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Arab League Pressing Abbas for Successor

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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Quand le Monde doit revoir sa chronologie

M le magazine du Monde, dans un article sur une série d’images prises par la photographe française Catherine Cattaruzza à la frontière entre Israël et le Liban, semble s’être un peu emmêlé les pinceaux avec la chronologie du conflit entre les deux pays. En effet, selon le Monde : Bien qu’Israël ait maintenu une présence au

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Hezbollah Terror Attack in Haifa Foiled

Today’s Top Stories 1. Planned Hezbollah terror attack in Haifa thwarted. The plot was foiled after the main defendant, Diab Kahamuz, forgot where he had hidden the explosives, which were later discovered. 2. In diplomatic speak, there are various words one can use to criticize other countries. In unusually harsh language, the US State Dept. “strongly condemned”

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Un journaliste collaborant avec le terrorisme mis à la porte

Le journaliste italien Michele Monni a été licencié cette semaine pour malhonnêteté : spécifiquement pour avoir prétendu qu’il travaillait pour l’agence de presse italienne ANSA alors qu’il travaillait en réalité pourl’organisation terroriste Hezbollah. Le mois dernier, HonestReporting avait écrit sur l’incident : Monni faisait partie des divers journalistes travaillant sur des documentaires en commémoration du

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Israel Shoots Down Hamas Drone

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli fighter jet shot down a Hamas drone over Gaza as it headed in the direction of Israeli air space. 2. The University of California-Berkeley reinstated controversial course on history of Palestine. The Los Angeles Times explains: Then campus officials reversed gears Monday, reinstating the course after students, faculty, free-speech advocates

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