Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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US Court Throws Out $655 Million Terror Judgment Against PA, PLO

US Court Throws Out $655 Million Terror Judgment Against PA, PLO

Today’s Top Stories 1. A US appeals court threw out a $655 million judgment against the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization for their connection to terror attacks that killed a number of US citizens. A group of American victims of Palestinian terror sued under the US Anti-Terrorism Act. But no emotion was enough before

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Syrian Rebel Leader Quits After Interview With Israeli

Today’s Top Stories 1. Syrian rebel leader quits after interview with Israeli. YNet explains what happened when Elizabeth Tsurkov, a Research Fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking interviewed various Syrians in southern Turkey. “Over the years I’ve interviewed activists, fighters, civic leaders, and politicians – almost always on condition of anonymity,” she explained. “This

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UN Aid Money Going to Assad and Cronies

Today’s Top Stories 1. If you thought recent disclosures of NGO and UN aid benefiting Hamas was bad enough, you won’t believe the scope of the shenanigans going on in Syria. The Guardian reports that UN aid money is propping up the regime. Businessmen whose companies are under US and EU sanctions have been paid substantial sums by

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PA Arrests Mayor Accused of Water Theft

Today’s Top Stories 1. The Palestinian Authority arrested the mayor of a West Bank village along with 13 municipal employees suspected of being involved in on-going water theft. Officials from Sa’ir blamed residents for the diversion while also accusing the PA of lowering water pressure. 2. When you have tensions aplenty within Palestinian domestic politics,

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Israeli, Celtic Fans Scuffle at Match, Team Faces Sanctions

Today’s Top Stories 1. HaPoel Beer Sheva lost to Celtic 5-2 in the Champions League qualifying round last night, but things were ugly around Glasgow’s Celtic Park before the match. Israel HaYom reports that police had to escort Israelis to their seats after they were attacked by Celtic fans. Celtic may face sanctions from the

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Was Egyptian Judoka Really Punished for Snubbing Israeli?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Was an Egyptian judoka really punished for refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand? It depends on who you ask. On a related note, see HonestReporting’s latest post: Olympic Bigotry: It’s All Israel’s Fault: Saying that Israelis should put up with what amounts to racist bigotry because “at least they’re not

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Italian Journalist Suspended for Ties to Hezbollah

Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel busted Hezbollah terror cells in the West Bank. Members in towns such as Kalkilya were recruited through Facebook by Hezbollah operatives working in Lebanon and Gaza. 2. Following up on Michele Moni — the Italian journalist who duped Israeli political leaders and soldiers into interviews which subsequently appeared on a

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Despite Snub, Israeli Olympian Takes Medal

Today’s Top Stories 1. Judoka Or Sasson won a bronze medal, Israel’s second in the Rio games. The victory was soured somewhat by politics when, earlier in the day, Egyptian opponent Islam El Shehaby refused to make a customary handshake after losing to Sasson. The International Olympic Committee told TMZ it is officially investigating the

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Audit of UN Gaza Aid Finds Supervision Problems

Today’s Top Stories 1. Gaza construction funding was ‘incorrectly’ handled by non-staff UN personnel, according to an audit of the UN Development Program. It’s not pleasant to read about the lack of oversight. Taken together, the findings in the carefully manicured audit report — which was vetted by UNDP management at the affected office — point

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