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In Settlement Bloc, Kidnapping Shakes Sense Of Security

Residents of suburban Gush Etzion struggling for normalcy.

06/24/2014
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Efrat, West Bank (JTA) — At a shopping center in the middle of Efrat, families eat pizza, a deliveryman unloads a cart and a barista serves coffee. On a passing bus, a banner reads “Gush Etzion — an Israeli home.”

Israeli soldiers guard the roadside hitchhiking area at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank. Flash 90

Adelsons To Donate $25M To West Bank’s Ariel U.

06/24/2014
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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, will donate a total of $25 million to Ariel University in the West Bank settlement.

Mother Of Kidnapped Naftali Frenkel Tells U.N.: ‘Much More Can Be Done’

06/24/2014
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Jerusalem — The mother of Naftali Frenkel implored the U.N. Human Rights Council to help find her son and two other abducted Israeli teenagers.

Rift With Presbyterians Likely

Convention votes narrowly to divest from companies it says profit from Israel's control of Palestinian territories.

06/22/2014
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The Presbyterian Church’s decision Friday to divest from three American businesses that operate in the West Bank will likely strengthen international sanctions efforts against Israel, and will weaken interfaith ties between the Jewish and Presbyterian communities, Jewish leaders said this week.

Presbyterians at their 221st General Assembly meeting in Detroit, Mich. Via religionnews.com

Palestinian Teen Dies In Clashes With IDF Troops

06/20/2014
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A Palestinian teenager was killed in a clash with Israeli troops searching for three abducted Israeli youths in the West Bank, Palestinian sources said.

Troops Search 100 Locations, Detain More Palestinians In Search

06/19/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli troops detained 30 Palestinian suspects overnight as it continued to search for the kidnapped Israeli teens.

Left, Right Laying Blame

In Israel, +972 Magazine cites the occupation; deputy defense minister says no point in land for peace.

06/18/2014
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Jerusalem — The June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank seems to have spurred more accusations than soul-searching in Israel.

An Israeli soldier searches Hebron for the three kidnapped yeshiva students. Getty Images

Netanyahu Prepares The Nation: Finding The Teens Will Take Time

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — Finding the three kidnapped teenagers will take more time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

U.S. Consulate Issues Warning On West Bank Travel

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — American citizens should take precautions and avoid demonstrations during travel in the West Bank, the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem warned.

Kidnapped Teens’ Families Have ‘Very Emotional’ First Meeting

06/17/2014
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JERUSALEM — The families of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers met together for the first time.

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