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African-American evangelical leaders visited a Jerusalem crafts workshop for elderly Israelis, a project supported by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. The group and Israel's tourism ministry sponsored the pastors' trip to Israel, part of the Fellowship's new outreach effort to African-American congregations. Courtesy of IFCJ hide caption

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Israel Courts African-American Evangelicals, Despite Some Hurdles

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Israeli Arab supporters of Mohammad Allan hold signs during a rally in the Israeli city of Ashkelon earlier this month. Allan spent his college years as an activist, fighting for Palestinian rights as a member of the student wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group. Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption

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Hunger Strike Raises Debate About Force-Feeding In Israeli Prisons

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In the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Sharim, men wear dark pants, long dark coats and black hats. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

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People in Paris dance at the "Tel Aviv beach event" on the banks of the Seine River on Thursday. Every summer, Paris celebrates a different seaside city. But the choice of Tel Aviv this year sparked protests from pro-Palestinian activists, who head a rival "Gaza beach event." Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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A Paris 'Beach Party' Turns Into A Middle East Protest

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Afaf Shini, a host on the Palestine 48 TV channel, holds a reading card with the satellite channel's logo during a morning broadcast in Ramallah in July. Israel shut down operations just days after the launch. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

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Israeli artist Matan Pinkas sits in the "Iranian Embassy in Jerusalem," a cultural project in the works by the Jerusalem art collective Hamabul. Daniel Estrin hide caption

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Torn Between Native And Adoptive Lands, Israel's Iranian Jews Hope For Peace

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Ora Mor Yosef, a quadriplegic Israeli woman, had a surrogate child via a niece who underwent the procedure in India and gave birth in Israel. But Israeli authorities, including the High Court, ruled against Mor Yosef, and the baby has been in foster care for more than two years. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Quadriplegic Israeli Woman Challenges Surrogacy Rules And Loses A Child

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Sen. Feinstein On Iran Deal's Critics: 'What Is Their Alternative?'

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Interview: Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu On Iran Nuclear Deal

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President Obama hosts leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, Md., on May 14. The president gave assurances that the U.S. would support its allies in the region concerned over Iran's growing influence. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Iran Nuclear Pact Could Spark Buildup Of Conventional Weapons

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