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Promised Land: Venezuela Jewish converts finally in Israel

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- It's not quite Moses' 40 years in the desert, but for nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism, their torturous journey to a better life in the promised land finally brought them to Israel on Thursday....

Arabs protest UN's withdrawal of Israel 'apartheid' report
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An Arab delegation met with the U.N. secretary-general Wednesday to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour called the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to U.N. withdrawal of a report that accused Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime."...

More Palestinians in Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenship

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- More Palestinians in east Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship in hopes of swapping their vulnerable status as mere city residents for the rights and ease of travel that come with an Israeli passport....

Israeli archeologists dig up liquor bottles of WWI troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a search for antiquities, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a far more modern find - century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I....

Palestinians: Israeli shelling kills 1 along Gaza border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian officials say Israeli shelling has killed one person and wounded two others near the southern Gaza town of Rafah....

Correction: Israel-Jesus Tomb Restoration story
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a story March 20 about renovations at the tomb of Jesus, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Edicule is revered by Christians as the site where Jesus rose to heaven. Tradition says the Jerusalem shrine is the site of Jesus' resurrection, not the ascension to heaven....

Media: Netanyahu to continue East Jerusalem construction
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media is quoting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that he has no plans to limit Jewish construction in East Jerusalem....

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty....

Israel: Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shin Bet security agency said Tuesday that it had arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government on suspicion of diverting funds to militants....

Palestinian cartographer uses map against Israel closure
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A prominent Palestinian cartographer says he used a tool of his trade - a map - to explain to Israeli authorities they shouldn't have closed his office on the outskirts of Jerusalem last week....