Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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How the UN Whitewashed Assad Atrocities

How the UN Whitewashed Assad Atrocities

Today’s Top Stories 1. Never again? While Syrians starved to death, a UN master plan for saving lives was revised by Damascus, allowing Assad to “edit the truth” of the civil war. According to Foreign Policy: The United Nations, after consulting the Syrian government, altered dozens of passages and omitted pertinent information to paint the

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Ban Ki-moon: ‘It is Human Nature to React to Occupation’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Another war of words between Israel and the UN: On the same day Israel buried terror victim Shlomit Krigman, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced Palestinian terror, then excused it, telling the Security Council, “It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

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Israeli Killed in Stabbing Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli woman was killed by two Palestinian terrorists in a stabbing attack outside a market in the Beit Horon settlement last night. A 58-year-old woman was also injured in the attack. Both Palestinians were shot and killed by a security guard. Several home-made pipe bombs that failed to explode were found

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Hamas and Fatah Take Another Shot at Reconciliation

Today’s Top Stories 1. Qatar is reportedly pushing a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal. 2. Palestinian twin sisters, age 18, were arrested plotting bomb attacks. One of the girls had learned from Internet videos how to assemble the bombs. Police found pipe bombs, fertilizer, Hamas headbands, and more hidden in their home near the West Bank town of

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Kerry Admits Iranian Sanctions Relief Will Benefit Terror Groups

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority threw its support behind Morocco and its occupation of Western Sahara. One man’s “occupation” is another man’s “territorial integrity,” as the Morocco World News explains: The Palestinian position with regards to the Sahara comes as a rebuttal to the attempts made by Algeria and the Polisario in recent years

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Sudan Mulling Improving Ties With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As Khartoum inches towards the moderate Sunni camp, could Sudan start improving ties with Israel? YNet and the Times of Israel picked up on comments by Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour: “The matter of normalized relations with Israel is something that can be looked into,” Ghandour said during a convention in

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Hezbollah Terror Cell in West Bank Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted a Hezbollah terror cell in the West Bank under the command of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s son, Juad. From Lebanon, the younger Nasrallah used social media networks to recruit and send instructions. The cell trained suicide bombers, among other things. 2. Did Israel suggest that PLO form a “community police”

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Teen Arrested For Dafna Meir’s Murder

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli security forces arrested the Palestinian who is suspected of murdering Dafna Meir. Mourad Adais, a 15-year-old boy from a village near Otniel, has reportedly confessed. It’s presumed Adais snuck into the settlement, as he did not work there. 2. According to Israeli media reports, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz returned from

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Terrorist Stabs Israeli Woman to Death in Her Home

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel laid to rest Dafna Meir, who was stabbed to death in her home in the settlement of Otniel, near Hebron. Meir, a nurse, was a mother of six, including two foster children. Security forces are still searching for the killer. Police suspect Meir’s killer who had permission to work in Otniel.

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World Lifts Sanctions on Iran

Today’s Top Stories 1. After the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran is in compliance with its nuclear commitments, the world lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic. With the lifting of sanctions, $100 billion in frozen assets were released, the Islamic Republic can resume selling oil on the international market (more on that at

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