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Quiet Day on Both Sides of Gaza Border

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A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers took hold, although deep mistrust on both sides cast doubt on how long the Egyptian-sponsored deal can last.Read More


Iron Dome Rocket Shoot-Downs Cost $30M

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Israel’s Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fighting cost $25 million to $30 million, the government said on Thursday, arguing the U.S.-backed system was well worth the money.Read More


Salesman Confesses to Jewish Merchant Killings

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New York City police charged a local clothing salesman on Wednesday with murder in the shooting deaths this year of three shopkeepers, including two Jews, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.Read More


Hamas Military Might Crippled, Israel Claims

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Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defence has crippled the military power of Gaza’s ruling Islamist movement Hamas, the Israeli military said on Wednesday, as an Egyptian-brokered truce halted eight days of combat.Read More


Joy Over Gaza Ceasefire Could be Shortlived

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Palestinians and Israelis alike were relieved that a bloody ground war was averted. But both sides know the ceasefire might not last long.Read More


Gaza Peace Deal Starts To Take Hold

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Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip agreed on Wednesday to an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire to halt an eight-day conflict that killed 162 Palestinians and five Israelis.Read More


Rockets Hit Israel After Ceasefire Announced

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Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announced between Israel and Islamist militants on Wednesday, an Israeli police spokesman said.Read More


World Powers Want Quick Action on Iran

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Six world powers agreed on Wednesday to seek renewed talks with Iran as fast as possible, reflecting a heightened sense of urgency to resolve a long rift over Tehran’s disputed nuclear activity and avert the threat of war.Read More


Bibi: We'll Give Truce a Chance

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Obama he was ready to give a ceasefire with Hamas militants a chance to work.Read More


Bus Bomb Complicates Gaza Invasion Plans

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As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weighs whether to agree a truce with Hamas or send the Israeli army into Gaza, a bomb on a bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday may sway reluctant national opinion behind a ground invasion.Read More


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