Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Did Israel Strike Syrian Arms Convoy?

Did Israel Strike Syrian Arms Convoy?

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. Media reports say the Israeli air force struck an unidentified target in the area of the Syrian-Lebanese border. Speculation naturally zeroes in on chemical weapons. According to AFP, “The Israeli

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Israel Boycotts UN Human Rights Review

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. Rupert Murdoch Apologized For “Grotesque, Offensive Cartoon.” And the disproportionate reach of Haaretz’s contrarian views were on usual display. Hopefully closing the chapter on the toon tempest, The Guardian reported that

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Rupert Murdoch Apologizes For “Grotesque, Offensive Cartoon”

The Sunday Times’ damage control continues. The paper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch tweeted an apology for Gerald Scarfe’s Holocaust Memorial Day cartoon. Israeli officials voiced their displeasure with the Times, with one even hinting at punitive measures I happen to disagree with. The Times of Israel writes: Earlier on Monday, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli

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Sunday Times in Damage Control Over Offensive Cartoon

The Sunday Times is catching a lot of flack for cartoonist Gerald Scarfe’s take on the Israeli elections. As HonestReporting explained yesterday, the imagery’s odious enough; publishing it on Holocaust Memorial Day was even more offensive. The paper’s damage control didn’t start off on the right foot. A Sunday Times spokesman in contact with Algemeiner

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Times Backs Away From Offensive Cartoon

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 UPDATE: After going to press, I learned that The Sunday Times acting editor Martin Ivens issued a statement regretting the offense caused. I updated the situation more fully: Sunday Times in

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UN to Probe Israeli Drone Strikes

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. A UN lawyer is investigating fatal drone strikes by Israel, the US, and Britain. Bottom line, it’s a UN probe that Israel won’t cooperate with, and that the US will

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Israel and the Media Gear Up for Elections

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. Freedom House’s annual report had some very kind words about the state of freedom in Israel. Read the original report (pdf) or the Jerusalem Post‘s summary. This key snippet puts

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