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Qatar Reportedly Mediating Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap

Qatar Reportedly Mediating Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to an Arab media report picked up by YNet and the Jerusalem Post, Qatar is mediating an Israel-Hamas prisoner swap: According to the report, Israel agreed to conditions proposed by Hamas to release prisoners who were previously released in the Gilad Schalit deal, on condition that they be deported to

Columnist Fired For Lauding Jerusalem Truck Terror

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Belgian newspaper fired a columnist who took to social media to laud the Palestinian terror attack which killed four Israeli soldiers on Sunday. After his dismissal from De Standaard, Dyab Abou Jahjah doubled-down on his praise for the attack in a series of tweets. Jahjah was banned from Britain for

Could Hamas Win Municipal Elections?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Could Hamas win West Bank municipal elections this October? Analysts explained to the Times of Israel why they expect Hamas to succeed — unless Fatah cancels the vote. 2. BDS, if you’re listening, here’s a by the numbers look at Turkey’s press crackdown based on the Poynter Institute‘s roundup and the

Israeli Drones Target Sinai Jihadis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel conducting drone strikes in Sinai with Cairo’s approval. Israeli media was all over this Bloomberg News scoop. A former senior Israel official said his country has conducted numerous drone attacks on militants in Sinai in recent years with Egypt’s blessing. He spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential military

Hamas Digger Killed in Another Tunnel Collapse

Today’s Top Stories 1. There were two terror attacks near Hebron this morning. In the first attack, two Palestinians rammed their car into a hitchhiking stop near Kiryat Arba, then exited the vehicle and opened fire. Both were killed when soldiers returned fire. Minutes later, a Palestinian rammed his car into the same location. He

Russia Using Israeli Drones in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egyptian MP Tawfik Okasha was attacked in parliament for hosting Israel’s ambassador, Haim Koren, for dinner. If you’re wondering what Okasha and Koren discussed, Reuters reports: Koren confirmed to Reuters that he and his staff had a three-hour dinner meeting at the Egyptian lawmaker’s home on Wednesday evening.   “He proposed

Nasrallah: Rockets on Haifa Chemical Facility Would Be Nuclear-Like

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police apologized for detaining Washington Post reporter William Booth yesterday while he was interviewing people at Damascus Gate: The police defended the initial detention, but apologized for any distress caused. “The clarification [of what happened] was required in light of the information given to the officers, which turned out to

Map Fail: Medical Journal Erases Israel

UPDATE The HPCSA has responded to your complaints with an email that includes the following: Please accept our apology for the delayed response and any inconvenience caused, as we are currently receiving a high volume of e-mails.   With reference to the article on Gift of the Givers and their humanitarian work done over the years:

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,

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