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Army says twin IS terror plots foiled in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Lebanese army says it has foiled two terror plots by the Islamic State group targeting residential and tourist sites in the country....

Hospital: Israeli girl, 13, dies after Palestinian stabbing
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli teenager to death in her bedroom in the West Bank early Thursday before he was shot dead, the Israeli army and a Jerusalem hospital said....

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....

Israel drops divisive tactic for recovering captive soldiers
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli army will no longer employ the tactic of using overwhelming fire to prevent the capture of a soldier, even at the risk of killing the soldier, a military official said Tuesday....

More blasts in Lebanese village hit by deadly bombings
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BEIRUT (AP) -- A series of suicide bombings and other attacks, including one outside a church, rocked a mainly Christian Lebanese village near the Syrian border on Monday, killing five people and wounding nearly 30, officials and witnesses said....

Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact Monday that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the once-close Mideast powers....