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Peace in the Middle East!

Let Israel run the Middle East.

“Here’s the difference between us,” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on Fox News Sunday. “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”
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It’s just a hunch, but if the Israelis wanted to wipe out as many Palestinians as possible, never mind commit genocide, they probably wouldn’t issue warnings to Gazans (by phone and leaflet) to get out of harm’s way. Nor would Israel continue to allow hundreds of trucks of food and medical aid to enter Gaza even as hundreds of rockets leave Gaza.

And if Hamas were chiefly concerned with protecting Palestinian lives, it would not implore Gazans to stay in their homes — serving as human shields and inflating the body count as a propaganda prop to increase international pressure on Israel.

One perverse complaint, often subtly echoed in the mainstream media, is that it is somehow unfair that Israelis are not dying, so far, from Gaza rocket strikes. The Israelis have the Iron Dome defense system, which intercepts the rockets aimed at civilians. They also have bomb shelters; the Palestinians do not. They have these things because, as Netanyahu said, Israelis are interested in protecting their citizens.

As Commentary’s Jonathan Tobin notes, no one is asking why the Palestinians don’t have bomb shelters. The assumption seems to be that the Gazans don’t have the wherewithal to build them. This is untrue because they do have bomb shelters — they just reserve them for Hamas’s leaders and fighters. Indeed, Hamas has dug thousands of tunnels under Gaza, largely so it can smuggle in, and store, more rockets to fire on Israel. Better that those tunnels were used as shelters for civilians, but that would mean not letting them die for the greater “good.”

The Palestinian ‘Genocide’ Lie

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BDS is a Cult

BDS is a BS cult, made up of a bunch of moral-preening rube tools. But you can’t fix stupid.


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Suing Terrorists and Their Supporters

Bank of China

Shurat HaDin, The Israel Law Center (ILC), founded by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, has had great success in suing on behalf of terror victims, and otherwise confronting anti-Semitism through the legal process.
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ILC has taken note of the ASA academic boycott of Israel, and is representing several Israeli academics.

ILC today sent a demand letter to the the incoming President of ASA (embedded at bottom of post), demanding that ASA cease and desist from discriminatory practices, or ILC will commence suit on behalf of a group of Israeli professors.

Israel Law Center sends cease and desist letter to American Studies Assn

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Wolosky, now a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, is suing Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) in a $1 billion terror finance class action for Colombian plaintiffs. He’s also suing Bank of China Ltd. for allegedly funneling money from Iran to a Palestinian terrorist group that staged an attack claiming the life of an American teenager in Israel.

The Bank of China case typifies the international-tinged caseload that Wolosky, 45, has carved out at Boies Schiller. If it goes to trial, the $100 million lawsuit could be groundbreaking: While the U.S. government has pressured banks and other governments to clamp down on money flowing to terrorist groups, Wolosky’s lawsuit could be the first by U.S. citizens against an alleged conduit to go to trial in federal court, says Gary Osen, whose six-person firm focuses on terrorism-financing lawsuits.

Lawyer Suing Bank of China Brings ‘Private CIA’ to Boies

The Goldsteins and Sokolows are now part of a group of landmark lawsuits filed in New York federal court. They include 5,000 terror victims globally — several hundred in the U.S. They’re using a novel approach to fight back against the enemy that tore apart their lives: they’re suing international banks that they say supported the terrorists.

The lawsuits allege that Arab Bank, Credit Lyonnais, and two other foreign banks with New York offices were key to an intricate system that moved cash to aid terrorists and their families.

Suing to stop terror funding

Arab Bank, Credit Lyonnais

A Vancouver dentist injured in a 1997 Hamas suicide bombing has filed a lawsuit against Iran — the first such case to be launched under a new Canadian law that allows victims to collect damages from state sponsors of terrorism.
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Iran has millions of dollars worth of assets in Canada. A list released earlier this month by the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tehran owns several Ottawa properties and has 14 Canadian bank accounts holding at least $2.6-million. An Ontario judge has frozen the accounts at the request of U.S. terror victims.

Hamas suicide bombing victim files first Canadian lawsuit against Iran under new anti-terrorism laws

Boycott Israel BDS


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