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UN Official Seeks to Blacklist Businesses in Settlements

UN Official Seeks to Blacklist Businesses in Settlements

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN’s Commissioner on Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, is demanding a blacklist of Israeli and international companies doing business in the West Bank, Golan, and eastern Jerusalem to facilitate a boycott. Ties which can qualify a business for the Black List include those with any branches in


Palestinian Kills Two in Jerusalem Drive-By Shooting

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis were killed and at least six injured in a Palestinian drive-by shooting at a light rail station in Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill neighborhood. Police Sgt.-Maj. Yosef Kirma, a 29 year-old member of a special patrol unit, and Levana Melihi, a Jerusalem resident in her 60s, were killed. The terrorist was was killed while firing on


Israel Pays Respects to Shimon Peres

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israelis paid their respects to Shimon Peres today as he lay in state outside the Knesset. As flags fluttered at half-mast, thousands filed past his coffin to say their final goodbyes. Meanwhile, Israeli police geared up for the arrival of international dignitaries ahead of tomorrow morning’s state funeral. 2. After this


World Mourns Death of Shimon Peres

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s gearing up for a massive state funeral after the death of its last remaining founding father, Shimon Peres. The 93-year-old Peres passed away in Tel Aviv’s Tel HaShomer Hospital after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. Peres will lie in state in the Knesset on Thursday until the Friday


Jordanian Christian Gunned Down Over Cartoon

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prominent Jordanian Christian writer Nahed Hattar was gunned down outside an Amman courthouse on his way to face charges for sharing on Facebook a cartoon portraying Allah and viewed as offensive to Islam. The illustration was titled “God of Daesh”, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.   The


Assailant Shot Outside Israeli Embassy in Ankara

Today’s Top Stories 1. A man with a knife was shot apparently trying to enter the Israeli embassy in Ankara. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said no embassy staff were hurt during the incident. Turkish bomb squad personnel were also investigating a suspicious package found near the embassy. CNN Turk named the attacker as Osman Nuri


News Agency Fires Reporter for Collaborating With Hezbollah

Today’s Top Stories 1. Terror Collaborating Journalist Gets the Boot: Italian news agency fires reporter Michele Monni, who interviewed Israelis for a Hezbollah documentary. 2. Palestinian court suspended municipal elections that were scheduled for next month. The High Court of Justice ruling gives Fatah a face-saving way to avoid an expected loss to Hamas. Anxious cadres


Audit of UN Gaza Aid Finds Supervision Problems

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gaza construction funding was ‘incorrectly’ handled by non-staff UN personnel, according to an audit of the UN Development Program. It’s not pleasant to read about the lack of oversight. Taken together, the findings in the carefully manicured audit report — which was vetted by UNDP management at the affected office — point


Tehran Outraged As Abbas Meets With Iranian Opposition

Today’s Top Stories 1. Tehran blasted Mahmoud Abbas for meeting an Iranian opposition leader in Paris over the weekend, saying the PA leader “has been a collaborator with the Central Intelligence Agency for a long time.” 2. Looks like the US and Israel came up with a compromise on a key sticking point of the


Iranian Commander Makes Mysterious Visit to Israel-Syria Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iranian commander makes mysterious visit to Israel-Syria border. 2. Will the Nusra Front — the largest jihadist group in Syria fighting against the Assad regime and Hezbollah — cut ties with Al-Qaida? The impact of any imminent Al-Nusra split from Al-Qaeda will depend on how the move is carried out and