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Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday links

From Ian:

Pat Condell: Peace in the Middle East VIDEO



JPost editorial: Palestinian reality
"Until the Palestinian people decide to switch their energies from blind hatred for Israel and the West to self-advancement and self-determination; until Palestinian leaders give up violence and unilateral diplomacy and inspire their people with a vision of peace, prosperity and reconciliation – an end to the conflict will remain unattainable."

Family reunification? Not in Israel
Of all the Arabs involved in terror attacks during the Second Intifada, 25 had better access to their targets as Israeli citizens, thanks to the family reunification law.

Barry Rubin: Who won in Gaza?
One might better conclude that Hamas set back this timetable by showing its Egyptian sponsor that it was not a good team player.

Is Abbas About To Join Hamas? by Khaled Abu Toameh
"Obviously, Abbas has now changed his policy and Hamas is no longer a threat to him and his regime. Now he will have to stop arresting -- and torturing -- Hamas members in the West Bank in the hope that the Islamist movement will forgive him for "collaborating" with Israel.
It now remains to be seen whether Hamas will forgive Abbas for his "sins," and join forces with him."

PA to Release Hamas Prisoners in 'Goodwill Gesture'
The Palestinian Authority will release Hamas-affiliated detainees and allow Hamas to attend PLO meetings in Judea and Samaria.
Hamas to free Fatah prisoners in Gaza (from Joe in Aust)

The Middle East for Expert Dummies
"But Zakaria hasn’t noticed any of it. Instead, he and other liberal “experts” continue to blame Israel for the fact that the Palestinians can’t take yes for an answer. Part of the reason for this is the delusion that someday the West will hand Israel over to them on a silver platter. Rather than writing about the need for a sea change in Palestinian political culture that will make peace possible, Zakaria blames the Israelis for paying attention to the history of the last 20 years. Too bad such a basic skill isn’t required to make a person a mainstream media foreign policy expert."

Netanyahu to Pilots: If Quiet is Not Kept You Will Return to Hitting Remnant of Hamas Weapons Stockpile

IDF Chief Assures 'Quiet Will Last – Or Else'
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz assured Israelis on Sunday there would be no more rocket fire from Gaza – “or else.”

New air defense system shoots down missile in first test
David’s Sling weapon system, with range of 70-200 kilometers, complements Iron Dome and will provide shield against Hezbollah’s arsenal

Hamas to Investigate Executions of 'Collaborators'
Hamas will establish a committee to investigate the execution without trial of seven Gazans during Operation Pillar of Defense.

New baby names in Gaza: 'Fajr' and 'Ahmed Jabari'
Gazans commemorate Operation Pillar of Defense by naming babies after long-range missiles, Hamas military commander

PMW: Hamas spokesman: We are not afraid of Israel because we love death VIDEO



Iran Tries to Choke Israel with Free Oil Offer to Jordan
Iran is trying to surround Israel on three sides with its “axis of evil” by offering free oil to Jordan.

Canadians, Americans say world can’t tolerate nuclear-capable Iran: Poll
"Nine out of ten people polled in both countries said they agreed with the statement “the world cannot tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons capability,” according to an Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of The Munk Debates. Just over 2,000 Canadians and Americans were polled."

MEMRI: Iranian Blogger Who Told Supreme Leader Khamenei 'Your Judicial System... Is Nothing But A Slaughterhouse'
Tortured To Death In Prison

Syrian rebels capture air base, Palestinian training camp
"At least 8 children dead after regime’s warplanes bombard village outside Damascus
It said rebels on Sunday captured a training base for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command near the Damascus suburb of Douma. The PFLP-GC is one of the Palestinian factions most loyal to Assad."

For Syria’s new opposition head, Zionism is ‘a cancerous movement’
Mouaz al-Khatib, widely seen as a moderate religious figure, also praised Saddam Hussein for ‘terrifying the Jews’

Radio host calls Montreal Jewish population 'annoying'
Anti-semitic comments on late-night Quebec talk show
"She started by criticizing Israel for last week's bombings. Then she began to attack Jewish people and even lauded the Holocaust.
Fabi did not interrupt the woman, but continued the conversation and sympathized with her statements. "

Irish Pro-PA Protesters Hurl Eggs at Israeli Envoy
Pro-Palestinian Authority protesters interrupted a pro-Israel rally in Dublin on Sunday, and eggs were thrown at the Israeli ambassador.

Anti-Israel Protesters 'Occupy' Roof of Scottish Parliament
Anti-Israel protesters, who sought to “occupy” the roof of Scottish parliament, have been charged by police.

Low on funds and state protection, Europe’s Jews remain vulnerable
Facing constant threats and limited resources, communities across the continent are struggling to provide their own security

A bright moment in Hungary
"It therefore became particularly urgent for Israel’s supporters to show that the overwhelming majority of concerned public opinion in Hungary fully supported the Jewish state and its right to self-defense. That goal was achieved this past Thursday afternoon at a beautiful event organized by the Jewish community and the Faith Church. Close to approximately three thousand Hungarian citizens of different faiths came together, including some from outside Budapest, to show support for Israel and to express their outrage at the attacks from Gaza on Israeli civilian targets."

Suddenly, a life in green
Alon, who spoke to The Times of Israel one day after being called up, documented his week of reserves, on the cusp of war in Gaza
"Today, we are all at home and I have returned to my simple life as a video editor. There was no war to fight. I am thankful for that. But I remain with the uncertainty, the unknowing of where I might spend tomorrow night and the swirling sense of what might, yet again, be asked of me."


Also:

TOI: Cease-fire, but control the agenda

Free Beacon: NYT reporter falls for Hamas ploy

ABC: Historic Jewish Cemetery in Caribbean Fades Away

Edgar Davidson on What passes for 'expert' Israel coverage in the Jewish Chronicle and
The Evening Standard Continues its Blood Libel against Israel

Woman single-handedly drives terrorist away from family


(h/t Marten)