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Thursday, October 25, 2012

And more links. So many more. Really.

You can't have too many links...

My Country is Under Attack. Do You Care? at HuffPo Canada:
I'm angry that while the United Nations never hesitates to call a 'special emergency session' on the 'Question of Palestine' or pass the umpteenth resolution blindly condemning Israel, that I am still waiting for a session on the 'Question of Israel' and Palestinian terror. In fact, 24 hours after the rocket attacks started, I am still waiting for even one syllable of condemnation from the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly or Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

I'm angry that Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, could not find a moment to condemn the Palestinian rockets, but did find time to laugh and dance with South Korean rapper Psy from the popular dance craze Gangnam Style.

I'm angry that while the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton slammed Israel last week over the building of several hundred apartments (in an area that will arguably remain part of Israel anyway), that I am still waiting for her to slam the Palestinians for firing 80 rockets in one day.

Photo from the Guardian  above proves Hamas fires rockets from densely populated neighborhoods (h/t Yaakov Lozowick)

A "normal" day in southern Israel:



Israeli-developed smartphone gives the blind new-found access to apps

The "Apartheid" poll at Ha'aretz is "spin at its worst" - but beyond that, Avi Mayer looks at the actual poll results and tears Ha'aretz apart for actively trying to make Israelis look racist. Also, NGO Monitor follows the money.

UN "Human Rights Council" calls to boycott American companies that do business in Israel


Lawfare Project Strongly Denounces Arab Lawyers Union (ALU) for Honoring Suicide Bomber

BDSFail:
The European parliament voted on Tuesday by a margin of 379-240 to remove controls on the sale of Israeli pharmaceuticals within the EU.

The passing of the bill means that Israeli pharmaceuticals can be exported to any EU nation without delays and without requiring any additional certification.

British Jews cringing at new reality TV shows that make them look like cartoons

Boycott Watch asks Pepsi about the Gaza sponsorships I reported on (without credit, alas)and does not get any satisfactory answers.

It could be done better, and the joke's been done before, but the Flotilla Cruise Line page is still pretty funny.

Is there a Churchill in the house? (h/t Josh K)
Few know of Vice President Joe Biden’s many attempts to delay or dilute sanctions against Iran. Bloggers in DC used to refer to Biden as the mullah’s “favorite senator.” Back in 2007, Biden, then-senator and -chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, blocked a Senate vote on H.Con.Res.21, which called for the US to initiate measures to indict the Iranian leadership for its incitement to genocide, suppression of human rights, terror and nuclear enrichment.

Lebanon risks being torn apart by Syrian conflict (BBC)

Tunisia's last Jews (BBC, h/t John W)

An Arab-Israeli company pioneering in solar energy. Will they be able to sell to poor Arab countries?

Happy Birthday Bibi, from all of your good friends! (h/t Yerushalimey)