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The Day In Israel: Thursday July 15th, 2010

Oxford Research Group, a “think-tank” that promotes non-violent solutions to conflict, said military action should be ruled out as a response to Iran’s possible nuclear weapons ambitions, since an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities would start a long war and probably not prevent Iran from eventually acquiring them.

“An Israeli attack on Iran would be the start of a protracted conflict that would be unlikely to prevent the eventual acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran and might even encourage it,” it said in a report.

It would also lead to instability and unpredictable security consequences for the region and the wider world, it added.

The report is written by Professor Paul Rogers, who also opposes the War on Terror.

‘Nuff said.

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)

Cosmo Peres

5:05PM: Introducing Israel’s Top 10 Names in Hollywood.

As an aside, it would be nice to hear them speak out in support of Israel (I have noticed Noa Tishby doing so on Twitter).

4:35PM: Quote of the day:

“I didn’t dream of being president. My dream as a boy was to be a shepherd or a poet of stars.”

– Israeli President Shimon Peres

Say what?

4:25PM: Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri – who returned to Iran after claiming he was kidnapped and brought to the US – has claimed he suffered extreme mental and physical torture at the hands of US interrogators and that Israeli agents participated in interrogations with the CIA.

“Israeli agents were present at some of my interrogation sessions and I was threatened to be handed over to Israel if I refused to cooperate with Americans,” Amiri told Reuters reporters.

OOGA BOOGA!

3:45PM: Ynet reports:

A female cadet in the IDF’s flight course sustained light wounds Thursday morning after bailing out of her aircraft during her first solo flight.

An initial debriefing led by the IDF Flight School commander revealed that the flight cadet lost control of the training plane a short while before landing. She then decided to bail out in line with procedure.

The plane continued to travel on the landing strip and was damaged, but not heavily.

[insert women drivers joke here]

3:24PM: The IDF has released the following film, produced by the Eiland Team of Experts, breaking down the events of the flotilla using a timeline that alternates between 3D models and footage captured throughout the incident (this film has been available for a number of days, but I purposely waited until for the version with English subtitles).

10:58AM: Gaddafi’s son plans to send $50 million to Gaza, with the approval of Israel.

And it looks like Junior is as coherent as his batsh*t crazy father.

“We go the grapes, so why kill the vineyard guard?” Reuters quoted him as saying, citing a report from London-based paper a-Sharq al-Awsat.

10:00AM: That’s what I’m talking about.

best Middle East cities

From Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2010: Best Cities – Middle East.

6:10AM: Alan Hart, former Middle East Chief Correspondent for ITN and a former BBC presenter, claims Israel perpetrated 9-11.

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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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