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African migrants in disbelief as Israeli law cuts their salaries

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty. Israel’s roughly 35,000 African migrants and the groups that support them ...

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Jury Starts Deliberating Paul Manafort Fraud Case

A jury started deliberations Thursday on whether U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is guilty of tax and bank fraud to finance his lavish lifestyle. Judge T.S. Ellis gave a final summary to the six-man, six-woman jury before they started considering the case behind closed doors. Prosecutors and defense lawyers ...

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Sacks of Mail Reach the West Bank, 8 Years Late

Ten tons of letters and packages, which Israel had prevented from entering the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, have finally been released.

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Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm

Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine ...

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Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late

Letters and packages from as far as 2010 arrive in the West Bank after they are released by Israel.

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Israel to reopen Gaza cargo crossing if calm holds

Israel shut Kerem Shalom for all but humanitarian deliveries in retaliation for Palestinian attacks.

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Manafort Bid to Run Poroshenko '14 Campaign Rejected as Too Divisive

The campaign strategist for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's 2014 election bid says Paul Manafort's offer to guide the nascent political campaign was rejected because it would have further divided Ukrainians in the wake of deadly clashes of ...

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Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

Israel launched scores of air strikes on Gaza after Hamas militants fired rockets into its territory, prompting warnings over the risks of escalation.

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Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?

Experts on both sides of the lines said Israel and Hamas might be trying to improve their negotiating positions for a truce by letting their guns talk.

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Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Israel's military says it was targeting Hamas sites after they fired dozens of rockets at Israel.

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Renewed Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Interrupt Talk of Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas exchanged blows across the Gaza border as Egypt and the United Nations tried to broker a long-term cease-fire.

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Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel.

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Remembering the 1988 Burma Uprising

On 8 August 1988, the Burmese military cracked down on anti-government demonstrations, killing hundreds of protesters.

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Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Israel says the militants fired at its troops, but Hamas says there were taking part in an exercise.

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Deluge of opposition to Israel’s nation-state law builds with new court petition

Critics call the law a racist and undemocratic betrayal of Israel’s non-Jewish minorities.

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Syria accuses Israel’s Mossad of assassinating top rocket scientist

Aziz Asbar, who died Saturday, worked closely with Iran on Syrian missile development, reports say.

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Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

The United States has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that were originally put in place to pressure the country to limit its nuclear program and later lifted under a 2015 international agreement. President Donald Trump has been a frequent critic of that deal and withdrew the United States from the agreement three months ago, setting in ...

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A Top Syrian Rocket Scientist Is Blown Up, and Fingers Point at Mossad

The car bombing was said to be at least the fourth Israeli assassination of an enemy weapons engineer on foreign soil in the last three years.

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Trump Reimposes Economic Sanctions on Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has reimposed economic sanctions against Iran, effective at midnight Monday, assailing Tehran as "a murderous dictatorship that has continued to spread bloodshed, violence, and chaos." Trump, acting three months after he withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 international accord restraining Iran's nuclear development ...

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Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet

Israel says it shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it entered Israeli airspace on Tuesday, raising fears of further military escalation in the ...

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Israeli military says Syrian plane shot down after crossing Golan Heights line

The Israeli military said it fired two missiles at the fighter jet that strayed about a mile into Israel. The fate of the pilot was not immediately ...

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Syrian army raises flag above city considered as birthplace of uprising against Assad

Daraa, where protests against the government first erupted in 2011, was the target of a brutal weeks-long offensive.

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Jewish or democratic? Israel debates its founding principles.

The “nation-state bill,” aimed at boosting Israel’s Jewish character, could end up denying equal rights to non-Jewish citizens. 

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Israel says monitoring social media has cut lone-wolf attacks. Palestinians are crying foul.

Many say their rights are being eroded even as shootings, stabbings and vehicle attacks by Palestinians against Israelis have slowed.

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Palestinian Girls Will Pitch Their App to Silicon Valley 

Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention to Silicon Valley’s tech leaders, after winning a slot in the finals of a worldwide competition among more than 19,000 teenage girls. For the 11th graders from the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the ticket of admission to the ...

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Gaza truce shaky after Israeli tank responds to reported fence breach

An Israeli tank targeted a Hamas military post in Gaza Saturday morning in retaliation for a breach of the border fence, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

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