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Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, right, and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, July 30, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks in nearly five years, huddling together at an undisclosed location Wednesday in search […]

08/14/2013

Even worse odds than in 2008 for Mideast deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — The same negotiators, the same issues, a familiar venue: The sense of deja vu is overwhelming as Israelis and Palestinians start Wednesday on their third attempt in 13 years to draw a […]

08/13/2013

In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea in Jordan. (AP Photo/Pool, Jim Young, File)

Analysis: Mideast peace deal seems far off

JERUSALEM (AP) — The contours of Israeli-Palestinian peace are clear, experts say: If only the sides summon up the will, the inevitable outcome is two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders, with Jerusalem as a […]

07/29/2013

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Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads.

04/07/2013

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Hackers target Israeli websites

JERUSALEM (AP) — A weekend cyberattack campaign targeting Israeli government websites failed to cause serious disruption, officials said Sunday. The attacks followed warnings in the name of the hacking group Anonymous.

04/06/2013

Palestinians protest (AP Photo)

Thousands of Palestinians protest in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of outraged Palestinians took to the streets of the West Bank on Thursday, joining funeral processions and demonstrations after two protesters were killed by Israeli troops and a Palestinian prisoner died of cancer in Israeli custody.

04/04/2013

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Palestinians celebrate ahead of UN vote

Thousands of Palestinians from rival factions have been celebrating in the streets of the West Bank today, ahead of a U.N. vote on a resolution calling for a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem.

11/29/2012

Obama hails ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is hailing a cease-fire agreement to end a week of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The White House said Obama talked to Israeli […]

11/21/2012

Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire

CAIRO (AP) – Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end the fiercest round of fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an […]

11/21/2012

'Safe room' helps Israeli family escape rocket | VIDEO

An Israeli family rushed to their “safe room” after sirens alerted them of incoming rockets. CNN’s Wolf Blizter filed this report.

11/20/2012

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