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Hezbollah Ally Elected Lebanese President

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

Muddling the Mayhem of a Palestinian Protest

UPDATE The Evening Standard responded to HR reader complaints by revising the wording of its “Israel Occupation Forces” reference. The term’s not in the reporter’s voice anymore, but A) highlighting the term in the first place and B) not identifying the name of the Friends of Palestine Society spokesman who said it is still poor

Professor Wants Safe Space To Bash Israel

Makdisi is calling for universities to be made safer places for students to freely express their views – yet it is radical anti-Israel activists like himself who make Jewish and pro-Israel students feel intimidated and unsafe standing up for their views and for the Jewish state.

Hezbollah Terror Attack in Haifa Foiled

Today’s Top Stories 1. Planned Hezbollah terror attack in Haifa thwarted. The plot was foiled after the main defendant, Diab Kahamuz, forgot where he had hidden the explosives, which were later discovered. 2. In diplomatic speak, there are various words one can use to criticize other countries. In unusually harsh language, the US State Dept. “strongly condemned”

IDF Prepares to Intercept Gaza Boat

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian rocket hit Sderot this morning. Nobody was injured, but two Israelis were treated for shock. The IDF fired tank shells at Hamas positions in response. Shortly before this roundup was published, Palestinian media reported Israeli air strikes. Times of Israel coverage. The Islamic State-affiliated Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist

Expulsion des activistes de BDS par Israël : le fond de l’histoire

Il y a quelques semaines, Israël a annoncé une nouvelle politique : l’expulsion des activistes de BDS se trouvant, ou essayant d’entrer, dans le pays. BDS signifie “Boycott, Désinvestissement, Sanctions” et se décrit comme un mouvement en faveur des droits de l’Homme ayant pour objectif d’isoler Israël de la communauté internationale. Les activistes de BDS

Jordanian Christian Gunned Down Over Cartoon

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prominent Jordanian Christian writer Nahed Hattar was gunned down outside an Amman courthouse on his way to face charges for sharing on Facebook a cartoon portraying Allah and viewed as offensive to Islam. The illustration was titled “God of Daesh”, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.   The

Terror Surge Shatters Weekend

Today’s Top Stories 1. The weekend saw a spike in Palestinian terror attacks. See below for a roundup of what happened and what the commentaries are saying. 2. Israel recently confirmed it will allow a delegation from the International Criminal Court to visit to assess whether the country could be put on trial for alleged war

French MP Visits West Bank Jail to Learn About Fight Against Terror

Today’s Top Stories 1. A visiting French MP raised eyebrows telling Israeli students that France needs administrative detention to help combat Islamic terror. The Jerusalem Post reports that George Fenech then went on to visit the Ofer Prison, located in the West Bank, to learn more about the controversial counter-terror measure that allows the state

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