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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, leads an inter-parliamentary coalition conference in London today on best ways to combat anti-semitism.
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It’s not just “rowdy” Americans like Charlie Sheen making headlines for being a badboy... even the fashion world has its own star blunders.
One of Dior’s top designers, John Galliano, is feeling the fashion heat as he has been suspended for ‘anti-semitic’ remarks...while drunk. Ring a bell, Mel Gibson? (Video: ITN)
...but reports are a bit befuddled, and no one is really sure what happened that night, but everyone has their own opinion -- even CNN, whose reporter called the step against one of the top names in the industry “dramatic and drastic”.
“What on Earth did take place in that restaurant in Paris? And what is he alleged to have said? Certainly whatever it was has caused a storm right in the middle of fashion world’s big weeks. ”
Witnesses who spoke to the Associated Press claim Galliano was pestered into the outburst, but news site TJ Walker points the finger at Galliano, saying -- he doesn’t get three strikes before he’s out.
“This is just not something you can get away with anymore. My prediction: he’s gonna be gone, he’s gonna start his own fashion line again, but this is a severe set back for him.”
The New York Times focused less on what could have been said, and more on the fact that Galliano was drunk... really, really drunk.
“Mr. Galliano had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit, the police official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity in keeping with police regulations.”
But what about the life of Dior without its top designer? The Telegraph interviewed Italian Vogue Editor-In-Chief, who said Dior without Galliano would be “a pity”...
FRANCA SOZZANI: “You fire or you keep. I don’t see anything in the middle. It’s not like it is you’re a bad boy, go behind the blackboard. No.”
REPORTER: “Sit in the corner for ten minutes...”
SOZANNI: “No, stay in the corners. I think it’s a point of view.”
Finally, the Wall Street Journal reports --Galliano’s not going down without a fight.
“Christian Dior designer John Galliano has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Parisian couple...Dior’s enfant terrible is fighting to save his reputation – and possibly his job.”
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Another video proving that stupid people can be found anywhere. This is a hilarious, one, however because they guy says you can't be an anti-semite on tv - and that's what he's doing!
Armando Navarro is a brown supremacist Professor at U.C. Riverside. He has written a book calling for the Mexican takeover of the United States. Armando Navarro associates himself with other reconquistas, homophobes, and anti-Semites like Congressman Joe Baca, Herman Baca, Enrique Morones and Hector Carreon of aztlan****
The Durban II Conference proved to be much like its predecessor in being Israel focused. Showcasing the likes of Ahmadinejad, the halls of the UN building in Geneva were filled with anti-Israel energy and condemnation, if not as fervent and vile as we had seen in Durban I. Yet the question that the Leadel team came away asking was: "Is it anti-Israel or anti-Semitism in disguise?"
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citation of the Jew
The director retracted his statements about Jews, but some say his apology doesn’t ring true, and others point out his need for publicity right now.
For more info see: *******www.laitman**** Rav Michael Laitman, PhD describes the nation of Israel's role in the world, its connection to the wisdom of Kabbalah, and the reason for the present-day rise of anti-Semitism in a talk with European MTV host Eden Harel.
Defending Pope Pius XII
Pope Benedict XVI defense of Pope Pius XII role during the holocaust is correct. Pope Pius XII was not indifferent or anti - semitic though he did very little to oppose Nazism and help its Jewish victims. The Pope was a diplomat who understood the reality of his times and not a radical preacher. He avoided criticizing Hitler by remaining silent because he knew that his protest could bring an even worse catastrophe and invite retaliation against the Jews. Thus he chose quiet diplomacy and behind the scene action to save as many Jewish lives as possible from certain persecution. Ultimately, his sagacity helped save the lives of 860,000 Jews from certain death at Nazi hands besides maintaining the neutrality of the Catholic Church so that it could provide shelter to the war refugees. High time we should stop accusing the Catholic Church of helping the Nazis or remaining silent during the holocaust.
After first time being on the top of the charts in Olympic gold medal lists, the mood in China has been ecstatic. The people after centuries realized that they have potential to be on top of the world, and view from top is really majestic. The Olympic was seen as coming of age from China by everybody, but nobody knew what that meant until it happened. People tried their best to present as good image of their country as possible even after disasters had ravaged the nation. Further interaction with foreigners has also infused confidence in the people who no more wish to remain limited to their country. Olympic has really helped the nation in understanding its true potential and will have an effect for years to come.
Against the ban
It seems that the Nepali government is bent upon destroying the century old culture and tradition of the Himalayan country. At first the government demolished the monarchy and later completely ignoring the popular belief they declared Nepal as a democratic state, wiping off her status as Hindu republic. Now it is time for the animal sacrifice to face the axe. The Maoist government in Nepal is acting hypocritically. On one hand the government decided to stop Dabur Vatika Miss Nepal 2008 contest saying that it would invite foreign cultural invasion and on the other hand they themselves happen to invade the culture by curtailing the budget for the purchase of necessary livestock to be sacrificed during the eight day Indrajatra festival. This is not fair. Nepalis will never allow their culture to face ruination at the hands of a government which has lost all sensitivity towards popular beliefs and practices. The government should brace itself fo more protests in the days to come.
Malawi which has been infamous for its corruption has done its best to maintain that image. It ranks 115 in Transparency International's new Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released on Tuesday. Even after government promise to do its best to improve the situation, the country has dropped only three slots and had a mere 0.1-point increase in an index score of 2.8 from 2.7 in 2007. The zero-tolerance drive initiated by government last year has now proved to be nothing more than the fanfare. Corruption continue to be worsening in Malawi which was on position 90 in 2004 before President Bingu Mutharika came to power and dropped 28 places to 118 last year. Depoliticising the enforcement of anti corruption laws and basing prosecutions on the merits of cases and not political considerations can help, but that won't happen until government really think for the people.
Kanye West is being asked to apologize after some comments on a radio show have been considered offensive and anti-Semitic.