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Islamic State in Sinai Reportedly Beheads Hostage

Islamic State in Sinai Reportedly Beheads Hostage

Today’s Top Stories 1. Nice to see the wire services pick up on PA corruption. AP reports Palestinians are furious over the latest revelations of graft and misuse of public money: Outrage over the documents quickly spread on social media, where Palestinians challenged everything from their leadership’s finances to its political legitimacy in the face


Israeli Airstrike in Eastern Lebanon?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As this roundup went to press, there were conflicting reports of an alleged Israeli airstrike in eastern Lebanon, near the Syrian border. It’s not yet clear what may have been targeted or if there were casualties. 2. Syrian Druze could flee to Israel as Assad may abandon them to ISIS. Israeli Druze


Netanyahu Offers to Discuss Borders

Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz: Prime Minister Netanyahu told the EU’s Federica Mogherini he wants to resume peace talks, with an eye to “reach understandings on the borders of settlement blocs that Israel would annex under any peace agreement.” An Israeli source briefed on Netanyahu’s meeting with Federica Mogherini last Wednesday said the prime minister


Feathers Fly Over “Chickensh*t” Interview

Today’s Top Stories 1. Already strained US-Israel ties became even more frayed when an anonymous “senior Obama administration official” launched unusual and undiplomatic attack on Benjamin Netanyahu. Here’s what he told Jeffrey Goldberg: “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname.  


The Arab Spring Arrives on Israel’s Doorstep

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Arab Spring has finally dropped on Israel’s doorstep: Israeli officials begin to ponder the degree of threat from al-Qaeda, now firmly entrenched along the Golan border. “Under the 1974 armistice agreement, the Syrian army were not allowed to be close to the border with Israel,” said the Israeli commander, who


Brussels Jewish Museum Terrorist Planned Massive Paris Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Brussels Jewish Museum terrorist Mehdi Nemmouche planned to carry out a massive terror attack in Paris according to a report in the French newspaper Liberation. The attack would allegedly have taken place on Paris’s iconic Champs Elysees boulevard on July 14, the French national holiday marking the beginning of the revolution and

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Iranian Arms Boat: The Fallout

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. Business as usual? The White House says nuclear talks with Iran will continue even though the US had its own contingency plan to intercept Iran’s missile boat to Gaza: While acknowledging that Iran


A Blogosphere Welcome to the NYT’s New Jerusalem Bureau Chief

Jodi Rudoren becomes the NY Times’s new Jerusalem bureau chief in April, but her tweets are already coming under as much scrutiny as anything she wrote when she covered Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign. After Rudoren replied to Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and plugged Peter Beinart‘s book, Marc Tracy and Jeffrey Goldberg advised Rudoren to stop tweeting  “for the

Media Cheat Sheet 11/01/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Today’s big stories were UNESCO fallout, lingering issues from the recent Gaza rocketfire, and a surprising NY Times op-ed. UNESCO • Now that Palestine is a member of UNESCO, the US has cut funding and Canada is weighing its options. And the Palestinians? They’re already preparing


Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab