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Breaking News: Canada “Outsourcing” Foreign Policy to Israel

Breaking News: Canada “Outsourcing” Foreign Policy to Israel

You don’t have to agree with Canada’s decision to sever ties with Iran and shut down the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Ottawa. But come on, Tony Burman — don’t use your Toronto Star soapbox to peddle this lowly rhetoric: Although his swearing-in at Rideau Hall must have happened in the dead of night, Canada appears

Hamas’ Diplomatic Wing Taking Flight

Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. As Reuters points out, this would end the PLO’s monopoly on representing the Palestinians in global forums. It deepens Palestinian divisions. And it damages an otherwise sure-thing statehood bid in the UN General Assembly. So if you support the idea that Israel and the West should engage Hamas,

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IDNS: Hamas Training Its Own Diplomatic Corps

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.Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. Till now, the PLO was the sole representative body of the Palestinian people. Reuters says the move will deepen the Hamas/Fatah divide: Hamas officials

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IDNS: Cabinet Meeting On Iran Dramatically Adjourns Over Media Leak

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. Without any new acts of self-immolation, Palestinians across the West Bank protested the rising cost of living. More at Maan News and YNet. 2. Israel’s security cabinet held a 10-hour

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IDNS: Outrageous PA Stipends For Jailed Terrorists and Families of “Martyrs”

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. It may be strapped for cash, but the PA’s using six percent of its budget to pay stipends to imprisoned terrorists and the families of suicide bombers. The Times of

3 Things You Need to Willfully Overlook Before Reading This New York Times Op-Ed

History professor Paul Thomas Chamberlin makes the case for talking to terrorists using President Nixon’s decision not to deal with the PLO as a case study. He writes in a New York Times op-ed: By failing to strengthen moderates within the P.L.O. and effectively locking the Palestinians out of the Arab-Israeli peace process, American officials

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Demolition Orders: AP Razes Awareness

Khan al-Ahmar, is a small Bedouin village that some foreign reporters find irresistible. That’s because its ramshackle school lies under the threat of Israeli demolition. Judging from AP, it’s a story about “Israeli control,” “Israeli settlements,” and “Israeli demolition orders.” Those are the codewords reporter Diaa Hadid takes for granted. It says a lot that

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Diplomatic Spat After Iranian Translator Falsifies Morsi Speech

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran’s Persian translators deliberately mistranslated parts of Mohammed Morsi’s address to the Non-Aligned Movement. YNet writes: The Iranian interpreter translated Morsi’s criticism of Assad’s regime as statement’s in support

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France Launches Arafat Murder Investigation

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. Newspapers — mostly British — react to the Rachel Corrie verdict. A Times of London staff-ed (paywall) nails the International Solidarity Movement. Israel has an obligation to protect civilian lives

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