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Israel outlawed a Belgian-based non-profit organization that serves as Hamas’s European representative. Haaretz writes of the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR):

Members of the organization include four European MPs, who are now in danger of arrest if they land at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Over at the Times of London, Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub responded to former foreign minister Jack Straw’s nasty little screed. Speaking of Straw, he told the Daily Telegraph, he’s leading a delegation of British MPs to Iran — the first such visit since 2008.

For more on the ASA boycott, see Dartmouth president Phil Hanlon’s letter. So far, 55 universities have condemned the boycott.

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Michael Oren

Ambassador Michael Oren

Worth reading: Ambassador Michael Oren discussed the Iranian situation with the Times of Israel.

Were Iran to attain a “military nuclear capability,” Michael Oren elaborated, it would not need to perfect a missile delivery system in order to target Israel with nuclear weaponry, but could do so via other delivery systems, such as a simple container aboard a ship. Its attainment of that capability could also prompt the nuclearization of the entire Middle East.

At least 15 Palestinians starved to death in Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp. The UNRWA’s Chris Gunness told AFP that 20,000 Palestinians remain trapped with dwindling food and medicine:

Most of the Yarmuk camp in southern Damascus is under the control of the armed opposition, and it has been under a siege by troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad for around a year.

The blockade has resulted in a humanitarian crisis, and the exodus of tens of thousands of the camp’s 170,000 residents.

Lebanon’s on eggshells, and Nabih Berri’s worried that the next assassination will target a Shiite dignitary, reports the Daily Star.

India to purchase more Israeli drones.

(Image of Oren via YouTube/americanuniversity)

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

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