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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Links Part 2

From Ian:

Isi Leibler: American Jewish leaders: Stop the rot now
Many consider it a wake-up call and believe that alarm bells should be ringing at major Jewish organizations.
Visiting New York this week, I sought to assess the broader implications of the recent “International Peace Award” bestowed on former president Jimmy Carter by Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School. This unsavory display of groveling by a major Jewish institution to a committed foe of the Jewish people is not merely a stain on the entire Jewish community but highlights a dramatic erosion of Jewish values and Jewish dignity.
Nazi hunter chides Israel over anti-Semitism confab invites
A leading Israeli Nazi hunter scolded the Foreign Ministry this week for extending invitations for an anti-Semitism conference to representatives of four European countries, which, he says, “are part of the problem and not part of the solution” when it comes to anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli bigotry.
Efraim Zuroff, the director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Israel office, said senior government officials from Lithuania, Greece, Hungary and Ireland should not be allowed to attend — and speak at — the Foreign Ministry’s 4th International Conference of the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, which is scheduled to take place later this month in Jerusalem.
Israelly Cool: Roger Waters Backtracks On His Backtrack
Last week I posted an interview with BDShole Roger Waters, in which he seemed to state he was considering his position regarding boycotting Israel.
Now Waters is claiming he was misinterpreted.
After effects: BBC accuracy failure used to promote hate
Is the BBC responsible for the fact that the picture of a father carrying his son who was killed as a result of a terrorist missile can be misrepresented as an image depicting Israeli “murder”? Yes.
Because if BBC journalists in the Gaza Strip at the time had adhered to their own editorial guidelines on accuracy and impartiality, that story would not have been promoted as part of a preconceived narrative depicting Israelis as ‘baby killers’ and that image would not have become entrenched in the minds of the general public as a depiction of Israeli wrong-doing.
CAMERA: Ha'aretz Lost in Translation: A Shocking Holocaust Comparison
Once again, Ha'aretz translators are again engaging in creative, even shocking, translations, inserting text into the English edition which is diametrically opposed to the Hebrew original. In an article today regarding a judicial proceeding against Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi, who is refusing food, the English edition reports online
Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found On Boston-Area Church
Police in the Boston suburb of Sharon are investigating swastika graffiti that was found on the Victory Assembly of God church last week.
The graffiti may be related to a Jerusalem Day celebration at the church next month. Banners and posters advertising the event, which celebrates Israeli soldiers reuniting Jerusalem during the 1967 Six Day War, was vandalized as well.
How an Israeli start-up beats flash’s ‘dirty little secret’
SSDs, the new standard in hard drives, have some serious disadvantages. Israel’s Reduxio has a way to turn the tables
Israel’s top 12 video surveillance advances
Last week’s Boston terror attack highlighted the critical role of video surveillance analytics in tracing criminals and terrorists. It’s a field in which Israeli companies excel.
In light of the pivotal role these new technologies are now playing in solving terror and crime, ISRAEL21c offers an updated list of 12 of the biggest Israeli video synopsis and analysis firms now operating around the world.
Sol Chip wins Energy Harvesting Award at IDTechEx
Sol Chip, the Israeli company behind the development of an innovative solar operated battery, recently took the Technical Development Award Winner in the 2013 IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage and Wireless Sensor Networks exhibition in Berlin, Germany.
Israel Daily Picture: More Treasures from the "Cigarbox Collection" -- Part 2
We continue to scan and research the treasure trove of photographs donated to Israel Daily Picture, pictures taken by the donor's father in the Land of Israel in the first decades of the 20th century.