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Elul 22, 5774 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White House Insists: No Ground Forces in Iraq

Despite comments by General Dempsey, White House spokesman insists the U.S. will not deploy ground forces against IS in Iraq.
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Middle East, 5:44 AM

U.S. Negotiator: Iran's Uranium Enrichment Unacceptable

Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable.
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Middle East, 4:16 AM

Al-Qaeda Promises 'Dark Days' for U.S. Coalition Against IS

Al-Qaeda’s branches in Yemen and North Africa call for jihadists to unite against the common threat from a U.S.-led coalition.
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Middle East, 4:42 AM

Iranian Commander: U.S. Not Sincere About IS

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards doubtful that the real objective of the United States against the IS is to eliminate the group.
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Defense/Security, 1:15 AM

Hamas Arrests Terrorists Responsible for Mortar Fire

Senior defense officials say that Hamas has arrested the terrorists responsible for a mortar attack on the Eshkol region.
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Middle East

Watch: Palestinian, Egyptian Commentators Argue about Gaza War

In a televised debate, a Fatah official and a newspaper editor in Egypt argued about Hamas's "achievements" during recent Gaza war.
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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."