Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Swedish-Israeli Row Over Palestinian Deaths

Swedish-Israeli Row Over Palestinian Deaths

Today’s Top Stories 1. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for a probe of “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinians by Israelis. She was referring to about 130 Palestinians killed mostly while carrying out stabbing attacks, car-rammings, shootings, or in violent street clashes. Israeli officials across the political spectrum denounced Wallstrom; a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement

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State Dept. Discussed Secretly Backing Palestinian Riots

Today’s Top Stories 1. This latest revelation from released State Department emails will fuel suspicions of foreign meddling in Israeli affairs and raise questions about Hillary Clinton and the people surrounding her. Say it ain’t so, Hillary!   2. Sanctions on Iran may be lifted as early as Friday, so it’d be nice to know what’s going

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Is Russia Arming Hezbollah?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The PA arrested a Palestinian journalist over an exposé claiming the PA collaborated with Israeli security forces to arrest one of the gunmen involved in the murders of Eitam and Naama Henkin. According to the report aired on Nablus TV, Israeli security forces entered a Hebron hospital in November (it was caught on

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Hezbollah Starving 40,000 Syrians

Today’s Top Stories 1. An estimated 40,000 Syrian civilians are starving to death in the besieged city of Madaya. The most recent aid convoy was delayed, and Assad supporters have taken to social media to cruelly taunt Madaya with photos of food. Vice takes note of Hezbollah’s role in the siege while the Christian Science

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Palestinians Side With Saudis in Iran Dispute

Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinian Authority sides with Saudis in Iran row: Here’s what Basem Al-Agha, Palestinian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, told Arab media: “The Iranian government doesn’t support the Palestinian Authority, which is at the forefront of confronting the Israeli enemy,” he said. Al-Agha went on to say that “the Palestinians have suffered from

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Spain Compensates Israeli University Over BDS

Today’s Top Stories 1. Here’s a fascinating BDS fail: The Spanish government paid Ariel University $100,000 in compensation for refusing to allow Ariel’s students to participate in an international competition six years ago and released a statement admitting it had discriminated against the students. YNet reports: In March 2014, it said in an official statement

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France Honors Charlie Hebdo, Kosher Market Victims

Today’s Top Stories 1. The UN Human Rights Council’s special monitor for human rights in the Palestinian territories resigned, saying Israel wouldn’t give him access to the West Bank. The New York Times summed up the situation in a nutshell: Israel, which has long regarded the Human Rights Council as biased and deeply hostile to

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IDF Shells Lebanese Border After Hezbollah Detonates Bomb

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah set off a bomb targeting IDF bulldozers along the Israeli-Lebanese border, prompting Israeli shelling. At this stage, there are no known injuries among IDF soldiers. Israeli farmers situated close to the Lebanese border have been moved back by the army. #Hezbollah just released a statement claiming the border operation in the

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Israel Indicts Jewish Extremists in Deadly Firebombing

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** Just after this roundup went out, breaking reports of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood. Developing . . . 1. A massive Tel Aviv manhunt continued for the gunman who opened fire on a downtown pub, killing two Israelis and injuring seven more. The suspect, Nashat

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Eilat Hotel Bombing Foiled

Today’s Top Stories 1. A pair of Israeli Arabs were indicted for planning a bombing at an Eilat hotel. The Jerusalem Post reports that the plot was foiled by alert hotel staff. One of the suspects wished to avenge the death of his childhood friend, Fadi Elon, who was killed while carrying out a stabbing

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