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November 21, 2006
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The families of eight Israeli Arabs shot dead by police during pro-Palestinian riots in 2000 rejected state compensation. The relatives of the slain protesters announced Monday that they would not accept the damages offered by the state, saying they want police officers prosecuted over the October 2000 shootings.

Germany’s culture minister and museums called for greater transparency and more provenance research for the restitution of Nazi-looted art. The statement came after Bernd Neumann met Monday in Berlin with museum heads. The meeting followed a contested restitution of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s 1913 “Berlin Street Scene.”

Iran’s president shrugged off Israeli threats to attack his country’s nuclear facilities as psychological warfare.

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