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An Arrow 3 test launch in December, 2015.

Arrow 3 Missile Defense Goes Into Operation

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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Deadly Bombings Rock Mideast, Africa

Today’s Top Stories 1. Four bombings rocked the Mideast and Africa this weekend. Today, at least 25 people were killed in a bombing inside Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral. Also today in Somalia, a suicide truck bombing which killed 29 people at the Mogadishu Port. The Islamist al Shabaab claimed responsibility. On Saturday, in Istanbul, a

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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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Gulf States Label Hezbollah a Terror Group

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkey now demands Israeli weapons sales as a condition for re-normalizing ties, according to Arab reports picked up by the Jerusalem Post. Israeli officials are reportedly demanding to know if the sought-after aerial drones and other equipment will be used against Kurdish rebels. 2. The Gulf state monarchies branded Hezbollah as

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Samir Kuntar Assassination: The Fallout

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli media reports, Samir Kuntar was assassinated because of a major terror attack he was planning, not revenge for previous dirty deeds. According to YNet, Israel viewed Kuntar as a “ticking bomb,” and even Hezbollah viewed him as dangerous freelancer, keeping the arch-terrorist at arm’s length. Western sources believe Kuntar was

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Hezbollah Tunneling Under Israeli Border?

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’s outgoing chief says virtually all its Gaza projects are at a standstill, and you know whose fault that is. The Times of Israel quoted Filippi Grandi blaming Israel’s

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