ICYMI: Afternoon Roundup

It seems that the Turkish don’t consider China, North Korea, Sudan, Zimbabwe and pretty much every other country in the Middle East when making their lists. While Libya, Egypt and Oman are cracking down on anti-government protesters Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking before leaving to a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, has said Israel is at the “very top of the list” of human rights violators.

As anti-Israel activists prepare to start a seven-day protest called Israel Apartheid week, a strange ally comes to the rescue. The venue that will be hosting the “Party to End Apartheid” is an LGBT community center, but a purveyor of porn has stepped up to stop it. Michael Lucas, arguing that Israel is the only country in the Mideast where it isn’t a capital offense to be openly homosexual finds it problematic that the building is hosting a group bent on the delegitimization of Israel.

Israeli singer becomes the star of the Libyan protests. Tel Aviv based musician Noy Alooshe took some lines from Muammar Gaddafi’s rambling hostile speech, auto tuned them and put it to a hip hop beat. Now it has gone viral…in Libya of all places.

British fashion designer explodes in anti-Semitic rage at art historian. John Galliano allegedly accosted Geraldine Bloch and called her an ugly, disgusting whore with a dirty Jew face. Galliano was arrested and suspended from his job as chief designer for Christian Dior.

Jewish leaders in Manchester, England worried that children in the community are growing up hating Israel due to media bias. With the news continuing to call Israel an occupier and regional superpower as well as human rights abuser; some kids don’t see a way to defend Israel, and even go as far to question its right to exist.