Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday links

From Ian:

Latma summer shorts: The peacenik boss's amazing admission

New York Post Editorial: Israel on the outs — again
“Once again, Israel was excluded from one of Team Obama’s pet projects — the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum, a group of 29 nations that met this week in Spain.
Israel was not only not invited — Turkey objected — it also was completely ignored.”

Israel considering sanctions against UN agency for illegal activity in Judea and Samaria
“Israel is considering sanctions against the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs due to illegal activities in Judea and Samaria. Specifically, the office stands accused of performing illegal construction activity in the region.”

B’nai Brith slams UNESCO affiliation with Gaza University
“To so strongly associate an organization meant to promote peaceful goals with a terrorist organization is yet another contributor to the world body’s tarnished reputation in the international community,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said.
“Establishing this special UNESCO scientific chair in effect legitimates an anti-Semitic
institution so closely associated with a terrorist organization. This decision flies in the face of rational thought, and once again gravely politicizes an agency that should be dealing with education, science and culture,” added B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin.

China, Cuba Block U.N Human Rights Council from Condemning Syria

The BBC’s talent for misrepresenting Mizrahim
“To read this article you would never guess why hordes of Mizrahim would willingly choose to put themselves through the mill of cultural oppression that is Israel. But the truth is that such obstacles as they encountered were a walk in the park compared to the persecutions and pogroms they had endured in their countries of birth. There, discrimination was enshrined in law. But you will never learn such inconvenient truths from the BBC or from the lips of Rachel Shabi, whose goals are to whitewash Arab anti-Semitism in order to attack Israel’s “Ashkenazi” elite as European colonialists. They maintain that the Mizrahim simply “arrived” in Israel from countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Yemen and Iran in the years following its establishment — like aliens from the planet Zog.”

New evidence may lead to arrest of world’s ‘most wanted’ Nazi
Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, spotted by British reporters, implicated in testimony by survivor in Sydney

Hamas says Egypt's Mursi will end Gaza blockade
Leader of terror group Ismail Haniyeh says he is confident Egypt's new president will shield Palestinians from Israeli attack.

Iran vows to back any nation that fights America, Israel

HSBC ignored financial transactions to Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas

Israel is more like Australia than you probably realise. In both countries cricket matches will only be halted by bushfires, if the field starts to burn.
Australia: Out in a blaze of glory: a bushfire fails to stop cricketers at Abernethy in 2003.
Israel: Smoke blows toward the pitch at Lod, shortly before play was suspended on Friday. 2012
From: Flames interrupt already hot Israeli cricket
White smoke from blaze forces a temporary halt to game between Lod and Ra’anana.