Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Al-Qaida Affiliate Sets Up in Gaza

Al-Qaida Affiliate Sets Up in Gaza

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 *** Breaking news *** Shortly before this roundup was published, there were reports of a bus explosion in Taba, just inside the Egyptian side of the border. Early reports say a

Mideast Narratives Done In By Camels

Is it time to shut down the Zionist project? A pair of professors from Tel Aviv U. did some carbon dating of the Mideast’s oldest camel bones. The study (pdf format) was picked up by the NY Times, and from there, National Geographic, Time, and others. Why the interest? The researchers , Erez Ben-Yosef and

PA Imprisons Dozens for Fighting in Syria

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 PA has detained some 40 Palestinians accused of having fought with radical Islamic groups in Syria. The PA fears that the returning radicals will target both Israel and the

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

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

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

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

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

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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