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Syrian Captors Free NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent

Syrian Captors Free NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent

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. UPI: Syrian rebels claim control of the Yarmouk refugee camp. Reuters/Maan News reports 95 percent of the Palestinians fled the camp. Many already reached Lebanon. 2. NBC News announced that

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NY Times: E1 Won’t Divide West Bank in Two After All

The NY Times corrected the record on E1 construction. It’s a media precedent: An article on Dec. 2 about Israel’s decision to move forward with planning and zoning for settlements in an area east of Jerusalem known as E1 described imprecisely the effect of such development on access to the cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem

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Eritrea Hosting Israeli and Iranian Bases?

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. Israel will not transfer any tax revenues to the PA for the next four months. Liberman said the funds to be withheld were not Palestinian money, but rather money the

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American “Benign Neglect” of Israel?

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. While Europe expresses it anger at settlement activity, Washington’s rather quiet. According to Peter Beinart, that’s because the Obama administration’s strategy towards Israel is “benign neglect.” So instead of confronting

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South African Cartoonist in Public Spat Over Zionism

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. Press reports say the US and Western allies are preparing contingency to attack Syria if Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons. The Times of Israel says the intervention may include Israel,

Is Syria Weaponizing Its WMDs?

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. Wired: Syria’s assembling it chemical arms. Engineers working for the Assad regime in Syria have begun combining the two chemical precursors needed to weaponize sarin gas, an American official with

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Reuters Blames Israel For Doomsday

It’s an otherwise forgettable analysis of Israeli plans to develop E1. Could Reuters possibly have come up with a more sensationalized headline? “Doomsday” hill may be one Israeli settlement too far Doomsday? By whipping up hysteria, Reuters distracts readers from the real doomsday of December 21, when the Mayan calendar ends and the apocalypse begins.

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US Boosting Drone Surveillance of Iran

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 US is boosting its drone surveillance of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor amid questionable fuel transfers. Details at the Wall St. Journal (via Google News). 2. The NY Times reports

Despite the Hype, E1 Doesn’t Cut West Bank in Two

The patch of land the world’s fixated on today is roughly 4.5 square miles adjacent to Jerusalem and Maale Adumim. There’s no fancy name to the place. It’s simply known by the bureaucratic moniker, E1. After the UN General Assembly unilaterally boosted the Palestinians to non-member observer state and a Mahmoud Abbas speech that piqued

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Levy Report Recommends Legalizing Settler Outposts

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. An Israeli government panel recommends legalizing West Bank outposts. Even if the government doesn’t adopt Edmund Levy’s report, this is going to make waves. The Times of Israel writes: The

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