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The New Statesman’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign

The New Statesman’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign

The New Statesman acts as a mouthpiece for the extremist Palestine Solidarity Campaign, publishing a one-sided article that demonizes Israel and ignores the existence of Palestinian terrorism.

Arab League Pressing Abbas for Successor

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas is resisting significant pressure from the Arab League to appoint a successor. MEMRI picked up on Egyptian press reports. On November 16, the independent Egyptian Islamic daily Al-Misriyyoun published a lengthy report on this matter, according to which Abu Al-Gheit presented ‘Abbas with the names of three possible successors:

New Congressional Bill Penalizes Compliance With BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. New Congressional legislation in the Capitol Hill pipeline would extend criminal penalties to compliance with BDS and settlement boycotts. The House bill amends language in bills passed in the 1970s to combat the Arab League boycott of Israel to encompass the modern Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement – and to include

Americans Vote as World Awaits Outcome

Today’s Top Stories 1. Americans began voting today to choose the next US president. I’m not a fan of staying up all night waiting for election results, but if that’s your plan, the Columbia Journalism Review offers a useful guide of what to expect and when. And Politico lays out the game plans for the

German Prosecutors Investigating Facebook

Today’s Top Stories 1. German prosecutors are investigating Facebook and its top executives, including Mark Zuckerberg, over racist and Holocaust-denying posts, as well as others deemed inciting violence on the social media platform. According to the complaint, Facebook failed to remove more than 400 such posts despite repeated requests from readers. UPI adds: Justice Minister

Hamas Weighs Joining PLO

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Just before this roundup was published, the IDF confirmed that a Palestinian trying to stab a soldier near the settlement of Ofra was shot this afternoon. 1. The Knesset is mulling a bill that would cut off EU support for illegal Palestinian building. The Jerusalem Post explains: If

Arabs Pushing PA Power-Sharing Deal?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Although Muhammad Dahlan is ruling out a run for the PA presidency, the former Gaza strongman and rival to Mahmoud Abbas told the New York Times he’s open to a power-sharing agreement. And it looks like he has leverage: Realizing that Mr. Dahlan’s reputation and Gaza roots may make it difficult

Hezbollah Ally Elected Lebanese President

Today’s Top Stories 1. Following two years of stalemate, Lebanon’s parliament elected Gen. Michel Aoun as president. Aoun, an 81-year-old Maronite Christian, aligned his Free Patriotic Party with Hezbollah back in 2006, which is why analysts say his victory is good news for Hezbollah and Iran (or maybe not that much). Lebanon has been without a

Haaretz Columnist Quits Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

Today’s Top Stories 1. After outing himself as the Israeli journalist who sexually harassed Danielle Berrin, veteran journalist Ari Shavit resigned from Haaretz and from Channel 10 where he offered commentary and analysis. Meanwhile, a second woman is accusing Shavit of similar harassment. Last week, Berrin, a Jewish American journalist created a stir by describing

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