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Women carry children near the al-Hol camp in Syria's Kurdish-majority region of Rojava. The camp is filled with more than 72,000 people — most of them women and children who came out of the last ISIS-held territory. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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A Palestinian man walks near a USAID billboard in the West Bank village of Badhan, north of Nablus, last August. Since January, U.S. financing for humanitarian programs serving Palestinians has been suspended Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects

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In Post-ISIS Iraq, Volunteering Can Quickly Become An Act Of Rebellion

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To Turn Turkey's Economy Around, Erdogan May Have To Loosen Control

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The Influence Of American Jewish Attitudes On Israeli Politics

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Meeting Netanyahu's Young Supporters

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he addresses supporters at his Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night early on Wednesday. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Netanyahu Has Support To Build A Majority In Israel's Parliament

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Senate Approves Trump's Nominee To Be Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

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What A 4th Consecutive Term Of Netanyahu Will Mean For Israel

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With Re-Election Win, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Can Build A Right-Wing Government

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Israel Election: Netanyahu Headed For Win In Close Race

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News Brief: Stephen Miller, Israeli Election, Brexit Emergency Summit

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