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Russian Role in Lebanon to Blunt Hezbollah Influence?

Russian Role in Lebanon to Blunt Hezbollah Influence?

Today’s Top Stories 1. NOW Lebanon has my antennae twitching. Lebanese opposition leaders are courting Moscow in an effort to blunt Hezbollah and Iranian influence on the country. A new Russian role in Lebanon would add to Vladimir Putin’s weight in the Mideast. Hmmmmm. 2. Mahmoud Abbas suspended funds to the PFLP — not because the

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Israel Watches as Egypt Transfers Key Islands to Saudis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s watching this development carefully: Egypt relinquished control of two islands in the Straits of Tiran to Saudi Arabia. The move settles an Egyptian-Saudi maritime dispute and paves the way for the two countries to build a bridge linking Saudi Arabia to Sharm El-Sheikh, which is at the tip of the

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Israel Halts Cement Deliveries to Gaza Over Hamas Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fed up with Hamas stealing cement for Gaza reconstruction, Israel suspended deliveries of building materials to the Strip. Israel placed tight restrictions on construction material to prevent Hamas from rebuilding its tunnel network; Hamas, however, has managed to obtain the goods. More on the story at the Jerusalem Post and Times

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Hamas Admits Holding Israeli Captives, Bodies

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas, for the first time, acknowledged holding two Israelis captive (Avraham Mengistu and an unidentified Bedouin, both wandered into Gaza), and holding the bodies of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul (both killed fighting in Gaza during the 2014 war). 2. YNet: The UN censored an Israeli exhibit about Zionism,

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Saudis Buying Israeli Drones Via South Africa?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Are the Saudis purchasing Israeli drones through South Africa? 2. Egypt reportedly destroyed a 3 km-long Hamas tunnel containing mortars, engineering equipment, and generators. YNet notes why the discovery’s timing came at a very awkward time for Hamas: This tunnel was found as an additional round of talks between a Hamas

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Historian: AP Cooperated With Nazi Regime

Today’s Top Stories 1. A controversial BBC documentary, Children of the Gaza War, was nominated for a BAFTA Award (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts). The video, in which reporter Lyse Doucet spent time with Gaza youngsters, left me with a loss for words because Israel’s existence was lost in BBC translation. Whenever

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Istanbul Jewish Institutions on High Terror Alert

Today’s Top Stories 1. Islamic State’s planning “imminent” attacks on Jewish schools and youth centers in Turkey according to Sky News. Turkish and Israeli officials are refusing to comment. The most likely target of an attack is Istanbul’s synagogue in Beyoglu, which also has a community centre and a school attached to it.   “In

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Israeli-Brazilian Standoff Comes to an End

Today’s Top Stories 1. A months-long Israel-Brazil standoff came to an end when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Dani Dayan will be appointed consul-general in New York. Brasilia refused to confirm Dayan, a former settler leader, as ambassador. He will instead replace outgoing consul-general Ido Aharoni. No word on who’s in the mix to

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UK Aid Money Diverted to Palestinian Terrorists

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Mail on Sunday investigation into UK foreign aid uncovered how tax money is being squandered on salaries for Palestinian terrorists and a boondoggle West Bank palace for Mahmoud Abbas. Britain gives £72 million a year to Palestine, more than one-third of which goes straight to the PA. It openly admits

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