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Abbas Sparks Protests With Israel Comments

Seemingly innocuous remarks stir right of return passions

(Newser) - Protests broke out across the Gaza Strip this weekend, with angry Palestinians burning Mahmoud Abbas' picture in protest, as pundits and rival politicians denounced him as a traitor, all over what, to an outside observer, might sound like less-than-outrageous remarks. In a Friday interview on Israeli TV, Abbas was asked... More »

Iran's Jews Snub Israel's Offer of Cash for Emigration

Offers were for $10,000 a person

(Newser) - Iran's Jews collectively rebuffed a $10K-per-person cash offer from Israel seeking their emigration, extended by a group of wealthy expats. "The identity of Iranian Jews is not tradable for any amount of money," says the spokesman for the country's Jews. More »

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