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Turkey Accord Doesn’t End ICC Investigation of Mavi Marmara

Turkey Accord Doesn’t End ICC Investigation of Mavi Marmara

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli and Turkish diplomats signed an accord to re-normalize ties. The deal must now be approved by the Turkish parliament and Israeli cabinet. Expect it to pass, but not without a stormy debate in Jerusalem. Times of Israel coverage. Did nobody tell the UN Secretary General about the detente and the

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Historian: AP Cooperated With Nazi Regime

Today’s Top Stories 1. A controversial BBC documentary, Children of the Gaza War, was nominated for a BAFTA Award (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts). The video, in which reporter Lyse Doucet spent time with Gaza youngsters, left me with a loss for words because Israel’s existence was lost in BBC translation. Whenever

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What’s Behind Another Gaza Tunnel Collapse?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel agreed to return the bodies of 10 Palestinians killed while carrying out terror attacks in recent weeks. YNet explains the deal: According to the agreement that was reached, the funerals of these terrorists are to occur in the middle of the night and with only a limited number of family

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Israel, Jordan At Odds Over Temple Mount and Western Wall

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s security establishment is furious with cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz after he disclosed that Egypt flooded Hamas tunnels at Israel’s request. Overnight Friday, Egypt flooded 10 tunnels, using pipes to pump water from the Mediterranean Sea and bring about their collapse.   An additional tunnel was exposed Friday, presumed to have

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Is Murdering Israelis Just “Human Nature”?

On January 26, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the bold assertion that terrorism against Israelis is “human nature.” According to Ban, “Stabbings, vehicle attacks, and shootings by Palestinians targeting Israeli civilians have continued to claim lives . . . Yet, as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to

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Leaked Recording Strains Hamas-Iran Ties

Today’s Top Stories 1. A leaked audiotape is further straining already uneasy relations between Hamas and Iran. In an audiotape leaked to Arab media outlets, Musa Abu Marzouk is heard making a scathing attack on Iran’s leaders, saying they have not given Hamas anything since 2009.   It is not clear when, how or where

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Ban Ki-moon: ‘It is Human Nature to React to Occupation’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Another war of words between Israel and the UN: On the same day Israel buried terror victim Shlomit Krigman, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced Palestinian terror, then excused it, telling the Security Council, “It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

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Israeli Run Over and Killed After Stoning Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli driver was killed near Hebron after Palestinians pelted his car with a barrage of stones. The driver, identified as 50-year-old Avraham Hasano, was run and over killed by an oncoming truck when he exited his car. Depending on whose Kool-Aid you like to drink, throwing stones is either a Palestinian”rite of

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