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Tensions Rise in Syrian Skies

Tensions Rise in Syrian Skies

Today’s Top Stories 1. Did Israel carry out an airstrike on Hezbollah positions in Syria yesterday? Syrian opposition sources say 13 Hezbollah fighters and Syrian soldiers were killed and dozens injured in the Qalamoun area. Israel has never confirmed or denied carrying out air strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the civil war. Israeli


US to Agree on Construction in Settlement Blocs?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As John Kerry met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in a bid to calm two months of terror, Haaretz reported that Jerusalem was prepared to make gestures to Palestinians if US accepts construction in existing settlement blocs: Apparently Netanyahu wants the Obama administration to recognize the understandings between former U.S. president George


Israeli Stabbed to Death in Another Day of Attacks

Today’s Top Stories 1. An 18-year-old Israeli was stabbed to death by a Palestinian at a gas station on Route 443, near the central Israeli city of Modiin. 2. The UN General Assembly has 20 anti-Israel resolutions in the pipeline to be discussed and voted on this coming Monday: Twenty resolutions are to be proposed at the meeting, including


Israeli Killed as Palestinian Terror Attacks Continue

Today’s Top Stories 1. This afternoon, a Palestinian killed an Israeli woman at the Gush Etzion Junction, near Efrat. As this roundup went to press, Israeli media reported the woman succumbed to her wounds in the hospital. This morning, a former settlement leader foiled a stabbing attack at a hitchhiking post near Nablus by ramming a female


Palestinians Kill 3 Israelis In Terror Attacks

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What Does French-Russian Alliance Mean For Mideast?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The majority of Palestinians support a third intifada against Israel, according to a Palestinian Center for Public Opinion poll picked up by the Jerusalem Post. 2. France and Russia are working as allies against Islamic State. A Times of London staff-ed notes the significance of this new partnership for the Mideast: Whatever


EU to Rethink Settlement Labeling Guidelines?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Federica Mogherini: EU foreign ministers to rediscuss labeling guidelines for Israeli settlement products in December. Might Europe rethink the contentious labels? 2. Israel banned the radical Islamic Movement’s northern branch over incitement. I haven’t seen the foreign press corps acknowledging that the Islamic Movement is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. 3.


Blaming Israel for Paris Terror

Today’s Top Stories 1. Margot Wallstrom, Sweden’s Foreign Minister, blamed Israel for the Paris attacks. “To counteract the radicalization we must go back to the situation such as the one in the Middle East of which not the least the Palestinians see that there is no future: we must either accept a desperate situation or


Paris Terror Massacre: The Fallout

Today’s Top Stories 1. Carnage in Paris after terrorists attacked a soccer match, concert, and several restaurants on Friday evening. As this round up went to press, the casualty count stood at 140  dead and 352 people injured. Islamic State claimed responsibility. I liked CNN‘s clear “What we know so far” breakdown, and the Daily Telegraph‘s live-blogging.


Undercover Op Nabs Terrorist Hiding in Hebron Hospital

Today’s Top Stories 1. Undercover Israeli forces nabbed a Palestinian terrorist hiding in a Hebron hospital. With one soldier disguised as a woman in labor, the story sounds more like a movie than real life. Azzam Izzat Shalaldeh was wanted for trying to stab an Israeli two weeks ago. Shaladeh’s cousin was shot and killed during the