Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Razing a Racket

Razing a Racket

You’re the mayor of Jerusalem. And it all comes down to you. You’re dealing with 11 illegally built Palestinian apartment buildings on your city’s northern outskirts. They’re within the municipal boundaries alright, but they’re outside the security barrier. You rub your head at another only-in-Israel moment no other mayor in the world deals with. The

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New Security Wall Along Jordanian Border?

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 to build security wall along Jordan border, according to Mideast press reports. 2. Very unprofessional: An “Obama administration official” leaked to CNN that Israel carried out last week’s attack

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Is Ayatollah Khamenei Ailing?

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. Massive explosion destroys Syrian air defense base; Syrian and Lebanese sources suggest Israel did it. Israeli media reports are saying the attack targeted an advanced surface to air missile battery.

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Hezbollah, Al-Qaida Girding For Major Offensive

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 last night released 26 Palestinian terrorists from prison. They were welcomed with big celebrations in Ramallah and Gaza. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would expedite building projects in

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PA Negotiating Terms Leaked

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 agreed to end its boycott of the UN Human Rights Council and attend tomorrow’s review of its human rights record. Haaretz called it a diplomatic victory for Israel. One

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Hamas Caught Between Rival Sugar Daddies

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. Deutsche Welle asks, What’s Hamas to do when it’s caught between the competing sugar daddies of Sunni Qatar and the rival Shiite Iran? Seems like a long time ago when

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Media Reacts to US-Saudi Rupture

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. Benjamin Netanyahu and John Kerry spent more than seven hours together in Rome discussing peace talks, Iran, and Syria. According to a NY Times report picked up by the Israeli

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So You Want to Annul the Oslo Accords?

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 Toronto Transit Commission put a red light on an anti-Israel ad campaign on buses and subways. A spokesman told the JTA the commission considered the ads misleading: “Our legal

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