Greece suspends state broadcaster ERT to “save money”

The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, calling it a “haven of waste”. Viewers watching the news on the main TV channel saw the screens go to black late on Tuesday evening. All employees have been suspended pending a re-organisation. Thousands of people held a protest against the decision outside ERT headquarters.… Read More Greece suspends state broadcaster ERT to “save money”

JEPenny’s Hitler kettle available in the US

Trouble is brewing for an American retailer after customers noted that one of its tea kettles bears a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler. Bemused motorists took photographs of the huge JCPenney billboard advertising the kettle as they drove past it on the 405 Interstate highway near Culver City in California, one of America’s busiest stretches… Read More JEPenny’s Hitler kettle available in the US

Israel: Frustration with EU’s policies on rise

Israeli diplomatic officials are increasingly frustrated by what they see as the EU’s pro-Palestinian tilt. While the EU talks about labeling products from the settlements, or about Palestinian hunger strikers, it is unable to call Hizbullah a terrorist organization and was slow in condemning Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s recent characterization of Zionism as a crime… Read More Israel: Frustration with EU’s policies on rise

Swiss mayoral candidate support “final solution” for Jews

Media in Switzerland accuse Green Party politician of anti-Semitism, denying Israel’s right to exist. Swiss Jewish leaders and the Simon Wiesenthal Center sharply criticized MP Geri Müller, a Green Party politician running for mayor of Baden, because he supports close ties with Hamas and engages in pro-Iranian regime activities.  “We criticize Müller’s closeness to anti-Semites… Read More Swiss mayoral candidate support “final solution” for Jews