Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom appealed to Tunisian Jews to emigrate to Israel following elections that brought a moderate Islamist party to power—but was publicly rebuffed by leaders of the North African country's Jewish community.
Despite the media line that Greece's new "austerity" government is staffed by non-ideological "technocrats," the administration includes figures from the old-line Greek fascist right, spawn of the military junta that ruled from 1967 to 1974.
A funeral procession in the West Bank town of Beit Ummar erupted into clashes with Israeli forces after a Jewish settler fired on the group and Palestinian mourners responded by throwing stones. Israeli forces fired tear gas and live bullets.
Vandals torched three cars and scrawled hateful graffiti to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht this year in Brooklyn's heavily Jewish neighborhood of Midwood. City politicians make the requisite condemnations—even as they betray the Palestinians with endless pro-Israel pronouncements. Where is the single-standard anti-racism?
Occupy Boston activists "stormed" the Israeli consulate in Beantown, chanting "Occupy Wall Street not Palestine." The activists were protesting the interception of the Gaza-bound "Freedom Waves" flotilla by Israeli naval forces the day before.
The Israeli government said it will move ahead with "sensitive housing projects" in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as a rebuttal to UNESCO's decision to grant Palestine full-member status. The US meanwhile cut funds to UNESCO.
Demonstrators gathered in Paris to mark the 50th anniversary of a police massacre of Algerian anti-war protesters that has become one of the most shameful episodes of modern French history—still officially denied by the state.