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Swiss Lawmakers Lump BDS With Racism, Anti-Semitism

Swiss Lawmakers Lump BDS With Racism, Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Swiss National Council passed legislation to stop funding organizations promoting boycotts of Israel. The bill now moves to the legislature’s upper house. Ynet explains the vote’s significance: The BDS, for the first time in any European parliament, was lumped in by the Swiss parliamentarians next to racism and anti-Semitism. Swiss

Another UN Figure in Gaza Reportedly In Senior Hamas Position

Today’s Top Stories 1. Here we go again: Top UN staffer in Gaza said elected to Hamas leadership. Muhammad al-Jamassi, the UNRWA’s infrastructure chief is reportedly an elected member of the terror group’s politburo. More at the Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center, which disclosed Jamassi’s terror ties. The UNRWA recently suspended Suhail al-Hindi over his

Lebanon to Auction Energy Rights in Waters Disputed By Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Lebanon’s muddying the waters of energy exploration in the Mediterranean Sea. Bloomberg News explains: Lebanon wants to auction energy rights to areas in the Mediterranean Sea contested by neighboring Israel and will invite more companies to qualify for bidding next month.   The new bidders can apply Feb. 2 to March

Back Channel Contact Between Hamas and International Criminal Court?

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** After this roundup was published, YNet reported that the Israeli Navy intercepted a Palestinian smuggling boat en route to Gaza. After the Navy opened fire, the vessel was destroyed by secondary explosions caused by weapons on board. Developing . . . 1. Is the International Criminal Court maintaining

State Comptroller Slams Government’s Fight Against BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s state comptroller issued a scathing report on the way the Israeli government is fighting BDS. Yosef Shapira denounced the Ministry of ForeignAffairs for having no strategy, no funds, no coordination with other relevant ministries, and no successes to claim of. All because of politics and bureaucracy. Read it and weep.

Hezbollah’s Secret Prisons in Syria Creating Rift With Assad?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel buried Tuvia Weissman, who was stabbed in a West Bank supermarket by two 14-year-old Palestinians. A second man hospitalized with stab wounds is listed in moderate and stable condition. Both Palestinians were shot by an armed civilian. One died of his wounds, the other is hospitalized. The 21-year-old Weissman, who

Sudan Mulling Improving Ties With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As Khartoum inches towards the moderate Sunni camp, could Sudan start improving ties with Israel? YNet and the Times of Israel picked up on comments by Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour: “The matter of normalized relations with Israel is something that can be looked into,” Ghandour said during a convention in

Swiss Government ‘Regrets’ Ambassador’s Tasteless Bibi Cartoon

Today’s Top Stories 1. Did the Arab Spring hit Gaza this weekend? Gaza beach corn vendor attempts suicide after Hamas ‘harassment’ 2. Switzerland “expressed regret” after its ambassador to Iran displayed a tasteless cartoon of peace doves defecating on Prime Minister Netanyahu. Ambassador Giulio Haas was addressing businessmen in Zurich, encouraging them to invest in

Sanctions on Iran Already Cracking

Today’s Top Stories 1. Switzerland became the first country to lift sanctions on Iran. In India, “refiners have got the green light to prepare to pay Iran $1.4 billion in oil dues.” And the US is protesting Russia for hosting Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in late July in violation of a UN travel ban, the

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