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U.S. Officials: No Change In Procedure For Arming Israel

08/15/2014
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U.S. officials denied reports of a change in the procedure through which their government supplies arms to Israel.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “Let me be clear: There has been no change in policy, period.” But she also said that,  “Given the crisis in Gaza, it is natural that agencies take additional care with deliveries as part of an inter-agency process.”

7 Arrested For Storming Elbit’s Australia HQ

08/15/2014
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Police in Melbourne arrested seven pro-Palestinian protesters who stormed the roof of an Israel-based company, accusing it of “supporting genocide.”

Cease-Fire Agreement Expected Next Week

Israel has not confirmed, but Hamas partner Islamic Jihad sees complete truce.

08/15/2014
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A spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza said a cease-fire agreement will be signed with Israel next week, though Israeli officials have not confirmed this.

Palestinians buy fruit and vegetables at the Friday morning market during the current cease-fire. Getty Images

Leonard Fein, Liberal Activist And Scholar, Dies

08/14/2014
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Leonard Fein, a veteran Jewish activist and writer, has died at 80.

Leonard Fein.

Starbucks, McDonalds Caught In Israel/Gaza Crossfire

Non-combatants drawn into the PR war get flak for allegedly supporting Israel, or not supporting it enough.

08/14/2014
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For Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Israel has always been a fraught topic. Raised in a Brooklyn Jewish family, he’s been accused of supporting Israel and also of not supporting Israel, although in general he keeps his religious sentiments and committments very private.

Netanyahu, Gov’t Ministers Won’t Cooperate With U.N. Gaza Probe

08/14/2014
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated he will not cooperate with a United Nations commission investigating Israel’s conduct during its war in Gaza.

1,000 Gather For Max Steinberg Memorial Service

08/14/2014
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Fallen Israeli soldier Max Steinberg found “inner peace” in his army service, his mother told a crowd of 1,000 at a memorial service in his native Southern California.

U.S. Stiffening Oversight On Missile Sales To Israel

08/14/2014
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The United States is tightening controls on military sales to Israel in the wake of the conflict in Gaza.

Negotiations Progress As Cease-Fire Holds

Sides exchange fire, but extend the truce; Palestinian negotiator reports agreement on 'many points.'

08/14/2014
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Indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are moving forward as both sides adhere to a renewed cease-fire.

Head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmed and other negotiators gather in Cairo. Getty Images

Rockets From Gaza Break Ceasefire Still

Two-hours before the 72-house ceasefire ended, Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel.

08/13/2014
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Rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel two hours before the deadline of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel two hours before the ceasefire ended. Getty Images
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