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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Hamas warns US against moving Israel embassy
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Hamas rulers are warning the U.S. not to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying such a step could unleash new violence....

Palestinian teen's case casts spotlight on Israel detentions

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SILWAD, West Bank (AP) -- High school student Hamza Hamad spent 10 months in an Israeli jail for alleged links to the Islamic militant Hamas group, but was never charged with a crime....

US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking....

Israeli leader urges no 'surprises' for Trump administration
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister says he doesn't want to surprise the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, while recognizing the "significant opportunities" the new president may present....

Jerusalem mayor says Trump 'serious' about embassy move
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The mayor of Jerusalem says the Trump administration is "serious" and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem....

The Latest: Israeli leader gets White House invitation

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on Israeli plans in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the Trump era (all times local):...

Israeli leader to Iran: "We are your friend, not your enemy"
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's leader has recorded a conciliatory message to the people of Iran, saying, "we are your friend, not your enemy."...

Mideast expects big changes under Trump

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CAIRO (AP) -- Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances....

Invitations in hand, West Bank settlers head to inauguration

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- For nearly 50 years, Israel's settler movement has been criticized, condemned and ostracized by the international community. But on Friday, they say they will be greeted with open arms as invited guests to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration....

Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts....