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MSNBC Host Deletes ‘Anti-Semitic’ Tweet

MSNBC Host Deletes ‘Anti-Semitic’ Tweet

Today’s Top Stories 1. MSNBC host Chris Hayes raised a Twitter stink over the weekend, ultimately removing one of the stupidest tweets I’ve ever seen. The fuss began when Fusion‘s Collier Meyerson tweeted her displeasure with the behavior of a Hasidic man she was sitting next to on an airplane. Hayes, who hosts the political talk show,

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US Court Throws Out $655 Million Terror Judgment Against PA, PLO

Today’s Top Stories 1. A US appeals court threw out a $655 million judgment against the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization for their connection to terror attacks that killed a number of US citizens. A group of American victims of Palestinian terror sued under the US Anti-Terrorism Act. But no emotion was enough before

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Syrian Rebel Leader Quits After Interview With Israeli

Today’s Top Stories 1. Syrian rebel leader quits after interview with Israeli. YNet explains what happened when Elizabeth Tsurkov, a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking interviewed various Syrians in southern Turkey. “Over the years I’ve interviewed activists, fighters, civic leaders, and politicians – almost always on condition of anonymity,” she explained. “This

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Ativistas do BDS em Israel – Deportar é Preciso

No início do mês, Israel anunciou uma nova política: deportar ativistas do BDS que estejam atualmente no país ou tentando entrar no mesmo. BDS significa “Boicote, Desinvestimento, Sanções”, e se autointitula como um movimento pelos direitos humanos com o objetivo de isolar Israel da comunidade internacional. O movimento tem sua maior força nos Estados Unidos, mas também encontra

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PA Arrests Mayor Accused of Water Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority arrested the mayor of a West Bank village along with 13 municipal employees suspected of being involved in on-going water theft. Officials from Sa’ir blamed residents for the diversion while also accusing the PA of lowering water pressure. 2. When you have tensions aplenty within Palestinian domestic politics,

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Israeli, Celtic Fans Scuffle at Match, Team Faces Sanctions

Today’s Top Stories 1. HaPoel Beer Sheva lost to Celtic 5-2 in the Champions League qualifying round last night, but things were ugly around Glasgow’s Celtic Park before the match. Israel HaYom reports that police had to escort Israelis to their seats after they were attacked by Celtic fans. Celtic may face sanctions from the

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Was Egyptian Judoka Really Punished for Snubbing Israeli?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Was an Egyptian judoka really punished for refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand? It depends on who you ask. On a related note, see HonestReporting’s latest post: Olympic Bigotry: It’s All Israel’s Fault: Saying that Israelis should put up with what amounts to racist bigotry because “at least they’re not

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Despite Snub, Israeli Olympian Takes Medal

Today’s Top Stories 1. Judoka Or Sasson won a bronze medal, Israel’s second in the Rio games. The victory was soured somewhat by politics when, earlier in the day, Egyptian opponent Islam El Shehaby refused to make a customary handshake after losing to Sasson. The International Olympic Committee told TMZ it is officially investigating the

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