Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Bye Bye, Harriet

Bye Bye, Harriet

The Guardian‘s Harriet Sherwood says farewell to the Mideast. The palpable negative feelings we’ve read between the lines in her years of coverage overtly bubbled up. A correspondent expressing feelings like this should’ve been pulled a long time ago: I am leaving angry about an occupation that has lasted close to half a century, weary

Former Hamas Man Behind Beirut Bombings?

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. Former Hamas man behind Beirut bombings? 2. Germany’s conditioning on high-tech grants and scientific cooperation on making Israeli entities on the wrong side of the Green Line ineligible for funding.

Israel Busts Al Qaida Terror Plot

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. Israeli arrested three Palestinians from eastern Jerusalem plotting a string of terror attacks. The Jerusalem Post reports they were recruited by an Al Qaida operative in Gaza. The intended targets

Betrayed Israeli Professor Blisters UNESCO

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 uproar, Iran disinvited from Geneva conference on Syria. Iranian statements against the premise of the gathering made it easier for Ban Ki-moon to withdraw the invitation. Good thing too:

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Palestinian Cracks in the Academic Boycott Campaign

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. Not all Palestinian academics support boycotting their Israeli counterparts. The Chronicle of Higher Education even found a few willing to talk. Even more significantly, the NY Times republished Matthew Kalman’s

Fury as UNESCO Pulls Plug on Israeli Exhibit

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. Not-so-great expectations: • Kerry expected to unveil framework deal by end of month. • Palestinians expected to reject Kerry plan, launch diplomatic war on Israel. By the way, Haaretz reports

Swedish Editor Defends Sharon-Hitler Comparison

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 trial in absentia of several Hezbollah operatives for the death of Rafik Hariri got underway in The Hague. NOW Lebanon’s liveblogging. The Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor previewed

Euro Spy Agencies Working With Assad

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. Defense minister Moshe Yaalon apologized to John Kerry for criticizing the Secretary of State’s diplomacy. What would Chaim Yisraeli say? 2. Why isn’t the Obama administration releasing the text of

Egypt Targets Hamas As Security Threat

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. Seeing it as a national security threat, the Egyptian government is planning to undermine Hamas. Reuters got itself a heckuva scoop: The aim, which the officials say could take years

Ariel Sharon Laid to Rest

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. Ariel Sharon was laid to rest at his Negev ranch, following a state funeral at the Knesset. After the burial, Palestinians fired two rockets which landed in open areas, causing no

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