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UN Passes 9 Israel-Bashing Resolutions, But Palestinians Still Lose

UN Passes 9 Israel-Bashing Resolutions, But Palestinians Still Lose

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 and Khaled Meshaal have agreed to launch a 3rd intifada against Israel. This one’s going to be “popular.” Khaled Abu Toameh explains: Abbas and Mashaal are aware, the

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Syrian Captors Free NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent

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. UPI: Syrian rebels claim control of the Yarmouk refugee camp. Reuters/Maan News reports 95 percent of the Palestinians fled the camp. Many already reached Lebanon. 2. NBC News announced that

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NY Times’ East African Bureau Chief Gratuitously Knocks Israel

I don’t know much about Congo’s bloody civil war, M23 rebels, or Rwanda’s involvement in the mess. But I do know this: Israel has nothing to do with it. Yet one African correspondent made an ugly analogy with the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Tell that to Jeffrey Gettleman, the Nairobi-based NY Times’ East Africa bureau chief. In

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Syrian Warplanes Bomb Palestinian Refugee Camp

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. Two separate Palestinian polls don’t bode well for peace prospects. In the first, conducted by Arab World Research and Development (AWRAD), 88 percent of the Palestinians said they believe armed

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NY Times: E1 Won’t Divide West Bank in Two After All

The NY Times corrected the record on E1 construction. It’s a media precedent: An article on Dec. 2 about Israel’s decision to move forward with planning and zoning for settlements in an area east of Jerusalem known as E1 described imprecisely the effect of such development on access to the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem

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Eritrea Hosting Israeli and Iranian Bases?

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 will not transfer any tax revenues to the PA for the next four months. Liberman said the funds to be withheld were not Palestinian money, but rather money the

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American “Benign Neglect” of 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. While Europe expresses it anger at settlement activity, Washington’s rather quiet. According to Peter Beinart, that’s because the Obama administration’s strategy towards Israel is “benign neglect.” So instead of confronting

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Might Palestinian Press Freedom Gain From UN Statehood Vote?

The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a special report on jailed journalists. Turkey’s the biggest jailer; neither Israel nor Fatahstan or Hamastan made the CPJ’s top ten list (not even per capita). This snippet has me wondering: How might Palestinian press freedom benefit from the PA’s boosted status at the UN? Journalists who either disappear

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