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High Alert Closes US Embassies

High Alert Closes US Embassies

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. CBS News: The State Dept. is closing several embassies and consulates in the Mideast and North Africa because of Al-Qaida security threats. This includes Uncle Sam’s embassy in Tel Aviv

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Egypt’s Strongman Enjoys Rock Star Status

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. Of the prisoners to be released, 19 are Arabs with Israeli citizenship. Israel HaYom lists who they are and the blood on their hands. Ron Ben-Yishai responds: The decision to

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Pro-Hezbollah Paper Intimidates Tribunal Witnesses

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. I’m glad to see AP noted for the record the UN report (advance version) exonerating Israel for the death of 11 month-old baby Omar Masharawi. The U.N. office of the

3 Things You Need to Willfully Overlook Before Reading This New York Times Op-Ed

History professor Paul Thomas Chamberlin makes the case for talking to terrorists using President Nixon’s decision not to deal with the PLO as a case study. He writes in a New York Times op-ed: By failing to strengthen moderates within the P.L.O. and effectively locking the Palestinians out of the Arab-Israeli peace process, American officials

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Why Is Saeb Erekat Now Refusing to Negotiate?

Palestinian delaying tactics are killing exploratory peace talks in Jordan. The Daily Telegraph‘s Con Coughlin explains how and why: Most people in the West believe the main reason the talks are not going anywhere is because of Israel’s refusal to compromise on its settlement building programme. But while the Netanyahu government’s insistence on building settlements

The Scotsman’s Deep Freeze

In The Scotsman, correspondent Ben Lynfield analyzes the unity talks. This throwaway sentence was very dodgy: The right-wing government of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to the Palestinian pre-condition that it freeze settlement construction with the biggest Jewish settlement drive in years in East Jerusalem, the area Palestinians claim as the capital of their

Media Cheat Sheet 10/27/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel. Peace Process • Commenting on Condi Rice’s memoirs, David Ignatius says the Obama administration’s failure to advance the peace process is compounded by the fact that the US could have used Olmert’s proposal as a building block for peace talks. • The Christian Science Monitor has capsule

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