Journalist prosecuted for ‘Vatileaks’ scandal pens new book — National Post

VATICAN CITY — An Italian journalist who was put on trial by the Vatican for divulging confidential documents is coming out with a new book promising to reveal fresh secrets about sex, crimes and money in the Holy See. Gianluigi Nuzzi’s “Original Sin: Secret Accounts, Hidden Truths, Blackmail and the Forces Blocking Pope Francis’ Revolution”…

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The Invisible Flag in Judo and Jerusalem — FirstOneThrough

They were not even supposed to be there. Long marked for exclusion, their physical presence was repulsive to the locals. “Modern” society being slightly more “progressive” in the ancient Middle East as well as being more visible to a global audience because of the Internet, made it slightly more difficult to bar them. The vile […]

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Gut Shabbes! (Lech Lecha)

Jewish Thoughts

Every Shabbes is special. But this Shabbes, we celebrate a nationwide event known as ShabbatUK. We know that if every Jew kept just one Shabbes, we would merit to greet Moshiach- but this isn’t the only reason why we ask everyone to keep Shabbes this week. We know of the amazing power of Shabbes; we know how it can transform lives and families, and we know that ShabbatUK has the ability to teach Jews from all backgrounds about the beauty of Shabbes.

Perhaps you already keep Shabbes, and wonder what the point of ShabbatUK is. If that’s the case, it’s your duty to help someone else keep Shabbes: you could invite someone to your house for Shabbes, pass on the love of Shabbes to another Jew, or teach just one person about the Holy nature of the day. Together, may we be zoche to keep Shabbes together, and welcome the…

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UKMW prompts correction, via Twitter, to Evening Standard claim on Gaza ‘occupation’ — UK Media Watch

Following our Twitter exchange with an Evening Standard journalist, an extremely misleading claim about the ‘occupation’ of Gaza was corrected.

via UKMW prompts correction, via Twitter, to Evening Standard claim on Gaza ‘occupation’ — UK Media Watch

For doctors, necessity really is the mother of invention — Financial Post

While doing his residency in medical microbiology at University of Toronto, Dr. Paul Lem thought about how he could have an impact on more than just one patient at a time. “I saw a man from Northern Ontario. His chest X-ray looked like a snowstorm. He had end-stage tuberculosis that had destroyed his lungs,” he…

via For doctors, necessity really is the mother of invention — Financial Post

BBC policy on portrayal of UN anti-Israel bias on display again

BBC Watch

The October 12thannouncement from the US State Department regarding withdrawal from UNESCO was the subject of an article that originally appeared on the BBC News website’s US & Canada and Middle East pages under the interestingly punctuated title “US quits Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias'” and several hours later had its headline changed to “Israel to join US in quitting Unesco“.

The first five versions of the article carried the original headline with versions 2 and 3 telling BBC audiences that:

“…last year, Israel suspended cooperation with Unesco after the agency adopted a controversial resolution which made no reference to Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem.”

And:

“…earlier this year, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Unesco for declaring the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank a World Heritage site.”

The UNESCO resolution mentioned in that first paragraph was passed in…

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Senior’s disturbing experience at Halifax Infirmary prompts changes to end-of-life protocols —

Jack Webb was bumped from various rooms due to hospital crowding and repeatedly asked by various staff if he would agree to a do-not-resuscitate order.

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