Territorial disputes

Palestinians inspect the damage of the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, in Gaza City, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. A tense quiet took hold Tuesday morning after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel in what threatened to devolve into a major conflict two weeks before the Israeli election. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 26, 2019 - 9:58 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Palestinian witnesses say Israeli aircraft are striking Hamas militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip. The late-night strikes on Tuesday follow a rocket launched from Gaza that set off air-raid sirens...
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Israeli soldiers work on their tanks at a gathering area near the Israel-Gaza border, Israel, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and the strip's militants fired rockets into Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
March 26, 2019 - 10:35 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations and vowing further action after a night of heavy fire in which Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel...
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An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen from a Hamas-affiliated insurance company in Gaza City, Monday, March 25, 2019. Israeli forces on Monday struck targets across the Gaza Strip in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory, as the military beefed up troops and rocket-defense systems in anticipation of a new round of heavy fighting with the Islamic militant Hamas group. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 25, 2019 - 3:21 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Monday struck targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory, as the military bolstered its troops and rocket-defense systems in anticipation of a new round of...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018 file photo, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, waves during a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza city. Haniyeh said Monday, March 25, 2019, that his group will respond if Israel retaliates too forcefully to an overnight rocket strike. Haniyeh's statement came as Israel began striking targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the early morning rocket attack, which wounded seven people in a small town north of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File )
March 25, 2019 - 2:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Hamas' radio station says an Israeli airstrike has demolished the offices of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The airstrike took place moments after Israel fired a pair of warning shots at the office, a tactic...
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President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 25, 2019 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal...
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From left, Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch, U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the Western Wall tunnels synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday, March 21, 2019. (Abir Sultan/Pool Image via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 1:24 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local): 12:55 a.m. President Donald Trump has abruptly declared the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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A Palestinian inspects the damage of destroyed building belongs to Hamas ministry of prisoners hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, early Friday, March 15, 2019. Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
March 15, 2019 - 8:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, during a rally in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Erdogan has laid in to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him a "thief" and a "tyrant" in the latest spat between the two leaders.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
March 13, 2019 - 8:33 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "thief" and a "tyrant" in the latest spat between the two leaders. The dispute comes after Erdogan's spokesman denounced Netanyahu as a racist for saying that Israel was the nation-...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, right, visit the border between Israel and Syria at the Israeli-held Golan Heights, Monday, March 11, 2019. Graham says he will push for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 1:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration. The South Carolina Republican said he aimed to change the current U...
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FILE - In this April 18, 1959, file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, arrives at Tezpur, Assam in India. Tibetan activists put up posters and hoisted a Tibetan flag in India's capital New Delhi on Sunday, March 10, 2019, to mark the 60th anniversary of 1959 uprising against Chinese rule. (AP Photo, File)
March 10, 2019 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias. The statements in official media came as Tibetans...
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