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Hamas Confirms Dialogue With Israel

Hamas Confirms Dialogue With Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Today’s big story is that Israel has been in secret dialogue with Hamas for several weeks. Both sides have an interest in keeping Gaza calm. The cooperation is “partly direct” and partly through Qatari and European mediators, according YNet. (Hamas official Ahmed Yousef confirmed to Maan News that Hamas is having

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US Confirms Israeli Assessments of Iranian Breakout Time

Today’s Top Stories 1. Eli Lake¬†got the scoop: De-classified US documents confirm what Israel has said time and again: Iran is just two or three months away from enriching¬†enough uranium to make a nuclear bomb. Moreover, the Obama administration has held this assessment for several years. What changed? Here is the puzzling thing: When Obama

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Saudis Arrest Hamas Treasurer

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to unconfirmed media reports, a high-level Hamas treasurer was arrested in Saudi Arabia. The report stated that Maher Salah had been apprehended in the gulf state several months ago on suspicion that he laundered money and illegally smuggled funds across the Saudi Arabian border, according to Israel Radio. 2. Der

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Hamas to Declare Gaza Sovereignty?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel and the PA reached an agreement on tax transfers that were frozen when the Palestinians joined the International Criminal Court. The Times of Israel reports that unpaid electricity bills were factored in. 2. The White House suggested that Iran could get significant economic relief immediately after signing a nuclear deal.

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Palestinians Join the International Criminal Court

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority has officially joined the International Criminal Court as of April 1 opening the possibility that Israeli politicians and military leaders could face war crimes charges in the future. The Daily Telegraph asks what this could mean for Israel and the PA: The Palestinians intend to formally lodge two

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NGO Files War Crimes Complaint Against Hamas Over Airport Rockets

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center) has filed a war crimes complaint against Hamas in the U.S. court system. The compliant relates to Americans whose flights were affected by rocket fire towards Ben-Gurion Airport during the Gaza conflict. According to Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Shurat HaDin, Hamas “intentionally targeted Ben-Gurion airport

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No Place for Ignorance in Political Cartoons

Writers who use the op-ed section as a platform to comment on current events have the right to express opinions that go in any direction. But they don’t have the right to distort or misrepresent facts to make their points. And that’s exactly what Chicago Tribune cartoonist Joe Fournier did on Tuesday in his outrageous

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