CUPW Press Release: "Postal Workers’ Union: Get Mail to Gaza on the Boat" (August 12, 2010) The Canadian Union of Postal Workers wants mail delivered to Gaza. Following an announcement by Canada Post that Israel Post has suspended mail delivery to Gaza, the union is encouraging people who wish to send mail to Gaza to get their mail onto the Canadian boat bound for the blockaded Palestinian territory.
AFP: "Destroyed Muslim graves in Jerusalem were ‘fake’: Israel" (August 12, 2010) Around 300 Muslim gravestones destroyed by Israeli bulldozers in a Jerusalem cemetery earlier this week were "fake" and set up in a bid to snatch government land, the city charged on Thursday. The allegation was flatly denied by the Islamic Movement which earlier this week accused the municipality of razing recently renovated Muslim graves in a centuries-old cemetery in a large park in mostly Jewish west Jerusalem.
Haaretz: "IDF to Dismantle Protective Wall that Blocked Gunfire on Jerusalem Neighborhood" (August 13, 2010) The Israeli army will begin dismantling a concrete barrier installed eight years ago, during the Second Intifada, to shield Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood from arms fire from the neighboring West Bank Arab town of Beit Jalla. A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said the barrier’s removal reflects the stable security situation at this site in recent years.
CBC Radio’s The Current: "Nazi Hunting – Interview with Guy Walters" (August 13, 2010) We started this segment with the Hollywood version of Simon Wiesenthal in a scene from the 1974 movie, The Odessa File. And for many people, that version of history — and that version of Simon Wiesenthal — have become accepted history. But according to Guy Walters, much of what we think we know about those events simply isn’t true. He’s the author of Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and The Quest to Bring Them to Justice. He was in London.
Montreal Mirror: Lina Harper: "Out, about and proud" (August 12, 2010) This year, the Quebec government gave them $55,000, about a quarter of what they were asking for this season. But funding issues aren’t the only ones organizers are facing. Boudreault says they plan to allow a group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid to march in the parade. This is in stark contrast from the Toronto Pride controversy, which saw the event come under national scrutiny as a result of their initial decision to bar the group.
Winnipeg Free Press: Staff Writer: "Ignatieff begins busy Winnipeg stop at Red River College" (August 13, 2010) Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has a full schedule for his two-day whistlestop visit to Winnipeg. Ignatieff will tour Red River College and meet with students and teachers this morning at 11 a.m. He’ll attend a luncheon with female entrepreneurs followed by a visit to the Canadian Wheat Board. Tonight, he visits the Israel, African and Phillipine Folklorama pavilions.
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