Tag Archives: Mahmoud Abbas

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PLO: Jews Aren’t Poisoning Palestinian Wells After All

PLO: Jews Aren’t Poisoning Palestinian Wells After All

Today’s Top Stories 1. The PLO retracted a claim in last week’s speech that rabbis were instructing Jews to poison Palestinian wells. I was impressed with reporter Diaa Hadid’s healthy skepticism in the New York Times along with a link to the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which continues peddling this anti-Semitic libel. AP and

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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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Israel to Build Hi-Tech Gaza Barrier

Today’s Top Stories 1. Within two years Israel to complete a new Gaza barrier with tech that senses incursions above and below ground. 2. Members of a Jewish terror network suspected of several attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank, including the firebombing of buildings that had people inside, have been arrested by Israeli security

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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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Identities of 22,000 Islamic State Recruits Leaked

Today’s Top Stories 1. A disgruntled ex-jihadi gave Sky News a stolen memory stick containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of 22,000 Islamic State recruits from 51 countries. All had filled out a 23-question form before being inducted into the IS ranks. But the key breakthrough from the documents is the revealing of the

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Palestinian Fugitive Dies at PA’s Bulgarian Embassy

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian fugitive who eluded an Israeli extradition request by hiding in the PA embassy in Bulgaria died after apparently falling from the building’s fourth floor, according to Bulgarian media. Omar Nayef Zayed a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and two other Palestinians were convicted of

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Terror, Israel, and What the News Won’t Tell You

Wednesday afternoon, Jerusalem. The Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City, a place where crowds of people come every day to work, shop, live and pray.  Three Palestinian terrorists approached the Old City, carrying hidden knives, automatic weapons and explosives. When police officers questioned the men about their suspicious behavior, the Palestinians took out

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Palestinians Side With Saudis in Iran Dispute

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian Authority sides with Saudis in Iran row: Here’s what Basem Al-Agha, Palestinian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told Arab media: “The Iranian government doesn’t support the Palestinian Authority, which is at the forefront of confronting the Israeli enemy,” he said. Al-Agha went on to say that “the Palestinians have suffered from

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Congress Targets Hezbollah Finances

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congress approved a bill targeting Hezbollah financing by banning or sanctioning banks that do business with the terror group. The legislation also targets Hezbollah’s television channel Al-Manar by aiming to cut the broadcast of satellite operators that air the channel’s programming. More on other US efforts to defund Hezbollah at the

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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.

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