Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday links

From Ian:

Nazi Propaganda Makes a Comeback on Twitter By Jeffrey Goldberg
“What does this all mean? I’ve been asking for months why the international left hasn’t shown solidarity with the Syrian people -- an estimated 30,000 of whom have been killed by the fascist Baath party -- by launching a flotilla to Syria’s Mediterranean coastline. Gazans have a miserable life, but their suffering today pales in comparison to that of Syrians. So why don’t the people behind the Gaza flotillas organize a relief effort? The answer is simple: If the Syrians were being slaughtered by Israelis, they would.
I’ve always suspected that many of those on the far left who express solidarity with Palestinians are less interested in helping the Palestinians than in scapegoating their Jewish adversaries. [Free Gaza's Greta] Berlin might have inadvertently helped the world understand that the extreme left has something in common with the extreme right: an obsessive interest in demonizing the Jews. “

Free Gaza Tweets for Terror and a World Without Zionism
"The still ongoing controversy about Free Gaza’s propagation of antisemitic material has revealed for me the somewhat surprising fact that apparently quite a few of the group’s supporters seem to believe that Free Gaza is somehow dedicated to promoting peace and coexistence between Israel and the Palestinians."

Abbas's Plan to Steal Local Elections by Khaled Abu Toameh
“Fatah's decision to hold local elections only in the West Bank is an admission that the Palestinians have two separate entities: the West Bank and Gaza. Abbas's critics say that by insisting on going ahead with the vote, he has "solidified" the split between the Fatah-controlled West Bank and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
This is something that the UN General Assembly will have to take into consideration when it is scheduled next month to vote on Abbas's application to upgrade the status of a Palestinian state to "non-member." The UN members should ask Abbas which state he is talking about -- the one in the West Bank or the one in the Gaza Strip?”

A storm of massive proportions is brewing in the MidEast
The region is splitting apart and ready to explode out of its largely artificial boundaries along two major fault lines, ethnic and religious, writes a former senior editor of the Jerusalem Post
“Europe’s political and media classes are missing the point. Lazy, ignorant or both, they persist in reading from a clapped-out, 30-year-old script – if it was accurate even then – when they declaim on Middle East affairs. As if the "occupation", the "settlements", the "tunnel", the "wall" and other “crisis issues” are the cause of the all world’s ills; as if the birth of Palestine holds the key to tranquillity and peace, perhaps even utopia.”

Clifton, New Jersey: Honoring an Anti-Semite? By Alan Dershowitz
For decades, Grabowski published a newspaper in Clifton called The Post Eagle. In that newspaper, Grabowski repeatedly referred to Jews as “vermin,” “animals” and “Christ killers.”

CAMERA At Maan, Gaza Training Camps are Just 'Homes'
Wall Street Journal's Creative Cartographers
Where's the Coverage? PA Accuses Israel of Trying to Destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque to Rebuild "Alleged Temple"
Maan's Mysterious Eye Witnesses to Olive Vandalism

French police find material linked to synagogue bombing in Torcy parking lot
Weapons, cash and a list of Paris-area Israeli associations among items discovered; suspects arrested in connection to attack to remain in custody
“The weekend arrests — during which one suspect was killed by police who returned fire after he shot at them — were put in motion by evidence gathered following the firebombing of a kosher grocery story in suburban Paris in September.”

If Malala survives, we will target her again: Taliban
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which attacked National Award Peace winner Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday have said that they will target her again if she survives because she was a “secular-minded lady”.

‘Major parts of Syria have effectively been bombed back to Ottoman times’

Newly re-elected Hugo Chavez says Venezuela will keep supporting Syria’s leader and government

The Attacks on Israelis You Won’t Read About Anywhere Else, September 20 – October 5

Taking aim at cancer: Israeli-Danish team finds a new way to zap malignant cells
An innovative method of using radiation to treat lung cancer could change the way tumors are treated
“With all the research to find a cure for cancer, radiation therapy is still considered by experts to be one of the most reliable forms of treatment in counteracting the disease. In fact, groups like the American Cancer Society list radiation therapy as one of the top treatments for many forms of cancer, along with surgery, chemotherapy, and other common forms of treatment.”


New website BBC Watch

Jewish refugees and the fallacy of Daniel Haboucha

Tunisian al-Qaeda children praising 9/11

Economic consequences of Iranian nukes