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Sanctions on Iran Already Cracking

Sanctions on Iran Already Cracking

Today’s Top Stories 1. Switzerland became the first country to lift sanctions on Iran. In India, “refiners have got the green light to prepare to pay Iran $1.4 billion in oil dues.” And the US is protesting Russia for hosting Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in late July in violation of a UN travel ban, the

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Islamic State in Sinai Reportedly Beheads Hostage

Today’s Top Stories 1. Nice to see the wire services pick up on PA corruption. AP reports Palestinians are furious over the latest revelations of graft and misuse of public money: Outrage over the documents quickly spread on social media, where Palestinians challenged everything from their leadership’s finances to its political legitimacy in the face

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Abbas, Iran to Campaign Against Israel’s Nuclear Program

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas will visit Iran sometime in the next two months. Although the visit needs to be seen in the context of frosty Hamas-Tehran ties, the Jerusalem Post reports that one item on the PA-Iran agenda is a campaign against Israel’s nuclear program. Majdalani said on Monday his visit to Iran

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Polls Skew Jews’ Views on Iran Deal

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Israeli media reports, Turkey expelled senior Hamas official Salah Arouri. He masterminded the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers last year. 2. Where do American Jews really stand on Iran deal? If you’re looking at recent polls by J Street, AIPAC, or The Israel Project, skepticism is in order. And

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HonestReporting CEO: Corrosive Atmosphere on Campus Harming Young Jews

As college campuses across North America become entrenched in battles over Israel led by the BDS movement and other forces of delegitimization, how much hostility is being directed at Jewish students? That’s the question behind a new study released on Tuesday, and the findings are enough to give pause to anyone thinking about the atmosphere

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EU To Target Israeli Banks Over Settlements?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s next steps against Israeli settlements could go beyond labeling imports. Reuters reports that the European Council of Foreign Relations, a think thank influential among EU policymakers, suggests targeting Israeli financial institutions over their activities in the West Bank: But the new proposals would go much deeper and further, reaching into

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Will Nuclear Deal Formally Recognize Iranian Spheres of Influence?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Nuclear negotiators agreed to extend the talks deadline till Friday. According to Haaretz, an agreement might be reached by this weekend. Iran’s latest demand is for an end to an arms embargo: So far, the Americans, British and French have refused to discuss this demand, because the sanctions on arms sales

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Frank Luntz Sounds the Alarm on U.S. Support

Members of the Democratic party have been sliding away from Israel for years, but the latest findings by pollster Frank Luntz indicate that bipartisan support for Israel is in grave jeopardy. According to Luntz’s poll, 47% of Democrats believe Israel is a racist country and only 48% believe that Israel wants peace. Only 51% of

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50 Killed in Sinai Terror Attacks

Today’s Top Stories 1. 50 people were killed in Sinai terror attacks. Casualty figures that don’t distinguish between terrorists and their victims can imply a moral equivalence between terrorists and their victims, but in this case, Reuters says Egyptian officials haven’t offered any breakdown. With clashes continuing, Israel closed its border crossings with both Egypt and Gaza.

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State Department Lashes Out Against Anti-BDS Law

The State Department has sharpened its opposition to Israel’s presence in the West Bank in response to a trade bill signed into law by the White House one day earlier. A part of the new law – known as the anti-BDS provision – requires American negotiators to “discourage politically motivated actions to boycott, divest from

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