Israeli students snap photos of the Syrian landscape from Mount Bental in the Golan Heights, which is occupied by Israel. Israelis have even watched Syrian troop and rebel movements from here. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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In the Golan Heights: Stray Bullets And Spring Cleaning

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A top Israeli military official on Tuesday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime of using chemical weapons in recent fighting in Syria. Syria has denied using such weapons. Assad is shown here at the Opera House in Damascus in January. Anonymous/SANA/AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a meeting in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, on Thursday. Netanyahu has reached agreement with other factions to form a coalition government following an election in January. Gali Tibbon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Weeks Of Wrangling, An Israeli Government Takes Shape

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The story of "Prisoner X" is dominating the media in both Australia and Israel. William West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The "prisoner x" story is front page news in Australia. William West /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Restaurants In Israel Declare A Kosher Rebellion

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In the southern West Bank city of Hebron today, supporters of Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas gathered in anticipation of today's vote at the U.N. Hazem Bader /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Philip Reeves, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

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Palestinians walking in front of a mural of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Gaza City earlier today. Mohammed Abed /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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