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Islamic State Infiltrates Jordan

Islamic State Infiltrates Jordan

Today’s Top Stories 1. Is John Kerry trying to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks? 2. Jordan to NATO: ISIS terrorists have infiltrated our borders. At what point might Israel be compelled to intervene?     3. Did Iran actually stage the downing of an Israeli drone? Experts explained to the Jerusalem Post four reasons why they’re skeptical

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Jihadi Rebels Abduct UN Observers Along Israeli Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Nabil Shaath described to Maan News the PLO’s diplomatic offensive against Israel: On Sept. 15, the Palestinians will ask the UN Security Council to set a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. If that request is denied, the PLO will take their case to the International Criminal Court

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Three Hamas Commanders Killed by Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Three of Hamas’s top Gaza commanders were killed in an Israeli air strike. Among them Raed Al-Attar, who played a prominent role in the abduction and five-year captivity of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and was also responsible for the abduction and murder of Lt. Hadar Goldin during Operation Protective Edge. Mohammed Abu Shamaleh was

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Hamas Fires Barrage of Rockets After Breaking Ceasefire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas breaks the ceasefire with a barrage of rockets prompting the IDF to resume sorties over Gaza. According to the IDF, 50 rockets were fired at Israel from 4pm Tuesday afternoon through midnight and six rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were among the areas under rocket attack.

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Gaza Conflict Day 14: Did Israel Strike Hamas Stockpile in Sudan?

Today’s Top Stories 1. 40 members of UAE aid convoy to Gaza revealed as intelligence agents. Commentators say that suspicions should have been aroused when the convoy was allowed by the Egyptians to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing, as no other convoys have been allowed to enter since the start of the Israeli attack

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Gaza Conflict Day 2: Hamas Escalates Rocket Fire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Escalation marked the second day of Operation Protective Edge. Hamas fired a Syrian-made M302 rocket at Hadera. Later in the day, rockets reached Zichron Yaakov, a coastal town about 120 km away from Gaza and just south of Haifa, representing the longest Palestinian rocket strike on Israel yet. According to Israeli

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IDF Boosts Forces Around Gaza

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF’s bolstering forces around Gaza in advance of a possible operation against Gaza. The rocket fire continues. File this under Ben-Gurion’s miracles and don’t be lulled by the lack of Israeli casualties: At around 8:30 in the morning, the early warning alarm sounded in Sderot followed by a salvo of three

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Netanyahu Publicly Backs Kurdish Independence

1. In a policy speech at Tel Aviv U., Prime Minister Netanyahu called for Kurdish independence from Iraq. According to AP, Netanyahu is “the first significant world figure to call for Kurdish independence.” The Jerusalem Post points out Bibi’s backing  puts him at odds with the US, which prefers to see Iraq remain intact. Netanyahu also

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Israel to Intervene If ISIS Threatens Jordan Stability?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Daily Beast: Israel is prepared to intervene if ISIS threatens Jordan’s stability. Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph looks into ISIS popularity in Jordan. In Jordan, the actions of Isis in Iraq are inspiring radical factions of the country’s largely Sunni society, who sympathise with the group’s ambition to depose Nouri al-Maliki,

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