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US Senators Call for Increase in Military Aid to Israel

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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Terror Links Behind Anti-Israel “Activist” Groups

Today’s Top Stories 1. Where do anti-Israel organizations get their funding? Brett Stephens of the Wall Street Journal exposes links to terror organizations behind SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) and other “BDS” related organizations. Alternate link here. 2. Some Israelis visit the Temple Mount on Passover, and Israel works to avoid sparking tensions. This week Jordan has been weighing in on

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Hamas Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Bus Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas claims responsibility for Jerusalem bus bombing earlier this week. The terror organization said that Abdel Hamid Abu Srour, 19, a resident of the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem, was one of its members. His father was arrested by the IDF on Wednesday. Israeli authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the suspected

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IDF Discovers Gaza Tunnel Into Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. IDF uncovers a tunnel from Gaza into Israeli territory for the first time since 2014. Read the full story, or take a look at the IDF video, below. 2. NPR discusses the large number of Jews leaving France for security reasons. Robert Ejness, executive director of CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives

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Palestinians Hope for Cuba-Like Breakthrough With US

Today’s Top Stories 1. What’s behind what appears to be a Palestinian push at the UN Security Council seeking “accountability”for Israeli settlement activity? According to AP: With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their

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Israel Watches as Egypt Transfers Key Islands to Saudis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s watching this development carefully: Egypt relinquished control of two islands in the Straits of Tiran to Saudi Arabia. The move settles an Egyptian-Saudi maritime dispute and paves the way for the two countries to build a bridge linking Saudi Arabia to Sharm El-Sheikh, which is at the tip of the

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Saudis Buying Israeli Drones Via South Africa?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Are the Saudis purchasing Israeli drones through South Africa? 2. Egypt reportedly destroyed a 3 km-long Hamas tunnel containing mortars, engineering equipment, and generators. YNet notes why the discovery’s timing came at a very awkward time for Hamas: This tunnel was found as an additional round of talks between a Hamas

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Turks, Saudis, Gearing Up for Syrian Ground Offensive

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkish and Saudi forces are reportedly ready to launch a ground offensive against Islamic State forces in Syria. Iran responded by offering to help defend Syrian air space. Meanwhile, skepticism abounds whether a partial ceasefire will take hold. As it is with the Mideast, all sides involved are positioning themselves for

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Palestinians Side With Saudis in Iran Dispute

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian Authority sides with Saudis in Iran row: Here’s what Basem Al-Agha, Palestinian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told Arab media: “The Iranian government doesn’t support the Palestinian Authority, which is at the forefront of confronting the Israeli enemy,” he said. Al-Agha went on to say that “the Palestinians have suffered from

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