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Swiss Lawmakers Lump BDS With Racism, Anti-Semitism

Swiss Lawmakers Lump BDS With Racism, Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Swiss National Council passed legislation to stop funding organizations promoting boycotts of Israel. The bill now moves to the legislature’s upper house. Ynet explains the vote’s significance: The BDS, for the first time in any European parliament, was lumped in by the Swiss parliamentarians next to racism and anti-Semitism. Swiss

US to Quit UN Human Rights Council?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Politico, the US is considering quitting the UN Human Rights Council. No immediate withdrawal is expected ahead of the council’s next session, which starts Monday, but discussion of abandoning the council is likely to alarm international activists already worried that the United States will take a lower profile on

Is Salafism Gaining Ground Among Israeli Arabs?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Ultra-conservative Salafists are becoming increasingly assertive in the Israeli Arab community, AFP reports. “The question of national identity is not their priority,” he said. “They seek only to control society’s thinking.”   They also want to rein in Muslims who have joined the Israeli establishment, such as the southern branch of

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

Hamas Digger Killed in Another Tunnel Collapse

Today’s Top Stories 1. There were two terror attacks near Hebron this morning. In the first attack, two Palestinians rammed their car into a hitchhiking stop near Kiryat Arba, then exited the vehicle and opened fire. Both were killed when soldiers returned fire. Minutes later, a Palestinian rammed his car into the same location. He

Egypt Discovers ‘Enormous’ Gaza Tunnels

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt discovered massive tunnels from Gaza into the Sinai large enough to drive trucks through. They’re unusually long too, which has the IDF concerned. YNet explains: These enormous tunnels, some of which stretch for over three kilometers, are designed to traverse the security zone Egypt set up between the border with

Russia Freezes Iranian Arms Transfers After Israeli Intel Tip

Today’s Top Stories 1. Russia reportedly suspended the transfer of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran after Israeli intelligence tipped off Moscow that Tehran broke a pledge not to transfer sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah. A senior source told the newspaper that the Russian leader elected to punish the Iranian regime after Israel supplied him with clear-cut

Gulf States Label Hezbollah a Terror Group

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkey now demands Israeli weapons sales as a condition for re-normalizing ties, according to Arab reports picked up by the Jerusalem Post. Israeli officials are reportedly demanding to know if the sought-after aerial drones and other equipment will be used against Kurdish rebels. 2. The Gulf state monarchies branded Hezbollah as

More Revelations of NSA Snooping on Netanyahu

Today’s Top Stories 1. Wikileaks released more documents highlighting US snooping on world leaders, including a tapped phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi in 2010. According to the documents, Berlusconi offered to help Israel mend frayed ties with the US. 2. A rash of Gaza suicides points to rising poverty

Hezbollah Seeking Base in Cuba

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department, Hezbollah seeks to establish a base in Cuba from which it can attack Israeli targets in Latin America. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post responded to an attack in other Clinton e-mails calling the paper a ‘Likud organ.’ 2.

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