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Saudi Journalist: Palestinians Need to Stop Blaming Everyone and Make Peace with Israelis

TEL AVIV – A leading Arabic newspaper this week published a damning column by a Saudi journalist claiming that Palestinians have missed too many opportunities for peace with Israelis and have always pointed fingers – long before settlements existed, and further adding that it was time for Hamas to end its violence against Israel as well as to end their futile dream of a “Palestine from the river to the sea.”

Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniya releases a dove during a rally of Hamas supporters to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamist movements creation and to ask for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Iran Denies It Delivered Missiles to Yemen Rebels

Iran on Friday denied US accusations it has delivered missiles to Yemeni rebels, retorting it was US support for a Saudi-led coalition backing the government that had prolonged the conflict.

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Libyan Unity Government Struggles to Impose Itself on Islamic State, Rebels

Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) – the much-touted “unity” government supported by the United Nations – is slowly taking control of government agencies. On Monday, the GNA took over the office of foreign affairs. Additionally, “transport, social affairs, environment, and youth and sports ministries have likewise been transferred to the new government.”

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Reality Check for Women in Combat

In 2013, the Obama Administration announced the President’s intent to repeal regulations exempting military women from direct ground combat units such as the infantry. The Marine Corps dutifully began a multi-phased research program to determine whether women could meet male physical standards. Two and a half years later, reality is setting in.

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