Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Islamists Seek to Split Israel and Its Druze

Islamists Seek to Split Israel and Its Druze

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Arab bus driver was found hanged in Jerusalem. Police believe Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, 32, killed himself. Family members say he was murdered by Jewish extremists. An autopsy is being carried out, but cooler heads didn’t prevail this morning. YNet had clearest coverage. Clashes broke out in At-Tor and Abu Dis following

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Palestinians Turn to Naval Smuggling

Today’s Top Stories 1. Heh: A string of bombings targeting the homes and cars of Fatah officials was actually the work of Hamas — and then the Gaza overlords faked claims of responsibility by ISIS. The Jerusalem Post got this interesting scoop: The intelligence source said such activities may form a pattern of operation conducted

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Hamas Hijacking Gaza Aid?

Today’s Top Stories 1. It’s not yet clear to Israeli police that yesterday’s mosque fire was the work of radical settlers. According to the Times of Israel, the fire doesn’t fit the pattern of a “price tag” attack for several reasons. Then there’s this: Israeli Police were unable to entirely rule out the option that

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Hamas Ranked World’s Second Richest Terror Group

Today’s Top Stories 1. Why isn’t the UNRWA investigating how rockets turned up in its schools? 2. An Israeli security officer was arrested for the death of a Palestinian teen during Nakba day rioting in Beituniya in May. The cop could be charged with murder. According to Haaretz: A breakthrough occurred after the Palestinians provided

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Is The PLO Dictating Reuters Content?

A few days ago, the PLO warned foreign reporters not to use the name “Temple Mount” in reports about the Jerusalem holy site. The thrust of its argument is that the Temple Mount is located in occupied territory, and any reference to the site other than the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al Sharif in Arabic) encroaches

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Terror Victims Laid to Rest

Today’s Top Stories 1. Two Israelis stabbed by Palestinian terrorists died of their wounds yesterday. Staff Sgt. Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modiin, was attacked near the Tel Aviv train station. His killer, Nur a-Din Hashiya, is affiliated with Hamas, and is now hospitalized in Tel Aviv (a minor story of its own). In the other attack,

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Iran, Russia to Sign Nuclear Plants Deal

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** As this roundup went to press, Israeli media reported that three Israelis were stabbed — one fatally — at the entrance to Alon Shvut, a settlement in the Gush Etzyon area south of Jerusalem. The terrorist was killed by a security guard. 1. Iran, Russia to Sign Nuclear Plants Deal

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Israeli Arabs Protest Police Shooting Death

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police were on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and Galilee after the shooting death of a 22-year-old Israel Arab in Kafr Kana. Police say Kheir a-Din Hamdan approached them with a knife, but a video raised questions. Protests spread to universities in Tel Aviv and Haifa. 2. President Obama sent

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International Criminal Court Won’t Investigate Mavi Marmara Raid

Today’s Top Stories 1. Last night, a Palestinian driver rammed into a three soldiers near Bethlehem in another car attack. After an overnight manhunt,Hamam Masalmeh, a 23-year-old Palestinian from Beit Awwa, near Hebron, turned himself in to police, saying he lost control of the car. The army’s investigating the possibility that this was a hit

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1 Killed as Palestinian Plows Into Pedestrians

Today’s Top Stories 1. Terror struckJerusalem. Ibrahim al-Acari, a resident of eastern Jerusalem and known supporter of Hamas, plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians. As this roundup went to press, the one fatality was identified as Jidan Assad, a Druze member of the Border Police was killed. At least 14 others were injured, and Hamas was

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