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Israel Pays Respects to Shimon Peres

Israel Pays Respects to Shimon Peres

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israelis paid their respects to Shimon Peres today as he lay in state outside the Knesset. As flags fluttered at half-mast, thousands filed past his coffin to say their final goodbyes. Meanwhile, Israeli police geared up for the arrival of international dignitaries ahead of tomorrow morning’s state funeral. 2. After this

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Jordan Signs $10B Deal for Israeli Gas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jordan signed a $10 billion deal with Noble Energy to buy natural gas from Israel’s offshore Leviathan gas field over the next 15 years. 2. According to Asharq al Awsat, Russia wants to literally empty Aleppo of its residents. Can you image the outrage if Israel was even reportedly interested in

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Israel Now Bringing Sudan in From the Cold?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Maintaining that Sudan is no longer in Iran’s orbit, Israel is urging the US and Europe to begin improving relations with Khartoum, Haaretz reports. It’s a tricky proposition because the US has designated Sudan as a state sponsor of terror, and because the International Criminal Court indicted President Omar Bashir for

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Jordanian Lawmaker: BDS Endangering Kingdom and Mideast

Today’s Top Stories 1. It looks like Hamas’ next supreme leader will be Ismail Haniyeh. According to Asharq al-Awsat, Haniyeh — who currently runs Gaza — has the inside track to replace Khaled Mashaal. But there’s a catch: Haniyeh will have to move to Qatar in order to freely travel on behalf of Hamas. Several officials from

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US Court Throws Out $655 Million Terror Judgment Against PA, PLO

Today’s Top Stories 1. A US appeals court threw out a $655 million judgment against the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization for their connection to terror attacks that killed a number of US citizens. A group of American victims of Palestinian terror sued under the US Anti-Terrorism Act. But no emotion was enough before

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Israel Approves Fence Along Northern Jordanian Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Defense officials approved a fence along the northern Jordan border to prevent jihadist infiltrations. Fear of scenarios in which booby-trapped cars speed towards the border or shootings occur prompted the plan, which was drawn up by the Defense Ministry and approved by senior ministry officials.   This stretch of the fence

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Germany: Iran Illegally Seeking Nuke, Missile Tech

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to German intelligence reports seen by the Jerusalem Post, Iran’s seeking illegal nuclear and missile technology, as well as its biological and chemical warfare capabilities. State Department spokesman John Kirby struggled to answer reporters’ questions about the matter. Kirby then said that living up to the nuclear deal means not

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Lebanese Banks Shut Down Hundreds of Hezbollah Accounts

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** As this roundup was published, early reports broke of what the IDF is saying was “likely an intentional terror attack.”suspected Palestinian car-ramming attack at the entrance to the Neve Daniel settlement, near Jerusalem. Three soldiers were lightly injured and the Palestinian driver was hospitalized. 1. Lebanese banks shut down hundreds

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Abbas Snubs Rivlin in Brussels

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin in Brussels despite A) prodding from European officials B) Rivlin’s willingness for a little jaw-jaw, and C) Abbas’s history of claims that he’s willing to “immediately” meet with Israeli leaders. Rivlin called Abbas’s snub “strange.” So now Abbas

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BDS ‘Down in Flames’ at Methodist Conference

Today’s Top Stories 1. At the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, a series of pro-BDS resolutions “went down in flames,” the Religion News Service reports. 2. The death of Mustafa Badreddine is exposing a rift between Hezbollah and Iran. Hezbollah followers believe he was killed by an ally, and not by Syrian rebels. And one

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