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March 24, 2013 | By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels on Saturday seized a major air defense base in a strategic region in the south near the Jordanian border, the latest battlefield triumph for fighters seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. Fighters with a rebel group active in the south stormed and seized control of the base used by the 38th Division after a 16-day siege, according to a statement posted on websites of the group known as the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade. The base near the village of Saida is situated along the international highway linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with Jordan to the south.
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March 7, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aaron Shneyer's contribution to mediating conflict in the Middle East began with 12 teens and a jam session in Jerusalem. The Georgetown University graduate brought together a dozen Israeli and Palestinian musicians as part of a Fulbright-mtvU project that used music to foster dialogue and understanding. The result is Heartbeat, a peace-building collaboration that has been exported to the United States and will find its way to Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley on Thursday evening.
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March 6, 2013 | By Josh Lederman and Donna Cassata, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Seeking to reassure anxious Israelis and their American supporters, Vice President Biden vowed Monday that the United States would not back down from its pledge to use military action to thwart Iran's nuclear program should all other options fail. "President Barack Obama is not bluffing," he said. In a prelude to Obama's forthcoming trip to Israel - his first as president - Biden told a powerful pro-Israel lobby that the United States doesn't want a war with Iran, but that the window for diplomacy is closing.
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March 1, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
SOMETIMES, a documentary is all about the "get," and that's certainly the case with "The Gatekeepers. " Somehow, filmmaker Dror Moreh was able to get the rarely-if-ever-interviewed heads of Shin Bet, Israel's secretive security apparatus, to talk with remarkable candor about the agency's uneven history in protecting Israel from external/internal threats, their surprising views on national politics and Israeli-Arab engagement. Is the testimony in "Gatekeepers" truthful? Self-serving?
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February 25, 2013 | By Karin Laub, Associated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The mysterious death of a 30-year-old Palestinian gas station attendant in Israeli custody stoked new West Bank clashes Sunday, along with Israeli fears of a third Palestinian uprising. A senior Palestinian official alleged that Arafat Jaradat was tortured by Israel's Shin Bet security service, citing an autopsy he said revealed bruising and two broken ribs. Israel's Health Ministry said the autopsy did not conclusively determine the cause of death, but that the bruising and broken ribs were likely the result of attempts to revive the detainee.
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February 15, 2013 | By Aron Heller, Associated Press
JERUSALEM - Foreign reports about the mysterious death of an Australian-born Israeli Mossad agent who died in an Israeli prison two years ago have sparked a rare backlash against the country's well-respected security agencies. Critics have accused the government of trying to cover up the affair and are demanding a full investigation, fueling a debate about balancing national security and freedom of information in a country that prides itself as a vibrant democracy. "Israel is a democracy in its basis, but it doesn't adapt itself to the modern age actually," Avigdor Feldman, a lawyer who met the man dubbed "Prisoner X" shortly before his death, told the Associated Press on Thursday.
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February 8, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
ABRAM KHLIBNIKOV, 75, from Tel Aviv, who speaks only Russian and Hebrew, arrived at Philadelphia International Airport on a Saturday last month. He found a Russian-speaking cabdriver and said that he'd come here to visit his cousin but that his cousin didn't want to see him, so now what? The cabdriver is from Northeast Philadelphia, so he figured that there's one place that could do a mitzvah - a good deed, a solid - for an abandoned Russian-speaking senior from Israel. It's the Raymond & Miriam Klein Jewish Community Center, on Jamison Avenue near Red Lion Road.
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February 3, 2013 | By Eyad Mughrabi, Associated Press
BURIN, West Bank - Israeli troops fired tear gas and stun grenades in a clash with rock-hurling Palestinians on Saturday as the forces tried to dismantle an encampment that activists set up in the West Bank to protest Israeli restrictions on building in the territory. The al-Manatir camp - four tents and five metal shacks built in a Palestinian olive grove near the West Bank village of Burin - is the fourth protest encampment that Palestinians have tried to establish in recent weeks.
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January 25, 2013 | By Mohammed Daraghmeh and Karin Laub, Associated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian Authority president wants to meet with newly elected Israeli parliament members to lay out his views on peace, hoping a political surge of centrists will provide an opening to resume long-stalled negotiations on a Palestinian state, a senior aide said Thursday. President Mahmoud Abbas' main target appears to be Yair Lapid, leader of the moderate Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, who is expected to be influential in setting the priorities of the next government.
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January 25, 2013 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Here's a pop quiz for those who have been too busy to notice the surprising results of Tuesday's Israeli election: Was the key issue (1) Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu's testy relationship with President Obama; (2) whether Israel should bomb Iran's nuclear sites; or (3) whether to revive the mummified peace process? Answer: None of the above. Issues of war and peace had little to do with the sliding support for Netanyahu's right-wing coalition. (He'll still be prime minister but will have to work hard to woo new coalition partners.)
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