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Hamas arrests dozens of would-be protesters by Elior Levy

91239680991860640360no.png With eye on anti-government demonstrations in Lebanon and as calls for rally spread on social media, police units in Strip have focused round-ups on people affiliated with left-wing and centrist political factions, including PFLP and Fatah ...
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Israel :bracing for direct missile or drone attack by Iran by TOI Staff

iran-missile-640x400.png Security cabinet to meet next week as Army Radio cites sources saying Tehran may respond to strikes against its regional proxies attributed to Israel ...
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NY Times, B’Tselem Misinforms on Palestinians in Jordan Valley by Gilead Ini

jordan-valley-area-map-212x300.png The New York Times misinformed readers in two recent stories about Palestinians in the Jordan Valley — and although the newspaper promises to correct mistakes big and small, it has yet to correct its errors. ...
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U.S. Sees rising threat in the west from Qaeda branch in Syria by Eric Schmitt

merlin_153907332_9bafd126-a08c-4712-ab03-ab81ad3094ad-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 American counterterrorism officials are voicing increased alarm about an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria - Hurras al-Din - that they say is plotting attacks against the West. ...
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Palestinian Authority must pay $3.61 million in torture case by Ahmad Melhem

rts2jw7g-870.png Israel recently collected several million dollars from Palestinian Authority funds to compensate Arab-Israelis wrongly arrested two decades ago. ...
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Palestinians call for ‘blacklisting’ Arab journalists for visiting Israel by Khaled Abu Toameh

442608.png The visit by the Arab journalists to Israel “is part of a political effort in the context of Zionist-American schemes to liquidate the Palestinian cause." ...
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Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz by Editors

_107952620_stenaerwinwillemse.png There will be "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. ...
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Senior Hamas official calls on members of Palestinian diaspora to kill Jews by Adam Rasgon

screen-shot-2019-07-14-at-8.01.05-pm-640x400.png Fathi Hammad, known for his fiery rhetoric, also appears to urge Palestinians in the West Bank to stab Israelis; another Hamas official tries to distance terror group from remarks ...
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Why Palestinians do not trust their leaders by Khaled Abu Toameh

3977.png Palestinian leaders do not grasp that the Palestinian public cares a great deal more about being treated like human beings by their own leaders than about anti-Israel and anti-US rhetoric. ...
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Download the PDF of Kushner’s economic plan for the Middle East by Jared Kushner

mep-narrative-document_final.png This is the PDF of the Kushner 50B peace to prosperity plan ...
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A first: IDF reservists in British parliament by Arutz Sheva Staff

903977.png IDF reservists testify to British Parliament about terrorists' use of human shields, abuse of civilian population. ...
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Israeli troops misidentify Palestinian security forces, wound one Officer in fire exchange by Jack Khoury and Yaniv Kubovich

Israeli army says incident happened amid clashes that broke out when soldiers tried to carry out arrests in the West Bank ...
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Former Miss Iraq slams Hamas for using human shields by Editors

sjgjg-1280x640.png The former Miss Iraq for 2017 Sarah Idan, who previously received criticism for a selfie with Miss Israel, has accused Hamas of using the people of the Gaza Strip as human shields. ...
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Jewish leaders decry lack of censure by most Democratic candidates on Gaza rocket fire by Jackson Richman

texas_am_university_at_qatar-400x225.png “This is not an ‘even-handed’ situation, but Palestinian terrorism and violence across an international border that every candidate and elected official should be able to condemn unequivocally,” Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, stated unequivocally. ...
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The law of war permits Israel to destroy Hamas by David French

israel-gaza-rockets.jpg?fit=789%2c460_xtr_ssl=1.png It’s time to change the terms of the international debate. It’s time for the world community to stop imposing these double standards on Israel, and start doing what international law requires: holding Hamas responsible for the devastation that results from Israel’s legal, necessary, and proper responses to its provocations. ...
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European leaders strongly condemn Gaza rocket fire on Israel by Raphael Ahren

000_1g55ko-e1556959538603-640x400.png Attacks ‘must stop immediately,’ EU says; Israel’s security is ‘a raison d’état,’ Austria declares; Berlin and Madrid urge restraint ...
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Making sense of Palestinian logic by Daniel Pipes

5610.png Why do the leaders of Hamas, PA - both quasi-governmental entities take apparently self-defeating steps such as launching rocket attacks on Israel, and refusing to accept tax revenue from Israel. Because they bring results. Follow the logic: ...
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South African activists talk apartheid, Arab-Israeli conflict by Liat Weinstein

stk.new_.southernafricanactivists.4.1.19.0225online.jpg?itok=if3v7o5p.png Mokgomole was an active member of the BDS student group at the University of Witwatersrand. Molepo never officially joined the movement as a student at the University of Cape Town, but still believed Israel was an apartheid state. ...
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Rockets from Gaza: Israel doesn't believe they were accidents by Shlomi Eldar

rts2euno-870.png The rockets "accidentally" fired agaist Israel on Monday following so quickly on from the rockets "accidentally" fired on Tel Aviv demonstrate that these attacks are indeed being orchestrated - probably by Iran ...
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Rocket fire on Israel continues overnight by Editors

f00bf2ffcc218f50603a1f5bf11c11c6_800x392.20190325t191022.png More than sixty rockets have been fired at Israel in the past twenty-four hours. ...
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Egypt warns Hamas that they bring about their own downfall by Unknown

el_sisi-1280x640.png Egypt told Hamas: “Israel will destroy you and we won’t do a thing to stop it” after rockets fired at Tel Aviv ...
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Review of Palestinian textbooks launched amid British concern curriculum promotes anti-Israel violence by Lee Harpin

penny-mordaunt.png Children's minds are 'being poisoned', the House of Commons was told in January ...
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US closes Jerusalem consulate in sign of souring relations with Palestine by Foreign Staff

telemmglpict000190360422_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqpvlberwd9egfpztclimqfyf2a9a6i9ychsjme The United States downgraded its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Monday, the latest in a series of steps by President Donald Trump's White House Palestinian leaders say is aimed at wiping out their cause. ...
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Jared Kushner : 'We've been working hard on the peace initiative for two years now' by Interviewers

kushner.png?f=16x9_xtr_w=1200_xtr_$p$f$w=1cba661.png the White House senior adviser's comments on President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan ...
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Hezbollah to be added to UK list of terrorist organisations by BBC Editors

_103536768_mediaitem103536804.png UK Parliament set to classify all of Hezbollah as a terrorist ...
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After Warsaw summit, Arabs launch ‘anti-normalization’ campaign by Khaled Abu Toameh

435738.png The campaign, launched on Saturday on Twitter, is being waged under the hashtag “Normalization is Treason.” ...
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Time to tell the truth about the Palestinian issue by Alan Dershowitz

palestine_11162018.jpg?itok=cipx6hfs.png Time to break the silence on Palestine?? There is NO silence on Palestine, compared to the silence regarding: Kurds, Syrians, Iranians, Chechens, Tibetans, Ukrainians, and many other suffering groups. ...
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Abbas told ‘Stop Spending 7% of Your Budget on Terrorist Salaries’ by Ben Cohen

screen-shot-2019-01-15-at-11.02.04-am.png After Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday told the UN in New York that Israel was an "obstruction" to the "cohesive development of all peoples" in the Middle East, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told Algemeiner: "As the United Nations very well knows from all of the development work Israel does, Israel is not what undermines development but actually helps it." "Instead, it is the Palestinian Authority that undermines its own capacity and development. The PA should stop spending 7% of its annual budget on inciting and paying terrorist salaries, and instead use it to develop its infrastructure and help its people." The PA spent $355 million of international donors' money in 2017 on paying salaries and other benefits to convicted or "martyred" terrorists and their families. ...
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Apologists for extremism in the West by Majid Rafizadeh

949.png My message to apologists for Islamism is simple: Those who are whitewashing the purveyors of radical violence and extremism -- by changing the subject or accusing others, often unjustly, of racism, discrimination, oppression, or "Islamophobia" -- are contributing to their empowerment. ...
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Rift twixt PA and Hamas at all time high by Nidal al-Mughrabi

The Palestinian Authority said on Sunday it had ordered its employees to pull out from the Gaza-Egypt border crossing, effectively closing the main exit point from the impoverished Gaza Strip ...
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69 years after joining, Israel formally leaves UNESCO; so too, does the US by Raphael Ahrens

f170717sa10-640x400.png UN cultural agency’s efforts to convince Washington and Jerusalem fail; ‘we aren’t going to be a member of an organization that deliberately acts against us,’ Israeli envoy says ...
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Once again, Palestinians deny any Jewish connection to Jerusalem by Elder of Zion

gravatar.png_xtr_r=g.png Palestinian actions in Jerusalem deny Jewish connection. This is to appeal to fundamentalist Christian thinking. It's is a re-hash of old Christian dogma that Christianity supersedes Judaism, allowing the propagation of the myth that from the time of Jesus onwards, the people who call themselves Jews are irrelevant: the Christians are the legacy holders of all the divine promises. ...
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Why did Abbas proclaim the dissolution of PA parliament? by Pinhas Inbari

joint_war_hamas.jpg?resize=500%2c282.png On Dec. 22, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced he will dissolve the Palestinian Parliament that was elected in accordance with the Oslo accords, to be followed by new elections. Abbas is attempting to revive the old PLO, but organizations such as the Popular and Democratic Fronts, and Islamic Jihad, as well as other parties and civil society groups, stand by Hamas. With Hamas, they have established a joint war room to manage the riots at the Gaza border fence. Following the move of the other organizations toward Hamas, Abbas was not able to convene the PLO institutions in Ramallah, which very likely led to his resolution to dissolve the Legislative Council. In any case, the Legislative Council has not convened since 2006. ...
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British taxpayers STILL fund 'lessons in hate' at Palestinian schools where children stage mock executions by Daniel Martin

7448546-6498175-image-a-36_1544834185190.png Plays put on at schools and have even included pupils staging mock executions ...
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When Anti-Zionism Tunnels Under Your House by Brett Stephens

merlin_147701307_c7cf106c-1df4-4c07-9de5-d2df3f28b38b-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 For the people of northern Israel, anti-Zionism isn't some feckless sally in the world of ideas. ...
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US House of Reps passes bill condemning use of human shields by Congressmen from both sides

bills-115hr3342ih.png The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill on Monday that would enact sanctions on those who use human shields in war. The Senate unanimously passed its version in October. The bill now goes to the president to sign it into law. ...
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UNIFIL and the Hezbollah tunnels by Elliott Abrams

The U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is “engaged with the parties to pursue urgent follow-up action” and “will communicate its preliminary findings to the appropriate authorities in Lebanon”, it added. ...
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U.N. peacekeepers confirm existence of tunnel at Lebanon border by Staff

U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon have confirmed the existence of a tunnel discovered by the Israeli military close to the blue line separating the two countries, it said in a statement on Thursday. ...
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Israel moves to seal Hezbollah tunnels at Lebanon border by Isabel Kershner and David M. Halbfinger

merlin_147510159_9fee9dde-8405-4a2b-964c-a879666ed840-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 The Israeli military moved Tuesday to block tunnels it said Hezbollah has been building under the Lebanese border, saying it wanted “to nip them in the bud” before they posed a threat to Israeli civilians. ...
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Blocked in a car by a mob, kept from their HQ: Why UNRWA staff had to flee Gaza by Adam Rasgon

000_1985te-640x400.png UNRWA operations head: Untenable to be 'chased around Gaza' ...
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Egypt and Qatar are working on 2 very different deals for Gaza; both are stalled by Avi Issacharoff

000_x61o8-e1516396290305-1024x640.png The rivals are pushing for conflicting sequences en route to a truce with Israel, and for a different end result. Oh, and there's a battle for credit, too ...
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UN chief proposes military force to protect Palestinians from Israel by AP and Times staff

000_17z3o0-e1532770350691-640x400.png Armed international mission among options floated by Guterres in response to General Assembly request for report on Hamas-led Gaza clashes ...
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Time for Palestinians to stop fighting lost battles by Daniel J. Arbess

Palestinians are finding that they are the last holdouts of an Arab world that has accepted Israel and will make peace with it. Arab leaders who truly want to help their people know the path is through creativity, negotiation and compromise - not so-called resistance ...
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Why we Arabs must speak up by Fred Maroun

fred-maroun1-medium.png Fred Maroun is a Canadian of Arab origin who lived in Lebanon until 1984, including during 10 years of civil war. Fred supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, and he supports a liberal and democratic Middle East where all religions and nationalities, including Palestinians, can co-exist in peace with each other and with Israel, and where human rights are respected. Fred is an atheist, a social liberal, and an advocate of equal rights for LGBT people everywhere. Fred Maroun writes for Gatestone Institute. ...
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Weakened, Hamas has limited options in besieged Gaza by Erin Cunningham

2775597699.png Loss of regional allies and an ever crippling blockade has stoked popular discontent ...
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Feckless West can’t keep falling for Hamas propaganda by Alexander Downer

The vast majority of Israelis favour a two-state solution with secure borders. But the Palestinians are more equivocal. At best, they regard the two-state solution as an interim arrangement. In the end they want one multicultural state incorporating Israel and the Palestinian Territories. ...
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I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed by Daniel Sugarman

gaza9a.png On Tuesday Daniel Sugarman wrote an article on the clashes at the Gaza border. Today he acknowledges that he was wrong. ...
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It’s too late to refom the Australian ABC by Janet Albrechtsen

cassidy_caricature.jpeg.png Given that "Insiders" did not provide informed and fair analysis of the UNHRC and the resolution last Friday, let's do it here. ...
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Nikki Haley: Israel DID act with restraint by Carol Morello

t_1526394512047_name_1920_danny_danon_scaled.png Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Israel had acted with restraint. She dismissed suggestions that the violence was related to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and said that Hamas, backed by Iran, had urged protesters to burst through the fence separating Israel from the Gaza enclave. ...
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Does the media really understand the Gaza violence? by Simon Plosker

gaza-border-riots-feature-747x400.png There is only one winner in the current situation and Israelis are certainly not celebrating the bloodshed. The images of Israelis celebrating the US Embassy move at the same time, however, create a false image of Israeli insensitivity. Meanwhile Hamas leaders rejoice while Palestinian Arabs mourn. ...
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Australia blames Hamas for death of Palestinians in Gaza by Primrose Riordan

widget_xtr_td_bio=false.png Details of Australia's current government's position on recognition of Jerusalem as capitol of Israel. ...
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Me too. I complied with Hamas censorship by Matti Friedman

merlin_138225027_fcddc255-6a0a-4924-96ca-98c78ff477a4-articlelarge.jpg?quality=9 I (New York Times) complied with Hamas censorship in the form of a threat to one of our Gaza reporters and cut a key detail from an article: that Hamas fighters were disguised as civilians and were being counted as civilians in the death toll. ...
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State of Palestine: Free engineer jailed for Facebook post by Editors

"The prosecution of Ahmad Awartani is the latest example of the Palestinian authorities’ use of draconian defamation laws to criminalize freedom of expression." says Magdalena Mughrabi, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Regional Director ...
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Hamas plots to spoil party for opening of US embassy in Jerusalem by Anshel Pfeffer

methode%2fsundaytimes%2fprod%2fweb%2fbin%2f7a2f3d46-55e8-11e8-a94b-41e5a20c31cf. Militants are to stage violent Gaza protests as Trump’s daughter attends the ceremony in Jerusalem ...
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Why we must stand with Trump and Israel to stop Iran from creating a Shiite empire by Julie Lenarz

telemmglpict000162879241_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bqqvzuuqpflyliwib6ntmjwfym0yypw4nrz756g A new Iran deal needs to limit all the regime's crimes, not just its nukes ...
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US officials growing increasingly concerned Iran could attack Israel by Barbara Starr

140926154120-barbara-starr-profile-image-small-11.png There are increasing concerns Iran is on the cusp of an attack against Israel, several US military officials told CNN. ...
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Special alert by Emily Gian

Rocket strikes - upon Israel - by Iran - from Syria. And response by Israel. ...
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