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Israel PM hopes Obama won't make final push for Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister said Saturday he hopes President Barack Obama refrains from pushing for a Palestinian state in his final months in office....

Netanyahu to meet with Clinton and Trump
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli official has confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday....

Mideast 'quartet' urges steps to resume peace talks

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international diplomatic "quartet" of Mideast peacemakers called once again on Friday for Israel and the Palestinians to take steps to resume stalled peace talks....

Israel increases interrogations of Gazan travelers

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- For the past four years, Gaza hairdresser Safa al-Masri has obtained a travel permit from Israel to visit her relatives in the West Bank. But this year, when she applied for a permit to attend her sister's wedding, she received a different answer: Come in for questioning by Israeli security agents or be barred from traveling....

Officials: Israeli spy satellite working after rocky launch
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A new Israeli spy satellite is operational and taking high-quality pictures after suffering technical difficulties during its launch earlier this month, defense officials said Thursday....

Obama, Netanyahu look past years of tensions in last meeting

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Setting aside years of tensions, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bid each other farewell Wednesday with a strident affirmation of security ties between their nations and little public talk of their persistent differences over Iran, Israeli settlements and the Palestinians....

Scanning software deciphers ancient biblical scroll
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form....

God's got mail: Letters arrive at Jerusalem's Western Wall
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's postal service is delivering letters to a unique address that hasn't changed in thousands of years....

Man wounded after attempt to enter Israeli Embassy in Turkey

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An attacker armed with a knife tried to enter the Israeli Embassy in Turkey on Wednesday before being shot and slightly wounded by Turkish security officials, Turkish and Israeli officials said....

Iran 'determined' to boost military after US-Israel deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Wednesday a $38 billion aid deal between the United States and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military....

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