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8 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Netanyahu 'Nixed' Idea of Assassinating Hamas Leaders

Finance Minister Yair Lapid suggested, in a session of the Diplomacy-Security Cabinet, that Israel eliminate the heads of Hamas, reported Yisrael Hayom .


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12 hrs ago | NyackNewsAndViews

Summer Abroad: An Israeli-American in Jordan

Who knows what to expect in the Middle East? As the son of an Israeli immigrant, I have travelled to Israel many times and know firsthand how unpredictable the region can be.


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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sunday Herald


At least 150,000 Syrians are believed to have died in battles between government forces and rebels since the civil war began in March, 2011 and there is no end in sight for this increasingly savage and cruel conflict.


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The Man Who Haunts Israel

With a machine pumping air into his lungs, he had, at best, a few days to live. An antidote could save the Hamas leader's life.


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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Globe and Mail

The best images from the past 24 hours

Police take up positions behind anti-riot shields as protesters try to remove a police barricade while Philippine President Benigno Aquino delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon city, Metro Manila.


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ITF Sends Medical Aid to Gaza

The International Transport Workers' Federation , to which the SIU is affiliated, has issued the following news release and photo .


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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Four airlines continue services suspension to Israel

According to the Israel Airport Authority, Korean Air, Royal Jordanian, Adria Airlines and Air Sinai have yet to renew services as of Sunday.


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Jerusalem Post

Think About It: From Georgia to Israel, via Amman

Last Wednesday morning I was standing at the Egged bus station at Beit She'an, waiting for the 9:30 No.


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Al Jazeera

The last of Jordan's Ramadan singers

Every day at around 2am during the holy month of Ramadan, Zaid Daifallh, better known as Abu Bashar, leaves his house with only a drum and stick in hand.


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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Indian Express

Royal Jordanian to shut down Delhi, Mumbai flights

Royal Jordanian Airlines has decided to stop all its services to Mumbai and Delhi as part of its restructuring plan.


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Al Bawaba

No blaming refugees here! Amman drops 14 spots in list of most expensive cities

Amman has dropped 14 places from 89 to 103 in Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Survey, which shows the most expensive expatriate destinations in the world.


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The Washington Post

For a few injured Gazans, a harrowing lifeline to Jordan

Hala Ghaben is one of just a handful of injured civilians to have escaped the Gaza Strip since Israel launched its military incursion into the enclave more than two weeks ago.


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Is US still key to Middle East peace?

The crisis in Gaza has put America's relationship with the region under the spotlight, and has raised questions on whether the United States is still the key to brokering peace in the Middle East.


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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.


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Jordan downs drone near Syria border: security official

Jordan shot down a drone on Friday as it flew over the northeastern region of Mafraq near the border with Syria, a security official said, in the first such incident since the conflict erupted in neighbouring Syria in 2011.


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Accuracy In Media

Innocents in Iraq: How an American Diplomat Discovered Islam's Reality

"The challenge Islam presents is not going to go away, and our ignorance can only cause us to lose a monumental battle of ideas," accountant Hugh Iwanicki writes in the 2012 book Shock & Alarm: What It was Really Like at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq .


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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Jerusalem Post

PA President says still hope for cease-fire

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that there was still hope for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and repeated his call to the two parties to accept the Egyptian-brokered truce proposal.


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Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Nutritional Status of Women and Child Refugees from Syria - Jordan, April-May 2014

On July 21, 2014, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website .


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Al Bawaba

Jordan's crown prince supervises Gaza aid convoy

A humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies left for Gaza on Wednesday to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians as an Israeli offensive on the coastal enclave continued.


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The Daily Star

Inclusive govt can overcome Iraq 'existential threat': Ban

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman July 23, 2014.


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