Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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To Err is Human, But Are Corrections Divine?

To Err is Human, But Are Corrections Divine?

To err is human, but newspaper corrections aren’t so divine. The biggest issue is that corrections don’t get the same prominence as the original articles. Posting corrections at the bottom of articles online afterwards is nice, but readers who see the original error aren’t likely to revisit the same article again. We read, make our

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Could US Bankrupt Hamas

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. Jonathan Schanzer (National Post) urges Washington to bankrupt Hamas. If Uncle Sam engages in a little arm-twisting with Qatar, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority, the Egyptian army will take care

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German Cartoon: It’s the Intent, Stupid

A German daily paper is ruffling feathers with a political cartoon. This Stuttgarter Zeitung cartoon features Prime Minister Netanyahu poisoning the dove of peace. Screengrab’s from the paper’s Facebook page. YNet explains the German: According to the drawing, the prime minister is spilling poison from a bottle marked “settlement construction” onto a peace of bread,

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New Iranian Foreign Minister a Holocaust Denier

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. Hassan Rohani proves his “moderation” by appointing as foreign minister the Holocaust denying Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif has previously served as Iran’s ambassador to the UN. David Feith (Wall St.

Iran’s New Path to Nuclear Arms?

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. Western governments are concerned Iran is taking a new path towards a nuclear bomb: producing weapons-grade plutonium, instead of focusing on uranium. What’s the difference?  The Wall St. Journal explains

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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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