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Israel Presses for Disarming of Hamas

Israel Presses for Disarming of Hamas

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz: Israel seeks the return of PA forces to Gaza and the disarming of Hamas. 2. Pope Francis hosted Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas for a prayer summit. Best coverage

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Misinformed Moderation: He Was Thrown Under a Bus

I’m impressed with the papal initiative, inviting Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to a prayer summit. I’d like to believe that something good will come from it, even if I’m not sure what it is. A tragically misinformed Christian Science Monitor staff-ed tried to make a similar argument. I say misinformed, because the one example

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Bibi Eyeing Unilateral Withdrawal?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Is Bibi eyeing some kind of unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank? Comments reported in the Israeli media are stirring considerable buzz: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu left Knesset members in

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A US Back Channel to Hamas?

Everything you need to know about coverage of Israel and the Mideast over the Shavuot holiday. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Buzzfeed, the US has been talking to Hamas through back channels — oh, for the last six months. Sheera Frenkel’s source is anonymous, and the

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Suspected Brussels Gunman in Custody

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. AFP: French police arrested a man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish museum last week. The suspect had in his possession a Kalashnikov and another gun of the

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De Klerk: Israel Not an Apartheid State

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Shortly after this roundup was published, Lauren Booth, a British journalist and Islamist tweeted to HonestReporting that Jews are indigenous to Eastern Europe. See Lauren Booth’s Anti-Semitic Tweet

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Reuters Shoots Truth in the Foot

The IDF suspended a soldier for firing his weapon in an unauthorized way during the Nakba Day clash. That’s according to Israeli media reports such as Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, and the Times of Israel. The reports make clear that this soldier did not fire the shots that killed Palestinian teenagers Nadim Nuwara and Mohammed Salameh. As

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Jerusalem Day Tensions After Temple Mount Clash

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The Temple Mount was closed on Jerusalem Day after Palestinians threw stones and clashed with Israeli police in the morning. Times of Israel coverage. Of all the Jerusalem Day articles, I

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Syrian Rebels Kill Hezbollah Commander Freed in Israeli Prisoner Swap

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas and Fatah agreed on the makeup of their national unity government. Officials in Mahmoud Abbas’s office say the new “technocrat” government will be sworn in on Thursday. Meanwhile, Zalman Shoval worries

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