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Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fire
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it intercepted a rocket launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip late Monday, a few hours after Israel bombed Hamas military positions in retaliation for rocket fire earlier in the evening....

The Latest: Turkish leader notes shared views with Putin

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ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to Syria, Egypt and Turkey: (all times local):...

Russian and Turkish presidents meet in Ankara
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ankara to meet his Turkish counterpart, following visits to Syria and Egypt....

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war....

Government condemns anti-Semitic incidents at Berlin protest
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government on Monday condemned anti-Semitic incidents that have taken place during protests in cities across Germany in recent days....

EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes in the Palestinian territories....

Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rally

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CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has detained eight protesters and accused them of "association with a terrorist organization" after they took part in a small demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a rights lawyer said Monday....

Israel preparing to extradite man wanted for murder in US
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is preparing to extradite a 63-year-old citizen to the United States, where he is wanted on suspicion of killing his mother....

Group from Bahrain on Israel visit not representing Manama

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An inter-faith group of residents living in Bahrain who are visiting Israel has issued a statement saying it doesn't represent the government in Manama or any of the kingdom's authorities....

The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital (all times local):...