Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Abbas Backtracks on “Right” of Return

Abbas Backtracks on “Right” of Return

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. Mahmoud Abbas backtracked on the “right” of return in comments aired on Israeli TV. The Times of Israel writes: Interviewer Udi Segal cut in: “Sometimes your official television… speak(s) about

Vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012

In addition to that that other election, now’s the time to vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2012. It’s our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Make your voice heard and please choose one of the five nominees below, along with a brief explanation of

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Correcting the Record, Haaretz Style

I have to credit the Globe & Mail for noting the “clarification” Haaretz made on its ugly apartheid survey.To my awareness, it’s the only Western paper that did the right thing. Thumbs up to HonestReporting Canada for its role. This is significant because Big Media typically doesn’t follow-up on subsequent corrections, clarifications or apologies. The

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Axis of Evil Takes Credit for Hurricane Sandy

I was sure conspiracy theorists would blame Israel for Hurricane Sandy. We’re blamed for tsunamis, Red Sea shark attacks, and bird flu, among other things, so ridiculous accusations don’t surprise me anymore. Instead, the Axis of Evil’s supporters pre-empted all that by taking credit for Frankenstorm. CNN writes: Hours after Superstorm Sandy howled its way

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Hurricane Sandy’s Ripple Effects 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. Hurricane Sandy’s ripple effects were felt in Israel: particularly by stranded travelers and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. In the US, quite a few news sites went down. But credit, the

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PA Frees Prominent Hunger-Striking Prisoner

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. Gaza rockets and Israeli retaliation continue. See latest updates at the Jerusalem Post, YNet, Times of Israel and JTA.  The Ottawa Citizen adds that a visiting a delegation of Canadian politicians, police

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Hezbollah Deeply Divided Over Supporting Assad

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 Sunday Telegraph reports that Hezbollah’s deeply divided over supporting Bashar Assad: The most dramatic sign of dissent within Hizbollah is the cancellation of a forthcoming party convention that is

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Author Unplugs The Guardian’s Spin

This says a lot about The Guardian. An op-ed by Benjamin Pogrund, a prominent anti-apartheid activist who made aliyah took Haaretz to task for its controversial apartheid survey. Israel has moved to the right, but is not an apartheid state. Pogrund’s point is that the media over-spun the story against Israel. But an ironic editors

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A Day of Rockets

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. Barrage of  80 rockets struck Israel, injuring five and forcing schools in the vicinity to close. Air strikes killed four terrorists as Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks. Numbers changed throughout

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