Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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What’s Behind the PA’s Arrest Warrant for a Palestinian Cartoonist?

What’s Behind the PA’s Arrest Warrant for a Palestinian Cartoonist?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas can crack down on incitement when he wants to. The PA issued an arrest warrant for pro-Hamas cartoonist Baha Yassin. The Gaza-based Yassin accused Fatah of collaborating with Israel in a graphic cartoon that crossed even Palestinian norms. 2. Israeli officials brushed off as “nonsense” Turkish President Recep Tayyip

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13 Year-Old Girl Exposes BDS Bigotry

Today’s Top Stories 1. After refusing to answer a 13-year-old Shachar Rabinovitch’s questions about horses because she’s Israeli, ex-Cambridge academic Marsha Levine dug herself a deeper hole justifying the rude treatment. Levine’s fresh quotes to the Jewish Chronicle and Daily Telegraph poured more fuel on the fire. The Daily Mail, Times of London, and other

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Israeli-Arab Lawmaker to Make Groundbreaking Diplomatic Trip

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas moves against Palestinian media incitement — sort of. PA orders Hamas TV off the air in West Bank 2. There’s heavy interest in MK Ayman Odeh’s upcoming US visit because it’s the first time a prominent Israeli Arab is holding diplomatic meetings. YNet reports that Odeh, chairman of the

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Israel Suspends Contacts With EU

Today’s Top Stories 1. Angered over its guidelines for labeling settlement products, Israel suspended diplomatic contact with the European Union. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is re-assessing the EU’s role in the Mideast peace process. Despite the suspension, Israel will continue its relations with individual European states. Meanwhile, The Media Line discussed the labeling regime,

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State Dept. Admits Iranian Nuke Deal Not Legally Binding

Today’s Top Stories 1. The State Dept. admitted in a letter obtained by the National Review that the Iranian nuclear deal is not legally binding, and that no Iranian official ever signed it. Meanwhile, the UN’s chief nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano said there are still no assurances that Iran’s nuclear program is all peaceful.

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Tensions Rise in Syrian Skies

Today’s Top Stories 1. Did Israel carry out an airstrike on Hezbollah positions in Syria yesterday? Syrian opposition sources say 13 Hezbollah fighters and Syrian soldiers were killed and dozens injured in the Qalamoun area. Israel has never confirmed or denied carrying out air strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the civil war. Israeli

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US to Agree on Construction in Settlement Blocs?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As John Kerry met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in a bid to calm two months of terror, Haaretz reported that Jerusalem was prepared to make gestures to Palestinians if US accepts construction in existing settlement blocs: Apparently Netanyahu wants the Obama administration to recognize the understandings between former U.S. president George

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Israeli Stabbed to Death in Another Day of Attacks

Today’s Top Stories 1. An 18-year-old Israeli was stabbed to death by a Palestinian at a gas station on Route 443, near the central Israeli city of Modiin. 2. The UN General Assembly has 20 anti-Israel resolutions in the pipeline to be discussed and voted on this coming Monday: Twenty resolutions are to be proposed at the meeting, including

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Israeli Killed as Palestinian Terror Attacks Continue

Today’s Top Stories 1. This afternoon, a Palestinian killed an Israeli woman at the Gush Etzion Junction, near Efrat. As this roundup went to press, Israeli media reported the woman succumbed to her wounds in the hospital. This morning, a former settlement leader foiled a stabbing attack at a hitchhiking post near Nablus by ramming a female

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Palestinians Kill 3 Israelis In Terror Attacks

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