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Abbas Suspends Unilateral Statehood Moves?

Abbas Suspends Unilateral Statehood Moves?

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. Haaretz got a nice scoop, reporting that Mahmoud Abbas agreed to temporarily suspend unilateral moves in international organizations. He wants to give US mediation a chance: Both sources gave the

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CNN: Just a Steady Drip of Irksome Projectiles

Irksome is the initial annoyance you get when you’re puttering around the house in comfortable socks and unexpectedly step in your toddler’s puddle of spilled water. But what can you do? Kids will be kids. Irksome is not a feeling Israelis — or anyone else — would associate with rocket fire. Sorry, CNN. Nothing that

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News You Might Have Missed Over Passover

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. For the first time, natural gas pumped from Israel’s offshore fields. The Times of Israel explains the significance. The gas from Tamar is expected to help meet Israel’s energy needs

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The Hypocrisy of a Black Miss Israel?

When it comes to Israel’s absorption of Ethiopians, Israel often gets damned for mistakes in their integration, and also for racism. Unfortunately, Israel’s now damned for honoring their accomplishments. News breaks fast. Get HonestReporting alerts by e-mail and never miss a thing. Free Sign Up Yes, Israel, like all countries, has its unfortunate problems of racism.

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Obama Arrives in Israel

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. President Obama arrived in Israel. More on the visit below. 2. An ex-Hezbollah member formed new political movement in opposition to the terror group. YNet picks up on reports that

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Why Let An Inconvenient Truth Spoil a Great Mood?

The Guardian broke out the violins by publishing a Palestinian boy’s open letter to President Obama — in the paper’s news section. I hope the world will begin to speak out against the oppression we face in my neighbourhood and [the oppression] against all Palestinians. That you and others will not remain silent while our homes

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