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The Daily Brief – Monday, August 16, 2010

by Mike Fegelman
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August 16, 2010

Canadian TV News Reports

CTV National News: Dan Matheson/Joanne Clancy: "Canada-Gaza Mail" (August 14, 2010)
“The old promise ‘the mail must go through’ has become the latest victim of the Israeli-Palestinian situation, Canada and other countries have suspended service to Gaza until further notice. CTV’s Middle East Bureau Chief Joanne Clancy explains why.”
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CTV National News: Dan Matheson/Joanne Clancy: "Israeli deportation of foreign workers" (August 15, 2010)
“A controversial deportation program is about to get started in Israel. Targeted, are the almost 200,000 foreign workers employed illegally in the country and their children. Even many Israelis don’t think children should be forced to leave the only country they have ever called home. CTV’s Joanne Clancy reports.”
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Iran in the Spotlight:

Globe and Mail Editorial Cartoon: Anthony Jenkins: "Iran: spot the progressive" (August 14, 2010)

Toronto Star via New York Times: "Iran set to launch first nuclear plant" (August 14, 2010)
"In a move sure to disappoint United States diplomats trying to halt Iran’s nuclear program, the Russian state nuclear power company said Friday that it would take a crucial step later this month toward starting Iran’s first nuclear power plant."

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."
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See also: CTV.ca, Vancouver Province, National Post, and Ottawa Citizen

All the News That’s Fit to Print

Edmonton Journal: AFP: "Lebanon seeks donors to help fund army gear" (August 15, 2010)
"Lebanon has opened a bank account for donations to help modernize its poorly-equipped army, the defence minister said Saturday, two weeks after a deadly border clash between Lebanese and Israeli soldiers."

Canada.com: News Services: "Flotilla activists wanted violence: Ex general" (August 16, 2010)
"Activists on a Gaza-bound aid boat that was boarded by Israeli commandos were determined there would be violence, the head of an Israeli military probe into the deadly raid said Monday.  "They (the activists) were committed to kill and be killed," retired Israeli general Giora Eiland told the BBC’s Panorama television program."
See also: Edmonton Journal

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: Giuseppe Valiante: "Muslim leaders have ‘medieval mindset,’ critic says" (August 14, 2010)
"A declaration of fundamental Islamic values released Friday by the Canadian Council of Imams and signed by more than 50 Muslim religious leaders is "completely meaningless" and a result of a "medieval mindset," says the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress."

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."

Hamilton Spectator: AP: "Profilers baffled by suspected serial stabber" (August 16, 2010)
"The man accused of going on a three-state stabbing spree in the United States was also a suspect in a stabbing near his hometown in Israel. But what drove Elias Abuelazam remains a mystery. Relatives describe a shy man from a respected family who had recently become despondent."
See also: Global National: Kevin Newman/Eric Sorenson: "Serial killing suspect" (August 13, 2010)

Waterloo Record: AP/CP: "Netanyahu to visit Greece in first official visit by Israeli PM" (August 16, 2010)
"Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Athens Monday on the first visit by an Israeli prime minister to Greece. Netanyahu was scheduled to meet with his Greek counterpart, George Papandreou, in the afternoon in the Greek capital in a reciprocal visit after Papandreou’s trip to Israel last month."

Halifax Herald: Wire Services: "Israel begins removing concrete barrier" (August 16, 2010)
"Israeli army cranes on Sunday began removing a concrete barrier that shielded a Jewish neighbourhood bordering the West Bank from gunfire — a sign that calm is taking hold in the Palestinian territory. The Israeli military erected the 600-metre concrete barrier nine years ago on the outskirts of the Gilo neighbourhood in southern Jerusalem because of repeated Palestinian shootings from the West Bank town of Beit Jalla."

Waterloo Record: Bloomberg: "Israeli, Palestinian interns learn to live together" (August 13, 2010)
"Two interns, Israeli and Palestinian. For six weeks, they would live together in Washington, courtesy of a nascent, shoestring operation called New Story Leadership for the Middle East. New Story, an offshoot of a group that brought together Protestant and Ca."

Actualités et opinions sur Israël

Journal de Québec: AFP (pas en ligne): « Un casier vierge en Israël » (15/08/2010)
« L’avocat israélien d’Elias Abuelzam, arrêté aux États-Unis où il est soupçonné d’avoir commis une série d’agressions au couteau, dont cinq meurtres, a assuré samedi que son client n’avait aucun antécédent judiciaire en Israël. »

Journal de Québec: AFP (pas en ligne): « Des interrogations sur sa personnalité » (14/08/2010)
« Homme violent ou ami courtois? Voisins, collègues et parents peignaient hier des portraits aux antipodes d’Elias Abuelzam, le citoyen israélien arrêté la veille aux États-Unis où il est soupçonné d’avoir commis une série d’agressions, dont cinq meurtres. »

Journal de Québec: Reuters (pas en ligne): « L’Allemagne libère un présumé espion israélien » (14/08/2010)
« Les autorités allemandes ont libéré sous caution hier un espion israélien présumé soupçonné d’être impliqué dans l’assassinat en janvier d’un dirigeant du Hamas, à Dubaï. »

Journal de Montreal: AFP (pas en ligne): « « Les militants voulaient la violence » » (16/08/2010)
« Le responsable de l’enquête de l’armée israélienne sur l’arraisonnement par ses commandos d’une flottille pour Gaza a affirmé hier que des militants propalestiniens qui se trouvaient sur le navire amiral de la flottille voulaient que des violences aient lieu. »

Journal de Montreal: AFP (pas en ligne): « Poignardeur en série ou type bien ? » (14/08/2010)
« Homme violent ou ami courtois ? Voisins, collègues et parents peignaient vendredi des portraits aux antipodes d’Elias Abuelazam, le citoyen israélien arrêté la veille aux États-Unis, où il est soupçonné d’avoir commis une série d’agressions, dont cinq meurtres. »

Le Soleil: AFP (pas en ligne): « Le Lutetia, des nazis aux Israéliens » (14/08/2010)
« Le célèbre hôtel Lutetia à Paris a été vendu la semaine dernière au groupe israélien Alrov, pour un montant indéterminé. »





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