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AFP and Israel’s Cross to Bear

AFP and Israel’s Cross to Bear

Israel’s usually accused of pressuring its Arab-Christian community, making Christian life untenable in the West Bank, and even ruining Christmas. But now that Israel’s reaching out to its Arab Christians, you’d think the Jewish state would catch a break. Christians make up about two percent of Israel’s population. And there’s a lot more to this new engagement that

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Will New Indian Prime Minister Take Israel Ties To New Level?

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. Will a UN debate redefine who is a Palestinian refugee? Probably not, but, like Jonathan Tobin, I’m glad the debate will draw any attention to the idiocy of treating Palestinian refugees

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A Busy Day of Lawfare

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. Britain granted temporary diplomatic immunity to Tzipi Livni so she can meet with her London counterparts. Israeli papers picked up on The Guardian‘s scoop. By using British “universal jurisdiction” laws,

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Ehud Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Jail

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. Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and fined NIS 1 million for accepting bribes in the Holyland affair. A finding of moral turpitude torpedoes any political comeback.

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Israel Sending Anti-Terror Experts to Nigeria

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. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wants the Revolutionary Guards to mass produce missiles. Sleep better tonight . . . 2. Israel is sending anti-terrorism experts to Nigeria to help locate

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Is Israel Really Spying on the US?

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. Newsweek followed up on last week’s controversial article about alleged Israeli spying on the US. The main buzz: Israel tried to spy on Al Gore’s bathroom. One of Newsweek’s sources,

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Prosecutor Warns PA on Taking Israel to The Hague

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. A former International Criminal Court prosecutor warned the Palestinians against pushing for war crimes action against Israel in The Hague. AP explains why: Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Wednesday said the Palestinians

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