Author Archives: Pesach Benson


Polls Skew Jews’ Views on Iran Deal

Polls Skew Jews’ Views on Iran Deal

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Israeli media reports, Turkey expelled senior Hamas official Salah Arouri. He masterminded the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers last year. 2. Where do American Jews really stand on Iran deal? If you’re looking at recent polls by J Street, AIPAC, or The Israel Project, skepticism is in order. And


CNN Smearing Iran Deal Critics With Dual Loyalty Charge?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The father of the Palestinian baby killed in the Duma arson attack died of his injuries. Saad Dawabsha was buried in Nablus. Afterwards, the PA announced it would pursue Israel diplomatically, while Hamas called on Palestinians to take revenge. Israel is bracing for escalation in the West Bank. Israel arrested nine


Iran Already Sanitizing Parchin Facility

Today’s Top Stories 1. Breaking News: Shortly before this roundup was published, a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a group of Israelis near the West Bank community of Shiloh, injuring three. The Palestinian was shot and is in critical condition. Jerusalem Post coverage. 2. The US already has intelligence that the Iranians are already


Israeli, US Leaders Wage Media Offensive Over Iran Deal

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and the Obama administration upped their media offensives for and against the Iran deal. Bibi made his case in a webcast to American and Canadian Jews yesterday and answered some pre-submitted questions. See Times of Israel coverage or watch the video. President Obama hosted a delegation of top American


PLO Still Lying About Arafat’s Legacy

The PLO recently marked what would’ve been Yasser Arafat’s 86th birthday with a tweet that must have left the late Palestinian leader spinning in his grave. It’s not just about framing Arafat’s legacy as a heroic freedom fighter instead of as an murderous terrorist (I’ll come back to that). As the founding father of Palestinian


Israel Arrests Inciting Al-Aqsa Preacher

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police arrested an Islamic preacher known for his raging anti-Semitic sermons in the Al-Aqsa mosque. See Jerusalem Post coverage and Palestine Media Watch‘s background on Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi. Police took him into custody from his home. During his homily, Mughrabi had asserted that “the Children of Israel… would look for a


Arabs Move to Monitor Israel’s Nuclear Program

Today’s Top Stories 1. Following up on the Iran deal, Jerusalem’s trying to thwart an Arab move to place Israel’s nuclear program under international supervision. Haaretz reports: The resolution, titled “Israeli nuclear capabilities,” has been repeatedly proposed by Egypt in recent years. It condemns Israel, demands that it open its reported nuclear facilities to IAEA


Discovering Terror — When the Suspects are Jews

Big Media’s looking at Israeli measures to fight Jewish extremism and to find the terrorists responsible for firebombing the Dawabsha family home. Ali Dawabsha, an 18-month-old burned to death; his parents and four-year-old brother are  fighting for their lives. In a separate incident one day earlier, six people marching in Jerusalem’s gay pride parade were


Toddler Killed in Arson Attack, Teen Stabbed at Pride Parade Succumbs

Today’s Top Stories 1. Jewish-Arab tensions rose faster than the mercury in a heat wave after a Palestinian toddler, Ali Dawabsha was killed in a fire likely started by Jewish extremists terrorists who threw a Molotov cocktail into the family’s home in the West Bank village of Duma, near Nablus. Hebrew graffiti saying “revenge” and “long


IDF Warns of Preemptive Strikes in Sinai

Today’s Top Stories 1. What’s behind the IDF’s warnings about launching preemptive strikes in the Sinai on Islamic State? 2. The Knesset gave Israeli prison officials authorization to force-feed hunger-striking inmates. Israel has long been concerned that hunger strikes by Palestinians in its jails could end in death and trigger waves of protests in the occupied