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Abbas Seeks UN Intervention For Hunger-Striking Prisoners

Abbas Seeks UN Intervention For Hunger-Striking Prisoners

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 holds Mahmoud Abbas responsible for a Gaza rocket that landed in southern Israel this morning. Abbas, for his part, offered a condemnation. 2. The family of Nadim Nuwara told Haaretz it’s

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Rubi Rivlin Elected Israel’s Next President

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 Knesset elected Reuven “Rubi” Rivlin as Israel’s next president. He’ll succeed Shimon Peres, whose term ends in July. See Jerusalem Post coverage of the vote, and YNet‘s backgrounder on Rivlin’s political history.

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Syrian Rebels Kill Hezbollah Commander Freed in Israeli Prisoner Swap

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. Hamas and Fatah agreed on the makeup of their national unity government. Officials in Mahmoud Abbas’s office say the new “technocrat” government will be sworn in on Thursday. Meanwhile, Zalman Shoval worries

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A Busy Day of Lawfare

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. Britain granted temporary diplomatic immunity to Tzipi Livni so she can meet with her London counterparts. Israeli papers picked up on The Guardian‘s scoop. By using British “universal jurisdiction” laws,

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Ehud Olmert Sentenced to Six Years in Jail

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. Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison and fined NIS 1 million for accepting bribes in the Holyland affair. A finding of moral turpitude torpedoes any political comeback.

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Israeli-Arab Fugitive to Head Qatari News Station

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 reconciliation moves continue. Maan News reports that the PA will send 3,000 security personnel to Gaza. Maan also reports that  Hamas will also allow a West Bank-based newspaper, Al Quds, to

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Kerry Backtracks on Apartheid Comments

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. A John Kerry statement backtracked on his contentious comments about Israel becoming an apartheid state: First, Israel is a vibrant democracy and I do not believe, nor have I ever stated,

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Will Palestinian Unity Push Undermine 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. Fatah proposed a national unity government with Hamas, reports Maan News. This comes after Hamas released prisoners (seven) affiliated with Fatah. It’s an unwelcome monkey wrench for John Kerry because

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Khaled Abu Toameh on Hamas vs. Fatah: In the eyes of Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas and Salaam Fayyad are also “traitors” because they have agreed — at least in English and in public — to recognize Israel’s right to exist. If Abbas and Fayyad were to stand trail before a court on all what Hamas has

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