Oddities News Archive - December 07, 2005

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Is criticism of Israel anti-Semitic if it uses the same kinds of images as those long used to attack Jews? That question will be posed by an exhibition of anti-Semitic art appearing in London early next year and inspired in part by a three-year-old British political cartoon that showed a naked Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon eating a Palestinian baby.

Venezuelan "humanitarian aid" arrived in The Bronx on Tuesday, leaving some residents of one of New York's poorest neighborhoods happy to be able to heat their homes and others wondering if they were political pawns.

John Lennon impersonator Neil Harrison says he would find it hard to give up his more famous alter ego, having mimicked the master songwriter for more than 25 years.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.