Egypt in Chaos, Scores Killed in Clashes

August 14, 2013 17:14 by

For more commentary/analysis, see Zalman Shoval (a compelling argument against land swaps), the Christian Science Monitor (the mistakes Kerry’s avoiding), David Harris (give the peace process a chance), David Horovitz (Bibi’s got the worst of both worlds),  AP (low odds of a peace deal), Dan Margalit (terrorists as Palestinian role models), Danny Danon (border security), and a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff-ed weighs in on the talks too.

Caught on video: Palestinian kids are taught to hate Israel in UNRWA summer camps. The Times of Israel has background on this video.

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Like the Twilight Zone, the UN Human Rights Council “is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.”

Jerusalem Post

 Times of London: Iran’s reigning mullahs invalidated the election of a 27 year-old town Qazvin city councillor, Nina Siakhali Moradi, because she was “too sexy.”

Despite winning more than 10,000 votes in June’s election, finishing 14th out of 163 candidates and winning a council seat, the engineer and website designer has in effect been told that she is too attractive to take up the post.

We don’t want a catwalk model on the council,” said one senior official in Qazvin, explaining the decision.

Ms Moradi’s candidacy had been vetted and approved by Iran’s judiciary and intelligence services . . .

Ms Moradi made no play of her looks during the race. Her campaign posters showed her dressed in strict hijab without a single strand of hair on display.

Worth reading: The Moderation Fallacy in Iran

Today’s last word goes to the Egyptian blogger, Sandmonkey.

Sandmonkey

 

For more, see yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream.

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