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The Daily Brief – Tuesday, August 17, 2010

by Mike Fegelman


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August 17, 2010

Notable and Quotable

Winnipeg Free Press: Sam Segev: "Moves by Jordan to contain unrest impact peace process" (August 17, 2010)
“While the U.S., the European Union, Israel and the Palestinian Authority are trying to eliminate the last obstacles for relaunching direct negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, there is a dramatic activity in Jordan that could eventually affect the outcome of the peace process."
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National Post: Brian Henry: "The happiest people in the world" (August 17, 2010)
“Canada and Israel have much in common. We’re both big believers in democracy and in fairness, we’re both highly diverse multicultural societies and both of us have dynamic economies.  But I was tickled to learn this summer that Canada and Israel have yet one more thing in common: We’re tied for eighth place among the happiest people on Earth."
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Calgary Herald: Christopher Hitchins via Slate.com: "More reasons why Iran shouldn’t get nukes" (August 17, 2010)
“With Russia’s ever-helpful policy of assisting Iran to accelerate its reactor program, allied to the millimetrical progress of sanctions on the Ahmadinejad regime and the increasingly hopeless state of negotiations with the Palestinians, there is likely to be no let-up in the speculation about an Israeli “first strike” on Iran’s covert but ever-more-flagrant nuclear weapons installations.”
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Lindsay Post via Straight.com: Gwynne Dyer: "The Mavi Marmara Inquiry: Denying the obvious" (August 17, 2010)
“They are all lying, of course. The pro-Palestinian activists who said that the flotilla of ships that tried to breach the Israeli blockade and bring aid to the Gaza Strip had purely humanitarian goals were lying, and so are the Israeli officials who blandly insist that the blockade is solely to stop offensive weapons from reaching the Hamas-ruled enclave. But only the Israeli commandos who seized the ships and killed nine people had guns.”
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See also:
Times and Transcript, Charlottetown Guardian/Lindsay Post (not online)

Prince Albert Herald Daily: Gwynne Dyer: "Let’s attack Iran" (August 17, 2010)
“When Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking American officer, was asked recently on NBC’s Meet The Press show whether the United States has a military plan for an attack on Iran, he replied simply: “We do.”  General staffs are supposed to plan for even the most unlikely future contingencies.”
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Toronto Sun: Mindy Jacobs: "Jihad by stealth, or just tasteless?" (August 17, 2010)
“The al-Aqsa mosque (and later the Dome of the Rock) were built where the Jewish temples once stood after Muslims occupied ancient Israel, for instance. In the 16th century, the Babri Masjid mosque was built in India on a site considered sacred by Hindus. (Hindu extremists destroyed it in 1992).”
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News Beyond the Conflict:

Toronto Sun: Sports Network: "Peer exists Rogers Cup" (August 16, 2010)
"Israeli Shahar Peer went by way of an opening- round upset Monday at the $2 million Rogers Cup, a U.S. Open tune-up.”

Vancouver Sun: Pamela Fayerman: "Transplant tourism carries risks, doctors say" (August 17, 2010)
“Francis Delmonico commended Israel for passing legislation that prevents insurance companies there from paying for black market organ transplant procedures.”

Actualités et opinions sur Israël

Radio-Canada: AFP/Reuters : « Liban : Tous les métiers pour les réfugiés palestiniens » (17/08/2010)
« Le Parlement libanais a voté mardi une loi permettant aux réfugiés palestiniens d’exercer tous les métiers, a indiqué un haut responsable à l’AFP. »

Radio-Canada : AFP/Reuters : « Israël : Une ex-soldate se défend » (17/08/2010)
« L’ex-soldate israélienne qui avait publié des photos d’elle avec des prisonniers palestiniens sur le réseau Facebook s’est défendue en affirmant ignorer les causes du scandale provoqué. »

Cyberpresse : AFP : « Téhéran construira un nouveau site d’enrichissement en 2011 » (16/08/2010)
« L’Iran a confirmé sa détermination à poursuivre son programme nucléaire malgré les sanctions en annonçant la construction en 2011 d’un nouveau centre pour l’enrichissement d’uranium, une activité au coeur des inquiétudes de la communauté internationale. »

Les Affaires: Audrey Myrand-Langlois : « L’économie israélienne repart en force » (17/08/2010)
« Stimulée par les exportations, l’économie de l’État hébreu a crû de 4,7 % au deuxième trimestre de 2010. Il s’agit de la plus forte hausse en deux ans selon le bureau central des statistiques d’Israël. »

« Des photos d’une soldate israélienne posant souriante au côté de prisonniers palestiniens les yeux bandés et les mains liées ont provoqué un émoi en Israël, après leur diffusion hier par la télévision publique. »




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