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BBC Executive: Don’t Call Charlie Hebdo Massacre “Terror”

BBC Executive: Don’t Call Charlie Hebdo Massacre “Terror”

Today’s Top Stories 1. Now in Israel, journalist Damian Pachter explained in Haaretz why he fled Argentina after breaking the news of prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death. I have no idea when I’ll be back in Argentina; I don’t even know if I want to. What I do know is that the country where I was

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Argentine Journalist Flees to Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Damian Pachter, the journalist who first broke the news of Nisman’s death, has fled Argentina for his own safety. According to Haaretz, Pachter’s on his way to Israel: Pachter lives in Argentina but holds Israeli citizenship, and has written for Haaretz about Nisman’s death. Meanwhile, Iran denies it had anything to do

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What Does Yemen Coup Mean For Israel and the West?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Through an interview with a Free Syrian commander and some articles in the Lebanese press, the Times of Israel sheds some light on what Hezbollah and Iran may be doing in the Syrian Golan: Lebanese news agency El-Nashra reported on Wednesday that Iran and Hezbollah, in coordination with the Assad regime,

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Israeli Air Strike Kills Hezbollah and Iranian Commanders

Today’s Top Stories 1. We now know that yesterday’s Israeli airstrike in the Syrian Golan killed Jihad Mughniyeh, a Hezbollah commander, and six Iranians, most prominently General Mohammed Ali Allahdadi of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. An Israeli security source (anonymously) confirmed to Reuters that the IDF carried out the attack. YNet lays out what the

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ICC Opens Investigation of Gaza War

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Shortly before this roundup was published, media reports said an Israeli helicopter fired missiles into the Syrian Golan, near Quneitra. Neither Israel nor Syria confirmed the strike, and it’s not yet clear what was targeted. 1. The International Criminal Court opened a “preliminary” investigation of  possible war crimes

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Prosecutor: Argentine President Covered Up Iran Role in AMIA Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prosecutor claims Argentina’s president illegally covered up Iran’s role in 1994 bombing of Jewish community center. See coverage in the Times of Israel and Buenos Aires Herald. Alberto Nisman filed a 300-page complaint naming President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others of seeking to “erase” Iran’s role

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Terrorists Storm Magazine HQ, Kill 12

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. As this roundup went to press, 12 people were confirmed dead. The unidentified gunmen are still at large. The Guardian‘s posting live updates. The magazine has had tense relations with Muslims since 2006, when it reprinted controversial Mohammed cartoons. Since then,

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Qatar to Expel Hamas?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israelis are battening down the hatches ahead of a big snowstorm. Jerusalem learned lessons after being shut down for week during from last year’s blizzard. The rest of the country‘s getting ready too, including the IDF, electric company, airport and railways. And what’s the Palestinian media saying about the weather? Expected

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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

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