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UN Condemns Israel, Orders Another Investigation

UN Condemns Israel, Orders Another Investigation

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Security Council condemned Israel “in the strongest terms” for cross-border fire that killed a Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper, it also appointed a panel to investigate. Here’s another example of Israel being singled out by the UN: The Security Council offered no condemnation of the Hezbollah attack that killed the two Israeli soldiers

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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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UN Gaza Investigator Quits

Today’s Top Stories 1. The head of the UN’s inquiry into the Gaza war, William Schabas, resigned after Israel uncovered that he was once a paid consultant for the PLO. Reuters got the scoop: In a letter to the commission, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, Schabas said he would step down immediately to

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Terror Victims’ Lawsuit Against PLO Underway

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel launched a diplomatic campaign against William Schabas and the UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza. Schabas is scheduled to present his findings to the UN Human Rights Council on March 26; the council will vote on the findings a few days later. The Jerusalem Post explains: According to a Foreign

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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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Hamas Hijacking Gaza Aid?

Today’s Top Stories 1. It’s not yet clear to Israeli police that yesterday’s mosque fire was the work of radical settlers. According to the Times of Israel, the fire doesn’t fit the pattern of a “price tag” attack for several reasons. Then there’s this: Israeli Police were unable to entirely rule out the option that

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Israeli Arabs Protest Police Shooting Death

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police were on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and Galilee after the shooting death of a 22-year-old Israel Arab in Kafr Kana. Police say Kheir a-Din Hamdan approached them with a knife, but a video raised questions. Protests spread to universities in Tel Aviv and Haifa. 2. President Obama sent

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Hamas Threatened UNRWA Staff at Gunpoint

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas finally admitted that rockets were fired from residential areas. Spokesman Ghazi Hamad told AP: Increasingly, the discussion is not about whether the Hamas rockets were fired from civilian areas, but exactly how close they were to the actual buildings.   “The Israelis kept saying rockets were fired from schools or

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Hamas Detainees Confirm Human Shield Tactics to Israeli Interrogators

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas operatives caught by Israel are confirming to interrogators that mosques were used for military activity, tunnels were dug under kindergartens, and the organization’s leaders are hiding out in hospitals. The Shin Bet even posted on its web site (in Hebrew) the names of the prisoners and what they confirmed. Haaretz picked

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Newspaper Menacingly Targets Israeli Dual Nationals

Today’s Top Stories 1. Next-generation robots, buried sensors, and an underground barrier make up “Iron Spade,” Israel’s efforts to combat terror tunnels. Take your pick of Times of London or Al-Arabiya coverage. 2. Haaretz says that a too-detailed coverage of a cabinet meeting on the war earlier this month on Channel 2 was an intelligence

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