Thursday, 19 October 2006

Good news chronicles, Oct. 19

Spending too much time thinking about politicians, world leaders, and various international problems can get depressing.

So here is my good news antidote.

A Jewish youth organization in Israel, the Kavod Foundation, feeds needy Muslims at Eid, Christians at Christmas and Jews at Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot. They work all year round to provide food at religious holidays. Hat tip to City of Brass.

Kazakhstan discovers a sense of humour and invites Borat to come see the real Kazakhstan.
Rakhat Aliyev said in an interview with Kazakhstan Today that while he understands the anger he thinks the country "must have a sense of humor and respect other people's freedom of creativity."

"I'd like to invite Cohen here," he said. "He can discover a lot of things. Women drive cars, wine is made of grapes and Jews are free to go to synagogues."

Got good news you want to tell the world about? Email it to me at thewalrussaid(at)gmail(dot)com.

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1 comment:

Adrian MacNair said...

I think that's a great idea. If Israel and Palestine are at war, it is best for the citizens to lead by example and continue to work with the other side through charities and volunteering.

The Kazakh invite is amusing. I doubt that Sacha Cohen believes a word he says about the country, so not to worry. The Kazakh government overreacted in the first place. The reason Cohen likely chose the country is because nobody in the West, especially the U.S. really knows how a Kazakh would act, and so they take everything he says sincerely.


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