Tag Archives: International Criminal Court

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Back Channel Contact Between Hamas and International Criminal Court?

Back Channel Contact Between Hamas and International Criminal Court?

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** After this roundup was published, YNet reported that the Israeli Navy intercepted a Palestinian smuggling boat en route to Gaza. After the Navy opened fire, the vessel was destroyed by secondary explosions caused by weapons on board. Developing . . . 1. Is the International Criminal Court maintaining

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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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IDF Prepares to Intercept Gaza Boat

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian rocket hit Sderot this morning. Nobody was injured, but two Israelis were treated for shock. The IDF fired tank shells at Hamas positions in response. Shortly before this roundup was published, Palestinian media reported Israeli air strikes. Times of Israel coverage. The Islamic State-affiliated Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist

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Jeremy Corbyn: Israel Has Right to Exist, But . . .

Today’s Top Stories 1. In a first, UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says Israel “has a right to exist.” (Caveat: He said Israel has a right to exist under the “1948 agreement.”) It is not entirely clear which “agreement of the original borders of 1948” Corbyn was referring to. The UN partition plan of 1947

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Terror Surge Shatters Weekend

Today’s Top Stories 1. The weekend saw a spike in Palestinian terror attacks. See below for a roundup of what happened and what the commentaries are saying. 2. Israel recently confirmed it will allow a delegation from the International Criminal Court to visit to assess whether the country could be put on trial for alleged war

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Syrian Rebel Leader Quits After Interview With Israeli

Today’s Top Stories 1. Syrian rebel leader quits after interview with Israeli. YNet explains what happened when Elizabeth Tsurkov, a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking interviewed various Syrians in southern Turkey. “Over the years I’ve interviewed activists, fighters, civic leaders, and politicians – almost always on condition of anonymity,” she explained. “This

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PA Arrests Mayor Accused of Water Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority arrested the mayor of a West Bank village along with 13 municipal employees suspected of being involved in on-going water theft. Officials from Sa’ir blamed residents for the diversion while also accusing the PA of lowering water pressure. 2. When you have tensions aplenty within Palestinian domestic politics,

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Turkey Accord Doesn’t End ICC Investigation of Mavi Marmara

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli and Turkish diplomats signed an accord to re-normalize ties. The deal must now be approved by the Turkish parliament and Israeli cabinet. Expect it to pass, but not without a stormy debate in Jerusalem. Times of Israel coverage. Did nobody tell the UN Secretary General about the detente and the

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After the Paris Peace Summit: Now What?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Israeli media reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said “yes” to regional peace talks under the framework of the 2002 Saudi peace initiative. Meanwhile, Friday’s Paris peace parley ended with a call for another conference by the end of the year. The Palestinians are unhappy because all they got

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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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