Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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IDNS: A Change in Hamas Leadership?

IDNS: A Change in Hamas Leadership?

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. Although his relative moderation is needed now more than ever, Hamas sources told Maan News that Khaled Mashaal will step down as the group’s overall leader. According to Arab media sources quoted

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IDNS: Iranian Atomic Chief Confirms Tehran Misled West

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. A big hissy-fit hit the German media, with prominent columnist Henryk Broder calling another publisher, Jakob Augstein, an anti-Semite. The Jerusalem Post explains: In his Monday Spiegel Online blog article,

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BBC Wishes Jewish Viewers a Sour New Year

Talk about starting off the Jewish new year on a sour note. The BBC scheduled its Mideast editor, Jeremy Bowen, to have a Q&A with readers on Twitter — during Rosh HaShanah. And blogger Daphne Anson doesn’t buy Bowen’s unapologetic weak answer that the timing “could’ve been better.” Nobody would be cynical enough to suggest

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IDNS: Assad Has Plans to Give Hezbollah Chemical Weapons

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. Yup, Hamas is laying the groundwork to declare Gaza’s independence. Mahmoud Zahar told Maan News in no uncertain terms that Israel does not occupy Gaza. (Hey, that’s my line!)  He

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IDNS: Palestinian Censors Mute Townhall Meeting

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. It turns out that Israel had no connection to the film at the heart of yesterday’s embassy attacks. First, Jeffrey Goldberg began fact-checking what we thought we knew about “Sam

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IDNS: Libyan Islamists Kill US Ambassador

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. Libyan Islamists attacked the US consulate in Benghazi, killing US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other staffers.  car. Islamist protesters also breached the US embassy in Cairo. They were protesting

R.I.P. One-State Solution; Long Live 3-State Solution?

I come to bury the one-state solution, not praise it. Now that Hamas is laying the groundwork to declare Gaza’s independence from Palestine, it’s easier to be dismissive of arguments for the one-state solution, like this op-ed in The Independent. Fatah fecklessness, a non-existent peace process, Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt, and Hamas’ sheer willpower means

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IDNS: Is Gaza Preparing to Declare Independence From Palestine?

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. For the first time, Palestinian protests get widespread coverage. See below for details. 2.  BDS Fail of the Day: Wits University leaders stood up against a student council’s call to boycott

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