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Palestinians Planning Terror to Influence Israeli Elections?

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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It’s Official: Israel Schedules Snap Elections

Today’s Top Stories 1. It’s official: Israel to hold snap elections on March 17, 2015. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, Times of Israel, or i24 News coverage. I also liked Ben Wedeman’s summary of the situation for CNN. 2. Globes: Gaza’s inoperative sewage plant may be endangering Ashkelon, potentially exposing the city’s residents (and Israel’s biggest

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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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UN to Probe Israeli Drone Strikes

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. A UN lawyer is investigating fatal drone strikes by Israel, the US, and Britain. Bottom line, it’s a UN probe that Israel won’t cooperate with, and that the US will

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Israel and the Media Gear Up for Elections

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Freedom House’s annual report had some very kind words about the state of freedom in Israel. Read the original report (pdf) or the Jerusalem Post‘s summary. This key snippet puts

The Israel Elections Drinking Game

Israel is going to the polls, which means suffering Big Media’s post-election cliches and spin. Instead of fighting the buzz this year, I’m embracing it all in with the (non-political) Israel Elections Drinking Game. What do you need? Not much, actually. Just a mix of newspapers, TV reports, and talking heads, along with the liquor

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Who’s a “Pin-Up Zionist”?

The term “Zionist” is increasingly used in a pejorative manner by Israel’s detractors. Drawing an association between Israel’s founding ideology and other negative terms such as “racism”, “colonialism” and “apartheid” is part of the movement to delegitimize Israel. After all, at its most basic definition, Zionism is simply the national movement for the return of the

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