Why Assad used chem. weapons * Liberman on reporter’s death: Fly drones above troops, you endanger your life * France’s funniest guy * Eritrean Easter

Why Assad used chem. weapons * Liberman on reporter’s death: Fly drones above troops, you endanger your life * France’s funniest guy * Eritrean Easter

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THE DAILY EDITIONSunday, April 8, 2018
ANALYSISAVI ISSACHAROFF
Why did Assad use chemical weapons? Because he can
With Russia behind him and the US in retreat, the Syrian leader knows no one will take a stand against his actions, no matter how unconventional — and deadly — they may be
Moscow denies Syrian regime used chemical weapons in Douma
BY AFP AND TOI STAFF
US: Assad regime must be ‘held accountable’ for suspected chlorine attack
BY AFP
Top minister calls for international forces to stop ‘genocide’ in Syria
BY STUART WINER AND AGENCIES
Gilad Erdan says US and world must intensify their efforts to fight Assad; Israeli lawmakers call for immediate action
Liberman signals Trump didn’t consult with Israel on Syria withdrawal
BY MICHAEL BACHNER
Syrian opposition says 35 civilians killed in chemical attack
BY TOI STAFF AND AGENCIES
Liberman on journalist’s death: Fly drone above soldiers, you endanger your life
BY TOI STAFF
Defense minister says Israel’s preparation thwarted Gaza’s ‘terrorist march’; Netanyahu: Palestinians speak of human rights, but want to crush us
Defense minister seeks probe into B’tselem for urging soldiers to refuse orders
BY STUART WINER AND JUDAH ARI GROSS
EU says Gaza deaths ‘raise serious questions about Israel’s use of force’
BY TOI STAFF AND AGENCIES
Hundreds march in Israeli Arab town in support of Gaza protests
BY TOI STAFF
ANALYSISKHALED ABU TOAMEH
West Bank’s apathy amid Gaza chaos shows Palestinians becoming a divided people
It’s not that West Bankers don’t care, it’s more that physical separation is gradually creating emotional separation
Analysis / For Hamas, Gaza marches have scored some undeniable wins
BY AVI ISSACHAROFF
Unarmed Gazan crosses into Israel, is arrested by IDF
BY TOI STAFF
PA calls for invalidation of American vetoes at Security Council
BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH
ISRAEL MEDIA REVIEW
Hearts and mines: 9 things to know for April 8
BY JOSHUA DAVIDOVICH
The fighting on the Gaza border is recognized as a battle over perceptions, and one Israel isn’t necessarily winning
Hamas official signals that Israeli boosting of Gaza economy could curb protests
BY AVI ISSACHAROFF
Police: Palestinian tries to stab Israeli at West Bank gas station, is shot
BY JUDAH ARI GROSS
LIVE UPDATES
Palestinians report IDF firing tank shells into Gaza
BY TAMAR PILEGGI
Army mum on latest exchange of fire amid slew of violent protests along Israel-Gaza border
INTERVIEW
France’s funniest guy is a Moroccan Jew in pursuit of the American laugh
BY TRACY FRYDBERG
Under threat of deportation, Eritreans mark Easter in Tel Aviv
BY LUKE TRESS
Members of Orthodox church, under pressure at home and in Israel, come together in makeshift house of worship for their ‘biggest holiday’
Thousands of Orthodox Christians hold ‘Holy Fire’ ceremony in Jerusalem
BY AGENCIES
Senior European rabbi: Jews could flee UK if Corbyn elected PM
BY TOI STAFF
As accusations of anti-Semitism in Labour continue to swirl, novelist Howard Jacobson perceives ‘a profound depression’ growing among UK Jews
TOP OPS
DEXTER VAN ZILE
Don’t be fooled: Hamas is losing
Attention-seeking demonstrations to prove the terror group’s relevance do no more than generate headlines
DERVIS HIZARCI
Europe’s Jews must reject far right ‘friends’
Right-wing groups claim to be defenders of the Jews against Arab migrants, stoking conflict between minorities
SHAIYA ROTHBERG
If you lived in Gaza, you’d march on the fence
The suffering and indignities of life under Israeli occupation understandably foment a simmering rage
GIL TROY
It’s time to reclaim the Z-word
If we Zionists don’t stand up for ourselves, who are we? If we let those anti-Zionist haters win, what are we?
MORE HEADLINES
Sorrow / Pussy Riot cancels Israel show without explanation
BY MICHAEL BACHNER
Hungarians vote Sunday in keenly watched poll
BY JASTINDER KHERA
New VC fund to set sights on Israeli tech for eye diseases
BY SHOSHANNA SOLOMON
Sports car maker Porsche invests in Israeli startup Anagog
BY SHOSHANNA SOLOMON
From the web / Iran hit by global cyber attack that left US flag on screens
Parks authority: Beached sea turtles likely dead when painted, abused
BY STUART WINER
Golden State drops Omri Casspi before playoffs over injuries
BY MICHAEL BACHNER
From the web / Lost footage uncovered of Stalin’s anti-Semitic show trial
Israeli, 23, killed when ATV flips over in Bolivia
BY TOI STAFF
In Bukhara, 10,000 Jewish graves but just 150 Jews