Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Syrian Army Withdraws From Golan

Syrian Army Withdraws From Golan

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 Syrian army withdrew most of its troops from the Golan Heights. Although it was a matter of time, The Guardian reports that the move creates new worries for Israel

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Hamas Can’t Spin Its Bad Hair Day

Hamas baldly arrested a dozen men with “immodest” hair styles, cut their hair in a “humiliating manner” and even beat some of them. Here’s a snip of the hairy situation described by the Jerusalem Post: The men were released only after they signed a document pledging not to appear in Western-style haircuts or wear low-waist

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Hackers Attack Israeli Sites

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. Hackers attacked Israeli web sites en masse today. Haaretz and AP reported that government web sites experienced some disruptions, “but the damage appeared minimal.” Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, of the government’s

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Abbas Suspends Unilateral Statehood Moves?

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. Haaretz got a nice scoop, reporting that Mahmoud Abbas agreed to temporarily suspend unilateral moves in international organizations. He wants to give US mediation a chance: Both sources gave the

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CNN: Just a Steady Drip of Irksome Projectiles

Irksome is the initial annoyance you get when you’re puttering around the house in comfortable socks and unexpectedly step in your toddler’s puddle of spilled water. But what can you do? Kids will be kids. Irksome is not a feeling Israelis — or anyone else — would associate with rocket fire. Sorry, CNN. Nothing that

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News You Might Have Missed Over Passover

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. For the first time, natural gas pumped from Israel’s offshore fields. The Times of Israel explains the significance. The gas from Tamar is expected to help meet Israel’s energy needs

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The Hypocrisy of a Black Miss Israel?

When it comes to Israel’s absorption of Ethiopians, Israel often gets damned for mistakes in their integration, and also for racism. Unfortunately, Israel’s now damned for honoring their accomplishments. News breaks fast. Get HonestReporting alerts by e-mail and never miss a thing. Free Sign Up Yes, Israel, like all countries, has its unfortunate problems of racism.

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