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Palestinian Unity Deal: Now What?

Palestinian Unity Deal: Now What?

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. It’s official (for now, at least). Hamas and Fatah announced their national unity agreement. Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza after the new government is formed. Today was the proverbial “day

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White House Reining In John Kerry?

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’s the state of the peace process? Martin Indyk’s taking another shot of salvaging the peace process by meeting (again) with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. Take your pick of Jerusalem

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US to Free Jonathan Pollard for Palestinian Prisoners?

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. John Kerry arrived in Israel for overnight meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to salvage peace talks. The big development is that the US appears prepared to release Jonathan Pollard. Haaretz

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Egypt Bans 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. Judge bans all Hamas activities in Egypt. 2. Barack Obama hosted Benyamin Netanyahu at the White House for talks. Take your pick of AP or Reuters coverage. The NY Times emphasized the Russian/Ukrainian elephant. Commentaries by Haviv Rettig Gur and Joel Pollak elaborated

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Did Hamas Find Offshore Gas Field?

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. A senior Israeli security official confirmed to Time that A) Israel launched yesterday’s airstrike B) along the Lebanese-Syrian border against C) a Hezbollah convoy delivering advanced surface-to-surface missiles. Hezbollah brought things full circle

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Hamas to Privatize Gaza Border Crossings?

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. Ouch: A Fatah official in Lebanon admitted that the PLO and Fatah have lost control of Lebanese refugee camps. Maan News explains why it matters: The Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon are

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How Well Do PA Forces Control West Bank?

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.  According to the Times of Israel, Hamas has significantly boosted its stockpile of rockets capable of reaching Jerusalem: This means that the next round of conflict with Gaza will be focused on

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Israel-Bashers Eyeing UN Job

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. This week’s withdrawal and confused redeployment of Hamas squads along the Gaza border to prevent rocket fire was the result of a rift within Hamas, according to documents obtained by YNet. 2. The UN’s resident Israel-basher and

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Did Israel Attack 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. Media reports suggest (Israeli jets?) attacked (missile launchers?) in Syria (a base?) in the area of Latakia. Nothing’s confirmed, so take your pick of YNet or Jerusalem Post coverage and draw your own conclusions. As

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Do Sinai Jihadis Have Game Changer Rockets?

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. Do Sinai jihadis now have surface to air missiles? An Egyptian military helicopter crashed in the northern Sinai peninsula and its crew is missing. According to a CBC report (which

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