Author Archives: Pesach Benson


Divergent Polls On Israeli Attack: It’s All in the Question

Divergent Polls On Israeli Attack: It’s All in the Question

Two polls released this week indicate divergent American attitudes towards Israeli military action against Iran. First, the University of Maryland reported that only one in four Americans would favor an Israeli strike. Then, Ipsos/Reuters reported that 62 percent of Americans would favor an Israeli military strike. How’d the two polls get such massively opposite results? The Christian


No Accountability for UN Media Official’s False Photo Tweet

Yesterday, we exposed the UN Media Official Responsible for False Photo Tweet. We also called for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to dismiss Khulood Badawi. An “information and media coordinator” using Twitter to spread misinformation about Israel has no place in the UN. The result? Readers who complained on OCHA’s contact page were rebuffed: the site


Times of London’s Iron Dumb Photo Caption

Here’s an iron dumb photo caption in the Times of London (paywall) beyond belief: Wrong. The Iron Dome intercepts Palestinian rockets approaching Israeli population centers like Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheva, etc. Moreover, the Times can’t blame this on the European Press Agency’s original caption. The EPA got it right. Where’s the quality control?

Mahmoud Zahar: Mixed Messages or Misinformation?

Either Mahmoud Zahar’s sending mixed messages, or someone’s spreading misinformation about whether Hamas possibly joining the fray of an Israeli-Iranian war. Zahar told the BBC: But Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior leader of Hamas in Gaza, denied the group would get involved and told the BBC: “We are not part of any political axis.” “If Israel attacks


Israel Daily News Stream 03/07/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Hamas rules out military support for Iran in any war with Israel. Arab world shocked over footage of a “Syrian Mohammed al-Dura.” The Netanyahu-Obama summit dominates op-eds. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Iranian Atomic Urgency • Hamas rules