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Israel and Saudis Disclose Secret Talks on Iran

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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Hezbollah Forced to Drastically Cut Spending

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas plans to resubmit the PA’s statehood resolution to the UN Security Council. But Haaretz reports that an unenthusiastic Jordan is angry with the Palestinians over the whole affair. Moreover, Palestinians frequently strive to receive pan-Arab support so as to wield pressure on Jordan, claiming the Jordanians are also under

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International Criminal Court Won’t Investigate Mavi Marmara Raid

Today’s Top Stories 1. Last night, a Palestinian driver rammed into a three soldiers near Bethlehem in another car attack. After an overnight manhunt,Hamam Masalmeh, a 23-year-old Palestinian from Beit Awwa, near Hebron, turned himself in to police, saying he lost control of the car. The army’s investigating the possibility that this was a hit

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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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Netanyahu Publicly Backs Kurdish Independence

1. In a policy speech at Tel Aviv U., Prime Minister Netanyahu called for Kurdish independence from Iraq. According to AP, Netanyahu is “the first significant world figure to call for Kurdish independence.” The Jerusalem Post points out Bibi’s backing  puts him at odds with the US, which prefers to see Iraq remain intact. Netanyahu also

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Israel to Intervene If ISIS Threatens Jordan Stability?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Daily Beast: Israel is prepared to intervene if ISIS threatens Jordan’s stability. Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph looks into ISIS popularity in Jordan. In Jordan, the actions of Isis in Iraq are inspiring radical factions of the country’s largely Sunni society, who sympathise with the group’s ambition to depose Nouri al-Maliki,

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