Author Archives: Pesach Benson

TsvetanTsvetanovThumb

Israeli-Palestinian Talks Revealed

Israeli-Palestinian Talks Revealed

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. The White House and Prime Minister’s Office confirmed it: Obama to visit Israel in the spring. Why now? The Independent reports that Israeli and Palestinian officials are already meeting. Meanwhile,

BooksThumb

Bulgaria Blames Burgas Bombing on Hezbollah

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. The water wars: The Guardian drew on Jan Selby’s academic study to show how Israel allegedly steals Palestinian water. But Yochanan Visser (writing in the Jerusalem Post) counters with Lauro

AbbyMartinThumb

Was Iran Responsible for Lockerbie?

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. According to an academic study (pdf) funded by the US State Dept., Israeli and Palestinian school textbooks both present “one-sided narratives” and maps with blind-spots, but little demonization of “the

DavutogluThumb

Maalot Massacre Mastermind Returning to West Bank?

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. More info and fallout from last week’s airstrike is trickling into the mainstream media. More on all that below. 2. Bringing closure to its toon tempest, the Sunday Times formally

RubeGoldbergThumb

Israel Strikes Syria

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. News services are picking up on a Wall St. Journal report that yesterday’s air strike hit a convoy of trucks inside Syria delivering advanced anti-aircraft weapons to Hezbollah. The early-morning

Misleading, Mismatched Photos Miss Mark

UPDATE 2/3: The Scotsman replaced its photo. While Israeli jets were on target hitting a Syrian arms convoy, The Scotsman and Daily Telegraph badly missed the mark with their choice of photos. The Irish Independent also flunked. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think those nasty Israelis killed the kids.   With all the

IAFthumb

Did Israel Strike Syrian Arms Convoy?

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. Media reports say the Israeli air force struck an unidentified target in the area of the Syrian-Lebanese border. Speculation naturally zeroes in on chemical weapons. According to AFP, “The Israeli

EUflagThumb

Israel Boycotts UN Human Rights Review

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. Rupert Murdoch Apologized For “Grotesque, Offensive Cartoon.” And the disproportionate reach of Haaretz’s contrarian views were on usual display. Hopefully closing the chapter on the toon tempest, The Guardian reported that

Top