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Iranian Nuclear Talks Underway

Iranian Nuclear Talks Underway

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. Iranian nuclear talks kicked off as today’s roundup went to press. A lot of papers are picking up on a Wall St. Journal scoop (click via Google News) that the

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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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£1.95 Billion in Aid to Palestinians Disappeared

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 discovered a tunnel running under the Gaza-Israel border. YNet reports that this tunnel led to Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha — near a kindergarten, no less — and was intended

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US Slashes Egyptian Military 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. The US announced that it’s reducing military aid to Egypt. The NY Times describes Israel’s response as “a  mixture of disappointment and alarm.” But one Israeli official, speaking on the condition

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Boycotter of Israeli Academia to Share Nobel Prize With Tel Aviv U. Physicist

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. Such irony from the Nobel prize committee: The prestigious Nobel prize for physics will be shared by Dr. Francois Englert (a Belgian Holocaust survivor with close research ties to Tel

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Palestinian Journos Disappear as Abbas Meets Israeli MKs

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 received a visiting delegation of Knesset members. Most media coverage emphasized A) the Palestinian chief’s condemnation of Saturday’s Psagot terror (he really did or he really didn’t), and

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Deadly Clashes Erupt 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 *** Breaking news **** As today’s news roundup went to press, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef — Israel’s former Sefardi chief rabbi, a prominent spiritual leader and political power broker — passed away.

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Israel Battles Western “Red Line Fatigue”

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. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s media counteroffensive against Iran may be running into what I’ll call “red line fatigue.” How long can Israel talk about nuclear red lines before the world

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Did Israel Give Green Light to Egyptian Military Action in Gaza?

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. Did Israel give Egypt’s military a green light to take action in Gaza? I can’t otherwise imagine Egyptian officials talking to openly like this to Maan News: The Egyptian army

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