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Unintended Irony Over French Settlement Labeling?

Unintended Irony Over French Settlement Labeling?

The Independent’s ironic choice of photo to illustrate French labeling of settlement goods also contains a glaring caption error.

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Hamas Weighs Joining PLO

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Just before this roundup was published, the IDF confirmed that a Palestinian trying to stab a soldier near the settlement of Ofra was shot this afternoon. 1. The Knesset is mulling a bill that would cut off EU support for illegal Palestinian building. The Jerusalem Post explains: If

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EU: Israel Boycott is Protected Free Speech

Today’s Top Stories 1. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: Boycotting Israel is protected free speech: “The EU stands firm in protecting freedom of expression and freedom of association in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which is applicable on EU Member States’ territory, including with regard to BDS

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What Does Tomorrow’s Brexit Vote Mean for Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. What impact would Britain’s potential exit from the European Union have on the Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts? Analysts talking to The Media Line were divided. Pollsters say the outcome of tomorrow’s referendum is too close to call.   2. According to reports coming out of Syria picked up by the Times of London,

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New York Governor Signs Executive Order Against BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order instructing state agencies “to divest themselves of companies and organizations aligned with a Palestinian-backed boycott movement against Israel.” More at the New York Times. I am signing an Executive Order that says very clearly we are against the BDS movement. If you

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Nasrallah Reportedly Hospitalized in Iran With Cancer

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah is reportedly in Iran getting emergency medical treatment for cancer. The timing’s ironic: Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the assassination of pro-Western prime minister Rafik Hariri, and Hezbollah’s heavily implicated. 2. Ex-PM Ehud Olmert reported to prison this morning, to begin a 19-month sentence for bribery

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World Lifts Sanctions on Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. After the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran is in compliance with its nuclear commitments, the world lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic. With the lifting of sanctions, $100 billion in frozen assets were released, the Islamic Republic can resume selling oil on the international market (more on that at

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European Union to Update Its Definition of Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s anti-Semitism czar, Katharina von Schnurbein, discussed Europe’s efforts to formulate an updated definition of anti-Semitism with the Times of Israel. “The definition of anti-Semitism is very disputed, even among Jews themselves. The main dissent revolves around the question of manifestations against the State of Israel. We’re currently looking into

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Israeli Ire as UN Watchdog Ends Probe of Iranian Nukes

Today’s Top Stories 1. The International Atomic Energy Agency decided to end its probe of Iran’s past nuclear activities, paving the way for the implementation of the nuclear accord and the beginning of sanctions relief. See Wall St. Journal coverage via (Google News) and Reuters. In Jerusalem, Israeli officials denounced the watchdog’s decision as “political, not

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Hamas Funding Islamic State in Sinai

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas is funding Islamic State in Sinai. In a nutshell, YNet describes the mutually beneficial arrangement with Hamas providing IS with money, training, and logistical support. In return, IS secures the smuggling of needed weapons and equipment into Gaza: Israeli officials believe that if the situation escalates on the Gaza front, both ISIS

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