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Abbas Cracks Down on Hamas

Abbas Cracks Down on Hamas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas is cracking down on Hamas and threatening to break up the national unity government. Avi Issacharoff argues that it’s time to take Abbas very seriously: [Abbas] and his people are determined to make dramatic moves in relation to both Hamas and Israel. For Hamas, an ultimatum: there will be partnership in

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Abbas Unveils Strategy for Statehood

Today’s Top Stories 1. If peace talks fail, Mahmoud Abbas will dump on Israel responsibility for administering the West Bank (Gaza too?). He’s eyeing an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within three years. More on the story at Haaretz and the Times of Israel. 2. Jerusalem Post: The European Union is threatening to ban all

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Gaza Conflict Day 16: Ben Gurion Flights Suspended

Today’s Top Stories 1. Foreign airline carriers — all of them — suspended flights to and from Ben Gurion Airport. According to Globes, only Israel’s three airlines — El Al, Arkia, and Israir are “continuing routine operations.” This came after a Hamas rocket struck a house in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb five km (three

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Gaza Conflict Day 2: Hamas Escalates Rocket Fire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Escalation marked the second day of Operation Protective Edge. Hamas fired a Syrian-made M302 rocket at Hadera. Later in the day, rockets reached Zichron Yaakov, a coastal town about 120 km away from Gaza and just south of Haifa, representing the longest Palestinian rocket strike on Israel yet. According to Israeli

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Are PA Moves Wrecking the Peace Process?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian unilateralism ruled the day as Mahmoud Abbas signed papers putting in motion PA requests to join 15 world treaties. AP writes: A Palestine Liberation Organization statement quoted Abbas as saying

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What Does Unearthed Arafat Video Mean for Peace Talks?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas visited the White House to discuss the future of the peace talks. According to Israel HaYom, Abbas sought another settlement freeze in exchange for extending the talks beyond

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Abbas, Obama to Discuss Future of Peace Talks

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas is due to arrive in Washington for talks with President Obama on the future of the peace process. Meanwhile, John Kerry raised a ruckus when he said Israel’s insistence

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Rouhani Confirms Iran Was Interested in Nuclear Weapons

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington for talks with President Obama. AP and Reuters preview what’s in store. David Horovitz, John Podhoretz and Marc Tracy respond to Obama’s interview with

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Palestinian Admits to Terror for PA Pension

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. An imprisoned Palestinian terrorist admitted to Israeli authorities that he faked plans for a second attack in order to obtain a nicer pension from the PA. Palestinian Media Watch obtained

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