Author Archives: Pesach Benson

When Hamas members need a place to hide, they run to hospitals.

Gaza War in the Eyes of an 11 Year-Old Girl

Twirling noodles around their forks over dinner, my kids peppered me with questions about the war. Did any missiles explode in Tel Aviv? What about Ashkelon? Did I see any neat photos of the Iron Dome? Mentioning that Ismail Haniyeh went into hiding piqued my daughter’s interest. Rivka’s 11, and picks up on things she

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AP’s Self-Declared Jerusalem “Correction”

After referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, AP feels it has to correct the record. On Friday morning, the wire service tweeted this article:  Within the hour, AP issued this correction: After checking the AP style guide (paywall), Politico contacted the wire service for clarification: There’s only one line in the AP Stylebook entry on

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Islamist Rebels Seize Syrian Villages in Golan DMZ

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 4:35 pm: After publishing this post, an Israeli air strike killed Hamas’s top military commander Ahmad Jabari. Details at the Jerusalem Post and Times of Israel. The airstrike marked the beginning of a

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Egyptian Salafist Leader: Demolish Idols Like the Pyramids and Sphinx

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. AP: Israel is weighing targeted assassinations assisted martyrdom opportunities for Hamas leaders. The Jerusalem Post analyzes the legal issues. Four days of hostilities appear to be winding down, but you

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Heads Roll at BBC; Scandal Looms Over NY Times

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. We’re up to 140 rockets fired at Israel in two days.  The Jerusalem Post reports 26 people being treated for shock when a Grad rocket struck a building in Netivot.

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Rockets Rain on 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. Gaza heats up again. The violence began on Saturday when Palestinians fired an anti-tank rocket at an IDF  jeep, injuring four soldiers. As this post went to press, nearly 80

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