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Will Israel-Gaza Calm Hold After Hamas Assassination?

Will Israel-Gaza Calm Hold After Hamas Assassination?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and Gaza are on alert after a senior Hamas figure was assassinated on Friday night. Mazen Faqha, who was released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange, was tasked with bolstering Hamas’ terror infrastructure in the West Bank, according to the Times of Israel. He was being assisted by other

US-Israeli Citizen Arrested in Ashkelon For JCC Phone Threats

Today’s Top Stories 1. A 19-year-old dual US-Israeli citizen was arrested in Ashkelon on suspicion of carrying out a wave bomb threats made to JCCs and other Jewish institutions around the world. The Jerusalem Post reports what’s known so far after an Israeli judge lifted a gag order on the case: There are still few

US Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Debate on Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. The US boycotted a session of the UN Human Rights Council discussing Israel and the Palestinians. AP explains: State Department spokesman Mark Toner in a statement took aim at a recurring agenda item at the council, which focuses on Israel and the Palestinian territories — the only one of its kind

Senior UN Official Resigns As Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report Shelved

Today’s Top Stories 1. A senior UN official quit after her agency pulled from its web site a report labeling Israeli treatment of Palestinians as “apartheid.” Reuters explains in a nutshell: United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary for the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Rima Khalaf, announced her resignation at a

US Seeks Extradition of Hamas Terrorist From Jordan

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Just after this roundup was published, reports broke of a possible car-ramming attack in Gush Etziyon. 1. For the first time, the US seeks the extradition of a terrorist who killed Americans in Israel. Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, who was a Jordanian student journalist working in the West

Trump Mulling Mideast Peace Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. On the heels of President Donald Trump’s first phone call with PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, the White House is mulling a Mideast peace conference. According to White House sources, Trump told his advisors that if preparations are made and the conference’s purpose is made clear to not just be for show,

Swiss Lawmakers Lump BDS With Racism, Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Swiss National Council passed legislation to stop funding organizations promoting boycotts of Israel. The bill now moves to the legislature’s upper house. Ynet explains the vote’s significance: The BDS, for the first time in any European parliament, was lumped in by the Swiss parliamentarians next to racism and anti-Semitism. Swiss

Another UN Figure in Gaza Reportedly In Senior Hamas Position

Today’s Top Stories 1. Here we go again: Top UN staffer in Gaza said elected to Hamas leadership. Muhammad al-Jamassi, the UNRWA’s infrastructure chief is reportedly an elected member of the terror group’s politburo. More at the Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center, which disclosed Jamassi’s terror ties. The UNRWA recently suspended Suhail al-Hindi over his

More Ties Between Corbyn, Anti-Semites Uncovered

Today’s Top Stories 1. A rocket fired from Gaza exploded on an Ashkelon beach on Wednesday, causing no injuries or damage. The incident marks the fifth rocket to have been launched at Israel within the last month.” According to Asharq al-Awsat, Gaza Salafists who identify with Islamic State are firing the rockets to pressure Hamas

British University Investigating Student Leader’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

Today’s Top Stories 1. Britain’s Exeter University launched an investigation of a Palestinian student leader who posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets. Malaka Shwaikh — also known as Malaka Mohammed — deleted her Twitter account as her controversial tweets surfaced shortly after she was elected to a position representing post-graduate students. The tweets under scrutiny

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