BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT 21/02/2010 14:57 Norman Finkelstein’s attempt to secure locations for anti-Israel lectures recalls Marty Feldman’s shifting hump. BERLIN – Remember the late British Jewish actor Marty Feldman’s role in the 1974 comedy film Young Frankenstein? He plays Dr. Frankenstein’s hunchback assistant Igor and moves his hump from shoulder to shoulder to deliberately perplex his boss. The controversial American Jewish political scientist Norman Finkelstein’s attempt to secure locations last week in Munich and Berlin to deliver
BY LIAT COLLINS 20/02/2010 23:39 The idea of training ordinary Israelis to represent the country abroad is a welcome effort at (peacefully) fighting back. Israel might have won (just about) all the wars launched against it by its neighbors but there’s one ongoing battle the country is obviously losing: The public diplomacy war. Meet the latest weapon – coming to a street, campus, restaurant or bar near you. Ordinary Israelis. If there are two traits that are meant to typify
Global campaign; Film festival furor cited in report By PETER O’NEIL, Canwest News serviceFebruary 19, 2010 The Israeli government should take action against its critics in Toronto and four other “hubs” who are engaged in a global campaign to “delegitimize” Israel, according to a report by a Tel Aviv-based think tank. The Reut Institute said the international effort, dominated by left-wing activists and non-governmental organizations in London, Toronto, Brussels, Madrid and the San Francisco-Oakland area, seeks to “turn Israel into
Junior Foreign Affairs minister Peter Kent is suggesting Canada would rush to Israel’s defence in a military confrontation, telling a Toronto publication that “an attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada.” But he later declined to say whether this means that Canada would automatically declare war on an aggressor attacking Israel. In an interview published Feb. 12 in Shalom Life – discussing the threat from Iran – Mr. Kent said: “Prime Minister Harper has made it quite
New unmanned aircraft can fly higher, stay in air longer than other drones Hanan Greenberg Published: 02.18.10, 18:49 / Israel News The IDF is about to receive what is considered the world’s best unmanned aircraft – the Eitan. On Sunday, the Air Force will be receiving the Israeli-made drone, which had already been tested on several occasions, including during operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. For the time being, Air Force officials only have praise for the new aircraft.
In His Name 16/2/2010 The speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the martyr leaders held in Sayyed Ashuhada Compound – Beirut Southern Suburbs To the souls of our dear martyrs namely the martyr leaders whose dear anniversary we are marking today: the master of the Islamic Resistance martyrs Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Abbass Mussawi, his reverent wife lady Um Yasser and their child Hussein, the Sheikh of the
By KATHERINE WILTON, The Gazette The organizers of a photo exhibition that shows the plight of Palestinians after the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip last winter say they will go to court to stop the property manager of the Cinéma du Parc from trying to shut down the show. The exhibition, titled Human Drama in Gaza, features 44 pictures taken during and after Israeli air strikes on Gaza in January 2009. One photo shows a girl buried up
A cat living at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz has caused fur to fly between an animal care group and Polish authorities refusing to allow a shelter to be built for it. The grey and white cat, known variously as Rudolf or Bruno despite being female, can often be seen sitting near the notorious “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) sign at the entrance to the cat. She has seemed unperturbed by an unusually cold winter in