Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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IDF Uncovers Terror Tunnel Leading Into Israel

IDF Uncovers Terror Tunnel Leading Into Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. IDF engineers uncovered an attack tunnel stretching into Israel. The army said it’s not clear yet if the tunnel was dug before or after the 2014 Gaza conflict. YNet reports that no exit shafts have been found yet, and that engineers are working to determine the tunnel’s entire path. Later in

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Israel, NATO Upgrade Ties

Today’s Top Stories 1. Yosef Ben David, ringleader of the kidnapping and brutal murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was sentenced to life plus 20 years behind bars. Two accomplices –both minors — were already convicted and given jail time for their roles in the 2014 attack. After three Israeli teens abducted by Palestinians were found

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Hezbollah Commanders Smuggling Sons to Europe to Evade Syria Combat

Today’s Top Stories 1. What does US use of roof-knocking mean for the International Criminal Court’s view of Israel’s use of it? 2. The FBI arrested a man who planned to throw a bomb into an Aventura, Florida synagogue while it was crowded with Passover worshippers, Miami’s 7News reports. 3. According to Arab media reports

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Independent Panel to Probe UK Labour Party Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. UK Labour Party leader Jeremy announced he appointed an independent investigation of anti-Semitism in the party. Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of civil rights group Liberty, will lead a panel which will consult with the Jewish community and examine ways to tackle anti-Semitism and discrimination. The panel will present its results

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Defining Bias #2: Imbalanced Reporting

Part two of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #2 Imbalanced Reporting Journalism distorts news through disproportionate coverage, presenting only one side of the story, or misrepresenting fringe views as mainstream. For purposes of journalism, balance is defined as A state in which different things occur in equal or proper

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Russian Role in Lebanon to Blunt Hezbollah Influence?

Today’s Top Stories 1. NOW Lebanon has my antennae twitching. Lebanese opposition leaders are courting Moscow in an effort to blunt Hezbollah and Iranian influence on the country. A new Russian role in Lebanon would add to Vladimir Putin’s weight in the Mideast. Hmmmmm. 2. Mahmoud Abbas suspended funds to the PFLP — not because the

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Palestinians Hope for Cuba-Like Breakthrough With US

Today’s Top Stories 1. What’s behind what appears to be a Palestinian push at the UN Security Council seeking “accountability”for Israeli settlement activity? According to AP: With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their

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