Tuesday, July 10, 2012


From Ian:

Something for the history buffs.
Israel’s History - a picture a day

A rare positive story about Israel from Al Guardian.
The Israeli Defence Forces: first for women
“When it comes to gender equality, no armed forces outrank the IDF, says retired brigadier general Yehudit Grisaro”

“Washington should treat UNRWA as a vehicle to deliver social services, nothing more. It should insist that UNRWA beneficiaries who either were never displaced or who already have citizenship in other countries, although perhaps eligible for UNRWA services, are not refugees. Establishing this distinction reduces a key irritant in Arab-Israeli relations.”

The Negotiation Delusion Iran talks fail again by John Bolton
“In the race between the West’s sanctions/negotiations track and Tehran’s nuclear weapons track, the nuclear effort is much closer to the finish line. Since all other options have failed repeatedly, we must at some very near point face a basic question: Are we prepared to use force at a time of our choosing and through means optimal for us rather than for Iran’s air defenses, or will we simply allow Iran to have nuclear weapons under the delusion it can be contained and deterred? The clock is ticking, and the centrifuges are spinning.”
Iran plans to expand, not suspend, its nuclear program, position paper obtained by Times of Israel says

Camera: Jewish Self-criticism A Weapon in the Hands of Israel Hater, Noushin Framke
"Still, there are reasons to be concerned about what is going on inside the PC(USA) because anti-Israel activists did win a consolation prize – the passage of another overture, this one calling on the denomination to boycott Israeli products produced in the West Bank.
This overture, which passed with a vote of 457 to 180, was approved after Noushin Framke, a prominent anti-Israel activist in the PC(USA) was asked to speak to the assembly by the people moderating the event. Framke told the assembly that Peter Beinart, an American Zionist Jew who is offended by Israeli policies in the West Bank, supports such boycotts."

MEMRI: Hamas MP Sheik Yunis Al-Astal: Allah Punished the Jews throughout History and Will Use the Islamic Nation to Punish Them Again

Pakistan shuns its only Nobel laureate - physicist linked to discovery of 'God particle'
"Praise within Pakistan for Salam, who also guided the early stages of the country's nuclear program, faded decades ago as Muslim fundamentalists gained power. He belonged to the Ahmadi sect, which has been persecuted by the government and targeted by Taliban militants who view its members as heretics."

Gaza Sniper Fire Hits Child Car Seat in Kibbutz Vehicle

Police nab arsonists who caused large fire outside Jerusalem
“Two Palestinians have been arrested for deliberately starting a large forest fire in June that forced the closure of the main road to Jerusalem, police said on Monday.”

Israel’s record tourism year continues

Very different Palestinian asylum-seekers
"Currently being screened in festivals around the globe, Israeli Yariv Mozer’s documentary ‘Invisible Men’ exposes the life of gay Palestinian men in Tel Aviv on the run from death threats"

Anna Wintour: good friends with President Obama, Bashar al-Assad and John Galliano!
Vogue editor Anna Wintour caught on camera in meeting with disgraced designer John Galliano

Also from my Twitter feed:

The Bizarro world of 's PressTV: 'Zionists behind Saudi-Bahrain merger scheme' : 

Looks like  lied when they said they would send women to 

Early Libyan Results Show U.S.-Educated Academic Beats Islamists via 

 couple tries to smuggle newborn into  in hand luggage 
Writing Jews out of history 

This article is what JTA was made for / Popularized in America by Jews, pickles pack a punch 

Interesting point - who profits from ?