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Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Interpol alert over Dubai suspects

Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Interpol alert over Dubai suspects: "Interpol, the international police agency, has placed 11 members of an alleged hit squad suspected of assassinating Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas commander, at a luxury Dubai hotel last month, on its most-wanted list.

Interpol issued the red notices, its highest-level alert, on Thursday on the request of Dubai authorities.

Interpol said it had reason to believe the suspects had stolen the identities of real people, using them as aliases to commit the murder.

Interpol's 'red notices' are not international arrest warrants but are put out after national authorities issue a warrant to help with finding suspects so they can be arrested or extradited."

David Frum would like you to cease and desist with your criticisms of Israel - John Knefel - Making a Mockery - True/Slant

David Frum would like you to cease and desist with your criticisms of Israel - John Knefel - Making a Mockery - True/Slant: "For reasons that remain unclear to me, some people think David Frum is somebody whose opinion should be respected. His editorial mad-libs from today, implicitly titled Anti-Semites Everywhere! serves as a helpful primer on how to stifle dissent by accusing one’s detractors of bigotry. Let’s see how he does it!

It’s beneficial to begin with Frum’s conclusion — not the vagaries he puts forward as an “argument.” Here are his final two paragraphs in full:

It’s possible to hate Israel without hating Jews. It’s even possible to hate Jews without hating Israel, as is said of a famously nasty British media personality: “He managed the impressive feat of being intensely anti-Semitic without becoming even slightly pro-Arab.”

But these interesting theoretical potentialities exist mainly on the blackboard. In real life, it becomes very difficult to separate hat…