Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Big Media Remembers Ariel Sharon

Big Media Remembers Ariel Sharon

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. Big Media remembers Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday. His body is currently lying in state at the Knesset. World leaders will be arriving for a state funeral to be

Will Palestinian Unity Push Undermine Peace Talks?

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. Fatah proposed a national unity government with Hamas, reports Maan News. This comes after Hamas released prisoners (seven) affiliated with Fatah. It’s an unwelcome monkey wrench for John Kerry because

CBC Whitewashes Incitement: “Palestinians Tend to Be More Bitter”

Palestinian incitement? The Israeli government’s incitement index could be shoved in veteran CBC correspondent Neil MacDonald’s face and he wouldn’t recognize it for what it is. Instead, he spins it this way to fit his world view: Netanyahu also seems to be saying there can be no deal unless Palestinians stop saying nasty things about

Kerry, Abbas Discuss Return of 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. The difficult trade-offs for peace continue. According to Xinhua, John Kerry proposed that 80,000 Palestinian refugees be allowed to settle in Israel. Mahmoud Abbas is pushing for 200,000. “Kerry’s proposal

Hamas Pushing Palestinian Unity

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. With no end to Egyptian pressure, Hamas signals “readiness” to reconcile with Fatah. Among the confidence building measures reported by the Jerusalem Post, Fatah members who fled Gaza will be allowed to

Academics Take Dig at ASA Boycott

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 first buyers of natural gas from Israel’s offshore reserves are none other than the Palestinians. We’re talking about a $1.2 billion contract to supply a new West Bank power

Hezbollah Smuggling Advanced Missiles

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 Wall St. Journal (via Google News) reports that Hezbollah’s smuggling advanced guided missiles from Syria to Lebanon in piecemeal fashion to avoid Israeli airstrikes: The movements appear to serve

Arms Cache Found in PLO Envoy’s Home

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. BREAKING NEWS: A Hezbollah neighborhood of Beirut was rocked by a powerful explosion. Early reports from Reuters. 2. Czech police discovered a large cache of weapons at the Prague residence of

Blast Kills PLO Diplomat in Prague

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. BREAKING NEWS: Shortly before today’s roundup was published, it was reported that the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jamal al-Jamal, died of injuries from an explosion at his Prague

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