Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Israel Sliding Towards Early Elections

Israel Sliding Towards Early Elections

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Likud party agreed to dissolve the government and move to early elections. Things could still change, but the likelihood too high to ignore. The Times of Israel explains in a nutshell: The preliminary vote on the dissolution bills will take place Wednesday, with the third and final vote formally setting

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Can UNESCO Save Jewish Heritage Sites From ISIS?

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO seeks to save Jewish sites in Iraq from ISIS destruction. But will a plan come together in time to save the tombs of the Biblical prophets, Ezekiel, Daniel and Nahum? More at Israel HaYom. 2. Kurdish source cast doubt on reports that Canadian-Israeli citizen Gill Rosenberg was captured by ISIS,

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Canadian-Israeli Reportedly Captured By ISIS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Ex-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was acquitted on charges of murder and corruption. Take your pick of CNN, BBC, or New York Times coverage. The Daily Beast and Max Fisher comment on why the charges were dropped. But the simplest explanation is Calvinball in Cairo.     2. Canadian-Israeli citizen reportedly captured

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Geneva Convention Summit to Discuss Israeli Treatment of Palestinians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted a Hamas terror network of 30 terrorists who were targeting Jerusalem’s soccer stadium and light rail, and planned a string of car bombings and kidnappings. YNet adds: The terrorists were receiving orders from Hamas’ Turkey delegation. During the investigation, more than 30 suspects were arrested; explosive devices, M-16 rifles, and

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Israel Moves to Outlaws Palestinian “Guards” on Temple Mount

Today’s Top Stories 1. Haaretz: Israel is moving to outlaw an informal group of Palestinian “guards” at the Temple Mount, and restrict visits by Knesset members and right-wing activists. The guards are called “Mourabitoun” in Arabic, a term used to describe an advance guard meant to protect Islamic holy sites from heretics. Dozens of men

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Turkish Governor Apologizes to Chief Rabbi: What Does It Have to Do With Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority denied that it plans to postpone a unilateral statehood push in the UN. Yesterday, the PA’s Foreign Minister, Riad Malki told Maan News that the Palestinians were still seeking support from members of the UN Security Council and waiting for the world to be less preoccupied with the

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Iranian Nuclear Talks Extended

Today’s Top Stories 1. The international nuclear talks with Iran were extended. Negotiators will meet again in December; new deadline for resolving the crisis is March 1, with details to be worked out by the end of June. 2. The Israeli cabinet moved forward legislation defining Israel as a Jewish state. I don’t know what

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Massive Arms Smuggling to Eastern Jerusalem Busted

Today’s Top Stories 1. Santa take note: The IDF busted a massive shipment of tasers and other weapons en route to eastern Jerusalem. The shipping containers were labeled as Christmas decorations but the goodies didn’t reflect peace on earth. The Jerusalem Post writes: Inside the containers police said they found 18,000 fireworks of the restricted 20mm

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10-Year-Old Palestinians Vow to “Fight Till the End”

Today’s Top Stories 1. YNet: Palestinian youths, some as young as nine, rioted in eastern Jerusalem after Israel demolished the home of Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, who plowed his car into a Jerusalem light rail station. The youths burnt tires, blocking the entrance to Shuafat, and threw stones at the police checkpoint. A number of children aged

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Four Killed in Jerusalem Synagogue Terror Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. Four worshippers were killed when a pair of Palestinians armed with guns, axes and knives stormed a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood. The two terrorists — both from eastern Jerusalem — were killed in a subsequent shootout with police. Orders were given to demolish the homes of the terrorists. The four – identified as

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