Monthly Archives: March 2010

Take your money back

Israel can do without American aid, thank you very much.

Video: Hitler’s Children

A powerful, mesmerizing dialogue between the children of the perpetrators of the Holocaust and the children of survivors.  Both live out the Holocaust daily, unable to move forward.  Both finally face the past and are empowered to move on.

H/T Leon

Dutch prisons use psychics to help prisoners contact the dead

Paul van Bree, a self-styled “paragnost” or clairvoyant, has been hired by the Dutch prison service to teach prisoners how to “love themselves”.

Iceland bans strip clubs

Iceland has passed a law that will result in every strip club in the country being shut down. And forget hiring a topless waitress in an attempt to get around the bar: the law, which was passed with no votes against and only two abstentions, will make it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees.

Parading Jew hatred at Gay Pride

Pride has traditionally been a boisterous but peaceful event. Yet ominously, in 2009 policing was tripled, in large part a response to crowd volatility provoked by anti-Israel activism. If the parade continues to evolve as a tension-filled, divisive forum where one minority feels singled out for guilt by association, Pride’s reputation will suffer, with material losses to the city.

It’s no good pretending the vicious anti-Zionism of the apartheid crowd is free of anti-Semitism. Many Jews do feel threatened by it, and rightly so. Some will no longer attend the parade out of discomfort. Typically of others I interviewed, lesbian Denise Alexander told me that the 2009 parade was “the first time I’ve ever felt unsafe as a Jew in Toronto.” It wasn’t only the words, “Down with Israel” or “The end of Israel”: “It’s the tone … and the veins sticking out in their necks, like in Nazi Germany.”

Video: Let’s blow up Israeli buses and restaurants!

Yousuf Al-Sharrafi, Palestinian Legislative Council Member from Hamas.  Click the image.

Update on JDL protest at Palestine House

On Saturday April 3, 2010, “Palestine House” will commemorate the 34th anniversary of “Land Day” with Mr. Abdul Bari Atwan. Talking about Iran’s nuclear capability on ANB Lebanese television on June 27, 2009, Abd Al-Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, said, “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight.” Video here.

On Friday, April 2 at 1:00pm JDL is scheduled to protest this event at Palestine House.  Sassy has it on good authority that Palestine House is planning a counter protest to confront the pro-Israel crowd.  Word has it that Meir Weinstein of the JDL has been contacted by police and is meeting with them tomorrow.

On a related note, the same source claims Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion hasn’t given up on trying to stop the JDL from protesting.  Apparently Hazel contacted Rabbi Lawrence Englander of the Solel Congregation of Mississauga asking he publicly condemn the JDL protest.  He refused, and even sent a letter to Palestine House opposing this speaker himself.

Friday should be interesting.  If you live in the GTA and plan to attend the protest, please bring a video camera.