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Congress Cuts $80 Million in PA Aid

Congress Cuts $80 Million in PA Aid

Today’s Top Stories 1. US sends ‘message’ to Abbas with $80 million aid cut. 2. Israel and Jordan “agreed” to 24/7 surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount. I qualified that word because, according to the Washington Post, the holy site’s already monitored that way: However, it is unclear exactly how the proposed addition of more cameras


Swiss Government ‘Regrets’ Ambassador’s Tasteless Bibi Cartoon

Today’s Top Stories 1. Did the Arab Spring hit Gaza this weekend? Gaza beach corn vendor attempts suicide after Hamas ‘harassment’ 2. Switzerland “expressed regret” after its ambassador to Iran displayed a tasteless cartoon of peace doves defecating on Prime Minister Netanyahu. Ambassador Giulio Haas was addressing businessmen in Zurich, encouraging them to invest in


Aerial Drone From Gaza Crashes in Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Could Israel hack Hezbollah’s rockets? 2. The US Senate passed legislation against efforts to boycott Israel. The language was piggybacked onto the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which the White House is expected to sign into law. See Times of Israel coverage, plus the Jerusalem Post‘s background. 3. Just before this roundup


Netanyahu to Address Joint Session of Congress

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian stabbed several Israelis on a Tel Aviv bus this morning. At least 12 people were injured. The attacker, a 23-year-old from the Tulkarem refugee camp, was shot after fleeing the bus and is now hospitalized. Don’t sweep Palestinian incitement under the rug after reading what Matrouk told the police: He further


Charlie Hebdo and the Day After

Today’s Top Stories 1. US Senators confirmed to Foreign Policy that Israel no longer has the PA’s back on US aid to the Palestinians. It’s a major Israeli shift. “I cannot tell you the number of times the Israelis have engaged me to try and stop an emotional reaction by the Congress to terminate aid


As the Twitterverse Watches AP in Horror

UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: This is more serious than one tweet. Andrew Beaujon reports that AP’s reviewing its twitter procedures over another bungled tweet (also revised), which links to this article. Beaujon adds that there was a third tweet (unrelated to the Mideast) that AP had to revise this week. * * * As the Twitterverse watches

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Congress to Hold Hearings On Palestinian Aid

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. Haaretz obtained a copy of  a letter (pdf format) suggesting hard proof that the Palestinians deliberately sabotaged peace efforts. The letter was written by Israeli national security adviser Joseph Cohen


Israel Lobby Trope in The Independent

The Independent’s Jerusalem correspondent Donald Macintyre also writes UK political columns. In his latest, he looks at the differences in approach towards Iran between UK and U.S. politicians: Many MPs, in other words, want to go further, faster in rapprochement, with Iran. Contrast that with Congress, where many members have been pressing for sanctions to be

No Zbig Deal: Israelis Bought Congressional Influence

As if Zbigniew Brzezinski’s view of Israel-US relations wasn’t already warped enough. Get a load of this Salon headline: Zbig: Israelis “bought influence” and outmaneuvered Obama  The headline stems from this comment:  “The Israelis have a lot of influence with Congress, and in some cases they are able to buy influence.” The comment’s unfortunate (right,