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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday night links

From Ian:

Anti-Semitism in left-wing online media
Articles critical of Israel are a magnet for anti-Semites and are used as a vehicle to express their Jew-hatred.
"The second factor is the growing social acceptability of anti-Semitism when it is cloaked as anti-Zionism. Support for the Palestinians and opposition to Israel has become a part of the orthodoxy of the contemporary political Left. The Left prides itself on its progressive, anti-racist beliefs and policies, yet when it comes to Israel, left-wing media articles and posted comments frequently cross the line into outright anti-Jewish racism."

Liberman: Abbas is the ‘main obstacle’ to peace
FM blasts PA chairman for UN speech full of ‘slander and incitement’

Poll: 70% of Americans view Israel favorably
Respondents to Foreign Policy Initiative survey list Israel as United State's second best ally in the world, second only to UK.

Video: Rice skipped Netanyahu speech at the UN
"First, the US delegation decides to stick around for one of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speeches at the UN, and then the highest-ranking US diplomat at Turtle Bay takes a powder when Israel’s Prime Minister gets up to speak. Instead, UN Ambassador Susan Rice chose to attend a luncheon in which she wasn’t even the highest-ranking American diplomat."


Barcelona invites three Palestinians to join Gilad Shalit at match against Madrid
Hamas called for a media boycott of the Spanish soccer team following former soldier’s invitation

Border Police arrest Palestinian for attempted attack on soldier
26-year-old suspect bearing large knife admits to trying to attack IDF personnel outside Jerusalem

Video Shows Professors Teaching Anti-Semitism, Anti-Israelism
According to Dr. Charles Jacobs, APT President, one tenured professor in the Boston-based school consistently defamed Israel, and his department of Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development “has been built to inculcate students with a hostile and demonized view of the Jewish state, with repeated comparisons to the Nazis.”


Northeastern U's Muslim Chaplain Removed After Video Exposes Support for Terrorists
"This happened just days after we published an expose documenting that Faaruuq is a supporter of convicted Islamist terrorists who is inciting Boston Muslims against the U.S government.”

Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Some Syrian Chemical Weapons
The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.

Syrian Rebels Claim to Take Over Chemical Weapons
A statement published by the Syrian rebels says that they have taken over a military base and found missiles with non-conventional warheads.

House lawmaker blocks $450M in US aid for Egypt
The Obama administration's plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review.

US Embassy issues terror warning for Americans in Egypt
Citing credible threat to women engaged in missionary activities, diplomats urge citizens to exercise vigilance

Presidency asks Egyptian Consulate to monitor Eltahawy case
Eltahawy was arrested for vandalising a pro-Israel ad in a subway station at Times Square, while another woman who supported the billboard's content, Pamela Hall, was standing against the wall to prevent her from doing so.

Egypt's Copts abandon Sinai after threats, attack

Israeli wave power company to ring India with power plants
SDE will help the country avoid a repeat of last summer’s massive power failure
“Last July, India lived through a modern nightmare — a massive power failure that left some 600 million people in the dark, in the heat and out of work for days. Lesson learned: A country that strives to take its place in the modern world, touting itself as a place for multinationals to set up shop, needs a power insurance policy. And for that, India is turning to an Israeli company, SDE, which will build a series of power plants along the Indian coastline, supplying the country with power from waves.”

Also:
Dispatches From The War That Nobody Wants by Walter Russell Mead
As everybody knows, there is no such thing as a global war on terror anymore. Instead we live in a harmonious world of interfaith comity with only the occasional criminal act that is quickly and competently handled by law enforcement officials. ...We may be tired of the war on terror, but the terrorists aren’t tired of waging war on us. Far from it. They are just warming up.