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3 min ago | The Daily Star

Siniora: No priority above electing president

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, center, receives former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in Bkirki, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

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2 hrs ago | Boston.com

Conventional military has lost power

The United States seems unable to shape the course of events. This is despite the fact that we have by far the most powerful military in the world.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Peninsula

Katara to organise festival of solidarity

DOHA: Katara said yesterday it will hold a festival of solidarity in support of Gaza on August 8. The festival will include cultural events, art shows and musical performances by singers, artistes and poets.

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National Public Radio

Israel And Hamas Agree To 3-Day Cease-Fire, U.N. Says

Flares light up the night sky over Gaza City early Friday, Aug. 1. Leaders of Hamas and Israel have agreed to begin a cease-fire Friday at 8 a.m. local time, the U.N. says.

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ABC News

Australia Welcomes Gaza Ceasefire as 'Marvelous'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative government is a staunch ally of Israel, and angered Arab and Islamic countries in June by changing its description of East Jerusalem from "occupied" to "disputed."

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Voice of America

When Fighting Eases, Gazans Line Up at Bakeries

When there is a lull in the conflict in Gaza, residents who have been hunkered down in their apartments rush out to stock up on food and other necessities.

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The Daily Star

Egypt appoints new ambassador to Lebanon

The appointment was announced in a statement from the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut, which explained that Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi had reshaped and changed Egyptian representatives across the globe.

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Artist exorcises military trauma through drawing

The experience of carnage and comradeship in the military over two decades ago are intricate parts of the 43-year-old's current artworks.

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Local documentarians shine in S.F. Jewish film fest

In 2010, brothers Ben and Sam Schuder of Berkeley traveled on a Birthright trip to Israel and took a side trip to Dimona to visit the family of an old friend.

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Free Republic

WHOA! Obama Halts Visa Applications From Israel

"Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services," the statement says.

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Al Bawaba

The soap opera effect? Turkey most popular vacation destination for Jordanians this Eid

Outbound tour operators told The Jordan Times the majority of bookings are for all destinations in Turkey, including Istanbul, Antalya and Marmaris.

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The Financial Mirror

TRAVEL: Gulf Air increases flights to Kuwait

Airline enhances Kuwait services from 40 to 42 weekly flights The Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, Gulf Air, will increase its flights between Bahrain and Kuwait from 40 to 42 flights per week.

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Iol.co.za

SA envoys work to end Gaza conflict

President Jacob Zuma's envoys to the Middle East have agreed to try to call an international conference to end Israel's occupation of Palestine territories, according to the Palestine Authority.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Jerusalem Post

PERSPECTIVES: Am Yisrael Fly

Whether eradicating diabolical tunnels or contending with cynically erected human shields, Israel refuses to shrink from responsibility for protecting its citizens.

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The Jewish Journal

Mid-East politics at Israel's Jerusalem International Film Festival

Speaking at the July 10 opening ceremony of this year's Jerusalem International Film Festival, which was moved at the last minute from the outdoor Sultan's Pool venue to protect guests from Hamas rockets, the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, a former high-tech entrepreneur in a power suit, declared Israel "one of the strongest brands in the world."

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IPS

Is Obama Really Adrift in the World?

He is the "cool" president who doesn't lose his temper even when he should. He is the former constitutional law professor who is too "academic" for the Oval Office.

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Jerusalem Post

Cold Turkey

Given the hostility of the administration in Ankara, average Israelis have only their pride to gain by standing firm and reevaluating the purchase of Turkish products.

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The Daily Star

Gaza conflict likely to dent, not break Israel economy

Tourists from Belgium and France walk near tanks at a staging area outside the northern Gaza Strip.

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The Daily Star

Record number of students opting to study abroad

Most private universities in Lebanon offer study abroad programs with the aim of enriching students' college experience.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

News from America, 8:54 PMUS Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis

The US embassy in Tel Aviv has cancelled tourist visa applications for Israelis, according to a statement on its official website, in a move it claims is a matter of staffing and security.

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