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ISIS Massing to Attack Lebanon?

ISIS Massing to Attack Lebanon?

Today’s Top Stories 1. ISIS fighters are massed in Syria and threatening to attack Lebanon, according to a Daily Telegraph dispatch from the border. While Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Isil’s leader is not yet interested in seeking to takeover Lebanon, a source close to the jihadist group said, the group is plotting to target a string

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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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Paris Terror: The Aftershocks

Today’s Top Stories 1. A terrible weekend for French Jewry: on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a terrorist stormed the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, killing four hostages before being killed by police. World leaders converged on Paris to join a million-man march to show support for the victims. The Times of Israel

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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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Palestinians Submit Statehood Bid to UN Security Council

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinians submitted their draft statehood resolution to the UN Security Council late Monday night. According to the latest reports, the draft calls for a Palestinian state along the 1967 with eastern Jerusalem as the capital, and an Israeli withdrawal within three years. So what’s left to negotiate? The US State

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First Cracks in ISIS?

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli delegation is reportedly in Egypt searching for the remains of IDF soldiers. i24 News picked up on Arab reports. According to sources there are 22 Israeli soldiers missing in action in Egypt, among them 16 soldiers who have disappeared during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, on top of the

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Ruling Delays Israeli Offshore Gas Moves For Years

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli anti-trust regulators ruled that the consortium of companies overseeing the Leviathan offshore gas field was a monopoly and ordered it be broken up. You can read the details at the Jerusalem Post, Globes, Haaretz, YNet, and Times of Israel. The latter best summed up the bottom line: Leviathan — which

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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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