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Mourning Mandela, Mideast Style

Mourning Mandela, Mideast Style

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. The Mideast mourns Mandela while Palestinians politicize his passing. More below. 2. Ireland’s Near FM radio station suspended news presenter Peter Kearney. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) already ruled

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Morsi Trial Adjourns in Chaos

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. Trying to soften its image, Hamas appointed a 23 year-old woman to be its spokesperson to the Western media. Israa Al-Mudallal is a British-educated journalist who started off caught between

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Hamas Mending Fences With Syria?

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. Is Hamas mending fences with Assad? Hamas’ Deputy Politburo Chief Abu Marzouk says Khaled Mashal was wrong to support Syrian opposition, doesn’t rule out possibility of renewing ties with Damascus.

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US Slashes Egyptian Military Aid

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. The US announced that it’s reducing military aid to Egypt. The NY Times describes Israel’s response as “a  mixture of disappointment and alarm.” But one Israeli official, speaking on the condition

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Media Fumbles Iranian Twitter Diplomacy

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. Interesting Twitter diplomacy. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, tweeted Happy Rosh HaShanah, then confirmed to reporters  it was indeed his tweet. There was even more buzz about president  Hasan

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Naval Forces Move Towards Syria

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. Israel’s urges action against Syrian chemical weapons in response to last week’s chemical attack. The Pentagon’s boosting naval forces in the eastern Mediterranean. According to Israeli media reports, the chemical

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Could US Bankrupt Hamas

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. Jonathan Schanzer (National Post) urges Washington to bankrupt Hamas. If Uncle Sam engages in a little arm-twisting with Qatar, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority, the Egyptian army will take care

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Egypt’s Strongman Enjoys Rock Star Status

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. Of the prisoners to be released, 19 are Arabs with Israeli citizenship. Israel HaYom lists who they are and the blood on their hands. Ron Ben-Yishai responds: The decision to

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