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Elul 8, 5774 / Wednesday, September 03, 2014

EU, U.S. Condemn State Land Designation

European Union and State Department issue condemnations over Israel's decision to declare land in Gush Etzion as state land.
CurrenciesShabbat Times
Middle East, 2:12 AM

Egyptian Diplomat: No Date Yet for Ceasefire Talks

Egypt’s ambassador to the Palestinian Authority says Cairo is in contact with PA and Israel to determine a date for further talks.
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Global Agenda, 1:13 AM

Cameron: Latest IS Beheading Video is Despicable

British Prime condemns video showing the beheading of journalist Steve Sotloff.
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Defense/Security, 8:30 PM

Ya'alon: Gaza War Cost Military $2.5 Billion

Defense Minister summarizes war at economic conference, says budget cuts to come - and Hamas's arsenal not entirely gone.
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Global Agenda, 7:40 PM

French Nationals to Stand Trial for Tel Aviv Hit-and-Run

Claude Khayat and Eric Robic, suspects in death of Israeli woman Lee Zeitouni in 2011, to face up to ten years in prison.
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Global Agenda

Erekat to Present US with 'Timetable' for Judea-Samaria Pullout

Reports from Palestinian sources claim PA to approach Kerry with schedule for withdrawal to 1949 Armistice lines.
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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."