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Palestinian Cracks in the Academic Boycott Campaign

Palestinian Cracks in the Academic Boycott Campaign

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. Not all Palestinian academics support boycotting their Israeli counterparts. The Chronicle of Higher Education even found a few willing to talk. Even more significantly, the NY Times republished Matthew Kalman’s

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Fury as UNESCO Pulls Plug on Israeli Exhibit

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. Not-so-great expectations: • Kerry expected to unveil framework deal by end of month. • Palestinians expected to reject Kerry plan, launch diplomatic war on Israel. By the way, Haaretz reports

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Swedish Editor Defends Sharon-Hitler Comparison

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 trial in absentia of several Hezbollah operatives for the death of Rafik Hariri got underway in The Hague. NOW Lebanon’s liveblogging. The Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor previewed

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Euro Spy Agencies Working With Assad

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. Defense minister Moshe Yaalon apologized to John Kerry for criticizing the Secretary of State’s diplomacy. What would Chaim Yisraeli say? 2. Why isn’t the Obama administration releasing the text of

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Egypt Targets Hamas As Security Threat

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. Seeing it as a national security threat, the Egyptian government is planning to undermine Hamas. Reuters got itself a heckuva scoop: The aim, which the officials say could take years

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Ariel Sharon Laid to Rest

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. Ariel Sharon was laid to rest at his Negev ranch, following a state funeral at the Knesset. After the burial, Palestinians fired two rockets which landed in open areas, causing no

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Big Media Remembers Ariel Sharon

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. Big Media remembers Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday. His body is currently lying in state at the Knesset. World leaders will be arriving for a state funeral to be

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Will Palestinian Unity Push Undermine 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. Fatah proposed a national unity government with Hamas, reports Maan News. This comes after Hamas released prisoners (seven) affiliated with Fatah. It’s an unwelcome monkey wrench for John Kerry because

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CBC Whitewashes Incitement: “Palestinians Tend to Be More Bitter”

Palestinian incitement? The Israeli government’s incitement index could be shoved in veteran CBC correspondent Neil MacDonald’s face and he wouldn’t recognize it for what it is. Instead, he spins it this way to fit his world view: Netanyahu also seems to be saying there can be no deal unless Palestinians stop saying nasty things about

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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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