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Maclean’s: Mitchel Raphael: "Capital Diary: What got Ambrose upset" (23/08/2010)
Photo: Rona Ambrose in Israel
“Rona Ambrose, minister for status of women, was recently in Israel where she met with her counterpart Gila Gamliel. Ambrose also toured the Israeli-Lebanese border and met three brigades of female soldiers…. The minister also met the leader’s commander, 45-year-old Lt.-Col. Dov Hariri. The two talked about the hardware store Harari owned with his brother and then chatted about his family. When ambrose discovered the commander had relatives in Toronto, she asked whether he had ever come to visit, but Harari pointed to the border he ahd been working to protect so much of his life, and said, “I have this to take care of.” Last week, Ambrose’s staff broke the news to ther that Harari was killed in the recent skirmish on the Israel-Lebanese border. Ambrose, who had been very impressed with Hariri, was visibly upset by the news.” Write a letter to the editor
Maclean’s: Julia Belluz: "Germany: The new anti-Semitism" (23/08/2010) “GONE WITH the Jews!” yelled a group of youths at Jewish dance performers on the fringes of Hanover, Germany. It was International Day, and celebrations were focused on social diversity and cohesion. These hate-filled sentiments, though, broke up the festivities when the young people began stoning the dancers. Unlike traditional sources of anti-Semitic hatred in Germany: young Muslims.” Write a letter to the editor
Toronto Star: Amy Pataki: "Falafelism: This movie will make you ravenous"(18/08/2010) “Director Ari A. Cohen’s goal in making Falafelism, a light yet opinionated film about the unifying power of falafel, wasn’t to make viewers hungry. But it happens. The Montrealer wanted to show how a common Mideast dish connects Jews and Arabs. Falafelism airs in English on OMNI Television Aug. 20, and in Hebrew Aug. 29.”
Vancouver Sun: Daily Telegraph: "U.S. journalist saved 4,000 Jews" (18/08/2010)
Lead: "An American journalist saved up to 4,000 Jews from the Nazis and helped some of the brightest artistic minds to escape to New York, newly released passenger figures show." Body: "Fry, who died in 1967, a month before his 60th birthday, was posthumously named "righteous among nations" in 1995 by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial."