Author Archives: Pesach Benson


UNESCO Passes 2nd Resolution Denying Jewish, Christian Ties to Jerusalem

UNESCO Passes 2nd Resolution Denying Jewish, Christian Ties to Jerusalem

Today’s Top Stories 1. Once again, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization passed a resolution ignoring Jewish and Christian links to Jerusalem. Today’s resolution passed without the majority of UNESCO’s 21 board members. The Jerusalem Post explains: Instead, Tanzania and Croatia had asked for a secret ballot. When the votes were counted, only 10


UN Official Seeks to Blacklist Businesses in Settlements

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN’s Commissioner on Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, is demanding a blacklist of Israeli and international companies doing business in the West Bank, Golan, and eastern Jerusalem to facilitate a boycott. Ties which can qualify a business for the Black List include those with any branches in


Defining Bias #7: Distortion of Facts

Part seven of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #7 Distortion of Facts Getting the facts wrong. Thanks to today’s technology, anyone from a professional journalist to an amateur passerby with a smart phone can instantly post breaking news online. But in the rush to be first, fact-checking often gets


Palestinian Kills Two in Jerusalem Drive-By Shooting

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis were killed and at least six injured in a Palestinian drive-by shooting at a light rail station in Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill neighborhood. Police Sgt.-Maj. Yosef Kirma, a 29 year-old member of a special patrol unit, and Levana Melihi, a Jerusalem resident in her 60s, were killed. The terrorist was was killed while firing on


Hezbollah Terror Attack in Haifa Foiled

Today’s Top Stories 1. Planned Hezbollah terror attack in Haifa thwarted. The plot was foiled after the main defendant, Diab Kahamuz, forgot where he had hidden the explosives, which were later discovered. 2. In diplomatic speak, there are various words one can use to criticize other countries. In unusually harsh language, the US State Dept. “strongly condemned”


IDF Prepares to Intercept Gaza Boat

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian rocket hit Sderot this morning. Nobody was injured, but two Israelis were treated for shock. The IDF fired tank shells at Hamas positions in response. Shortly before this roundup was published, Palestinian media reported Israeli air strikes. Times of Israel coverage. The Islamic State-affiliated Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist


Israel Pays Respects to Shimon Peres

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israelis paid their respects to Shimon Peres today as he lay in state outside the Knesset. As flags fluttered at half-mast, thousands filed past his coffin to say their final goodbyes. Meanwhile, Israeli police geared up for the arrival of international dignitaries ahead of tomorrow morning’s state funeral. 2. After this


World Mourns Death of Shimon Peres

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s gearing up for a massive state funeral after the death of its last remaining founding father, Shimon Peres. The 93-year-old Peres passed away in Tel Aviv’s Tel HaShomer Hospital after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. Peres will lie in state in the Knesset on Thursday until the Friday


Shimon Peres ‘Drastically Deteriorating’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Shortly before this roundup was published, Israeli media reported that “the medical status of former President Shimon Peres has drastically deteriorated,” and that “the neurological damage to the former president is irreversible.” The 93-year-old Peres was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering a major stroke. Developing . . . 2. Turkey’s Jews


Jordan Signs $10B Deal for Israeli Gas

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jordan signed a $10 billion deal with Noble Energy to buy natural gas from Israel’s offshore Leviathan gas field over the next 15 years. 2. According to Asharq al Awsat, Russia wants to literally empty Aleppo of its residents. Can you image the outrage if Israel was even reportedly interested in