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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Midweek links

From Ian:


After 40 years, State Archives releases Munich papers
45 documents chronicling 1972 Munich massacre, in which 11 Israeli Olympians were killed, made public for first time; then Mossad chief Zamir complained that German police "didn't make even a minimal effort to save human lives."
Palestinian academics act against Israel ties By Khaled Abu Toameh
Al-Quds University President Dr. Sari Nusseibeh once again under attack for cooperating with Israeli universities, academics.

The Order for Beatings Came From Abbas's Office by Khaled Abu Toameh
A Palestinian commission of inquiry into the beating of Palestinian journalists and demonstrators in Ramallah has found that top officials in Mahmoud Abbas's office had ordered the assault.

Ban Ki-Moon’s Neville Chamberlain Moment
The parallels between Hitler and the leaders of the current Iranian regime are too many to disregard. They are pathological liars driven by hatred and a megalomaniacal belief in the righteousness of their cause no matter how many innocent lives are lost in the process. Yet Ban appears to believe that he can trust the word of Ahmadinejad and Khamenei if they somehow were to positively respond to his entreaties. He is as wrong as Chamberlain was.

IDF Blog: Preparing for Battle: The Nahal Brigade's Reconnaissance Battalion

Palestinians shelve move for UN recognition
President Mahmoud Abbas decides not to petition the General Assembly in Septembe
In Melbourne, Screaming Ferals Picket Israeli Film Festival
Carrying banners showing the whole of Eretz Israel's map coloured red, white and green, and chanting the all-too-familiar vow that Israel will be eradicated, the Israel-hating ferals who call themselves Students For Palestine have been giving their usual performance.

Bulgaria set to blame Hezbollah for Burgas attack, report claims
Investigators still searching for bomber, but Lebanese paper says terror group will be fingered

US student's mouth stapled in 'anti-Semitic attack'
Michigan State Jewish student attacked at party, knocked unconscious; ADL "horrified by violent assault."

Anti-Semitic attacks in France surge by 40% since March
Dean of Simon Wiesenthal Center meets French interior minister, tells him, "We met with Jewish people who said either they are sending their kids overseas to Israel or the States, or Canada to go study. Some people say they are thinking of relocating to Israel."

Happy birthday, Gilad Shalit!
Former IDF soldier celebrates first birthday since his release — after more than five years — from Hamas captivity

Qualcomm acquires Israeli start-up DesignArt Networks for $150 million
The Israeli company’s technology helps boost mobile capacity on cellular networks, using small cell modems and base stations

Also:

Rabbi attacked in Berlin
Berlin police are investigating after a 53-year-old rabbi and his six-year-old daughter were allegedly attacked by four Arab teens in downtown Berlin. The rabbi required treatment for head wounds at the hospital.

Building boom in Gaza (Economist)

What on earth was Rachel Corrie doing in front of an Israeli army bulldozer in the first place?  and The secular beatification of Rachel Corrie sums up everything that is wrong with modern solidarity with Palestine (Telegraph)

The Forgotten Rachels (Muqata)

Here's the Corries' lawyer (PMW)



In a Palestinian Authority TV interview, Abu Hussein said Israel's founding was worse than the founding of Nazi Germany because "Nazi Germany was a state based on the rule of law for a short while," whereas "the State of Israel was founded from the start on robbery and theft." He also called Israel a "giant monster" and indicated that people should take action against Israel: "We all want to step on its head, but talking is not enough. Everyone has their role."
Judge asks Israel's help in terror lawsuit

(h/t Jefferson, Herb, Ronald, Dalia)