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Russia’s Syria Pullout: What Does it Mean for Israel?

Russia’s Syria Pullout: What Does it Mean for Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Russia began withdrawing military forces from Syria. Hezbollah may have begun withdrawing its forces from Syria too, according to Arab media reports that I don’t know how to judge. Could this be related to Vladimir Putin’s short-notice invitation to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin for a working meeting? Rivlin flies to Moscow today.

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Oberlin’s Trustees Denounce Professor’s Anti-Semitic Posts

Today’s Top Stories 1. Sanity prevails (for now) at Oberlin, as the college’s powers-that-be threw down the gauntlet on anti-Semitism. The Washington Post explains: Oberlin College’s Board of Trustees has labeled social media posts by Joy Karega, an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, as “anti-Semitic and abhorrent” and has demanded that school leaders “challenge the assertion

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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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Turks, Saudis, Gearing Up for Syrian Ground Offensive

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkish and Saudi forces are reportedly ready to launch a ground offensive against Islamic State forces in Syria. Iran responded by offering to help defend Syrian air space. Meanwhile, skepticism abounds whether a partial ceasefire will take hold. As it is with the Mideast, all sides involved are positioning themselves for

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Foreign Press Assoc. to Knesset: We’re Not Biased

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and the European Union are in “quiet” talks to reduce tensions caused by the EU’s guidelines for labeling settlement products. Haaretz got the scoop. 2. Yesterday, foreign journalists appeared before a Knesset panel that wanted to hear what reporters had to say about media bias against Israel. Tzipi Livni, head of

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Gaza Tunnels Continue Collapsing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli policewoman Hadar Cohen was laid to rest after succumbing to wounds from yesterday’s terror attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. Israeli security forces made a wave of arrests in a West Bank village near Jenin where the three terrorists came from. Police believe the three intended to attack a group of

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Kerry Admits Iranian Sanctions Relief Will Benefit Terror Groups

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority threw its support behind Morocco and its occupation of Western Sahara. One man’s “occupation” is another man’s “territorial integrity,” as the Morocco World News explains: The Palestinian position with regards to the Sahara comes as a rebuttal to the attempts made by Algeria and the Polisario in recent years

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Hezbollah Terror Cell in West Bank Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted a Hezbollah terror cell in the West Bank under the command of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s son, Juad. From Lebanon, the younger Nasrallah used social media networks to recruit and send instructions. The cell trained suicide bombers, among other things. 2. Did Israel suggest that PLO form a “community police”

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Teen Arrested For Dafna Meir’s Murder

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli security forces arrested the Palestinian who is suspected of murdering Dafna Meir. Mourad Adais, a 15-year-old boy from a village near Otniel, has reportedly confessed. It’s presumed Adais snuck into the settlement, as he did not work there. 2. According to Israeli media reports, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz returned from

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Palestinians Side With Saudis in Iran Dispute

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian Authority sides with Saudis in Iran row: Here’s what Basem Al-Agha, Palestinian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told Arab media: “The Iranian government doesn’t support the Palestinian Authority, which is at the forefront of confronting the Israeli enemy,” he said. Al-Agha went on to say that “the Palestinians have suffered from

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