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Abbas Applies for International Criminal Court Membership

Abbas Applies for International Criminal Court Membership

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute, requesting membership in the International Criminal Court. It paves the way for a possible war crimes probe of Israel by the International Criminal Court. The Israeli cabinet is meeting today to consider responses — presumably withholding tax transfers to the PA, rescinding Palestinian officials’ VIP

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First Cracks in ISIS?

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli delegation is reportedly in Egypt searching for the remains of IDF soldiers. i24 News picked up on Arab reports. According to sources there are 22 Israeli soldiers missing in action in Egypt, among them 16 soldiers who have disappeared during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, on top of the

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Four Killed in Jerusalem Synagogue Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Four worshippers were killed when a pair of Palestinians armed with guns, axes and knives stormed a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. The two terrorists — both from eastern Jerusalem — were killed in a subsequent shootout with police. Orders were given to demolish the homes of the terrorists. The four – identified as

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Did Egypt Discover Hundreds More Tunnels?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel shut down the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings with Gaza after a Palestinian rocket was fired on Friday. The Rafah border crossing with Egypt was already closed as the Egyptians worked on a buffer zone. Media reports say Egypt discovered hundreds of tunnels leading into Sinai. According to a

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Islamic Waqf Condemns Jerusalem Mayor’s Temple Mount Visit

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Egyptian media reports, the terrorists responsible for the attacks that killed 31 soldiers were trained in Gaza and even used stolen IDF equipment. Hamas denies any role in the affair, and said it doesn’t According to a report in the Egyptian El-Watan daily newspaper, initial investigation of the incident

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How Foreign Islamists Support Temple Mount Conflict

Today’s Top Stories 1. Sparks are going to fly. The Prime Minister’s Office gave a green light to 1,000 new housing units in Har Homa and Ramat Shlomo Netanyahu will also push new infrastructure projects in the West Bank, including roads that will also serve the Palestinian population, a PMO source said. 2. How Islamists

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Gaza Ceasefire Talks Postponed As Egypt Declares State of Emergency

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt declared state of emergency after 31 soldiers were killed in twin Sinai suicide attacks. Cairo declared a state of emergency, announced it will set up a buffer zone with Gaza, and postponed ceasefire talks it was brokering between the Palestinian factions and Israel. The Times of Israel adds: According to a report

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IDF Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Breaking news: As today’s roundup went to press, there were early reports of an IDF patrol along the Egyptian border coming under fire. The IDF confirmed that two soldiers were injured. The army returned fire on the unknown assailants. Egyptian forces reportedly clashed with the presumably same gunmen. The IDF is trying to

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Anonymous Sources Run Amok

In their zeal to squeeze Hamas, did Israel and Egypt irresponsibly ignore US and UN warnings that might have made war in Gaza avoidable? I don’t know. But that’s what the Wall Street Journal (click via Google News) implies in a reconstruction of events leading up to Operation Protective Edge. Unfortunately, this reconstruction is  based entirely on anonymous

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