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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Midweek linkdump

From Ian:

Palestinians: What The UN Brought by Khaled Abu Toameh
"There has been no mention of peace process or coexistence with Israel. The belligerent and defiant tone of Fatah officials sent the message that the Palestinians are now headed toward confrontation with Israel -- not peace."

Europe Loud on Settlements, Quiet on Terrorism
"The Palestinian representative to the UK was not summoned to the Foreign Office when Palestinians unleashed what some in Israel have called a “third intifada” on Israel, with lethal rockets launched in their hundreds into Israeli civilian areas."

Netanyahu: Conflict with Arabs is Not About Settlements
Netanyahu: The entire conflict between Israel and the Arabs is over their denial of Israel’s right to exist.

Jerusalem Mayor: No City in World Regulated by US President
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat: “We need to connect the E1 area to Jerusalem without any reservations at all."

After PA UN Bid Israel Should Extend Jerusalem’s Municipal Lines and Embrace Levy Report
"The post-Oslo conduct by Mahmoud Abbas and Arafat – role models of intra-Arab subversion and international terrorism, Holocaust deniers and allies of the Communist Bloc, Khomeini, Saddam Hussein Bin Laden, North Korea and Hugo Chavez – has reaffirmed that the PLO does not change its spots, only its tactics. Mahmoud Abbas is not troubled by the size – but by the existence – of the Jewish State in the Middle East."

Thomas Friedman Furious that Israel Ignores US Concerns
Thomas Friedman strikes again. The NY Times' Middle East guru decides Israel’s "far right” is arrogant for ignoring US concerns.
"His conclusion reflects a view of foreign media and Western leaders that was defined in a Netanyahu government statement Wednesday as ignoring “the map" of Israel's security. Virtually all Israeli parties, with the exception of the Arab factions and the ideological left-wing Meretz party, reject any idea that Israel would surrender major Jewish population centers in Judea and Samaria."

Canada’s $300-million humanitarian aid to Palestinians under review

Photo Expose of ‘Routine’ Arrests of Terrorists
The IDF carries out arrests of terrorists and searches for weapons almost every night. Commander tells Arutz Sheva how it is done.
"The IDF officer said that each arrest of a terrorist has a domino effect because the information gathered from those who are arrested helps the IDF discover the location of other terrorists."

CAMERA: Foul Play: Reuters' Gaza Stadium Captions
"Captions for a series of Reuters photos yesterday featuring a Gaza soccer field hit last month in an Israeli airstrike ignore the widely noted IDF report that the field was used as a rocket-launching site."

CIF Watch: Two footballers cited by Chris McGreal as endorsers of anti-Israel petition flatly deny signing it
Former Chelsea player Didier Drogba denied signing the petition, and wrote the following on Twitter: “Please note I did not sign this petition or give my support to this initiative.”
Additionally, Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye says he, too, didn’t sign the anti-Israel petition. According to the Daily Reporter, Cabaye says that he “has never been a signatory” to the campaign.

PMW: ”No force can remove the weapon from my hand" - song at Fatah ceremony glorifying violence VIDEO

We strapped ourselves with explosives... and praised [Allah] for the Martyrdom" - song on PA radio VIDEO


MEMRI: Jibril Rajoub: Fatah Will Not Lay Down Swords before the Return of the Refugees VIDEO


ElBaradei Attacks Morsi and States: I Was at the Concentration Camps and Saw the Crematoria VIDEO

Western Sahara May Also Request UN Observer Status

Anna Wintour: Send Our Gal to Damascus!
"I do believe that, if justice were to be done, Anna Wintour really would be given an ambassadorship. And, in my judgment, she would be the perfect person to represent us in Damascus. She is certainly well connected."

Frankly, Syria, we don’t give a damn
After Assad’s envoy complains about Israeli participation at anti-corruption conference, Jerusalem’s envoy to Vienna snaps back: ‘With all that’s going on in Syria, we really don’t care’

Egypt: Jihad organization accuses judges of implementing 'Zionist' scheme

NYC synagogue bomb plotter pleads guilty, faces 10-year sentence and deportation
I intended to create chaos and send a message of intimidation to New York’s Jews, warning them to stop mistreating Muslims,’ says Ahmed Ferhani

Unabated Anti-Semitism in Paris: Vandals Target Kosher Pizzeria
Anti-Semitism once again hit the streets of Paris over the weekend, when large swastikas were scrawled on a kosher pizzeria.

Stand With Us: Alan Dershowitz speaking at the 2012 StandWithUs Festival of Lights VIDEO


The Man Behind Iron Dome
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not

‘Righteous gentiles’ honored in Poland
Israeli ambassador confers posthumous recognition to men and women who saved Jews during the Holocaust
"Joined by Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Polish foreign minister, Israeli ambassador Zvi Rav-Ner conferred medals on the six Poles, some of whom were executed by the Nazis for providing aid to Jews in hiding."

Soldier’s Story: From India to IDF
Young soldier recalls his journey from northeastern India to Kiryat Arba to the IDF.
"Like many of his peers, 19-year-old Betzalel Gin is enlisting in the IDF. Jin’s story, however, is unusual: he was born in northeastern India, and came to Israel with his family after his parents connected to their family’s roots in the lost tribe of Menashe."

Alanis Morissette plays like she oughta know in TA
"Throughout her performance, Morissette expressed support to the Israeli people, and at some point in the concert the band organ played the traditional Hebrew song, “Hine Ma Tov" (Here Is What’s Good) which the audience immediately recognized and sang along to."

Israel’s State Archive Releases Golda Meir’s Chicken Soup Recipe
The Israel State Archives blog released the recipe over the weekend, a recipe that at one point was being considered by Koor Industries for mass production.