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Jordan issues temporary passports after Saudi rejects Haj visas in Israeli passports

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders so that they can enter the Kingdom to perform the Haj. This follows the Saudi government this week rejecting reports that it would endorse Haj visas on Israeli passports if they were issued by its consulates abroad.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Report: Arab Countries Offer Airstrikes on IS

Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, senior State Department officials told The New York Times on Sunday. The offer was disclosed by American officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, who is approaching the end of a weeklong trip that was intended to mobilize international support for the campaign against ISIS.

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The Age

Iraq deployment won't be open-ended: PM

Tony Abbott is refusing to put a time limit on Australia's commitment to wiping out Islamic State extremists but says the deployment to the Middle East won't be open-ended. The prime minister hit the media trail on Monday to explain the government's decision to send 600 military personnel to the United Arab Emirates as part of an international coalition against IS.

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News24

.com | Obama aide: US goal to neutralise ISIS threat

Success of the US campaign against Islamic State militants will come when the group no longer poses a threat to the United States and its allies in the Middle East, a top US official said on Sunday. US national security advisor Denis McDonough appeared to calibrate President Barack Obama's vow to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant group, in spelling out US objectives in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press.

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The Age

Police close in on Leighton bribery allegations

Federal police probing alleged bribery by Leighton Holdings are finalising a brief of evidence to present to prosecutors in what looms as Australia's next major white-collar crime case. The revelations come with Fairfax Media obtaining a freshly leaked batch of company files, including correspondence between two top Leighton executives in 2011 describing a "disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour" and improper "rewards, special bonuses, travel rorts" in the company's overseas operations.

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WNYC-AM New York

Italy's 'Little Jerusalem' Opens The Doors To Jewish History

Twenty-seven European countries are marking the European Day of Jewish Culture on Sunday - an initiative aimed at opening the doors of Jewish communities, heritage sites and culture to the non-Jewish world, as well as deepening Jews' own knowledge of their history in Europe. One of the most enthusiastic participants is Italy, where some 70 towns and cities are holding festivals, exhibits and concerts linked to Jewish traditions.

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Ma'an News Agency

High-ranking Kuwaiti official visits Palestine for 1st time since 1967

Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Ahmad al-Sabah is scheduled to visit Ramallah Sunday, marking the first visit by a high-profile Kuwaiti official to Palestine since 1967. Al-Sabah is expected to arrive in Ramallah before noon before proceeding to Jerusalem to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Global AgendaBelarus Waives Visa Requirements for Israelis

In a move which will likely boost relations between the two countries considerably, Israel's ambassador to Belarus, Yosef Shagall, has announced that the requirement of an entrance visa to Belarus for Israeli citizens is to be cancelled. The decision was reached after negotiations between the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and the government of Belarus.

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Post-gazette.com

Pittsburgh: birthplace of the VFW

Despite continual flare-ups in the Middle East which threaten to prolong U.S. military involvement in the region, tens of thousands of U.S. troops have been withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan over the past few years and returned to their homes and families. For many of these veterans, the transition to civilian life marks a continuation of - rather than an end to - their travails.

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The Times of Israel

Oases of calm amid the chaos of Jerusalem's Old City

Ever notice how exhausted you can get after even a short visit to the Old City? Yet the entire area within the walls is only one square kilometer in size. Perhaps what wears out visitors is the congestion: the Old City's historic sites, markets, shops, and residential homes are packed as closely together as sardines in a tin can.

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Breitbart.com

Pilgrims Encouraged to Visit Holy Land, Despite Violence

The Catholic Episcopal commission of Pilgrimage in Jerusalem has released a statement inviting prospective pilgrims to visit the Holy Land and reassuring them that it is safe to do so. The statement, issued on September 10, underscores the safety of the country and the spiritual benefits received by the faithful during such a pilgrimage.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Star

Kerry visits Egypt for coalition talks on IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey - 12 September 2014 John Kerry is seeking to build a "broad-based coalition" to tackle Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Egypt on Saturday amid US attempts to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic State militants. Kerry will meet Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on the latest leg of his Middle East tour.

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The Spectator

Four-wheel-drives are to ISIS what longbows were to the English at Agincourt

Car ads are customarily shot on the French Riviera's Grande Corniche or on a very particular road in Tuscany that all art directors know. But the sight of 43 brand new and coruscatingly white Toyota Hiluxes rolling across the infernal Syrian-Iraq border added a hard-edge nightmare venue to the ad-man's soft-focus dreamscape.

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Newsday

Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to target Israeli security forces during clashes, against the expansion of Israeli settlements, in the village of Kfar Qaddum near the northern city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on September 12, 2014. Israel published tenders for 283 new homes in a West Bank settlement on October 5, just days after announcing its biggest land grab on occupied Palestinian territory for three decades.

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Breitbart.com

Daily Jihad: Exclusive--AEI's Michael Rubin on Assyrian-Kurd Rift

The Assyrian community and the Kurds of Iraq have staked a claim to areas throughout the region, including the Nineveh province in the State's north. Due to the Islamic State's surge through the country, geopolitical ramifications have caused both entities to make aggressive claims in hopes to secure particular lands for the future of their people and their progeny.

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The Times of Israel

New culture to greet the new year

After a summer of canceled events and a slower cultural calendar, it feels good to be thinking about museum exhibits and gallery openings, pop-up shops and music festivals. There's a host of events taking place over the next few weeks, and the calendar will fill up as the month of holidays gets closer.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Wrong Turn in Jerusalem Leads Family to Arab Ambush

A family accidentally drove into the Arab neighborhood of Wadi Joz in Jerusalem on Thursday night, and nearly paid for the wrong turn in Israel's capital city with their lives. After entering the neighborhood, the family car was beset upon by a hail of potentially lethal rocks and massive bricks that broke the windshield, in what the mother of the family Etti Cohen described to Yedioth Aharonoth as "nearly a lynch-mob."

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TheBlaze.com

'What Are We Doing?': Beck Warns Americans About...

"So let's see, we destabilized Iraq and who's in control? ISIS," Beck said on his radio program. "Then we destabilized Egypt.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Windsor Beacon

CIA raises estimate of Islamic State fighters

This undated file image posted on Aug. 27, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa. Secretary of State John Kerry is to travel to the Middle East this week, with stops in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to try to line up support for a coalition to take on the extremist Islamic State group.

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Reuters

Oil price slide takes a break

Oil prices bounced back Thursday but remain near lows of the year, despite concerns about the volatile situation in the Middle East and the impact of a stronger dollar. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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