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Friday, May 08, 2009

Link dump

I have way too many windows open with less than three hours to the Sabbath, and I'm just not going to get to everything. I want to point you to some of the things I would have blogged this week if I had more time:

Amir Taheri writes in the Wall Street Journal about how Iran is filling the vacuum being left by the Obama administration's retreat in our region.

Ten American State attorneys general have sent a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defending Israel's actions during Operation Cast Lead.

The Washington Post reports on yet another item that the infamous National Intelligence Estimate on Iran got wrong. Surprise: When Iran stopped working on nuclear weapons in 2003, it wasn't because they had given up the program, but because they already had a suitable design and decided to put off pursuing it to take some of the pressure off them.

The New York Times publishes a map that shows all the gaps among the different areas controlled by the 'Palestinians' in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (Hat Tip: NormanF). I doubt this was the Times' intention, but the map shows why it is impossible for a 'Palestinian state' to be contiguous while leaving a Jewish state in place. That's something we've discussed here before (search under "elephant" as in "the elephant in the living room").

The Australian publishes a lengthy defense of the State of Israel by Greg Sheridan (Hat Tip: David R). Sheridan goes on to attack the alliance between the radical left and the Islamists.

DEBKA reports that elite IDF officers participated in an anti-terror exercise this week with Indian forces. I have not searched for additional sources for this story, but I really hope it's true, because an alliance with India is one of the things Israel ought to be pursuing.

I do hope to post one or two more items today, but so long as I don't look at anything new, this will make my backlog manageable.


At 9:01 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

There is never enough time to post every thing. All one can do at such times is to just point to the highlights and let readers decide which ones give them a better understanding of the world.


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