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Palestinian Activist Wages War on the UNRWA

Palestinian Activist Wages War on the UNRWA

Today’s Top Stories 1. Shots were fired at the Israeli embassy in Athens during the weekend. According to Greek media reports, the anarchist Popular Fighters Group is believed to be responsible. A total of 56 shots were fired at the embassy building on Friday. Nobody was hurt. Israel blamed PA incitement for the attack. 2.

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PA Halting Security Coordination With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. With Ziad Abu Ein’s autopsy complete, Israeli and PA officials disagree on how to interpet the findings. The 55-year-old PA minister without portfolio died after an altercation with IDF soldiers yesterday. More on all this at YNet. I was especially impressed with Sky News coverage. Reporter Tom Rayner walked viewers through the

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Palestinians Planning Terror to Influence Israeli Elections?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Are Palestinian terrorists planning attacks in order to influence the Israeli elections? 2. Haaretz: The White House is weighing harsher responses to settlement activity. One of the aspects of this that is being looked into by the U.S. government is whether American action against the settlements at this point would weaken

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Israel Sliding Towards Early Elections

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Likud party agreed to dissolve the government and move to early elections. Things could still change, but the likelihood too high to ignore. The Times of Israel explains in a nutshell: The preliminary vote on the dissolution bills will take place Wednesday, with the third and final vote formally setting

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Can UNESCO Save Jewish Heritage Sites From ISIS?

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO seeks to save Jewish sites in Iraq from ISIS destruction. But will a plan come together in time to save the tombs of the Biblical prophets, Ezekiel, Daniel and Nahum? More at Israel HaYom. 2. Kurdish source cast doubt on reports that Canadian-Israeli citizen Gill Rosenberg was captured by ISIS,

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Canadian-Israeli Reportedly Captured By ISIS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Ex-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was acquitted on charges of murder and corruption. Take your pick of CNN, BBC, or New York Times coverage. The Daily Beast and Max Fisher comment on why the charges were dropped. But the simplest explanation is Calvinball in Cairo.     2. Canadian-Israeli citizen reportedly captured

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Israel Moves to Outlaws Palestinian “Guards” on Temple Mount

Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz: Israel is moving to outlaw an informal group of Palestinian “guards” at the Temple Mount, and restrict visits by Knesset members and right-wing activists. The guards are called “Mourabitoun” in Arabic, a term used to describe an advance guard meant to protect Islamic holy sites from heretics. Dozens of men

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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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Islamists Seek to Split Israel and Its Druze

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Arab bus driver was found hanged in Jerusalem. Police believe Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, 32, killed himself. Family members say he was murdered by Jewish extremists. An autopsy is being carried out, but cooler heads didn’t prevail this morning. YNet had clearest coverage. Clashes broke out in At-Tor and Abu Dis following

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Palestinians Turn to Naval Smuggling

Today’s Top Stories 1. Heh: A string of bombings targeting the homes and cars of Fatah officials was actually the work of Hamas — and then the Gaza overlords faked claims of responsibility by ISIS. The Jerusalem Post got this interesting scoop: The intelligence source said such activities may form a pattern of operation conducted

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