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Their worldviews, formed less than 200 miles apart, illustrate the clashing religious beliefs, ideologies, and military doctrines that led to war 10 years ago Tuesday – and may well again.
Avigdor Lieberman's response could signal whether Israel will tip toward a more heavy-handed approach to security or leave avenues open for mitigating the violence through other means.
The Sykes-Picot agreement, reached a century ago this week, delineated national borders based more on British and French interests than local conditions. But it has proven surprisingly resilient.
The conflict in Syria has drawn in thousands of fighters from the Shiite militant group, stretching its once ironclad security to the point where its top officers are vulnerable to attack from Israel.
The Netanyahu government has taken issue with top army general's characterization of trends in Israeli society. The military is seen as an important voice that is above politics.
Military leaders condemned the shooting of a Palestinian assailant who lay wounded on the ground, but in a recent poll, a majority of Israelis said the soldier should be freed.
Actor and theater manager Kassem Istanbouli is seeking to encourage an interest in the arts among the youth of Tyre, who have few options for creative outlet.
Once a bold experiment in communal living, Israel's kibbutzim have been in decline. Now some hope the farming collectives can provide fertile ground for the startup culture.
Security measures at Israel's main airport, one of the world's safest, are vastly different from those in Brussels. But there is a tradeoff.
The resolution calls for the establishment of a database of businesses "involved in activities" in the occupied West Bank.
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