Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Governor’s Terror Ties Outrage Egypt

Governor’s Terror Ties Outrage Egypt

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. YNet picked up on a startling revelation about the “moderate” Hassan Rohani: . . . his elder son took his own life in 1992 in protest of his father’s close

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Comments and the Roar of the Crowd

I took back my in box. Here’s a sampling of recent correspondence: 1. A reader I’ll identify as @optonline raises this point: How do you\we deal with the pronouncement by Iranian leader\clergy that the Qur’an says Muslims are not to negotiate with Satan? We have been labeled the “Great Satan”. We refuse to recognize that

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Did Israel Strike Syria Again?

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. How far has Egyptian public opinion of Hamas sunk after revelations that it intervened in Egypt’s revolution? Maan News reports that a visiting delegation of Hamas leaders — including Khaled

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Robert Fisk Equates Terrorists With Himself

I’m not sure why Robert Fisk is firing his guns now at the Newseum. The Washington-based media museum sparked outrage with its decision to honor Palestinian terrorists among fallen journalists. Newseum backed down and the program (held a month ago) went ahead without mentioning Hamas cameramen Mahmoud Al-Kumi and Hussam Salama. The two were killed

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PA Backs Down on 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. Confirming that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, the White House authorized direct military aid to Syrian rebels. According to the Wall St. Journal, a no-fly zone may be in

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PA Snarls Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall

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. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is negotiating with Sweden to revamp the UN’s peacekeeping forces in the Golan. According to Haaretz, the Swedes would head up a Scandinavian contingent with

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Iran, Syria Involved in Turkish Protests?

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. Mossad chief Tamir Pardo was in Turkey reportedly discussing Syria, Iran, the Taksim protests, and intelligence sharing with his Ankara counterparts. Hurriyet, which first reported this, adds: The sources also

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US to Resettle Syrian Refugees?

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. Is the labor dispute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs threatening Israel’s national security? According to Haaretz, Israel’s highest intelligence chiefs said as much to the Prime Minister, though we’re

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