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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Links

From Ian:

Iran accuses Israel of plotting Bulgaria bus attack
At UNSC debate on Middle East, Iran's UN envoy says Israel conducted terrorist bombing that killed 5 Israel tourists.
"Such terrorist operation could only be planned and carried out by the same regime whose short history is full of state terrorism operations and assassinations aimed implicating others for narrow political gains," Khazaee (Iran) said. "I could provide ... many examples showing that this regime killed its own citizens and innocent Jewish people during the last couple of decades.

Amb Waxman: Statement to the UN Security Council
“A clear line of terror runs from the bombing in Argentina to the attack in Bulgaria. It begins and ends in Iran. The Iranian campaign of terrorism is a plague that threatens not only Israelis and Jews, but innocent people all over the globe.”

Co-Op group under fire for 'hypocritical' Israeli boycott
The Co-Operative Group have come under fire for backing a boycott of certain Israeli goods while not ruling out major human rights offenders
"In tweets addressed to Dr. Ellie Cannon of The Daily Mail and Jewish Chronicle, The Co-Cperative Group said, "Neither Syria nor Saudi Arabia meet the criteria for a ban" under the organisation's Human Rights and Trade Policy - and yet one Middle Eastern country, the only functioning democracy in the region, falls foul in the eyes of The Co-Op. "

Tony Blair: 'The West is asleep on the issue of Islamist extremism'
The former Labour prime minister talks about religion and politics, lessons from the financial crisis and the future of the euro

JPost Editorial: BBC Bias
“The British Broadcasting Corporation could never be accused of showering Israel with sympathy, or even credited with gracing Israel with the rudiments of objectivity. Nonetheless, the BBC has managed to flabbergast even those Israelis who hadn’t expected minimal fairness from it.
(See also this showing how the BBC illustrated Israel as a country altogether- EoZ)

Guardian Praises Anti-Semitic Site “CounterPunch” as Progressive
"However, the most egregious anti-Semitic sin of far left broadsheets, such as the Guardian newspaper, is their legitimization – even praise – for anti-Semites who do advance such racist calumnies about the Jewish people."

The Guardian and Glenn Greenwald: The anti-imperialism of fools
“The Guardian’s most egregious moral blind spot – especially in light of the media group’s claim to represent anti-racist values – pertains to their editors’ licensing of commentators who possess an antipathy towards Jews and routinely advance tropes indistinguishable from what is normally associated with far-right Judeophobia.”

Hillary Clinton urges IOC to commemorate Munich massacre
US secretary of state joins growing chorus of calls for moment of silence for Israeli athletes

No security at Israeli swimmers' Olympic training camp
Team holds training camp in England with no security measures in place at site. Israeli officials refusing to take responsibility; local police deny report

Israeli legal group warns British telecom company to stop aiding Iran
Shurat HaDin says Inmarsat helps Tehran perpetrate terrorism by providing Iranian ships with satellite services

Muslim Persecution of Christians June, 2012


Nike Nakba!  Egyptian athletes given 'fake Nike uniforms' to wear at Olympics