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The Day In Israel: Sat Aug 1st, 2009

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Another restful Sabbath, and it is now time to catch up on the main Israel-related news I missed over the last day.

  • According to details from a proposed draft of its political platform leaked to the Arab press, our “peace partners” Fatah plan to oppose recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, consider opening a strategic dialogue with Iran, and call for supporters to use civil disobedience in its struggle with Israel, including limited violence.
  • A Lebanese military court has sentenced a man to life in prison for spying for Israel and giving it information about Hizbollah.
  • Speaking of Hizbullah, a Brussels-based think tank has claimed a German charity for Lebanese orphans – Orphans Project Lebanon – is “the German branch of a Hizbullah sub-organization” which “promotes suicide bombings” and seeks to destroy Israel.
  • Syrian dorktator Bashar Assad said that the return of the Golan Heights from Israel was non-negotiable, conveniently forgetting who won the war in which it was captured.

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)

11:38PM: 2 people have been killed, and 10 others wounded, in a shooting attack on a Tel Aviv gay club this evening.

10:32PM: In what will come as a major disappointment to the trolls who visit my site and claim I am “anti-Arab” and “racist”, I have quite a few Arab and Muslim readers with whom I correspond. One of these is Ali, a relatively new addition to the Israellycool family.

And in his latest blog post, Ali contends that “many Muslims are confused about the Quran’s stance on Israel.”

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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