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World Gears Up for Palestinian Statehood Vote

World Gears Up for Palestinian Statehood Vote

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 General Assembly’s Palestinian statehood vote’s on Thursday. Britain looks likely support the Palestinian statehood bid, reports the Financial Times (via Google News). The FT says London wants three

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Reader’s Rep: Gaza Cartoon Was in Poor Judgment

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. UN envoy Robert Serry acknowledges ‘quiet engagements’ with Hamas Officially, the international community has no direct contact with Hamas. The U.N., the United States and other Western governments formally renounced

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Gazans Name Babies After Iranian Missiles

YNet says the latest craze in Gaza is to name babies Fajr and Ahmad Jabari. It doesn’t say much for the chances of peace when you name your kids after missiles and terror commanders. We’ll know we’ve turned a corner when the Palestinians start giving their children names like Human Shield, Cannon Fodder, and Brainwashed.

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Cease Fire Ends Operation Pillar of Defense

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. Nasty headline, nasty article looking at the effect of Israeli bombing on Gazan infrastructure, at The Independent. But McClatchy News blames the rocket squads for some of the destruction —

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Airstrike on Aleppo Hospital While World Watched Gaza

While everyone watched Israel and Hamas slug it out, the Syrian civil war continued. So you can be forgiven for missing a Syrian airstrike on a hospital in Aleppo. The media wrung its hands over Palestinian casualties — collateral damage, thanks to Hamas using Shifa Hospital as cover for rocket launches and intentionally embedding itself

Hamas Using Hospital As Cover for Rocket Launch

UPDATE 11/21 1:07 pm: Hamas acknowledged this. According to The Independent: Hamas officials at the hospital were asked how firing rockets from such a built-up area could be justified as it is likely to provoke Israeli action. One said Palestinians were merely defending themselves, another that it was probably the work of the Islamic Jihad

Liveblogging Israel’s Media War 11/20/2012

I’m liveblogging the media war from the HonestReporting headquarters in Jerusalem. Come back to this page throughout the day for the latest developments. This is Tuesday’s liveblog. For Wednesday’s, click Liveblogging Israel’s Media War 11/21/2012. For the duration of the Gaza conflict, turn to HonestReporting for everything you need to know. 8:12 pm: Jodi Rudoren

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