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Israeli Air Strike on Hezbollah?

Israeli Air Strike on Hezbollah?

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. Looks like the Israeli Air Force attacked a Hezbollah target in eastern Lebanon, or possibly in Syrian territory. Though it’s hard to judge the credibility of cited Al Arabiya and Daily Star reports, Reuters quoted an anonymous

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German Paper Apologizes for Yet Another Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Süddeutsche Zeitung (the same paper which apologized for a cartoon demonizing Israel last year) apologized on Twitter for another anti-Semitic-themed cartoon.  This time around, cartoonist Burkhard Mohr, caricatured Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as a long-nosed octopus controlling the world. Not smart. If you don’t get why, see the Daily Mail, which compared Mohr’s caricature to similar Nazi imagery. What’s with these German

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“Israel Apartheid Week” Kicks Off

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. With Angela Merkel arriving in Israel this evening, YNet gave op-ed space to Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talked peace on German TV. The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Deutsche Welle,

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Hamas to Privatize Gaza Border Crossings?

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. Ouch: A Fatah official in Lebanon admitted that the PLO and Fatah have lost control of Lebanese refugee camps. Maan News explains why it matters: The Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon are

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Assad Using Chemical Weapons Again?

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. Did Bashar Assad use chemical weapons again? Survivors of a January 13 attack on Daraya insist yes, but US officials voiced skepticism. More on the story at The Daily Beast. 2. Iran

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Ex-Arafat Apologist Gets Key White House Post

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. According to Israeli media reports, John Kerry’s framework agreement will call for an “unofficial” freeze on construction “outside of the large blocs of communities that Israel intends to keep in any

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Why is Iran Supporting Al-Qaida in Syria?

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. Christians should take note of a brewing controversy in the PA. Mahmoud Abbas wants to remove religious affiliation from Palestinian identity cards, but he’s getting resistance from Hamas and others. Khaled Abu

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Palestinian Admits to Terror for PA Pension

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. An imprisoned Palestinian terrorist admitted to Israeli authorities that he faked plans for a second attack in order to obtain a nicer pension from the PA. Palestinian Media Watch obtained

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To Err is Human, But Algorithms Can Be Screwy Too

The “related reading” you commonly see alongside news articles are based on computer algorithms so that editors don’t have to spend time manually plugging in related content. The concept is simple: a computer judges — based on keywords, date, and other factors — what articles are “related.” Then it automatically posts the article’s headline and

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Al-Qaida Affiliate Sets Up in Gaza

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 before this roundup was published, there were reports of a bus explosion in Taba, just inside the Egyptian side of the border. Early reports say a

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