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Israel are hit by new FIFA ruling (CNN.com)
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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 19:49:05 GMT

TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) -- FIFA have clarified their international eligibility laws by prohibiting players from appearing for an adopted national team unless they are full citizens of that country.

Israel Grapples with Border Security Along Gaza (NPR)
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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 22:34:19 GMT

Israel's borders with Gaza are closed, and Israeli officials fear an influx of refugees if the borders reopen. They worry that they'll have to re-enter Gaza if the Iranian influence keeps growing. Weapons smuggling from Egypt presents another problem.

Israel sends missiles, tanks into Gaza (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 05:10:00 GMT

Israel fired missiles and sent tanks on a foray into Gaza on Wednesday, killing four Palestinians in the deadliest military action since Hamas militants took control of the coastal strip. At the same time, Israel allowed in a few sick and wounded Palestinians of the hundreds of people who fled the violence — with many holed up for days at a fetid border passage with Gaza.

Syrians open to Israel talks (UPI)
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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:50:04 GMT

Syria is "more than ready" to talk to Israel, a top official said in a newspaper interview published Thursday.

Zeev Schiff, 74, Author and Dean of Israel Military Correspondents, Dies (New York Times)
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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 02:36:11 GMT

Mr. Schiff, defense editor of the newspaper Haaretz and author of numerous books, was a household name in Israel.

Egypt summit could pave way for new beginning between Israel, PNA: Olmert (People's Daily)
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Fri, 22 Jun 2007 03:36:56 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday a planned four-way summit in Egypt could usher in a new beginning in bilateral relations between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), local media reported.

Syria says peace with Israel "not optimistic" (People's Daily)
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Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:54:30 GMT

Syrian Vice President Farouk al- Shara said on Thursday that peace with arch-foe Israel is "not optimistic" as the Jewish state and the United States do not want peace with it.

Israeli terror victims visit Ireland as Irish fans flock to Israel for game (JTA)
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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 20:31:23 GMT

Dublin's Chabad rabbi, Zalman Lent, standing left, and Rabbi Menachem Kuttner, director of activities of the Chabad Terror Victims Project, standing right, celebrate Purim with the visiting Rahamim family from Israel at a party in Dublin, March 25.

U.N.'s Ban faults rights council over Israel (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 23:51:52 GMT

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined Western nations on Wednesday in criticizing the world body's own Human Rights Council for picking on Israel as part of an agreement on its working rules.

Hamas leader warns Israel not to attack (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 20:46:59 GMT

With his group firmly in power in Gaza, Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar said Wednesday the radical Islamic movement doesn't want trouble with Israel, but warned it won't be the Jewish state's "protector" and threatened retaliation for attacks on militants.