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Monday, December 21, 2009

News briefs

Jimmy Carter "apologized" to American Jews for saying things that may have stigmatized Israel. He even used the words "Al Het" that are used by Jews on Yom Kippur. Of course, he didn't apologize for any of his positions, so this is one of those situations of a non-apology in the form of "sorry if you were offended by my brilliance."

British director Ken Loach withdrew a film of his from an Australian film festival because it was partially funded by those dreaded "Zionists." Iran therefore scooped him up and is proudly screening his latest comedy at the Fajr film festival.

Hamas strongly condemned the wall that Egypt is building on the Gaza border. I guess smuggling weapons is a human right.

A small religious group in Gaza found that its assembly room or building was blown up by unidentified gunmen.