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Hamas Removed From EU Terror Blacklist

Hamas Removed From EU Terror Blacklist

Today’s Top Stories 1. After days of wrangling, AFP/Times of Israel reports that Palestinian and European diplomats agreed to merge the texts of their draft resolutions on statehood, which will be presented to the UN Security Council today. The US had earlier signaled that would veto a PA crafted resolution sponsored by Jordan, but played coy

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Hezbollah Exposes Mossad ‘Mega-Spy’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Will the Palestinian bid for statehood come to a vote in the UN Security Council as early as Wednesday? The diplomatic pressure continues to build. Netanyahu has expressed his opposition: “We will not accept attempts to dictate to us unilateral moves on a limited timetable.” He added, “We will rebuff any attempt that

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Terror Strikes Sydney

Today’s Top Stories 1. Downtown Sydney was shut down as police and a radical Islamic gunman spent the day in a tense standoff. An estimated 15-30 hostages were held in cafe at the Martin Place pedestrian mall. The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Daily Telegraph, The Australian and ABC News live-blogged the drama. So did Channel 7, whose news studio

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Canadian-Israeli Reportedly Captured By ISIS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Ex-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was acquitted on charges of murder and corruption. Take your pick of CNN, BBC, or New York Times coverage. The Daily Beast and Max Fisher comment on why the charges were dropped. But the simplest explanation is Calvinball in Cairo.     2. Canadian-Israeli citizen reportedly captured

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What Does New UN Security Council Makeup Mean for Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Druze community of the Israeli Golan is undergoing a shift in loyalty towards the Jewish state. The four-year-old Syrian civil war has been a wake up call towns like Majdal Shams. But as the war in Syria worsens and new ideas continue to take hold, few here see much benefit

PLO Power Grab Behind Abbas Threats

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. Fallout from the Mohammed Morsi’s incitefully anti-Semitic video continues. The White House condemned Morsi’s comments. So did staff-eds in the New York Times and Times of London. The latter rightly

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PA Finances Stymie Membership in International Bodies

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. Maan News: The PA’s financial crisis precludes it from joining international bodies. 2. Hamas and the PA are reportedly refusing to take in Palestinian refugees from Syria — but for

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Hamas Bans Palestinian Journos From Working With Israeli Media

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 forbids Palestinian journalists to work with Israeli reporters. AP explains what this means — at the bottom of a dispatch about Jerusalem housing. So much for the importance of

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Armed With “Statehood,” Abbas Threatens to Dismantle PA

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 threatened to dismantle PA if Israel continues pushing E1 development. The man who just got “statehood” from the UN is now quoted in media reports saying: Speaking at

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