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Sivan 9, 5775 / Wednesday, May 27, 2015
That escalated quickly

Arab Threat Shuts Down New Road Hours After It Was Opened

New road from Ramallah to Bitin opened in 'gesture,' closed less than a day later after Arab blocks Jewish car in potential attack.
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Inside Israel, 12:35 PM

Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Sector

Ministerial committee will be chaired by Prime Minister, with Minister Gila Gamliel as his deputy.
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Defense/Security, 9:42 AM

Hamas Says It Arrested Terrorists Who Fired Rocket

Hamas in message to Israel via Egypt: don't escalate. Egypt asks Israel to show restraint after IDF reprisal.
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Middle East, 12:02 PM

Egyptian Army Destroyed 521 Gaza Tunnels over Last 6 Months

Army spox says ongoing military operations in Sinai Peninsula having success; over 700 terrorists killed during same period.
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Global Agenda, 10:53 AM

Over 1,100 Die in Brutal Indian Heat Wave

India suffers from days of sweltering hot spell, with lethal temperatures reaching records of over 47 C (117 F).
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Inside Israel

Bill: Compulsory Arabic Classes from First Grade

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) thinks all Israeli kids should know Arabic – to lessen fear. Support from Left and Right.
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