31 janvier 2014

Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Israeli comments aired on show

An Irish radio presenter has been suspended from broadcasting after a row with a government body about Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip. Peter Kearney, presenter of the International Politics show on Dublin’s Near FM, had ridiculed Ireland’s Broadcasting Authority after a complaint from the Israeli embassy was upheld. The Sunday Times reports that Kearney has been suspended and told by station management that his actions ‘were not acceptable.’ Kearney had interviewed a number of people last March about their experiences in Gaza... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2014

UN exhibit keeps memory of Shoah alive

A special poster exhibition opened this week in the United Nations Information Offices in Vienna, Austria, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was marked Monday.The exhibition includes posters created by students of art and design from around the world, including Muslims from Indonesia, who were asked to present their personal interpretation of the memory of the Holocaust. The exhibition is joint international project in which participants from the Czech Republic, Canada, England, Russia, Indonesia and Israel... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2014

UN's Ban calls on world to remember lessons of Shoah on Int'l Holocaust Day

The United Nations and countries around the world will hold memorial ceremonies commemorating the victims of the Holocaust on Monday, the International Holocaust Memorial day. A special UN ceremony will be held at UN headquarters in New York. The evening will be themed "Journeys through the Holocaust" and will feature a video message from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Ban Ki-moon recently released the video, reflecting on his visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland late last year. "I will never forget my... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2014

Hungarian Jews threaten boycott of gov’t Holocaust commemorations

The Jewish community of Hungary has threatened to boycott all events associated with their government’s yearlong commemoration of the Holocaust.The ultimatum, delivered via the website of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) on Sunday, comes in response to a statement by Sándor Szakály, director of the state-sponsored Veritas Historical Research Institute, allegedly minimizing the Holocaust. Szakály reportedly termed the deportation and massacre of tens of thousands of Jews in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine, during... [Lire la suite]
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