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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Hamas invites Abbas to resume control of Gaza

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas on Tuesday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to send officials to Gaza to resume control of the coastal enclave the Islamic militant group seized a decade ago....

More Palestinians seek Abbas resignation; skeptical of Trump

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A poll indicates that 67 percent of Palestinians demand the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas, up 5 points from June, and that three-quarters believe the Trump administration isn't serious about an Israel-Palestinian peace deal....

Hamas concessions don't guarantee Palestinian reconciliation

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Islamic militant group Hamas has announced a number of key concessions to the rival Fatah movement that could potentially pave the way for reconciliation after a 10-year rift that has left the Palestinians torn between two governments. But ending the division between the bitter rivals is far away and far from certain....

Israel says it downed Hezbollah drone headed toward Golan
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it shot down an Iranian-made spy drone operated by the Hezbollah militant group as it approached the Golan Heights on Tuesday, and vowed to take further tough action against any attempts by its archenemies to violate the country's sovereignty....

Palestinian activist to be deported to Jordan from Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said....

Polish party leader denounces anti-Semitism, praises Israel

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's most powerful politician on Monday denounced anti-Semitism and praised the "great" state of Israel at a ceremony honoring Poles who protected Jews during the Holocaust....

Israel and US open first American military base in Israel

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BISLACH AIR BASE, Israel (AP) -- Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system....

Giro start in Israel to go from Jerusalem to Red Sea

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Winding its way around the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, through modern Tel Aviv then the Negev desert down to the Red Sea, the start of next year's Giro d'Italia will highlight Israel's history, culture and varied topography....

Israeli police arrest 8 in ultra-Orthodox military protest
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they have arrested eight people during a protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem....

Trump 'very hopeful' on potential Mideast peace deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is expressing new hope in a potential peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians....