August 17, 2015

Middle East headlines: At least 82 killed in government air raids near Damascus, and more news

Igal HechtIsrael Correspondent

Government air strikes near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday have killed at least 82 people and wounded more than 200 PLUS:

* Dozens of protesters gathered outside a prison in central Israel Monday morning to rally for the release of 28 year old Avra Mengistu an Israeli captive reportedly being held by Hamas in Gaza

* Egypt has just approved a new anti-terror law which fines journalists for false reporting and sets a minimum fine of $25,000 for anyone who strays away from government statements on terrorist attacks

* Spanish media report that American rapper Matisyahu's upcoming appearance at the Rotorom Sunsplash Reggae Festival has been canceled under pressure from the anti-semitic BDS movement and after his refusal to endorse a Palestinian State.


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commented 2015-08-20 21:39:31 -0400
If I understand correctly, the Spanish music festival wanted the rap singer to sign some kind of political statement supporting Palestine! Can you imagine that? Singers being made to sign political statements? What year is this again?