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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Sunday Links

From Ian:

UNWatch: Iran elected to top post at UN Arms Trade Treaty conference
“Right after a UN Security Council report found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to Syria, which is now murdering thousands of its own people, it defies logic, morality and common sense for the UN to now elect this same regime to a global post in the regulation of arms transfers,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental monitoring group based in Geneva.

EU security organization rejects PA membership
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe denies request for observers status, J'lem praises rejection.
“Twenty-eight countries voted against the Palestinian request and 21 voted in favor of accepting the application, according to the report.”

Gaza Mythbusting: It’s Easier Than You Think
“Several days ago I stumbled upon an Arab website advertising fashionable recreational tours to the Gaza Strip. Yeah, I am not on any medication and I am talking about the very same Gaza which is referred to by the Palestinians as “the greatest concentration camp on the face of the Earth” (с). “The Ghetto of Palestinian suffering” (c) and “The Auschwitz of our Times” (c).”

AJ Correspondent caught in gunfire in Libya
Al Jazeera correspondent Hoda Abdel Hamid was caught in gunfire outside a polling station in Benghazi while part way through a live cross with SBS on Saturday.

Honest Reporting Sunday Times Republishes Doctored Iranian Fauxtograph

CIFWatch:
The Guardian’s Giles Fraser, and the Palestinian ‘weapon of the womb’

Jordanian MP who brandished a gun on live TV may face attempted murder charge

A triple threat: NYC: Ex-Muslim to be ordained as rabbi
Dario Hunter, born to Iranian Muslim father and African-American mother to graduate online rabbinical program in the summer
“According to various reports in the NYC media, Hunter, an openly gay man raised by an Iranian Muslim father and an African-American mother, will graduate alongside classmates who include a Catholic-born Brazilian and a British songwriter.”