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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tuesday links

From Ian:

Anti-Israel Speaker Whitewashes Palestinian Terrorism in Harvard Talk
"Speaking on Palestinian terrorism, including rockets and suicide bombings, Buttu downplayed the lethality of Qassam rockets, claiming “Qassams don’t have an explosive head” and claimed that no “grad rockets were fired in 2008 and 2009,” according to CAMERA."

UN Watch: Ken Roth Flip-Flop: HRW Promised ICC Wouldn’t Target Israel, Yet Now Lobbies for It
"In 2001, when trying to convince Americans to buy into the ICC, Human Rights Watch promised one thing; now it actively lobbies for the opposite.
Today, Human Rights Watch director Ken Roth criticized a New York Times editorial that he says “ignores key effect of Palestine observer state: possibility of joining [the] ICC and deterring both sides’ war crimes.”

British TV show airs Israeli think-tank’s upbeat simulation of attack on Iran
Channel 4′s ‘Dispatches’ screens footage of recent ‘war game,’ raises questions about whether Israel’s top strategists are overly optimistic about the outcome of a strike
"An Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities could set back the country’s nuclear program by three years — at least according to the scenario used as the basis for a “war game” conducted by a leading Israeli think tank, the Institute for National Security Studies, in late September."

Iran not cooperating with inspection of nuclear sites, IAEA chief says
‘We cannot conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities,’ Yukiya Amano warns

Iran says three Arab countries let Israel use their air space to strike in Sudan
Tehran’s foreign minister says countries were told in advance of last month’s attack on Khartoum munitions factory

Obama’s personal emissary holding secret talks with Iran, Israeli paper claims
Iranian-born special adviser Valerie Jarrett said to be negotiating with representative of Tehran’s supreme leader Khamenei

It's about time Cameron made an official visit to Israel
As a key trading partner, a key security partner and the only legitimate and inclusive democracy in the region, Cameron has an obligation to make an official visit to Israel
"After all, Israel is the UK's largest individual trading partner in the Near East and North Africa. We are ranked 1st in Europe and 3rd in the world for exports from Israel and have done so for a number of years.
Over the past 10 years, the value of bilateral trade in both directions has increased by 60 percent from £2.3bn to over £3.7bn and over the last three years, it has increased by 75 percent.

Why is David Cameron trying to sell weapons to Arabs and not Israelis?

Turkey tries Israeli commanders in absentia, seeks 18,000-year sentence
Jerusalem dismisses Mavi Marmara case as ‘show trial’ and ‘political theater’

3 soldiers injured by explosion on Gaza border
IDF troops attacked while conducting routine sweep near Kibbutz Nirim; Kassam rocket lands in south

Israeli ambassador demands UN intervention in Syrian truce violations
IDF on heightened alert on northern border due to spillover from civil war
"Israel’s ambassador to the UN sent a strongly worded letter to the secretary general of the UN and the UN Security Council president on Monday protesting a “grave violation” of the treaty between Israel and Syria.
Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone separating Israel and Syria on Saturday and on Monday an IDF jeep patrolling the Golan Heights was struck by gunfire from Syria."

Hanne Nabintu Herland’s lecture at JCPA in Jerusalem: How the Radical Left turned Norway into the most Anti-Semitic country in the West
"I believe, that were the Norwegian people given a balanced, just information from an informative objective angle instead of the dividing harsh propaganda from the Radical Left that has dominated the Norwegian public now for so long, we would see great change in public opinion. And at the moment, the majority of Norwegians push for political change in the next election in 2013."

Jewish Family Attacked in Marseille, France
The father of a Jewish family was badly beaten and the family home was completely trashed on Sunday by local youths in Marseille, France.

Churchill bust unveiled in capital
Bronze statue of wartime British PM installed opposite the Old City in recognition of his support for a Jewish state