Tag Archives: Palestinian press freedom

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Israel Shoots Down Hamas Drone

Israel Shoots Down Hamas Drone

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli fighter jet shot down a Hamas drone over Gaza as it headed in the direction of Israeli air space. 2. The University of California-Berkeley reinstated controversial course on history of Palestine. The Los Angeles Times explains: Then campus officials reversed gears Monday, reinstating the course after students, faculty, free-speech advocates

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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

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Turkey Accord Doesn’t End ICC Investigation of Mavi Marmara

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli and Turkish diplomats signed an accord to re-normalize ties. The deal must now be approved by the Turkish parliament and Israeli cabinet. Expect it to pass, but not without a stormy debate in Jerusalem. Times of Israel coverage. Did nobody tell the UN Secretary General about the detente and the

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Ban Ki-moon: ‘It is Human Nature to React to Occupation’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Another war of words between Israel and the UN: On the same day Israel buried terror victim Shlomit Krigman, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced Palestinian terror, then excused it, telling the Security Council, “It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

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Swedish-Israeli Row Over Palestinian Deaths

Today’s Top Stories 1. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for a probe of “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians by Israelis. She was referring to about 130 Palestinians killed mostly while carrying out stabbing attacks, car-rammings, shootings, or in violent street clashes. Israeli officials across the political spectrum denounced Wallstrom; a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement

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Is Russia Arming Hezbollah?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The PA arrested a Palestinian journalist over an exposé claiming the PA collaborated with Israeli security forces to arrest one of the gunmen involved in the murders of Eitam and Naama Henkin. According to the report aired on Nablus TV, Israeli security forces entered a Hebron hospital in November (it was caught on

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Tensions Rise in Syrian Skies

Today’s Top Stories 1. Did Israel carry out an airstrike on Hezbollah positions in Syria yesterday? Syrian opposition sources say 13 Hezbollah fighters and Syrian soldiers were killed and dozens injured in the Qalamoun area. Israel has never confirmed or denied carrying out air strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the civil war. Israeli

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Iran Already Sanitizing Parchin Facility

Today’s Top Stories 1. Breaking News: Shortly before this roundup was published, a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a group of Israelis near the West Bank community of Shiloh, injuring three. The Palestinian was shot and is in critical condition. Jerusalem Post coverage. 2. The US already has intelligence that the Iranians are already

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Gaza Conflict Day 13: IDF Fatalities, Hamas Media Restrictions

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF suffered its first fatalities of Operation Protective Edge, and Israel’s second civilian was killed by a rocket. 20 year-old 1st Sgt Eitan Barak, of Herzliya; apparently killed by light arms fire. 20 year-old Staff Sgt Bania Roval of Holon; shot by a terrorist in a tunnel 21 year-old 2nd

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Hezbollah Tunneling Under Israeli Border?

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 UNRWA’s outgoing chief says virtually all its Gaza projects are at a standstill, and you know whose fault that is. The Times of Israel quoted Filippi Grandi blaming Israel’s

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