Sunday, April 11, 2010

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Bs from brzezinski and solarz

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 07:46 AM PDT

Zbigniew Brzezinski and Stephen Solarz writing in today's Washington Post argue To achieve Mideast peace, Obama must make a bold Mideast trip. Meryl, effectively fisks it, concluding: To sum up: Brzezinski effectively wants Obama to force Israel to accede to a peace plan that the United States will dictate. Though he says there will be consequences for both sides if either refuses to go along, that will never happen. Consequences will fall only on Israel's head; the Palestinians will, as always, be excused. If Obama does follow a plan like this, the road to a UN Security Council condemnation of...

'a liter of sweat is equal to a drop of blood'

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 06:58 AM PDT

I originally saw this story in Viewpoint, the magazine of the National Council of Young Israel. It originally appeared at the IDF website (along with profiles of two other "handicapped" soldiers) with the title, There is no such thing as impossible. Here's a taste: The doctors of the committee had to restrain themselves from laughing when Segev requested that they allow him to use a weapon in Officers' School, and take part in operations in Lebanon. How could a person with a 21 physical profile lie in ambush in the heart of Lebanon? It did not make sense to them....

No innocent bystanders

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 06:16 AM PDT

A half year ago, Archbishop Desmond Tutu expressed a common sentiment in the Middle East. The Nobel Prize laureate spoke to Haaretz in Jerusalem as the organization The Elders concluded its tour of Israel and the West Bank. He said the West was consumed with guilt and regret toward Israel because of the Holocaust, "as it should be." "But who pays the penance? The penance is being paid by the Arabs, by the Palestinians. I once met a German ambassador who said Germany is guilty of two wrongs. One was what they did to the Jews. And now the suffering...

Council speak 04/11/2010

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 06:01 AM PDT

The Watcher's council has spoken. The winning council entry this week was Bookworm Room's Redefining the word racist so that it suits ME, which would be funny if the attitudes it is criticizing weren't so deeply held. The runner up was Wolf Howling's The War On Religion On the non-council side the winning entry was Cato Unbound's The Rise of the New Paternalism, a look at how the political ground shifts. The runner up was Victor Davis Hanson's Next Battle: Immigration. A number of Watcher's council members participated in the latest National Journal bloggers poll. (Non-council member) David Kopel highlights...

Benny Morris on Hamas imposition of Sharia in Gaza

Posted: 11 Apr 2010 02:33 AM PDT

Benny Morris has a very interesting review of Russia and the Arabs, a new book by Soviet-era foreign minister, diplomat, and "KGB operative," Yevgeny Primakov. Morris not only offers numerous corrections to Primakov's overly rosy account of the Soviet role in the Middle East, but also his "naivete (or dissimulation)" on such topics as Hamas propensities to impose Sharia:Hamas may not have announced the imposition of sharia law, but it has gradually and relentlessly imposed it in the area that it has controlled since 2007, the Gaza Strip, without fanfare, without proclamations. Women are forced to wear headscarves; separate male...

George Galloway assaulted, called "filthy kaffir"--what's the world coming to?

Posted: 10 Apr 2010 09:50 PM PDT

I am reminded of when Robert Fisk got beaten up in Afghanistan. Don't laugh--it's the old Hamas-hugging gasbag's great opportunity to proclaim that he, too, opposes extremism. A press release from Galloway's Respect Party:George Galloway was set upon by a group of Muslim extremists while campaigning in East London this afternoon. Three men, believed to belong to the extreme sect Islam4UK, the latest name for Al-Muhajiroun, were arrested and subsequently charged with public order offences. Galloway, who is standing in the Poplar and Limehouse constituency, was with a party of supporters in Watney Market around 3pm when he and his...

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