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Kurds prepare to dislodge ISIS from Kobani

Force brings badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favor of the peshmerga.

Gaza rocket fired at Israel

The incident marks the second time since Operation Protective Edge that Palestinians fire into Israel; no damage was reported.

An American shaheed: From New Orleans to the grave

Orwa Hammad’s father is a used-car dealer in New Orleans. The son grew up in the West Bank. Last Friday an Israeli army sharpshooter killed him, because he was apparently holding a Molotov cocktail.

Dreaming of dumplings in the camps

At age 91, veteran writer and translator Ruth Bondy is publishing a book about the lost prewar culture and cuisine.