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Jonathan Pollard to Be Freed in November

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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US to Free Jonathan Pollard for Palestinian Prisoners?

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. John Kerry arrived in Israel for overnight meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to salvage peace talks. The big development is that the US appears prepared to release Jonathan Pollard. Haaretz

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Big Media Rallies Around Jerusalem Post Reporter

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 White House Correspondents’ Association slammed Saudi Arabia for denying a visa to the Jerusalem Post’s Washington bureau chief, Michael Wilner, to cover the president’s visit to Riyadh. The denial

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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

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Palestinians Jockeying to Succeed Abbas

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. Rockets hit the Negev, and then Israel struck back. Don’t be surprised if we see reports along the lines that It All Started When Israel Fired Back. 2. Confidence building measures, Tehran style: Iran

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