Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Hassan Nasrallah Hospitalized in Beirut?

Hassan Nasrallah Hospitalized in Beirut?

Today’s Top Stories 1. The IDF gave the New York Times an exclusive look at what it knows about Hezbollah’s latest human shield deployments. We’re talking about infantry and anti-tank positions, arms depots, rocket launching sites, signs of underground tunnels, and a command post all located in just one village. Now multiply that by many

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New Gaza Flotilla Underway

Today’s Top Stories 1. Bashar Assad reportedly placed his intelligence chief under house arrest on suspicion he was planning a coup, according to the Daily Telegraph. As battlefield losses pile up, Assad’s inner circle is reportedly divided by Iran’s creeping takeover of the battles. Was spy chief Ali Mamlouk looking to bring back Bashar Assad’s exiled

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Britain’s Pro-Israel PM Re-Elected

Today’s Top Stories 1. David Cameron was re-elected Prime Minister of Great Britain by a surprisingly wide margin. George Galloway, the UK’s best-known anti-Israel politician, was voted out of Parliament by his Bradford constituency. He’s already in trouble for using his parliamentary aid for personal business and for a tweet that violated election laws. 2. Here’s a

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Israeli Airstrike on Sudan?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Did Israel launch an air strike on Sudan overnight? Something attacked an unspecified military target near Khartoum. While the Sudanese army claims it downed an Israeli drone north of Khartoum, Israel hasn’t commented. YNet coverage suffices. Israel has attacked Sudanese arms facilities and convoys in the past, destroying weapons destined for Hamas.

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Israeli Coalition Talks Go Down to the Wire

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas and the Salafists are duking it out in Gaza. I’m not clear on the chronological order of events here, but here’s what’s going on in Gaza: – A bombing outside the Hamas security headquarters (a perimeter wall was damaged). – An ISIS threat of “dire consequences” if Hamas doesn’t release a detained

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Soldiers’ “Testimonies” Break Credibility, Not Silence

Today’s Top Stories 1. A few papers picked up on Breaking the Silence’s 240 page collection of soldiers’ testimonies about last year’s Gaza war. But not complaining to superiors about ethical issues — rather anonymously slinging mud about unverifiable incidents — breaks credibility, not silence. This Washington Post snippet aptly sums up what you need to

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Correcting the Record: Tel Aviv Is Not Israel’s Capital

When Sky News incorrectly referred to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital, HonestReporting contacted reporter Sean Dilley. Palestinian efforts to delegitimize Israeli ties to the city, as well as the international community’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as the capital, are a sensitive point for many Jews.  While the world is free to not recognize Jerusalem, incorrectly

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US to Sacrifice Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge for Iran Deal?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Might the White House sacrifice Israel’s qualitative military edge for the sake of achieving a nuclear deal with Iran? According to the Wall St. Journal (via Google News), the White House may offer “loose” defense pacts and increased arms sales to the Gulf states for their support of a nuclear deal.

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