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“Settlements For Iran” Linkage Acceptable?

“Settlements For Iran” Linkage Acceptable?

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. If Israel makes peace with the Palestinians, then the US will make war on Iran. Should Israel accept such hypothetical linkage known in shorthand as “settlements for Iran?” No way,

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Hezbollah Deputy Leader Killed in Syria?

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. Satellite images obtained by the Daily Telegraph show that a heavy water production facility in Arak is now operational. Steam and the unusual level of security is the big giveaway.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Set Up Shop 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. Palestinians buried their newest “martyr,” Arafat Jaradat. This Washington Post snippet brings back memories of the previous intifada, when Big Media danced around the implausible deniability of Arafat/Fatah/Al-Aqsa Brigades ties:

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NY Daily News Disinfects BDS

Here’s something I never saw before: After Omar Barghouti was given op-ed space in the NY Daily News to explain the anti-Israel boycott-divestment-sanctions movement (BDS for short), the paper itself slammed Barghouti with a staff-ed. It’s one thing to present dueling op-eds. But responding with a sharply worded staff editorial — which represents the paper’s

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West Bank Boils Over In Demonstrations

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 West Bank’s heating up; Israelis, Palestinians, and journos all freely use the term, third intifada. A hunger strike by some inmates ballooned following the death of one security prisoner

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Nigeria Busts Iranian Terror Cell

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. Nigerian security forces busted an Iranian-backed terror cell targeting Israelis and Americans. The Times of Nigeria had the most detailed coverage. He confessed that his Iranian sponsors requested that he

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Prisoner X Affair Spreads to Britain

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. Might the Prisoner X affair spread to the UK? According to Der Spiegel, the Mossad recruited two other Israeli-Australian dual nationals, identified as Paul Y. and David Z. What’s the

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Spike in Gazans Joining Syrian Jihadis

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. Amir Taheri details why the assassination of Iranian general Hassan Shateri was such a heavy blow to Hezbollah: According to Tehran sources, Shateri used several funds amounting to $200 million

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Hamas Confirms Indirect Talks With 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. Maan News: Hamas confirms indirect talks with Israel on implementing cease fire. But don’t call the talks “political,” say the Islamists. Meanwhile, a NY Daily News op-ed argues that this

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