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Gaza Man Burns Himself: Electricity Crisis to Blame?

Gaza Man Burns Himself: Electricity Crisis to Blame?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Despite the arrival of a shipment of oil from Qatar, Gaza remains tense after Palestinian tried to burn himself to death. The Strip is in the midst of a severe electricity crisis which saw demonstrations against Hamas, but it’s not clear if the suicide attempt was related to that. 2. Israel

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Jared Kushner to Broker Mideast Peace

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Israeli media picked up on a Times of London interview with Donald Trump for this snippet at the very end about Mideast peace: Mr Trump also confirmed that he would appoint Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, to broker a Middle East peace deal, urged Britain to veto any new UN Security

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Paris Peace Parley: What We Know So Far

Today’s Top Stories 1. Diplomats from more than 70 countries gathered in Paris for a peace conference lauded by the Palestinians and lambasted by Israel. The conference was still in progress when this roundup went to press, but France slammed the idea of relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem. Diplomatic correspondents Barak Ravid and Raphael

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Are Israeli Secrets Safe With Trump Administration?

Today’s Top Stories 1. US intelligence officials have warned their Israeli counterparts against sharing sensitive information with the Trump administration out of fear of secrets being leaked to Russia — and then to Iran. Ronen Bergman reports: These fears, which began upon Trump’s election, grew stronger following a meeting held recently between Israeli and American

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Qatar Reportedly Mediating Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to an Arab media report picked up by YNet and the Jerusalem Post, Qatar is mediating an Israel-Hamas prisoner swap: According to the report, Israel agreed to conditions proposed by Hamas to release prisoners who were previously released in the Gilad Schalit deal, on condition that they be deported to

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UN Vote: Ramifications and Fallout

Today’s Top Stories 1. A day after Egypt withdrew its anti-settlement resolution, the US allowed the UN Security Council to pass a similar resolution. Here’s the full text of resolution 2334. Israel rejected the resolution, calling it “shameful” and saying Jerusalem would not abide by it. The White House said Netanyahu brought the US abstention

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Egypt Postpones UN Security Council Vote on Resolution Against Settlements

Today’s Top Stories *** UPDATE *** After this roundup was published, Egypt decided to postpone today’s Security Council vote. The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz reported this was due to heavy Israeli pressure on Cairo. 1. The UN Security Council is was due to vote on a resolution declaring that settlements “have no legal validity” and

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Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to Israel Stirs Controversy

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Just before this roundup was published, residents of Amona agreed to leave the unauthorized outpost for a nearby location. The High Court of Justice had ruled that Amona was built on private Palestinian-owned land and ordered the outpost demolished by December 25. The agreement heads off fears of

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NY Blacklists Pro-BDS Businesses

Today’s Top Stories 1. The New York Post, the state of New York has already begun a blacklist of companies it won’t do business with over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. Meanwhile, Ontario became the first Canadian province to pass anti-BDS legislation resolution. Last but not least, an anti-BDS

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Swedish Editor Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Local picks up on a spat in which the editor in chief of one of Sweden’s most widely read papers apologized for his paper publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon. The image, by Dagens Nyheter cartoonist Magnus Bard, depicted Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu in a litter carried by Orthodox Jews, Zionists

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