Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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How Well Do PA Forces Control West Bank?

How Well Do PA Forces Control 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.  According to the Times of Israel, Hamas has significantly boosted its stockpile of rockets capable of reaching Jerusalem: This means that the next round of conflict with Gaza will be focused on

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Media Ignores PA Human Rights Violations

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. An Israeli Arab from Taibeh was sentenced to 18 months in prison for trying to join up with radical Islamists in Syria. According to Haaretz: Altogether, about 15 Israeli Arabs are thought

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Why Hamas “Accepts” Recent Targeted Killings

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. Australia’s investigative TV show, Four Corners, levelled some ugly allegations at Israel over its treatment of Palestinian kids. The program was far worse than John Lyons’ accompanying advance articles, which we

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Palestinians Jockeying to Succeed Abbas

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. Rockets hit the Negev, and then Israel struck back. Don’t be surprised if we see reports along the lines that It All Started When Israel Fired Back. 2. Confidence building measures, Tehran style: Iran

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Compensation for Jewish Refugees: Is Israel Missing the 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. Compensation for Jewish refugees who fled Arab countries is one of the most-overlooked issues of peace talks. Now Israel’s state comptroller says the government is squandering the opportunity to obtain billions

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Israel-Bashers Eyeing UN Job

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. This week’s withdrawal and confused redeployment of Hamas squads along the Gaza border to prevent rocket fire was the result of a rift within Hamas, according to documents obtained by YNet. 2. The UN’s resident Israel-basher and

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Comments and the Roar of the Crowd – 5

A sampling of the latest from my inbox. 1. Scarlett Johansson stood up for Israel, earning the respect and admiration of a lot of HonestReporting readers. How can her new fans express their appreciation? From: …gmail.com Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 Subject: Re: IDNS: Scarlett Johansson Renounces Oxfam Ties Over BDS I’d like to thank

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Kerry: Obama’s Syria Policy is Collapsing

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. US officials to the Jerusalem Post: Mideast peace talks will need more time than we thought. Kerry and his team have suggested publishing a framework for negotiations going forward that the parties

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The Case Against “Generic” News Images

Sometimes, editors need an image for a story but don’t have anything useful or available right away. That’s when stock photos come in handy. But unless they’re clearly labeled as “file photos” used for “illustrative purposes,” these images can be very misleading. Robert Fisk raises an important point about “generic” news photos used to illustrate

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