Tag Archives: BDS

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Hamas Executes Three Palestinians

Hamas Executes Three Palestinians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas executed three Palestinians this morning who had been convicted of murder in separate cases. The Daily Telegraph notes that they were not carried out in public, as Hamas had claimed they would when first announcing the executions. Reuters, AP, and the BBC, among others, picked up on this. 2. Prime

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Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu for Graft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police are recommending that Sara Netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges related to financial improprieties at the Prime Minister’s residence. Take your pick of Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz coverage. 2. Not that anyone would meddle in internal Palestinian affairs, but a number of Arab states are reportedly

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State Comptroller Slams Government’s Fight Against BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s state comptroller issued a scathing report on the way the Israeli government is fighting BDS. Yosef Shapira denounced the Ministry of ForeignAffairs for having no strategy, no funds, no coordination with other relevant ministries, and no successes to claim of. All because of politics and bureaucracy. Read it and weep.

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Photographers Boycott Netanyahu Press Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel halted the return of terrorists’ bodies after the funeral of Alaa Abu Jamaal “turned into a display of hatred and incitement,” YNet reports. Jamaal rammed his car into a Jerusalem bus stop in October, then proceeded to attack people with a meat cleaver, killing Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky. 2. Were Photographers

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Gazans Admit Fearing Hamas Tunnels Too

Today’s Top Stories 1. Worth reading: Thumbs up to the New York Times for a heckuva dispatch about Gazans living in dread of Hamas’ tunnels. Palestinians told reporter Diaa Hadid they hear the sounds of digging and fret about the consequences of tunnels in their civilian areas, validating what Israelis in Netiv Ha-Asara are also hearing). A neighbor

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Netanyahu Engineers Political Shake-Up

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli coalition politics is a combination of Game of Thrones and musical chairs. In a bid to expand his one-seat parliamentary majority, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lured Avigdor Liberman back into the government by giving him the Defense Ministry. This happened as efforts to form a national unity coalition with Isaac

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BDS ‘Down in Flames’ at Methodist Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. At the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, a series of pro-BDS resolutions “went down in flames,” the Religion News Service reports. 2. The death of Mustafa Badreddine is exposing a rift between Hezbollah and Iran. Hezbollah followers believe he was killed by an ally, and not by Syrian rebels. And one

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Gazans Forced to Pay Thousands In Bribes at Egypt Border Crossing

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab reports picked up by i24 News, many Palestinians who last week left Gaza via the Rafah border crossing to Egypt were forced to pay the Egyptians bribes of up to $3,000. Al-Sawaf said that not only were people forced to pay bribes, but the amount differed between the authorities.

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Who Killed Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah’s highest ranking commander, was killed in a mysterious explosion near Damascus International Airport. Whodunnit? Hezbollah blames Islamic State, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights disputes this. The New York Times notes the deafening silence on claims of responsibility while Anshel Pfeffer ranks the possible culprits. According to Le Figaro’s

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