Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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A Muddled Minefield of Symbolism and Spin

A Muddled Minefield of Symbolism and Spin

Pope Francis visited a memorial to Israeli terror victims. Unlike AP, Reuters managed to dodge using the word “terror” in a headline by making the story about the pontiff “navigating a minefield of symbols.” Unfortunately, Reuters has to navigate the same minefield, and it blundered it’s way through the meaning of the Temple Mount and

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Pope Francis Arrives in the Holy Land

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Pope Francis arrived in the Holy Land. See below for the news, the views, and, of course, the Palestinian spin. 2. A joint Israeli-Palestinian probe is investigating the  Nakba Day shooting

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Hezbollah Uses Israel As Excuse to Bully Critical Journalist

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The EU’s now banning the import Israeli poultry and eggs from Israeli settlements. According to Israeli media reports, it no longer recognizes the government’s health supervision beyond the Green Line.

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AFP and Israel’s Cross to Bear

Israel’s usually accused of pressuring its Arab-Christian community, making Christian life untenable in the West Bank, and even ruining Christmas. But now that Israel’s reaching out to its Arab Christians, you’d think the Jewish state would catch a break. Christians make up about two percent of Israel’s population. And there’s a lot more to this new engagement that

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Will New Indian Prime Minister Take Israel Ties To New Level?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Will a UN debate redefine who is a Palestinian refugee? Probably not, but, like Jonathan Tobin, I’m glad the debate will draw any attention to the idiocy of treating Palestinian refugees

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