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US to Agree on Construction in Settlement Blocs?

US to Agree on Construction in Settlement Blocs?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As John Kerry met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in a bid to calm two months of terror, Haaretz reported that Jerusalem was prepared to make gestures to Palestinians if US accepts construction in existing settlement blocs: Apparently Netanyahu wants the Obama administration to recognize the understandings between former U.S. president George

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Israeli Killed as Palestinian Terror Attacks Continue

Today’s Top Stories 1. This afternoon, a Palestinian killed an Israeli woman at the Gush Etzion Junction, near Efrat. As this roundup went to press, Israeli media reported the woman succumbed to her wounds in the hospital. This morning, a former settlement leader foiled a stabbing attack at a hitchhiking post near Nablus by ramming a female

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Paris Terror Massacre: The Fallout

Today’s Top Stories 1. Carnage in Paris after terrorists attacked a soccer match, concert, and several restaurants on Friday evening. As this round up went to press, the casualty count stood at 140  dead and 352 people injured. Islamic State claimed responsibility. I liked CNN‘s clear “What we know so far” breakdown, and the Daily Telegraph‘s live-blogging.

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White House Gives Up on Mideast Peace

Today’s Top Stories 1. With Prime Minister Netanyahu having left for the US today, one of the items on the agenda is renewing a 10-year defense agreement (referred to as a memorandum of understanding). According to Reuters, Israel is asking the US for $5 billion in military aid to offset threats from Iran. YNet asks,

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Jonathan Pollard to Be Freed in November

Today’s Top Stories 1. It’s official: A federal parole board decided that Jonathan Pollard will be released from prison in November. Pollard, a former intelligence analyst, has served 30 years of a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. Reuters writes: The U.S. Justice Department helped smooth the way for the freeing of Pollard, who

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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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Landmark Verdict for Terror Victims

Today’s Top Stories 1. American victims of Palestinian terror won a historic lawsuit. A jury in New York City found the PA and PLO were liable for their supporting role in six terror attacks during the Second Intifada in which 33 people were killed and 390 others injured The victims were, awarded $218 million; under US

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Israel Opposes US Intervention in Iraq

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. The Times of Israel picked up on a new poll (pdf format) which found Palestinian support for a two-state solution plummeting. Marking a notable shift in Palestinian public opinion,

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US Fails to Salvage Peace Talks

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. Acrimonious, hostile, and heated are some of the adjectives describing Martin Indyk’s meeting with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. Israeli papers widely quoted Maan News coverage. Despite the PA’s unilateral moves, the US

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Are PA Moves Wrecking the Peace Process?

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. Palestinian unilateralism ruled the day as Mahmoud Abbas signed papers putting in motion PA requests to join 15 world treaties. AP writes: A Palestine Liberation Organization statement quoted Abbas as saying

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