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Palestinian Journos Disappear as Abbas Meets Israeli MKs

Palestinian Journos Disappear as Abbas Meets Israeli MKs

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 received a visiting delegation of Knesset members. Most media coverage emphasized A) the Palestinian chief’s condemnation of Saturday’s Psagot terror (he really did or he really didn’t), and

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Did Israel Give Green Light to Egyptian Military Action in Gaza?

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. Did Israel give Egypt’s military a green light to take action in Gaza? I can’t otherwise imagine Egyptian officials talking to openly like this to Maan News: The Egyptian army

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Naval Forces Move Towards Syria

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. Israel’s urges action against Syrian chemical weapons in response to last week’s chemical attack. The Pentagon’s boosting naval forces in the eastern Mediterranean. According to Israeli media reports, the chemical

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“Settlements For Iran” Linkage Acceptable?

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. If Israel makes peace with the Palestinians, then the US will make war on Iran. Should Israel accept such hypothetical linkage known in shorthand as “settlements for Iran?” No way,

How Will Big Media Refer to the Palestinian “State”?

Now that the UN boosted the Palestinian status to “non-member observer state,” what does this mean for Big Media descriptions of the new-and-improved Palestinian entity? The Daily Telegraph‘s Alex Spillius lists the possible references, but finds shortcomings in them all. Palestine: “There has in fact never been a nation state called Palestine. The Holy Land

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Leveson Inquiry Releases Phone Hacking Findings

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. The UN General Assembly votes today on giving the Palestinians “non-state observer status. More on that below. 2. The Leveson inquiry released its findings on the phone hacking scandal and

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Abbas Backtracks After Waffling On “Right” of Return

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. At The Guardian‘s Comment is Free section, Jamal Zahalka calls for a boycott of Israel over the Likud/Israel Beiteinu merger. Never mind that elections haven’t even taken place yet. Anyone

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Abbas Backtracks on “Right” of Return

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 backtracked on the “right” of return in comments aired on Israeli TV. The Times of Israel writes: Interviewer Udi Segal cut in: “Sometimes your official television… speak(s) about

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