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Turkey Leader Slams Israel Attack on Gaza as 'More Barbaric Than Hitler'

By JTA

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israel was worse than Hitler, but appeared to heed calls to urge his political allies to tone down attacks on the country’s Jews.Read More


Israel Takes Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks in Stride

By Reuters

Israel responded skeptically to the extension of Iranian nuclear talks with world powers on Saturday, saying it saw no cause for the optimism voiced by some Western diplomats about prospects for an accord.Read More


Desperate Palestinians Flee Deeper Into Gaza as Israel Rolls In

By Noah Browning

In a school in northern Gaza, scores of families sweat in cramped classrooms. Babies cry, while restless kids draw on chalkboards and worried parents give thanks for their relative safety.Read More


3 Israelis Killed as Gaza Fight Widens — Palestinian Toll Tops 300

By Reuters

Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants on Saturday and an Israeli civilian was killed by a rocket, as the Palestinian death toll from the conflict rose above 300 with no diplomatic solution in sight.Read More


Clashes Erupt in Paris as Thousands Rally To Denounce Israel Attack on Gaza

By Reuters

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police.Read More


Iran Nuclear Talks Extended for 4 Months

By Reuters

Iran and six powers agreed to continue talking for four more months after failing to meet a July 20 deadline to reach a deal on curbing the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for ending sanctions, enabling Tehran to access $2.8 billion of frozen cash.Read More


Auschwitz Guard Insists He Was Forced Into Working at Concentration Camp

By Reuters

An 89-year-old man wanted in Germany for working as a concentration camp guard during World War Two said in court filings on Friday that he should not be deported because his service in the Waffen SS was involuntary.Read More


U.N. Chief Jets to Israel in Gaza Truce Bid

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Palestinians, alarmed at a serious escalation that includes a ground offensive by Israel, said a senior U.N. official.Read More


Israel Instensifies Gaza Fight — 300 Dead With Worse to Come

By Reuters

Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could “significantly widen” an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.Read More


Suspected Bomber ID'd in Bulgaria Airport Attack That Killed Israeli Tourists

By JTA

Bulgaria has identified a dual Lebanese-French citizen as the alleged culprit in the suicide bombing of a bus containing Israeli tourists two years ago.Read More





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