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  • A former Israeli official on Wednesday denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following a Swiss lab's claim that it found traces of a deadly substance on his belongings.

    In this April 5, 1995 file photo, Suha Arafat and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat attend a conference in Gaza Strip. A former Israeli official on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following a Swiss lab's claim that it found traces of a deadly substance on his belongings.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 8:00 PM EST
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  • In Thursday, April 5, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, former deputy chief of staff and national security adviser Uzi Dayan, center, and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak attend an event marking 40 years since the rescue operation of an airline hijacking, in Ramat Efal near Tel Aviv, Israel. When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to fill a sensitive Cabinet post recently, he turned to an old army buddy from his days in an elite commando unit.

    In building his team at a time of tensions over Iran's nuclear program, Netanyahu appears to be relying heavily — too heavily, some say — on veterans of Sayeret Matkal.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • KIRYAT MALACHI, Israel (AP) — When Israeli archaeologist Yoram Haimi decided to investigate his family's unknown Holocaust history, he turned to the skill he knew best: He began to dig.

    After learning that two of his uncles were murdered in the infamous Sobibor death camp, he embarked on a landmark excavation project that is shining new light on the workings of one of the most notorious Nazi killing machines, including pinpointing the location of the gas chambers where hundreds of thousands were killed.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT
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