April Tour – Day 2

On Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 in News.

Off to a typically awful start. I went to the wrong airport. My plane was flying out of LaGuardia but I went to JFK. I cannot count how many times I’ve done this. So, I had to hop in another cab and wind in and out of traffic to get to JFK on time. Luckily, I had a very skillful cabbie and made it. At Beloit College I was picked up by the father of an ISM activist. The father


April Tour – Day 1

On Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 in News.

I met the British-Iraqi rap artist Lowkey for the first time. Because I have watched his video so many times, I felt as if I already knew him. No big surprises, although he’s taller than I guessed — i.e., taller than me. I also met his friend Jody McIntyre, a wheelchair-bound British journalist who has covered all the hot spots in the Occupied Palestinian Territories including the evictions in East Jerusalem, the nonviolent demonstrations in Bilin, and Gaza after the


Count Dracula addresses March of the Living Dead in Transylvania

On Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky addressed a crowd assembled for The March of the Living at Auschwitz on Holocuast Remembrance Day Monday, reminding them of Israel’s historical importance to the Jewish people. Sharansky is among a slew of politicians who have addressed the Iranian threat during their Holocaust Memorial Day speeches. President Shimon Peres addressed the Irianian threat in his speech at the Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Yad Vashem on Sunday, stressing that the world cannot display the apathy


Another satisfied customer

On Saturday, April 10th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Norman Finkelstein, the professional Israel basher, appeared before the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York on April 7th to hawk his newest diatribe against Israel entitled ‘This Time We Went Too Far.’ Finkelstein claimed in his book that he was providing “an accurate record” of the “suffering” that the Gazan population “endured” as a result of the “merciless Israeli assault.” He urged the UN correspondents to publicize his message about what he called the “bloodletting in Gaza.” Finkelstein was


Supreme bullshit

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 in News.

By Bradley Burston JERUSALEM – If I were a person who wanted to see the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continue for as long as possible, I would be beside myself with relish at the thought of the current Boycott,Divestment,Sanctions (BDS) campaign at the school I love, the University of California, Berkeley. A word of background. At the time when I was an undergraduate at Berkeley, to talk with Palestinian peace activists and to back a two-state solution was to


Book-burners

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 in News.

OTTAWA — A children’s novel about a Palestinian girl set against the conflict in the Middle East has sparked outrage in Canada’s Jewish community — with some school trustees demanding the book be removed from reading lists and libraries. The Shepherd’s Granddaughter, by Canadian author Anne Laurel Carter, tells the story of Amani, a young teenage girl living outside a Palestinian village in the West Bank, who dreams of being a shepherd. The novel — told through Amani’s eyes —


Israel foils Hamas attempt to smuggle terrorists into Gaza

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 in News.

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday barred Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, from entering Gaza Strip. The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday barred Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, from entering Gaza Strip. Gandhi expressed absolute sorrow for not being able to visit Gaza, adding that he was deeply depressed over the scenes of repression he witnessed in the Palestinian lands. He said that the Israeli talk about a


Jewish Torah: Nazi SS knows it best

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 in News.

The laws of war – Israelis know them best By DOV PREMINGER 08/04/2010 IDC legal team beats 44 universities on expertise in international humanitarian laws dealing with combat rules. An Israeli team from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, recently beat out 44 universities to take first place in the 2010 edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law. The week-long international competition, held between March 20-27 in Quebec, Canada, matched up teams from universities around the world to test their


Send in the clown

On Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 in News.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows that he is in deep trouble at the White House. This weekend he made an interesting effort to find ways into Barack Obama’s heart. The author Elie Wiesel, in Israel for the holiday, received a call from the Prime Minister’s Office asking that he meet urgently with Netanyahu. On Friday afternoon Wiesel arrived at Netanyahu’s Ceasarea home. Obama venerates Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate. He sees in him a role model for the


Get off your phony moral high horse

On Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Written by — Wednesday, 03 February 2010 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has called for everyone to re-dedicate themselves to fighting antisemitism on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place annually on Jan. 27, the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz. This year, marks the 65th anniversary of that liberation. “As we mark 65 years since Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz, the death camp where over one million people were mercilessly slaughtered, we must make sure that the history and



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