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Netanyahu Says Israel Has Proof Hamas Is Behind Kidnapping Of Teens
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Israeli soldiers patrol in the West Bank village of Beit Furik, near Nablus, on Friday. They are searching for three missing Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped. Israel has detained more than 300 Palestinians in the search over the past week; the military says a majority of them are connected to Hamas. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis prays during a visit to the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, earlier this week. While in the Holy Land, the pontiff extended an invitation to the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to join a prayer meeting at the Vatican. Debbie Hill/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Father Ibrahim Shomali, a Palestinian priest, holds prayer vigils every Friday in the Cremisan Valley near Bethlehem. Israel is planning to build a wall, citing security needs, on agricultural land here owned by a local monastery. Shomali has asked Pope Francis to intervene. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leaves Tel Aviv's district court Wednesday. Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and a fine of 1 million shekels ($290,000) for his role in one of the country's worst-ever corruption scandals. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Microbiologist Nof Atamna-Ismaeel took the top prize in the fourth season of Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. Courtesy of Channel 2 hide caption

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Arab Israeli Celebrity Chef Aims To Foster Peace Through Cooking
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A key, symbolizing the Palestinians who lost their homes at the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, sits at the entrance of the West Bank city of Jericho, on Feb. 22. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Samuel Sheinbein, 18, arrives at the Tel Aviv District Court in this March 22, 1999 file photo. He was killed in a prison shootout on Sunday after being imprisoned for 17 years. STAFF/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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