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Two Dead, More Missing in Tel Aviv Building Collapse

Two Dead, More Missing in Tel Aviv Building Collapse

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Tel Aviv construction site collapsed, killing two people and injuring possibly as many as 27, with others still missing in the wreckage. Rescue efforts were complicated by the fact that the site was an underground parking garage. It’s believed the collapse was the result of a structural failure after a tractor

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Russia to Close Syrian Skies to Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Will Russia’s expected military presence in Syria close off Syrian skies to Israel? 2. “In a move that reflected growing internal disarray,” the PLO delayed elections for its internal leadership, which were set to be held next week, according to AP. 3. Russia reportedly bought 10 Israeli-made intelligence-gathering drones. And despite left-wing opposition,

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“Settlement Crisis” Upstages Summit

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prime Minister Netanyahu visited President Obama to discuss Mideast peace, Iran, and ISIS. Once again, the summit was upstaged by “settlement crisis” manufactured by Peace Now (more on that below) over a week-old tender of 2,610 Israeli housing units in eastern Jerusalem. Unhappy White House officials told the Jerusalem Post they

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Assad Using Chemical Weapons Again?

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: Worried that Israel will withhold tax transfers to the PA, Mahmoud Abbas is seeking a $100 million a month safety net from the Arab League — specifically the Gulf

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Palestinians Jockeying to Succeed Abbas

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. Rockets hit the Negev, and then Israel struck back. Don’t be surprised if we see reports along the lines that It All Started When Israel Fired Back. 2. Confidence building measures, Tehran style: Iran

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Razing a Racket

You’re the mayor of Jerusalem. And it all comes down to you. You’re dealing with 11 illegally built Palestinian apartment buildings on your city’s northern outskirts. They’re within the municipal boundaries alright, but they’re outside the security barrier. You rub your head at another only-in-Israel moment no other mayor in the world deals with. The

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Why Let An Inconvenient Truth Spoil a Great Mood?

The Guardian broke out the violins by publishing a Palestinian boy’s open letter to President Obama — in the paper’s news section. I hope the world will begin to speak out against the oppression we face in my neighbourhood and [the oppression] against all Palestinians. That you and others will not remain silent while our homes

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Eastern Jerusalem Palestinians “Israelizing” Themselves

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 describes how Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem are increasingly “Israelizing” themselves by applying for Israeli ID cards, taking Israeli matriculation exams, enrolling in Israel’s higher education system, requesting Israeli building

Media Cheat Sheet 11/02/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Shortly before publishing today’s cheat sheet, media reports came up of a two-boat flotilla of ships travelling from Turkey to Gaza to break the blockade. One ship is Irish, the other Canadian. It’s a developing story. Details at the JPost. I would’ve expected Gazans to

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Behind the Scenes – The Making of Jerusalem: The Media Myth of Two Cities

With the release of HR’s latest video – Jerusalem: The Media Myth of Two Cities, and the launch of our new Facebook community page, The History of Jerusalem Did Not Start in 1967, I sat down with HR’s Special Projects Editor Yarden Frankl to discuss the making of the film. Why did you decide to

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