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West Bank – Palestinian Prisoner In Deal With Israel Ends Fast

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West Bank - A Palestinian prisoner who refused food for eight months ended his hunger strike on Tuesday after reaching a deal with Israeli for early release, his lawyer and the mil...

Tel Aviv – Israeli Spy Says Syria Used Chemical Arms, U.S. Unconvinced

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Tel Aviv - Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons - probably nerve gas - in their fight against rebels trying to force out President Bashar al-Assad, the Israeli milit...

Nepal – Iranian Using Fake Israeli Passport Arrested

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Nepal - The Israeli Embassy in Kathmandu arrested an Iranian man who entered Nepal using a fake Israeli passport, The Himalayan reported on Sunday. The man was reportedly planni...

Washington – Obama To Meet With Putin In Russia In September

Washington - President Barack Obama will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in September when he travels to Russia for the G20 summit, the White House said on Monday. Th...

Poland – Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Reflects A Changing Poland

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Poland - Almost nothing remains of the old Warsaw Ghetto: a few buildings here and there, a synagogue, some fragments of a brick wall. The rest was blown up by the Germans in their...

Paris – French Chief Rabbi Says Will Not Quit Over Plagiarism Scandal

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Paris - Gilles Bernheim, the grand rabbi of France, refused to quit on Tuesday despite admitting to several counts of plagiarism and to deception about his academic credentials. ...

Pyongyang – North Korea Warns Foreigners In S. Korea To Leave

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Pyongyang - North Korea on Tuesday urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war. The new threat app...

New Brunswick, NJ – NJ Professor’s Quixotic Quest To Be Iran President

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New Brunswick, NJ - The man who wants to be the next president of Iran sits in a hotel lobby, steps from his office and thousands of miles away from the country he wants to lead, a...

West Bank- Palestinians Cool To Partial Settlement Freeze

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West Bank - A senior Palestinian official on Sunday rejected the idea of a partial Israeli settlement freeze as a way of restarting peace talks, a sign of tough times ahead for the...

Jordan – Obama Talks With King Abdullah II Offers Additional $200 Million Aid

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Amman, Jordan - Jordan's king and his nation's top military brass welcomed President Barack Obama to Jordan on Friday with bagpipes and an ensemble of sword-carrying guardsman as t...

Norwich, England – Jews Bury 17 Medieval Massacre Victims Discovered At Bottom Of Well

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Norwich, England - The remains of 17 bodies, discovered at the bottom of a well in the city of Norwich in 2004, were given a Jewish burial in Earlham Cemetery in Norwich. The Bo...

West Bank – Rare Public Friction Between Obama And Abbas At Joint News Conference

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West Bank - President Barack Obama spoke grandly of big picture peacemaking Thursday, but the Palestinians are focused on a specific demand - that Israel freeze settlement building...

West Bank – Obama: Palestinians Deserve Independent State, Israel Settlements Activity Not Appropriate

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West Bank - President Barack Obama urged Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday to get back to peace talks but offered no new ideas on how they might do so, essentially abandoning h...

Jerusalem – Tree Gifted By Barack Obama To Israeli President Not Dug Up

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Jerusalem - Following reports that the Agriculture Ministry team intend to dig up the magnolia tree that US President Barack Obama brought to President Shimon Peres as a gift on We...

Tel Aviv – Obama Touched Down In Israel Begins First Visit As President (photos)

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Tel Aviv - Calling the U.S. Israel's "greatest friend," President Barack Obama assured the Middle East ally of his administration's commitment to Israel's security while cautioning...

Cyprus – Lawmakers Reject Bailout Plan To Seize Bank Deposits

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Cyprus - Cyprus's parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed levy on bank deposits as a condition for a European bailout on Tuesday, throwing euro zone efforts to rescue the lat...

Syria – Rebel Fighters Seize Security Compound Near Golan Heights

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Syria - Syrian rebels on Sunday seized a Syrian military intelligence compound in the southern Hauran Plain near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, rebel commanders said. The f...

Gaza – Lawyer: Palestinian Ending Hunger Strike Gets New Deal

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Gaza - A hunger striking Palestinian prisoner has agreed to end his fast under a plea bargain that will confine him to the Gaza Strip for the next 10 years, his lawyer and family s...

Israel – Likud Beytenu And Yesh Atid Sign Coalition Deal, Excluding Ultra-Orthodox Jews

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Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a coalition deal Friday with rival parties to form the next government, a spokesman said, in an agreement that was stalled...

Israel – Infant Critically Hurt In Traffic Accident Caused By Stone Throwing Palestinians

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Israel - A three-year-old girl was critically injured in the West Bank on Thursday night when the car she was traveling in veered into an oncoming truck after it was hit by stone-t...