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Israeli Cop Killed in Bedouin Violence

Israeli Cop Killed in Bedouin Violence

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli policeman was killed in a car-ramming attack as security forces were evacuating buildings in the illegally-built village of Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev. The driver, Yacoub Abu al Kiyan, was said to be a teacher affiliated with the Islamic Movement. Residents claim Kiyan lost control of his vehicle after

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Gaza Man Burns Himself: Electricity Crisis to Blame?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Despite the arrival of a shipment of oil from Qatar, Gaza remains tense after Palestinian tried to burn himself to death. The Strip is in the midst of a severe electricity crisis which saw demonstrations against Hamas, but it’s not clear if the suicide attempt was related to that. 2. Israel

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Jared Kushner to Broker Mideast Peace

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Israeli media picked up on a Times of London interview with Donald Trump for this snippet at the very end about Mideast peace: Mr Trump also confirmed that he would appoint Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, to broker a Middle East peace deal, urged Britain to veto any new UN Security

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Paris Peace Parley: What We Know So Far

Today’s Top Stories 1. Diplomats from more than 70 countries gathered in Paris for a peace conference lauded by the Palestinians and lambasted by Israel. The conference was still in progress when this roundup went to press, but France slammed the idea of relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem. Diplomatic correspondents Barak Ravid and Raphael

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Are Israeli Secrets Safe With Trump Administration?

Today’s Top Stories 1. US intelligence officials have warned their Israeli counterparts against sharing sensitive information with the Trump administration out of fear of secrets being leaked to Russia — and then to Iran. Ronen Bergman reports: These fears, which began upon Trump’s election, grew stronger following a meeting held recently between Israeli and American

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Columnist Fired For Lauding Jerusalem Truck Terror

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Belgian newspaper fired a columnist who took to social media to laud the Palestinian terror attack which killed four Israeli soldiers on Sunday. After his dismissal from De Standaard, Dyab Abou Jahjah doubled-down on his praise for the attack in a series of tweets. Jahjah was banned from Britain for

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US Senators Call for Increase in Military Aid to Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Eighty-three out of one hundred US Senators have signed a letter to President Obama urging an increase in military aid to Israel. The current package is $3 billion of credits that are used primarily to purchase military items from American defense contractors. An increase would be used to maintain Israel’s qualitative

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