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Sundown: Israel Hits Back

Plus, new Azeri friends, mini-Madoff was big at the U, and more

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Prime Minister Netanyahu pledges retaliation earlier today.(GPO via Getty Images)

• Israel responded to the attacks today—the deadliest in more than two years for Israel—with airstrikes in Gaza. [NYT]

• Israel has gotten mighty close to the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, which just so happens to sit on Iran’s northern border. [UPI]

• Nevin Shapiro, who is currently doing time for a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, was as a booster behind several extremely improper, illicit, and even illegal activities at the University of Miami’s football program. [Yahoo! Sports]

• There is reason to doubt that there will be many Palestinian protests come September. [Reuters]

• Knowing it won’t secure a General Assembly majority, Israel is instead trying to put together a group of 60-70 countries, with an emphasis on European powers, to oppose non-negotiated Palestinian independence. [Ynet]

• The problem with negotiated land-swaps is they don’t necessarily account for the people on the ground. How about mutually-agreed referenda? [Boston Globe The Angle]

“Rocks Off” is not merely the best song on Exile on Main Street, it is also the best song in the Rolling Stones’ catalogue.

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Interesting choice in Rocks Off. Lately, I’ve been thinking it’s actually Moonlight Mile.

Prayers for the victims of the attacks in the Negev.

Jehudah Ben-Israel says:

What we witness is the perpetuation of the war-of-attrition-through-terror that was initiated by the Muslim-Arab world – not by Christian-Arabs, not by Druze-Arabs – local and regional, in 1920 against the Jewish population of Eretz Israel (Land of Israel).

This war commenced during the Nabi Mousah ceremonies in Jerusalem and orchestrated by the Mufti of the city, Haj, Amin al-Husseinii and later by the PLO, Hamas (which has recently united). That had been long before Israel was proclaimed, long before the “occupation”, “settlements”, “Gaza”. The main goal of which has been, ever since, the decimation of any Jewish existence in the Jewish homeland of the past 4,000 years…

…and the organization that is responsible to preserve peace in the world, the UN, is about to hand over to them a “state”, a present for this type of behavior for the past many decades… What a cynical world…!!

jeffrey harts says:

How right you are!!!

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