Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Landmark Verdict for Terror Victims

Landmark Verdict for Terror Victims

Today’s Top Stories 1. American victims of Palestinian terror won a historic lawsuit. A jury in New York City found the PA and PLO were liable for their supporting role in six terror attacks during the Second Intifada in which 33 people were killed and 390 others injured The victims were, awarded $218 million; under US

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Phased Iranian Nuclear Deal Reportedly in the Works

Today’s Top Stories 1. John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif met in Geneva yesterday. According to AP, a “phased” deal is taking shape. The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran’s nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used

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The Politics and Rage of Israeli Tax Transfers to the PA

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS: *** Shortly after this roundup was published, a Palestinian stabbed a Jewish man in central Jerusalem. YNet reports that the 27-year-old victim was taken to Shaare Tzedek Hospital with moderate wounds. The assailant — identified only as an 18-year-old male from Ramallah — was apprehended by Mayor Nir Barkat and

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Fearing ISIS Attacks in Europe, Diplomats Soften on Assad

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran-Hamas rapprochement is reportedly on ice right now. The most notable hold-up: Leaked information was then published in Tehran on Iran’s conditions for the restoration of ties with Hamas, including Meshaal’s resignation and for Hamas not to impose any conditions regarding the way Meshaal will be received in Tehran.   Because

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EU: Israel Not Fully Briefed on Iran Talks

Today’s Top Stories 1. Adele Biton who was injured in a 2013 stone-throwing attack, died Tuesday evening. Hundreds attended as the four-year-old girl was laid to rest this afternoon. I hope New York Times coverage is a sign, however small, that bureau chief Jodi Rudoren is moving away from her previous spin that stone-throwing’s an understandable “rite

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Copenhagen’s Jewish Radio Silenced for Security Reasons

Today’s Top Stories 1. Copenhagen’s Jewish community radio station went off the air for security reasons. Radio host Abraham Kopenhagen turned down an offer of police protection for Radio Shalom. “We must do as instructed, but we will not have police standing outside the door,” he said. “We would rather close down until it is

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Palestinian Refugees Join Syrian Jihadists

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Sydney Morning Herald takes a look at a Palestinian refugee camp from which a lot of Palestinian youth leave to join Al-Qaida affiliates in Syria. Why have 52 young adults from UNRWA-administered refugee camps like Ain al-Hilweh died fighting with the Islamists? The overcrowded camp 40 kilometres south of Beirut

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Terror Rocks Denmark

Today’s Top Stories 1. Denmark is on edge after a pair of shootings in Copenhagen killed two people and injured five. In the first attack, a terrorist sprayed gunfire on a cafe during a debate on freedom of speech and blasphemy, killing one person and injuring three policemen. One of the panelists was Lars Vilks, who

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Iran, Hezbollah Expand Presence in Golan

Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran and Hezbollah are expanding their presence in the Syrian Golan as Bashar Assad’s offensive rolls on. 2. According Arab reports, an Egyptian airstrike killed a Hamas commander in the Sinai. But the family of Abdallah Saeed Kashta maintains he was killed with fellow jihadis in Libya. Hamas denies Kashta was

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EU Preparing Fresh Sanctions On Israel?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Fatah cadres pushing for the appointment of a vice president may get their wish at a party congress next month. The Media Line explains why Fatah’s feeling the urgency and Hamas is sure to object: Concerns for the health of Abbas and the law of succession appear to be the driving

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