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Israeli-Arab Lawmaker to Make Groundbreaking Diplomatic Trip

Israeli-Arab Lawmaker to Make Groundbreaking Diplomatic Trip

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas moves against Palestinian media incitement — sort of. PA orders Hamas TV off the air in West Bank 2. There’s heavy interest in MK Ayman Odeh’s upcoming US visit because it’s the first time a prominent Israeli Arab is holding diplomatic meetings. YNet reports that Odeh, chairman of the

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Israeli Killed as Palestinian Terror Attacks Continue

Today’s Top Stories 1. This afternoon, a Palestinian killed an Israeli woman at the Gush Etzion Junction, near Efrat. As this roundup went to press, Israeli media reported the woman succumbed to her wounds in the hospital. This morning, a former settlement leader foiled a stabbing attack at a hitchhiking post near Nablus by ramming a female

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EU Formally Adopts Labeling Settlement Products

Today’s Top Stories 1. The European Commission formally approved labeling “settlement products” from the West Bank. I was impressed with this Reuters snippet: Two elements of the EU decision have particularly enraged Israeli officials. They see the measures as an effective boycott of Israel and say other cases of long-standing occupation, such as Morocco’s seizure

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EU to Release Settlement Labeling Guidelines

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU plans to release next week its guidelines on labeling settlement products next week. Haaretz explains the curious timing: The labeling guidelines had been due to be released a month ago, but the wave of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel caused their publication to be delayed. EU

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From JK Rowling to Helen Mirren, UK Artists Slam Cultural Boycott

The cultural boycott is the most insidious part of the BDS strategy against Israel. There is no pretense of economic or political pressure. The only aim of a cultural boycott is to proclaim that Israel has no place among the nations. And increasingly, British culture figures are having none of it. First, Harry Potter author

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20,000 Israelis File Lawsuit Against Facebook Over Palestinian Incitement

Today’s Top Stories 1. A victim of a Palestinian terror attack aboard a Jerusalem bus two weeks ago succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the head and stabbed. Richard Lakin, a 76-year-old American-Israeli will be laid to rest tomorrow in Beit Shemesh. The former school principal from Connecticut is survived by his wife

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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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