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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank....

EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world....

World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace

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PARIS (AP) -- Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace - including an independent Palestinian state....

The Latest: Envoy warns Trump govt: Don't move embassy

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PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on a Paris conference on Mideast peace (all times local):...

Israel says Nazi camp excavations unearth link to Anne Frank
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Sunday....

Israel responds to shooting attack with strike on Hamas post
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military struck a Hamas post in the southern Gaza Strip Sunday in response to a Palestinian attack on an Israeli military vehicle, the military said....

Pope meets Palestinian leader; Vatican calls Jerusalem holy

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem....

In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose

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PARIS (AP) -- It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government....

Paris meeting marks end to Obama's failed Mideast diplomacy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's eight years of unsuccessful Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy will come to a crashing end this weekend, with chances for a Mideast peace deal at perhaps their lowest ebb in a generation. A Paris peace conference attended by Secretary of State John Kerry isn't expected to produce any tangible progress....

Syria says Israeli missiles struck near military airport
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria accused Israel of firing missiles early Friday that landed near a major military base west of Damascus, in the third such reported attack in nearly six weeks to hit near the capital....