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President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Politics clouding Obama’s coming visit to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — A week before President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the region, Middle East politics are already casting a cloud over the visit as Israeli and Palestinian officials plan a series of events to promote their agendas.

03/13/2013

Cyrus Cylinder, a Babylonian artifact. (AP Photo)

Cyrus the Great artifact shown in US for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nearly 2,600-year-old clay cylinder that’s been described as the world’s first human rights declaration is being shown for the first time in the U.S.

03/07/2013

Ariel Sharon

Israel’s comatose Sharon shows brain activity

JERUSALEM (AP) — Seven years after a massive stroke removed him from office and left him in a vegetative state, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is able to process information and has exhibited “robust activity” in his brain, according to doctors.

01/28/2013

Models walk runway

Israeli law aims to make ultrathin models obsolete

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new Israeli law prohibits the employment of underweight fashion models and sets weight minimums with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders that affect mostly young women.

01/09/2013

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli’s Netanyahu: world has double standards

JERUSALEM (AP) – Netanyahu says the international community has double standards, saying it condemns Israeli settlements in the West Bank but not Palestinians’ refusal to renew peace talks or Hamas’ call for the end of the Jewish state.

12/10/2012

Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for first time

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel is moving a step closer to a possible ground offensive in Gaza, calling up 16,000 reservists. This, on a day that saw Hamas rocket squads display their expanded […]

11/16/2012

Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for 1st time

JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian militants fired a rocket aimed at Jerusalem on Friday, setting off air raid sirens throughout the city and opening a new front in three days of fierce fighting between Israel and […]

11/16/2012

Continued rocket fire from Gaza steps up pressure on Israel to hit back

JERUSALEM (AP) – For a third day in a row, Gaza militants have been pummeling southern Israel with rockets. The Israeli military says more than 110 rockets have hit Israeli towns, including at least a […]

11/12/2012

Israel's premier vows to build in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s prime minister vowed Tuesday to continue building in a contested Jerusalem district, just days after European Union criticism of Jewish housing there. Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking during a visit to Gilo […]

10/23/2012

Israel police disperse Palestinians at holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli police have stormed a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City, dispersing dozens of Palestinians who police say lobbed rocks at officers. Friday’s clash occurred at a compound containing the Dome of […]

10/05/2012

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