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First Major IDF-Islamic State Border Clash

First Major IDF-Islamic State Border Clash

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF and Islamic State had their first ever major exchange of fire this morning. Israeli forces traded fire along the Syrian border this morning east of Moshav Avnei Eitan. Credit the Wall St. Journal (click via Google News) for the clearest summarizing snippet: An Israeli unit was conducting an operation

Why Is Hezbollah Parading US Military Equipment?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Not good: Hezbollah paraded American military equipment in a Syria. Significantly, the parade also featured American-manufactured M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs), of the type provided by the United States to the Lebanese army (LAF), prompting concerns among security analysts that Hezbollah may potentially have procured them from the LAF, which continues

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Two Dead, More Missing in Tel Aviv Building Collapse

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Tel Aviv construction site collapsed, killing two people and injuring possibly as many as 27, with others still missing in the wreckage. Rescue efforts were complicated by the fact that the site was an underground parking garage. It’s believed the collapse was the result of a structural failure after a tractor

Syrian Rebel Leader Quits After Interview With Israeli

Today’s Top Stories 1. Syrian rebel leader quits after interview with Israeli. YNet explains what happened when Elizabeth Tsurkov, a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking interviewed various Syrians in southern Turkey. “Over the years I’ve interviewed activists, fighters, civic leaders, and politicians – almost always on condition of anonymity,” she explained. “This

UN Aid Money Going to Assad and Cronies

Today’s Top Stories 1. If you thought recent disclosures of NGO and UN aid benefiting Hamas was bad enough, you won’t believe the scope of the shenanigans going on in Syria. The Guardian reports that UN aid money is propping up the regime. Businessmen whose companies are under US and EU sanctions have been paid substantial sums by

Palestinian Killed While Stabbing Israeli Soldier

Today’s Top Stories 1.  A Palestinian was killed while stabbing an IDF soldier. As usual, Reuters and The New York Times claim that according to Palestinians, the attacks are due to frustration over lack of progress toward a peace process, but ignore the statements that Palestinian leaders communicate domestically: such as encouraging such stabbing to “defend” against unsubstantiated threats to the

Palestinian Weapons Network Uncovered

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkish tanks cross Syrian border, apparently as part of a military operation backed by jets and US-led coalition warplanes to clear ISIS from the Syrian border town of Jarablus. 2. Israel uncovers an illegal Palestinian weapons making network: including 29 weapons factories, 49 weapons-making machines and more than 300 firearms. 3. As Israel and the US finalize

Israel Responds to Rocket-Fire from Gaza

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel responds to rocket-fire from Gaza, targeting Hamas positions. 2. After this week’s bombing in Turkey, The New York Times examines use of children to carry out terror: including against Israel. 3. Israeli delegation in Cairo discusses Palestinian peace process with Egyptian President Sisi, as Russian President Putin offers to assist. 4.

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