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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday links

From Ian:

Bankrupting terrorism – one interception at a time
Iron Dome is a game-changer that not only consigns Hamas’ and Hezbollah’s current terror model to the trash can, it completely undermines the military doctrines of all of Israel’s enemies.
"The strategic implications are that the current rocket-based terror strategy of Hamas and Hezbollah has been rendered both ineffective and economically unsustainable. I estimate it is currently costing Hamas (and thus its patron Iran) around $5m. (500 rockets at $10,000 each) to murder a single Israeli. When Iron Dome reaches 95% interception rate these figures will double and at 97.5% they will double again.Contrary to some suggestions, the terrorists cannot bankrupt Israel by firing millions of rockets because the real cost of their rockets exceeds the marginal cost of the Tamir interceptor."

'Israel set to test David's Sling's interceptor'
Missile defense system aims at intercepting medium-range missiles, will work in conjunction with Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3.
"The David’s Sling is a missile defense system currently under development by Rafael in Israel and Raytheon in the US. The system would defend against Iranian missiles such as the M600, the Zelzal, Fajr and Fateh 110 deployed heavily in Hezbollah hands in Lebanon as well as other missiles with a range between 70 and 300 kilometers. It is slated to become operational in 2014."

Israel will negotiate with ‘other Palestinian groups’ if Abbas pushes statehood bid, deputy FM says
Palestinian president says he’s confident ‘free world’ will support move at UN this week, despite French, UK, German, and US objections
"Speaking in an interview on Israel Radio, Ayalon said that other Palestinian groups exist with which Israel can negotiate, but the deputy foreign minister refused to specify to which organizations he was referring."

Fatah: We also fought Israel in Pillar of Defense By Khaled Abu Toameh
Gaza-based armed groups tied to Abbas's Fatah party claim they fired 516 rockets at Israel during recent conflict.
"The Fatah groups also “welcomed” last week’s terror attack against a civilian bus in Tel Aviv, in which 28 people were hospitalized.
The masked Fatah spokesman revealed that a member of his group, Mohamed al-Zaini, who was responsible for launching rockets and missiles at Israel, was killed in an IDF air strike."

Photo Fraud in Gaza VIDEO



CAMERA: Ha'aretz's Pfeffer Repeats Lie Blaming Israel for Boy's Death
Ha'aretz's Anshel Pfeffer repeats the falsehood that an Israeli air strike killed 4-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah -- even though this falsehood has been debunked and corrected for a week now.

CAMERA Prompts LA Times Correction: 'Palestinian Journalist' Was Islamic Jihad
"While CAMERA appreciates the Times' clarification noting that Harb was an Islamic Jihad member, and not a "Palestinian journalist," editors should have made clear that he was a senior military figure in the group, considered a terror organization by the United States."

CIF Watch: Lies of omission and commission: Chris McGreal’s propaganda from Gaza
"Moreover, in both the casualty statistics and the IDF attack on the Gaza ‘stadium’, McGreal demonstrates classic Guardian “journalism” – the search for data and “reports” (no matter how lacking in credibility) to support a preconceived conclusion of Israeli villainy. Clearly, Chris McGreal was determined to advance a narrative suggesting that Israel recklessly attacked Palestinian civilian targets, regardless of evidence demonstrating precautions taken by the IDF to minimize civilian casualties in this and other wars."

When Rockets Are Just ‘Bee Stings’ For The Washington Post
"As the following screenshot shows, this article features three images: the first on the left is the photo that was the controversial choice for the Washington Post’s front page; the one in the middle is an injured Israeli infant, and the third photo is again from a boy killed in Gaza who was rushed to Gaza’s Shifa Hospital just when Egypt’s Prime Minister was visiting there with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
One could argue that there is a “larger truth” here – but it’s a truth that isn’t revealed by the three pictures, and it isn’t spelled out by the Washington Post.
This larger truth is that ultimately, all three children were victims of Hamas."

London university to host Muslim preacher who called for murder of gays

UK: Muslim radio station fined for saying gay people should be tortured
Ofcom upheld two complaints from listeners about Leeds based Radio Asian Fever after presenter Rubina Nasir hit out at homosexuality and mixed faith marriages.

EU ignores most of Hezbollah terror in ban decision
Analysis: Europe to rely only on outcome of Burgas terror killings in decision on whether or not to ban Hezbollah as terror organization.

Saudi Mujahid Sheikh: Jihad Against The Cursed Jews Everywhere Is A Supreme Duty

Israel’s solar star Jacob Karni
‘The sun is the only solution I can see — the only one,’ says Karni, who has pioneered three separate solar technologies.
And now Karni has invested his research into NewCO2Fuels, which aims to make brown coal and power plants greener by using power from the sun to produce hydrogen fuel more cheaply, efficiently and safely while solving storage and transportation issues.
“Our work now focuses on creating fuels from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide that comes out of smokestacks. We are trying to do what trees do very well when they convert sunlight, CO2 and water into building materials,” he tells ISRAEL21c.