Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Soccer Hooligans: Egypt’s vs Israel’s

After reading about Egyptian soccer hooligans’ mayhem, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius makes a compelling comparison between Egyptian soccer hooligans and the “droogs.” They’re the young toughs Anthony Burgess depicted in A Clockwork Orange. (You might be more familiar with Stanley Kubrick’s movie.) Unfortunately, Ignatius also ties in an Israeli comparison that’s much less apt.

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Iran’s Nuclear Shopping Spree

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. More details about Prisoner X continue to emerge. See below. 2. What to make of Iran’s nuclear shopping spree, described by the Washington Post? Purchase orders obtained by nuclear researchers

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Prisoner X: The Facts, The Fallout

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The Prisoner X affair spread like wildfire in Israel, Australia, and Big Media. More on the emerging facts and fallout below. See also Simon Plosker’s Thoughts on “Prisoner X.” 2.

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Israel, EU on Collision Course Over Settlement Products

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. AFP: Hamas launched its own official “news agency,” Al-Rai. If they promise not to call their work journalism, perhaps the IDF will refrain from blowing them up in the next

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Iran, Hezbollah, Building Syria Militias

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Beitar Jerusalem was in the news when the soccer team’s first ever Muslim player took the field, despite the opposition of some of the club’s more hard core, racist fans.

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Hamas Thugs In Cairo Crackdown for Morsi

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1.What’s on the agenda for President Obama’s visit to the Mideast? Depends on who you read. Officials: Obama coming to Israel to prevent strike on Iran Obama’s Israel trip to focus

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Israeli-Palestinian Talks Revealed

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The White House and Prime Minister’s Office confirmed it: Obama to visit Israel in the spring. Why now? The Independent reports that Israeli and Palestinian officials are already meeting. Meanwhile,

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Bulgaria Blames Burgas Bombing on Hezbollah

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The water wars: The Guardian drew on Jan Selby’s academic study to show how Israel allegedly steals Palestinian water. But Yochanan Visser (writing in the Jerusalem Post) counters with Lauro

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