Sunday, July 30, 2006

Jews in the News

An Arab gunman opens fire in a Seattle Jewish center, killing one person and wounding others....witnesses say the man shouted 'I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel.'

Meanwhile, actor Mel Gibson was arrested for DUI and made some not-so-unusual remarks:
According to the report, in addition to threatening the arresting deputy and trying to escape, Gibson said, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," and asked the officer, James Mee, "Are you a Jew?"
Seems like there's an Australian angry at Israel, too. Of course, any Jew who's seen The Passion of the Christ couldn't have missed that message.

After killing over 50 civilians (30 of them children) in their favorite Lebanese target practice city, Qana, Isreal agreed to a 48-hour cease-fire.

Meanwhile, the UN post in El-Khiam that came under "unprovoked" Israeli attack was actually being used as a shield by Hezbollah. The Ottawa Citizen has details:
"A Canadian Forces infantry officer with the Edmonton-based Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and the only Canadian serving as a UN military observer in Lebanon, Maj. Hess-von Kruedener was no stranger to fighting nearby.

The UN post, he wrote in the e-mail, afforded a view of the "Hezbollah static positions in and around our patrol Base."

"It appears that the lion's share of fighting between the IDF and Hezbollah has taken place in our area," he wrote, noting later it was too dangerous to venture out on patrols.

The e-mail appears to contradict the UN's claim there had been no Hezbollah activity in the vicinity of the strike.

The question of Hezbollah's infiltration of the area is significant because UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, speaking Tuesday just hours after the bombing, accused the Israelis of the "apparently deliberate targeting" of the base near Khiam in southern Lebanon."
What a mess.



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