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Av 25, 5774 / Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rockets Hit Kindergarten, Wound One, in Southern Rocket Barrage

33-year-old man wounded by shrapnel as rocket fired from Gaza strikes Eshkol Region. Rocket hits kindergarten.
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Defense/Security, 10:11 AM

Three Senior Hamas Commanders Killed in Pre-Dawn Airstrike

In major blow to terror group's military wing, two most senior commanders in southern Gaza eliminated in IDF strike.
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Defense/Security, 9:36 AM

Minister: Israel 'Closer than Ever' to Full-Scale Gaza Invasion

Communications Minister and Security Cabinet member Gilad Erdan appeals to Israelis for patience, says Hamas will reach 'breaking point.'
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Middle East, 11:17 AM

Watch: Islamic State Forcibly Converts Hundreds of Yazidis

Amid reports of widespread massacres, IS fighters say they are 'misunderstood', urge Yazidis to abandon their faith.
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Middle East, 12:21 PM

Islamic State Executioner of James Foley: 'John' from London

Beheading of US journalist James Foley by a British Islamist, highlights the prominent role played by British Muslims in the Islamic State.
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Defense/Security

Despite Hamas Threats, Ben Gurion Airport Operating as Usual

Hamas 'deadline' for airlines to stop traveling to Israel comes and goes without incident; airport expecting tens of thousands of travelers.
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Music

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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Egyptian Refuses 'Peace Game' With Israeli Soccer StarReports say Egyptian player refused Pope's celebrity game over presence of Benayoun, who defends Israel from 'stupid' players.

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Recipes

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

History in Pictures

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."