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Netanyahu Publicly Backs Kurdish Independence

1. In a policy speech at Tel Aviv U., Prime Minister Netanyahu called for Kurdish independence from Iraq. According to AP, Netanyahu is “the first significant world figure to call for Kurdish independence.” The Jerusalem Post points out Bibi’s backing  puts him at odds with the US, which prefers to see Iraq remain intact. Netanyahu also

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Israel to Intervene If ISIS Threatens Jordan Stability?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Daily Beast: Israel is prepared to intervene if ISIS threatens Jordan’s stability. Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph looks into ISIS popularity in Jordan. In Jordan, the actions of Isis in Iraq are inspiring radical factions of the country’s largely Sunni society, who sympathise with the group’s ambition to depose Nouri al-Maliki,

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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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