Tag Archives: Lebanon

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PA to Sue Britain Over Balfour Declaration

PA to Sue Britain Over Balfour Declaration

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki announced that the PA is preparing legal action against Britain for issuing the Balfour declaration almost 100 years ago. Since the Mideast conflict is so messed up, why stop with Balfour? The PA should also sue Britain and France (for the the 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement), Britain and

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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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US, Iran At Odds Over Nuclear Deal ‘Add-On Document’

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to a document seen by the Associated Press, “key restrictions” imposed on Iran’s nuclear program by last year’s accord “will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran’s ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact.” Israeli officials told the Times of Israel

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UNESCO Ignores Jewish Connection to Temple Mount; ‘Accidental’ Chemical Attack in Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. Dozens of Hezbollah combatants in Syria were ‘accidentally’ killed in a chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian military. 2. A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution on Jerusalem completely ignored any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, and even accused Israel of “planting fake Jewish graves.” In addition to

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Russian Role in Lebanon to Blunt Hezbollah Influence?

Today’s Top Stories 1. NOW Lebanon has my antennae twitching. Lebanese opposition leaders are courting Moscow in an effort to blunt Hezbollah and Iranian influence on the country. A new Russian role in Lebanon would add to Vladimir Putin’s weight in the Mideast. Hmmmmm. 2. Mahmoud Abbas suspended funds to the PFLP — not because the

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“Sisi Scenario” to Resolve Lebanese Garbage Crisis?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Trying to fill a power vacuum and placate angry protesters, Lebanese lawmakers will reportedly appoint army chief Jean Kahwaji as president. Asharq al-Awsat‘s sources refer to this as the Sisi scenario, a reference to Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt’s current president and former military chief. 2. An Islamic State affiliate in Gaza claimed

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Vatican Refuses to Play “Flag Football” With Palestinians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gaza’s bracing for a massive public sector strike on Thursday. Government ministries, schools, and other public institutions will be closed as workers demand unpaid salaries, protest wage cuts, and show solidarity with striking UNRWA teachers. 2. At the UN, the Palestinians are pushing for the flags of non-member states to be

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IAEA Needs Money to Inspect Iranian Sites

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency says it needs more money to inspect Iran sites. 2. Lebanon’s garbage crisis continues. The Jerusalem Post reports fears that Hezbollah is trying to hijack the You Stink protest movement. And AFP’s Sara Hussein reports how dismal the situation is: 3. A Hamas military court

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