An Israeli Soldier Marks a Silent Moment for Yom Hashoah(Instagram)
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Daybreak: Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

Plus Israel fends off hackers, Yom Hashoah gets Instagrammed

Adam Chandler
April 08, 2013
An Israeli Soldier Marks a Silent Moment for Yom Hashoah(Instagram)

• Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who served as the British Prime Minister for 11 years, died earlier today after suffering a stroke. The Iron Lady, who was much revered and often maligned, was the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Great Britain. [BBC]

• Following threats of a cyber-war against Israel grew over the past week, anti-Israel hackers were largely stopped in their efforts to bring down government websites and cause other cyber-mayhem. [ToI]

• As people across the world observe Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the popular picture application Instagram is promoting a feed of user pictures to mark the occasion as well as directing users to post on a Yad Vashem page. [Instagram]

• According to a report by the Kantor Center, global anti-Semitism grew by 30% worldwide last year. Nearly a third of anti-Semitic attacks last year happened in France. [JTA]

• Dvora Meyers argues that the fight against misogyny in Israel needs to extend far beyond the Western Wall. [Jewcy]

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.