Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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What Does Yemen Coup Mean For Israel and the West?

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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ICC Opens Investigation of Gaza War

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** Shortly before this roundup was published, media reports said an Israeli helicopter fired missiles into the Syrian Golan, near Quneitra. Neither Israel nor Syria confirmed the strike, and it’s not yet clear what was targeted. 1. The International Criminal Court opened a “preliminary” investigation of  possible war crimes

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Prosecutor: Argentine President Covered Up Iran Role in AMIA Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Prosecutor claims Argentina’s president illegally covered up Iran’s role in 1994 bombing of Jewish community center. See coverage in the Times of Israel and Buenos Aires Herald. Alberto Nisman filed a 300-page complaint naming President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others of seeking to “erase” Iran’s role

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Terror Victims’ Lawsuit Against PLO Underway

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel launched a diplomatic campaign against William Schabas and the UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza. Schabas is scheduled to present his findings to the UN Human Rights Council on March 26; the council will vote on the findings a few days later. The Jerusalem Post explains: According to a Foreign

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Israel Lays Paris Terror Victims to Rest

Today’s Top Stories 1. The four Jews killed in Friday’s Paris kosher market attack were laid to rest in Israel amid emotional eulogies and heavy media presence. None more so than President Rubi Rivlin’s according to YNet, who noted that Yohan Cohen, Phillipe Braham, Yoav Hattab, and Francois-Michel Saada were all in the process of

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France Deploys Thousands of Forces to Protect Jewish Schools

Today’s Top Stories 1. Turkeys’ Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, bragged to reporters that Ankara’s support for Hamas made it “mainstream.” He doesn’t realize Hamas is just dragging down Turkish credibility. This line was the biggest whopper of all: “If our relations [with Israel] had not deteriorated, Hamas was going to recognize Israel in the event

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Paris Terror: The Aftershocks

Today’s Top Stories 1. A terrible weekend for French Jewry: on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a terrorist stormed the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, killing four hostages before being killed by police. World leaders converged on Paris to join a million-man march to show support for the victims. The Times of Israel

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