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Were Photographers Right to Boycott Bibi’s Press Conference?

Were Photographers Right to Boycott Bibi’s Press Conference?

In a show of solidarity, press photographers boycotted yesterday’s joint press conference of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his visiting French counterpart, Manuel Valls. They were protesting the behavior of Netanyahu’s security detail, who demanded that pool photographer Atef Safadi take off his pants before entering the venue. The Ramallah-based Safadi, who works for European

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Israel Indicts Jewish Extremists in Deadly Firebombing

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** Just after this roundup went out, breaking reports of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood. Developing . . . 1. A massive Tel Aviv manhunt continued for the gunman who opened fire on a downtown pub, killing two Israelis and injuring seven more. The suspect, Nashat

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Samir Kuntar Killed in Air Strike

Today’s Top Stories 1. May he rest in pieces: Hezbollah confirmed that arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar was killed in an air strike on a Damascus apartment building this morning. Four Israelis were killed in 1979 when Kuntar and three other terrorists infiltrated from Lebanon; during the attack, Kuntar killed four-year-old Einat Haran by smashing her head

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What’s Behind the PA’s Arrest Warrant for a Palestinian Cartoonist?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas can crack down on incitement when he wants to. The PA issued an arrest warrant for pro-Hamas cartoonist Baha Yassin. The Gaza-based Yassin accused Fatah of collaborating with Israel in a graphic cartoon that crossed even Palestinian norms. 2. Israeli officials brushed off as “nonsense” Turkish President Recep Tayyip

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Implementing Nuclear Deal, Iran Begins Decommissioning Centrifuges

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran says it began implementing the nuclear accord: According to Reuters, the mullahs began decommissioning uranium enrichment centrifuges. 2. Jordanian sheikh stirs controversy with fatwa against killing Jews. Sheikh Ali Halabi said in a video distributed via social media that Jews can be killed during war only, and that killing them

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Turkish Voters Bloody Erdogan’s Nose

Today’s Top Stories 1. Elections results are in and Turkey’s ruling AKP Party lost it’s parliamentary majority. As it remains the country’s largest party,  the question is what kind of governing coalition President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu can cobble together. Opposition leaders say they’ll push for early elections if AKP is unable

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Israel and Saudis Disclose Secret Talks on Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. Orange CEO Stephane Richard walked back his comments about leaving Israel, but his Israeli affiliate, Partner Communications Ltd, called it a “smoke cloud” to win back public support. AFP sums up why Israelis aren’t buying Richard’s regrets Although the Orange boss said earlier this week the move was not political, his

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Israel Lays Paris Terror Victims to Rest

Today’s Top Stories 1. The four Jews killed in Friday’s Paris kosher market attack were laid to rest in Israel amid emotional eulogies and heavy media presence. None more so than President Rubi Rivlin’s according to YNet, who noted that Yohan Cohen, Phillipe Braham, Yoav Hattab, and Francois-Michel Saada were all in the process of

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Israel-Bashers Eyeing UN Job

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. This week’s withdrawal and confused redeployment of Hamas squads along the Gaza border to prevent rocket fire was the result of a rift within Hamas, according to documents obtained by YNet. 2. The UN’s resident Israel-basher and

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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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