Tag Archives: US-Israel relations

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New Palestinian Fighting Force Emerges in Syria

New Palestinian Fighting Force Emerges in Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian force fighting alongside Hezbollah in Syria is emerging as a new player. MEMRI introduces us to the “Galilee Forces” and why should Israel take note. The reports on the Galilee Forces joining the fighting in Al-Qalamoun alongside Hizbullah and the Syrian regime appeared alongside reports in the Arab press

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US to Sacrifice Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge for Iran Deal?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Might the White House sacrifice Israel’s qualitative military edge for the sake of achieving a nuclear deal with Iran? According to the Wall St. Journal (via Google News), the White House may offer “loose” defense pacts and increased arms sales to the Gulf states for their support of a nuclear deal.

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Saudis Launch Airstrikes on Houthis in Yemen

Today’s Top Stories 1. Saudi Arabia launched air strikes on Houthi positions in Yemen. The US confirmed it’s providing logistical and intelligence support for Operation Decisive Storm. Iran demanded an immediate halt to the attacks. More at Al-Arabiya. Meanwhile, Israeli officials are trying to keep tabs on the safety of Yemen’s remaining 100 or so Jews. The Jews

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Saudi Military to Intervene in Yemen?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Saudis are beefing up their military presence along their border with Yemen. US officials told Reuters the deployment looks defensive, but YNet says the signs point to a Saudi offensive. Will the Saudis intervene in the civil war? 2. YNet: Israel freezing construction in Har Homa; 1,500 housing units on

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US to “Re-Evaluate” Mideast Peace Strategy

Today’s Top Stories 1. Wall St. Journal: US to re-evaluate its Mideast peace strategy. Click via Google News. Meanwhile, anonymous US officials told the New York Times that the White House may back a UN resolution on Palestine, or at least withhold a veto. When dealing with anonymous sources, news consumers must handle with care.

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Media Spotlight on Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech

Today’s Top Stories 1. On the day before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, interest and discussion has reached a fevered pitch. Demand for tickets is off the charts — “10 times as many requests as there are seats available,” Politico reports. Today, the prime minister addressed the AIPAC conference — a brief warm up for the

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Feathers Fly Over “Chickensh*t” Interview

Today’s Top Stories 1. Already strained US-Israel ties became even more frayed when an anonymous “senior Obama administration official” launched unusual and undiplomatic attack on Benjamin Netanyahu. Here’s what he told Jeffrey Goldberg: “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname.  

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As the Twitterverse Watches AP in Horror

UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: This is more serious than one tweet. Andrew Beaujon reports that AP’s reviewing its twitter procedures over another bungled tweet (also revised), which links to this article. Beaujon adds that there was a third tweet (unrelated to the Mideast) that AP had to revise this week. * * * As the Twitterverse watches

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IDNS: Palestinian Censors Mute Townhall Meeting

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. It turns out that Israel had no connection to the film at the heart of yesterday’s embassy attacks. First, Jeffrey Goldberg began fact-checking what we thought we knew about “Sam

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