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IDNS: A Change in Hamas Leadership?

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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Which Tycoons Are Using Their Media Holdings to Promote Israeli Views?

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. AP: Egypt’s new government is keeping Hamas at arms length — fully opening border would undercut Palestinian unity and put us down the path to a three-state solution. AP writes:

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Blame Israel for HamasCare

Gaza’s children deserve better health care, and I wish their medical care could somehow be separated from the security situation. But if The Guardian’s going to break out the violins, I think it’s warped to film a video in — of all places — the Rantisi Pediatric Hospital for Children. The hospital’s named for Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a

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Mixed Verdict for Ehud Olmert

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. Ehud Olmert was acquitted on corruption charges associated with the Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs, but convicted on a lesser charge in the Investment Center affair. The court will hand down

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