Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday links

From Ian:

IDF Blog: Our Heroes: IDF Soldiers in Action
"At every hour of every Day, IDF soldiers are protecting the borders of Israel's, doing everything they can to keeping our citizens safe."

Caroline Glick: Obama's spectacular failure
“By calling for Abdel-Rahman's release, Mursi has aligned himself and his government with the US's worst enemies. By calling for Abdel-Rahman's release during his unofficial inauguration ceremony, Mursi signaled that he cares more about winning the acclaim of the most violent,
America-hating jihadists in the world than with cultivating good relations with America.
And in response to Mursi's supreme act of unfriendliness, US President Barack Obama invited Mursi to visit him at the White House.” (also covers Levy Report)

Walsh Withdraw Egypt Aid
“Thirty-five Republican members of Congress are calling on House leadership to “withhold all U.S. aid to the Egyptian government” until its new Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president agrees to abide by “Egypt’s treaties, promote peace with Israel, and continue to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.”

Former Mossad Chief: Israel Must Prepare for Possible Military Action in Syria, Cites Bio-Chemical Threat
“The reports yield a bleak prognosis that is difficult to strategize against. Syria’s weapons are excessive in number, pervade the entire region, and are heavily defended by the Syrian army which is said to number 100,000 troops. According to a Pentagon study, uprooting Syria’s arsenal would require troops numbering 75,000.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Palestinian
“Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has allegedly deposited nearly $13 million in U.S. taxpayer aid into a secret bank account, and routinely uses his political connections to profit from the stagnant peace process, according to testimony presented to Congress Tuesday by several Middle East experts.”

Iran warns media against reporting impact of sanctions

Genocidal Sudan to Win Seat on U.N.’s top human rights body

Echoes of Roman Legion style decimation orders.
Syrian troops ordered to kill 5% of participants at all protests, ‘ex-commander’ tells The Times of Israel

The Attacks on Israelis You Won’t Read About Anywhere Else, July 10-12

French Synagogue Vandalized For Third Time in Ten Days

Federal complaint alleges hostile environment against Jewish students at UC Berkeley
Alleging that "Jewish students have been subjected to a pervasive hostile environment and that the university has failed to take effective measure to cure the situation."

MEMRI French “Comic” Dieudonne: 'Muslims and Christians Should Unite' Against The Jews
"Together We Will Be Able To Fight This Satanic Spirit Which Now Heads The Highest International Institutions"

Jordan refuses entry to Israeli Islamist official
"Sheikh Kamal Hatib, deputy leader of radical Islamic Movement, had been invited to conference by Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood"

Turkey: Oldest Christian monastery at risk
"The lawsuit also claimed that the sanctuary was built over the ruins of a mosque, forgetting that Mohammed was born 170 years after its foundation."

'I was forced to hunt Jews', claims terror trial wife

Slain Terrorist Plotted Attack on London Jews
“Documents detailing a plot to attack Jewish neighborhoods in London were found on the
body of an African leader of al-Qaida.”

One more:
Born on the Fourth of June (Brett Stephens)