Where are Burt Neuborne, "Rabbi" Israel Singer, Edgar "I speak for the Six Million Dead Jews" Bronfman, and all the Holocaust hucksters now?

On Thursday, June 18th, 2009 in News.

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS In an increasingly bitter legal dispute, the Company for Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets will file a NIS 305 million lawsuit against Bank Leumi next week over assets that belong to Holocaust victims and their heirs, a group spokeswoman said Wednesday. A Bank Leumi branch … The legal action against Israel’s second largest bank follows years of fruitless negotiations to reclaim the funds that the restitution group said were deposited by Holocaust victims in thousands of bank

An inspiring initiative

On Thursday, June 18th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Jonny Paul Britain’s High Court of Justice is set to consider a charge presented by a Palestinian human rights group on Thursday accusing the UK government of failing to meet its obligations under international law following Operation Cast Lead. Representing Ramallah-based organization Al-Haq, Birmingham lawyers Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) is calling on the UK to comply with all of its obligations under international law. “The British government has not only failed to take any effective measures in preventing Israel’s

Jewish groups urge those displaying Palestine flags to be deported to Saskatchewan

On Thursday, June 18th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

‘Anti-Israel Sentiment'; Recent incidents at school have left many ‘shocked and shaken’ By Giuseppe Valiante York University teachers should be prohibited from expressing personal political views unrelated to the course they are teaching, according to a report from a commission of Toronto-area Jewish groups on improving campus life for Jewish students. The commission, composed of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto, Hillel of Greater Toronto, Hasbara at York and the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, compiled

Nasrallah on Netanyahu's speech

On Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Netanyahu’s speech that is assumed everyone has learnt of, first of all has thwarted the bets of all Arabs, their governments and the so-called Moderate Arabs, who were all betting on the success of the settlement process in the region and who were betting on the success of Team Obama in accomplishing the settlement in the coming few years. Even the Moderate Arabs themselves, from their official authority posts, have declared and commented that Netanyahu’s speech has torpedoed all practical

Canada — Out of control

On Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 in News.

By David Moltz In a move some critics have called unprecedented and dangerous, a Canadian government official has asked its humanities granting council to reconsider the funding of an academic conference some Jewish groups are calling “anti-Israeli” and “anti-Semitic.” Gary Goodyear, minister of state for science and technology, asked the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – the Canadian equivalent of the National Endowment for the Humanities – to reconsider its awarding of $19,750 in funding for an upcoming conference

That was the week that was (not)

On Friday, June 12th, 2009 in News.

By Gideon Levy So let’s take a look at what’s happening in our country after U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech. A historic speech like his was supposed to make waves in Israel, stimulate discussion and spark debate. And here is what has happened: Our own Barak, Defense Minister Ehud, who used to be considered at least as brilliant as Obama, told Etgar Keret in an interview with Haaretz yesterday: “Where does the [Palestinian nation] live? In a cage? A jail?

Canada checks into Bellevue's Mental Ward

On Friday, June 12th, 2009 in News.

By Shaun Shlomo Feldman, CJN Intern TORONTO — The Canadian government, in partnership with B’nai Brith Canada, will invest nearly $1 million on a national task force to combat anti-Semitism, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney said last week. The June 1 announcement was made at the Sutton Place Hotel at a conference titled “The St. Louis Era: Looking Back, Moving Forward.” The task force, which will promote further Holocaust education and research over the course of three

What we can do

On Friday, June 12th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, and Neve Gordon Dear Mirene: Every so often someone comes along who is so brave and so inspiring that you just can’t sit by and remain silent when you learn they need your help. We’re writing to you today about one of these rare people. His name is Ezra Nawi. You’ve probably never heard of him, but because you may know our names, now you will know his name. Ezra Nawi is one of Israel’s

Standing up to the Thought Police

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By William Robinson Remarks for Seventh Annual International Al-Awda Convention, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition Garden grove, California 23 May 2009, Academic freedom is under attack at the University of California. I am under investigation by the university – and I face possible sanctions – because of my vocal condemnation of the nearly one-month long Israeli invasion of Gaza that began last December. This campaign against academic freedom is not just an attempt to punish me. Much more importantly,

Wouldn't you just love for them to be your neighbor?

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Noah Shachtman For years and years, the Israeli military has been trying to figure out a way to keep Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip from crossing over into Israel proper.   The latest tactic: create a set of “automated kill zones” by networking together remote-controlled machine guns, ground sensors, and drones along the 60-kilometer border. Defense News‘ Barbara Opall-Rome reports that “initial deployment plans for the See-Shoot system call for mounting a 0.5-caliber automated machine gun in each of

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