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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday links

From Ian:

Clueless in Seattle: Richard Silverstein’s ‘fantasy’ source
"The point is that, given conflicting reports, it’s too soon to make definitive statements. But Silverstein doesn’t even mention alternatives. He just goes on his ideologically tinged rampage. Anyone who cares about the truth and relies on Silverstein is going to be disappointed. That’s for sure."

The "Pro-Palestinians"
"Once again, it has been exposed that Americans and Europeans who claim to be pro-Palestinian are actually just Israel-haters. For them, the Palestinian issue is just a vehicle for vomiting their hatred for Israel, and most likely all Jews. They are closer to Hamas and Islamic Jihad than to moderate Arabs and Muslims. The Palestinians need support from people who promote democracy, moderation, accountability and co-existence with Israel."

How Leftist Jews Make Terror Kosher
Lenin joked that capitalists would sell him the rope by which he would hang them, and Muslim terrorists may be making the same joke about Jews whom they target.

Israel Pushing for UN Summit on Jewish Refugees
"The summit’s main goal would be to address the issue of Jewish property rights, according to a report in Yedioth Ahronoth. The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that between 1948 and 1951 about 850,000 Jews were expelled or forced out of Arab nations, losing an estimated $700 million in property ($6 billion today). Most of these refugees were absorbed by Israel, where today they comprise over half the population."

After rocket fire, IAF strikes Gaza munition depots
Palestinian hospital reports 2 wounded in strike; IDF says attack is response to rocket fire toward Israel, strikes were accurate.

Reinforced school protects Israeli kids from Gazan rockets
$27.5 million facility takes protection to the next level; ‘You can finally teach without worrying,’ principal says

The Attacks on Israelis You Won’t Read About Anywhere Else, August 22-26

Before First Grade Starts, Child Survivor of Mumbai Attack Gets Call From Netanyahu

South African BDS – or Just BS?
"If the South African government is referring to the U.N. Partition Plan of 1947, it is those lines in which the State of Israel declared itself independent in May 1948. However, none of the Arab states accepted Israel inside those lines, and they immediately went to war to eradicate the lines and thus eradicate Israel. Why the South African government would stake its position on the basis of borders rejected by every Arab government is unclear."

Petition Rallies Support for Findings on Anti-Israel Bias at California State Schools

Alarm as hundreds of children under age of 10 married in Iran

How Nazi persecution of a Jewish doctor led to Paralympics — and a revolution in treating spinal injury
As the London games begin on Wednesday, Ludwig Guttman is being rightly remembered as the ‘father of the Paralympics.’ But he was a lot more besides

Neil Armstrong Walks on Jerusalem
Armstrong then asked if these were the original steps, and Ben-Dov confirmed that they were.
“So Jesus stepped right here?” asked Armstrong.
“That’s right,” answered Ben-Dov.
“I have to tell you,” Armstrong said to the Israeli archaeologist, “I am more excited stepping on these stones than I was stepping on the moon.”

Also:
Resurrected: The Rachel Corrie Libel

Michael Totten: The Anti-Imperialism of Fools 

An speaking of Butler, this is hilarious.