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UNESCO Ignores Jewish Connection to Temple Mount; ‘Accidental’ Chemical Attack in Syria

UNESCO Ignores Jewish Connection to Temple Mount; ‘Accidental’ Chemical Attack in Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. Dozens of Hezbollah combatants in Syria were ‘accidentally’ killed in a chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian military. 2. A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution on Jerusalem completely ignored any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, and even accused Israel of “planting fake Jewish graves.” In addition to


Russian Role in Lebanon to Blunt Hezbollah Influence?

Today’s Top Stories 1. NOW Lebanon has my antennae twitching. Lebanese opposition leaders are courting Moscow in an effort to blunt Hezbollah and Iranian influence on the country. A new Russian role in Lebanon would add to Vladimir Putin’s weight in the Mideast. Hmmmmm. 2. Mahmoud Abbas suspended funds to the PFLP — not because the


Hezbollah Building Iranian Missile Base in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah reportedly building an Iranian missile base in Syria. 2. Palestinian Christians have been very unhappy with Hamas and the PA in recent days. According to the Jerusalem Post, their bitterness with Hamas stems from the destruction of antiquities at the remains of Byzantine church discovered in Gaza last week. More


Are Sinai Peacekeepers Retreating From ISIS or Redeploying?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Obama administration is discussing with Egypt and Israel the possibility of significantly redeploying US and international peacekeepers in the Sinai because of the growing threat posed by Islamic State. Many of the approximately 1,700 monitors from 12 countries would be relocated the southern Sinai. CNN, which broke the story, reports:


Israel Halts Cement Deliveries to Gaza Over Hamas Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fed up with Hamas stealing cement for Gaza reconstruction, Israel suspended deliveries of building materials to the Strip. Israel placed tight restrictions on construction material to prevent Hamas from rebuilding its tunnel network; Hamas, however, has managed to obtain the goods. More on the story at the Jerusalem Post and Times


Egypt Discovers ‘Enormous’ Gaza Tunnels

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt discovered massive tunnels from Gaza into the Sinai large enough to drive trucks through. They’re unusually long too, which has the IDF concerned. YNet explains: These enormous tunnels, some of which stretch for over three kilometers, are designed to traverse the security zone Egypt set up between the border with


Is White House Preparing New Peace Push?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The White House is preparing to jump-start Israeli-Palestinian peace talks before the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to the Wall St. Journal (click via Google News). Options reportedly being weighed include offering a blueprint for talks, US support for a UN Security Council resolution, a speech or joint statement with


Russia Freezes Iranian Arms Transfers After Israeli Intel Tip

Today’s Top Stories 1. Russia reportedly suspended the transfer of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran after Israeli intelligence tipped off Moscow that Tehran broke a pledge not to transfer sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah. A senior source told the newspaper that the Russian leader elected to punish the Iranian regime after Israel supplied him with clear-cut


Gulf States Label Hezbollah a Terror Group

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkey now demands Israeli weapons sales as a condition for re-normalizing ties, according to Arab reports picked up by the Jerusalem Post. Israeli officials are reportedly demanding to know if the sought-after aerial drones and other equipment will be used against Kurdish rebels. 2. The Gulf state monarchies branded Hezbollah as


Russia Using Israeli Drones in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egyptian MP Tawfik Okasha was attacked in parliament for hosting Israel’s ambassador, Haim Koren, for dinner. If you’re wondering what Okasha and Koren discussed, Reuters reports: Koren confirmed to Reuters that he and his staff had a three-hour dinner meeting at the Egyptian lawmaker’s home on Wednesday evening.   “He proposed