The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 1

CBC provided fulsome coverage of the release the state comptroller’s report on the 2014 Gaza war. CBC’s headline says it all: “Tunnels caught Israel off-guard in 2014 Gaza war, government watchdog say; Long-awaited report faults both military and government, unleashing immediate finger-pointing.” The lead of CBC’s AP/CP article states: “Israel’s official government watchdog issued […]

MEMRI Launches in Canada!

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East and South Asia through their media. MEMRI bridges the language gap between the West and the Middle East and South Asia, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu and Dari media. An inaugural evening featuring MEMRI founder Yigal Carmon and the Honourable Jason Kenney […]

MEMRI Founder Coming to Montreal

Yigal Carmon, President and Founder of MEMRI ((Middle East Media Research Institute) will be speaking in Montreal on March 11 on “The Arab Spring-Threats and Opportunities”. MEMRI is one of the most widely respected and utilized online resources on the Middle East which provides translations from, and original analysis of, the media and other primary […]

Canada Condemns Morsi’s Likening of Jews to 'Apes and Pigs'; Some Media Follow Suit

  Appearing yesterday on the CBC news program “Power and Politics” anchored by Evan Solomon, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s 2010 comments likening Jews to “apes and pigs”. See video and transcript below: Evan Solomon: A disturbing video emerged on Monday of the Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, from 2010, […]

Egyptian TV Prank Reveals Arab Jew Hatred

An Egyptian TV show prank where famous Egyptian actors were told they were being interviewed by Israeli TV during the course of the interview, turned into mayhem. Believing he was being interviewed for Israeli television, a celebrated Egyptian actor slapped the hostess so hard so hard that she fell over and cowered in the corner […]