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UNESCO Declares Tomb of Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb Muslim Sites

UNESCO Declares Tomb of Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb Muslim Sites

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO passed a resolution condemning Israeli aggression on the Temple Mount and recognizing the Tomb of the Patriarchs (in Hebron) and Rachel’s Tomb (between Bethlehem and Jerusalem) as Muslim sites. The Palestinians were forced to back off efforts to declare the Western Wall a Muslim site when UNESCO chief, Irina Bokova,


Israeli Run Over and Killed After Stoning Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli driver was killed near Hebron after Palestinians pelted his car with a barrage of stones. The driver, identified as 50-year-old Avraham Hasano, was run and over killed by an oncoming truck when he exited his car. Depending on whose Kool-Aid you like to drink, throwing stones is either a Palestinian”rite of


UNESCO Slams Israel Over Jerusalem’s Old City

Today’s Top Stories 1. Perhaps taking a cue from CNN, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee adopted a resolution slamming Israel over Jerusalem’s Old City. Could the denunciation be any more one-sided? The resolution, adopted by the World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany, takes Israel to task for – among other grievances – the following allegations:


Iranian Nuke Talks Down to the Wire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hopes for an Iranian agreement by tomorrow’s deadline are fading quickly. According to Reuters, what’s holding things up are UN sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program and the lifting of an arms embargo. 2. While Iran was talking peace in Vienna, Jordan busted an Iranian operative with 100 lbs of explosives. According to


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 . .


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


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


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