Tag Archives: ISIS


Palestinian Weapons Network Uncovered

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkish tanks cross Syrian border, apparently as part of a military operation backed by jets and US-led coalition warplanes to clear ISIS from the Syrian border town of Jarablus. 2. Israel uncovers an illegal Palestinian weapons making network: including 29 weapons factories, 49 weapons-making machines and more than 300 firearms. 3. As Israel and the US finalize


Sderot Hit by Rocket from Gaza

Today’s Top Stories 1. Rocket from Gaza explodes in Israeli town of Sderot, no casualties, IDF responds with strike on two Hamas terror bases. 2. After a bombing attack on a wedding killed 30 people in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogen announced that Islamic State is likely behind the attack, adding that there is “no difference” between accused coup


Egypt Wants to Revive the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt wants to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as Egypt’s foreign minister continues his significant visit to Israel. 2. Israel’s Shin Bet security service discovering increasing links to Islamic State among terrorists who target Israel, both domestically and via infiltration into Gaza. 3. U.S. House passes measure to block Boeing sales to Iran. Israel and the


It’s Official: Israel and Turkey Agree to Restore Ties

Today’s Top Stories 1. Six years after the Mavi Marmara crisis, Israeli and Turkish Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Binali Yildirim announced that they reached an agreement in Rome to re-normalize ties. The agreement will be signed tomorrow and then go to the Israeli cabinet and Turkish parliament for confirmation. See Times of Israel and Hurriyet coverage, and Haaretz‘s good


Dr. Jonathan Spyer Makes Sense of the Middle East

With the rise of the so-called Islamic State, multiple groups fighting each other in the disintegrating states of Syria and Iraq, the bitter Sunni-Shia conflict and the competing interests of state actors and their proxies, the Middle East has never been more confusing for the casual observer. Not to mention the recent Iranian nuclear deal


50 Killed in Sinai Terror Attacks

Today’s Top Stories 1. 50 people were killed in Sinai terror attacks. Casualty figures that don’t distinguish between terrorists and their victims can imply a moral equivalence between terrorists and their victims, but in this case, Reuters says Egyptian officials haven’t offered any breakdown. With clashes continuing, Israel closed its border crossings with both Egypt and Gaza.