Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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AFP’s Mosque Muck Up

AFP’s Mosque Muck Up

It says a lot about AFP that the French wire service labels the Tomb of the Patriarchs a “mosque” in a headline.   The Palestinians are  already on record saying they’ll use UNESCO decisions to bar Jews from worship at the tomb.  AFP’s brazen whitewash of Jewish ties to the Hebron holy site only furthers

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France to Free Killer of Israeli, US Diplomats

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. Mali is France’s Gaza, argues Ron Agam: France is now going to war in Mali because it says “we cannot have a terrorist state at the door of Europe,” but

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Winter Storms Collapse Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

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. A deal allowing Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria to return to the West Bank flopped. The Times of Israel explains why: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Abbas that Israel agreed to

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Israel Helped Force Assad to Back Away From Using Chemical Weapons

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. A rare combination of Israeli, American, Arab, Chinese and Russian pressure forced Bashar Assad to back down from using chemical weapons. Israel tipped off the White House that Syrian soldiers

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Arab Donors Abandon PA

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. Salam Fayyad to AP: The Palestinian Authority state of Palestine is in peril because Arab donors aren’t following through on promised assistance. Fayyad said he managed to pay half the

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PA Finances Stymie Membership in International Bodies

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. Maan News: The PA’s financial crisis precludes it from joining international bodies. 2. Hamas and the PA are reportedly refusing to take in Palestinian refugees from Syria — but for

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