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Israel Intercepts Gaza Flotilla

Israel Intercepts Gaza Flotilla

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF intercepted the Gaza-bound Mariane without incident. The Swedish-flagged ship is now being taken to Ashdod. The activists and journalists aboard will be deported. There were local angles for papers in Vancouver, New Zealand, and Sweden. Two additional boats making their way to the Gaza coast turned back after the


Is Turkey Reining in Hamas?

Today’s Top Stories 1. A computer virus associated with Israel targeted three European hotels while they were hosting Iranian nuclear talks. According to the Wall St. Journal (click via Google News): Researchers at the company acknowledge that many questions remain unanswered about how the virus was used and what information may have been stolen. Among the


French Telecom Giant Cuts Ties With Israeli Subsidiary

Today’s Top Stories 1. The French telecom giant, Orange, severed ties with its Israeli subsidiary after CEO Stephane Richard provoked a firestorm by saying he’d cut ties with Israel “tomorrow” if not for the huge penalties that would be incurred. Israeli officials demanded the French government denounce Richard’s boycott call. Partner Communications Ltd, which operates Orange’s Israeli


Amnesty International Slams Hamas Executions

Today’s Top Stories 1. Amnesty International released a report (summary or full report) on Hamas torture and executions during last year’s Gaza war. According to the report Hamas used Operation Protective Edge as a cover to settle scores with rivals. Many of these unlawful killings were publicly billed as attacks against people assisting Israel during


Jerusalem Day Clashes Break Out

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** After this roundup was published, clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police ahead of a a traditional Jerusalem Day march. One police officer was reported injured near the Old City’s Damascus Gate. More at the Jerusalem Post, YNet, and Times of Israel. Jerusalem Day marks the anniversary of


Israeli Coalition Talks Go Down to the Wire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas and the Salafists are duking it out in Gaza. I’m not clear on the chronological order of events here, but here’s what’s going on in Gaza: – A bombing outside the Hamas security headquarters (a perimeter wall was damaged). – An ISIS threat of “dire consequences” if Hamas doesn’t release a detained

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Is it Time for a New Law of War?

Which side has the advantage – terrorists firing rockets behind human shields or armies trying to stop them? Judging by how quickly the media and international organizations adopt a narrative of war crimes against the IDF, Hamas and other terrorists currently enjoy the upper hand. They hide behind civilians to attack Israel indiscriminately, and 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


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


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