Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Mourning Mandela, Mideast Style

Mourning Mandela, Mideast Style

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 Mideast mourns Mandela while Palestinians politicize his passing. More below. 2. Ireland’s Near FM radio station suspended news presenter Peter Kearney. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) already ruled

Flotilla to Test Gaza Blockade

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. Another Gaza flotilla due to set sail on Friday. Unlike previous flotillas, this one’s voyaging *from* Gaza to test the six-nautical-mile sailing limit. From YNet: The act of demonstration is

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Why Does Hezbollah Have 200 Drones?

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. Israeli intelligence knew of the secret US-Iran back channel before Washington formally notified Israel of it. Haaretz coverage. 2. The PA insists the embassy bomber “doesn’t represent Palestine.” Martyrdom operations

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Israel Denounces Iran’s Interim Nuclear Deal

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. Negotiators in Geneva reached an interim agreement with Iran. Israel denounced it as a bad deal. Meanwhile, AP reports that the groundwork was laid by secret US-Iranian talks. The White

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Embassy Bomber ID’ed as Palestinian

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. One of the suicide bombers from this week’s attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut is Palestinian, according to the Daily Star. 2. As Gaza’s energy shortage reaches crisis mode,

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Hezbollah Tunneling Under Israeli Border?

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 UNRWA’s outgoing chief says virtually all its Gaza projects are at a standstill, and you know whose fault that is. The Times of Israel quoted Filippi Grandi blaming Israel’s

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The Guardian Walls Out Israelis, Suicide Bombers, and Balance

An interactive feature at The Guardian look at walls and barriers around the world. From the US-Mexico border, to the 2,500 mile barrier separating India and Bangladesh, along with 99 walls separating Belfast’s Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods, call it “wall-to-wall coverage.” Israel’s security barrier is featured too. Harriet Sherwood (with some credited assistance from B’Tselem)

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Kumbaya in Qom Catechisms

The dual loyalty charge rears its head. While Mark Dubowitz, of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, was being interviewed on the radio about Iran’s nuclear program, foreign policy reporter Laura Rozen tweeted her displeasure. The tweets were since removed, but Adam Kredo got the screen grabs. What is there to say? Rozen’s tweets reveal

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Suicide Bombers Rock Iranian Embassy

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. Israeli diplomats are already conceding failure in trying to stop a US-Iran interim nuclear deal. According to YNet: The nuclear talks are expected to resume in Geneva on Wednesday, and

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The PA’s Grisly Gravy Train

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. Israel has been holding an Al Qaida terrorist “with a great deal of experience in non-conventional weapons, in particular biological weapons.” Samir Abed Latif al-Baraq really gets around. According to

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