News Briefs

Shevat 6, 5775 / Monday, January 26, 2015

Israeli Ambassador: Netanyahu Visit Not Meant to Insult Obama

Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer stresses that Netanyahu's speech to Congress is meant to warn about Iran "while there's still time".
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Middle East, 5:44 AM

Egypt Extends North Sinai Curfew by Three Months

Egypt’s Prime Minister extends curfew that was imposed following two deadly attacks in Sinai in October.
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Global Agenda, 5:15 AM

Former Ambassador: Diplomacy Can Fix Bibi's Congress Speech

Zalman Shoval says timing of Netanyahu's speech to Congress is problematic but that can be fixed with diplomacy.
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Middle East, 4:46 AM

Hamas to Allow 'Zionist' Products into Gaza

Hamas says it will allow Israeli goods into Gaza, claims this past summer's war affected local production.
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Middle East, 1:13 AM

Assad: Al-Qaeda Has an Air Force - the Israeli Air Force

Syrian President accuses the IDF of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group.
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Middle East

Hamas Preparing Seaport for International Travel

In what appears to be a unilateral move, Gaza is preparing to ready its seaport for international travel despite Israel's objections.
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Daily Israel Report



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