Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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The Palestinian Martyr of World Press Freedom Day

The Palestinian Martyr of World Press Freedom Day

If you work for newspapers, web sites, or TV or radio stations affiliated with terror groups, you’re practicing propaganda, not journalism.

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Hezbollah Commanders Smuggling Sons to Europe to Evade Syria Combat

Today’s Top Stories 1. What does US use of roof-knocking mean for the International Criminal Court’s view of Israel’s use of it? 2. The FBI arrested a man who planned to throw a bomb into an Aventura, Florida synagogue while it was crowded with Passover worshippers, Miami’s 7News reports. 3. According to Arab media reports

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Independent Panel to Probe UK Labour Party Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. UK Labour Party leader Jeremy announced he appointed an independent investigation of anti-Semitism in the party. Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of civil rights group Liberty, will lead a panel which will consult with the Jewish community and examine ways to tackle anti-Semitism and discrimination. The panel will present its results

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Defining Bias #2: Imbalanced Reporting

Part two of an eight-part series explaining The 8 Categories of Media Bias. Violation #2 Imbalanced Reporting Journalism distorts news through disproportionate coverage, presenting only one side of the story, or misrepresenting fringe views as mainstream. For purposes of journalism, balance is defined as A state in which different things occur in equal or proper

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Russian Role in Lebanon to Blunt Hezbollah Influence?

Today’s Top Stories 1. NOW Lebanon has my antennae twitching. Lebanese opposition leaders are courting Moscow in an effort to blunt Hezbollah and Iranian influence on the country. A new Russian role in Lebanon would add to Vladimir Putin’s weight in the Mideast. Hmmmmm. 2. Mahmoud Abbas suspended funds to the PFLP — not because the

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Palestinians Hope for Cuba-Like Breakthrough With US

Today’s Top Stories 1. What’s behind what appears to be a Palestinian push at the UN Security Council seeking “accountability”for Israeli settlement activity? According to AP: With President Barack Obama in his last months in office, the Palestinians are hoping he will follow up his historic breakthroughs with Iran and Cuba with a push for their

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Israel Watches as Egypt Transfers Key Islands to Saudis

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s watching this development carefully: Egypt relinquished control of two islands in the Straits of Tiran to Saudi Arabia. The move settles an Egyptian-Saudi maritime dispute and paves the way for the two countries to build a bridge linking Saudi Arabia to Sharm El-Sheikh, which is at the tip of the

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Hezbollah Building Iranian Missile Base in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah reportedly building an Iranian missile base in Syria. 2. Palestinian Christians have been very unhappy with Hamas and the PA in recent days. According to the Jerusalem Post, their bitterness with Hamas stems from the destruction of antiquities at the remains of Byzantine church discovered in Gaza last week. More

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Are Sinai Peacekeepers Retreating From ISIS or Redeploying?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Obama administration is discussing with Egypt and Israel the possibility of significantly redeploying US and international peacekeepers in the Sinai because of the growing threat posed by Islamic State. Many of the approximately 1,700 monitors from 12 countries would be relocated the southern Sinai. CNN, which broke the story, reports:

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Israel Halts Cement Deliveries to Gaza Over Hamas Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fed up with Hamas stealing cement for Gaza reconstruction, Israel suspended deliveries of building materials to the Strip. Israel placed tight restrictions on construction material to prevent Hamas from rebuilding its tunnel network; Hamas, however, has managed to obtain the goods. More on the story at the Jerusalem Post and Times

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