Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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UN Report: Assad Regime ‘Exterminating’ Civilians

UN Report: Assad Regime ‘Exterminating’ Civilians

Today’s Top Stories 1. A UN report accuses the Bashar Assad regime of detaining and “exterminating” civilians on a massive scale. The Daily Telegraph explains the crimes against humanity in Syrian prisons: That prompted activists to compare the regime to the Nazis’ death camps – a comparison the UN team seemed to echo.   “The government

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What’s Behind Another Gaza Tunnel Collapse?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel agreed to return the bodies of 10 Palestinians killed while carrying out terror attacks in recent weeks. YNet explains the deal: According to the agreement that was reached, the funerals of these terrorists are to occur in the middle of the night and with only a limited number of family

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Israel, Jordan At Odds Over Temple Mount and Western Wall

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s security establishment is furious with cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz after he disclosed that Egypt flooded Hamas tunnels at Israel’s request. Overnight Friday, Egypt flooded 10 tunnels, using pipes to pump water from the Mediterranean Sea and bring about their collapse.   An additional tunnel was exposed Friday, presumed to have

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Gaza Tunnels Continue Collapsing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli policewoman Hadar Cohen was laid to rest after succumbing to wounds from yesterday’s terror attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. Israeli security forces made a wave of arrests in a West Bank village near Jenin where the three terrorists came from. Police believe the three intended to attack a group of

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CBS News Gives Israel a Black Eye

Please sign our letter to CBS News President David Rhodes demanding accountability for the publishing of CBS’ original headline. *** UPDATE: CBS News changed the headline. It now reads: Palestinians attack 2 Israeli officers before being killed * * * Three Palestinians armed with knives, guns, and pipe bombs went out to Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate

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Police Thwart Jerusalem Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Three Palestinians armed with knives, guns and explosives were shot and killed at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate after they attacked some policewomen. Two officers were injured. All three terrorists were shot and killed; sappers defused two undetonated pipe bombs. More at the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem Police spokesman Assi Aharoni said

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US Busts Hezbollah Drug Money-Laundering Network

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other PA religious affairs officials slammed Israeli plans for a mixed-gender prayer section at the Western Wall. The Palestinians insisting the violates the Temple Mount status quo, and is another attempt to “Judaize” Jerusalem. Speaking of the Temple Mount, Israel police are banning al-Aqsa mosque

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A Toxic Echo Chamber

Stephen Pritchard, the reader’s editor at The Guardian, recently announced that the paper will start restricting reader comments posted in the Comment is Free section in articles on three “sensitive” topics: race, immigration, and religion. Why those sacred cows? Certain subjects – race, immigration and Islam in particular – attract an unacceptable level of toxic commentary, believes

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Leaked Recording Strains Hamas-Iran Ties

Today’s Top Stories 1. A leaked audiotape is further straining already uneasy relations between Hamas and Iran. In an audiotape leaked to Arab media outlets, Musa Abu Marzouk is heard making a scathing attack on Iran’s leaders, saying they have not given Hamas anything since 2009.   It is not clear when, how or where

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US and UK Hacked Israeli Drones

Today’s Top Stories 1. France’s Foreign Minister threatened that Paris will recognize Palestine as a state if its efforts to revive Mideast peace talks fail. You can imagine what happened next: Israel rejected the ultimatum: Israeli officials explained that the objection to the French initiative comes from the fact it comes in the form of a threat

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