Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Syrian Mortars Land in Israel

Syrian Mortars Land in 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. An assortment of takes on what the US election results mean for Israel, the Mideast, and Iran. Among those weighing in are the Jerusalem Post, Nick Kristof, AP, The Independent,

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Obama Re-Elected as Mideast Watches

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. America re-elects Barack Obama. The Times of Israel rounded up reactions from Israeli and Palestinian officials. More Israel-angles at the Washington Post. 2. The IDF’s concerned that terrorists will take

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Screaming Palestinian Kids Paid to Provoke Soldiers on Camera

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. Good news for the family of Marla Bennett, an American student killed in the 2002 Hebrew U. bombing. Canada froze Iranian assets so the family can claim a $13 million

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Abbas Backtracks After Waffling On “Right” of Return

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. At The Guardian‘s Comment is Free section, Jamal Zahalka calls for a boycott of Israel over the Likud/Israel Beiteinu merger. Never mind that elections haven’t even taken place yet. Anyone

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Abbas Backtracks on “Right” of Return

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. Mahmoud Abbas backtracked on the “right” of return in comments aired on Israeli TV. The Times of Israel writes: Interviewer Udi Segal cut in: “Sometimes your official television… speak(s) about

Vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012

In addition to that that other election, now’s the time to vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012. It’s our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Make your voice heard and please choose one of the five nominees below, along with a brief explanation of

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Correcting the Record, Haaretz Style

I have to credit the Globe & Mail for noting the “clarification” Haaretz made on its ugly apartheid survey.To my awareness, it’s the only Western paper that did the right thing. Thumbs up to HonestReporting Canada for its role. This is significant because Big Media typically doesn’t follow-up on subsequent corrections, clarifications or apologies. The

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Axis of Evil Takes Credit for Hurricane Sandy

I was sure conspiracy theorists would blame Israel for Hurricane Sandy. We’re blamed for tsunamis, Red Sea shark attacks, and bird flu, among other things, so ridiculous accusations don’t surprise me anymore. Instead, the Axis of Evil’s supporters pre-empted all that by taking credit for Frankenstorm. CNN writes: Hours after Superstorm Sandy howled its way

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Hurricane Sandy’s Ripple Effects 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. Hurricane Sandy’s ripple effects were felt in Israel: particularly by stranded travelers and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In the US, quite a few news sites went down. But credit, the

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