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Hezbollah Ethnic Cleansing Syrian Sunnis

Hezbollah Ethnic Cleansing Syrian Sunnis

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. Professor Dave Petrasek (Globe & Mail op-ed) accuses Canada of selling out Syrian human rights to You Know Who’s interests: It is deeply troubling that the Canadian government’s support for

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Flubbed Followup of Gaza Baby’s Death

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 of the news services most enmeshed in the story of Baby Omar followed up on the story — in skewed ways. Washington Post: It Doesn’t Matter Who Killed Baby

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Pro-Hezbollah Paper Intimidates Tribunal Witnesses

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. I’m glad to see AP noted for the record the UN report (advance version) exonerating Israel for the death of 11 month-old baby Omar Masharawi. The U.N. office of the

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Self-Determination: Jews Need Not Apply

Over at the NY Times Opinionator blog, Professor Joseph Levine’s dense, 2,052-word pronunciamento tries to explain why it not anti-Semitic to question Israel’s right to exist. Levine’s kind enough to “grant” that the Jews are a people, maintains that self-determination ain’t all it’s cracked up to be (Palestinians take note), then concludes that “the very

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Sinai Jihadis Test Fire Long Range Missile

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 State Dept. dropped Samira Ibrahim from its “Woman of Courage Awards” after the discovery of anti-Semitic and anti-American tweets she posted. The Washington Post rounds up the Arabic language

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Gaza Confirms Egypt’s Smuggling Smackdown

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. Gaza tunnelers to Reuters: Nearly 60 percent of the smuggling tunnels are closed down, while prices are going up. The blame game’s the biggest surprise: Tunnel owner Abu Jamal said

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Hugo Chavez Dies: Israel-Venezuela to Reboot Relations?

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 Jerusalem’s keeping quiet about Hugo Chavez’s death,  Haaretz reports of Israeli hopes to “reboot” relations with Venezuela. For background on El Commandante’s animus towards Israel, see Israel HaYom. The

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