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Friday, April 05, 2013

Friday Links Part 2

From Ian:

Latma's Tribal Update presents Apology Mania! And Yair Lapid gets down to business



Israel Divestment Resolution Overturned by University of California, Riverside Students
“There was not enough time or opportunity among Senators to discuss the resolution due to public forum, and there was not a presentation of the issue from both perspectives,” student senator Megan Crail, who voted against the resolution March 6, told UCR’s Highlander News.
This prompted the student government to revisit the resolution April 3. At a campus auditorium that was filled to capacity, speakers from both sides were able to present arguments for and against the resolution, according to UCR student Jackie Zelener, co-president of UCR’s Highlanders for Israel, UCR Hillel president, and the UCR Emerson Fellow for the pro-Israel education group StandWithUs.
Following the presentations, the student government voted 10-2-1 to rescind the resolution.
Israel Hater Waters Washed Out of NYC 92nd Street Y
Given his role in attempting to block the Israeli Philharmonic from giving a purely musical performance at Carnegie Hall, it should be difficult for Waters' supporters to complain about efforts to prevent Waters from appearing to talk about his political views at the 92nd Street Y.
Terrorist Supporters and Anti-Semitism Permitted at Crime-Plagued York University (VIDEO)
Where anti-Semitism and racism thrive, it is often symbolic of larger problems at an institution. The student association of York University, Canada’s third largest university, a public university in Toronto with 55,000 students recently passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.
And while they received attention for this initiative, there’s so much more negative media attention that they have received, even a top crisis PR agency couldn’t solve things for them.
Air France fined for kicking flytilla activist off plane
An Air France spokesperson said the company was acting in compliance with the Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known as the Chicago Convention, which requires airlines to refuse to fly passengers who are “declared inadmissible in the country of destination.”
The night when myths were born
The IDF's elite reconnaissance unit, Sayeret Matkal, is known for its daring missions behind enemy lines, most of which are still classified. Ahead of the publication of a new book, its former members speak.
IDF Blog: PROVED FAKE: Photo of Palestinian Prisoner Maysara Abu Hamdiya Handcuffed to Bed
The image implies that Abu Hamdiya handcuffed to a hospital bed. In reality, the arm pictured above is a cropped portion of a photo taken in Syria of a hospitalized rebel. The photo was originally published on December 8th, 2012.
Richard Landes: Islamism is winning the cognitive war – thanks to manipulative and gullible journalists
“Human Rights” NGOs made Israel the global villain, and at Durban, with Muhammad al Durah as the patron saint of the hatefest, this “conference against racism” laid out a plan for the systematic delegitimization and eventual destruction of Israel – a battle plan that suited both “progressive forces” in the West (like Judith Butler) and the global Jihadis whom the “Left” embraced in the war against imperialism (like Hamas and Hizbullah).
Nahum Shahaf’s relentless Muhammad al-Dura dissent
The man who spurred on much of the investigation into the killing of the Gaza 14-year-old reflects on the controversy and vows to persevere
Israeli reporters covering Palestinians face threats By Khaled Abu Toameh
Palestinian journalists on Thursday called on the Palestinian Authority to ban Israeli reporters from entering Palestinian cities in the West Bank.
Over the past few weeks, Palestinian journalists and activists have threatened or harassed a number of Israeli reporters covering Palestinian affairs.
Norway Foreign Minister in Israel Expresses Anger Over PA Use of Aid to Pay Terrorists
Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide expressed anger at the Palestinian Authority during his visit to Israel on Wednesday, following the discovery that the PA was using Norwegian and British aid money to pay the salaries of convicted Palestinian terrorists serving time in Israeli jails, Israel Hayom reported.
Dutch PM on Anti-Semitic Video: “This Kind of Malice Calls for Forceful Responses from Society”
Israeli news website Arutz Sheva has come into possession of a letter written by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in late March. The organization had initially written the prime minister following the publication of a video which showed young Turkish immigrants in the country voicing extremely anti-Semitic views.
Swiss MP Visits Yesha Communities, Comes Away Impressed
In the wake of increasing calls for the boycott of products made in Judea and Samaria by European Union legislators, one senior EU politician - Yves Nidegger - a member of the Swiss Parliament – decided to examine the situation up close. Along with his wife, Maria, Nidegger on Wednesday visited numerous Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Judea Pearl to Light Flame on Memorial Day
Professor Judea Pearl, father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, will light a memorial flame in Jerusalem on Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) this year.
He will take part on the morning of April 15 in the Jewish Agency’s annual ceremony, which honors Jews murdered outside Israel in terrorist attacks or acts of anti-Semitism as well as fallen IDF soldiers.
Saved from the Nazis in the caves of the Ukraine
‘No Place on Earth,’ opening Friday in New York, shows how 30 Jewish relatives went to extraordinary lengths, and depths, to survive the Holocaust
It’s been about a year since the theatrical release of Agnieszka Holland’s “In Darkness,” based on the true story of an extended family who hid from Nazis and their collaborators for 14 months in the sewers of Lvov. One-upping this story, at least from a survivalist standpoint, is “No Place on Earth,” a documentary/narrative hybrid about an extended family hiding in Ukrainian caves for over 17 months – the longest stretch of time for humans to live in caves since they first left them.