Author Archives: Pesach Benson

BZThumb

German Cartoon Demonizes Israel — On Kristallnacht Anniversary

German Cartoon Demonizes Israel — On Kristallnacht Anniversary

Another German newspaper faces allegations of anti-Semitism over a nasty cartoon. Once again, Israel is poisoning peace. Horst Haitzinger’s cartoon was published in Badische Zeitung on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. It features a snail with a dove’s head on the way to Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva. Looking on is Benjamin Netanyahu, who says into

Attias Thumb

Settlements-Iran Linkage Reflects Mideast Shifts

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 created linkage between settlements and Iranian nukes. In rebuffing a plan to build 24,000 housing units around the West Bank, a statement on the Prime Minister’s web

Tom Friedman Thumb

Kumbaya in Qom

Methinks Tom Friedman doth overstate Israeli animosity towards Iran: We, America, are not just hired lawyers negotiating a deal for Israel and the Sunni Gulf Arabs, which they alone get the final say on. We, America, have our own interests in not only seeing Iran’s nuclear weapons capability curtailed, but in ending the 34-year-old Iran-U.S.

BankofChinaThumb

Ayatollah Khamenei’s Business Empire Exposed

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. Reuters blows the lid on Setad, Ayatollah Khamenei’s $95 billion business empire. Read an overview or part one of the fuller report. Setad has become one of the most powerful

Francois Hollande

France Replaces US as Great Satan

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. Israel and the US still not eye-to-eye on Iran. The State Department’s number 3 person, Wendy Sherman, was in Israel trying to reach an understanding with Jerusalem on the unfolding

Amos Yadlin Thumb

UNESCO Strips Israeli, US Voting Rights

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. Israel reacted with surprise and anger to the emerging Iranian nuclear deal. The only reason a “first step” agreement hasn’t been clinched yet is because France — to the consternation

Avigdor Lieberman Thumb

Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted of Corruption Charges

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 you-know-what is hitting the fan as the Jerusalem municipality issued demolition orders for some Palestinian apartments in Ras Hamis. I already blogged this week that there’s much more to

Chuck Hagel Thumb3

US to Intervene in Peace Talks?

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. Is the US preparing to intervene in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with its own peace plan? The new plan, expected to be presented in January 2014, will follow the “Clinton parameters,” according

Morsi

Morsi Trial Adjourns in Chaos

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. Trying to soften its image, Hamas appointed a 23 year-old woman to be its spokesperson to the Western media. Israa Al-Mudallal is a British-educated journalist who started off caught between

Top