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Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensions

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday issued a veiled warning to Iran, saying in a Memorial Day speech that his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it....

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Hundreds of refugees in a southeastern Lebanese town returned to Syria in what they say is a voluntary decision to return to homes in the war-torn country....

The Latest: Trump sends best wishes on Israeli independence

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to Israel's Memorial Day (all times local):...

Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage....

Polish nationalists seek probe of Israeli president's words

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish nationalist group asked prosecutors Tuesday to investigate whether Israel's president broke a law that criminalizes falsely blaming Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany....

Israeli series exposes raw wounds from ethnic Jewish divide
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel's European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country's 70th anniversary festivities....

Israel sanctions owners of buses used by Gaza protesters

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel says it is sanctioning the owners of Gaza buses used to transport Hamas activists to border demonstrations....

Israeli ambassador to Jordan takes up his post, ending spat
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Foreign Ministry says its new ambassador to Jordan is starting his posting, ending a months-long spat between the two countries over a deadly embassy shooting....

4 Islamic Jihad members killed in Gaza 'work accident' blast
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The militant Islamic Jihad group said four of its members were killed Saturday in a "work accident" in the southern Gaza Strip along the border with Israel....

UN chief warns that Mideast 'chaos' threatens global peace

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the Middle East is in such "chaos" that it has become a threat to international peace and security - and Syria "represents the most serious threat."...