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    The United States called on the Palestinian Authority to bring to justice those responsible for terror bombings in Israel and urged the Israeli government to show restraint in the face of such attacks. “There can be no military solution to this conflict,” State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said. More ▸

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    Palestinians fired mortar shells at two Israeli settlements in the southern Gaza Strip, according to Israel Radio. No injuries were reported. More ▸

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    Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Jewish residents of Hebron and on an Israeli army outpost in the West Bank city. The army returned fire, according to the Jerusalem Post. More ▸

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    A small bomb was discovered in a bag at a bus station in Tel Aviv and safely defused. It was not immediately clear whether the incident was criminal or terrorist. More ▸

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    Israeli helicopter gunships killed at least three Hamas militants in an attack in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Israeli military officials said the attack targeted a Hamas leader who was planning to bomb the closing ceremonies of the Maccabiah Games on July 23. More ▸

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    Palestinians and Israeli police scuffled in eastern Jerusalem after Israel banned a memorial procession to the grave of the former top Palestinian official in Jerusalem, Faisal Husseini. Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert defended the order, telling Army Radio the gathering was meant to be a “political, provocative demonstration.” More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Fear Rights Forum Could Be Israel-bashing Session

    Lawmakers and Jewish activists are working to block a U.N. panel from bringing back the infamous declaration that “Zionism is racism.” The current draft of a resolution for next month’s U.N. Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa notes “with deep concern the increase in racist practices of Zionism.” The conference’s proposed declaration also minimizes… More ▸

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    Palestinians fired a mortar shell at Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood to retaliate for an Israeli helicopter attack on the home of a Hamas activist in Bethlehem. It is believed to be the first time since the violence erupted nearly 10 months ago that Palestinians fired mortars at Jerusalem. More ▸

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    Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer canceled a scheduled trip to the United States because of the tense security situation in Israel. Ben-Eliezer was due to leave for the United States on Wednesday for talks with senior officials, including U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. More ▸

  • After Yad Vashem’s Mural ‘rescue,’ Questions and Recriminations Linger

    Yad Vashem’s secretive and controversial acquisition of a Holocaust-era mural two months ago has inspired not just international anger, but a bitter joke circulating on the Internet. Why, poses the joke, didn’t representatives of the Jerusalem-based Holocaust museum appear at a recent ceremony commemorating the 1,600 Jews murdered in 1941 in the Polish village of… More ▸