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Russia Blames Israel for Plane Shot Down by Syrian Missile

MOSCOW — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as ...
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Trump Administration Plans to Shutter Palestinian Office

WASHINGTON — The U.S. plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship. National Security Adviser John Bolton was expected to discuss the plans in a speech Monday, saying...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at headquarters in Ramallah

US Ends Palestinian Refugee Agency Funding

WASHINGTON — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects ...
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Sentence Doubled for Israeli Policeman Who Shot Palestinian

JERUSALEM — Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014. The court on Sunday upheld a state appeal for a longer sentence, extending Ben Deri's i...
Israeli military tank leaving Gaza with crew following Operation Cast Lead

Senate OK’s $38 Billion For Israel Defense

Israel would receive a $38 billion aid package providing munitions and other defense-related assistance under a bill approved this week by the U.S. Senate. The 10-year package, the largest of its kind ever, was...
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Palestinian Teen Icon Says She Has a ‘Political Future’

NABI SALEH, West Bank — Teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi has vowed to keep demonstrating against the Israeli occupation and says she expects to have a "political future," without elaborating. Tamimi spoke to The Associated Press on Monday after ser...