Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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US and Hezbollah Passing the Peace Pipes?

US and Hezbollah Passing the Peace Pipes?

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. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah warned of war if Iran’s nuclear talks collapse. Ari Lieberman notes that the Party of God desperately needs the talks to succeed, and is even playing the

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German Cartoon Demonizes Israel — On Kristallnacht Anniversary

Another German newspaper faces allegations of anti-Semitism over a nasty cartoon. Once again, Israel is poisoning peace. Horst Haitzinger’s cartoon was published in Badische Zeitung on the anniversary of Kristallnacht. It features a snail with a dove’s head on the way to Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva. Looking on is Benjamin Netanyahu, who says into

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Settlements-Iran Linkage Reflects Mideast Shifts

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. Prime Minister Netanyahu created linkage between settlements and Iranian nukes. In rebuffing a plan to build 24,000 housing units around the West Bank, a statement on the Prime Minister’s web

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Kumbaya in Qom

Methinks Tom Friedman doth overstate Israeli animosity towards Iran: We, America, are not just hired lawyers negotiating a deal for Israel and the Sunni Gulf Arabs, which they alone get the final say on. We, America, have our own interests in not only seeing Iran’s nuclear weapons capability curtailed, but in ending the 34-year-old Iran-U.S.

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Business Empire Exposed

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. Reuters blows the lid on Setad, Ayatollah Khamenei’s $95 billion business empire. Read an overview or part one of the fuller report. Setad has become one of the most powerful

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France Replaces US as Great Satan

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. Israel and the US still not eye-to-eye on Iran. The State Department’s number 3 person, Wendy Sherman, was in Israel trying to reach an understanding with Jerusalem on the unfolding

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UNESCO Strips Israeli, US Voting Rights

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. Israel reacted with surprise and anger to the emerging Iranian nuclear deal. The only reason a “first step” agreement hasn’t been clinched yet is because France — to the consternation

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Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted of Corruption Charges

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 you-know-what is hitting the fan as the Jerusalem municipality issued demolition orders for some Palestinian apartments in Ras Hamis. I already blogged this week that there’s much more to

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