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EU Brainstorms Next Mideast Peace Moves

EU Brainstorms Next Mideast Peace Moves

Today’s Top Stories 1. Over Israeli objections, a controversial Hamas-linked organization got UN accreditation as a recognized non-governmental organization. UN Watch unpacked the incitement of the UK-based Palestine Return Center in posts one and two. And Sarah Marusek and David Miller further lay out The Case Against the PRC. 2. The Iranian accord will bury any chance

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The Flotilla Story Sinks….and More

Listen to Yarden Frankl on the Voice of Israel by clicking on the image above or on this link to play. VOI’s Josh Hasten is joined by HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl. They discuss this week’s media coverage of Israel: The “flotilla” story sinks; a headline again neglects to mention that a Palestinian was killed after opening fire

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Will “Moral Minority” Reject UN’s Gaza Report?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli officials concede they can’t stop the UN Human Rights Council from adopting the Schabas report, so they’re focusing on getting a “moral minority” of democracies to vote against it and blunt its legitimacy. More at Haaretz and the Jerusalem Post. The latter adds: In general, the sense in Jerusalem is

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Palestinian Activists Hijacking Baltimore Riots?

Today’s Top Stories 1. A UN inquiry into attacks on its Gaza facilities during Operation Protective Edge released a summary of its findings. As you’d expect, the summary blames Israel for attacking schools where refugees were sheltered and faults the Palestinians for stashing arms in the schools. The story’s splash will be limited for two

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Israel Lays Paris Terror Victims to Rest

Today’s Top Stories 1. The four Jews killed in Friday’s Paris kosher market attack were laid to rest in Israel amid emotional eulogies and heavy media presence. None more so than President Rubi Rivlin’s according to YNet, who noted that Yohan Cohen, Phillipe Braham, Yoav Hattab, and Francois-Michel Saada were all in the process of

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PA to Sever Ties With Israel If Statehood Bid Fails?

Today’s Top Stories 1. A team of Israelis doing maintenance work on the border fence with Gaza came under fire this morning. The IDF returned fire, killing a Hamas commander, according to Israeli media reports. One soldier was seriously injured. 2. Do you get the feeling Mahmoud Abbas is painting himself into a corner with rhetoric

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Hezbollah Exposes Mossad ‘Mega-Spy’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Will the Palestinian bid for statehood come to a vote in the UN Security Council as early as Wednesday? The diplomatic pressure continues to build. Netanyahu has expressed his opposition: “We will not accept attempts to dictate to us unilateral moves on a limited timetable.” He added, “We will rebuff any attempt that

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Massive Arms Smuggling to Eastern Jerusalem Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Santa take note: The IDF busted a massive shipment of tasers and other weapons en route to eastern Jerusalem. The shipping containers were labeled as Christmas decorations but the goodies didn’t reflect peace on earth. The Jerusalem Post writes: Inside the containers police said they found 18,000 fireworks of the restricted 20mm

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Terror Victims Laid to Rest

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis stabbed by Palestinian terrorists died of their wounds yesterday. Staff Sgt. Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modiin, was attacked near the Tel Aviv train station. His killer, Nur a-Din Hashiya, is affiliated with Hamas, and is now hospitalized in Tel Aviv (a minor story of its own). In the other attack,

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Did Iran Assassinate Its Own Nuclear Scientist and Blame Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Iranian nuclear physicist killed in 2007 was murdered by the Revolutionary Guard, not Israel. That’s what the scientist’s sister tells The Media Line: When Iranian scientist Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was killed in February 2007, the cause of death was reported to be “gassing” and most presumed the act was carried out

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