Author Archives: Pesach Benson

NSA Listening In on Israel?

NSA Listening In on Israel?

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. Iran notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it wants to make the Arak heavy water plant operational for a test run with dummy fuel rods. Time describes some dodgy

PA Negotiating Terms Leaked

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. Israel agreed to end its boycott of the UN Human Rights Council and attend tomorrow’s review of its human rights record. Haaretz called it a diplomatic victory for Israel. One

Hamas Caught Between Rival Sugar Daddies

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. Deutsche Welle asks, What’s Hamas to do when it’s caught between the competing sugar daddies of Sunni Qatar and the rival Shiite Iran? Seems like a long time ago when

Media Reacts to US-Saudi Rupture

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. Benjamin Netanyahu and John Kerry spent more than seven hours together in Rome discussing peace talks, Iran, and Syria. According to a NY Times report picked up by the Israeli

So You Want to Annul the Oslo Accords?

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 Toronto Transit Commission put a red light on an anti-Israel ad campaign on buses and subways. A spokesman told the JTA the commission considered the ads misleading: “Our legal

Israel To Take in Syrian Refugee?

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. Are the glitzy Gulf states suitable hosts for world class sporting events? At the FINA Swimming World Cup hosted by Dubai and Qatar, the results of races featuring Israeli swimmers

A Rare Look at Hezbollah’s School System

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 Observatory for Human Rights has become the most widely-quoted source of info on casualties, but the man behind it, Rami Abdurrahman, is singlehandedly feeding his figures to the

Saudis Reject UN Security Council Seat

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 US is considering slowly unfreezing billions of dollars in Iranian assets if the mullahs take specific steps to ease up their nuclear program. The NY Times, which broke the

Turkey Betrayed Israeli Spies to Iran

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. Turkey exposed an Israeli spy network to Iran last year, writes the Washington Post‘s David Ignatius: The Turkish-Israeli relationship became so poisonous early last year that the Turkish government of

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