One-forties for 8 Feb 2010

Caroline Glick sees a way to make it clear to the world that the political open season on Israel is over.  The government of Israel has an opportunity to clear the way for any future war to end not only in military victory, but in a political victory as well.

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The Kurds and Israel are faced with similar situations, and may be engaging in military cooperation – and that’s making Hamas a little nervous. Arutz-7 via Unity Coalition for Israel.

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One of the sad characteristics of contemporary Western society is the tendency to embrace noble lies – assertions and acts that don’t square with reality. One set of such noble lies is behind the hatred Israel as a unique aggressor. Pajamas Media via Unity Coalition for Israel.

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Noble lie: no one wants to “wipe Israel off the map.” Unless perhaps we’re speaking of this particular world globe manufacturer. New York Post via Unity Coalition for Israel.

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Palestine’s ‘economic miracle’  is only a falsehood for an imbalance in Palestinians’ disposable income caused by the immense amount of international donations.  Ynet via World Jewish Daily.

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 There is no such thing as “Palestinian refugees” – by the very definition of the term “refugee” under international law.  Arutz-7.

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UNRWA has 30,000 Palestinian employees, with 100 international experts at the helm. It is the biggest employer of Palestinians, and has an annual budget of a half-billion dollars:  Arutz-7.

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There was indeed at one time a “Palestinian refugee problem;” it was created by the Arab states in 1948.

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It’s hard to maintain a “popular uprising” when you have to out and recruit people to do the rising up; organizers say “You still need to re-energize the idea of popular non-violent resistance and give it support.”

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