Double Standard For Murderers in Israel

07ISRAEL1-videoSixteenByNine540-v2According to the NYT and the AP, six young men have been arrested as suspects in last weeks beating and burning death of a 16 year old Palestinian boy named Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The autopsy revealed that the victim was still alive when the burning took place.

The AP reports that, “Israeli authorities said the killers [of Khdeir] had acted out of ‘”nationalistic”‘ motives.” The “grisly” murder happened shortly after the burial of three kidnapped and murdered Israeli youths whose bodies were found in the West Bank near Hebron a few days before

Now Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel stated that, “We do not differentiate between terrorists,” referring to rather they are Israeli or Arab. “We will respond to all of them.”

But according to a quote in the AP piece, Khdeir’s mother argued that, in reference to the six arrested Israeli suspects, that,  “They need to treat them the way they treat us. They need to demolish their homes and round them up, the way they do it to our children.”

The Israelis rounded up 800 prisoners in the West Bank, killed six in their operations, and destroyed two homes and countless “Hamas targets” during the search for the youths over a three week period. There is a double standard.

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Arab Fundraising for Al Qaeda in Syria

syriaAn important article in the NYT reports that private funds are being gathered and transported to anti-Assad forces in Syria in the Arab world, and much of it goes to Al Quaeda linked revolutionaries.

It’s a good article for the contributing donors blame U.S. and Western doddering as a reason why the Saudis, Kuwaitis, etc., support the rebels with their fortunes.

Read Here.

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What to do with Egypt?

f6a95436-6006-45d3-bf8d-7daec911bf22-460x276A great piece by Khaled Diab in The Guardian on the current situation in Egypt as the news coverage in the U.S. fades away.

Read Here.

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