Dan Ephron

Newsweek/Daily Beast

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Jerusalem Bureau Chief, and former national security correspondent, for Newsweek and the Daily Beast

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After his death eight years ago, Yasser Arafat was buried under several meters of concrete to make sure his remains could never be desecrated.

Arafat Exhumed

After his death eight years ago, Yasser Arafat was buried under several meters of concrete to make sure his remains could never be desecrated.

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Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians, and it's been thought immune to attacks from any of the players in the troubled Middle East.

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Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians, and it's been thought immune to attacks from any of the players in the troubled Middle East.

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After days of missile- and rocket-fire from Gaza, Israel escalated the confrontation today with multiple airstrikes and the targeted killing of Ahmed-al-Jabari, a senior military…

Hamas Issues "Declaration of War" after Israel's Targeted Killing

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