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Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday links

From Ian:

Latma Summer series
BSN network has a new solution for the scope of the settlements


Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu w-Chris Wallace (FULL INTERVIEW) - Fox News Sunday (Video)


Druze students in Syria: 'Send us back to Israel'
“The students, who reside in the northern Golan Heights, are visiting the Syrian capital as part of their studies. They have asked the Red Cross to return to Israel due to the deteriorating security situation in Syria.“

Israel complains to UN after Syrian troops enter Golan demilitarized zone
"Foreign Ministry source says Israel views the incident as a serious violation, especially given the current instability in Syria "

Arab League calls on Assad to step down
"At emergency meeting in Qatar, ministers agree to provide Syrian president with safe passage, tell rebels to form transitional government"

The warped Tweets of Ali Abunimah: Burgas terror attack conspiracy edition
"Ali Abunimah - contributor to ‘Comment is Free’ from 2006 to 2009, co-founder of Electronic Intifada and an anti-Zionist activist who opposes the existence of the Jewish state within any borders.."
"..his recent conspiratorial – and simply unhinged - Tweets about the terrorist attack in Bulgaria which killed 5 Israelis."

Israeli Settlements an Obstacle to Peace? by Michael Curtis
"For four centuries the West Bank and east Jerusalem, were provinces of the Turkish Ottoman Empire; after that, from 1922 until 1948, they were ruled by Britain under the Mandate given it by the League of Nations. These areas have never been under any Arab sovereignty. The Palestinians have never had a political state of their own; and when offered the opportunity to create one by the United Nations General Assembly in 1947, refused to create one."

Not One Moment to Remember Munich
"While we think Costas’ stand on the moment of silence has added another reason to consider him one of the most thoughtful voices on television, the IOC’s ongoing refusal ought to give the rest of us a reason to skip the globaloney fest altogether."

New York City Funding for Anti-Israel Hate-Fest
"The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) has announced a two-day conference which serves no purpose, except to condemn Israel, reflecting a simple double standard."

UN tribunal sets trial date for Hariri assassination
"The trial was tentatively scheduled to start on March 25, 2013, the tribunal said.
The four defendants, members of Hezbollah, remain at large, shielded by the movement’s denial of their involvement and the practical reality that Hezbollah’s armed forces, dominant in Lebanon, can likely prevent their arrest."
Sacha Baron Cohen settles slander suit with Palestinian grocer he labelled a 'terrorist' in Bruno

Cairo airport denies easing entry procedures for Palestinians
"Authorities say three Palestinians are awaiting deportation to Gaza for arriving without a visa"


Also, although a little hard to read, this article is about an anti-Zionist (and honorary Palestinian citizen) Israeli who traveled to Morocco to shake hands with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. This caused much embarrassment to the Islamist party that organized the event,with accusations that they are too pro-Zionist.