Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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France Launches Arafat Murder Investigation

France Launches Arafat Murder Investigation

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. Newspapers — mostly British — react to the Rachel Corrie verdict. A Times of London staff-ed (paywall) nails the International Solidarity Movement. Israel has an obligation to protect civilian lives

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Success: SABC Removes Anti-Semitic, Recycled Photo

Yesterday, HonestReporting called South Africa’s SABC News onto the carpet for a nasty bit of photo bias. I pointed out the photo’s irrelevancy (a 2010 Indonesian demonstration against the Mavi Marmara raid) to the story at hand (African migrants in Israel). Yarden Frankl also weighed in on the image’s anti-Semitic aspect. Several HonestReporting readers forwarded

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Judge Absolves IDF For Rachel Corrie’s Death

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. Absolving the IDF of responsibility for Rachel Corrie’s death, an Israeli civilian court rejected a lawsuit brought by her parents. This Jerusalem Post snippet sums up what you need to

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Palestinians Don’t Own Their National Movement Like They Used To

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. A new IAEA report leaked to the press calls out Iran for illicitly speeding up work on its nuclear program. We’re talking about hundreds of new centrifuges and other equipment set

An Indonesian Muslim activist protests against the Israeli marines' storming of a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, during an anti-Israel demonstration in Jakarta

How Does SABC News Explain This Recycled Photo?

Question: You’re an editor looking to illustrate an article about Israeli efforts to curb the arrival of African migrants. With a wide pool of current and archived wire photos available, which of the following images would you choose? A) African migrants in Israel. B) Israeli police looking for African migrants. C) Israelis protesting for African migrants.

Assad’s Propaganda Machine Takes a Big Hit

Syria’s top news personality, Ola Abbas, who defected to the rebels a month ago, described the government’s propaganda machine to Der Spiegel. What makes the defection all the more damning is that Abbas is an Alawite. Orwellian repeatedly came to mind as I read the interview: The word “demonstrators” was prohibited in the media from the start.

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Revolutionary Guards Ordered to Intensify Terror Against West

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. Ayatollah Khameini ordered the Revolutionary Guards to intensify terror against the West. Thing is, the logic described by the Daily Telegraph requires that Tehran’s involvement with the terror be clear

Israel Objects to Egypt’s Sinai Military Buildup

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. After Reuters reported that Egypt planned to send tanks and aircraft into the Sinai to fight jihadis, Jerusalem sent a protest to Washington. The buildup wasn’t coordinated with Israel. The Times

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