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World Leaders Push for Gaza Ceasefire

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The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza Strip and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region in hopes of brokering a deal.Read More


Another Gaza Family Wiped Out by Israel Strike

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Four members of the same family - four-year-old twin boys and their parents - were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Monday, the Hamas Health Ministry said.Read More


Gaza Strikes Continue as Peace Talk Swirls

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Israel bombed dozens more targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and said that, while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire.Read More


We're Not Alone! Chimps Have Midlife Crisis Too

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Forty- and 50-somethings in the throes of a mid-life crisis should probably stop blaming a troubled marriage, their kid’s college costs, or technology that makes them feel about as modern as papyrus compared to their younger colleagues.Read More


Law Aims To Improve Targeted Kosher Food Aid

By JTA

Two New York lawmakers introduced legislation to ensure that kosher food pantries receive enough food as part of the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program.Read More


Plenty Has Changed Since Last Gaza Invasion

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How long will support for Israel last if Gaza is once again overrun, enraging an Arab world no longer under the control of pro-Western autocrats.Read More


Defiance at Funeral for Gaza Family

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Nine members of the Dalu family, a mother and her four children, a grandmother, great grandmother and two aunts died in a single air strike on a Gaza building.Read More


Belgium Far Right Rally Blasts Jews

By JTA

Belgian extreme-right and extreme-left activists participated in a demonstration in Antwerp where some participants reportedly called for Jews to be gassed.Read More


Hamas Says Israel 'Must End' War in Gaza

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The exiled leader of the Palestinian group Hamas said on Monday Israel must take the first step if it wants a truce in the conflict in Gaza.Read More


Questions Mount on Gaza Attack That Killed Family

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The Israeli military said it could not yet provide an explanation about an air strike on Gaza that killed nine members of a single family.Read More





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