Author Archives: Pesach Benson

IDNS-outside-BW-reading-770x400

Syrian Rockets Hit Israeli Golan

Syrian Rockets Hit Israeli Golan

Today’s Top Stories 1. At least two rockets fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights, prompting the IDF to return fire. No injuries or damages reported. According to the IDF, the rockets didn’t appear to be errant. The IDF hasn’t indicated who it holds responsible. 2. Reuters: The UN suspended Gaza house repairs saying

IDNS-subway-SF-770x400

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

IDNS-green-newspapers-770x400

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

IDNS-newspaper-strips-770x400

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,

IDNS-old-camera-770x400

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

IDNS-man-on-bench-readig-newspaper-770x400+email600wide

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

IDNS-orange-newspapers-770x400

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

IDNS-women-on-a-bench-770x400

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

IDNS-newspapers-and-candle-770x400

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

Top