Tag Archives: Hezbollah

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Israel to Build Underground Wall Along Gaza Border

Israel to Build Underground Wall Along Gaza Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel plans to build an underground wall along its border with Gaza. According to YNet, the wall be “tens of meters” below and above ground and will cost NIS 2.2 billion, or more than a half-billion US dollars. 2. Did Hezbollah clash with Syrian regime soldiers? 3. The US is signalling

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Is Hezbollah Going to War With Lebanon’s Banks?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Is Hezbollah responsible for an explosion outside the Beirut headquarters of a Lebanese bank? While Reuters reports that nobody has claimed responsibility, Lebanese officials don’t believe Islamic State is responsible, and Hezbollah hasn’t commented on the blast. Reportedly, BLOM Bank was particularly aggressive against Hezbollah’s accounts, which the US Treasury Department is

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Four Israelis Killed in Tel Aviv Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. A pair of Palestinians opened fire on Israelis in a cafe in Tel Aviv Sarona Market last night, killing four people and wounding 16. The market is located across the street from the IDF’s headquarters. Hamas claimed the gunmen were its members. The four victims of the Tel Aviv shooting attack were

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Police Recommend Indicting Sara Netanyahu for Graft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police are recommending that Sara Netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges related to financial improprieties at the Prime Minister’s residence. Take your pick of Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and Haaretz coverage. 2. Not that anyone would meddle in internal Palestinian affairs, but a number of Arab states are reportedly

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Melania Trump: Reporter Provoked Death Threats and Anti-Semitic Trolls

Today’s Top Stories 1. Donald Trump’s wife, Melania discussed for the first time the anti-Semitic abuse supporters piled on reporter Julia Ioffe, who wrote a somewhat critical GQ profile about her. Mrs. Trump’s concluding comment isn’t going over well on Jewish social media. Here’s the key snippet in full, as Mickey Rapkin of Du Jour

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BDS ‘Down in Flames’ at Methodist Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. At the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, a series of pro-BDS resolutions “went down in flames,” the Religion News Service reports. 2. The death of Mustafa Badreddine is exposing a rift between Hezbollah and Iran. Hezbollah followers believe he was killed by an ally, and not by Syrian rebels. And one

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Gazans Forced to Pay Thousands In Bribes at Egypt Border Crossing

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Arab reports picked up by i24 News, many Palestinians who last week left Gaza via the Rafah border crossing to Egypt were forced to pay the Egyptians bribes of up to $3,000. Al-Sawaf said that not only were people forced to pay bribes, but the amount differed between the authorities.

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Who Killed Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah’s highest ranking commander, was killed in a mysterious explosion near Damascus International Airport. Whodunnit? Hezbollah blames Islamic State, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights disputes this. The New York Times notes the deafening silence on claims of responsibility while Anshel Pfeffer ranks the possible culprits. According to Le Figaro’s

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Hezbollah Commanders Smuggling Sons to Europe to Evade Syria Combat

Today’s Top Stories 1. What does US use of roof-knocking mean for the International Criminal Court’s view of Israel’s use of it? 2. The FBI arrested a man who planned to throw a bomb into an Aventura, Florida synagogue while it was crowded with Passover worshippers, Miami’s 7News reports. 3. According to Arab media reports

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Independent Panel to Probe UK Labour Party Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. UK Labour Party leader Jeremy announced he appointed an independent investigation of anti-Semitism in the party. Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of civil rights group Liberty, will lead a panel which will consult with the Jewish community and examine ways to tackle anti-Semitism and discrimination. The panel will present its results

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