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Av 24, 5774 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Liberman Fires: 'Even Far-Leftists Would Topple Hamas'

Foreign minister echoes growing criticism of PM allowing Hamas to 'take the initiative', calls for decisive action ahead of Cabinet meeting.
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Middle East, 1:40 PM

Turkey Evacuates Second Batch of Gaza Wounded

Israel flies 17 wounded Gazans and 17 escorts to Turkey for medical treatment, despite Turkey's connections with Hamas.
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Defense/Security, 12:43 PM

Gaza Rockets Damage Cars and Buildings in Southern Israel

Direct hit on home as rockets since ceasefire breach edge towards 100; volley on Eshkol region leaves damage, civilian suffering shock.
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Inside Israel, 11:54 AM

Red-Line Alert for Police Intelligence Gathering

Study finds that the requirement to reveal intelligence information to defense teams has severely undermined anti-crime work.
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Global Agenda, 12:41 PM

Saudi Paper 'Understands' Global Call to Kill Jews

Amid spike in world anti-Semitism, UK-based journalist in Saudi op-ed finds nothing amiss with 'Jews should be gassed' calls.
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Egypt Calls for Resumption of Talks, 'Regrets' Breach of Truce

Egyptian government says it 'profoundly regrets' yesterday's breach of the ceasefire, as violence once again escalates.
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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."