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May 6, 2004
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Israel directed almost $6.5 million to illegal settlement construction in the West Bank, a government report says. Over half the funding, from the Housing and Construction Ministry, went to outposts Israel had promised to remove, a state comptroller report released Wednesday found.

Insurers refusing to issue life insurance policies to Americans who have traveled or plan to travel to Israel are being sued. Filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the lawsuit accuses 14 insurance companies of unfair business practices under California law and seeks an injunction forbidding companies from denying insurance to travelers to Israel.

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