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Apr 15, 2014 — The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's 'Whip It' and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's 'Simply Irresistible.' "
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Apr 9, 2014 — Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab Israeli, is the latest winner of the Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. She plans to open a cooking school to bring Arabs and Israelis together at the table.
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Apr 4, 2014 — The secretary of state says both Israel and the Palestinians need to "spend some time thinking about making some very difficult decisions."
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Apr 3, 2014 — More than 1 million Arabs are Israeli citizens. About 350,000 Jewish Israelis live in the West Bank. What happens to them if a formal border is ever set between Israel and the Palestinians?
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Apr 1, 2014 — The formal naval intelligence analyst is serving a life term for spying for Israel. This is not the first time his case has cropped up in the larger context of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Haredi, a branch of Judaism that shuns modern secular culture, had long been exempt from national service. The bill had been boycotted by the opposition.
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Feb 23, 2014 — Samuel Sheinbein fled to Israel after murdering a Maryland teen. He claimed Israeli citizenship but was later convicted and had been serving a long prison term near Tel Aviv.
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Feb 5, 2014 — Internal disagreements among Israelis and Palestinians can be just as sharp as disputes between the two sides. NPR's Emily Harris heard these conflicting views as she traveled through the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.
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Jan 13, 2014 — The former Israeli leader died Saturday. He was 85. Vice President Biden called Sharon an "indomitable bulldozer." Sharon was buried Monday on his ranch in southern Israel.
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Jan 3, 2014 — The former prime minister has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006. This week, doctors said his condition has worsened. Sharon is 85.
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