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Hamas, the “Political Organization”

Hamas, the “Political Organization”

The Daily Mail could be commended for publishing a photo essay exposing Palestinian children being put through military training at a Hamas-run summer camp. However, despite the photos showing the obvious military side to Hamas’s activities, this is how Hamas is described in some of the captions: Hamas, a Palestinian political group which is considered

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Rubi Rivlin Elected Israel’s Next President

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 Knesset elected Reuven “Rubi” Rivlin as Israel’s next president. He’ll succeed Shimon Peres, whose term ends in July. See Jerusalem Post coverage of the vote, and YNet‘s backgrounder on Rivlin’s political history.

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A US Back Channel to Hamas?

Everything you need to know about coverage of Israel and the Mideast over the Shavuot holiday. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Buzzfeed, the US has been talking to Hamas through back channels — oh, for the last six months. Sheera Frenkel’s source is anonymous, and the

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Hamas in 10 Words or Less

Now that the West has decided to work with a Palestinian “unity” government, Hamas is being mentioned often in the media. In order to briefly tell readers who Hamas is, most articles include a short description. Typical are: “…backed by the Islamist militant group Hamas,which the United States and Israel have branded a terrorist organization.” (Washington Post) “…Hamas, a militant Islamic

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Suspected Brussels Gunman in Custody

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. AFP: French police arrested a man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish museum last week. The suspect had in his possession a Kalashnikov and another gun of the

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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrants for IDF Commanders

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. What looked like a promising Israeli-Turkish reconciliation may have gone down the drain. An Istanbul court ordered arrest warrants for four IDF commanders, including former chief of staff Lt. Gen.

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What’s Going On at Syrian Posts Along Israel Border?

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. An annual State Dept. report on terrorism paints a grim picture of Hamas activity in 2013. If you look at the full report (pdf format), skip down to page 147), otherwise

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Hamas’s Very Busy Day

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. Times of Israel: Hamas is considering fielding a presidential candidate, and Maan News reports Islamic Jihad wants a role in the new unity government too. But as long as a “technocrat

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