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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

Israel Sentences UN Worker Who Aided Hamas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel sentenced Palestinian UN worker Wahid Burash to seven months in prison for aiding Hamas. He was charged with urging higher-ups in the UN Development Program (UNDP) to prioritize neighborhoods where Hamas operatives lived for reconstruction funds, and for diverting 300 tons of rubble to build Hamas naval jetty. More at

Is Hezbollah Using US Arms Taken From Lebanese Army?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah’s now using US weapons supplied to the Lebanese Armed Forces, according to an IDF officer quoted by Haaretz. And how did Hezbollah get its hands on the “Made in the USA” arms and vehicles? The senior officer added that while it is not clear under which circumstances Hezbollah obtained the

Saeb Erekat ‘Threatens’ Violence Over US Embassy Move

Today’s Top Stories 1. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat threatened (or predicted?) Arab violence if the US relocates its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Here’s Erekat dog whistling after saying he’d resign and the PLO would revoke its recognition of Israel. Draw your own conclusion: Furthermore, said Erekat, all American embassies in the Arab world

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