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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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AP Analysis: Could Trump push a partial Mideast deal?
Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for Middle East peace: the Israelis as well as key Arab players, each for their own reasons, are all looking like admirers who seek to please. But out-of-the-box thinking will be needed nonetheless....

Day becomes 1st Israeli driver to race at NASCAR's top level
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Alon Day will become the first driver from Israel to compete in NASCAR's top Cup series this weekend at Sonoma Raceway....

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees' return
BEIRUT (AP) -- China's Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country....

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran staged anti-Israel rallies across the country on Friday, with protesters condemning Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "Death to Israel" as the powerful Revolutionary Guard displayed its ballistic missiles, including the type used this week in Syria....

Holocaust survivor wins gender base case against El Al
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An advocacy group said Thursday that it has won a case against Israel's national airline that will make it illegal to ask females passengers to move their seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox males....

Report: Israel gearing up to build in east Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli newspaper says the government is preparing to authorize construction of 7,000 new homes in Jewish areas of east Jerusalem - a move that could complicate the efforts of U.S. envoy Jared Kushner to restart peace talks....

Lebanese man detained after returning from Israel
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's state news agency says the military has detained a Lebanese national crossing into the country from Israel....

Israel: Hezbollah uses NGO to conceal border posts
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group....

The Latest: Kushner meeting with Netanyahu called productive
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest on Jared Kushner's visit to Israel and West Bank (all times local):...

Writers detail Israeli occupation of West Bank in new book
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A group of renowned authors has published a collection of essays about Israel's occupation of the West Bank, hoping their grim firsthand perspectives will draw attention to what they say is an unsustainable situation that is harmful to Israelis and Palestinians alike....