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After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after a public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post....

Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man....

Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
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RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."...

Israel indicts Palestinian in murder of Polish tourist
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they have charged a Palestinian man with killing a Polish tourist in Israel in April....

APNewsBreak: Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, leaving a post that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians....

Temperatures soar across Mideast countries amid sandstorms
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CAIRO (AP) -- Temperatures soared across the Middle East on Wednesday, with winds and sandstorms driving people indoors as unlucky pedestrians tried to shield themselves from the sun with books, newspapers or anything they could find....

US Senator Graham in Israel ahead of likely presidential bid
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says allowing the United Nations to decide the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is a "mistake."...

Hezbollah says it struck Syria militants with help of drone
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's Hezbollah group says it has struck a group of al-Qaida militants near the border with Syria with the help of a drone for the first time....

Senior Hamas official Abu Marzouk settling in Gaza for good
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A senior Hamas official says he is moving to the Gaza Strip for good, underscoring the gradual shift of the Islamic militant movement's power base from exile to the Palestinian territory....

Israel defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad - a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip - for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliatory airstrikes overnight....