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UNRWA Teachers Refuse to Teach Holocaust Studies

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Jordanian teachers in UNRWA schools say they’ll refuse to teach Holocaust studies to their Palestinian pupils. The Times of Israel quotes from the teachers’ statement: “Teaching UNRWA students about the

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Did Hezbollah’s Chief Financial Officer Defect to Israel?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to the Jewish Press, Hezbollah’s chief financial officer defected to Israel, bringing with him maps, classified documents, and a large sum of money. Why’d Hussein Fahs do it? He

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IDNS: A Change in Hamas Leadership?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Although his relative moderation is needed now more than ever, Hamas sources told Maan News that Khaled Mashaal will step down as the group’s overall leader. According to Arab media sources quoted

R.I.P. One-State Solution; Long Live 3-State Solution?

I come to bury the one-state solution, not praise it. Now that Hamas is laying the groundwork to declare Gaza’s independence from Palestine, it’s easier to be dismissive of arguments for the one-state solution, like this op-ed in The Independent. Fatah fecklessness, a non-existent peace process, Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt, and Hamas’ sheer willpower means

Hamas’ Diplomatic Wing Taking Flight

Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. As Reuters points out, this would end the PLO’s monopoly on representing the Palestinians in global forums. It deepens Palestinian divisions. And it damages an otherwise sure-thing statehood bid in the UN General Assembly. So if you support the idea that Israel and the West should engage Hamas,

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IDNS: Hamas Training Its Own Diplomatic Corps

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1.Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. Till now, the PLO was the sole representative body of the Palestinian people. Reuters says the move will deepen the Hamas/Fatah divide: Hamas officials

3 Things You Need to Willfully Overlook Before Reading This New York Times Op-Ed

History professor Paul Thomas Chamberlin makes the case for talking to terrorists using President Nixon’s decision not to deal with the PLO as a case study. He writes in a New York Times op-ed: By failing to strengthen moderates within the P.L.O. and effectively locking the Palestinians out of the Arab-Israeli peace process, American officials

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Samir Quntar: Was It Something I Said?

Everything you need to know about weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Everyone’s trying to decode the latest Israeli tea leaves. Take your pick of Dore Gold, Benny Morris, Yoram Ettinger, The Guardian, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Daily Telegraph, National Post, Washington Post, columnists

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Defecting Syrian Diplomat Tells All

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Today’s Zaman: Turkey’s credibility with NATO is taking a hit as the army backtracks on what caused the downing of a Phantom jet a few weeks ago: “If it turns

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