Bibi Cartoon Sparks Anti-Semitism UproarAugust 8, 2013 14:15 by Pesach Benson
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Today’s Top Stories
1. Daily Telegraph: A newly discovered Iranian launch site is likely for testing ballistic missiles.
3. Do Lebanese border regulations unfairly discriminate against Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria? The Daily Star reports:
Abu Faour said the number of Palestinians from Syria had dropped to just under 30 families a day from 350. The government is in talks with UNHCR to erect aid centers along the border to minimize the flow of Palestinians, who overwhelm already-crowded refugee camps.
Human Rights Watch says the new regulations are adversely affecting Palestinians. Nadim Houry, the organization’s country director, told The Daily Star around 200 Palestinians were stranded between Syria’s and Lebanon’s border Tuesday night.
4. To Err is Human, But are Corrections Divine? Correcting the record ain’t so simple when we’re talking about the NY Times.
Israel and the Palestinians
• Over at Time, Ilene Prusher writes:
Most countries in the world, including the United States, considers all settlements illegal.
As the NY Times discovered after making a similar assertion, the US has not taken a position on the legality of settlements.
• A delegation of US Congressmen pressed Saeb Erekat on PA textbooks inciting students against Israel. Jerusalem Post coverage.
• I thought Cruella de Vil would be more likely to drag the Magic Kingdom into the Mideast conflict.
• Lots of questions remain about yesterday’s Israel/Lebanon border incident. Did the IDF breach the Blue Line? If so, why? And if not, what triggered the explosion which injured four Israeli soldiers? Nicholas Blanford tries to make sense of what happened.
• Reuters: After one month of Sinai counter-terror operations, the Egyptian army says it has killed 60 jihadis.
For more, see yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream.