Jewish Journal


June 4, 2012

by Shmuel Rosner

June 4, 2012 | 3:22 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meeting in Jerusalem, January 2012. (Photo: Reuters)

Islamic Antisemitism Enters American Electoral ‎Politics
The fight between Congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell for New Jersey’s ‎redrawn 9th District has taken on an ugly dimension, writes Robert Spencer for PJ ‎Media. ‎

The Washington Free Beacon published an image of an Arabic-language poster claiming ‎that the Rothman/Pascrell race was “the most important election in the history of the ‎‎[Arab] community” and exhorting the “Arab diaspora community” as “the friend of the ‎Arabs.” In February, Aref Assaf, the president of the American Arab Forum, wrote an ‎op-ed in the New Jersey Star-Ledger titled “Rothman is Israel’s man in District 9.” ‎Assaf asserted that “as total and blind support for Israel becomes the only reason for ‎choosing Rothman, voters who do not view the elections in this prism will need to take ‎notice. Loyalty to a foreign flag is not loyalty to America’s.”‎

A Settlement Freeze Can Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Alan Dershowitz sets out his vision for advancing ‎the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.‎

There would be no Israeli building in those areas likely to become part of a Palestinian ‎state. There would be no limit on Israeli building within areas likely to remain part of ‎Israel. And the conditional freeze would continue in disputed areas until it was decided ‎which will remain part of Israel and which will become part of the new Palestinian state. ‎As portions of the disputed areas are allocated to Palestine or Israel, the building rules ‎would reflect that ongoing allocation. ‎

Secret Cooperation

Germany has known about - and facilitated – Israel’s nuclear armament for decades, ‎according to an exposé in Der Spiegel. ‎

In the past, the German government has always stuck to the position that it is unaware ‎of nuclear weapons being deployed on the vessels. Now, however, former high-ranking ‎officials from the German Defense Ministry, including former State Secretary Lothar Rühl ‎and former chief of the planning staff Hans Rühle, have told SPIEGEL that they had ‎always assumed that Israel would deploy nuclear weapons on the submarines. Rühl had ‎even discussed the issue with the military in Tel Aviv. ‎

Putin’s Role in the Houla Massacre

The Russian president’s support for Assad makes him complicit in the Syrian leader’s ‎brutal crackdown on opposition forces, writes Alexander Shumilin in The Moscow ‎Times. ‎

Assad is obviously incapable of restoring order with anything but heavy ‎guns. There is no hope for a peaceful solution as long as he remains ‎in power. But what will be the outcome of Russia’s attempts to whitewash ‎and justify his crimes? How can Russia prove that it is not defending ‎a bloody dictator?

Stuxnet’s revelation

The Washington Post presents a step-by-step illustration of how the Stuxnet virus, ‎believed to have been created by Israel and the US, attacked the computers ‎controlling Iran’s nuclear program.

At the Iranian nuclear processing facility in Natanz, the worm was probably ‎introduced into the computer network through an infected thumb drive, ‎specialists say.‎


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