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Israel and Saudis Disclose Secret Talks on Iran

Israel and Saudis Disclose Secret Talks on Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. Orange CEO Stephane Richard walked back his comments about leaving Israel, but his Israeli affiliate, Partner Communications Ltd, called it a “smoke cloud” to win back public support. AFP sums up why Israelis aren’t buying Richard’s regrets Although the Orange boss said earlier this week the move was not political, his

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New Gaza Flotilla Underway

Today’s Top Stories 1. Bashar Assad reportedly placed his intelligence chief under house arrest on suspicion he was planning a coup, according to the Daily Telegraph. As battlefield losses pile up, Assad’s inner circle is reportedly divided by Iran’s creeping takeover of the battles. Was spy chief Ali Mamlouk looking to bring back Bashar Assad’s exiled

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Saudis Arrest Hamas Treasurer

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to unconfirmed media reports, a high-level Hamas treasurer was arrested in Saudi Arabia. The report stated that Maher Salah had been apprehended in the gulf state several months ago on suspicion that he laundered money and illegally smuggled funds across the Saudi Arabian border, according to Israel Radio. 2. Der

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Saudi Military to Intervene in Yemen?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Saudis are beefing up their military presence along their border with Yemen. US officials told Reuters the deployment looks defensive, but YNet says the signs point to a Saudi offensive. Will the Saudis intervene in the civil war? 2. YNet: Israel freezing construction in Har Homa; 1,500 housing units on

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Saudis Sign Nuclear Cooperation Deal With South Korea

Today’s Top Stories 1. A high-level Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander boasted of indoctrinating Syrian youth: “The IRGC has begun to establish new religious groups in Syria called ‘Kashab’ among young Alawites, Sunnis, Christians and Ismailis,” Al-Arabiya on Tuesday cited Hussein Hamdani as saying.   These groups aim to carry out what Hamdani called “ideological education”

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Hamas Trains Terrorists In Turkey

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas isn’t only using Turkey as a political base. The terror group now doing military training on Turkish soil too. YNet reports: The students undergo initial screening in Jordan and Turkey; and since Jordan does not allow Hamas activists to undergo military training on its soil, the recruits are sent to the

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UN Votes Down Statehood Resolution

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian statehood bid fell short in the UN Security Council, with a draft resolution failing to get the nine votes necessary to pass. The money quote from US Ambassador Samantha Power: “It is deeply imbalanced and contains many elements that are not conducive to negotiations between the parties, including unconstructive

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Big Media Rallies Around Jerusalem Post Reporter

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 White House Correspondents’ Association slammed Saudi Arabia for denying a visa to the Jerusalem Post’s Washington bureau chief, Michael Wilner, to cover the president’s visit to Riyadh. The denial

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Will White House Press Corps Protest Ill-Treatment of Jerusalem Post Reporter?

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. Saudi Arabia denied a visa to Jerusalem Post correspondent Michael Wilner, who was supposed to covering President Obama’s visit with the White Press corps. According to the Post: Obama administration

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