Israel

The State of Israel has come under attack once again by computer hackers identifying themselves with the Arab branch of the global anarchist group Anonymous, bringing several Israeli government websites crashing down briefly. Israelis also commemorated the victims of the Holocaust this week during the country’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day, with citizens stopping for a moment of silence to remember the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Also this week, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird ignited major controversy in the Arab world as he met with Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni at her offices in East Jerusalem, considered by international law to be occupied Palestinian territory. (April 7, 2013 CNN; April 8, 2013 Deutsche Welle; April 11, 2013 The Globe and Mail)