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Hezbollah Claims Samir Qantar Killed in Israeli Raid

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Dec 20 – Lebanese militant leader Samir Qantar was killed in an Israeli strike that hit a building in the Damascus district of Jaramana in the early hours on Sunday, the Lebanese Hezbollah group and Syrian government loyalists said. The powerful Lebanese Hezbollah group said Qantar was martyred in an Israeli

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Two Palestinians Shot Dead During Israeli Army Operation in a Refugee Camp

By Maher Abukhater RAMALLAH – Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces early on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to ram their cars into the soldiers during an army operation in Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. Residents said the Israeli forces entered the camp to arrest activists shortly after midnight. In the process, Israeli soldiers

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Palestinian Motorist Rams Vehicle into Bus Stop, Injures 11

JERUSALEM, Dec 14 (Reuters) – A Palestinian motorist rammed into a bus stop in Jerusalem on Monday, injuring at least 11 people before he was shot dead, Israeli police said, in the latest in a surge of street attacks. A campaign of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings by Palestinians has killed 19 Israelis and a U.S.

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U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump Postpones Israel Trip

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday postponed his trip to Israel amid a controversy over his comments about temporarily barring Muslims from entering the United States. Trump announced the decision in a post on his Twitter feed and said he would plan to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

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Trump’s Muslim Ban Scrambles Republican Outreach to Jewish Voters

By James Oliphant and Michelle Conlin WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 10 – For the Republican Party, a tough job just got a little tougher thanks to Donald Trump. For years, Republicans, backed by some influential donors, have carefully cultivated the vote of Jewish-Americans who regard the security of Israel their top concern. Less than a week

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Israel Claims Success of Arrow 3 Missile Shield Test

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Dec 10 – Israel’s upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test on Thursday, hitting a target in space meant to simulate the trajectory of the long-range weapons held by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, the Defense Ministry said. The success was a boost for “Arrow 3” among Israeli missile

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Sleeping With The Enemy

Sometimes, love isn’t enough By Sami Abu Salem Pablo Neruda once wrote: “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” And so it was, that 21-year-old Rami Qedra, a Muslim Palestinian MAN from Beit Lahia, a town north of Gaza, fell in love with Galit Popok, a 17-year-old Jewish Israeli

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The Pursuit of Justice

Will boycotting Israel change it from within? BY BEN WHITE Israel’s ongoing military occupation of the West Bank and enforced siege on Gaza Strip, with its illegal policies from land colonization and settlements to blockade and collective punishment, has led to mounting frustration with the country’s conduct in political circles internationally. At the level of

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Thousands Celebrate as Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree

By Maher Abukhater WEB EXCLUSIVE BETHLEHEM Dec 6 – To the cheers of several thousand Palestinians and international visitors who battled zero degree temperatures and extraordinarily tight security to reach Manger Square in Bethlehem on December 5, the traditional 15-meter high Christmas tree was lit. Churches all over Bethlehem and Palestine—along with churches in 17

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