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Gaza Conflict Day 17: UN Human Rights Council Launches Inquiry

Gaza Conflict Day 17: UN Human Rights Council Launches Inquiry

Today’s Top Stories 1. The US cancelled its ban on flights to and from Ben Gurion Airport but some airlines are saying they’re not ready to wing it just yet. The Times of Israel, JTA and Irish Times look at the significance of what Hamas pulled off. For the latest flight updates, just go to

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Gaza Conflict Day 16: Ben Gurion Flights Suspended

Today’s Top Stories 1. Foreign airline carriers — all of them — suspended flights to and from Ben Gurion Airport. According to Globes, only Israel’s three airlines — El Al, Arkia, and Israir are “continuing routine operations.” This came after a Hamas rocket struck a house in Yehud, a Tel Aviv suburb five km (three

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Gaza Conflict Day 6: Did Hamas Deliberately Attack Ramallah?

Today’s Top Stories 1. After a rocket a landed in Ramallah last night, the Globe & Mail‘s Patrick Martin suggests that Hamas deliberately fired at the PA. The notion that Palestinian militants in Gaza might fire on Palestinian authorities in Ramallah is certainly a new twist to the six-day rocket war being waged between Israel

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PA Wants 1,000 Prisoners Freed to Continue 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. The UN Human Rights Council had a busy weekend of Israel-bashing. Not only did the council pass five resolutions slamming Israel, it also nominated a Christine Chinkin — a professor

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Will White House Press Corps Protest Ill-Treatment of Jerusalem Post Reporter?

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. Saudi Arabia denied a visa to Jerusalem Post correspondent Michael Wilner, who was supposed to covering President Obama’s visit with the White Press corps. According to the Post: Obama administration

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Another Israel-Bashing Day At the UN

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 UN Human Rights Council debated five separate Israel-bashing resolutions. One called for a boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements. The Jerusalem Post notes: During the UNHRC’s entire 25th

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How Well Do PA Forces Control West Bank?

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.  According to the Times of Israel, Hamas has significantly boosted its stockpile of rockets capable of reaching Jerusalem: This means that the next round of conflict with Gaza will be focused on

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Israel-Bashers Eyeing UN Job

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. This week’s withdrawal and confused redeployment of Hamas squads along the Gaza border to prevent rocket fire was the result of a rift within Hamas, according to documents obtained by YNet. 2. The UN’s resident Israel-basher and

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The PA’s Grisly Gravy Train

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 has been holding an Al Qaida terrorist “with a great deal of experience in non-conventional weapons, in particular biological weapons.” Samir Abed Latif al-Baraq really gets around. According to

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Settlements-Iran Linkage Reflects Mideast Shifts

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. Prime Minister Netanyahu created linkage between settlements and Iranian nukes. In rebuffing a plan to build 24,000 housing units around the West Bank, a statement on the Prime Minister’s web

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