Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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What’s the Real Story With Those “Apartheid Buses?”

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 Commentator responds to Daily Telegraph coverage of so-called “apartheid” buses: The substance is drearily familiar, though it is particularly gratuitous. It is (yawn) an “Israel-Apartheid” story, and it pegs

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Hezbollah Founder Slams Its Syrian Quagmire

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 former high level Hezbollah figure lashed out at the organization’s involvement in Syria. Haaretz writes: Al-Tufayli, who was ousted from Hezbollah in 1998, told MTV-Lebanon television that Hezbollah fighters

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Vincent Browne Censured For Calling Israel a “Cancer”

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland censured Vincent Browne, upholding a formal complaint filed against the veteran TV3 presenter. Last October, Browne called Israel “the cancer in foreign affairs,” said that Israel ‚Äúpolarises the Islamic community of the world against the rest of the world,” and claimed that through the creation of the state, the Jews

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“Settlements For Iran” Linkage Acceptable?

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. If Israel makes peace with the Palestinians, then the US will make war on Iran. Should Israel accept such hypothetical linkage known in shorthand as “settlements for Iran?” No way,

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Hezbollah Deputy Leader Killed in 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. Satellite images obtained by the Daily Telegraph show that a heavy water production facility in Arak is now operational. Steam and the unusual level of security is the big giveaway.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Set Up Shop in Gaza

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. Palestinians buried their newest “martyr,” Arafat Jaradat. This Washington Post snippet brings back memories of the previous intifada, when Big Media danced around the implausible deniability of Arafat/Fatah/Al-Aqsa Brigades ties:

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NY Daily News Disinfects BDS

Here’s something I never saw before: After Omar Barghouti was given op-ed space in the NY Daily News to explain the anti-Israel boycott-divestment-sanctions movement (BDS for short), the paper itself slammed Barghouti with a staff-ed. It’s one thing to present dueling op-eds. But responding with a sharply worded staff editorial — which represents the paper’s

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West Bank Boils Over In Demonstrations

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 West Bank’s heating up; Israelis, Palestinians, and journos all freely use the term, third intifada. A hunger strike by some inmates ballooned following the death of one security prisoner

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Nigeria Busts Iranian Terror Cell

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. Nigerian security forces busted an Iranian-backed terror cell targeting Israelis and Americans. The Times of Nigeria had the most detailed coverage. He confessed that his Iranian sponsors requested that he

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