Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Copenhagen’s Jewish Radio Silenced for Security Reasons

Copenhagen’s Jewish Radio Silenced for Security Reasons

Today’s Top Stories 1. Copenhagen’s Jewish community radio station went off the air for security reasons. Radio host Abraham Kopenhagen turned down an offer of police protection for Radio Shalom. “We must do as instructed, but we will not have police standing outside the door,” he said. “We would rather close down until it is

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Palestinian Refugees Join Syrian Jihadists

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Sydney Morning Herald takes a look at a Palestinian refugee camp from which a lot of Palestinian youth leave to join Al-Qaida affiliates in Syria. Why have 52 young adults from UNRWA-administered refugee camps like Ain al-Hilweh died fighting with the Islamists? The overcrowded camp 40 kilometres south of Beirut

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Terror Rocks Denmark

Today’s Top Stories 1. Denmark is on edge after a pair of shootings in Copenhagen killed two people and injured five. In the first attack, a terrorist sprayed gunfire on a cafe during a debate on freedom of speech and blasphemy, killing one person and injuring three policemen. One of the panelists was Lars Vilks, who

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Iran, Hezbollah Expand Presence in Golan

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran and Hezbollah are expanding their presence in the Syrian Golan as Bashar Assad’s offensive rolls on. 2. According Arab reports, an Egyptian airstrike killed a Hamas commander in the Sinai. But the family of Abdallah Saeed Kashta maintains he was killed with fellow jihadis in Libya. Hamas denies Kashta was

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EU Preparing Fresh Sanctions On Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fatah cadres pushing for the appointment of a vice president may get their wish at a party congress next month. The Media Line explains why Fatah’s feeling the urgency and Hamas is sure to object: Concerns for the health of Abbas and the law of succession appear to be the driving

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PA Begins Banning Israeli Products

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority is dipping its feet into the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). A ban on products from six major Israeli companies is going into effect in retaliation for Israel withholding tax revenue transfers (which was in response to the PA’s membership in the International Criminal Court . .

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Israel to Demolish Illegal EU Structures

Today’s Top Stories 1. A UK parliamentary committee report called for urgent government action against anti-Semitism. Most attention was drawn to the suggestion that restraining orders (in UK, they’re called anti-social behavior orders, or asbo for short) against anti-Semitic online trolls. The report noted that there’s a precedent for using restraining orders to keep sex

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EU Funds Illegally-Built Palestinian Structures

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s funding illegally built Palestinian structures in the West Bank. According to the Daily Mail, the financial support — at taxpayer expense — violates international agreements: More than 400 EU-funded Palestinian homes have been erected in Area C of the West Bank, which was placed under Israeli jurisdiction during the

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Brian Williams on the Couch

NBC News anchor Brian Willaims took himself off the air as the network launches an internal investigation of his accounts of being on a downed helicopter over Iraq. His coverage of Hurricane Katrina is also under scrutiny now. One tale getting fresh attention involves Williams covering the 2006 War in Lebanon. Here’s what Williams said (skip to 1:45) when

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UN Condemns Israel, Orders Another Investigation

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Security Council condemned Israel “in the strongest terms” for cross-border fire that killed a Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper, it also appointed a panel to investigate. Here’s another example of Israel being singled out by the UN: The Security Council offered no condemnation of the Hezbollah attack that killed the two Israeli soldiers

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