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Israeli police rearrest Khader Adnan, former Palestinian hunger-striker released only hours earlier – Jerusalem Post

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – Israeli police detained a Palestinian militant leader on Monday for questioning over his travel to Jerusalem, a police spokeswoman said, a day after he was freed from prison in a deal ending an almost two-month-long hunger strike.

Khader Adnan of the Islamic Jihad faction was taken into custody near al Aksa mosque in the Old City in East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed as part of its capital – a move not recognized abroad – and where Palestinians seek independence.
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Nasrallah: Syria will remain steadfast, and no-one can bring it down militarily – Hazem Sabbagh/Veterans Today

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Beirut – Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, reaffirmed the need to find a political solution for the crisis in Syria, saying that the states that are causing trouble in Syria must cease doing so.

In a speech delivered on Friday on occasion of Quds Day, Nasrallah said that if Syria is lost, then Palestine will be lost as well, and that what is happening in Syria and the Takfiri plot both serve Israel, noting that Israeli leaders have recently expressed satisfaction over the war, destruction, and fighting taking place in Syria.
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Take a Page From Kentucky Fried Chicken and Bring Back Zionism – Jack Saltzberg/Algemeiner.com

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Kentucky Fried Chicken used to be a mainstay in American fast food. Who can forget the plump Colonel quipping, “Finger lickn’ good”? When the health craze hit, it rebranded. The deep-fried chicken stayed, but the name was changed to KFC. Many people today don’t even know what KFC means.

The same can be said about the word “Zionism.” Starting in the 1800s, Zionists believed in the historical and modern-day Jewish homeland in Israel. (Zion is the biblical word for Israel.) Zionism is the movement singularly credited for the establishment of the​ modern ​State of Israel. But on November 10, 1975, something happened. In an effort led by the international terrorist Yasser Arafat, his Palestine Liberation Organization, 19 countries of the Arab League (representing a 98% Muslim majority of nearly 300 million Arabs), and the Soviet Union, the United Nations voted to declare that “Zionism is a form of racism.” This claim caught on globally, especially with minorities, progressives, liberals, and many secular Jews.
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*Bludgeoned by desperation, Netanyahu tweets in Farsi against Iran nuclear deal – Dan Williams/Reuters

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – In an 11th-hour escalation of his lobbying against an expected nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned to the Iranian public on Monday with a new Farsi-language Twitter account.

An Israeli official said Netanyahu aimed to persuade ordinary Iranians they stood to lose from a deal that limits, but does not eliminate, Tehran’s nuclear program because “the more the regime feels strong and impervious to foreign pressure, the more it increases domestic oppression”.
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Dark mystique of French Foreign Legion keeps drawing foreigners – AFP

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Fontenay-sous-Bois (France) – It’s the stuff of legends. An elite force that takes in people from all over the world, erases their troubled pasts and asks them to fight tooth and nail for a country that isn’t theirs.

Thousands of potential recruits knock on the door of the French Foreign Legion every year, hoping to join a 6,800-strong force that has fought for France for close to two centuries in conflicts the world over.
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Funny Things Foreign Governments Warn Their Citizens About Traveling to the U.S. – Yahoo Travel

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Being topless is outlawed, even for small girls. – German government

Avoid walking alone in less vibrant areas (parts of the Bronx in particular) and parks (including Central Park). – French government

Don’t make flippant remarks about bombs or terrorism, especially when passing through U.S. airports. – British government

These are just a few of the warnings issued by governments abroad for anyone planning to travel to America. You can see what the world has to say about us via government websites (with a little help from Google translate) — and it’s pretty eye opening.
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Jewish woman who helped Kurds fight IS returns to Israel – Dan Williams/Reuters

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A Canadian-Israeli who was the first foreign woman to help Syria’s Kurds fight Islamic State has left the front lines and returned to Israel, citing the spread of Iranian influence in the war zones among her reasons.

After eight months in which she was often incommunicado, stirring rumors that she had fallen captive, Israeli media feted Gill Rosenberg’s sudden return on Sunday. But she may still face a legal reckoning for her unauthorized travels.

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A man created a font that tells you if the NSA might think you’re a terrorist – Business Insider

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What you type tells a story about who you are. At least that’s what governments think. So much so that antiterrorist organizations like the NSA and the UK’s GCHQ have developed lists of words that they believe a terrorist is likely to type.

If you type the flagged words and the government sees it, well, you may have been added to some list.

Now there’s a tool that shows just how often some of these suspicious words pop up in everyday conversations. It comes in the form of a font.
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NO EXIT: Israel’s Hidden Strategic Weakness

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Buried deep inside an occupied mountain in the holy land is a room with no windows.  Inside this room, seven nervous men sit at a roundtable.  These men have not smiled in nine years.  They have not had a good night sleep in nine years.  They have not had a day off since Israel lost the war against Hezbollah in 2006 and Israel’s deterrence capability took a dangerous and public nose-dive.

Ever since then, these seven analysts, each with their own specialist file have congregated together to analyze new and growing existential dangers, and to find an effective way to reverse Israel’s strategic misfortunes. They have not once left this windowless room – they cannot leave this room without a workable solution in hand. The dark circles around their eyes say it all.  By now, very little is spoken between them – and often in whispers.  They wring hands.  They pass maps to each other.  They pass files with the word ‘classified’ stamped skewered in bold red.

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Iran Unveils Cellphone Game Simulating Missile Strikes Against Israel – Algemeiner.com

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Iran unveiled a new cellphone game last Friday which simulates missile strikes against targets in Israel, semi-official state news agency Fars reported on Sunday.

The release of the game, called ‘Missile Strike,’ came as world powers and Iran entered the third week of negotiations in Vienna aimed at curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
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Watchdog Slams C-SPAN for Allowing Uncontested Antisemitic, Anti-Israel Rants by Callers – Algemeiner.com

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A major media watchdog blasted C-SPAN on Friday for consistently broadcasting antisemitic and anti-Israel rants from callers without interruption or clarification on the network’s daily morning talk show, Washington Journal.

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) said the offending callers are generally allowed to speak at will, and, on the rare occasion that they are refuted, it is usually by a program guest rather than a C-SPAN host. Potentially millions of viewers hear the bigoted sentiments expressed on the three-hour talk show and no other religious or ethnic minority, or country receives such treatment on the program, according to the independent media watchdog.
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The Debate: P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Negotiations (July 11th)

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