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Egypt’s Gas Find Upends Israeli Energy Plans

Egypt’s Gas Find Upends Israeli Energy Plans

Today’s Top Stories 1. The “largest Mediterranean gas field” found off Egypt’s coast could meet the country’s natural gas needs for decades. The Zohr gas field‘s estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas is double the amount held in Israel’s Leviathan off shore field. Zohr certainly shakes up Israeli plans. Haaretz notes that Egyptian purchases

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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

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Egypt Nabs Hamas Commandos In Sinai

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gazans nabbed by gunmen Egyptian intelligence in the Sinai were Hamas naval commandos en route to Iran for training. Avi Issacharoff explains that Hamas has simply pushed Egypt too far. 2. If you’re following the saga of Mahmoud Abbas’s purported resignation, AFP reports that Assad’s tender will only take effect when

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The UN’s Gaza Report: Aftermath and Analysis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and the mainstream media react to the UN report on the Gaza war. For more on the  fallout and commentary see below. 2. Haaretz: In a secret meeting in Rome, Israeli and Turkish officials renewed reconciliation talks. Ties between Jerusalem and Ankara broke down in 2010 after the Mavi Marmara

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Hamas Drones Over Egypt?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas drones over Egyptian airspace? Say it ain’t so! Egyptian radar picked up three drones flying out of the southern Gaza Strip on numerous occasions, the Egyptian Al Osboa newspaper reported. The unmanned aerial vehicles penetrated as far as El Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, some 50 kilometers from the Egypt-Gaza border.

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Copenhagen’s Jewish Radio Silenced for Security Reasons

Today’s Top Stories 1. Copenhagen’s Jewish community radio station went off the air for security reasons. Radio host Abraham Kopenhagen turned down an offer of police protection for Radio Shalom. “We must do as instructed, but we will not have police standing outside the door,” he said. “We would rather close down until it is

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EU Preparing Fresh Sanctions On Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fatah cadres pushing for the appointment of a vice president may get their wish at a party congress next month. The Media Line explains why Fatah’s feeling the urgency and Hamas is sure to object: Concerns for the health of Abbas and the law of succession appear to be the driving

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CIA and Mossad Assassinated Hezbollah Terror Chief

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt banned Hamas (the “armed wing”) as a terror group. The organization’s “political wing” responded by announcing it will no longer accept Egypt as a mediator with Israel. 2. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah confirmed that Hezbollah and Iran are opening a new front against Israel from Syria. The Shi’ite group’s leader, Hassan

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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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