Author Archives: Pesach Benson

A Rare Look at Hezbollah’s School System

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

Hamas Mending Fences With Syria?

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. Is Hamas mending fences with Assad? Hamas’ Deputy Politburo Chief Abu Marzouk says Khaled Mashal was wrong to support Syrian opposition, doesn’t rule out possibility of renewing ties with Damascus.

The Gray Lady’s Grouchiness is Hard to Miss

Why is the NY Times so disparaging of  Benjamin Netanyahu’s media campaign against Iran and Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive? How to explain the snotty criticism from Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren, columnist Roger Cohen, and a NY Times staff-ed? The Gray Lady’s grouchiness is getting harder to miss, as two Israeli columnists point out. Avi

Palestinians Bullied to Boycott Jerusalem Election

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 IDF brought reporters for a look-see into the terror tunnel discovered yesterday. This Jerusalem Post tidbit of info validates the need for restricting construction supplies into Gaza. Five hundred

£1.95 Billion in Aid to Palestinians Disappeared

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 IDF discovered a tunnel running under the Gaza-Israel border. YNet reports that this tunnel led to Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha — near a kindergarten, no less — and was intended

US Slashes Egyptian Military Aid

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 announced that it’s reducing military aid to Egypt. The NY Times describes Israel’s response as “a  mixture of disappointment and alarm.” But one Israeli official, speaking on the condition

Boycotter of Israeli Academia to Share Nobel Prize With Tel Aviv U. Physicist

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. Such irony from the Nobel prize committee: The prestigious Nobel prize for physics will be shared by Dr. Francois Englert (a Belgian Holocaust survivor with close research ties to Tel

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