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Israel, offering Golan, awaits Syria proposals (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 20:42:02 GMT

Israel has told Syria it is willing to trade land for peace and is waiting to hear whether President Bashar al-Assad would cut ties with Iran and hostile guerrilla groups in return, Israeli officials said on Friday.

Ex-parliament speaker paints Israel 'Zionist ghetto' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 15:19:20 GMT

A former speaker of Israel's parliament considers the country a "Zionist ghetto" whose self-definition as a Jewish state is the key to its ruin, in an interview published on Friday.

Israel tells Syria willing to return Golan: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 13:05:43 GMT

An Israeli newspaper said on Friday that Israel has told Syria it is prepared to withdraw from the Golan Heights in return for lasting peace, adding to growing signals that Israel is looking to resume negotiations.

Israel seeks pivotal role in U.S. security initiative (JTA)
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Sat, 09 Jun 2007 03:01:28 GMT

President Bush discusses the creation of the Department of Homeland Security with federal workers in Washington July 10. With U.S. lawmakers now focused on the creation of a Department of Homeland Security, Israel is hoping to play a pivotal role.

Education minister goes to Israel (BBC News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 15:52:45 GMT

A UK education minister flies to Israel and the Palestinian territories to cement educational links.

Teens take life-changing trip to Israel (The Arizona Republic)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 20:56:13 GMT

The junior class of Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School just returned from a life-changing trip. The 17 teenagers took a 79,000-mile journey to Israel and traveled throughout the country for 49 days.

UN Council Refuses To Condemn Iran Pres' Remarks On Israel (Nasdaq)
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Sat, 09 Jun 2007 00:03:47 GMT

UNITED NATIONS (AP)--The U.N. Security Council refused to approve a statement Friday that would condemn remarks about Israel's destruction attributed to Iran's hard-line president because of objections from Indonesia, council diplomats said.

UN head shocked at Iran's Israel comment (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 02:11:44 GMT

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was "shocked and dismayed" at a report that Iran's hard-line president said the world would soon witness the destruction of Israel, the United Nations said Thursday.

Israel holds annual gay pride parade (UPI)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 12:41:32 GMT

Some 3,000 gay rights activists marched through the streets of Tel Aviv Friday for Israel's annual gay pride parade.

Indonesia, Qatar delay condemning Iran over Israel (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 20:32:02 GMT

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Indonesia and Qatar delayed on Friday a proposed U.N. Security Council statement condemning comments by Iran's president that forecast the destruction of Israel.