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Fears for 28,000 Missing Syrians

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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Did Hezbollah’s Chief Financial Officer Defect to 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. According to the Jewish Press, Hezbollah’s chief financial officer defected to Israel, bringing with him maps, classified documents, and a large sum of money. Why’d Hussein Fahs do it? He

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Israel’s Going to Early Elections

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. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced early elections. Every correspondent and his mother reported it. ‘Nuff said. 2. The Daily Telegraph sheds some disquieting light on this weekend’s mysterious drone: Intelligence sources

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The Beeb Discovers Terror

Just noticed the word “terror” appeared twice on the BBC’s Mideast page. Whoda thought? More on the Heathrow terror arrests and Abu Hamza’s terror charge. Spotting the T-word at the Beeb is a lot like bird-watching — you see a lot of interesting things, but patience rewards you with rare birds. So whether you’re looking

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