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World Lifts Sanctions on Iran

World Lifts Sanctions on Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. After the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran is in compliance with its nuclear commitments, the world lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic. With the lifting of sanctions, $100 billion in frozen assets were released, the Islamic Republic can resume selling oil on the international market (more on that at

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Iranian Commanders in Syria Reportedly Mutiny As Casualties Mount

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces in Syria are increasingly refusing to obey orders as casualties mount. Notably, according to Asharq al-Awsat, many of the “traitors” are commanding officers. 2. Seeking to allay Palestinian concerns, Jordan’s King Abdullah says there are no plans to put surveillance cameras inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Dome of the

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EU Warns of More Steps Against Settlements

Today’s Top Stories 1. EU envoy warns of more steps against Israeli settlements. 2. The Palestinian National Congress, which represents Palestinians both in the PA and the diaspora, is scheduled to meet for the first time in 20 years. The development further fuels speculation that Mahmoud Abbas is grooming Saeb Erekat as a successor. 3. The

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Israel Condemns Iran Deal

Today’s Top Stories 1. International diplomats reached a nuclear agreement with Iran which Israel opposes. See below for a roundup of what’s been disclosed and dissected. The spin games kicked off too. See HonestReporting’s critique: BBC Shocker: “Iran Not a Threat to Israel”.   2. According to Egyptian media reports, several Turkish intelligence operatives in the

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Erekat’s Latest Whopper: 96% of Gaza Dead Were Civilians

One has to wonder why any reputable media outlet would invite the truth-challenged Palestinian official Saeb Erekat for an interview. It must be for the entertainment value of the outlandish things he’s bound to say. And his recent appearance on Army Radio did not disappoint. Erekat revealed that a full 96% of all Palestinians killed

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Mideast Narratives Done In By Camels

Is it time to shut down the Zionist project? A pair of professors from Tel Aviv U. did some carbon dating of the Mideast’s oldest camel bones. The study (pdf format) was picked up by the NY Times, and from there, National Geographic, Time, and others. Why the interest? The researchers , Erez Ben-Yosef and

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PA Imprisons Dozens for Fighting in Syria

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 PA has detained some 40 Palestinians accused of having fought with radical Islamic groups in Syria. The PA fears that the returning radicals will target both Israel and the

Flotilla to Test Gaza Blockade

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. Another Gaza flotilla due to set sail on Friday. Unlike previous flotillas, this one’s voyaging *from* Gaza to test the six-nautical-mile sailing limit. From YNet: The act of demonstration is

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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

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