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  • The Gaza Strip has endured back-to-back wars and uprisings in recent years, but criminal violence has been relatively rare.
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  • Pamela Anderson
  • Actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson is asking Israel's prime minister to endorse a bill banning the sale of clothes made of animal fur.
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  • Israel on Wednesday said it had foiled an "advanced" al-Qaida plan to carry out a suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.
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  • Israel said its last farewell to Ariel Sharon on Monday with a state ceremony outside the parliament building.
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  • Hundreds of Israelis lined up outside Israel's parliament building on Sunday to pay their last respects to Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging former prime minister and general who died over the weekend.
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  • Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma.
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  • The medical condition of Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is deteriorating further and only "a miracle" could stop the decline.
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  • Thousands of Christians from around the world packed the town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday.
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  • Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat ingested lethal radioactive polonium before his death nine years ago.
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  • Israel's Tourism Ministry says Paula Abdul has scaled back a Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
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  • Hope for Haiti Now
  • Israel's president will award this year's Presidential Medal of Distinction to a group that includes Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.
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  • Israeli and Palestinian teams flew to Washington on Monday to prepare for a new round of Mideast peace talks.
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  • A leading Israeli university says it will present singer Barbra Streisand with an honorary Ph.D. when she visits Israel next month.
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  • FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, speaks in Washington. Brennan has acknowledged publicly the covert practice of drone strikes against al-Qaida targets, the first time the Obama administration has described the widely known practice in detail.
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  • An Israeli defense official says the head of the American CIA spy agency has made an unannounced visit to Israel.
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  • Activists: Israeli strike kills 42 Syrian soldiers
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  • In this image taken from video obtained from Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke and fire fill the skyline over Damascus, Syria, early Sunday, May 5, 2013 after an Israeli airstrike. Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanons Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said. The attack, the second in three days, signaled a sharp escalation of Israels involvement in Syrias bloody civil war. Syrias state media reported that Israeli missiles struck a military and scientific research center near the Syrian capital and caused casualties. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
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  • Israel's weekend airstrike on a military complex near the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 42 Syrian soldiers.
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  • In this image taken from video obtained from Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke and fire fill the skyline over Damascus, Syria, early Sunday, May 5, 2013 after an Israeli airstrike. Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanons Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said. The attack, the second in three days, signaled a sharp escalation of Israels involvement in Syrias bloody civil war. Syrias state media reported that Israeli missiles struck a military and scientific research center near the Syrian capital and caused casualties. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
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  • Israeli air strike in Syria
  • The Syrian state news agency SANA, citing initial reports, says Israeli missiles have targeted a military research center near the capital Damascus.
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  • Among the crowds who marked Israel's annual Holocaust remembrance day at the Yad Vashem memorial Monday was a retired American Air Force colonel from San Francisco who came to honor a family he never knew.
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  • A weekend cyberattack campaign targeting Israeli government websites failed to cause serious disruption, officials said Sunday.
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  • Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank in a show of outrage Thursday over the deaths of two Palestinian protesters.
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  • US President Barack Obama, center, walks with Israeli President Shimon Perez, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, after laying a wreath at the grave of Theodor Herzl during his visit to Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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  • Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state's right to exist.
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  • President Barack Obama waves as he steps off Air Force One upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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  • President Barack Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East on a mission aimed primarily at assuring America's top ally in the region.
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  • Following an Israeli newspaper's scoop, the country's prime minister has "frozen" his annual ice cream budget.
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  • President Barack Obama will visit Israel in the spring, the White House said Tuesday, marking Obama's first visit to the staunch U.S. ally since becoming president.
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  • Gaza residents said Saturday that Israel has eased some border restrictions as part of its truce with the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers, allowing farmers to visit land near its security fence and letting fishermen head further out to sea.
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  • Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel's border fence Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile two-day-old cease-fire between Hamas and the Jewish state.
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  • A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers took effect Wednesday night.
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  • Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but after a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, U.N. chief and Egypt's president, a deal remained elusive and fighting raged on both sides of the border.
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  • Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers traded fire and tough cease-fire proposals Monday, and threatened to escalate their border conflict if diplomacy fails. No deal appeared near.
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  • The U.S. and Britain on Sunday warned about the risks of Israel expanding its air assault on the Gaza Strip into a ground war, while vigorously defending the Jewish state's right to protect itself against rocket attacks.
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  • Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas' prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
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  • Action News sampled local reaction from people who are particularly invested in the developments in the Middle East.
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  • Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel barraged the Gaza Strip with airstrikes and shelling Wednesday and killed the Hamas military chief in a targeted strike, launching a campaign aimed at stopping rocket attacks from Islamic militants. The assault killed 10 other Palestinians, including two children and seven militants. On Thursday, militant rockets fired into Israel killed three Israelis, raising the likelihood of a further escalation. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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  • Palestinian militants targeted densely populated Tel Aviv in Israel's heartland with rockets for the first time Thursday.
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  • Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel barraged the Gaza Strip with airstrikes and shelling Wednesday and killed the Hamas military chief in a targeted strike, launching a campaign aimed at stopping rocket attacks from Islamic militants. The assault killed 10 other Palestinians, including two children and seven militants. On Thursday, militant rockets fired into Israel killed three Israelis, raising the likelihood of a further escalation. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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  • An Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the military wing of Gaza's Hamas rulers Wednesday, Hamas officials and Israel confirmed, in a dramatic resumption of Israel's policy of assassinating Palestinian militant leaders.
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  • It is the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising, sharpening fears that Israel could be drawn into the civil war.
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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a direct appeal to American voters on Sunday to elect a president willing to draw a "red line" with Iran, comparing Tehran's nuclear program to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and reminding Americans of the devastating repercussions of failed intelligence.
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