Tag Archives: Sweden


Patriot Missiles Fired on Drone Over Northern Israel

Patriot Missiles Fired on Drone Over Northern Israel

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** As this roundup went to press, Haaretz reported that Patriot missiles were fired on a drone over northern Israel. Developing . . . Moments ago 2 Patriot air defense missiles were fired towards a drone which infiltrated #Israeli airspace from #Syria. — Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) July 17, 2016 1.


Hezbollah Terror Cell in West Bank Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted a Hezbollah terror cell in the West Bank under the command of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s son, Juad. From Lebanon, the younger Nasrallah used social media networks to recruit and send instructions. The cell trained suicide bombers, among other things. 2. Did Israel suggest that PLO form a “community police”


Shimon Peres In Stable Condition After Heart Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Former Israeli president Shimon Peres is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack. According to Israeli press reports, the 92-year-old Peres is conscious and in good condition after undergoing an emergency catheterization. 2. Israel is barring Sweden from any role in future diplomatic process with Palestinians in response to Foreign Minister


Swedish-Israeli Row Over Palestinian Deaths

Today’s Top Stories 1. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for a probe of “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians by Israelis. She was referring to about 130 Palestinians killed mostly while carrying out stabbing attacks, car-rammings, shootings, or in violent street clashes. Israeli officials across the political spectrum denounced Wallstrom; a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement


European Union to Update Its Definition of Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s anti-Semitism czar, Katharina von Schnurbein, discussed Europe’s efforts to formulate an updated definition of anti-Semitism with the Times of Israel. “The definition of anti-Semitism is very disputed, even among Jews themselves. The main dissent revolves around the question of manifestations against the State of Israel. We’re currently looking into


Rebels Surround Druze Village Near Israeli Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Khader, a Syrian Druze village near the Israeli border was surrounded by rebel forces.  (Spellings vary if you Google the name.) A smaller scale drama is taking place at a Druze enclave in the village of Khader, adjacent to the border with Israel. Opposition forces have now taken over two Syria


Argentine Journalist Flees to Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Damian Pachter, the journalist who first broke the news of Nisman’s death, has fled Argentina for his own safety. According to Haaretz, Pachter’s on his way to Israel: Pachter lives in Argentina but holds Israeli citizenship, and has written for Haaretz about Nisman’s death. Meanwhile, Iran denies it had anything to do


ICC Opens Investigation of Gaza War

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Shortly before this roundup was published, media reports said an Israeli helicopter fired missiles into the Syrian Golan, near Quneitra. Neither Israel nor Syria confirmed the strike, and it’s not yet clear what was targeted. 1. The International Criminal Court opened a “preliminary” investigation of  possible war crimes


Prosecutor: Argentine President Covered Up Iran Role in AMIA Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prosecutor claims Argentina’s president illegally covered up Iran’s role in 1994 bombing of Jewish community center. See coverage in the Times of Israel and Buenos Aires Herald. Alberto Nisman filed a 300-page complaint naming President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others of seeking to “erase” Iran’s role


PA Halting Security Coordination With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. With Ziad Abu Ein’s autopsy complete, Israeli and PA officials disagree on how to interpet the findings. The 55-year-old PA minister without portfolio died after an altercation with IDF soldiers yesterday. More on all this at YNet. I was especially impressed with Sky News coverage. Reporter Tom Rayner walked viewers through the