Tag Archives: Bethlehem

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Egypt’s Parliament Expels Lawmaker Who Met Israeli Envoy

Egypt’s Parliament Expels Lawmaker Who Met Israeli Envoy

Today’s Top Stories 1. By a two-thirds vote, Egyptian parliamentarians expelled MP Tawfik Okasha for meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to Cairo, Haim Koren. I wonder if suspended Israeli-Arab MK Haneen Zoabi will show solidarity with the brave Egyptian lawmaker or the small-minded MPs who expelled him. 2. A letter by an Islamic State fighter to

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Palestinians Burned Down a Bethlehem Church: Who Knew?

Today’s Top Stories 1. In the last 24 hours, there were four Palestinian stabbing attacks. See below for details. In case you missed yesterday’s roundup, I have decided to call the widening violence an “intifada.” Here’s Why I’m calling it an intifada. 2. Who knew? Palestinians influenced by Islamic State burned down the St. Charbel

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Ruling Delays Israeli Offshore Gas Moves For Years

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli anti-trust regulators ruled that the consortium of companies overseeing the Leviathan offshore gas field was a monopoly and ordered it be broken up. You can read the details at the Jerusalem Post, Globes, Haaretz, YNet, and Times of Israel. The latter best summed up the bottom line: Leviathan — which

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Pope Francis Arrives in the Holy Land

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Pope Francis arrived in the Holy Land. See below for the news, the views, and, of course, the Palestinian spin. 2. A joint Israeli-Palestinian probe is investigating the  Nakba Day shooting

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Bus Bomb Disaster Averted

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories BREAKING NEWS: As today’s roundup went to press, a bomb exploded on a Bat Yam bus. Alert passengers noticed the suspicious object and evacuated the bus before the bomb went off.

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UNRWA Closes West Bank Offices for Safety

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The UNRWA is closing three of its West Bank offices because Palestinian protests have gotten too dangerous for staff. According Maan News: During protests, demonstrators stopped UN vehicles and their

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Bethlehem’s Doing Better Than Big Media Lets On

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to one British paper, Bethlehem’s thriving. The Independent‘s Matthew Kalman reports: The ancient city, built around the Church of the Nativity on Manger Square that marks the grotto where

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