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Arabs Chafe at Helping Palestinian Refugees Fleeing Syria

Arabs Chafe at Helping Palestinian Refugees Fleeing 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. The Wall St. Journal (via Google News) reports that both Jordan and Lebanon are chafing at the idea of accepting Palestinian refugees from Syria: The prospect of a large new

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Winter Storms Collapse Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

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 deal allowing Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria to return to the West Bank flopped. The Times of Israel explains why: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Abbas that Israel agreed to

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Israel Helped Force Assad to Back Away From Using Chemical Weapons

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 rare combination of Israeli, American, Arab, Chinese and Russian pressure forced Bashar Assad to back down from using chemical weapons. Israel tipped off the White House that Syrian soldiers

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Arab Donors Abandon PA

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. Salam Fayyad to AP: The Palestinian Authority state of Palestine is in peril because Arab donors aren’t following through on promised assistance. Fayyad said he managed to pay half the

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PA Finances Stymie Membership in International Bodies

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. Maan News: The PA’s financial crisis precludes it from joining international bodies. 2. Hamas and the PA are reportedly refusing to take in Palestinian refugees from Syria — but for

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Another American Journalist Disappears 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. Is Bushehr the next Fukushima? A NY Times op-ed cites haphazard planning, ongoing technical problems, the reactor’s presence along an active fault line, and questions the regime’s ability to respond

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Study: Iranian Meddling Hijacked Bahraini Uprising

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. Cairo authorities are investigating Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian Jon Stewart. The reason? Reuters explains why: The prosecutor general ordered an investigation into a formal complaint against Mr. Youssef by an

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Israel in Secret Talks With Syrian Rebels?

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 Arab media reports, cited by the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s in secret talks with Syrian rebels to secure the Golan Heights and find the remains of Eli Cohen. Cohen

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