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World Mourns Death of Shimon Peres

World Mourns Death of Shimon Peres

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s gearing up for a massive state funeral after the death of its last remaining founding father, Shimon Peres. The 93-year-old Peres passed away in Tel Aviv’s Tel HaShomer Hospital after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. Peres will lie in state in the Knesset on Thursday until the Friday

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Photographers Boycott Netanyahu Press Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel halted the return of terrorists’ bodies after the funeral of Alaa Abu Jamaal “turned into a display of hatred and incitement,” YNet reports. Jamaal rammed his car into a Jerusalem bus stop in October, then proceeded to attack people with a meat cleaver, killing Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky. 2. Were Photographers

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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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Gazans Admit Fearing Hamas Tunnels Too

Today’s Top Stories 1. Worth reading: Thumbs up to the New York Times for a heckuva dispatch about Gazans living in dread of Hamas’ tunnels. Palestinians told reporter Diaa Hadid they hear the sounds of digging and fret about the consequences of tunnels in their civilian areas, validating what Israelis in Netiv Ha-Asara are also hearing). A neighbor

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Identities of 22,000 Islamic State Recruits Leaked

Today’s Top Stories 1. A disgruntled ex-jihadi gave Sky News a stolen memory stick containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of 22,000 Islamic State recruits from 51 countries. All had filled out a 23-question form before being inducted into the IS ranks. But the key breakthrough from the documents is the revealing of the

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Hamas Detains Reuters’ Bureau Chief

Today’s Top Stories 1. Luke Baker, Reuters’ Jerusalem bureau chief and current head of the Foreign Press Association, had a rough day, being detained by Hamas. Baker went to the Strip to cover Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar’s meeting with the Foreign Press Association in Gaza. Will the FPA make an official complaint, or does that

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