Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

It’s nothing personal against Israel’s president, Shimon Peres. Four journalists from the Jerusalem-based Al Quds refused to submit to a strip search by Israeli security guards outside the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, where Hillary Clinton met with Salam Fayyad. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate’s response: boycotting a meeting with Peres. The blowback was inevitable. Overzealous security guards

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Defecting Syrian Diplomat Tells All

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. Today’s Zaman: Turkey’s credibility with NATO is taking a hit as the army backtracks on what caused the downing of a Phantom jet a few weeks ago: “If it turns

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Which Tycoons Are Using Their Media Holdings to Promote Israeli Views?

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. AP: Egypt’s new government is keeping Hamas at arms length — fully opening border would undercut Palestinian unity and put us down the path to a three-state solution. AP writes:

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Extraordinary Letter Reveals Dissent Within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s held hearings on PA corruption. The Washington Free Beacon picks up on the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Palestinian.” “I can tell you from

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UNESCO Inaugurates Academic Chair at Hamas U.

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. UNESCO inaugurated a science chair at Gaza’s Islamic University — better known as Hamas U. Haaretz explains why it matters: The chair is seen as a stamp of approval from

BBC Idiocy Isn’t Monolithic After All

BBC Sport is evidently not under the same thrall of stupidity as BBC News. Sharing his biggest Olympic memories, BBC sportscaster Barry Davies repeatedly uses the word “terror” as he recalls the Munich Massacre. Coming from the Beeb, the straightforwardness is quite surprising: At the Munich 1972 Olympics, Palestinian terrorists calling themselves Black September attacked members of

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Iran Recruiting Expatriates in Canada “To Be of Service to Tehran”

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. Islamic Jihad leaders confirmed to AP that hunger-striking soccer player Mahmoud Sarsak was indeed a member of the terror group: Israel accused Sarsak of being active in the violent Islamic

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Blame Israel for HamasCare

Gaza’s children deserve better health care, and I wish their medical care could somehow be separated from the security situation. But if The Guardian’s going to break out the violins, I think it’s warped to film a video in — of all places – the Rantisi Pediatric Hospital for Children. The hospital’s named for Abdel Aziz Rantisi, a

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Mixed Verdict for Ehud Olmert

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. Ehud Olmert was acquitted on corruption charges associated with the Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs, but convicted on a lesser charge in the Investment Center affair. The court will hand down

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Levy Report Recommends Legalizing Settler Outposts

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 Israeli government panel recommends legalizing West Bank outposts. Even if the government doesn’t adopt Edmund Levy’s report, this is going to make waves. The Times of Israel writes: The

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