Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Fact Checking Jeff Halper

An Irish Times article on Palestinian political paralysis includes an interview with Jeff Halper. He’s an Israeli activist better known for — among other things — founding the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, and for sailing to Gaza with a 2008 Gaza flotilla. Halper revealed to reporter Michael Jansen the juicy secrets of Prime Minister

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/23/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. 60 Minutes looks at the status of Christians in the Holy Land. The Guardian issues a “correction” — for referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A UN document contradicts Ayatollah Khameini’s feigned fatwa against nuclear weapons. Join the Israel Daily News

The Guardian’s “Capital” Offense

What a stupid correction this is. On Friday, The Guardian posted a photo — Jerusalem light rail passengers observing a national moment of silence for the Holocaust. The problem? The original caption referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Here’s the correction: The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram in Jerusalem observing a

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/18/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Palestinians deliver letter to Netanyahu. Turkey strongly considers military action against Syria. And why is Jordan turning away Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • Israel HaYom obtained a copy of

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/15/2012

Everything you need to know about the latest media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hussein Ibish bristles at critics calling him a “Zionist.” Egyptian elections in disarray as three leading candidates are disqualified. And why the Arab eagerness to restore synagogues for non-existent Jewish communities? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel

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