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American Student Killed in Egypt

American Student Killed in Egypt

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. John Kerry spent the weekend shuttling between Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman. Despite the flurry of activity and talk of narrowed gaps, there was no breakthrough. 2. American Jewish student Andrew

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Russia Withdraws Military Personnel From 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. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel. See Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, and Washington Post updates. 2. Israel disputes Western assessments that Bashar Assad has turned the tide

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French Court Convicts Philippe Karsenty

A Paris court found French media analyst Philippe Karsenty guilty of defaming France 2 TV over its controversial footage of Mohammed Dura’s death. Karsenty had accused France 2’s Charles Enderlin of fabricating the footage depicting what was presented as the 12 year-old boy’s death during a  2001 gunfight at Gaza’s Netzarim Junction. The video aired

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US Fines Hezbollah Bank $102 Million

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. Although Israel apologized for the Mavi Marmara, YNet reports that “Ankara has yet to fulfill any of the commitments it took upon itself as part of the reconciliation agreement brokered

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Emir’s Abdication Shakes Up Arab Spring

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’s receptive to John Kerry’s latest idea for restarting peace talks. It’s not clear if the PA’s on board. The Jerusalem Post lays out Kerry’s formula: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is

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Egyptian Army Threatens to Intervene

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. Islamic Jihad fired rockets at southern Israel this morning. Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome, the others landed in open areas causing no injuries or damage.

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Syrian Druze to Resettle in Israeli Golan?

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. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah resigned just two weeks after taking office; the Jerusalem Post explains that the cynics were right all along: “Hamdallah discovered that the Palestinian Authority president

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Hezbollah Already 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. Hezbollah’s accused of using chemical weapons. The Free Syrian Army told Al Arabiya: The town of Zamalka, outside of Damascus, was targeted by chemical weapons, which caused victims to choke

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Auditors: Egypted Wasted €1 Billion in Aid

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. With the US withdrawing from Afghanistan and global defense budgets are decreasing, Who Will Buy Israel’s Military Hardware? But the 2013 show in Paris comes at a time of increasing

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Governor’s Terror Ties Outrage Egypt

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. YNet picked up on a startling revelation about the “moderate” Hassan Rohani: . . . his elder son took his own life in 1992 in protest of his father’s close

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