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Obama Encourages Abbas to Halt Incitement

According to the White House, Obama “confirmed his intention to hold both sides accountable for actions that undermine trust during the talks.” The leaders also discussed the need to move from indirect peace talks to direct negotiations “as soon as possible in order to reach an agreement on permanent status issues.”  Obama also said he

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Russia Pondering Building Nuclear Reactor in Syria

There is still displeasure in the West with Syria over its efforts to build a nuclear reactor for military purposes. Israeli warplanes reportedly destroyed that reactor in September 2007. A UN investigation of the attacked sight has never been completed due to Syrian refusal to cooperate.

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Russian President in Landmark Visit to Damascus

However, at a joint press conference with Medvedev, Assad blasted Israel for its belligerent threats and refusal to make peace. Assad also accused Western countries of providing Israel with incentives not to make peace. The former Soviet Union had massively armed Syria, but that turned into a trickle after the end of communist rule. Russia

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Report: Hariri Backs Hizbullah’s Scuds

Hariri reportedly added, “I do not have a dispute with Hizbullah over its ultimate goal of resistance, but I do disagree with the organization on several internal matters.” After being told by the officials that his previous statements on the Scud missiles had angered the Americans, Hariri responded, “I care about my country's interests and

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Infrastructure Work Uncovers Ancient Aqueduct

We were thrilled when it suddenly reappeared in all its grandeur during the course of the archaeological excavations.” Zelinger said, “The route of the low level aqueduct from the time of the Second Temple, beginning at Solomon’s Pools near Bethlehem and ending at the Temple Mount, is well known to scholars. Substantial parts of it

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Peres Sends Assad Message of Peace

The transfer of long-range, precise missiles to the organization is an incitement to war.” Peres said Israel had learned its lesson from the withdrawal from Gaza, which immediately became a hotbed of ammunition. “Many leaders in Israel have promised the Syrians a withdrawal from the Golan Heights for peace, but the Syrians have thwarted all

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Marital Bliss May Keep Men Healthier

For example, it's now common knowledge that a cancer patient with a poor prognosis and a positive outlook, is likely to live longer than someone with a better prognosis but a negative attitude. However, Goldbourt, of Tel Aviv University (TAU), stresses that much more research is needed on the happiness question, including consideration of such

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Fatah Says Will Intensify ‘Popular Struggle’

During a press conference in Ramallah, Fatah Central Committee member, Mahmoud al-Alul, said the faction, which is headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, plans to escalate its activity against Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the West Bank barrier, as well as against what he called Israel’s attempt to “Judaize” Jerusalem—this in accordance with

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US Politicians Express Support for Israel

AIPAC said the letter received 327 government signatures in less than three days. The letter also noted the recent diplomatic problems, which have centered largely around Israeli construction in Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. The letter said that between the allies “there will be differences over issues both large and small. Our view is that

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Steinitz: Stabilizing Businesses, Curbing Unemployment First Priority

Knesset Member Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism), who heads the committee, promised Steinitz “a difficult debate…you can’t cut taxes for the upper echelons while driving the price of produce up and raising VAT [Value Added Tax, Israeli sales tax], thus increasing the impact on the lower echelons. “The committee,” added Gafni, “will not vote in

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