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UN Aid Worker Arrested for Helping Hamas

UN Aid Worker Arrested for Helping Hamas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel arrested a UN aid worker it accused of using his position to help Hamas. Wahid Abdullah Burash, an employee of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) “allegedly helped build a naval marina for use by Hamas’s military in northern Gaza.” The Jerusalem Post reports: Burash also reportedly convinced his manager


Humanitarian Aid Director Funneled Money to Hamas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel arrested the Gaza director of a humanitarian organization, accusing him of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. World Vision — a Christian aid group based in the Seattle area and operating in almost 100 countries — clearly has some ‘splaining to do. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Tehran Outraged As Abbas Meets With Iranian Opposition

Today’s Top Stories 1. Tehran blasted Mahmoud Abbas for meeting an Iranian opposition leader in Paris over the weekend, saying the PA leader “has been a collaborator with the Central Intelligence Agency for a long time.” 2. Looks like the US and Israel came up with a compromise on a key sticking point of the


Israel Probing French Funding of Anti-Israel Groups

Today’s Top Stories 1. In what the Associated Press describes as a move of financial desperation, Hamas is distributing plots of land to its 40,000 civil servants in lieu of millions of dollars in salaries owed. Most of the land comes from what was once the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the southern part of


Could Hamas Win Municipal Elections?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Could Hamas win West Bank municipal elections this October? Analysts explained to the Times of Israel why they expect Hamas to succeed — unless Fatah cancels the vote. 2. BDS, if you’re listening, here’s a by the numbers look at Turkey’s press crackdown based on the Poynter Institute‘s roundup and the


US, Iran At Odds Over Nuclear Deal ‘Add-On Document’

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to a document seen by the Associated Press, “key restrictions” imposed on Iran’s nuclear program by last year’s accord “will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran’s ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact.” Israeli officials told the Times of Israel


Continuing Developments From PM Netanyahu’s Africa Tour

Today’s Top Stories 1. Continuing developments from PM Netanyahu’s Africa tour:  Tanzania will open an embassy in Israel and Israel promises to help Kenya build a wall to keep out terrorists. 2. Abbas calls on UN Security Council to reject the Quartet report because it mentions Palestinian glorification of violence against Israelis. PA calls to boycott Quartet. 3. After arresting


Ser ou Não Ser de Organizações Terroristas, Eis a questão.

Aparentemente a mídia não consegue se decidir sobre como abordar os ataques palestinos contra israelenses. Às vezes eles são “ataques isolados”, passando a ideia de que um extremista palestino não pode servir para generalizar todos os palestinos (de 1 em 1, são centenas de ataques desde setembro de 2015). Às vezes, eles são vinculados de alguma