls buying more German submarines
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government says Israel is considering buying new submarines from Germany that would go into service starting in 2027....