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Israel rushes Barak defence appointment over Gaza (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 18:31:54 GMT

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak will be named Israel's defence minister next week in a reshuffle of the coalition cabinet rushed through in response to Palestinian factional warfare in Gaza, officials said on Friday.

U.S., Israel plan to ease sanctions to boost Abbas (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:07:51 GMT

The United States, Israel and European states are prepared to ease a ban on aid to the Palestinian government that President Mahmoud Abbas is forming in the West Bank after sacking Hamas, officials said on Friday.

How Does Gaza Takeover Affect U.S., Israel, Fatah? (NPR)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 21:35:15 GMT

Could the Hamas takeover of Gaza actually help Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas maintain control of the West Bank? Will it strengthen the relationship between the United States, Israel and the Fatah movement? Martin Indyk, former Israeli ambassador and the director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, talks with Michele Norris.

U.S., Israel weigh easing sanctions to boost Abbas (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:19:45 GMT

The United States, European states and Israel are considering rapidly easing sanctions in the occupied West Bank to try to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Western and Israeli officials said on Friday.

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Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:53:32 GMT

An alleged pedophile suspected of preying on as many as a dozen young boys in Brooklyn was arrested in Israel yesterday following his indictment on charges he molested two 13-year-olds, authorities said. Stefan Colmer, 30, a computer technician...

Israel ready to supply aid to Gaza (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:36:43 GMT

Israel said on Friday it is prepared to ship humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip after the Islamist movement Hamas seized full control of the impoverished territory.

Israel defence minister named (BBC News)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:12:36 GMT

Israel's new Labour Party chief and former PM, Ehud Barak, is appointed the country's defence minister.

New political landscape for Israel and West (Daily Telegraph)
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Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:56:26 GMT

The rout of Fatah by Hamas in Gaza changes the political landscape of the Middle East, uprooting long-established diplomatic assumptions and necessitating a radical rethink of how the world views the Israel-Palestine question.

Israel Fears Influx of Gaza Refugees (NPR)
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Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:15:06 GMT

Israeli officials worry that Palestinians will try to flee Gaza for Israel to escape Hamas-Fatah fighting. Border crossings with Gaza are now closed, but cannot stay that way indefinitely.

Predators Craving Israel (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 14 Jun 2007 23:00:00 GMT

Middle East: Most of the world is under the impression that Hamas has won the Palestinian civil war. But the real winner is the militant Islamic regime in Tehran, which is running a proxy war against Israel.