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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Links

From Ian:

Arab Spring: A Blessing for Hamas by Khaled Abu Toameh
“Egypt's Mursi has put Hamas's Mashaal on an equal footing with heads of state, thus granting legitimacy not only to the Hamas leader but to its entire movement. Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, has also been officially invited to the Presidential Palace in Cairo.”

NGO Monitor: On ‘Jew-Washing’ And BDS
“These were the “Jew-washers” – very visible actors in many such political attacks on Israel, particularly in Christian frameworks. They are influential beyond their actual numbers, providing a convenient means for cleansing such actions from the stains of double standards, demonization and sometimes anti-Semitism against the Jewish state of Israel, and even Judaism itself.”
“In many cases, Jew-washing is also used to whitewash the blatant theological anti-Semitism that accompanies the church-based BDS attacks on Israel. One example is Sabeel, a Palestinian Christian group that is very influential in those mainline churches active in the BDS wars. Its theology includes supercessionism – a reading of the New Testament that considers the Church to have superseded the Jewish people in God’s promises – and deicide – the charge that “the Jews” killed Jesus – that served as the basis for centuries of anti-Jewish persecution.”

UN Watch: U.N.’s Richard Falk accuses “the organized Jewish community” of crimes against Palestinians

Honest Reporting BBC’s Disgusting Response to Olympic Complaints
“Many people who complained to the BBC about its failure to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on its Olympic country website profile were answered with the following included in a
canned response:
We have received a range of feedback about the errors on the BBC Sport Olympics page and we feel it is worth explaining that a considerable number of those have been generated by online lobby activity.What exactly is the inference of referring to “online lobby activity?”

Max Brenner News plus a BDS Fail:
Baillieu seeks to toughen protest laws
“THE Victorian government will investigate whether tougher legislation is needed to prevent political protests closing down businesses, after a magistrate found in favour of anti-Israeli demonstrators targeting the Max Brenner chocolate shop chain.”
"The BDS group in my opinion is better titled as bigoted, dangerous and shameful," Mr Baillieu said. "They have sought to close down businesses just because they are associated with the state of Israel."
Max Brenner announces hotel partnership across Australia
“The hotels that currently have special deals with Max Brenner products include: Stamford Hotels & Resorts, Blue Sydney (Taj Hotel) and the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.”

Caroline Glick Syria threatens Israel with chemical weapons, Obama pressures Israel
“Many have criticized Obama by arguing that he has no policy on Syria. But actually, he does. He sees Syria in the same light that he sees Iran. In both cases, his main concern is to prevent Israel from defending itself.”
Israelis scramble for gas masks as Syria deteriorates
Citizens lining up amid fears that terrorists will obtain chemical weapons

Romney slams Obama for 'lecturing Israel's leaders'
"Speaking ahead of Israel visit, Republican presidential candidate accuses Obama of neglect, "shabby treatment" of a key ally."

‘Bomber argued with my husband before detonating,’ Burgas victim recounts
“Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov says suspected terrorist could have entered through EU”

Two Grad rockets fired at Ashkelon
“No injuries or damage reported; Iron Dome makes one interception”

Israel Daily Picture:
Anniversary of the Laying of the "Foundation Stone" for the Hebrew University in 1918
Old Jewish Men in the Old City
An incredible photographic study from the 1930s

Also:
The World Bank notices that the PA economy cannot support a state

Munich widows ask Olympic crowd to do their own moment of silence

CiF Watch gets results!

(h/t Ishai, Mike)