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Palestinians Side With Saudis in Iran Dispute

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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Israel Suspends Contacts With EU

Today’s Top Stories 1. Angered over its guidelines for labeling settlement products, Israel suspended diplomatic contact with the European Union. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is re-assessing the EU’s role in the Mideast peace process. Despite the suspension, Israel will continue its relations with individual European states. Meanwhile, The Media Line discussed the labeling regime,

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Nusra Front Takes Control of Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Today’s Top Stories 1. The good news from the Yarmouk refugee camp is that ISIS is gone. The bad news? The Al Qaida-affiliated Jahbat al-Nusra (better known as the Nusra Front) controls the camp. Moreover, the Irish Times reports that the Nusra Front colluded with ISIS to weaken a rival Hamas-linked group calling itself Aknaf Beit

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What Does New UN Security Council Makeup Mean for Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Druze community of the Israeli Golan is undergoing a shift in loyalty towards the Jewish state. The four-year-old Syrian civil war has been a wake up call towns like Majdal Shams. But as the war in Syria worsens and new ideas continue to take hold, few here see much benefit

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Abbas Unveils Strategy for Statehood

Today’s Top Stories 1. If peace talks fail, Mahmoud Abbas will dump on Israel responsibility for administering the West Bank (Gaza too?). He’s eyeing an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within three years. More on the story at Haaretz and the Times of Israel. 2. Jerusalem Post: The European Union is threatening to ban all

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Watchdog of the Week: RTE Makes On-Air Apology for Ariel Sharon Slur

When Irish broadcaster RTE referred to “the massacre that was led by Sharon in Beirut” on its 9pm news program, former HonestReporting Mission participant Stephen Franklin, as well as fellow UK activists Frank Baigel and Elliot Davis all contacted the station. Ariel Sharon, of course, did not lead, participate in nor desire a massacre in the

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