Worth Reading Today

* The Independent reports that European Union funds may have been channelled to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the terrorist group responsible for the deaths of scores of Israelis in suicide bombings.

* Feminist psychotherepist Phyllis Chesler on “The New Anti-Semitism” :

What’s new is that this hatred has, incredibly, been embraced and romanticized by all manner of so-called progressives and activists and, to a great extent, by the presumably objective media. What’s new is that Jew-hatred (disguised as anti-Zionism) has itself become “politically correct” among these so-called intellectuals. They have one standard for Israel: an impossibly high one. Meanwhile, they set a much lower standard for every other country, even for nations in which tyranny, torture, honor killings, genocide, and every other human rights abuse go unchallenged.

* Veteran Israeli diplomat Yehuda Avner re-enacts a 1979 meeting between Menachem Begin and Margaret Thatcher:

Begin then turned to Thatcher. “Madam Prime Minister, I shall tell you why the settlements are vital: because I speak of Eretz Yisrael, a land redeemed, not occupied; because without these settlements Israel could be at the mercy of a Palestinian state astride the commanding heights of Judea and Samaria. We would be living on borrowed time. And, whenever we Jews are attacked, we are always alone.”

* Lee Kaplan reports on a pro-Palestinian “Campus Rally for Terror” at Ohio State University.