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Israeli-Brazilian Standoff Comes to an End

Israeli-Brazilian Standoff Comes to an End

Today’s Top Stories 1. A months-long Israel-Brazil standoff came to an end when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Dani Dayan will be appointed consul-general in New York. Brasilia refused to confirm Dayan, a former settler leader, as ambassador. He will instead replace outgoing consul-general Ido Aharoni. No word on who’s in the mix to


Soldiers Rescued From Refugee Camp Riot After Waze Error

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israeli soldiers who mistakenly wandered into the Qalandiya refugee camp were attacked by a mob of Palestinians with rocks and firebombs, triggering an IDF rescue operation and a firefight. One Palestinian was killed and five Border Policemen were injured. YNet reports that at one point, believing that one of the


Poll: Most Palestinians Oppose Two-State Solution

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to a poll, a majority of Palestinians (51%) is now opposed to a two-state solution while 65% want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign. The Times of London comments: Hamas is a terrorist group. Fatah, which theoretically runs both territories, is corrupt and chaotic. To put it mildly, neither is an


BDS: Lost Palestinian Jobs at SodaStream are Worth It

As SodaStream, the top target for the BDS, shuts its West Bank factory and moves over the Green Line – taking hundreds of well-paying jobs with it – debate has raged over the true impact of the BDS. And the evidence increasingly points to one set of victims – the Palestinians. Does the movement care? Not


Russia to Close Syrian Skies to Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Will Russia’s expected military presence in Syria close off Syrian skies to Israel? 2. “In a move that reflected growing internal disarray,” the PLO delayed elections for its internal leadership, which were set to be held next week, according to AP. 3. Russia reportedly bought 10 Israeli-made intelligence-gathering drones. And despite left-wing opposition,


Obama Secures Senate Approval for Iran Deal

Today’s Top Stories 1. The White House clinched its magic number of 34 senators supporting the Iran deal when Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland gave it her approval. Thirty four is the number needed to prevent opponents from scuttling the deal. Politico reports that the White House is now setting its sights on  securing 41


BDS “Successes” Now Liabilities

The BDS movement appeared to be on the ascent at the start of 2014 with a pair of campaigns poised to push the movement into the mainstream. It started with the American Studies Association (ASA) announcing an academic boycott against Israel in late 2013. Within a month, the BDS was in the news again for


Will the BDS End Campaign Against SodaStream? Don’t Bet on It

Even though SodaStream’s decision to close its controversial West Bank factory appears to be motivated primarily by financial considerations, not pressure from the BDS, it’s hard to discount the BDS campaign entirely. SodaStream has been one of the most visible BDS targets during the past year, especially after the company tapped one of Hollywood’s hottest


SodaStream CEO: “We Won’t Give in to Terror”

If SodaStream moves from the West Bank to the Negev, it will be for business reasons, not “financial terrorism,” from the BDS movement, SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said this week. Birnbaum, responding to media reports that the company may leave Mishor Adumim, stressed that neither BDS nor European boycotts against West Bank products will have