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Former BBC Middle East correspondent Tim Llewellyn: “Zionists are scattered at strategic points throughout British business.”

Cross posted by Richard Millett The reputation of the Jewish community was dragged through the gutter at last night’s book launch of The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe: Changing Perceptions of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. The event was staged by anti-Israel pressure group Middle East Monitor at the University of London’s Senate House. The panelists

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Assassination Roils Lebanon

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. Lebanon’s in an uproar after the chief of intelligence, Col. Wissam Al-Hassan, was assassinated in a car-bombing. Thousands attended Hassan’s funeral. Prime suspects are Hezbollah and Syria. Suffice to say

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Charlotte Proudman, a blogger at The Independent, addresses Israel’s handling of illegal African migrants after one stole her purse in Tel Aviv. Yes, it’s a hotly-debated issue among Israelis, but three things struck me about her righteous indignation: 1. Proudman never entertains the notion that the Israeli-Egyptian border fence doesn’t just keep out African asylum

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Fears for 28,000 Missing Syrians

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. Human rights groups are raising an alarm for 28,000 Syrians who disappeared, abducted by pro-government forces. BBC picked up on the story. 2. Outgoing Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal will reportedly

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UNRWA Teachers Refuse to Teach Holocaust Studies

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. Jordanian teachers in UNRWA schools say they’ll refuse to teach Holocaust studies to their Palestinian pupils. The Times of Israel quotes from the teachers’ statement: “Teaching UNRWA students about the

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US Investigating Anti-Semitism at Berkeley, Including Apartheid Week Activities

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. Campus activists for Israel take note: the US Dept. of Education is investigating whether the civil rights of Jewish students at U. of California-Berkeley have been violated by a “pervasive

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EU Sanctions Knock Iran’s Press TV Off the Airwaves

Thanks to the latest EU sanctions against Iran, Press TV was cut off from Europe’s airwaves this morning. Eutelsat began blocking it and 18 other TV/radio stations operated by the Iranian state broadcaster, Irib. Press TV’s anger is both palpable and predictable: It also shows that the European Union does not respect freedom of speech, and spares

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Why Did Journos Boycott Abbas?

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. Palestinian affairs reporters working for the Israeli media boycotted Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with a delegation of Israeli politicians and activists. The Jerusalem Post explains why: The decision was taken by

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Salafi Terror Leader Killed in Gaza Airstrike

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. A Gaza jihadi was killed in an Israeli airstrike. According to Haaetz, Hisham Al-Saedni, was one bad dude: Hamas said Saedni had headed Tawhid and Jihad (One God and Holy

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