Quebec premier says hockey game should have been stopped after racist taunts — National Post

Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he’s appalled that hockey fans would hurl insults at a player because he’s black. Speaking to reporters before question period today in Quebec City, Legault raised the case of Jonathan-Ismael Diaby, a semi-pro hockey player who was subjected to racist taunts during a game in St-Jerome, Que., last Saturday. Legault…

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Why anti-vaxxers aren’t just killing their own kids — they’re putting others in danger, too — National Post

Vancouver is currently trying to contain a measles outbreak that has racked up 13 confirmed cases thus far, and may have spread into Alberta. As with all the other measles outbreaks in the developed world of late, it has been driven exclusively by falling vaccination rates among the general populace. Below, a quick guide to…

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AJC salue l’action du gouvernement britannique visant à désigner le Hezbollah comme une organisation terroriste — AJC Paris

25 février 2019 – New York – AJC félicite le ministre de l’Intérieur britannique, Sajid Javid, d’avoir pris les mesures permettant de désigner le Hezbollah comme organisation terroriste dans son ensemble. Un décret entrera en vigueur le 1er mars, sous réserve de l’approbation du Parlement. « L’action du gouvernement britannique révèle la supercherie consistant à considérer, […]

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What Instagram has taught me so far — Exile on Pain Street

I’ve been on Instagram for about nine weeks and here are a few things I’ve learned: Everyone is having a better life than I am. No, they’re not. It just seems that way. It’s the place where people put on their best face. Real photographers use a proper camera. They don’t muck about with a […]

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Teva expects about 25 percent of EpiPen market by year-end — Reuters: Top News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries expects its generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen to have about 25 percent of the U.S. market by the end of 2019, Chief Executive Kare Schultz said on Tuesday.

via Teva expects about 25 percent of EpiPen market by year-end — Reuters: Top News

Reuters Can’t Spare Ink on Iranian Anti-Semitism — FirstOneThrough

There are very few news services that remain unbiased in the Arab-Israel Conflict. Progressive media like The New York Times report over and again that Israel is a far right-wing racist country while the Arab countries are moderates. Meanwhile, Fox News will forever take Israel’s side in the conflict. It often seems that the only party […]

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Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets — National Post

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister says his government will allocate the necessary funds to complete the long-promised establishment of a museum honouring Jewish World War II veterans. Benjamin Netanyahu says Sunday he has “immense respect” for the Jewish fighters and they “deserve” a memorial. The project has been bogged down in bureaucratic stalemate for years…

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‘Ensuring accuracy’ at the BBC Monitoring Jerusalem office

more of the same bbc tripe

BBC Watch

BBC Monitoring is the partially licence fee funded department that translates open source traditional and new media from around the world and describes its mission as being “to provide news, information and insight to BBC journalists, UK government customers and commercial subscribers, allowing users to make well-informed decisions”.

Earlier this year BBC Monitoring advertised some vacancies in its Jerusalem office, including a position titled Digital Journalist that was described as follows:

“On a day-to-day basis, you will contribute to the BBC’s coverage of the Middle East by monitoring local media for key developments, coming up with new angles, ensuring accuracy and adding context as well as integrating video, images and data into BBCM’s output.” [emphasis added]

The successful applicant for that position is apparently called Vera Sajrawi.

A native of Nazareth, Sajrawi has in the past worked for BBC Arabic, Reuters and Al Jazeera among others.

Sajrawi has…

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Lee Diamond – The “Goldene Medina” of Persia — IsraelSeen.com

Lee Diamond – The “Goldene Medina” of Persia Cyrus offered In 539 b.c.e. A return home To Eretz Yisrael Some 50,000 returned But all to many Preferred the riches Of Persia. Carpets and gold, A vast empire Trade, agriculture And security So secure that we Became Persian Through and through Rose to positions of Power…

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IMF to conduct final review of Egypt loan program in June: minister — peoples trust toronto

http://bit.ly/2BkvQky February 5, 2019 CAIRO (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund will conduct its final review of Egypt’s three-year $12 billion loan program in June, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said on Tuesday. The IMF announced on Monday that it was disbursing the fifth out of six $2 billion tranches, after completing its fourth review of […]

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