Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Why Mandela Would Be Run Out of Ramallah Today

Why Mandela Would Be Run Out of Ramallah Today

I’m scratching my head over The Guardian. How can the same people who blew up innocent civilians in cafes and buses have the gall to claim Nelson Mandela’s legacy? As the Christian Science Monitor aptly pointed out, the Palestinians embrace of Mandela’s mantle is very, very limited. But much of Palestinians’ praise is for how

EU Pays Non-Existent PA Workers

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. It’s rare for Western news services to look at the phenomenon of Palestinian honor killings. So due credit to Reuters for reporting a rising worrisome trend in the West Bank.

Reporter Fired For Questioning Arafat Coverage

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. Al Jazeera dumped investigative reporter Ken Silverstein because he didn’t toe the network’s line on the Arafat/polonium story. More on the story at the Washington Free Beacon. 2. The British

Mourning Mandela, Mideast Style

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 Mideast mourns Mandela while Palestinians politicize his passing. More below. 2. Ireland’s Near FM radio station suspended news presenter Peter Kearney. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) already ruled

Flotilla to Test Gaza Blockade

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. Another Gaza flotilla due to set sail on Friday. Unlike previous flotillas, this one’s voyaging *from* Gaza to test the six-nautical-mile sailing limit. From YNet: The act of demonstration is

Why Does Hezbollah Have 200 Drones?

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. Israeli intelligence knew of the secret US-Iran back channel before Washington formally notified Israel of it. Haaretz coverage. 2. The PA insists the embassy bomber “doesn’t represent Palestine.” Martyrdom operations

Israel Denounces Iran’s Interim Nuclear Deal

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. Negotiators in Geneva reached an interim agreement with Iran. Israel denounced it as a bad deal. Meanwhile, AP reports that the groundwork was laid by secret US-Iranian talks. The White

Embassy Bomber ID’ed as Palestinian

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. One of the suicide bombers from this week’s attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut is Palestinian, according to the Daily Star. 2. As Gaza’s energy shortage reaches crisis mode,

Hezbollah Tunneling Under Israeli Border?

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 UNRWA’s outgoing chief says virtually all its Gaza projects are at a standstill, and you know whose fault that is. The Times of Israel quoted Filippi Grandi blaming Israel’s

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