Tag Archives: Syria

Is Syria Weaponizing Its WMDs?

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. Wired: Syria’s assembling it chemical arms. Engineers working for the Assad regime in Syria have begun combining the two chemical precursors needed to weaponize sarin gas, an American official with

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US Boosting Drone Surveillance of Iran

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 US is boosting its drone surveillance of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor amid questionable fuel transfers. Details at the Wall St. Journal (via Google News). 2. The NY Times reports

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Australian Jews Respond to Ugly Cartoon

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. Loads of commentary on Thursday’s UN statehood vote. See it all below. 2. Howard Zwier blasts back at the Sydney Morning Herald for this disgusting Michael Leunig cartoon. After taking

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Cease Fire Ends Operation Pillar of Defense

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. Nasty headline, nasty article looking at the effect of Israeli bombing on Gazan infrastructure, at The Independent. But McClatchy News blames the rocket squads for some of the destruction —

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Airstrike on Aleppo Hospital While World Watched Gaza

While everyone watched Israel and Hamas slug it out, the Syrian civil war continued. So you can be forgiven for missing a Syrian airstrike on a hospital in Aleppo. The media wrung its hands over Palestinian casualties — collateral damage, thanks to Hamas using Shifa Hospital as cover for rocket launches and intentionally embedding itself

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Islamist Rebels Seize Syrian Villages in Golan DMZ

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 4:35 pm: After publishing this post, an Israeli air strike killed Hamas’s top military commander Ahmad Jabari. Details at the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel. The airstrike marked the beginning of a

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Heads Roll at BBC; Scandal Looms Over NY Times

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. We’re up to 140 rockets fired at Israel in two days.  The Jerusalem Post reports 26 people being treated for shock when a Grad rocket struck a building in Netivot.

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Rockets Rain on Israel

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. Gaza heats up again. The violence began on Saturday when Palestinians fired an anti-tank rocket at an IDF  jeep, injuring four soldiers. As this post went to press, nearly 80

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Syrian Mortars Land in Israel

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. An assortment of takes on what the US election results mean for Israel, the Mideast, and Iran. Among those weighing in are the Jerusalem Post, Nick Kristof, AP, The Independent,

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Obama Re-Elected as Mideast Watches

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. America re-elects Barack Obama. The Times of Israel rounded up reactions from Israeli and Palestinian officials. More Israel-angles at the Washington Post. 2. The IDF’s concerned that terrorists will take

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