Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Job Opportunity: Peacekeepers Wanted

Help wanted: UN peacekeeping force in the Golan seeks replacement monitors for Austrian and possibly Filipino personnel. Responsibilities include patrolling buffer zone, assisting Red Cross, identifying minefields, occasionally greeting Syrian and Druze brides, avoiding being abducted, and looking good in blue headgear for TV crews. No Russians — nationals from the U.N. Security Council’s five

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Syrians Battle for Quneitra Crossing

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. Syrian soldiers and rebels are fighting for control of the Israeli border crossing at Quneitra. Rebels seized control this morning, but the army took back the crossing. UN forces at

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Earthquake Damage to Bushehr Reactor

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. Diplomats to AP: The Bushehr nuclear reactor has certainly been damaged by recent earthquakes, “with long cracks appearing in at least one section of the structure.” 2. French scientists: tests

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US Leaks Details of Israeli Missile System

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. Hashem Ibrahaim Hajaz, one of the terrorists released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, is back to his old ways. The Times of Israel explains it all started when Israeli

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Abbas Appoints New PA Prime Minister

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. Iran filed a $4 billion lawsuit against Russia over a cancelled arms deal — for similar S-300 missiles being sold to Syria. UPI explains; you’ll love Moscow’s excuse for the

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Iran Cuts Off Hamas Funding

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. Angered by Hamas’ support for Syrian rebels, Iran cut funding — approximately £15 million a month — to the terror group. Here’s the Daily Telegraph‘s (pun intended) money quote: Ghazi

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Hezbollah Kicks Hamas Out of Lebanon

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. Hezbollah warned Hamas to leave Lebanon “immediately.” Israeli media picked up on Middle East Online, which explains that Hezbollah’s unhappy with Hamas training Syrian rebels: Media sources close to the

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Terrorist Appointed PA Adviser

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. Uh-oh: A UN peacekeeping official confirmed to the Times of Israel that Syrian rebels stole a number of their vehicles, including “at least two sophisticated armored personnel carriers.” What could

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Sale of Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Angers Israel

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. PA to Haaretz: We’re not satisfied with Kerry’s financial plan. No political concessions for economic carrots. 2. The EU is not renewing its arms embargo on Syrian rebels. Russia — which

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