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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tuesday links

From Ian:


Exclusive excerpts from Cameron's speech on Munich victims, 6th August 2012
“Tonight, David Cameron will address the Official Memorial Ceremony for the 40th Anniversary of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The Commentator brings you an exclusive preview of his speech tonight, that will serve to commemorate the lives of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered.”

‘Shame on you!’ Ankie Spitzer tells Olympic president
Widows of murdered Israeli athletes excoriate IOC president Jacques Rogge at London Jewish community’s memorial for Munich massacre victims

Video: Israelis Remembered at Memorial for Munich


Netanyahu sought dialogue with Erdogan, but was rejected'
Officials say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in bid to reconcile with Turkey, but Erdogan responded that "there is nothing to talk about" until Israel apologizes for Mavi Marmara raid.

Palestinian PM calls for West Bank elections
Salam Fayyad doesn’t want to wait for reconciliation with Hamas
[Also, reports that Abbas refused to meet with Meshal in Cairo. -EoZ]

No plans to elope: Romney shows his support for Israel in public
Thomas Friedman has long been a critic of conservative support for the State of Israel. But his most recent article attacking Mitt Romney gets it all wrong

CIFWatch: CiF Watch ‘Style’ Guide to the Middle East for the Perplexed: A to Z
A: Abu Mazen, leader of the Palestinian Authority and its chief non-negotiator. Last heard to say: “I am perfectly prepared to meet with the Israelis as soon as they agree to all my demands. Unless I can think of some more in the meantime”

Al Qaeda trio arrested in Spain 'wanted to attack busy Gibraltar shopping centre from the air during the Olympics'

1,000 days in a Cuban prison, Alan Gross dreams of ribs and baseball
American convicted of espionage for importing equipment to provide internet access to Jewish community

Standard Chartered bank 'in $250bn scheme with Iran'
Standard Chartered bank illegally "schemed" with Iran to launder as much as $250bn (£161bn) for nearly a decade, a US regulator says.

The Attacks on Israelis You Won’t Read About Anywhere Else, August 3-6

NGO Monitor: What are you hiding? NGO's, funding and websites

PMW Video:
Israel is in the final stage of destroying Al-Aqsa Mosque, says Israeli-Arab Islamic leader – Raed Salah
Israel spreads chemicals under Al-Aqsa Mosque to destroy it, on PA TV news
Terrorist who stabbed 76-year-old man glorified by Fatah official on PA TV

Israel Daily Picture: Bnei Brak, 2,000 Years Ago Home to Talmudic Scholars, Reborn in 1924 as an Agricultural Village, Today, an Ultra-Orthodox City
“Mentioned in the Book of Joshua, the town of Bnei Brak was well known in Talmudic days as home to the famous Rabbi Akiva (second century, CE). The town is also mentioned in the Passover Seder service as a meeting place for the leading rabbis of the Talmud.”

Also, a very interesting NYT magazine account of the intrigue behind the Aleppo Codex (h/t CHA)