Murdered Israeli PM Rabin remembered

This video from Israel says about itself:

20100211 10:58 Tel Aviv, Rabin Square

Feeding doves.

Tens of thousands of Israelis packed a central Tel Aviv square on Saturday night to pay tribute to late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, 15 years after he was gunned down by an Israeli extremist.

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu feared anti-right backlash after Rabin murder: here.

Over 35,000 progressive Israelis gathered in the capital Tel Aviv yesterday to mourn peace-seeking prime minister Yitzhak Rabin on the 18th anniversary of his assassination by a religious extremist: here.

Noam Sheizaf – +972 – I thank the Israeli Right, which continues to loathe Rabin and the yearly festival in his honor. By doing so, it reminds us that the prime minister’s assassination was a political act that took place in a political context, in a unique moment in history. If it were up to the pathetic leadership of the Labor Party or Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid (can we even imagine any of them taking such a controversial and historic step?) — we would likely be under the impression that Rabin was murdered because he was chief of staff. Or because he smoked. Or because he had a bad temper and a limited vocabulary: here.

Rabin’s death was Netanyahu’s victory: Explosive new film argues Bibi is morally culpable for 1995 assassination: here.


Dunnocks and tits on the balcony

Since a few days, the combination of plants and bird feeders on the balcony behind the apartment attracts quite some birds.

Two or three great tits. To or three blue tits. Below the feeders, sometimes a dunnock. This morning, two dunnocks.

This is a dunnock video.

Though we had put acorns on the balcony to attract jays, a jay did not come closer than the roof about ten meter away.

Time to feed your gardens birds – But not bread: here.

Dunnock migration: here.

Leucistic Dunnock: here.

Dutch author Harry Mulisch dies

Harry Mulisch

From Incubate Blog:

Harry Mulisch, the Netherlands’ most famous writer, past away yesterday evening 8pm. Mulisch suffered cancer and was seriously ill the last few weeks. He was 83 years old.

In the 1960s, Mulisch was often attacked by the political Right for supporting the Cuban revolution.

This is a Dutch TV video on the burial of Mulisch.

Terrorism scare again

This video is called Naomi Klein: The War on Terror (1 of 2).

And here is #2.

The terrorism scare that dominated the US media Friday afternoon is one of a long series of such episodes that have become a regular part of American public life: here.

Yemeni student, mother released after questioning in Dubai explosives case, student’s dad says: here.

In what has become a regular feature of American public life—especially on the eve of major elections—the airwaves were taken over Friday by breathless reports of a new terror threat: here.

Britain: Military intervention in Yemen would “exacerbate the threat of terrorism” and push al-Qaida into other countries to set up a base, the Stop the War Coalition (StWC) warned today: here.