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Qatar Reportedly Mediating Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap

Qatar Reportedly Mediating Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to an Arab media report picked up by YNet and the Jerusalem Post, Qatar is mediating an Israel-Hamas prisoner swap: According to the report, Israel agreed to conditions proposed by Hamas to release prisoners who were previously released in the Gilad Schalit deal, on condition that they be deported to

Israeli Among 39 Dead In Turkish New Year’s Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. A gunman killed 39 people in a terror attack on a crowded New Years party in a popular Istanbul nightclub. Among the dead was an 18-year-old Israeli woman identified as Leann Zaher Nasser from the Arab town of Tira. A second Israeli woman, also from Tira, was reported to be hospitalized

Oberlin Fires Professor Over Anti-Semitic Social Media Posts

Today’s Top Stories 1. Oberlin College’s board of trustees fired Professor Joy Karega over a series of social media posts linking Israel and Islamic State, blaming the Mossad for the Charlie Hebdo and 9/11 attacks, and more. The college initially affirmed Karega’s right to academic freedom when her inflammatory statements surfaced earlier this year, but

UN Official Seeks to Blacklist Businesses in Settlements

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN’s Commissioner on Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, is demanding a blacklist of Israeli and international companies doing business in the West Bank, Golan, and eastern Jerusalem to facilitate a boycott. Ties which can qualify a business for the Black List include those with any branches in

Palestinian Kills Two in Jerusalem Drive-By Shooting

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis were killed and at least six injured in a Palestinian drive-by shooting at a light rail station in Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill neighborhood. Police Sgt.-Maj. Yosef Kirma, a 29 year-old member of a special patrol unit, and Levana Melihi, a Jerusalem resident in her 60s, were killed. The terrorist was was killed while firing on

IDF Prepares to Intercept Gaza Boat

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian rocket hit Sderot this morning. Nobody was injured, but two Israelis were treated for shock. The IDF fired tank shells at Hamas positions in response. Shortly before this roundup was published, Palestinian media reported Israeli air strikes. Times of Israel coverage. The Islamic State-affiliated Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist

Shimon Peres ‘Drastically Deteriorating’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Shortly before this roundup was published, Israeli media reported that “the medical status of former President Shimon Peres has drastically deteriorated,” and that “the neurological damage to the former president is irreversible.” The 93-year-old Peres was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering a major stroke. Developing . . . 2. Turkey’s Jews

Assailant Shot Outside Israeli Embassy in Ankara

Today’s Top Stories 1. A man with a knife was shot apparently trying to enter the Israeli embassy in Ankara. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said no embassy staff were hurt during the incident. Turkish bomb squad personnel were also investigating a suspicious package found near the embassy. CNN Turk named the attacker as Osman Nuri

Syrian Rebel Leader Quits After Interview With Israeli

Today’s Top Stories 1. Syrian rebel leader quits after interview with Israeli. YNet explains what happened when Elizabeth Tsurkov, a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking interviewed various Syrians in southern Turkey. “Over the years I’ve interviewed activists, fighters, civic leaders, and politicians – almost always on condition of anonymity,” she explained. “This

Palestinian Weapons Network Uncovered

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkish tanks cross Syrian border, apparently as part of a military operation backed by jets and US-led coalition warplanes to clear ISIS from the Syrian border town of Jarablus. 2. Israel uncovers an illegal Palestinian weapons making network: including 29 weapons factories, 49 weapons-making machines and more than 300 firearms. 3. As Israel and the US finalize

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