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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world's top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire.

  • BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK - DECEMBER 25: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Christmas Midnight Mass.

    After a strong showing of Israeli moderates in parliament elections, Palestinian officials plan to reassure Israel's public that they are partners for peace.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 23, 2013, 1:06 PM EST
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  • In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, Israel's Labor party candidate and former journalist Shelly Yachimovich.

    Former journalist has led her party toward a focus on social and economic issues, leaving its anti-war past behind at a time of strong nationalist sentiment.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2013, 3:29 PM EST
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