Two-week annual training centered on mobile enemy targets; Israel and US conclude 9th aerial training over weekend Israel’s Air Force and the United States Air Force finished a two-week aerial training in Israel over the weekend. Both countries took part in its annual training known this year as the “Juniper Falcon”, the exercises simulating […]

via Israel and United States Air Forces conclude joint exercise “Juniper Falcon” — Behold Israel

Canada is not immune to online extortion, despite apparently sidestepping a massive attack that temporarily crippled networks around the world, a cybersecurity expert said. Atty Mashatan, a professor at Ryerson University’s School of Information Technology Management, said it was nothing more than a fluke that Canada appears to have been largely spared from Friday’s ransomware…

via It’s a fluke Canada was largely spared from massive ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack, expert says — National Post – Top Stories

Jimmy Kimmel tells of newborn son’s illness

US television host Jimmy Kimmel has tearfully told of his newborn son’s illness and brush with death last week.

At the end of his story he made a plea for people to support the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

He said: “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life.”

President Trump made repealing Obamacare one of the central tenets of his campaign, castigating its costs and calling it a “disaster”.

In March his attempt to replace it failed, in an embarrassing setback for the new administration, but Republicans still aim to change the system.

Kimmel – a fixture of late-night TV in the US and host of this year’s Oscars – told the studio audience on his regular show that three hours after a normal birth, his son Billy started to turn purple.

One nurse spotted it…

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Attacks on Holocaust survivors and pogroms in post-war Poland – a lecture by Dr. Edyta Gawron of Jagiellonian University

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Dr. Edyta Gawron from Jagiellonian University in Krakow is visiting the Weiss-Livnat International MA in Holocaust Studies this week, offering one-on-one time with students who are particularly interested in her research, as well as giving two lectures to our students. She is an assistant professor at the Department of Jewish Studies as well as the Head of the new Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Krakow Jews.

IMG_3496 Dr. Edyta Gawron

In her first lecture, Dr. Gawron discussed the difficulties Jews faced in reacclimating in post-war Poland.  Her second lecture was given during Dr. Lea David’s class, “Human Rights, Holocaust, Genocide: The Politics of Remembrance.” In this lecture she shared insights regarding post-war Poland. The thought in Poland remained, even after the war, that Jews had caused WWII, or at the very least the invasion of Poland. Nazi anti-Semitism was well known, and because Jews were…

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