Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Syrian Druze to Resettle in Israeli Golan?

Syrian Druze to Resettle in Israeli Golan?

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. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah resigned just two weeks after taking office; the Jerusalem Post explains that the cynics were right all along: “Hamdallah discovered that the Palestinian Authority president

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Hezbollah Already Using Chemical Weapons?

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. Hezbollah’s accused of using chemical weapons. The Free Syrian Army told Al Arabiya: The town of Zamalka, outside of Damascus, was targeted by chemical weapons, which caused victims to choke

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Auditors: Egypted Wasted €1 Billion in 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. With the US withdrawing from Afghanistan and global defense budgets are decreasing, Who Will Buy Israel’s Military Hardware? But the 2013 show in Paris comes at a time of increasing

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Governor’s Terror Ties Outrage Egypt

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. YNet picked up on a startling revelation about the “moderate” Hassan Rohani: . . . his elder son took his own life in 1992 in protest of his father’s close

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Comments and the Roar of the Crowd

I took back my in box. Here’s a sampling of recent correspondence: 1. A reader I’ll identify as @optonline raises this point: How do you\we deal with the pronouncement by Iranian leader\clergy that the Qur’an says Muslims are not to negotiate with Satan? We have been labeled the “Great Satan”. We refuse to recognize that

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Did Israel Strike Syria Again?

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. How far has Egyptian public opinion of Hamas sunk after revelations that it intervened in Egypt’s revolution? Maan News reports that a visiting delegation of Hamas leaders — including Khaled

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Robert Fisk Equates Terrorists With Himself

I’m not sure why Robert Fisk is firing his guns now at the Newseum. The Washington-based media museum sparked outrage with its decision to honor Palestinian terrorists among fallen journalists. Newseum backed down and the program (held a month ago) went ahead without mentioning Hamas cameramen Mahmoud Al-Kumi and Hussam Salama. The two were killed

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PA Backs Down on UNESCO

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. Confirming that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, the White House authorized direct military aid to Syrian rebels. According to the Wall St. Journal, a no-fly zone may be in

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PA Snarls Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall

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. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is negotiating with Sweden to revamp the UN’s peacekeeping forces in the Golan. According to Haaretz, the Swedes would head up a Scandinavian contingent with

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