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German Firm Making Israeli Submarines Hacked

German Firm Making Israeli Submarines Hacked

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** Just before this roundup was published, Israeli media reported that Israel busted a Hamas cell plotting a terror attack with the goal of ultimately kidnapping Israelis to obtain the release of prisoners. See more at the Jerusalem Post and YNet. 1. Secrets were stolen in a massive cyber

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Netanyahu and Abbas to Meet in Paris?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Paris diplomats are still pushing their Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. Haaretz, picking up on French media, reports that President Francois Hollande wants to host the foreign ministers of 30-35 countries on or about December 21, and then follow-up soon after with a tripartite summit with Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas. Israel objects

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Contentious Knesset Bills Delayed Amid Factional Friction

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two controversial Knesset bills were postponed to next week amid coalition infighting. We’re talking about the “Regulation bill,” which would retroactively legalize unrecognized settler outposts, and the “Muezzin bill,” which would bar mosques from using loudspeakers to call Muslims to prayer. The clock’s ticking on the Regulation bill: the legislation is

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First Major IDF-Islamic State Border Clash

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF and Islamic State had their first ever major exchange of fire this morning. Israeli forces traded fire along the Syrian border this morning east of Moshav Avnei Eitan. Credit the Wall St. Journal (click via Google News) for the clearest summarizing snippet: An Israeli unit was conducting an operation

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Back Channel Contact Between Hamas and International Criminal Court?

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** After this roundup was published, YNet reported that the Israeli Navy intercepted a Palestinian smuggling boat en route to Gaza. After the Navy opened fire, the vessel was destroyed by secondary explosions caused by weapons on board. Developing . . . 1. Is the International Criminal Court maintaining

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Arab League Pressing Abbas for Successor

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas is resisting significant pressure from the Arab League to appoint a successor. MEMRI picked up on Egyptian press reports. On November 16, the independent Egyptian Islamic daily Al-Misriyyoun published a lengthy report on this matter, according to which Abu Al-Gheit presented ‘Abbas with the names of three possible successors:

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New Congressional Bill Penalizes Compliance With BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. New Congressional legislation in the Capitol Hill pipeline would extend criminal penalties to compliance with BDS and settlement boycotts. The House bill amends language in bills passed in the 1970s to combat the Arab League boycott of Israel to encompass the modern Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement – and to include

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Why Is Hezbollah Parading US Military Equipment?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Not good: Hezbollah paraded American military equipment in a Syria. Significantly, the parade also featured American-manufactured M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs), of the type provided by the United States to the Lebanese army (LAF), prompting concerns among security analysts that Hezbollah may potentially have procured them from the LAF, which continues

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Palestinian Anger as Contentious Knesset Bills Advance

Today’s Top Stories 1. More legislative hurdles remain before anything becomes law, but Knesset committees advanced two controversial bills. One would retroactively legalize settlement outposts built on private Palestinian land. A ministerial committee unanimously gave the legislation a thumbs up despite objections from the Prime Minister and Attorney General, who argue that the bill is

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Haaretz Columnist Quits Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

Today’s Top Stories 1. After outing himself as the Israeli journalist who sexually harassed Danielle Berrin, veteran journalist Ari Shavit resigned from Haaretz and from Channel 10 where he offered commentary and analysis. Meanwhile, a second woman is accusing Shavit of similar harassment. Last week, Berrin, a Jewish American journalist created a stir by describing

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