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Palestinian Unity Deal: Now What?

Palestinian Unity Deal: Now What?

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. It’s official (for now, at least). Hamas and Fatah announced their national unity agreement. Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza after the new government is formed. Today was the proverbial “day

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Abbas, Obama to Discuss Future of 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. Mahmoud Abbas is due to arrive in Washington for talks with President Obama on the future of the peace process. Meanwhile, John Kerry raised a ruckus when he said Israel’s insistence

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Joint Missile Defense for Israel, Jordan and 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. Might Israel enter into a joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt? Reuters has me intrigued. 2. Tunisia wouldn’t let some 20 Israeli tourists disembark from the Norwegian Jade, a

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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

AFP Joins Suha Arafat’s Charm Offensive

Suha Arafat’s charm offensive continued with an interview on Egyptian TV. Cue the violins: YNet News describes how Mrs. Arafat even trotted out her out her 16-year-old daughter, Zahwa. The interview also exposed Arafat’s only daughter, Zahwa, for the first time. Although she was present during one part of the interview, her mother made sure

Media Cheat Sheet 10/10/2011

Commentary • I’m starting off with a great Wall St. Journal staff-ed (click via Google News) about the “Cinderella story” of Daniel Shechtman’s chemistry research: Today, Mr. Shechtman’s observations have been fully validated and quasicrystals are beginning to have commercial applications. But his story is a reminder that a consensus of scientists is no substitute

Cash for Coverage: Deposed Dictator Bought Off Al-Manar

The LA Times picks up on reports that Tunisia’s deposed dictator, Zine el Abidine ben Ali, paid Arab news services — including Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV — large sums of money to burnish his image as a “promoter of human rights.” Lebanese television stations were reportedly even more voracious. One, parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri’s NBN, “demanded that

Time is Ripe for Israel to Export Democracy

The idea of Israel exporting democracy to its Arab neighbors always seemed like a far-fetched idea for this jaded blogger. But the time is ripe for David Suissa’s hopeful 22-State Solution: Israel can surely keep chasing the dream of peace with Hamas and the Palestinians, which would be wonderful if it ever happened. But if

Planning a Revolution? Use Facebook or Twitter?

Did social media bring down Tunisian dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali two weeks ago or force Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to appoint a successor? Well, no. But it clearly played some role in the unrest in both countries. Social media, and particularly Twitter, came into public consciousness two years ago when protestors in Iran turned

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