The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 29

March 29, 2017
  • Metro News today has two reports today worth reading:
    1. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi’s son who refused to report to a draft office.
    2. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he’s waiting to hear from the U.S. on the extent to which Israel is willing to curb settlement construction. Abbas spoke to reporters Tuesday, after meeting with President Donald Trump’s envoy, Jason Greenblatt, on the sidelines of an Arab summit.
  • TheStar.com picked up a New York Times report stating that the killing of a Hamas leader could signal new conflict with IsraelHamas provided no evidence but insisted the assassination of Mazen Fuqaha bore the marks of Israel’s spy agency. Israel did not comment.

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