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Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish leader Shteinman dies at 104Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, spiritual leader of Israel's non-Hassidic ultra-Orthodox Jews of European descent, has died
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a media conference with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini at the EU Council building in Brussels. With the prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations, the peace process at a standstill and the government moving to stifle critics, it is no secret that Israel is a deeply divided nation. But a new survey released Tuesday shows just how divided the country has become. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
Israel survey finds deep divisions, displeasure with leadersNew survey shows deep divisions in Israel, widespread frustration with leaders
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Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jailsIrish man acquitted after 4 years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized
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Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fireThe Israeli military says that it intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel and that it struck back with tank fire at a Hamas military target
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, following their joint news statement after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The two men met Monday evening to discuss developments in Syria and the Middle East, as well as bilateral relations, according to the Turkish President's office. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
The Latest: Turkish leader notes shared views with PutinThe presidents of Turkey and Russia say they share similarly critical views to U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory against "terrorists" in Syria, Putin earlier on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (Alexei Druzhinin/Pool Photo via AP)
A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast 'victory' tourA confident, upbeat Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared victory in Syria, then visited Egypt and Turkey to celebrate Moscow's deepening ties in the region
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The Latest: Putin criticizes US move on JerusalemRussian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that it could destabilize the region and derail the Middle East peace process
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Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians hold up a banner with portraits of U.S. president Donald Trump, right, with his face painted as a clown and his wife Melania, left, with Arabic words that read: "rein your husband in, model!" during a march in a street, in response to a call by Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to IsraelTens of thousands of people have attended a Hezbollah rally, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to employees of Rostec Corporation during an awarding ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside in Moscow, Russia. The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Putin declares victory on visit to air base in SyriaRussian President Vladimir Putin has declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops
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Strong 6-magnitude quake rocks western IranIranian state TV says a 6-magnitude earthquake has jolted a western region near the border with Iraq
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, right, welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin for the talks during their meeting in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko/ pool photo via AP)
Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer tiesRussian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption direct flights that were suspended after the bombing of a Russian charter jet in 2015
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A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits CairoA look at the turbulent history of Egypt-Russia relations, as President Vladimir Putin arrives in Cairo
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Egypt detains 8 anti-Trump protesters after Cairo rallyEgyptian rights lawyer says 8 protesters arrested in Cairo after rallying against Trump's decision on Jerusalem
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Israel preparing to extradite man wanted for murder in USIsrael is preparing to extradite a 63-year-old citizen to the United States where he is wanted on suspicion of killing his mother
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Iran says it will look into releasing British nationalIran's Foreign Ministry says it will raise the case of a detained British-Iranian woman with the judiciary "out of humanitarian concerns" following a visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
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