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Russian Initiative: How Enforceable Is It?

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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PA Suspends 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. UN personnel investigating a Syrian chemical attack suspended their mission after coming under sniper fire. Sky News adds that two mortars landed near the UN team’s hotel. How will Assad

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Naval Forces Move Towards 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. Israel’s urges action against Syrian chemical weapons in response to last week’s chemical attack. The Pentagon’s boosting naval forces in the eastern Mediterranean. According to Israeli media reports, the chemical

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EU Blacklists Hezbollah

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 European Union unanimously agreed to designate Hezbollah as a terror organization. Sanctions to follow include travel bans and asset freezes. It’s a good start, but AP points out a

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