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The Daily TIP: Victim’s Son: Failure to Condemn PA’s “Pay to Slay” Scheme Makes UN Accessories to Murder

Posted by Tip Staff - March 20, 2018

Victim’s Son: Failure to Condemn PA’s “Pay to Slay” Scheme Makes UN Accessories to Murder
Shiite Cleric Calls on Lebanon to Revoke Citizenship of Hezbollah Boss Due to Ties with Iran
Iranian Official Claims European Missile Sanctions would Violate Nuclear Deal
U.S. Company Buys Israeli Printed Circuit Board Maker for $3.4 Billion


Victim’s Son: Failure to Condemn PA’s “Pay to Slay” Scheme Makes UN Accessories to Murder

In a hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the son of a terror victim called the world body and a number of its members states accessories in the murder of his father for their failure to condemn the Palestinian Authority’s “pay to slay” scheme, which rewards terrorists and their families with substantial cash for committing acts of terror, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday.

“Turning a blind-eye while United Nations’ funds, and your states’ funds are funneled through the PA for the murder of innocents in unconscionable,” Micah Lakin Avni, the son of Richard Lakin who was murdered by terrorists in October 2015, told the council members. He continued, “Your failure to report and condemn these crimes make you an accessory to the murder of my father; and to the murder of many other Jewish fathers, mother and children the Palestinians pay to slay.”

Avni said that his father's killers and their families will receive some $3 million for their crime from the PA.

Addressing Michael Lynk, the Canadian law professor who is the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Avni asked, “Mr. Lynk, what would you say if I would pay 3 million dollars to have your father, Stanley, shot in the head?”

He also observed that Lynk’s recent report to the council which largely criticized Israel, “fails to mention the Palestinian pay-to-slay law; it ignores the Palestinian use of United Nations funds as blood money.”



Shiite Cleric Calls on Lebanon to Revoke Citizenship of Hezbollah Boss Due to Ties with Iran

A Lebanese Shiite cleric has called for Lebanon to revoke Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s citizenship over his “clear collaboration” and ties to Iran, The Times of Israel reported Monday.

Muhammad Ali Al-Husseini, who previously came out strongly against Iran’s influence in Lebanon and has also sought to spread messages of peace in Hebrew on social media, said in an interview last week about Nasrallah that “This is clear collaboration of a Lebanese with a foreign country.”

Al-Husseini continued: “Therefore, just like the proper action taken by Bahrain, when it revoked the citizenship of Iran’s collaborators, who were involved in tarnishing the image of Bahrain, I call upon the State of Lebanon to revoke citizenship of Hassan Nasrallah.”

The cleric said the terror chief’s citizenship should be revoked for saying Iran’s doctrine of Guardianship of the Jurist — which grants Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supreme political power — is above Lebanon’s constitution. Hezbollah denies that Nasrallah made the comments.

“What the Iranian regime conceals with its [methods] of political dissimulation has been exposed today by Nasrallah through his slips of the tongue,” Al-Husseini said, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute. “These declarations have harmed the Lebanese state, constitution, and law.”

In 2016, Nasrallah thanked Iran saying, “We are open about the fact that Hezbollah’s budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its weapons and rockets, come from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” and he emphasized that his group “will not be affected” by any sanctions.



Iranian Official Claims European Missile Sanctions would Violate Nuclear Deal

An Iranian official claims that proposed European sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program would be "a big mistake" and suggested that they would be violating the nuclear deal, Reuters reported on Saturday.

“In case some European countries are following steps to put non-nuclear sanctions against Iran in order to please the American president, they will be making a big mistake and they will see the direct result of that on the nuclear deal,” Abbas Araqchi, Iran's deputy foreign minister told the nation's state media.

Iran's semi-official PressTV news agency wrote that according to Araqchi, these proposed sanctions would "affect the very existence of the nuclear agreement."

Araqchi was referring to an earlier report that the United Kingdom, France and Germany were proposing new European Union sanctions to be imposed on Iran for its continued ballistic missile program, in defiance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which implements the deal, and for its support of Assad.

In July 2015, then Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate hearing regarding non-nuclear sanctions, "So all of our other sanctions authorities remain in place, they are unaffected by this agreement, and Iran only said, if you read what it says, that they would treat the imposition of new nuclear related sanctions as the grounds to cease performing. But they are clear and we are clear that we have all other kinds of authorities and let me specific on that because it’s important for this whole debate to be clear."



U.S. Company Buys Israeli Printed Circuit Board Maker for $3.4 Billion

The Israeli firm Orbotech — whose systems help produce virtually every electronic device in the world from computers to phones to connected cars — is being acquired by California’s KLA-Tencor Corporation in a transaction with an equity value of approximately $3.4 billion and an enterprise value of $3.2 billion.

This is the fifth largest acquisition in Israeli history, behind Mobileye($15.3 billion), NDS ($5 billion), Chromatis ($4.7 billion) and Playtika ($4.4 billion).

KLA-Tencor expects the acquisition will add $2.5 billion of addressable market opportunity in the high-growth printed circuit board, flat-panel display, packaging and semiconductor manufacturing areas.

“Our companies fit together exceptionally well in terms of people, processes and technology,” said Rick Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer of KLA-Tencor. “In addition, KLA-Tencor has had a strong presence in Israel over the years, and this combination further expands our operations in this important global technology region.”

Orbotech, founded in 1981, will continue to operate under the Orbotech brand as a standalone business of KLA-Tencor based in Yavneh, an Israeli city about half an hour south of Tel Aviv. The company has branches in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific.

“Together with KLA-Tencor, we will significantly increase growth potential, accelerate our product development roadmap and enhance customer offerings,” said Asher Levy, Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech.

The transaction has been approved by the board of directors of each company and is expected to close by the fourth quarter of calendar year 2018.

(via Israel21c)


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