Did you hear the one about Hamas moderating? Yeah, not so much. Unless by “moderation” you mean “willing to wait a few years to destroy Israel.” Yes, I know I already linked to the Forward interview, but Ynet’s behind the times, and anyway, there’s this great quote for the doubters. Note the bold:
“Let’s establish a relationship between the two states in the historic Palestinian land as a hudna between both sides,” added the leader of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip that remains under Israeli blockade.
That would be all of Israel, not just the West Bank and Gaza.
Seriously? You’re going to ban the internet and tell me I’m going to the version of Jewish hell if I use it? Seriously? Yeah, I’m thinking these guys are a bunch of idiots, but then, I’ve never been one for religious extremism of any sort. And, oh yeah–where were the women at this event? There were none. Nada. Zip. Zilch. So, come back and talk to me when–oh, wait. You’ll never talk to me, because I’m a woman. Never mind. Good job making Jews look as backward and narrow-minded as Islamists, though. (H/T: Jonathan M.)
The reports of al Qaeda’s demise are exaggerated: A group that can kill over 100 soldiers in a Yemen suicide bombing isn’t dead yet. Damn it.
I put this item in because I wanted to say “There’s a company named Alibaba Group?” Yep. There is.