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Mourning Mandela, Mideast Style

Mourning Mandela, Mideast Style

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 Mideast mourns Mandela while Palestinians politicize his passing. More below. 2. Ireland’s Near FM radio station suspended news presenter Peter Kearney. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) already ruled

Flotilla to Test Gaza Blockade

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. Another Gaza flotilla due to set sail on Friday. Unlike previous flotillas, this one’s voyaging *from* Gaza to test the six-nautical-mile sailing limit. From YNet: The act of demonstration is

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Israel Denounces Iran’s Interim Nuclear Deal

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. Negotiators in Geneva reached an interim agreement with Iran. Israel denounced it as a bad deal. Meanwhile, AP reports that the groundwork was laid by secret US-Iranian talks. The White

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Guardian Blogger: Israel Responsible for Mideast Christian Persecution

Andrew Brown, religion blogger for The Guardian’s Comment is Free writes about former U.S. President George W. Bush’s speaking engagement at a fundraiser for Messianic Jews. In his piece, Brown mentions the Christian Evangelical leanings of those British politicians behind the Balfour Declaration. According to him (emphasis added): without that declaration, there could not have

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Settlements-Iran Linkage Reflects Mideast Shifts

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. Prime Minister Netanyahu created linkage between settlements and Iranian nukes. In rebuffing a plan to build 24,000 housing units around the West Bank, a statement on the Prime Minister’s web

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US to Intervene in 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. Is the US preparing to intervene in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with its own peace plan? The new plan, expected to be presented in January 2014, will follow the “Clinton parameters,” according

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Morsi Trial Adjourns in Chaos

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. Trying to soften its image, Hamas appointed a 23 year-old woman to be its spokesperson to the Western media. Israa Al-Mudallal is a British-educated journalist who started off caught between

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New Security Wall Along Jordanian Border?

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. Israel to build security wall along Jordan border, according to Mideast press reports. 2. Very unprofessional: An “Obama administration official” leaked to CNN that Israel carried out last week’s attack

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Hezbollah, Al-Qaida Girding For Major Offensive

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. Israel last night released 26 Palestinian terrorists from prison. They were welcomed with big celebrations in Ramallah and Gaza. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would expedite building projects in

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Hamas Mending Fences With 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. Is Hamas mending fences with Assad? Hamas’ Deputy Politburo Chief Abu Marzouk says Khaled Mashal was wrong to support Syrian opposition, doesn’t rule out possibility of renewing ties with Damascus.

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