Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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IDF Shells Lebanese Border After Hezbollah Detonates Bomb

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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HonestReporting’s Top Content of 2015

We had a busy year, with media critiques, news roundups, videos, graphics, social media posts, highlighting our growing community. As 2015 draws to a close, here’s a lookback at what HR readers were buzzing about. (You can follow HR on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and flickr. See also our Fighting BDS communities on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation!)

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Daily Telegraph: Jerusalem’s Old City ‘Under Threat’

Israel’s doing a very fine job of caring for its UNESCO Heritage Sites, thank you very much. There’s no reason for a Daily Telegraph slide show to include Jerusalem’s Old City in a slide show of heritage sites under threat. The Telegraph will likely defend itself by saying the under threat label follows UNESCO’s lead: the

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US Continued Eavesdropping on Israeli Leaders

Today’s Top Stories 1. Today’s big buzz is that the National Security Agency continued to electronically eavesdrop on Israeli officials for the White House (with Congressional assent) two years after President Obama promised the US wouldn’t snoop on the leaders of friendly countries. According to the Wall St. Journal (via Google News) the Obama administration

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Supreme Court Sends Ehud Olmert to Jail for Bribery

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s Supreme Court sentenced ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert to 18 months in prison, making him the first prime minister convicted of any crime. A lower court had sentenced him to six years in jail for two counts of bribery associated with the Holyland affair, but the Supreme Court overturned one of

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European Union to Update Its Definition of Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s anti-Semitism czar, Katharina von Schnurbein, discussed Europe’s efforts to formulate an updated definition of anti-Semitism with the Times of Israel. “The definition of anti-Semitism is very disputed, even among Jews themselves. The main dissent revolves around the question of manifestations against the State of Israel. We’re currently looking into

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The 2015 Dishonest Reporting Awards

The year began with Islamic terror in Paris, but was dominated by the Iranian nuclear talks and strained US-Israeli ties. A wave of Palestinian stabbing and car-ramming attacks began with the Jewish new year. As 2015 draws to a close, Islamic terror has struck the West again, with Paris suffering even more bloodshed. The 2015

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Hamas Operative Quits Turkey

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Jerusalem Post reports that Hamas operative Salah Arouri left Turkey after Ankara came under “unprecedented American and Israeli pressure.” The source claimed that Hamas has advised its top officials to refrain from settling in one country on a permanent basis and to move between different countries.   Al-Arouri is now

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