MEMO 358


By SCoJeC
June 30, 2013
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MEMO 358 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2013/memo_358_1_july_2013.pdf

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Ben F

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 16:00

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It gets worse. http://wp.me/P3pxXH-8G


happygoldfish

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 10:57

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JBBC MEMO 99

this evening (monday), 8.30-9.00pm on radio 4:
Analysis: Syria and the New Lines in the Sand,
including the possibility of an arab autonomous region inside israel

Where the Arab Spring overthrew dictators, is the Middle East now dismantling the very 'lines in the sand' imposed by Britain and France a century ago?
Edward Stourton investigates.

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0367nrw)
(repeated at 9.30pm on sunday)

JBBC MEMO 100

this morning (tuesday), 8.23-8.28am on radio 4:
maureen lipman (and michael simkins) being interviewed on the today programme on things that go wrong in the theatre

"I never made page 3 – not even in the Jewish Chronicle!"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0367p8t at 2:22:30)


zaheerayin

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 14:00

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Ok, is Maureen Lipman related to Happy Lipman?


Ben F

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 17:07

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No, stupid. Have you ever heard of Google? But I digress.

Looks like there's been a bit of a face lift. http://wp.me/P2iSU6-wT


zaheerayin

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 17:43

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Charming.


Ben F

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 09:38

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I can't wait to see what develops here..

http://zionistsbehavingbadly.wordpress.com/

Put your cursor over the letters and make it flash.


happygoldfish

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 12:45

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JBBC MEMO 101

tonight (thursday/friday), 1.00-1.30am on E4:
Happy Endings, episode 3, series3

"Max is jealous when Brad shows promise as a Bar Mitzvah warm-up guy."

(already available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/happy-endings/4od#3542652)
(not suitable for children!)


happygoldfish

Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:18

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JBBC MEMO 102

this morning (friday), 8.50-9.00am on bbc world service (freeview channel 710):
arafat arrives in gaza, from the witness series

"In July 1994 the Palestinian leader was allowed to return from exile to visit the Gaza strip. Hear from Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, who was amongst the crowds that were there to greet him."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01bdmvm)

JBBC MEMO 103

this evening (friday), 9.00-10.00pm on itv1:
Britain's Secret Homes (episode 5 of 5):
includes latimer house in wiltshire and the jews’ house in lincoln, two homes with jewish history
for details, see http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/109238/jewish-homes-featured-itv%E2%80...
contrary to reports: today (friday), not yesterday (thursday)!

happygoldfish

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 09:24

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JBBC MEMO 105

last sunday evening, 9.00-10.00pm on bbc4 tv (freeview channel 9):
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
(includes her activism for palestine from 52:30 onward)

Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel The Color Purple, in 1983. It was transformed into a Hollywood movie nominated for 11 Oscars and more recently to a successful Broadway musical.
This film follows this extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th century.
The Color Purple's theme of triumph against the odds is not that different from Alice's own experience. Her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of profound social and political upheaval in North American history. Her writing was a vital voice at a time when the personal became the political.
Featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones, this is a penetrating insight into the life and work of an artist, a self-confessed renegade and passionate human rights activist.

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b036r5cz/Alice_Walker_Beauty_in_Tru...)


happygoldfish

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 18:07

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JBBC MEMO 104

every afternoon this week, 3.10-4.00pm (monday to wednesday), 3.30-4.45pm (thursday and friday), on channel 4:
countdown with maureen lipman in dictionary corner
(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/countdown/4od)

happygoldfish

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 10:07

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JBBC MEMO 106

this morning (wednesday), 10.35-11.00am, on channel 4 tv:
Frasier: Star Mitzvah

Frederick's Bar Mitzvah is a couple of days away and Lilith is reminiscing about his childhood. When going through the guest list, Lilith finds that Freddy has invited as many guests as he could, in order to get more gifts. She embarrasses him by crying during her speech.
Frasier in the meantime wants to give a speech about Freddie in Hebrew. Noel Shemsky, his co-worker, agrees to teach him in return for a favor.

(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/frasier/episode-guide/series-10/episo...)

JBBC MEMO 107

this morning (wednesday), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4:
The Story of The Talmud (1st of 2 episodes)
In the first of two programmes, Rabbi Naftali Brawer delves into one of the greatest books ever written which holds the key to unlocking Jewish thinking and history.
Traveling to Jerusalem, he gains rare access to one of the world leading ultra-orthodox yeshivas - the Mir.
Here he finds young men who will study these ancient Hebrew and Aramaic texts, full time, for anything up to 30 or 40 years. They explain how arguing and debate are the ways to understand the ancient wisdom of the rabbis that have contributed to the Talmud though the ages and still telling you everything you need to know to be a Jew today.
The Talmud is not about the arrival but the journey and it's less about about finding answers than discovering what the questions are.
Tracing the history of the Talmud, Rabbi Naftali heads to the Galilee to the archaeological site of Beit She'arim, the remains of an ancient city, where shortly after the destruction of the 2nd Temple, the first words of this book were written down. He discovers that the Talmud was an audacious project defying one of the key Jewish laws which forbade writing down the Oral Laws of Moses. Its creation was deemed necessary in order to preserve Jewish culture and practice which, at this time, was facing extinction.
In the course of this programme, Rabbi Naftali meets some of the greatest Jewish minds and scholars in the world today: from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, described by Time Magazine as a 'one in a millennium scholar', who has published his own edition of the Talmud to Gila Fine - one of the growing number of female orthodox academics working with the Talmud.
The programme ends with a moving story from leading Talmudic scholar and holocaust survivor, David Weiss Halivni, who explains how the Talmud sustained him in the concentration camps.

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036vrsq)
(2nd episode same time next week)

JBBC MEMO 108

this afternoon (wednesday), 5.30-6.00pm, on bbc radio 4extra (freeview channel 708):
The Attractive Young Rabbi: The Lift (episode 3 of 2nd series, 2000)

Rabbi Fine and Rabbi Jacobs end up stuck in a lift together.
With Tracy-Ann Oberman David De Keyser and Henry Goodman.

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007k2mq)


joshua789

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 11:16

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The second development comes from none other than Israel’s own State Comptroller – an independent inspector who serves the Knesset as an investigative examiner of the conduct of the executive branch, the government, and its many institutions. It turns out that one of the State Comptroller’s targets this year is law enforcement on settlements and settlers in the West Bank. We know this because the State Comptroller today released a detailed report which reveals the complete absence of law enforcement in the settlements. It validates what Peace Now has long known, that (in the Comptroller’s words) “Israeli Authorities act against the law and for the settlers.”

Specifically, the Comptroller points to the nonexistence of legal oversight in building and construction and use of land by settlers – who enjoy the use of the land without paying the legally required rents (depriving state coffers of huge income due), without legally required oversight of their actions, and with no accountability. As the Comptroller concluded, the West Bank has become a Wild West where "Everyone does what is right in his own eyes." To read more, see the statement/summary issued today by Peace Now.

Both of these developments remind Israelis of the high costs that settlements impose on each and every one of them – costs that include growing international isolation, financial strain on Israel’s already over-taxed budget, and the deterioration of Israeli rule of law.


happygoldfish

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 11:48

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suzanna: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/16/eu-guidelines-israeli-settle...

joshua789: http://peacenow.org/entries/press_release_apn_welcomes_new_eu_policy_on_...

the guardian (and peace now) are making a lot of fuss about almost nothing

the eu notice of 16/07/2013 applies only to …

"grants, prizes and financial instruments funded by the EU"

it does not apply to eu companies or residents, and so does not affect trade at all

in practice, it will probably only affect scholarships and grants to ariel university

it seems to be signalling a sea-change in the eu's position, to one of causing irritation in jerusalem

as guardian middle east editor ian black says …

The EU's impatience has also grown as it has remained a "payer rather than player", bankrolling the Palestinian Authority and picking up the tab for a nonexistent or virtual "peace process".

the eu seems to be looking for new ways to lose all influence in the peace process!

interestingly, this notice dated 16th july was announced by the eu in a meeting with the israeli delegation specially called on sunday 30th june, the last day of the irish presidency of the eu …

was it a parting shot of the irish, or was it the opening shot of the lithuanians (the new presidency)?

for eu statements about israel, see http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/israel/press_corner/all_news/index_en....
for eu "external action" in israel, see http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/israel/projects/case_studies/index_en....

happygoldfish

Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:41

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joshua789:… the State Comptroller today released a detailed report which reveals the complete absence of law enforcement in the settlements. It validates what Peace Now has long known, that (in the Comptroller’s words) “Israeli Authorities act against the law and for the settlers.”

this (copied from http://peacenow.org/entries/settlement_construction_takes_center_stage) is a selectively racist summary of the state comptroller's report

as the jerusalem post points out …

He reported that soldiers did not deal with the issue of illegal Palestinian workers in West Bank settlements, and that this is particularly problematic given that they could pose a security risk.
… since 2008 there have not been many prosecutions of Palestinian drivers, even those involved in serious accidents, Shapira wrote.
Since October 2000, when the second intifada started, 95 percent of the Palestinians who rent property from the custodian stopped paying their fees. The custodian has not operated to renew their contracts or to receive their fees, Shapira wrote.
The ministries of defense, agriculture, housing and treasury knew that there was a problem but did nothing to address it, Shapira said.

the state comptroller's report shows that there is general maladministration in the west bank, benefiting both settlers and palestinians …

but of course peace now presents it as purely benefiting the settlers!


Harvey

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 09:45

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Millis labelling jews as nazis

https://mobile.twitter.com/joemillis1959/status/356143252157632513

Millis highlighting Pink Floyd The Wall as condemnation of Israels security fence .
The same fence which has prevented Palestinian psychopaths from crossing an open border in order to murder and maim Israeli citizens

https://mobile.twitter.com/joemillis1959/status/357223803937492992

# roger waters hoppo


Rich Armbach

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:17

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And now poor Hoffie has to find 20 friends. Should keep him busy for a while. Cabbies and cry baby bloggers don't count.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:29

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It's very easy to disprove. All the coward has to do is come clean.


Harvey

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:31

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It's funny how people like yourself always seem to ' just be quoting or retweeting ' to illustrate unacceptable hate filled articles and quotes .
Greta Berlin posted an antisemitic video by a Holocaust denier to her Facebook wall . When she was rumbled the excuse was that she was doing research into antisemitic themes for a private group . Looks like you ve adopted the same ' get out of jail card ' tactic . # liar liar pants on fire


Harvey

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:40

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joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:42

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So glad I worry you and your mates so much that you are driven to stalk me, Harvs old bean.. Actually I was quoting Yeshayahu Leibowitz (in your case he was probably right, stranding with the EDL/BNP and ting). And I was passing opinion on the Board's failure to discuss merger with the JLC That you so hate. You should be pleased. But hey, you continue on your merry Gobbelsian way, Garfield. You are just Comfortably Numb . Maybe you were just Brain Damaged when you were Eclipsed by British Jewry's real opinion. Oops there's another couple Pink Floyd Chunes for you.

All that you touch
And all that you see
All that you taste
All you feel
And all that you love
And all that you hate
All you distrust
All you save
And all that you give
And all that you deal
And all that you buy
Beg, borrow or steal
And all you create

And all you destroy
And all that you do
And all that you say
And all that you eat
And everyone you meet
And all that you slight
And everyone you fight
And all that is now
And all that is gone
And all that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon

"There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark."

Don't let the facts get in the way of your phlegm splattering, mate.

Are you comforting your man the Hoffmeister for being stuffed not once, not twice but three times at yesterday's Board meeting.

Dear, dear - 20 people to get his vexatious motions heard. That'll be tough, as well as not attacking other deputies under the new code of conduct, which quelle surprise he didn't support


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:43

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Keep on following me, Harvs, there'll be plenty more for you to splatter about. Anyway, do you drive a German made car? If so, you'd do well remember what is said about those who live in glass houses.

It's also funny that you and your ilk always come up with lame excuses to hide the fat that they stood willingly with the Holocaust-deniers of the EDL/BNP. Always someone else's fault, isn't it old bean? Just like with the Palestinians. Blame someone else for your #epicfail - because not very deep down you are all cowards, and you will be treated as such. So carry on splattering phlegm on your keyboard and screen.


Rich Armbach

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:11

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Psstt Harv

That guy isn't Germany


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:25

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Moderators: As usual Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator is leapfrogging his inane posts. He always claimed that all who disagreed with his view of Israel was a "racist".

Well done, JC, for starting to moderate with this week's gardening exercise. But this needs to be sort out. All Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator ever does is re-post inanities, just like those whom you previously banned did. That's because he is one and the same as them.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:26

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There goes the coward Jose the goldfish/Posner the blacklisted dictator again - and he's working in unison with his petit ami Garfield. Refusing to come out because he knows he's been rumbled.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:28

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Very well deserved and solidly based hatred, Jose the goldfish/Posner the blacklisted dictator. As Richard Millett has cottoned on to his many pseudonyms, maybe the JC could too. It's already done one bit of weeding. As it is said: he who starts a mitzvah is told to finish.

Come out from behind the cloak of anonymity and you might be believed. But then you'd probably invent another pseudonym. That's probably the only thing he has created in his life. Show us you're not a coward and reveal yourself.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:29

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Ever created anything except a pseudonym, Jose the goldfish/Anthony he blacklisted dictator? Nope, didn't think so.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:23

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Jose the blacklisted dictatorial goldfish is a coward. Like his mate Garfield.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:28

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Carry on leapfrogging posts Jose the goldfish - blacklisted on so many websites. You're a coward for hiding behind many pseudonyms. The hatred is well deserved and solidly based


Rich Armbach

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:48

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Whether Lippy and Jose are one and the same or no, one thing we can say. They both succeeded in turing the blog spot into a zoo. Fun to watch though.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 18:54

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Now the idiot savant is trying SEO tactics. Trying, because Jose the blacklisted cowardly dictatorial Goldfish has absolutely no idea how to do it properly. I wonder if he sits in front of a phlegm splattered keyboard and screen all day bringing up six or seven windows of his inanities and then hitting "post comment". He probably gets carnal satisfaction from it. Probably. Now let's let the silly sod watch this site for another hour or so, so he can do the same again.


joemillis1959

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 18:59

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Perhaps the JC doesn't care about its reputation any more. This place isn't a zoo, but a rabbit hole like in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Get a grip JC.

I'm surprised that the JC allows a banned blogger like Jose the blacklisted dictatorial Goldfish-Posner repeatedly to post the same things here. Maybe they haven't got around to finishing the gardening. Everywhere this berk goes, it's with the intention to destroy.

Perhaps the JC doesn't care about its reputation any more, because it's got to the point of sic transit in gloria mundi.

Goodnight, idiot savant Jose the blacklisted dictator/Anthony Posner the Goldfish our very own Forrest Gump


suzanna

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 09:27

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I was just invited to Israel as a guest of honor at the Haifa International Film Festival with “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” I will not be going to Israel at this time. I will go to Israel when the walls come down. I will go to Israel when occupation is gone. I will go to Israel when the state does not privilege one religion over another. I will go to Israel when Apartheid is over. I will go to Israel, soon. I stand with the [Palestinian Campaign] for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the larger Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)Movement.

Mira Nair


happygoldfish

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:29

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suzanna: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/21/director-mira-nair-boycotts-...

suzanna has long been an admirer of the racists who boycott israel

mira nair says …

suzanna: I will go to Israel when the state does not privilege one religion over another.

will mira nair go to egypt, where the muslims persecute the christians?

will mira nair go to almost every muslim country, where islam is most certainly privileged over the dhimmi religions of christianity and judaism?

will mira nair go to countries which privilege one branch of islam over another?

will mira nair go to countries which privilege one sex over another?

will mira nair go to countries which privilege one sexual orientation over another?

why will mira nair not go to haifa, now the world centre of the baha'i faith, whose members are persecuted in islamic countries and who have sought asylum in israel and been welcomed there?
why are mira nair and suzanna so selective?

Rich Armbach

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:49

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Because Israel pretends to share our values and instead of condemnation from the west it gets REWARDED


Rich Armbach

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 15:26

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"......wants to accuse me of racism
he knows that he can't quote anything i've written to support this"

What a hypocrite you are Lippy. You are always accusing people of racism without producing anything they have written in support of it.

Notice we haven't had the usual memo from ScoJeC this week. They must be really happy about how Lippy has screwed up their blog..


joemillis1959

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 15:44

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Let's just agree that Jose Anthony Posner the blacklisted dictator Goldfish is a coward who lacks any creativity. Speak over his head. Just let him drag this website even further down the road to oblivion. It's probably what he wants anyway.


joemillis1959

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 16:27

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Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the blacklisted dictator (quite properly blacklisted, in fact) probably gets a sexual buzz from clicking the "post comment" button and repeating.


joemillis1959

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 18:07

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Jose the dictatorial happy goldfish should really try a new, and more appropriate pseudonym: Cowardly Chicken, perhaps or Crappy Ugli Fruit


joemillis1959

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 18:09

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Meanhile, Jose the dictatorial blacklisted Goldfish-Posner can sit on this blog till 7pm when they disable the leapfrogging. Obviously, he wants to destroy this website and the JC for some reason is letting him.


happygoldfish

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 18:34

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JBBC MEMO 109

tomorrow evening (friday), 8.00-8.50pm, on bbc radio 4:
any questions with baroness julia neuberger and lord (nigel) lawson
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036wgjb)

JBBC MEMO 110

this morning (monday), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710):
witness: the lillehammer hit

"In July 1973, a Moroccan waiter, Ahmed Bouchiki, was shot dead by an Israeli hit-squad in Norway.

Israel's secret services had wrongly identified Bouchiki as the leader of an armed Palestinian group.

Five members of the hit-squad were jailed in Norway for the killing. We hear from one of their lawyers."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01c4qfs)

JBBC MEMO 111

this evening (monday), 11.20pm-12.20, on bbc 2:
the secret life of uri geller

"Uri Geller, the controversial mentalist, paranormal expert and spoon bender, has had a life in front of the cameras, a life surrounded by controversy, a life dotted with amazing psychic demonstrations. But most people didn't know that, away from the bent cutlery and broken watches, he had been leading a second, covert, life as a 'psychic spy', working secretly, and without recognition for nearly thirty years.
This 'secret life' has included work for the military and intelligence agencies on three continents - indeed, the scientists who first did rigorous research on Geller more than forty years ago (and concluded that he has a phen0omenal gift) were funded by the CIA.
Now, for the first time, this incredible story is going to be explored in a new television documentary, with unique and compelling interviews from Uri himself as well as those who knew and worked closely with him."
"If he refused to talk about being asked to use his famous abilities to wipe top-secret embassy floppy discs or visualise key military locations during the “hot years” of the 1970s, it might all seem a bit more serious. As it is, he tells his interviewer his lips are zipped, but gives his blessing to the gossip about, for example, his role in the rescue of the Entebbe hostages in 1976, which flows freely from others’ mouths."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037k0c5/The_Secret_Life_of_Uri_Gel...)

JBBC MEMO 112

this evening (tuesday), 10.35pm-0.00, on bbc 1:
woody allen: a documentary (1st part of 2 in the "imagine" series)

"Robert B Weide's intimate two-part study of the multi-Oscar winning New York auteur.
In this first part, Woody Allen talks candidly about his childhood and early career."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037lt4t/imagine..._Summer_2013_Woo...)
2nd part: wednesday, 10.35pm-0.00, on bbc 1:

"Woody Allen discusses his sometimes controversial relationships with the leading ladies in his life, as well as the hits and misses of five decades of filmmaking."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037ltgw/imagine..._Summer_2013_Woo...)

JBBC MEMO 113

tomorrow morning (wednesday), 9.00-9.30am, on bbc radio 4:
what's the point of … the chief rabbi?, with quentin letts
(repeated 9.00-9.30pm)

Sir Jonathan Sacks stands down this August after more than 20 years in a job that some people have described as tougher than the Archbishop of Canterbury's - but with better jokes.
The office of the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of the United kingdom and the Commonwealth - to give it its full title - has always had close links to the political establishment.
First Edward V11 and now David Cameron have spoken of "My Chief Rabbi." A seat in the House of Lords seems to go with the territory these days.
In September, Ephraim Mirvis will become the next Chief Rabbi, with ready access to the stars of the Cabinet and the Media. So what does the Chief Rabbi do? How much does it cost to run his office?
The full title is important. It's especially important to Reform and Liberal Jews who point out that the Chief Rabbi (of the United Hebrew Congregation of the United kingdom and the Commonwealth) doesn't represent them. In fact, he represents only about half of Jews affiliated to a synagogue. The fastest growing Jewish denomination is the ultra Orthodox - and he doesn't officially lead them either.
So what's the point of the Chief Rabbi? Historian Geoffrey Alderman thinks that, if there used to be a point to the office, there is no longer; Michael Howard thinks the point of the Chief Rabbi is to present a moderate religious voice in a world of growing religious extremism, and Vanessa Feltz thinks it's so that she has someone - other than herself - to argue with.

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0375xv2)

JMUSIC MEMO 1

tomorrow lunchtime (wednesday), 12.30-2.00pm, in the "gherkin" (30 st mary axe london EC3A 8EP):
the yiddish twist orchestra
(free, part of the city of london festival)

In the late 50s and early 60s, the East-End of London was home to ‘der shvitz’, the dirtiest most deliriously danceable music of all – a hallucinating mix of surf rock guitar, West Indian calypso, mambo, skiffle and Jewish folk melodies.
The Yiddish Twist Orchestra revive this one-off cultural collision in an irresistible, bold and brassy musical fusion guaranteed to have us all doing the Yiddish twist.

(the yiddish twist orchestra will also be appearing in klezmer in the park:
5-6pm, sunday 1st september, regent's park bandstand
see http://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezmer-in-the-park-2013/ )

For SCoJeC
July 15, 2013

MEMO 359 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2013/memo_359_15_july_2013.pdf


happygoldfish

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 18:59

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joemillis1959: The ultra-right-wing of the British Zionist movement… were in shock this week after it was revealed that antisemitic incidents in the UK were down by almost a third.
A spokesman for the extremists said …

joe, are you lying, or are you trying to be funny?

either way, only well-known writer and community representative joe millis would produce such an unpleasant response to hate crime which includes …

… 29 violent antisemitic assaults …19 incidents of Damage & Desecration of Jewish property; 151 incidents of Abusive Behaviour, including verbal abuse, antisemitic graffiti and one-off cases of hate mail; 18 direct antisemitic threats; and two cases of mass-mailed antisemitic leaflets or emails.

what cst spokesman mark gardner actually said was …

Any fall in the number of antisemitic incidents that take place is to be welcomed, but we are always wary of reading too much into short-term trends as we know that much hate crime goes unreported.
We encourage people to continue to report antisemitic incidents to CST and the Police so that we can give them the help they need and support the efforts of law enforcement to catch offenders and reduce incidents.
The full report can be downloaded here (pdf).


joemillis1959

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 16:39

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Antisemitic attacks in UK down by one third

By Carlo Betachat
Our Fear and Loathing Correspondent

The ultra-right-wing of the British Zionist movement (StandwithEDL/People's Front for Judea) were in shock this week after it was revealed that antisemitic incidents in the UK were down by almost one third.

A spokesman for the extremists, Z. F. Yadbeyad, said: "We are shocked, appalled and angry that we cannot strike fear in the hearts of unsuspecting and gullible people from the community. It's antisemitism, that's what it is, especially according to the 'working' definition of the [defunct and irrelevant] EUMC."

Speaking on condition of anonymity, StandwithEDL/PFJ leader Nika Zonanoff said she and her group would demonstrate outside every shop selling Israeli goods to ensure that everyone gets put off by pro-Israel activists.


"Bringing along Anthony 'Jose the blacklisted happygoldfish dictator' Posner to spread his baseless hatred and spurious claims of racism against all who disagree with him (that's almost everyone, Ed) will swell our numbers to five and is bound to do the trick of deterring people from buying Israeli produce. Then we can claim that there is a rise in antisemitism. Job done," she added without a hint of irony.


happygoldfish

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 16:50

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joe millis, elected deputy for bromley reform synagogue, wants to accuse me of racism
he knows that he can't quote anything i've written to support this

so instead he quotes what someone else has written – under a pseudonym – and accuses me of being that person

he tells this lie not once but repeatedly, in a cyberbullying campaign to try to chase me off this website

he has decided what he wants to be true, and then says it anyway, in the absence of any evidence other than his own prejudice, and contrary to the actual evidence

he knows that he has no grounds for his lie, but he also knows that it is impossible for me to disprove it (because of the other person's pseudonym)

this is how the elected deputy for bromley reform synagogue pursues his baseless hatred


happygoldfish

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 17:01

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joemillis1959 : I too will continue to ignore him.

joe, do you actually read what you write?

ooh, wait … you're ignoring me some more!

joemillis1959 : …may I remind one and all to ignore his stuff.

it's a good job you're here to help them!

joemillis1959 : Another good tell that this Goldfish is none other the previously barred aforementioned is the fact that he will call everyone that disagrees with him a racist.

that's another lie (and a very obvious one)
joe millis, please stop ignoring my reply to your lie about me, and deleting it and reposting it later as if it was new
here's my reply again

joemillis1959 : The JC used to have a policy of banning Anthony Posner and his various aliases: Blacklisted Dictator/Jose/Mitnachel et al. Let's reinstate that policy for his current alias, Happy Goldfish.

joemillis1959: (Mon 22nd April, 15:29) aka Anthony Posner/Jose/Blacklisted Dicktator/etc … Then he's like the Goldfish. And even less talented.

joemillis1959: (Thu 25th April, 16:52) Jose/Anthony Posner/Blacklisted Dicktator/etc is the Goldfish …

joemillis1959 (Fri 26h April, 17:39 & 18:28; Tue 30th April, 09:41 & 10:00): Jose/Anthony Posner/Blacklisted Dicktator/etc - aka the Happy Goldfish …

joemillis1959 (Mon 29th April, 18:06; Mon 29th April, 18:34): Why can't the JC deal with "Happy Goldfish" who also goes by the names off Lbnaz/Jose/blacklisted d/Anthony p/ etc? They were banned, why not he?

joemillis1959 (Thu 13th June, 18:59): I see that crappy goldfish/Jose/blacklisted Posner/ Anthony dick-tator etc is still posting and reposting despite being barred here several times.

joemillis1959 (Fri 19th July, 15:58 & 17:39): The only anti-arab racist I see here is Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator

joemillis1959 (Fri 19th July, 17:54): Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator… All Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator ever does is re-post inanities, just like those whom you previously banned did. That's because he is one and the same as them.

joemillis1959 (Fri 19th July, 18:12 & 18:49): … Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator … always claimed that all who disagreed with his view of Israel was a "racist". …All Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator ever does is …because he is one and the same as them.

joemillis1959 (Fri 19th July, 18:51): As usual Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator …

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July, 09:21 & 12:04 & 12:14 & 13:28): … Jose the goldfish/Posner the blacklisted dictator.

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July, 10:04 & 11:24 & 13:26): … Jose the goldfish/Posner the blacklisted dictator again …

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July,13:25): … Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator … Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the Blacklisted Dictator …

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July, 13:29): … Jose the goldfish/Anthony he blacklisted dictator …

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July, 14:23): Jose the blacklisted dictatorial goldfish …

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July, 15:28): … Jose the goldfish - blacklisted on so many websites … hiding behind many pseudonyms.

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July, 17:45 & 18:03 & 18:39): Jose the blacklisted cowardly dictatorial Goldfish …

joemillis1959 (Mon 22nd July, 17:46 & 18:06 & 18:39): I'm surprised that the JC allows a banned blogger like Jose the blacklisted dictatorial Goldfish-Posner …

joemillis1959 (Tue 23rd July, 13:15 & 14:29 & 15:44): … Jose Anthony Posner the blacklisted dictator Goldfish.

joemillis1959 (Tue 23rd July, 16:27): Jose the Goldfish/Anthony Posner the blacklisted dictator (quite properly blacklisted, in fact) …

joemillis1959 (Tue 23rd July, 16:59): Obviously, Jose the blacklisted dictator Goldfish …

joemillis1959 (Tue 23rd July, 17:48): Jose the dictatorial happy goldfish …

joemillis1959 (Tue 23rd July, 18:09): Meanhile, Jose the dictatorial blacklisted Goldfish-Posner …

joemillis1959 Wed 24th July, 18:57): Looks like Jose the blacklisted dictator Goldfish …

joemillis1959 Thu 25th July, 12:16): Maybe if the JC blocks Jose the Happy dictatorial blacklisted dictator …

joemillis1959 (Thu 25th July, 13:00 & 18:59; Fri 26th July, 16:55): The blogger who goes by the name of Happy Goldfish is a cyber-reincarnation of a person who has already been twice barred here - under the names of Jose, Blacklisted Dictator and Anthony Posner, as well as perhaps others.

joemillis1959 (Thu 25th July, 15:55): Not even jose the racist blaclisted goldfish dictator.

joemillis1959 (Thu 25th July, 16:58 & 18:59): "Bringing along Anthony 'Jose the blacklisted happygoldfish dictator' Posner …

joemillis1959 (Thu 25th July, 16:58 & 18:59; Fri 26th July, 16:39): "Bringing along Anthony 'Jose the blacklisted happygoldfish dictator' Posner …

i have no connection with those, or with any other present or former bloggers on this site

joemillis1959: (Mon 25th March, 18:29) He may claim he's not, but his modus operandi is far too similar for it to be a coincidence.

uhh??

did any of the others know how to produce background colours, or red or blue type?

did any of the others preface every quote with a clickable link so that it could be checked?

did any of the others repeatedly link to their own outside blog about oranges ducks and arch-rabbis?

were any of the others goldfish? (you haven't even got the right species! )

oh … and did any of the others use smilies?

joe millis, please stop harrassing me, and propagating the lie that my behaviour has previously caused me to be banned


happygoldfish

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 17:01

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there are racists on this website who think there is nothing wrong with lying, so long as they are criticising israel, or criticising people who defend israel

they decide what they want to be true, and then say it anyway, in the absence of any evidence other than their own prejudice, and often contrary to the actual evidence

one reason why so few people defend israel on thejc.com … compared with other sites such as the guardian's "comment is free" … is the unchecked lying or bullying that they'll sooner or later be subjected to


happygoldfish

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 17:01

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joemillis1959: (Mon 25th March, 10:53) He may claim he's not, he may introduce all sorts of snazzy colourful backgrounds and daft graphics - any one with a modicum of HTML coding knowledge can do that (and Jose claimed to be a computer whizz kid) - but his modus operandi is far too similar for it to be a coincidence. Just ignore him.

some historians are motivated by a desire to present events in a manner consistent with their own beliefs even if that involves distortion and manipulation of evidence

joe millis is the author of an illustrated history of jerusalem

if his approach to evidence as a historian is as reliable as in his accusation against me, then his book may be an excellent buy as a work of fiction, or as a children's picture book, but cannot seriously be considered as a reliable research resource


happygoldfish

Fri, 07/26/2013 - 17:03

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JBBC MEMO 114

tomorrow evening (saturday), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
Esther Rantzen: Meeting Myself Coming Back, with john wilson

From "That's Life" to ChildLine and beyond, broadcaster Esther Rantzen examines her younger self in the BBC Sound archives and discusses her reaction with John Wilson.
Esther Rantzen became a fixture on people's televisions as the face of "That's Life", the consumer journalism television programme which ran for over 20 years. But she began her career in the BBC doing spot effects for drama productions and gained gradual on-screen exposure on "Braden's Week" and "Nationwide". She made several landmark films examining stillbirth and dying and her campaigns for victims of child abuse led to the formation of ChildLine.
Among the clips that she hears from the archives are an early written sketch from "That Was the Week That Was", one of her first reports from "Nationwide", the very first edition of "That's Life" and an extract from a little-known encounter with the sculptor Fiore de Henriquez who made a sculpture of the head of Esther and her new baby Emily.
Esther also discusses her relationship with her late husband Desmond Wilcox, the formation of ChildLine and her decision to stand as an independent MP.

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037ghx5)

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