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AIPAC, Democrats Seethe as Israel Bars US Muslim Lawmakers

Israel's decision to bar two Muslim members of the US Congress drew strikingly sharp criticism from several allies to the Jewish state, including top Democratic lawmakers, presidential hopefuls and influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

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Syria Says Israel Strikes 'State Terrorism'

Syria on Tuesday accused Israel of committing "state terrorism" after reported Israeli air strikes killed 15 people including civilians.

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Israel to Attend US Mideast Peace Conference

Israel will attend an upcoming conference on the economic aspects of Washington's peace plan aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Israel Katz has said.

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Israel Strikes Gaza after First Rocket since Early May

Israeli warplanes bombed bunkers at a Hamas base in Gaza early Thursday following the first rocket fire from the territory since early May, the military said.

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Rare Exchange of Fire between Israeli Troops and Palestinian Security

Israeli troops exchanged fire with Palestinian security forces in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday in a rare shootout Israel's army said was the result of mistaken identity.

The Palestinian governor of Nablus, Ibrahim Ramadan, said that two members of the Palestinian security forces were lightly wounded in the incident in the early hours of the morning adjacent to their headquarters.

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US Envoy Says Israel Has 'Right' to Annex West Bank Land

The US ambassador has said Israel has the right to annex at least "some" of the occupied West Bank, in comments likely to deepen Palestinian opposition to a long-awaited US peace plan.

The Palestinians have rejected the plan before it has even been unveiled, citing a string of moves by US President Donald Trump that they say show his administration is irredeemably biased.

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Israel Election Rerun Looms as Netanyahu Talks Falter

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urgently worked to break a deadlock in coalition negotiations Tuesday as the once far-fetched possibility of fresh general elections only months after April polls loomed ever larger.

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Opposition Rallies to 'Save' Israel from Netanyahu

Thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday night to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's emerging coalition agreements, which opposition leaders said would constitute the end of the country's democracy. 

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Syria Air Defenses Intercept Israeli Projectiles

Syrian air defense batteries on Friday intercepted projectiles coming from Israel and downed a number of them, the official news agency SANA reported.

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Palestinians Say Truce Reached with Israel to End Deadly Escalation

Palestinian leaders in Gaza agreed a ceasefire with Israel on Monday to end a deadly two-day escalation in violence that threatened to widen into war, officials with knowledge of the deal said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the deal, but there appeared to have been no rocket fire or Israeli strikes after it was due to take effect, an AFP correspondent in Gaza said.

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