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Hamas, Israel Reportedly Near Truce Agreement

November 20, 2012

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Hamas and Israeli officials reportedly were engaged in talks Tuesday — with Egyptian officials as intermediaries — that would put in place within hours a cease-fire in their week long conflict. A senior Hamas official told the AP that a truce agreement was within reach, while Reuters quoted an Israeli spokesman who said that while a cease-fire […]

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Israel’s Hamas Operation has Biblical Meaning?

November 20, 2012

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By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor (CNN) – To English speakers, the name of Israel’s anti-Hamas campaign sounds pretty straightforward: “Operation Pillar of Defense.” But reading the name of the Israeli operation in Hebrew might provoke some head-scratching. In Hebrew, the Israel Defense Forces have branded their recently launched anti-Hamas effort as “Operation Pillar of […]

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Clinton Headed to Jerusalem Amidst Fighting

November 20, 2012

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Efforts to end a week-old convulsion of Israeli-Palestinian violence drew in the world’s top diplomats on Tuesday, with President Obama dispatching his secretary of state to the region on an emergency mission and the U.N. chief appealing from Cairo for an immediate cease-fire. Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers have staked tough, hard-to-bridge positions, and […]

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Did the White House Lie About Libya?

November 15, 2012

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Republican lawmakers, after struggling for weeks to get answers on the Libya terror attack, ripped into the Obama administration Thursday — with one congressman claiming officials “lied to the American people.” Tempers boiled over as the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing with several analysts, though none would be considered key figures in the […]

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Israel, Gaza at the Brink of War?

November 15, 2012

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Gaza City (CNN) — Rockets and shells crisscrossed the skies over southern Israel and Gaza on Thursday as Palestinian militants continued rocket attacks on Israeli civilians and Israel pounded what it called terror sites. Israel reported three people killed. Hamas said 13 Palestinians were killed, but gave conflicting information as to how many of them […]

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BP to $4.5 Billion for Gulf O Spill

November 15, 2012

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — BP will plead guilty to a dozen felony charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in government penalties, the oil company said Thursday. Of the penalties, $4 billion will resolve criminal charges and an additional $525 million will […]

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