Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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John Kerry Equates Flotilla Raid With Boston Terror

John Kerry Equates Flotilla Raid With Boston Terror

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. John Kerry equated the Boston Marathon bombing with Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara raid. AP writes: Mr. Kerry said he understood the anger and frustration of those Turks who

UK Media: The Israel Line or The Bottom Line?

If the BBC wants to win over the Jewish community, it’ll have a lot of work to do. An Institute for Jewish Policy Research survey (pdf format) found that a whopping 80 percent of UK Jews believe the Beeb is biased against Israel. Because the BBC is significantly supported by households paying an annual £145.50

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Israeli Contact With Syrian Opposition?

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. Arab media reports say Israeli diplomats have already made contact with Syrian opposition leaders, “likely in order to gauge the possibility of establishing a buffer zone along the Golan Heights

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Terror Strikes Boston

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. Terror strikes Boston. See below for a surprising number of Israel-angles. 2. What Does Yom Ha’atzmaut Mean to You? HonestReporting was in the streets of Jerusalem on Independence Day taking

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Fatah Fudges Fall of Fayyadism

Fayyad’s departure needs some serious Palestinian spin. After all, he brought a measure of sorely lacking accountability, transparency, and professionalism to the PA. So if you’re one of the money-hungry hawks who pushed out Fayyad, how do you explain away Fayyad’s resignation to unhappy donors? That’s easily done. The West made Fayyad look like a

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IDF “Confirms” Operating in Syria

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. Despite Western efforts, Abbas accepted Salam Fayyad’s resignation after months of political in-fighting. The Jerusalem Post already looks ahead to possible successors: However, Palestinian sources mentioned two names as possible

4 Thoughts on “The World’s Largest Outdoor Prison”

The Independent breaks out the violins for Gaza. Locals call it “the world’s biggest prison”, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Here are a few thoughts on Alistair Dawber’s 3,769 word-count dispatch: 1. Dawber writes, “Of the 1.5 million inhabitants, 1.1 million are refugees.” It would be more accurate to call Gaza the world’s

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Turkish Islamists in Disarray Over Israel’s Apology

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. Salam Fayyad offered his resignation to Mahmoud Abbas. But despite their tensions, it’s not clear that Abbas will accept it. Everyone’s referring to Reuters, which got the scoop. Elliott Abrams

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