Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Axis of Evil Takes Credit for Hurricane Sandy

Axis of Evil Takes Credit for Hurricane Sandy

I was sure conspiracy theorists would blame Israel for Hurricane Sandy. We’re blamed for tsunamis, Red Sea shark attacks, and bird flu, among other things, so ridiculous accusations don’t surprise me anymore. Instead, the Axis of Evil’s supporters pre-empted all that by taking credit for Frankenstorm. CNN writes: Hours after Superstorm Sandy howled its way

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Hurricane Sandy’s Ripple Effects on Israel

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. Hurricane Sandy’s ripple effects were felt in Israel: particularly by stranded travelers and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In the US, quite a few news sites went down. But credit, the

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PA Frees Prominent Hunger-Striking Prisoner

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. Gaza rockets and Israeli retaliation continue. See latest updates at the Jerusalem Post, YNet, Times of Israel and JTA.  The Ottawa Citizen adds that a visiting a delegation of Canadian politicians, police

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Hezbollah Deeply Divided Over Supporting 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. The Sunday Telegraph reports that Hezbollah’s deeply divided over supporting Bashar Assad: The most dramatic sign of dissent within Hizbollah is the cancellation of a forthcoming party convention that is

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Author Unplugs The Guardian’s Spin

This says a lot about The Guardian. An op-ed by Benjamin Pogrund, a prominent anti-apartheid activist who made aliyah took Haaretz to task for its controversial apartheid survey. Israel has moved to the right, but is not an apartheid state. Pogrund’s point is that the media over-spun the story against Israel. But an ironic editors

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A Day of Rockets

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. Barrage of  80 rockets struck Israel, injuring five and forcing schools in the vicinity to close. Air strikes killed four terrorists as Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks. Numbers changed throughout

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Hamas and Gaza Jubilant Over Royal Visit

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. Qatar’s emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, visited Gaza today. The Times of Israel describes a jubilant scene as Hamas leaders declared an end to Israel’s siege. Israel’s not happy,

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Former BBC Middle East correspondent Tim Llewellyn: “Zionists are scattered at strategic points throughout British business.”

Cross posted by Richard Millett The reputation of the Jewish community was dragged through the gutter at last night’s book launch of The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe: Changing Perceptions of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. The event was staged by anti-Israel pressure group Middle East Monitor at the University of London’s Senate House. The panelists

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