The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of May 24

Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform; Human remains from EgyptAir crash site said to indicate blast onboard; Shapira blasts Netanyahu for Bibi Tours Affair.

May 24, 2016 17:10
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1. The Democratic Party platform drafting committee is top heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel - some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Read more: Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform

2. The human remains so far retrieved from the wreckage of the crashed EgyptAir flight suggest that there was an explosion on board the plane, although no traces of explosives have been detected, an Egyptian forensics official and investigation sources said on Tuesday.
Read more: Human remains from EgyptAir crash site said to indicate blast on board

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3.State Comptroller Joseph Shapira in his annual report published on Tuesday blasts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his conduct in the multiyear saga which has been termed the Bibi Tours Affair.
Read more: Shapira blasts PM for Bibi Tours Affair; AG, Comptroller fight over need for criminal probe

4. The Palestinians on Monday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to hold direct talks in Paris under the auspices of the French government.
Read more: Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s call for direct Paris talks

5. At Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, ministers, MKs, diplomats and Jewish leaders – with one exception – portray a dark future for Israel.
Read more: Analysis: Doom and gloom – or a note of optimism for Israel's future?

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