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Friday, August 06, 2010


Irony is a bitch

Prof. Donna Shalala, who served as the US Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years under Clinton and is currently the president of the University of Miami, was held for two-and-a-half hours at Ben Gurion Airport during which she underwent a humiliating security debriefing because of her Arab last name – all this despite the fact that her hosts notified the airport ahead of time that she is a VIP.

The fact that Shalala arrived in Israel as part of an official delegation of the heads of universities fighting against the academic boycott against the Jewish State also seemed not to help her.
Cue Nelson Muntz: Ha, ha.

And while I have your attention, please watch this incredible video about a very different set of visitors to the region, the participants on the Freedom Flotilla. The video matches David Rovics' powerful words with some equally powerful video images. Rovics' songs tend to sound alike musically, but ignore that because it's the words that count:

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