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Av 24, 5774 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Israel Confirms Air Strike Targeted Hamas Military Chief

Diplomatic source confirms IDF attempted to eliminate Mohammed Deif, five bunker-busters reportedly used; Sa'ar: 'Deif just like Bin Laden.'
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Defense/Security, 8:49 AM

2,000 Reservists Called Back Up for IDF Service

As hostilities with Gaza terrorists heat up again, reservists called back up for military service.
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Inside Israel, 9:15 AM

Danon: Netanyahu's Policy Brought 'Humiliation' on Israel

'Quiet met by quiet' led to continued rockets on Israel, says Danon, calling to 'topple Hamas' before deterrence completely eroded.
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Middle East, 8:02 AM

Senior Fatah Source: Qatar Pushed Hamas Back to War

Hamas reportedly tried to get Qatar involved in truce talks; when Egypt refused Qatar ordered Mashaal to reject truce or be expelled.
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Jewish World, 8:07 AM

Swedish Jewish Woman Savagely Beaten for Wearing Star of David

Jewish mother of four brutally attacked by Muslim gang who noticed her Star of David necklace.
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Inside Israel

Rabbi Auerbach: Now is Not the Time to Protest IDF Draft

Follower of hareidi rabbi says given the current security escalation he opposes protests such as yesterday's in Jerusalem.
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Christian Zionists Worldwide Tell Israel: 'You're Not Alone' American Christian group HaYovel releases heart-warming country music video in solidarity with the Jewish state.

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Middle East Seasoned Stuffed PotatoesA nice dish for lunch on Shabbat.

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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."