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White House Official: Two-State Solution Not a Condition for Peace

White House Official: Two-State Solution Not a Condition for Peace

Today’s Top Stories 1. A White House official briefing pool reporters ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that a two-state solution isn’t a condition for Israeli-Palestinian peace. More on that at Ynet, the Times of Israel and Associated Press. The story is based wholly on an anonymous source, so

Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to Israel Stirs Controversy

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Just before this roundup was published, residents of Amona agreed to leave the unauthorized outpost for a nearby location. The High Court of Justice had ruled that Amona was built on private Palestinian-owned land and ordered the outpost demolished by December 25. The agreement heads off fears of

Israel to Boycott Visiting Swedish Foreign Minister

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli officials will boycott visiting Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom over her government’s Mideast policies and her own history of comments. She has linked Islamist terror in Paris to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and demanded a probe into what she called Israel’s “extrajudicial executions.” In 2014, one of the first acts of

Radioactive Material Disappears From Iranian Nuclear Facility

Today’s Top Stories 1. Either the mullahs stashed the iridium-192 for their own nefarious reasons, or someone really stole enough radioactive material from the Bushehr nuclear facility to make a dirty bomb. Asharq al-Awsat reports the material disappeared during transportation. I hope the Mossad dunnit . . . 2. Israel’s Security Cabinet approved the purchase

Swedish Editor Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Local picks up on a spat in which the editor in chief of one of Sweden’s most widely read papers apologized for his paper publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon. The image, by Dagens Nyheter cartoonist Magnus Bard, depicted Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu in a litter carried by Orthodox Jews, Zionists

EU: Israel Boycott is Protected Free Speech

Today’s Top Stories 1. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: Boycotting Israel is protected free speech: “The EU stands firm in protecting freedom of expression and freedom of association in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which is applicable on EU Member States’ territory, including with regard to BDS

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

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