Tag Archives: Tzipi Livni

Senior UN Post for Tzipi Livni in the Works?

Senior UN Post for Tzipi Livni in the Works?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli media was buzzing with weekend reports that MK Tzipi Livni may be appointed UN Under-Secretary-General. It all stems from a US veto on Friday of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad’ appointment as UN’s envoy to Libya, a block hailed by Israel. According to the Jerusalem Post, Livni and Secretary-General

Obama Transferred $221 Million to PA Before Inauguration

Today’s Top Stories 1. In the last hours of the Obama administration, the US transferred $221 million to the PA. The Associated Press explains: Congress had initially approved the Palestinian funding in budget years 2015 and 2016, but at least two GOP lawmakers — Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs

Mideast Watches, Waits as Trump Takes Power

Today’s Top Stories 1. After Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the US, Israeli media reported that the new US administration requested Israel not to make any “surprise” unilateral moves. In particular is a Knesset bill under consideration to annex Maale Adumim which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is opposes. Meanwhile, a Trump-Netanyahu meeting

Congress Mulls Expanding Definition of Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congress is mulling a bill that would “expand how the Department of Education defines anti-Semitism in advising learning institutions on how to identify discrimination.” The JTA explains: The measure expands previous guidelines sent periodically to educational institutions receiving federal funding to define anti-Semitism according to a definition first published by the

Un journaliste collaborant avec le terrorisme mis à la porte

Le journaliste italien Michele Monni a été licencié cette semaine pour malhonnêteté : spécifiquement pour avoir prétendu qu’il travaillait pour l’agence de presse italienne ANSA alors qu’il travaillait en réalité pourl’organisation terroriste Hezbollah. Le mois dernier, HonestReporting avait écrit sur l’incident : Monni faisait partie des divers journalistes travaillant sur des documentaires en commémoration du

Wealthy Palestinian, 19, Behind Bus Bombing; Hamas Claims Responsibility.

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel confirms that a 19 year old from a wealthy Palestinian family was behind a bus bombing last week, as Hamas claims responsibility. Bomber’s mother calls his attack, “self defense.” 2. France plans to hold peace summit on Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but will Israelis and Palestinians want to take part? 3. Jews arrested by Israeli police

The 2015 Dishonest Reporter of the Year: Why the BBC Won

When we looked back over our 2015 archives, it was clear which media outlet deserved this year’s Dishonest Reporter Award. The honor goes to perennial contender, BBC News. At any given time, the insidious nature of the BBC’s anti-Israel bias is its constant drip, drip effect. But this year, the pipes burst with some genuinely

Rebels Surround Druze Village Near Israeli Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Khader, a Syrian Druze village near the Israeli border was surrounded by rebel forces.  (Spellings vary if you Google the name.) A smaller scale drama is taking place at a Druze enclave in the village of Khader, adjacent to the border with Israel. Opposition forces have now taken over two Syria

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