Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Toronto Star: Your Daily Dose of Twisted Moral Equivalence

Toronto Star: Your Daily Dose of Twisted Moral Equivalence

I can agree to disagree on the need for a UN probe of Israeli, US and UK drone strikes. But this Toronto Star staff-ed’s lede is really warped. How would Americans feel if another country launched a drone strike in the streets of New York City to kill an enemy? It’s a far-fetched notion, to be

Rupert Murdoch Apologizes For “Grotesque, Offensive Cartoon”

The Sunday Times’ damage control continues. The paper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch tweeted an apology for Gerald Scarfe’s Holocaust Memorial Day cartoon. Israeli officials voiced their displeasure with the Times, with one even hinting at punitive measures I happen to disagree with. The Times of Israel writes: Earlier on Monday, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli

Sunday Times in Damage Control Over Offensive Cartoon

The Sunday Times is catching a lot of flack for cartoonist Gerald Scarfe’s take on the Israeli elections. As HonestReporting explained yesterday, the imagery’s odious enough; publishing it on Holocaust Memorial Day was even more offensive. The paper’s damage control didn’t start off on the right foot. A Sunday Times spokesman in contact with Algemeiner

Times Backs Away From Offensive Cartoon

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 UPDATE: After going to press, I learned that The Sunday Times acting editor Martin Ivens issued a statement regretting the offense caused. I updated the situation more fully: Sunday Times in

UN to Probe Israeli Drone Strikes

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 UN lawyer is investigating fatal drone strikes by Israel, the US, and Britain. Bottom line, it’s a UN probe that Israel won’t cooperate with, and that the US will

Israel and the Media Gear Up for Elections

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. Freedom House’s annual report had some very kind words about the state of freedom in Israel. Read the original report (pdf) or the Jerusalem Post‘s summary. This key snippet puts

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Fatah’s Armed Thugs Making Comeback

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. Worth reading: A former interpreter for Iran’s foreign ministry (now living in exile) warns the world not to be fooled. Iran wants a nuclear weapon. Ahmad Hashemi writes in the

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