Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday links

From Ian:

Top 10 Reasons Why the Media Is Biased Against Israel
"Within Israel there are far more journalists, both foreign and domestic, than in many larger countries and there are more foreign journalists in Israel than any other country in the region.No matter who the President or what is going on in the world, it seems Israel is always in the headlines. While there are many different reasons that the media is Anti-Israel, here is my list of the Top 10 Reasons Why the Media Is Biased against Israel:"

Operation Take Back the Media
"Our friends are listening. Our families are listening. And not to get too melodramatic on you, but, seriously, the world is listening.
So, I am asking you — hell, I’m begging you — please tell people what’s really happening in Israel. The sweet stories and the sad stories. The funny things and the scary things.The moments of quiet coexistence between people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and the days when rockets are hurtling through the skies.
Post a picture. Write a status message. Share an article.
Help create a new framework for a new discussion. Because speaking truth to power can change the world."

Explaining Gaza
Before a military operation in Gaza is launched – if it is launched at all – Israel should make an effort to explain itself to the international community.
"World opinion might be stacked against Israel, but we must not give up hope.
Those in the international community with a modicum of intellectual honesty will acknowledge that if the Palestinians living in Gaza were to abandon violence and reconcile themselves to Israel’s existence, then the conflict would end immediately."

UN secretary-general condemns Gazan rocket attacks
Ban Ki-moon also urges Israel to exercise caution with regard to stray fire coming from Syria

Hamas not considering ceasefire with Israel, spokesman says
Islamic movement files complaint against Israel at the UN for ‘crimes’ against Gaza

New app offers ‘Sderot experience’
13-year-old comes up with program that keeps track of missile fire on southern Israel

EU ban on Hezbollah may hinge on Burgas bombing
French ambassador tells 'Post': Blacklisting Hezbollah's military wing rests on outcome of Bulgaria suicide bombing inquiry.

Norway, Israel’s "best friend" is now working to take the EU junior championship from Israel

Campaign marking bombing of Jewish center wins Yahoo! Prize
‘Bread of Memory’ ads commemorate attack on Buenos Aires community building that killed 85
“Launched in July to mark the bombing, the campaign featured Food Factory chef Tomas Kalika sharing his bread recipe, which is said to contain ingredients that help improve memory. The “bread of memory” recipe and the names of the victims of the attack were distributed through social media, radio, TV, newspapers and magazines."

Questioned in court, head of UK academic union rejects anti-Semitism accusations
Facing a Jewish lecturer’s lawsuit, longtime Israel critic Sally Hunt denies members’ anti-Zionism crossed a line into racism

Neo-Nazis in Germany vandalize Holocaust memorials
‘Stumbling blocks’ project marks the homes of murdered Jews with name-bearing plaques
"According to the Die Welt newspaper, the brass plaques, which bear the names of murdered Jews and are placed outside their former homes as memorials, were pried loose."

Russian MP wants to buy Hitler’s first home — so he can destroy it
Frantz Klintsevich, a member of Vladimir Putin’s ruling party, has launched a campaign to raise $2.8 million to purchase the dictator’s Austrian birthplace

New Israeli technology for Woolworth checkouts
“Woolworths Limited, Australia’s leading retail group, has signed a five-year System Integration (SI) Services agreement with Israel’s Retalix.
Under the agreement, Retalix will provide Level 2 and Level 3 support for more than 3,000 Woolworths locations and 25,000 point-of-sale (POS) terminals, serving more than 24 million customers every week across Australia and New Zealand.”

Israel in the frame (I)
In September, StandWithUs brought to Israel 10 of the world’s top Instagram users to take inspiring, fun photos of daily life in the country. Here’s Part 1 of our “best of” series of selections.


Deprogramming students from the Palestine Solidarity Cult

Good news: Egyptian man jailed for 2 years for sexual harassment

Bad news: Women's equality article removed from Egypt's constitution