Tag Archives: Knesset

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NY Blacklists Pro-BDS Businesses

NY Blacklists Pro-BDS Businesses

Today’s Top Stories 1. The New York Post, the state of New York has already begun a blacklist of companies it won’t do business with over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. Meanwhile, Ontario became the first Canadian province to pass anti-BDS legislation resolution. Last but not least, an anti-BDS

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Contentious Knesset Bills Delayed Amid Factional Friction

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two controversial Knesset bills were postponed to next week amid coalition infighting. We’re talking about the “Regulation bill,” which would retroactively legalize unrecognized settler outposts, and the “Muezzin bill,” which would bar mosques from using loudspeakers to call Muslims to prayer. The clock’s ticking on the Regulation bill: the legislation is

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Palestinian Anger as Contentious Knesset Bills Advance

Today’s Top Stories 1. More legislative hurdles remain before anything becomes law, but Knesset committees advanced two controversial bills. One would retroactively legalize settlement outposts built on private Palestinian land. A ministerial committee unanimously gave the legislation a thumbs up despite objections from the Prime Minister and Attorney General, who argue that the bill is

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Hezbollah Ally Elected Lebanese President

Today’s Top Stories 1. Following two years of stalemate, Lebanon’s parliament elected Gen. Michel Aoun as president. Aoun, an 81-year-old Maronite Christian, aligned his Free Patriotic Party with Hezbollah back in 2006, which is why analysts say his victory is good news for Hezbollah and Iran (or maybe not that much). Lebanon has been without a

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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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Hamas to Publicly Execute 13 Palestinians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas announced that it’s planning a series of public executions. According to AFP, the 13 Palestinians on death row were convicted of criminal offenses, “mostly murder connected to robberies.” Of the more than 170 Palestinians sentenced to death since the creation of the Palestinian Authority in 1994, around 30 have been

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Israeli Arabs Protest Police Shooting Death

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police were on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and Galilee after the shooting death of a 22-year-old Israel Arab in Kafr Kana. Police say Kheir a-Din Hamdan approached them with a knife, but a video raised questions. Protests spread to universities in Tel Aviv and Haifa. 2. President Obama sent

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How Foreign Islamists Support Temple Mount Conflict

Today’s Top Stories 1. Sparks are going to fly. The Prime Minister’s Office gave a green light to 1,000 new housing units in Har Homa and Ramat Shlomo Netanyahu will also push new infrastructure projects in the West Bank, including roads that will also serve the Palestinian population, a PMO source said. 2. How Islamists

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Ignoring 2 Key Points, WashPost Slams NGO-Funding Bill

A Washington Post staff-ed slamas the Knesset’s discussion on restricting foreign funding for NGOs. But it overlooks two key points. First, the Post writes: There is, however, nothing nefarious about public organizations in a democratic country receiving support from other democracies. The NGO funders are not enemies of Israel, and the groups themselves are not trying

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