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US Continued Eavesdropping on Israeli Leaders

US Continued Eavesdropping on Israeli Leaders

Today’s Top Stories 1. Today’s big buzz is that the National Security Agency continued to electronically eavesdrop on Israeli officials for the White House (with Congressional assent) two years after President Obama promised the US wouldn’t snoop on the leaders of friendly countries. According to the Wall St. Journal (via Google News) the Obama administration

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European Union to Update Its Definition of Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s anti-Semitism czar, Katharina von Schnurbein, discussed Europe’s efforts to formulate an updated definition of anti-Semitism with the Times of Israel. “The definition of anti-Semitism is very disputed, even among Jews themselves. The main dissent revolves around the question of manifestations against the State of Israel. We’re currently looking into

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Hamas Operative Quits Turkey

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Jerusalem Post reports that Hamas operative Salah Arouri left Turkey after Ankara came under “unprecedented American and Israeli pressure.” The source claimed that Hamas has advised its top officials to refrain from settling in one country on a permanent basis and to move between different countries.   Al-Arouri is now

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Hamas Funding Islamic State in Sinai

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas is funding Islamic State in Sinai. In a nutshell, YNet describes the mutually beneficial arrangement with Hamas providing IS with money, training, and logistical support. In return, IS secures the smuggling of needed weapons and equipment into Gaza: Israeli officials believe that if the situation escalates on the Gaza front, both ISIS

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Blaming Israel for Paris Terror

Today’s Top Stories 1. Margot Wallstrom, Sweden’s Foreign Minister, blamed Israel for the Paris attacks. “To counteract the radicalization we must go back to the situation such as the one in the Middle East of which not the least the Palestinians see that there is no future: we must either accept a desperate situation or

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Congress Cuts $80 Million in PA Aid

Today’s Top Stories 1. US sends ‘message’ to Abbas with $80 million aid cut. 2. Israel and Jordan “agreed” to 24/7 surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount. I qualified that word because, according to the Washington Post, the holy site’s already monitored that way: However, it is unclear exactly how the proposed addition of more cameras

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Is Widening Weekend Violence an Intifada?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Editor’s note: In light of continuing Palestinian terror, I have decided to refer to the violence as an intifada. Here’s Why I’m Calling it an Intifada (and a dissent from my colleague, Yarden Frankl). See below for updates on the latest terror attacks. See also today’s media critique, Palestinian Terror Wave Prompts Media

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