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Kerry: Iran and Syria vs ISIS if U.S. Fails

Kerry: Iran and Syria vs ISIS if U.S. Fails

Today’s Top Stories 1. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has suggested that the task of defeating the Islamic State could fall to Iran and the Syrian government if the U.S. was “failing miserably” in its efforts to defeat the jihadists. Coverage of this in the Daily Telegraph includes this exchange between Marco Rubio and Kerry

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Gaza Conflict Day 29: Terror Attacks in Jerusalem

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian driving a tractor went on a rampage in Jerusalem, running over and killing a pedestrian. The driver was shot and killed by a police officer and prisons service official on the scene. Later in the afternoon, an Israeli soldier was shot in the stomach when a Palestinian on a motorcycle opened

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Australian Jews as Jihadists

The prospect of young Muslims travelling to Iraq and Syria to fight with jihadist groups such as ISIS, before returning home to their countries of citizenship is something that is of mounting concern to many Western governments. Writing in Brisbane’s Courier Mail, Paul Syvret argues, however, that “Islam does not have a monopoly on hard-line malcontents

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Jerusalem Day Tensions After Temple Mount Clash

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. The Temple Mount was closed on Jerusalem Day after Palestinians threw stones and clashed with Israeli police in the morning. Times of Israel coverage. Of all the Jerusalem Day articles, I

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Will New Indian Prime Minister Take Israel Ties To New Level?

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. Will a UN debate redefine who is a Palestinian refugee? Probably not, but, like Jonathan Tobin, I’m glad the debate will draw any attention to the idiocy of treating Palestinian refugees

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Abbas, Obama to Discuss Future of Peace Talks

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. Mahmoud Abbas is due to arrive in Washington for talks with President Obama on the future of the peace process. Meanwhile, John Kerry raised a ruckus when he said Israel’s insistence

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Free Lance Fauxtography, Reuters Style

Last year’s death of Molhem Barakat — a Syrian freelance photographer for Reuters who was under age and had previously sought to be a suicide bomber — continues to raise questions about the integrity of the wire service’s images. The talented teenage photographer was killed covering fighting in Aleppo last December. The NY Times explains:

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Egypt Bans Hamas

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. Judge bans all Hamas activities in Egypt. 2. Barack Obama hosted Benyamin Netanyahu at the White House for talks. Take your pick of AP or Reuters coverage. The NY Times emphasized the Russian/Ukrainian elephant. Commentaries by Haviv Rettig Gur and Joel Pollak elaborated

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“Israel Apartheid Week” Kicks Off

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. With Angela Merkel arriving in Israel this evening, YNet gave op-ed space to Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talked peace on German TV. The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Deutsche Welle,

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