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Media Reacts to US-Saudi Rupture

Media Reacts to US-Saudi Rupture

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. Benjamin Netanyahu and John Kerry spent more than seven hours together in Rome discussing peace talks, Iran, and Syria. According to a NY Times report picked up by the Israeli

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So You Want to Annul the Oslo Accords?

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 Toronto Transit Commission put a red light on an anti-Israel ad campaign on buses and subways. A spokesman told the JTA the commission considered the ads misleading: “Our legal

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Israel To Take in Syrian Refugee?

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. Are the glitzy Gulf states suitable hosts for world class sporting events? At the FINA Swimming World Cup hosted by Dubai and Qatar, the results of races featuring Israeli swimmers

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A Rare Look at Hezbollah’s School System

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 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has become the most widely-quoted source of info on casualties, but the man behind it, Rami Abdurrahman, is singlehandedly feeding his figures to the

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Saudis Reject UN Security Council Seat

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 US is considering slowly unfreezing billions of dollars in Iranian assets if the mullahs take specific steps to ease up their nuclear program. The NY Times, which broke the

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Turkey Betrayed Israeli Spies to Iran

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. Turkey exposed an Israeli spy network to Iran last year, writes the Washington Post‘s David Ignatius: The Turkish-Israeli relationship became so poisonous early last year that the Turkish government of

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Hamas Mending Fences With 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. Is Hamas mending fences with Assad? Hamas’ Deputy Politburo Chief Abu Marzouk says Khaled Mashal was wrong to support Syrian opposition, doesn’t rule out possibility of renewing ties with Damascus.

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The Gray Lady’s Grouchiness is Hard to Miss

Why is the NY Times so disparaging of  Benjamin Netanyahu’s media campaign against Iran and Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive? How to explain the snotty criticism from Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren, columnist Roger Cohen, and a NY Times staff-ed? The Gray Lady’s grouchiness is getting harder to miss, as two Israeli columnists point out. Avi

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Palestinians Bullied to Boycott Jerusalem Election

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 IDF brought reporters for a look-see into the terror tunnel discovered yesterday. This Jerusalem Post tidbit of info validates the need for restricting construction supplies into Gaza. Five hundred

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