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Turks, Saudis, Gearing Up for Syrian Ground Offensive

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkish and Saudi forces are reportedly ready to launch a ground offensive against Islamic State forces in Syria. Iran responded by offering to help defend Syrian air space. Meanwhile, skepticism abounds whether a partial ceasefire will take hold. As it is with the Mideast, all sides involved are positioning themselves for

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Police Thwart Jerusalem Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Three Palestinians armed with knives, guns and explosives were shot and killed at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate after they attacked some policewomen. Two officers were injured. All three terrorists were shot and killed; sappers defused two undetonated pipe bombs. More at the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem Police spokesman Assi Aharoni said

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US Busts Hezbollah Drug Money-Laundering Network

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other PA religious affairs officials slammed Israeli plans for a mixed-gender prayer section at the Western Wall. The Palestinians insisting the violates the Temple Mount status quo, and is another attempt to “Judaize” Jerusalem. Speaking of the Temple Mount, Israel police are banning al-Aqsa mosque

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Leaked Recording Strains Hamas-Iran Ties

Today’s Top Stories 1. A leaked audiotape is further straining already uneasy relations between Hamas and Iran. In an audiotape leaked to Arab media outlets, Musa Abu Marzouk is heard making a scathing attack on Iran’s leaders, saying they have not given Hamas anything since 2009.   It is not clear when, how or where

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Hamas and Fatah Take Another Shot at Reconciliation

Today’s Top Stories 1. Qatar is reportedly pushing a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal. 2. Palestinian twin sisters, age 18, were arrested plotting bomb attacks. One of the girls had learned from Internet videos how to assemble the bombs. Police found pipe bombs, fertilizer, Hamas headbands, and more hidden in their home near the West Bank town of

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Hezbollah Terror Cell in West Bank Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted a Hezbollah terror cell in the West Bank under the command of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s son, Juad. From Lebanon, the younger Nasrallah used social media networks to recruit and send instructions. The cell trained suicide bombers, among other things. 2. Did Israel suggest that PLO form a “community police”

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Swedish-Israeli Row Over Palestinian Deaths

Today’s Top Stories 1. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for a probe of “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians by Israelis. She was referring to about 130 Palestinians killed mostly while carrying out stabbing attacks, car-rammings, shootings, or in violent street clashes. Israeli officials across the political spectrum denounced Wallstrom; a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement

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