Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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PA Demands Muslim Oversight Over Jewish Visitors to Temple Mount

PA Demands Muslim Oversight Over Jewish Visitors to Temple Mount

Today’s Top Stories 1. The PA demands full Muslim oversight over Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount. If not, the PA will (yawn) end security cooperation with Israel. 2. Adnan Gaith, who heads the Tanzim militia’s “organizational branch” in eastern Jerusalem told YNet that Mahmoud Abbas can’t control escalating Palestinian violence. The Tanzim militia is Fatah’s

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UNESCO Declares Tomb of Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb Muslim Sites

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO passed a resolution condemning Israeli aggression on the Temple Mount and recognizing the Tomb of the Patriarchs (in Hebron) and Rachel’s Tomb (between Bethlehem and Jerusalem) as Muslim sites. The Palestinians were forced to back off efforts to declare the Western Wall a Muslim site when UNESCO chief, Irina Bokova,

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Israeli Run Over and Killed After Stoning Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. An Israeli driver was killed near Hebron after Palestinians pelted his car with a barrage of stones. The driver, identified as 50-year-old Avraham Hasano, was run and over killed by an oncoming truck when he exited his car. Depending on whose Kool-Aid you like to drink, throwing stones is either a Palestinian”rite of

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International Observers To the Temple Mount?

Today’s Top Stories 1. In Nablus, Palestinian rioters torched Joseph’s Tomb Thursday night, severely damaging the compound. Nobody was injured. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, and Times of Israel coverage. On Saturday night, the IDF was forced to extract a group of Jews from the compound. Some 30 Jews from the Breslov

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Blood Libel Fail as Abbas Lie Exposed

Today’s Top Stories 1. In a televised speech last night, Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out “field executions,” and trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount. And, notably, Abbas didn’t condemn the violence or make any appeals for calm. But the Palestinian leader got egg on his face for claiming that a

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Israel Beefs Up Security, Abbas to Address Palestinians Tonight

Today’s Top Stories *** BREAKING NEWS *** Shortly before this roundup was published, there were breaking reports of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, by the Old City’s Damascus Gate. 1. In response to the latest terror attacks, Israel security forces began setting up checkpoints to entrances of flashpoint Arab neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, and called

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Intifada Goes Hot, 3 Israelis Killed

Today’s Top Stories 1. The intifada went hot, escalating from knives to guns when two Palestinians on a bus in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood began shooting and stabbing passengers, killing two this morning. In a simultaneous attack in Jerusalem’s Geula neighborhood, a Palestinian rammed his car into a bus stop, got out of his vehicle,

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Palestinians Burned Down a Bethlehem Church: Who Knew?

Today’s Top Stories 1. In the last 24 hours, there were four Palestinian stabbing attacks. See below for details. In case you missed yesterday’s roundup, I have decided to call the widening violence an “intifada.” Here’s Why I’m calling it an intifada. 2. Who knew? Palestinians influenced by Islamic State burned down the St. Charbel

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Is Widening Weekend Violence an Intifada?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Editor’s note: In light of continuing Palestinian terror, I have decided to refer to the violence as an intifada. Here’s Why I’m Calling it an Intifada (and a dissent from my colleague, Yarden Frankl). See below for updates on the latest terror attacks. See also today’s media critique, Palestinian Terror Wave Prompts Media

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Why I’m Calling It an Intifada

It’s true that journalism is the first draft of history. And it’s also true that it takes some distance in time before we can look at events and place them in a proper historical context. But it’s also true that journalism has a responsibility to put developments into a meaningful context for readers. Here. Now.

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