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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday night links (Ian)

From Ian:

Palestine – Burying the Past – Faking the Future by David Singer
"Richard Falk – United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967″ – provides compelling proof of how successful the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has been in its attempt to bury historical fact and international law regarding the former territory of Palestine.
Mr Falk is not on his own among the United Nations coterie of organizations and officials who seem ready to try and wrest the title deeds granted to the Jewish people to reconstitute the Jewish National Home in Palestine pursuant to the Mandate for Palestine and article 80 of the UN Charter – following the decisions of the San Remo Conference and the signing of the Treaty of Sevres."
Richard Millet Hezbollah marches through London again on Al Quds Day.
"One has to ask why does Britain rightly ban groups like Muslims Against Crusades for causing public outrage but not Hezbollah which is actively attempting to murder Jews worldwide. Are Britain’s Jews deemed so dispensable?"

It’s all about power: Al-Quds Day a celebration of hatred and terrorism by Michael Coren
Beyond the hatred, the racism and the anger, there’s a certain irony surrounding Al-Quds Day, commemorated this weekend internationally and to its shame — in Toronto.

Hezbollah leader threatens to transform Israelis’ lives into hell
In Quds Day speech, Nasrallah says a few missiles fired at key Israeli targets could cause tens of thousands of fatalities

Ban Ki-moon joins US in condemning Iran’s ‘inflammatory’ comments on Israel
Ahmadinejad called Israel a ‘cancerous tumor’ and an ‘insult to humanity’ in Friday’s annual al-Quds Day celebration
“We strongly condemn the latest series of offensive and reprehensible comments by senior Iranian officials that are aimed at Israel,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. “The entire international community should condemn this hateful and divisive rhetoric.”

Romney: US must stop Iran's genocidal regime
US presidential candidate refers to Ahmadinejad's call to wipe out Israel as "a reminder of what is at stake"; Rep. Ros-Lehtinen slams Obama for "wasting precious time," placing Israel's security in jeopardy.
Poll: Romney cares more than Obama about Israel
Peace Index poll shows Israeli Jews – by 2:1 ratio – believe Romney assigns high importance to defending Israel's interests.
US probing Deutsche Bank, three others for laundering money to Iran
Four banks are accused of funneling billions of dollars through their American branches for Iran and other sanctioned countries
CIFWatch Postcard from Israel – Gas Masks.
"Many Israelis are currently renewing their gas masks (or as they are also known, protection kits) at distribution stations in shopping malls and school gyms around the country. This massive logistical operation is organised by the IDF’s Home Front Command with truly remarkable efficiency."
Honest Reporting Canada Toronto Star Publishes Letter Justifying Terror Against Israeli Olympians
"Reverend Pushee is no stranger to controversy and is well known for his anti-Semitic remarks and vitriolic hatred of Israel. He once claimed that Canada’s Environment Minister was complicit with ”Zionist genocide, ethnic cleansing and weapons testing in Gaza”.
Bulgaria: Burgas probe can take years
Bulgarian interior minister says investigation suggests attack that killed 5 Israelis was carried out by country or terror group, but refuses to name suspects

Behind the Lines: Silence speaks volumes in Lebanon
Lebanon’s former information minister, Michel Samaha, who is closely linked to the embattled regime of Bashar Assad in Syria, was arrested in Lebanon last week. Samaha has since confessed to involvement in the transfer of explosives from Syria to northern Lebanon.

Peruvian Neo-Nazi Group Leader Seeks Jewish Expulsion
"Martin Quispe Mayta, the 38-year-old founder of the Andean National Socialism Movement, is posing a threat to Peru’s Jewish community as he is attempting to gather enough signatures for his group to be recognized as political party in Peru. Echoing the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions centuries ago, the group openly advocates for a Jewish expulsion, according to the London Guardian."