Current Affairs

Madame Tussaud, Hitler and David Mitchell

August 28, 2011

My letter to the Observer: Dear the Observer and David Mitchell, Just read Mr. Mitchell’s article about the controversy over the Hitler wax-figure in Madame Tussaud museum. Recently, two Israeli tourists filed a complaint with Madame Tussaud’s after observing youngsters taking pictures with the Hitler figure, “heil-Hitlering and doing moustache with the other hand.” David [...]

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Passions of the Spies

June 30, 2010

This week a Russian spy ring was exposed by the FBI after many years of investigation. On Monday they were brought before a court in New York, accused of “failure to register as agents of a foreign government” – an offence that could put them in jail for 5 to 9 years. Is the Cold [...]

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How Cultural Boycotts Undermine the Peace Process

June 13, 2010

In recent years we see the rise of the trend to boycott the Israeli academia and to cancel cultural performances in Israel. According to Wikipedia, such boycotts were inspired by the boycotts against the South Africa, in an attempt to pressure it to end the policies of Apartheid. Following the recent Israeli attack on the [...]

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