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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

Christian pilgrims hold candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | Truthdig

Thousands of Palestinians Rally for Release of 5,000 in Israeli Jails, Including 200 Children

As talks between Israel and Palestine falter, thousands of Palestinians demonstrated Thursday on behalf of nearly 5,000 Palestinians imprisoned by Israeli Occupation authorities in 22 Israeli jails, many of them arbitrarily.

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8 hrs ago | Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces fire tear gas at Christian pilgrims in al-Eizariya

Dozens of Christian pilgrims suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation on Friday after Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters as they performed religious rites at the Tomb of Lazarus in al-Eizariya in East Jerusalem.

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10 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Man arrested over Belfast murder

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Nation

Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM : Local Christian Arabs and pilgrims from around the world made their way down the cobbled Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem Friday, where Jesus is believed to have walked to his crucifixion.

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Channelnewsasia.com

EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Kerry Vows to Fight Israeli Visa Rejection Trend

US Secretary of State John Kerry will be investigating the sudden rise in the number of US visas rejected for young Israelis, after an initial report saw that the visa rejection rate has doubled since 2009.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, US Politics, Nita Lowey, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Al Bawaba

Jewish extremists set fire to Palestinian mosque in another 'price tag' attack

Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a mosque and sprayed racist graffiti in the town of Umm al-Fahm on Friday, an Israeli police spokesman said.

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The Times of Israel

Vandals attack mosque in northern Israel

Unidentified assailants on Friday vandalized a mosque in the northern town of Umm al-Fahm, torching the front door of the house of worship and spray-painting a racist invective on its wall.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Thailand: Terror Suspects Admit Plans To Attack Israelis

Two suspects, thought to be linked to the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah, were arrested in Thailand last week.

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Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Terrorism

Monterey County Herald

10 Things to Know for Thursday, April 17

2. FEARS RISE OVER DEATH TOLL IN KOREAN SHIP SINKING An anxious search, facing bad weather and sea conditions, has so far failed to locate nearly 300 passengers still missing in the accident that killed nine.

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The Daily Star

Israel releases five abducted from Shebaa

File - Israeli soldiers atop armored vehicle patrol the area in the occupied Shebaa Farms, Lebanon, Friday, Sept.

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United Nations

On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade

"Nothing prepares you for Gaza; no amount of UN humanitarian reports, no amount of newspaper articles, no amount of human rights investigations.

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Yahoo!

Palestinians rally for prisoners as peace talks falter

Palestinians gathered across the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday for rallies of solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving inmates.

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ABC News

Israel Arrests Arab Journalist Over Lebanon Visit

Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service says it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

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Jerusalem Post

Hundreds gather for funeral of Israeli police officer killed in Passover attack

Hundreds of Israeli mourners gathered in the Mt. Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday for the funeral of Baruch Mizrachi, the police intelligence officer who was killed while driving with his family to a Passover seder on Monday night near the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba.

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Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces clash with worshipers in Aqsa compound, dozens hurt

Dozens of worshippers were hurt Wednesday morning in fierce clashes with Israeli forces who stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound via the Moroccan and Chain gates.

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The Times of Israel

Jewish man stabbed in Djerba

The suspected aggressor, 38-year-old Lasaad Tounsi, is believed to have caused minor injuries to Morris Bachiri, a Jewish merchant from El Hara El Kabira, on Monday by assaulting him with a sharp object, the French-language news website African Manager reported Tuesday.

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Jerusalem Post

Mishpacha newspaper poll finds positive attitudes to haredim among secular Israelis

A poll commissioned by the haredi weekly Mishpacha newspaper and published in its special Passover edition found that the secular Israeli public has a largely positive attitude towards members of the haredi community as individuals, although opinions towards communal haredi positions were less favorable.

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