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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


Defiance and Fear Grips Battered Streets of Gaza as Israel Tanks Roll In

By Noah Browning

Gaza’s Palestinians hunkered down in fear for their lives while Hamas militants urged defiance after Israel sent forces into the densely populated territory on Thursday after 10 days of cross-border fire.Read More


Egypt Aims To Crush — Not Help — Islamists With Gaza Mediation Role

By Reuters

Egypt’s attempts to pressure Hamas into accepting a truce plan offering few concessions for the group to end the latest fighting with Israel show Cairo’s determination to finish the job it began at home - crushing Islamists it sees as a threat.Read More


Pope Francis Calls Israeli and Palestinian Leaders in Plea for Gaza Peace

By Reuters

Pope Francis telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to express his “very grave concerns” over the conflict in Gaza, the Vatican said.Read More


Son of Israeli Evangelist Dies in Malaysia Airlines Shoot-Down Over Ukraine

By JTA

A 27-year-old Israeli was among the 298 victims who died when Malaysian airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine.Read More





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