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Elul 3, 5774 / Friday, August 29, 2014

Death Toll From Gaza Operation Rises to 71

Soldier Natanel Maman hy''d dies of his wounds on Friday, after being critically wounded by shrapnel the week before.
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Middle East, 10:33 AM

Report: Assad Partially Recaptures Syrian Golan Heights

Rebel forces lose several Quneitra villages after capturing UN forces, same day UN report reveals half of Syria has been displaced.
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Inside Israel, 9:57 AM

Burial of Missing Student Aharon Soffer z''l

US yeshiva student who went missing last Friday in Jerusalem Forest brought for burial, after search ends tragically.
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Jewish World, 8:12 AM

Jews Leave Guatemalan Village Claiming Threats

230 Jews, reportedly from the Lev Tahor cult, start leaving village; locals claim they 'wanted to impose their religion.'
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Global Agenda, 9:31 AM

Talks Ongoing to Free 43 UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Canadian FM blames Assad for spiraling security situation, as rebels capture UN forces, hold others in 'tense' stand-off.
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Middle East

Abbas Says US Agreed to 'Palestine' Along '67 Borders'

Reports that Abbas claimed Netanyahu agreed clarified - it was the US instead. Abbas adds Hamas shouldn't go to war alone.
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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."