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UN Peacekeepers Evacuate Syria

UN Peacekeepers Evacuate Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. UN peacekeepers monitoring the Israeli-Syrian border withdrew from their positions on the Syrian side, evacuating to Israel. Does the inability of the blue-helmet forces to work both sides of the border essentially spell the end of their mission? CNN coverage. 2. UN envoy Robert Serry threw a lifeline to Hamas: UN: Palestinian

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Hamas to Directly Negotiate With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas may be forced to negotiate directly with Israel. The terror group’s number two man, Moussa Abu Marzook, told a Hamas-affiliated paper that Hamas may not be able to ignore the demands of the Gaza street. The Times of Israel writes: “From the point of view of Sharia (Islamic law), nothing

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Academic: Gaza War Started When Israel Fired Back

UK-based Israeli academic and longtime Israel critic Avi Shlaim has weighed in on the Gaza war in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section, and predictably, he unleashed a scathing critique of Israel. To do so, however, Shlaim invokes a logic so twisted, it’s hard to believe he himself subscribes to it. For example, he insists

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How Plausible Hamas’s Deniability?

During the second intifada, Yasser Arafat was a master of denying any links to terror attacks thanks to the layers of “bureaucracy” between him, Fatah, and Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. But in the end, a cache of seized documents confirmed that he authorized and funded a lot of murderous mayhem without being involved in the specifics of

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Three Hamas Commanders Killed by Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Three of Hamas’s top Gaza commanders were killed in an Israeli air strike. Among them Raed Al-Attar, who played a prominent role in the abduction and five-year captivity of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and was also responsible for the abduction and murder of Lt. Hadar Goldin during Operation Protective Edge. Mohammed Abu Shamaleh was

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Hamas Fires Barrage of Rockets After Breaking Ceasefire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas breaks the ceasefire with a barrage of rockets prompting the IDF to resume sorties over Gaza. According to the IDF, 50 rockets were fired at Israel from 4pm Tuesday afternoon through midnight and six rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were among the areas under rocket attack.

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