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Mideast Watches, Waits as Trump Takes Power

Mideast Watches, Waits as Trump Takes Power

Today’s Top Stories 1. After Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the US, Israeli media reported that the new US administration requested Israel not to make any “surprise” unilateral moves. In particular is a Knesset bill under consideration to annex Maale Adumim which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is opposes. Meanwhile, a Trump-Netanyahu meeting

Arrow 3 Missile Defense Goes Into Operation

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Israeli Air Force received the first battery of Arrow 3 long range missile interceptors (pictured above in a 2015 test launch). Developed with the US, the system is designed to shoot down inter-continental ballistic missile outside the atmosphere. The Times of Israel notes: With the Arrow 3 system declared operational,

US Limiting Arms Sale to Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed to a five-day truce. The ceasefire had a bumpy start last night, but it’s been holding up. 2. An Italian journalist working for Associated Press, Simone Camilli, became the foreign press corp’s first fatality in Gaza. He was killed along with a Palestinian translator and three

Former BBC Middle East correspondent Tim Llewellyn: “Zionists are scattered at strategic points throughout British business.”

Cross posted by Richard Millett The reputation of the Jewish community was dragged through the gutter at last night’s book launch of The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe: Changing Perceptions of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. The event was staged by anti-Israel pressure group Middle East Monitor at the University of London’s Senate House. The panelists

Where Have You Gone, Yasser Arafat?

PaliLeaks fallout: The Guardian‘s columnist Seumas Milne sure misses Arafat: It’s a study in the decay of what in Yasser Arafat’s heyday was an authentic national liberation movement. An authentic national liberation movement? Yasser Arafat perfected terrorism, introducing airplane hijackings to the world, creating a gangster state-within-a-state in both Jordan and Lebanon, all before returning

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