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APNewsBreak: France seizes moment to push for Mideast talks
PARIS (AP) -- France sees a window of opportunity after Israel's elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials....

Palestinians, Israeli Arabs mark 'Land Day'
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians and Arab citizens of Israel have marked "Land Day," an annual day of protest against what they say are discriminatory land policies by Israel....

Clinton: US-Israeli relations need to be 'constructive'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S.-Israeli relationship needs to return to "constructive footing," according to a prominent Jewish leader who spoke to the former secretary of state during the weekend....

Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians....

Israel charges Palestinian for fighting with Islamic State
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem district court has indicted a Palestinian from east Jerusalem on charges of traveling to Syria to join and fight with the Islamic State militant group....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
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Across the Middle East this week, a Saudi-led coalition of predominantly Sunni Arab countries launched a campaign of airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen....

A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty on charges of fraud and breach of trust in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter....

UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees....

Israel installs solar panels at parliament to save energy
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building, creating what it calls the largest solar field of any national assembly in the world....

Israel premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran....