Gideon Lichfield

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Global news editor for Quartz; former Deputy Editor and Jerusalem Bureau Chief for Economist magazine

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Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Facebook’s launch. But while the site is still going strong for now, its users are aging.

Aging Facebook

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President Obama took a diplomatic gamble today by inviting the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to Washington next month to begin the first direct peace talks in almost…

Israelis and Palestinians Agree to Talk

President Obama took a diplomatic gamble today by inviting the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to Washington next month to begin the first direct peace talks in almost…

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Both Israel and Syria officially conceded today what everyone already knew. In a midnight raid last month, Israeli planes struck deep inside Syrian territory.

Israel Admits Bombing Syrian Military Target

Both Israel and Syria officially conceded today what everyone already knew. In a midnight raid last month, Israeli planes struck deep inside Syrian territory.

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