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US Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Debate on Israel

US Boycotts UN Human Rights Council Debate on Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. The US boycotted a session of the UN Human Rights Council discussing Israel and the Palestinians. AP explains: State Department spokesman Mark Toner in a statement took aim at a recurring agenda item at the council, which focuses on Israel and the Palestinian territories — the only one of its kind

Trump May Axe Envoy on Anti-Semitism as Incidents Continue

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** The state comptroller’s report on Operation Protective Edge was released after this roundup was published. See Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz or Ynet coverage. 1. Facebook shut down the account of Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority. According to AFP: The accounts of the 12

The ABC Of Distorting History

An ABC guide to the two-state solution aims to clear up any confusion on the issue for its readers. Instead it leads its readers to adopt the Palestinians’ favored and distorted version of history and the conflict, leading to only more confusion.

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Australian Ambassador Attacked For Doing His Job

Australian media outlet Crikey’s political editor Bernard Keane attacks Australian Ambassador Dave Sharma and The Israel Project, falsely claiming that they work to promote Israeli settlements.

White House: Israeli Settlements Not an Impediment to Peace

Today’s Top Stories 1. The White House released a statement on settlement construction: essentially supporting building within existing settlements while gently criticizing the construction of new settlements, or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders, saying that such construction “may not be helpful.” (Despite construction within settlements and “natural growth” of existing settlements, Israel

US Puts Iran “On Notice” After Missile Test

Today’s Top Stories 1. US puts Iran “on notice” after missile test. Iran has long boasted of having missiles that can travel 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles), putting much of the Middle East, including Israel, in range. Such capability would also put U.S. bases in the region in danger. In the wake of Iran’s ballistic missile test

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