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Hezbollah Forced to Drastically Cut Spending

Hezbollah Forced to Drastically Cut Spending

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas plans to resubmit the PA’s statehood resolution to the UN Security Council. But Haaretz reports that an unenthusiastic Jordan is angry with the Palestinians over the whole affair. Moreover, Palestinians frequently strive to receive pan-Arab support so as to wield pressure on Jordan, claiming the Jordanians are also under


Hezbollah Exposes Mossad ‘Mega-Spy’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Will the Palestinian bid for statehood come to a vote in the UN Security Council as early as Wednesday? The diplomatic pressure continues to build. Netanyahu has expressed his opposition: “We will not accept attempts to dictate to us unilateral moves on a limited timetable.” He added, “We will rebuff any attempt that


Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syrian, Hezbollah, Targets

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Syrian opposition sources, yesterday’s Israeli airstrikes destroyed anti-aircraft missiles and drones belonging to Hezbollah. Installations near Damascus International Airport and the town of Dimas were hit. See Jerusalem Post coverage and Amos Harel commentary, while Ron Ben-Yishai examines the Iranian fingerprints. There was no official Israeli comment on the raid.


Israel Sliding Towards Early Elections

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Likud party agreed to dissolve the government and move to early elections. Things could still change, but the likelihood too high to ignore. The Times of Israel explains in a nutshell: The preliminary vote on the dissolution bills will take place Wednesday, with the third and final vote formally setting


Can UNESCO Save Jewish Heritage Sites From ISIS?

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO seeks to save Jewish sites in Iraq from ISIS destruction. But will a plan come together in time to save the tombs of the Biblical prophets, Ezekiel, Daniel and Nahum? More at Israel HaYom. 2. Kurdish source cast doubt on reports that Canadian-Israeli citizen Gill Rosenberg was captured by ISIS,


Hamas Opposes UN Role in Gaza Rebuilding

Today’s Top Stories 1. Qatar’s trying to have it both ways, supporting Islamic terror groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, maintaining a difficult modicum of friendliness with its Gulf state neighbors, while also being on the politically side of the war on ISIS it doesn’t wholeheartedly support. Reuters looks at Qatar’s ambiguity: First, Qatar’s decision


Did Egypt Discover Hundreds More Tunnels?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel shut down the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings with Gaza after a Palestinian rocket was fired on Friday. The Rafah border crossing with Egypt was already closed as the Egyptians worked on a buffer zone. Media reports say Egypt discovered hundreds of tunnels leading into Sinai. According to a


Northern Border Skirmish Injures Lebanese Soldier

Today’s Top Stories 1. A skirmish between Israeli troops and Lebanese forces on the northern border left one Lebanese Army soldier injured on Sunday. The IDF said that its troops opened fire on “suspects” attempting to cross the border from Lebanon, apparently hitting one and forcing them to retreat. Channel 10 reports that the Israeli defense establishment


The Arab Spring Arrives on Israel’s Doorstep

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Arab Spring has finally dropped on Israel’s doorstep: Israeli officials begin to ponder the degree of threat from al-Qaeda, now firmly entrenched along the Golan border. “Under the 1974 armistice agreement, the Syrian army were not allowed to be close to the border with Israel,” said the Israeli commander, who

Rockets and Retaliation Resume

Today’s Top Stories 1. As this roundup was being published, Israeli media reported that three rockets fired from Gaza landed near Beer Sheva before the end of a 24-hour ceasefire, and that the IDF was given orders to respond. Israeli diplomats recalled from Cairo. Will the situation cool down in time to get diplomacy back