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Congress Cuts $80 Million in PA Aid

Congress Cuts $80 Million in PA Aid

Today’s Top Stories 1. US sends ‘message’ to Abbas with $80 million aid cut. 2. Israel and Jordan “agreed” to 24/7 surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount. I qualified that word because, according to the Washington Post, the holy site’s already monitored that way: However, it is unclear exactly how the proposed addition of more cameras

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Palestinian Stabbing Attacks Continue

Today’s Top Stories 1. Terror continues: Today, a 15-year-old Palestinian stabbed a yeshiva student after unsuccessfully trying to steal a security guard’s gun. The attack took place a Jerusalem light rail station across from Israel’s national police headquarters. The student was hospitalized in serious condition. A second Israeli was lightly injured in the attack. Later in

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Red Cross to Expel Magen David Adom?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinians are trying to expel Magen David Adom from the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The reason? Ambulances operating in the West Bank using a Jewish star emblem — rather than a neutral diamond shape — supposedly violate Geneva convention protocols. 2. The BBC apologized for

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BDS: Lost Palestinian Jobs at SodaStream are Worth It

As SodaStream, the top target for the BDS, shuts its West Bank factory and moves over the Green Line – taking hundreds of well-paying jobs with it – debate has raged over the true impact of the BDS. And the evidence increasingly points to one set of victims – the Palestinians. Does the movement care? Not

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Russia to Close Syrian Skies to Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Will Russia’s expected military presence in Syria close off Syrian skies to Israel? 2. “In a move that reflected growing internal disarray,” the PLO delayed elections for its internal leadership, which were set to be held next week, according to AP. 3. Russia reportedly bought 10 Israeli-made intelligence-gathering drones. And despite left-wing opposition,

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PA to Void Oslo Accords?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Maan News, Mahmoud Abbas will declare at the UN that Palestine is a “state under occupation,” annulling the Oslo Accords. The Times of Israel reports that Saeb Erekat is masterminding this maneuver. . . . the resignation threats were no more than a diversion ahead of a dramatic move

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Israel Debates Accepting Syrian Refugees

Today’s Top Stories 1. The PA wants Israel to allow Palestinian refugees fleeing Islamic State to obtain asylum in the West Bank and Gaza but Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel is unable to absorb refugees from Syria or Africa. Immigration and Absorption Minister Ze’ev Elkin called Abbas’s suggestion, an

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Egypt’s Gas Find Upends Israeli Energy Plans

Today’s Top Stories 1. The “largest Mediterranean gas field” found off Egypt’s coast could meet the country’s natural gas needs for decades. The Zohr gas field‘s estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas is double the amount held in Israel’s Leviathan off shore field. Zohr certainly shakes up Israeli plans. Haaretz notes that Egyptian purchases

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