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Hamas Ranked World’s Second Richest Terror Group

Hamas Ranked World’s Second Richest Terror Group

Today’s Top Stories 1. Why isn’t the UNRWA investigating how rockets turned up in its schools? 2. An Israeli security officer was arrested for the death of a Palestinian teen during Nakba day rioting in Beituniya in May. The cop could be charged with murder. According to Haaretz: A breakthrough occurred after the Palestinians provided

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Is The PLO Dictating Reuters Content?

A few days ago, the PLO warned foreign reporters not to use the name “Temple Mount” in reports about the Jerusalem holy site. The thrust of its argument is that the Temple Mount is located in occupied territory, and any reference to the site other than the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al Sharif in Arabic) encroaches

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Terror Victims Laid to Rest

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis stabbed by Palestinian terrorists died of their wounds yesterday. Staff Sgt. Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modiin, was attacked near the Tel Aviv train station. His killer, Nur a-Din Hashiya, is affiliated with Hamas, and is now hospitalized in Tel Aviv (a minor story of its own). In the other attack,

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Iran, Russia to Sign Nuclear Plants Deal

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** As this roundup went to press, Israeli media reported that three Israelis were stabbed — one fatally — at the entrance to Alon Shvut, a settlement in the Gush Etzyon area south of Jerusalem. The terrorist was killed by a security guard. 1. Iran, Russia to Sign Nuclear Plants Deal

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Israeli Arabs Protest Police Shooting Death

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police were on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and Galilee after the shooting death of a 22-year-old Israel Arab in Kafr Kana. Police say Kheir a-Din Hamdan approached them with a knife, but a video raised questions. Protests spread to universities in Tel Aviv and Haifa. 2. President Obama sent

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International Criminal Court Won’t Investigate Mavi Marmara Raid

Today’s Top Stories 1. Last night, a Palestinian driver rammed into a three soldiers near Bethlehem in another car attack. After an overnight manhunt,Hamam Masalmeh, a 23-year-old Palestinian from Beit Awwa, near Hebron, turned himself in to police, saying he lost control of the car. The army’s investigating the possibility that this was a hit

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1 Killed as Palestinian Plows Into Pedestrians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Terror struckJerusalem. Ibrahim al-Acari, a resident of eastern Jerusalem and known supporter of Hamas, plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians. As this roundup went to press, the one fatality was identified as Jidan Assad, a Druze member of the Border Police was killed. At least 14 others were injured, and Hamas was

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Iran to Ship Uranium to Russia?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Yesterday at the US Supreme Court, lawyers for the family of Menachem Zivotofsky and the US government made their cases for and against listing the 12-year’s place of birth as “Jerusalem, Israel” in his US passport. The Washington Post, Reuters and other news services all all described justices divided on the

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Flagging Temple Mount Fauxtography

See below for updates on this post, including the paper’s amended caption. If you didn’t know better, you’d think this photo in the Los Angeles Times shows the Israeli flag provocatively flying over the Dome of the Rock. Seen from Mount Scopus, the distinctive golden Dome of the Rock, one of Islam’s holiest sites, stands

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Hamas Opposes UN Role in Gaza Rebuilding

Today’s Top Stories 1. Qatar’s trying to have it both ways, supporting Islamic terror groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, maintaining a difficult modicum of friendliness with its Gulf state neighbors, while also being on the politically side of the war on ISIS it doesn’t wholeheartedly support. Reuters looks at Qatar’s ambiguity: First, Qatar’s decision

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