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11.5% of Syrian Population Killed, Injured in Civil War

11.5% of Syrian Population Killed, Injured in Civil War

Today’s Top Stories 1. A report by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research on the conflict (picked up by The Guardian) finds 11.5% of population killed or injured. After five years of civil war, we’re talking about 470,000 dead, 1.9 million injured, and 45% of the population displaced: Of the 470,000 war dead counted by

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UN Report: Assad Regime ‘Exterminating’ Civilians

Today’s Top Stories 1. A UN report accuses the Bashar Assad regime of detaining and “exterminating” civilians on a massive scale. The Daily Telegraph explains the crimes against humanity in Syrian prisons: That prompted activists to compare the regime to the Nazis’ death camps – a comparison the UN team seemed to echo.   “The government

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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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US and UK Hacked Israeli Drones

Today’s Top Stories 1. France’s Foreign Minister threatened that Paris will recognize Palestine as a state if its efforts to revive Mideast peace talks fail. You can imagine what happened next: Israel rejected the ultimatum: Israeli officials explained that the objection to the French initiative comes from the fact it comes in the form of a threat

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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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Shimon Peres In Stable Condition After Heart Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Former Israeli president Shimon Peres is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack. According to Israeli press reports, the 92-year-old Peres is conscious and in good condition after undergoing an emergency catheterization. 2. Israel is barring Sweden from any role in future diplomatic process with Palestinians in response to Foreign Minister

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What Does French-Russian Alliance Mean For Mideast?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The majority of Palestinians support a third intifada against Israel, according to a Palestinian Center for Public Opinion poll picked up by the Jerusalem Post. 2. France and Russia are working as allies against Islamic State. A Times of London staff-ed notes the significance of this new partnership for the Mideast: Whatever

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Congress Cuts $80 Million in PA Aid

Today’s Top Stories 1. US sends ‘message’ to Abbas with $80 million aid cut. 2. Israel and Jordan “agreed” to 24/7 surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount. I qualified that word because, according to the Washington Post, the holy site’s already monitored that way: However, it is unclear exactly how the proposed addition of more cameras

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Spanish Music Festival Re-invites Matisyahu

Today’s Top Stories 1. In the face of condemnation from the Spanish government, the US embassy in Madrid, and the Spanish media, organizers of the Rototom Sunsplash music festival re-invited Matisyahu, the American Jewish reggae star dropped due to BDS pressure. Sunsplash officials wrote on the festival’s Facebook page: Rototom Sunplash admits that it made a

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