More than 60 years after the Holocaust, restored violins convey pain and loss — and hope.
The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Israel has announced it will be partnering with Google to create an easily accessible archive of 130,000 World War II-era photos. (via The Telegraph)
The name’s Bird. James Bird.
Africa may not be the birthplace of modern man after all.
You wouldn’t have thought that Israel’s military would have time to surf the net but, in the name of investigating potential draft dodgers, it’s using Facebook to check up on some of its citizens.
One day, of course, this kind of news won’t even warrant a story. (Via BBC)
Now when the Biblical prophet Ezekiel Googles himself, he’ll totally be the number one result!
“This is a severe blow to the efforts by the United States and the Arab League to prevent the peace process from collapsing. Once again, Mr. Netanyahu has chosen settlements over peace.”
— SAEB EREKAT, Chief Palestinian …
“I hit the third rail. You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive,”
— HELEN THOMAS, former Hearst White House correspondent, in an interview with Ohio radio station WMRN-AM (Via the Associated Press)
“They are committed and they have begun to grapple with the hard but necessary questions. I am convinced that this is the time and these are the leaders to achieve the result we all seek.”
— HILLARY CLINTON, Secretary of State, …
You’d think airlines would be a little more careful when dealing with a world leader’s stuff.