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Anonymous Sources Run Amok

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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Another Israel-Bashing Day At the UN

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 UN Human Rights Council debated five separate Israel-bashing resolutions. One called for a boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements. The Jerusalem Post notes: During the UNHRC’s entire 25th

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Egypt Revoking Citizenship of Thousands of Palestinians

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. Egypt’s moving to revoke the citizenship of 13,000 Gazans who obtained the status during Morsi’s regime. 2. The NY Times lays out the US approach to peacemaking as an  Obama/Kerry good cop-bad cop routine towards Bibi.

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UNESCO Moves Forward With Disputed Israeli Exhibition

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 UN Security Council adopted a resolution condemning terror groups who kidnap people, and called on countries to not give money or political concessions to the kidnappers. More at Reuters. The

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Did Israel Attack Syria?

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. Media reports suggest (Israeli jets?) attacked (missile launchers?) in Syria (a base?) in the area of Latakia. Nothing’s confirmed, so take your pick of YNet or Jerusalem Post coverage and draw your own conclusions. As

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Egypt Targets Hamas As Security Threat

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. Seeing it as a national security threat, the Egyptian government is planning to undermine Hamas. Reuters got itself a heckuva scoop: The aim, which the officials say could take years

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Egypt to Label Hamas a Terror Group?

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. Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners last night. Now what? The Palestinians are demanding that in the next batch Israel include Israeli-Arabs who carried out terrorist attacks, something Jerusalem has until

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Guardian Blogger: Israel Responsible for Mideast Christian Persecution

Andrew Brown, religion blogger for The Guardian’s Comment is Free writes about former U.S. President George W. Bush’s speaking engagement at a fundraiser for Messianic Jews. In his piece, Brown mentions the Christian Evangelical leanings of those British politicians behind the Balfour Declaration. According to him (emphasis added): without that declaration, there could not have

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US Slashes Egyptian Military Aid

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 US announced that it’s reducing military aid to Egypt. The NY Times describes Israel’s response as “a  mixture of disappointment and alarm.” But one Israeli official, speaking on the condition

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