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Elul 3, 5774 / Friday, August 29, 2014

Obama to Send Kerry to Middle East Over IS Threat

U.S. President working on coalition to combat the Islamic State, admits he does not yet have a strategy to combat the group in Syria.
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Middle East, 1:13 AM

Abbas: Netanyahu Agreed to Palestinian State Along '67 Borders'

PA Chairman says in interview that Israeli PM had agreed to establish a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders. PMO: Never happened.
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Defense/Security, 3:15 AM

Baby Lightly Hurt in Samaria Rock Attack

Two-year-old girl lightly hurt in an Arab rock-throwing attack near Huwara in Samaria, the latest in a string of such attacks.
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Middle East, 2:16 AM

Hamas Spiritual Guide Slams 'Extremist' Islamic State

Muslim cleric who approved Hamas jihad on Israel says Islamic State is illegitimate as a caliphate, calls for 'moderate' approach.
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Inside Israel, 12:36 AM

Confirmed: Body of Missing Yeshiva Student Found

23-year-old Aharon Soffer's body found near Ein Kerem after six days of intensive searches.
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Middle East

IDF Expects Syria to Attack Rebels Near Golan Crossing Tonight

Israel reinforcing on Golan Heights as UN 'strongly condemns' capture of 43 of its peacekeepers by rebel 'terrorist groups.'
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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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Israeli Judoka Wins Silver at World ChampionshipYarden Gerbi was unable to defend her judo gold medal but bags silver, dedicates victory to the Israeli people.

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PollShould Israel try to topple the Hamas government?

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."