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7 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Syrian rebels seize border crossing into Israel-held Golan Heights

Israeli tourists watch smoke rising near the Syrian-Israeli border Wednesday amid fighting between the Syrian army and rebels over the control of the Quneitra border crossing.

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11 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Germany gives NGO large check to help Israeli trauma victims in south

Deputy German ambassador Benedikt Haller gave NATAL, the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War, a check for 50,000 on Wednesday to provide assistance for residents of the south traumatized by the rocket fire from Gaza.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Item

Many study abroad programs curtailed because of Middle East unrest

Many study abroad programs in the Middle East and other hotspots around the world have been curtailed or postponed as the number of countries on the State Department's travel warning list has grown to three dozen.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Middle East Travel, Montclair State University, Rutgers University

Park Record

Amy Roberts: Insurance -- It's no laughing matter

It's been kind of a depressing few weeks. The news out of Gaza, Iraq and Syria is heartbreaking and declaring war in the Middle East seems imminent.

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Related Topix: Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Middle East, Israel Travel, Women's Health, Park City, UT, Opinion

Jewish Journal

Pilgrimages to Israel inspire local Jews

Anne Goldberg, 62, of Tamarac , had never been to Israel before the pilgrimage she took with the Davie-based Temple Adath Or in June.

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Jerusalem Post

Parents of American teen missing in Jerusalem appeal for help, offer 100,000 NIS reward

FBI, US Consulate now involved in search for 23-year-old Aaron Sofer, who went missing while hiking Friday in Jerusalem Forest.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Townhall

ISIS to America: "We Are in Your Streets"

Does the Islamic State pose an "imminent threat" to the U.S. homeland? Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel seems to think so -- and indeed said so publicly at the Pentagon last week.

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Reuters

UPDATE 2-Bank of Israel cuts rates to historic low on Gaza war fears

Fears that weeks of fighting with Hamas will harm an Israeli economy already hurt by a global slowdown led the Bank of Israel to reduce interest rates for a second month in a row on Monday.

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Al Bawaba

Anonymous hacks key Israeli website

The websites of Israeli military, Bank of Israel, and the Israeli prime minister's office were taken down, RT reported on Monday.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Times of Israel

To counter BDS, it's who you know

Sylvester Stallone and Kelsey Grammer in a scene from 'Expendables 3,' August 2014 On Sunday morning, the glossy pages of Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard carried something extra in addition to their news of castings, hirings and firings: a petition, signed by nearly 200 Hollywood elites, bashing Hamas and defending Israel .

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Ma'an News Agency

Abbas to leave Cairo for Amman along with negotiation team

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to leave Cairo for Amman Sunday after finishing a series of meetings with Egyptian president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi and other top officials including chief of Egyptian intelligence Muhammad al-Tuhami.

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WireNews+Co

Government Security Envoy To The Kurdistan Region Of Iraq Appointed

"Work is underway to supply non-lethal equipment to Kurdish forces in the coming days, including night vision equipment and body armour.

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Cape Cod Times

Obama wraps up island stay

President Obama has been challenged by Ethel Kennedy, thrust into a hugging controversy with Hillary Clinton and issued statements about troubling world events.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Colleges truncate programs in Israel, West Bank due to conflict

Several colleges have pulled students out early from summer study abroad programs in Israel and the West Bank due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Daily Mail

COMMENT: A year's a long time in Middle East politics

He even recalled Parliament to seek MPs' consent. The Mail urged caution, imploring MPs to resist being carried along on a wave of righteous anger over Assad's 'indiscriminate barbarism'.

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The Victoria Advocate

Pastors return from pro-Israel Capitol Hill event

They wanted to remember their moment on Capitol Hill, lobbying alongside Christians United For Israel at the Night to Honor Israel event last month in Washington, D.C. The pastors of the Christian Zionist church in Victoria, One New Man - formerly Life Impact - have been following the exchange of attacks between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza.

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Jewish Chronicle

From Kenton to eye of the storm

Slightly to his surprise, one suspects, British-born Peter Lerner has become the face of Israel in this latest conflict, an improbable blue-eyed blond who is the antithesis of the usual sabra stereotype.

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Newkerala.com

After Modi's call, will Goa clean up?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call on Independence Day to make a 'Clean India' by 2019 may have struck a chord with the Indian masses, but on the ground in Goa not many are willing to buy the BJP-led coalition government's repeated promises of making the tourist state garbage-free by the end of next year.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

the synagogue today | Hong Kong congregation welcomes worshippers, travelers

A taxi ride to 70 Robinson Road in Hong Kong, the address listed for the Ohel Leah synagogue, ends with a simple question: Where is the synagogue? The driver had understood the destination request.

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WNYC-AM New York

Alawites to Yazidis: A Guide to Religious Communities in the Middle East

Iranians shout slogans during a protest against the Sunni Arab militants offensive led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq on June 24, 2014 in Tehran.

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