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Report: NSA shares data with Israel in secret deal
The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first removing information about U.S. citizens, according to a secret document provided to The Guardian by Edward Snowden.
The secret deal, reached in 2009, according to the undated memorandum, places no legally binding limits on the use of data by the Israelis.

Report: NSA shares data with Israel in secret deal

The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first removing information about U.S. citizens, according to a secret document provided to The Guardian by Edward Snowden.

The secret deal, reached in 2009, according to the undated memorandum, places no legally binding limits on the use of data by the Israelis.

Israel, Palestine to resume peace talks Monday
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume long-stalled direct peace talks on Monday in Washington, the US State Department says. Both sides accepted invitations from Secretary of State John Kerry. Read more from AP.
Photo: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters during a visit at the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, on July 25, 2013. (Mandel Ngan / Pool via AP)

Israel, Palestine to resume peace talks Monday

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume long-stalled direct peace talks on Monday in Washington, the US State Department says. Both sides accepted invitations from Secretary of State John Kerry. Read more from AP.

Photo: Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters during a visit at the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, on July 25, 2013. (Mandel Ngan / Pool via AP)

Israel, Google partner to put Dead Sea Scrolls online
Israel and Google have partnered to put 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, The Associated Press reports.The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century B.C.
AP reports that Israeli officials say this partnership is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — often criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them broadly available.
Photo: A copy of a part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is presented during a joint Israel Antiquities Authority-Google news conference in Jerusalem today. (Dan Balilty / AP)

Israel, Google partner to put Dead Sea Scrolls online

Israel and Google have partnered to put 5,000 images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, The Associated Press reports.

The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century B.C.

AP reports that Israeli officials say this partnership is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — often criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them broadly available.

Photo: A copy of a part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is presented during a joint Israel Antiquities Authority-Google news conference in Jerusalem today. (Dan Balilty / AP)

BREAKING: Israel-Hamas cease-fire deal announced
A cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas is set to start at 9 pm Cairo time. The announcement was made at a Cairo news conference featuring Egypt’s foreign minister and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Read more updates at BreakingNews.com.Photo: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, after their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov. 21. Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets struck across the border as Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Nov. 21, seeking a truce to the recent violence. (Marko Djurica / Reuters)

BREAKING: Israel-Hamas cease-fire deal announced


A cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas is set to start at 9 pm Cairo time. The announcement was made at a Cairo news conference featuring Egypt’s foreign minister and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Read more updates at BreakingNews.com.

Photo: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, after their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Nov. 21. Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets struck across the border as Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Nov. 21, seeking a truce to the recent violence. (Marko Djurica / Reuters)

Israel airstrike kills Hamas military chief, 5 others

NBC News:

The head of the militant wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement and 5 others were killed as Israel launched a series of airstrikes in Gaza Wednesday, officials say.

Hamas spokesman Fauazy Brehom told NBC News that Ahmed Jabari was killed in the attack by Israeli forces. Jabari was the most senior commander of Hamas’ military wing, the Ezzidine Al-Qassam Brigades.

Photo: Emergency services extinguish the burned out destroyed car of Qassam top leader Ahmed Jabari after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Wednesday. (Ali Ali / EPA)

Gold coins found at Israel Crusades site

Reuters: A 1,000-year-old hoard of gold coins has been found at a Crusader battleground, Israeli archaeologists say. The 108 coins are part of one of the biggest collections of ancient coins discovered in Israel.

The gold coins weigh a total of around 14 ounces (400 grams). Some were minted 2 centuries earlier in Egypt.