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4 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Hamas arrests Palestinians who launched mortar from Gaza, Israeli officials say

Hamas told mediators that it was interested in preserving the cease-fire and that it apprehended those responsible for the mortar. Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip arrested the militants who launched a mortar at southern Israel on Tuesday evening, Israel Radio quoted a senior defense official as saying.


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8 hrs ago |

Israeli artist depicts pain of rootless Jews in Be...

Moshe Gershuni's expressive, historically loaded art, which places symbols of the Holocaust in a religious setting and seeks to polarize opinion about current Israeli society, seems unlikely to reward the casual viewer. Titled "No Father No Mother", the retrospective of paintings and ceramics since 1979 in the New National Gallery is the first solo show by an Israeli artist to be opened at Berlin's premier location for modern art.


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12 hrs ago | The Star Online

Chief rabbi says French society has turned indifferent to anti-Semitism

France's government has reacted strongly to a rising tide of anti-Semitic acts this year but French society seems indifferent to the threat they present, the country's newly elected chief rabbi said on Tuesday. Haim Korsia, who was elected in June, recalled the huge crowds that demonstrated in Paris in 1990 after a Jewish cemetery was desecrated in the southeastern town of Carpentras.


Related Topix: France, World News, Middle East, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande

16 hrs ago | KMIZ

500 migrants feared dead in boat sinking

Witnesses say as many as 500 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea when their boat was intentionally sunk by people traffickers, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. Two survivors interviewed by the IOM and Italian police in Sicily said the traffickers became enraged and rammed the overcrowded boat after the migrants refused to move to a smaller vessel.


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18 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year. Dani Dayan, the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha council, says the figures are a sign that the settler population is "a thriving community that is here to stay."


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22 hrs ago | ABC News

World Bank: Palestinian Economy to Shrink in 2014

The World Bank says the Palestinian economy is expected to shrink by 4 percent in 2014 after seven years of largely aid-driven growth. The bank said in a report Tuesday that the slump was caused by the recent war in the Gaza Strip, continued Israeli and Egyptian movement and trade restrictions, particularly in Gaza, and a drop in foreign aid.


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23 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

How Israel Protects 'Europe's Achilles Heel'

Mark Langfan, Chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel and Arutz Sheva strategy analyst, delivered the keynote lecture to a packed-house crowd of over 500 attendees at the UN last week at the historic counter-anti-Semitism conference there. Langfan's presentation demonstrated graphically how Israel is protecting Cyprus, "the Achilles Heel of Europe," and how Islamic terrorists will fire easily concealed and transported 122mm katyushas from any Palestinian 'West Bank' State.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Journal and Courier

Cohen: Kissinger's support for Israel runs deepCohen: Kissinger's...

Cohen: Kissinger's support for Israel runs deep Taking issue with an assessment of Henry Kissinger that misses the mark. Check out this story on Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talks about his views and his new book "World Order" in an interview for CBS.

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Israel sees mass Hezbollah incursion in future fight

A future war with Lebanon's Hezbollah could see the group cross the border in strength and seize Israeli territory, a senior officer said in comments widely reported by Israeli media Monday. The Jerusalem Post quoted the unidentified officer as saying that Hezbollah had learnt much about ground tactics from Syria, where it has fought alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in the 3-and-a-half-year-old civil war, The Dailystar reported.


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KWQC-TV Davenport

Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

13, 2014 photo, Palestinians wait for fishermen to unload their catch so they can buy fish at the sea port of Gaza City, Gaza Strip. . In this Saturday, Sept.


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Cybercast News Service

Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night.


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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Terror alertIsraelis Warned of Heightened Terror Threat Abroad

The Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau has warned of the increased likelihood of terror attacks targeting Israeli and Jewish targets in the run up to the High Holy Days, highlighting western Europe as an area of particular concern. In a report issued Monday assessing global terror threats, the Bureau noted the significant danger of western nationals currently fighting abroad for global jihadi groups, including Al Qaeda and the "Islamic State" , returning to their home countries to commit terrorist attacks.


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UN force leaving Syrian-controlled Golan

U.N. forces began withdrawing Monday from the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, a U.N. source in Jerusalem confirmed after a CNN stringer saw dozens of peacekeeping vehicles crossing into territory controlled by Israel. The withdrawal, also confirmed by a U.N. military police officer on the scene, comes a little more than two weeks after Islamic militant fighters took some peacekeepers hostage and besieged others.


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KLIQ-FM Hastings

Tony Bennett Joins Lady Gaga Onstage in Israel

Lady Gaga offered her Israeli fans a taste of her duets album with Tony Bennett on Saturday night, when she performed at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv. Tony joined her on stage for a live rendition of "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," one of the tracks from their upcoming album, Cheek to Cheek.


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The New Zealand Herald

Israeli court postpones imprisonment of Olmert

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges. Court spokeswoman Shirli Koren said the decision allows Olmert, who served as prime minister from 2006 to 2009, to remain free until a ruling on his appeal is made.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Israeli military slams soldiers refusing to spy on Palestinians

The Israeli military Sunday sharply criticised a conscientious objection letter sent by 43 veterans of an elite intelligence unit who refused to serve their duty due to Israel's surveillance and information gathering tactics. Military spokesperson Brig-Gen.


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Dutch Police Release Israeli Rabbi Fleeing Sex Crimes Accusations

Dutch police released Eliezer Berland, a rabbi who had been arrested because he is wanted for questioning in Israel in connection with alleged sex crimes. Berland, founder of the Shuvu Bonim religious seminary in Israel and a member of the Breslov Hasidic sect, was released Friday.


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The Times of Israel

Hamas attacked Israel's Internet during war, PM charges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a conference at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, on September 11, 2014. Hamas relentlessly attacked Israel over the summer not only with rockets and tunnels but also virtually, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.

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Gaza children return to school after war with Israel

Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.


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The Star Online

At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her pledge to thousands at a landmark rally protesting a rise in anti-Semitism that authorities and Jewish leaders blame mainly on Muslim extremists and young immigrants, saying anyone who attacks Jews is attacking all of Germany.


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