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Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Links by Ian

Israel Preparing for al-Qaeda on its Borders by Yaakov Lappin
“Hamas, for its part, has no problem with al-Qaeda launching attacks on Israel from Sinai, but it does have a problem with al-Qaeda challenging its rule in Gaza. In 2009, Hamas ruthlessly enforced its jurisdiction in Gaza, sending hundreds of gunmen to the south of the Strip to put down an al-Qaeda inspired movement that challenged Hamas rule .”

How Political Correctness Is Transforming British Education by Soeren Kern
“British schools are increasingly dropping the Jewish Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, according to a report entitled, Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills.
British teachers are also reluctant to discuss the medieval Crusades, in which Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem: lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.”
(see comments, the linked report in the article mentioned only one history department that avoided Holocaust education in 2007 - EoZ)  

Egypt's Power Struggle and the Fate of Christians by Aidan Clay
"Egypt's Coptic Christian minority fears that the restoration of parliament, which will grant greater power to Islamists, will be used to institute Sharia law and stifle religious freedom."

Christians snub Cairo meeting with Clinton, claim US backs Islamists
Monica chants taunt Clinton in Egypt

Obama Advisor Visited Israel 'to Stop Iran Attack'
“President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon visited Israel secretly over the weekend in what one Israeli newspaper says was an attempt to convince Israel not to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.”

Wasserman Schultz, despite objections, to speak at suburban Philly synagogue
“Similar event in Miami was canceled a month ago over concerns of political evenhandedness “
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Cannot Name a Reason for Jews to Back Obama Except Abortion

CIFWatch A Guardian-Baathist Alliance? Syrian gov’t uses CiF essay for pro-regime propaganda

Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam

It was all destiny
“One of last surviving founders of IAF recalls mission that stopped Egypt from advancing on Tel Aviv.”
"It was 4 p.m. and a jeep rushes in with Shimon Avidan, commander of the Givati Brigade,”
Lenart said. “He heard we had airplanes and said that six miles from where we were near Ashdod, there were 15,000 Egyptian soldiers and 500 vehicles and tanks stopped because Givati had blown up a bridge. But if we didn’t stop them that night they would fix the bridge and be in Tel Aviv the next morning – and there would be no Israel.”