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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Morning links (updated)

Some really good stuff out there this morning:

Anti-Christian persecution by Palestinian Arabs, in the Jerusalem Post (h/t Backspin)

Bookmark this one, from the Globe and Mail: (also h/t Backspin:)
In fact, coupled with a large surplus of fruit and vegetables intended for markets in Israel, the vast majority of people here aren't wanting for food.

Reports that as many as 50 per cent of children are suffering from malnutrition are exaggerations, says Khaled Abdel Shaafi, director the United Nations Development Program.

"This is not a humanitarian crisis," he said. "It's an economic crisis, a political crisis, but it's not a humanitarian crisis. People aren't starving."

Sultan Knish asks "What does being Pro-Israel mean, anyway?"

A scholarly paper on the role of blogs in the 2006 Lebanon War "fauxtography" scandal, specifically discussing Little Green Footballs.

'Iranian ship to Gaza has hidden agenda'
from the Jerusalem Post

Hamas mocks Gilad Shalit in rally at Haaretz

And, in an unintentionally telling headline from the Arab Times of Kuwait, we see Iranians chant ‘death to Israel’ (and 'death to America') in support of Gaza Palestinians. Notice that supporting Gazans, in the Arab and Muslim mindset, necessarily means the destruction of Israel.