Sunday, 9 September 2012

Noam Gershony wins gold at 2012 Paralympics in London

8. September 2012 – Israeli tennis player, Noam Gershony, won the first Olympic gold for Israel since 2004. The wheel chair tennis player beat the American opponent, David Wagner, 6-3, 6-1. After his achievement, he was selected as Israel’s flag bearer in the closing ceremony on September 9th. Read more.

Iran criticizes Canada’s decision to cut diplomatic ties 

8. September 2012 – After the Canadian government cut diplomatic ties with Iran, the government in Teheran accused Canada of behaving under British and Israeli influence. Ramin Mehmanparast, Foreign Minister of Iran, criticized Anti-Iranian policies by the Harper government. Read more. 

Canada expelled Iranian diplomats and closed its embassy in Iran 

7. September 2012 – The Canadian government decided to close its embassy in Iran. All Canadian diplomats in Iran already returned. Remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada have to leave the country before September 12th.  Read more. 

Major Ala Wahib – A Muslim Zionist in the Israeli Army

7. September 2012 – Major Ala Wahib was interviewed talking about his life as a Muslim Zionist in the Israeli Army. He talked about personal experiences getting to the position he is holding, what made him change his mind about the Jewish people and that Zionism and not just his own, but the future of Israeli Arabs. Read more. 

Manalapan, NJ – a town vandalised with anti-Semitic graffiti and swastika 

7. September 2012 - People all over the town found anti-Semitic slurs and swastika spray painted on walls, mail boxes and other objects.  The hate crime took place a day after the Jewish Federation held security preparedness training in order to secure the High Holidays. Read more. 

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