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Beit Shemesh Removes Partition Between Secular, Haredi Students

09/05/2014
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The Israeli city of Beit Shemesh ordered the removal of a wall that had been set up inside a local elementary school to separate secular and Orthodox students.

Plans For Eastern Jerusalem Arab Neighborhood Include 2,200 Housing Units

09/04/2014
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A Jerusalem committee approved a plan to develop an Arab neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, including building 2,200 housing units.

Chasing The Diplomatic Horizon

In wake of Gaza war, is there a new opening?

09/03/2014
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Tel Aviv — Seven weeks of war have left behind large swathes of Gaza City destroyed and thousand of Palestinian casualties. In Israel, dozens of soldiers died, thousands of residents fled their homes and polls show that Israelis believe that the cease-fire reached last week will eventually give way to a new war.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: New alliance? Getty Images

No Suspicion Of Foul Play In Yeshiva Student's Death

09/02/2014
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Aharon Sofer, a 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J., was buried on Friday in Beit Shemesh, a day after his body was found in the Jerusalem Forest. He had been the object a week-long search after he disappeared while hiking with a friend.

U.S. Calls On Israel To Reverse Land Appropriation

09/02/2014
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Jerusalem — The United States called on Israel to cancel the government appropriation of West Bank land in the Etzion bloc, while Israeli ministers praised and panned the decision.

ICC Prosecutor: ‘Palestine’ Can File War Crimes Charges Against Israel

09/02/2014
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“Palestine” is eligible to join the Rome Statute and file war crimes charges against Israel, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said.

Report: SodaStream Mulling Departure From West Bank Plant

09/02/2014
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Jerusalem — The Israeli firm SodaStream, which has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is considering closing its West Bank factory.

Warren's Israel Foray

Possible presidential candidate known for domestic policy issues defends Iron Dome funding.

09/02/2014
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Washington — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) vigorously defended her vote for increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-interception system.

“America has a very special relationship with Israel,” Warren, a leader among liberal Democrats touted as a possible presidential contender, said last week at a Cape Cod town hall meeting when challenged about her vote.

Elizabeth Warren defended her vote to fund Israel's Iron Dome defense system. Getty Images

Analysis: Arab Nations Tilt Toward Israel

Amid all the fighting, Israel's interests are increasingly aligned with those of former enemies.

08/29/2014
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Between the war in Gaza and gains by Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Libya, there’s plenty of cause these days for pessimism about the Middle East.

Iraqi women queue up at a displaced persons camp near Mosul. Getty Images

Body of Missing Yeshiva Student Found

The body of Aharon Sofer, 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J., found in Jerusalem near the West Bank.

08/28/2014
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Volunteer searchers have found the body of Aharon Sofer, the 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J., who disappeared last Friday while hiking through the West Bank with a friend, according to WABC television.

Aharon Sofer, the 23-year-old yeshiva student from Lakewood, N.J. yeshivaworldnews.com
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