Tag Archives: Mahmoud Abbas


Paris Terror Massacre: The Fallout

Paris Terror Massacre: The Fallout

Today’s Top Stories 1. Carnage in Paris after terrorists attacked a soccer match, concert, and several restaurants on Friday evening. As this round up went to press, the casualty count stood at 140  dead and 352 people injured. Islamic State claimed responsibility. I liked CNN‘s clear “What we know so far” breakdown, and the Daily Telegraph‘s live-blogging.


20,000 Israelis File Lawsuit Against Facebook Over Palestinian Incitement

Today’s Top Stories 1. A victim of a Palestinian terror attack aboard a Jerusalem bus two weeks ago succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the head and stabbed. Richard Lakin, a 76-year-old American-Israeli will be laid to rest tomorrow in Beit Shemesh. The former school principal from Connecticut is survived by his wife


Blood Libel Fail as Abbas Lie Exposed

Today’s Top Stories 1. In a televised speech last night, Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out “field executions,” and trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount. And, notably, Abbas didn’t condemn the violence or make any appeals for calm. But the Palestinian leader got egg on his face for claiming that a


Israel Beefs Up Security, Abbas to Address Palestinians Tonight

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS *** Shortly before this roundup was published, there were breaking reports of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, by the Old City’s Damascus Gate. 1. In response to the latest terror attacks, Israel security forces began setting up checkpoints to entrances of flashpoint Arab neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, and called


Is Widening Weekend Violence an Intifada?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Editor’s note: In light of continuing Palestinian terror, I have decided to refer to the violence as an intifada. Here’s Why I’m Calling it an Intifada (and a dissent from my colleague, Yarden Frankl). See below for updates on the latest terror attacks. See also today’s media critique, Palestinian Terror Wave Prompts Media


Why I’m Calling It an Intifada

It’s true that journalism is the first draft of history. And it’s also true that it takes some distance in time before we can look at events and place them in a proper historical context. But it’s also true that journalism has a responsibility to put developments into a meaningful context for readers. Here. Now.


Netanyahu Visits Moscow to Discuss Syria With Putin

Today’s Top Stories 1. Accompanied by a high-level delegation of IDF staff, PM Netanyahu is in Moscow today to discuss with President Putin, Russia’s increasing military engagement in the Syrian civil war. The Times of Israel reports: According to early assessments, the two leaders will likely discuss three key topics: keeping advanced weapons out of


UN: Gaza Will Be Uninhabitable in 5 Years

Today’s Top Stories 1. AP, AFP, and UPI all picked up on a UN report claiming that Gaza could be “uninhabitable” in five years if current economic trends persist. 2. I don’t know what to make of headlines talking about Mahmoud Abbas stepping down either, but here are a few tea leaves you can sort through:


EU Warns of More Steps Against Settlements

Today’s Top Stories 1. EU envoy warns of more steps against Israeli settlements. 2. The Palestinian National Congress, which represents Palestinians both in the PA and the diaspora, is scheduled to meet for the first time in 20 years. The development further fuels speculation that Mahmoud Abbas is grooming Saeb Erekat as a successor. 3. The


Lebanon on the Brink Over Garbage Protests

Today’s Top Stories 1. Lebanon’s teetering on the brink of chaos. The government’s too paralyzed to respond to a national garbage crisis, and foreign leaders are calling on Prime Minister Tammam Salam not to resign, which he has hinted to do in recent days. What started as a protest against uncollected garbage and a shortage