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Israel Opposes US Intervention in Iraq

Israel Opposes US Intervention in Iraq

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 Times of Israel picked up on a new poll (pdf format) which found Palestinian support for a two-state solution plummeting. Marking a notable shift in Palestinian public opinion,

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Starved of Attention, Palestinians End Hunger Strike

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. Starved of attention, Palestinian detainees ended their  63-day hunger strike. Palestinian sources told the Times of Israel that the hunger strikers were “primarily primarily motivated by a realization that the issue had

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The Committee to Protect Journalists From What?

It’s been five days since CNN reporter Ben Wedeman was roughed up by Palestinian police while covering a Hamas rally in Hebron. That’s more than enough time for the Committee to Protect Journalists to come out with a statement condemning the assault. Wedeman, along with cameraman Joe Sheffer and producer Kareem Khadder, thankfully escaped with nothing more

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/12/2014

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Abbas Seeks UN Intervention For Hunger-Striking Prisoners

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. Israel holds Mahmoud Abbas responsible for a Gaza rocket that landed in southern Israel this morning. Abbas, for his part, offered a condemnation. 2. The family of Nadim Nuwara told Haaretz it’s

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Rubi Rivlin Elected Israel’s Next President

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 Knesset elected Reuven “Rubi” Rivlin as Israel’s next president. He’ll succeed Shimon Peres, whose term ends in July. See Jerusalem Post coverage of the vote, and YNet‘s backgrounder on Rivlin’s political history.

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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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