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Another Israel-Bashing Day At the UN

Another Israel-Bashing Day At the UN

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 UN Human Rights Council debated five separate Israel-bashing resolutions. One called for a boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements. The Jerusalem Post notes: During the UNHRC’s entire 25th

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Did Hezbollah Assure Israel of a Quiet Border?

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 the BDS movement gearing up for prime time? According to Nabil Shaath, the Palestinians will consider “going the South African way” and push for a full boycott of Israel

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Israel Strikes Syria After Border Blast

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 Israeli air force launched air strikes against Syrian military targets after a bomb blast  injured four IDF soldiers patrolling the border. Yaakov Lappin and Ron Ben-Yishai see Hezbollah as the

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What Does Unearthed Arafat Video Mean for Peace Talks?

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. Mahmoud Abbas visited the White House to discuss the future of the peace talks. According to Israel HaYom, Abbas sought another settlement freeze in exchange for extending the talks beyond

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Abbas, Obama to Discuss Future of Peace Talks

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. Mahmoud Abbas is due to arrive in Washington for talks with President Obama on the future of the peace process. Meanwhile, John Kerry raised a ruckus when he said Israel’s insistence

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Free Lance Fauxtography, Reuters Style

Last year’s death of Molhem Barakat — a Syrian freelance photographer for Reuters who was under age and had previously sought to be a suicide bomber — continues to raise questions about the integrity of the wire service’s images. The talented teenage photographer was killed covering fighting in Aleppo last December. The NY Times explains:

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A Day of Rockets and Retaliation

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-Gaza tensions heated up with multiple IDF operations against Palestinian rocket fire which continued throughout the day. Shortly before this roundup was published, there were reports that Egypt successfully mediated a cease fire. Analyzing

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David Cameron Addresses Knesset

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. British Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Knesset. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post coverage, Haaretz liveblogging, or the Jewish Chronicle‘s full transcript. More on Cameron’s visit below. 2. Why

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Joint Missile Defense for Israel, Jordan and Egypt?

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. Might Israel enter into a joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt? Reuters has me intrigued. 2. Tunisia wouldn’t let some 20 Israeli tourists disembark from the Norwegian Jade, a

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