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Israel Moves to Outlaws Palestinian “Guards” on Temple Mount

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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1 Killed as Palestinian Plows Into Pedestrians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Terror struckJerusalem. Ibrahim al-Acari, a resident of eastern Jerusalem and known supporter of Hamas, plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians. As this roundup went to press, the one fatality was identified as Jidan Assad, a Druze member of the Border Police was killed. At least 14 others were injured, and Hamas was

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Iran to Ship Uranium to Russia?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Yesterday at the US Supreme Court, lawyers for the family of Menachem Zivotofsky and the US government made their cases for and against listing the 12-year’s place of birth as “Jerusalem, Israel” in his US passport. The Washington Post, Reuters and other news services all all described justices divided on the

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Hamas Opposes UN Role in Gaza Rebuilding

Today’s Top Stories 1. Qatar’s trying to have it both ways, supporting Islamic terror groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, maintaining a difficult modicum of friendliness with its Gulf state neighbors, while also being on the politically side of the war on ISIS it doesn’t wholeheartedly support. Reuters looks at Qatar’s ambiguity: First, Qatar’s decision

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Did Egypt Discover Hundreds More Tunnels?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel shut down the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings with Gaza after a Palestinian rocket was fired on Friday. The Rafah border crossing with Egypt was already closed as the Egyptians worked on a buffer zone. Media reports say Egypt discovered hundreds of tunnels leading into Sinai. According to a

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IDF Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Breaking news: As today’s roundup went to press, there were early reports of an IDF patrol along the Egyptian border coming under fire. The IDF confirmed that two soldiers were injured. The army returned fire on the unknown assailants. Egyptian forces reportedly clashed with the presumably same gunmen. The IDF is trying to

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