Sunday, February 22, 2009

2-20-09 Israel Election Update

ELECTION UPDATE SPECIAL: ISRAEL VOTES, 2009
- VIDEO: Election results and commentary from Israel:

http://www.jerusalemonline.com/specials10.asp

- Votes in, but real winner still uncertain, JTA:
http://jta.org/news/article/2009/02/11/1002921/votes-in-but-real-winner-still-uncertain
- Election results, broken down by Haaretz:
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1063105.html
- Arabs Make Gains In New Israeli Parliament, Media Line:
http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=24226
- BREAKING NEWS: Netanyahu tapped to form new government, aims for national unity:

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/02/20/1003148/netanyahu-aims-for-national-unity



NEWS
- Special Israeli operation to rescue Jews in danger in Yemen:
http://www.jewishagency.org./JewishAgency/English/Home/Jewish+Agency+Resources/Highlights/Archive/2009/feb19a.htm?variety=hp_top
- UN halts Gaza aid over Hamas 'thefts', BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7875171.stm
- Israel eyes gas bonanza from large offshore find, Reuters:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKLI27068120090118

- Good time to visit Israel!! Tourism numbers rise 32 percent in 2008, Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE50H1QW20090118


DOCUMENTARY: FACES OF ISRAEL
Check out this new film, Faces of Israel, a documentary that discusses marriage, state, and religion in the Jewish homeland:
http://www.facesthemovie.com/


RESOURCE: GAZA REVISITED
· What Hamas Has Wrought, Edgar Bronfman, Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edgar-m-bronfman/what-hamas-has-wrought_b_165157.html
· The War in Retrospect, David Forman, Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304765450&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
· No Israeli apology for defeating Iran's Islamic proxy, Amir Gissin, Toronto Star:
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/576476
· Correcting misperceptions from the Gaza War:
o Khlaled Abed Rabbo affair:
http://camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=62&x_article=1624 and http://www.theaugeanstables.com/2009/02/04/time-magazine-and-palestinian-sources-on-the-origins-of-modern-blood-libels/
o The UN school bombing affair:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304788684&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
· Hamas tortures Fatah "collaborators":
o
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/22/MN3215FAUD.DTL
o http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD221709
o http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=18064


QUOTE OF THE DAY: KERRY DEFENDS ISRAEL
In a message to the citizens of Gaza, Senator John Kerry defended Israel, saying: "Your political leadership needs to understand that any nation that has rockets hitting it for many years threatening its residents is going to respond. [Hamas] needs to make it clear how it is willing to move to make peace and those decisions have not been made yet."
http://english.aljazeera.net/
news/middleeast/2009/02/2009219135025156298.html



BLOGS: 4 TO CHECK OUT
- For those interested in law in Israel:
http://israellawreport.blogspot.com/
- Global politics and Israel: http://theisraelhobby.blogspot.com/
- Engaging and challenging nuggets about Israel and Zionism: http://oznia.wordpress.com/
- Religious and Revisionist Zionism: http://hadarnews.blogspot.com/


OTHER ARTICLES: QUICK READING LIST
· How the U.N. Perpetuates the 'Refugee' Problem, Natan Sharansky, Wall Street Journal, 1/6/09:
http://sec.online.wsj.com/article/SB123120586642556073.html
· Welcome to the new Middle East, Martin Cohn, Toronto Star, 1/20/09: http://www.thestar.com/article/573793
· Anti-Israel vs. Anti-Semite, Tom Neumann, Chicago Tribune, 1/25/09: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-perspec0225hatejan25,0,1357809.story
· Teaching tots terror: Hamas TV promotes culture of death for Palestinian children, NY Daily News, 2/3/09: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/02/03/2009-02-03_teaching_tots_terror_hamas_tv_promotes_c.html
- One Region, Two States, President Shimon Peres, Washington Post, 2/10/09: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/09/AR2009020902098.html

1 comment:

moshe klein said...

rabbi kimmel video here. great teacher and torah expert

http://youtu.be/blIem32IET8