30 octobre 2011

U.K.'s Guardian owns up to inadvertent cases of anti-Semitism

The Guardian newspaper confronted earlier this week claims alleging that the U.K. daily published material that included language that could be construed as anti-Semitic, admitting that it had to be "more vigilant" to maintain the Guardian's reputation. In a column published on Sunday, the paper's readers' editor Chris Elliot referred to claims that the "Guardian, in print or online, is carrying material that either lapses into language resonant of anti-Semitism or is, by its nature, anti-Semitic." While Elliot defended the paper's... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2011

In Putin’s return, Russian Jews see stability

Was Vladimir Putin’s carefully choreographed plan to return to Russia's presidency in 2012 a big blow to democracy or a victory for stability? It all depends on who you ask. Most Russian Jews, it seems, say that Putin's return after a four-year stint as prime minister is good news for stability, and that's good for the country’s Jewish community. Critics, however, say it’s a sign of Russia’s stagnation. Echoing traditional Jewish sensibilities, Yevgeniy Satanovsky, head of the Institute for Israel and Near Eastern Studies, a... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2011

Le Nobel de chimie sacre la découverte des "quasi-cristaux"

L'Académie royale des sciences de Suède a attribué mercredi le prix Nobel de chimie 2011 au scientifique israélien Daniel Shechtman pour "la découverte des quasi-cristaux", une structure chimique en forme de mosaïque dont l'existence était auparavant considérée comme impossible par les chercheurs. La découverte de Shechtman en 1982 "a fondamentalement modifié la manière dont les chimistes conçoivent la matière solide", souligne le comité Nobel. Sa découverte fut initialement contestée au sein de la communauté scientifique. "C'est... [Lire la suite]
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