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11.5% of Syrian Population Killed, Injured in Civil War

11.5% of Syrian Population Killed, Injured in Civil War

Today’s Top Stories 1. A report by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research on the conflict (picked up by The Guardian) finds 11.5% of population killed or injured. After five years of civil war, we’re talking about 470,000 dead, 1.9 million injured, and 45% of the population displaced: Of the 470,000 war dead counted by

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Foreign Press Assoc. to Knesset: We’re Not Biased

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and the European Union are in “quiet” talks to reduce tensions caused by the EU’s guidelines for labeling settlement products. Haaretz got the scoop. 2. Yesterday, foreign journalists appeared before a Knesset panel that wanted to hear what reporters had to say about media bias against Israel. Tzipi Livni, head of

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UN Report: Assad Regime ‘Exterminating’ Civilians

Today’s Top Stories 1. A UN report accuses the Bashar Assad regime of detaining and “exterminating” civilians on a massive scale. The Daily Telegraph explains the crimes against humanity in Syrian prisons: That prompted activists to compare the regime to the Nazis’ death camps – a comparison the UN team seemed to echo.   “The government

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What’s Behind Another Gaza Tunnel Collapse?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel agreed to return the bodies of 10 Palestinians killed while carrying out terror attacks in recent weeks. YNet explains the deal: According to the agreement that was reached, the funerals of these terrorists are to occur in the middle of the night and with only a limited number of family

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Israel, Jordan At Odds Over Temple Mount and Western Wall

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s security establishment is furious with cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz after he disclosed that Egypt flooded Hamas tunnels at Israel’s request. Overnight Friday, Egypt flooded 10 tunnels, using pipes to pump water from the Mediterranean Sea and bring about their collapse.   An additional tunnel was exposed Friday, presumed to have

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Gaza Tunnels Continue Collapsing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli policewoman Hadar Cohen was laid to rest after succumbing to wounds from yesterday’s terror attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. Israeli security forces made a wave of arrests in a West Bank village near Jenin where the three terrorists came from. Police believe the three intended to attack a group of

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Police Thwart Jerusalem Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Three Palestinians armed with knives, guns and explosives were shot and killed at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate after they attacked some policewomen. Two officers were injured. All three terrorists were shot and killed; sappers defused two undetonated pipe bombs. More at the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem Police spokesman Assi Aharoni said

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US Busts Hezbollah Drug Money-Laundering Network

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other PA religious affairs officials slammed Israeli plans for a mixed-gender prayer section at the Western Wall. The Palestinians insisting the violates the Temple Mount status quo, and is another attempt to “Judaize” Jerusalem. Speaking of the Temple Mount, Israel police are banning al-Aqsa mosque

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Leaked Recording Strains Hamas-Iran Ties

Today’s Top Stories 1. A leaked audiotape is further straining already uneasy relations between Hamas and Iran. In an audiotape leaked to Arab media outlets, Musa Abu Marzouk is heard making a scathing attack on Iran’s leaders, saying they have not given Hamas anything since 2009.   It is not clear when, how or where

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US and UK Hacked Israeli Drones

Today’s Top Stories 1. France’s Foreign Minister threatened that Paris will recognize Palestine as a state if its efforts to revive Mideast peace talks fail. You can imagine what happened next: Israel rejected the ultimatum: Israeli officials explained that the objection to the French initiative comes from the fact it comes in the form of a threat

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