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Israel Calls Out Syria on (More!) Chemical Weapons

Israel Calls Out Syria on (More!) Chemical Weapons

  Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Israeli defense officials, Syria still has up to three tons of chemical weapons. Earlier this month a chemical attack in Syria killed over 80 people in a particularly gruesome manner. Director-general, Ahmet Uzumcu of the international chemical weapons watchdog the “Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” said laboratory

Israel/US Blame Assad for Syria Chemical Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a northern rebel-held area into a toxic kill zone on Tuesday, inciting international outrage over the ever-increasing government impunity shown in the country’s six-year war. The United States has blamed Bashar Assad while Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that he has “100

Iran Manufacturing Arms in Lebanon

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran is manufacturing arms inside Lebanon according to Chagai Tzuriel, director- general of the Israeli Intelligence Ministry. If true, it would mean the Iranians and Hezbollah are trying to get around the difficulty of transferring arms over land through Syria to Lebanon by manufacturing them locally instead. Israel reportedly, on a number of occasions,

Ban Ki-moon: ‘It is Human Nature to React to Occupation’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Another war of words between Israel and the UN: On the same day Israel buried terror victim Shlomit Krigman, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced Palestinian terror, then excused it, telling the Security Council, “It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

Hunger-Striking Prisoner in Coma

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mohammed Allaan was in a coma after losing consciousness on Friday. Allaan, accused of membership in Islamic Jihad, has been protesting his incarceration without trial, a controversial legal status Israel calls “administrative detention.” Islamic Jihad threatened if Allaan dies, the cease-fire is over. Meanwhile, the former US commander of the Guantanamo Bay

Saudis Arrest Hamas Treasurer

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to unconfirmed media reports, a high-level Hamas treasurer was arrested in Saudi Arabia. The report stated that Maher Salah had been apprehended in the gulf state several months ago on suspicion that he laundered money and illegally smuggled funds across the Saudi Arabian border, according to Israel Radio. 2. Der

The Politics and Rage of Israeli Tax Transfers to the PA

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS: *** Shortly after this roundup was published, a Palestinian stabbed a Jewish man in central Jerusalem. YNet reports that the 27-year-old victim was taken to Shaare Tzedek Hospital with moderate wounds. The assailant — identified only as an 18-year-old male from Ramallah — was apprehended by Mayor Nir Barkat and

Gaza Conflict Day 2: Hamas Escalates Rocket Fire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Escalation marked the second day of Operation Protective Edge. Hamas fired a Syrian-made M302 rocket at Hadera. Later in the day, rockets reached Zichron Yaakov, a coastal town about 120 km away from Gaza and just south of Haifa, representing the longest Palestinian rocket strike on Israel yet. According to Israeli

Deadly Clashes Erupt in Egypt

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 news roundup went to press, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef — Israel’s former Sefardi chief rabbi, a prominent spiritual leader and political power broker — passed away.

PA Spins Lack of News on Arafat Inquiry

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. International experts investigating the cause of Yasser Arafat’s death haven’t released their findings yet. But here’s how “informed Palestinian sources” spun the information vacuum to the Jerusalem Post: The officials

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