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The Week in History: December 7 – 13

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor Bombed The Battle of Pearl Harbor was a surprise military attack by the Japanese against a docked U.S. fleet at the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, which led to the U.S.’s entry into World

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The Berkeley Intifada

The endless conflict in the Middle East roils the hotbed of 1960s radicalism By Alexander Nazaryan For a Palestinian supposedly determined to see Israel destroyed, Paul Hadweh looks remarkably like his fellow students at the University of California, Berkeley. I met the 22-year-old senior on the rooftop of a campus building, overlooking the expanse of San Francisco

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Relatives of Palestinian Attack Victims Sue Facebook for $1 Billion

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, July 11 – A group of Israelis and Americans bereaved in Palestinian attacks said on Monday they would seek $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for alleged complicity, as part of a suit filed in the United States against the social media giant. The plaintiffs, relatives of four Israeli-U.S. dual

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Palestinian Gunmen Kill Four in Tel Aviv, Assailants Held: Police

By Rami Amichay TEL AVIV, June 9 – Two Palestinian gunmen killed four people at a popular shopping and restaurant area in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in an attack that sent diners, some clutching small children, running for their lives just outside Israel’s Defence Ministry. Both gunmen, identified by police as Palestinians from a village

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Israel Says Half-Year Surge in Palestinian Street Violence Wanes

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, April 10 – A half-year-long surge in Palestinian street attacks against Israelis is waning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, while Hamas accused the U.S.-backed Palestinian leadership of treachery for helping Israel stem the violence. Since October, Palestinians have killed 28 Israelis and two U.S. citizens in knife, car-ramming and

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Palestine: The Last Course

What compels young Palestinians to opt for violence? By Maher Abukhater Only six months into what has been described as a new Palestinian Intifada (uprising), Israeli security forces have reportedly shot and killed at least 200 Palestinians following alleged attacks on Israelis and during protests in the occupied Palestinian territories. At least half of the

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Two Palestinians Who Stabbed Israeli Soldier Shot Dead in West Bank

JERUSALEM, March 24 – Two Palestinian assailants who attacked an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron on Thursday were shot dead by other troops at the scene, the military said in a statement. The Palestinian health ministry confirmed the deaths of two men but gave no further details. “Two assailants stabbed

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Palestinian Teen Shot Dead After Attacking Israeli Policeman

JERUSALEM, March 19 – A Palestinian teenager was shot dead on Saturday after stabbing an Israeli paramilitary police officer near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police said. “A terrorist armed with a knife stabbed a border policeman in the head after being asked for identification. Troops at the scene shot and

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Biden Says His Family Was Near Scene of Tel Aviv Attack

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 9 – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his wife Jill and their grandchildren were dining on a Tel Aviv beach when a Palestinian killed an American tourist with a knife and wounded 11 other people on the seafront “not very far” away. Since October, Palestinian stabbings, shootings

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