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Is Hezbollah Going to War With Lebanon’s Banks?

Is Hezbollah Going to War With Lebanon’s Banks?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Is Hezbollah responsible for an explosion outside the Beirut headquarters of a Lebanese bank? While Reuters reports that nobody has claimed responsibility, Lebanese officials don’t believe Islamic State is responsible, and Hezbollah hasn’t commented on the blast. Reportedly, BLOM Bank was particularly aggressive against Hezbollah’s accounts, which the US Treasury Department is

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Ben Rhodes: White House Lied to Sell Iran Nuke Deal

Today’s Top Stories 1. Lot of buzz from David Samuels’ stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the White House’s deputy national security adviser, in the New York Times Magazine. He admits the Obama administration lied to sell the Iran deal to the public, and is shockingly blunt describing how he played the media. These snippets jumped out at

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UNESCO Ignores Jewish Connection to Temple Mount; ‘Accidental’ Chemical Attack in Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. Dozens of Hezbollah combatants in Syria were ‘accidentally’ killed in a chemical weapons attack carried out by the Syrian military. 2. A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution on Jerusalem completely ignored any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, and even accused Israel of “planting fake Jewish graves.” In addition to

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Israeli Killed in Stabbing Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli woman was killed by two Palestinian terrorists in a stabbing attack outside a market in the Beit Horon settlement last night. A 58-year-old woman was also injured in the attack. Both Palestinians were shot and killed by a security guard. Several home-made pipe bombs that failed to explode were found

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Daily Telegraph: Jerusalem’s Old City ‘Under Threat’

Israel’s doing a very fine job of caring for its UNESCO Heritage Sites, thank you very much. There’s no reason for a Daily Telegraph slide show to include Jerusalem’s Old City in a slide show of heritage sites under threat. The Telegraph will likely defend itself by saying the under threat label follows UNESCO’s lead: the

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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,

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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

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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:

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