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• Israel announced last night that an Independent Public Commission will conduct its official investigation into the flotilla incident and the blockade itself. It will be headed by a retired Israeli Supreme Court justice and include Irish and Canadian observers. [NYT]

• Reports emerged that an Israeli named Uri Brodsky was arrested in Warsaw in connection with the January assassination of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, and awaits extradition to Germany, from which he allegedly procured a false passport. [JPost]

• An overwhelming majority of Israelis continue to back the Gaza blockade and oppose an international probe of the flotilla incident, according to a new poll. [Foreign Policy]

• U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates predicted that Iran will possess a nuclear weapon in one to three years but will lack adequate missile technology to deliver one. [Arutz Sheva]

• Debate over the flotilla incident, the blockade, Israel, and the rest erupted in France when a cinema chain replaced its screenings of a new Israeli comedy with a documentary about killed pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie. The whole thing is very French. [NYT]

• This is not precisely The Scroll’s beat, but the Times’s news-breaking story on the discovery of $1 trillion of lithium and other valuable minerals in Afghanistan is hugely significant, and deserves to be read in full. [NYT]

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David says:

Can you imagine if in the wake of an Islamic terror attack, an Arab romantic comedy was replaced with a neocon documentary on radical Islam? Such a move would rightly be called Islamophobic and cruel. But in France, it’s all right to do that to the Jews. And somehow this country has a say in what Israel’s policies should and should not be. I don’t understand how much of Europe has the audacity to pass judgment on the Jewish state when they’ve so clearly failed to clean house after their recent ethnic cleansing project.

Is it any shock that France, who so willingly and completely helped murder their Jewish population even the babies, would love to see anything terrible about a Jewish state created by those who escaped their murderous clutches? They are the most vile of killers, no repentance, no regrets, they continue to hate even today.

I used to visit France every vacation-but no more. People should avoid France as a vacation spot. The Moselms are killers. Don’t go to France. The far east is a better trip and more interesting.

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