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Rebels Surround Druze Village Near Israeli Border

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


Police Close Temple Mount Amid Tensions

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Islamic Jihad terrorist was killed in a shootout with police after he tried to murder Yehuda Glick, who advocates Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. To keep Jerusalem’s simmering Israeli-Palestinian tensions from further boiling over, police closed the Temple Mount. Mahmoud Abbas called the holy site’s closure “a declaration of war.”


Northern Border Skirmish Injures Lebanese Soldier

Today’s Top Stories 1. A skirmish between Israeli troops and Lebanese forces on the northern border left one Lebanese Army soldier injured on Sunday. The IDF said that its troops opened fire on “suspects” attempting to cross the border from Lebanon, apparently hitting one and forcing them to retreat. Channel 10 reports that the Israeli defense establishment


Ayatollah’s Health Sparks Talk of Succession

Today’s Top Stories 1. Images of Iran’s hospitalized supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are sparking speculation over his successor as well as an unprecedented Iranian media blitz. The 75-year-old Khamenei recently underwent prostate surgery. Reuters explains: “The clergy are looking for somebody to guarantee the interests of the clergy. The Revolutionary Guards are looking for


IDF “Confirms” Operating in Syria

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. Despite Western efforts, Abbas accepted Salam Fayyad’s resignation after months of political in-fighting. The Jerusalem Post already looks ahead to possible successors: However, Palestinian sources mentioned two names as possible


Israeli Arrested for Fighting in Syria

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. A 19 year-old Israel-Arab was arrested by the Shin Bet on suspicion of fighting with Syrian jihadi rebels. According to the Jerusalem Post, Nasser Masarwa, a resident of Taiba, refused