Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Comments and the Roar of the Crowd – 4

Comments and the Roar of the Crowd – 4

The latest from my inbox. 1. A handful of readers disagreed with my take on a recent comment by Mahmoud Abbas. The PA chief said: “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli – civilian or soldier – on our lands,” Abbas said in a briefing to mostly Egyptian

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High Alert Closes US Embassies

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. CBS News: The State Dept. is closing several embassies and consulates in the Mideast and North Africa because of Al-Qaida security threats. This includes Uncle Sam’s embassy in Tel Aviv

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Hezbollah Dealing in Counterfeit Medicine

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 Arab media reports, Hezbollah has a series of Lebanese front companies dealing in counterfeit medicine. The Jerusalem Post picked up on the story: This international business in counterfeit

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Egypt’s Strongman Enjoys Rock Star Status

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. Of the prisoners to be released, 19 are Arabs with Israeli citizenship. Israel HaYom lists who they are and the blood on their hands. Ron Ben-Yishai responds: The decision to

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Hamas Reconciling With Iran

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. As Egypt turns its back on Hamas, Hamas is turning back to Iran. The Jerusalem Post picks up on Arab media reports that Hamas officials held a secret meeting with

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Peace Talks to Resume on Tuesday

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. Peace talks resume on Tuesday in Washington. According to senior officials in Jerusalem, the meeting in Washington is expected to deal primarily with the agenda for holding negotiations, including the

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Israel Sharing Hezbollah Intelligence With EU

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. EU to begin formulating guidelines to label Israeli settlement products by year’s end, reports the Daily Telegraph. But Israeli officials estimate that 20,000 Palestinian families would lose their livelihood if

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