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What Does New UN Security Council Makeup Mean for Israel?

What Does New UN Security Council Makeup Mean for Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Druze community of the Israeli Golan is undergoing a shift in loyalty towards the Jewish state. The four-year-old Syrian civil war has been a wake up call towns like Majdal Shams. But as the war in Syria worsens and new ideas continue to take hold, few here see much benefit

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Hamas’s Very Busy Day

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. Times of Israel: Hamas is considering fielding a presidential candidate, and Maan News reports Islamic Jihad wants a role in the new unity government too. But as long as a “technocrat

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Al-Qaida Affiliate Sets Up in Gaza

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 *** Breaking news *** Shortly before this roundup was published, there were reports of a bus explosion in Taba, just inside the Egyptian side of the border. Early reports say a

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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

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Lebanese Parents Oppose 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. Smelling blood after Morsi’s ouster, Fatah called on Palestinians to overthrow Hamas. 2. Over in Lebanon, YNet reports they’re singing, “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Hezbollah

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Egyptian Army Threatens to Intervene

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. Islamic Jihad fired rockets at southern Israel this morning. Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome, the others landed in open areas causing no injuries or damage.

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Governor’s Terror Ties Outrage Egypt

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. YNet picked up on a startling revelation about the “moderate” Hassan Rohani: . . . his elder son took his own life in 1992 in protest of his father’s close

Job Opportunity: Peacekeepers Wanted

Help wanted: UN peacekeeping force in the Golan seeks replacement monitors for Austrian and possibly Filipino personnel. Responsibilities include patrolling buffer zone, assisting Red Cross, identifying minefields, occasionally greeting Syrian and Druze brides, avoiding being abducted, and looking good in blue headgear for TV crews. No Russians — nationals from the U.N. Security Council’s five

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Sale of Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Angers 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. PA to Haaretz: We’re not satisfied with Kerry’s financial plan. No political concessions for economic carrots. 2. The EU is not renewing its arms embargo on Syrian rebels. Russia — which

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Israel and the Media Gear Up for Elections

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. Freedom House’s annual report had some very kind words about the state of freedom in Israel. Read the original report (pdf) or the Jerusalem Post‘s summary. This key snippet puts

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