Sinai Jihadis Use Israeli Cellular Networks

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Today’s Top Stories

1. After Egypt shut down Sinai’s telecommunications network, jihadis turned to Israeli (and Palestinian) mobile networks. If Al-Qaida’s using Israel’s Cellcom and Orange networks, where does that leave the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions campaign?

2. Trying to smooth out Europe’s ties with Israel, Catherine Ashton hinted of possible compromise on the EU’s settlement guidelines. Daily Telegraph coverage. More on the story at the Financial Times (via Google News).

3. The Nusra Front’s success in Syria appears to be boosting Al-Qaida’s flagging fortunes elsewhere. Reuters picked up on a think tank’s report.

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The Syrian Situation

One Israeli humanitarian group is successfully getting aid to Syrian refugees inside Syria. But it says a lot about the Arab world’s demonization of Israel that the Jerusalem Post can’t name the organization.

Western embassies in Lebanon set to evacuate.


Significant Regime Defection in Syria

i24 News rounds up the latest diplomatic efforts.

For commentary/analysis, see Tariq Alhomayed, Ammar Abdulhamid, Dan Margalit, Stephen Hadley, the Jerusalem Post, and Daily Telegraph.

Rest O’ the Roundup

Bad news for the anti-Israel Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement — China will not be denied.

Jerusalem Post

The Media Line takes note of increasing Israeli-Egyptian security ties as Cairo’s war on Sinai terror continues. See also the Washington Post , which updates the latest on Gaza’s smuggling tunnels.

For more, see yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream.

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