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Av 27, 5774 / Saturday, August 23, 2014

Funeral Set for Four-Year-Old Boy Killed By Mortar Shell

Daniel Tragerman to be laid to rest Sunday; IDF clarifies that the deadly mortar shell was not fired from UNRWA school.
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Defense/Security, 9:45 PM

Minister Says Israel Weighing Ground Incursion

Ground offensive could result in reoccupying Gaza, Gilad Erdan says, but no decisions have been made yet.
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Middle East, 9:02 PM

Hamas Leader Objects: Don't Compare us to ISIS

Khaled Meshaal objects to Netanyahu's comparison between Hamas and Islamic State, says Hamas 'isn't a violent religious group.'
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Middle East, 8:55 PM

Abbas: Egypt Inviting Delegations Back for Talks

Egypt calls for ceasefire as PA pledges to participate in renewed talks 'as soon as a ceasefire goes into effect.'
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Middle East, 1:40 AM

Abbas and Mashaal Call on UN to 'End the Occupation'

PA and Hamas leaders urge the United Nations to draw up a "timetable" for “the Israeli occupation to end.”
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Middle East

Amnesty Condemns Hamas Over Executions

Amnesty International calls on Hamas to stop executions of suspected collaborators, hours after 18 more Gazans are executed by the group.
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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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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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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."