Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday links

From Ian:

Isi Leibler: Hagel nomination conveys chilling message

If Hagel’s appointment is confirmed, the newly appointed defense secretary will have a clear track record of appeasing the Iranians, reaching out to Hamas and being highly critical of pro- Israeli influence in Washington.
"The Israeli government has, correctly, not commented on what is clearly a US domestic issue. But we should be under no illusions. If Hagel’s appointment is confirmed, the newly appointed defense secretary will have a clear track record of appeasing the Iranians, reaching out to Hamas and being highly critical of pro- Israeli influence in Washington."

Ros-Lehtinen: Hagel may not see Israel as 'ally'
Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, stepping down this year as chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Saturday she has deep concerns about former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense, citing in particular his views on Israel and Iran.
"I think Chuck Hagel has a difficult time understanding that Israel is our ally," Mrs. Ros-Lehtinen said in an interview with Fox News.
She said Mr. Hagel's past statements on Israel and the Middle East appeared to underestimate the threat Iran posed to Israel, America's chief ally in the region, and to U.S. interests more generally.

Extremists attend more than 200 university events
Islamic extremists preached at more than 200 university events last year raising fresh fears over radicalisation on campus.
"Rupert Sutton, Head Researcher at Student Rights said: "These statistics demonstrate that the presence of extremist preachers on campus is not a figment of people's imaginations, but a serious issue that universities cannot afford to be complacent about.
"The prevalence of material featuring terrorists such as Anwar al-Awlaki is deeply concerning, as is the relative ease with which Hizb ut-Tahrir-linked videos and literature can be shared amongst students. "

Guardian asks ‘expert’ what Hamas can do to “kickstart the peace process”
"I guess it never occurred to the British academic that a good way to “kick-start the peace process” would be for the Palestinian leadership in the W. Bank to avoid aligning themselves with a group whose leadership characterizes Jews as “blood suckers” and “wild beasts” who deserve to be annihilated."

Mufti of Australia Ibrahim Salem: "The West Produces Lies As Much as It Produces Technology" VIDEO

Video: Arabs Gang Up on Hareidi Jews in Jerusalem

1930s Berlin or Jerusalem, 2013? Arabs kick and humiliate Jews, videotape themselves doing it.
"A disturbing video began circulating on Facebook Saturday evening. It shows a group of about 20 Arabs ganging up on two helpless hareidi-religious Jews, kicking one of them, hurling snowballs in their faces and humiliating them. At one point, one of the Jews falls to the ground, apparently slipping on the ice as he is chased up some steps."

Iranian Weapons Support for Hamas Shows No Signs of Slowing
New report shows Iran is committed towards rebuilding Hamas weapons stockpile.
"It's no secret that Iran has been supplying Hamas with weapons and rockets to use against Israel, but a special report by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center concluded just how deep the terror link between Iran and Hamas runs, and showed how Operation Pillar of Defense marked a major turning point in the relationship between the terrorist organization and the renegade state."

Hamas Tests Long-Range Missiles
"Hamas has tested long-range missiles by firing them out to sea, according to Arab media reports quoted Sunday in Yisrael Hayom.
The missiles in question have a range of dozens of kilometers, similar to the range of the rockets that the terrorist organization fired at Jerusalem and central Israel in November."

Masked men attack protest camp near Morsi’s palace
At least 15 injured after assailants torch tents, fire shots at demonstrators who oppose new Islamist constitution

Belgian Senate recognizes authorities’ role during Holocaust
Body adopts resolution acknowledging ‘collaboration unfitting of a democracy’
"A Belgian Senate committee adopted a resolution acknowledging the country’s complicity in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust."

‘But when the sun rises, no one knows where they are’
At Mount Herzl Military Heritage Site — home to the Garden of the Missing in Action — fallen heroes are honored. Prepare yourself for an emotional trip
"Called the Garden of the Missing in Action, the next memorial was created in 2004 and includes over 200 stones dedicated to soldiers who fought in the Yom Kippur War, the War of Independence, and others whose bodies have never been recovered. Below the sculptured everlasting flame are inscribed the following words: “But when the sun rises, no one knows where they are.” [Nahum 3:17]."