Tag Archives: UNESCO

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PA Begins Banning Israeli Products

PA Begins Banning Israeli Products

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority is dipping its feet into the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). A ban on products from six major Israeli companies is going into effect in retaliation for Israel withholding tax revenue transfers (which was in response to the PA’s membership in the International Criminal Court . .

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EU Funds Illegally-Built Palestinian Structures

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s funding illegally built Palestinian structures in the West Bank. According to the Daily Mail, the financial support — at taxpayer expense — violates international agreements: More than 400 EU-funded Palestinian homes have been erected in Area C of the West Bank, which was placed under Israeli jurisdiction during the

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ISIS Execution Shocks Mideast

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jordan executed two Islamic terrorists after ISIS posted a gruesome video of a Jordanian pilot’s execution. According to intelligence assessments ISIS likely killed Kaseasbeh weeks ago. Even by ISIS’ sick standards, the video’s horrific and difficult to watch — Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh was burnt alive. Arab outrage throughout the Mideast was unusually palpable. 2. Mary

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Iran Expands Influence In Red Sea

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt freed Peter Greste, the Al-Jazeera reporter accused of helping the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating news. The Australian journalist’s release needs to be viewed in the larger context of Egypt’s rapprochement with Qatar, whose royal family owns Al-Jazeera, as Amin Saikal explains. Its easier to understand these maneuverings as Calvinball in Cairo. Greste’s

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Can UNESCO Save Jewish Heritage Sites From ISIS?

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO seeks to save Jewish sites in Iraq from ISIS destruction. But will a plan come together in time to save the tombs of the Biblical prophets, Ezekiel, Daniel and Nahum? More at Israel HaYom. 2. Kurdish source cast doubt on reports that Canadian-Israeli citizen Gill Rosenberg was captured by ISIS,

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Al-Qaida Affiliate Sets Up in Gaza

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 *** Breaking news *** Shortly before this roundup was published, there were reports of a bus explosion in Taba, just inside the Egyptian side of the border. Early reports say a

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UNESCO Moves Forward With Disputed Israeli Exhibition

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 Security Council adopted a resolution condemning terror groups who kidnap people, and called on countries to not give money or political concessions to the kidnappers. More at Reuters. The

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Israel Busts Al Qaida Terror Plot

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. Israeli arrested three Palestinians from eastern Jerusalem plotting a string of terror attacks. The Jerusalem Post reports they were recruited by an Al Qaida operative in Gaza. The intended targets

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Betrayed Israeli Professor Blisters UNESCO

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. After uproar, Iran disinvited from Geneva conference on Syria. Iranian statements against the premise of the gathering made it easier for Ban Ki-moon to withdraw the invitation. Good thing too:

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Fury as UNESCO Pulls Plug on Israeli Exhibit

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. Not-so-great expectations: • Kerry expected to unveil framework deal by end of month. • Palestinians expected to reject Kerry plan, launch diplomatic war on Israel. By the way, Haaretz reports

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