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Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday links

From Ian:

'UK, France, Germany urge EU to up Iran sanctions'
Britain, France and Germany called on the European Union to impose fresh sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, AFP reported late Sunday, citing diplomatic sources.

Koch Faults Obama on Israel and on Libya Attack
"In an interview with the New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin, Mr. Koch deemed as “unacceptable” Mr. Obama’s decision not to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel while Mr. Netanyahu is in the United States this week for the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly."

Both President Obama and Ahmadinejad Liken Israeli Concerns Over Nuclear Iran to “Noise”
"In an interview airing tonight on CBS’s 60 Minutes, President Obama likens Israel’s expressions of concern over a nuclear Iran to noise he tries to ignore, according to AFP.

New York Post Attempts to Deliver Jewish Themed Welcome Basket to Ahmadinejad
“The rejected package included a $125 ticket to off-Broadway play “Old Jews Telling Jokes” which was booked in his name, Gold’s Borscht, Manischewitz Gefilte Fish and a brochure for the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. “The Holocaust denier might want to learn something about the subject,” writes the Post.”

Border shootout proves mettle of mixed-gender IDF unit
The Caracal battalion, comprised of 60 percent women, patrols the volatile Israeli-Egyptian border

Jerusalem - In Photos: Hundreds Attend Funeral For Soldier Killed Near Egypt

Shame of Spanish football's anti-Israel boycotters
Many in Europe should take note of the eerie parallels with the Jewish experience of boycotts in Europe during the 1930s and the even older history of persecution of Jews in Spain in the Middle Ages

CIF Watch: Jewish reaction to thousands of antisemitic Arab cartoons: No riots, no injuries, no deaths

PMW: PA hypocrisy: Don't defame religion (unless it's Judaism)
Mahmoud Abbas: "Insulting religions, faiths, or religious symbols cannot in any way be a part of freedom of belief or freedom of expression."
Religious lesson in official PA daily: "The struggle between truth and falsehood is as ancient as life upon this earth... The conflict between us and the Jews is not a conflict about land and borders, but rather a conflict about faith and existence."

Israel "more loathsome" than Nazis: PA daily
Three recent articles in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida claim that Israel's behavior is worse than that of the Nazis. The articles use such terms as "loathsome," "dangerous and criminal" and "despicable" to describe Israel's treatment of Palestinians and Arabs.

’Hamas official confirms: Mashaal to step down'

California Students Respond to ‘Undemocratic’ Anti-Israel Resolution
After being caught off guard by a resolution condemning a measure intended to defend their state’s campus communities against anti-Semitism, pro-Israel students at the University of California-Berkeley have responded by highlighting what they call the resolution’s undemocratic nature.

‘Homeland’ captures four Emmys
US show, based on Israeli series ‘Hatufim,’ sweeps prestigious television awards

Also:
Expanded trailer for the UN Me movie:


Oxymoronic Islamic Logic: Call me Violent and I’ll cut out your tongue at Augean Stables

Max Boot: Does the Mideast Want an Isolationist U.S.? at Commentary (h/t Zach)