bdh”e Body found in Lac St. Louis identified as that of missing boater — Montreal Gazette

The Quebec Coroner’s office has confirmed that the body pulled out of Lac St. Louis last Friday was that of missing boater Pierre Lajeunesse. Lajeunesse went missing after he fell overboard off his sailboat on July 19 around Dowker Island, near Baie d’Urfé. Police and other rescue workers searched for Pierre Lajeunesse in Lac St-Louis near Beaconsfield, Wednesday July…

via Body found in Lac St. Louis identified as that of missing boater — Montreal Gazette

Justice for Shlomo Rindenow



Shlomo Rindenow was a lone soldier who immigrated to Israel from New Jersey. He served in the IDF engineer corps and found his death under mysterious circumstances in the Golan Heights, while on guard duty on the 11th of Tamuz (July 17, 2016). Before he volunteered to join the IDF, he had given a year of his life volunteering in Kfar Tapuach to train service dogs and search for missing people with the (I.D.U.) Israel Dog Unit.


While it is hard to get a handle on what exactly transpired from the delayed and contradictory news items that have thus far been released from IDF censorship, some facts are none the less clear: A Druze soldier who was driving a jeep on a standard patrol and who had arrived at an army outpost that was being guarded by Shlomo Rindenow exited the jeep, with a hand grenade, which he used to…

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Remembering Elie Wiesel

The Jewish Writing Project

by Ellen Norman Stern (Willow Grove, PA)

“Permit me to tell you a story.”

These are the words Elie Wiesel often used to begin an evening’s lecture or one of his “college encounters”.

Why am I using these words? Because they tell best how it happened that I was destined to write a story about this man who has become the prophet of his generation, which is also mine.

A long time ago when I was a little girl pushing a doll carriage along the sidewalk of my Berlin street, a young boy my age sat listening to stories in the House of Study of his hometown in the heart of Central Europe. We were far apart in location, background, and upbringing, yet, without our knowing it, a common experience was being prepared for us which would affect both his future and mine. We did not sense the coming of…

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BBC Persian promotes falsehood in report on Elie Wiesel’s death

BBC Watch

h/t Dr CL

A member of the public recently alerted us to an inaccuracy in an article concerning the death of Elie Wiesel which appeared on the BBC Persian website on July 2nd.BBC Persian Wiesel art

The final paragraph of that article tells readers that in 2014, during the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Elie Wiesel accused Israel of committing genocide in the Gaza Strip. A translation of that paragraph (confirmed by a professional Farsi translator) reads as follows:

“Two years ago, Elie Wiesel, together with 300 Holocaust survivors, criticised Israel because of its attack on Gaza, and accused the Israeli government of genocide.”

Elie Wiesel made no such accusation and did not put his name to that statement advertised by IJAN (International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network) in the New York Times. In fact, the IJAN statement included direct criticism of Wiesel and was made in response to an earlier advertisement criticising…

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40 years since the Entebbe rescue operation

Anne's Opinions

Today is the 4th of July and besides being the 240th birthday of America (Mazal Tov! You’ve already doubled the usual wish of “until 120”   ) it is also the 40th anniversary of an equally auspicious day – the miraculous rescue by IDF special forces of over 100 Jewish hostages held by German and Palestinian terrorists in Entebbe, after their Air France airplane was hijacked on its way from France to Tel Aviv.

Here is one documentary amongst many others which describes the events, including interviews with the actual participants:

The official memorial site of Col. Yoni Netanyahu has published the record of the last few days of the hero’s life, from the lead-up to the hijacking, through the deliberations in the cabinet and…

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Ban Ki Moon Has No Solidarity with Israel


All countries around the world are confronting terrorism.

The United Nations condemns this violence everywhere, and it can find solidarity with every country in the world as they fight the heinous acts –except for Israel.

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

When terrorism claimed the lives of people in the airport in Turkey on June 28, 2016, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said he stands firmly by Turkey as it confronts this threat and stresses the need to intensify regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism.

When suicide bombings hit Lebanon on June 27, the Secretary General said the “United Nations stands firmly by Lebanon as it confronts the threat of terrorism and other security challenges.”

When bombings killed people in Jordan on June 21, a spokesperson for the UNSG said Ban Ki Moon “reiterates his solidarity with the Government and people of…

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Jonathan G Campbell and Lesley D Klaff – Submission to the Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party


The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into Antisemitism and Other Forms of Racism


Jonathan G Campbell (Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies & Judaism, University of Bristol) and Lesley D Klaff (Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University)

As academics with interests in the study of contemporary antisemitism, we would be grateful if the inquiry would take into account the following two interrelated points:

1. The Labour Party cannot honestly hold itself out as “an anti-racist party committed to combating and campaigning against all forms of racism, including antisemitism…..” as long as it denies the existence of left-wing antisemitism within the Party. Left-wing antisemitism takes the form of irrational, disproportionate, and stereotyped hostility to Israel, treating the country in effect as the ‘Jew among nations’. It involves an intellectual discourse which conceives of Israel in partial and distorted form and employs a conceptual framework that is both false and falsifying…

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