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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Palestinian kills Israeli, wounds family in West Bank attack

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian gunman ambushed a family traveling in a car in the West Bank on Friday, killing an Israeli man and wounding his wife and two teenage children in an assault that prompted the military to send hundreds of troops to the area - the largest operation in the territory in two years....

Mideast mediators questions Israel's commitment to 2 states
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace warned in a highly anticipated report Friday that Israel's settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises "legitimate questions" about its commitment to a two-state solution....

Key report: Israel, Palestinians must tackle peace barriers
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Seeking to revive Mideast peace negotiations, international mediators will call on Israel to urgently reverse settlement expansion, the Palestinian Authority to assert control over Gaza, and demand an end to "violence, terrorism and incitement," the U.N.'s Mideast envoy said Thursday....

Security worries grip Lebanon; Hezbollah scraps annual event

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BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group cancelled an annual event on Thursday in Beirut's southern suburbs amid security concerns gripping the country in the wake of deadly suicide bombings earlier this week in a Christian village along the Syrian border....

Lebanon judge indicts 3 over Australian kids' abduction
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's state-run news agency says a judge has indicted three people in the case of a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children caught up in a custody battle earlier this year....

5 Palestinians dead in West Bank shootings
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Five Palestinians, including two police officers, were killed in two overnight shootings in the West Bank, Palestinian police said Thursday....

Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday....

Israeli security Cabinet OKs reconciliation deal with Turkey
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's security Cabinet has approved the reconciliation agreement reached this week with Turkey despite opposition from some ministers....

Israel's security figures take aim at hard-line Netanyahu

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a potentially formidable challenge to his hard-line rule - not from Israel's civilian politicians but instead from its revered security establishment....

Israeli university cancels prize to veterans group
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli university has canceled an award for a group of military veterans who criticize Israeli actions toward Palestinians....