Tag Archives: Gaza flotilla


Hezbollah Terror Attack in Haifa Foiled

Hezbollah Terror Attack in Haifa Foiled

Today’s Top Stories 1. Planned Hezbollah terror attack in Haifa thwarted. The plot was foiled after the main defendant, Diab Kahamuz, forgot where he had hidden the explosives, which were later discovered. 2. In diplomatic speak, there are various words one can use to criticize other countries. In unusually harsh language, the US State Dept. “strongly condemned”


IDF Prepares to Intercept Gaza Boat

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian rocket hit Sderot this morning. Nobody was injured, but two Israelis were treated for shock. The IDF fired tank shells at Hamas positions in response. Shortly before this roundup was published, Palestinian media reported Israeli air strikes. Times of Israel coverage. The Islamic State-affiliated Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist


Four Israelis Wounded in Drive-By Shooting Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Overnight terror attack: Four Israelis injured in a West Bank drive-by shooting near Shvut Rachel. Security officials believe the attack was carried out by a terror cell and not an individual. Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, one of the four victims, is in critical condition. The Palestinian Authority  has not condemned the attack. 2.


Israel Intercepts Gaza Flotilla

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF intercepted the Gaza-bound Mariane without incident. The Swedish-flagged ship is now being taken to Ashdod. The activists and journalists aboard will be deported. There were local angles for papers in Vancouver, New Zealand, and Sweden. Two additional boats making their way to the Gaza coast turned back after the


Aerial Drone From Gaza Crashes in Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Could Israel hack Hezbollah’s rockets? 2. The US Senate passed legislation against efforts to boycott Israel. The language was piggybacked onto the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which the White House is expected to sign into law. See Times of Israel coverage, plus the Jerusalem Post‘s background. 3. Just before this roundup


New Gaza Flotilla Underway

Today’s Top Stories 1. Bashar Assad reportedly placed his intelligence chief under house arrest on suspicion he was planning a coup, according to the Daily Telegraph. As battlefield losses pile up, Assad’s inner circle is reportedly divided by Iran’s creeping takeover of the battles. Was spy chief Ali Mamlouk looking to bring back Bashar Assad’s exiled


Israel-Basher Appointed to Lead UN Inquiry of Gaza War

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Haman Rights Council’s inquiry into Operation Protective Edge got off to a bumpy start with the the announcement that the probe would be conducted by three investigators: Canadian Professor William Schabas (the inquiry leader), Amal Alamuddin (a Lebanese lawyer better known as George Clooney’s fiancee , who declined the

Flotilla to Test Gaza Blockade

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. Another Gaza flotilla due to set sail on Friday. Unlike previous flotillas, this one’s voyaging *from* Gaza to test the six-nautical-mile sailing limit. From YNet: The act of demonstration is


Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic

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. Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic. The nation’s highest court dissolved parliament saying elections held six months ago were unconstitutional. The military junta declared full legislative authority. A separate ruling allows

Commando, Mavi Marmara Ship, Helicopter, Rappel

Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

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. The Israeli state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report sharply critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara raid. Among other things, he  faulted public diplomacy efforts in the