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Why Did AP Believe The “Gaza Siege” Ended?

Why Did AP Believe The “Gaza Siege” Ended?

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 is once again pushing a unilateral statehood agenda at the UN. Instead of going to the Security Council, the Palestinians will seek “non-member state” status from the General

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BBC Still Won’t Call Jerusalem “Israel’s Capital”

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. Syria’s uncertainly secured chemical/biological weapons are increasing everybody’s jitters. The Media Line talked those in the know, while YNet/Reuters picks up on the IDF drawing up contingency plans to seize the

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Bob Costas to “Call Out” IOC Over Minute of Silence

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. Suicide bomber kills eight Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. Blame centers on the usual suspects: Iran, Hezbollah, and Syria. Coverage of the blast was similar across the board (Washington Post suffices.)

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Bombing Fatally Strikes Assad’s Inner Circle

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. Palestinian journalists are boycotting a meeting with Shimon Peres to protest another incident of overzealous Israeli security guards trying to strip search reporters. I explained Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Peres. 2. Bomb in

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Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

It’s nothing personal against Israel’s president, Shimon Peres. Four journalists from the Jerusalem-based Al Quds refused to submit to a strip search by Israeli security guards outside the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, where Hillary Clinton met with Salam Fayyad. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate’s response: boycotting a meeting with Peres. The blowback was inevitable. Overzealous security guards

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Defecting Syrian Diplomat Tells All

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. Today’s Zaman: Turkey’s credibility with NATO is taking a hit as the army backtracks on what caused the downing of a Phantom jet a few weeks ago: “If it turns

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Which Tycoons Are Using Their Media Holdings to Promote Israeli Views?

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. AP: Egypt’s new government is keeping Hamas at arms length — fully opening border would undercut Palestinian unity and put us down the path to a three-state solution. AP writes:

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Extraordinary Letter Reveals Dissent Within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

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. The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s held hearings on PA corruption. The Washington Free Beacon picks up on the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Palestinian.” “I can tell you from

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UNESCO Inaugurates Academic Chair at Hamas U.

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. UNESCO inaugurated a science chair at Gaza’s Islamic University — better known as Hamas U. Haaretz explains why it matters: The chair is seen as a stamp of approval from

BBC Idiocy Isn’t Monolithic After All

BBC Sport is evidently not under the same thrall of stupidity as BBC News. Sharing his biggest Olympic memories, BBC sportscaster Barry Davies repeatedly uses the word “terror” as he recalls the Munich Massacre. Coming from the Beeb, the straightforwardness is quite surprising: At the Munich 1972 Olympics, Palestinian terrorists calling themselves Black September attacked members of

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