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Map Fail: Medical Journal Erases Israel

Map Fail: Medical Journal Erases Israel

An article in the 2016 Bulletin of the Health Professions Council of South Africa includes a world map that has erased the country of Israel and replaced it with the label, “Palestine.” This calls to mind other recent feats of geographical legerdemain, such as the maps published by National Public Radio last month and by CNN last November:  both of which eliminated Israel and

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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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PA to Void Oslo Accords?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Maan News, Mahmoud Abbas will declare at the UN that Palestine is a “state under occupation,” annulling the Oslo Accords. The Times of Israel reports that Saeb Erekat is masterminding this maneuver. . . . the resignation threats were no more than a diversion ahead of a dramatic move

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Ceasefire Expires, Rockets Resume

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas resumed rocket fire on Friday, injuring two Israelis. According to Reuters, the weekend rocket fire “has focused on kibbutzim, or collective farms, just across the border in what appeared to be a strategy of sapping Israel’s morale without triggering another ground invasion of the tiny Gaza Strip.” Or as the

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Iranian Arms Boat: The Fallout

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. Business as usual? The White House says nuclear talks with Iran will continue even though the US had its own contingency plan to intercept Iran’s missile boat to Gaza: While acknowledging that Iran

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South African News Puff Piece Promotes Israel Apartheid Week

South Africa’s SABC Newsroom is the main morning TV weekday news program on South Africa’s public broadcaster. On the morning of March 4, SABC gave a platform to two activists promoting Israel Apartheid Week. A professional and balanced presenter would have qualified his statements by acknowledging that Israeli “apartheid” is a perception rather than a

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Israel Busts Al Qaida Terror Plot

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. Israeli arrested three Palestinians from eastern Jerusalem plotting a string of terror attacks. The Jerusalem Post reports they were recruited by an Al Qaida operative in Gaza. The intended targets

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New Security Wall Along Jordanian Border?

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 to build security wall along Jordan border, according to Mideast press reports. 2. Very unprofessional: An “Obama administration official” leaked to CNN that Israel carried out last week’s attack

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No BDS Apology for “Shoot the Jew” Chant

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. It’s bad enough a BDS rally at South Africa’s Witwatersrand University featured protesters chanting, “Shoot the Jew.” But Mohammed Desai, the head of South Africa’s BDS movement, poured more fuel to

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BDS Now a Human Rights Organization?

There are lots of ways to use labels to muddy the waters. South African Broadcasting Corp. News just came up with a new one: Human rights organisation, Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) has called on Wits University’s Vice Chancellor Adam Habib to cancel Wednesday’s Daniel Zamir concert because of what it says is a racist rant.

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