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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunday links

From Ian:

This is why Israel profiles behaviour.
Vietnamese immigrant charged with helping al-Qaida in Yemen
"Minh Quang Pham was arrested in Britain. He is accused of traveling to Yemen to train with members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP."

Russia helped Syria shoot down Turkish plane, UK newspaper claims
"London’s Sunday Times reports that Russian technicians helped make split-second decision to fire at jet as a warning to NATO"

PA envoy Holocaust was ‘greatest crime in history'
"Abdel Shafi’s comments about the Holocaust are unusual for a PA official, especially in light of a doctoral thesis written by PA President Mahmoud Abbas at a Russian university in the 1980s in which he described the Holocaust as a “Zionist fantasy, the fantastic lie that six million Jews were killed.”
Will this be reported in the Arabic press?

Israeli Ice Cream Shop Serves Hummus Ice Cream
"Ice cream maker Boris Schwartz said the flavor has the familiar taste of hummus but that "it is a little sweeter than usual."
"It is a little strange, not for everyone, it's for people who like special things," said Schwartz.