Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Abbas, Obama to Discuss Future of Peace Talks

Abbas, Obama to Discuss Future of 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. Mahmoud Abbas is due to arrive in Washington for talks with President Obama on the future of the peace process. Meanwhile, John Kerry raised a ruckus when he said Israel’s insistence

Free Lance Fauxtography, Reuters Style

Last year’s death of Molhem Barakat — a Syrian freelance photographer for Reuters who was under age and had previously sought to be a suicide bomber — continues to raise questions about the integrity of the wire service’s images. The talented teenage photographer was killed covering fighting in Aleppo last December. The NY Times explains:

A Day of Rockets and Retaliation

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-Gaza tensions heated up with multiple IDF operations against Palestinian rocket fire which continued throughout the day. Shortly before this roundup was published, there were reports that Egypt successfully mediated a cease fire. Analyzing

David Cameron Addresses Knesset

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. British Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the Knesset. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post coverage, Haaretz liveblogging, or the Jewish Chronicle‘s full transcript. More on Cameron’s visit below. 2. Why

Joint Missile Defense for Israel, Jordan and Egypt?

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. Might Israel enter into a joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt? Reuters has me intrigued. 2. Tunisia wouldn’t let some 20 Israeli tourists disembark from the Norwegian Jade, a

Syrian Rebels Bleed 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. Here’s the IDF’s final inventory of weapons found aboard the Klos-C. After detailed analysis carried out by the Engineering Corps, the IDF found 40 M-302 rockets, with a range of between 90 to 160 kilometers,

Egypt Revoking Citizenship of Thousands of Palestinians

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. Egypt’s moving to revoke the citizenship of 13,000 Gazans who obtained the status during Morsi’s regime. 2. The NY Times lays out the US approach to peacemaking as an  Obama/Kerry good cop-bad cop routine towards Bibi.

Iranian Arms Boat: The Fallout

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. Business as usual? The White House says nuclear talks with Iran will continue even though the US had its own contingency plan to intercept Iran’s missile boat to Gaza: While acknowledging that Iran

Israel Intercepts Iranian Arms Boat

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. BREAKING NEWS: After this roundup was published, Israel announced that it has intercepted an Iranian arms shipment in the Red Sea destined for Gaza. The boat, carrying M-302 rockets, is now

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