Author Archives: Pesach Benson


University Curriculum Claims Israel Harvests Palestinian Organs

University Curriculum Claims Israel Harvests Palestinian Organs

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinians are pushing for UN Security Council action over advancing Israeli plans to build 770 homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. The plans aren’t newThe project got initial approval in 2012 but was put on hold for political and bureaucratic reasons. 2. Yikes! A German university course curriculum claims


Jihadists Urged to Attack Israeli Athletes, Spectators in Rio

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Foreign Desk reports that pro-Al Qaeda jihadis are being urged on social media forums to attack athletes and spectators at the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro — especially Israelis. “Your chance to take part in the global Jihad is here! Your chance to be a martyr is here!”


Columnist Who Called Israel a ‘Nazi State’ Loses Lawsuit

Today’s Top Stories 1. Brazilian Jews won a lawsuit against a columnist who called Israel a ‘Nazi state.’ The affair began in 2006, when Gilson Gondim, a columnist for the Jornal da Paraiba newspaper, used that term in a column about the IDF’s retaliation for Hezbollah kidnapping two soldiers. After Jornal da Paraiba shut down his


Israel Approves Fence Along Northern Jordanian Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Defense officials approved a fence along the northern Jordan border to prevent jihadist infiltrations. Fear of scenarios in which booby-trapped cars speed towards the border or shootings occur prompted the plan, which was drawn up by the Defense Ministry and approved by senior ministry officials.   This stretch of the fence


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US, Iran At Odds Over Nuclear Deal ‘Add-On Document’

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to a document seen by the Associated Press, “key restrictions” imposed on Iran’s nuclear program by last year’s accord “will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran’s ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact.” Israeli officials told the Times of Israel


Hezbollah Claims It Sent Drone Over Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah claimed it sent the unmanned aerial vehicle that flew over Israeli airspace yesterday. Two Patriots missiles and an air-to-air missile failed to bring down the drone, which returned to Syria unharmed. Hezbollah claimed the drone was sent to photograph IDF maneuvers in the Golan. More at the Times of Israel and Defense


Patriot Missiles Fired on Drone Over Northern Israel

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking news *** As this roundup went to press, Haaretz reported that Patriot missiles were fired on a drone over northern Israel. Developing . . . Moments ago 2 Patriot air defense missiles were fired towards a drone which infiltrated #Israeli airspace from #Syria. — Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) July 17, 2016 1.


Abbas Sets Preconditions for Cairo Peace Summit

Today’s Top Stories 1. Mahmoud Abbas is reverting back to form, insisting on preconditions before agreeing to join Benjamin Netanyahu, Jordan’s King Abdullah, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a potential Cairo peace summit. The preconditions: A settlement construction freeze, negotiations based on the pre-1967 borders, and timeline for the talks. Officials in Jerusalem