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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

In North, Boycott Talk Heightens War Tensions

In area of Arab-Jewish coexistence, conflict is bad for business.

08/13/2014
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Acre, Israel — The arched stone courtyard in the Old City here, on the country’s northern coastal plain, is filled with empty rows of restaurant tables.

Manar Khalaila, left, owner of a restaurant in Acre, idles away an afternoon in a normally crowded spot. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Turkish Aid Group IHH To Send New Gaza Blockade-Busting Flotilla

08/12/2014
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A Turkish aid group is sending a flotilla in an attempt to break the Israeli blockage of Gaza, as it did in 2010 with deadly consequences.

U.N. Panel Probing Israel To Include George Clooney’s Fiancee

08/12/2014
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Amal Alamuddin, a British attorney and the fiancee of actor George Clooney, will serve on a U.N. commission investigating Israel for possible war crimes in Gaza.

Negotiators Report Little Progress

In Cairo, Israel calls for another three-day truce; Hamas warns this might be the last one.

08/12/2014
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Negotiators at the Israel-Hamas truce talks in Cairo said they were still far from an agreement.

Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed leaving negotiations on Aug. 12. Getty Images

'Frozen' - Gaza War Mashup

Israelis find gallows humor in 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?' turning it into 'Do You Think That Was A Siren?'

Israeli Negotiators Arrive In Cairo

Palestinians’ main demand is for both Israel and Egypt to allow free flow of people, goods into the strip.

08/11/2014
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Jerusalem — Israeli negotiators arrived in Cairo for talks on a permanent truce with Palestinian factions in Gaza, after a 72-hour cease fire remained in place.

A Palestinian man prepares to carry bags of flour he received at a U.N. distribution center. Getty Images
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