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New Nation, New You: 'Synonyms' Crosses Borders In Search Of Self

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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz has failed to form a new government by the deadline, dashing his hopes of toppling longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pushing Israel closer to an unprecedented third election in less than a year. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks Monday during a news conference at the State Department, where he announced the administration will rescind a 1978 department legal opinion that viewed settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Omar Shakir, who oversees Israeli and Palestinian policy for Human Rights Watch, awaits a hearing in September at Israel's Supreme Court in Jerusalem. The court affirmed Shakir's deportation, a move that has prompted protests from members of the international community. Ammar Awad/Reuters hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen during a news conference last month in Jerusalem, has told President Reuven Rivlin that he can't form a government. The move opens the door for his rival, Benny Gantz, to attempt to do so in his stead. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk by election campaign billboards in Tel Aviv, Israel, showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (billboard on left) alongside the Blue and White alliance leaders (billboard on right, from left to right), Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi. Tuesday is the second time Israelis go to the polls in less than six months. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Netanyahu Fights To Hang On In Another Israeli Election. Here's What To Know

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The port of Haifa in northern Israel. The United States is concerned about a deal for China's Shanghai International Port Group to build and control a shipping terminal in Haifa. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's A Growing Sore Spot In Israeli-U.S. Relations: China

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces his pledge Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the West Bank if he wins reelection in next week's vote. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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Sharon Litton of Shreveport, La., is baptized by immersion in the Jordan River, where Jesus is said to have been baptized. Such baptisms are a staple of evangelical tours of Israel. Courtesy of Randy Litton hide caption

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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

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A Palestinian man uses a biometric gate as he crosses into Israel at the Qalandia crossing in Jerusalem in July. Israel's military has invested tens of millions of dollars to upgrade West Bank crossings and ease entry for Palestinian workers. But critics slam the military's use of facial recognition technology as problematic. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Face Recognition Lets Palestinians Cross Israeli Checkposts Fast, But Raises Concerns

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President Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Wednesday before departing for Kentucky. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (left), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., have been barred from visiting Israel and Palestinian territories by government officials. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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