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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city....

Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'

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LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says....

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war....

AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion show

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RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do's and don'ts of design straight to the halls of a penitentiary....

UN holds emergency meeting on Israel tensions

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. official warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. Close ally the United States also warned against Israel's plans....

Man shot in suspected assassination in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A gunman on motorcycle shot a prominent hard-line Jewish activist on Wednesday, Israeli police and legislators said, seriously wounding the man and then fleeing in a suspected assassination attempt....

Anonymous US comment on Israel roils relations

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anonymous White House criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that drew condemnation in Israel is roiling Washington politics, putting the U.S. administration on the defensive and prompting congressional demands for President Barack Obama to repudiate the remarks....

SodaStream to move its West Bank factory in 2015

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli drink maker SodaStream International Ltd. said Wednesday it will close a West Bank factory that has been targeted by boycott activists and move the facility to a location inside Israel....

Israeli leader lashes back at harsh US criticism

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was "defending Israel" and vowed to carry on with his policies despite the vitriolic rhetoric....

Court sentences Israeli cult leader to 30 years

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court sentenced a convicted polygamist and cult leader to 30 years in prison Tuesday....