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Syrian rebels reinforce siege of U.N. peace-keepers on Golan Heights

Reuters

1 day ago

Militants are seen on the Syrian side near the Quneitra border crossing between the Golan Heights and Syria on Aug. 28. Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Islamist militants surrounding 40 Filipino peace-keepers in the Golan Heights have reinforced their siege with fighters who arrived in more than 20 vehicles, U.N. diplomatic sources told... read full article

  • U.N. peace-keepers rescued from militants in Golan Heights

    Reuters

    1 day ago

    32 U.N. peace-keepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, the United Nations said.

    Another group of U.N. soldiers - also from the Philippines - remained trapped by the...

  • Cleveland State University signs agreement with University of Haifa

    JTA

    3 days ago

    Cleveland State University and the University of Haifa signed an agreement to develop joint programming.

    David Faraggi, rector of Israel’s University of Haifa, signed the memorandum of understanding to formalize their collaborative relationship with CSU President Ronald Berkman...

  • Hollande calls for easing blockade, demilitarizing Gaza

    JTA

    3 days ago

    French President Francois Hollande called for the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip and the easing of Gaza’s blockade.

    Hollande’s speech Thursday to the French diplomatic corps was the latest sign that the international community plans to press for demilitarization after the...

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  • Israeli company ReWalk going public

    JTA

    3 days ago

    The Israeli company ReWalk Robotics, which builds exoskeletons to help people with spinal cord injuries stand and walk, is going public.

    The company, which changed its name recently from Argo Medical Technologies to the name of its signature product, announced this week that it...

  • Sinai terror group beheads four accused of spying for Israel

    JTA

    4 days ago

    Four Egyptian men were beheaded by a Sinai-based terror group for allegedly spying for Israel.

    Members of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said in a video released Thursday that they killed the men because they had been spying for Israel’s Mossad agency.

    The headless bodies were found...

  • Hamas leader says Gaza only a ‘milestone to reaching our objective’

    by Amena Bakr, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Hamas will not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding that the latest conflict over Gaza was only "a milestone to reaching our objective."

    Speaking at a news conference in Doha, where...

  • Facing Islamist threats, Arab nations tilt toward Israel

    by Uriel Heilman, JTA

    4 days ago

    Between the war in Gaza and gains by Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Libya, there’s plenty of cause these days for pessimism about the Middle East.

    But amid all the fighting, there’s also some good news for Israel.

    If it wasn’t obvious before, the conflagrations have...

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