Sunday, August 12, 2012

Congratulations Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie

New Zealand Sailors Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have won gold in the Women's 470 class

Aleh, 26, whose parents are dual Israeli-New Zealand citizens, skippered the pair into the lead from the start of the gold medal race Friday at the London Olympic games.
Following the Olympics, Aleh and her family reportedly are traveling from London to Israel for Aleh’s half-sister, Shefa’s bat mitzvah celebration. That means an Olympic medal will land in Israel despite the failure of that country’s athletes to win any in London.
Ko havavod!

Tom Scott - The dumbest man in the world

Tom Scott finally releases a cartoon which criticises Ahmadinejad:

The Dumbest man in the world, who is shown propping up the brutal Assad regime, is also building a nuclear arsenal.  Isn't it about time you criticised him instead of Netanyahu?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

French swimmer stuns Olympic Games with a silent tattoo

via Norman Lebrecht

The IOC’s refusal to permit a minute’s silence for victims of the Munich terror attack 40 years ago has already provoked a protest from the Italian team, who staged a minute’s solidarity silence outside the Israeli team’s quarters.
Now a French swimmer has found another method of commemoration. Fabien Gilot, a member of the gold medal-winning 4 x 100 team raised his arm in triumph to reveal a tattoo in Hebrew reading: אני כלום בלעדיהם - in English: I am nothing without them.

He explained that it was a tribute to his grandmother’s Jewish husband, Max Goldschmidt, an Auschwitz survivor and a huge influence on his life.
It’s a poignant counterpoint to the recent furore over the Bayreuth swastika tattoo.
Allez les bleus!