Nicholas Kristof's Top Stories

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  1. Collective Punishment in Gaza
    Credit Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Three days after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the current war in Gaza, he held a press conference in Tel Aviv during which he said, in Hebrew, according to the Times of Israel, “I...
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  2. Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer
    With a walrus moustache, a fiery temper and a reputation for brutality, Igor Bezler is the most feared of all the rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine. Nicknamed Bes, or “the Demon”, he is regarded as something of a loose cannon, even by other rebels,...
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  3. Ransoming Citizens, Europe Becomes Al Qaeda’s Patron
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  4. Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift...
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  5. One reason Congress is so pro-Israel? Fundraising.
    What drives the overwhelming congressional support for Israel that's such a striking element of American politics? For some members, it's genuine passion. For others, it has to do with public opinion. But another real consideration that's rarely...
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