By Schmoel Yitzhak
ONCE OVER LIGHTLY BUT NOT POLITELY
* UNRWA, which often appears to be an arm of Hamas, wants Israel to fully lift its blockade of Gaza. Which is very thoughtful of UNRWA but why doesn't the heavily-biased-against Israel United Nations body demand first that Hamas fully lift its kidnapping of Gilad Schalit and return him to Israel where he belongs?
* The answer, of course, is that UNRWA has about the same legitimacy as Popeye The Sailor Man.
* Bibi Netanyahu has made yet another concession; this time easing the passage of goods to Gaza. This is in response to more pressure from Uncle Sam. But every time Israel caves in a bit more, the Arabs are asked to do nothing -- absolutely NOTHING -- in reciprocation.
* So when is the Israeli prime minister going to once and for all utter the classic -- and necessary -- two words: ENOUGH ALREADY! Bibi should know the Arab mind by now; the more you concede, the more they regard you as weaker than you were the week before.
* Sooner -- we hope -- than later, a detailed chronology of the Turkish massacre of Armenians must be published in a new book.
* Sarah Honig's Jerusalem Post article on the "Salami Cutters" was a work of pure genius and logic. That woman can write -- and think.
* Oh, how helpful it would be if Honig and her colleague, Caroline Glick were advising Bibi and not the "concessionaires."
* The American president warns that the Silwan Project "threatens the peace process." We're waiting for His Lordship Obama to remind the world that rockets in Lebanon and Gaza -- among other hostile sites -- are what really "threaten the peace process."
* Ed Koch is the latest Jewish public figure revealing his dismay over Obama's treatment of Israel. This, after Koch worked tirelessly for the Democratic nominee when Obama was pleading for Jewish votes and pledging his unmitigated "support" for Israel. We wonder -- only wondering, mind you -- what Mayor Bloomberg's position on Obama is vis-a-vis former Mayor Ed's.
* Words to remember: This from Jose Maria Aznar, the president of Spain from 1996 through 2004: "If Israel goes down, we all go down. Anger over Gaza is a distraction. We cannot forget that Israel is the West's best ally in a turbulent region."
* Too bad that Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton cannot read Aznar English.
* Just wondering; what has become of fairness in international politics? Or is that the stupidest question ever conceived?
* How about those tough, fair-minded English who can't wait to delete Holocaust details from schoolbooks because such a mention of real events might -- get this -- "offend" Muslims in Great Britain.
* We wonder whether a few chapters about The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem working alongside Hitler in speeding the Holocaust would be a useful sidebar in one of those English textbooks.