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Israel, Jordan At Odds Over Temple Mount and Western Wall

Israel, Jordan At Odds Over Temple Mount and Western Wall

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s security establishment is furious with cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz after he disclosed that Egypt flooded Hamas tunnels at Israel’s request. Overnight Friday, Egypt flooded 10 tunnels, using pipes to pump water from the Mediterranean Sea and bring about their collapse.   An additional tunnel was exposed Friday, presumed to have

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US Busts Hezbollah Drug Money-Laundering Network

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other PA religious affairs officials slammed Israeli plans for a mixed-gender prayer section at the Western Wall. The Palestinians insisting the violates the Temple Mount status quo, and is another attempt to “Judaize” Jerusalem. Speaking of the Temple Mount, Israel police are banning al-Aqsa mosque

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Hezbollah Terror Cell in West Bank Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted a Hezbollah terror cell in the West Bank under the command of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s son, Juad. From Lebanon, the younger Nasrallah used social media networks to recruit and send instructions. The cell trained suicide bombers, among other things. 2. Did Israel suggest that PLO form a “community police”

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Congress Targets Hezbollah Finances

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congress approved a bill targeting Hezbollah financing by banning or sanctioning banks that do business with the terror group. The legislation also targets Hezbollah’s television channel Al-Manar by aiming to cut the broadcast of satellite operators that air the channel’s programming. More on other US efforts to defund Hezbollah at the

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Jordan-PA Friction Over Temple Mount Surveillance

Today’s Top Stories 1. There’s Jordanian-Palestinian friction over the plan to install 24/7 surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount and live stream the footage on the Internet. After PA Foreign Minister Riad Malki called the proposal, “a new trap by the Israelis,” Jordanian politicians and pundits slammed the PA. Meanwhile, NPR‘s Emily Harris sheds more

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Calm Returns to Temple Mount

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinians clashed with Israeli police on the Temple Mount for three days. Shortly before Rosh HaShanah, the new year’s day on the Jewish calendar, police received intelligence that Palestinians were preparing piles of stones and barricades in the Al-Aqsa Mosque to cause violence over the holiday. CNN writes: Israeli officers said that

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Stormy Visit Shaping Up for Bibi in London

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived in London, for what’s already shaping up to be a stormy two-day visit. Around 300 Palestinian supporters demonstrated outside 10 Downing Street, and a petition calling for Netanyahu’s arrest for so-called “war crimes” has garnered 107,000 signatures. More at Reuters and the Financial Times (click via Google News). 2. Israel re-opened its embassy

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Israel and Saudis Disclose Secret Talks on Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. Orange CEO Stephane Richard walked back his comments about leaving Israel, but his Israeli affiliate, Partner Communications Ltd, called it a “smoke cloud” to win back public support. AFP sums up why Israelis aren’t buying Richard’s regrets Although the Orange boss said earlier this week the move was not political, his

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EU Funds Illegally-Built Palestinian Structures

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s funding illegally built Palestinian structures in the West Bank. According to the Daily Mail, the financial support — at taxpayer expense — violates international agreements: More than 400 EU-funded Palestinian homes have been erected in Area C of the West Bank, which was placed under Israeli jurisdiction during the

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