Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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CIA and Mossad Assassinated Hezbollah Terror Chief

CIA and Mossad Assassinated Hezbollah Terror Chief

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt banned Hamas (the “armed wing”) as a terror group. The organization’s “political wing” responded by announcing it will no longer accept Egypt as a mediator with Israel. 2. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah confirmed that Hezbollah and Iran are opening a new front against Israel from Syria. The Shi’ite group’s leader, Hassan

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Israel, Hezbollah De-Escalate

Today’s Top Stories 1. The guns went silent along the northern border a day after Israel and Hezbollah traded fire. Israel received a message from UNIFIL that Hezbollah isn’t interested in further escalation. Spain blamed Israeli fire for the death of Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, a Spanish member of UNIFIL who died of wounds

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Hezbollah Escalates Shelling, 2 Soldiers Killed

Today’s Top Stories 1. As this roundup was being published, the IDF confirmed two soldiers were killed when an anti-tank rocket fired from Lebanon hit a military vehicle in the Har Dov area. Mortars also fell in the Hermon region. Several other soldiers were hospitalized and a Spanish member of UNIFIL died of injuries from the crossfire. Israel

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BBC Executive: Don’t Call Charlie Hebdo Massacre “Terror”

Today’s Top Stories 1. Now in Israel, journalist Damian Pachter explained in Haaretz why he fled Argentina after breaking the news of prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death. I have no idea when I’ll be back in Argentina; I don’t even know if I want to. What I do know is that the country where I was

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Argentine Journalist Flees to Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Damian Pachter, the journalist who first broke the news of Nisman’s death, has fled Argentina for his own safety. According to Haaretz, Pachter’s on his way to Israel: Pachter lives in Argentina but holds Israeli citizenship, and has written for Haaretz about Nisman’s death. Meanwhile, Iran denies it had anything to do

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What Does Yemen Coup Mean For Israel and the West?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Through an interview with a Free Syrian commander and some articles in the Lebanese press, the Times of Israel sheds some light on what Hezbollah and Iran may be doing in the Syrian Golan: Lebanese news agency El-Nashra reported on Wednesday that Iran and Hezbollah, in coordination with the Assad regime,

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Netanyahu to Address Joint Session of Congress

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian stabbed several Israelis on a Tel Aviv bus this morning. At least 12 people were injured. The attacker, a 23-year-old from the Tulkarem refugee camp, was shot after fleeing the bus and is now hospitalized. Don’t sweep Palestinian incitement under the rug after reading what Matrouk told the police: He further

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Israeli Air Strike Kills Hezbollah and Iranian Commanders

Today’s Top Stories 1. We now know that yesterday’s Israeli airstrike in the Syrian Golan killed Jihad Mughniyeh, a Hezbollah commander, and six Iranians, most prominently General Mohammed Ali Allahdadi of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. An Israeli security source (anonymously) confirmed to Reuters that the IDF carried out the attack. YNet lays out what the

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