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Are Israel and Hamas Negotiating a Prisoner Swap?

Are Israel and Hamas Negotiating a Prisoner Swap?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congrats to judoka Yarden Gerbi, Israel’s first medal winner at the Rio Olympics. Israelis joyously lit up Twitter as Gerbi took a bronze medal and her place on the winner’s podium after defeating a Japanese opponent in the under-63 kg competition. Josh Feigenbaum gets tweet of the day. Best part of living

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Israel Investigating If Italian Journo Colluded With Hezbollah

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS *** Just before this roundup was published, YNet reported that Israel’s Government Press Office was formally investigating Italian journalist Michela Moni for allegedly colluding with Hezbollah. Moni interviewed several Israeli politicians and soldiers about the Second War in Lebanon, but the interviews were broadcast on Hezbollah’s Mayadeen TV. Moni

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Israel Probing French Funding of Anti-Israel Groups

Today’s Top Stories 1. In what the Associated Press describes as a move of financial desperation, Hamas is distributing plots of land to its 40,000 civil servants in lieu of millions of dollars in salaries owed. Most of the land comes from what was once the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the southern part of

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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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