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Kerry, Abbas Discuss Return of Refugees

Kerry, Abbas Discuss Return of Refugees

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 difficult trade-offs for peace continue. According to Xinhua, John Kerry proposed that 80,000 Palestinian refugees be allowed to settle in Israel. Mahmoud Abbas is pushing for 200,000. “Kerry’s proposal

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Hamas Pushing Palestinian Unity

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 no end to Egyptian pressure, Hamas signals “readiness” to reconcile with Fatah. Among the confidence building measures reported by the Jerusalem Post, Fatah members who fled Gaza will be allowed to

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Academics Take Dig at ASA Boycott

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 first buyers of natural gas from Israel’s offshore reserves are none other than the Palestinians. We’re talking about a $1.2 billion contract to supply a new West Bank power

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Hezbollah Smuggling Advanced Missiles

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 Wall St. Journal (via Google News) reports that Hezbollah’s smuggling advanced guided missiles from Syria to Lebanon in piecemeal fashion to avoid Israeli airstrikes: The movements appear to serve

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Arms Cache Found in PLO Envoy’s Home

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. BREAKING NEWS: A Hezbollah neighborhood of Beirut was rocked by a powerful explosion. Early reports from Reuters. 2. Czech police discovered a large cache of weapons at the Prague residence of

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Blast Kills PLO Diplomat in Prague

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. BREAKING NEWS: Shortly before today’s roundup was published, it was reported that the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, died of injuries from an explosion at his Prague

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Egypt to Label Hamas a Terror Group?

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 released 26 Palestinian prisoners last night. Now what? The Palestinians are demanding that in the next batch Israel include Israeli-Arabs who carried out terrorist attacks, something Jerusalem has until

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John Kerry’s Diplomatic Trade-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. Let’s make a deal: According to Arab reports picked up by the Times of Israel, John Kerry will propose the following tradeoff: The Palestinians will recognize Israel as a Jewish

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Katyushas Hit Northern Israel

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. Lebanese Katyushas landed on Israel this morning. The IDF responded with artillery fire. No casualties reported on either side of the border. More at the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, and AFP.

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