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Av 3, 5774 / Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hamas Intensifies Barrage as Israel Agrees to 4-Hour Ceasefire

Brief truce at 3:00 pm punctuated by heavy rocket fire from Gaza; Cabinet meeting on whether to expand, end the operation.
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Jewish World, 4:05 PM

Hareidi Yeshivot Cancel Summer Break Due to War

Extra Torah learning to bolster the war effort, Rabbis say, as a form of 'spiritual protection.'
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Defense/Security, 2:27 PM

Latest Rocket Salvo Targets the South; Iron Dome Intercepts

Since 1:00 p.m. sirens have sounded in several southern communities. Several rockets fell in open fields, two downed by Iron Dome.
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Global Agenda, 3:51 PM

Israeli Tourists Forced to Leave Maldives Resort after Gaza Demo

Officials say Israeli removed from Sunni-Muslim island 'for their own safety', after tearing down a poster equating Israel to Nazi Germany.
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Defense/Security, 1:13 PM

Ex-MK Alleges Government Cover-Up Over 'Terror Tunnels'

Shai Hermesh, a Gaza Belt resident, says locals heard and recorded digging sounds but matters were hushed up.
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Watch: Battles Rage as Troops Locate Tunnels, Rocket Launchers

Combined IDF forces take the battle to Islamist terrorists in Gaza.
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‘They Won’t Determine’ – In Appreciation of Southern Residents Song in appreciation of sacrifices made by southern residents declares 'They (Hamas) will not determine for us...'

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Woman Behind 'Auschwitz Selfie' Defends Her ActionsEighteen year-old Breanna Mitchell insists she 'wouldn't do anything differently' after taking smiling selfie in death camp.

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Oven-Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken WingsFor Israeli mothers: To help keep the children happy despite the tension, try something healthy that will make them ask for more.

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The Balfour Declaration: the Legal Right to a Jewish StateThe Jews have biblical rights, historical rights and legal rights to the land of Israel.