Author Archives: Pesach Benson

Fact Checking Jeff Halper

An Irish Times article on Palestinian political paralysis includes an interview with Jeff Halper. He’s an Israeli activist better known for — among other things — founding the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, and for sailing to Gaza with a 2008 Gaza flotilla. Halper revealed to reporter Michael Jansen the juicy secrets of Prime Minister

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/23/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. 60 Minutes looks at the status of Christians in the Holy Land. The Guardian issues a “correction” — for referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A UN document contradicts Ayatollah Khameini’s feigned fatwa against nuclear weapons. Join the Israel Daily News

The Guardian’s “Capital” Offense

What a stupid correction this is. On Friday, The Guardian posted a photo — Jerusalem light rail passengers observing a national moment of silence for the Holocaust. The problem? The original caption referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Here’s the correction: The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram in Jerusalem observing a

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/22/2012

Everything you need to know about the weekend media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Why is Christiane Amanpour fixated on a feigned fatwa? Did Marwan Barghouti sell out Yasser Arafat to Israeli interrogators? And what’s the significance of a Syrian opposition leader’s interview on Israel Radio? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook.

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/17/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. A whopping 40 percent of Europeans believe Israel is waging a “war of extermination” against the Palestinians. A PLO cadre slams the PA’s crackdown on press freedom — with a comment taking some steam out of Prisoners Day. The Columbia Journalism

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Israel Daily News Stream 04/16/2012

Everything you need to know about today’s media coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Palestinian flytilla a media flop. Critics worry about US handling of Iranian nuke talks. And why was a former Hamas official abducted in Syria? Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Israel and the Palestinians • The Palestinian flytilla was

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