Author Archives: Pesach Benson

PLO Power Grab Behind Abbas Threats

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. Fallout from the Mohammed Morsi’s incitefully anti-Semitic video continues. The White House condemned Morsi’s comments. So did staff-eds in the New York Times and Times of London. The latter rightly

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France to Free Killer of Israeli, US Diplomats

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. Mali is France’s Gaza, argues Ron Agam: France is now going to war in Mali because it says “we cannot have a terrorist state at the door of Europe,” but

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Winter Storms Collapse Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

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. A deal allowing Palestinian refugees fleeing Syria to return to the West Bank flopped. The Times of Israel explains why: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Abbas that Israel agreed to

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Israel Helped Force Assad to Back Away From 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. A rare combination of Israeli, American, Arab, Chinese and Russian pressure forced Bashar Assad to back down from using chemical weapons. Israel tipped off the White House that Syrian soldiers

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Arab Donors Abandon PA

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. Salam Fayyad to AP: The Palestinian Authority state of Palestine is in peril because Arab donors aren’t following through on promised assistance. Fayyad said he managed to pay half the

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