Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Naval Forces Move Towards Syria

Naval Forces Move Towards Syria

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. Israel’s urges action against Syrian chemical weapons in response to last week’s chemical attack. The Pentagon’s boosting naval forces in the eastern Mediterranean. According to Israeli media reports, the chemical

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Rockets Strike Northern Israel

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. Breaking news: As this roundup went to press, Israeli and Lebanese media reported four rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel. Is Sheikh Nasrallah desperate, or are radical Sunnis trying

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Al Jazeera America Kicks Off With Jew Baiter

So much for first impressions. After a long-awaited launch, Al Jazeera America’s very first guest was conspiracy theorist Professor Stephen Walt. He’s best known for co-authoring The Israel Lobby, a discredited book which accuses Jews of manipulating American foreign policy. (Osama Bin Laden’s endorsement was a plug Walt could’ve done without.) Walt’s pre-Arab Spring observations

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Syrian Chemical Attack Kills Hundreds

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. Hurriyet explains how prime ministers on Planet Erdogan climb down from a tree after making embarrassing claims that Israel engineered Mohammed Morsi’s overthrow. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has removed a

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Humanizing the Victims of Terror

I hear Diana Moukalled‘s point about Big Media dehumanizing the victims of last week’s Beirut car bombing. Western coverage emphasized the location: Bir Al-Abed, a Hezbollah “stronghold,’ and nothing more. The foreign press corps in Israel has a similar instinct to dehumanize victims of Palestinian terror when the casualties are settlers. Moukalled could just as easily

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Israel Defending Eyptian Regime?

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. Israel’s lobbying Washington and Europe to support the Egyptian government. The Jerusalem Post and NY Times explains the effort, as well as Israel’s conundrum in a situation where no matter

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The Rot of Return

Pass the tissues. The Christian Science Monitor breaks out the violins for Palestinian refugees who want to return to the villages they fled years ago. If you’re looking for intelligent discourse on the matter, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Reporter Ben Lynfield plugs maximalist Palestinian demands that are rotten to the core. This Monitor dispatch

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Ban Ki-moon Admits UN Biased Against Israel

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. Ban Ki-moon admitted that the UN is biased against Israel. YNet was on hand when the Secretary General confirmed what we already knew: Responding to a student who said Israelis

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