Your Daily Spiel For May 17

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Dr. Tarek Loubani, a Canadian-Palestinian doctor, was shot in both legs by an Israeli sniper on Monday. He was part of the medical team on the border of Gaza helping injured Palestinian protestors. Another medic was shot in the chest and killed. Both doctors were wearing highly visible medic marked jackets.

A few dozen people in London, England said Kaddish, on Wednesday for the 62 Gazans killed, on Monday. The Londoners gathered at Parliament Square and read out the names of the Palestinians killed from a list provided by the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza. The deaths resulted from the protests organized by Hamas in an effort to breach the Israeli border. Hamas said that 50 of the dead were members of the terrorist organization.

Canada’s diplomats did not attend the unveiling of the U.S. Embassy. There were two ceremonies, one at the unveiling itself on Monday, for which Canada was not invited, and one the night before on May 13, which Israel’s foreign ministry hosted and invited 86 countries. Canada was invited to that event, but did not attend.     

Denise Yanet Evequoz, a history teacher at a Catholic high school in Buenos Aires, taught her students anti-Semitic stereotypes and said that Hitler did “good things.” She claimed that Hitler was demonized after America got involved in the Second World War. The teacher was relieved of her teaching duties on Wednesday but did not apologize for her remarks.