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Israel intercepts 2 rockets from Gaza in latest exchange

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:34:59 GMT2017-12-13T19:34:59Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Wednesday in the latest barrage by Palestinian militants....

Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:02:42 GMT2017-12-13T14:02:42Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia's international isolation over a crisis in Ukraine....

Bahrain interfaith group pays unprecedented visit to Israel

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:36:26 GMT2017-12-12T21:36:26Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An interfaith group from the Gulf state of Bahrain is paying an unprecedented public visit to Israel this week, receiving a warm welcome but generating uproar across the Arab world....

Israeli Jewish radical sentenced to 4 years for church arson

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:31 GMT2017-12-12T15:00:31Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court has sentenced a Jewish extremist to four years in prison for torching a famous Holy Land church in 2015....

The Latest: Islamic Jihad drops claim of Israeli airstrike

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:43:32 GMT2017-12-12T14:43:32Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fallout from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local):...