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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

Turkish Aid Worker in Gaza a Hamas-Trained Explosives Expert

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Times of Israel and Ynet takes a closer look at what’s known about head of the Turkish government’s humanitarian aid organization in Gaza who was arrested by Israel for working for Hamas. For a “humanitarian aid” official, you have wonder about Muhammad Murtaja’s expertise in manufacturing advanced explosives. Among other

Israel, Lebanon on Collision Course Over Offshore Gas?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and Lebanon are on a collision course over offshore gas, with Hezbollah deliberately escalating the problem. Globes reports in articles one and two. The establishment of a new government in Lebanon, however, has completely changed the situation. Through the Lebanese political parties associated with it, Hezbollah has made sure that

Uproar Over UN Report Accusing Israel of ‘Apartheid’

Today’s Top Stories 1. A new UN report smearing Israel is raising a stink. This one’s from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and authored by Professor Richard Falk, a former UN human rights official (with his own history of Israel-bashing, anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories). US Ambassador Nikki Haley demands the report

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

Questions Raised About Jordanian Stability

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jordanian stability is on the media’s mind today: – Israeli envoy to Jordan worried about kingdom’s increasing instability – Unraveling Jordan‘s hangings – Jordanian who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 set for release – Israel-Jordan gas trade portends brighter future in Middle East – Jordan at the precipice   2.

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