Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Pro-Israel Blog-Off: The Great Eight

Aussie Dave just announced the winner of the Pro-Israel Blog-Off’s final match of round one. Congratulations to Yisrael Medad. We’re down to eight bloggers, and the competition’s going to get more intense. So stay tuned for more blog posts, videos and podcasts, and good luck to the blog-off’s “Great Eight.” 7 Agorot Challah Hu Akbar CiFWatch

Melanie Phillips Under Investigation?

Let’s clear the air before the UK press muddies the waters even more. A few days ago, in a blog post titled Armchair Barbarism, Melanie Phillips describes the terrorists responsible for the Itamar massacre as “savages.” Although The Guardian reports that the UK Press Complaints Commission is “investigating” her post, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson confirms otherwise:

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Hamas Prefers War With Israel (and Media) Over Peace With Palestinians

Hamas would rather spark war with Israel (and the media) than make peace with Palestinians. Following the latest popular demonstrations for Palestinian unity, Hamas goons attacked media offices in Gaza and fired some 50 rockets at Israel over the weekend. The Committee to Protect Journalists elaborates on the media intimidation: Following a demonstration in Gaza City, Hamas

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Itamar Massacre: Canada’s Callous Coverage

Our colleagues at HonestReporting Canada find that the Itamar massacre remains a CBC no-fly zone. CBC Radio has has completely ignored the incident while CBC television featured a misleading 30-second news flash. The network’s flagship TV programs one week after the fact haven’t touched the story. Yes, many journos normally in Israel are now spread

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Purim Spoof: Bibi Strip Searched at FPA Purim Bash

Security guards on duty at the Foreign Press Association’s annual Purim party strip searched Benjamin Netanyahu at the door. “Yeah, it’s a little extreme, but the guards, God bless them, were just following their procedures,” said FPA chairman Joe Federman, when apprised of the incident. “I wish security for our Purim party wasn’t necessary, but

5 Signs The BDS Movement Is Serious About Canadian Apartheid

You know the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) movement is stretching when activists like Chadni Desai make such stupid comments in Toronto: “We as the organizers of Israeli Apartheid Week in Toronto believe that we cannot speak meaningfully about Israeli apartheid without speaking first about the realities of apartheid here in Canada.” “In crucial ways, the Canadian state’s

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