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Av 24, 5774 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Operation Protective Edge: Day 44

Netanyahu Says Hamas Has Taken 'Worst Hit Since its Inception'

PM, Defense Minister brief press on developments; Netanyahu urges Jewish people to remain united as offensive continues.
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Global Agenda, 8:07 PM

Hamas Threatens Ben-Gurion Airport, Warns Airlines to Stay Away

Terror group tells international airlines to stop flights from 6:00 am Thursday. Will another flight ban follow?
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Defense/Security, 7:42 PM

Report: Deif Killed in IAF Airstrike

Confusion reigns over Deif's status, after Israeli intelligence official tells international news top terrorist is dead.
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Global Agenda, 8:10 PM

Israel, Hamas Officially Cease Cairo Talks

End to abortive talks as rocket fire continues; both delegations being pulled out of Cairo.
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Defense/Security, 7:40 PM

Sderot Mayor: We're Not Going Anywhere

Mayor Alon Davidi fires back at Hamas bravado, notes that residents have stayed in their homes despite constant rocket fire.
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Technology & Health

Israeli Doctor Appointed Head of European Medical Group

Dr. Zev Goldik the first Israeli to head the European Society of Anesthesiology - or to reach such a high medical rank in the EU.
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Teddy Roosevelt and Palestine - "Bully for You!"He said: "There can be no peace worth having" until Armenians and Arabs are granted independence "and the Jews given control of Palestine."