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Senior UN Official Resigns As Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report Shelved

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

Palestinians Slam UN Secretary General Over Jewish Ties to Temple Mt

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinians denounced UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for acknowledging Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. What does it say about the Palestinians that a comment like this should get their leaders in such a tizzy? Speaking to Israel Radio on Friday, Guterres reportedly said that it is “completely clear that the Temple

Israel to Boycott Visiting Swedish Foreign Minister

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli officials will boycott visiting Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom over her government’s Mideast policies and her own history of comments. She has linked Islamist terror in Paris to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and demanded a probe into what she called Israel’s “extrajudicial executions.” In 2014, one of the first acts of

Hezbollah Terror Attack in Haifa Foiled

Today’s Top Stories 1. Planned Hezbollah terror attack in Haifa thwarted. The plot was foiled after the main defendant, Diab Kahamuz, forgot where he had hidden the explosives, which were later discovered. 2. In diplomatic speak, there are various words one can use to criticize other countries. In unusually harsh language, the US State Dept. “strongly condemned”

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