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TorontoStar.ca: Peter Howell: "Lebanon: Seeking truth from inside a steel prison" (19/08/2010) “When the stares of hatred from both foes and supposed allies become one and the same, the insanity of war is truly felt. Such is the hard-won realization of Israeli Army gunner Shmulik (Yoav Donat) in Lebanon, Samuel Maoz’s prize-winning film that removes all thoughts of glamour or glory from violent engagements. Think of it as the opposite of The Expendables… Lebanon is now part of this collective memory. It makes the most powerful of anti-war statements by portraying grim reality in the most basic of terms."
Jewish Tribune: Lynne Cohen: "Paul Hunt named new ambassador to Israel" (19/08/2010) “Leaving his post as Canada’s ambassador to Brazil – a post he served for three years – Paul Hunt is Canada’s next ambassador to Israel. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon announced the diplomatic appointment last Thursday. A graduate of York University, Hunt first earned an honours BA in economics and political science. He then went on to do post-graduate work in international relations and organizations and public administration at Brock University.”
Ottawa Citizen: AFP: "Lenin returns, as French city honours 20th century’s ‘great men’" (19/08/2010) “Twenty years after Lenin’s statue began to tumble across post-Communist Eastern Europe, a French city this week erected a 3.3-metre bronze of the Russian revolutionary… Next year, five more heroes will arrive: India’s Mahatma Gandhi, Israel’s Golda Meir, Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and Chinese leader Mao Zedong.” Ottawa Citizen: Vera Gara: (letter to the editor) "Whitton’s anti-Semitic actions are unforgivable" (18/08/2010) “I am the past chair of the Ottawa Jewish Federation’s Holocaust remembrance committee and a Holocaust survivor. In those roles I have had the great honour to have spoken to thousands of public, Catholic and private school students about the dangers of bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism… I stand solidly with Canadian Jewish Congress in asking federal minister Jim Prentice to reject any Parks Canada honour for Whitton. I dare say most Canadians would also reject any such honours to Whitton as well given her history of bigotry.”
CBC.ca: "Israeli PM’s wife decries deporting children" (19/08/2010) “The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has written to his cabinet colleagues, asking them to reconsider the decision to deport 400 children. They are the offspring — born in Israel — of migrant workers from Asian and African countries. The government has ordered them to leave, along with their parents, by the fall. The issue has touched a raw nerve in Israel.” Submit a comment online