Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Israeli-Arab Fugitive to Head Qatari News Station

Israeli-Arab Fugitive to Head Qatari News Station

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. Palestinian reconciliation moves continue. Maan News reports that the PA will send 3,000 security personnel to Gaza. Maan also reports that  Hamas will also allow a West Bank-based newspaper, Al Quds, to

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Pakistani Terror Attack On Israeli Consulate Thwarted

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. Prime Minister Netanyahu will push legislation defining Israel as a Jewish state. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post, YNet, and Times of Israel coverage. A Haaretz staff-ed opposes the move. 2. India

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What’s Going On at Syrian Posts Along Israel 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. An annual State Dept. report on terrorism paints a grim picture of Hamas activity in 2013. If you look at the full report (pdf format), skip down to page 147), otherwise

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Hamas’s Very Busy Day

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. Times of Israel: Hamas is considering fielding a presidential candidate, and Maan News reports Islamic Jihad wants a role in the new unity government too. But as long as a “technocrat

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Kerry Backtracks on Apartheid Comments

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 John Kerry statement backtracked on his contentious comments about Israel becoming an apartheid state: First, Israel is a vibrant democracy and I do not believe, nor have I ever stated,

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Kerry: Israel Could Become an Apartheid State

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. John Kerry has a lot of Israel-supporters up in arms. The Daily Beast obtained a recording of the Secretary of State saying that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state if no peace

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Abbas Abuses Holocaust for Damage Control

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. Shortly before Israel observes Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mahmoud Abbas called the Holocaust, “the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era.” Of course, no Palestinian condemnation of

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Palestinian Unity Deal: Now What?

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. It’s official (for now, at least). Hamas and Fatah announced their national unity agreement. Mahmoud Abbas will visit Gaza after the new government is formed. Today was the proverbial “day

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Israeli-American Journalist Disappears in Ukraine

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. Ukraine separatists said holding American-Israeli journalist: Simon Ostrovsky, of Vice News, hasn’t been seen since Monday. The “people’s mayor” of Slaviansk insists that Ostrovsky is now helping the separatists, but judging

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