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US-Israeli Citizen Arrested in Ashkelon For JCC Phone Threats

US-Israeli Citizen Arrested in Ashkelon For JCC Phone Threats

Today’s Top Stories 1. A 19-year-old dual US-Israeli citizen was arrested in Ashkelon on suspicion of carrying out a wave bomb threats made to JCCs and other Jewish institutions around the world. The Jerusalem Post reports what’s known so far after an Israeli judge lifted a gag order on the case: There are still few

Trump Mulling Mideast Peace Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. On the heels of President Donald Trump’s first phone call with PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, the White House is mulling a Mideast peace conference. According to White House sources, Trump told his advisors that if preparations are made and the conference’s purpose is made clear to not just be for show,

Questions Raised About Jordanian Stability

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jordanian stability is on the media’s mind today: – Israeli envoy to Jordan worried about kingdom’s increasing instability – Unraveling Jordan‘s hangings – Jordanian who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 set for release – Israel-Jordan gas trade portends brighter future in Middle East – Jordan at the precipice   2.

Discredited Journalist Arrested for US Hoax Bomb Threats

Today’s Top Stories 1. The FBI arrested a discredited journalist who it says is responsible for hoax bomb threats against eight Jewish Community Centers and the Anti-Defamation League. Juan Thompson, formerly of St. Louis is said to have made the bomb threats in his ex-girlfriend’s name in a bid to ruin her reputation. It’s a

More Ties Between Corbyn, Anti-Semites Uncovered

Today’s Top Stories 1. A rocket fired from Gaza exploded on an Ashkelon beach on Wednesday, causing no injuries or damage. The incident marks the fifth rocket to have been launched at Israel within the last month.” According to Asharq al-Awsat, Gaza Salafists who identify with Islamic State are firing the rockets to pressure Hamas

Trump May Axe Envoy on Anti-Semitism as Incidents Continue

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** The state comptroller’s report on Operation Protective Edge was released after this roundup was published. See Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz or Ynet coverage. 1. Facebook shut down the account of Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority. According to AFP: The accounts of the 12

IDF Soldier Sentenced For Killing Injured Palestinian Attacker

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli military court sentenced IDF soldier Elor Azaria to 18 months in jail for killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker in Hebron. Azaria was convicted of manslaughter for shooting Abdel Fatah al-Sharif after Sharif and another Palestinian tried to stab Israeli soldiers last March. Azaria was caught on film shooting Sharif

Arrow 3 Missile Defense Goes Into Operation

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Israeli Air Force received the first battery of Arrow 3 long range missile interceptors (pictured above in a 2015 test launch). Developed with the US, the system is designed to shoot down inter-continental ballistic missile outside the atmosphere. The Times of Israel notes: With the Arrow 3 system declared operational,

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