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Palestinian kills 4 Israelis on eve of peace talks (AP)

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Israeli policemen gather at a site of a shooting attack near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arbah, Tuesday, Aug, 31, 2010. A Palestinian gunman opened fire on an Israeli vehicle traveling in the West Bank on Tuesday, killing four passengers, authorities said, in a deadly attack that cast a long shadow over Mideast peace talks set to start this week. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)AP – Palestinian gunmen opened fire Tuesday on an Israeli car in the West Bank and killed four passengers on the eve of a new round of Mideast peace talks in Washington. The Islamic militant group Hamas claimed responsibility.

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Clinton confers with leaders on Mideast peace push (Reuters)

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Israeli soldiers guard along a highway near the site of a shooting attack which killed four Israelis near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, near Hebron August 31, 2010. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunReuters – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s direct peace talks as new violence flared over Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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UAE launches annual photography competition

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The annual photography competition 'Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes' that carries a first prize of 30,000 dirhams ($8,000) will start receiving entries from across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Wednesday.
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UAE sends 500 tonnes food aid to Somalia

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 500 tonnes of food to Somalia as part of its humanitarian assistance to the poverty-stricken country during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Obama ‘awed’ by US Iraq sacrifice

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President Obama hails the end of US combat operations in Iraq, saying the US has paid a “a huge price” to “put Iraq’s future in its peoples’ hands”.
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Four Israelis killed in West Bank

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Four Israelis are shot dead in an attack near a settlement in the West Bank, days before peace talks in the US.
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This does read like a fake interview

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““By preventing this mosque from being built, America is doing us a big favor,” Taliban operative Zabihullah tells NEWSWEEK. (Like many Afghans, he uses a single name.) “It’s providing us with more recruits, donations, and popular support.”” (thanks Fahd)

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Lebanon versus the US

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““Ground Zero” for Lebanon is an ever expanding, never ending, open wound that never heals.   ”So what now Newt?    Should you expect the Lebanese to allow a synagogue to be built on their Ground Zero, in the aftermath of a 9/11 that occurred 5 years after ours and which, “proportionately” speaking, was 30 times the size of ours?   Well guess what you hateful, misguided, twit?   THEY DID.  In the process of re-building Beirut yet again, in 2008, renovations began and have now been completed on the Maghden Abraham Synagogue located in the middle of newly renovated downtown Beirut in an area known as the “Solidere” which has become the focal point and showcase of Lebanon’s rebirth.”"

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Can you imagine if Hizbullah flew planes over Israel? The Security Council would have convened

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“The Lebanese Army command detailing violations of Lebanese airspace by Israeli drones on Monday. A statement said at 7:30 am on Monday an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese airspace over the southern village of Rmeish, and then flew over the towns of Riaq, Baalbeck, Hermel, and south Lebanon. It left at 12:10 pm over the southern village of Alma Shaab. At 10:47 am, two Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles reportedly breached the airspace near the border village of Naqoura and conducted a circular flight over Lebanese territories. The jet left at 12:30 pm above the southern village of Rmeish.

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Is Gamal Coming to the Summit?

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Ha’aretz is reporting that Gamal Mubarak is accompanying his father to the Israeli-Palestinian direct talks in Washington this week, which Husni Mubarak and King ‘Abdullah of Jordan are attending. If this occurs, and particularly if Gamal meets with the Israeli delegates, it would seem to confirm that his father intends for him to succeed. Certrainly the proxy campaign for Gamal, the appearance of pro-Gamal posters, etc. have all seemed to point the same way, but officially there has been no indication that the elder Mubarak will not seek another term. If this is true, it could be the point where the denials stop.


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