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Alleged Israeli Spy is US Citizen

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Friends and family of the alleged Israeli spy detained in Egypt Sunday say he is a 27-year-old American-Israeli who was interning for a non-profit organization in Egypt. Egyptian authorities detained Ilan Grapel for 15 days on Sunday. They say the man entered Cairo around January 25 and had posed as a foreign correspondent. They allege […]

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Egypt Detains Israeli Man Suspected of Spying

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt has detained an Israeli man suspected of spying in Cairo and trying to provoke violence during the uprising that overthrew former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Officials said Sunday the Israeli entered Cairo around January 25 and posed as a foreign correspondent. The officials claim he is an officer with Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. The […]

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Israeli Defense Minister Heads to China

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s defense minister is headed to China for talks with senior Chinese officials. A statement from Ehud Barak’s office said the minister would leave for China late Saturday. It said Mr. Barak would meet with his Chinese counterpart, Liang Guanglie, as well as with other top officials. Mr. Barak’s office says the trip is the […]

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Israeli Police Briefly Enter Jerusalem Holy Compound

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police briefly entered Jerusalem’s holy mount complex on Friday to disperse Palestinian demonstrators who Israeli authorities say were hurling rocks. The Old City compound is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. Israeli police say they used stun agents to disperse the crowds that threw rocks at […]

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France to Pursue Mideast Peace Conference

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says Paris will move ahead with efforts to organize a Mideast peace conference in coming weeks despite reservations expressed by the U.S. and Israel. Juppe told reporters at the United Nations headquarters in New York Tuesday that France is still working on the initiative, saying he expects “positive developments” on […]

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Suspected Settlers Set Fire in West Bank Mosque

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say suspected Israeli settlers have set fire to a tire inside a mosque in the West Bank, and spray painted a message on the building’s walls referring to a nearby settler outpost. The fire was discovered Tuesday in the village of al-Mughayyir. Officials say the damage was limited to some prayer rugs inside. Authorities […]

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US, Israel Blame Syria for Inciting Border Clashes

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has joined Israel in blaming Syria for inciting the lethal confrontations that occurred Sunday along the Israeli-Syrian border. Syrian state media say 23 people were killed and more than 325 wounded when Israeli troops opened fire on pro-Palestinian protesters who were attempting to breach the frontier. The Israeli military has termed the […]

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Soldiers, Protesters Remain at Golan Heights Following Clash

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli soldiers and dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters remained Monday on opposite sides of the border between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a day after deadly clashes there. The Israeli military on Monday disputed Syrian state media reports that 20 people were killed and more than 325 wounded when Israeli troops fired at protesters who […]

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Syria Says 20 Dead as Israel Opens Fire on Golan Protesters

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops on Sunday fired at hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who attempted to cross the barbed-wire fence between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Syrian state media reported that 20 protesters were killed, including a woman and a teenage boy, and more than 325 wounded. Syrian hospital officials confirmed the casualty count, providing names of […]

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Israeli Troops Fire at Protesters on Golan; Syria Reports 14 Dead

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops on Sunday fired at pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to rush the barbed-wire fence between Syria and the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Syrian state media report that 14 protesters were killed, scores more wounded. Among those reported killed were a woman and child. The protesters were marking the 44th anniversary of the Arab defeat in […]

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