Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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White House Reining In John Kerry?

White House Reining In John Kerry?

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. What’s the state of the peace process? Martin Indyk’s taking another shot of salvaging the peace process by meeting (again) with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. Take your pick of Jerusalem

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US Fails to Salvage Peace Talks

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. Acrimonious, hostile, and heated are some of the adjectives describing Martin Indyk’s meeting with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. Israeli papers widely quoted Maan News coverage. Despite the PA’s unilateral moves, the US

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Are PA Moves Wrecking the Peace Process?

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. Palestinian unilateralism ruled the day as Mahmoud Abbas signed papers putting in motion PA requests to join 15 world treaties. AP writes: A Palestine Liberation Organization statement quoted Abbas as saying

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US to Free Jonathan Pollard for Palestinian Prisoners?

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. John Kerry arrived in Israel for overnight meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to salvage peace talks. The big development is that the US appears prepared to release Jonathan Pollard. Haaretz

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Ehud Olmert Convicted of Taking Bribes

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. Guilty as charged: Ehud Olmert was convicted of accepting hundreds of thousands of shekels in bribes connected to the Holyland real estate scandal. Former Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski and several

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PA Wants 1,000 Prisoners Freed to Continue Talks

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 UN Human Rights Council had a busy weekend of Israel-bashing. Not only did the council pass five resolutions slamming Israel, it also nominated a Christine Chinkin — a professor

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Haaretz’s Unprecedented War of Words Continues

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. Ari Shavit fired back at his boss, Haaretz publisher Amos Schocken. It started when Shavit argued that the Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish state. In an unprecedented move,

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Big Media Rallies Around Jerusalem Post Reporter

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 White House Correspondents’ Association slammed Saudi Arabia for denying a visa to the Jerusalem Post’s Washington bureau chief, Michael Wilner, to cover the president’s visit to Riyadh. The denial

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