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Report: Netanyahu set to address US Jews on Iran deal in live speech (Haaretz)
White House says circumstances of Taliban leader's death remain uncertain (Reuters)
U.S. envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades (AP)
Woman arrested trying to jump White House fence (Reuters)
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
Palestinian reportedly shot dead by Israeli soldiers after approaching Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
Seven Libyan soldiers killed in clashes with ISIS (Reuters)
UN chief condemns Palestinian toddler killing, urges calm (Reuters)
Palestinian seriously injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Ramallah area (Haaretz)
Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish PKK militant targets in northern Iraq, CNN Turk reports (Reuters)
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Netanyahu becomes Israel’s Forrest Gump on the Internet
The image of PM Benjamin Netanyahu smiling as Gilad Shalit embraces his father after his release from captivity has become a Facebook hit, with the PM's image added to key moments in Israel's history.
Israelis were glued to their TV screens with tears in their eyes on Tuesday as they saw abducted soldier Gilad Shalit freed for the first time after five and a half years in captivity in Gaza.
However, despite the excitement and emotion that took over the nation, one photograph of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watching Gilad Shalit and his father, Noam, embrace has inspired a wave of cynicism and photoshopped images that have flooded Facebook.
The figure of the smiling Prime Minister has turned into a kind of “Forrest Gump,” that has been cut from the image and pasted into photographs of key moments in Israel's history. These include Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Cup win, the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948 and the signing of the peace treaty with Egypt in 1979.