Opposition leader Isaac Herzog to speak at anti-violence rally in Tel Aviv on Sat. night (Haaretz)
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17-year-old Palestinian killed by IDF on Friday laid to rest near Ramallah (Haaretz)
Fire breaks out in Devira Forest, north of Be'er Sheva; four firefighting crews on scene (Haaretz)
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UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)
Yemen's vice president reportedly lands in southern port city of Aden (Reuters)
India and Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settling decades-long dispute (AP)
Settlers from Esh Kodesh clash with Palestinians in West Bank; IDF forces cordon off area (Haaretz)
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Report: Netanyahu set to address U.S. Jews on Iran deal in live webcast (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)
Terror victim group wants Zaka to build HQ in Sheikh Jarrah
A municipal advisory committee in Jerusalem recommended yesterday that the Zaka rescue service build new headquarters in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, the site of weekly demonstrations against what left-wing protesters are calling the Jewish takeover of Palestinian homes there.
The Jerusalem Memorial Committee for Terror Victims is recommending that Zaka should build a large building that would contain its offices and serve other functions, such as housing a museum dedicated to victims of terror attacks.
The Jerusalem municipality played down the committee's recommendation, saying in a statement: "The committee's job is merely advisory. [City council member Yair] Gabai's initiative did not take into account other relevant factors. It will have no bearing on the results."
Gabai said if the municipality approves the move, construction can begin soon because there is already a site in Sheikh Jarrah that has been zoned for public use.
He said the committee had been looking into the issue for a long time and that its recommendation yesterday was not intended to sabotage the peace talks that opened in Washington yesterday.