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Israel Daily News Stream 12/12/2013
DECEMBER 12, 2013 16:30
BY PESACH BENSON

Today’s Top Stories

1. Unable to figure out how to supply moderate Syrian rebels without benefiting the Islamists, Washington and London suspended non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels. The Wall St. Journal expanded on the Islamist attacks on Free Syrian Army bases, which forced Gen. Salim Idris, the top Western-backed rebel commander, to flee Syria.

2. Lots of buzz that the White House reportedly nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, for the number two post at the US Federal Reserve. The Washington Post and Business Insider, among others, are gushing at the man Haaretz is calling Israel’s rock star banker.

Jordan3. Jordan’s lower house of parliament doesn’t consider resistance against Israel to be “terror” and amended a law governing a state security court’s jurisdiction accordingly. The Jordan Times (via EoZ) writes:

The deputies agreed that any actions against Israel cannot be “terrorism” at all; hence, they approved a provision that excludes actions against Israel from terrorism crimes.

The draft amendments limit the jurisdiction of the SSC to five crimes specified in the Constitution: treason, espionage, terrorism, drugs and money counterfeiting.

The bill will be sent to the Senate for deliberations and endorsement, after which it will be forwarded to His Majesty King Abdullah for ratification.

If approved, this Mother of All Loopholes is bound to boomerang on the Hashemites.

4. Why Mandela Would Be Run Out of Ramallah Today: Reconciliation is a very dirty word.

Israel and the Palestinians

• Russia, Hamas break the ice.

• Yesterday, news broke that European auditors found that more than one billion euros were wasted on paying PA civil servants in Gaza who haven’t worked in six years. The full audit’s online at the European Court of Auditors (pdf). The BBC, Reuters, and Wall St. Journal, among others, picked up on the story.

• Jerusalem Post: Saeb Erekat and the PLO are unhappy campers because Guatemala’s president visited eastern Jerusalem.

• One tiny radio station hopes to change the way Palestine treats its women. The Daily Telegraph visited the all-female Ramallah-based Radio Nisaa.

•  Gaza ‘cattle torture’ prompts calls to ban live animal exports.

• UK Prime Minister David Cameron to visit Israel in 2014. Jerusalem Post coverage.

• For more commentary/analysis, see Politico, Emmanuel Navon, Jonathan Schanzer, Jeffrey Goldberg, and the Toronto Star.

On the next page:
Syria has more foreign jihadis than Afghanistan ever did.
Human trafficking in the Sinai exposed.
Egypt destroys Hamas weapons warehouses and workshops in the Sinai.
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EU Pays Non-Existent PA Workers
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DECEMBER 11, 2013 14:36
BY PESACH BENSON
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’s rare for Western news services to look at the phenomenon of Palestinian honor killings. So due credit to Reuters for reporting a rising worrisome trend in the West Bank. Honor killings are mostly blamed on PA paralysis, patriarchal views, plus incidents covering up crimes, family disputes, and incest. But you can always count on someone take take the view that Israel Made Me Beat My Wife:

Palestinian Minister of Women’s Affairs Rabiha Diab saved much of her blame for violence toward women for Israel: “The Israeli occupation is the one practising the utmost violence . . . it’s the main thing keeping us from advancing.

2. Audit finds EU pays Palestinian civil servants in Gaza who haven’t worked in six years. AP writes:

Some 65,000 civil servants and members of the security forces in Gaza stopped reporting to their jobs in 2007, when the Islamic militant Hamas seized the territory from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, leaving him with only the West Bank.

Abbas decided at the time to keep paying their salaries, on condition they stay at home and don’t work for the Hamas government . . .

Wessberg said the auditors recommend halting EU payments to Palestinian civil servants in Gaza and using the aid instead on the West Bank.

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3. Haaretz: US officials confirmed to Israel that the value of sanctions relief to Iran will be much higher than original $6 billion:

According to the security sources: “Economics is a matter of expectations. The Iranian stock exchange is already rising significantly and many countries are standing in line to renew economic ties with Iran based on what was already agreed in Geneva.” The sources mentioned China’s desire to renew contracts worth some $9 billion to develop the Iranian oil industry and the interest some German companies are showing for deals with Tehran. “In any case, it’s about 20 or 25 billion dollars. Even the Americans understand this,” the sources said.

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Israel and the Palestinians

• Romania‘s no longer sending construction workers to Israel over settlements. And Holland‘s largest water company is severing ties with Mekorot for the same reason.

• Here’s a must-read reality check for John Kerry from Khaled Abu Toameh:

Given Hamas’ announcement that it would not honor or recognize any deal signed between the PA and Israel, Kerry needs to take into account that any peace agreement will not put an end to the conflict.

• While Bibi takes it on the chin for not attending the Mandela funeral, here’s a Gulf News headline you might have missed. Turns out Mahmoud Abbas was the only Arab leader to attend.
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• Anti-Zionism is an inherently anti-Semitic doctrine. Here’s why.

• For more commentary/analysis, see Elliott Abrams and Dan Margalit.

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Israel and Saudi Arabia to get a voice at the nuclear talks?
Russia, Israel to negotiate free-trade pact.
Lebanese stubborness towards Syrian refugees — Palestinians to blame?
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Israel Daily News Stream 12/09/2013

DECEMBER 9, 2013 14:49
BY PESACH BENSON
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. Benny Begin, the former Knesset member who drew up the Bedouin relocation plan, tossed out this bombshell:

“I wish to reiterate that in contradiction of what has been claimed during recent weeks, I never told a soul that the Bedouins agreed with my plan. The reason is simple: I didn’t say it because I couldn’t say it, I never presented them with the plan.”

He also had sharp words for protesters:

“Adopting the claims of 500 Bedouin protesters – who were joined by an additional 500 Arabs from the north taken to the protest by bus – who say they represent the entire Negev Bedouin population is a clear victory for agitators.”

2. Israel, the PA and Jordan will sign a major agreement to create a Red Sea-Dead Sea link. The move will provide more desalinated drinking water to the region and renew the shrinking Dead Sea. More at the Times of Israel.
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3. All the Israeli papers picked up on an Iranian report that the Israeli and Saudi intelligence chiefs met on the sidelines of Geneva peace talks, discussing how to contain Iran. Jerusalem Post coverage suffices.

4. The Lancet: Injecting Politics Into Medicine: Medical journal’s look at Palestinian health causes aches and pains.

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• Roger Waters is on the warpath again. The former co-founder of Pink Floyd told CounterPunch:

The situation in Israel/ Palestine, with the occupation, the ethnic cleansing and the systematic racist apartheid Israeli regime is un acceptable . . . The parallels with what went on in the 30’s in Germany are so crushingly obvious that it doesn’t surprise me that the movement that both you and I are involved in is growing every day.

I’m mentioning this because his comments fall within the US State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, as well as the EU’s working definition of anti-Semitism. So if you haven’t already done so, sign HonestReporting’s petition calling on news services to adopt these definitions and put an end to the demonization of Israel in the media.

• Bibi’s security detail strip searched another journalist. Haaretz reports:

“I was asked to strip in front of everyone,” said Muammar Awad, who carries a press card issued by Israel’s Government Press Office, works for the Chinese news agency Xinhua. “I took off all my clothes, including my socks and my pants, and was left in my underpants and undershirt.”

It’s not the first time this year guards needlessly strip searched a reporter. Journalists once threatened to boycott the Prime Minister over a spate of humiliating searches.

• Reuters looks at the impact of Egypt’s tunnel closures on Gaza’s economy.

• On a lighter note, ABC News has the backstory on a Palestinian spoof of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Volvo commercial. Gaza comedian Mahmoud Zuiter poked fun at the strip’s energy crisis.

• For commentary/analysis, see Guy Bechor.

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• The number of Palestinians and Israeli-Arabs fighting in Syria (for Assad) is on the rise.

Despite their relatively low numbers, the report found an increase in Palestinian fighters traveling to Syria, raising concern they may become radicalized on the battlefield and subsequently carry out attacks against their own governments — whether in Gaza or Israel — upon their return home.

• According to Arab media reports, a bunch of senior Sinai jihadi terrorists escaped to Gaza. YNet coverage.

• Hezbollah says it has nothing to do with media apology

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Israel Daily News Stream 12/05/2013
DECEMBER 5, 2013 15:53
BY ALEX MARGOLIN
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. French court fines boycott activists for discrimination.


A French court imposed a $1,300 fine on members of an anti-Israel group who called on supermarket shoppers to boycott Israeli products.


The Court of Appeals of Colmar near Strasbourg fined each of the group’s 12 members individually on Wednesday for their participation in a pro-boycott activity in 2009-2010, which the court qualified as “provocation to discrimination.” The court also gave the activists a suspended jail sentence, according to a report by the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities.


2. Shadow war between Hezbollah and Saudi Arabia comes to light.


Senior Hezbollah official Hassan al-Laqis was killed just 30 minutes after group leader Hassan Nasrallah pointed the finger at Saudi Arabia for violence in Lebanon.


Nasrallah rarely mentions Saudi Arabia by name, only referring to the monarchy in vague terms in order to maintain plausible deniability. But that all changed on Tuesday, when he accused Saudi agents of being behind the suicide-bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut last month that claimed 23 lives. In doing so he has openly declared a war that has long been fought in the shadows, first in Lebanon where Hizballah-allied parties are at a political impasse with the Saudi-backed Future Movement of Saad Hariri, and now in Syria, where Hizballah, with Iranian assistance, is fighting on the side of President Bashar Assad against Saudi-backed rebels.


For once, Lebanese residents aren’t so quick to blame Israel for the assassination of a senior Hezbollah leader, according to the Washington Post.


“No one believes it was Israel,” said a Hezbollah supporter who lives in the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs of Beirut. The movement is accusing Israel “because it wants to avoid Sunni-Shiite discord,” he said.


3. Jerusalem terror victims awarded $9 million from Iran in a federal US court.


The ruling stems from a 1997 double suicide bombing carried out by Hamas, which received funds from Iran.


4. Bedouin Issue Prompts More Hate in the Irish Times – More hateful rhetoric and manipulation, this time concerning plans for Negev Bedouin.


5. Speaking Events: HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams will appear on the East and West Coasts in coming weeks.


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• State Department said it plans to start posting messages on websites used by Islamists to recruit English-speakers.


The move comes in the wake of reports showing that dozens of Americans have joined the fight against Assad’s regime in Syria.


“We need to be ready to blunt their appeal,” said Alberto M. Fernandez, a former American ambassador to Equatorial Guinea who is the coordinator of the State Department office, the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications.


The online messaging aims to create a competing narrative that strikes an emotional chord with potential militants weighing whether to join a violent extremist group. One online image, for instance, shows photographs of three American men who traveled to Somalia and died there, including Omar Hammami, a young man from Alabama who became an infamous Islamist militant. The accompanying message reads, “They came for jihad but were murdered by Al Shabab.”


• Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat appeared at a diplomatic function this week and urged greater pressure on Israel to agree to Palestinian terms in negotiations. He also noted that Israel and the Palestinians were engaged in abattle of narratives.


 Mr. Erekat told the diplomats that the Palestinians could never accede to Israel’s demand that they recognize it as the nation-state of the Jewish people. “I cannot change my narrative,” he said. “The essence of peace is not to convert each other’s stories.”


• A German soccer team has cancelled an advertising contract with a Saudi airline because the airline refuses to sell tickets to Israeli citizens.


• Toronto Star columnist Haroon Siddiqui takes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to task for drawing closer to Israel.


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Don't Fall for the Hoax that Mandela Is Anti-Israel!
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/06/23/Don-t-Fall-for-the-Hoax-that-Mandela-Is-Anti-Israel
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Don’t fall for the false claim that Nelson Mandela was anti-Israel! It is based on a hoax--a letter written by anti-Israel activist Arjan El Fassed more than a decade ago in the style of New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s made-up letters from world leaders. The letter, purportedly from Mandela to Friedman, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa and has been quoted widely, including by Jimmy Carter. But it is a fraud.
Irshad Manji and I busted the fake "Mandela letter" in 2007. When the hoax was exposed, the perpetrator--"an Arab living in The Netherlands," Manji noted--admitted making up the letter for rhetorical purposes: 
There is no possible basis for Pollak to say I intended people to believe the memo was written by anyone other than myself. At the time, Friedman, a staunch defender of Israel, was famous for writing mock memos in the voice of the US president. In a clearly labelled spoof, under my byline, I published a mock memo from Mandela to Friedman on March 28 2001. Unfortunately, someone forwarded it on the internet without my byline, as I explained to the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz.
In El Fassed's view, the analogy was nonetheless valid. But despite owning up to the "unfortunate" fact that the letter was made up, I suspect he was actually rather pleased at the extent to which it was taken seriously.
In truth, Mandela was pro-Israel throughout his life. As he revealed in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, in the early 1960s Mandela studied the life of Menachem Begin and enlisted the aid of artist Arthur Goldreich, who had fought in the Palmach, Israel’s pre-independence army. In later years, Mandela continued to support Israel’s right to exist and never endorsed the false claim that Israel resembled South Africa in any way.
Mandela’s support for Israel was complicated by his party’s alliance with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and with its chairman, Yasser Arafat. The PLO had lent the African National Congress (ANC) a hand during its long years of exile, at a time that Israel entered an alliance of convenience with the South African regime (though Israel voted to condemn apartheid at the UN and later joined sanctions against South Africa.)
Therefore Mandela supported Palestinian statehood, and a two-state solution roughly along the 1967 boundaries. That position corresponds roughly to the left-wing outlook in Israel--and, indeed, Mandela enjoyed good relations with Israeli leaders during the era of the Oslo Peace Process in the 1990s. He was never anti-Israel and certainly never antisemitic--though the ANC did move in that direction after Mandela’s retirement.
The reason El Fassed wrote his letter, and anti-Israel activists have circulated it ever since, has been to support the false idea that Israel is an apartheid state. Supporters of Israel, understandably alarmed by the anti-Israel direction taken by the South African government and the global left in general, have taken the letter at face value recently. But it is a hoax, and even its author admits he made it up. It deserves to be ignored.
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Israel Daily News Stream 12/02/2013
DECEMBER 2, 2013 16:12
BY ALEX MARGOLIN


Today’s Top Stories


1. Arab couple attacked in Jerusalem – because they looked Jewish.


In a case of mistaken identity, an Arab couple traveling on a road in Jerusalem came under a vicious attack by Palestinians – because the attackers thought the victims were Jews. The attack took place on the same road where two-year old Avigail Ben Zionwas injured by stone throwers this week.


“They tried to pull us out of the car and hit us, it seemed they were intent on lynching us. They tried opening the doors and my wife begged them to leave us alone. She spoke to them in Arabic and only then did they understand that we ourselves are Arabs, and left us alone. I hit the gas and drove away as fast as possible.”


According to him, the youth clearly mistook them for Jews: “Me and my wife look Jewish, even the police officer who arrived said ‘at first sight I was sure you were Jews.’ He told us that these types of things happen all the time.”


2. The Washington Post brandishes a soft euphemism for terrorism – “political violence.” At least they admit it’s political in nature:


This year’s attacks have claimed the lives of three Israeli soldiers and a retired colonel, each in a separate incident. During the same period, 24 Palestinians have died at the hands of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. In each Palestinian death, Israeli officials say, security forces were responding to a potential threat.


By comparison, in the first 11 months of 2012, nine Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank. No Israelis died in political violence in the West Bank that year, for the first time since 1973, according to statistics compiled by Israel’s Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency.


They also adopt the phrase “Intifada of Individuals,” borrowed directly from Haaretz, to describe how the current wave of violence is different from a popular intifada.


3. Daily Beast writer Lloyd Green offers some advice to Netanyahu: leave the Iran issue alone and focus on building military technology to fight off asymmetrical attacks from the likes of Hezbollah.


4. Jihadist Terrorists Killed; Times Omits the Facts – Another case of journalists believing less-than-reliable Palestinian sources.


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• With the way the New York Times has been covering Israel in recent months, this headline might count as positive these days: “Israel’s Foreign Minister Returns, but Abrasive Style Appears Absent.”


Gone, for now at least, is the abrasive, blunt gadfly who was shunned by the White House and clashed publicly with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over Jewish settlements in the West Bank. In his place is a conciliatory diplomat urging calmer conversation with Washington over Iran’s nuclear program: Mr. Lieberman made a point of seeing the American ambassador to Israel the day he returned to his post and expects to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry next weekend.


 The Foreign Press Association accused Israel of deliberately targeting journalists covering skirmishes between the IDF and Palestinian rioters in the Qalqilya area. IDF said the journalists were close to the rioters when the army attempted to disperse the crowd with stun grenades and rubber bullets, one of which hit an Italian photographer and broke his camera.


Meanwhile, there is no Foreign Press Association operating in Palestinian territories and no one fighting for the rights of Palestinianjournalists who are attacked.


• Guardian commentary views Israel’s saber-rattling on Iran to serve as a pressure tactic that could push Iran to make a better final agreement with world powers.


Faced with possible additional sanctions and a credible military option, Iran is more likely to concede without the need for military action. In both respects, Israel has the potential to play an active role. It could encourage additional sanctions in the US Congress conditional on Iran’s behaviour, while also making clear that its own military option is on the table.


• Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make first visit to Israel next month.


Calling Israel a “light of freedom and democracy in what is otherwise a region of darkness,” Mr. Harper made the announcement Sunday evening in Toronto, where the Jewish National Fund honoured him at its Negev Dinner.


• Radio-Canada’s ombudsman admitted its coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict required re-examination. “There were, this year again, very real problems in the coverage of the Israeli-Arab disagreement with regards to the Palestinian question,” he wrote.


• Hamas opts not to hold celebrations marking its anniversary because of the dire economic situation in the Gaza Strip. Last year’s rally, marking the terror group’s 25th year, was attended by half a million people and featured “leader in exile” Khaled Meshal.


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Israel Daily News Stream 12/01/2013
DECEMBER 1, 2013 16:21
BY ALEX MARGOLIN
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. Israel to rejoin UN Human Rights Council?
News reports in Israel claim the Netanyahu government agreed to end its 18 month boycott of the controversial body in exchange for a place with the Western European and Others Group (WEOG). Hillel Neuer of UN Watch says the reports are premature.


2. Bedouin and Arab Israelis riot over the Prawer Plan, which seeks to provide Israeli Bedouins with permanent housing and to settle land disputes.


New York Times coverage was representative. A Times of Israel op-ed by Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini offers a strong review of the issues.


3. Sky News gives Mohammed Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, space to threaten all-out war against Israel on the pretext of Israeli demands that Jews be granted the right to pray on the Temple Mount.


Imagine the outrage if an Israeli said the following:


“If the Israelis come here it will be more than an intifada,” he said.


What do you mean more than an intifada?


“The whole region will be engulfed by war,” the Grand Mufti insisted.


Such threats are not idle.


Meanwhile, a group of Muslims attacked Jews for singing Hanukah songs on the Mount on Sunday morning. Four people were arrested and the Temple Mount closed.


Iranian Atomic Urgency


• Benjamin Netanyahu ordered intelligence services to find proof Iran is violating the terms of its agreement with world powers.


• Financial Times interviews Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani. “One hundred per cent [no],” he said when asked about dismantling nuclear facilities. Meanwhile, Europeans are already jostling for opportunities to do business with the Islamic Republic.


Rest O’ the Roundup


• The Independent offers a gallery by a photographer who took pictures of the bedrooms of new recruits in the IDF. The stated message is, “guns are ‘part of youth culture’ in Israel.”


• The UK government is reportedly taking action against The Guardian for endangering national security by publishing Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks.


The Guardian’s top editor, Alan Rusbridger, is being forced to appear before a parliamentary committee Tuesday to explain the news outlet’s actions. The move comes after British officials ordered the destruction of hard drives at the Guardian’s London headquarters, even as top ministers have taken to the airwaves to denounce the newspaper. Scotland Yard has also suggested it may be investigating the paper for possible breaches of British law.


The government treatment of the Guardian is highlighting the very different way Britons tend to view free speech, a liberty that here is seen through the prism of the public good and privacy laws as much as the right to open expression.


• Egypt has downgraded relations with Turkey, further increasing Turkey’s isolation under Erdogan.


Following Israel and Syria, Egypt became the third country in the region to recently downgrade its relations with Turkey. This situation stands in stark contrast to the stated foreign policy aims of the ruling AKP government. In 2009, when Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu declared he would implement a policy of “zero problems with neighbors,” the common assumption was that he would push for thawing of relations with Cyprus and Armenia – with whom Turkey has had no diplomatic relations since 1974 and 1994, respectively.


Four years later, Turkey has not only failed to improve relations with either of its longstanding adversaries, but has had its diplomatic representation formally downgraded with more countries in the region, in addition to enjoying rockier relations with most other countries in the Middle East.


• The Globe and Mail reviews Haaretz journalist Ari Shavit’s new book about Israel and its ambivalent view of the Jewish state.


Born in 1957, Shavit, who writes for the Israeli liberal daily Haaretz, has long explored his country’s fraught condition, which he characterizes thus: “On the one hand, Israel is the only nation in the West that is occupying another people. On the other hand, Israel is the only nation in the West that is existentially threatened.” The author sees an “inner circle of the conflict in which an Israeli Goliath stands over a Palestinian David,” and an “outer circle in which an Arab-Islamic Goliath stands over an Israeli David.”


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Israel Daily News Stream 11/27/2013
NOVEMBER 27, 2013 15:47
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1. Cornell BDS group caught using Israeli technology, defends itself by claiming that “BDS is a tactic, not a principle.” 


So urging others to boycott Israel while knowingly using its products is fine, not hypocritical, they claim. The episode is similar to earlier examples of BDS hypocrisy such as when Israeli academic Neve Gordon endorsed an academic boycott of Israel but refused to resign from his teaching post as Ben-Gurion University.


2. USA Today highlights Israeli Hollywood producer who helped purchase arms for Israel.


Nice story, tainted by a strange comparison between what he did and Joseph McCarthy’s 1950s Hollywood blacklist.


 More than 60 years after a congressional Committee on Un-American Activities held hearings aimed at rooting out communist spies from Hollywood, a Hollywood producer has proudly revealed his own clandestine efforts on behalf of Israel.


Arnon Milchan, the Israeli-born businessman who owns New Regency Films, has been part of an array of blockbusters, including Pretty Woman, Fight Club and the spy thriller Mr. and Mrs. Smith. In an interview Monday with Israel’s popular show Uvda, Milchan detailed his real-life, cloak-and-dagger work on numerous operations, including the purchase of technology needed to operate nuclear weapons.


“I did it for my country and I’m proud of it,” Milchan said.


 3. Anti-Semitic incidents are way up in Australia, as much as 21% over the previous year, according to a new report. The report also looks at the fallout of revelations that Prisoner X, a Mossad agent who committed suicide in Israeli custody, was Australian.


4. Daily Mail Places Netanya in the West Bank. The error was quickly corrected after a complaint from HonestReporting.
Rest O’ the Roundup


 The Independent interviews Daniel Taub, Israeli ambassador to the UK. Taub noted that the nuclear deal with Iran could bring Israel closer to Arab states that share Israel’s skepticism that Iran is about to shut down efforts to achieve nuclear weapons capabilities.


 “If you look at the region you see this very radical axis that runs from Tehran to Damascus to Beirut and actually on to Gaza, and I think that we are not alone [in being worried] about it,” he said.


“There are many countries that look on these issues and it’s a reminder that if we can rise above some of our immediate differences and paradigms we actually have an awful lot in common, many of our most fundamental strategic concerns are actually aligned, and of course we would be interested in trying to deepen relationships on that basis.”


 • Israel and the EU reach an agreement ending stand-off over European threats to cut funding to projects over the green line. The Wall Street Journal’s coverage alludes to the fact that public opinion in Europe is sharply opposed to an Israeli presence in the West Bank.


The deal allows Israel to participate in Horizon 2020, a €70 billion, ($95 billion) seven-year research program that will begin on Jan. 1. Israel hopes to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and loans to its universities and technology companies.


Diplomats said the EU strove to strike a balance by keeping close ties to Israel and its high-tech and science communities, while recognizing European public opposition to funds benefiting Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem that most in the international community consider illegal. Palestinians hope to establish a state in those territories.


• The UN General Assembly issued another six resolutions against Israel this week, including one calling on Israel to give the Golan Heights to Syria. Hillel Neuer of UN Watch noted:


The UN General Assembly’s lopsided adoption, by the end of this year, of an expected 21 resolutions on Israel, and only four on the rest of the world combined, eclipses the plight of millions of truly needy human rights victims in places like China, Russia, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia, whose critical issues are being treated with indifference, if not contempt—indeed the UN just elected each of those tyrannies to its 47-nation Human Rights Council.


• Meanwhile, the American Studies Association moves closer towards a resolution supporting academic boycott of Israel on the grounds that Israeli universities are complicit in occupying the disputed territories.


• Palestinian stone throwing becoming an increasing worry for Israelis near Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus area.


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Israel Daily News Stream 11/28/2013
NOVEMBER 28, 2013 16:06
BY ALEX MARGOLIN
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1. US and Hezbollah are reportedly holding indirect talks mediated by London.


Because the US, unlike the UK, recognizes both the political and military wings of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and refuses to distinguish between them, US officials cannot legally meet with any member of the party. But according to the sources, the US is willing to hear the views of the party and “warm up to a direct relationship in the future.”


 2. Syria named most dangerous country for journalists by Committee to Protect Journalists.


The watchdog group notes that 55 journalists were killed in Syria in the past year, 90% of whom were local reporters.


3. Guardian’s Comment is Free published piece defending Australia’s decision to change its voting policies at the UN to help restore balance on Israel.


Australia’s support for Israel at the UN is not a commentary on settlements or a denial of Palestinian national aspirations. It is a principled and judicious attempt to wrench the agenda of human rights away from propaganda and vulgarisation and return the community of nations to a sensible, measured and proportionate debate on the Arab-Israeli conflict.


4. Aussie Paper Publishes Photo, Caricatures Jews: What exactly does an uncaptioned photo of silhouetted ultra-Orthodox Jews have to do with the Israel-Iran situation?


5. Oborne back to bashing “Israel lobby”: Peter Oborne continues his fixation with pro-Israel “lobby” organizations.


Iranian Atomic Urgency


• New York Times gave op-ed space to Yaacov Amidror, who served as National Security Advisor until earlier this month, to comment on the interim agreement with Iran.


The agreement Iran reached with the so-called P5+1 — the United States, Britain, China, France and Russia, plus Germany — does not significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Iran made only cosmetic concessions to preserve its primary goal, which is to continue enriching uranium. The agreement represents a failure, not a triumph, of diplomacy. With North Korea, too, there were talks and ceremonies and agreements — but then there was the bomb. This is not an outcome Israel could accept with Iran.


 • LA Times reports that critics of the interim agreement with Iran are starting to tone down their objections. Meanwhile, JNS.org reports that Jewish groups, including AIPAC and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, “raised the concerns that are quite obvious to the community and the issues that have come up regarding the process of the accord [and its] implementation.”


Rest O’ the Roundup


• Statistics published by the FBI show that Jews are the top target for hate crimes in America with 62% of the 1,340 incidents of religion-based hate crimes targeting Jews. But according to Jonathan Tobin of Commentary, the numbers do not indicate a serious threat to American Jewry.


Though Jews are the most likely victims of religious crimes, no reasonable person can claim that they are under siege or that Jewish life is under attack in any manner in this country. Indeed, as the Pew Survey on American Jews that I discussed in the November issue of COMMENTARY reported, less than 20 percent of Jews have even experienced an anti-Semitic remark, let alone an attack.Anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world and particularly in Europe, but in a nation where a tenth of the U.S. Senate and a third of the U.S. Supreme Court are Jews, its impossible to argue that there are any genuine obstacles to Jewish achievement, let alone a wave of Jew-hatred.


• Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim, said he plans to increase investment in Israel’s technology sector. “We like to have our finger on the pulse of everything regarding new technologies and I know that in this Israel is a world leader, so we are interested in Israeli developments,” he said.


• The Syrian government will attend UN-backed peace talks in Geneva in January, but Assad has no plans to give up power and the opposition remains divided over who will represent them at the talks.


• Israel sending team of five athletes to the upcoming Sochi Olympics.

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Israel Daily News Stream 11/21/2013
NOVEMBER 21, 2013 16:12
BY PESACH BENSON
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Today’s Top Stories
1. One of the suicide bombers from this week’s attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut is Palestinian, according to the Daily Star.


2. As Gaza’s energy shortage reaches crisis mode, Hamas and the Palestinians alternate their fingerpointing between Israel, Egypt and “the world.” But this NY Times snippet reveals Hamas-Fatah brinkmanship is the real reason the strip’s sole power plant is idle:


Ihab Bessisso, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority, said it had rescinded a longstanding tax exemption on fuel for Gaza because it was unfair to West Bank residents.


Hamas has since refused the $1.62 per liter price, insisting on paying no more than 79 cents per liter, Mr. Bessisso said. Instead, it closed the plant.


3. In Geneva, Boaz Bismuth reports that Israeli and Iranian reporters are getting along nicely. But it only goes so far:


The same Iranian journalist who on Wednesday morning spoke to me knowing exactly who I was, even interviewing me for his media outlet, quickly came back to me later and asked me not to publish the picture I took with him during the interview. In the new Iran, there are still many shades of gray.


4. We’re delighted to be hosting the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies-HonestReporting mission in Israel. Writing in J-Wire, Rachel Lustigdescribed a tour of the security barrier, and exclusive briefings with IDF officials.


Israel and the Palestinians
• Over at the LA Times, Uri Resnick got a right of response to Saree Makdisi‘sscreed on Israeli-Palestinian water issues.


• With a smile or a threat: the two faces of Gaza’s Hamas.


• Haaretz: The ancient coin which cabinet minister Naftali Bennett flashed during an interview in New York with CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour was illegally taken out of Israel. Bennett used the coin to make a point about historical Jewish ties to the West Bank.
• For more commentary/analysis, see a Providence Journal staff-ed.


Iranian Atomic Urgency
• Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Vladimir Putin.The Times of Israel andJerusalem Post assess yesterday’s Moscow meeting.


• Iranian students told YNet that Israel is correct about keeping the sanctions in place:


The Iranian student asserted that “Netanyahu was right when he said that the leaders of Iran do not consider the citizens of the country and that they must continue the pressure on the leaders. If sanctions are removed, then the extremists in Iran will be more extreme.”


• Israelis shouldn’t worry about this tweet from Ayatollah Khamenei. We can trust the Supreme Leader with nuclear toys.




• For more commentary/analysis, see Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, Michael Oren, George Schultz (Wall St. Journal via Google News), Joe Lieberman, Jonathan Tobin, Roy Gilad, Ari Shavit, Clifford May, Tom Rogan, and Jeffrey Lewis. Last but not least, Seth Lipsky weighs in on the NY Times‘ “Israel lobby” fixation.


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Israel Daily News Stream 11/20/2013
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 16:59
BY PESACH BENSON
Today's Top Stories
• UNRWA chief blames Israel for Gaza's problems.
• Is Hezbollah tunneling under Israeli border?
• International media corps descends on Geneva.


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NOVEMBER 20, 2013 10:57
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The New York Times has responded to our criticism of the paper’s appalling choice of photo accompanying its story on the murder of an Israeli soldier.


Yet the photo remains online with the story. What happened?


Your emails to NY Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan certainly caught her attention. In her column she writes:


Hundreds of readers wrote to me in recent days to protest the prominent use of a photograph that accompanied an article in The Times last Thursday.


The photograph was an emotional and sympathetic portrait of a distraught Palestinian woman, whose son had killed an unsuspecting young Israeli soldier on a public bus. Although it was a powerful image (in fact, partly because it was such a powerful image), it was a poor choice, failing to put the focus where it belonged.
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Suicide Bombers Rock Iranian Embassy
NOVEMBER 19, 2013 16:33
BY PESACH BENSON
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Today’s Top Stories


1. Israeli diplomats are already conceding failure in trying to stop a US-Iran interim nuclear deal. According to YNet:


The nuclear talks are expected to resume in Geneva on Wednesday, and Israeli officials estimate that unless an unexpected crisis takes place, an interim agreement will be signed in this round or shortly afterwards.


Meanwhile, sources in Jerusalem have also criticized the recent conflict with the United State. “It’s causing damage. (US Secretary of State) John Kerry is not Israel’s enemy,” one of the officials said.


According to Israeli media reports, the terms of the Geneva talks were already agreed upon in a secret US-Iranian backchannel. The Obama administration denies the Israeli reports, but American Jewish leaders feel misled by the White House.


According to Channel 10, the secret channel marginalized Kerry, and was overseen by the president. The idea had been for Kerry merely to fly to Geneva, as he did last Friday, to sign a deal in which he had been a bit player. In the event, factors such as the French stance, and Israel’s very public objections, derailed this plan, and the talks broke up last Saturday without an agreement.
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2. Ismail Haniyeh’s one-year-old granddaughter was briefly treated in an Israeli hospital, then sent back to Gaza. According to theTimes of Israel, however, doctors at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petah Tikva said Aamal Haniyeh’s condition — severe inflammation of the gastrointestinal system affecting her nervous system — was incurable.


The story of Aamal Haniyeh’s hospitalization in Israel first broke in the Arab media after her father, Abdul Salam, wrote on his Facebook page Monday morning that “Aamal was transferred into the Green Line (Israel) now. I pray that God cures her.” The post has since been removed from Haniyeh’s page. However, another entry on Monday afternoon by the baby’s father reported that Aamal had returned to Gaza in a state of clinical death.


A mother’s response from Sarah Tuttle-Singer struck the right chord.


3. Beirut was rocked by two suicide bombers outside the Iranian embassy. According to the Daily Star‘s early coverage, 25 people were killed, including an Iranian attache. Another 150 people were wounded. An Al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility, but as usual, it’s Israel’s fault. Avi Issacharoff says Iran’s getting a taste of its own medicine.


4. Fisk Revives Uranium Charge? Robert Fisk’s stringing along an old, discredited blood libel against Israel.





Israel and the Palestinians
• AFP: Benjamin Netanyahu invited Mahmoud Abbas to address the Knesset. Speaking in the Israeli parliament plenum would be an implicit act of normalization which I don’t think Abbas has the guts to do, much less reciprocate by inviting Bibi to Ramallah.


• For the first time, a Palestinian delegate cast a vote in the UN General Assembly. More at Reuters.


• Real boycotters will boycott these BDS web sites:


Boycott Israel Websites Built Using Israeli Software Wix


• It’s not all gloom and doom on the normalization front. The Media Line reports the opening of the Jerusalem Arbitration Center, which will resolve commercial disputes between Israeli and Palestinian businesses.


. . . some are surprised to learn that the volume of trade between Israel and the Palestinian territories is $4 billion annually.


Brandeis University• Brandeis University cut ties with Al Quds University. Last week, students at the Palestinian university staged a Nazi-style demonstration complete with salutes, posters of student “martyrs,” toy guns (real ones aren’t allowed on campus). Tom Gross posted photos of the event.


Brandeis demanded that Al-Quds condemn the rally in both Arabic and English, but a disgraceful letter by Al Quds president Sari Nusseibeh wasn’t even in the ballpark.


• Australia’s former foreign minister, Bob Carr, slammed settlement activity in a Sydney Morning Herald op-ed.


• The PA may accept an interim deal after all, according to Israel HaYom:


According to the official, negotiators have agreed to delay talks on a number of core issues. He said that if progress was achieved on issues such as the borders of a future Palestinian state and security arrangements, talks on other issues might be pushed off past the nine months allotted for the negotiations.


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Al Jazeera America ratings are so low, Nielsen won’t bother reporting them.
Not one country has volunteered to host destruction of Syrian chemical weapons.
Saudis: We’re not cooperating with Israel on Iran.
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Israel Daily News Stream 11/17/2013
NOVEMBER 17, 2013 14:14
BY PESACH BENSON
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Today’s Top Stories


1. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah warned of war if Iran’s nuclear talks collapse. Ari Lieberman notes that the Party of God desperately needs the talks to succeed, and is even playing the same pipes of peace as the Obama administration. Whoda thought?


A cash infusion, the byproduct of sanctions relief, will enable Iran and Hezbollah to carry on with their pillaging.


Strangely, Nasrallah’s “anti-war,” pro-deal stance puts him in the same corner as the Obama administration. Administration officials have even adopted Nasrallah’s rhetoric, claiming that the imposition of stiffer sanctions on Iran, as contemplated by congress, would lead to war . . .


So we are now confronted with a bizarre situation where Hezbollah and the United States are advocating the same cause and using the same panicky language, while the French, the traditional authority figures on appeasement, are showing some backbone. If that isn’t strange enough, the leadership void created by the administration’s vacillation and appeasement has generated a peculiar realignment of realpolitik whereby the Saudis, Kuwaitis, Qataris and other Gulf nations are looking to their traditional enemy, the Israelis, to protect their security interests.


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2. As if Israeli-American disagreements on Iran weren’t bad enough, John Kerry’s briefing to Congress poured more gas on the fire. Buzzfeed‘s Rosie Gray quoted one senator describing the Secretary of State’s dismissive, anti-Israel views. The Israeli media picked up on this:


Sen. Mark Kirk was even more forceful in criticizing the officials’ presentation, calling it “very unconvincing.”


“It was fairly anti-Israeli,” Kirk said to reporters after the briefing. “I was supposed to disbelieve everything the Israelis had just told me, and I think the Israelis probably have a pretty good intelligence service.” He said the Israelis had told him that the “total changes proposed set back the program by 24 days.”


A Senate aide familiar with the meeting said that “every time anybody would say anything about ‘what would the Israelis say,’ they’d get cut off and Kerry would say, ‘You have to ignore what they’re telling you, stop listening to the Israelis on this.’”


3. Israel files to quash testimony in Bank of China terrorism case.


The case has forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to choose between supporting victims of Palestinian terrorism and risking a diplomatic rift with China, and it seems that decision was made Friday even though the document noted that “the motion was not made lightly.”


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5. NY Times Continues Anti-Israel Crusade: Why the continuing vendetta on the op-ed pages?


6. NY Times Photo Outrage: While a murdered soldier is buried, the Gray Lady twists the knife in the back of the Jewish state.


7. German Cartoon Demonizes Israel — On Kristallnacht: A trifecta of cartoons in respectable German newspapers this year represents a deeper problem that can’t be ignored.


Israel and the Palestinians


• Turns out the the West Bank housing plans nixed by the Prime Minister’s office this week were more complicated than we  realized. According to the Jerusalem Post, the plans would have created new settlement blocs — the first in two decades — outside the security barrier.


• Open-mic gaffes are so revealing:


Hot mic catches UN interpreter saying anti-Israel votes are “a bit much”


• The ugly gift of Palestinian incitement:


Jerusalem Post


• The ugly gift of Palestinian incitement, part 2:


When a Palestinian teen shed the last traits of humanity


 Khaled Abu Toameh notes some heavy PA hypocrisy on the matter of Palestinian prisoners. It begins with dozens of Palestinians imprisoned in Kuwait since 1991. Kuwait is keeping the prisoners’ families in the dark about their condition:


That Palestinians are being held in prison in an Arab country is not surprising. What is not understood is the Palestinian Authority’s position.


According to the report, the Palestinian Authority has never approached the Kuwaitis concerning the fate of the prisoners . . .


For the Palestinian Authority, the plight of Palestinians in Arab prisons does not seem to be an important issue. As far as the Palestinian Authority leadership is concerned, the only “heroes” are those prisoners who are held in Israel. For the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinians who are being tortured and killed in Arab prisons are not worth even a statement.


• The Israeli Press Council reprimanded Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy. After a Beer Sheva man, Itamar Alon, went on a shooting rampage at a bank in May,Levy suggested that Alon’s military background dealing with Palestinians was a contributing factor.


The Israel Police lodged a complaint with the Press Council after the opinion piece was published. In its decision, the council rejected a claim by Haaretz and Levy that the article was an acceptable expression of opinion and should therefore be allowed.


It said that Levy had broken the code of ethics that requires a journalist to check facts, to be accurate, and to refrain from referring to the ethnic backgrounds of people unless it is relevant to the subject. Likewise, Haaretz itself should have verified the article’s content and its accuracy, the council asserted.


Levy won last year’s Dishonest Reporter award.


On the next page:


Palestinian NGO slams Hamas for torture.
Prosecutor argues Argentina-Iran truth commission unconstitutional.
Jordan’s Queen Rania speaks out against Islamic radicalism.
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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Business Empire Exposed
NOVEMBER 12, 2013 16:44
BY PESACH BENSON
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1. Reuters blows the lid on Setad, Ayatollah Khamenei’s $95 billion business empire. Read an overview or part one of the fuller report.
Setad has become one of the most powerful organizations in Iran, though many Iranians, and the wider world, know very little about it. In the past six years, it has morphed into a business juggernaut that now holds stakes in nearly every sector of Iranian industry, including finance, oil, telecommunications, the production of birth-control pills and even ostrich farming . . .


Through Setad, Khamenei has at his disposal financial resources whose value rivals the holdings of the shah, the Western-backed monarch who was overthrown in 1979.
How Setad came into those assets also mirrors how the deposed monarchy obtained much of its fortune – by confiscating real estate. A six-month Reuters investigation has found that Setad built its empire on the systematic seizure of thousands of properties belonging to ordinary Iranians: members of religious minorities like Vahdat-e-Hagh, who is Baha’i, as well as Shi’ite Muslims, business people and Iranians living abroad.


prison2. Investigative journalist Edwin Black lays bare the inner workings of PA stipends to terrorists imprisoned in Israel. Bottom line:Western aid money is subsidizing terror. Israelis have known about these payments for years, but Black reveals new details.


Under a sliding scale, carefully articulated in the law of the prisoner, the more serious the act of terrorism, the longer the prison sentence, and consequently, the higher the salary. Incarceration for up to three years fetches a salary of almost $400 per month. Prisoners behind bars for between three and five years will be paid about $560 monthly – a compensation level already higher than that for many ordinary West Bank jobs. Sentences of ten to 15 years fetch salaries of about $1,690 per month. Still worse acts of terrorism against civilians, punished with sentences between 15 and 20 years, earn almost $2,000 per month.


These are the best salaries in the Palestinian territories. The Arabic word ratib, meaning “salary”, is the official term for this compensation. The law ensures the greatest financial reward for the most egregious acts of terrorism . . .
About 6% of the Palestinian budget is diverted to prisoner salaries. All this money comes from so-called “donor countries” such as the United States, Great Britain, Norway, and Denmark.


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3. Israel’s rapid response team arrived in the typhoon-stricken Philippines. YNet updates its progress, and talked to other Israelis on the scene. An estimated 10,000 people were killed and 5 million left homeless when Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippine islands. Four Israelis unaccounted for are believed to be stranded in areas where communications are cut down. According to theChristian Science Monitor some two million Filipinos work as caregivers and laborers in the Mideast, including 31,000 in Israel,and they’re desperate to make contact with loved ones back home:


Even for those whose families are safe, the destruction of their homes represents years of hard-earned remittances washed away in a moment.


IsraAid and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee are mobilizing too.


4. New York Times Gets Hysterical Over Netanyahu: The Gray Lady dismisses Prime Minister of “hysterical” opposition to Iranian nuclear deal.


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• Will Israel risk diplomatic friction with China over a US lawsuit brought by victims of Palestinian terror? AP reports:


Netanyahu’s government must decide whether to allow a former Israeli security official to testify as a star witness who could tip the scales in the case, filed by families of victims of suicide bombers who accuse the Bank of China of facilitating terrorist funding via accounts in the U.S.


Critics say that after initially encouraging the claims against the bank, Israel is now having second thoughts, fearing it could jeopardize valuable trade ties with China if it allows the former official, who is sworn to secrecy, to testify.


Meanwhile, the Financial Times (click via Google News) reports that the terror victims found another potential key witness from the US Treasury Dept. via Wikileaks. And the NY Times looks at Israel-China ties.


Bank of China
• Gaza’s expected Tamarod protests fizzled yesterday. Why that happened depends on who you believe, reports the Times of Israel.
On the next page:
Freedom of expression takes a hit in the West Bank.
What’s the best argument against boycotting Israeli academia?
Is Assad trying to hide some chemical weapons?
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Israel Daily News Stream 11/11/2013


NOVEMBER 11, 2013 14:25
BY PESACH BENSON
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Today’s Top Stories
1. Israel and the US still not eye-to-eye on Iran. The State Department’s number 3 person, Wendy Sherman, was in Israel trying to reach an understanding with Jerusalem on the unfolding “first-step” deal with Iran. But the Times of Israelreports Sherman went home without one.


Meanwhile, Benjamin Netanyahu took his battle to the US airwaves, appearing on on Face the Nation (video and transcript).

And in today’s best commentary: David Aaron Miller explains Why the US and Israel are split over the Iran deal.


2. France and president Francois Hollande took up the role as the new Great Satan (or gun-slinging frog), knotting up Western diplomacy with the Iranians.Foreign Policy explains how it happened. But why? Here are seven reasons:


France takes Iran seriously.
France wants to expand its role in the Mideast.
Plainly perverted policy.
It was Meyer Habib’s doing.
Standing up to the US is good for Hollande.
Standing up for the Gulf States is good for Hollande.
Why else would the Wall St. Journal say Viva La France?


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3. The Palestinian Authority’s making gradual in-roads in eastern Jerusalem, reports The Media Line. Related reading: Razing a Racket.


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• Jackson Diehl whomps John Kerry every which way.


• For more commentary/analysis, see David Aaronovitch and Khaled Abu Toameh (both on Arafat poisoning), plus Yossi Beilin (NY Times op-ed on the peace process).


• Hamas, version 2.0?


• The international hacker group Anonymous took to Twitter to urge people to boycott Israeli-made products. But the Daily Telegraph‘s Willard Foxton ain’t buying in:


The plan – explained in excellent detail here by The Daily Dot – is to highlight the 729 barcode which identifies Israeli goods, and thus enable a boycott. Facetiously, I could suggest that therefore that Anonymous should stop using Intel processors (invented in Israel), removable hard drives (invented in Israel) and VOIP Internet calls (you guessed it, Israel). . .


The hacktivists don’t really follow the situation. They want a Star Wars-style evil empire to rail against and always like to support the underdog. But the truth is that for every tweet of nasty Israelis bulldozing houses, you could tweet one of Hamas throwing their political opponents off buildings or stringing up “collaborators” from electricity pylons.


Iranian Atomic Urgency
• NATO’s former chief, Gen. Wesley Clark, discussed the Iranian situation withHaaretz. Spoiler alert: Washington wants to avoid war with Iran.


• Ex-national security advisors Giora Eiland and Uzi Dayan discussed the Iranian nuclear diplomacy with the Times of Israel.


• For commentary/analysis, on Israel and the nuclear talks, see the Jerusalem Post, YNet, Boaz Bismuth, Benny Avni, Dennis Ross, and Jackson Diehl, plus staff-eds in The Independent, The Guardian, and Times of London. The Times writes:


The test of President Rowhani’s intentions is not in being a more plausible figure than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his predecessor. It is not hard to be more emollient than a Holocaust denier who gleefully anticipated the extinction of the State of Israel. What matters is that Mr Rowhani acknowledge the reasonable apprehensions of Iran’s neighbours — Arab states as well as Israel — and demonstrate that their fears will not be realised. He must also be seen to have the support of Iran’s Supreme Leader in that diplomatic rapprochement.


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Israel Daily News Stream 11/04/2013
NOVEMBER 4, 2013 16:47
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Today’s Top Stories
1. Trying to soften its image, Hamas appointed a 23 year-old woman to be its spokesperson to the Western media. Israa Al-Mudallal is a British-educated journalist who started off caught between Hamas and the Israeli media — in this case, YNet:


The new spokeswoman has many plans to change the stereotypes affiliated with Gaza, as well as plans to present the regime in Gaza to Israeli media. “I will address Western and Israeli media,” she said in an interview, “and I will work on changing the media discourse, painting a different picture of Palestine and Gaza. The West does not understand religious discourse.”


It may be that Al-Mudallal is unaware that the Hamas administration has ordered to ban all Israeli media and journalists over a year ago, but the discrepancy was apparently amended as she has now aligned with the policy and refused to speak with Ynet.


2. The Assad regime is shaking down Western aid groups and their Syrian beneficiaries — with complicity from the aid groups. NOW Lebanon reports:


Those in charge of relief operations say they are buying the good will of security services in order to allow a portion of aid to make it to those actually in need. Yet, do the international organizations offering these funds take these considerations into account? When faced with the millions of dollars spent on relief operations in Syria, are these organizations aware of how much is being cashed in by the regime and its loyalists without any form of control?


3. The very first day of Mohammed Morsi’s trial adjourned in chaos when the ousted leader declared himself president and the trial illegitimate. It’s another example of Calvinball in Cairo.


4. Razing a Racket: Imagine you’re the mayor of Jerusalem faced with a sensitive home demolition situation on an unusually large scale. What would you do?


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• Hamas introduced its own textbooks into Gaza curriculum. The NY Times compares them to the PA’s textbooks:


Among other points, the books, used by 55,000 children in the eighth, ninth and 10th grades as part of a required “national education” course of study in government schools, do not recognize modern Israel, or even mention the Oslo Peace Accords the country signed with the Palestine Liberation Organization in the 1990s.


Textbooks have long been a point of contention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in which dueling historical narratives and cultural clashes underpin a territorial fight. And they are central examples of what Israeli leaders call Palestinian “incitement” against Jews, held up as an obstacle to peace talks newly resumed under American pressure.


Beyond their take on Israel, the new texts are also a salvo in the war for influence between the rival Palestinian factions: Gaza-based Hamas and Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority and the West Bank. They reflect a growing gulf between the 1.7 million Palestinians living in the densely populated Gaza Strip and the 2.5 million spread among the West Bank’s cities and villages.


• Eric Margolis levels a helluva allegation at Israel while weighing on the NSA scandal. He writes in Hurriyet:


Israel has long tapped into the US communications networks and even, it is alleged, the White House phone system – installed by an Israeli electronic firm.


Who exactly alleges Israel eavesdropping on the White House? The same sources who told Margolis the Mossad assassinated Yasser ArafatRafik Haririand Zia Ul Haq?


• Damage control: John Kerry visited the Mideast to repair ruptured relations with Egypt and Saudi Arabia.


• For a better understanding of where the field of journalism is headed, check out this exchange between former NY Times editor Bill Keller and Glenn Greenwald, who broke the NSA eavesdropping story. Greenwald’s “activist journalism” is clearly gaining ground on the more traditional journalism Keller advocates. Imagine if Israel’s foreign press corps adopted Greenwald’s activism . . .


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Today's Top Stories
• Prisoners freed; Israel fast-tracks eastern Jerusalem construction.
• Hezbollah and Al-Qaida girding for major Syrian offensive.
• Is break up of Syria in Israel's interests?
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• Iranian nuclear breakout already underway?
• Is the NSA eavesdropping on Israel?
• Israel and the Palestinians gear up for tonight's prisoner release.
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PA Negotiating Terms Leaked


OCTOBER 28, 2013 17:19
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1. Israel agreed to end its boycott of the UN Human Rights Council and attend tomorrow’s review of its human rights record. Haaretz called it a diplomatic victory for Israel. One key demand Jerusalem got was the limitation of a specific article in the HRC’s charter “which stipulates that any conference on human rights would hold a separate discussion of human rights in Israel and the West Bank. Israel is the only nation subject to such a stipulation.” The Jerusalem Post has more background on the Israel-HRC bad blood.


2. A “disgruntled Palestinian official” broke the US-imposed silence on the progress of peace talks, leaking PA negotiating demands to Israel’s Channel 2 TV station. Besides insisting that Palestinian refugees be given an option to return to Israel, there’s this:


 . . . any land swap with Israel as part of a peace deal not exceed 1.9 percent of the West Bank . . .


That’s a heckuva monkey wrench. Jonathan Tobin explains why:


Leaving aside the refugee question for a moment, the land-swap question is no minor technical dispute. Peace process advocates have estimated that 80 percent of the Jewish communities in the West Bank including the overwhelming majority of the settler population could be incorporated into pre-June 1967 Israel with a swap of 4 percent of West Bank land. But according to this report, the Palestinians won’t budge past 2 percent.


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3. It’s underway. The British phone hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch’s media lieutenants began at London’s storied Old Bailey courthouse. Chris Boffey sets the scene — and “waiting in the wings are 60 other journalists facing possible offences that came out of the hacking investigations.”


The royal baby watch mercifully ended after only a few days; this trial’s expected to last three months. Some headlines already refer to this as the trial of the century but the the self-serving hype really puffs up big media’s self-importance and newspaper sales. As far as phone hacking goes, the NSA is Murdoch on steroids.


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4. Taking a Bullet for Alaa Al-Aswany’s Freedom of Speech: “If you disagree with Aswany but you’re chivalrously willing to die for his right to self-expression, I’d much prefer that you nobly live for my self-expression.”


5. The Independent Constructs a New Settlement: Israel’s building what?


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• Israel released a list of the 26 Palestinian prisoners due to be released this week. As in August’s prisoner release, the Palestinians involved were all convicted of murder or attempted murder in attacks that took place before the Oslo accords. YNet listed the 26 while the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz described many of their dirty deeds.


• A cyber attack wreaked havoc on Haifa traffic by shutting down the Carmel Tunnels last month. AP explains how it happened:


One expert, speaking on condition of anonymity because the breach of security was a classified matter, said a Trojan horse attack targeted the security camera apparatus in the Carmel Tunnels toll road on Sept. 8. A Trojan horse is a malicious computer program that users unknowingly install that can give hackers complete control over their systems.


The attack caused an immediate 20-minute lockdown of the roadway. The next day, the expert said, it shut down the roadway again during morning rush hour. It remained shut for eight hours, causing massive congestion.


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Hamas Caught Between Rival Sugar Daddies
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1. Deutsche Welle asks, What’s Hamas to do when it’s caught between the competing sugar daddies of Sunni Qatar and the rival Shiite Iran? Seems like a long time ago when the Palestinians owned their national movement.  Where have you gone, Yasser Arafat?


2. Western papers are reporting that Israel was implicated in an attempt to hack French government communications. Is the US trying to deflect criticism?


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3. Moscow’s exploiting Washington’s Mideast struggles: the Sunday Times of London reports that Vladimir Putin’s planning a state visit to Egypt with an eye towards resuming military ties (and weapons sales) and expanding Russian access to the Mediterranean.


At present, the Russian navy uses the small Syrian port of Tartus, but it is seen as inadequate and could be at risk if President Bashar al-Assad’s regime falls. “Tartus is vulnerable and not good enough and the Egyptian ports are perfect for the Russian navy,” an Israeli defence source said.


More at the Jerusalem Post.


4. New York Times Gives Column to Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theorist: Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswany believes in anti-Israel conspiracy theories and opposes normalizing Egyptian-Israeli relations. So why is the paper of record giving him a regular platform?


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• PA officials denied to AFP there were any “understandings” with Israel regarding settlements for prisoners.


• A Hamas cell in Hebron was busted planning to launch bomb-laden drones at Israel. According to the Times of Israel, the cell had already tested some unmanned aerial vehicles.


• When the UN Human Rights Council meets to review Israel’s  human rights record on Tuesday, will Israeli representatives even be there? Haaretz reports that Israel’s coming under enormous European pressure — including a personal letter from Germany’s foreign minister warning of severe diplomatic consequences if Israel boycotts its review. More at the Times of Israel. See alsoAnne Bayefsky‘s commentary.


 Haaretz corrected its coverage of Rihanna’s concert, which inaccurately said the singer changed the lyrics of one song to support Palestine. Other papers that picked up the story — Huffington Post, and UPI, among others — did update the corrections. And how did the Arab media view this mountain of a molehill? The Amman-based Al Bawaba wrote:


So Rihanna didn’t make a statement on Palestine during her song and it was all a Haaretz rumour — but judging from the angry backlash from those commenting on articles suggesting she did, it would seem that the validity of the Israeli state is dependent on the green light from Ri Ri.




• Here’s the scoop on Sarah Netanyahu: The NY Times issued a  correction forthis article about her husband and his political isolation lone voice in the wilderness. The paper’s Jerusalem bureau chief, Jodi Rudoren, alsoapologized to the Israeli first lady.


• For more commentary/analysis, see the Jerusalem Post and i24 News.


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New York Times Gives Column to Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theorist
OCTOBER 27, 2013 14:44
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NYT-magGlass-01The New York Times has announced an expansion of its Editorial Department’s opinion offerings, to coincide with the International Herald Tribune’s reincarnation as the International New York Times. Among the opinion contributors added to the roster is Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswany.


A look at some of Al Aswany’s opinions raise serious question marks over his suitability to be a contributing opinion writer for a media publication that regards itself as the paper of record.


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1. Conspiracy Theorist


In August 2011, Al Aswany penned a highly critical piece asking how Egypt should respond to “Israeli aggression.” With the Egyptian revolution in full swing following the ouster of President Mubarak, Al Aswany found an obvious target to blame for unrest and violence in his country. According to Al Aswany, Israel is responsible for deliberately destabilizing Egypt and, in particular, the Sinai Peninsula:


At this stage, I believe, Israel had to intervene forcefully to sabotage the revolution. It began with the sudden appearance of suspect and heavily armed groups that began to attack police stations and undermine state control in Sinai. The aim was to provide evidence of a security breakdown in Sinai, which would justify the Israeli aggression that soon followed. Israeli forces entered Egyptian territory and killed or wounded several Egyptian officers and men. The objectives of the Israeli attack are several: to test the new rulers of Egypt, to throw them off balance, to give the impression that they cannot protect the country and to thwart democratic transition. The aim could also be to draw Egypt into a reckless military confrontation that would undo the revolution completely (as Gamal Abdel Nasser was drawn into conflict in 1967).


The “act of aggression” that Al Aswany refers to was nothing of the sort. Rather, it was Israel that was the victim of a cross-border terrorist attack,during which, Egyptian soldiers were accidentally killed as the IDF pursued terrorists fleeing into Sinai. Israel apologized for this.


Despite this, Al Aswany claims the incident as an act of Israeli aggression. He goes on to ask how Egypt should respond to this, suggesting expelling the Israeli ambassador, reviewing or repealing all agreements made between Egypt and Israel, and amending the peace treaty. Most disturbingly, however, is what appears to be a call for military confrontation:


It is now our duty to support the armed forces in their confrontation with Israel.


He concludes:


The mass demonstrations, the resounding chants, the sit-ins, and the removal and burning of the Israeli flag that was on the balcony of the Israeli Embassy—all these are spontaneous and authentic actions that reflect righteous popular anger, but in my opinion they fall far short of the right response to Israeli aggression. The right response to Israeli aggression will come about by making it fail, and that will happen only through a transfer of power to an elected government, so that the armed forces can devote themselves to their combat mission and Egypt can set out towards the future it deserves.


There is only one “combat mission” in the mind of Al Aswany – to confront Israel. This, despite a peace treaty and ongoing military cooperation between Israel and Egypt that confirm his accusation of Israeli destabilization of the Sinai as the utter garbage that it is.


Writing in the New Republic, Eric Trager also examines Al Aswany’s history of conspiracy theories:


He is, in fact, among Egypt’s most prolific conspiracy theorists, and he often uses his very public platform to reinforce some of Egypt’s most popular bigotries—and he typically does this when speaking or tweeting in Arabic, which is why the Western press often misses this aspect of his public persona. Aswany said on Egyptian television, for instance, that a ”massive Zionist organization rules America,” which is why “Obama is not able to go against Israel’s desires.”


Trager also writes:


And he believes that the Western media has also come under the Zionists’ spell. “A simple experiment,” he tweeted in July, “Go to the website of any global newspaper and read its coverage of Egypt, and you’ll find that most of the writers that defended Israel are now mostly defending the Brotherhood.” Indeed, in Aswany’s twisted worldview, Washington’s displeasure with the way in which Morsi was ousted and Western reporting of the rising Brotherhood death toll must have Israel in mind first and foremost. And so being pro-Brotherhood—as Aswany defines it—must be a Zionist position.


2. Denial of Arab Anti-Semitism


Alaa Al Aswany


In a video short, Al Aswany gives his views on anti-Semitism:


 So, we [Egyptians] had our very, very great, positive experience about Jews, with Jews and the problem with us was not with Jews.  The problem was Israel, you see?  And it is very dangerous to confuse the two concepts.  I would say that some people in Israel feel very comfortable to confuse, to mix up the two concepts in the sense that if you are critical against some Israeli policies, so, accordingly, you are against Jews, and this is terribly wrong, terribly wrong, you see, because I am, I believe that I am very critical against the Saudi regime, and I believe it’s a terrible regime, but this does not mean that I’m against all Arabs or all Muslims.  So, I think that we never had, we never had really a problem or a discrimination against Jews in the whole Arab history.


There was never discrimination against Jews in the whole of Arab history?!The Jewish Virtual Library explains that well before the creation of the modern Israeli state, Jews were discriminated against where they were subordinated to Muslims under a state of Dhimmitude.


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Israel Daily News Stream 10/20/2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013 15:10
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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. The US is considering slowly unfreezing billions of dollars in Iranian assets if the mullahs take specific steps to ease up their nuclear program. The NY Times, which broke the story, explains the Obama administration’s thinking:


Such a plan, under which the United States could free up Iran’s frozen overseas assets in installments, would avoid the political and diplomatic risks of repealing the sanctions, which had been agreed to by a diverse coalition of countries, the official said. It would also give President Obama the flexibility to respond to Iranian offers that emerge from the negotiations without unraveling the global sanctions regime the administration has spent years cobbling together.


The official likened the plan, which is still being debated inside the White House and the State Department, to opening and closing a financial spigot.


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Saudi ambassador Abdallah Yahya A. Al-Mouallimi addressing the media after his country won a Security Council seat. Hours later, his country rejected it.


2. Saudi Arabia rejected a UN Security Council seat., saying it was fed up with the UN’s handling of Syria, Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ButMordechai Kedar and Erik Voeten point out that sitting on the council would have


A) forced the Saudis to take public positions on very sensitive issues, and


B) drawn unwanted scrutiny to the kingdom’s woeful human rights record and support for Sunni terror.




3. Max Fisher nails Israel-Turkey ties, and Bibi’s refusal to apologize for the Mavi Marmara makes sense. There’s a lesson for Big Media too:


There’s a larger lesson here: many developments in international relations happen in secret, with incidents like this that we never hear about. In following it as it happens, we’re only seeing part of the picture. We’re all working with incomplete information — that includes heads of state as well as regular people and professional journalists and analysts — and it can be easy to draw imperfect or outright false conclusions. Things aren’t always quite what they seem.


For years, Netanyahu’s failure to apologize looked rash, impudent, irresponsible — a tantrum and a problem that the Americans had to solve for him. Now it looks significantly more rational. With time, and more revelations, it could look different again.


History is only clear, if it’s ever clear, in hindsight. Without complete information, events can be difficult to understand as they’re happening. So we usually fill in with personality: We say that Netanyahu got angry, or prideful. It turns out there was more to it.


Meanwhile, Turkey’s foreign minister dug in his heels over the revelations.


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• Must read: Aaron David Miller writes in Foreign Policy why the Mideast is less and less important to the US. Miller also touches on what this means for Israel:


Iran’s nuclear pretentions remain an acute challenge, and an unresolved Palestinian problem holds longer-term worries, too. But the notion that the Jewish state is a hapless victim, the Middle East’s sitting duck, has been an illusion for some time now. Indeed, that image infantilizes the Israelis and creates a sense that they don’t have freedom of action vis-a-vis their friends and enemies — which they do . . .


Israel was never America’s client. On the contrary, we helped enable and empower its independence of action. If Israel acts militarily against Iran because diplomacy can’t address its concerns on the nuclear issue, it will be another indication that, as much as we would like to shape what goes on in the Middle East, we really can’t. We don’t live there, and we are clearly unable or unwilling to dictate to those who do.


 From NOW Lebanon: Lebanese security forces are gearing up to raid a Palestinian refugee camp to demolish 20 illegally built structures. It’s only an outrage when Israel does this.


• Meanwhile, on Al Jazeera America . . .


While the network’s foreign news coverage is acceptable, the viewer gets the feeling that AJA is “up to something” whenever the news involves Israel, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, or the Mideast in general.


• Don’t the Europeans care that the PA’s stealing their aid money? asksJonathan Tobin.


• For more commentary/analysis see Elliott Abrams, Farid Ghadry, and (hold your nose) Roger Cohen.


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Hezbollah seeks 15,000 recruits.
Family of the first Arab recognized by Yad Vashem rejects award.
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Iranian Nuclear Talks Underway
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OCTOBER 15, 2013 16:10
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1. Iranian nuclear talks kicked off as today’s roundup went to press. A lot of papers are picking up on a Wall St. Journal scoop (click via Google News) that the US is considering a deal allowing Iran to keep its uranium enrichment facilities. This would put the Obama administration at odds with Israel and the Saudis.

2. A document posted on the Iranian foreign ministry’s web site outlined Hassan Rouhani’s approach to nuclear diplomacy. In a nutshell, Rouhani wants to drive a wedge between the US and the rest of the P5+1 countries to break the sanctions. The Times of Israel writes:

The document describes the “short-medium-term operational strategy” for nuclear talks and says that as part of the strategy, Iran will “change the global security environment” by “breaking the coordination of major powers and neutralizing the Zionist-American efforts to build an international consensus against Iran.” The strategy specifically hopes to “neutralize the leverage of America and the Zionist regime with countries and multilateral institutions vis-a-vis Iran.”

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3. In reaction to American-Iranian diplomacy, France take on the tough guy role.

4. The Gray Lady’s Grouchiness is Hard to Miss: A pattern of snotty criticism by the NY Times directed at Benjamin Netanyahu caught the attention of several Israeli columnists.

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• AFP: The IDF is testing reformed procedures for children under arrest.

• Former Israeli Navy chief briefly detained in London airport

• Yuval Steinitz got op-ed in the NY Times to tackle Palestinian hate and incitement:

Palestinian leaders must now reciprocate by immediately and fully halting their encouragement and sponsorship of hatred.

If they do not, attempts at renewed diplomacy are doomed to fail, Israelis will become more skeptical about the peace process, and we in the Israeli government will have greater difficulty taking the additional confidence-building steps that we have been considering.

• A Tunisian tennis star lobbed an unusual shot at his country’s sports ministry. This from AFP:

AFP

• For commentary/analysis, see Reuven Berko and Jonathan Tobin.

Rest O’ the Roundup

• Rami Khouri reacts to Robin Wright’s “Remapped Middle East” (see article and interactive map). Neither Wright’s work nor Khouri’s lament about the Arab world’s lack individual rights include any mention of Israel. That demonstrates yet again that the Mideast doesn’t really revolve around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

• The Syrian civil war is “devastating Palestinian lives and homes,” but nobody cares because Israel clearly ain’t the goon here. Concerned Palestinians will have to make do with AFP‘s easily overlooked rehash of UNRWA concerns.

• Lebanese security dismantled another car bomb in a Hezbollah neighborhood of Beirut. The Jerusalem Post reports that the bomb was discovered on Monday night, coinciding with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

• Regarding the video of Hezbollah personnel executing injured Syrians, Diana Moukalled says the Hezbollah’s silence is deafening. No denials, disavowals, or doubts — just dead quiet:

The party is now part of a machine that oppresses the Syrian people, its members are now classified as war criminals who should be prosecuted.

atom• For more commentary/analysis of the Iranian situation, see , Ray Takeyh, CNN, and The Daily Beast. Last but not least, a Washington Times op-ed argues that Israeli nuclear ambiguity may soon come to an end to counter Iran:

Israel must continue to develop, test and implement an active defense interception capability to best match the growing threat dictated by Iranian nuclearization. It must also take appropriate steps to assure relevant decision-makers in Tehran that Israel’s nuclear weapons are usable, survivable and penetration-capable. For this to work properly, Jerusalem will have to consider, among other measures, taking its bomb out of the “basement.”

Soon, Israel will need to shift away from its long-standing policy of deliberate nuclear ambiguity, and toward a discernibly new policy of selective and partial nuclear disclosure. While this shift would not be greeted with approval in Washington, or in any other national capital, it would still support Israel’s core security interests.

• Here’s a fascinating Israeli response to EU legislation that might ban circumcision:

“If necessary, we will instruct embassies to hold circumcision ceremonies on their territory, which is Israeli sovereign territory.”

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Israel Daily News Stream 10/13/2013
OCTOBER 13, 2013 15:49
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Today’s Top Stories

1. The IDF discovered a tunnel running under the Gaza-Israel border. YNet reports that this tunnel led to Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha — near a kindergarten, no less — and was intended to be used for a terror attack or a kidnapping. AFP reports that Israel responded by suspending the delivery of building materials to Gaza.

Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha

2. Auditors say £1.95 billion EU aid lost in Palestine. The Sunday Times reports:

Brussels transferred more than £1.95bn to the occupied territories between 2008 and 2012 but had little control over how it was spent, the auditors say in an unpublished report seen by The Sunday Times.

EU investigators who visited sites in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank noted “significant shortcomings” in the management of funds sent to Gaza and the West Bank.

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3. Israel and the PA reportedly reached an agreement to exploit a gas field 20 miles off the coast of Gaza. According to the Washington Institute, the primary obstacles now is Hamas resistance, and popular rejection of cooperating with Israel.

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• A Palestinian killed an Israeli in a Friday morning terror attack. IDF reserve colonel Seraya Ofer was attacked outside his Jordan Valley home. Five Palestinians were arrested later in the day.

• Palestinians living in West Bank refugee camps are fed up with the PA, its security services, and are ready to move out. PA officials told The Economist the feeling’s mutual.

Almost 70% of West Bank refugees already live outside camps. The refugee department of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, an umbrella group, is hoping Western countries will pay for decent new housing elsewhere. “We should settle the hills above Nablus with [Palestinian] refugees, not [Jewish] settlers,” says Said Salameh, the department’s head.

• Former settler advocate Dani Dayan weighs in on Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects in a LA Times op-ed. For more commentary, see Jonathan Kay.

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Mullahs reportedly move nuclear weaponization research center to avoid detection.
Big Media responds to Bibi’s media offensive against Iran.
Is Hezbollah trying to create offshore drilling crisis to open new front with Israel?
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Israel Daily News Stream 10/09/2013
OCTOBER 9, 2013 14:46
BY PESACH BENSON
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. Such irony from the Nobel prize committee: The prestigious Nobel prize for physics will be shared by Dr. Francois Englert (a Belgian Holocaust survivor with close research ties to Tel Aviv University) and Dr. Peter Higgs, whosupports the academic boycott of Israel. The two physicists,who worked independently of each other, were honored for their subatomic theories on what’s popularly known as the God particle.


Meanwhile, the Nobel prize for chemistry will be shared by a trio of Jewish academics (two of whom are Israeli). More on that threesome at the Times of Israel.


Iran2. Iran’s preparing what Western diplomats are calling a serious package of proposals to ease up nuclear activity in exchange for scaling back sanctions. A widely quoted Wall St. Journal report (click via Google News) says the Iranian proposal will create a new set of headaches for the West:


By falling short of a complete shutdown of enrichment, the anticipated Iranian offer could divide the U.S. from its closest Middle East allies,particularly Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who have cautioned the White House against moving too quickly to improve ties with Tehran, according to American and Mideast officials.


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3. Prime Minister Netanyahu rebuffed requests by the PA and US to move up the second scheduled prisoner release in time for an upcoming Muslim holiday. There’s additional friction surrounding the release, according toHaaretz:


In order to win the support of some of his ministers for this move, Netanyahu added a clause to the cabinet resolution stipulating that the prisoner releases would depend on the progress of the talks. But Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has claimed that under the understandings reached with the Americans, the prisoners are to be freed independent of the talks’ progress, in exchange for a Palestinian commitment to eschew unilateral moves at the United Nations as long as the talks are taking place.


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• Will Palestinians be a no-show when millions of Muslim pilgrims will converge on Mecca next week for the annual hajj? The LA Times and Maan Newsreport that the PA and Hamas are bickering over who gets to go Mecca this year. Meanwhile, Elder of Ziyon drew attention to the Saudis hiring G4S — a security conglomerate long-targeted by the anti-Israel boycott-divestment-sanctions movement — to help manage pilgrimage security. Riazat Buttrecently argued that BDS is barking up the wrong tree:


This week, the Guardian highlighted the abuse and exploitation of migrantworkers who are preparing Qatar for the World Cup in 2022. Similar scrutiny should also be applied to the projects under way in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, although these have traditionally tended to excite more indignation over the demolition of buildings with historic and religious significance than the erosion of rights of the workers razing mountains.


The logical conclusion is to boycott the hajj, right?


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• Globe & Mail columnist Margaret Wente nails the story of the two Canadians released from Egyptian prison:


John Greyson and Tarek Loubani have been portrayed as innocents abroad, humanitarian do-gooders who were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. This picture is inaccurate and incomplete. The two are hard-core anti-Israel activists who’ve been mixed up in Middle East politics for years. They should have known what they were getting into.


• The role of women and children in Islamic suicide bombings, particularly how abuse leads them to seek “martyrdom,” is a largely overlooked issue of both the Palestinian intifada and terror around the world. Anat Berko, who interviewed many would-be martyrs, discussed the issue at Binghamton U.Pipe Dream, the student paper, was on hand.


“There are instances of recruiters waiting for children right out of school. They would just go after students like drug dealers,” she said. “I spoke with a 15-year-old boy in prison, and you could tell he had been beaten and abused.”


Yet when asked if terrorist leaders were often willing to sacrifice their own children, Berko answered bluntly.


“No. What do you think?” she said. “They like to abuse the children of others, not their own.”


• Western churches demonizing Israel do so to the detriment of Mideast Christians. Michael Curtis explains why in The Commentator.


Rest O’ the Roundup


• Britain reopened limited diplomatic ties with Iran with the appointment of a charge d’affaires. UK-Iran ties were severed in 2011 after protesters attacked the British embassy in Tehran. BBC coverage.


• Max Boot weighs in on the Egyptian situation.


• Nice to see continually growing India-Israel ties.


(Image of flags via Flickr/yeowatzup; Mecca via Flickr/Shahin Olakara)


For more, see yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream.
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