Monday, April 22, 2013

Some more stuff to read

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a great looking Hebrew article in Mida about how Ha'aretz has turned from an excellent paper into a terrible one. I hoped someone could translate it - and someone did. Read it all at TheTower.

UN Watch slams Richard Falk for again blaming America for "prompting" Islamic terror.

Ian noted this in his linkdump but it is an important story, from JPost:
Bulgarian police officers last summer arrested a Canadian citizen linked to the Iranian government who engaged in surveillance of the local Chabad center in the capital of Sofia, a well-placed and reliable local source told The Jerusalem Post last week, on condition of anonymity due to security reasons.

An Iranian-sponsored female agent in her 50s, holding a Canadian passport, traveled from Istanbul to Sofia several weeks after the bombing of the Israeli tour bus in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas in July 2012. She was arrested on her first day in Sofia after the Bulgarian police, on high alert, noticed she was monitoring the Chabad center.
But that wasn't the only terror plot around. Canada caught an Iranian-based Al Qaeda plot to derail a passenger train.

In a related note, Michael Totten thinks that this might be the beginning of the end for Hezbollah. (h/t WarpedMirrorPMB)

Barry Rubin shows his usual clear-headed thinking:
Now that the two (primary, at least) terrorists from the Boston Marathon attack have been killed or captured, we enter a new phase in which the dominant politically correct, factually incorrect forces try to explain away the attack.

Can this be done? Will they really try? Well, yes. True, as one of my correspondents remarked, it is much easier to obfuscate distant Benghazi than a total shutdown and horror in the middle of a major American city. Yet the spin-masters are already at work.

Finally, Five Minutes for Israel has a four part series destroying the BBC's official description of "Palestine":

  • Comes with the territory http://5mfi.com/comes-with-the-territory/ Overview
  • Facts with the territory http://5mfi.com/facts-with-the-territory/ Facts
  • The One-eyed is King http://5mfi.com/the-one-eyed-is-king/ Leaders
  • Massaging the media http://5mfi.com/massaging-the-media/ Media