Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Hamas Claims Responsibility for Rocket Fire

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. Hamas claims responsibility for overnight rocket fire on Ashkelon According to the Jerusalem Post: The announcement marks a significant departure from its previous position, as during the last round of

Egyptian Terror Strikes 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. Terrorists infiltrating from Egypt killed an Israeli this morning. News services were quick on the attack. Yesterday, Haaretz reported Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood ties to the rocket attacks, so I particularly wanted

Is Hamas Interfering In Egyptian Elections?

Media reports suggest Hamas meddling with Muslim Brotherhood.

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Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic

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. Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic. The nation’s highest court dissolved parliament saying elections held six months ago were unconstitutional. The military junta declared full legislative authority. A separate ruling allows

Pipe Dreams

BBC and some non-governmental organizations broke out the violins for the Gaza’s children: the drinking water’s contanimated and you know whose fault that is. The charities Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians say the number of children being treated for diarrhoea has doubled in five years. They say Israel’s five-year blockade of the

Commando, Mavi Marmara Ship, Helicopter, Rappel

Israeli state comptroller’s report sharply criticizes government handling of the Mavi Marmara raid

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 Israeli state comptroller, Micha Lindenstrauss, issued a report sharply critical of the government’s handling of the Mavi Marmara raid. Among other things, he  faulted public diplomacy efforts in the

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/12/2012

Today’s Top Stories: 1. Ahmadinejad wants to raise Iran’s profile in Egypt. 2. Is a new pan-Arab satellite channel just a Syrian/Iranian mouthpiece? 3. UN condemns Syria for using kids as human shields. Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast: Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook.

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Israel Daily News Stream 06/11/2012

International experts undermine PA’s UNESCO bid. Syrian Christians flee village after rebels issue ultimatum. Israeli ambassador appointed vice president of the UN General Assembly. Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast: Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Experts investigating the state of

The Guardian: An Avowed Enemy of Israel

The sum total of The Guardian’s 2011 news and commentary earned the paper last year’s Dishonest Reporting Award. The British paper’s cementing its lead for a repeat award this year — and it’s only June. How bad has The Guardian gotten? Its Gaza live blog includes a post by Nader Elkhuzundar. The issue isn’t the

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