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Islamic State releases 49 Turkish captives

Due to hostage crisis, U.S. has been careful not to push Turkey too hard to join anti-Islamic State efforts.

In Chicago heaven, missing Israeli hell

Illinois people are kind and polite, and things in Israel are as screwed-up as ever, writes Sayed Kashua. So why's it so hard to keep down these strong urgings for home?

An Israeli soldier near the Gaza border this summer, about to prepare a tank for deployment.
The Israeli military: Winning wars, losing money

The wastefulness of this summer's Gaza operation in terms of firepower and manpower, and the ongoing dispute over the state budget show that the IDF has yet to learn how to function according to a proper war economy.

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Byzantine-era discovery made near Beit Shemesh

Monastery includes olive press, wine press and mosaics; Antiquities Authority launches new website for archeological survey of entire country.