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Czech president suggests Israel embassy move to Jerusalem
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic's president suggested Wednesday that his country was considering joining the U.S. in moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem....

Israeli policeman gets 9 months for killing Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court sentenced a border policeman to nine months in prison on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a stone-throwing teenage Palestinian protester in 2014....

Gaza officials say journalist shot by Israel dies of wounds
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Palestinian journalist who was shot by Israeli troops while covering a demonstration on the Gaza-Israel border earlier this month died of his wounds on Wednesday, the Gaza Health Ministry announced....

Israeli PM welcomes Romania's stand on Jerusalem embassy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister has thanked his visiting counterpart from Romania for her government's stand on possibly moving Romania's embassy to Jerusalem....

Pope to focus on fate of Christians in Middle East on July 7
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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis is planning to invite heads of churches and Christian communities from the Middle East to join him in a day of reflection and prayer in the southeastern Italian port city of Bari on July 7....

Malaysia releases photo of 1 assailant in Palestinian murder
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police have released a photo of one of the two assailants who gunned down a Palestinian engineer this past weekend, and say the duo could still be in the country....

US Embassy move in Israel emblematic of broader policy shift
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Stars and Stripes is hoisted over the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem next month it will be a physical milestone in a broader, striking shift by the Trump administration away from a half-century of traditional U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians....

Israel cancels expulsions of African migrants
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli government acknowledged Tuesday it cannot expel African migrants against their will and has canceled all pending deportation orders....

Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings. The message was clear, he said: they were not wanted....

IS commander detained in Lebanon after crossing from Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's police say they have detained a Syrian citizen who was a military commander with the Islamic State group in the central Syrian province of Homs....