Israeli diplomat slams the Guardian for calling Hamas border protests “peaceful”. — UK Media Watch

When facts are ignored in favour of a fictitious narrative in which ‘brutal’ Israel is cowing the people of Gaza ‘into submission’, truth is sacrificed upon the altar of storytelling.

via Israeli diplomat slams the Guardian for calling Hamas border protests “peaceful”. — UK Media Watch

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Double suicide bombing in Kabul kills at least 25 people, including 8 journalists —

A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including eight journalists, officials said. An AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station were among the fatalities, the police said.

via Double suicide bombing in Kabul kills at least 25 people, including 8 journalists —

Jonathan Kay: We are wired to view mass killing as tribal warfare. Often, it’s just a sad loser — National Post

“Some might say Toronto has lost its innocence, but let me assure this House that we are strong,” Liberal MP Marco Mendicino told Parliament this week, a day after Alek Minassian allegedly went on a deadly rampage with a rental van on a busy Toronto Street, killing 10 and wounding 14. “Together we will emerge…

via Jonathan Kay: We are wired to view mass killing as tribal warfare. Often, it’s just a sad loser — National Post

Guardian op-ed challenges the ‘rigid’ Yom Ha’atzmaut ‘orthdoxy’ that Israel should exist — BBC Watch

What is the content of the “debate” Mr Segalov is calling for in his Guardian op-ed? One cannot “debate” in the abstract, one must debate something – an argument, a concept, a preposition. Mr Segalov stops short of saying what his proposition is, but leaves little to the imagination. In his mind, the correct way to mark Israel’s independence is to challenge its continued independence.

via Guardian op-ed challenges the ‘rigid’ Yom Ha’atzmaut ‘orthdoxy’ that Israel should exist — BBC Watch

Being Jewish is awesome now that I’m a mom — Israel Blogger

Heather Stoltz recently published an article titled “Being Jewish kind of sucks now that I’m a mom.” In the article, she claims that she is increasingly becoming detached from her synagogue due to the fact that her children make too much noise in order to remain in services. As a … The post Being Jewish…

via Being Jewish is awesome now that I’m a mom — Israel Blogger

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COPENHAGEN — The Swedish Academy, which hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature, says an investigation has found “unacceptable behaviour in the form of unwanted intimacy” has taken place within its ranks. The 18-member board has in recent weeks been embroiled in a sex-abuse scandal that the investigation report concluded Friday was “not generally…

via Nobel body: ‘unacceptable behaviour’ not widely known — National Post

Geneanet joins debate to change French law that bans DNA for genealogy — Genealogy à la carte

This is a story about France, but like most genealogy stories, it affects family historians around the world. If you live in France and want to test your DNA for genealogy research, you must order a kit from outside the country. You cannot order it from an address in France because it is illegal to…

via Geneanet joins debate to change French law that bans DNA for genealogy — Genealogy à la carte

Israel’s national memorial day commemorations to begin Tuesday evening — Behold Israel

Israel’s national Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism to begin Tuesday evening into Wednesday ahead of Israel’s celebration of 69 years of independence Israel will commemorate Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s national memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror on Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Immediately following Yom […]

via Israel’s national memorial day commemorations to begin Tuesday evening — Behold Israel

Comey did it to himself & Us, by gutting Privacy, Encryption, & 4th Amendment — Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – In former FBI director James Comey’s interview with ABC News, he attempted to position himself as an upholdher of the rule of law, of the constitution, and even of the truth. Human beings are very good at forgetting their own misdeeds and building narratives that justify…

via Comey did it to himself & Us, by gutting Privacy, Encryption, & 4th Amendment — Informed Comment