1. Israel using flechette shells in Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 17:10:00

    Palestinian human rights group accuses Israel military of using shells that spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal darts Continue reading…

    45488 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 28038 retweets and 642 favorites
    1766 positive votes on Reddit
    8041 shares and 6623 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 8 reshares
    98 shares on LinkedIn
    97 views on StumbleUpon

  2. James Garner, Witty, Handsome Leading Man, Dies at 86
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-20 at 21:30:17

    Mr. Garner was best known as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western “Maverick” and the cranky sleuth Jim Rockford in the 1970s series “The Rockford Files.”

    35366 Shares
    88 positive votes on Reddit
    7891 shares and 27124 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 120 plus ones and 14 reshares
    109 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Neighborhood Ravaged on Deadliest Day So Far for Both Sides in Gaza
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 06:36:12

    The withering assault on the neighborhood of Shejaiya, and the death of 87 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and officers, appeared to shake the international community.

    14785 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 9205 retweets and 852 favorites
    2256 shares and 2155 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 66 plus ones and 14 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    65 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 19:08:49

    People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive Continue reading…

    14404 Shares
    112 twitter shares, 4050 retweets and 102 favorites
    75 positive votes on Reddit
    4890 shares and 4422 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 451 plus ones and 85 reshares
    34 shares on LinkedIn
    163 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Sayed Kashua: why I have to leave Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 04:35:00

    The Arab-Israeli author moved to Jerusalem as a child and has devoted his life to telling Israelis the Palestinian story. But last week he decided to emigrate with his family to the US Continue reading…

    12817 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 470 retweets and 31 favorites
    9 positive votes on Reddit
    4519 shares and 7654 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Actor James Garner dies aged 86
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-20 at 21:52:37

    James Garner, the US star of hit TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, dies aged 86.

    11140 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1755 retweets and 111 favorites
    2817 shares and 6254 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 71 plus ones and 7 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Unguarded comments suggest Kerry frustration at civilian toll in Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-21 at 01:12:22

    ‘It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation’ captured on open microphone Obama tells Netanyahu of ‘serious concern’ at rising casualties Israel kills scores in Gaza suburb in deadliest attack so far Opinion: how the occupation of Gaza corrupts the occupier Co…

    6970 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 1386 retweets and 68 favorites
    58 positive votes on Reddit
    1196 shares and 4144 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-21 at 09:31:26

    US President Barack Obama called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas on Sunday, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476. The UN Security Council expressed concern for the growing number…

    6734 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 5161 retweets and 260 favorites
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    902 shares and 261 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 4 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Kerry Says Russia Trained Separatists to Use Antiaircraft Missiles
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 05:40:14

    Secretary of State John Kerry stopped short of saying Russia provided the missile unit that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

    6471 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6073 retweets and 96 favorites
    43 positive votes on Reddit
    118 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Gaza’s bloodiest day as at least 100 Palestinians are killed
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-21 at 03:24:00

    Hospitals overwhelmed after shelling of Shujai’iya suburb Bombardment described by Arab League as a ‘war crime’ UN security council holds emergency meeting Israel denies Hamas claims of captured Israeli soldier Continue reading…

    6156 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3281 retweets and 60 favorites
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    1300 shares and 1393 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. China sends spy ship off Hawaii during U.S.-led drills
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-21 at 01:36:08

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has sent a spy ship to international waters off of Hawaii during a giant U.S.-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time this year, the U.S. Navy sa…

    5122 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 4966 retweets and 2 favorites
    31 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  12. In Gaza, Epithets Are Fired and Euphemisms Give Shelter
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 04:22:24

    In a clash of narratives, officials from both Israel and Gaza advise supporters on the language and images that should be used on social media platforms.

    5075 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 4559 retweets and 131 favorites
    213 shares and 56 likes on Facebook
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  13. MH17 victims put on refrigerated train bound for unknown destination
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 15:25:20

    International monitors arrive in Torez to inspect wagons accompanied by convoy of heavily armed and nervous rebels Continue reading…

    5048 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 118 retweets and 29 favorites
    3875 positive votes on Reddit
    506 shares and 351 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    41 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Morning Mail: MH17 chaos as bodies loaded on to train; Gaza’s bloodiest day
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-21 at 03:28:10

    Guardian Australia’s morning news briefing from around the web Continue reading…

    4826 Shares
    92 twitter shares, 4614 retweets and 52 favorites
    15 shares and 53 likes on Facebook

  15. Labor registers huge swing of 18.6% in Queensland byelection
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 12:21:30

    ALP celebrations begin in Brisbane electorate of Stafford as premier acknowledges voters not happy with government Continue reading…

    3586 Shares
    88 twitter shares, 1202 retweets and 57 favorites
    223 shares and 2010 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israel kills scores in Gaza City suburb in deadliest assault of offensive so far
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 23:11:47

    Special dispatch: Peter Beaumont reports from Shujai’iya, where fleeing and injured tell of streets strewn with bodies and rubble Continue reading…

    3391 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 1058 retweets and 48 favorites
    36 positive votes on Reddit
    1145 shares and 992 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  17. UN chief condemns ‘atrocious’ Gaza killings
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-21 at 09:46:10

    Ban Ki-moon condemns killing of civilians by Israel as UN Security Council meets on Gaza.

    3358 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2771 retweets and 8 favorites
    11 positive votes on Reddit
    300 shares and 139 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  18. DealBook: In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-21 at 05:55:03

    Millions of Americans are receiving auto loans they cannot possibly afford, in a lending climate marked by some of the same lack of caution seen in the housing industry before its 2008 implosion.

    3342 Shares
    1745 shares and 1191 likes on Facebook
    405 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-21 at 09:53:10

    Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

    3232 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3021 retweets and 39 favorites
    52 shares and 19 likes on Facebook

  20. MH17: Russia is not yet ready to abandon rebel groups
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 00:11:48

    If Vladimir Putin’s ‘people’ are found responsible for the MH17 tragedy, it will be devastating for him Continue reading…

    3153 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2716 retweets and 68 favorites
    31 positive votes on Reddit
    96 shares and 62 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    62 views on StumbleUpon

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