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Palestinians Join the International Criminal Court

Palestinians Join the International Criminal Court

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority has officially joined the International Criminal Court as of April 1 opening the possibility that Israeli politicians and military leaders could face war crimes charges in the future. The Daily Telegraph asks what this could mean for Israel and the PA: The Palestinians intend to formally lodge two

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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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Terror Victims’ Lawsuit Against PLO Underway

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel launched a diplomatic campaign against William Schabas and the UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza. Schabas is scheduled to present his findings to the UN Human Rights Council on March 26; the council will vote on the findings a few days later. The Jerusalem Post explains: According to a Foreign

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Charlie Hebdo and the Day After

Today’s Top Stories 1. US Senators confirmed to Foreign Policy that Israel no longer has the PA’s back on US aid to the Palestinians. It’s a major Israeli shift. “I cannot tell you the number of times the Israelis have engaged me to try and stop an emotional reaction by the Congress to terminate aid

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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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Israel Busts ISIS Terror Cell

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted an ISIS-affiliated terror cell in Hebron. Details at the Jerusalem Post. 2. Israel froze tax revenue transfers to the PA in retaliation for ICC membership bid. Most news services quoted Haaretz. We’re talking about “a half billion shekels (more than $127 million)” in sales tax and customs revenue on goods

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