The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of April 18

IDF uncovers Gaza attack tunnel in Israeli territory, Swedish minister steps down amid anti-Israel comments, Israeli startup claims Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are related, and more.

April 18, 2016 17:23
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1.The IDF detected a deep Hamas cross-border tunnel in recent days, stretching from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel. The discovery of the tunnel was kept under a media ban until Monday morning.
Read more: IDF uncovers Hamas tunnel stretching from Gaza into Israel

2. Sweden's Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan will resign following comments where he likened Israel's treatment of Palestinians to what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany, the prime minister said on Monday.
Read more: Swedish housing minister to resign after comments on Israel

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3. Adding a new layer of intrigue to the already fraught presidential race, an Israeli genealogy startup company on Monday claimed to have evidence that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are related.
Read more: Israeli startup claims Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are related

4. Netanyahu fears a diplomatic move from Obama toward the end of his presidency, but it's not certain that America's next leader won't have similar ambitions.
Read more: Analysis: Israel's crisis with the US won't end when Obama leaves

5. The chief Syrian government negotiator at peace talks in Geneva accused Israel on Monday of cooperating with Islamic State and al Qaida militants in the Golan region, deflecting attention from intra-Syrian negotiations.
Read more: Syrian government negotiator says Israel working with ISIS




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