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Tens of thousands at Jerusalem funeral of influential rabbi
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are attending the funeral of an influential rabbi in Jerusalem....

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said Saturday....

Thousands of Africans protest Israeli deportation plan
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Thousands of African asylum seekers and their local supporters are protesting against an Israeli plan to deport them....

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An initial inquiry suggested that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video died from tear gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy....

Palestinian president says he is in good health after tests
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has undergone medical tests while in the United States and that he is in good health....

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel
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HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) -- Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police....

Jimmy Carter warns against one-state for Israel-Palestine
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning that the two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "is being overtaken by a one-state reality which will have dire consequences for Israel in the long-term."...

Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has extended the arrests of a media tycoon and a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated in a corruption case involving Israel's telecom giant....

Palestinians' envoy to US faces silence from White House
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A few miles down the road from Israel's gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people's cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn't even spoken to the White House in months....

Clarification: United Nations-Palestinians-Israel story
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a story Feb. 21, The Associated Press reported that east Jerusalem is Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967. The story should have made clear that this was quoting a speech by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the U.N. Security Council. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, a position backed by most of the international community. Israel considers the entire city, including the eastern sector, to be its undivided capital....