Tag Archives: Gaza

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Abbas Sets Preconditions for Cairo Peace Summit

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas is reverting back to form, insisting on preconditions before agreeing to join Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a potential Cairo peace summit. The preconditions: A settlement construction freeze, negotiations based on the pre-1967 borders, and timeline for the talks. Officials in Jerusalem

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State Dept. Funded Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

Today’s Top Stories 1. A US Senate report revealed that US taxpayer money was indirectly used to influence Israelis to vote against Benjamin Netanyahu during last year’s Israeli elections. The State Dept. sent money to an organization called OneVoice, which channeled the money to V15 (short for Victory 2015), which raised suspicions in Jerusalem at

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Continuing Developments From PM Netanyahu’s Africa Tour

Today’s Top Stories 1. Continuing developments from PM Netanyahu’s Africa tour:  Tanzania will open an embassy in Israel and Israel promises to help Kenya build a wall to keep out terrorists. 2. Abbas calls on UN Security Council to reject the Quartet report because it mentions Palestinian glorification of violence against Israelis. PA calls to boycott Quartet. 3. After arresting

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Turkey Accord Doesn’t End ICC Investigation of Mavi Marmara

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli and Turkish diplomats signed an accord to re-normalize ties. The deal must now be approved by the Turkish parliament and Israeli cabinet. Expect it to pass, but not without a stormy debate in Jerusalem. Times of Israel coverage. Did nobody tell the UN Secretary General about the detente and the

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Cristãos Sofrem com a Perseguição Islâmica e a Culpa é de… Israel?

O programa Fantástico da TV Globo que foi ao ar no último domingo, dia 19, mostrou uma matéria sobre a ida do padre Fábio de Melo à Gaza “para conhecer de perto a realidade dos cristãos” que lá vivem sob constante ameaça física e psicológica dos “radicais islâmicos”. Conduzida pelo repórter Rodrigo Alvarez, correspondente da

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Israel to Build Underground Wall Along Gaza Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel plans to build an underground wall along its border with Gaza. According to YNet, the wall be “tens of meters” below and above ground and will cost NIS 2.2 billion, or more than a half-billion US dollars. 2. Did Hezbollah clash with Syrian regime soldiers? 3. The US is signalling

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Is NY Governor’s Order a ‘Tipping Point’ in Battle vs. BDS?

Today’s Top Stories 1. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to boycott BDS has touched a real nerve with the Israel-bashers. The big debate centers around the claim that the governor’s order bypassed the legislature and unfairly targets free speech. People on both sides of the fight told the JTA that Cuomo’s move is a game-changer.

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