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  • U.N. curbs Golan patrols after peacekeepers seized, diplomats say

    March 14, 2013 | 7:54 am

    U.N. peacekeepers monitoring the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israel's Golan Heights have scaled back patrols after rebels detained 21 Filipino observers for three days last week, diplomats said on Thursday.

    The seizure of the unarmed observers highlighted the...

  • Foreigners still caught in Sahara hostage crisis

    January 18, 2013 | 11:20 am

    More than 20 foreigners were still either being held hostage or missing inside a gas plant on Friday after Algerian forces stormed the desert complex to free hundreds of captives taken by Islamist militants.

    More than a day after the Algerian army launched an assault to seize the...

  • Shalits reveal content of 2006 letter from Gilad

    September 8, 2009 | 2:15 pm

    The family of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit has allowed public access to a letter he wrote just months after being taken captive by Palestinian militants in 2006.

    The letter was handed over to Israel by Egyptian mediators in October 2006, four months after Shalit was seized in a cross-border raid.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Jewish Agency events mark Shalit birthday

    August 25, 2009 | 5:23 pm

    Events marking the 23rd birthday of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be held around the United States on Friday.

    The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing about a dozen ceremonies to honor the soldier, who was taken captive in a cross-border raid at the Gaza-Israel border...

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  • Sion Ebrahami: I was taken hostage by the moujahadeen

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 4, 2008 | 2:09 am

    If you ask retired Iranian Jewish accountant and author Simon "Sion" Ebrahimi about being held hostage for many months in his office in Tehran during the Iranian revolution, he will tell you the circumstances were a sort of a tragic comedy. Ebrahimi's office was located across the...
  • Candles in the wind

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 3:05 am

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  • Report: illegal West Bank construction up; Phosphorous bombs used in Hezbollah fight

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Report: Illegal West Bank Construction Up

    Israel reportedly has suppressed a government report revealing large-scale settlement expansion in the West Bank. Ha'aretz reported Tuesday that a study conducted over the past two years found that settlements and outposts often have been...