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Palestinian Anger as Contentious Knesset Bills Advance

Palestinian Anger as Contentious Knesset Bills Advance

Today’s Top Stories 1. More legislative hurdles remain before anything becomes law, but Knesset committees advanced two controversial bills. One would retroactively legalize settlement outposts built on private Palestinian land. A ministerial committee unanimously gave the legislation a thumbs up despite objections from the Prime Minister and Attorney General, who argue that the bill is

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Russia Breaking With Iran and Hezbollah?

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS *** Shortly after this roundup was published, reports of a car-ramming attack near Hebron. A Border Police officer was injured. The driver was shot and killed at the scene. 1. Russia seems to be changing its stance on Bashar Assad. Syrian opposition figures have been invited to Moscow for

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Sanctions on Iran Already Cracking

Today’s Top Stories 1. Switzerland became the first country to lift sanctions on Iran. In India, “refiners have got the green light to prepare to pay Iran $1.4 billion in oil dues.” And the US is protesting Russia for hosting Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in late July in violation of a UN travel ban, the

Rockets and Retaliation Resume

Today’s Top Stories 1. As this roundup was being published, Israeli media reported that three rockets fired from Gaza landed near Beer Sheva before the end of a 24-hour ceasefire, and that the IDF was given orders to respond. Israeli diplomats recalled from Cairo. Will the situation cool down in time to get diplomacy back

4 Thoughts on “The World’s Largest Outdoor Prison”

The Independent breaks out the violins for Gaza. Locals call it “the world’s biggest prison”, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Here are a few thoughts on Alistair Dawber’s 3,769 word-count dispatch: 1. Dawber writes, “Of the 1.5 million inhabitants, 1.1 million are refugees.” It would be more accurate to call Gaza the world’s

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Eastern Jerusalem Palestinians “Israelizing” Themselves

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz describes how Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem are increasingly “Israelizing” themselves by applying for Israeli ID cards, taking Israeli matriculation exams, enrolling in Israel’s higher education system, requesting Israeli building

Is Hamas Interfering In Egyptian Elections?

Media reports suggest Hamas meddling with Muslim Brotherhood.

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