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57 min ago | News Times

UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

Armored vehicles from the U.N. peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF wait to cross from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights to Syria, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | TwinCities

Israel identifies body as missing American student

Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said.

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8 hrs ago | Counterpunch

The Struggles in Palestine and Ferguson Are One

Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole ... (more)

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Republic

Fiji says 43 soldiers captured in Golan Heights

Fiji's military confirmed Friday that 43 of its soldiers, working as U.N. peacekeepers, have been captured by a militant group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

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The Times of Israel

Facing Islamist threats, some Arab nations tilt toward Israel

Between the war in Gaza and gains by Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Libya, there's plenty of cause these days for pessimism about the Middle East.

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The Baltimore Sun

Hamas leader says latest conflict with Israel not the last

Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only "a milestone to reaching our objective".

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Reuters

France says Europe must be more than 'bank window' in Israel, Palestinian conflict

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday Europe had to play a bigger role to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and could no longer just play the role of a "bank window" for reconstruction after each war.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Defense/Security, 11:27 AMArab-Israeli Drug Ring Busted for Aiding Hezbollah

The investigation into the detainees went on for several months, and they were arrested on July 27, the announcement said.

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The Washington Post

Poll: Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim

A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

NBC Chicago

Mom: NJ Man Missing in Israel Alive

NBC10's Ted Greenberg spoke to the man's loved ones about the efforts to find him.

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KOTA-TV Rapid City

Syrian rebels seize Golan Heights crossing

Rebels aided by al Qaeda-linked militants seized control of the only border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Middle EastPA Official Opposes Joining ICC so as to 'Shoot Israelis'

A senior Palestinian Authority official last Friday opposed his organization's aspirations to sue Israel for "war crimes" at the International Criminal Court .

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Truthdig

Playwright Sees Blatant Racism in ADL Ad About Israel's Killing of Children in Gaza

Wallace Shawn translated an ad by the Anti-Defamation League into "plain English" and he found a disturbing message; a Chinese chef meets his end when cooking with a dangerous ingredient; meanwhile, a binational Israel-Palestine state may not be as far off as many think.

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WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Journalist held in Syria returns to US

The American writer flew Tuesday from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the United States -- stopping first in Newark, New Jersey, before reuniting with his mother in Boston, his family said in a news release.

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WRAL.com

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees say the rebels seized the crossing Wednesday.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Israeli army officer moderately wounded by errant fire from civil war in neighbouring Syria

An Israeli army officer stationed in the Golan Heights was moderately wounded Wednesday by errant fire from neighbouring Syria's civil war, the military said, adding that it fired back at Syrian army positions in response.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Israeli army officer wounded by fire from Syria

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.

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Click2Houston

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza truce

The truce announced Tuesday puts off dealing with core long-term issues on both sides of a bitter conflict that killed around 2,200 people.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Star

Army finds launch pads used to fire rockets into northern Israel

A Lebanese Army soldier carries an Israeli shell in the southern village of Dimashqeyeh, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Cybercast News Service

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist - such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade.

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