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Israeli, US Leaders Wage Media Offensive Over Iran Deal

Israeli, US Leaders Wage Media Offensive Over Iran Deal

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and the Obama administration upped their media offensives for and against the Iran deal. Bibi made his case in a webcast to American and Canadian Jews yesterday and answered some pre-submitted questions. See Times of Israel coverage or watch the video. President Obama hosted a delegation of top American

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Palestinians Clash With Police on Temple Mount

Today’s Top Stories 1. Police clashed with Palestinians on the Temple Mount yesterday, during the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av. The Jerusalem Post posted footage of Palestinians barricaded in the Al-Aqsa Mosque throwing rocks and firecrackers at police. The rioting took place as tens of thousands of Jews fasted and made a pilgrimage to the

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Massive Arms Smuggling to Eastern Jerusalem Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Santa take note: The IDF busted a massive shipment of tasers and other weapons en route to eastern Jerusalem. The shipping containers were labeled as Christmas decorations but the goodies didn’t reflect peace on earth. The Jerusalem Post writes: Inside the containers police said they found 18,000 fireworks of the restricted 20mm

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“Settlement Crisis” Upstages Summit

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prime Minister Netanyahu visited President Obama to discuss Mideast peace, Iran, and ISIS. Once again, the summit was upstaged by “settlement crisis” manufactured by Peace Now (more on that below) over a week-old tender of 2,610 Israeli housing units in eastern Jerusalem. Unhappy White House officials told the Jerusalem Post they

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Kerry: Iran and Syria vs ISIS if U.S. Fails

Today’s Top Stories 1. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has suggested that the task of defeating the Islamic State could fall to Iran and the Syrian government if the U.S. was “failing miserably” in its efforts to defeat the jihadists. Coverage of this in the Daily Telegraph includes this exchange between Marco Rubio and Kerry

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Islamic State Infiltrates Jordan

Today’s Top Stories 1. Is John Kerry trying to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks? 2. Jordan to NATO: ISIS terrorists have infiltrated our borders. At what point might Israel be compelled to intervene?     3. Did Iran actually stage the downing of an Israeli drone? Experts explained to the Jerusalem Post four reasons why they’re skeptical

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Gaza Conflict Day 22: Hamas Rockets Hit Gaza Hospital

Today’s Top Stories 1. An errant Hamas rockets hit Gaza’s Shifa Hospital and the Al Shati refugee camp. An IDF spokesman told Sky News: However, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) denied responsibility for the attacks and said it had not been operating in the area.   Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, rubbished

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Gaza Conflict Day 21: Hamas Threatens Journalists

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF released its findings on the shelling of a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in which 15 Palestinians were killed. The Jerusalem Post reports: . . . Hamas terrorists fired at the army from within the school complex. The terrorists fired anti-tank missiles at soldiers, the army added.   The

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Gaza Conflict Day 20: Hamas Seeking North Korean Weaponry

Today’s Top Stories 1. Daily Telegraph: Hamas is trying to purchase missiles and communication equipment from North Korea. Security officials say the deal between Hamas and North Korea is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and is being handled by a Lebanese-based trading company with close ties to the militant Palestinian organisation based in east

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Ignorance and Confusion in Aspen

Writing in the Aspen Times, columnist Paul Andersen demonstrates a distinct lack of understanding of Israel and the Palestinians. Describing a cycling trip in the West Bank he comes to some confused conclusions: Seeing herdsmen with sheep and goats was not a novelty, but seeing women in full burqas shepherding the flocks told us we

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