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Netanyahu’s Iran Speech: The Fallout and Spin

Netanyahu’s Iran Speech: The Fallout and Spin

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the video and transcript. See below for more fallout and commentary. 2. Argentina wants to revive a joint “truth commission” with Iran to get to the bottom of bury the 1994 bombing of the Buenos

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Iran Rejects Nuclear Freeze

Today’s Top Stories Prime Minister Netanyahu was due to begin his address to Congress after this roundup was published. 1. Iran rejected any temporary freeze on its nuclear activities.Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif was responding to President Obama’s Reuters interview (see summary or  full transcript). The president confirmed the much-talked-about sunset clause. 2. International Atomic Energy Agency chief

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Media Spotlight on Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech

Today’s Top Stories 1. On the day before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, interest and discussion has reached a fevered pitch. Demand for tickets is off the charts — “10 times as many requests as there are seats available,” Politico reports. Today, the prime minister addressed the AIPAC conference — a brief warm up for the

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Jihadi John Unmasked

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fleeing ISIS, the first Iraqi Christian refugee reached Israel for medical treatment. Maryam’s an 18-month-old Chaldean born with a hole in her heart. Miles said he expects to see more Iraqi Christians receiving treatment in Israeli hospitals. He has already received requests from other families.   And other minorities may follow

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Phased Iranian Nuclear Deal Reportedly in the Works

Today’s Top Stories 1. John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Geneva yesterday. According to AP, a “phased” deal is taking shape. The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran’s nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used

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EU: Israel Not Fully Briefed on Iran Talks

Today’s Top Stories 1. Adele Biton who was injured in a 2013 stone-throwing attack, died Tuesday evening. Hundreds attended as the four-year-old girl was laid to rest this afternoon. I hope New York Times coverage is a sign, however small, that bureau chief Jodi Rudoren is moving away from her previous spin that stone-throwing’s an understandable “rite

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Palestinian Refugees Join Syrian Jihadists

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Sydney Morning Herald takes a look at a Palestinian refugee camp from which a lot of Palestinian youth leave to join Al-Qaida affiliates in Syria. Why have 52 young adults from UNRWA-administered refugee camps like Ain al-Hilweh died fighting with the Islamists? The overcrowded camp 40 kilometres south of Beirut

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Iranian Nuclear Talks Extended

Today’s Top Stories 1. The international nuclear talks with Iran were extended. Negotiators will meet again in December; new deadline for resolving the crisis is March 1, with details to be worked out by the end of June. 2. The Israeli cabinet moved forward legislation defining Israel as a Jewish state. I don’t know what

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Israeli Arabs Protest Police Shooting Death

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police were on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and Galilee after the shooting death of a 22-year-old Israel Arab in Kafr Kana. Police say Kheir a-Din Hamdan approached them with a knife, but a video raised questions. Protests spread to universities in Tel Aviv and Haifa. 2. President Obama sent

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Can the Palestinian Authority Survive Without the IDF?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas may threaten to end security cooperation with Israel, but can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF? Whether the Israeli withdrawal be quick or slow, Amidror asserted that without Israeli boots on the ground, Abbas had no realistic way of overcoming a Palestinian Islamic movement bent on his destruction.

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