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Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Israel's Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia's Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia....

Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the Iran nuclear deal in an interview with an Israeli TV channel, saying an imperfect deal is better than no deal and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled....

UAE accuses Qatar fighters of flying near passenger jet
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates again has accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner landing in Bahrain. Qatar did not immediately respond to requests for comment....

Malaysia: Security beefed up after Palestinian gunned down
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police said Sunday that an investigation was underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man a day earlier and gave assurances that security was being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations....

Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid....

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen killing....

The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local):...

The Latest: Minister says Malaysia probing Palestinian death
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Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza....

Natalie Portman addresses snub of 'Jewish Nobel,' backlash
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel," saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....