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Israeli Military Braces For Battle Over Beards

Israel’s long-running struggle to balance modern standards with Jewish tradition has come to a head in the military, where new orders curtailing beards among soldiers have met protests from some rabbis. Many Orthodox Jewish men go unshaven, a religious observance

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Abbas: Israeli Policies Will Lead Islamic State Into The Heart Of Israel

Tel Aviv – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the UN Security Council to provide the Palestinians with international protection from Israel amid fears that the Israeli government’s policies “would lead to the entry of Daesh [the Islamic State] into

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Israel Has Plans For West Bank Farmland: Army Radio

Israel plans to move into a large tract of agricultural land in the West Bank, Israel’s Army Radio said on Wednesday, a move that has angered Palestinians. The report said the land, covering 154 hectares (380 acres), was in the fertile

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Palestinian Terrorist Dies of Wounds from Gaza Clash: Ministry

GAZA CITY (AFP) – A Palestinian wounded at the Gaza border in clashes with the Israeli army last week died early Monday from his injuries, the Gaza health ministry said. Yusef al-Buhel, 48, died after being shot east of the Maghazi refugee

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