Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Assad’s Propaganda Machine Takes a Big Hit

Syria’s top news personality, Ola Abbas, who defected to the rebels a month ago, described the government’s propaganda machine to Der Spiegel. What makes the defection all the more damning is that Abbas is an Alawite. Orwellian repeatedly came to mind as I read the interview: The word “demonstrators” was prohibited in the media from the start.

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Revolutionary Guards Ordered to Intensify Terror Against 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. Ayatollah Khameini ordered the Revolutionary Guards to intensify terror against the West. Thing is, the logic described by the Daily Telegraph requires that Tehran’s involvement with the terror be clear

Israel Objects to Egypt’s Sinai Military Buildup

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. After Reuters reported that Egypt planned to send tanks and aircraft into the Sinai to fight jihadis, Jerusalem sent a protest to Washington. The buildup wasn’t coordinated with Israel. The Times

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Syria’s Bloody Ramadan Comes to an End

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 bloody Ramadan came to an end in Syria with more death. According to opposition sources quoted by the LA Times, over 150 people were killed during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks

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Samir Quntar: Was It Something I Said?

Everything you need to know about weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Everyone’s trying to decode the latest Israeli tea leaves. Take your pick of Dore Gold, Benny Morris, Yoram Ettinger, The Guardian, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Daily Telegraph, National Post, Washington Post, columnists

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Morsi Ousts Egyptian Military Leaders

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. Simon Plosker got op-ed space in the Jerusalem Post to expand on HonestReporting’s legal victory over The Guardian: Considering that the status of Jerusalem and the importance of accurate reporting

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Fareed Zakaria Suspended for Plagiarism

Everything you need to know about the weekend’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Weekend buzz zeroes in on reports of a new US National Intelligence Estimate asserting that Iran has made significant atomic advances. See Ronen Bergman’s coverage in YNet. As far

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