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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Links by Ian

George Washington letter to American Jews going on display
"Letter is widely regarded as the first US president’s most eloquent statement on religious liberty"
"May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in the land continue to merit and enjoy the goodwill of the other inhabitants. While everyone shall sit safely under his own vine and fig-tree and there shall be none to make him afraid."
The Full Letter – PDF format

The New York Times: Clueless in Jerusalem
"Papers like the New York Times, which propogate the Palestinian Authority's false narrative to Western audiences, only prolong the Palestinian people's suffering at the hands of their failed leaders"

NY mayor opposes Morsi call to free 1993 World Trade Center bomb plotter
"Bloomberg against any effort to ‘undermine’ Omar Abdel-Rahman serving a life sentence "

UNSC publishes report on Iran arms trade with Syria
"Panel submits report to Iran sanctions committee, says Syria main destination for illicit Iranian arms transfers. "

Egypt seizes weapons headed to Gaza from Libya
"According to the report, Ibrahim said at a press conference that the shipment included 138 rockets and some seven thousand rounds of ammunition."

Assad lets Kurdish PKK rebels operate against Turkey from inside Syria
"The two countries nearly went to war over the PKK in the late ’90s. Now, with border tensions rising, Assad is risking confrontation again" (with the caveat that information about Syria can rarely be positively confirmed)

43 Jewish graves desecrated in Vienna
"Police investigating anti-Semitic vandalism in city’s main cemetery"
Jewish leaders mock Hungarian far-right politician who reveals Jewish origins
"We can but offer our sympathies in light of the terrible discovery"
Gunter Grass told to stay away from Polish synagogue
"He was in our synagogue once, five years ago, and I think that would be enough"