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Vandals set fire to Arab restaurant in Jaffa in suspected 'price tag' attack

Vandals set fire to Arab restaurant in Jaffa in suspected 'price tag' attack | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Phrases 'price tag' and 'Kahane was right' were reportedly scrawled on walls at the scene; police are investigating incident.
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Abbas: Arab world was wrong to reject 1947 Partition Plan

Abbas: Arab world was wrong to reject 1947 Partition Plan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says in interview with Channel 2, 'it was our mistake, it was an Arab mistake as a whole,but do they (the Israelis) punish us for this mistake for 64 years?
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Syrian families divided by Golan fence

Syrian families divided by Golan fence | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Israeli forces are continuing the construction of the fence separating the Golan Heights from Syrian territories.
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Religious Violence, Uncertainty in Post-Mubarak Egypt Threatens Ties to Israel, U.S.

Religious Violence, Uncertainty in Post-Mubarak Egypt Threatens Ties to Israel, U.S. | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In the eight months since the Egyptian Revolution, a radical Islamic group has risen to power, the Army seems unwilling or unable to stop a growing rash of sectarian violence and the long-standing friendship between the US, Israel and Egypt is in ...
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Hezbollah: Terrorist organisation or liberation movement?

Hezbollah: Terrorist organisation or liberation movement? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Five years after the 34-day war of 2006 between Israel and Hezbollah, many Lebanese fear that there could be another, bigger conflict to come, reports Owen Bennett-Jones.
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'Let Israel come and take Syria'

'Let Israel come and take Syria' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Syrian security forces step up crackdown against demonstrators, desperate citizens plead for international intervention.
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Political turmoil in Syria resonates in Golan

Political turmoil in Syria resonates in Golan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
BUKATA, Golan Heights (AP) — Druse in the Israeli-held Golan Heights have been turning out in thousands in shows of support for Syria's president as he faces anti-government protests. But the pro-reform wave stirs mixed feelings for the 20,000 Druse, who never stopped seeing themselves as Syrian but have grown up used to freedoms under Israeli rule.
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Poll: Majority of Egyptians support maintaining Israel peace

Poll: Majority of Egyptians support maintaining Israel peace | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Survey by International Peace Institute published by the Wall Street Journal also shows most Egyptians do not support religious-extremist regime.
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We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Conflict

We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Conflict | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The spread of conflict and violence across the Middle East is dampening widespread hopes of an "Arab Spring" that followed the peaceful ousters of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia.
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Social protest leader tells Haaretz: Israelis won't accept the status quo

Social protest leader tells Haaretz: Israelis won't accept the status quo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This summer's social-justice movement is organizing another rally for Saturday night, after weeks of hibernation, to show that social issues are still on the agenda. But will people come? An interview with Stav Shaffir.
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Arab schools watchdog draws up educational plan for 'Palestinian minority' in Israel

Arab schools watchdog draws up educational plan for 'Palestinian minority' in Israel | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Education Ministry: We will not allow the material to be taught in schools.
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What Occupy Wall Street Can Learn from Occupy Tel Aviv

What Occupy Wall Street Can Learn from Occupy Tel Aviv | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Before Zuccotti Park, there was Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.
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Who Gains, Who Loses in Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap to Free Gilad Shalit? - Global Spin

Who Gains, Who Loses in Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap to Free Gilad Shalit?   - Global Spin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Win-win outcomes are all too rare in the Middle East, but the agreement that will see Hamas free captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for a reported 1,000 Palestinian prisoners will allow each of its stakeholders to claim victory.
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Israel's 'Syria option' was never one

Israel's 'Syria option' was never one | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Jonathan Spyer: Many Israelis assumed Assad's Iran alliance was not a happy one.
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WikiLeaks: Syria aimed chemical weapons at Israel

News: In 2008 meeting between Ehud Olmert, US senior officials, former prime minister said Syria placed long-range missiles with chemical warheads on high alert following attack on nuclear plant, WikiLeaks papers suggest...
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Document: Syria unlikely to survive a war

Document: Syria unlikely to survive a war | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime would be unlikely to survive a war with Israel, a former senior Israeli military intelligence officer said.
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IDF strikes Gaza smuggling tunnels amid mounting tensions

IDF strikes Gaza smuggling tunnels amid mounting tensions | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In statement, IDF says it would 'not suffer' the continued launching of rockets and mortars on communities around the Gaza Strip.
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IDF: Syria may provoke Israel to distract from domestic unrest

IDF: Syria may provoke Israel to distract from domestic unrest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Defense officials have been following events in Syria closely over the last few days, especially after the violence in the southern town of Dara'a.
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