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Saudi Military to Intervene in Yemen?

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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Morsi to Be Tried for Conspiring with Hamas, Hezbollah

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. As today’s roundup went to press, news broke that Egypt plans to put Mohammed Morsi on trial for terror, espionage, and conspiring with Hamas and Hezbollah. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are

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EU Pays Non-Existent PA Workers

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. It’s rare for Western news services to look at the phenomenon of Palestinian honor killings. So due credit to Reuters for reporting a rising worrisome trend in the West Bank.

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Media Reacts to US-Saudi Rupture

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. Benjamin Netanyahu and John Kerry spent more than seven hours together in Rome discussing peace talks, Iran, and Syria. According to a NY Times report picked up by the Israeli

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