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Assad Using Chemical Weapons Again?

Assad Using Chemical Weapons Again?

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. Did Bashar Assad use chemical weapons again? Survivors of a January 13 attack on Daraya insist yes, but US officials voiced skepticism. More on the story at The Daily Beast. 2. Iran

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Hezbollah Tunneling Under Israeli 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. The UNRWA’s outgoing chief says virtually all its Gaza projects are at a standstill, and you know whose fault that is. The Times of Israel quoted Filippi Grandi blaming Israel’s

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Suicide Bombers Rock Iranian Embassy

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. Israeli diplomats are already conceding failure in trying to stop a US-Iran interim nuclear deal. According to YNet: The nuclear talks are expected to resume in Geneva on Wednesday, and

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Russian Initiative: How Enforceable Is It?

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. How enforceable is Russia’s plan to get rid of Syria’s chemical weapons? Col. Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, told the Jerusalem Post that Moscow’s plan

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Egyptian Tanks Cross Gaza No Man’s Land

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. Assad’s scattering his chemical weapons to as many as 50 sites, and even preparing to hide more in Iraq. The movements of chemical weapons by Syria’s elite Unit 450 could

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Russian Peace Plan: The Fallout Begins

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. President Obama took his case for Syrian intervention to the public in a national address (video/transcript). See also the Wall St. Journal, which rounded up the highlights of the president’s

Clarifying, Or Detoxifying, the Record

An important correction in today’s edition of The Observer (The Guardian’s sister Sunday edition): Contrary to the impression given in “Assad is a war criminal, but an attack will do nothing for the people of Syria” (Comment, last week, page 34), white phosphorus, used by Israeli forces in Gaza in 2008, is not a chemical

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Syria, Israel, Warned to Act With Restraint

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. Europe has put Syria — and Israel — on notice to act with restraint. YNet picked up on Arab reports: According to the officials, Assad realizes that a potential Western

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