We are very pleased to announce the debut of "The Daily Brief," a complimentary new service provided by HonestReporting Canada to ensure that Canadian news consumers, leading policy makers, and prominent members of the media elite are properly informed about Canadian/international news and views about Israel and the Middle East.
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CTV.ca: AP: "Iran official announces building of new nuke site" (August 16, 2010) "Iran’s nuclear chief says his country will begin construction of a new uranium enrichment site by March next year. Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi’s announcement is a slap to international efforts to halt Tehran’s enrichment program — a process that can be used for power generation or nuclear weapons making."
CBC.ca: "Iran to get Russian nuclear fuel soon"(August 13, 2010) "Russia will load fuel into Iran’s first nuclear power plant next week despite U.S. efforts to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear energy until it proves that it’s not pursuing a weapons capacity, officials said Friday. Uranium fuel shipped by Russia will be loaded into the Bushehr reactor on Aug. 21, beginning a startup process that will last about a month and end with the reactor sending electricity to Iranian cities, Russian and Iranian officials said." Post an online comment See also:CTV.ca, Vancouver Province, National Post, and Ottawa Citizen
Canada.com: Daily News: "Victoria man will give his account of Israeli attack on flotilla" (August 16, 2010) "A Vancouver Islander will tell his version of what happened in the controversial storming of a flotilla by Israeli troops in international waters this past spring. Kevin Neish, of Victoria, was part of the "Free Gaza Flotilla" attacked by Israel military forces on May 31. Nine were killed and while Neish survived that attack, he was among those jailed then expelled, after their money and belongings were seized by Israeli authorities."
Montreal Gazette: Manya A. Brachear (not online): "You can’t eat, and you can’t yell" (August 14, 2010) Photo Caption: "Dates for ramadan A Palestinian man prepares his dates to sell in the West Bank city of Jericho, as Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims are commanded to fast from dawn to dusk and abstain from smoking, profanity and ill temper."
24 Hours: Wire Services (not online) "Lebanon, Beirut" (August 16, 2010) "Lebanese security forces killed a suspected leader of the militant group Fatah al Islam on Saturday in a border shootout near the border with Syria, security sources said." See also: Globe and Mail today (not online)
24 Hours: Wire Services (not online): "Al-Qaida urges break with Israel" (August 16, 2010) "Al-Qaida’s No. 2 urged the Turkish people in an Internet message posted on Sunday to pressure their government to sever ties with Israel and withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The audio recording coincides with deteriorating Turkish-Israeli relations."
Edmonton Journal: Liz Nicholls: "Show reveals family strife through eyes of a child" (August 15, 2010 "In My First Sony, a surprisingly full-bodied and heartbreaking solo show from Israel, it doesn’t just tell itself, it reveals itself, which is even better. What emerges is the story of an Israeli family with desperately unhappy parents: the philandering filmmaker dad reduced to ghostwriting Holocaust survivor stories and turning his anger on his kids; the fierce and wounded Argentine wife; the camping trips to the Dead Sea."
Mike is the Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization, its financial management and project development. A seventeen-year veteran of the Canadian journalism industry, Mike was a former editor-in-chief, reporter, and anchor of various news programs and publications. Mike's focus is on delivering efficiency and professionalism as HRC moves into new technological and geographical spheres. Mike is a human rights expert and a frequent on-air commentator. His work has been published in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Toronto Star, CBC News and more.