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Sudan Mulling Improving Ties With Israel?

Sudan Mulling Improving Ties With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As Khartoum inches towards the moderate Sunni camp, could Sudan start improving ties with Israel? YNet and the Times of Israel picked up on comments by Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour: “The matter of normalized relations with Israel is something that can be looked into,” Ghandour said during a convention in

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World Lifts Sanctions on Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. After the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran is in compliance with its nuclear commitments, the world lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic. With the lifting of sanctions, $100 billion in frozen assets were released, the Islamic Republic can resume selling oil on the international market (more on that at

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Shimon Peres In Stable Condition After Heart Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Former Israeli president Shimon Peres is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack. According to Israeli press reports, the 92-year-old Peres is conscious and in good condition after undergoing an emergency catheterization. 2. Israel is barring Sweden from any role in future diplomatic process with Palestinians in response to Foreign Minister

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Swedish-Israeli Row Over Palestinian Deaths

Today’s Top Stories 1. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for a probe of “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians by Israelis. She was referring to about 130 Palestinians killed mostly while carrying out stabbing attacks, car-rammings, shootings, or in violent street clashes. Israeli officials across the political spectrum denounced Wallstrom; a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement

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Palestinians Side With Saudis in Iran Dispute

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian Authority sides with Saudis in Iran row: Here’s what Basem Al-Agha, Palestinian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told Arab media: “The Iranian government doesn’t support the Palestinian Authority, which is at the forefront of confronting the Israeli enemy,” he said. Al-Agha went on to say that “the Palestinians have suffered from

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IDF Shells Lebanese Border After Hezbollah Detonates Bomb

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah set off a bomb targeting IDF bulldozers along the Israeli-Lebanese border, prompting Israeli shelling. At this stage, there are no known injuries among IDF soldiers. Israeli farmers situated close to the Lebanese border have been moved back by the army. #Hezbollah just released a statement claiming the border operation in the

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Israel Indicts Jewish Extremists in Deadly Firebombing

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** Just after this roundup went out, breaking reports of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood. Developing . . . 1. A massive Tel Aviv manhunt continued for the gunman who opened fire on a downtown pub, killing two Israelis and injuring seven more. The suspect, Nashat

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Israeli Stabbed to Death in Another Day of Attacks

Today’s Top Stories 1. An 18-year-old Israeli was stabbed to death by a Palestinian at a gas station on Route 443, near the central Israeli city of Modiin. 2. The UN General Assembly has 20 anti-Israel resolutions in the pipeline to be discussed and voted on this coming Monday: Twenty resolutions are to be proposed at the meeting, including

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Russia Breaking With Iran and Hezbollah?

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS *** Shortly after this roundup was published, reports of a car-ramming attack near Hebron. A Border Police officer was injured. The driver was shot and killed at the scene. 1. Russia seems to be changing its stance on Bashar Assad. Syrian opposition figures have been invited to Moscow for

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