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Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekend links

From Ian:

Latma Summer Series:
The callous Israel government



Mofaz seeks a partner
Dedicated to Jonathan Pollard "Close Every Door"

Video: Viral Response to BBC's Map: Olympic Team Salutes to Jerusalem



Video: CNN talks to the widow of Israeli coach Andre Spitzer. He was taken hostage and killed during the Olympics in Munich.

Cameron will attend Guildhall Munich commemoration
"David Cameron has agreed to attend the Guildhall commemoration to mark the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes at the hands of Palestinian terrorists 40 years in Munich."
Italian parliament holds a minute of silence for Munich victims

Palestinian Olympic goalie, Red Crescent staffers held for West Bank shooting
13 people allegedly planned further attacks on Israeli targets
“Omar Abu Rwayyis, 23, the Palestinian goalkeeper, obtained the two AK-47 guns that were used in the shooting, and carried out the attack together with another man, Salih Bar’al, the IDF said in a statement. Both men were said to be employees of the Palestinian Red Crescent, and Abu Rwayyis was also said to be a member of Hamas.”

Is appeasement of Hezbollah now EU policy?
“In his request to the EU to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said: "It would send the right signal to the international community and the Israeli people."
But in their rejection, the only sign the EU has sent is that Jewish blood is cheap, while appeasement of terrorism is now official EU policy. Moreover, the EU has missed a golden
opportunity to strike at the heart of Iran’s empire of terror.”

Blockade charade: The misguided campaign against Gazan border control
Five years since Hamas took power, the international community is still more interested in falsely castigating Israel than condemning the terrorist group
“... the Palmer Report invoked Article 51 of the UN Charter precisely because “[m]ore than 5,000 [rockets, missiles, and mortar bombs] were fired between 2005 and January 2009”. In light of this, it is curious that a signatory to the petition such as UNICEF should cite Article 33 without mention of Hamas, given that the latter half of the Article explicitly
prohibits “all measures of intimidation or of terrorism”, tactics that Hamas insatiably employs against Israel.”

5 arrested for terrorizing Pennsylvania Jewish camp
Suspects allegedly damaged property, shot paintball guns and hurled anti-Semitic slurs at Camp Bonim in Wayne County.

U.S., Lockheed reach deal on Israeli F-35s

Israel Daily Pictures:
The Jews' Wailing Place -- Photographed 150 Years Ago
Tisha B'Av -- Mourning at the Western Wall 90 Years Ago

Borat’s bubbe will whip you in shape
Sacha Baron Cohen’s 97-year-old grandma is an exercise instructor for the elderly



Also:

US Jewish Federations drop "Zionism" from their global plans

'We have to liberate Syria, then we'll go to Golan liberate Palestine,' refugee in Damascus neighborhood says

Al Qaeda providing instruction and guidance for Israeli wildfires? (Hebrew)

Israeli technology in F-35 fighter planes (Hebrew)

Huffington Post - on Tisha B'Av

Muslim owner of Santa Monica hotel sued for kicking out pro-Israel event

NPR notices Palestinian Arabs aren't happy with Abbas

(h/t Ishai, Yoel, Yerushalimey, Jonathan Schanzer tweet)