Tag Archives: Bethlehem

TwitterThumb

Armed With “Statehood,” Abbas Threatens to Dismantle PA

Armed With “Statehood,” Abbas Threatens to Dismantle PA

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. Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dismantle PA if Israel continues pushing E1 development. The man who just got “statehood” from the UN is now quoted in media reports saying: Speaking at

Omar_Abdel-RahmanThumb

UNESCO Gives Palestinians the Church of the Nativity

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. UNESCO gave the Church of the Nativity “World Heritage” status. I wish CNN coverage had pointed out that church officials oppose UNESCO. 2. The NY Times reports that several

Commando, Mavi Marmara Ship, Helicopter, Rappel

Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

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 Israeli state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report sharply critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara raid. Among other things, he  faulted public diplomacy efforts in the

WorldHeritageThumb

Israel Daily News Stream 06/05/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. UNESCO to formally consider World Heritage status for Church of the Nativity. Date set for Mavi Marmara trial. Did the Mubarak trial serve justice, or military interests? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • UNESCO

guardianthumb

Jesus Would’ve Been Shot By Palestinians

Here’s some really ugly spin from The Guardian: The security barrier so heavily criticized in Phoebe Greenwood’s dispatch was built to prevent suicide bombers, drive by shootings etc. — the kind of activities that get people added to Santa’s naughty list. If he were to come this year, it’s more likely Jesus would’ve been shot by Palestinians

Xmasthumb

The Grinch That Politicized Christmas

The Palestinian Authority is going to use Christmas to highlight their statehood push. Judging from this AP report, they’ve already become The Grinch That Politicized Christmas: As part of the campaign, the Palestinians also offer pre-Christmas media tours to highlight Bethlehem area settlement expansion and the disruption caused by Israel’s separation barrier which surrounds the

Top