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Israel lifts censorship on airstrike in Syria (Eastday.com)
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Thu, 04 Oct 2007 03:08:44 GMT

The Israeli authorities yesterday lifted a gag order on Israel's alleged airstrike against Syrian targets last month as Israeli media confirmed the mysterious attack.

A year after war with Israel, Hezbollah regains strength in southern Lebanon (San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Wed, 03 Oct 2007 23:04:09 GMT

BAFLAY, Lebanon, 1:06 p.m. Oct. 3 (AP): When 30,000 U.N. and Lebanese troops deployed across southern Lebanon at the end of last year's Israel-Hezbollah war, the Islamic militant group's presence shrank in the zone bordering Israeli and its influence seemed likely to diminish as well.

Manor Stays In Israel, After All, (Investors Offshore)
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Thu, 04 Oct 2007 04:09:44 GMT

Negotiations between founder of Portus Alternative Asset Management, Boaz Manor, and the Canadian authorities which were supposed to lead to his return to Toronto from Israel to face charges of fraud have reportedly broken down, and Manor has cancelled his flight plans.

Israel belatedly admits attacking Syria on Sept. 6 (Taipei Times)
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Thu, 04 Oct 2007 01:56:45 GMT

A usually talkative Israel partially lifted an uncharacteristically effective news blackout, allowing Israel-based reporters to say that Israeli aircraft attacked a military target in Syria nearly a month ago, bringing Israel's military censorship into a rare spotlight.

Israel Completes Prisoner Release as It Frees 29 (New York Times)
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Wed, 03 Oct 2007 00:06:57 GMT

Israel released 29 Palestinian prisoners and returned them to Gaza on Tuesday, completing what Israeli officials described as a good-will gesture.

Israel leaves planning board (The Saratogian)
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Thu, 04 Oct 2007 02:58:29 GMT

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Bob Israel is stepping down from the Planning Board, allowing Mayor Valerie Keehn to make her fourth appointment to the board to serve out Israel's term, which ends at the end of 2009.

Israel completes release of 86 prisoners (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 21:58:54 GMT

Israel completed the release of 86 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday, a gesture meant to improve prospects for a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference later this fall.

Neck and neck: U.S. weapons deliveries the same for Egypt, Israel (World Tribune)
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Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:36:50 GMT

WASHINGTON — The United States have provided virtually the same amount of weaponry to Egypt and Israel, according to a congressional report. Egypt received $5.1 billion and Israel $5.2 billion in U.S. weapons deliveries from 2003 through 2006, despite a huge difference in aid levels.

A crack in Israel's silence on Syria (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 19:42:58 GMT

In a country notorious for talkative officials, Israel's silence on a recent air raid in Syria has been an anomaly. The official blackout lasted nearly a month, but it finally ended, partially, on Tuesday.

Israel lifts veil on airstrike against Syria (Los Angeles Times)
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Wed, 03 Oct 2007 07:15:25 GMT

The nation's media can now cite foreign news reports about last month's operation but may not publish other data they uncover. Easing a news blackout, Israel acknowledged Tuesday that its air force had struck an unspecified military target deep inside Syria last month.