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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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Abbas Abuses Holocaust for Damage Control

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. Shortly before Israel observes Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mahmoud Abbas called the Holocaust, “the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era.” Of course, no Palestinian condemnation of

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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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