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Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

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HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern....

Expert: PTSD could be factor in activist's past

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DETROIT (AP) -- A Chicago Palestinian activist could have been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder when she failed to disclose on a U.S. citizenship application that she was convicted of bombings in Israel in 1969, a psychologist testified Tuesday....

Israelis question care of Hamas leader's daughter

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and the Gaza Strip are bound by much more than enmity: Israel controls nearly everything that comes in and out of the territory, including food and energy, and sometimes allows Gazans to enter the country for medical care....

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment....

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday....

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site "by any means."...

Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against Sunni extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported....

Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation, the health minister said Monday....

Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians....

Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Residents of a hotly contested part of east Jerusalem said armed Israeli guards moved into two buildings in the area before dawn Monday - a step likely to raise already heightened tensions in the disputed neighborhood....