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Abbas Dissolves Unity Government With Hamas

Abbas Dissolves Unity Government With Hamas

Today’s Top Stories 1. The PA government resigned and Mahmoud Abbas tasked Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah with forming a new cabinet. Abbas objects to the Hamas-Israel rapprochement, which the Times of Israel elaborates on. Others, like Reuters bureau chief, Luke Baker, note they’ve seen this dance before. 2. Israel’s Justice Ministry is reportedly getting ready to take legal action against BDS

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Britain’s Pro-Israel PM Re-Elected

Today’s Top Stories 1. David Cameron was re-elected Prime Minister of Great Britain by a surprisingly wide margin. George Galloway, the UK’s best-known anti-Israel politician, was voted out of Parliament by his Bradford constituency. He’s already in trouble for using his parliamentary aid for personal business and for a tweet that violated election laws. 2. Here’s a

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Prosecutor: Argentine President Covered Up Iran Role in AMIA Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prosecutor claims Argentina’s president illegally covered up Iran’s role in 1994 bombing of Jewish community center. See coverage in the Times of Israel and Buenos Aires Herald. Alberto Nisman filed a 300-page complaint naming President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others of seeking to “erase” Iran’s role

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Terrorists Storm Magazine HQ, Kill 12

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. As this roundup went to press, 12 people were confirmed dead. The unidentified gunmen are still at large. The Guardian‘s posting live updates. The magazine has had tense relations with Muslims since 2006, when it reprinted controversial Mohammed cartoons. Since then,

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Iran Seeks Nuclear Flexibility For Help Against ISIS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian-Jordanian journalist Mudar Zahran discussed the Gaza war with regular Palestinians. Everyone was fearful of Hamas and spoke anonymously about the extent the general population was used as a human shield. The whole story’s worth reading; this snippet in particular caught my eye: One, a renowned Gazan academic, who spoke on

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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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Gaza Conflict Day 6: Did Hamas Deliberately Attack Ramallah?

Today’s Top Stories 1. After a rocket a landed in Ramallah last night, the Globe & Mail‘s Patrick Martin suggests that Hamas deliberately fired at the PA. The notion that Palestinian militants in Gaza might fire on Palestinian authorities in Ramallah is certainly a new twist to the six-day rocket war being waged between Israel

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Congress to Hold Hearings On Palestinian Aid

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. Haaretz obtained a copy of  a letter (pdf format) suggesting hard proof that the Palestinians deliberately sabotaged peace efforts. The letter was written by Israeli national security adviser Joseph Cohen

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Abbas Abuses Holocaust for Damage Control

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. Shortly before Israel observes Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mahmoud Abbas called the Holocaust, “the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era.” Of course, no Palestinian condemnation of

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Palestinian Unity Deal: Now What?

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. It’s official (for now, at least). Hamas and Fatah announced their national unity agreement. Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza after the new government is formed. Today was the proverbial “day

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