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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Tuesday linkfest

Anne Bayefsky puts together a strong case that Obama has already resigned himself to a nuclear Iran, as he gives the mullahs all the time they need without any repercussions.

Barry Rubin explains why a settlement freeze makes no sense to Israel, even among Israelis who aren't pro-settler.

A British regulator announced the shocking news that George Galloway's broadcasts on Iran's English-language PressTV violated impartiality rules. Who woulda thunk it? (h/t Suzanne)

Daled Amos emails the US Consulate in Jerusalem, and receives a response that the "Consulate General in Jerusalem is the principal representation to the Palestinian Authority." Putting together the facts that the consulate is in both east and west Jerusalem and not in the West Bank, this indicates that US State Department policy is not that Jerusalem is disputed, or even meant to be an international city, but it is entirely Arab. (Daled Amos has a different take.)