Author Archives: Daniel Pomerantz

Syrian Mortars Hit Israel

Today’s Top Stories BREAKING: a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv has left several wounded.  At the time of publishing this IDNS we are still in very early stages and information is limited, but apparently the attack took place either near or in several hotels at the Tel Aviv waterfront and a Palestinian suspect has reportedly been

Israel Calls Out Syria on (More!) Chemical Weapons

  Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Israeli defense officials, Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons. Earlier this month a chemical attack in Syria killed over 80 people in a particularly gruesome manner. Director-general, Ahmet Uzumcu of the international chemical weapons watchdog the “Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” said laboratory

NYT Publishes Terror Leader’s Op-Ed

Today’s Top Stories 1. In tandem with a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners, The New York Times published a scathing anti-Israel op-ed by convicted murderer and notorious terrorist Marwan Barghouti. In addition to not calling out Barghouti for any of his incorrect facts, the New York Times described him in the “by-line” merely as “a Palestinian

Israel/US Blame Assad for Syria Chemical Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a northern rebel-held area into a toxic kill zone on Tuesday, inciting international outrage over the ever-increasing government impunity shown in the country’s six-year war. The United States has blamed Bashar Assad while Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that he has “100

Syria’s Gory Present and Threatening Future

Today’s Top Stories 1. With so much focus on tragic and immediate events in Syria we may be overlooking an important element relevant to the country’s future, and the future of the entire Middle East. Israeli Minister Yuval Steinitz tells the Jerusalem Post that as world powers focus on toppling ISIS, Iran is quietly gaining traction in

Iran Manufacturing Arms in Lebanon

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran is manufacturing arms inside Lebanon according to Chagai Tzuriel, director- general of the Israeli Intelligence Ministry. If true, it would mean the Iranians and Hezbollah are trying to get around the difficulty of transferring arms over land through Syria to Lebanon by manufacturing them locally instead. Israel reportedly, on a number of occasions,

Netanyahu Unveils Missile Shield, Issues Warning

Today’s Top Stories 1. During a ceremony unveiling Israel’s new integrated missile defense system, Israel PM Netanyahu issued a warning to countries that wish for Israel’s destruction: Whoever tries to strike us will be hit, those that threaten our existence put themselves in existential danger. The new missile systems are operating on Israel’s northern borders against attacks from Lebanese terrorist

UN Pulls Staff from Gaza

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process (UNSCO) will not send staff to Gaza until further notice, a source close to the organisation told AFP on condition of anonymity, after Hamas imposed tough new restrictions following the assassination of one of its members. In particular, Hamas’s closure of the

Bill Against Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. Democrats and Republicans have introduced a  bipartisan bill, the “Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017,” with seven co-sponsors from each party.  The act establishes new sanctions targeting Iran’s testing of ballistic missiles and its backing for terrorism, and also seeks to block the property of any entity involved in the sale of arms to

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