Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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PA Frees Prominent Hunger-Striking Prisoner

PA Frees Prominent Hunger-Striking Prisoner

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 rockets and Israeli retaliation continue. See latest updates at the Jerusalem Post, YNet, Times of Israel and JTA.  The Ottawa Citizen adds that a visiting a delegation of Canadian politicians, police

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Hezbollah Deeply Divided Over Supporting Assad

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 Sunday Telegraph reports that Hezbollah’s deeply divided over supporting Bashar Assad: The most dramatic sign of dissent within Hizbollah is the cancellation of a forthcoming party convention that is

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Author Unplugs The Guardian’s Spin

This says a lot about The Guardian. An op-ed by Benjamin Pogrund, a prominent anti-apartheid activist who made aliyah took Haaretz to task for its controversial apartheid survey. Israel has moved to the right, but is not an apartheid state. Pogrund’s point is that the media over-spun the story against Israel. But an ironic editors

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A Day of Rockets

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. Barrage of  80 rockets struck Israel, injuring five and forcing schools in the vicinity to close. Air strikes killed four terrorists as Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks. Numbers changed throughout

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Hamas and Gaza Jubilant Over Royal Visit

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. Qatar’s emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, visited Gaza today. The Times of Israel describes a jubilant scene as Hamas leaders declared an end to Israel’s siege. Israel’s not happy,

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Former BBC Middle East correspondent Tim Llewellyn: “Zionists are scattered at strategic points throughout British business.”

Cross posted by Richard Millett The reputation of the Jewish community was dragged through the gutter at last night’s book launch of The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe: Changing Perceptions of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. The event was staged by anti-Israel pressure group Middle East Monitor at the University of London’s Senate House. The panelists

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Assassination Roils Lebanon

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. Lebanon’s in an uproar after the chief of intelligence, Col. Wissam Al-Hassan, was assassinated in a car-bombing. Thousands attended Hassan’s funeral. Prime suspects are Hezbollah and Syria. Suffice to say

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Charlotte Proudman, a blogger at The Independent, addresses Israel’s handling of illegal African migrants after one stole her purse in Tel Aviv. Yes, it’s a hotly-debated issue among Israelis, but three things struck me about her righteous indignation: 1. Proudman never entertains the notion that the Israeli-Egyptian border fence doesn’t just keep out African asylum

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