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  • Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war

    After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year's war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once a suffocating cloud of acrid smoke...
  • Israeli police officer in rabbi bribery case kills himself

    Israeli police say a senior officer whom a celebrity rabbi with a following in the United States tried to bribe has taken his own life amid what police denounced as a witch hunt. The body of Assistant Commissioner Efraim Bracha was found Sunday. Bracha,...
  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, July 6, the 187th day of 2015. There are 178 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 6, 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom. Nicaragua became the first...
  • AP PHOTOS: History buffs re-enact Holy Land crusader battle

    The year is 1187 and the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem is beginning to collapse. At the Battle of Hattin, sword-wielding soldiers on horseback chant in Arabic, looking to behead their Christian targets. Some 60 history buffs are re-enacting the famed...
  • Israeli Cabinet reverses bill easing conversion to Judaism

    Israel's Cabinet has reversed an initiative aimed at easing the conversion process to Judaism in Israel. Sunday's move tightens the grip of ultra-Orthodox parties over religious issues in Israel and rolls back reforms made by the previous government....
  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says

    President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military...
  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war

    The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed. The decision by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council has no...
  • Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel

    Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-...
  • Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt

    Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt. The military says the rocket hit open field in southern...
  • Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle

    Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle. It said soldiers driving near Ramallah in the West Bank came under a hail of rocks and boulders Friday morning. After a rock...
  • A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers

    On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza. On that...