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Diplomacy

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Responding to reports that the United States, anxious to facilitate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, “may be looking to Qatar and Turkey to help negotiate an end to the hostilities,” Jonathan Schanzer and David A. Weinberg, respectively vice president for research and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense...

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The 16th day of Operation Protective Edge is over. It also marks the end of the fifth day of ground operations. Rckets seen fired from Gaza into Israel earlier today. Photo by Nati Shohat pic.twitter.com/N2BkBvsSHR — Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) July 23, 2014 Three more soldiers were killed today, bringing...

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The Times of Israel reported Wednesday that of the more than 60,000 reservists called up by the IDF in recent week,s a higher percentage of them are women than in any previous IDF operation. The article profiles a number of women and the challenges they overcome to serve in the reserves....

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Israel

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To give people abroad an idea of what it means to live under a constant barrage of rockets, two Israelis have set up a real time online clock timer that automatically resets when Hamas fires toward Israel. Aaron Friedman, marketing manager at Curiyo, told local media that he thought up...

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Global Affairs

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The Wall Street Journal on Monday conveyed reports that Tehran has for the past six months exported a record amount of crude oil to China, which the outlet noted comes “amid a loosening of U.S. sanctions” as Iran negotiates with the P5+1 powers – including Beijing – over its nuclear...

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Israel

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In an analysis Wednesday, David Horovitz, editor in chief of The Times of Israel, wrote that the focus of the IDF has changed from destroying Hamas’ rockets to destroying Hamas’ tunnels. Horovitz described how the IDF seeks out and destroys the tunnels, and risks inherent in those strategies. But those are defensive...

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Europe

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David Ward, a British Member of Parliament, sparked a wave of condemnation yesterday after tweeting that if he lived in Gaza he would “probably” also fire rockets at Israel. Much of the world has acknowledged that the Hamas rockets hurtling towards Israeli cities constitute war crimes, since they are fired indiscriminately at civilians and...

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The Times of Israel reported today that the IDF has targeted sections of the Al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital, “explaining that the medical facility was being used as a Hamas command center and utilized repeatedly by Islamist gunmen to launch attacks on Israeli forces.” In a statement the IDF explained that “the...

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Israel

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The European Union (EU) on Tuesday issued what was widely taken as blistering criticism of Hamas – the Times of Israel described the statement as “taking a strikingly pro-Israel stance” while the left-leaning Ha’aretz settled for “dramatic” – with the bloc’s 28 foreign ministers demanding that the Palestinian terror group “immediately...

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Human Rights

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A mortar shell fired from Gaza landed on a hothouse killing a farm worker from Thailand July 23. The man was rushed to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon by helicopter but he succumbed to his wounds and died within an hour. Yair Farjoun, the head of the Ashkelon Regional Council,...

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