Monthly Archives: August 2012

Good News Friday

In contrast to my previous post, which only had some lukewarm good news, here is today’s proper Good News Friday installment. Our first piece of good news comes in the glamourous shape of former super-model and now super mogul Kathy … Continue reading

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Not quite Good News Friday

Following the outrage at UN chief Ban Ki-Moon’s visit to Tehran to attend the opening of the Non-Aligned Movement summit, some slightly better news emerges from there to mitigate Ban’s attendance when he issued a stinging rebuke to the Ayatollahs … Continue reading

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The Rachel Corrie court case and media repercussions

Rachel Corrie, an American citizen, belonged to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), volunteering in Gaza at the height of the Second Intifada. She was accidentally run over and killed by an IDF bulldozer, and the ISM and Corrie’s family have … Continue reading

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Shalom Kita Aleph. A is for Attacks. B is for Bomb shelter.

It’s the start of the new school year, with a record number of two million schoolchildren beginning classes yesterday. For the first time ever the number of pupils enrolled in Israeli schools and kindergartens has reached over two million, a … Continue reading

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Backlash against Ban Ki-Moon for planning to attend NAM opening in Tehran

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the UN, is planning to attend the opening session of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran next week, incurring great criticism from several, some unexpected, quarters. As Foreign Policy magazine writes: For weeks, the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another in my Good News Friday series. Our first piece of good news comes in the unlikely person of British comedian John Cleese, founding member of the “Monty Python” who is to star in a commercial for the famous (or … Continue reading

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