Sandra Cronan Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017   

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Raymond Yard. An aquamarine and white opal dress of asymmetric design clip by Yard. Four tapered silvers of opal are set into two diagonally opposing corners with two rows of diamond running up each side of the emerald cut aquamarine. Mounted in platinum. American, circa 1933. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A pair of Egyptian Revival earrings of circular design, featuring a central sphynx in relief, bordered by coloured enamel heiroglyphics. English, circa 1885. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A Renaissance pendant in the form of a pierced heart, decorated on both sides with enamel with a crystal compartment. Circa 1580. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Fouquet. Art Deco carved ivory brooch, studded with cabochon turquoise, calibre cut onyx and 18ct yellow gold, having a turquoise drop surmounted by a diamond. French, 1922-1923. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco emerald and diamond set bracelet. The central row on the bracelet is alternately set with a row of five French cuts and a marquise diamond, all within individual frames of rectangular cut emeralds. Mounted in platinum. By Oscar Heyman & Brothers. American, circa 1925. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco pendant set with diamonds and calibre set onyx, fully articulated and mounted in platinum. English, circa 1920. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Boucheron. An important peacock feather necklace by Boucheron with Royal Russian provenance. Set with a sapphire, emeralds and diamonds, the feather is detachable and may be worn as a brooch or hair ornament. Paris, 1883. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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          the sweetest memory in egypt   

I was going to study on a normal day
And here's what happened on my way
I started running down the stairs
Digging into my pockets for the fares

Like most Egyptians I was running late
I wanted to catch bus number eight

It gets some to the underground up
straight


In the bus I was looking for seat
No place and the chairs weren't neat

I had to face besides the broken do
or
Where I heard nothing except the loud motor

Everybody was sweating and feeling absurd

Especially the driver who used a loud nas
ty word


With a miracle I reached the metro station
Looking toward
to reaching my destination
Deep inside the metro, people are so loving

So crowded, they were nearly hugging

The metro kept stopping again and again

People started to complain and shout out in pain


Many passengers were falling on the floor
And there was great pressure on the door
Once it opened I found myself kicked outside

At the wrong station because of the pressure inside


I went to take taxi, I was so late
I only wish I could reach my work on the same date


Unexpectedly, a taxi breaks so violently
Yet he stopped some miles away
I was determined to reach the car
When he yelled, How much will you pay?
I said, don't worry, it's not that far


When I paid he said, this isn't enough
Just look everywhere if you are not blind

Check the price and the petrol, we can't efford


I got out closed the door with a slam
And walked away, leaving behind the traffic jam


          Bahrain invokes WTO's 'national security' clause in Qatar row   

By Tom Miles

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bahrain told a WTO meeting on Friday trade restrictions imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates were justified on national security grounds, a trade official who attended the meeting said.

Speaking on behalf of all three countries, Bahrain's representative told the WTO's Goods Council the measures were "in accordance with Article XXI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade", which allows the usual rules to be broken for national security reasons, the official said.

Reuters could not immediately find any precedent in the WTO's 22-year history of a country explicitly and formally citing the "national security exemption" to pre-empt a potential trade dispute.

Some trade experts say that using national security as a defence risks weakening the WTO by removing the taboo and enabling countries to escape international trade obligations.

On Thursday the head of Qatar's WTO office told Reuters that his country was exploring all legal avenues to challenge the "blockade", including a complaint to the WTO.

He said that a national security defence could be challenged on the grounds of necessity and proportionality.

The feud erupted this month when Qatar's three Gulf neighbours, together with Egypt, severed diplomatic and travel links with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the accusations.

Qatar, which had asked for the issue to be discussed at the Council on Trade in Goods, following a similar debate at the Council on Trade in Services earlier this month, said the restrictions affected commercially important sectors such as aluminium.

The UAE's representative said there were treaties against the funding of activities that threaten other countries' national security, and warned against the WTO intervening in the matter, the official who attended the meeting said.

Egypt's representative also said the measures fell under "exceptional circumstances" and were therefore consistent with WTO rules.

A U.S. trade diplomat said that all parties should remain open to negotiations, the trade official said, and that the United States would not get ahead of current diplomatic discussions and would continue to support the mediation efforts of the Emir of Kuwait.

Turkey's representative at the meeting said Turkey hoped for a quick resolution, emphasising "hundreds years of fraternal and strong ties" among the countries involved.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Ralph Boulton)


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ماجرای مقبره مصری از مجموعه داستان های کاراگاه هرکول پوآروست که خانم آگاتا کریستی خالق آن است. ترجمه این کتاب به زبان روان فارسی توسط پیمان اسماعیلیان انجام شده است. هم اکنون می توانید به صورت رایگان این کتاب را دریافت و مطالعه نمائید.

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          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.

Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.

Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat. 

I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it. 

And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station. 

So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.

Or so I thought.

When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.

"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"

A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,

"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"

When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.

My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours. 

I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off. 

"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"

Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.

"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"

"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"

"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"

"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"

"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."

"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"

"It's Air India, not All India Radio."

"Yeah, same difference."

"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"

"You both have life insurance, right?"

"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"

"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."

All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram. 

"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"

So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions. 

All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off. 

I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!

My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted. 

The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge. 

At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"

As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl. 

Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,

"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember. 

A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.

Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.

We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,

"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."

I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.

This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.

Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.

There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.

That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.

When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,

"You can go."

He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.

So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?

Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said, 

"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"

I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.

Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.

There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men. 

The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.

 Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new. 

When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel. 

There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there. 

Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one.   The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway. 

As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine. 

Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel. 

And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.

Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime. 

I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.

So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was. 

Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing. 

Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that. 

You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.

Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight. 

Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door. 

I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.

I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.

I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place. 

We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.

Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.

Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green. 

And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics. 

It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.

A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.  

When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.

As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever. 

Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.

I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.

The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.

When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT"....to any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?

The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.

We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.

It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.

Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.

Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?

I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.

While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.

Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?

But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.

When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.

Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.

As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!

Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.

I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.

The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"

We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".

And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.

Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.

Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.

The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,

"Ah! London!"



          TS218:DWP,Tap shoes,Luxury Periods,David Daleiden   
Good news, Bryan settled his insane electric bill and is now only slightly overpaying like the rest of us! This week, Republicans are sticking to the their principals that public bathrooms are the safest, cleanest places in the world and must be protected from the transgender community! Also Ingrid Nelson asks Obama why tampons are considered luxury goods. Last time we checked getting blood all over our new Egyptian cotton sheets wasn’t considered a privilege!
          Eating the Globe: Syria   

I was in San Francisco for work and celebrated a productive morning with an out-of-the-way lunch. This is Palmyra.

I got the Kibbi platter, which consists of:
Four shells of mashed cracked wheat stuffed with ground beef, sauteed onions, and pine nuts served with a side of hummus, cucumber salad, pita, garlic sauce, and hot sauce.

The kibbi was/were delicious. Not greasy or heavy at all. My only complaint was that it only came with four pieces.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
          Heilurit, maasäteily ja Egyptin muinaisesta haudasta löytynyt Isis-heiluri   
Isis on siitä mielenkiintoinen nimi, että se kuuluu Isis-jumalattarelle, jota pidettiin korkeassa arvossa jo muinaisessa Egyptissä aina 5000 vuotta sitten. Isis-jumaläitiä on kunnioitettu ja arvostettu kuninkaitten, kuningattarien ja lasten edustajana aina Rooman valtakunnan aikaan saakka – ja tänäkin päivänä tietyissä paikoissa. Jossain mysteeriopissa Isis ja Osiris ovat edelleenkin mukana, joista mm. Mozart kirjoitti musiikkia Taikahuilu-teoksessaan […]
          Fragments of Thutmose I Temple Discovered in Storage   
  LUXOR, EGYPT—Thousands of stone blocks being kept in storage near Luxor turn out to be remains of the temple of the 18th-Dynasty pharaoh Thutmose I (r. ca. 1504-1492 B.C.), according to a report from Science & Scholarship in Poland. Egyptologist Jadwiga Iwaszczuk of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences first identified some of the fragments, which were housed in a tomb that is used as a storage facility by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The fragments were excavated in the 1970s, and at the time were thought to belong to a temple built during the reign of Hatshepsut, who was Thutmose I’s daughter. In fact, that temple was discovered in recent years in the Ramesseum, the memorial temple of Ramesses II. Iwaszczuk identified the fragments as belonging to the temple of Thutmose I because the temple’s name appeared on some of them. Iwaszczuk and her team have now identified thousands of stone blocks that are part of the temple. Among their notable finds is an early portrayal, for the area, of a battle scene featuring chariots. For more, go to “Egypt’s Final Redoubt in Canaan.”
          Iron Age Textiles Unearthed in Israel   
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—A team led by Tel Aviv University archaeologist Erez Ben-Yosef has discovered colorful Iron Age textiles at the site of the Timna copper mines in Israel's Negev Desert. Haaretz reports that the textiles, which include more than 100 fragments of both wool and linen, date to the tenth century B.C. and would likely have been worn by copper workers. It had been previously believed that workers at the mines, which were associated with the Kingdom of Edom, were relatively low-status or even slaves. But the the discovery of richly decorated fabrics suggests they belonged to the upper reaches of Edomite society. “If a person had the exceptional knowledge to ‘create copper,’ he was considered well-versed in an extremely sophisticated technology,” says Ben-Yosef. “He would have been considered magical or supernatural, and his social status would have reflected this.” To read in-depth about early textiles, go to “Dressing for the Ages.”
          An Adventure in Egyptian Food   
All the ingredients needed. Together for the first time. There have not been any posts in a week because all of my attempts to plan meals failed… This meal, which has been “planned” since day one of the blog when … Continue reading
          Egyptian Treasure Hunt 1.0   
Egyptian Treasure Hunt Players Retrieving Gold And Gems
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Real Estate Egypt, New Cairo, 5th settlement, Palm Hills katameya Extesnion, Semi Finished Town House Re-sale In palm Hills Extension, Villa townhouse for Sale In PK2 With Installment, With land Area 260 SQ m, Built Area 347 SQ m, Consist Of 3 Floors (Ground,First,Pent House) Ground Floor Divided In To : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom. First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms Bathroom. Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom , Kitchen,Roof Terrace . Total Price :4,300,000 EGP Down Payment : 3,551,360 EGP Maintenance : 47,000 EGP Transfer : 100,000 EGP [tag]Villa Town House for Sale In palm Hills Katameya extension[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Pk2 with Installment[/tag] [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills In New Cairo[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Palm Hills 5th Settlement[/tag]
           Villa For Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound    
Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Stand Alone for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Plot Area 600 m , Building Area 493 m , Consists of :4 Bed Room ,4 Large Reception ,Servant Room , Living Room , Kitchen ,5 Bath Room Roof : 55 m , First Floor : 223 m Ground Floor : 216 m Basement : 223 m Location : Cairo Festival City is supremely located on the east side of Greater Cairo Ring Road near the districts of Maadi to the south and Heliopolis, Nasr City as well as Mokattam to the west and less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Cairo, making it easily accessible. Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
           City Stars El Sahel Is an Inspiration for a life you can look forward too With downpayment Zero    
[tag]City StarsElSahel :[/tag] • Laid out 750 Acres • 1600 m Beachfront • 2300 m Project Depth • The project is levelled Think spacious, or compact - [tag]the luxury[/tag] level is delivered. Sea view units ranging from 145m2 to 400m2 in Sahel's exciting new residential community. With state-of-the-art cinema, exciting shopping and recreation facilities to make every summer a treasured memory An Inspiration for a life you can look forward to [tag]Citystar[/tag] [tag]Al Sahel[/tag] will be a unique project on the [tag]North coast[/tag] Rivera of Egypt highlighted by a white sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean including crystal lagoons and luscious landscape amidst the residential resorts with hotel service and unique recreational facilities
           Corner Town House In Palm Hills Katameya For Sale    
Real Estate Egypt, New Cairo, 5th settlement, Palm Hills katameya , Semi Finished Town House For Sale In palm Hills, Resale Villa town House Corner In PK1 , With land Area 365 SQ m, Built Area 395 SQ m, Consist Of 3 Floors (Ground,First,Pent House) Ground Floor Divided In To : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom. First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom. Total Price : 5,790,000 ُEGP Maintenance : 36,300 EGP [tag]Villa Town House for Sale In palm Hills Katameya[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Pk1 with[/tag] [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills In New Cairo[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Palm Hills 5th Settlement[/tag]
           Villa at Island 2 Village at Azha El Sokhna for Sale Plot Area 537 M    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island two[/tag] , Building Area : 318 sqm and Land Area : 537 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Maid's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 m with Inshallements over 8 Years    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Building Area : 133 sq.m Consists of : 2 Receptions,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 3.078.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Villa Stand Alone Resale In Palm Hills Katameya 5th Settlement - New Cairo    
Real Estate Egypt, Palm Hills, 5th Settlement, palm Hills Katameya, Villa stand Alone Resale In Palm Hills Katameya, Villa Stand Alone For sale In PK1, With Land Area 1350 SQ m, Built Area 1051 SQ m, Consists Of (Basement - Ground Floor - First Floor - Roof), Divided in To, Ground Floor : Lobby, reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Toilet,Study Room, Nanny`s Bedroom With Bathroom, Driver Room With Bath Room, terrace. First Floor : 2 Lobby, Family Living, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms With Sharing Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Master Bedroom With Dressing + Bathroom, Terrace. Roof : Family Living,Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Pent House. Basement Covered, Uncovered. Total Price : 15,375,000 EGP [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills Katemya[tag] [/tag]Villa Stand Alone Resale In PK1[/tag]
           Villa Stand Alone For Sale in PK1 Compound New Cairo - Palm Hills    
Real Estate Egypt, Palm Hills, 5th Settlement, palm Hills Katameya, Villa stand Alone Resale In Palm Hills Katameya, Villa Stand Alone For sale In PK1, With Land Area 940 SQ m, Built Area 348 SQ m, Consists Of ( Ground Floor - First Floor ), Divided in To, Ground Floor : Lobby, reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Toilet, Study Room, Maid Room With Bathroom. First Floor : Lobby, Family Living, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms With Shared Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Master Bedroom With Dressing + Bathroom , Terrace. Total Price : 10,500,000 EGP [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills Katemya[tag] [/tag]Villa Stand Alone For Sale In PK1[/tag] [tag]Villa For Sale In PK1 Compound 2 Floors[/tag]
           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M with Down Payment 15% 1st Row    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Building Area : 133 Meters , Primary Loctaion Consists of : 2 Receptions,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 3.078.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M with Down Payment 15% Sea View    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Primary Loctaion Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Unit Price: 3.078.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Apartment 197 m at Lake View Residence for Resale    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo[/tag], [tag]Lake View Residence[/tag]:[tag] Apartment at Lake View Residence[/tag], for Resale with installments till 2020, 1st Floor, Surface Area 197 m. Consists of: 3 Bedrooms, large Reception, Kitchen, 3 Bathrooms. Delivery By 2019
           Stand Alone for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound New Cairo    
Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]StandAlone for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Plot Area 500 m , Building Area 417 m , Consists of :4 Bed Room ,4 Large Reception ,Servant Room , Living Room , Kitchen ,4 Bath Room Roof : 45 m , First Floor : 185 m Ground Floor : 188 m Basement : 172 m Location : Cairo Festival City is supremely located on the east side of Greater Cairo Ring Road near the districts of Maadi to the south and Heliopolis, Nasr City as well as Mokattam to the west and less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Cairo, making it easily accessible. Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
           Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M Primary Location on Sea Views    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Excellent Loctaion Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Total Amout : 3.240.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
           Stand Alone Type Z For Sale In Palm Hills extension New Cairo    
Real Estate Egypt,New Cairo, 5th settlement,Palm Hills, Palm Hills Katameya extension,Prime Location Villa Stand Alone Type Z For Sale With Installment In PK2, For Sale Stand Alone Villa, With Land Area 720 SQ m, Built Area 480 SQ m, Divided into 3 Floors ( Ground - First - Pent House ) Ground Floor Consists of : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom. First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms Bathroom . Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom , Kitchen ,Porgola , Roof Terrace. Financial Statement : -Total Price : 7,500,000 EGP [tag]Villa Stand Alone For Sale In PK2[/tag] [tag]Stand Alone Villa For Sale with Installment In Palm Hill Katameya Extension [/tag] [tag]Villa For sale In PK2 TypeZ[/tag]
           Jefaira North Coast Finished Condo Chalet Sale by Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, North Coast , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 135 SQM Terrace Area 46 SQM , 1st Floor , include : Master Bathroom with private bathroom , Bedroom, Reception, Nanny Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Resale Villa In Palm Hills Katameya PK1 New Cairo -Palm Hills    
Real Estate Egypt, Palm Hills, 5th Settlement, Palm Hills Katameya, Resale Villa Stand Alone In Palm Hills Katameya, Villa For Sale In PK1, With Land Area 801 SQ m, Built Area 568 SQ m, Consists Of (Ground Floor- First Floor- Roof), Divided In To : Ground Floor: Lobby, Reception, Kitchen, Dining, Study Room, Guest toilet, terrace. First Floor : Family Living, Lobby,Kitchen, Master Bedroom With Dressing, Bathroom, 1 Bedroom With Bathroom, 2 Bedroom With Shared Bathroom, terrace. Roof : lobby, Penthouse Basement Covered - Uncovered Total Price :12,000,000 [tag]Villa Stand Alone For sale In Palm Hills Katameya[/tag] [tag]For sale Villa Stand Alone[/tag] [tag]Resale Villa Stand Alone In PK1[/tag]
           Apartment Re-sale with Installment In Mivida - 5th Settlement    
Real estate Egypt, Cairo, Emaar, 5th Settlement, Mivida, Fully Finished Apatrment for Sale with Installment in Mivida With Surface Area: 200.03 SQ m, 1st Floor. Divided into: Master Room With Its Own Bathroom, 2 Bedroom with Shared Bathrooms, 3 Large Reception, Kitchen, Toilet, Storage. -Total Price :2,850,000 EGP [tag]Flat For Sale In Mivida[/tag] [tag]Apartment For Sale In Mivida Compound[/tag] [tag]Flat For Sale In New Cairo[/tag] [tag]Apartment For Sale In Emaar Mivida[/tag] [tag]Flat For Sale In Emaar Mivida Compound[/tag] [tag]Apartment For Sale In 5th Settlement Mivida[/tag]
           Apartment 174 m for Sale in Cairo Festival City    
Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Apartment for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Surface Area 174 m , Consists of : 2 Bed Room , Large Reception , Kitchen , 3 Bath Room Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape
           Sale Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Villa Stand Alone For Sale in Palm Hills Katameya - PK1    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo Compounds[/tag], [tag]Palm Hills Egypt Projects[/tag], [tag]PK1[/tag] : [tag]Palm Hills Katameya[/tag] (PK1), ُEnjoy Living in Luxury and Secure Compound, Palm Club View [tag]Villa Stand Alone For Sale [/tag] in Palm Hills Katameya, Plot Area is 941 SQ m, Built up Area is 721 SQ m, Divided into 2 Floors ( Basement - Ground - First - Penthouse) Ground Floor Consists of : Porch, Entrance, Vistiblue, Large Reception, Dining Area,Corridor, Study Room with it's Own Bathroom,Nanny's Room with It's Own Bathroom, Kitchen, Terrace, Guest Toilet. First Floor Consists of : Master Rooms with Dressing and Bathroom, Bedrooms with It's Own Bathroom , Bedroom, Guest Room with It's Own Bathroom, Family Living , Kitchenette , Terrace, 2 Lobbies. Penthouse : Consists Of Large Roof Terrace. Financial Details : Total Price : 9,500,000 L.E Maintenance : Included Transfer Fees : 0%
           installment 10% DP Finished Condo Chalet Sale Jefaira sahel    
Real Estate Egypt ,[tag]North Coast Egypt Resorts[/tag] , [tag]Chalets For Sale in North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Chalet For Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] , Delivery Fully Finished , Sea View , Condos Chalet with Built up Area of 141 Sq.m , Designed to Have : Reception , Kitchen , Terrace , Master Bedroom with Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Toilette , Terrace and Living Room - ( Payment Types) : 5% Down Payment - 5% After 1 Month - 5% After 3 Months With installment over 7 Years
           Greek Design Twin House Villa Sahel Jefaira Sale Installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : Villa [tag]Twin House for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Installment Over 7 Years with Plot Area 340 M Total Area 250 SQM Terrace Area 33 M , Ground Floor Consists of : Maid's Room plus Private Bathroom, Driver's Room + Bathroom, Reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Room plus Bathroom , Guest toilet First Floor Consists of : Master Bedroom with Dressing Room plus Bathroom, 2 Bedrooms, Dressing, 2 Bathrooms, Living , Storage Payment Methods : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira sale plus installment    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
           Stand Alone Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna Island 1 Village 310 Sq.m    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 sqm and Land Area : 506 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Maid's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
           Twin House Sale installment up to 7 Years Jefaira North Coast    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Twin House For Sale in North Coast[/tag] at [tag]Jefaira North Coast[/tag] Resort , [tag]Twin House For Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] , With Land Area 336 SQ M and 252 SQ M , Divided into : 2 Floors ( Ground & First ) Ground Floor Consist of : Reception , Maid's Room with Bathroom , Guest Room with private Bathroom , Kitchen , Terrace First Floor Consist of : Master Bedroom with Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Toilette , Terrace and Living Room - ( Payment Plan ) : 5% Down Payment - 5% After 1 Month - 5% After 3 Months With installment over 7 Years - ( Delivery ) : After 3.5 Years
           Stand Alone Villa at Island 2 Village at Azha El Sokhna for Sale 318 M    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island two[/tag] , Building Area : 318 sqm and Land Area : 512 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Maid's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
           Apartment For Sale at Lake View Residence For Resale.    
Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo[/tag], [tag]Lake View Residence[/tag]: [tag]Apartment with Private Garden for Resale at Lake View Residence[/tag], Surface Area 131 m, Garden 98 m. Consists of: , 2 Bedrooms, Large Reception, Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms.
           Cairo Festival City Compound Apartment for Sale 210 m    
Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Apartment for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Surface Area 210 m , Consists of : 3 Bed Room , Large Reception , Kitchen ,3 Bath Room Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
           Telal El Sokhna Finished Stand Alone Villa Resale    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]An Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Telal Sokhna[/tag] : [tag]Fully Finished[/tag] [tag]Stand Alone Villa for Sale in Telal El Sokhna[/tag] with Built up Area 360 Sq.m,Consist of : 7 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 5 Bathrooms.
           Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna 310 M on Sea View with Installments    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 m and Plot Area : 506 m Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
           Telal El Sokhna Resale installment Finished Twin House    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]An Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Telal Sokhna[/tag] : [tag]Twin House for Sale with installment in Telal El Sokhna[/tag] with Built up Area 140 Sq.m, Consist of : 4 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 3 Bathrooms. Delivery Date 2018
           Apartment for sale in Cairo Festival City Compound    
Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Apartment for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Surface Area 132 m , Consists of : 2 Bed Room , Large Reception , Kitchen , 2 Bath Room Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
           Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna 310 Sqm on Sea View with Installments    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 sqm and Land Area : 506 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
           Telal El Sokhna Resale Total Finished Twin House 180 Sq.m    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]An Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Telal Sokhna[/tag] : [tag]Twin House for Sale in Telal El Sokhna[/tag] with Built up Area 180 Sq.m, Consist of : 4 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 4 Bathrooms.
           Stand Alone Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna 310 Meters on Sea View    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 sqm and Land Area : 506 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Nanny's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
           Lavista 6 Chalet 120 Sqm Resale Ground Floor El Sokhna    
Real Estate Egypt ,[tag]Ain Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Lavista 6[/tag] : [tag]Fully Finished Chalet for Sale[/tag] at [tag]Lavista 6 Sokhna[/tag] with total building Area 120 Sq.m , Ground Floor , Consist of : 2 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 2 Bathrooms
           Twin House for Sale with Installments in Coast 82 Hyde Park North Coast    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Coast 82[/tag] , [tag]Hyde Park North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Twin House for Sale with Installments in Coast 82[/tag] , with Plot Area 375 sqm , Built up Area 225 sqm , Designed to Accommodate : 4 Bedrooms ( 2 Master Room + 2 Private Bathroom) , 4 Bathroom , Large Reception Divided into 3 Pieces: Living , Dining Area , American Kitchen , Terrace ,Garage ,Semi Finished , Water View. Payment Terms : 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years ( Reservation 5% + Contract 10% ) 5 % Maintenance Fees Delivery Date After 3.5 From Contract
           Cahlet for Sale with Installments in Coast 82 Hyde Park North Coast    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Coast 82[/tag] , [tag]Hyde Park North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Chalet for Sale with Installments in Coast 82[/tag] , with Total Surface Area 170 sqm , Include: 4 Bedrooms ( 2 Master Room + 2 Private Bathroom) , 4 Bathroom , Large Reception Divided into 3 Pieces: Living , Dining Area , American Kitchen , Terrace ,Garage ,Fully Finished, Water View. Payment Terms : 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years ( Reservation 5% + Contract 10% ) 5 % Maintenance Fees Delivery Date After 3.5 From Contract
           Seperate Semi Finished Villa in Dayar Compound New Cairo    
{tag}Real Estate Egypt{/tag},{tag}New Cairo{/tag},{tag}Fifth Settlement{/tag},{tag}Dyar sabbour Compound {/tag},{tag}Separate Villa Resale in Dyar{/tag} Semi Finished Consists of 3 Floor Ground,First Floor and Roof The Villa Consists of 7 Bedrooms ,5 Bathrooms
           Twin House -Les Rois Compound-5th settlemen-for sale    
Egypt Real Estate, [tag]New Cairo[/tag], {tag}5th Settlement Compounds{/tag}, [tag]Les Rois Compound[/tag] : [tag]Twin House in Les Rois for sale [/tag], with Total Land Area 400 sqm, Built up Area 366 SQM, Consists of 3 Floors : Ground, First Floor and Roof, Divided into : 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
           I Villa A Garden Middle in Phase 5 Mountain View Hyde Park New Cairo    
Real Estate Egypt , [tag]New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Tagamoa El Khames Real Estate[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Egypt[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Hyde Park New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]I Villa A For Sale in Mountain View Hyde Park[/tag] , I Villa A Middle Garden For Sale , phase 5 , Semi Annual , Down Payment 2.038.000 EGP with installment , with Surface Area 278 M , with Garden 50 SQ M , Designed To Have : 2 Floors ( Ground Floor & First Floor with Garden ) Ground Floor Consisting of : Reception , Maid's Room with Bathroom , Kitchen , Terrace and Toilette First Floor Consisting of : Living Area , Master Bedroom with Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Terrace
           Medium Villa In Coast 82 For Sale By Installments And Good View    
Real Estate Egypt,Tareeq El Alamin, North Coast, Coast 82, Ras El Hekma, [tag]Villa For Sale[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 North Coast Egypt[/tag],[tag]Villa For Sale In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 Prices[/tag],[tag]Ras El Hekma Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Real Estate Egypt[/tag] It Contains :6 Bed Rooms, 6 Toilets, Open Space Reception,Dinning Room, Living Room, Terrace And A Private Garden And Pool BUA: 370 Meters Total Price:11000006 EGP 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years Reservation 5% + Contract 10% 5 % Maintenance Fees Apartments and Chalets Delivered Fully Finished Delivery Date 4 Years after Signing the Contract
           Coast 82 Ras El Hekma Egypt - Apartment 90 sq.m for Sale with Installments    
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           I Villa A Garden Middle in Phase 5 Mountain View Hyde Park - Tagamoa    
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           Apartment prime Location Resale in Mountain View Hyde Park - New Cairo    
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           Private Villa In Coast 82 For Sale By Installments And A Private Pool    
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           Prime Chalet in Ras El Hekma - Coast 82 Project for Sale with Installments    
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           Book Your Unit in Sarai New Cairo with 0% Down Payment    
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           Villa For Sale In Coast 82 In North Coast By Installments Over 8 years    
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           Book Your Unit with installmet over 7Years in Sarai Compound    
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           New Cairo Apartment at Sarai Compound with 0% Down Payment For Sale    
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           S VillaA in Sarai New Cairo Compound with installment 7 years For Sale    
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           S Villa 260 M with Garden 73 M in Sarai New Cairo Compound - Type A    
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          Controversial Book Explores “Christianity without God”   

Maguire's approach to the Hebrew Bible is literary, seeing, for example, in the Exodus myth a poetic rendering of a moral and political exodus from the one percent rule of Egypt to the sharing, poverty ending, peace-pursuing model of Sinai.  According to Maguire, it was intellectual integrity that urged him to write this book. The guiding maxim of his intellectual journey, from being a Catholic priest and still teaching in a Catholic university, has been to follow the truth wherever it bec...

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          Alain Casanova: Hafez wants to stay at RC Lens   

RC Lens head coach Alain Casanova has given comments on Egyptian left-back Karim Hafez’s future in an interview with the club’s official website. Following a successful loan spell at Lens, the Egyptian international looks to extend his stay in France, but Casanova claims that the situation is complicated with Belgian parent club Lierse. “The club is satisfied […]

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          OFFICIAL: 70,000 allowed to attend Egypt qualifier against Uganda   

Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel-Aziz has revealed that 70,000 fans will be allowed to attend Egypt’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda next September. The Pharaohs will travel to Kampala to face the Cranes on Thursday, August 31 at the Mandela National Stadium, before hosting them on the 5th of September at Borg El Arab stadium in the fourth round […]

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          Mohamed Salah wins court battle against Fiorentina   

Egyptian international and Liverpool’s forward, Mohamed Salah, wins Court of Arbitration for Sport verdict against his former club ACF Fiorentina. The Italian club sued the Egyptian to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, two years ago, after refusing to renew his 6-months loan spell from Chelsea. Fiorentina stated that the had issued an agreement with the […]

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          Egypt to face Uganda in August and September for World Cup qualifiers   

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) and Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) announce the dates for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The FUFA announced that the third round clash against the Pharaohs will take place on the 31st of August in Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. On the other hand, Egypt’s national team director, Ehab Leheta, officially […]

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          Abou-Rida denies involvement in illegal vote-fixing practices   

EFA President and member of FIFA Council Hany Abou-Rida has denied being involved in any illegal vote-fixing during the 2018 and 2022 World Cups bid race. Abou-Rida was mentioned eight times in the “Garcia report”, a report made by Michael J. Garcia which examines allegations of high-level corruption in world football and was released by FIFA on Tuesday, however, the Egyptian revealed […]

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          Where's Saddam Hussein When the US Needs Him?   
John Kerry was doing his best "Casablanca" impersonation, pretending to be police Capt. Renault and was just shocked that Egypt is still a brutal military dictatorship despite our newly revived "historic partnership." A day after chatting it up in Cairo on Sunday with now-elected dictator Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who, Kerry assured the world, "gave me...
          Cairokee & Tania Saleh: Arab Voices Collide at Shubbak Festival in London   
The independent Egyptian band Cairokee to perform along with Lebanese artist Tania Saleh in London in celebration of the Arab contemporary culture. Cairokee to launch their latest album No’taa Beda or ‘A Drop of White’ as part of Shubbak Festival starting on 1 July until 16 July. The concert to take place on Saturday 1 […]
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          Re: Report: Saudi Arabia paid Egypt $25bn for Red Sea islands   

25 billion? I could have gotten those islands for them wholesale.


          Coach Cal, USA Basketball visit pyramids, ride camels   

Coach Cal, who of course is in Cairo for the 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s U19 team, visited the pyramids in Egypt and also rode camels (Calipari said he won a race).

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          Omnia in omnibus - De onderaardse wereld van Athanasius Kircher - Anton Haakman   
Dit wordt al mijn derde stukje over een boek van Anton Haakman. Eerder schreef ik over 'Het Paradijs' en 'Afgronden. Verontrustende literatuur uit de romantiek.'
Ik ben een groot liefhebber van zijn boeken.

'De onderaardse wereld van Athanasius Kircher' gaat over Anton Haakman's (decennia lange) zoektocht naar Athanasius Kircher.
Kircher was een Jezuïet, wetenschapper en uitvinder in de renaissancetijd.
De man was een even groot genie als fantast wiens levensmotto 'Omnia in Omnibus' was - in alles zit alles vervat.
Kircher zocht naar geheime sleutels, een zoektocht naar de heilige graal. Hij interpreteerde vanuit de éne wetenschap de andere en zag verbanden daar waar ze ver te zoeken waren.

Anton Haakman heeft lang en grondig onderzoek gedaan naar Kircher en zijn vele (véle) geschriften, brieven en biografieën.
Tijdens deze zoektocht stuitte hij op obscure persoonlijkheden uit de Jezuïetenorde. Ze verkochten onder andere zogenaamde herdrukken van boeken van Kircher, op speciaal geschept papier, hand gebonden in het fijnste oasegeitenleer uit Zuid-Afrika en voorzien van bandstempels van bladgoud. En dit voor een luttele 50.000 DM per uitgave.
Tevens deden deze geheimzinnige Commendatores wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar Kircher waarvoor ze vele donaties verzamelden en leningen afsloten. En dit alles uiteraard in naam van de paus.

Anton Haakman's boek begint met een levensbeschrijving van Kircher zelf. Zijn eerste stappen als Jezuïet. De rampen die hem overkomen waarin god hem altijd genade schenkt. De hiërogliefen die hij meent te kunnen ontcijferen en die volgens hem een geheimtaal van god zijn (de sleutel).
Overigens heeft hij zijn eigen (foutieve) vertalingen in een Egyptische Obelisk laten graveren welke nog steeds op een plein in Rome prijkt. Naast Egyptoloog was hij tevens geoloog, sinoloog, medicus, talenwetenschapper, muziekwetenschapper, eigenlijk alleswetenschapper.
Hij maakte uitzinnige uitvindingen; Rekenmachines, toverlantaarns, kattenpianos, reusachtige megafoons waarmee je dingen kon omroepen die een dorp verder te vernemen waren, een eolische harp, een zelfspelend orgel en nog véél meer. Hij ontwierp zelfs een eigen wereldtaal. Sommige van zijn uitvindingen waren mysterieuze kastjes waar we het nut nu niet van kunnen achterhalen. Andere uitvindingen waren niet van zijn hand maar patenteerde hij wel.
Een aantal van zijn ontdekkingen waren werkelijk geniaal. Hij was bijvoorbeeld de eerste die beweerde dat de veroorzaker van de pest een klein diertje was in het bloed (micro-organisme) en hij stelde hygiënische maatregelen voor ter voorkoming van verdere verspreiding.

Halverwege het boek neemt het verhaal een andere wending. De hedendaagse 'Commendatore' en zwendelaar Arno Beck begint dan een grotere rol te spelen en vormt een raamvertelling binnen de wereld van Athanasius Kircher.
In 1974 maakte Anton Haakman samen met Pieter Verhoeff hier een documentaire over 'In het voetspoor van Athanasius Kircher'. Binnenkort krijg ik de gelegenheid om deze documentaire te bekijken.

Persoonlijk heb ik een fascinatie voor geniale fantasten uit het verleden.

Zelf deed ik ooit een poging om in de voetsporen van Giacomo Casanova te treden. Bezocht zijn huis in Venetië. Door stom toeval (Omnia in Omnibus?) werkte ik overigens negen maanden in het voormalig pand (Herengracht 507) van burgemeestersdochter Hester Hooft - één van Casanova's minnaressen. Ik ontdekte dit pas in mijn laatste week op die locatie, dat Casanova letterlijk in míjn voetsporen was getreden. Maar ik dwaal af...
Casanova was een charmante, intelligente vakleugenaar vol grootheidswaanzin.
Ik heb ook een zwak voor onze eigen Boudewijn Büch. Hij kon zo enthousiast zijn boeken en zijn liefde voor Goethe aan de man brengen maar leefde ondanks zijn gigantische bibliotheek van drie verdiepingen aan de Amsterdamse grachten (waar hij op een gegeven moment een matras op de grond had gelegd om tussen zijn boeken te slapen) op het randje van faillissement.
Tijdens zijn leven verzon hij vreemdsoortige academische graden (in werkelijkheid Mulo), relaties (meestal beweerde hij dat deze homosexueel van aard waren terwijl al zijn bekende relaties zonder uitzondering heterosexueel waren) en zelfs het hebben van een kind. Toen hij daar niet goed meer mee weg kwam binnen zijn vriendenkring verzon hij een verhaal dat het kind ziek was geworden, liet het sterven en veinsde een lange rouwperiode.
Athanasius Kircher doet me ook denken aan Ernst Haeckel, een zoöloog bekend om zijn prachtige kleurrijke tekeningen. Haeckel nam het echter niet zo nauw met de werkelijkheid en was net als Kircher een interpreteermaniak. Zijn tekeningen werden overigens op scholen gebruikt in het onderwijs.
Als vroom jezuïet interpreteerde Athanasius Kircher uiteraard alles in overeenstemming met de bijbel. Dit leidde tot soms bizarre verklaringen.

Enkele weken terug kreeg ik een rondleiding in het Teylers Museum in Leiden (één van Nederlands mooiste musea). Daar lag het fossiel van 'de zondvloedmens'.
"Johann Jacob Scheuchzer, de stadsdokter van Zürich, kreeg het fossiel in handen. Hij zag erin de schedel, ribben, hersenen en zelfs de lever van een mens. Opgewekt publiceerde hij dan ook in 1726, 4032 jaar na de zondvloed, over het fossiel als Homo diluvii testis et theoscopos: ‘de mens die getuige was van de zondvloed en God heeft gezien’.
"
Bij nader onderzoek bleek het hier om een reuzensalamander te gaan.
In de tijdgeest en het verklaren van elk wetenschappelijk fenomeen in lijn met de bijbel is het niet vreemd dat men toen zeer enthousiast werd dat men bewijs had gevonden van mensen gestorven tijdens de zondvloed. Ook Athanasius Kircher schreef een boek over de ark van Noach en gaf daarbij zelfs fabeldieren (zoals de eenhoorn) een plek.

De rondleiding in het Teylers museum voerde ons ook door de antieke bibliotheek, met daarin het aangekochte kastje uit de erfenis van Boudewijn Buch (met het Dodo-botje en de kleine Beagle maquette). In de kasten van het Teylers museum (het museum is overigens vergelijkbaar met het museum van Kircher van weleer) lagen allerhande uitvindingen, velen uit de tijd van Kircher.

Het gaf me een beetje een deja-vu gevoel. Het boek van Anton Haakman dat ik aan het lezen was. Zijn boek nodigde uit tot verder onderzoek op internet. Ineens was ik ook op zoek naar Athanasius Kircher en zelfs een beetje naar Anton Beck. De prachtige prenten in de boeken van Kircher wekten een onbestemd esoterisch gevoel bij mij op.
De connectie die ik maakte tussen Kircher en Haeckel, Casanova en Büch. De manier waarop ik in het verleden door stomme toevalligheid (lot?) een eerder boek van Anton Haakman vond en mijn interesse gewekt was in de schrijver A. Haakman.
De rondleiding in het Teylers museum met daar ineens dat kastje van Büch, de zondvloedmens (volledig in lijn met de geschriften van Kircher), het dodo botje, de vreemde uitgestalde uitvindingen.
Ik waande me even in Athanasius Kirchers museum, verbonden door onzichtbare lijntjes naar het heden.

Zou het dan toch?


Omnia in Omnibus?


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          Russia's Rosneft set for global gas tussle with Gazprom   

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer, wants to supply gas in parts of Europe where Gazprom is not present - or Moscow risks losing the market to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), a Rosneft executive said.

Gazprom, the leading global gas producer, enjoys monopoly rights on gas pipeline exports. It has lost its exclusive rights to ship seaborne LNG overseas to Rosneft and Novatek, Russia's largest non-state gas producer.

Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, has long been vying for pipeline gas exports as it strives to grow globally. It now wants permission to export to the parts of Europe in which Gazprom does not operate.

The Russian producer has a memorandum with BP, which owns a 19.75 stake in the Russian company, to trade up to 20 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas annually in Europe.

Rosneft vice president Vlada Rusakova, a former Gazprom executive, said the company wants to conduct "an experiment" in supplying gas to new markets "in coordination" with Gazprom.

"We are not counting on a total lifting of export restrictions. This would be harmful for Gazprom, especially against the background of a difficult financial and economic situation at the company," she said in emailed comments.

She added that as part of the "experiment", Rosneft could supply gas to markets where Gazprom is not present and into which U.S. LNG could be imported. Rusakova did not identify any such European countries.

"Of course, this should be done in close coordination with Gazprom, in order to avoid competition between Russian gas suppliers."

Gazprom targets $32-34 billion in revenues from exporting more than 180 bcm to Europe and Turkey this year. Rosneft produced almost 70 bcm of gas last year, earning 208 billion roubles ($3.5 billion) in revenues from gas sales at home.

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Rosneft, like Novatek, is winning some of Gazprom's clients at home thanks to a more flexible gas pricing policy. But unlike Novatek or Gazprom, Rosneft plans to have an LNG plant only in Russia, as it eyes Russia's far east and Asian markets.

The company wants to export gas to China, where Gazprom plans to start shipping gas in 2019-2021 via the Power of Siberia pipeline, currently under construction.

It also wants access to China's domestic gas market and end-users via swap deals.

"There are significant gas resources in Russia's east, while no infrastructure has been built. And that's why we are interested in gaining access to the future Power of Siberia pipeline," Rusakova said.

Rosneft plans to produce 100 bcm of gas per year by 2020 and become the world's third-largest producer of natural gas sometime later, thanks to a number of international projects.

Last year, Rosneft agreed to buy a stake of up to 35 percent in Egypt's Zohr offshore gas field from Italy's Eni. The Russian company also plans to expand in gas projects elsewhere, including Mozambique and Venezuela.

Rusakova said Rosneft and Venezuelan state company PDVSA may consider building an LNG plant in Venezuela.

($1 = 59.3765 roubles)

(Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Katya Golubkova and Dale Hudson)


          Naby Keita Reportedly Has Agreement in Principle with Liverpool Amid £70M Talk   

Liverpool reportedly have a personal agreement in place with RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita to sign the midfielder this summer amid speculation the German club value their star at £70 million—although they do not want to sell.

ESPN FC presenter and pundit Gabriele Marcotti said on Friday that the Reds have already reached an agreement with Keita personally, although no conclusion has been reached with Leipzig in regards to a fee:

The Guinea international was a major driving force behind Leipzig's surprise second-place finish in the German top flight last season, and The Mirror's David Anderson wrote the Reds want to get a deal done this summer.

Anderson noted that Liverpool already broke their transfer record this summer after Egyptian Mohamed Salah arrived from AS Roma for £36.9 million, and he said they're willing to do so again in order to land Keita's services.

Keita's valuation is a steep price to pay for a player with only one season's experience in one of Europe's five major leagues, although Bleacher Report's Jack Lusby has already deemed the target worthy of such an expense:

He joined Die Roten Bullen from Leipzig's sister club, Red Bull Salzburg, last summer and quickly thrived in the Bundesliga, scoring eight goals and recording eight assists in 31 league appearances.

Liverpool have formed a midfield core around captain Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can when all assets are fit, but there's no doubting Keita could provide a new attacking dimension to the engine room.

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison recently suggested a successful move for Keita could push the Reds, who finished fourth in the Premier League last season, back into title-winning territory, such is his talent:

There's no denying manager Jurgen Klopp will need to add quality to his squad ahead of the club's return to the UEFA Champions League, and the former Borussia Dortmund chief has looked to his native Germany for transfers in the past.

The Merseysiders' chances of recruiting Keita following such a successful season with Leipzig were recently set back by comments the midfielder gave regarding his future transfer intentions, per Spanish daily Sport.

He said: "I dream of playing for one of the big clubs. I love the city of Leipzig, and I will never forget this city. I think that in a couple of years or three, I will have the level to play for one of the biggest clubs. That includes Barcelona, but also Real Madrid and Manchester City, too."

The young dynamo may, therefore, bide his time in Leipzig and opt to remain with the club for their journey into European competition before holding out for a bigger move down the line.

Read more Liverpool news on BleacherReport.com


          Egyptian TV-host reflects on European Muslim Community: “Why do you still expect Europeans to love you?” (Video)   
– Egyptian TV-host reflects on European Muslim Community: “Why do you still expect Europeans to love you?” (Video): Last week, Egyptian TV-host Youssef Al-Husseini reflected on the attack on Finsbury Park Mosque. His central thesis: Why does the European Muslim community still expect to be embraced by the European community. What followed is a rant ... Read more
          Assia Djebar’s 81st Birthday   

Assia Djebar’s 81st Birthday

Date: June 30, 2017

Many women achieve greatness, but few become “Immortal.” Assia Djebar was the first woman from the Maghreb to be given the "Immortal" title, as a member of the Académie Française.

Born Fatima-Zohra Imalayene on this date in 1936, the Algerian novelist, translator, and filmmaker used the pen name Assia Djebar. She was the first Algerian woman to be admitted to the country’s top literary university, the Ecole Normale Superieure. Djebar published her first book at 21; by the time she was 30, she had written 4 novels in French. She quickly became one of North Africa's most influential writers.

A feminist, Djebar wrote about women's independence and encouraged Algerian women to forge their own paths and find their unique voices. She believed that education was the key to giving women a voice in society, and in 1962 began teaching history at the University of Algiers. Her work inspired many women to express themselves freely.

Today’s Doodle reflects a scene from the first chapter of Djebar’s novel Fantasia, in which she explores the history of Algeria through her experiences as a young girl.  

Location: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates

Tags: Birthday, writer, novelist, Literature


          $60 million for military contractors in Michigan   
That's money military contractors in Michigan have received in the last week. Most of the money is coming from foreign governments, according to Crain's Detroit Business: Sterling Heights-based General Dynamics Land Systems won a $37.6 million single-bid modification to a previous contract to fund a coproduction effort on the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank in Egypt. The company has had an agreement with the Egyptian government dating back to the early 1990s for the M1A1, which generally involves some component production in the U.S. and final vehicle assembly in that country. Including Egypt, other Michigan related contracts are coming from Iraq and Israel, according to Crain's.
          Women Fighting the Good Fight... the Bolshevik-Tards, Here They Come   
Late night big ole yowls,dearest and summer-dancing KitKats ... so, most of the news-info below is from a week or so past ... time flies way too fast, and this Big Cat just can't keep up at all.

WHAT SHE CAN SAY: THE TIME OF THE EVILDOER IS UP. THE TIME OF DIVINE JUDGMENT IS HERE. LIKE DOMINOS, YOU WILL FALL, YOUR DESPICABLE CRIMES ARE REVEALED TO ALL. ANY REPREHENSIBLE ACT YOU ATTEMPT AGAINST ANOTHER, AGAINST HUMANITY WILL ONLY BACKFIRE ON YOU IMMEDIATELY. 

~~~~~~

END THE FED BEFORE THE ENDS OUR ECONOMY AND ENSLAVES *WE THE PEOPLE*. 


AT LEAST, MR. PITT IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO EXPOSE PEDO-HOLLYWOOD. THANK YOU! 

THE 1967 WARNING AGAINST THE ROTHSCHILD INFILTRATION 


June 27, 2017

Stunning 1967 Dissertation Warns Infiltration of Rothschild Luciferians in US Government 2


Between 1967 and 1968 Myron Fagan recorded three LP records: The Illuminati and the Council on Foreign Relations.  The dissertations document the activities of the house of Rothschild were  produced byAnthony J. Hilder – an American activist, author, film maker, talk show host, broadcaster and former actor.
This stunning recording from 1967 speaks to the very problems we face today, including Fake News, government corruption, the Corrupt United Nations and infiltration of a Luciferian Rothschild cult who may have gained irreversible control of the US government.
https://chemtrailsplanet.net/2017/06/27/stunning-1967-dissertation-warns-infiltration-of-rothschild-luciferians-in-us-government

HELL, AT LEAST THEY'RE OUTDOORS ACTUALLY EXERCISING... 

THE BRUTAL REALITY WE FACE AS AMERICANS...DO ALL YOU CAN TO PEACEFULLY PREVENT THIS *DIVIDE AND CONQUER* HORROR SOROS AND MINIONS ARE FOMENTING AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE. 






HEROINE, LAURA LOOMER...THE WOMEN WARRIORS RISE UP! 

https://www.infowars.com/journalist-shuts-down-trump-assassination-play

JOURNALIST SHUTS DOWN TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLAY

"Stop liberal violence!" Journalist screams

A conservative journalist interrupted the Trump assassination play in Central Park, N.Y., on Friday, only two days after the politically-motivated shooting of Republican lawmakers.
Laura Loomer of Rebel Media was arrested after rushing the stage, yelling that the production promoted violence against President Trump and his supporters.
The play, which is sponsored by Time Warner and the New York Times, features a Trump-lookalike who is violently assassinated in the same manner as Julius Caesar.



THIS IS ONE VERY BRAVE WOMAN, KUDOS TO HER!!! 






THE INCREDIBLY BRAVE HEROINE, MONIKA WESOLOWSKI ... MAY SHE BE PROTECTED IN EVERY DIVINE WAY 

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/06/17/breaking-whistleblower-says-deep-state-in-control-of-state-department-ongoing-child-trafficking-cover-up-at-st-dept

Breaking: Whistleblower Says Deep State in Control of State Department : Ongoing Child-Trafficking Cover-Up at St. Dept.


Did you know that at the State Department they have an exorbitantly paid employee, of Middle East background, who is in charge of the sex-trafficking brochures for the State Department? Did you know that same person refuses to cover this issue as domestic issue? This plays right into the hands of the Deep State cover-up of their child-sex-trafficking practices at the highest levels of government? This is tantamount to overtly supporting and covering up child-sex-trafficking and the State Department is the willing accomplice. Did you also know that the State Department has 3 men, led by Deep State minion and close Obama ally, Larry Palmer, who controls all information coming in and out of the State Department and they control the FOIA’s for the State Department as well.
State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski, has been unduly harassed and has had her life threatened for trying to expose traitors and overt practices of treason and sedition by State Department employees who are aligned with the Deep State motives and objectives. The following is an interview I conducted with Monika followed by objective, hard proof of the claims made by this whistleblower.
Unlike a lot of sources,this interview names the names of the guilty.

Monika “Begs” for Protection and Nobody From the State Department Will Help

Monika has begged for protection from the death threats, violent attacks and constant harassment. As recently as last Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Monika took the issue to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s aides. As of the date of this publication, she has not heard back on this critical issue. I want to put the State Department on notice, you do not wait 5 days to investigate these kinds of allegations when someone’s life is in danger. This is an example of intentional/unintentional depraved indifference to the safety of of State Department employee, Monika Wesolowski (see the email communications at the bottom of the page).
Previously, on The Common Sense Show,  I documented, with pictures, government vehicles that have stalked and harassed Monika. The Fairfax, VA. police have told Monika that it is not safer to go home and they cannot protect her.
More recently, Monika has had animals poisoned to death. She, herself, has had to be treated for poisoning, some of which was uranium related. When I recently tried to interview Monika by Skype, ourcommunications were blocked for hours. Simultaneously, our cell phone communications were blocked as well. Here home has been invaded when she is not home. She was boxed in by two Muslim men, at the carwash, and stayed near until she called the police. This woman is the Deep State posterchild for political and personal harassment. In the following emails, please note the reference to CHILD-SEX-TRAFFICKING. I further want it to be known that Liz Crokin discovered a connection between the Virginia Shooter baseball practice shooter and child-sex-trafficking and that the primary shooting victim, Rep. Scalise had just sponsored a child-sex-trafficking bill eight days prior to being shot. This is no coincidence, the Deep State strikes again.
Monika has backed out of previous interviews because she is in fear of her life. I have convinced her that if you are going to be on the list, you better be on top of the list. Because I know the fate of Breitbart and Hastings, I have shared this information with other journalistic outlets who are going to cover this case and we are going to turn up the heat significantly.
I want to remind everyone, that in several earlier publications, I have tapped into two unnamed sources, one from the FBI and one from the State Department and was told that there is a Deep State purge underway. Monika confirms the assertion as her office is “like a morgue, people have either left or people have cleared out their desks and are awaiting their departure”.

Crickets Chirping

After numerous instances of being harassed and attacked, she reached out to Secretary Tillerson’s office, but to no avail. Here are the unanswered communications:
From: Wesolowski, Monika
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:39 PM
To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
Subject: RE: Personal and Confidential
Ms. Peterlin and Ms. Kenna,
The issue goes back deeper into 2013 and child trafficking. I have not seen my eight year old son in a year . I worry for his safety and mine. It is imperative I speak to you in person, I will not speak to anyone outside of Mr. Tillerson’s close administration for fear for my life and that of my son’s. Thank you for speaking to me on the phone. I have been wanting to send this email for several months but afraid to.
Monika A. Wesolowski
Visual Information Specialist
United States Department of State
Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx voicemail
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct

UNCLASSIFIED
From: Wesolowski, Monika
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:50 PM
To: Peterlin, Margaret JA
Cc: Kenna, Lisa D
Subject: Personal and Confidential
Importance: High
Dear Ms. Peterlin,
I proudly attended Secretary of State Tillerson’s swearing in ceremony and have faith that he will be successful at the State Department. I would like to arrange a meeting with your office with the Secretary of State Mr. Rex Tillerson. It is imperative I speak to Mr. Tillerson. I do not feel safe at my office or at home, I have been under constant attack. I have had things happen to my family, myself, and in the office that I cannot talk about in email. I feel my life and health, as well as that of my family and those close to me, is in danger because of where I work and the people I work with, and their connections. I do not know who to trust and cannot trust Diplomatic Security here at DOS, my coworkers or upper management, especially not Ambassador Palmer, who is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Information Services. I was informed by my HR that Ambassador Palmer pushed for the Hatch Act for my having a photograph and items of President Trump in my cubicle after the election. The situation at work has been hostile and I have been harassed. Please let me know if you could speak with me or arrange a meeting with the Secretary. Please expect a call regarding this email just to verify.
Thank you kindly,
Monika A. Wesolowski
Visual Information Specialist
United States Department of State
Global Publishing Solutions (A/GIS/GPS)
Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx voicemail
Phone: 202-xxx-xxxx direct

 Conclusion

 I believe Monika’s best protection is the light of day. On that note, I would ask that all forward this article to your contact list. Secondly, if Tillerson’s office will not respond to this grave situation, then I would ask that everyone send this article to President Trump AND Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Finally, we need to keep the heat on this issue.


OBUMMER CARE... ONE MASSIVE CON GAME ... AND YOU'RE THE SUCKER





WILL THIS STOP THE CLINTONISTA/DNC BODY COUNT??? SO, THE JUDGE REFUSED TO PROTECT THESE WITNESSES ... IF ANYONE IS HARMED/MURDERED, THE BLOOD WILL BE ON HER HANDS. 




GOVERNOR MOONBEAM GOES FULL-TILT COMMIE LUNATIC ... CALIFORNIANS, YOU HAVE THREE CHOICES: RISE AND SAVE YOURSELVES, LEAVE THE GOLDEN STATE, OR BE SACRIFICED ON THE ALTAR OF SATANIC INSANITY 





YEAH, AT LEAST, CALIFORNIA IS SAYING MONSATANO'S ROUNDUP/GLYSOPHATE IS CANCER-CAUSING
Neil deGrasse Tyson now pushing Monsanto propaganda alongside wife abuser and convicted felon
Mike Adams
Why am I not surprised? Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has become a mouthpiece for the GMO and chemical agricultural industries that poison the global food supply, is narrating a new documentary called "Food Evolution."
The film pushes the same pro-GMO propaganda as a violent wife abuser who used to write for Forbes. Another fake science front group -- the ACSH -- appears in the film and is run by a convincted medical fraud FELON who spent years in prison (and now runs biotech propaganda campaigns for a living).
Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a shameful betrayor of humanity and nature and an insult to real science.
THE QUAKES ARE STILL SHAKING, RATTLING, ROLLING MOTHER EARTH ... THIS IS JUST ONE RECENT EXAMPLE 


HERE IT IS, PROOF OF HOW THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY [THE BOOK] WORKS. 


AIN'T THIS GREAT, LYING AI ROBOTS, ETC. 

POLICE STATE AMERIKA, ONE MORE NEFARIOUS FASCIST TOOL 

CORPORATE MONOPOLY ... WHY IS THIS NOT SURPRISING? 

GEE, HOW VERY HUMANE. AT LEAST, YOU COULD EUTHENIZE THEM ... YOU SICKO SOCIOPATHS
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          Egypt Eludes U.S. Men's Junior Team   

Kyle Ensing and Brett Rosenmeier pace MJNT in loss at FIVB U21 World Championship

 


          The Prophet Motive: Islamists on the Rampage   
The Islamic world is ablaze, and once again the target of the Islamists’ wrath is (guess who) the United States.  The protests started in Egypt and quickly spread to Libya, where popular American ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others died when a band of miltants torched the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Now the wildfires have spread to a dozen nations within […]
          Zana Ali lever livet i Bahamas för några dollar   

Just nu pågår Main Event i Pokerstars Championship i Bahamas, och en som är glad över att vara där är vinnaren i vår exklusiva satellitturnering – Zana Ali.

Ali är en 26-årig pokerentusiast som spelat poker i åtta år. Hans familj kommer från Kurdistan i norra Irak, men han flyttade till Norge för 18 år sedan, och han växte upp i en liten stad strax utanför Oslo.

I det riktiga livet arbetar Ali med att reparera samt underhålla båtar och skepp, så han reser mycket via jobbet.

Hans tripp till Bahamas är dock unik för honom, då den handlar om att spela poker och leva livet.

Pokerlistings: Anser du dig själv vara norsk eller kurd?

Zana Ali: Det är en tuff fråga. Jag växte upp i Norge, så i mitt sinne är jag norsk, men jag vet fortfarande vart mina rötter kommer ifrån.

Jag har rest till Kurdistan många gånger, och jag åker dit igen om ett par månader. Jag har mycket familj där, 67 kusiner bland annat.

PL: Är du duktig på att åka skidor?

ZA: Nej.

PL: Det måste bero dina rötter, berätta lite om ditt spel.

ZA: Jag började spela på internet för åtta år sedan. Jag spelar främst turneringar, men det är bara en hobby för mig, så jag spelar mest på låga nivåer.

Zana Ali Pokerstars Championship
Alis andra liveevent

Efter att jag började jobba för några år sedan har jag inte spelat speciellt mycket poker. Mitt arbete har tagit mig till platser som Nigeria, Angola, Egypten, Dubai, Spanien och Skottland, men jag har aldrig varit i den här delen av världen.

Jag spelade nyligen i de Norska Mästerskapen i Oslo, vilket var mitt första liveevent. Det här är mitt andra.

PL: Hur fick du möjligheten att spela Pokerstars Championship i Bahamas?

ZA: Jag köpte in mig i Pokerlistings exklusiva $5-satellit på Pokerstars. Det var omkring 140 spelare som deltog, så den var rätt liten för att vara en Pokerstars-turnering.

Det var riktigt bra värde i den. Plats 2-5 fick en satellitbiljett för $500 tror jag. Det blev därför en extremt nervkittlande heads-up om förstapriset på $10k.

Tar man hänsyn till att turneringen bara höll på i 2,5 timma så var det en relativt lång HU-duell, runt 30 minuter

Det var spännande att spela för ett så stort pris, jag var shortstackad eller kring average hela turneringen. Jag var nästan i chock när jag vann.

PL: Hur länge stannar du här?

ZA: Hela veckan. Jag tog med mig en kompis, så han hade ännu mer flyt än mig. Jag har inte provat någon av aktiviteterna ännu då jag spelade Dag 1A, fast nu är jag utslagen, vilket är precis enligt planen.

PL: Varför tog du dig inte vidare till Dag 2?

ZA: När dagens sista nivå startade var jag short med bara 6 big blinds i stacken. Jag gick all-in från mittenposition med Knekt-Tio offsuit och vart synad av stora mörken som satt på Ess-Sju suited.

Jag floppade en tia, men han turnade ett ess och det var Game Over.

PL: Hur kändes det att spela i ett $5k-event?

Daniel Negreanu
Tufft motstånd

ZA: I början var det lite läskigt. Jag försökte att inte tänka på det, men jag hade Daniel Negreanu och novembernian Vojtech Ruzicka vid mitt bord, så det var en tuff lineup.

Något som gjorde det ännu svårare var alla vänner som följde en på Facebook och som hela tiden ville ha uppdateringar. Det är dock alldeles för krävande att sitta och uppdatera sin Facebook-sida samtidigt som du spelar.

Oturligt nog var jag rätt kortdöd större delen av dagen, och min bluffar fungerade inte heller. En av dom var mot Daniel Negreanu. Jag lyckades ta en del marker från honom, men han tog mer från mig.

PL: Tänkte du försöka komma tillbaka nästa år?

ZA: Definitivt! Jag tänkte försöka kvalificera mig online. Inköpet är för högt för att köpa in sig direkt.

Jag funderar på att spela några fler turneringar i veckan. Det går många event här och ett par stycken med lågt inköp verkar riktigt intressanta.

PL: Tack så mycket för din tid och lycka till med dom!

Pokerlistings erbjuder exklusiva pokerturneringar på flera sajter. Vill du spela för stora prispotter i små fält som Zana gjorde kan du skapa ditt konto hos Pokerstars via vår recensionssida.

Ikväll inleds Dag 2 av Main Event. Bland de 350 överlevande finns 3 svenskar. Bäst till ligger Mattias Priolo på en sjundeplats.

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          EU: Rights Should Be on Egypt Meeting Agenda   
Publisher: Human Rights Watch - Document type: Country News
          Egypt's sunken antiquities threatened by ship waste   
Alexandria's eastern harbour is one of the oldest ports in the world. But divers and archaeologists on a mission to preserve history are more interested in what lies below the surface – the legendary old city of Alexandria in Egypt. A sunken red granite tower, part of a pylon of the Isis temple, is lifted out of the Mediterranean Sea  off the archaeological eastern harbour of Alexandria, Egypt. December 17, 2009 [Credit: AP]A...

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          On This Day in Math - July 1   

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty
a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, 
without appeal to any part of our weaker nature,
without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, 
yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. 
 The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, 
the sense of being more than Man, 
which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, 
is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.
--BERTRAND RUSSELL,


The 182nd day of the year; there are 182 connected bipartite graphs with 8 vertices. *What's So Special About This Number

The 182nd prime (1091) is the smaller of a pair of twin primes (the 40th pair, actually) *Math Year-Round ‏@MathYearRound(Students might convince themselves that it was not necessary to say it was the smaller of the pair.)

Language time:
182 is called a pronic, promic, or heteromecic and even an oblong number. Pronic Numbers are numbers that are the product of two consecutive integers; 2, 6, 12, 20, ..(doubles of triangular numbers).  Pronic seems to be a misspelling of promic, from the Greek promekes, for rectangular, oblate or oblong. Neither pronic nor promic seems to appear in most modern dictionaries. Richard Guy pointed out to the Hyacinthos newsgroup that pronic had been used by Euler in series one, volume fifteen of his Opera, so the mathematical use of the "n" form has a long history.

Oblong is from the Latin ob (excessive) + longus (long). The word oblong is also commonly used as an alternate name for a rectangle. In his translation of Euclid's "Elements", Sir Thomas Heath translates the Greek word eteromhkes[hetero mekes - literally "different lengths"] in Book one, Definition 22 as oblong. . "Of Quadrilateral figures, a square is that which is both equilateral and right-angled; an oblong that which is right angled but not equilateral...". (note that with this definition, a square is not a subset of rectangles.)


EVENTS

1349 Sometimes, a little astronomical knowledge can be a dangerous thing, even to those who possess it. A tale from medieval England is passed down from the chronicles of the scholar Thomas Bradwardine of a witch who attempted to force her will on the people through knowledge of an impending eclipse. Bradwardine, who had studied astronomical predictions of Arabian astronomers, saw through the ruse, and matched the prediction of the July 01, 1349 A.D. lunar eclipse with a more precise one of his own. No word survives as to the fate of the accused, but one can only suspect banishment or worse.*listosaur.com

1694 Opening of the University of Halle in Germany. Georg Cantor later taught there. *VFR

1770 – Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u. *OnThisDay & Facts ‏@NotableHistory discovered by astronomer Charles Messier

1798 Napoleon’s fleet reached Alexandria, bearing Monge and Fourier.*VFR

1819 William George Horner’s (1786–1837) method of solving equations is presented to the Royal Society.*VFR In numerical analysis, the Horner scheme (also known as Horner algorithm), named after William George Horner, is an algorithm for the efficient evaluation of polynomials in monomial form. Horner's method describes a manual process by which one may approximate the roots of a polynomial equation. The Horner scheme can also be viewed as a fast algorithm for dividing a polynomial by a linear polynomial with Ruffini's rule. Student's often learn this process as synthetic division.  *Wik

1847 The United States issued its first two postage stamps. They pictured Benjamin Franklin and George Washington respectively [Scott #1-2]. *VFR

1852 Dirichlet delivers a memorial lecture at the Berlin Academy in honor of his close friend Jacobi, calling him the greatest member of the Academy since Lagrange. *VFR

1856 Weierstrass appointed Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Polytechnic School in Berlin. *VFR

In 1858, the Wallace-Darwin theory of evolution was first published at the Linnaean Society in London*. The previous month Charles Darwin received a letter from Alfred Wallace, who was collecting specimens in the East Indies. Wallace had independently developed a theory of natural selection - which was almost identical to Darwin's. The letter asked Darwin to evaluate the theory, and if worthy of publication, to forward the manuscript to Charles Lyell. Darwin did so, almost giving up his clear priority for he had not yet published his masterwork The Origin of Species. Neither Darwin nor Wallace were present for the oral presentation at the Linnaean Society, where geologist Charles Lyell and botanist Joseph Hooker presented both Wallace's paper and excerpts from Darwin's unpublished 1844 essay.*TIS
In his annual report the following May, society president Thomas Bell wrote, “The year which has passed has not, indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once revolutionize, so to speak, the department of science on which they bear.” *Futility Closet

1873 From a letter dated July 1, 1873, in the Coast Survey files in the National Archives in Washington. Peirce writes, "Newcomb, in a paper .... says he finds that pendulums hung by springs twist and untwist as they oscillate and says this will affect the time of oscillation."The Charles S. Peirce-Simon Newcomb Correspondence by Carolyn Eisele.

1894 The New York Mathematical Society changed its name to the American Mathematical Society to reflect its national charter. [AMS Semicentennial Publications, vol. 1, p. 74]. *VFR

1908 International agreement to use SOS for distress signal signed. An International Radiotelegraphic Convention, ... met in Berlin in 1906. This body signed an international agreement on November 3, 1906, with an effective date of July 1, 1908. An extensive collection of Service Regulations was included to supplement the Convention, and in particular Article XVI adopted Germany's Notzeichen distress signal as the international standard, stating: "Ships in distress shall use the following signal: · · · — — — · · · repeated at brief intervals". *Citizens Compendium

1918 Florian Cajori (1859–1930) appointed professor of the history of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the few such chairs in the the world. During the next twelve years he published 159 papers on the history of mathematics. *VFR

1948 The Bell System Technical Journal publishes the first part of Claude Shannon's "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", regarded as a foundation of information theory, introducing the concept of Shannon entropy and adopting the term Bit. *Wik

1964 The New York Times, in a full page ad, announced that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward would play a game on an elliptical pool table. It had a pocket at one focus so that if the ball passed over the other focus it would bank off the rail into the pocket. [UMAP Journal, 4(1983), p. 176; Recreational Mathematics Magazine, no. 14, January-February 1964] *VFR

1980 A method of trisecting any given acute angle Origami is demonstrated. Hisashi Abe invented this idea and published in July, 1980 edition of the Japanese journal "Suugaku Seminar"(Mathematics Seminar). For this method, and more ways to trisect the angle, see this post.
*Takaya Iwamoto

2001 The last occurrence that there were 3 eclipses in one month, and of which two solar eclipses. For July 2000 being on 1st a partial solar eclipse, 16th a total lunar eclipse, and 31st a partial solar eclipse. The next occurrence with a month with 3 eclipses will be December 2206 with a partial solar eclipse on 1st and 30th and a total lunar eclipse on 16th. Ref. Fred Espenak 06/00 SEML. *NSEC

2010 Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman turned down the Clay Millineum prize of one million dollars, saying that he considers his contribution to proving the Poincaré conjecture to be no greater than that of Richard Hamilton, who introduced the theory of Ricci flow with the aim of attacking the geometrization conjecture. On March 18 It had been announced that he had met the criteria to receive the first Clay Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. *Wik

2015 Michael Elmhirst Cates, becomes the 19th Lucasian Professor of Mathematic at the University of Cambridge. Professor Cates is a physicist and Professor of Natural Philosophy and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Previous recognitions for Prof. Cates include Maxwell Medal and Prize (1991), the Paul Dirac Medal and Prize (2009), and the Weissenberg Award (2013). He will assume the chair from another Physicist, Michael Green. He follows a line that began with Isaac Barrow and Isaac Newton and includes Charles Babbage, Paul Dirac, and Stephen Hawking


BIRTHS

1646 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) born in Leipzig, Germany. Leibniz occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. He developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's mathematical notation has been widely used ever since it was published. He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascal's calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685[4] and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator. He also refined the binary number system, which is at the foundation of virtually all digital computers. In philosophy, Leibniz is mostly noted for his optimism, e.g. his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also looks back to the scholastic tradition, in which conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or a priori definitions rather than to empirical evidence. Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in biology, medicine, geology, probability theory, psychology, linguistics, and information science. He wrote works on politics, law, ethics, theology, history, philosophy, and philology. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. As of 2010, there is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz.*Wik

1779 John Farrar (July 1, 1779 – May 8, 1853) born at Lincoln, Massachusetts. As Hollis professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard, he was responsible for a sweeping modernization of the science and mathematics curriculum, including the change from Newton’s to Leibniz’s notation for the calculus. *VFR

1788 Jean Victor Poncelet (July 1, 1788 – December 22, 1867) born in Metz, France. He taught engineering and mechanics, but had a hobby of much greater interest—projective geometry. *VFR French mathematician and engineer whose study of the pole and polar lines associated with conic led to the principle of duality. While serving as an engineer in Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign as an engineer, he was left for dead at Krasnoy, but then captured. During his imprisonment he studied projective geometry and wrote a treatise on analytic geometry. Released in 1814, he returned to France, and in 1822 published Traité des propriétés projectives des figures in which he presented his fundamental ideas of projective geometry such as the cross-ratio, perspective, involution and the circular points at infinity. As a professor of mechanics (1825-35), he applied mechanics to improve waterwheels and was able to double their efficiency.*TIS

1848 Emil Weyr (1 July 1848 in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) - 25 Jan 1894 in Vienna, Austria) His father Frantisek Weyr, was a professor of mathematics at a realschule (secondary school) in Prague from 1855. Emil was four years older than his brother Eduard Weyr who also became a famous mathematician. Emil attended the realschule in Prague where his father taught, then studied at the Prague Polytechnic from 1865 to 1868 where he was taught geometry by Vilém Fiedler.
He studied in Italy with Cremona and Casorati during the academic year 1870-71 returning to Prague where he continued to teach. In 1872 he was elected to be Head of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists. In 1875 he was appointed as professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna. He, together with his brother Eduard Weyr, were the main members of the Austrian geometric school. They were interested in descriptive geometry, then in projective geometry and their interests turned towards algebraic and synthetic methods in geometry. Among many works Emil Weyr published were Die Elemente der projectivischen Geometrie and Über die Geometrie der alten Aegypter.
Emil Weyr led the geometry school in Vienna throughout the 1880's up until his death. Together with Gustav von Escherich, Emil Weyr founded the important mathematical journal Monatshefte fuer Mathematik und Physik in 1890. The first volumes of the journal contain papers written by his brother Eduard. In 1891 Emil Weyr became one of the first 19 founder members of the Royal Czech Academy of Sciences. *SAU

1906 Jean Dieudonn´e (1 July 1906 – 29 November 1992) born. *VFR French mathematician and educator known for his writings on abstract algebra, functional analysis, topology, and his theory of Lie groups. Dieudonné was one of the two main contributors to the Bourbaki series of texts. He began his mathematical career working on the analysis of polynomials. He worked in a wide variety of mathematical areas including general topology, topological vector spaces, algebraic geometry, invariant theory and the classical groups. *TIS



DEATHS


1957 Donald McIntosh (Banffshire, 13 January 1868 – Invernesshire, 1 July 1957) graduated from the University of Aberdeen and taught at George Watson's Ladies College in Edinburgh. He was appointed a Director of Education. He became Secretary of the EMS in 1899 and President in 1905. *SAU

1963 Bevan Braithwaite Baker (1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland - 1 July 1963 in Edinburgh, Scotland) graduated from University College London. After service in World War I he became a lecturer at Edinburgh University and was Secretary of the EMS from 1921 to 1923. He left to become Professor at Royal Holloway College London. *SAU

1971 Sir William Lawrence Bragg (31 Mar 1890; 1 Jul 1971 at age 81) was an Australian-English physicist and X-ray crystallographer who at the early age of 25, shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 (with his father, Sir William Bragg). Lawrence Bragg formulated the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure: nλ = 2dsinθ which relates the wavelength of x-rays, λ, the angle of incidence on a crystal, θ, and the spacing of crystal planes, d, for x-ray diffraction, where n is an integer (1, 2, 3, etc.). Together, the Braggs worked out the crystal structures of a number of substances. Early in this work, they showed that sodium chloride does not have individual molecules in the solid, but is an array of sodium and chloride ions. *TIS

1983 Richard Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was a U.S. engineer and architect who developed the geodesic dome, the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure, and the only practical kind of building that has no limiting dimensions (i.e., beyond which the structural strength must be insufficient). Fuller also invented a wide range of other paradigm-shifting machines and structural systems. He was especially interested in high-strength-to-weight designs, with a maximum of utility for minimum of material. His designs and engineering philosophy are part of the foundation of contemporary high-tech design aesthetics. He held over 2000 patents.*TIS
This is another one who died within two weeks of his date of birth. I must organize data on this...



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*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
*WM = Women of Mathematics, Grinstein & Campbell
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          Fox in the Hen House: Allowing Terrorists to Re-enter Prisons   

Recent articles by the IPT and other news organizations have addressed the growing concerns regarding the upcoming release of over a hundred inmates convicted of terrorism related crimes. Experts have spoken on the lack of a bona fide strategy that will address the unique security issues presented when a terrorist is released. The need for post release specialized supervision programs is clear.

The one idea that should not be on the table is to allow them to re-enter prisons to speak with inmates as a religious volunteer. Yet this is exactly what has happened in the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) for the last two years.

Edwin Lorenzo Lemmons, also known as Asad al Salaam, is an employee of the Muslim Chaplain Services of Virginia. He is licensed in the state as an Islamic clergyman authorized to perform marriages and other religious ceremonies. He has been issued a statewide pass to enter any VADOC facility and speak with inmates. He is currently teaching a class in Arabic for inmates. He is also an ex-offender. While that in itself is not unusual, many ex-offenders, in a desire to give back and help others in similar situations, have successfully done so. This particular ex-offender, Edwin Lorenzo Lemmons, (FBI # 939113RA3), is quite unique.

Lemmons' criminal history began in a small rural community in upstate New York. His parents had sent him there from Chicago in hopes of protecting him from the scourge of gang violence and drugs. His first arrest occurred when he was a teenager, and for the next two years he amassed charges ranging from DUI to Burglary, Assault, and finally, Robbery. The last charge resulted in his being sentenced to a term of 2-4 years in a New York State prison. Upon his entrance to a Reception and Classification facility in April of 1996, he declared his religion as Christian. A few months later, after meeting with several inmates of Middle Eastern descent, one, a former Colonel in the Yemeni army and the other, a member of Hamas, Mr. Lemmons informed his counselor that he was changing his religious affiliation to Islam. Following that development, he began to attend Arabic classes taught by another inmate in the Cayuga Correctional Facility. The inmate teacher's name was Abdel Nasser Zaben.

Abdel Zaben, a Palestinian, was born in Jordan in 1969. He illegally entered the United States in 1990, arrested by the NYPD in 1993 for Kidnapping and Robbery, and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Zaben was also the target of an investigation by the Joint Terrorism Task Force who had received confidential information that he had sworn allegiance to Osama bin Laden and was recruiting disenfranchised inmates to his group for training and to fight in the Jihad. At the time he first met with Edwin Lemmons, Zaben worked as a clerk for the prison's Islamic Chaplain . For the next two years he tutored Lemmons in both Arabic and the Koran. When the time for Lemmons' release from prison drew near, inmate Zaben provided him with names and contact information of individuals in the Middle East who would assist Lemmons in his travel and studies.

Following his release, in the fall of 1998, Lemmons had his parole supervision transferred to Florida, and enrolled in the Islamic Center of Gainesville. In March 2000, Lemmons made his first trip overseas to the Middle East. Upon his return from Jordan through New York's JFK Airport and then on to Gainesville, Florida, he approached the president of the Islamic center and asked about fighting in the jihad overseas. The then-president, Mohamed Bahmaid, in an interview with members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, stated that he tried to discourage Lemmons from any future overseas travel. Lemmons did not heed his advice. Four months later Lemmons made another trip overseas, this time to Egypt. He stayed for three months and while there, according to a reliable source who knew both Lemmons and Zaben, he received "underground tactical training."

Later, while under surveillance by the JTTF, Lemmons was observed at a firing range in Melbourne, Florida with two other individuals, firing AK 47's and SKS assault rifles. They were practicing tactical maneuvers known as "cover & concealment." In addition, authorities received credible information from a reliable source that described Lemmons as someone with extremist Islamic views similar to that of the Taliban. Lemmons himself admitted to extremist views in a recorded conversation with inmate Abdel Zaben. The majority of Lemmon's conversations with Zaben were in Arabic and required the use of government translators. The translators often remarked as to the skill and scholarly approach to the language that Lemmons had acquired. That development caused concern with investigators in June 2003 when monitoring a conversation between Lemmons and Zaben. Lemmons kept saying over and over to Zaben that he needed to learn how to say "Big Truck" in Arabic. He was fluent in Arabic and knew precisely how to say those words. Why was he repeating the phrase, "Big Truck"? Investigators believed this was a coded message about a possible future attack that Lemmons was to be involved with.

That is why on September 6, 2003, members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Lemmons in the Orlando airport as he returned from yet another trip to the Middle East. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. But this was no ordinary gun case. This was the result of a joint investigation dubbed "Operation Hades" which included investigators from my Office, the NYPD, the NYSP, and the JTTF. The goal of the investigation was to determine the level of Islamic radicalization in the prison system both here and abroad and also to identify and neutralize any radicalizing influences.

Lemmons was only one of the many radicals we uncovered.

As a result of his plea arrangement, he received a sentence of twenty seven months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was released from prison on May 12, 2006. He continued to have contact with Abdel Zaben and other individuals in the Middle East whom he met during his travels. He has never recanted his extremist views.

The question arises as to why the Muslim Chaplains Services of Virginia would hire someone holding such extremist views. Perhaps they were unaware of Lemmons' background, or perhaps they share the same beliefs as Mr. Lemmons. The MCSVA is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2003 whose stated mission is "to serve incarcerated individuals, ex-offenders, and their families." To accomplish that goal, MCSVA has received funding from various organizations including the Islamic Relief (IRUSA), an organization with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Its former global affiliate and current partner organization Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) was banned from operating in Israel on allegations the charity funneled funds to Hamas. Later the same year, the United Arab Emirates declared IRW to be a terrorist group.

One of the MCSVA board members, Sa'ad El-Amin, pled guilty to Tax Fraud and sentenced to 37 months in a federal prison. Adding to this, MCSVA is now employing an individual who was radicalized in prison and has spoken of fighting and dying for jihad, namely Edwin Lorenzo Lemmons, also known as Asad al Salaam

Allowing an individual with such radical Islamic views to meet, teach, and influence a particularly vulnerable group of society, incarcerated men and women, is in direct opposition to the FBI's Correctional Intelligence Initiative which seeks to detect, deter, and disrupt the level of violent extremism and radicalization in correctional institutions. It specifically speaks of preventing un-vetted religious clergy and volunteers with extremist views from any interaction with inmates. The DOJ Inspector General's Office has also spoken of this security concern. That inmates could be radicalized while incarcerated and then carry out terrorist attacks after release is a very real concern both here and in abroad.

It seems incredulous to me that, in light of the recent terrorist attacks in the UK and other European countries, carried out in part by individuals radicalized in prison, someone with Mr. Lemmons' background would be allowed to reenter a prison, let alone teach inmates.

When notified of Lemmons' well documented criminal activity since his release from a New York State prison, Melissa Welch, the Operations Support Manager for VADOC, whose office oversees religious volunteers, stated that the approval to allow Mr. Lemmons to visit and teach inmates in Virginia was granted by her predecessor in 2015. She went on to say that the agency is in the process of reviewing how Edwin Lemmons slipped through the cracks and what action VADOC will need to take to correct the security error.

Three crucial steps will be necessary to effectively neutralize this egregious security breach. First, Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke should immediately suspend Mr. Lemmons' authorization to enter any correctional facility. Second, an audit/investigation into how religious volunteers are vetted should be conducted, and changes made, to prevent individuals with prior convictions for terror related crimes to gain access to any correctional facility. And thirdly, a list of the names of all the inmates, both in custody or released, who attended any classes or services conducted by Mr. Lemmons should be forwarded to the National Joint Terrorism Task Force that has oversight for the Correctional Intelligence Initiative Program.

Failing to implement these steps will only increase the level of radicalizing influences in the U.S. prison system.

Allowing a fox into the hen house does irreparable harm to all. Allowing a terrorist back into prison will only do the same.

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          The "Crime of the Century" is Bad Journalism   

The latest propaganda piece from The Washington Post, "Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault," is based, as usual, mostly on anonymous sources determined to make former President Barack Obama look good. The gist is that Obama tried his best to punish Russia for alleged interference in the 2016 election, but he fell short and left the matter in the hands of President Donald Trump, who has done nothing.

So Trump is blamed for Obama's failure. How convenient.

The essence of the piece is that "intelligence" was "captured" that somehow proved that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave "specific instructions" that he wanted  to "defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump."

Pardon me, but I don't believe this for a moment. This "intelligence" may be what the Post seeks to expose-Russian "active measures" or disinformation.

As we reported back in January, "Looking at the election objectively, it is possible to say that Russian leader Vladimir Putin may have had a personal vendetta against the former U.S. secretary of state for some reason, stemming from allegations of U.S. meddling in Russian internal affairs. On the other hand, Putin may have preferred that Clinton become the U.S. president because her failed Russian ‘reset' had facilitated Russian military intervention in Ukraine and Syria, and he believed he could continue to take advantage of her."

This makes far more sense than the Post story.

Remember that Obama won the 2012 election after dismissing his Republican opponent Mitt Romney's claim that Russia was a geopolitical threat to the United States. Obama had also been caught on an open mic before the election promising to be "flexible" in changing his positions to benefit Russia.

"These comments provide more evidence that Obama was never the anti-Russian figure he postured as in the final days of his second term," we noted.

The Post story by Greg Miller and others is an obvious response to the observation that, if Obama thought the Russian interference was such a big deal, what did Obama try to do about it?

One can read the entire article if you are interested in how pro-Obama propaganda is manufactured by the Post. Some parts of the article are more ludicrous than others, such as this paragraph:

"Throughout his presidency, Obama's approach to national security challenges was deliberate and cautious. He came into office seeking to end wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was loath to act without support from allies overseas and firm political footing at home. He was drawn only reluctantly into foreign crises, such as the civil war in Syria, that presented no clear exit for the United States."

The paragraph is designed to mask Obama's indifference to Russian aggression in places like Crimea, Ukraine and Syria. In regard to the latter, Obama failed to save Syria from Russian aggression and facilitated a conflict-through secret arms shipments to the region-that now stands at 500,000 dead.

Obama's alleged "cautious" approach in the Middle East was to support jihadist groups in Syria and Libya, and back regimes such as the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt, which was overthrown by the military backed by the people.

The hero in the Post account is Obama's CIA director John Brennan, who joined the agency after admitting to voting for Moscow's man in the 1976 presidential election, Gus Hall of the Communist Party USA. Suddenly, we are led to believe, as CIA director, he became anti-Russian after discovering a Moscow plot in 2016 to disrupt the presidential election.

"In political terms," the paper said, "Russia's interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy."

This is complete nonsense. There is no evidence any votes were changed as a result of this so-called "interference."

The crime of the century is bad journalism based on anonymous sources who hide behind papers like the Post to spread their self-serving and partisan propaganda.

"This account of the Obama administration's response to Russia's interference is based on interviews with more than three dozen current and former U.S. officials in senior positions in government, including at the White House, the State, Defense and Homeland Security departments, and U.S. intelligence services," the Post said. "Most agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the issue."

One paragraph in particular tells you everything you know about the anonymous sources behind this story. "Those closest to Obama defend the administration's response to Russia's meddling," the Post said. Yes, indeed, those "closest to Obama" would certainly do so.

Then we're told that that "They believe that a series of warnings-including one that Obama delivered to Putin in September-prompted Moscow to abandon any plans of further aggression, such as sabotage of U.S. voting systems."

There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever for this dramatic statement. It's completely made up.

Remember, this is the same Obama who once assured Putin that after he won his re-election campaign in 2012, he would have "more flexibility" with the Russian leader and be able to offer more concessions.

Now, all of a sudden, Obama is rough and tough and gets things done with the Russian leader. What a joke.

The paper reported that "Obama confronted Putin directly during a meeting of world leaders in Hangzhou, China. Accompanied only by interpreters, Obama told Putin that ‘we knew what he was doing and [he] better stop or else,' according to a senior aide who subsequently spoke with Obama. Putin responded by demanding proof and accusing the United States of interfering in Russia's internal affairs."

Or else?

It sounds like the red line in Syria that Obama had warned the Syrian regime not to cross. But they crossed it anyway.

Obama's so-called "secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault" exists in the minds of Post reporters who are waging a not-so-secret struggle to rehabilitate the former president's disastrous foreign policy toward Russia and most of the rest of the world.

Let's not forget one more debacle-Obama's deal with Russian client state Iran to facilitate the regime's nuclear weapons program and world-wide terrorism.

That may end up being another crime of the century, on par with President Bill Clinton's deal with North Korea that was supposed to prevent the communist regime from getting its hands on nuclear weapons.

Speaking of North Korea, whose nuclear weapons program accelerated under Obama, hear the words of Otto Warmbier's father about his son being released after Trump took office: "I think the results speak for themselves."

Obama's "cautious and deliberate" approach was to let the young man languish in a North Korean prison while being tortured to near death.

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              Israel pursuing a strategy that is placing its long-term future at risk   
    I came across the following article, written by the Israeli Ambassador to Singapore, in today's edition of TODAY.

    Following the Israeli Ambassador's article is an essay by John J. Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago and co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. I've read the book which he co-authored with Stephen M. Walt, professor of international affairs at JFK School of Government at Harvard University. The controversial book, published in 2007, started out as a controversial essay in 2006 published in the London Review of Books. (At the end of this post is a video of a 2007 documentary on the Israel Lobby in America)

    Read also Stephen M. Walt's essay The myth of Israel's strategic genius and Avi Shlaim's essay How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe.
    Lasting peace in the Middle East...

    Accepting the existenceof a Jewish state there, and abandoning the dream of destroying it, is the answer

    Thursday • January 22, 2009

    Ilan Ben-Dov
    Israeli Ambassador to Singapore

    THREE weeks of fighting in Gaza have once again put the Middle East at the focal point of the international media.

    Now, after another round of violence has ended, we have to ask ourselves again, what is the real root of the problem? What is the key which will lead us to peace in the Middle East?

    The basic Arab argument is that the root of the problem is occupation. The Arab world accuses Israel of controlling occupied Arab territories and claims that this is the main issue which prevents peace in the Middle East.

    This argument is utterly baseless. The Israelis believe that the root of the problem is the very fact that a large fraction of the Arab-Islamic world still rejects Israel’s right to exist, and rejects the basic right of Jews to live in their independent state of Israel.

    Israel has shown in the past that in order to achieve peace, it is ready for territorial concessions, exactly as it did when it signed a peace treaty with its neighbour in the south, Egypt, and its neighbour in the east, Jordan. In both these cases, the dispute over territory was not an obstacle to peace.

    Moreover, Israel endorses the establishment of a Palestinian independent state that will live in peace next to it.

    In the last two military confrontations in the Middle East — the one with the Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the one with Hamas in Gaza — Israel had to defend itself from radical Muslim terrorist organisations which are motivated by extreme religious, Jihadistic ideology that calls for the destruction of Israel.

    It is time to reveal these facts loud and clear: Both Hamas and Hezbollah are heavily and directly influenced by Iran. It is the same Iran whose President is calling for the annihilation of Israel, the same Iran which does everything possible to sabotage and to harm any attempt of a dialogue and reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israel.

    Iran does not only supply the ideological basis for Hezbollah and Hamas, it supplies them with huge amounts of weapons, ammunition and money.

    It is also important to answer the question of what exactly do Hamas and Hezbollah mean by speaking about “occupied territories”? For them, the whole of Israel is considered a so-called “occupied territory”. They do not distinguish between Gaza and Tel-Aviv, between the West Bank and the city of Haifa. For the Iranian President who supports them, Israel must be “wiped out of the map”.

    Should this lead us to despair? Of course not.

    The Middle East is nowadays divided into two parts. The first is the radical, fundamentalistic-jihadistic part that dreams of the disappearance of Israel from the region. Whoever dreams these dreams is doomed to lead the Palestinians to a deadlock and to many more years of wars, suffering, poverty and hopelessness.

    On the other hand, we find the moderate and pragmatic Arab world which aspires to find a peaceful solution based on mutual recognition, justice for both sides and a territorial compromise. Such a solution will pave the way for all people in this region — and especially for the Palestinian people, who have suffered so much in recent years — to a better future.

    The key to a lasting solution of the Middle Eastern conflict is therefore not a question of occupied territories. For this question, we can find a compromise.

    The real key to a solution is the willingness of the Arab and the Muslim countries to recognise the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East and to abandon the dream of destroying it.
    Another War, Another Defeat
    by John J. Mearsheimer
    Published in the Jan 26, 2009 edition of The American Conservative


    The Gaza offensive has succeeded in punishing the Palestinians but not in making Israel more secure.

    Israelis and their American supporters claim that Israel learned its lessons well from the disastrous 2006 Lebanon war and has devised a winning strategy for the present war against Hamas. Of course, when a ceasefire comes, Israel will declare victory. Don’t believe it. Israel has foolishly started another war it cannot win.

    The campaign in Gaza is said to have two objectives: 1) to put an end to the rockets and mortars that Palestinians have been firing into southern Israel since it withdrew from Gaza in August 2005; 2) to restore Israel’s deterrent, which was said to be diminished by the Lebanon fiasco, by Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza, and by its inability to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

    But these are not the real goals of Operation Cast Lead. The actual purpose is connected to Israel’s long-term vision of how it intends to live with millions of Palestinians in its midst. It is part of a broader strategic goal: the creation of a “Greater Israel.” Specifically, Israel’s leaders remain determined to control all of what used to be known as Mandate Palestine, which includes Gaza and the West Bank. The Palestinians would have limited autonomy in a handful of disconnected and economically crippled enclaves, one of which is Gaza. Israel would control the borders around them, movement between them, the air above and the water below them.

    The key to achieving this is to inflict massive pain on the Palestinians so that they come to accept the fact that they are a defeated people and that Israel will be largely responsible for controlling their future. This strategy, which was first articulated by Ze’ev Jabotinsky in the 1920s and has heavily influenced Israeli policy since 1948, is commonly referred to as the “Iron Wall.”

    What has been happening in Gaza is fully consistent with this strategy.

    Let’s begin with Israel’s decision to withdraw from Gaza in 2005. The conventional wisdom is that Israel was serious about making peace with the Palestinians and that its leaders hoped the exit from Gaza would be a major step toward creating a viable Palestinian state. According to the New York Times’ Thomas L. Friedman, Israel was giving the Palestinians an opportunity to “build a decent mini-state there—a Dubai on the Mediterranean,” and if they did so, it would “fundamentally reshape the Israeli debate about whether the Palestinians can be handed most of the West Bank.”

    This is pure fiction. Even before Hamas came to power, the Israelis intended to create an open-air prison for the Palestinians in Gaza and inflict great pain on them until they complied with Israel’s wishes. Dov Weisglass, Ariel Sharon’s closest adviser at the time, candidly stated that the disengagement from Gaza was aimed at halting the peace process, not encouraging it. He described the disengagement as “formaldehyde that’s necessary so that there will not be a political process with the Palestinians.” Moreover, he emphasized that the withdrawal “places the Palestinians under tremendous pressure. It forces them into a corner where they hate to be.”

    Arnon Soffer, a prominent Israeli demographer who also advised Sharon, elaborated on what that pressure would look like. “When 2.5 million people live in a closed-off Gaza, it’s going to be a human catastrophe. Those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam. The pressure at the border will be awful. It’s going to be a terrible war. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day.”

    In January 2006, five months after the Israelis pulled their settlers out of Gaza, Hamas won a decisive victory over Fatah in the Palestinian legislative elections. This meant trouble for Israel’s strategy because Hamas was democratically elected, well organized, not corrupt like Fatah, and unwilling to accept Israel’s existence. Israel responded by ratcheting up economic pressure on the Palestinians, but it did not work. In fact, the situation took another turn for the worse in March 2007, when Fatah and Hamas came together to form a national unity government. Hamas’s stature and political power were growing, and Israel’s divide-and-conquer strategy was unraveling.

    To make matters worse, the national unity government began pushing for a long-term ceasefire. The Palestinians would end all missile attacks on Israel if the Israelis would stop arresting and assassinating Palestinians and end their economic stranglehold, opening the border crossings into Gaza.

    Israel rejected that offer and with American backing set out to foment a civil war between Fatah and Hamas that would wreck the national unity government and put Fatah in charge. The plan backfired when Hamas drove Fatah out of Gaza, leaving Hamas in charge there and the more pliant Fatah in control of the West Bank. Israel then tightened the screws on the blockade around Gaza, causing even greater hardship and suffering among the Palestinians living there.

    Hamas responded by continuing to fire rockets and mortars into Israel, while emphasizing that they still sought a long-term ceasefire, perhaps lasting ten years or more. This was not a noble gesture on Hamas’s part: they sought a ceasefire because the balance of power heavily favored Israel. The Israelis had no interest in a ceasefire and merely intensified the economic pressure on Gaza. But in the late spring of 2008, pressure from Israelis living under the rocket attacks led the government to agree to a six-month ceasefire starting on June 19. That agreement, which formally ended on Dec. 19, immediately preceded the present war, which began on Dec. 27.

    The official Israeli position blames Hamas for undermining the ceasefire. This view is widely accepted in the United States, but it is not true. Israeli leaders disliked the ceasefire from the start, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed the IDF to begin preparing for the present war while the ceasefire was being negotiated in June 2008. Furthermore, Dan Gillerman, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, reports that Jerusalem began to prepare the propaganda campaign to sell the present war months before the conflict began. For its part, Hamas drastically reduced the number of missile attacks during the first five months of the ceasefire. A total of two rockets were fired into Israel during September and October, none by Hamas.

    How did Israel behave during this same period? It continued arresting and assassinating Palestinians on the West Bank, and it continued the deadly blockade that was slowly strangling Gaza. Then on Nov. 4, as Americans voted for a new president, Israel attacked a tunnel inside Gaza and killed six Palestinians. It was the first major violation of the ceasefire, and the Palestinians—who had been “careful to maintain the ceasefire,” according to Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center—responded by resuming rocket attacks. The calm that had prevailed since June vanished as Israel ratcheted up the blockade and its attacks into Gaza and the Palestinians hurled more rockets at Israel. It is worth noting that not a single Israeli was killed by Palestinian missiles between Nov. 4 and the launching of the war on Dec. 27.

    As the violence increased, Hamas made clear that it had no interest in extending the ceasefire beyond Dec. 19, which is hardly surprising, since it had not worked as intended. In mid-December, however, Hamas informed Israel that it was still willing to negotiate a long-term ceasefire if it included an end to the arrests and assassinations as well as the lifting of the blockade. But the Israelis, having used the ceasefire to prepare for war against Hamas, rejected this overture. The bombing of Gaza commenced eight days after the failed ceasefire formally ended.

    If Israel wanted to stop missile attacks from Gaza, it could have done so by arranging a long-term ceasefire with Hamas. And if Israel were genuinely interested in creating a viable Palestinian state, it could have worked with the national unity government to implement a meaningful ceasefire and change Hamas’s thinking about a two-state solution. But Israel has a different agenda: it is determined to employ the Iron Wall strategy to get the Palestinians in Gaza to accept their fate as hapless subjects of a Greater Israel.

    This brutal policy is clearly reflected in Israel’s conduct of the Gaza War. Israel and its supporters claim that the IDF is going to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties, in some cases taking risks that put Israeli soldiers in jeopardy. Hardly. One reason to doubt these claims is that Israel refuses to allow reporters into the war zone: it does not want the world to see what its soldiers and bombs are doing inside Gaza. At the same time, Israel has launched a massive propaganda campaign to put a positive spin on the horror stories that do emerge.

    The best evidence, however, that Israel is deliberately seeking to punish the broader population in Gaza is the death and destruction the IDF has wrought on that small piece of real estate. Israel has killed over 1,000 Palestinians and wounded more than 4,000. Over half of the casualties are civilians, and many are children. The IDF’s opening salvo on Dec. 27 took place as children were leaving school, and one of its primary targets that day was a large group of graduating police cadets, who hardly qualified as terrorists. In what Ehud Barak called “an all-out war against Hamas,” Israel has targeted a university, schools, mosques, homes, apartment buildings, government offices, and even ambulances. A senior Israeli military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, explained the logic behind Israel’s expansive target set: “There are many aspects of Hamas, and we are trying to hit the whole spectrum, because everything is connected and everything supports terrorism against Israel.” In other words, everyone is a terrorist and everything is a legitimate target.

    Israelis tend to be blunt, and they occasionally say what they are really doing. After the IDF killed 40 Palestinian civilians in a UN school on Jan. 6, Ha’aretz reported that “senior officers admit that the IDF has been using enormous firepower.” One officer explained, “For us, being cautious means being aggressive. From the minute we entered, we’ve acted like we’re at war. That creates enormous damage on the ground … I just hope those who have fled the area of Gaza City in which we are operating will describe the shock.”

    One might accept that Israel is waging “a cruel, all-out war against 1.5 million Palestinian civilians,” as Ha’aretz put it in an editorial, but argue that it will eventually achieve its war aims and the rest of the world will quickly forget the horrors inflicted on the people of Gaza.

    This is wishful thinking. For starters, Israel is unlikely to stop the rocket fire for any appreciable period of time unless it agrees to open Gaza’s borders and stop arresting and killing Palestinians. Israelis talk about cutting off the supply of rockets and mortars into Gaza, but weapons will continue to come in via secret tunnels and ships that sneak through Israel’s naval blockade. It will also be impossible to police all of the goods sent into Gaza through legitimate channels.

    Israel could try to conquer all of Gaza and lock the place down. That would probably stop the rocket attacks if Israel deployed a large enough force. But then the IDF would be bogged down in a costly occupation against a deeply hostile population. They would eventually have to leave, and the rocket fire would resume. And if Israel fails to stop the rocket fire and keep it stopped, as seems likely, its deterrent will be diminished, not strengthened.

    More importantly, there is little reason to think that the Israelis can beat Hamas into submission and get the Palestinians to live quietly in a handful of Bantustans inside Greater Israel. Israel has been humiliating, torturing, and killing Palestinians in the Occupied Territories since 1967 and has not come close to cowing them. Indeed, Hamas’s reaction to Israel’s brutality seems to lend credence to Nietzsche’s remark that what does not kill you makes you stronger.

    But even if the unexpected happens and the Palestinians cave, Israel would still lose because it will become an apartheid state. As Prime Minister Ehud Olmert recently said, Israel will “face a South African-style struggle” if the Palestinians do not get a viable state of their own. “As soon as that happens,” he argued, “the state of Israel is finished.” Yet Olmert has done nothing to stop settlement expansion and create a viable Palestinian state, relying instead on the Iron Wall strategy to deal with the Palestinians.

    There is also little chance that people around the world who follow the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will soon forget the appalling punishment that Israel is meting out in Gaza. The destruction is just too obvious to miss, and too many people—especially in the Arab and Islamic world—care about the Palestinians’ fate. Moreover, discourse about this longstanding conflict has undergone a sea change in the West in recent years, and many of us who were once wholly sympathetic to Israel now see that the Israelis are the victimizers and the Palestinians are the victims. What is happening in Gaza will accelerate that changing picture of the conflict and long be seen as a dark stain on Israel’s reputation.

    The bottom line is that no matter what happens on the battlefield, Israel cannot win its war in Gaza. In fact, it is pursuing a strategy—with lots of help from its so-called friends in the Diaspora—that is placing its long-term future at risk.



              Palestinian David faces a heavily armed, merciless and overbearing Israeli Goliath: How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe   
    How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe
    Avi Shlaim, The Guardian, 7 Jan 2009

    Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy. But its merciless assault on Gaza has led him to devastating conclusions

    The only way to make sense of Israel's senseless war in Gaza is through understanding the historical context. Establishing the state of Israel in May 1948 involved a monumental injustice to the Palestinians. British officials bitterly resented American partisanship on behalf of the infant state. On 2 June 1948, Sir John Troutbeck wrote to the foreign secretary, Ernest Bevin, that the Americans were responsible for the creation of a gangster state headed by "an utterly unscrupulous set of leaders". I used to think that this judgment was too harsh but Israel's vicious assault on the people of Gaza, and the Bush administration's complicity in this assault, have reopened the question.

    I write as someone who served loyally in the Israeli army in the mid-1960s and who has never questioned the legitimacy of the state of Israel within its pre-1967 borders. What I utterly reject is the Zionist colonial project beyond the Green Line. The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of the June 1967 war had very little to do with security and everything to do with territorial expansionism. The aim was to establish Greater Israel through permanent political, economic and military control over the Palestinian territories. And the result has been one of the most prolonged and brutal military occupations of modern times.

    Four decades of Israeli control did incalculable damage to the economy of the Gaza Strip. With a large population of 1948 refugees crammed into a tiny strip of land, with no infrastructure or natural resources, Gaza's prospects were never bright. Gaza, however, is not simply a case of economic under-development but a uniquely cruel case of deliberate de-development. To use the Biblical phrase, Israel turned the people of Gaza into the hewers of wood and the drawers of water, into a source of cheap labour and a captive market for Israeli goods. The development of local industry was actively impeded so as to make it impossible for the Palestinians to end their subordination to Israel and to establish the economic underpinnings essential for real political independence.

    Gaza is a classic case of colonial exploitation in the post-colonial era. Jewish settlements in occupied territories are immoral, illegal and an insurmountable obstacle to peace. They are at once the instrument of exploitation and the symbol of the hated occupation. In Gaza, the Jewish settlers numbered only 8,000 in 2005 compared with 1.4 million local residents. Yet the settlers controlled 25% of the territory, 40% of the arable land and the lion's share of the scarce water resources. Cheek by jowl with these foreign intruders, the majority of the local population lived in abject poverty and unimaginable misery. Eighty per cent of them still subsist on less than $2 a day. The living conditions in the strip remain an affront to civilised values, a powerful precipitant to resistance and a fertile breeding ground for political extremism.

    In August 2005 a Likud government headed by Ariel Sharon staged a unilateral Israeli pullout from Gaza, withdrawing all 8,000 settlers and destroying the houses and farms they had left behind. Hamas, the Islamic resistance movement, conducted an effective campaign to drive the Israelis out of Gaza. The withdrawal was a humiliation for the Israeli Defence Forces. To the world, Sharon presented the withdrawal from Gaza as a contribution to peace based on a two-state solution. But in the year after, another 12,000 Israelis settled on the West Bank, further reducing the scope for an independent Palestinian state. Land-grabbing and peace-making are simply incompatible. Israel had a choice and it chose land over peace.

    The real purpose behind the move was to redraw unilaterally the borders of Greater Israel by incorporating the main settlement blocs on the West Bank to the state of Israel. Withdrawal from Gaza was thus not a prelude to a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority but a prelude to further Zionist expansion on the West Bank. It was a unilateral Israeli move undertaken in what was seen, mistakenly in my view, as an Israeli national interest. Anchored in a fundamental rejection of the Palestinian national identity, the withdrawal from Gaza was part of a long-term effort to deny the Palestinian people any independent political existence on their land.

    Israel's settlers were withdrawn but Israeli soldiers continued to control all access to the Gaza Strip by land, sea and air. Gaza was converted overnight into an open-air prison. From this point on, the Israeli air force enjoyed unrestricted freedom to drop bombs, to make sonic booms by flying low and breaking the sound barrier, and to terrorise the hapless inhabitants of this prison.

    Israel likes to portray itself as an island of democracy in a sea of authoritarianism. Yet Israel has never in its entire history done anything to promote democracy on the Arab side and has done a great deal to undermine it. Israel has a long history of secret collaboration with reactionary Arab regimes to suppress Palestinian nationalism. Despite all the handicaps, the Palestinian people succeeded in building the only genuine democracy in the Arab world with the possible exception of Lebanon. In January 2006, free and fair elections for the Legislative Council of the Palestinian Authority brought to power a Hamas-led government. Israel, however, refused to recognise the democratically elected government, claiming that Hamas is purely and simply a terrorist organisation.

    America and the EU shamelessly joined Israel in ostracising and demonising the Hamas government and in trying to bring it down by withholding tax revenues and foreign aid. A surreal situation thus developed with a significant part of the international community imposing economic sanctions not against the occupier but against the occupied, not against the oppressor but against the oppressed.

    As so often in the tragic history of Palestine, the victims were blamed for their own misfortunes. Israel's propaganda machine persistently purveyed the notion that the Palestinians are terrorists, that they reject coexistence with the Jewish state, that their nationalism is little more than antisemitism, that Hamas is just a bunch of religious fanatics and that Islam is incompatible with democracy. But the simple truth is that the Palestinian people are a normal people with normal aspirations. They are no better but they are no worse than any other national group. What they aspire to, above all, is a piece of land to call their own on which to live in freedom and dignity.

    Like other radical movements, Hamas began to moderate its political programme following its rise to power. From the ideological rejectionism of its charter, it began to move towards pragmatic accommodation of a two-state solution. In March 2007, Hamas and Fatah formed a national unity government that was ready to negotiate a long-term ceasefire with Israel. Israel, however, refused to negotiate with a government that included Hamas.

    It continued to play the old game of divide and rule between rival Palestinian factions. In the late 1980s, Israel had supported the nascent Hamas in order to weaken Fatah, the secular nationalist movement led by Yasser Arafat. Now Israel began to encourage the corrupt and pliant Fatah leaders to overthrow their religious political rivals and recapture power. Aggressive American neoconservatives participated in the sinister plot to instigate a Palestinian civil war. Their meddling was a major factor in the collapse of the national unity government and in driving Hamas to seize power in Gaza in June 2007 to pre-empt a Fatah coup.

    The war unleashed by Israel on Gaza on 27 December was the culmination of a series of clashes and confrontations with the Hamas government. In a broader sense, however, it is a war between Israel and the Palestinian people, because the people had elected the party to power. The declared aim of the war is to weaken Hamas and to intensify the pressure until its leaders agree to a new ceasefire on Israel's terms. The undeclared aim is to ensure that the Palestinians in Gaza are seen by the world simply as a humanitarian problem and thus to derail their struggle for independence and statehood.

    The timing of the war was determined by political expediency. A general election is scheduled for 10 February and, in the lead-up to the election, all the main contenders are looking for an opportunity to prove their toughness. The army top brass had been champing at the bit to deliver a crushing blow to Hamas in order to remove the stain left on their reputation by the failure of the war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in July 2006. Israel's cynical leaders could also count on apathy and impotence of the pro-western Arab regimes and on blind support from President Bush in the twilight of his term in the White House. Bush readily obliged by putting all the blame for the crisis on Hamas, vetoing proposals at the UN Security Council for an immediate ceasefire and issuing Israel with a free pass to mount a ground invasion of Gaza.

    As always, mighty Israel claims to be the victim of Palestinian aggression but the sheer asymmetry of power between the two sides leaves little room for doubt as to who is the real victim. This is indeed a conflict between David and Goliath but the Biblical image has been inverted - a small and defenceless Palestinian David faces a heavily armed, merciless and overbearing Israeli Goliath. The resort to brute military force is accompanied, as always, by the shrill rhetoric of victimhood and a farrago of self-pity overlaid with self-righteousness. In Hebrew this is known as the syndrome of bokhim ve-yorim, "crying and shooting".

    To be sure, Hamas is not an entirely innocent party in this conflict. Denied the fruit of its electoral victory and confronted with an unscrupulous adversary, it has resorted to the weapon of the weak - terror. Militants from Hamas and Islamic Jihad kept launching Qassam rocket attacks against Israeli settlements near the border with Gaza until Egypt brokered a six-month ceasefire last June. The damage caused by these primitive rockets is minimal but the psychological impact is immense, prompting the public to demand protection from its government. Under the circumstances, Israel had the right to act in self-defence but its response to the pinpricks of rocket attacks was totally disproportionate. The figures speak for themselves. In the three years after the withdrawal from Gaza, 11 Israelis were killed by rocket fire. On the other hand, in 2005-7 alone, the IDF killed 1,290 Palestinians in Gaza, including 222 children.

    Whatever the numbers, killing civilians is wrong. This rule applies to Israel as much as it does to Hamas, but Israel's entire record is one of unbridled and unremitting brutality towards the inhabitants of Gaza. Israel also maintained the blockade of Gaza after the ceasefire came into force which, in the view of the Hamas leaders, amounted to a violation of the agreement. During the ceasefire, Israel prevented any exports from leaving the strip in clear violation of a 2005 accord, leading to a sharp drop in employment opportunities. Officially, 49.1% of the population is unemployed. At the same time, Israel restricted drastically the number of trucks carrying food, fuel, cooking-gas canisters, spare parts for water and sanitation plants, and medical supplies to Gaza. It is difficult to see how starving and freezing the civilians of Gaza could protect the people on the Israeli side of the border. But even if it did, it would still be immoral, a form of collective punishment that is strictly forbidden by international humanitarian law.

    The brutality of Israel's soldiers is fully matched by the mendacity of its spokesmen. Eight months before launching the current war on Gaza, Israel established a National Information Directorate. The core messages of this directorate to the media are that Hamas broke the ceasefire agreements; that Israel's objective is the defence of its population; and that Israel's forces are taking the utmost care not to hurt innocent civilians. Israel's spin doctors have been remarkably successful in getting this message across. But, in essence, their propaganda is a pack of lies.

    A wide gap separates the reality of Israel's actions from the rhetoric of its spokesmen. It was not Hamas but the IDF that broke the ceasefire. It di d so by a raid into Gaza on 4 November that killed six Hamas men. Israel's objective is not just the defence of its population but the eventual overthrow of the Hamas government in Gaza by turning the people against their rulers. And far from taking care to spare civilians, Israel is guilty of indiscriminate bombing and of a three-year-old blockade that has brought the inhabitants of Gaza, now 1.5 million, to the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.

    The Biblical injunction of an eye for an eye is savage enough. But Israel's insane offensive against Gaza seems to follow the logic of an eye for an eyelash. After eight days of bombing, with a death toll of more than 400 Palestinians and four Israelis, the gung-ho cabinet ordered a land invasion of Gaza the consequences of which are incalculable.

    No amount of military escalation can buy Israel immunity from rocket attacks from the military wing of Hamas. Despite all the death and destruction that Israel has inflicted on them, they kept up their resistance and they kept firing their rockets. This is a movement that glorifies victimhood and martyrdom. There is simply no military solution to the conflict between the two communities. The problem with Israel's concept of security is that it denies even the most elementary security to the other community. The only way for Israel to achieve security is not through shooting but through talks with Hamas, which has repeatedly declared its readiness to negotiate a long-term ceasefire with the Jewish state within its pre-1967 borders for 20, 30, or even 50 years. Israel has rejected this offer for the same reason it spurned the Arab League peace plan of 2002, which is still on the table: it involves concessions and compromises.

    This brief review of Israel's record over the past four decades makes it difficult to resist the conclusion that it has become a rogue state with "an utterly unscrupulous set of leaders". A rogue state habitually violates international law, possesses weapons of mass destruction and practises terrorism - the use of violence against civilians for political purposes. Israel fulfils all of these three criteria; the cap fits and it must wear it. Israel's real aim is not peaceful coexistence with its Palestinian neighbours but military domination. It keeps compounding the mistakes of the past with new and more disastrous ones. Politicians, like everyone else, are of course free to repeat the lies and mistakes of the past. But it is not mandatory to do so.

    Avi Shlaim is a professor of international relations at the University of Oxford and the author of The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World and of Lion of Jordan: King Hussein's Life in War and Peace.
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              Election of the Executive Council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission   

    Member States of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO have elected the new members of the IOC Executive Council. The Executive Council consists of up to 40 Member States, including the six Member States represented by the Chairperson and the five Vice-Chairpersons.

    The Executive Council meets every year to review issues and items from on-going work plans, and make preparations for the IOC Assembly, which is the principal organ of the Commission. Sessions of the IOC Assembly are held every two years to establish general policy and the main lines of work of the Commission, including the approval of the IOC Biennial Draft Programme and Budget.

    Representation in the IOC Executive Council Electoral Group I can consist of up to 10 seats; Group II of up to 3 seats; Group III of up to 9 seats; Group IV of up to 9 seats; and Group V of up to 9 seats.

    The results of the elections are as follows.

    Chair

    • Professor Peter Haugan (Norway) Group I

    Vice-Chairs

    • Dr Monika Breuch-Moritz (Germany) Group I
    • Dr Alexander Postnov (Russian Federation) Group II
    • Mr Ariel Hernan Troisi (Argentina) Group III
    • Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong (Thailand) Group IV
    • Dr Ashley Johnson (South Africa) Group V

    Seats on the Executive Council

    • Group I: Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
    • Group II: Bulgaria1
    • Group III: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
    • Group IV:2 Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Palau, Philippines, Republic of Korea
    • Group V: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Senegal, Tanzania

    Each term lasts two years, corresponding to the interval between ordinary sessions of the Assembly. IOC Officers can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

    For more information, please contact:

    Thorkild Aarup (t.aarup(at)unesco.org)

    1 Bulgaria was the only candidate for Group II.
    2 Pakistan withdrew its candidacy for a seat in Group IV.


              Watch on BBC World News: eight-part series based on UNESCO’s "General History of Africa" book collection   

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    Zeinab Badawi delves into the history of Africa for a brand new, eight-part series on BBC World News. The continent of Africa has a long, complex history, and its people built civilizations which rivalled those that existed anywhere else in the world. However, much of the continent’s history is not widely known, and what we are presented with often projects a distorted and partial picture. Sudan-born Zeinab travels to all four corners of Africa, interviewing African historians, archaeologists, and citizens whose accounts and stories paint a vivid picture of their continent's past and how it informs their present lives. It is a series that will inform, educate and entertain - Africa’s history told by Africans themselves.

     

    Episodes

    BBC World TV: Transmission dates (GMT)

       

    1) Mother Africa

    In the first episode Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent, examining the origins of humankind and how and why we evolved in Africa. During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the genuine bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of palaeontology: Lucy in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic ‘Dinkenesh' - which means 'you are marvellous’! Zeinab also spends time with a unique tribe in Tanzania, who provide insight into how we have lived, for most of our history, as hunter-gatherers. She also looks at what distinguishes us from the animal world and makes us human.

    Sat 1st July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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    2) Cattle, crops and Iron

    Zeinab Badawi continues her journey through the history of human development, travelling to meet the Masai of East Africa where she explains how humans began to domesticate animals and become pastoralists; in Zimbabwe, Zeinab visits one lively farming family and examines how we became settled and began to live from farming. She also looks at how the Iron Age transformed life in Africa and paved the way for the development of rich urban civilisations.

    Sat 8th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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    3) Gift of the Nile

    Zeinab Badawi’s quest to uncover the history of Africa takes her to Egypt, where she explores the most famous civilisation on the continent – the ancient Egyptians. Zeinab takes you beyond the usual coverage of the pharaohs and asks first who the ancient Egyptians actually were? What was their ethnicity? What made such a great civilisation possible? How did they order their society, and what were their values?

    Sat 15th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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    4) The Kingdom of Kush

    In the fourth episode, Zeinab Badawi travels to the country of her birth and the very region of her forefathers: northern Sudan, where she sheds light on a little know aspect of ancient African history: the Kingdom of Kush. Its kings ruled for many hundreds of years and indeed in the eighth century BC, they conquered and governed Egypt for the best part of 100 years. Furthermore Kush was an African superpower, its influence extended to the modern day Middle East. Zeinab shows you some of the best preserved of Sudan’s s 1,000 pyramids and explains how some of the customs of Kush have endured to this day.

    Sat 22nd July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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    5) The Rise of Aksum

    Zeinab Badawi travels to the little visited country of Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia, to chart the rise of the Kingdom of Aksum. Described as one of the four greatest civilisations of the ancient world, Zeinab examines archaeological remains in both countries dating from many hundreds of years before Christ. She explains how the Kings of Aksum grew rich and powerful from their control of the Red Sea trade and how they were one of the first civilisations that officially embraced Christianity in the 4th century. Also find out why the Queen of Sheba and the Sacred Ark of the Covenant are so critical to the story of Aksum.

    Sat 29th July: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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    6) Kings and Emirs

    In the sixth episode, Zeinab Badawi focuses on the fall of the kingdom of Aksum, and how the Christian kings that followed in Aksum’s wake left powerful legacies, especially that of King Lalibela. He is credited with building a complex of rock-hewn churches, which represent amazing feats of engineering. She also charts the arrival of Islam in this part of Africa and how the Christian kings and Muslim emirs co-existed. In the most Muslim of Ethiopia’s cities Harar: she observes the bizarre, long standing tradition of the Hyena Men of Harar.

    Sat 5th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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    7) North Africa

    In the penultimate episode, Zeinab Badawi’s exploration of Africa’s rich history focuses on North Africa. She goes to Morocco to find out about the original inhabitants of the region - in particular the Berbers or Amazigh - the best known of the people of North Africa. Zeinab visits Carthage in Tunisia and explains who the Carthaginians were. She looks at the great Berber kings and how they managed to retain their influence when North Africa came under Roman rule. Zeinab shows you some of the most extensive and least visited Roman sites in Algeria.

    Sat 12th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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    8) Pagans and God

    In the final episode, Zeinab Badawi examines the role of religion in Africa. To this day tens of millions of Africans are pagans, who worship a pantheon of Gods and venerate their ancestors. And many more millions of Africans incorporate pagan customs into their monotheistic beliefs. Zeinab takes you through the stages of the arrival of monotheism in Africa: first Judaism , then early Christianity and then finally Islam. She charts the rise of the powerful Islamic dynasties of North Africa, that went on to conquer Spain.

    Sat 19th Aug: 02:10 (Except North and Latin America, 15:10)

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              RIHANNA, ISIS, ISLAMISTS by (Aangirfan Blog)   
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.com


    RIHANNA, ISIS, ISLAMISTS


    Rihanna and Hassan Jameel.
    Rihanna is part of a conspiracy?
    Rihanna's new love is Saudi Toyota dealership heir and Naomi Campbell's ex-beau Hassan Jameel.

    dailymail.

    ISIS has large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks.


    Rihanna is a mind controlled sex slave?

    The US State Department arranged for fleets of Toyota trucks to be sent to the 'Free Syrian Army', which works alongside ISIS.

    The Mystery of ISIS' Toyota Army


    In 1956, there was a big conspiracy involving the UK, France and Israel.
    There was a joint plot to attack Egypt.

    BRITAIN TRIED TO HELP ISRAEL STEAL TERRITORY

    In 1956, Israel wanted an excuse to seize the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.

    Israel held secret talks with Britain and France.

    The UK Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, agreed to the illegal joint attack on Egypt.

    Documents (Sir Anthony Eden's cabinet discussed concealing Suez 'collusion) released after more than 50 years show: the UK Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden's cabinet discussed how to lie to the public and the world about the secret pact with France and Israel to seize Egypt's Suez canal in 1956.

    "At Gamil airport, a young Egyptian ... was seized by the British, who wanted to know the whereabouts of Egyptian arms stores. 

    "He later claimed that one of his eyes was cut out by a British interrogation officer ... and the other eye taken out later when he refused to broadcast propaganda for the allies..."


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    The Mad Muslims in Acheh are reportedly controlled by the CIA and its friends.

    In the 1960s, MI6 supported Islamic guerrillas in Indonesia.

    According to The Independent (UK): "Cabinet papers show that British spies, including MI6, supported Islamic guerrillas in order to destabilise Sukarno."

    The Secret State: The Security Service


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    For more than fifty years, the CIA and its friends have been employing militant Moslems to do their dirty work.

    1. Before World war II, British intelligence used the Moslem Brotherhood against Britain's German rivals in North Africa.


    (The British, Muslim Terrorism and September 11)



    2. Around 1955, the CIA began to co-operate with the Moslem Brotherhood. 

    The CIA and MI6 used the Moslem Brotherhood to weaken both Egypt and Syria.




    3. In the 1960s, MI6 supported Islamic guerrillas in Indonesia.

    According to The Independent (UK): "Cabinet papers show that British spies, including MI6, supported Islamic guerrillas in order to destabilise Sukarno."

    (The Secret State: MI5 (Home Office/MoD), The Security Service and ...)

    4. Israel funded the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, in order to divide the Palestinians.
    John Buchan, who worked for UK military intelligence, wrote Greenmantle, which is about a warlike Islamist, who is secretly working for the security services.

    5. In 1979, the CIA and MI6 used the Moslem Brotherhood to topple the Shah of Iran and install the Ayatollahs.

    (The British, Muslim Terrorism and September 11)

    6. In 1979 the CIA was building up and arming the militant Moslem Mujahadeen in Afghanistan.

    The idea was to lure Russia into Afghanistan.



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    7. In 1991, the CIA and NATO used Al Qaeda to break up Yugoslavia.

    (Global Research, 8 September 2010, Andrew Gavin Marshall: "The Anglo-American Terror Network")

    Yugoslavia was a friend of Russia and was next door to a lot of oil wealth.

    Moslems arrived in Bosnia from Afghanistan and other Moslem countries.

    Clinton gave the 'green light' to Iran to arm the Bosnian Muslims.

    Israel armed the Bosnian Serbs.

    The idea was to foment conflict.

    The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which took control of the Balkan heroin trafficking routes, fought the Serbs.

    The KLA, which had links to bin Laden, was trained and armed by the USA.




    8. The CIA and its friends employed Moslem militants to create trouble for Russia in its province of Chechnya.

    ("The Anglo-American Terror Network")

    US intelligence helped fund and transport al-Qaeda into Chechnya in the early 1990s.

    In Chechnya, the two main rebel leaders who came to power had been trained by the CIA in Afghanistan.

    A war in Chechnya was planned in a secret meeting in 1996 attended by Osama bin Laden and officials of the Pakistani ISI.

    In other words, the CIA was directing the war through the ISI.

    US intelligence helped fund and transport al-Qaeda into Chechnya in the early 1990s.



    9. In 2002, it was revealed that, “British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.”

    Anas al-Liby, a Libyan al-Qaeda leader, “was given political asylum in Britain and lived in Manchester until May of 2000 when he eluded a police raid on his house and fled abroad.”

    ("The Anglo-American Terror Network")



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    10. In the 1990s, Osama bin Laden 'built a shadow air force to support his terrorist activities, using Afghanistan's national airline Ariana, a surplus U.S. Air Force jet and clandestine charters.'


    (Global Research, on 8 September 2010, Andrew Gavin Marshall: 
    "The Anglo-American Terror Network")


    Bin Laden's US Air Force jet in 1992 “was used to ferry Al Qaeda commanders to East Africa, where they trained Somali tribesmen..."

    And now, Algerians and Moroccans are said to be in Al Qaeda training camps in Israel.


    Algerians and Moroccans in El Qaida training camps in Israel 

    ~



    TRUMP, ISIS, PORN, SEXUAL ABUSE ...

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    CHARLESTON CHURCH - FALSE FLAG CONSPIRACY

    JO COX FALSE FLAG CONSPIRACY

    QUEBEC MOSQUE ATTACK - FALSE FLAG INSIDE JOB ...

    TRUMP - GLOBAL CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY .
              Winter Showers, May Flowers   
    Click the link below to read our latest article in Egypt Today: Winter Showers, May Flowers “Desert guru Eid al Atrash provides an oral history of the spring pasturing traditions of the Bedouin of Sinai” By Krista Masonis and Eid al Atrash Photography by Eid Al Atrash Heavy rains fell on the parched high mountain …

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              Strange Fish   
    Strange Fish Red Sea Egypt. Sometimes you see it, the bizare Strange Fish...swimming true deep see.

              FORGET ISIS, EGYPT’S POPULATION BOOM IS ITS BIGGEST THREAT   
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              Egypt purchases wherewithal to pursue Obunga's mobro butt buddies   
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              !مأزق الجزيرة، ومأزق خصومها   
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              هل هذه حقاً بديهيات دينية؟ (8).. النساء أكثر أهل النار   
    د. خالد منتصر  «لماذا النساء أكثر أهل النار؟»، سؤال غريب وجدته عنواناً لكتاب يباع فى الأسواق هذه الأيام، وقد أقسم لى البائع أنها آخر نسخة عنده، فقد كان الزبائن يتخاطفونه، وصدقت البائع ولم أعتقد أنه يكذب لتحلية البضاعة، فالزبائن كانوا … Continue reading
              الجمع الممكن بين التوحيد والسياسة   
    آية الله الشيخ إياد الركابي   عرفت اللغة العربية التَّوحِيد: بأنه جعلُ الشيءِ واحدًا وغيرَ متعدد، والأصل في مصدره الثلاثي من – وحد – يوحد توحيداً أي جعله واحداً، وقد شاعت كلمة التوحيد لدى المتكلمين في وصف الإيمان بوحدانية المعبود، والتي … Continue reading
               Il est fier de son oncle   
    Dr: Chawki Youssef Je suis pratiquement le seul à pouvoir tracer les traits d,un certain oncle, dont il s,avére être mon propre oncle Ibrahim. Il m,a fallu plusieurs semaines et peut-être plusieurs mois, à découvrir le vrai visage de cet … Continue reading
              Egypt News - صحيفة: مطلق النار داخل مستشفى نيويورك كان يرتدي زي طبيب - لوما نيوز   

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    Egypt News - صحيفة: مطلق النار داخل مستشفى نيويورك كان يرتدي زي طبيب
    لوما نيوز
    قالت صحيفة "ديلي ستار" الأمريكية إن شخص كان يرتدي ملابس طبيب أطلق النار على عدد من رواد مستشفى مدينة نيويورك، الجمعة، مشيرة إلى وقوع عدد من الإصابات داخل المستشفى. ونشرت الصحيفة صورًا ومقطع فيديو يظهر بعض تفاصيل الحادث وأن المهاجم كان يرتدي زيًا طبيًا وفقًا لشهود عيان. وناشدت الشرطة المواطنيين بتجنب التواجد في المنطقة حفاظًا على سلامتهم، مشيرة إلى أنه من المعتقد أن المصابين الثلاثة من أطقم العاملين داخل المستشفى. وذكرت الصحيفة أنه تم إخبار الرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب بالحادث، بينما ذكرت عمدة ...

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              لجنة فنية لفحص طائرة سعودية بعد اصطدامها بجسم كبير أثناء الهبوط - بوابة الأهرام   

    بوابة الأهرام

    لجنة فنية لفحص طائرة سعودية بعد اصطدامها بجسم كبير أثناء الهبوط
    بوابة الأهرام
    شكلت سلطات مطار القاهرة الدولي، لجنة فنية لفحص مقدمة طائرة سعودية، بعد اصطدام مقدمتها جسم كبير عقب هبوطها بالمطار قادمة من الرياض. تقارير ومتابعات. جريمة بالمطرية.. "معاق" يعاكس سيدة و"ضابط" يجامل زوجها بـ3 طعنات.. و"عجوز" يدفع الثمن فى المشرحة · ننشر نتيجة الدبلومات الفنية على مستوى الجمهورية · منذ 200 سنة.. "بائع صحف" فقير اكتشف "البنزين" فأشعل العالم | صور. وقالت مصادر بمطار القاهرة، أن شركة الخطوط السعودية قررت إلغاء الرحلة رقم 310 وتم نقل ركابها الي أحد الفنادق، وهي من طراز ايرباص 330، وتم ...
    مطار القاهرة يُشكل لجنة لفحص طائرة سعودية تعرضت للاصطدام خلال الهبوطالمرصد الإخباري
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              اعترافات قاتل الطفل الإيطالي: خنقته خوفًا من الفضيحة - جريدة الدستور   

    جريدة الدستور

    اعترافات قاتل الطفل الإيطالي: خنقته خوفًا من الفضيحة
    جريدة الدستور
    اعترف أحمد شعبان علي، المتهم {[0]} الطفل الإيطالى أمام {[1]} طلخا {[2]} الواقعة، مؤكدًا أنه خنقه بسبب صراخاته المتكررة أثناء محاولته الإعتداء عليه جنسيًا. وقال المتهم إنه حاول {[3]} الطفل بطبنجة صوت كانت بحوزته ليمارس الرذيلة معه، إلا أن الطفل تعالت صرخاته فخنقه خوفًا من الفضيحة. وكانت {[4]} طلخا بمحافظة الدقهلية، أمرت بحبس المتهم بقتل الطفل الإيطالى 4 أيام على ذمة التحقيقات مع مراعات التجديد له فى الموعد القانونى. يذكر أن الطفل يحمل الجنسيتين المصرية والإيطالية، وعاد من إيطاليا منذ 10 أيام مع والدته ...
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    اهداء الى منتدانا الغالى اليكم سوفت 128

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              AEGYPTEN Kettenanhänger aus massiv 925 Silber   
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              Comment on "Terror Channel Report: Moral Equivalence Is A Crock" by John Derbyshire   
    Tangential to topic, a 24-year old Egyptian, Ismail Ahmed Abdelmonem Ismail, drowned off the Jersey shore a few days ago. "Police said Ismail recently arrived in the United States to work on the boardwalk." What could this man have to offer us? Why would we do this to ourselves? If only they all came to...
              BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

    How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

    All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

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              Three to see: Manchester International Festival   
    Glenn Brown's Dark Angel (for Ian Curtis) after Chris Foss (2002) (© Glenn Brown and Courtesy Galerie Max Hetzler)
    The bands New Order and Joy Division are inextricably bound with Manchester, with their music an integral part of the northern citys cultural heritage and identity since the 1970s. The exhibition True Faith at Manchester Art Gallery (until 3 September) looks at the impact of the two groups on contemporary artists such as Mark Leckey, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Brown, Jeremy Deller and Julian Schnabel. True Faith is rooted in the social and cultural histories, and the psychological geography of Manchester itself, writes the co-curator Matthew Higgs in the exhibition catalogue. The show includes Peter Savilles cool, crisp album cover artwork for New Order and Joy Division (Factory Records label). The record sleeves draw on a vast range of influences: Movement (Factory Album, 1981) is inspired by the Italian Futurist artist Fortunato Deperos poster for the 1932 exhibition Futurismo Trentino. 

    The German-Egyptian artist Susan Hefuna meditates on the themes of migration and separation, pondering also on what brings people together. These themes underpin an exhibition of her drawings, objects and a new digital work at the Whitworth Art Gallery (ToGather, until 3 September). Her Vitrines of Araf (2007) include found objects such as family photographs and flowers, donated by the wives and daughters of staff based at the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo. The focal point is a performance (9 July) that unites the various migrant communities in the city. Local residents, originally from 15 different countries including Iran, Sierra Leone, Trinidad, Pakistan, Albania and Kuwait, will trace individual paths through Whitworth Park, the organisers say. Dancers from Studio Wayne McGregor will also take part in the event. 

    Samson Young, who has a doctorate in computer music and composition from Princeton University, is making his presence felt; the artist is representing Hong Kong at this years Venice Biennale and making waves in Manchester with a new five-part radio series. One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles) will be broadcast live from Old Granada Studios (30 June-4 July), weaving songs, poetry and oral histories evoking mythic tales of 17th-century Chinese travellers bound for Europe. Young will unveil a sound and video installation at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (7-16 July) that explores the relationship between the UK and China since Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese authorities in 1997.   

              ONU quer legalização do aborto no Brasil para combater epidemia de microcefalia   
    Por Tiago Chagas A epidemia de microcefalia foi usada pela Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) como mote para pedir a liberação do aborto em toda a América Latina. Em tese, os casos de microcefalia estariam acontecendo por causa do vírus zika, transmitido pelo mosquito aedes aegypti, o mesmo que...
                  
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              Aston Villa keen on reunion with Hull City Defender   
    Aston Villa have been linked with a potential move for Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady following the Tigers’ relegation from the top flight. The Egypt international previously plyed his trade under Bruce at the KCOM Stadium before the latter switched clubs due to a disagreement over the transfer plans last summer.Elmohamady, who currently has two years […]
              Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 ~ 29.&30. mart Musicology Barcaffe Sessions   
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    Seun je tada, u 14. godini, preuzeo ulogu frontmena benda Egypt 80. Nastavio je da prati politička i socijalna uverenja svog oca, međutim, u muziku je uneo puno sopstvenog uticaja, istražujući dubine različitih tradicija afričkih naroda, kako bi kroz muziku oslikao borbu stanovnika ovog kontinenta i njihovu kulturu.
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              Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 ~ 29.&30. mart Musicology Barcaffe Sessions   
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    Seun je tada, u 14. godini, preuzeo ulogu frontmena benda Egypt 80. Nastavio je da prati politička i socijalna uverenja svog oca, međutim, u muziku je uneo puno sopstvenog uticaja, istražujući dubine različitih tradicija afričkih naroda, kako bi kroz muziku oslikao borbu stanovnika ovog kontinenta i njihovu kulturu.
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              Perfil genético de diferentes populações de Aedes aegypti   
    Pesquisa é apresentada na Escola São Paulo de Ciência Avançada em Arbovirologia
              Maram Abdelhamid: Leading the way forward for immigrants to succeed   

    Marambalck_and_White.jpgBy Maram Abdelhamid

    My family and I immigrated to the United States from Egypt in the fall of 1988. We moved here after my family lost their business in times of intense corruption in the country. 

    I remember moving here to a beautiful townhouse in Woodbridge, New Jersey, seeing snow for the first time and having our landlord bring us a turkey and an old black and white television for Thanksgiving.

    The first few years in America were difficult. We moved a lot from New York to California to Los Angeles.  I missed my grandparents, cousins and extended family. My dad worked all the time and we essentially had to start from scratch.

    Through these hard times, my parents were always there for us. They made sure to instill in us strong values like hard work, education and the idea that we have the ability to make the world around us a better place, even in the smallest way possible.

    I grew up thinking that I can be anything I wanted to be. With hard work and a lot of struggle, I graduated from the University of Denver where I studied Political Science and Economics in June 2001. Two and half months later 9/11 happened...

    For everyone, 9/11 was a day of infamy. For me, it was the day that led me to Washington, D.C. to start a career in politics and advocacy. 

    It’s been 16 years since that fateful day. In that time, I’ve dedicated my life to empowering and teaching others to be active in civil society, politics and government and to access the resources and skills necessary to thrive in competitive leadership environments. I worked on behalf of organizations to advocate for Americans fighting economic and social inequality. I have traveled on behalf of the State Department to train civil society groups and share our unique American diversity, promote our democratic values and our electoral process.

    I believed in our American democracy so much that I built a nonprofit that, at it’s heart, meant to empower and teach the next generation to lead instead of feeling helpless. I named the organization Liberty and Access For All or L+A.

    L+A was created because I believe that there is a real need for diverse voices and leadership in Washington, D.C. and in all communities. Our Board of Directors are Republicans, Democrats and Independents who are committed to working together to empower, teach and connect L+A program participants to the sphere of influence in Washington, D.C. and beyond. Together, we believe that people representing every political party and every demographic should be at the leadership table!

    In the climate of fear and hate of the "other," I still  believe in the promise of America, a place where anyone who is full of grit and is brave can change the world and be successful. 

    Click here to share your own immigrant story or email it to us at communications@aaiusa.org.


              Together We Came: Hisham Matar   

    Hisham_Matar_2_.jpgBy Haley Arata

    Ten hours writing, three coffees, and two hours on the Internet: the magic writing formula for award-winning Arab American writer Hisham Matar. 

    Matar was born in New York, grew up in Tripoli and Cairo, and now lives in England. Hisham’s father, Jaballa Matar, opposed the Gaddafi regime and when Hisham was young his entire family fled to Cairo to avoid political persecution. It was during one of early days in Cairo that Matar remembers hearing the words of the one of the most influential books to his life and writing career. He was at his home in Cairo, which was filled with Libyan political dissidents as it often was, when someone read aloud passages from a book. The words relayed the thoughts of a man, and Matar recalls the writing as honest and the words as illustrating. He does not remember the name, nor the author, of the book, yet the memory of that afternoon remains strong. “Every word I have written has been propelled by an enthusiasm rooted in that afternoon so long ago, when I was a boy and didn’t yet know that I needed books at all,” Matar said. “Perhaps the book has been more useful to me lost than found.”

    Matar’s first two novels, In the Country of Men and Anatomy of a Disappearance, were met with great acclaim.  Matar’s third and most recent novel, The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, won a Pulitzer Prize and the Rathbones Folio prize this year. A narrative that tows the line between fiction and nonfiction, The Return tells the story of a man’s journey to Libya to find his father, mirroring Matar’s own journey to the country in search of his missing father, Jamalla, after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.  

    5884487010_5e0727960d_z_2_.jpgIn 1990, when Matar was nineteen years old, his father was kidnapped from his home in Cairo. For two years, Egyptian secret service agents led the Matar family to believe he was being held in Egypt. But in 1992, the Matars received a smuggled letter from Jamalla with the truth: the Egyptian secret service had abducted him in Cairo and imprisoned him in Libya. Twenty years later, Matar found out that his father might still be alive. Someone had reported seeing Jamalla as a political prisoner in Tripoli. This discovery occurred around the same time that Matar had happened upon inspiration for a new novel.

    Lounging by the poolside while on vacation, Matar glanced up to see a young boy and his father walking and holding hands. According to Matar, at this moment he was overcome with a sense of inspiration: “Inspiration…in the sense that an event happens, it’s very precise…but it seems mysterious, infinite…it contains within it so many other possibilities…it appears to be out of this world.” Encouraged by the mystery and possibility of this moment, Matar began writing the manuscript for what would later become The Return. And almost at the same time, Matar received word that someone in Libya reported having seen his father, Jamalla.

    Was this fate? Maybe. Nonetheless, imagination and reality seemed to converge as Matar embarked, with pen in hand, on his journey back to Libya. Not only does the story reflect Matar’s search for his father, but it also delves into the complex history of Libya. The story tries to bring to the surface the reality of the Revolution, from the depravity, to the struggle, the violence, and the hope; but it also seeks to reveal the effects of politics on the intimate life by highlighting the small moments in life that are affected by political events such as a regime, a revolution, a coup. These moments are often overlooked and Matar felt that, as an artist, he was able to bring to light this narrative that further reflects what he believes is the authenticity of the revolution.

    Matar grew up in a home filled with people engaged with political work. Although he claims he is not a man of action, he explores politics and identity, struggle and intimacy through his writing. He acts through the power of storytelling.

    Read more stories about Arab immigrants and their descendants on the "Together We Came" main page.


    Haley Arata is a 2017 intern at the Arab American Institute. 


              Premiér Sobotka se zúčastní summitu zemí V4, jehož hostem bude prezident Egypta Abd al-Fattáh Sísí   
    Předseda vlády Bohuslav Sobotka se zúčastní v úterý 4. července 2017 summitu premiérů zemí Visegrádské skupiny, který se uskuteční v Budapešti. Hostem summitu bude prezident Egyptské arabské republiky Abd al-Fattáh Sísí. Cestu předsedy vlády do Maďarska projednala v pondělí vláda.
              Muslim Opponents of India’s 'Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act' are Enemies of Indian Muslims   
    Muslim Opponents of India’s 'Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act' are Enemies of Indian Muslims

    Source: http://www.newageislam.com/NewAgeIslamArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=6146 
    By Muhammad Yunus
    [Co-author (Jointly with Ashfaque Ullah Syed), Essential Message of Islam, Amana Publications, USA, 2009.  “They are no better than the oxen of the Oil Mills – They tread all their life, but stay where they are.” Altaf Hussain Hali, madd-u-jazare Islam - 235th stanza A follow up on the article captioned: An Open Reminder to the Ulema: Rejecting universal knowledge as un-Islamic is brazenly un-Islamic and kufr (denial of truth)

    December 15, 2011
    The caption is as harsh as the truth bitter. Here is a brief glance on historical facts that reveal the bitter truth and support the harsh caption.
    As any educated Muslim should know, the first four centuries of Islam saw an effervescence of intellectual activity. This was marked by rationalism, universalism, and a spirit of enterprise that knew no geographical or religious boundary. The orthodox theologians had remained suspect of the rationalist school who advocated use of reason, universalism and material progress of civilization based on the liberating and dynamic paradigms of the Qur’an.
    Following a protracted doctrinal battle with the rationalist school, the orthodoxy emerged the sole custodians of faith. This happened by the close of the fourth century of Islam (10th/11th century CE). They abolished rationalism and critical thinking (Ijtihad) and use of reason (‘aql), canonized the Hadith as a form of divine revelation (wahi), reduced the juristic notion of taqlid (Precedence) to blind conformity with whatever had already been learnt during the Prophet’s time and in the first three generations of Muslims (salaf), and declared the consensus of the ‘ulama (ijma) infallible. This brought intellectual activity in Islam to a virtual halt, and, with time, resulted in stagnancy of knowledge, abhorrence against any scientific advancement, and division of universal knowledge into Islamic and European categories. Thus, in the post Renaissance era, the Muslims, at the behest of the orthodoxy, persistently refused to acquire the so-called ‘European’ knowledge, and watched the phenomenal advancement of science and technology in Europe with silent skepticism.
    In fact, the hostility of the orthodox ‘Ulama against the so-called European knowledge led them to, among other things, burn down an observatory in Turkey in 1580 - just a year after its erection, and close down the first printing press in the Islamic world in the same city in 1745 [1]. Shunning intellectual dynamism, the orthodoxy reduced the horizon of Islamic scholarship to static and speculative fields, notably, theology, literature, poetry, dialectics, historiography, eschatology, mysticism, philosophy and mannerism, and also traced detailed biographies of pious people in the transmission chain of the Hadith corpus. This took Islamic scholarship in each era to its preceding era stretching back to the ‘ideal’ era of the Prophet and the early Caliphs (salaf), thus exerting a throwback influence which did not admit of any forward march. 
    The 19th century ground realities in the Muslim lands forced the Islamic scholarship to break out of its closed and retrogressive domains. Shaykh al-Tahtawi (1801-1873) set aside the doctrine of taqlid (going backwards in knowledge by repeating what was already learnt) by translating French historical, philosophical and scientific works into Arabic, thus renewing a trend of intellectual enlightenment (Ijtihad) [2]. Syed al-Afghani (1838-1897) was highly critical of the intellectual myopia of the Ulama, and compared them with the dwindling flame at the fag end of a narrow wick, “that neither lights its surroundings nor gives light to others.” [3]. Syed Ahmed (1817-1898) insisted on teaching English language and universal sciences to the Muslims in British India and advocated reinterpretation of the Qur’anic message to remove misconceptions and distortions.
    Muhammad Abduh, (1849-1905), one time Mufti of Egypt and a disciple of Afghani was more vocal and incisive. He said: “Most of what goes in the name of (orthodox) Islam is not Islam at all. It may only have retained the outer shell of the Islamic ritual of prayer, fasting and pilgrimage, as well as some sayings, which have been perverted by allegorical interpretations” [4]. These statements from the pens of some of the most distinguished scholars of their era, who saw the history unfolding before their eyes, clearly point to a singularly detrimental role of the orthodoxy, both in the decline of Islamic civilization and the perversion of Islamic faith.      
    The orthodoxy, however, adamantly clung to their retrogressive scholarship and hackneyed traditions. As their sermons and preaching informed the thoughts and perceptions of common Muslim masses, the warnings and exhortations of the great thinkers of Islam of their era fell on deaf ears. As Muhammad Iqbal noted almost a hundred years ago, the Muslims were so enamored by rhetoric (of their imams and preachers) that even counseling words sounded like fables to them [5]. Besides, the orthodoxy continued to resist all attempts to set Islam and the Muslims on a forward track. Thus, for example, they strongly, though unsuccessfully opposed Syed Ahmed’s efforts to establishing a modern university in British India in the late 19th century, and persistently forbade (declared Haram) the teaching of European languages and universal sciences in practically all colonized Muslim lands.     
    In historical perspective, by resisting the teaching of all forms of universal knowledge and sciences post Renaissance the orthodoxy aided and abetted the Western powers to colonize their own lands, and thus spearheaded the protracted destruction of Islamic civilization.
    Applying this synergy to the 21st century India, the orthodoxy/Muslim leadership opposing the extension of India’s "Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act" [RTE] curriculum to madrasas are only aiding and abetting in keeping the Indian Muslim masses ignorant and marginalized forever. It is the same old prescription and conspiracy.
    The clergy transforms the simple faith of Islam into a complex and regimented religion requiring strict compliance with customs, traditions and rituals resplendent with the fear of hellfire for which the ignorant must rely on them and thus sustain them as their all purpose religious guide/mufti.
    The Muslim leadership will weaken its hold on masses and find it hard to get full time maids and servants for their homes and lowly paid / under-aged children for their workplaces once the masses acquire universal education and gain full access to the mainstream employment avenues. They also stand to lose many patriarchal privileges and social status in their circles once the community wriggles out of the morass of deprivation that their ignorance has brought upon them. The enlightened Muslims of India must therefore take the matter to the highest court of justice to defend the rights of their miserable and largely ignorant masses.      
    Conclusion: Given the social, cultural and economic decline of Muslims in India that hardly needs any elaboration and the fragmentation, divergence and academic stagnancy of Islamic theologically oriented institutions including the madrasas and their self-imposed and ungodly restriction on the promotion of universal education, all these institutions must be brought under the ambit of RTI as far as school level curriculum is concerned. There can be one subject on religion focusing on the inter-faith and universal dimensions of Islamic message, given that each Muslim household teaches the basics of religion to its children.
    At this critical juncture in Indian history, those who oppose the proposed scheme can only be the enemies of the Muslims in India – not their friends or well wishers. In historical perspective they fit the opening imagery of the famous Indian poet as they are bent on remaining glued to their medieval moorings oblivion to the changing realities of life.    
    Notes
    Murad Hofmann, Islam the Alternative, UK 1993, p. 37.
    Richard C. Martin and colleagues, Defender of Reason in Islam, One World, Oxford 1997, p. 129
    John L. Esposito, Islam in Transition, Oxford University Press, New York 1982, p. 18
    Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, English translation by Ismail Ragi, 8th edition, Karachi 1989, p. 584.
    Muhammad Iqbal, bang-e-dara, taswir-e-dard, - the rendition of the verse quoted at the opening of this discourse. 
    Muhammad Yunus, a Chemical Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, and a retired corporate executive has been engaged in an in-depth study of the Qur’an since early 90’s, focusing on its core message. He has co-authored the referred exegetic work, which received the approval of al-Azhar al-Sharif, Cairo in 2002, and following restructuring and refinement was endorsed and authenticated by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl of UCLA, and published by Amana Publications, Maryland, USA, 2009.




              US tightens airport security   
    The US has unveiled enhanced security measures for flights to the country designed to prevent expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops. Airline trade groups are warning the changes might cause disruption. U.S. government: Airlines must up security measures or they face laptop ban on U.S.-bound international flights https://t.co/tt1JF6gEBg- AP Business News (@APBusiness) 28 juin 2017 In numbers: who will be affected? 325,000 airline passengers 2,000 commercial flights per day 180 airlines From 280 airports 105 countries Since laptops are widely used in flight by business class passengers - who pay double or more than the average ticket price - the airline industry had feared expanding the ban could cut into the revenue. What effect will they have? The measures, which EU and US officials say will begin taking effect within three weeks, could require additional time to screen passengers and personal electronic devices for possible explosives. This is not the first time this has happened, is it? No. In March, the US banned laptops on flights to the US originating at 10 airports in eight countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey. It was an attempt to address fears that bombs could be concealed in electronic devices taken onboard aircraft. Homeland security officials say those 10 airports can get off the list if they meet the new security requirements, but did not say how long it would take. Was it just the US that did this? No. The UK quickly followed suit with a similar set of restrictions. What is the thinking behind this? The US authorities want increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, expanded canine screening and additional places where travellers can be cleared by US officials before they depart. It is a question of security. What are the airlines saying? US carriers say they will follow the new security directive. However, industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) criticised Homeland Security for not working more closely with them on the new policies. Airlines for America urges DHS to work collaboratively with stakeholders on enhanced global security measures https://t.co/LaSSX35qTG- Airlines for America (@AirlinesDotOrg) 28 juin 2017 The decision not to impose new laptop restrictions eases airlines' concerns that expanding the ban to Europe or other locations could cause major logistical problems and deter travel. However, airline officials say they are concerned about adding enhanced security measures to all airports worldwide that have direct flights to the US, rather than focus them on airports where threats are highest. European airline groups say that, if the threats are confirmed, the restrictions should be deployed to cover all EU departing flights and not just US-bound ones. How long do the airlines have to bring the measures in? European and US officials say airlines have 21 days to put in place increased explosive trace detection screening. They have 120 days to comply with other security measures, including enhanced screening of airline passengers. The business US airline stocks rose on Wednesday, with United Continental Holdings closing up 1 percent, Delta Air Lines Inc up 2 percent and American Airlines Group up 1.6 percent. What they are saying "Inaction is not an option," - US Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly sasy the measures are not the last step to tighten security. "The development of the security directive should have ben subject to a greater degree of collaboration and coordination to avoid the significant operational disruptions and unnecessarily frustrating consequences for the travelling public that appear likely to happen," - A4A Chief Executive Nicholas E.Calio.
              DEMOCRATS VS AUTHORITARIANS:   
    Corker hold puts Saudi arms deal at risk (Jack Detsch, June 29, 2017, Al Monitor)

    On Monday, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowing to block future arms sales to Gulf countries pending a resolution to the regional dispute over Qatar. The letter is widely seen as an effort to give Tillerson more leverage as he tries to negotiate an end to the crisis, which began June 5 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Doha over its alleged support for terrorism.


    Gotta love the Deep State conspiring against Donald and his Salafi pals.

              Erdogan is Capable and Willing to Destabilize the Balkans   
    Faktor.bg: Turkey has now openly sided with Qatar in its quarrel with Saudi Arabia, Egypt etc. How dangerous is this in terms of isolating Ankara from the Sunnis in the Sunni-Shia conflict? Daniel Pipes: As I see it, the danger lies elsewhere: in Ankara
              Comment on BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR BIBLICAL DISCOVERY ROCKS THE WORLD – MUSLIMS ARE LIVID by Laurie marks Vincent   
    A launguage origin study shows that Ancient palio hebrew is virtualy identical to Phonecian. Both originate from Egyptian. It is likely common between the two languages
              Comment on BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR BIBLICAL DISCOVERY ROCKS THE WORLD – MUSLIMS ARE LIVID by Laurie marks Vincent   
    Do some launguage origin study. Ancient palio hebrew is virtualy identical to Phonecian. Both originate from Egyptian.
              Comment on BREAKING NEWS: MAJOR BIBLICAL DISCOVERY ROCKS THE WORLD – MUSLIMS ARE LIVID by Laurie marks Vincent   
    Do some launguage origin study. Ancient palio hebrew is virtualy identical to Phonecian. Both originate from Egyptian.
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    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Nova
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/399.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Neox
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/400.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: National Geographic Wild HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/437.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: National Geographic
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/436.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Mtv Espana
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/444.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Moto GP
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/433.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Mezzo
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/445.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Ltc
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/422.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: La Sexta
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/397.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: La 2
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/393.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: La 1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/392.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Hollywood
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/407.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Historia
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/439.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Fox News
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/454.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Fox HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/412.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: FDF
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/418.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Euro Sport 2
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/432.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Euro Sport 1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/431.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Energy
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/420.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Divinity
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/419.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Disney XD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/448.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Disney Channel
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/447.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Discovery
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/438.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Cuatro
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/395.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Comedy Central
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/417.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Classica
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/446.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Clan TVE
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/398.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Caza Y Pesca
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/441.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Canal Sur
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/401.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Canal Panda
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/450.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Canal Odisea
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/435.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Canal Decasa
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/440.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Canal Cocina
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/443.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Canal 24 Horas
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/452.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Calle 13
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/416.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Xtra
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/403.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Toros
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/421.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Series Xtra
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/411.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Series
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/410.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Liga
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/456.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Golf
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/434.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Futbol HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/425.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Estrenos
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/402.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Deportes 2
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/424.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Deportes
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/423.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Dcine HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/406.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C  Accion HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/404.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: C   Futbol
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/426.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Boing
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/449.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Bein Sports
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/428.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Barca TV
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/430.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Baby TV
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/451.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Axn HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/414.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Antena 3
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/394.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: Amc
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/413.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP: 24 Horas
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/453.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,SP:  C  Comedia HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/405.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ CANAL J
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/381.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ CANAL  SERIES
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/382.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ CANAL  HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/383.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ CANAL  FAMILY
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/384.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ CANAL  DECALE HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/385.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ CANAL  CINEMA HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/386.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ BeIN SPORTS 3 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/372.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ BeIN SPORTS 2 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/371.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ BeIN SPORTS 1 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/370.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ ARTE
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/378.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_ AB1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/379.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR:TOUTE L'HISTOIRE HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/391.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR:TF1 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/387.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR:NT1 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/390.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR:M6 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/388.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR:INFOSPORT HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/377.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR: Sfr Sport 3
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/375.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR | SFR_SPORT_2
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/374.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR | SFR_SPORT_1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/373.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TESTUK1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/365.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TESTUK2
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/366.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TESTUK3
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/367.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,UKTESTUSA5
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/369.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Serie Club
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/338.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Ocs Max
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/339.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Ocs Geant
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/340.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Ocs City
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/342.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Ocs Choc
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/341.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine Primer
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/331.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine Polar
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/337.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine Fx
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/336.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine Frission
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/332.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine Famiz
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/333.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine emotion
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/334.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine Classic
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/335.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Canal Series
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/330.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Canal plus
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/326.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Canal family
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/327.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Canal Decale
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/328.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Canal Cinema
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/329.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,ZAYTOUNA_HIDAYA_TV
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/35.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,W9 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/155.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Voyage
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/213.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,USHUAIA TV HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/212.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TUNISIA_FIRST_TV
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/27.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TMC FR
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/162.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TIME FILM
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/89.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TIME CINMA
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/88.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TF 1 HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/153.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,TEVA
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/164.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,PLANETE_CI_HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/215.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,PLANET HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/214.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,PARIS PREMIERE HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/168.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,PANORAMA FILM
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/80.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,ontv
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/104.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,ON sport
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/107.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,ON Live news
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/106.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,ON Live
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/105.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,NT1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/165.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,NRJ 12
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/167.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Nick JR
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/259.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,National Geographic HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/242.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,NATIONAL GEO WILLD HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/221.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,NATIONAL GEO ABU DHABI
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/110.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MECCA
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/138.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MbcBollywood
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/71.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MBC2
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/67.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MBC DRAMA
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/70.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MBC 4
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/69.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MBC 3
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/68.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MBC 1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/66.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MAROC | MEDI 1 TV
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/25.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MAROC | ASSADISA
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/24.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MAROC | ARRIADIA
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/23.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MAROC | ARRABIA
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/22.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MAROC | AL OULA INTER
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/21.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MAROC | AL AOULA HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/20.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MAROC | 2M Maroc
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/19.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,MANGAS
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/224.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,M6_Music
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/172.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,M6 FR
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/154.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Lequipe_21
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/222.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,LCI
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/166.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FR_PLANETE_A&E_HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/216.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FRANCE-3HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/157.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FRANCE-2-HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/156.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FRANCE O
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/160.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FRANCE 5
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/159.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,FRANCE 4
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/158.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Foot  24
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/206.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Eurosport_1
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/207.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Ennahar Tv
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/13.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,DISNEY XD FR
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/228.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Disney Jr
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/258.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Discovery Turbo
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/244.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,DISCOVERY SCIENCE HD
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/243.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Discovery History
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/240.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Discovery Channel
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/239.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,C_STAR
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/177.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cine_FX
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/191.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Cherie_25
    http://rckiptv.ddns.net:7676/live/nqashalhob/nqashalhob/173.ts
    #EXTINF:-1,Chasse_et_Peche
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              Češi díky rostoucí ekonomice i platům cestují nejvíc od krize. Nejoblíbenější byly alpské země, znovu roste zájem o Egypt   
    Víc Čechů jelo lyžovat do Alp i za teplem do Emirátů, Egypta a Thajska. Pozitivně se podle cestovek vyvíjejí i prodeje letních dovolených. Očekává se, že za celý rok vyjede do ciziny 3,3 milionu Čechů.
              Il Governo egiziano cancella il programma di modernizzazione della sua flotta di carri armati T-55 e T-62!   
    Siamo venuti a conoscenza del fatto che il Governo del Cairo avrebbe deciso di "staccare la spina" al programma di modernizzazione della vasta flotta di carri armati di epoca sovietica T-55 e T-62.

    Apparentemente la decisione sarebbe motivata da considerazioni economiche: secondo gli scribi del Paese delle Piramidi il livello di spesa previsto dal programma in questione renderebbe "più economico" l'acquisto ex-novo di un pari numero di altri carri armati.

    Ma, come diciamo sempre (SEMPRE) e specialmente con riguardo all'industria della Difesa "più economico" non vuol dire automaticamente 'meglio'.

    Pensateci un po'; anche con un livello di spesa enorme il denaro investito darebbe lavoro a officine egiziane, verrebbe pagato a operai e operaie egiziane ed egiziani che poi spenderebbero lo stesso denaro per dar da mangiare e per mantenere le proprie famiglie, sarebbe dunque rimesso in circolo a vantaggio esclusivo dell'economia egiziana.



    Inoltre le fabbriche egiziane coinvolte nell'operazione svilupperebbero "know how", e, in futuro, sarebbero pronte probabilmente a intraprendere (magari con un po' di aiuto) la costruzione di un carro armato il più possibile nazionale.

    Invece, comprando all'estero la cifra spesa verrebbe sottratta all'economia nazionale, sarebbe un puro esborso che avvantaggerebbe unicamente i venditori.

    Inoltre privata dei 500 T-62 e dei circa 1100 T-55 (840 T-55B e poco più di 250 'Ramses II') attualmente nei depositi, la flotta corazzata del Cairo si troverebbe privata di più di 1500 'tank' che si può essere certi sarebbero in grado di funzionare sempre e comunque (guarda il loro continuo e assolutamente riuscito impiego in Siria e anche in Irak).

    Non sappiamo come giudicare questa scelta egiziana, ci pare un passo regressivo che denunci una certa "occidentalizzazione" del pensiero; speriamo che, forse con un gesto d'imperio del Presidente Al-Sisi (militare di formazione e di professione) essa possa venire se riconsiderata o addirittura ribaltata.
              Egypt's "Jon Stewart" made fun of the corrupt government and was forced to flee   

    Earlier this week we went to see a Los Angeles screening of Tickling Giants followed by a Q&A with Bassem Youssef, the subject of the film. The evening was presented by Ziya Tong's Black Sheep.

    Bassem Youssef, often called the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” was a prominent heart surgeon who became the creator and host of the Egyptian late-night comedy TV show Al-Bernameg (“The Show”), which began as an immensely popular YouTube channel. The live network show revolved around Bassem’s use of satire and sarcastic humor towards the corrupt and oppressive Egyptian government. As the only program on Egyptian television concerned with free speech and the voice of the people, “The Show” quickly rose in popularity and attracted 30 million viewers per show, significantly more than the 2 million who tuned in nightly to The Daily Show. Even though Bassem and the team behind the show were constantly living in fear that their jokes would put them in danger, they bravely continued to produce a show that criticized authority and the country’s politics. The satirical program ran from 2011-2014, until Egypt’s oppressive military regime made it impossible for the show to continue.

    Tickling Giants is a documentary based on Bassem Youssef, “The Show”, and their role in Egyptian culture. The film provides a detailed view of how Youssef “finds creative, non-violent ways to protect free speech and fight a president who abuses his power.

    During the Q&A with Youssef following the documentary, Youssef shared experiences and advice not given in the documentary. When asked how the United States may be able to help Egypt, Youssef spoke about how change is a slow-moving, generational process. Following this answer, one woman asked how the United States can avoid an oppressive government and harmful media. Youssef explained that the U.S. has been practicing democracy for hundreds of years, but Egypt only had a three-year window where free speech and democracy could exist. Given its history, Egypt will likely remain under authoritarian government for the foreseeable future, but “The Show” proved that progress and equality are possible. As Youssef casually joked, “Egypt is North Korea with pyramids.” As for media and freedom in the United States, Youssef suggested not to focus on changing people's deeply rooted ideologies, but to encourage more advocates of equality and free speech to vote.

    Bassem Youssef now lives in Los Angeles and is unsure of what would happen if he returns to Egypt. He believes that exile is a state of mind and that Los Angeles is his new home, despite having to start his career from scratch.


              La police tchèque arrête quatre personnes soupçonnées de trafic illicite de migrants   
    Trois Tchèques et un Egyptien ont été arrêtés et accusés par la police tchèque de trafic illicite de migrants. Selon les détectives du Centre national contre le crime organisé, ce groupe international aidait, depuis le mois de mai 2015, des réfugiés syriens et afghans désireux de s’installer en Allemagne…
              'Funding Isis? He still gets pocket money from me': doubts over Egypt crackdown   

    Amani Othman’s sons are among 170 people imprisoned in Egypt over suspected links to Isis. Many observers echo her belief that a government drive against Islamic State is ensnaring innocent people

    “These are the terrorists,” says Amani Othman, showing a mobile phone video of her two sons playing ping pong while on holiday in Kuwait.

    Sitting in a Cairo coffee shop, Othman giggles at the idea her boys could truly be extremists. But both Omar and Ahmed, seen in the video joking around as they hit the ball back and forth, are in an Egyptian prison where they have been awaiting trial for nearly two years. Omar, the eldest, is one of 170 defendants facing a litany of charges connected to ideological and financial support for Islamic State. Her younger son is accused of “belonging to a banned group”.

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              St. Vincent - New York   

    Sounds like: Feist, Angel Olsen, Talking Heads

    What's so good?

    Multi-instrumentalist, Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, known as St. Vincent is back with her track "New York." After nearly three years of quiet, this latest release is more about clean, silky vocals than the guitar artistry we've come to know and love. In the track, there's piano and violin in the instrumentals, making "New York" softer than Miley's foam finger.  St. Vincent's new album has no release plan as yet, but the indie singer has said she wants it to be the best thing she has ever done.  She recently announced her 2017 Fear The Future Tour which looks a little something like this:  St. Vincent 2017 Tour Dates:19 Aug – Tokyo, JP. Summer Sonic17 Oct – London, UK. O2 Academy Brixton18 Oct – Manchester, UK. O2 Apollo Manchester20 Oct – Dublin, IE. Olympia Theater23 Oct – Brussels, BE. Ancienne Belgique24 Oct – Paris, FR. Le Trianon26 Oct – Berlin, DE. Huxleys27 Oct – Utrecht, NL. Tivolirendenburg13 Nov – Detroit, MI. The Fillmore15 Nov – Indianapolis, IN. Egyptian Room17 Nov – Milwaukee, WI. Riverside Theater18 Nov – St. Paul, MN. Palace Theater19 Nov – Kansas City, MO. Uptown Theater20 Nov – St. Louis, MO. The Pageant21 Nov – Louisville, KY. Whitney Hall22 Nov – Nashville, TN. Ryman Auditorium24 Nov – Knoxville, TN. Tennessee Theatre25 Nov – Durham, NC. Durham Performing Arts Center27 Nov – Washington, DC. The Anthem28 Nov – Philadelphia, PA. Electric Factory30 Nov – Boston, MA. House of Blues01 Dec – Portland, ME. State Theatre02 Dec – Brooklyn, NY. Kings Theatre  

    1. Original post: St. Vincent - New York

    2. Find more music on Indie Shuffle's Indie Music Blog.


              By: Severin   
    77 Tom "Volta followed up on this work in the 1800s. Not Einstein. My…and I too have faith in the laws of physics. So what?" I thought energy from fission, not electricity as natural phenomenon. I am sorry if my poor English caused misunderstanding. So what? Would you trust Volta or Einstein if they talked electricity (fission) in a way Bible (and other religion books and writings) exposes their "truths"? For example: I am your Volta (Eisnstein), and I say there is electricity (atom energy). You must obey my word and worship my electricity. My word is the truth, it is for ever, and who doubts, does sin against me (us). Proofs? How dare you? Those people rolled their sleeves up and brought some eveidences for what they claimed. Evidences that were clear, could be tested, were repeatable in tests, were supported by some math and logic, were interconnected to other theories.... I am a sceptic. I do not buy every bullshit someone claims. Whether we talk god, Socrates or electricity, I need proofs to accept it. No one ever proved that god exists, gods do not fit my understanding of reality, it does not fit logic I learned, it does not fit my intuition either, and does not fit science I know something aout and scientific methods I also know something about, so, sorry, but I do not believe there is god. ESPECIALLY I can't accept gods supported by idiocies written in the Bible, Kuran, Egyptian writings... About my opinion about some "essential higher force" (that, if exists, has nothing to do with Bible or Kuran), please see my post #75.
              Egypt’s War on Sunni Supremacism Goes to Libya   
    With Libya still a shambles and without the United States involved, Egypt lashes out.
              Egyptian Treasure Hunt 1.0   
    Egyptian Treasure Hunt Players Retrieving Gold And Gems
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              6月30日(金)のつぶやき   

    6/30金【真相深入り!虎ノ門ニュース】
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    — 真相深入り!虎ノ門ニュース(#虎8) (@toranomon8) 2017年6月30日 - 08:00

    プレミアムフライデー、どう考えても「金曜は早く帰ろう」じゃなくて、「月曜は午後出社基本」で調整するべきだった。週末の消費もたぶんそのほうが伸びるしなにより幸福度が違うと思う。

    — ねいろ (@_Neillo_) 2017年6月30日 - 11:02

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    — 猫知る (@nekodotcom) 2017年6月30日 - 10:40

    WILL8月号に、馬淵睦夫元大使の興味深い記事がある。国連を悪用する左翼の思想と戦略。フランクフルト学派、ポリティカル・コレクトネス、そしてマイノリティによる秩序破壊。 pic.twitter.com/jX3JlFmCge

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    — 猫道徹 (@ANYANKUN) 2017年6月30日 - 21:11
              Baalbek (1860-70)   

    Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) Olje på papir montert på lerret, 22,8 x 31,7 cm, privateie. Jean-Léon Gérôme, en fremtredende representant for akademismen innen fransk maleri på 1800-tallet, gjorde mange reiser til Nord-Afrika inkludert Egypt, Palestina og Syria. I løpet av disse reisene utførte han en mengde skisser, som senere tjente som grunnlag for større ateliér-malerier. Han […]

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              [VIDEO] Egyptian men once laughed at the idea of hijabs, burqas, & niqabs   

    Modern Islam uses burqas, niqabs, and hijabs to control women. It wasn’t always this way, as a 1958 speech by Egyptian President Nasser shows. Throughout the Muslim world — and, increasingly, throughout Europe and America — women are “appearing in public” in hijabs (head scarfs), burqas (full body tents), and niqabs (veils covering all but […]

    The post [VIDEO] Egyptian men once laughed at the idea of hijabs, burqas, & niqabs appeared first on Bookworm Room.


               Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M Primary Location with Garden    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 2nd Row + Garden , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Plot Area : 320 Meters ,Excellent Loctaion, Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen ,Garden Total Amout : 2.851.200 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Resale Townhouse Corner In PK2 Compound New Cairo - palm Hills    
    Real Estate Egypt,New Cairo, 5th settlement,Palm Hills, Palm Hills Katameya extension, Villa Town House For Sale, For Sale Town House Villa In PK2, With Land Area 280 SQ m, Built Area 264 SQ m, Divided into 3 Floors ( Ground - First - Pent House ) Ground Floor Consists of: Lobby, Reception,Dinning, Terrace, Kitchen, Guest Toilet, Nanny's Room With Bathroom,Storage. First Floor :Lobby, Family Living With terrace, Master Bedroom With Bathroom, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom, Toilet. Penthouse : Family Living, Roof Terrace,Toilet, . Financial Statement : -Total Price : 5,000,000 EGP [tag]Villa For sale In PK2[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Palm Hills Katameya Extension[/tag] [tag]Prime Location Villa In Palm Hills In New Cairo for Sale[/tag]
               in Luxury Community G F Apartment 119 M For Sale Galleria Moon Valley    
    Real Estate Egypt, New Cairo , 5th Settlement, galleria moon valley Compound in Luxury Compound Galleria Moon Valley Compound A Good Deal Ground Floor Apartment 119 meter with Garden 18 meter ,for sale with installments Consist of 2 Bedroom , 2 Bathroom, Reception , Kitchen , Terrace , Delivery after 3.5 years. Plan Payment: Down Payment 10 % and the installment on 4 years. Or Down Payment 15 % and The Rest Installment Over 6 Years Contact: 01025550856.
               Palm Hills Extension -Resale Town House In New Cairo    
    Real Estate Egypt, New Cairo, 5th settlement, Palm Hills katameya Extesnion, Semi Finished Town House Resale In palm Hills Extension, Villa townhouse for Sale In PK2 With Installment, With land Area 280 SQ m, Built Area 264.64 SQ m, Consist Of 3 Floors (Ground,First,Pent House) Ground Floor Divided In To : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom. First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms Bathroom. Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom , Kitchen,Roof Terrace . -Total Price : 4,200,000 EGP -Down Payment : 3,200,000 EGP -No Of Installment : 16/ Quarterly [tag]Villa Town House for Sale In palm Hills Katameya extension[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Pk2 with Installment[/tag] [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills In New Cairo[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Palm Hills 5th Settlement[/tag]
               Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna Prime Location 133 M Land Area 360 M    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 2nd Row + Garden , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Land Area : 360 Meters ,Prime Loctaion, Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen ,Garden Total Amout : 2.970.000 L.E , Payment Terms: Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Twin Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 2nd Row BUA 133M Land Area 360 M    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 2nd Row + Garden , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Land Area : 360 Meters ,Prime Loctaion, Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen ,Garden Price : 2.970.000 EGP , Payment Terms: Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Twinhouse Resale With Installments In PK2 Compound    
    Real Estate Egypt, New Cairo, 5th Settlement, Palm Hills Katameya Extension, Twinhouse Resale In PK2, Semi Finished Twin House Villa For sale In Palm Hills Extension With Installment, With Land Area 450 SQ m, Built Area 290 SQ m, Consists of Three Floors (Ground,First,Pent House), Divided In To : Ground Floor : Reception, Dinning, Terrace, Kitchen, Guest Toilet, Nanny's Room With Bathroom. First Floor : Family Living With terrace, Master Bedroom With Bathroom, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Penthouse : Family Living, Bathroom, Kitchen, Roof Terrace . Financial Statement : -Total Price : 4,500,000 EGP -Down Payment : 3,900,000 EGP [tag]Resale Twinhouse In PK Compound[/tag] [tag]For Sale Twinhouse In PK2 With Installment[/tag] [tag]Twinhouse Villa Resale In Palm Hills Katameya Extension[/tag]
               Apartment For Resale At Lake View Residence New Cairo    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo[/tag], [tag]Lake View Residence[/tag]: [tag]Apartment For Resale In Lake View Residence New Cairo[/tag], With Installments Till 2020, Surface Area 267 m. Consists of: 3 Bedrooms, Large Reception, Maid room, , 3 Bathrooms.
               For Sale in Galleria Moon Valley Apartment 304 M in Luxury Compound    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo , 5th Settlement, Compound galleria moon valley[/tag] Get The Opportunity to buy a Typical Floor Apartment 304 meter in Luxury Compound , for sale with installments in Galleria Moon Valley Compound Consist of 3 Bedroom , 3 Bathroom, Reception , Kitchen , Terrace , Living room , Dining Room , Nanny Room Delivery after 3.5 years. Plan Payment: Down Payment 10 % and the installment on 4 years. Or Down Payment 15 % and The Rest Installment Over 6 Years Contact: 01025550856.
               Re- sale Villa Stand Alobe Type X In PK2 5th Settlement    
    Real Estate Egypt,New Cairo, 5th settlement,Palm Hills, Palm Hills Katameya extension, Villa Stand Alone For Sale With Installment,For Sale Stand Alone Villa In PK2, With Land Area 452 SQ m, Built Area 312 SQ m, Divided into 3 Floors ( Ground - First - Pent House ) Ground Floor Consists of : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom ,Storage First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms Bathroom . Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom , Kitchen ,Porgola , Roof Terrace . Financial Statement : -Total Price : 9,000,000 EGP -Down Payment :7,500,000 EGP [tag]Stand Alone Villa In Palm Hills Katamya Extension[/tag] [tag]For Sale Villa With Installment In PK2[/tag] [tag]Prime Location In Palm Hills - New Cairo[/tag] [tag]For Sale Stand Alone Villa In Palm Hills Katameya Extension[/tag]
               Twin Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 2nd Row BUA 133M with Roof 80 M    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 2nd Row with Pent House , Building Area : 133 SQ.m , Roof : 80 SQ.m , Prime Loctaion, Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen ,Garden Price : 2.916.000 EGP , Payment Terms: Down Payment 15%: 437.400 EGP, and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Townhouse Re-sale In Palm Hills Katameya Extension Compound    
    Real Estate Egypt, New Cairo, 5th settlement, Palm Hills katameya Extesnion, Semi Finished Town House Re-sale In palm Hills Extension, Villa townhouse for Sale In PK2 With Installment, With land Area 260 SQ m, Built Area 347 SQ m, Consist Of 3 Floors (Ground,First,Pent House) Ground Floor Divided In To : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom. First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms Bathroom. Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom , Kitchen,Roof Terrace . Total Price :4,300,000 EGP Down Payment : 3,551,360 EGP Maintenance : 47,000 EGP Transfer : 100,000 EGP [tag]Villa Town House for Sale In palm Hills Katameya extension[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Pk2 with Installment[/tag] [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills In New Cairo[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Palm Hills 5th Settlement[/tag]
               Villa For Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound    
    Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Stand Alone for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Plot Area 600 m , Building Area 493 m , Consists of :4 Bed Room ,4 Large Reception ,Servant Room , Living Room , Kitchen ,5 Bath Room Roof : 55 m , First Floor : 223 m Ground Floor : 216 m Basement : 223 m Location : Cairo Festival City is supremely located on the east side of Greater Cairo Ring Road near the districts of Maadi to the south and Heliopolis, Nasr City as well as Mokattam to the west and less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Cairo, making it easily accessible. Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
               City Stars El Sahel Is an Inspiration for a life you can look forward too With downpayment Zero    
    [tag]City StarsElSahel :[/tag] • Laid out 750 Acres • 1600 m Beachfront • 2300 m Project Depth • The project is levelled Think spacious, or compact - [tag]the luxury[/tag] level is delivered. Sea view units ranging from 145m2 to 400m2 in Sahel's exciting new residential community. With state-of-the-art cinema, exciting shopping and recreation facilities to make every summer a treasured memory An Inspiration for a life you can look forward to [tag]Citystar[/tag] [tag]Al Sahel[/tag] will be a unique project on the [tag]North coast[/tag] Rivera of Egypt highlighted by a white sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean including crystal lagoons and luscious landscape amidst the residential resorts with hotel service and unique recreational facilities
               Corner Town House In Palm Hills Katameya For Sale    
    Real Estate Egypt, New Cairo, 5th settlement, Palm Hills katameya , Semi Finished Town House For Sale In palm Hills, Resale Villa town House Corner In PK1 , With land Area 365 SQ m, Built Area 395 SQ m, Consist Of 3 Floors (Ground,First,Pent House) Ground Floor Divided In To : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom. First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom. Total Price : 5,790,000 ُEGP Maintenance : 36,300 EGP [tag]Villa Town House for Sale In palm Hills Katameya[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Pk1 with[/tag] [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills In New Cairo[/tag] [tag]Town House For Sale In Palm Hills 5th Settlement[/tag]
               Villa at Island 2 Village at Azha El Sokhna for Sale Plot Area 537 M    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island two[/tag] , Building Area : 318 sqm and Land Area : 537 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Maid's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 m with Inshallements over 8 Years    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Building Area : 133 sq.m Consists of : 2 Receptions,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 3.078.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Villa Stand Alone Resale In Palm Hills Katameya 5th Settlement - New Cairo    
    Real Estate Egypt, Palm Hills, 5th Settlement, palm Hills Katameya, Villa stand Alone Resale In Palm Hills Katameya, Villa Stand Alone For sale In PK1, With Land Area 1350 SQ m, Built Area 1051 SQ m, Consists Of (Basement - Ground Floor - First Floor - Roof), Divided in To, Ground Floor : Lobby, reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Toilet,Study Room, Nanny`s Bedroom With Bathroom, Driver Room With Bath Room, terrace. First Floor : 2 Lobby, Family Living, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms With Sharing Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Master Bedroom With Dressing + Bathroom, Terrace. Roof : Family Living,Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Pent House. Basement Covered, Uncovered. Total Price : 15,375,000 EGP [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills Katemya[tag] [/tag]Villa Stand Alone Resale In PK1[/tag]
               Villa Stand Alone For Sale in PK1 Compound New Cairo - Palm Hills    
    Real Estate Egypt, Palm Hills, 5th Settlement, palm Hills Katameya, Villa stand Alone Resale In Palm Hills Katameya, Villa Stand Alone For sale In PK1, With Land Area 940 SQ m, Built Area 348 SQ m, Consists Of ( Ground Floor - First Floor ), Divided in To, Ground Floor : Lobby, reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Toilet, Study Room, Maid Room With Bathroom. First Floor : Lobby, Family Living, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms With Shared Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Master Bedroom With Dressing + Bathroom , Terrace. Total Price : 10,500,000 EGP [tag]Villa For Sale In Palm Hills Katemya[tag] [/tag]Villa Stand Alone For Sale In PK1[/tag] [tag]Villa For Sale In PK1 Compound 2 Floors[/tag]
               Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M with Down Payment 15% 1st Row    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Building Area : 133 Meters , Primary Loctaion Consists of : 2 Receptions,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 3.078.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
              Saudi Arabia’s attempt to silence Al Jazeera is outrageous   

    IRONY is not dead in the Middle East. In April Saudi Arabia, a land where women may not drive, or leave the country without the written permission of a male “guardian”, or appear in public without an all-enveloping cloak, was elected to the UN’s committee on women’s rights. Now that same monarchy, where the government censors everything from political dissent to risqué Rubens paintings, and where a pro-democracy blogger named Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ten years in jail, is trying to shut down the only big, feisty broadcaster in the Arab world, Al Jazeera. This is an extraordinary, extraterritorial assault on free speech. It is as if China had ordered Britain to abolish the BBC.

    Al Jazeera is based in Qatar, a tiny, wealthy Gulf state that the Saudis, Emiratis, Bahrainis and Egyptians are subjecting to a heavy-handed blockade. Qatar’s sins, in Saudi eyes, are manifold. It is friendly with Iran (though so are Oman and Dubai, which are not subject to the same...


               Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M with Down Payment 15% Sea View    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Primary Loctaion Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Unit Price: 3.078.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Apartment 197 m at Lake View Residence for Resale    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo[/tag], [tag]Lake View Residence[/tag]:[tag] Apartment at Lake View Residence[/tag], for Resale with installments till 2020, 1st Floor, Surface Area 197 m. Consists of: 3 Bedrooms, large Reception, Kitchen, 3 Bathrooms. Delivery By 2019
               Stand Alone for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound New Cairo    
    Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]StandAlone for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Plot Area 500 m , Building Area 417 m , Consists of :4 Bed Room ,4 Large Reception ,Servant Room , Living Room , Kitchen ,4 Bath Room Roof : 45 m , First Floor : 185 m Ground Floor : 188 m Basement : 172 m Location : Cairo Festival City is supremely located on the east side of Greater Cairo Ring Road near the districts of Maadi to the south and Heliopolis, Nasr City as well as Mokattam to the west and less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Cairo, making it easily accessible. Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
               Chalet at Anka at Azha El Sokhna 133 M Primary Location on Sea Views    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Chalet for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Anka[/tag] , Twin Chalet 1st Row , Build up Area : 133 Meters , Excellent Loctaion Consists of : Receptions ( 2 Pieces ) ,Dining, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Total Amout : 3.240.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance Cost: 8% Delivery Date: 2019
               Stand Alone Type Z For Sale In Palm Hills extension New Cairo    
    Real Estate Egypt,New Cairo, 5th settlement,Palm Hills, Palm Hills Katameya extension,Prime Location Villa Stand Alone Type Z For Sale With Installment In PK2, For Sale Stand Alone Villa, With Land Area 720 SQ m, Built Area 480 SQ m, Divided into 3 Floors ( Ground - First - Pent House ) Ground Floor Consists of : Reception ,Dinning , Terrace , Kitchen , Guest Toilet ,Nanny's Room With Own Bathroom. First Floor :Lobby , Family Living With terrace , Master Bedroom With Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms Bathroom . Penthouse : Family Living , Bathroom , Kitchen ,Porgola , Roof Terrace. Financial Statement : -Total Price : 7,500,000 EGP [tag]Villa Stand Alone For Sale In PK2[/tag] [tag]Stand Alone Villa For Sale with Installment In Palm Hill Katameya Extension [/tag] [tag]Villa For sale In PK2 TypeZ[/tag]
               Jefaira North Coast Finished Condo Chalet Sale by Installment    
    Real Estate Egypt, North Coast , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 135 SQM Terrace Area 46 SQM , 1st Floor , include : Master Bathroom with private bathroom , Bedroom, Reception, Nanny Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
               Resale Villa In Palm Hills Katameya PK1 New Cairo -Palm Hills    
    Real Estate Egypt, Palm Hills, 5th Settlement, Palm Hills Katameya, Resale Villa Stand Alone In Palm Hills Katameya, Villa For Sale In PK1, With Land Area 801 SQ m, Built Area 568 SQ m, Consists Of (Ground Floor- First Floor- Roof), Divided In To : Ground Floor: Lobby, Reception, Kitchen, Dining, Study Room, Guest toilet, terrace. First Floor : Family Living, Lobby,Kitchen, Master Bedroom With Dressing, Bathroom, 1 Bedroom With Bathroom, 2 Bedroom With Shared Bathroom, terrace. Roof : lobby, Penthouse Basement Covered - Uncovered Total Price :12,000,000 [tag]Villa Stand Alone For sale In Palm Hills Katameya[/tag] [tag]For sale Villa Stand Alone[/tag] [tag]Resale Villa Stand Alone In PK1[/tag]
               Apartment Re-sale with Installment In Mivida - 5th Settlement    
    Real estate Egypt, Cairo, Emaar, 5th Settlement, Mivida, Fully Finished Apatrment for Sale with Installment in Mivida With Surface Area: 200.03 SQ m, 1st Floor. Divided into: Master Room With Its Own Bathroom, 2 Bedroom with Shared Bathrooms, 3 Large Reception, Kitchen, Toilet, Storage. -Total Price :2,850,000 EGP [tag]Flat For Sale In Mivida[/tag] [tag]Apartment For Sale In Mivida Compound[/tag] [tag]Flat For Sale In New Cairo[/tag] [tag]Apartment For Sale In Emaar Mivida[/tag] [tag]Flat For Sale In Emaar Mivida Compound[/tag] [tag]Apartment For Sale In 5th Settlement Mivida[/tag]
               Apartment 174 m for Sale in Cairo Festival City    
    Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Apartment for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Surface Area 174 m , Consists of : 2 Bed Room , Large Reception , Kitchen , 3 Bath Room Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape
               Sale Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira plus installment    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms: Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
               Villa Stand Alone For Sale in Palm Hills Katameya - PK1    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo Compounds[/tag], [tag]Palm Hills Egypt Projects[/tag], [tag]PK1[/tag] : [tag]Palm Hills Katameya[/tag] (PK1), ُEnjoy Living in Luxury and Secure Compound, Palm Club View [tag]Villa Stand Alone For Sale [/tag] in Palm Hills Katameya, Plot Area is 941 SQ m, Built up Area is 721 SQ m, Divided into 2 Floors ( Basement - Ground - First - Penthouse) Ground Floor Consists of : Porch, Entrance, Vistiblue, Large Reception, Dining Area,Corridor, Study Room with it's Own Bathroom,Nanny's Room with It's Own Bathroom, Kitchen, Terrace, Guest Toilet. First Floor Consists of : Master Rooms with Dressing and Bathroom, Bedrooms with It's Own Bathroom , Bedroom, Guest Room with It's Own Bathroom, Family Living , Kitchenette , Terrace, 2 Lobbies. Penthouse : Consists Of Large Roof Terrace. Financial Details : Total Price : 9,500,000 L.E Maintenance : Included Transfer Fees : 0%
               installment 10% DP Finished Condo Chalet Sale Jefaira sahel    
    Real Estate Egypt ,[tag]North Coast Egypt Resorts[/tag] , [tag]Chalets For Sale in North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Chalet For Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] , Delivery Fully Finished , Sea View , Condos Chalet with Built up Area of 141 Sq.m , Designed to Have : Reception , Kitchen , Terrace , Master Bedroom with Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Toilette , Terrace and Living Room - ( Payment Types) : 5% Down Payment - 5% After 1 Month - 5% After 3 Months With installment over 7 Years
               Greek Design Twin House Villa Sahel Jefaira Sale Installment    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : Villa [tag]Twin House for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Installment Over 7 Years with Plot Area 340 M Total Area 250 SQM Terrace Area 33 M , Ground Floor Consists of : Maid's Room plus Private Bathroom, Driver's Room + Bathroom, Reception, Dining, Kitchen, Guest Room plus Bathroom , Guest toilet First Floor Consists of : Master Bedroom with Dressing Room plus Bathroom, 2 Bedrooms, Dressing, 2 Bathrooms, Living , Storage Payment Methods : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
               Chalet plus Garden North Coast Jefaira sale plus installment    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Marsa Matrouh[/tag] , [tag]Al-Alamein[/tag] , [tag]Jefaira Resort[/tag] : [tag]Chalet for Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] with Surface Area 172 SQM Garden Area 293 SQ.m , Ground Floor , include : Master Room & private bathroom , 2 Bedrooms, Reception, Maid Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, Guest toilet Payment Terms : Down Payment : 5% 5% after a month 5% after 3 Months Rest over 7 Years Jefaira is stretched over 5.5 million sqm, it contains private residences ranging from spacious two and three-bedroom condos, a range of family villas, and twin houses alongside breezy chalets and cabins. 75% of Jefaira is composed of greenery and open space to ensure that there is enough expanses for the residents to enjoy. The epicenter of these elegantly designed homes is the downtown area where the majorimajority of the food and beverage outlets will be arranged. The commercial, educational, and medical areas will be arranged at the heart of the project, which provides easy access from the external road that leads to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh. There are control points throughout the project to ensure privacy and security between the commercial and residential areas.
               Stand Alone Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna Island 1 Village 310 Sq.m    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 sqm and Land Area : 506 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Maid's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
               Twin House Sale installment up to 7 Years Jefaira North Coast    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Twin House For Sale in North Coast[/tag] at [tag]Jefaira North Coast[/tag] Resort , [tag]Twin House For Sale in Jefaira North Coast[/tag] , With Land Area 336 SQ M and 252 SQ M , Divided into : 2 Floors ( Ground & First ) Ground Floor Consist of : Reception , Maid's Room with Bathroom , Guest Room with private Bathroom , Kitchen , Terrace First Floor Consist of : Master Bedroom with Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Toilette , Terrace and Living Room - ( Payment Plan ) : 5% Down Payment - 5% After 1 Month - 5% After 3 Months With installment over 7 Years - ( Delivery ) : After 3.5 Years
               Stand Alone Villa at Island 2 Village at Azha El Sokhna for Sale 318 M    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island two[/tag] , Building Area : 318 sqm and Land Area : 512 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Maid's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
               Apartment For Sale at Lake View Residence For Resale.    
    Real Estate Egypt, [tag]New Cairo[/tag], [tag]Lake View Residence[/tag]: [tag]Apartment with Private Garden for Resale at Lake View Residence[/tag], Surface Area 131 m, Garden 98 m. Consists of: , 2 Bedrooms, Large Reception, Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms.
               Cairo Festival City Compound Apartment for Sale 210 m    
    Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Apartment for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Surface Area 210 m , Consists of : 3 Bed Room , Large Reception , Kitchen ,3 Bath Room Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
               Telal El Sokhna Finished Stand Alone Villa Resale    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]An Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Telal Sokhna[/tag] : [tag]Fully Finished[/tag] [tag]Stand Alone Villa for Sale in Telal El Sokhna[/tag] with Built up Area 360 Sq.m,Consist of : 7 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 5 Bathrooms.
               Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna 310 M on Sea View with Installments    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 m and Plot Area : 506 m Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
               Telal El Sokhna Resale installment Finished Twin House    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]An Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Telal Sokhna[/tag] : [tag]Twin House for Sale with installment in Telal El Sokhna[/tag] with Built up Area 140 Sq.m, Consist of : 4 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 3 Bathrooms. Delivery Date 2018
               Apartment for sale in Cairo Festival City Compound    
    Real Estate Egypt : [tag]New Cairo[/tag] : [tag]Cairo Festival City[/tag] : [tag]Apartment for Sale in Cairo Festival City Compound[/tag] , Surface Area 132 m , Consists of : 2 Bed Room , Large Reception , Kitchen , 2 Bath Room Located at the north-western side of Cairo Festival City is the gated mid-rise apartment compound, Festival Living. Minutes away from Cairo Festival City Mall, Festival Living is also across Oriana, a premium community of luxury villas. Festival Living emphasizes the quality of public domains and the abundance of natural green environment, accentuating the concept of intimate neighborhood communities. Festival Living is where lifestyle meets landscape.
               Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna 310 Sqm on Sea View with Installments    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 sqm and Land Area : 506 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
               Telal El Sokhna Resale Total Finished Twin House 180 Sq.m    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]An Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Telal Sokhna[/tag] : [tag]Twin House for Sale in Telal El Sokhna[/tag] with Built up Area 180 Sq.m, Consist of : 4 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 4 Bathrooms.
               Stand Alone Villa for Sale at Azha El Sokhna 310 Meters on Sea View    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Suez Road[/tag], [tag]Ain El Sokhna[/tag], [tag]Azha[/tag], [tag]Villa for Sale at Azha Compound Ain El Sokhna at Island One[/tag] , BUA : 310 sqm and Land Area : 506 sqm Consists of : 3 Receptions,Dining, Living Room, 4 Bedrooms,Nanny's Room with Own Bathroom, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen , Terrace Price : 7.020.000 L.E , Down Payment 15% and After 2 Years 5% and 80% over 8 Years equal Installments Maintenance 8%
               Lavista 6 Chalet 120 Sqm Resale Ground Floor El Sokhna    
    Real Estate Egypt ,[tag]Ain Sokhna[/tag] , [tag]Lavista 6[/tag] : [tag]Fully Finished Chalet for Sale[/tag] at [tag]Lavista 6 Sokhna[/tag] with total building Area 120 Sq.m , Ground Floor , Consist of : 2 Bedrooms , Reception , Kitchen , 2 Bathrooms
               Twin House for Sale with Installments in Coast 82 Hyde Park North Coast    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Coast 82[/tag] , [tag]Hyde Park North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Twin House for Sale with Installments in Coast 82[/tag] , with Plot Area 375 sqm , Built up Area 225 sqm , Designed to Accommodate : 4 Bedrooms ( 2 Master Room + 2 Private Bathroom) , 4 Bathroom , Large Reception Divided into 3 Pieces: Living , Dining Area , American Kitchen , Terrace ,Garage ,Semi Finished , Water View. Payment Terms : 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years ( Reservation 5% + Contract 10% ) 5 % Maintenance Fees Delivery Date After 3.5 From Contract
               Cahlet for Sale with Installments in Coast 82 Hyde Park North Coast    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Coast 82[/tag] , [tag]Hyde Park North Coast[/tag] , [tag]Chalet for Sale with Installments in Coast 82[/tag] , with Total Surface Area 170 sqm , Include: 4 Bedrooms ( 2 Master Room + 2 Private Bathroom) , 4 Bathroom , Large Reception Divided into 3 Pieces: Living , Dining Area , American Kitchen , Terrace ,Garage ,Fully Finished, Water View. Payment Terms : 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years ( Reservation 5% + Contract 10% ) 5 % Maintenance Fees Delivery Date After 3.5 From Contract
               Seperate Semi Finished Villa in Dayar Compound New Cairo    
    {tag}Real Estate Egypt{/tag},{tag}New Cairo{/tag},{tag}Fifth Settlement{/tag},{tag}Dyar sabbour Compound {/tag},{tag}Separate Villa Resale in Dyar{/tag} Semi Finished Consists of 3 Floor Ground,First Floor and Roof The Villa Consists of 7 Bedrooms ,5 Bathrooms
               Twin House -Les Rois Compound-5th settlemen-for sale    
    Egypt Real Estate, [tag]New Cairo[/tag], {tag}5th Settlement Compounds{/tag}, [tag]Les Rois Compound[/tag] : [tag]Twin House in Les Rois for sale [/tag], with Total Land Area 400 sqm, Built up Area 366 SQM, Consists of 3 Floors : Ground, First Floor and Roof, Divided into : 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
               I Villa A Garden Middle in Phase 5 Mountain View Hyde Park New Cairo    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Tagamoa El Khames Real Estate[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Egypt[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Hyde Park New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]I Villa A For Sale in Mountain View Hyde Park[/tag] , I Villa A Middle Garden For Sale , phase 5 , Semi Annual , Down Payment 2.038.000 EGP with installment , with Surface Area 278 M , with Garden 50 SQ M , Designed To Have : 2 Floors ( Ground Floor & First Floor with Garden ) Ground Floor Consisting of : Reception , Maid's Room with Bathroom , Kitchen , Terrace and Toilette First Floor Consisting of : Living Area , Master Bedroom with Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Terrace
               Medium Villa In Coast 82 For Sale By Installments And Good View    
    Real Estate Egypt,Tareeq El Alamin, North Coast, Coast 82, Ras El Hekma, [tag]Villa For Sale[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 North Coast Egypt[/tag],[tag]Villa For Sale In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 Prices[/tag],[tag]Ras El Hekma Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Real Estate Egypt[/tag] It Contains :6 Bed Rooms, 6 Toilets, Open Space Reception,Dinning Room, Living Room, Terrace And A Private Garden And Pool BUA: 370 Meters Total Price:11000006 EGP 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years Reservation 5% + Contract 10% 5 % Maintenance Fees Apartments and Chalets Delivered Fully Finished Delivery Date 4 Years after Signing the Contract
               Coast 82 Ras El Hekma Egypt - Apartment 90 sq.m for Sale with Installments    
    Egypt Real Estate, [tag]North Coast[/tag], [tag]Hyde Park Projects[/tag], [tag]Ras El Hekma[/tag], [tag]Coast 82[/tag] : [tag]Apartment for Sale in Coast 82 El Sahel[/tag], with Surface Area 90 Square meters, The Internal Floor Plan Designed to Contain : Bedroom, Reception, Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms . [tag]Coast 82 Ras El Hekma[/tag] [tag]Coast 82 North Coast[/tag] [tag]Coast 82 Hyde Park[/tag] Delivery Date : after 3.5 Years Payment plan (8 Years Equal Instalments) - 5 % Reservation - 10 % Contract Fee (within 3 months from reservation) - 10 % Delivery - 75% Equal Installments Over 8 Years
               I Villa A Garden Middle in Phase 5 Mountain View Hyde Park - Tagamoa    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]New Cairo Real Estate[/tag] , [tag]5th Settlement[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Egypt[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Hyde Park[/tag] , [tag]I Villa A For Sale in Mountain View Hyde Park[/tag] , I Villa A Middle Garden For Sale , phase 5 , with Built up Area 278 M with Garden Area of 50 M , Divided into : 2 Floors ( Ground & First with Garden ) Ground Floor : Reception , Maid's Room with Bathroom , Kitchen , Terrace and Toilette First Floor : Living Area , Master Bedroom with Bathroom , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Terrace
               Apartment prime Location Resale in Mountain View Hyde Park - New Cairo    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]New Cairo Apartments[/tag] , [tag]Apartment For Sale in 5th Settlement[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Hyde Park[/tag] , [tag]Apartment For Sale in Mountain View Hyde Park[/tag] , [tag]Mountain View Hyde Park Apartments For Sale[/tag] , with Area of 133 M , Phase 3 , Prime Location , with installment till 2019 , Consists of : Reception , Master Bedroom with Bathroom , Bedroom , Bathroom , Kitchen , Terrace
               Private Villa In Coast 82 For Sale By Installments And A Private Pool    
    Real Estate Egypt,Tareeq El Alamin, North Coast, Coast 82, Ras El Hekma, [tag]Villa For Sale In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 North Coast Egypt[/tag],[tag]Villa For Sale In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 [/tag],[tag]Ras El Hekma [/tag],[tag]Real Estate Egypt[/tag] It Contains :6 Bed Rooms, 6 Toilets, Open Space Reception,Dinning Room, Living Room, Terrace And A Private Garden And Pool BUA: 370 Meters Total Price:11000007 EGP 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years Reservation 5% + Contract 10% 5 % Maintenance Fees Semi Finished
               Prime Chalet in Ras El Hekma - Coast 82 Project for Sale with Installments    
    Egypt Real Estate, [tag]North Coast[/tag], [tag]Hyde Park Projects[/tag], [tag]Ras El Hekma[/tag], [tag]Coast 82[/tag] : Prime[tag]Chalet for Sale in Coast 82 El Sahel[/tag], with Surface Area 210 Square meters, with Internal Floor Plan Designed to Accommodated : 4 Bedrooms, Reception, Kitchen, Maid's Room with Bathroom, 4 Bathrooms . [tag]Coast 82 Ras El Hekma[/tag] [tag]Coast 82 North Coast[/tag] [tag]Coast 82 Hyde Park[/tag] Delivery Date : after 3.5 Years Payment plan (8 Years Equal Instalments) - 5 % Reservation - 10 % Contract Fee (within 3 months from reservation) - 10 % Delivery - 75% Equal Installments Over 8 Years
               Book Your Unit in Sarai New Cairo with 0% Down Payment    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Apartment For Sale in New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Tagamoa El Khames[/tag] , [tag]Sarai New Cairo[/tag] , Forth Floor , [tag]Sarai New Cairo For Sale[/tag] , [tag]Apartment For Sale in Sarai Compound New Cairo[/tag] , with Area of 164 M , with installment 0 % Down Payment with installment over 7 Years, Divided into : Reception , Master Bedroom with Bathroom and Dressing , Living Room , 2 Bedrooms , Toilette and Terrace
               Villa For Sale In Coast 82 In North Coast By Installments Over 8 years    
    Real Estate Egypt,Tareeq El Alamin, North Coast, Coast 82, Ras El Hekma, [tag]Villa For Sale In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 North Coast Egypt[/tag],[tag]Villa For Sale In[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 [/tag],[tag]Ras El Hekma In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Real Estate Egypt[/tag] :6 Bed Rooms, 6 Toilets, Open Space Reception,Dinning Room, Living Room, Terrace And A Private Garden And Pool BUA: 370 Meters Total Price:11000008 EGP 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years Reservation 5% + Contract 10% 5 % Maintenance Fees Semi Finished
               Book Your Unit with installmet over 7Years in Sarai Compound    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Apartments For Sale in Cairo 5th Settlement[/tag] , [tag]Sarai New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Sarai New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Apartment For Sale in Sarai Compound New Cairo[/tag] , Apartment Area is 169 SQ M , with installment 0 % Down Payment with installment over 7 Years, Consists of : Reception , Master Bedroom with Bathroom and Dressing , Living Room , 2 Bedrooms , Toilette and Terrace
               New Cairo Apartment at Sarai Compound with 0% Down Payment For Sale    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]Apartments For Sale in New Cairo Compounds[/tag] , [tag]Apartments For Sale in Tagamoa El Khmaes[/tag] , [tag]Sarai New Cairo Compound[/tag] , [tag]Apartment For Sale in Sarai New Cairo[/tag] , with Built up Area of 182 M , Consists of : Reception , Master Bedroom with Bathroom and Dressing , Living Room , 2 Bedrooms , Toilette , Nanny's Room , Terrace
               S VillaA in Sarai New Cairo Compound with installment 7 years For Sale    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Tagamoa El Khames Real Estate[/tag] , [tag]Sarai[/tag] , [tag]Sarai New Cairo Compound[/tag] , [tag]Sarai Compound Egypt[/tag] , S [tag]Villa For Sale in Sarai New Cairo[/tag] , S Villa Type A For Sale in Sarai New Cairo , with Built up Area of 260 SQ M with Private Garden 130 SQ M , Customized To Include : ( Ground & First ) Ground Floor Consisting of : Reception , Maid's Room with Bathroom , Toilette , Kitchen , Terrace First Floor Consisting of : Living Area , Master Bedroom with Bathroom and Dressing , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Terrace
               S Villa 260 M with Garden 73 M in Sarai New Cairo Compound - Type A    
    Real Estate Egypt , [tag]New Cairo Real Estate[/tag] , [tag]Tagamoa El Khames[/tag] , [tag]Sarai[/tag] , [tag]Sarai New Cairo[/tag] , [tag]Sarai Compound Egypt[/tag] , S [tag]Villa For Sale in Sarai New Cairo[/tag] , S Villa Type A For Sale in Sarai New Cairo , with Surface Area of 260 SQ M with Private Garden 73 SQ M , With Down Payment 0 % and installment 7 Years , Designed To Have : ( 2 Floors ) ( Ground & First ) Ground : Reception , Maid's Room with Bathroom , Toilette , Kitchen , Terrace First : Living Area , Master Bedroom with Bathroom and Dressing , 2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Terrace
               Medium Villa For Selling In Coast 82 In North Coast By Installments    
    Real Estate Egypt,Tareeq El Alamin, North Coast, Coast 82, Ras El Hekma, [tag]Villa For Sale In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 North Coast Egypt[/tag],[tag]Villa For Sale In[/tag],[tag]Coast 82 [/tag],[tag]Ras El Hekma In Coast 82[/tag],[tag]Real Estate Egypt[/tag] :6 Bed Rooms, 6 Toilets, Open Space Reception,Dinning Room, Living Room, Terrace And A Private Garden And Pool BUA: 370 Meters Total Price:11000009 EGP Semi Finished 15 % Down Payment with Installments for 8 years Reservation 5% + Contract 10% 5 % Maintenance Fees
              Egypt raises price of fuel by over fifty percent   
    Egypt announced that fuel prices will be increased by up to 55 percent. This is the second rise since Egypt allowed the local currency to rise seven months ago.
              Travel News Dubai: Emaar Plans 6 New Hotels   

    Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, today unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. The new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the three […]

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              PHF Deep Pocket Sheet Set 100% Egyptian Cotton 800 T Count 4 Piece Queen Navy Blue   
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    PHF Deep Pocket Sheet Set 100% Egyptian Cotton 800 T Count 4 Piece Queen Navy Blue
    Expires Jul 16, 2017

              Golden Calf: A “Go To” God   
     … he made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt (Exodus 32:4ESV)!”Can God do anything? The answer is no. God cannot lie. God cannot deny Himself. God cannot do evil. God is unable to do things that are not in sync with His character.  He unlike us, fragmented in our being, is complete.  The good news is that in Christ we are complete. In Christ, we put on the new man making it possible for our actions to align with the
              Weekend Reading: Hebrew in Egypt, Israeli Nukes, and Jewish Beirut   
    Amira Sayed Ahmed

              How Six Days in 1967 Shaped the Modern Middle East   
    After the saber-rattling Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser expelled UN peacekeepers from the

              Lynx Goddess - Preview Trailer   
    This is a very early trailer for an upcoming full length story called 'The Lynx Goddess and the Scorpion-Bird and the Crocodile waiting in ... tags: ancient_egyptanimal_godscatscrocodilelynxpyramidsraLynx Goddess - Preview Trailer
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              Hamas builds no go security zone along borders with Egypt | WatsupAsia - Asia's Latest News & Entertainment Platform   
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              John Calipari rides camel and visits pyramids in Egypt   
    John Calipari rides camel and visits pyramids in Egypt
              Authentic Models Balance Toy, Aida Skyhook   

    Eastern Opera

    Aida Skyhook and Madame Butterfly are two famous opera chatacters. With a touch of eastern influence, this Authentic Models Aida Skyhook Balance Toy is strikingly beautiful in its originality.

    Detailed Construction

    Cut by hand using original templates, this toy is handmade from recycled metal sheet that has been beaten into shape. The Egyptian Queen elegantly sways on a stand painted to look like columns of the ancient temples found in the Valley of the Kings. The toy includes a counterweight calibrated to create swing and a matching metal stand.

    Balance Toys

    Gadgets inspired by science were popular in the 19th century. The Victorians loved demonstrations of the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity etc, all seemed magical in an era when society was changing fast due to the technological innovations of the industrial revolution. Balance toys and their like became popular in such a time.

    Price: £74.17 Special Price: £55.63


              Authentic Models Madame Butterfly Balance Toy   

    Eastern Opera

    Madame Butterfly and Aida are two famous opera chatacters. With a touch of eastern influence, this Authentic Models Madame Butterfly Balance Toy is strikingly beautiful in its originality.

    Detailed Construction

    Cut by hand using original templates, this toy is handmade from recycled metal sheet. The toy's wonderful butterfly wings and Egyptian royal gown have been hand painted in great detail. Madame Butterfly rocks on a Toril, in the shape of a Japanese date leading ot a Shinto shrine. It includes a counterweight calibrated to create swing and a matching metal stand.

    Balance Toys

    Gadgets inspired by science were popular in the 19th century. The Victorians loved demonstrations of the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity etc, all seemed magical in an era when society was changing fast due to the industrial revolution. Balance toys became popular in such a time; people wanted their toys to move, to appear different and to be fascinating to the eye.

    Price: £74.17 Special Price: £55.63


              Top Muslim scholars seek new law saying violence in God's name is 'incompatible with Islam'   
    Leading Islamic scholars in Egypt are attempting to have it enshrined in law that violence in the name of religion is incompatible with Islam.
              Weekend Reading: Hebrew in Egypt, Israeli Nukes, and Jewish Beirut   
    Amira Sayed Ahmed

              Group of Men Tortured by Egyptian Armed Forces in Sinai   
    In Sinai, Egypt, members of the Egyptian Armed Forces filmed themselves torturing a group of civilians. According to the info I got, the victims were all Sunni men. Man in the beginning of the video appears to have a wounded leg and is forced to crawl. His captors appear to order him to walk anyway. … Continue reading "Group of Men Tortured by Egyptian Armed Forces in Sinai"
              Qatar working with U.S., Kuwaitis on response to Gulf demands: minister   

    Qatar working with U.S., Kuwaitis on response to Gulf demands: ministerDOHA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qatar said on Thursday it was working with the United States and Kuwait to respond to a list of demands presented by Arab states who have accused Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation that ignited a regional crisis between the U.S. allies. The feud erupted on June 5 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel links with Qatar, accusing it also of courting regional foe Iran.



              Ex-Display Jonathan Charles Mirror - Red & Italian Gold Leaf   

    Renaissance Decoration

    A truly beautiful Jonathan Charles Mirror; the rectangular red and gold border has been decorated using intricate Italian gold leaf and etching to create a wonderful abstract floral decoration that has been inspired by the running bands of Renaissance-era Italian decoration. A truly interesting mirror, it adds amazing dimension and tone to any traditional living space or entrance hall.

    The Beauty of Églomisé

    Églomisé is an ancient technique of glass painting and decorating that dates back to the Egyptian times. It was revived in Europe during the 18th century and the term is derived from the French 'Verre églomisé', meaning 'gilded glass'. Églomisé is a process where the reverse side of a piece of glass is gilded with gold or silver leaf using a gelatin adhesive. The result is a mirror-like, softly reflective surface that when combined with reverse painting techniques creates rich, shimmering and beautifully reflective pieces of artwork. The process is extremely difficult, delicate and elaborate, and Jonathan Charles use the technique to enhance the beauty of their pieces. This mirror is a wonderful work of art.

    Buckingham Collection

    The Buckingham Collection is synonymous with traditional, quintessentially English Georgian and Regency style inspired furniture and accessories. It is one of Jonathan Charles' most popular collections, and has been used to adorn and decorate some of the most magnificent stately homes in the country.

    Price: £1,299.17 Special Price: £974.38


              Comment on ► “Hermes & Writing in Ancient Greece”: “Collaboration with Alan Severs”✍️.- by elainemansfield   
    Thank you for this piece. I had no idea that the Greeks resisted embracing written language when Mesopotamia and Egypt were exploring their written language inventions. I know Mercury/Hermes best from mythological stories, but also from astrology and how much the position and aspects of the planet tell us about the way a person uses language and communication. (My Mercury is on the same degree as Moon, so I'm compelled to articulate feeling.) Plato may have been right about forgetfulness and the written word--although as a person with hearing loss, I'm dependent on the written word and struggle with retaining spoken stories. I like to read the words while I hear them. As always, I love the images you've shared. I grateful for all I'm learning from this article. I need to read it a second time. Thanks again, Aquileanea and Alan Severs.
              Calipari Denies Interest in Knicks Job   
    University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is denying reports that he reached out to the New York Knicks about the team's president job.

    Multiple media outlets on Thursday reported that Calipari reached out to the Knicks “through intermediaries” regarding their vacancy at team president. For what it's worth, the Knicks reportedly weren't interested in Calipari.

    Late Thursday night, Coach Cal tweeted that “NO ONE has contacted the Knicks on my behalf. I am the coach at Kentucky and will be for a long time!”

    Calipari is currently in Egypt coaching the USA Basketball squad at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup.


              Logan Hollowell - Turquoise And Diamond Crescent Moon Necklace   
    Logan Hollowell - Turquoise And Diamond Crescent Moon Necklace

    14k yellow gold and Bisbee turquoise moon necklace with pave white diamond crescent, .09 total carat weight.

    Khonsu, the Egyptian god of moon, featured in the stories, myths and legends in Egyptian Mythology. His symbols were crescent and full moon, the falcon, a crook, flail, and sc..

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              LOOK: See how Auburn center Austin Wiley spent his Friday in Egypt with Team USA   

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              U.N. Hosts Jew-Hate Palestinian Forum   

    The United Nations once again has displayed its anti-Israel bias by hosting what is called the "United Nations Forum to Mark Fifty Years of Occupation."  The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People has organized the two-day meeting taking place this week in New York. Representatives affiliated or working with two terrorist organizations - Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) - are taking part. 

    Palestinian representative Saeb Erekat told the Israel haters that “Hamas and the PFLP are not terrorist organizations.”  Erekat also said that the way to defeat ISIS is by ending the Israeli "occupation.” He added, "The Israeli government, headed by Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, is trying to replace the two-state solution with one state, two systems, apartheid.”

    Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon responded to such nonsense, saying, "They have no shame. These are lies and incitement from those who are paying terrorists to kill innocent Israelis."

    Hamas is indeed a terrorist organization, with innocent civilian blood on its hands as it tries to carry out its genocidal campaign against the Jewish state.  As for the PFLP, Ambassador Danon displayed a photograph of Israeli policewoman Hadas Malka who was killed in a terror attack earlier this month. He explained to reporters that one of the groups presenting at the UN forum works with the PFLP terror organization which claimed responsibility for Malka's murder. Both Hamas and the PFLP are considered foreign terrorist organizations by the U.S. State Department.

    Nevertheless, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed legitimized the hatefest by their participation along with terrorist organization collaborators.

    The Secretary General’s message to the forum, delivered by his deputy, lamented “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians.” He went on to declare that only the end of Israeli “occupation” would “lay the foundations for enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty.” He repeated the canard that “recurring cycles of violence and retribution” were “fueled “by “[F]ifty long years of occupation.”

    The Palestinians could have had their own state the same year that Israel was created. Instead, they chose the rejectionist path, vowing with their Arab nation neighbors to destroy the Jewish state at birth. They failed, but would not give up their ambition to drive the Jews into the sea. Cycles of violence against Jews were carried out by Palestinian terrorists before the June 1967 War, while Jordan controlled the West Bank and Egypt controlled Gaza. The Palestinian leadership is not interested in a genuine two-state solution. They want an immediate state on the lands that Israel took over after the June 1967 War, to be followed by the implementation of the so-called “right of return” that would result in the Palestinians’ eventual demographic takeover of pre-1967 Israel. In short, the Palestinians' version of the two-state solution is two Palestinian states, in addition to Jordan which has a majority Palestinian population.  

    Gaza has been in Palestinian hands since Israel’s unilateral withdrawal in 2005. Instead of using the opportunity to build a prototype state living side by side with Israel in peace, the terrorist organization Hamas turned Gaza into a launching pad for rocket attacks against Israeli civilian population centers.

    Jerusalem was divided by virtue of Jordan’s illegal occupation of the Old City after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and restored to its undivided, unitary status, open to members of all faiths, by Israel in 1967. The notion of a separate “East Jerusalem” that is “occupied” by Israel is a Palestinian fiction that the so-called international community has cynically bought into.

    When Syria controlled the Golan Heights, it took advantage of the high terrain to launch sniping attacks against Israeli civilians, including children, in the Huleh Valley below. The UN Mixed Armistice Commission ignored Israel’s complaints. During the June 1967 Six Days War, Syrian armored units fired on villages in the Huleh Valley. Israel fought back and seized control of the Golan Heights terrain that Syria had used to conduct its lethal attacks on helpless Israeli civilians. Even so, Israel was willing to return the Golan Heights to Syria in exchange for a genuine peace agreement. But the offer fell on deaf ears after the passage of the Khartoum Resolution of September 1, 1967 at the conclusion of the 1967 Arab League summit. This resolution declared, “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it, and insistence on the rights of the Palestinian people in their own country.”

    Israel was willing to be a gracious victor and give back territory that had been used to terrorize its population, but was met with intransigence, a pattern followed by the Palestinians repeatedly over the years. Syria has forfeited any legitimate right to reclaim the Golan Heights, which Israel has every right to retain for defensive reasons.

    The Palestinians have only their own leadership to blame for their present plight. No UN forum can change the truth that, to paraphrase the great Israeli statesman Abba Eban, the Palestinians "never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."

    U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has tried, since assuming her post, to move the UN away from its blatant anti-Israel bias. As the "United Nations Forum to Mark Fifty Years of Occupation" shows, she definitely has her work cut out for her.


              Beirut bombings lend urgency to search for a settlement in Lebanon    

    President Reagan now faces in Lebanon the greatest crisis of his presidency. In the short run, he appears to lean toward reinforcing the American commitment in Lebanon following the Beirut bombings that took the lives of at least 135 United States marines and 27 French soldiers.

    But most analysts predict that in the long run, strong pressure from the public and Congress will force the President to focus more intensively than ever before on a negotiated way out of the Lebanon crisis. This will require a skillful use of both force and diplomacy.

    Reagan's response to the crisis could determine whether he is reelected or not, if he decides to run for a second term.

    A recent poll showed that half of all Americans oppose the involvement of US marines in Lebanon and that even more Americans fear that the nation will be drawn into a major war there. Earlier polls have indicated that Mr. Reagan was not making a great enough effort to reach arms control agreements with the Soviet Union. A peaceful outcome in Lebanon could do much to overcome public fears about the President's approach to the issue of war and peace.

    In his initial public reaction Sunday to the attack on the marines, Reagan denounced the ''bestial nature'' of the bombings and declared that they cannot drive the Americans out of Lebanon. He reasserted that Lebanon was a nation of ''vital and strategic'' importance to the US. Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger said the US was looking for ways to reduce the marines' vulnerability , including a possible new location for them.

    From Congress, there was little sentiment in favor of an immediate pullout of the marines. Indeed, some members favored a short-term reinforcement of the US contingent in order to protect the marines who are still there. But Sen. Sam Nunn (D) of Georgia, an influential member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, seemed to express widespread sentiment when he said the marines' mission needed to be more precisely defined.

    Appearing Sunday on the NBC television program ''Meet the Press,'' Senator Nunn proposed that the marines be reinforced in the short run to protect the remaining force. But in the long run, he said, United Nations peacekeeping forces ought to replace the marines. He asserted that the current American policy of trying to clear all foreign forces out of Lebanon was ''mission impossible.''

    ''We are no longer a deterrent force in Lebanon,'' Nunn said. ''Our marines are hostages.''

    Whatever Reagan decides to do, he will have to consult more closely with Congress than in the past. Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. (R) of Maryland, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday that the President could not send large numbers of reinforcements to Lebanon without the concurrence of the Congress.

    Senator Mathias and others suggest that Reagan must now broaden his efforts in Lebanon to include a better-defined, long-range peace plan for that nation and for the region as a whole. This would have to include a renewed effort to deal with the Palestinian problem, he said.

    The former US ambassador to Egypt, Hermann Eilts, has just returned from a two-week trip to the Gulf, where, he said, anti-American sentiment is now strong. Mr. Eilts said that the Lebanon ''sideshow'' has absorbed US attention to the point where other aspects of Middle East policy have been neglected.

    ''There are many cross-pressures on the President,'' says Stephen Wayne, a political scientist specializing in the presidency at George Washington University. ''In the short run, the President must do something tough and demonstrative which will have the country's support. But he cannot burn his bridges and must move toward negotiation.''

    ''The same thing is true in Central America,'' Mr. Wayne said. ''Nicaragua has proposed terms. So my guess is that the President could be forced into a posture of negotiation in both areas. Reagan needs to be reelected as a peace President.''

    White House spokesman Larry Speakes said, meanwhile, that intelligence reports pointed to an Iranian-supported group in Lebanon as the possible perpetrator of Sunday's bombings. But he said that there was no hard physical evidence from the scene of the bombing at the Marine headquarters in Lebanon to prove that the Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim group was involved. This same group is suspected of bombing the US embassy in Beirut last April.

    Some experts have suggested that retaliation against Iranian troops present in Lebanon might be called for. But the number of Iranians there is relatively limited. Such retaliation might call for more pinpoint precision than is possible in the midst of Lebanon's crazy-quilt factions.

    If Reagan decides that a stronger negotiating push is called for, he now has a national security team with considerable experience in dealing with the Lebanese and Syrians. Robert C. McFarlane, his new national security adviser, recently spent three months as special envoy in the region, negotiating with all the parties to the Lebanon conflict. Secretary of State George P. Shultz presided over talks between the Israelis and Lebanese that led to an Israel-Lebanon agreement last May.

    ''A positive aspect to all this is that the US decisionmaking apparatus is in a position where policies can be made and coordinated,'' says Charles F. Doran, a political scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. ''The difficulty is where to go. Reagan must react with firmness and bold action. But he cannot get trapped into a deeper guerrilla involvement. That is the dilemma.''

    Administration officials are acutely aware of the political fallout that can occur if a foreign policy goes sour: President Carter was defeated in 1980 not only because of the poor state of the economy but also because of the public perception that he did not know how to cope with the Iran hostage crisis. But in foreign policy terms, the Iran hostage crisis was a relatively limited incident, involving a limited number of Americans in a fixed location. In Lebanon, experts say that American credibility is at stake throughout the Middle East.

    Democratic presidential candidates Alan Cranston of California, Gary Hart of Colorado, and Ernest Hollings of South Carolina said Sunday that Reagan is violating the War Powers Act by keeping the marines in Lebanon.

    ''President Reagan should report to Congress under the War Powers Act, as he should have done in the first place,'' Senator Cranston said.

    ''He should either come to the Congress or get out,'' said Senator Hollings.

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              Thank You Lord For Giving Us Trump   
     
    This election year has been unimaginable stressful.  From the day that Donald Trump came down that escalator and announced his candidacy for president, I felt he was God’s choice for our time.  However, holding that faith all year was exacting.  

    In my lifetime I had never known such irrational rage against a public figure.  Of course, such
    madness could only best be understood as Satanic.  Therefore, the entire year had to be given over to intercessory prayer.

    Following is the way I prayed.  Praying what I believe to be the Lord’s will, I daily ran past Him what I believed  that will was, asking Him to correct me if wrong.  First, I said I believed He would want a Supreme Court which would support His church.  Secondly, I believed He would not want a political party who would make it illegal to mention His name even in public.  

    We are taught that when we do intercessory prayer, we are to put Him in remembrance of what is written in His Word.  So, I reminded Him of  Moses telling Him that if He let His people be destroyed, the Egyptians would say that their God had led them out to the desert in order to slaughter them.   My understanding of this event was that Moses was saying Yahweh  would not only be humiliating him, Moses, but He would be humiliating Himself.

    How does that idea apply? Well, during this election year, God had revealed to some of His best prophets that Trump is to be our next president.  And, among them were two that I partner with–Sid Roth of It’s Supernatural and Rick Joyner of Morningstar Ministries.  God revealed His choice to Sid from the beginning.  He revealed a lot of hints to Rick until finally, it became clear to Rick that it was to be Trump.

    Therefore, my daily prayer was “Father do not let your prophets be humiliated.”  I have to admit that when all Hell was breaking out, my faith was sorely tested.  So, Praise His Holy Name, I can now exhale.


              Most Important Book I Ever Read   


       In Dr. Heiser’s new book, he has revealed the Bible as one coherent story. It has changed the way I look at everything. This post will be a simple outline. Hopefully, many of you will read the book available on Kindle.
                                            THE PAST
    FIRST REBELLION--HUMANS  The story of the Bible opens with the rebellion of the first humans, resulting in the entire human race being banished from YHWH’s intimate fellowship in Eden.

    SECOND REBELLION--THE WATCHERS   Next, though YHWH did not reestablish the relationship with humanity, He did appoint a group of gods called the Watchers to watch over them. But, the Watchers too rebelled, mating with humans (creating the Nephilim) and teaching them things destructive to them.  The Watchers were punished by dying not as the gods they were, but as humans.  Therefore, as human spirits with no place to go, they seem to still be among us.

    THE THIRD REBELLION--THE SONS OF GOD   After destroying the Watchers, YHWH  restarted the human race with Noah and his family.  But, at the tower of Babel, they too rebelled. Again, YHWH did not restore fellowship. Rather, he divided the people  into 70 territories with a Son of God over each.  Many of the 70 have rebelled, convincing their subjects that they are their true god.

    THE FOURTH REBELLION--THE HEBREWS  Next, YHWH rescued the tribe of Abraham  from the gods of Egypt. He then led them in violent bloody battles against the gods of the Middle East and their followers along the way, finally getting them to the one little patch of land that He would call His. During the next few millenniums YHWH communicated to them only through special people, the prophets.

    But again there was rebellion, with Abraham's offspring worshipping the other gods. YHWH then banished them throughout the world until 1948.

                                                            THE PRESENT
    Finally, "in the fullness of time" YHWH carried out the archetype that He had been placing in humans’ spiritual DNA from the beginning of time. One human destroyed the relationship. One human sacrificed would be accepted to reestablish the relationship.

    It worked! How do we know? Because at Pentecost, the  human race once again experiences direct fellowship  with their Creator. Eden is being restored.   Under YHWH, they then went out to rescue one by one, all who were in captivity.   But, just as the other gods fought the Israelites (and still are), this new species, find themselves also in a battle with  the gods. (Whether they want to or not.)

                                                           THE FUTURE 
    The last chapter  of the story,  YHWH finally has had enough of his 70 sons, and the spirits of the Watchers as well as the other elohims which  He banished from Heaven for rebelling.   With His loyal followers, both human and elohims, He rounds them up, and  imprisons them. But they will not go quietly and the war will be savage.

    But, for the next thousand years, He has His family back  together  with Him in Eden.

    (Can you believe that 40 different writers over a period of 1500 years, were able to write just one coherent story? But they did!)


              Revelation 16-18   
    Revelation 16-18
    As with all things in this study, I don't want to put forward a single theological perspective for everyone to just listen to and potentially accept. I want everyone to devotedly read the text and develop an appreciation for what they feel the author was trying to say to his specific audience. I just provide a very basic commentary on the passages that I think can help shed some light on understanding the potential riddles they pose, and then leave it up to the individual to divine a meaning from such.

    Chapter 16
    • “Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, 'Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.'” (16:1). The “bowl judgments” have started.
    • The first angel complies with this order and pours out his bowl on the earth causing “foul and painful sore[s]” to all those who had worshiped those with the mark of the beast (16:2).
      • So, while God's protection is upon the people with his mark, the beast's protection of those with his “mockery image” are not protected from God's wrath.
      • See Exodus 9:8-12 for similar afflictions. God will pour his judgment out upon his enemies, according to the author John, in a similar way that he did upon the Egyptians prior to the traditional exodus of his people.
    • The second angel pours out his bowl into the the sea, and it becomes like the blood of a corpse, and everything in the sea died (16:3).
      • Compare this with the judgment of the second trumpet (8:8-9).
    • The third angel follows suit and pours out his bowl into the rivers and springs (what would be, essentially, the only remaining sources of clean water), and they too became blood (16:4).
    • An “angel of the waters” then says, “You are just, O Holy One, who are and were, for you have judged these things; because they shed the blood of saints and prophets, you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!” (16:5-6).
      • Clearly, those who are being judged with the “wrath” of these bowls is those who had persecuted the saints (6:10-11). This is a theme that keeps recurring in the book of Revelation from the very moment that these martyred saints are mentioned.
      • This idea of the angel of the “waters” implies a worldview in which certain angels preside over certain elements of the cosmos (fire in Revelation 14:18 and wind in Revelation 7:1-2; additionally this idea is enforced by/found in the pseudepigraphical book of Enoch).
    • In response to what the angel of the waters says, “the altar” responds by saying, “Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, your judgments are true and just!” (16:7)
      • You have what is said by the angels of the waters, then as a confirmation of what was said, the altar responds by affirming all that was just said as “true and just!”
    • The fourth angel pours his bowl upon the sun, and it then scorched people with fire (16:8). They were said to be scorched by the fierce heat, but they simply cursed the name of God who had brought about the plagues, rather than gave him glory (16:9).
      • Stubbornness and an unwillingness to listen to God or repent can be found throughout the Bible, but specifically in the story of Israel's enslavement at the hands of the Egyptians prior to the exodus.
    • As has been typical throughout the book of Revelation when judgments of any sort are being talked about, the first four judgments get less mention than the remaining three. The same holds true with these “bowl judgments” in that five through seven get a little more textual “time” or focus than one through four.
    • In succession, the fifth angel pours out his bowl on the “throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness; people gnawed their tongues in agony, and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores, and they did not repent of their deeds.” (16:10-11).
      • Just as the kingdom of the pharaoh was plunged into darkness (Exodus 10:21-19), so is the kingdom of the beast.
    • The sixth angels pours out his bowl on the river Euphrates—a very important river of the day—and it dries up in order to prepare the way “for the the kings from the east” (16:12).
      • While the text could be making a literal reference to the Euphrates river, it's more likely that the fact the Euphrates was an important life source for many, many people was being used to imply that the source of their livelihood was being taken away.
    • Then, following the sixth bowl judgment, three foul spirits that are like frogs come from the mouth of the dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet (16:13). They perform signs for the entire world, so that they might gather up an army to fight against God (16:14).
    • They are assembled at the place called Harmagedon in Hebrew.
      • Har Megiddo” means “The mountain of Megiddo.”
    • The seventh angel then pours his bowl into the air, and a loud voice comes from the temple and the throne, and says, “It is done!” (16:17).
    • Following this declaration from heaven, there is lighting, thunder, a violent earthquake, “the great city” was split into three parts, and the nations fell. God then pours his wrath out upon the city of Babylon (16:18-19).
    Chapter 17
    • Then, one of the previously mentioned angels says to John, “'Come, I will show you the judgment of the great whore who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the inhabitants of the earth have become drunk.'” (17:1-2)
    • John is then transported spiritually into a wilderness area, and he sees a woman sitting on a red beast that had blasphemous names with seven heads and ten horns (17:3).
      • Compare this with the images of the dragon (12:3) and the beast from the sea (13:1). Clearly the imagery of seven heads and ten horns is something important with a specific meaning.
    • The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and was adorned with gold, jewels, and pearls. She was holding a golden cup that was full of abominations and impurities.
      • Purple was the color of royalty, and this is enforced by the great wealth that the woman is surrounded with.
      • “Abominations” are Jewish “bad things” or imperfections that cause ritual impurity.
    • On her head she has written, “Babylon the great, mother of whores and of earth's abominations.” (17:5)
      • Babylon has been used throughout the Bible as a symbol for corruption, injustice, and evil. This woman is representative of all the evils and impure things before God (abominations) on the earth.
    • The woman is said to be drunk with the blood of the saints and of the witnesses (17:6).
      • See earlier for the saints (6:10-11) and for the possible witnesses it is referring to (11:7-11)
    • When John sees this woman, he is initially amazed but the angel who he is with rebukes him for his amazement (17:7). The beast she is with is described as “was, and is not, and is. . .” and is also said to be about to descend to the “bottomless pit” and to go to destruction (17:8).
      • Notice the interesting description of “was, and is not, and is” (17:8), which seems to be a parody or imperfect version of the description of God (1:4,8)
    • The identity is revealed for all who have “wisdom,” since the seven heads are said to be seven mountains on which the woman is seated. There are also seven kings, one of which has fallen, one is still living, and one is yet to come though he won't last long. (17:9-10)
      • Discerning the identity of the beast (most likely considered to be Nero because of the way gematria allows for it to be either 666 or 616) also calls for wisdom (14:18).
      • The possibility of the woman and the beast being the Roman Empire are made strongest by these verses. Rome was known as the “City of Seven Hills,” and here the seven heads are revealed to be geographical mountains, and they also stand for seven kings (emperors in the case of the Romans). I think that the message of domination and destruction on the part of the Roman Empire that John is making here is incredibly obvious.
    • The ten horns are said to be ten kings who don't yet have a kingdom, but will eventually receive authority for “one hour” along with the beast (17:12).
      • The reference to an hour is most certainly not literal hour, but is a metaphor that their reign will be short-lived.
    • They will form some sort of union, and they will make war against the Lamb. The lamb will conquer them because he is powerful and distinguished, and his followers are called faithful. (17:13-14)
    • Then, John is told by the angel that the waters he had seen earlier were representative of nations, peoples, and languages. (17:15)
      • While the prospect of this being the Roman Empire, though with a large amount of modern scholasticism behind it, is speculative, one must remember just how expansive the Roman Empire was and how the Jewish Christian author John clearly viewed it.
    • The ten horns seem to hate the whore, and will strip her of her jewels and adornment, and will eventually destroy her (17:16)
      • John sees the destruction of the Roman Empire, and the end to its lavishly wealthy ways of living, in addition to its “blasphemous” religion.
    • God had put it into the hearts of the “ten horns” to do his will and to give their kingdoms over to the beast until God's word was brought to fulfillment (17:17). There is a shift of power from the woman/whore to the beast.
    • The woman is, finally, said to be “the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”
      • It's finally revealed that the woman is symbolic for a city. So, we know that the woman is a city who is seated on seven hills. What could this possibly be? The city of Rome? One would logically deduce such given the context of the text and its audience.
    Chapter 18
    • After all this had been shown to John, another angel comes down from heaven with authority. The earth is said to be illuminated because of the splendor of this angel. He cries out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!” (18:1-2)
      • What follows is a narrative about how corrupt 'Babylon' had become (18:2), and how she had deceived various nations (18:3). She is said to be powerful and luxurious.
    • Then another voices comes from heaven saying, “'Come out of her, my people, so that you do not take part in her sins. . . for her sins are heaped high as heaven. . . and repay her double for her deeds. . . she glorified herself and lived luxuriously. . . for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.'” (18:4-8)
      • A warning is given to all the people of God to flee from the evil and wicked ways of Babylon because God has remember all her sins and her time of judgment is approaching.
    • When the kings of the earth who had sided with her (Babylon as mentioned earlier), they will grow sad when they see her destroyed from God's judgments. They will stand far away in fear, and cry out about her destruction (18:9-10).
    • Not only are the kings weeping, but the merchants and traders are sad because there is no one who wants to purchase their expensive, lavish wares anymore (18:11-14). These merchants, like the kings before them, will stand in awe and fear of Babylon's fall (18:15-16).
      • Assuming that Babylon is representative of an empire, the destruction of such would bring about economic crisis and where people once had the money to purchase expensive items, they would no longer have a market any longer.
    • After the kings and merchants have expressed their sorrow, so will the men of the sea—sailors, shipmasters, seafarers, etc—also express their sorrow that such a great and powerful city has fallen, and their potential markets have also disappeared (18:17-19).
    • Following these three laments, an angel takes up a millstone and throws it into the sea saying that the violent, great city of Babylon will be thrown down just like the stone for her evil practices in the sight of God (18:21-23).
    • She is destroyed for her deceit of the nations, as well as for blood of the saints and prophets that was on her hands, as well as all those who were slaughtered on the earth (18:24).
      • See Revelation 6:10-12 for the saints.
    That concludes chapters sixteen through eighteen, and what we've started to see here is the redemption of God's people from the oppressive forces they are experiencing upon the earth. Stark injustices have been committed on the behalf of the empire over these early Christians, and inequality is rampant. John gives a message of hope and perseverance through the vindication of God in all this.

              Revelation 11-13   
    So, this section is a good bit larger than some of the previous sections. In spite of the fact that it's without a doubt larger, I think this section is more understandable and cohesive than the previous stuff. So, here are my notes over the stuff. In my opinion, this is where the book gets more interesting. The first part of the book is critical, though, and I can't help but think I haven't done justice to the immense importance that worship plays in the book of Revelation. We see some of that become important in this section as the beasts may very well be talking about emperor worship, and the message of John is restoring that worship to who it truly belongs to: God.


    Revelation 11-13
    • Worship. This is one thing that I have managed to leave out of this study up till this point by accident. I've just now come to realize, upon a further study of the text, just how important the concept of worship is in the book of Revelation.
    • What I had been doing earlier was attempting to “skim” over the many sections of the text containing worship hymns and worship narratives, to get to the actual bulk of the story and to infer a meaning. I've now realized that, through a look at the historical context of the book of Revelation, that is incredibly mistaken, and these worship sections provide us a way of understanding the “bulk” of the story.
      • Worship is central to the message the author, John of Patmos, is trying to convey with his message to the first century Christians.
    Chapter 11
    • John has just “had his commission renewed” by his previous visitation by the mighty angel in chapter 10. Chapter 11 picks up after John is told to prophesy against many (10:11).
    • We start off with John being given a measuring rod before being told to measure the temple, altar, and those who are gathered there (11:1). He is specifically commanded not to measure the court outside of the temple because that will be trampled or destroyed (11:2).
      • The act of measurement of the sanctuary and those who worship there seems to emphasize the protection and preservation that the faithfulness within will receive.
    • Two “witnesses” come into the scene and they are to prophesy for 1260 days or ~3.5 years (11:3).
      • Notice that the number of years they are to prophesy is exactly half of seven, the number of completeness. This seems to symbolize “radical” incompleteness or something far from complete.
      • Though they are left unnamed, lots of speculation exists about their identity or their exact role.
    • They are given authority over the elements, and also the power to bring down plagues (11:6).
      • These plagues hold many similarities to those mentioned in the Hebrew Bible when Moses was attempting to liberate his people (Exodus 7-12). Can it be said that these two witnesses are attempting to do the same and to liberate those saints who have be so harshly punished and harmed by this world and its injustices (Revelation 6:10)?
      • Additionally, they were garbed in sackcloth (11:3), which was typically the garment used to bring about repentance, so this seems to be representative of something.
    • These witnesses are, unfortunately, killed by the beast mentioned earlier (11:7).
    • Their bodies are then left in the street of the great city that is “prophetically [allegorically] called Sodom and Egypt, where also their lord was crucified” (11:8 NRSV).
    • They will then be resurrected after 3.5 days—note the similarities to the aforementioned 3.5 years—before being called up to heaved by a loud voice (11:11-12).
    • A great earthquake ensues, and their enemies with a tenth of the city fall (11:13).
    • The moment we've all been waiting for has finally, finally arrived. The seventh trumpet is here. We had to wade through chapters 10 and most of 11 to get through this, but we've finally reached it.
    • The seventh angel blows his trumpet, and loud voices from heaven start saying something (11:15).
      • “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom our of Lord and of his Messiah [Christ]” (11:15 emphasis mine). The sinful world will become the kingdom of God through reform. This is what's being emphasized there.
      • “We give you thanks, Lord God Almighty, who are and who were, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign.” (11:17). Again, the emphasis is on the Lord now taking power so that justice can be done (11:18).
    • God's temple suddenly opens, the ark of the covenant appears, which is followed by lightning, noises, thunder, hail, and an earthquake (11:19). This concludes the vision of the seven trumpets, and introduces the vision found in chapter 12.
    Chapter 12
    • Chapter 12 abruptly breaks with the tone found in chapter 11, introducing a new vision with a different purpose.
    • This is the vision of the child which is rich is symbolism drawn from familiar symbols to Jews and Gentiles of that time. These are images they would have commonly been exposed to because of surrounding countries such as Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, or Rome, in addition to symbols present in the Hebrew Bible.
      • To give you an idea of a similar story the early readers of this text would have been familiar with, I give a paraphrased version of what my Bible says (New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha 4th Edition). This story starts with the goddess Leto who is pregnant with Apollo. They are menaced by the dragon Python who pursues Leto because he knows its prophesied that Apollo will be his death.
        • I feel that what John has done is taken a “pagan” story—one that all his readers would most likely have been familiar with—and re-rendered it for his early Christian readers with a different message. One of deliverance and hope.
    • A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (12:1). A portent is a sign of warning that something great or huge is about to happen. So in heaven, we find a sign of something great to come.
      • Most scholars identify this woman as the nation of Israel who is awaiting their Messiah. The twelve stars (12:1) could refer to the twelve tribes of Israel.
    • She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pangs...” (12:2). This woman was, as stated, pregnant and was in pain from the soon-coming birth.
    • Then we get another portent that appears “...a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.” (12:3). A diadem is a crown, so clearly this is some sort of political leader, or something that views itself as exalted.
      • This dragon is probably the Leviathan, the monster of Canaanite tradition, also found in Job 40 and Isaiah 27. This fearsome imagery would probably have been known by even Jewish children. He is later called the Devil and Satan (“the accuser”) in verse 9.
      • The details of seven heads and ten horns is probably drawn from the symbolism found in Daniel (Daniel 7). In the book of Daniel they were used to symbolize political empires and rulers, though the symbolism isn't as clear here.
    • The dragons tail is said to strike down a third of the stars of heaven, throwing them to earth (12:4).
      • A third is a number directly proportional to the destruction caused by the trumpets.
      • Refer to Daniel 8:10 for a similar use of imagery.
    • The dragon stands before the woman, ready to devour the child as soon as it was born (12:4). In spite of this, the woman gives birth to her son who is “to rule [shepherd] all the nations with a rod of iron.” (12:5).
    • The child is saved from harm by being “snatched away” and talked to God and to God's throne (12:5). The woman feels into the wilderness to a safe place for 3.5 years (12:6).
      • Consider the similar story of God's providence for Mary, and the resulting Messiah/Christ, and the nation of Israel by sparing the life of Jesus in spite of (Matthew 2:13-15).
    • This protection is followed by a war in heaven. Michael and his angles fight against this dragon and his angels. The battle was fierce, but the dragon eventually loses. The dragon is thrown down, and there is no longer a place in heaven for them (12:7-9).
    • This interruption to the story is followed by a loud voice from heaven proclaiming “...Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Messiah [Christ]...” (12:10).
    • Having seen that he was thrown down to the earth, the dragon pursues the woman who had given birth to the baby boy (12:13).
    • The woman escapes, though, by being given the wings of an eagle and flying off into the wilderness for 3.5 (a time, and times, and half a time) years (12:14).
    • In an attempt to get the woman, the serpent (previously called the dragon) pours out water like a river to sweep her away with a flood (12:15).
      • The Canaanite Leviathan was believed to be the cause of watery chaos and sometimes flooding.
    • Thankfully, the earth opens up and swallows the river the dragon had poured out from his mouth (12:16).
      • This symbolism is probably an allusion to Exodus 15. In that story, the earth swallows up the pursuing Egyptian armies. Here, the same effect has been accomplished in that those who are of God are protected from his enemies.
    • The dragon became angry because he didn't seem to like this all too much. He decides that he is going to make war “...on the rest of her children, those who keep the commandments of God and hold the testimony of Jesus” (12:17).
    • Chapter 12 flows right into chapter 13 without any break in narrative, so the last verse, verse 18, starts as an introduction to chapter 13. “Then the dragon [Greek Then he; other ancient authorities read Then I stood] took his stand on the sand of the seashore.” (12:18)
    Chapter 13
    • As we left off on Chapter 12, the dragon is standing on the edge of the sea. John then sees “...a beast rising out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads; and on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads were blasphemous names.” (13:1)
      • This probably refers to the Roman Empire. Roman Emperors were commonly deified (to be made God), and were given elaborate names to represent such. Many of them even expected to be worshiped.
    • The beast is said to be like a leopard, a bear, and a lion (13:2). The dragon gives it his power, throne, and authority (13:2).
      • The imagery here resembles that of the four beasts found in Daniel 7. These most likely represent the Roman Empire since they are they to oppress the saints (Revelation 13:7).
    • One of the beast's heads seems to have something strange about it, though. “One of its heads seemed to have received a death-blow, but its mortal wound [Greek the plague of its death] had been healed. In amazement the whole earth followed the beast.” (13:3). They all worshiped the dragon and the beast (13:4).
      • This could be an allusion to the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BCE, well before the writing of Revelation) or a reference to the suicide of Nero. Many people believed that Nero would be brought back to life and rule again after his death. This was incredibly fearful because Nero was incredibly cruel, a terrible emperor, and he commonly persecuted Christians.
      • Notice that the mortal wound to one of the beast's heads does not bring down the entire beast. The Roman Empire, despite the set backs it experienced through its short-lived Emperors, didn't fall apart upon their death.
    • The beast was given a mouth and began to speak horrible words for forty-two months or 3.5 years (13:5). It blasphemes, or talks bad about, God and his dwelling (13:6).
    • This beast was also given permission to make war on the saints and to conquer them (13:7; some ancient manuscripts omit this sentence). It was also given authority over every tribe and people and language and nation (13:7).
      • This, to me, further strengthens the idea that the beast was the Roman Empire since the Empire was truly expansive covering essentially all of the known world, many tongues or languages, tribes, and nations.
    • All the people of the earth will worship it, all those who do not have their name written in the book of life of the lamb (13:8).
      • It was customary for people of that time to take on the religion of their captors. The Roman Empire, being so extensive, placed its religious beliefs on top of conquered nations. While the conquered were allowed to preserve their own religious traditions, they also had to practice or respect the Roman traditions.
      • It appears that a name can be removed from this book (Revelation 3:5), and that the judgment depends on the conduct of one during his life (Revelation 20:12).
    • Let anyone who has an ear listen: If you are to be taken captive, into captivity you go; if you kill with the sword, with the sword you must be killed. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.” (13:9-10)
      • In spite of captivity and death, those saints and those who endure are called to persevere, remain faithful, and to not fight back. Violence is condemned here as whoever kills must also be killed. Just as the lamb did not liberate or ransom the world through violence (as the “expected” lion would have done), so are those who remain to act the same in spite of their circumstances.
    • As if the beast from the sea wasn't bad enough, an addition beast rises from the earth. It has two horns like a lamb, but it speaks like the dragon. (13:11)
    • It acts on the behalf of the first beast, exercising all of its authority, making the first beast with the mortal wound be worshiped (13:12).
      • This seems to stay in line with the deification (or the process by which an emperor was declared a god) that was common for Roman Emperors.
    • This beast from the earth performs great signs. These signs resemble the judgments poured out on the earth through the trumpets (8:7).
    • The beast from the earth makes an image of the beast from the sea (the one with the mortal wound), and causes people to worship this image. Those who don't worship are killed (13:15).
      • This image is probably a statue of one of the deified emperors. Some of the emperors were so vain they had enormous statues commissioned of themselves and placed throughout the empire.
    • Everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status, is given a mark on their forehead (13:16).
      • This is a sign of allegiance, and may act as a mockery the 144,000 sealed of God received on their forehead (7:3). Those without the mark receive economic oppression (3:17). This may have been important since unstable economies were discussed earlier (6:5-6).
    • This calls for wisdom: let anyone with understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a person. Its number is six hundred sixty-six [other ancient authorities read six hundred sixteen].” (13:18 emphasis mine)
      • The ancient practice of gematria used numbers to stand for a specific letter. Though far from concrete, “Neron Caesar” ( Emperor Nero in Hebrew letters) is 666. If you spelled this without the final “n” you would get 616, as some of the older accounts state.

              Trump’s ‘No Fly Zone’ Escalates U.S. War    

    Trump’s ‘No Fly Zone’ Escalates U.S. War Against Syria

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    The lie that the U.S. is fighting Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism in Syria was publicly exploded on June 18 when a U.S. F/A-18 “Super Hornet” fighter jet launched from the George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier shot down a Syrian government aircraft that had attacked ISIS and the Al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front forces in Raqqa. The last major “rebel”-held stronghold in Northern Syria and Syria’s sixth largest city, Raqqa is the capital of ISIS’s proclaimed caliphate.
    State Department officials asserted that the downing of the Syrian jet was in accord with U.S. policy to operate under its unilaterally established “rules of engagement” that include the “collective self-defense” of its “Syrian partners.” Translated, the quoted phrases amount to a declaration that the U.S. and its imperial allies in Syria will attack any and all forces that seek to interfere with U.S. imperialist objectives.
    In addition to its virtual “no fly zone” over the Raqqa region, U.S. generals have set up a similarly “protected” garrison at al-Tanf in southeastern Syria, where its “Syrian partners” and U.S., British and Norwegian advisers are based. Here too, U.S. military tops have warned pro-Assad forces to stay out, having tagged this region with the newly coined euphemism, “zone of deconfliction.”
    After the June 18 downing of the Syrian jet fighter, U.S. officials cynically asserted that “The coalition does not seek to fight the Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat.”
    In the same mid-June timeframe and with the same rationale, U.S. warplanes shot down several Iranian midrange missiles that were targeting the ISIS-controlled oil-rich Deir Al-Zour province in Eastern Syria where ISIS forces surround some 200,000 civilians. These Syrians, according to U.S. policy, are not to be freed from ISIS’s grip by anyone working with the Syrian government. Effectively, ISIS in the area surrounding Deir Al-Zour is protected by the U.S. and its “partners.”
    U.S. Contemplates “Stabilization Lite”
    This is now the public policy of the U.S., presented in bold outline by several U.S. officials and top imperialist planners and reported in the June 23 NYT under the headline, “U.S. Sends Civilians to Stabilize Recaptured Syrian Areas.” The referenced “civilians” include representatives from the CIA-directed Agency for International Development and representatives from the array of countries that are supporting the U.S. war in Syria. Billions of dollars are to be expended in this effort, not to rebuild Syria, but to insure the stability of the occupying force in the regions the U.S. seeks to establish under its control. A minimum of 1,000 U.S. troops would remain in these “recaptured” regions, according to The Times report, undoubtedly qualitatively more if the U.S. warmakers believe they can further leverage their intervention.
    In the same article, Linda Robinson, a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation expressed a note of caution:
    “Syria is not a country that we control. This is stabilization light. We do not have, nor do we intend to get, control of the place, which would enable us to move and do these state-building activities.” [My emphasis.]
    She added, “What is also very important to understand is what is the tolerance of the Syrian government for the U.S. to go in and do these activities. There have been increasing tensions with the regime, with the Iranians and with the Russians and the possibility that we are backing into a war with the Assad government and its backers.” Needless to say, such a war has been underway for years despite the U.S lie that its illegal, uninvited presence in Syria is to fight ISIS.
    On June 8, ten days before the attack on the Syrian jet, U.S. warplanes obliterated an Iranian, pro-Syrian government convoy headed for Raqqa to attack ISIS, Al Qaida and other U.S.-backed forces.
    The June 18 attack on the Syrian aircraft was not the first such overt assault since 2011 when the short-lived Syrian Arab Spring was quickly hijacked by covert U.S.–backed terrorist forces aimed at the same “regime change” operation in Syria that the U.S. had previously orchestrated in Iraq, Libya, and Egypt. Since the April 7 U.S. Tomahawk missile attack on the Syrian Shayrat air base – under the pretext of retaliation for the unproven claim that the Assad government used sarin gas U.S. threats and overt attacks on Syrian government forces and its supporters have become routine. [Note: As we go to press a June 25 detailed article refuting President Trump’s accusation that the Syrian government used sarin gas in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April 2017 has been published on the German online website Welt N24 Politik. Its author, Pulitzer Prize journalist Seymour Hersh, cites several top U.S. military advisers to President Trump as insisting that “This was not a chemical weapons strike.” With full knowledge of the facts that demonstrated that sarin gas was not used by the Assad government, or anyone else, the advisers, note that Trump proceeded to bomb Syria anyway. JM]
    The longstanding covert U.S./NATO/Gulf State monarchy regime change war against Syria, wherein billions of dollars have been secretly extended to train and arm virtually all forces that aim to remove the Syrian government, has now become open. The notion that a civil war between competing Syrian factions prevails in Syria is a terrible fraud – one that is employed by both the U.S. government and its bi-partisan propagandists, but also, tragically, by sections of the U.S. left. Syria, as with all poor and oppressed nations is the undeniable victim of a U.S.-orchestrated imperialist attack, little different from the imperialist conflagrations that plague oppressed people and nations around the world – from the Middle East to Africa, Asia and Latin America.
    Hillary Clinton’s election time advocacy of a “no fly zone” in Syria – aimed at preventing Syrian and allied forces, including Russia, Iran and the Lebanese-based Hezbollah, from ridding Syria of U.S.-backed forces – has now become President Donald Trump’s official policy.
    “Deconfliction” is the new U.S.-invented term to designate the ever-expanding and always changing U.S. “No-Fly zones,” that is, portions of Syria that the U.S. hopes to occupy now to maximize its leverage in a contemplated postwar Syrian negotiated settlement wherein Syria’s future is to be determined not by the Syria people or government but rather by the U.S.-established military relationship of forces on the ground.
    As U.S. air war Middle East chief Lt. General Jeffrey Harrington stated, “Every war must come to an end and when it does there will be a negotiated settlement.” In this context, Harrington bragged to the NYT that his success in Syria resided in his efforts to increase the “space” controlled by U.S.-backed forces.
    Establishing U.S.  “No Fly Zones”
    CBS News reported that on June 6 and again on June 8 when “27 [Syrian] regime vehicles drove within 18 miles of al-Tanf, which breached the [U.S.-declared] 34-mile radius of the army convoy’s operations, U.S. aircraft first attempted to buzz the regime, but when the convoy didn’t turn around, they [the U.S. forces] conducted a strike against some of the vehicles.”
    “The rebels being trained at al-Tanf are from a number of Arab rebel groups, referred to by the U.S. as Vetted Syrian Opposition, or VSO, who oppose both the Assad regime and ISIS,” according to the liberal BuzzFeed News. They noted that, “U.S. Special Forces have been increasingly fighting alongside these rebel groups in Southern Syria.”
    The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov reported that, “The U.S. attack at al Tanf is significant not because the U.S. has once again struck Assad’s forces, but because it did so in defense of Syrian rebels.” The same report observed, “Once skeptical about U.S.-backed anti-Assad ‘rebels,’ Trump stated in a 2015 election debate that ‘we have no idea who they are.’” Trump had suggested that they may be ISIS and added that “We can’t be fighting ISIS and fighting Assad.” Today, the U.S. is indeed fighting Assad, directly and indirectly, but its focus on ISIS is more complicated.
    A March 31, 2017 NYT article, for example, noted that U.S. forces in Raqqa were attacking ISIS from the North, East and West, but not the South – the implication being that ISIS forces driven in this direction might be useful in assisting the blockade of Syrian forces in the South, that is, in the Deir Al-Zour region. Indeed they were. ISIS forces were allowed to evacuate Raqqa, weapons and military gear in tow, heading south toward Deir Al Zour, near the Iraqi and Jordanian border.
    Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis noted that “We should not take this U.S. strike [against Assad’s armed forces] as a sign that the U.S. is getting more involved in Syria,” an example of Orwellian doublespeak if ever there was one.
    Syria’s Right to Self-Determination
    With the Syrian government’s September 2015 request to the Russian and Iranian governments and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon to intervene on its behalf, Syria has retaken large parts of the country that were previously occupied by ISIS and other U.S.-backed forces. Some estimates put that previously occupied figure at two-thirds of the country. Syria, a sovereign nation, has every right to self-determination, that is, to defend itself from imperial attack and seek the support of allies to challenge U.S.-led war and regime change efforts.
    Al Udeid is the U.S. Central Command headquarters in the Middle East – the nerve center of its air campaigns in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. It is from Al Udeid that the U.S. conducts its now 16-year war in Afghanistan and its current wars in Iraq and Syria. Al Udeid supplied the air and ground forces in the U.S./NATO “humanitarian war” that destroyed Libya’s infrastructure. U.S.-backed mercenaries from Qatar then proceeded to “liberate” Libya’s capital of Tripoli using the pretext that the Gadhafi government was about to exterminate 50,000 unarmed civilians in Benghazi. British authorities now admit that there was no such threat. Neither did the Sadaam Hussein government have the “weapons of mass destruction” that the U.S. war makers insisted were about to be unleashed on the world.
    U.S. General Espouses Policy Objectives
    “If the Syrians were going to make a run at our guys, we were going to be in a position to defend them ourselves,” said Lt. General Harrington in a May 23 NYT interview. “Our intent was to be in position to support our guys and get back into fighting ISIS.” The reference to “our guys,” of course, includes NATO and U.S.-financed and abetted terrorist forces aimed at Assad’s removal. There are no other forces in Syria today that operate independently of U.S. imperialism and its coalition partners.
    This May 23 article entitled, “Inside the Air War Over Syria: A High Altitude ‘Poker Game,’” offers what The Times calls “a rare glimpse into how the [U.S.] military plans and orchestrates the complex ballet of strike, surveillance and refueling aircraft that keeps the war going around the clock.”
    This seemingly endless war has taken a terrible toll on the Syrian people. A respected polling organization – ORB International, which does polling for western nations, including the U.S. government – nevertheless demonstrated that support for the Bashar Assad government and its Iranian allies far exceeds support for the U.S. and its “coalition partners,” including the Free Syrian Army, Al-Qaeda and similar groups. Support for ISIS was miniscule.
    Regardless, recognition and defense of Syria’s right to self-determination – an inalienable right of all poor and oppressed nations under imperialist attack or threatened by colonial occupation – is the critical dividing line in the U.S. antiwar movement today. While not taking any position on the Assad government itself, U.S. antiwar organizations like the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) are staunch defenders of Syria’s right to self-determination. UNAC unanimously re-affirmed this stance at its recent June 16-18 national conference in Richmond, VA where over 300 activists from 31 states drew up plans for future coordinated, independent, mass mobilizations against U.S. imperialist wars. (See UNAC’s adopted Action Plan at UNACpeace.org.)
    The principle of the right of self-determination of oppressed nations has its origins in the worldwide struggles of oppressed people to win their freedom from the world’s chief colonizing and imperialist great powers that had previously divided and re-divided the world and subjected poor and conquered peoples to their rule. The history of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia is in great part a history of the just struggles of the conquered and occupied nations for freedom and self-determination. Socialists and other democratically minded organizations have traditionally supported all such struggles against imperialist intervention, whether their leadership was socialist, bourgeois nationalist or even downright reactionary. This was the case, for example, when fascist Italy invaded feudal Ethiopia at the beginning of WWII, or more recently when the U.S. invaded Iraq and deposed the Sadaam Hussein government.  (Hussein had previously been a U.S. ally and surrogate when he invaded Iran in 1980 in a six-year war that took the lives of one million Iranians and 800,000 Iraqis.) In all cases, the key criteria for opposition to imperialist war has been the understanding that, freed from direct colonial control, the working masses of these oppressed nations have the best opportunity to deal with their own indigenous oppressors. The resultant weakening and defeat of the imperialist occupier upon its forced withdrawal is an added bonus that factors into any world balance sheet that measures the relationship of forces between imperialist subjugators and their victims.
    The right of self-determination includes Syria’s right to call for help from Russia, Iran and others as they see fit. Such support – however equivocal and for whatever opportunist reasons it may be given – can have a significant impact on thwarting U.S. imperialist objectives. As compared to late 2015, much of Syria today is free from the direct control of the forces let loose by U.S. imperialism. It is these forces that are overwhelmingly responsible for the estimated 500,000 Syrians killed, including 100,000 Syrian Army soldiers as well as the 1.5 million Syrian refugees that are today scattered across the Middle East and elsewhere.
    This is not to say that the Russia’s or Iran’s primary objective is the liberation of Syria from imperialist control, and certainly not the establishment of a socialist or even democratic Syria. Vladimir Putin’s objectives are simply to use Russian influence in Syria as a bargaining chip to negotiate with the U.S./NATO cabal and win some concessions with regard to NATO’s threatening encirclement of Russia and its imposition of stinging sanctions arising out of Russia’s opposition to the neo-fascist, US/EU-backed coup in Ukraine.
    The recent widely televised two-part “Putin Interviews” with filmmaker Oliver Stone revealed Russian perspectives and politics in bold relief when Stone felt compelled to correct Putin’s repeated assertions of friendship with his “U.S. partners.” Stone asked, “How can you repeatedly call the U.S. your partner when it is ever surrounding you with NATO troops and imposing hurtful sanctions?” Putin could only smile and repeat his solidarity and claimed “partnership” with the U.S. while holding out his hopes that peaceful negotiated solutions of their differences would be forthcoming.
    Putin, a spokesperson par excellence for a weak and isolated Russian capitalism, basked with Stone in the splendor of his ornate state-owned Russian dacha home, while praising the Russian Orthodox Church, expressing his solidarity with U.S. imperialism’s “fight against terrorism,” and ridiculing the great 1917 Russian Revolution. Putin, who supported the U.S./NATO war that reduced Libya to rubble, lacked the good sense to hide his reactionary social views as he disparaged women and LGBTQI people. No liberating friend of the Syrian masses, Putin seeks a negotiated accommodation with U.S. imperialism. This is similar to other lesser capitalist nations that are increasingly compelled to bend to the dictates of the world’s sole superpower.
    Yet Russia’s role in forcing the U.S.-backed armed forces in Syria to retreat cannot be dismissed, if for the sole reason that, absent an overt imperialist conquest, opportunities for future struggle of Syria’s working masses to advance their own interests will be that much greater. Tragically, history does not always offer a clear and straight path to liberation. Absent Russian and Iranian intervention in the Syrian conflict, the likelihood of US/NATO imperial victory would be virtually assured. The alternative to Russian and Iranian support for Syria can only be Syria’s return to imperialist-imposed great power domination or perhaps formal division or incorporation into neighboring states.
    Today, Syria’s future rests less on the intentions of Russian or Iranian capitalists than it does on the future emergence of an independent anti-imperialist and socialist force inside Syria that champions the interests of the Syrian working masses and on capacity of antiwar forces in the U.S. and around the world to mobilize millions in the streets demanding “U.S. Out Now!,”  “Self-determination for Syria!” and “Money for Jobs, Not War!” These are the starting points for the mass antiwar movement that can best serve the interests of the Syrian people. In addition to marches, rallies and teach-ins, the economic might of the U.S. working class must be brought to bear. Indeed, the struggles against all U.S. wars abroad and the fight against the ever-intensifying wars against working people at home cannot be separated; in many ways it is the same fight. We must say no to the wars of the one percent both at home and abroad. Not one more dollar, not one more bullet for Washington’s wars! 
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              The Folly of the Next Afghan "Surge"   

    Tread Carefully: The Folly of the Next Afghan "Surge"

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 By Danny SjursenTomDispatch | News Analysis 
    A US Army soldier fires at Taliban fighters near the village of Allah Say, Afghanistan, on August 21, 2007. (Photo: The US Army)A US Army soldier fires at Taliban fighters near the village of Allah Say, Afghanistan, on August 21, 2007. (Photo: The US Army)
    We walked in a single file. Not because it was tactically sound. It wasn't -- at least according to standard infantry doctrine. Patrolling southern Afghanistan in column formation limited maneuverability, made it difficult to mass fire, and exposed us to enfilading machine-gun bursts. Still, in 2011, in the Pashmul District of Kandahar Province, single file was our best bet.
    The reason was simple enough: improvised bombs not just along roads but seemingly everywhere.  Hundreds of them, maybe thousands. Who knew?
    That's right, the local "Taliban" -- a term so nebulous it's basically lost all meaning -- had managed to drastically alter U.S. Army tactics with crude, homemade explosives stored in plastic jugs. And believe me, this was a huge problem. Cheap, ubiquitous, and easy to bury, those anti-personnel Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, soon littered the "roads," footpaths, and farmland surrounding our isolated outpost. To a greater extent than a number of commanders willingly admitted, the enemy had managed to nullify our many technological advantages for a few pennies on the dollar (or maybe, since we're talking about the Pentagon, it was pennies on the millions of dollars).
    Truth be told, it was never really about our high-tech gear.  Instead, American units came to rely on superior training and discipline, as well as initiative and maneuverability, to best their opponents.  And yet those deadly IEDs often seemed to even the score, being both difficult to detect and brutally effective. So there we were, after too many bloody lessons, meandering along in carnival-like, Pied Piper-style columns. Bomb-sniffing dogs often led the way, followed by a couple of soldiers carrying mine detectors, followed by a few explosives experts. Only then came the first foot soldiers, rifles at the ready. Anything else was, if not suicide, then at least grotesquely ill-advised.
    And mind you, our improvised approach didn't always work either. To those of us out there, each patrol felt like an ad hoc round of Russian roulette.  In that way, those IEDs completely changed how we operated, slowing movement, discouraging extra patrols, and distancing us from what was then considered the ultimate "prize": the local villagers, or what was left of them anyway.  In a counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign, which is what the U.S. military was running in Afghanistan in those years, that was the definition of defeat.
    Strategic Problems in Microcosm
    My own unit faced a dilemma common to dozens -- maybe hundreds -- of other American units in Afghanistan. Every patrol was slow, cumbersome, and risky. The natural inclination, if you cared about your boys, was to do less. But effective COIN operations require securing territory and gaining the trust of the civilians living there. You simply can't do that from inside a well-protected American base. One obvious option was to live in the villages -- which we eventually did -- but that required dividing up the company into smaller groups and securing a second, third, maybe fourth location, which quickly became problematic, at least for my 82-man cavalry troop (when at full strength). And, of course, there were no less than fivevillages in my area of responsibility.
    I realize, writing this now, that there's no way I can make the situation sound quite as dicey as it actually was.  How, for instance, were we to "secure and empower" a village population that was, by then, all but nonexistent?  Years, even decades, of hard fighting, air strikes, and damaged crops had left many of those villages in that part of Kandahar Province little more than ghost towns, while cities elsewhere in the country teemed with uprooted and dissatisfied peasant refugees from the countryside.
    Sometimes, it felt as if we were fighting over nothing more than a few dozen deserted mud huts.  And like it or not, such absurdity exemplified America's war in Afghanistan.  It still does.  That was the view from the bottom.  Matters weren't -- and aren't -- measurably better at the top.  As easily as one reconnaissance troop could be derailed, so the entire enterprise, which rested on similarly shaky foundations, could be unsettled.
    At a moment when the generals to whom President Trump recently delegateddecision-making powers on U.S. troop strength in that country consider a new Afghan "surge," it might be worth looking backward and zooming out just a bit. Remember, the very idea of "winning" the Afghan War, which left my unit in that collection of mud huts, rested (and still rests) on a few rather grandiose assumptions. 
    The first of these surely is that the Afghans actually want (or ever wanted) us there; the second, that the country was and still is vital to our national security; and the third, that 10,000, 50,000, or even 100,000 foreign troops ever were or now could be capable of "pacifying" an insurgency, or rather a growing set of insurgencies, or securing 33 million souls, or facilitating a stable, representative government in a heterogeneous, mountainous, landlocked country with little history of democracy.
    The first of these points is at least debatable. As you might imagine, any kind of accurate polling is quite difficult, if not impossible, outside the few major population centers in that isolated country.  Though many Afghans, particularly urban ones, may favor a continued U.S. military presence, others clearly wonder what good a new influx of foreigners will do in their endlessly war-torn nation.  As one high-ranking Afghan official recently lamented, thinking undoubtedly of the first use in his land of the largest non-nuclear bomb on the planet, "Is the plan just to use our country as a testing ground for bombs?" And keep in mind that the striking rise in territory the Taliban now controls, the most since they were driven from power in 2001, suggests that the U.S. presence is hardly welcomed everywhere.
    The second assumption is far more difficult to argue or justify.  To say the least, classifying a war in far-away Afghanistan as "vital" relies on a rather pliable definition of the term.  If that passes muster -- if bolstering the Afghan military to the tune of (at least) tens of billions of dollars annually and thousands of new boots-on-the-ground in order to deny safe haven to "terrorists" is truly "vital" -- then logically the current U.S. presences in Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen are critical as well and should be similarly fortified.  And what about the growing terror groups in Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Tunisia, and so on?  We're talking about a truly expensive proposition here -- in blood and treasure.  But is it true?  Rational analysis suggests it is not.  After all, on average about seven Americans were killed by Islamist terrorists on U.S. soil annually from 2005 to 2015.  That puts terrorism deaths right up there with shark attacks and lightning strikes.  The fear is real, the actual danger... less so.
    As for the third point, it's simply preposterous. One look at U.S. military attempts at "nation-building" or post-conflict stabilization and pacification in Iraq, Libya, or -- dare I say -- Syria should settle the issue. It's often said that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Yet here we are, 14 years after the folly of invading Iraq and many of the same voices -- inside and outside the administration -- are clamoring for one more "surge" in Afghanistan (and, of course, will be clamoring for the predictable surges to follow across the Greater Middle East).
    The very idea that the U.S. military had the ability to usher in a secure Afghanistan is grounded in a number of preconditions that proved to be little more than fantasies.  First, there would have to be a capable, reasonably corruption-free local governing partner and military.  That's a nonstarter.  Afghanistan's corrupt, unpopular national unity government is little better than the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam in the 1960s and that American war didn't turn out so well, did it?  Then there's the question of longevity.  When it comes to the U.S. military presence there, soon to head into its 16th year, how long is long enough?  Several mainstream voices, including former Afghan commander General David Petraeus, are now talking about at least a "generation" more to successfully pacify Afghanistan.  Is that really feasible given America's growing resource constraints and the ever expanding set of dangerous "ungoverned spaces" worldwide?
    And what could a new surge actually do?  The U.S. presence in Afghanistan is essentially a fragmented series of self-contained bases, each of which needs to be supplied and secured.  In a country of its size, with a limited transportation infrastructure, even the 4,000-5,000 extra troops the Pentagon is reportedly considering sending right now won't go very far. 
    Now, zoom out again.  Apply the same calculus to the U.S. position across the Greater Middle East and you face what we might start calling the Afghan paradox, or my own quandary safeguarding five villages with only 82 men writ large.  Do the math.  The U.S. military is already struggling to keep up with its commitments.  At what point is Washington simply spinning its proverbial wheels?  I'll tell you when -- yesterday.
    Now, think about those three questionable Afghan assumptions and one uncomfortable actuality leaps forth. The only guiding force left in the American strategic arsenal is inertia.
    What Surge 4.0 Won't Do -- I Promise ...
    Remember something: this won't be America's first Afghan "surge."  Or its second, or even its third.  No, this will be the U.S. military's fourth crack at it.  Who feels lucky?  First came President George W. Bush's "quiet" surge back in 2008.  Next, just one month into his first term, newly minted President Barack Obama sent 17,000 more troops to fight his so-called good war (unlike the bad one in Iraq) in southern Afghanistan.  After a testy strategic review, he then committed 30,000 additional soldiers to the "real" surge a year later.  That's what brought me (and the rest of B Troop, 4-4 Cavalry) to Pashmul district in 2011.  We left -- most of us -- more than five years ago, but of course about 8,800 American military personnel remain today and they are the basis for the surge to come.
    To be fair, Surge 4.0 might initially deliver certain modest gains (just as each of the other three did in their day).  Realistically, more trainers, air support, and logistics personnel could indeed stabilize some Afghan military units for some limited amount of time.  Sixteen years into the conflict, with 10% as many American troops on the ground as at the war's peak, and after a decade-plus of training, Afghan security forces are still being battered by the insurgents.  In the last years, they've been experiencing record casualties, along with the usual massive stream of desertions and the legions of "ghost soldiers" who can neither die nor desert because they don't exist, although their salaries do (in the pockets of their commanders or other lucky Afghans).  And that's earned them a "stalemate," which has left the Taliban and other insurgent groups in control of a significant part of the country.  And if all goes well (which isn't exactly a surefire thing), that's likely to be the best that Surge 4.0 can produce: a long, painful tie.
    Peel back the onion's layers just a bit more and the ostensible reasons for America's Afghan War vanish along with all the explanatory smoke and mirrors. After all, there are two things the upcoming "mini-surge" will emphatically not do:
    *It won't change a failing strategic formula.
    Imagine that formula this way: American trainers + Afghan soldiers + loads of cash + (unspecified) time = a stable Afghan government and lessening Taliban influence.
    It hasn't worked yet, of course, but -- so the surge-believers assure us -- that's because we need more: more troops, more money, more time.  Like so many loyal Reaganites, their answers are always supply-side ones and none of them ever seems to wonder whether, almost 16 years later, the formula itself might not be fatally flawed.
    According to news reports, no solution being considered by the current administration will even deal with the following interlocking set of problems: Afghanistan is a large, mountainous, landlocked, ethno-religiously heterogeneous, poor country led by a deeply corrupt government with a deeply corrupt military.  In a place long known as a "graveyard of empires," the United States military and the Afghan Security Forces continue to wage what one eminent historian has termed "fortified compound warfare."  Essentially, Washington and its local allies continue to grapple with relatively conventional threats from exceedingly mobile Taliban fighters across a porous border with Pakistan, a country that has offered not-so-furtive support and a safe haven for those adversaries.  And the Washington response to this has largely been to lock its soldiers inside those fortified compounds (and focus on protecting them against "insider attacks" by those Afghans it works with and trains).  It hasn't worked.  It can't.  It won't. 
    Consider an analogous example.  In Vietnam, the United States never solved the double conundrum of enemy safe havens and a futile search for legitimacy.  The Vietcong guerillas and North Vietnamese Army used nearby Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam to rest, refit, and replenish.  U.S. troops meanwhile lacked legitimacy because their corrupt South Vietnamese partners lacked it.
    Sound familiar?  We face the same two problems in Afghanistan: a Pakistani safe haven and a corrupt, unpopular central government in Kabul.  Nothing, and I mean nothing, in any future troop surge will effectively change that.
    *It won't pass the logical fallacy test.
    The minute you really think about it, the whole argument for a surge or mini-surge instantly slides down a philosophical slippery slope.
    If the war is really about denying terrorists safe havens in ungoverned or poorly governed territory, then why not surge more troops into Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan (where al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden's son Hamza bin-Laden are believed to be safely ensconced), Iraq, Syria, Chechnya, Dagestan (where one of the Boston Marathon bombers was radicalized), or for that matter Paris or London.  Every one of those places has harbored and/or is harboring terrorists.  Maybe instead of surging yet again in Afghanistan or elsewhere, the real answer is to begin to realize that all the U.S. military in its present mode of operation can do to change that reality is make it worse.  After all, the last 15 years offer a vision of how it continually surges and in the process only creates yet more ungovernable lands and territories. 
    So much of the effort, now as in previous years, rests on an evident desire among military and political types in Washington to wage the war they know, the one their army is built for: battles for terrain, fights that can be tracked and measured on maps, the sort of stuff that staff officers (like me) can display on ever more-complicated PowerPoint slides.  Military men and traditional policymakers are far less comfortable with ideological warfare, the sort of contest where their instinctual proclivity to "do something" is often counterproductive.
    As U.S. Army Field Manual 3-24 -- General David Petraeus' highly touted counterinsurgency "bible" -- wisely opined: "Sometimes doing nothing is the best reaction."  It's high time to follow such advice (even if it's not the advice that Petraeus himself is offering anymore).
    A little foreign policy humility goes a long way toward not heading down that slippery slope.  Why, then, do Americans continue to deceive themselves?  Why do they continue to believe that even 100,000 boys from Indiana and Alabama could alter Afghan society in a way Washington would like?  Or any other foreign land for that matter?
    I suppose some generals and policymakers are just plain gamblers.  But before putting your money on the next Afghan surge, it might be worth flashing back to the limitations, struggles, and sacrifices of just one small unit in one tiny, contested district of southern Afghanistan in 2011...
    Lonely Pashmul
    So, on we walked -- single file, step by treacherous step -- for nearly a year.  Most days things worked out.  Until they didn't.  Unfortunately, some soldiers found bombs the hard way: three dead, dozens wounded, one triple amputee.  So it went and so we kept on going.  Always onward. Ever forward. For America? Afghanistan? Each other? No matter.  And so it seems other Americans will keep on going in 2017, 2018, 2019...
    Lift foot. Hold breath. Step. Exhale.
    Keep walking... to defeat... but together.
    [Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author, expressed in an unofficial capacity, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.]
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    DANNY SJURSEN

    Major Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. He lives with his wife and four sons near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 

              A history of qualifying shocks   
    Following Ghana's unlikely 6-1 victory over Egypt on the road to Brazil 2014, FIFA.com looks back at some of the most surprising qualifying scorelines in FIFA World Cup™ history.
              Joy for Africa's winning trio   

    There were celebrations for three teams in African qualifying on Sunday, as Burkina Faso, Egypt and Guinea all secured first place in their groups.


              Big guns sign off in style   
    Congo DR, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Egypt and Mali all picked up important wins to help their bids to reach South Africa 2010.
              Congo DR level with Egypt   

    An easy 6-0 win over Djibouti on Friday left Congo DR level with Egypt at the top of Group 12 in the African Zone qualifiers for South Africa 2010.


              Egypt back on song   

    Five days after scraping a 2-1 win over Congo DR, Egypt beat Djibouti 4-0 to signal their South Africa 2010 qualification intentions.


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              Looking For A Cruise With A Difference?   
    Cruise ship companies are continuing to add ships to their fleets and they are also becoming far more imaginative with the cruise itineraries that they are providing. The Caribbean and Mediterranean are still the most popular cruising destinations, but there is now a large range of exiting cruises that are available around the World.




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              Red Line Republicans   
         The more I study the latter-day Republican Party, the more I'm convinced red is the perfect color for it. Red, as in red zones, is the universal color for danger, which Republicans are constantly reminding us we're in then make their apocalyptic scenarios, for different reasons, self-fulfilling prophecies.
         Red is also symbolic of the old Soviet Union, which Republicans used to revile until the rise of Trump. Now, as far as US-Russo relations are concerned, the Democrats and Republicans have completely switched sides like drunks in a madcap game of Musical Chairs.
         Red also is the token color of rage, the color that drives bulls into a murderous frenzy or the stereotypical red fog that we metaphorically see when we ourselves are in the grip of rage.
         All three of these colors are perfect for a psychopath named Greg Gianforte.
         If you've been paying attention, Gianforte is the New Jersey-born carpetbagger piece of shit who'd gotten elected to Congress last night in a runoff election to replace former Montana Congressman-at-large Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of the Interior. Let's start with what happened on Wednesday the 24th and work our way back:
         Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs was at Gianforte's campaign headquarters just as the candidate was about to make one of his final public appearances before Thursday's election. Jacobs had asked Gianforte a question about the CBO's troubling analysis of the health care bill recently passed in the House and he deflected the question yet again and told Jacobs to talk to his spokesman Shane Scanlon. Less than one second later, Gianforte can be heard grappling with the reporter and screaming at him.
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         Fox's hosts completely ignored the incident, as if this is supposed to be the norm. In fact, some of them had pressured Acuna into retracting her eyewitness report (to her credit, she didn't, although that didn't stop lying right wing scumbags from saying she did, anyway.).
         Other right wing scumbags like Duncan Hunter of California said Jacobs got what was coming to him. Laura Ingraham, the one who tried to get Acuna to change her story, was basically splitting hairs and trying to make a distinction between what's assault or not depends entirely on what part of a person's neck you grab (Montana law enforcement charged him with misdemeanor assault, although it's difficult to see how grabbing a man's neck with both hands, body-slamming him and punching him isn't felony assault).
         Pedophile Rush Limbaugh, a ghost from the past, called Gianforte "manly" and "studly" for body-slamming the "pajama boy" journalist (which makes the rest of us wonder if Limbaugh has something he'd like to share with the rest of the class while he's just playing out the string of the rest of his contract that surely will not be renewed.).
         This is not new for Republicans. Nearly two and a half years ago, Rep. Michael Grimm threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after "breaking (him) in half." And we've seen since Trump was still candidate Trump how antagonistic he's been to a press that over the decades had fawned over him and made him a household name. And of course, there was the still-recent example of Dan Heyman, the reporter who tried to ask HHS Secretary Tom Price a question about the AHCA and actually got expelled and arrested by West Virginia authorities.
         And let's not forget the abrupt expulsion of Univision reporter Jorge Ramos during Donald Trump's first presser since Election Day.
         From a purely objective perspective, it's easy to see why Republicans for decades have been antagonistic toward the 4th (and now the 5th) estate. Republicans by and large are furtive scumbags who much prefer to operate in the shadows, well hidden from public scrutiny. They hysterically accuse the very infrequent examples of actual investigative reporting as ambush journalism.
         And it's perhaps this very type of journalism that put Jacobs on Gianforte's baleful radar screen, especially since Jacobs wrote and published last April 28th this piece about Gianforte owning stock in two Russian companies that had been sanctioned by the US government since Putin had annexed the Crimea. "You did this the last time!" Gianforte screamed at Jacobs as he repeatedly punched him in the process of putting him in the hospital.
         Maybe his already thin skin was already rasped when the NY Times had reported earlier this month that the Republican candidate had been caught on tape thanking lobbyists for their work in passing the House health care bill. To hear Gianforte talk, it was as if they'd voted on the bill themselves. Which they practically had.
         This increasingly toxic relationship between the GOP and the press seemingly reached its apotheosis with Gianforte openly and brutally assaulting a reporter who was trying to do his job (then lied about it), in full view of a room full of witnesses, and had his fellow right wing nut jobs excuse his Neanderthal behavior. But was it the apotheosis? One must pay close attention to this deteriorating relationship between Republicans and the press that's supposed to be their watchdog in a supposedly free and democratic society. Republicans are making jokes about murdering the press, such as this one from the Secretary of Homeland Security when Trump was presented with a saber at his whiny commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy.
         Yes, our Homeland Security from the top down perceives the media as a threat to our nation that needs to be liquidated. Trump said so on Twitter. It must be true.
         It's a sad day in a so-called free Democratic Republic that the highest levels of our government coddle dictators like the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, North Korea and especially Russia while steadily escalating hostilities with the media that is supposed to be its watchdog. And now, we've just elected to Congress a psychopath who attacked and sent a reporter to the hospital (then, again, lied about it) and has to answer to assault charges this June 7th.
         And people are making excuses for him. Overton's Window. Assault, once a crime, is now proof of "manly" and "studly" behavior. Just asking a question of these arrogant douchebags is also asking for it. It wasn't assault, it was self-defense. He spoke too loud. He got too close to me, he grabbed me, Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?
         To say this incident last Wednesday as well as the others I've itemized, is having a chilling effect on the media is soft-pedaling it. But far from having a chilling effect, it ought to energize this lapdog media that will ignore, spin, deny and whitewash anything just for direct access to bullshit. The media at large should be going after these furtive scumbags with hammers and tongs. They hate the media because they have a lot to hide.
         When Adolph Hitler ascended to power 84 years ago, it was not a coup. He was democratically elected by the people of post Wiemar Germany. Though he'd consolidated power with astonishing rapidity (in about 70 days), the Third Reich still did not materialize overnight. He did so by stages, including suppressing the German media and demonizing and expelling from the business anyone who wouldn't get in line with the National Socialist Party's agenda. Before anyone knew it, virtually all 4700 of Germany's newspapers became mere propaganda arms for Hitler and Goebbells. And they were able to do so with the threat of a Communist takeover. Otherism. Fear. There's always a market for it and never goes out of style.
         Incremental stages. Frogs in the boiling water who fool themselves into thinking they can still take it, that the water's not getting too hot. It's not just a case of it possibly happening here. It is happening now as we speak.
              The Musclehead From Brussels   
     (By American Zen's Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein)
    It should've been written into the script: The Big Bully arrives in town, starts throwing his weight around, then Jean-Claude Van Damme leaps to save the day and kicks the bad guy senseless. Alas, that did not happen any more than a Batman will come to save Gotham City (formerly known as the United States).
         Any dead-end Trumper hoping against hope, reason and basic sanity that our Chief Executive would go on his first Big Boy Trip and not embarrass us should be bitterly disappointed. And if they're not, then they deserve to have their mental health care taken from them if Sauron gets his way and passes the AHCA, It all started, not so innocently enough, in Saudi Arabia.
         The tone for dysfunction was set when Trump reached for Melania's hand as they were leaving Air Force One and she rejected it by putting her left hand to her hair. Needing a consolation, Trump then patted the First Lady's ass. (Melania would do it again a couple days later in Israel.) Then, after agreeing, through a Jared Kushner-brokered deal to sell $110 billion in arms to the Saudis (in exchange for a $100,000,000 bribe to Ivanka's proposed foundation), Trump, the King of Saudi Arabia and Egypt's dictator held a glowing orb ceremony that looked as if it came out of a bad Roger Corman movie.

         Whether they were attempting to reach the blubbery spirit of Roger Ailes, the Dark Prince or Sauron himself, they reached someone- The very next day a 4x4 sinkhole opened up right in front of Mar-a-Lago (aka the Panhandle Kremlin). Then co-First Ladies Ivanka and Melania decided to opt out of wearing head scarves, something for which Trump himself raked Michelle Obama over the coals when she'd done the same (something for which even Ted Cruz had cheered her).
         Then after three of the world's biggest dictators and perpetrators of state-sponsored terrorism had their creepy seance pledging to end non state-sponsored terrorism, it was off to Israel, then the Vatican. And in the theological trifecta, Trump managed to thoroughly humiliate us in all three religions.

    The Stupidest Person on the Face of the Earth

    No, the Israelis didn't shoot Trump, even though he'd given away their secrets to the Russians, but they must've surely thought about it. As usual, it all started right out of the gate, literally, when Melania again swatted away Trump's hand on the red carpet in Tel Aviv. Then, as if the world's media wasn't already giving his itinerary and every detail within it enough press, he then announced to Israeli officials, in Israel, "I've just left the Middle East."
         
         It kinda went downhill from that point on.
         The Israeli visit at least held the faintest hope for Trump to acquit himself as something more than the mentally-challenged misfit he's proved to be on the world stage. After all, since Trump was on the campaign trail in 2015-6, he's been calling consistently for a two state solution between Israel and Palestine. Alas, it was not to be.
         When he left 28 hours later, he had not given one shred of evidence he'd thought this peace thingie through despite all the time he'd had to develop a peace plan during his campaign, his transition, and during the 120+ days he's been in the White House (aka Kremlin-on-the-Potomac). But there was one bright takeaway from Trump's visit- He'd told Netanyahu that when he was talking to the Russians in the Oval Office, he "never mentioned Israel."
         Which I'm sure came as a great relief to the Israelis even though their code-word protected intelligence about ISIS was given to a nation with whom they'd pointedly not shared said intelligence. And speaking of which, after Trump's visit, Israel has also decided not to share some of their classified intelligence with us. Yeah, maybe that's for the best.
         For any American President making an official state visit to Israel, a stop at the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem is a must. There's a guestbook for heads of state to sign. And Donald Trump's bizarre note in the Yad Vashem guestbook reads like something someone would write of their Disneyland vacation on Yelp.com. To say the least, it stands in stark contrast to the much lengthier, more comprehensive note left by President Obama. It essentially was all about him and what a great tourist stop was the memorial erected to remember the 6,000,000 victims of the Holocaust who were never mentioned in Trump's jaunty tourist memorandum. One can only wonder if Trump left an invoice to Mexico inside the Wailing Wall.
         Then it was on to the Vatican and beyond...

    No Weddings But a Funeral For Democracxy
    Pope Francis is certainly the most popular pontiff since at least Pope John XXIII. He seems to genuinely love his role as the Vicar of Christ as much as he relishes ministering to the poor. He seems like a nice, folksy head of state who has a ready smile for anyone he may meet... uh, with certain exceptions.
         It can't be said the two First Ladies didn't play their part. In stark contrast to their refusal to wear head scarves in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka and Melania, in keeping with papal tradition, wore black dresses and veils (and giving the photo op something of a creepy Diane Arbus ambiance to the whole thing.).
         I'll just gloss over the creepiness, the countless embarrassments Trump caused us in Vatican City and the two leader's prior barbs at each other over Trump's wall and just let the awkward pictures do the talking.

         Trump left the Vatican, saying he was more determined than ever to pursue peace in the world. Meanwhile, before he even got to the Vatican, this little tidbit about a certain Navy SEAL raid in Yemen somehow got pushed off the MSM's radar. I'm sure Trump felt real bad about it afterwards once he met with the Pope. Sure.

    National Lampoon's Belgian Vacation
    If anyone had any illusions that President Griswold wouldn't embarrass the United States at the dedication of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, they were sadly misinformed. If there's anything else that Trump shares with the establishment GOP besides killing the poor and middle class, tax cuts for his billionaire buddies and deregulating every industry under the sun, it's his ignorant hatred of the United Nations and NATO's mission.
         At this point, it's difficult if not outright impossible to determine if Trump even knows what Article 5 in Chapter II of the UN charter is, much less remember that it was invoked only once by the UN- For our benefit right after the 9/11 attacks. But Trump today mentioned Article 5 in vague terms, preferring, instead, to focus on his moth-eaten lie of 23 of 28 NATO member nations not kicking in their fair share to fight terrorism (in reality, they'd paid more than mere money to that end- To date, over 1000 non-American NATO troops have lost their lives in Afghanistan alone). Ironically, standing next to Trump was a sculpture made of twisted metal found at Ground Zero.
         What Trump either doesn't remember or care to learn is that each nation pledges their support and pays for it out of their respective defense budgets. It's difficult to believe that one of Trump's more pragmatic and knowledgeable aides hasn't taken him aside and informed him of this simple fact.
         Perhaps it's that rampant ignorance that accounted for the faces and body language of the world leaders who had to listen to this drivel. Afterwards, Trump pushed Montenegro's Prime Minister aside so he could be front and center for the photo op, then refused to shake the hand of the lady who'd offered hers.
         It's that arrogant, right wing ignorance and hostility toward NATO (As well as the United Nations) that makes observers who actually have a functional cerebrum to wonder if he'll just as impetuously pull out of the 195 nation Paris Climate Accord. In light of his rolling back all the Obama regulations on polluting industries, a reasonable person would have cause to suspect it.
         So, let's sum up our Big Boy's First Big Boy Trip:
         He'd cozied up to dictators from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, had a creepy glowing orb ceremony, thought he was out of the Middle East once he landed in Israel and made an Israeli diplomat publicly face palm himself, left no evidence he has a peace plan for Israel and Palestine to follow, screwed the pooch as far as Israeli intelligence-sharing goes, left a chipper Yelp review of Yad Vashem, successfully wrestled the perpetual smile off Pope Francis's face, praised dictators while insulting our NATO allies, and managed to kill some Yemeni elders while preaching vapidly about peace.
         And if that doesn't sufficiently scare you, he found time to submit to Congress while abroad a budget with a two trillion dollar error.

              Speaker-Anita Aurit Lesson # 6   
    A look at the Biblical view of the occult , the Egyptian magicians and thoughts about Christians and Halloween Joyfully Free, A Journey Through Exodus Lesson # 6 Recorded Live at the After God's Heart Bible Study Sandpoint, Idaho Copyright 2006 all rights reserved
              Palestinian Leader Claims Hamas, Popular Front Aren't Terrorists at UN Event   

    Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) "are not terrorist organizations" at a United Nations event marking "50 years of occupation" by Israel in the disputed territories, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    "We are a people who strive to achieve our independence, and our choice in the PLO ... is to achieve peace peacefully through negotiations," Erekat said.

    Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon blasted Erekat and other Palestinian leaders, saying they "have no shame."

    "These are lies and incitement from those who are paying terrorists to kill innocent Israelis," he said. "These obsessive attempts to besmirch our good name will not change the fact that the Palestinian leadership refuses to end their support for terror."

    Prior to the U.N. event, Danon's office released evidence showing the two organizations behind the event, Al Haq and the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, have ties to the Hamas and Popular PFLP terror groups. Most recently, the PFLP was behind the June 16 murder of an Israeli Border Police officer, Hadas Malka.

    "The U.N. is colluding with supporters of terror seeking to harm Israel," said Danon. "It is beyond comprehension that U.N. funds are supporting organizations which aid terrorists and incite against Israel."

    Stephane Dujarric, a spokesperson for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said Guterres was "aware of the position of the Israeli government" and that the event "is not something that is being sponsored" by the U.N.'s leadership.

    Danon later responded even more fiercely.

    "The Palestinian leadership refuses to end their support for terror," he said. "The PA spreads lies and incitement while continuing to pay terrorists who kill innocent Israelis. I call on the U.N. to close down all the biased anti-Israel bodies and agencies working with supporters of terrorism."

    It seems Israel's Arab neighbors may actually support the Jewish state on this matter. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, who was elected to replace exiled Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal in early May, is reportedly stranded in Gaza because the Arab countries refuse to host him. Qatari officials booted Hamas from their country, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rejected a request to allow Haniyeh to enter his country and keep a "low profile."

    Iran did offer to host the terror group's leader, but Hamas rejected that invitation.

    Meanwhile, Guterres has been walking the fence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, at times taking both sides. He's previously railed against anti-Semitism against Israel, but has also expressed "concern" over Israel's "occupation" of territory it won during the Six-Day War.

    He is scheduled to visit Israel in August. During that visit, which will be hosted by Danon, he is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, receive briefings from senior security officials, and visit Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center.

    "I am looking forward to showing the secretary-general the true Israel, which is an island of prosperity and stability in the tumultuous Middle East," Danon said. "Particularly because of the U.N.'s discriminating treatment of Israel, it's important for the secretary-general to see the complex challenges Israel is dealing with up close, along with its great contribution to the world as an innovative and groundbreaking country in many fields." {eoa}

    JNS contributed to this report.


              BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

    How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor?

    All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!

    As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

    Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

    The position offers flexible hours and the convenience of working remotely from your hometown. (**Access to New York City is NOT necessary**). There are no administrative duties associated with the contributorship. You simply see the shows, meet the talent, and write on your own time and terms! (Note that some projects require a specific publishing turnaround which you will discuss with your editor on a case-by-case basis).

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              La « crise dans le Golfe », en comprendre les ressorts   
    Pour comprendre la violente campagne lancée par les gouvernements d’Arabie saoudite, des Emirats arabes unis, du Bahreïn et de l’Egypte contre le Qatar, il faut porter son regard au-delà des futilités telles que la rançon que les Qataris auraient prétendument … Lire la suite
              ALEXANDRA 14K white gold ring with Blue Sapphire by WingedLion   

    945.00 USD

    ALEXANDRA ring was designed and crafted by the artist and jewelry designer Sergey Zhiboedov (my husband) and myself (Natalia Moroz). It will be made in 14K gold in the size specified by the customer.

    The ring's shank and bezel are adorned with elaborate carvings inspired by ancient Egyptian ornaments. The shank is tapered - about 6.5mm on top and 3mm on the bottom.
    ALEXANDRA ring features a 7mm cushion cut lab created blue Sapphire.
    The ring will be tarnished by black rhodium plating to bring out the details of its beautiful carvings. If you rather not have the tarnishing, please let us know.

    The ring can be made in sizes from 4 to 9.5. A larger size can also be made, but it'll cost somewhat more. Contact us for info and provided us with you ring size.

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              A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured   
    A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

    LA+ Takes on Landscape Identity in Their Spring Issue

    LA+, published by ORO Editions, started out in the spring of 2015 as a unique, landscape-focused journal that deviated from the pack by not only bringing designers, but philosophers, artists, geographers, ecologists, planners, scientists, and others to the table for their take on a core theme in each issue. Since then, the folks over at the UPenn School of Design have covered the themes of Wild, Pleasure, Tyranny, and Simulation. Along with the individual theme, each issue ends up with its own unique tone and perspective. This season’s issue is Identity.The concept of identity shapes the very core of what we do as landscape architects. “Place-making” is often the seminal charge of clients and the means they use to create, reinforce, or change the identity of a place. This process pulls from every aspect of our skill set. LA+’s Spring Edition explores how the ideas of place have evolved and how “sense of place as the the manifestation of cultural identity has been landscape architecture’s raison d'être and its main aesthetic contribution to the cultural landscape of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.”Not easing in, the editors start by literally comparing the landscapes of Nazi Germany to those “mass produced by today's so-called 'placemakers.'” Shots fired. The creative backlash against organizations like Project for Public Places is real and mentioned more and more often. What are we to make of manufactured identities? Is a 21st century programmed place any less authentic than one developed in centuries past? Images courtesy of LA+The initial brushes of the Identity issue wax romantic on the notions of self and personal identity. It surmises that only through the lens of yourself, can you truly take the next logical step and consider a symbiotic relationship with your convenient planet of reference. This symbiotically connects the life and health of the planet directly to you and your actions. However, though these philosophical ruminations are clear and convincing, are they really arguments that need to be made to the intended audience? A philosophical understanding of our entire industry notwithstanding, the invocations of meaning are thoughtfully pondered, but for this reader, mostly end up in the same place they started.A more interesting evolution of the symbiotic premise is then applied to the idea of colonizing other planets. If humans are currently in a thoroughly vetted, interdependent relationship with Earth, then how do humans sync up with worlds of different origins and inhospitable environments? Are we hopelessly confined to being but guests and never capable of the sort of congruence we have with our current home? Images courtesy of LA+A brief and fascinating passage by Dirk Sijmons asserts that identity is, in fact, a verb, or more specifically, a process. He asserts that though in the past century, designers have clung to the idea that landscape form is just a creative output of the project constraints and an application of art, we forget to consider the massive importance of macro processes that shape space. In his example, the massive dam and weirs projects in Holland attest to human's ability to shape and augment space to fit basic needs. Modern designers have used remnants and echoes of these forms to derive designs that supposedly echo the “genus of place.” Their assertion, however, under weighs the agricultural, industrial, and defensive motivations for the augmentation in the first place. The changing needs of inhabitants over centuries and their willingness to take on massive scale revolutions in the landscape are the true basis of identity. Consider the canals of Egypt, the rapidly spreading swaths of suburban China, the Hoover Dam of Nevada, or the artificial islands of Dubai where Sijmons asks if processes of civilization are the generators of identity, rather than social or colloquial elements landscape architects often use to derive form. Images courtesy of LA+Further considering manufactured uniqueness, Andrew Graan and Aleksander Takovski mine Macedonia's "Skopje 2014 for lessons in identity." Skopje 2014 is an extraordinary architectural makeover project in the namesake capital city of Macedonia that seeks to clear asunder the remnants of Ottoman and Socialist markers that unfortunately results in a "sense that one has stumbled into a fantastic landscape that desperately wants to be noticed." Skopje's array of massive statues of Alexander the Great and others seeks to create a "political economy of architectural spectacle." While the statues and buildings are derived from historical references and hit all the notes of place-derived focuses, the product borders on infatuation and excess. How are we to consider the identity of these places years, and even decades, from now? Will Skopje be viewed as an exercise in abject nationalism, or will it meld into the fabric of Macedonia's identity causing future designers to derive their forms from it? Images courtesy of LA+Finally, one of the most interesting reads from this issue is Branding Landscape by Nicole Porter. She asserts that 'place' itself has obvious intrinsic economic value and the strategic practice of 'place branding' seeks to exploit that value. Two case studies, Singapore's Gardens by the Bay and Norway's national park branding, outline her argument that these branded landscapes have been reduced to "functioning as commodified objects functioning as brands." In both instances, the government harnesses the most cost effective way to impress and, consequently, express the commitment and efficiency of said government. She laments that "the irony is that producing place identities according to market-friendly typologies can destroy their true uniqueness and inherent value at the same time." Her worry is that a capitalist ideology injected into the human-nature relationship is a slippery slope that forces everyone to be consumers.LA+ Identity is another excellent entry into an already thoughtful collection of varied perspectives on the work that landscape architects do. While some of the more existential explorations of philosophy are valuable and necessary, the critique of pervasive ideologies and popular landscapes is even more essential.-- Benjamin Boyd is a landscape architect practicing at Mahan Rykiel Associates in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out his profile on Goodreads to see what he has been reading. Ben often tweets about landscape at @_benboyd.See More

              Different Types of Archery Competitions Posted By : Rob Daniels   
    The sport, of archery is considered one of the oldest traditions. The earliest people known to have used the bow and arrow were the ancient Egyptians, who adopted the weapon at least 5000 years ago. The Egyptians used bows and arrows for hunting and warfare. Ancient Egyptian arrows, have been recovered in large numbers.
              "Mainstream media are a bunch of motherfuckers who fail the very people they claim to serve."   

    Below Emily Bell looks at the media coverage, or lack of it in the months leading up to the Grenfell Tower fire and poses the question did the local media fail the very people it claims to serve. 
    For many of us the national MSM has long been beyond the pale, as to the local it's either click bait, or it’s a free sheet with more adverts than news. Today it increasingly relies on the local authority for a regular income stream via ads and notifications, road closures, planning applications etc, thus it's unlikely to bite the hand which helps feed it.

    While there are local blogs and facebook groups which deal with local events, they do not have the resources to do investigative journalism.  As Emily writes below a few minutes on Google will give you a snapshot of how local media has become a hollowed-out commercial shell for an important civic function. 

    What this means in reality is locally the fourth estate is not overseeing local government as it did in the past. Local politicians are elected, senior council officials employed but we only hear about them when something tragic comes along. 

    That is not to say local authorities are any more cleaner or corrupt than they were in the past, as due to a lack of media scrutiny we simply do not know. From my own experience most local councilers of all parties, and council officials are honest and hard working, doing their best in difficult times to serve the needs of their communities as best as they can. 

    But the Fourth Estate is not called that for no reason, it's because it's a vital element of governance and today it is not fulfilling that role adequately.

    MH
    --------------------------------------- 
    Grenfell reflects the accountability vacuum left by crumbling local press by Emily Bell

    A day after the Grenfell Tower fire in West London, a Sky News camera crew is talking to writer, film-maker and local resident Ishmahil Blagrove as he delivers a polished exposition on the failings of the media as playing a part in the disaster.
    “This is not just a story – this situation has been brewing for years ... You the media, you are the mouthpiece of this government and you make it possible.” Later Blagrove describes the mainstream media as “a bunch of motherfuckers” to a small crowd surrounding him who break into polite applause. Channel 4’s Jon Snow faced an angry group outside Grenfell the same day, asking him where the press was when the fire safety concerns were first raised.
    Among the many elements of failure which lead to the unacceptable and avoidable, the failure of accountability reporting on local communities is obvious to anyone who cares to scour the archives. The Grenfell Action Group blog carefully documented their repeated complaints to the council. Other reporting is scarce, and where it exists, hard to find.
    Grenfell Action Group blogposts form the most reliable archive of concerns about the area’s social housing, and yet they were unable to make the council act on their behalf. Even in the aftermath of what the group describes as “social murder”, it continues to publish posts on other housing tenants and issues in the area. Inside Housing, the trade publication, has been full of good reporting on safety issues but it has a different constituency and no leverage over local officials.
    The causes of the failure of local journalism are well known: commercialism, consolidation, the internet, poor management. The fixes for that, though, cannot be found in an environment which is commercially hostile to small scale accountability journalism, and for that we are all to blame.
    The causes of the failure of local journalism are well known: commercialism, consolidation, the internet, poor management. The fixes for that, though, cannot be found in an environment which is commercially hostile to small scale accountability journalism, and for that we are all to blame.
    The decline of in-depth reporting about London’s richest borough is a microcosm of what has happened to local journalism in the UK and beyond – the pattern is the same from Kensington to Kentucky.
    A few minutes on Google will give you a snapshot of how local media has become a hollowed-out, commercial shell for an important civic function. In 2010 the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle launched a Proper Papers Not Propagandacampaign against H&F News, the Hammersmith and Fulham freesheet published by the local council at a cost of £175,000 of taxpayers’ money. Councils using advances in printing technology to cheaply produce professional-looking papers was the second part of a pincer movement on the local press, the first being the loss of advertising to Google’s search advertising.
    In 2014, Trinity Mirror closed seven local papers and consolidated three West London titles, including the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle, and relaunched one Gazette to cover the territory of three defunct papers.
    In truth the detailed coverage of local stories was already difficult for news organisations to maintain, and in some cases the idea of high-quality local reporting had always been a myth. But the evisceration of any sustainable professional journalism at the local level creates both an accountability vacuum and a distance between media and the communities it reports on.
    As well as council-owned outlets, a plethora of glossy lifestyle and housing media mop up the advertising revenue not ingested by Facebook or Google. The local publication Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Today – listed as the only free newspaper in the borough – has no local reporting at all.
    As well as council-owned outlets, a plethora of glossy lifestyle and housing media mop up the advertising revenue not ingested by Facebook or Google. The local publication Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster Today – listed as the only free newspaper in the borough – has no local reporting at all.
    The “news” site contains no information about its ownership or staff. However, in company filings its editor is listed as Kate Hawthorne, who is also the director of public relations company Hatricks.
    The revolution in ground-level local media has never taken off in the way it was meant to. The local blogs run by tenants, activists and other citizens, find themselves isolated and crowded out in clogged social streams, short on attention, funding and traction. Often they rely on the tenacity and unpaid labour of their founders for survival.
    As scale has become the sine qua non, choosing between the world and the local street has become the bargain for editors. The Guardian closed its own local city reporting experiment in 2011. The Daily Mail and General Trust sold its local newspapers to expand its global news and entertainment website. New players like Huffington Post and BuzzFeed are globalists not localists. The New York Times is putting more reporters into Europe than onto the local beat. The Washington Post was freed from a local remit and has soared since.
    Senior editors are much more likely to be spending time in a departure lounge than a council chamber. Many have never held a reporting job that required them to sit in local courts or civic meetings.
    Covering local housing meetings is an unglamorous beat for any journalist; hardly anyone reads your work, almost nobody cares what happens in the meetings, and the pay is extremely low. Yet it is hard to argue there are more civically important jobs for journalism than reporting the daily machinations of local power.
    Local reporting serves another function which is seldom discussed. Local journalism should be a pipeline which takes young people from very different backgrounds into the profession of reporting; it ought to provide an access point for people to get to know and understand the importance of accountability coverage by participating in it.
    The shallow wisdom of digital editors is often that when nobody reads your story, you are doing it wrong. But the stories worth covering that nobody reads are the fabric of the public record.
    The immediate reach of a single story is only half the story. The record of what happens for instance at Kensington and Chelsea committee meetings is for the most part available in PDFs on the council’s website. There is no corresponding public record kept by independent reporters and without the Grenfell Action Group we would know almost nothing of the warning signs that were repeatedly pushed in front of the council.
    The rise of vast advertising platforms has sucked money from the market, and the efficiencies have been good for business and bad for journalism. National and international media, who were numerous on the ground after the Grenfell fire, have conspired in creating an attention economy which leaves no room for the unread story.
    Coverage of the “quality” of a media outlet often starts with a “how many….” metric about views and shares. There is decreasing correlation between high numbers and quality journalism; when it is set in a social environment, where gimmicks and outrage cause social “sharing”, the opposite is often true.
    John Ness, who has been editor in chief of two US-based ventures to make hyperlocal journalism work on the web, Patch and DNAInfo, sees the difficulty of establishing and maintaining independent journalism at local level as feeding into issues of trust and transparency which blight all media.
    “I think people increasingly understand that our news ecosystem is broken, to the point where we can’t agree with our neighbours about what news events actually happened the day before. And I think people increasingly understand that the base of that ecosystem, local news, has to be fixed if we’re going to get back to a place where we share the same reality with our neighbours.,” he says.
    Ness thinks the route to sustainability resides primarily with people paying more for local media. In the US, communities with high-density populations and engaged citizens have had some success at creating not-for-profit local outlets, like the investigative outlet The Lens in New Orleans, and the veteran Voice of San Diego, or the much larger Texas Tribune in Austin. These remain the exceptions rather than the rule.
    The BBC is increasingly the best hope of a route to building sustainable local reporting, but the costs of broadcasting are even less compatible with the scale issues of local stories, and the political penalties for rooting out corruption at council level mitigate the appetite for the mission.
    As national and global news outlets in all their many forms continue to flood into the Grenfell story, they will I am sure, unearth and report on the root causes. But the stories which expose the causes of the fire, however they emerge, will not make up for the lack of the stories that might have stopped it in the first place.
    The bitter irony of course is that a story read by a thousand people might have had more impact than one seen by 10 million. It is with deep regret and shame that we will never know if that could have been the case. Like Blagrove says, it is not just a story, it has been coming for a long time.

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              Dr. Kenneth Cuno Book wins Hourani Prize   

    The Middle East Studies Association has awarded the 2015 Albert Hourani Book Prize to Kenneth M. Cuno’s Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt.

     The book takes up a fundamental question for political, social, legal, and cultural history: how did we become moderns? 

    Dr. Cuno is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois and CSAMES-affiliated faculty.


              University News Bureau highlights Professor Ken Cuno's book on Egyptian marriage   

    Mention traditional marriage and family and it’s easy to think you’re talking about age-old customs. Those “traditional” ideals and practices, however, are more likely a product of the last two centuries, says University of Illinois history professor Ken Cuno. Read more...


              BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors   

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    As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interviews with local and touring talent, design features of your own choosing for publishing, and work/network with your local theater press reps to bring exposure to the theatrical offerings in your area.

    Your compensation as a featured writer with us not only includes exclusive press seats to all of the shows you cover (as is standard in your area and arranged between you and the theater) but also the opportunity to be published under your own byline and publishing profile on both the local and main pages of the site for maximum exposure to our 4M+ monthly visitors!

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              Sabrina de Sousa: Ex-CIA agent convicted over imam kidnapping to face sentencing   
    A former CIA agent who was found guilty of kidnapping an Egyptian imam by an Italian court more than a decade ago said Thursday she intended to return to Italy to face her sentence, but hopes to avoid prison.
              Fire it up with CJ!: Dr. Tugrul Keskin a Muslim American's perspective, on what is happening in the Middle East.   
    GuestWhat is the Muslim American experience? How do your cultural differences create misunderstanding? Dr. Keskin provides his thoughts on our fears about the Middle East transition and what it means to Americans. What happened during Turkey's transition and how can Egypt/Tunisia be modeled after it?
              New Liverpool Addition Mohamed Salah Claims Best Egyptian Ever Status   

    For Liverpool FC supporters wanting to know more about the club’s newest addition Mohamed Salah, the team has got you covered via a YouTube video. Salah was asked a series of very quick, light-hearted questions, the kind of stuff that gets asked at a summer Media Day session, and “who do you think is the […]

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              Demand for Qatar to close down al-Jazeera 'unacceptable': U.N.   

    Demand for Qatar to close down al-Jazeera 'unacceptable': U.N.A demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its al-Jazeera TV channel is an "unacceptable attack" on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion, the United Nations human rights chief said on Friday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar three weeks ago, accusing it of backing militants, then issued an ultimatum, including demands it shut down a Turkish military base in Doha, shutting Al Jazeera and curbing ties with Iran. U.N. High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein is "extremely concerned by the demand that Qatar close down the Al Jazeera network, as well as other affiliated media outlets", his spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing.



              Cartosat-2E sends Pictures From 500 km Above The Earth   
    Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) was successfully launched Cartosat-2E on June 27,along with 30 co-passengers of other countries. Cartosat-2 series spacecraft sends early images of a railway station in Rajasthan and eye-catching location in Qatar and Egypt. It is known that Cartosat-2E is the third Indian remote satellite(IRS) or earth observation satellite. It can send 60 […]
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              Typical Egyptian Male (Part 2)   
    11. He can't miss a chance to point out a flaw in you. "Isn't it about time you got that lasic operation."
    12. He can't miss a chance to blame you. On the way out of a restaurant, he says: “Why didn't you get the bottle of water? I paid for it"
    13. Whatever you do, he can't say a word of encouragement. "Oh my god, you paid money for this car!" "You are not doing your post graduate degree at the AUC, why the pain then?"
    14. Being chased by a divorcee is a reason to make him proud of himself. "Soso betgry waraya."
    15. The news of the same divorcee getting married all of sudden is nothing but a proof that she can't get him off her head. "Law maknetsh Soso fakadet elamal fi makanetsh etgawzet Heshmat."
    16. Promises that he made early on, become negotiable by time. "Honey, I think I wouldn't be able to propose at the time being." This convo takes place 6 months after the promised wedding date.
    17. If he sneezes, he spends an entire week in bed.
    18. He has been a junkie, and a bearded religious man of god, and anything in between.
    19. Definitely, when he graduated, he was qualified for a management position. It is only the luck of the competition that got them where they are now. "Tarek abouh kan gayblo wasta keda"
    20. He considers obscenity an all-time humour. How many jokes do you hear starting with "Wa lama elmozza...."

    Typical Egyptian Male (Part 1)
              Typical Egyptian Male (Part 1)   
    1. He lost all his savings; Stock Market, Rayan, Private Business, you name it.
    2. He would rather be with a Russian girl, or any East European nationality for that matter. She wouldn't cost him after he had lost his money.
    3. You are not allowed to do what he does. And that ranges from the simple issues of smoking and friends of the opposite sex to losing your virginity before marriage.
    4. Your mom sucks and you listen to everything your mom says. Ever wondered who shaped that twisted perception; it his bloody mom.
    5. You are fake and you are running after him, and that's why whenever he sees you he talks about nothing except a crush over an East European girl or the "Acclaimed 100, 000 LE" he lost in the stock market.
    6. He has no sense of privacy whatsoever. He can browse the files on your mobile even without your approval. If you tell him "What the hell are you doing?" His answer would be "What the hell do you have to hide?"
    7. He generalizes. You girls want to marry a rich guy. You girls would make a man miserable. You girls don't wear dresses.
    8. He assumes that he is god's gift from heaven to you, and you don't desreve him. Hence he asks you to go over the border for him. "We are going to live with my mom." "I am only 30 Kgs over weight." "My ex loved more than you do and you have to be like her."
    9. He sends you SMSs that go like this: "Ana Ga3an". And I envy those girls who manage to resist answering by "ETFA7".
    10. He always has a silly excuse; from traffic jam to the silly boss to the money he has to make to please. "Who do I do all that for? I do it for you." So does that mean that he would leave the job if you break up, or that he would work less??


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    Part 2
              Rentokil Malaysia Battling Rising Dengue and Zika Cases with Integrated Mosquito Management Programme   

    Besides high number of dengue cases in Malaysia, Zika infections have also started to emerge locally. Learn what could be the main contributory factors and what can be done to curb this.

    Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2016 -- In recent decades, global dengue and Zika outbreaks have grown exponentially. World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that about 50% of the world's population are at risk for dengue and as many as four million people could be infected by Zika towards year end. As of August 2016, up to 67,437 dengue cases were reported in Malaysia with 153 deaths. The concerns on mosquito-borne diseases in the nation are now further exacerbated with the presence of Zika virus resulting in a total of 6 confirmed Zika cases so far.

    According to Dr. Rose Nani Mudin, the Head of Vector Borne Disease Sector at the Ministry of Health Malaysia, climate change with alternating rainy and scorching weather is one of the main causes in the high density of mosquitoes. Furthermore, the hot and dry weather in Malaysia also made it easier for Aedes to breed compared to countries with a temperate climate. She further added that littering and inappropriate solid waste disposal have also resulted in high mosquito breeding index.

    Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip, President of the Malaysian Medical Association, revealed that many Malaysians only dengue-proof their houses, but not the entire neighbourhood and this is insufficient to fight the outbreak. The community should in fact work towards a more sustainable protection by ensuring cleanliness and hygiene not only in their houses but around the neighbourhood.

    Dr Philip also emphasised that mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika virus infection can lead to devastating effects on infected individuals and their families. Therefore, he urges communities to clean up their neighbourhood and request for local councils to inspect potential breeding grounds, especially when there are construction sites nearby.

    How Mosquito Borne Disease like Dengue is Inflicting Pain in Life

    Often mistaken for the flu or normal fever, some people contracted dengue without realising it until the symptoms have worsened. Take Ruby as an example, a college student who suffered from symptoms of joint pains and migraines, and dismissed them as stress-related. She only visited the doctor when the pain became unbearable and was tested positive for the virus. Ruby then went through a spell of depression, worrying about her well-being and exams. Since her ordeal, she also shares her arduous experience with family and friends hoping that they will take preventive measures to protect themselves.

    Besides causing a lot of pain and discomfort to the victims, dengue also greatly impacts the family members who care for the patient. Clementine from Petaling Jaya was terribly distressed when her mother contracted the virus and her work productivity was tremendously affected as a result of the many days off that she had to take to nurse her ailing mother. Once her mother recovered, Clementine has started to look into solutions for her home to be completely protected from mosquitoes.

    Although dengue fever could ultimately result in death, the patient could be cured if given appropriate treatment at the right time. But is it different from Zika which will eventually lead to severe disabilities, especially to children (Microcephaly). A new research at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. If the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes continues to remain uncontrolled, many of us in Malaysia would be at risk of contracting the virus.

    Making the shift

    Unfortunately, despite the alarming dengue cases, most Malaysians still maintain a reactive approach towards this epidemic. They only respond and take preventive measures when someone they know has contracted the virus. Many underestimate the perilous and interrelated burden of such mosquito-borne diseases and therefore, take little effort in controlling the vector. This reactive approach is indeed the biggest challenge in achieving a successful and sustainable effort of mosquito control. As part of a holistic solution to combat this mosquito-borne disease, Malaysians must adopt a proactive approach instead and the first step is ensuring zero stagnant water around their neighbourhood while maintaining cleanliness and hygiene.

    We should also do our part by constantly keeping alert on potential breeding sites and continuously engage the entire neighbourhood in taking action. This is because all dengue hotspots are also considered hotspots for Zika since the virus is being spread by the same vector, which is the Aedes mosquito. Consistent information to raise awareness within the community can help to educate and empower each individual to protect themselves from the virus. Everyone is equally susceptible to the virus as Aedes mosquitoes do not choose their victims.

    Combating Mosquito effectively

    Every mosquito species go through four distinct stages in its life cycle – egg, larva, pupa and adult. A teaspoon of clean stagnant water, which is easily found anywhere, is all it takes for an Aedes aegypti mosquito to lay a batch of eggs. Hence, for a winning battle, we should fight our enemy at every stage of its life cycle.

    As part of their continuous effort to protect Malaysians from mosquitoes, leading pest company like Rentokil has designed an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) programme, which has proven to be an effective approach to mosquito control in the long run. The IMM programme encourages the public to practise holistic approach in fighting mosquitoes at every stage of their life cycle, through the combination of removing potential mosquito breeding grounds, larviciding, water-based fogging and the use of adult mosquito traps. However, as mosquito species continue to evolve, it is equally crucial to have consistent community action and continuous information sharing to achieve a successful and long-term prevention.

    "People often take the impact of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue for granted, but when we or our loved ones are affected, this impacts our life greatly. Hence, we need to be proactive in combating mosquitoes from the get-go. This is why at Rentokil Initial, we are committed to protecting people from the dangers of pest-borne diseases while enhancing their lives with integrated solutions that safeguard both their health and wellbeing." says Carol Lam, Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

    About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
    Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, we have 2 brands that are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

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              La vraie cause des ennuis du Qatar : la monnaie chinoise !   
    « Des sources bien informées en Hollande, ont affirmé que Washington voulait punir le Qatar pour avoir accepté de vendre son gaz naturel à la Chine. Non pas en dollars américains, mais en renminbis. Cela a apparemment alarmé Washington, car le Qatar est le plus grand exportateur mondial de gaz liquéfié (GPL). Dont la plus grande partie part vers l'Asie. » Le renminbi, la monnaie chinoise, serait la vraie cause des ennuis du Qatar. L'adoption du renminbi (RMB) par ce (...) - Tribune Libre / , , , , , , , , , , ,
              IRAN PUTS STAR OF DAVID TARGET ON BALLISTIC MISSLE TEST. WARNING ISRAEL WHEN THEY GET THE NUKE ISRAEL WILL BE THE FIRST TO GET IT. GOOD LUCK DEATH CULT ISLAMIST IRAN-YOUR ANNIALATED BY ISRAEL IN THE FUTURE.ISRAELS MIGRATING BIRDS WILL BE HAVING A FEAST ON YOUR MURDEROUS ISRAEL HATING FLESH.   
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    Rivlin: Government must prioritize ‘unity of the Jewish people’-Amid fallout over cabinet decision to freeze Western Wall deal, president hails Diaspora’s ‘significant role’ in building Israel-By Alexander Fulbright June 29, 2017, 4:51 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday urged the government to prioritize the “unity of the Jewish people” and retain its role as the state for all Jews, following the fallout from a recent cabinet decision freezing a deal establishing a pluralistic prayer section at the Western Wall.“The State of Israel is the state of all the Jewish People and will continue to be faithful to that commitment. Our fellow Jews in the Diaspora have an important and significant role in the building of the State of Israel,” the president said in an open letter.“This has always been so, and will continue to be so. The unity of the Jewish People must always remain an important aspiration of the governments of Israel.”In his letter, Rivlin also said while many Israelis and Diaspora Jews don’t see eye-to-eye on a number of issues, these “painful” differences must not undermine the understanding of the Western Wall’s importance for all Jews.“During this process we inevitably have to face difficult disputes among us, disputes that are both painful and yet very real, founded in genuine belief. Even so, we must remember that beyond the disagreements, we are all one family and that every Jew has a special place in their heart for the Kotel, the last remnant of our Holy Temple,” he said, using the Hebrew name for the Western Wall.Sunday’s cabinet decision to halt the January 2016 agreement establishing a pluralistic prayer area at the Western Wall has been met with widespread dismay from liberal groups and Diaspora Jews, with one prominent North American Jewish leader comparing the move to a “sucker punch.”In response to the decision, the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors — which was meeting in Jerusalem this week — took the unprecedented step on Monday of calling on the government to reverse the move.The decision to freeze the agreement coincided with a High Court of Justice deadline for the state to respond to petitions on its failure to implement the agreement and construct the mixed-gender plaza near Robinson’s Arch by this week. On Wednesday, the High Court said a hearing will now be head in July.The move also came amid pressure from Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox lawmakers to dial back the plan to establish the egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. Following the decision, a number of ultra-Orthodox lawmakers made statements questioning Reform and Conservative Jewry’s connection to the site, further adding to the tensions surrounding the cabinet decision.Despite the pushback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the move, with an aide to the premier saying on Monday that it will in fact help push the deal forward, and that Netanyahu had no choice but to halt the agreement as a result of pressure from the ultra-Orthodox parties, whose support he needs to maintain his ruling coalition.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

    Interview-The peace process hasn’t brought peace. The case for moving on-In a new book, philosopher Micah Goodman seeks to upend the debate about the West Bank, by urging Israelis — left and right — to set aside their dreams-By Haviv Rettig Gur June 27, 2017, 9:01 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    The most popular new book in Israel is not a crime thriller, a romance or a military sci-fi romp, and contains not a single teenage wizard or vampire. It’s a political treatise written by a professor of medieval philosophy. And it’s making a lot of people very angry.Its author, Micah Goodman, is an affable 42-year-old famous among his students for his enthusiasm in the classroom. Courteous and disarmingly talkative, he seems an unlikely candidate for the role of iconoclastic upsetter of Israel’s frenetic national debate about the future of the West Bank.But upset he has. Over the past few weeks, Goodman’s Hebrew-language book “Milkud 67,” or “Catch-67,” a play on Joseph Heller’s iconic “Catch-22,” has angered some of the most respected dons on right and left. It drove the 75-year-old former general and prime minister Ehud Barak to pen his first-ever book review, a sprawling, scathing 4,000-word critique in Haaretz that depicts Goodman as “saturated with right-wing ideology.” And it drove the editor of the highbrow right-wing Makor Rishon newspaper, Hagai Segal, to write a column charging that Goodman was a closet leftist who had “adopted the left’s central moral premise – the claim of occupation.”It is being read in Israel’s halls of power — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seen carrying it in the Knesset’s corridors with a bookmark peeking from its pages — and by many top officials involved in administering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. IDF Central Command chief Maj. Gen. Roni Numa bought copies for his top officers.But it isn’t just the elites who have taken notice. Since its publication in March, Goodman’s book has steadily risen in the bestseller lists and is now sitting pretty as the number 1 nonfiction book in the country.But what is it that’s so maddening — and so attractive — about this book? And why did it take a political outsider, a student of medieval philosophers, to tell Israelis something new about their endlessly debated and incessantly scrutinized predicament? -The catch-The book is written in clear and lucid prose, and wraps up quickly at page 166. That’s surprisingly short for what it attempts to accomplish: tracing the history and development of the defining fracture in Israeli political life across five decades — the question of what to do with the West Bank.The first third of the book, titled “Political ideologies in crisis,” offers a bird’s-eye view of the ideas behind what are today broadly referred to as Israel’s “right” and “left.” The second part, “Political arguments in crisis,” traces the political narratives that evolved from these ideologies, and how they crashed and collapsed in the face of hard, unexpected realities, leaving Israelis perplexed and despairing.The pro-settlement right, he explains, failed to convince most Israeli Jews that acquiring the land was worth the risk of becoming an ethnic minority — or even only a small majority — in their country. But it succeeded in instilling its second argument: that withdrawal from the West Bank, especially after the bitter experience of Gaza and Lebanon, would endanger Israelis.The peace-making left, meanwhile, failed to convince most Israelis — again, especially after bitter experiences such as the Second Intifada and the Gaza withdrawal — that its “religious” (in Goodman’s words) yearning for reconciliation was reciprocated on the other side. But it succeeded in its second argument: that Israel could not afford to absorb millions of Palestinians.Each side has lost the fight to impart its idealistic creed to the majority of the nation — but convinced the country of the urgency of its fears.There is deep empathy in the book for both stories, an empathy that led Barak to complain that Goodman was creating a “false equivalence.” The right-wing fear of withdrawal was a “tactical” issue that could be solved by security, technological and intelligence means, explained the former IDF chief of staff, while the left’s warning of losing the Jewish state through demographics could not be staved off by any measure other than withdrawal.Goodman’s response, also in the pages of Haaretz, is surprisingly simple and straightforward.He accused Barak of misunderstanding the problem, arguing that the left has failed not because it is wrong — there is no ruling in this book as to which side is correct — but because most Israelis, even among those who agree with its ideals, don’t trust its judgment.“For most Israelis,” Goodman wrote, “to deny the existential security danger of withdrawal from the territories sounds just as ridiculous as the denial of an existential demographic danger sounds to Barak… He expects Israelis to surrender their strategic judgment to a security figure… [But] for most Israelis, memories are more powerful than their impulse to obey. The territorial withdrawals that ended in the rise of new strategic threats are etched deeply into Israelis’ collective memory.”The exchange illustrates the deeper argument in the book. Goodman avoids taking sides between left and right not just because he respects both narratives — that respect, he believes, is fundamental to seriously analyzing their failures, and is why he devoted a third of his book to their intellectual underpinnings — but also because he is sick of them.That Barak, Israel’s last Labor prime minister, whose political demise in the inferno of the Second Intifada augured almost two decades of irrelevance for the left, still seems to believe he is arguing with some right-wing ideologue, rather than the sway-able but anxious majority in the center, is the real crisis of present-day Israel.The collapse of their respective idealistic visions heightened each camp’s fixation on its own fear, and destroyed the capacity of Israeli politics to carry on a serious discussion of the country’s predicament. As Goodman explains in the book, “The right asserts that if the left’s vision were realized, it would cause the complete collapse of the state. The left asserts that if the right’s vision were realized, it would cause the complete collapse of the state. How can you listen to someone whose vision means catastrophe for us all?”Without the capacity to listen — and, indeed, with the real possibility that both sides are right — Israeli political discourse can no longer address problems seriously, and resorts instead to acts of “identity declaration.”Fifty years on from the Six Day War, Israelis thus find themselves caught between two debilitating fears — fear of withdrawal and fear of remaining — and ill-served by a political class that shuns serious debate in favor of identity politics.That, in short, is the country’s collective national “catch-67.”-‘There is no solution’-The first chapter of part three, titled “The state and its dreams,” is a delicate and crucial chapter. Goodman is about to present his suggestion for a way forward in the conflict. But first, he has to ask Israelis to surrender something very precious: their dreams.He does so by telling them that the surrendering of dreams was among the primordial acts of Zionism, and that without it Zionism could not have achieved the establishment of the State of Israel.“When the idea of partitioning the land between Jews and Arabs was put on the agenda of the Zionist movement in the 1930s, it had steadfast opponents,” Goodman writes. “One of the most strident was Menahem Ussishkin [a prominent Zionist thinker and activist], who asked: ‘Is a nation permitted to surrender its birthright?’ And he answered: ‘We won’t.’”Ussishkin’s fear, Goodman explains, was not merely that the partition, which passed in the UN General Assembly on November 29, 1947, would shrink the borders of the new Jewish state. Rather, the fear, “felt by many in the Zionist movement, was that the extreme territorial shriveling that the partition plan demanded from the Jews would cause a [commensurate] shriveling of their historical consciousness” — and at the most delicate moment of nation-building.Compromising on one’s dreams often means compromising on the meaning of one’s story and sense of purpose. For Ussishkin and others, it meant shrinking the very heart of the Zionist idea to fit the political exigencies of the moment.“I think [Israel’s first prime minister David] Ben-Gurion agreed with that,” Goodman said in a recent interview with The Times of Israel. “But he said, ‘Yeah, and we should do it anyway.’“Ben-Gurion realized that you have to give up many of your dreams to make the greater dream come true.” He surrendered his socialism, too — that is, his vision of the idealistic Zionist society of the future — in the service of a higher good. Thus he dismantled the socialist Palmah militia to secure a unified military and state, and sided with the US against the Soviets to ensure Israeli prosperity and safety. Even his secularism, a deep-seated rebellion against what he saw as the limited horizons and haplessness of the diasporic “old Jew,” was up for grabs when he handed the nation’s religious institutions to the ultra-Orthodox in 1937 in exchange for their support before the British Peel Commission, which was tasked with determining whether it was feasible to allow the establishment of a Jewish state.You have to reach page 127, after part two’s perilous journey through the agonizing implosion of Israeli political capacity, to reach Goodman’s earnest defense of abandoning one’s dreams — be it the fantasy of full, permanent control of the West Bank or the fantasy that peace is attainable between this generation of Israelis and Palestinians, or even the next.“There is no solution,” Goodman says. “If you’re willing to accept the fact that there is no solution, then you can start dealing with the problem.”He does not mince words about his frustration with the right and left on this point. “In Israel it usually goes like this: The left says there is a solution, by which they mean we need a big peace initiative to solve all our problems. The right says there isn’t a solution, so there’s nothing we should do except hang on to the status quo.“I think that’s a false dichotomy. I think there is no solution, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot we can do – precisely because there’s no solution.”It is only when old paradigms and dreams collapse that one is free to pursue new ones.The good news, in his view: “This book is mainly about Israelis, and Israelis have already done that. They have already abandoned the old dreams.“If the vision of the ‘Complete Land of Israel’ used to be part of the identity of so many Israelis, I don’t think it is anymore. If the dream of peace was treated on the Israeli left religiously, [as a line from the iconic ‘Song for Peace’ reads,] ‘Don’t say the day will come, bring the day.’ There was a sense of urgency. If history doesn’t lead toward peace, history has no meaning. But Israelis on the left aren’t there anymore.”About 70 percent of Israelis are “on the pragmatic side of Likud, Jewish Home, Labor, Yesh Atid, Kulanu. All these Israelis, their labels are weak and they’re open-minded, and they’re the ones my book isn’t challenging at all. It’s challenging people on the right and left, but most of the responses I’m getting is people saying, ‘Yeah, yeah, you’re describing me. You’re describing me.’”Most Israelis realize, he says, “that I’m not asking them to compromise their identity in order to have a future. We already compromised our identity. Most Israelis on the right want to stay in the West Bank for security reasons, not identity reasons. It’s not about sacred land, but about the unsacred [security realities of the] Middle East. Most Israelis on the left want to leave the West Bank not because of peace, which used to be part of their identity, but because of security, [in the sense of] securing our majority.”The dreams are spent, “but we didn’t cash that in.”It’s time to claim for ourselves the upside of abandoning those dreams, he insists. A pragmatic, wary Israeli polity must “find an intervention that will turn the conflict from one that will end our national life” — either through demographics or war — “to one that will be part of our life, like car accidents and crime and poverty, which will always be part of our life, and we have to minimize them and deal with them, but we accept the harsh fact that they will be part of our life.”This is not what Benjamin Netanyahu or Moshe Ya’alon have in the past referred to as “managing the conflict,” he adds quickly. “This is reorganizing it — in a way that ends the control over the Palestinian people without risking the Israeli people.”‘Why don’t we do them tomorrow morning?’The key lies in “thinking about this like we think about art, not like we think about religion. It’s not an all-or-nothing game. We have to think about it quantitatively. Instead of trying to end the conflict, can we shrink the size of the conflict? Instead of ending the occupation, can we shrink dramatically the amount of occupation? Instead of bringing peace, can we bring more peace? Let’s think about it in quantities.”The book is full of examples, including some buried in footnotes. He shares them eagerly in the interview.He says, for example, that Israel could “easily increase” the size of Palestinian-controlled Area A of the West Bank.“That would allow the Palestinian Authority to grow economically. Right now it can’t build homes outside Area A.” But according to Goodman, “If you make [another 20 percentage points] in [Israeli security-controlled] Area B into Area A and maybe add 20 more from C to A, you’ve grown Area A from 22% of the West Bank to 60%.“Second, invest a lot in a project that will connect by roads and bridges all the Palestinian population [centers]. So even if there’s no territorial contiguity, there’s movement contiguity. You can maximize that.“A third thing we can do: There are many neighborhoods in Jerusalem that no Jew ever thought were Jerusalem. There’s no strategic need [to retain them] and no historic religious need. There are three Jerusalems: historic Jerusalem is small — the Temple Mount, City of David, etc; Jordanian Jerusalem was larger; and then we annexed another 18 more [Palestinian] villages [beyond Jordanian East Jerusalem].“Let’s just declare that only Jordanian [East] Jerusalem is Jerusalem.” That would allow Israel to take advantage of a “symbolic gap: There’s a lot of Jerusalem that for Jews is not really Jerusalem but for Palestinians is Jerusalem. Meaning, there is room for some sort of deal where you move some neighborhoods of Jerusalem to the Palestinians.”It is here that the right gets livid and calls Goodman a leftist. Not only is he talking about concessions — he demands no reciprocity, no Palestinian peace for such extensive gestures.And that’s the point.“This is not for peace, but for just one thing: That this new entity that we’re expanding and strengthening has greater symbolic weight. I would like this conflict to be between two political entities and not between a political entity that’s in control of a people. I don’t want them as conquered, but as enemies from the outside.”Combine those ideas with, for example, “a deal with the Jordanians to create easier border crossings to Jordan, and perhaps even a dedicated Palestinian terminal in Amman airport, so they have an easier way to get out to the world,” and you’ve accomplished something that is emphatically in Israel’s interest, and helps Israel escape its catch-67: “Those four things alone dramatically minimize the occupation, the real-world occupation, but don’t risk Israelis. So why don’t we do them tomorrow morning?”The reason, he believes, is that “the left feels we need to keep those parts [of areas B or C] for the big peace deal, and the right feels we need them for settlements.” Israel is held back by failed ideologies, he argues, “not by things that actually bother Israelis.”There is already a Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank. “We don’t have to create it, only to increase it, to grow it and empower it so it will be what Henry Kissinger called an ‘almost state.’ It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better than what we have now.”-‘Listening to foreigners’-It may be short, but the book is by no means simple, and Goodman is not a simple thinker about the Israeli condition. He’s a research fellow at the left-leaning Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and the founder and director of Ein Prat, a pluralistic and liberal academy in the West Bank settlement of Alon that offers Israelis in their twenties programs for studying and debating questions of Jewish thought and Israeli identity. Goodman’s own life straddles the boundaries he describes in the book.So he knows how his readers are likely to respond to his suggestions.“People on the left will say, ‘You still have occupation at the end of the day. You still have troops, you’re still occupying the land.’”His response is unequivocal: “I would freeze all settlements outside the settlement blocs. It’s important. Israelis and Palestinians are traumatized by Oslo. Israelis are traumatized that Oslo didn’t lead to peace, but to the Second Intifada. Palestinians are traumatized that the settlements grew dramatically during Oslo. So we all feel like we tricked each other. That’s why freezing settlements is so important. It shows this is not manipulation.”On the right, he adds, the sense of concessions without reciprocity will evoke the right’s own traumas from Oslo, and more recently from the 2005 Gaza Disengagement. The Israeli right (and many on the left) believes that every round of Israeli concessions resulted in an uptick in violence and a belief among the Palestinians that violence is the only way to drive ostensibly powerful Israel to a slow, steady retreat. For the right, that conviction that withdrawals breed war rather than peace turns any “pragmatist” in the Goodman mold into the very blinkered idealist he is railing against.And Goodman agrees.“I do not think this will end the conflict. It might amplify the conflict. And you know what? Bring it on.“I’m not for ending the conflict. It doesn’t seem possible. I want to reorganize the conflict. I want a conflict where there’s a political almost-state entity in front of me, and if that state will attack me, fine. I don’t want to control them, and I don’t want to be threatened by them. I can maximize these two needs by reducing by 80-90% the occupation, but I’m still in control” of the security situation on the ground. “That’s the main thing.”Will it explode in Israel’s face like Gaza after the Hamas takeover in 2007? “Probably.”“The precedent of Gaza should guide us, but not paralyze us. We can’t say, ‘Okay, there was a unilateral withdrawal from Gaza [that had negative outcomes] so we shouldn’t even consider anything unilateral.’ We should say, ‘We shouldn’t do anything unilateral like we did in Gaza.’”The Gaza withdrawal involved two fundamental Israeli mistakes that can serve as lessons for the West Bank, he argues.“First, we left the Philadelphi Corridor [the border between Gaza and Egypt], which people in the [IDF] General Staff said we shouldn’t do. [Then-prime minister Ariel] Sharon was still guided by the 1967 Green Line. He wanted to show the world that we left all the land behind the Green Line. It would have been a pain in the butt [to stay on that border], and soldiers would have died there, but we would have been able to block the link between Gaza and Tehran. So the [West Bank] parallel [to leaving the Philadelphi Corridor] would be a withdrawal from the Jordan Valley.”Second, “the parallel in Gaza to what I’m saying would have meant not evacuating the northern bloc [of settlements adjacent to the Israeli border]. There was no need to do that. Why did we do that? Those villages did not break Arab territorial contiguity. We probably had to remove Kfar Darom, of course, Morag, Netzarim [all settlements nestled between Palestinian cities]. The only consideration in withdrawal should be territorial contiguity, and leaving the IDF wherever it wants to remain.”It was Sharon’s concern for international opinion, “which became more important than the security factor,” that turned the withdrawal into a “disaster.”The mistake, in other words, “was listening to foreigners, and thinking that the Green Line gives us any legitimacy. The evidence suggests this isn’t true. When we protect ourselves from behind the Green Line, we’re still seen as war criminals. So the Green Line didn’t give us a lot in Gaza. But not staying in Philadelphi cost us a lot.”‘Handshake in the White House’-“Catch-67” is a Hebrew book written for Israelis, and Israelis have responded in dramatic fashion to its validation of their competing narratives and anxieties.But its popularity is also due in part to the way it distinguishes between Israeli interests and those of emotionally invested foreigners, the sort of eager meddlers Israelis no longer trust to bring either security or peace.“We don’t need a handshake in the White House,” Goodman asserts. “Let’s just do it. Instead of a grand deal, let’s do small deals here and there. We’ll open up land so Palestinians can build here, we’ll sign some investment deal there. We’ll encourage stability and international investments. There are actions we can take when we stop looking for the plan that will redeem us.“This is an 80-20 proposition. We grow their independence by 80%. We can’t give them the last 20% because that’s the part that threatens Israel. In the last 20% you’ll lose [the support of] Israelis. The Palestinians get 20% of the land for free [in the Area A expansion, if not 40%]. They don’t have to recognize Israel or give up the right of return or anything like that. It’s just a local deal, not a grand attempt to solve the conflict. There’s no memorandum of understanding, no ‘dawn of a new day.’ When Barak was elected [in 1999] he said, ‘This is a new age.’ This is not a new age. Whatever works — let’s do more of it.”The Palestinians can’t openly accept such a limited Israeli move, he knows, but it nevertheless would solve an acute problem for them as well: immigration.“Practically speaking, what would happen if there was a completely independent Palestinian state, right now, where they control the Jordan Valley? There are millions of refugees in the Middle East, many of them Palestinians. So what happens when the ethos of return meets the need of emigration [from their current countries]? They’d have to bring them in. It’s my guess — and it’s more than a guess; many Palestinians have told me this — that they can’t say to them, ‘No, you can’t come in.’ They’d want to say no, because Palestine would collapse if a million refugees were to come in.“But if they’re almost a state, with Israeli forces in the Jordan Valley…we can be the bad cop for them, saying ‘no.’ That’s the only way you could have a stable state.”-‘We can’t talk to them’-In the end, Goodman believes, it is in such quantitative improvements that any chance for a more comprehensive reconciliation and separation might be found.“We can’t talk to them. No interaction with them is a real interaction because of [the gap in] power. They’ll always react to power, either by over-laughing at my jokes or somehow pointedly showing me they don’t care about me. Power corrupts everything.“I want to have a conversation with them. I think as a Jew that there’s a reason why we’re in the Middle East. There’s a lot for us to learn from Islam and the Arabs. But there’s nothing we can do because there’s power there.“I wish there could be no conflict. If I could, I’d end the occupation. But because I can’t without risking Israelis, I want to minimize the power element. If I can reduce the occupation without risking Israelis, I choose that, and that’s the beginning of reconciliation.”He says the next words almost apologetically, as though unsure how this sliver of idealism was somehow allowed to creep into the discussion. “If we can achieve 40 years where Palestinians almost don’t experience occupation and Jews almost don’t experience terrorism, we’ve broken catch-67. Jews don’t live with anxiety, Palestinians don’t live with humiliation, and now, psychologically, the next generation can reach for reconciliation.”

    Israel freezes visits to Hamas prisoners amid talks over troops’ remains-Terror group says move, demanded by lawmakers and relatives to up pressure as talks stall, is tantamount to declaration of war-By Avi Issacharoff and Times of Israel staff June 29, 2017, 3:22 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    Hamas on Thursday said that Israel had stopped allowing Gazan members of the terror group serving time in Israeli prisons to receive visits from family members, in a move intended to ramp up pressure amid negotiations for the return of three Israeli civilians and the bodies of two soldiers being held in the Strip.Hamas leaders condemned the move as “the beginning of a war against the prisoners.”“We will not allow this decision to stand, whatever the price may be,” they said in a statement.An Israeli prison official refused to confirm the policy change.Israel is holding some 150 Hamas security prisoners from Gaza. In the past, families of Palestinian inmates have been granted permits to cross from the Gaza Strip into Israel to visit them.The families of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, two soldiers killed in Gaza during fighting in 2014, have urged Israel to disallow the visits as a means of pressuring Hamas to return the troops’ bodies and praised the reported move.praised the move.“We’ve been asking the government for two and a half years to apply pressure on Hamas in order to change the equation, to make them understand that holding IDF soldiers is a burden rather than an asset. Something is finally moving,” said Simcha Goldin, father of Hadar Goldin, according to the Ynet news site.Hamas is thought to also be holding three Israelis who crossed into Gaza.Talks over a possible swap have mostly stalled, and lawmakers recently joined calls to cut the visits.Earlier this month Likud MK Yoav Kisch led 40 parliamentarians who put their names to a letter demanding the government end the family visits until the soldiers are returned, the Hebrew Walla website reported at the time.The missive, signed by MKs from both the coalition and opposition, urged a policy of “a humanitarian step in exchange for a humanitarian step.”The MKs asked the government to send a message to Hamas that the return of the soldiers is a precondition for future humanitarian steps.“It is unreasonable for the Israeli government to decide on a series of humanitarian steps for Hamas in Gaza while it continues to hold our sons,” the wrote.“We call on the government to adopt the policy and as a first stage stop the visits by families from the Gaza Strip to prisoners,” the lawmakers wrote.On Tuesday, Channel 1 news reported that Israel and Hamas have been engaged in intensive indirect talks recently over the release of a number of Israeli nationals held captive by the terror group in Gaza.In addition to returning the missing soldiers, Israel has been seeking to reach a deal with the rulers of the Gaza Strip to secure the release of three Israeli men who crossed into the coastal territory of their own accord: Avraham Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, as well as Juma Ibrahim Abu Ghanima, whose presence in Gaza is unconfirmed.The talks, which are being mediated by an unnamed third party, have gathered momentum over the past two weeks, following the return of Hamas’s leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, from a visit to Egypt earlier this month, the report said.Hamas demands that Israel release all prisoners from the 2011 exchange for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit who were rearrested in 2014 when three Israeli teens were abducted in the West Bank (it later emerged that they had been killed almost immediately) before any advancement in negotiations between the parties can take place.

    Edelstein tells Moscow: Syria spillover a ‘red line’ for Israel-Meeting with Lavrov, Knesset speaker says Jerusalem won’t tolerate continued errant fire on its territory, asks Kremlin for help in retrieving soldiers’ remains from Hamas-By Marissa Newman June 29, 2017, 3:00 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    MOSCOW — Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Thursday warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Israel would not tolerate continued stray fire from the Syria civil war on the Golan Heights, describing it as a “red line” for the Jewish state.Over the past week, errant fire from Syria struck the Golan Heights on at least four occasions, leading the IDF to target Syrian army installations, including in a strike on Saturday that reportedly killed two Syrian soldiers. Israel holds the Assad regime — which is supported by Russia and Iran in the conflict — responsible for all incidents originating from the war-torn country.In a meeting in Moscow’s Foreign Ministry, Edelstein said “fire, or what is being called ‘spillover fire,’ into Israeli territory is a red line that we will under no circumstances allow to be crossed, and we will not tolerate an Iranian presence on the border.”Israel fears the Islamic Republic, along with its proxies, will entrench its forces on its northern border, giving it greater access to attack the Jewish state.Edelstein did not say what other steps Israel would be willing to take to enforce its red line. Jerusalem has been careful to stay out of the Syrian fighting, beyond retaliatory strikes and reported airstrikes on alleged weapons transfers to terror group Hezbollah.Lavrov expressed “understanding” of Israel’s security concerns, Edelstein said after the meeting, though “not all gaps were closed” during the powwow.Edelstein also appealed to Lavrov to help Israel retrieve the bodies of two IDF soldiers killed in the 2014 Gaza war being held by the Hamas terror group in the coastal enclave. He left a packet of information with Lavrov on soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul — as well as IDF soldier Guy Hever, who went missing in 1997 on the Golan Heights.The Knesset speaker expressed concern over heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow, which he suggested could affect Israel.“The good relations between Moscow and Washington are essential for the peace of the world and certainly for the State of Israel,” he said.Welcoming Edelstein ahead of the meeting, Lavrov noted the “constant contact” between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel coordinates with Russia to carry out pinpoint strikes on Hezbollah arms convoys in Syria.Both Lavrov and Edelstein acknowledged warming ties between Moscow and Jerusalem on economic affairs, education, and parliamentary cooperation.The Knesset speaker was in Moscow for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Federation Council chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko.A former prisoner in Siberia for teaching Hebrew, Edelstein on Wednesday became the first Israeli to address the upper chamber of the Russian parliament.In his address to Russian lawmakers, the Knesset speaker outlined security threats facing Israel, from Hezbollah in the north to Hamas in the south.“Behind Hezbollah and Hamas stands Iran,” which aspires for regional expansion and “spreads its ideologies of hatred of mankind, which threaten all the nations of the world,” he said.

    UN chief distances himself from Palestinian summit on 50 years of occupation-Spokesman for António Guterres says meeting, protested by Israel over alleged terror ties of 2 participants, has nothing to do with his office-By Stuart Winer June 29, 2017, 4:35 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres indicated that a summit organized by a pro-Palestinian UN group to mark five decades of Israeli control of the West Bank did not have the blessing of his office.Israel’s envoy to the UN Danny Danon had earlier protested to Guterres against the “United Nations Forum to Mark Fifty Years of Occupation” because, he said, some of the billed participants were from organizations with ties to Palestinian terror groups Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.The two-day meeting, beginning Thursday at UN headquarters in New York, was organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.Answering questions about the forum, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for Guterres, said Wednesday that his office was “aware of the position of the Israeli Government.”“They’ve communicated with the Secretary‑General’s Office,” he said. “This is a meeting that is being organized by a committee of the membership. It is not something that is being sponsored by the Secretariat. I think any questions as to the invitees and the way the meeting is organized should be directed to the members of the committee.”On Wednesday Israel’s UN delegation said in a statement that “according to intelligence information” the Al Haq group “collaborates with the PFLP” and the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Organization “works together regularly with the Hamas terrorist organization.”Representatives of Al Haq and the Al Mezan Center were scheduled to participate in the forum, the Israeli delegation said.Hamas and PFLP have both carried out numerous attacks on Israeli security forces and civilians. Most recently Hamas and the PFLP claimed responsibility for a June 16 shooting and knife attack outside the Old City in Jerusalem in which Israeli border policewoman Hadas Malka was stabbed to death.“The UN is colluding with supporters of terror seeking to harm Israel,” Danon said in the statement. “It is beyond comprehension that UN funds are supporting organizations which aid terrorists and incite against Israel. We call on the Secretary General to intervene immediately and prevent these individuals from appearing at the UN.”During the Wednesday press briefing Dujarric was also quizzed about a celebration event on Tuesday organized by Israel’s delegation at the UN’s New York headquarters to mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem following the June 1967 Six Day War during which Israel gained control of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and other territories.Durarric referred to his previous sentiments regarding the Palestinian summit and said, “As I answered…events organized by member states, whether collectively or one by one, those questions should be addressed to the member states.”According to the Israeli delegation, ambassadors and diplomats from around the world joined hundreds of participants from the pro-Israel community for the Israeli events, which included a performance by Israeli singer Sarit Hadad.

    Politicians welcome Olmert parole, urge he be left in peace-Former PM to volunteer with charitable groups after he goes free Sunday, assuming no appeal by prosecution-By Stuart Winer and Times of Israel staff June 29, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Politicians and former colleagues from both sides of the political divide on Thursday welcomed a parole board decision to grant an early release from prison to former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who is serving time for corruption.The board said Olmert had earned early release with his good behavior. Olmert, 71, who was premier between 2006 and 2009, has served 16 months out a 27-month sentence.Olmert’s attorney Shani Illouz said he was very pleased to be reuniting with his family soon.“The board accepted each and every one of our arguments,” she said. “Ehud Olmert will be released on Sunday.”Illouz explained that under the terms of the parole, Olmert will volunteer at two charity groups, Leket Israel, which collects food for the needy, and Ezra Lemarpeh, which assists the sick, the Hebrew news Ynet website reported.Olmert, she noted, asked to volunteer at the organizations even though he is not required to do so because of his age. The former prime minister will also make weekly visits to the prisoner rehabilitation authority and he must sign in with police twice a month, as is initially required of all paroled prisoners.“Other than that, there are no additional limitations,” Illouz said.Barring any unforeseen developments, Olmert will walk free on Sunday, said Prison Service spokesman Assaf Librati.Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin welcomed the decision, saying Olmert has “paid his debt to society and anyone else in his position would have been released long ago.”Elkin, in the past a member of the Kadima party led by Olmert, denounced the State Prosecutor’s Office for considering lodging an appeal against the release, saying “the prosecutor’s desire to appeal and delay the immediate release without even studying the decision in depth, seems like a personal persecution of a man who made a large contribution to Israel.”It was not immediately clear if the prosecution would appeal the decision; it had until Thursday afternoon to notify the prison board.Opposition Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni, who served as foreign minister under Olmert before he stepped down in 2009, praised the early release decision as “fitting.”Her fellow faction member MK Yoel Hasson said it was “a correct decision, legally and personally and I think also for the public.”Zionist Union MK Shelly Yachimovich tweeted that “I don’t oppose and I don’t welcome Olmert’s release. Yes, the obsessive attention on the bitter fate of a criminal from the [social] elite annoys me when there are many common criminals in prison.”Olmert was one of eight former officials and businessmen convicted in March 2014 in the Holyland real estate corruption case, which has been characterized as among the largest graft cases in Israel’s history.Zionist Union MK Amir Peretz, who served as defense minister in an Olmert-led coalition, also welcomed the development and said he hoped that the prosecutor wuold respect the decision and leave Olmert in peace.Olmert’s chances for early release were complicated over the last few weeks as he was accused of divulging of sensitive information in memoirs he is writing and sneaking a transcript out of prison.The prosecution had said the book Olmert is writing contains “sensitive security issues” and that his lawyer was caught leaving the prison with a chapter on “secret operations” not approved by the censor for publication.Illouz said the prison board found that Olmert had not been warned by prison authorities before writing the book that he could not send and receive sensitive material from his cell and therefore could not be faulted for the security lapse.“It [the board] ruled that if there was neglect, it shouldn’t be pushed onto the prisoner but that the prisoner service should review itself,” she said.The prosecution earlier asked police to open a criminal investigation into the matter and argued that it would be inappropriate to consider early release until the probe was completed and it was clear whether Olmert had engaged in illegal activity.Olmert has denied doing anything wrong.Police searched the offices of the Yedioth Books publishing house and the home of Yehuda Yaari, who is editing Olmert’s memoirs on behalf of the publisher, over the incident.Initially sentenced to 19 months in the Holyland case, in September 2016 Olmert was sentenced to an additional eight months behind bars for the so-called Talansky affair. In that case, a court upheld a 2015 conviction over his accepting envelopes full of cash from American businessman and fundraiser Morris Talansky, in exchange for political favors during his decade-long term as mayor from 1993 to 2003.AP contributed to this report.

    Brazil denied 16,000 visas to Jews during Nazi regime — study-Holocaust expert says number of rejected requests could be even higher, as research only covered some of documents-By JTA June 29, 2017, 6:15 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The Brazilian government denied some 16,000 visas to European Jews attempting to escape the Nazi regime, according to new research looking at thousands of Brazilian documents from the World War II era.The research was undertaken by Brazil’s Virtual Archives on Holocaust and Antisemitism Institute, or Arqshoah. It was made public for the first time last week in a documentary aired on Brazilian television.The figures were based on monthly reports sent by Brazilian diplomats in service in Germany and Nazi-occupied countries. They obeyed 26 secret memos that forbade the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to grant visas to during the terms of presidents Getulio Vargas and Eurico Gaspar Dutra between 1937 and 1950.“I believe the number could be much higher, since I researched only part of the documentation. Even after the news about the Holocaust was released, the Brazilian government continued to deny visas to survivors who, in many cases, obtained visas as Catholics,” historian and Holocaust expert Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro told JTA.“Both the Vargas and Dutra governments were intolerant, with political actions marked by xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and nationalist sentiments that had serious consequences for Jews seeking a host country,” she said.The result of the extensive research became a one-hour-long documentary produced in both Brazil and Germany, named “Reporting Paths – Survivors of History,” aired by Brazilian television on June 22. In Europe, academics on Nazi education in German schools were consulted. In Brazil, several video testimonials were recorded.“Based on oral testimony, we found that many refugees or exiles in Brazil lost family members during the Holocaust because they did not receive visas from the Brazilian government between 1937-1945. Not even a request of the great scientist Albert Einstein was attended by the chancellor Oswaldo Aranha,” she said, in a reference to the Brazilian diplomat that presided over the United Nations General Assembly session that partitioned the British Mandate of Palestine into two states, Jewish and Arab, in 1947.The research led by Tucci Carneiro was backed by Sao Paulo University, one of Latin America’s most prestigious. She will present a book based on 6,000 diplomatic documents from the Nazi era at the Shoah Memorial in Paris on July 2.“Even those who survived the Nazi genocide faced difficulties in having their visas released or regularizing their citizenship after they entered as stateless. Symptoms of trauma and pain continue to mark the voices of these survivors whose trajectories are examples of courage and struggle for dignity in gloomy times,” she said.In January, Brazil’s President Michel Temer attended a service to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, held at the at the country’s largest synagogue, the 2,000-family Congregacao Israelita Paulista, affiliated with both the Conservative and Reform movements.“Remembering the Holocaust in all its pain and anguish is preparing the future. It stands to all of us as a lesson. One day may pass, one month may pass, years may pass, centuries may pass, we must remember the Holocaust for it’s a lesson for the future and for the present time,” Temer said.

    Trump ridicules female TV host’s looks, calls her crazy-Trump tweets that he refused to meet MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski because she ‘was bleeding badly from a face-lift’-By Julie Bykowicz June 29, 2017, 5:50 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.In a series of tweets Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticized Trump on their MSNBC show “Morning Joe.”“I heard poorly rated @Morning Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that has the phrase “made for little hands.” That was a dig at Trump, who has long been sensitive about the size of his hands.I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017-The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the tweets, including what it was that set the president off.On their Wednesday show, Brzezinski and Scarborough roundly mocked Trump for displaying in several of his golf resorts a fake Time Magazine cover featuring himself.“That’s needy,” Brzezinski said on the show.About 15 minutes before the president himself tweeted, White House social media director Dan Scavino similarly attacked the hosts.“#DumbAsARockMika and lover #JealousJoe are lost, confused & saddened since @POTUS @realDonaldTrump stopped returning their calls! Unhinged,” Scavino wrote on his personal account.Trump was correct that the MSNBC hosts spent time at the president’s Florida resort, a visit that Scarborough said was to arrange a Trump interview.

    REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE

    REVELATION 11:1-2
    1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
    2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)

    DANIEL 9:27
    27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    MICAH 4:1-5
    1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
    2  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    3  And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
    4  But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
    5  For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

    DANIEL 11:31
    31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.(3RD TEMPLE REBUILT)

    DANIEL 12:11
    11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away,(AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD)(3RD TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED BY DICTATOR) and the abomination that maketh desolate set up,(TO WORSHIP THE DICTATOR OR DIE) there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.(1,290 DAYS)(AN EXTRA 30 DAYS AT THE END OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD FOR JESUS TO DESTROY THE ARMIES AGAINST JERUSALEM.AND TO JUDGE THE SHEEP AND GOAT NATIONS OF MATTHEW 25:31-46-HOW THEY TREATED ISRAEL DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THEN I BELIEVE JESUS WILL REBUILD THE 4TH TEMPLE 25 MILES FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT.AND THEN JESUS RULES FOR THE 1,000 YEARS-THEN FOREVER FROM THAT 4TH TEMPLE.)

    MATTHEW 24:15-16
    15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)(THE DICTATOR SITS IN THE REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE CALLING HIMSELF GOD AT THE MIDPOINT OR 3 1/2 YEAR PERIOD OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.OR 7 YEAR PEACE TREATY BETWEEN ISRAEL-ARABS AND MANY OF DANIEL 9:27)
    16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

    What color blue did King Solomon wear? New evidence tells us-Excavations of copper mines find earliest Israeli traces of dye used for prestigious garments for skilled workers-By Amanda Borschel-Dan June 28, 2017, 9:07 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    Preserved pieces of cloth from King Solomon’s time point to a colorful clothing palette for metalworkers in biblical era Timna. This is the earliest evidence of a plant-based dye in Israel, according to a study released on Wednesday.The arid desert conditions of Timna, found in Israel’s southern Negev desert, preserved the red and blue plant pigmentation found by archaeologists on dozens of fragments of 3,000-year-old textiles, according to a team of researchers from the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University.Since 2013, Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University has directed excavations in the Timna Valley where his team has found textiles dating back to the Iron Age (11-10 centuries BCE). On some of the fragments, there is a decorative pattern of red and blue bands.In an article published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, the researchers hypothesize that the metalworkers, considered fine craftsmen, “were probably entitled to wear colorful clothing as a mark of their high status.”According to Ben-Yosef and the IAA’s Dr. Naama Sukenik, the findings indicate that the society at Timna, identified with the Kingdom of Edom, was hierarchical and included an upper class that had access to colorful, prestigious textiles.The concept of highly prized, skilled laborers flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which had supposed that slaves had largely manned the isolated copper mines.The dyes are mainly derived from two plants: the red from roots of madder; the blue from indigotin, which likely came from dyer’s woad. The process of creating and using the blue dye, according to the researchers, is a multi-day complex process involving reduction and oxidization.While the types of plants used for dyeing the cloth is unsurprising — both are among the most common plant dyes in the ancient world — the process of dyeing, called “true dye,” is sophisticated and exhibits professional skill. These weren’t garments to be donned by plebeians.As the textile pieces are kept under climate control conditions at the IAA, the team is exploring other open-ended questions such as Iron Age fashion and the status and technology involved in creating them.What is clear is that these were no ordinary shmattes.

    Poll says most Israelis against Western Wall decision, conversion bill-Survey by religious pluralism advocacy group indicates that nearly two-thirds of Jewish respondents oppose the moves-By Tamar Pileggi June 29, 2017, 4:49 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    Two-thirds of Jewish Israelis oppose the recent cabinet decision to shelve a deal for pluralistic worship at the Western Wall and the coalition’s initial approval of a bill that would cement the ultra-Orthodox monopoly on conversions, a poll found Thursday.According to the survey conducted by Hiddush, a local organization that aims to advance religious pluralism in Israel, 63 percent of respondents said they disagreed with the decision to suspend the 2016 government-approved deal regarding the Jewish holy site, while 37% supported it.Broken down by parties within the coalition, the results show that supporters of ultra-Orthodox parties overwhelmingly (98%) approved of Sunday’s cabinet vote, while respondents affiliated with the mostly secular Kulanu and Yisrael Beytenu parties showed significantly less support at 16% and 20% respectively. Support among members of the nationalist-religious Jewish Home party and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party were split almost evenly.The Conversion Bill — the other controversial measure given approval by Netanyahu’s government this week — was almost equally unpopular with the majority of Jewish Israelis, the Hiddush survey found.According to the results, 64% of respondents said they opposed the bill, which would give the Chief Rabbinate the sole authority over conversions to Judaism in Israel, while 36% expressed support for the legislation.Responses similarly fell according to party affiliation: 94% of respondents who back ultra-Orthodox parties expressed support for the measure, Kulanu and Yisrael Beytenu voters showed significantly less support at 20% and 16% respectively, and 66% of respondents from the Jewish Home party expressed support. Likud voters more evenly split with 57% in favor and 43% opposed.In a statement, Hiddush president Rabbi Uri Regev said the results “prove how far the government has swerved away from the public will and the needs of the State of Israel. Instead, the government leaders act as puppets whose strings are being pulled by the anti-Zionist, ultra-Orthodox political parties.”The poll was conducted among a sample of 500 Jewish adults in Israel on June 27 by the Smith Institute. It has a 4.5% margin or error.Israel had approved a plan in January 2016 to officially recognize a separate, permanent, pluralistic prayer area at Robinson’s Arch adjacent to the main Western Wall prayer area, in a compromise reached after years of negotiations between liberal Israeli and American Jewish groups and the Israeli authorities. It gave non-Orthodox Jewish leaders a joint role in the oversight of the pluralistic site. Currently, a temporary prayer facility exists there.But the program was never implemented as powerful ultra-Orthodox members of Netanyahu’s coalition government raised objections to the decision after they had initially endorsed it. Under ultra-Orthodox management, the main Western Wall area is separated between men’s and women’s prayer sections.Netanyahu, trying to placate both his coalition partners and wealthy American Jewish donors, had promised a new $9 million plaza for mixed-gender prayer would be established.On Sunday, the cabinet froze the plan, and he ordered top aides to formulate a new one.This set off a cascade of criticism from liberal groups both in Israel and abroad. Liberal Jewish groups accused Netanyahu of scrapping the deal because of pressure from the two ultra-Orthodox parties that keep his narrow coalition afloat.They have already petitioned the Supreme Court to implement the decision and still hold out hope it will overturn Sunday’s decision.Times of Israel staff and AP contributed to this report.

    Major US Jewish groups implore Netanyahu to ‘resolve’ Western Wall crisis-Conference of Presidents says decision is dividing community, warns ‘a lack of unity could lead to an erosion of support’ for Israel-By Eric Cortellessa June 28, 2017, 10:23 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    WASHINGTON — The leaders of two major Jewish organizations on Wednesday called for a “resolution” to the Israeli cabinet’s decision to freeze an agreement for a permanent pluralistic prayer section, jointly overseen by non-Orthodox religious Jewish groups, at the Western Wall.The cabinet move — which reneged on a January 2016 government-approve
              IDF REOPENS RESITIVE BORDER AREA IN GOLAN HEIGHTS TO CIVILIANS.   
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    IDF reopens restive border area on Golan Heights to civilians-Region around Quneitra had been declared off-limits as stray fire incidents stoked tensions with Syria-By Times of Israel staff June 28, 2017, 9:06 am

    The Israeli military on Wednesday reopened a border-adjacent area in the Golan Heights to civilian access, two days after it was declared off-limits amid a series of incidents of errant Syrian fire hitting Israeli territory.The IDF had declared several “crowd gathering points” in the area of Quneitra as closed military zones on Monday. Farmers were allowed in to work in their fields, though they were barred from coming near the border fence itself.In the three days prior to the ban there were three incidents of errant fire hitting Israel. The IDF responded with force, targeting Syrian army installations, which Israel holds responsible for all incidents originating from the civil-war-torn country.Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman said Monday that Israel has “no intention of launching a military operation” against Syria or rebel groups operating within it even as tensions spiraled.Speaking at the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs committee, Liberman rejected predictions made by some in Israel’s political echelon that the next conflict with either Hezbollah in the north or Hamas in the south is just around the corner.Around 10 mortar shells from Syria struck the Golan Heights on Saturday, prompting an Israeli response that reportedly killed two Syrian soldiers.On Sunday, several more projectiles hit Israel in what the army said was spillover fire from fighting between regime forces and rebels. The IDF again responded, confirming it targeted a Syrian military vehicle. Arabic media reports said five people were injured in the Israeli raid.Earlier Monday the IDF said that stray fire from Syria reportedly hit a United Nations peacekeeping position in the Golan Heights. No injuries were reported. The army launched searches following reports that two mortars had landed on the Israeli side of the frontier, but no signs of shelling were found. Instead, “heavy machine gun bullet holes were identified in a UNDOF post near Zivanit, adjacent to the border,” the army said.The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force monitors a 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights.Syria responded Sunday to Israel’s strikes with its own warnings-“The General Command warned against the risks posed by such hostile acts and holds the Israeli enemy responsible for the serious repercussions if such acts reoccur under any pretext, affirming determination to crush terrorist groups which are the Israeli enemy’s proxy in the area,” Syria’s military said in a statement.

    Assad said to visit Iranian-run chemical weapons center-Syrian opposition reports US administration learned Assad planning another sarin attack-By Sue Surkes June 28, 2017, 12:05 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    A Syrian opposition news site reported Wednesday that the country’s embattled president, Bashar Assad, recently visited a missile and chemical weapons research station run by Iran on Syrian soil.The report followed an announcement by the Pentagon on Tuesday that it had detected “active preparations” by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, and a White House statement that the Syrian government would “pay a heavy price” if it carried out such an assault.Quoting a non-government source with close ties to the White House, Zaman al-Wasl reported that the US administration had been tipped off that Syrian authorities were planning a possible sarin gas attack in either the east or south of Syria, where Assad’s forces and its backers have suffered recent setbacks against rebels in the sixth year of the civil war.Assad is believed to have used sarin gas in an weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Idlib province on April 4, as well as in early attacks on civilians since the war began.The station, to be inaugurated by the end of this year, works on developing long-range missiles and is located in a valley between the Hama and Tartus provinces, close to the Syrian border with Lebanon, the report said.The report said Assad’s visit to the station followed a rare stop in the historically anti-Assad city of Hama, some 213 kilometers (132 miles) north of Damascus, where he delivered prayers for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Ramadan fast.The visit to Hama indicated that the Syrian leader was feeling more confident about his position.Responding to the Pentagon’s assessment, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that “such threats to Syria’s legitimate leaders are unacceptable.”Russia is Assad’s key backer and sided with him when he denied responsibility for the April chemical attack in Idlib province.That attack was followed by a US cruise missile strike on a Syrian government air base.

    Iran says US travel ban is ‘racist’ and ‘unfair’-Foreign Ministry spokesman complains Washington is ‘closing its eyes to main perpetrators of terrorist acts’-By AP June 28, 2017, 12:05 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said the US Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is “racist” and “unfair.”Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted by state TV Wednesday as saying it is “regrettable” that Washington “closes its eyes to the main perpetrators of terrorist acts in the US,” without elaborating.The Supreme Court on Monday allowed US President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travelers from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case.Critics say the ban is intended to meet Trump’s campaign promise of keeping Muslims out of the country. The administration says the restrictions are needed to keep out terrorists while it tightens vetting procedures.

    Palestinian with knife arrested at West Bank checkpoint-Russia said negotiating Golan safe zones with Israel, US and Jordan; 6 suspected Islamic State jihadists arrested in Europe-By Tamar Pileggi June 28, 2017, 2:17 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    14:55-AIPAC delegation coming to Israel to discuss Western Wall reversal with PM-A delegation of senior members from the American pro-Israel lobby AIPAC are reportedly traveling to Israel to discuss with Netanyahu his government’s decision to freeze the implementation of a hard-won agreement to create an official pluralistic worship area at the Western Wall.According to the Walla news site, the delegation includes AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus and Vice CEO Richard Fishman. They are expected to meet with the prime minister tomorrow.The government’s decision to suspend the pluralistic pavilion, along with advancing a bill granting the ultra-Orthodox a de facto monopoly over conversions to Judaism in Israel, was met with outrage by many US Jews.14:46-Hamas to create buffer zone with Egypt to improve ties-Hamas says bulldozers in Gaza are creating a 100-meter-wide (330-foot) buffer zone along the Egyptian border as part of the Palestinian terrorist group’s efforts to combat extremists and improve ties with Cairo.The Hamas-run Interior Ministry says the creation of a 12-kilometer-long (7.5-mile) corridor was agreed upon in recent face-to-face negotiations with Egyptian officials. It expressed hope that Egypt would reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a regular basis once the buffer zone is complete.Egypt has long accused Gaza’s Hamas rulers of aiding an insurgency in the northern Sinai Peninsula, allegations denied by Hamas. Egypt and Israel have imposed a blockade on Gaza since Hamas seized power in 2007.— with AP-14:27-6 suspected IS jihadists arrested across Europe-Six suspected members of the Islamic State group are arrested in Spain, Britain and Germany in an operation led by Spanish authorities investigating a jihadist recruiting network, the Spanish interior ministry says.The raids are targeting a group based on the island of Majorca and led by an Islamist imam, who was arrested in Britain, the ministry says in a statement.The imam, 44, was the target of a European arrest warrant and seized by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on behalf of the Spanish authorities.“The investigation focuses on terrorism material created for use online,” the West Midlands police says, adding that prosecutors would seek his extradition to Spain later today.— AFP-14:26-Russia said negotiating Golan safe zones with Israel, US and Jordan-Russia is negotiating safe zones in southern Syria with Israel, Jordan and the US, Army Radio reports.The talks are focused on establishing areas of operations for the respective militaries in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights near Israel’s northern border.Citing Russian media reports, the negotiations were called following four recent US-led coalition airstrikes on regime targets in the area.14:17-Palestinian with knife arrested at West Bank checkpoint-A Palestinian woman is caught with a knife at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.According to reports, the 36-year-old tells security forces that she planned to carry out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem.The suspect is taken in for questioning.

    REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE

    REVELATION 11:1-2
    1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
    2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)

    DANIEL 9:27
    27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    MICAH 4:1-5
    1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
    2  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    3  And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
    4  But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
    5  For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

    DANIEL 11:31
    31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.(3RD TEMPLE REBUILT)

    DANIEL 12:11
    11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away,(AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD)(3RD TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED BY DICTATOR) and the abomination that maketh desolate set up,(TO WORSHIP THE DICTATOR OR DIE) there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.(1,290 DAYS)(AN EXTRA 30 DAYS AT THE END OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD FOR JESUS TO DESTROY THE ARMIES AGAINST JERUSALEM.AND TO JUDGE THE SHEEP AND GOAT NATIONS OF MATTHEW 25:31-46-HOW THEY TREATED ISRAEL DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THEN I BELIEVE JESUS WILL REBUILD THE 4TH TEMPLE 25 MILES FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT.AND THEN JESUS RULES FOR THE 1,000 YEARS-THEN FOREVER FROM THAT 4TH TEMPLE.)

    MATTHEW 24:15-16
    15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)(THE DICTATOR SITS IN THE REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE CALLING HIMSELF GOD AT THE MIDPOINT OR 3 1/2 YEAR PERIOD OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.OR 7 YEAR PEACE TREATY BETWEEN ISRAEL-ARABS AND MANY OF DANIEL 9:27)
    16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

    Israel’s consulates in the US gird for protests over Western Wall-Memo lays out strategy for explaining decision to suspend deal on prayer pavilion; some federations said to reevaluate contributions to Israel-By Sue Surkes June 28, 2017, 10:04 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    The Foreign Ministry has reportedly instructed staff at its nine US consulates to prepare for mass Jewish protests following government decisions to suspend plans for a pluralistic prayer pavilion at Jerusalem’s Western Wall and to advance a bill granting the ultra-Orthodox a de facto monopoly over conversions to Judaism in Israel.A memo sent to the consulates on Monday, published by the Haaretz daily, called on staff to clarify what it said was “a great deal of misinformation” by stressing that a previous government decision to create the prayer pavilion “was not nullified but suspended,” that the suspension gave the government “the time and space needed to find a genuinely workable solution,” and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — “compelled” to reach a decision because of an approaching High Court deadline — had actually refused the demand of ultra-Orthodox ministers to cancel rather than suspend the construction of the pavilion.The memo also laid part of the blame for the crisis on non-Orthodox Jews, saying that “for reasons, related to both sides, the current plan has proven unfeasible.” It also asserted that the prime minister remained committed to the principle that “all Jews should feel at home in Israel and at the Western Wall in particular.”The Foreign Ministry has been receiving reports of protests against the Western Wall decision from Jewish communities across America. One report from Chicago’s Israel consulate described “harsh messages of disappointment and pain,” according to Haaretz.Some people were implying that the decision could impact donations and political campaigns, the Haaretz report said.Another report, from the New York consulate, said that Gordon Hecker, CEO of the Columbus, Ohio, Jewish Federation, told Israel’s consul general in New York, Dani Dayan, that he planned to stop all donations to Israel from his federation.The same report said the CEO of the Northern New Jersey Jewish Federation, Jason Shames, said that the decision was likely to impact his federation’s relationships with the State of Israel.In an interview with The Times of Israel, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky said there was no difference between “freezing” and scrapping the agreement, and that the prime minister was “just playing with words.” He said Netanyahu had broken a painstakingly constructed relationship of trust with US Jewish leaders, and had put narrow coalition interests above the wider needs of the Jewish people.

    There's 'unbelievable ignorance' in Israel, including in the government, about non-Orthodox Judaism-Sharansky: We may solve Western Wall and conversion crises. I’m not sure we can rebuild trust-Jewish Agency chairman, at forefront of incendiary dispute between Israel and Diaspora, decries PM’s actions, laments collapse of a painstakingly constructed relationship with Reform and Conservative leaders By David Horovitz June 28, 2017, 7:34 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, said he believes the two profound crises that have erupted in ties between Israel and much of the US Jewish community — over prayer at the Western Wall and conversion — can and will be resolved.In an interview with The Times of Israel, he said the legislation on conversion approved by ministers on Sunday — which would cement an ultra-Orthodox monopoly over conversions to Judaism in Israel — would likely not go through in its current format. From his contacts with ministers and Knesset members, he said, he does not believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can muster a majority to pass the legislation in its current form.As for Netanyahu’s shock decision to freeze implementation of a painstakingly negotiated agreement to give non-Orthodox streams of Judaism a recognized, formal role in the oversight of a permanent, pluralistic prayer area slightly to the south of the main Western Wall prayer area, Sharansky said he believed a “formula” would be found to enable the agreement to go ahead.“You don’t have to call it ‘recognition,'” he posited. “But you do have to allow representatives of the Reform and Conservative to run the place where they pray. That’s the minimum condition from which all the negotiations started.” Sharansky said he couldn’t say what precise “formula” would be found, but “I believe that very quickly” it can be resolved.At the same time, he expressed deep disappointment in Netanyahu’s handling of the affair — saying the prime minister had put narrow coalition interests above the wider needs of the Jewish people. He noted, incidentally, that he did not believe the government would have fallen if Netanyahu had resisted ultra-Orthodox pressure on the issues.And he said that the precious trust that had been established between Israeli and Diaspora leaders, as the Western Wall compromise took shape in recent years, may have been damaged irrevocably.He also highlighted staggering ignorance among Israeli government ministers about Reform and Conservative Judaism — streams of Judaism with which the majority of American Jews are affiliated. “When I said to the government a year or two ago, Do you know that 85% of AIPAC supporters are Reform and Conservative Jews, half of the government were shocked. They really thought they were supporters of boycotts of Israel, all these crazies from J Street, Breaking the Silence. That’s all.”-I’m sure his coalition wouldn’t have fallen-Lots of Israelis are similarly ignorant, he added. “There are many Israelis, good Israelis, good Zionists, loving Jews, who believe that Reform is a kind of sect which destroyed Judaism from the inside in America and now they are looking for more places to destroy, because that is how they live, by destroying. That now they are trying to come here.Added Sharansky: “I say to them, You know, that’s exactly what anti-Semites were saying about Jews in Russia.”The Times of Israel spoke to Sharansky at his Jewish Agency office late on Tuesday afternoon. The following is an edited transcript:The Times of Israel: Do you think this crisis can be solved? And if so, how? Natan Sharansky: Look, this crisis has to be solved, because it’s too important for the future of our unity.On the one hand, it was very upsetting, it seemed awful, that just when our (Jewish Agency) Board of Governors started their meetings here, and were coming for a short visit with the government, these two decisions were taken, one after another — maybe the most painful decisions you could imagine for the American Jewish community.On the other hand, the timing could not be better, when you think about it: Imagine if it had happened two weeks later, or five weeks later. You wouldn’t have had angry representatives here of all the main communities, who immediately mobilized to work.We have a lot of big challenges — budget challenges, organizational challenges. These were all put aside. Everybody was mobilized. And we delivered a message.All of these (US Jewish leaders) were receiving a lot of emails from people in their communities who are angry, and were saying, Enough is enough. They had to make those messages heard. They were speaking to the ministers and members of Knesset, and explaining.What’s the solution — on the conversion law, and on the Western Wall? As regards the law, it has to be stopped. And yesterday, we had meetings with (Ministers) Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked. I was speaking to all of them 15 minutes before the vote on the bill (in the cabinet on Sunday), and they didn’t understand (what the implications were). Now they understand and they’ve started looking for ways to change something (in the planned legislation).They say it is important to stop foreign workers coming here (and converting). But there are much simpler ways to deal with that.So it will be amended? We were in the Knesset today. Half of the people who were speaking to us about this were from the coalition. I don’t really understand how the prime minister is going to have a majority for this law. So I think it can be stopped.As to the Kotel, it’s more difficult, because it’s not Knesset legislation.But Tzachi Hanegbi (the minister charged by Netanyahu with resolving the crisis) who came today to speak to us, he changed tone. He said, the physical part (of the pavilion for pluralistic prayer) we will start implementing immediately. He said the other part (regarding its formal oversight), which is the problematic part, we’ll have to negotiate on how to implement it.That’s already different from ‘We’ll freeze it, we’ll stop it, we cannot do it.’(The difficult part) is the question of recognition (for non-Orthodox Judaism in the oversight of the pluralistic prayer area). The prime minister says, I recognize (the non-Orthodox streams of Judaism), but as a government, I cannot do it.He said, ‘My government can’t’? Bibi was very frank. He didn’t try to… (Sharansky wiggles his hands.) He said: I do believe that all the Jews are pulling for us, and I recognize all of them. But what to do? We have a coalition. Some of our (coalition) partners can’t recognize them. And they demand from us to cancel all the agreements (about the Western Wall). I’m not ready to cancel. I’m ready to freeze.Well, cancel or freeze, that’s just playing with words. I can’t explain that to a Reform rabbi in St Louis.So how do you solve it? I’ve already heard from the ministers, never mind members of Knesset, that we have to go back and talk about it. You don’t have to call it “recognition.” But you do have to allow representatives of the Reform and Conservatives to run the place where they pray. That’s the minimum condition from which all the negotiations started.I believe that with public opinion understanding this better and better, the pressure will grow, and it can be implemented.Whether it will be this or that (precise) formula, the thing is that it will be a respected place of prayer, where they don’t have to hide from anybody, and where they will be able to run their own prayer, and not have to depend on this government minister or that bureaucrat who today changes his opinions. That’s the minimum which is demanded.At this moment, the government decided not to implement it. I believe that very quickly, it can be changed.What is clear is that, despite the fact that this topic was so widely discussed in recent years, the majority of Israelis don’t understand it, and some people in the West don’t understand what we are talking about. We have now to accelerate our campaign of explaining.In the last couple of years, I was speaking a lot in Israel. I discovered unbelievable ignorance (when it comes to non-Orthodox Judaism). The prejudices…What do Israelis not know about non-Orthodox Judaism? There are many Israelis, good Israelis, good Zionists, loving Jews, who believe that Reform is a kind of sect which destroyed Judaism from the inside in America and now they are looking for more places to destroy, because that is how they live, by destroying. That now they are trying to come here.I say to them, You know, that’s exactly what anti-Semites were saying about Jews in Russia.When I said to the government a year or two ago, Do you know that 85% of AIPAC supporters are Reform and Conservative Jews, half of the government were shocked. They really thought they were supporters of boycotts of Israel, all these crazies from J Street, Breaking the Silence. That’s all.And what do you say? The truth is…The truth is that in the conditions of the Diaspora, to survive and not be assimilated is a big challenge. From the beginning, 200 years ago, when Jews started living among gentiles, and those of them who wanted to continue living actively among gentiles but to feel themselves Jewish at home, some of them went for different forms of Judaism.It’s not the place where I pray, the place where I talk to God. But it is the place where a lot of Jews, who want to stay being Jewish, are gathering.So the State of Israel, if it continues to say that it is home for all the Jews, definitely has to say to them: We want you. But we also want your communities, we want your rabbis, your grandchildren.So many Jews in the Diaspora say (to Israel), Be democratic like us. But they don’t understand that we’re doing something much (more challenging) than them: We are trying to be democratic in the Middle East.Equally, many Jews in Israel say (to the Diaspora), Be not assimilated like us. We’re religious or secular. But they don’t understand that (Diaspora Jews) are doing something much more difficult. How to not be assimilated in America is not the same as how to not be assimilated in Israel.They are using these tools (of different streams of Judaism). If we could invent tools now, at a time of the existence of the State of Israel, maybe we would invent different tools. But these are the tools that exist.Our prime minister, however, does understand the Diaspora. He does understand the non-Orthodox streams of Judaism. He does understand how much of a commitment there is to Israel. He must have known how this would play out. And I’m not sure his coalition would have fallen over this. He could have told the ultra-Orthodox parties: This is the deal.I’m sure his coalition wouldn’t have fallen.His advisers really failed, by not even telling him the timing was so bad. Which (paradoxically) is good. God forbid they had told him, and he’d done it two weeks later.But still…Still. I told him at this government meeting (on Sunday), which is what I say all over the world: Mr. Prime Minister, you know better than any other prime minister in Israel what is American Jewry. And that’s why you worked harder than any other (on this). Don’t undermine your own work.And he answered: I believe it. I feel it. I want it. But at this moment part of my coalition demands to do this. I’m doing something to save my coalition.That’s not exactly what he said, but that was his message. Very open.So he behaved like a politician who has to respond to the immediate need of the coalition.That contradicts with him as a Jewish leader who really knows, who understands the historical process and the importance of keeping the deep contact (with the Diaspora).I’m particularly sorry, because he had succeeded — and we did our best to help him — to build relations with the leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements during these negotiations which never before existed. There was a lot of trust. Direct telephone calls. Meetings. Cooperation. Coordination. And I felt great pride in this.I do believe that we can overcome these (current) crises. I’m not sure we will be able to restore this type of relationship and trust. And that’s a big loss.

              O CANADA AVOIDS GENDER NEUTRAL LIBERAL POLITICALLY CORRECT REDICULAS NONESENSE UNTILL NEXT YEAR AT LEAST.   
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 28, 2017

    Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled.The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member's bill last summer that would alter the national anthem by replacing "in all thy sons command" with "in all of us command" as part of a push to strike gendered language from O Canada.Although the bill sailed through the House with government approval, Conservative senators opposed to the changes have scored a victory in the Red Chamber. A yearlong campaign successfully punted a vote on the bill until the fall, at the earliest, and even then the legislation faces an uncertain future."I'm trying to protect the tradition rather than, you know, water it down with a politically correct version that is historically inaccurate," Conservative Senator David Wells said in an interview with CBC News on Tuesday."I don't misrepresent why I'm [using parliamentary stall tactics] … I don't like this bill, and I will do what I can to ensure it doesn't pass."Wells and a number of other senators have said they oppose efforts to tinker with the lyrics written by a man long dead.(The lyrics have been changed since they were first penned by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908, but not since O Canada officially became the country's national anthem in 1980.) The late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced the bill, and many MPs backed the legislation as a salute to a colleague on his death bed."The bill was passed in the House compassionately and out of sadness for a dying colleague. While that is touching, it is not the way we make public policy in this country and it is not the way we do our legislation," Ontario Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak said.A flurry of amendments were introduced to the bill in the last few weeks of the parliamentary sitting — all failed to pass in the face of opposition from most Liberal and Independent senators — which dragged out debate considerably. Parliament rose for summer break before a final vote at third reading could be held.Ramona Lumpkin, the chancellor of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and a strong proponent of the bill, said she was deeply disappointed by the developments."We're so close and I really regret that there are a few senators who seem to have dug in and decided to delay. I hope it's not a permanent block," said Lumpkin, in an interview with CBC News."It's not as if the words were brought down from Mount Sinai on stone tablets like the Ten Commandments, they are words created by humans and subject to change as our social and cultural conditions change, and thank goodness they do," she said.Wells said national symbols cannot be altered to simply adhere to the "flavour of the day." He said Canadians were not consulted by the government and that there hasn't been an adequate conversation about a fairly significant change."I'll be working my hardest to delay this bill until there's a full debate," he said. "I get a lot of emails, and many comments to me personally, from people who don't want to see the anthem change, who see it as a part of our tradition and who see this attempt to change it as political correctness run amok. It is a slippery slope. Calls for inclusion will always be there, but my belief is all Canadians are already included in the national anthem."He said pictures adorning the walls of the Senate depict men in combat during the First World War. "Would we now airbrush females into those pictures to accurately reflect what it might be today with those pieces of Canadians' history? My answer is no, that would be an abomination, and I think that's what it is with the anthem as well."If the bill is amended in the Senate it would be sent back to the House for another vote. As per parliamentary rules, because Bélanger is dead, MPs will have to unanimously agree to replace him as sponsor or the bill drops from the order paper; that is unlikely given entrenched opposition from some corners of the chamber."That worries me," Lumpkin said. "I know language matters and I talk to students and young women regularly who still feel their voice doesn't carry as strong as the voice of their male friends. I think the gesture, even though it's symbolic, would say a lot to those young women."The Liberal government could also choose to introduce legislation of its own — with the same wording — to avoid some of the problems that often befall private member's bills; namely, the government could invoke time allocation to prevent procedural time delays.

    DANIEL 7:23-24
    23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
    24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

    REVELATION 17:9-13
    9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
    10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
    11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
    12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
    13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

    Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
    27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
    28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
    29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

    DANIEL 9:26-27
    26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
    27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    Opinion-G20 is 'test run' for Trump-era climate governance By Simon Schunz-euobserver

    BRUSSELS, 27. Jun, 09:06-Weeks after US president Donald Trump announced the US' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the debate is still raging on in regard to the possible implications of his decision.Some fear a global domino effect, with more countries renouncing climate protection pledges and ceasing domestic emission reduction efforts.Others argue that the Paris accord's architecture is sufficiently resilient, and that efforts to keep global temperature increases to "well below 2°C" – as stipulated by the agreement – will endure.Activities at the sub-national level in the US also seem to support the argument that the agreement will prevail and domestic opponents of Trump’s decision have mobilised remarkably quickly.Cities and states with progressive climate policies joined forces across the US, committing themselves to honouring the Paris agreement.For instance, support came via the bipartisan "US Climate Alliance" of states – including heavyweights such as California and New York – and the "We Are Still In" initiative, which involves hundreds of businesses, investors, and institutes of higher education.Moreover, these sub-national players are linking up with leading nations to create innovative climate diplomacy networks: California and China have held talks to collaborate on emission reduction efforts, while several US states have intensified climate cooperation with Canada.Though these developments enhance the Paris agreement’s chances of survival, they will not be enough.Fight for survival-The resilience of the agreement hinges on how other major emitters will react to Trump’s break.To pursue effective global climate governance, these countries must repeat the steps taken in the run-up to the 2015 Paris climate meeting, where a strategy of "multiple bilateralism" between US-China, China-India and China-EU (among others) served to build trust and resolve crunch issues.The emerging consensus among key emitters was translated into cooperation in the world’s club governance fora (G7, G20) and fed into the multilateral negotiations, leading to the Paris agreement’s ultimate entry into force.True to this spirit, six members (plus the EU) were already pressuring the US to remain committed to the Paris agreement at the recent G7 summit in Sicily. Not that it seemed to do much good, as Trump withdrew from the climate pact a few days later.The next litmus test for effective global climate governance comes in July, when leaders from countries accounting for 80% of global emissions meet for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July.With the US thrusting itself into isolation, the German G20 presidency will seek to gather the broadest possible support for the Paris agreement.But a question remains: is a G20 entente possible? It might be, if others show the way.Climate leaders-From the G7, the EU and Canada display the clearest leadership ambitions.EU heavyweights have signalled their "strongest commitment" to uphold their pledges to combat climate change.In his reaction to Trump’s Paris exit, Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, confirmed his country's "unwavering commitment to fight climate change".The Canadian government has also vehemently denied recent reports that Trudeau wished to scrap references to climate from the draft G20 declaration, in order to appease the US government.But leaders need followers. And whether followers can be mobilised depends on how G20 members define their interests – economically and politically.Economically, many G20 countries appear to believe the energy transition – accelerated by the Paris Agreement – must continue.Investing in low-carbon development is no longer seen as a burden on growth prospects. If anything, there is a growing consensus that Trump’s decision will put the US at risk of lagging behind technologically.Politically, the relationship between G20 countries and the US (particularly the Trump administration) is tricky.Are countries like Australia, Japan, Turkey and the UK willing to risk relations with the president of a key ally by adopting a confrontational attitude over climate change? The answer depends heavily on whether the German G20 presidency can dispel their concerns by convincingly demonstrating that the world is changing – because it is.-Changing world-At an EU-China summit the day after Trump’s announcement, a draft joint declaration on climate change characterised the Paris Agreement as “an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development” and outlined numerous joint actions.Although it was ultimately withheld due to trade-related differences, this declaration contains the blueprint for a shifting centre of gravity in global climate governance to Eurasia.If supported by India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, who has reiterated support for the Paris Agreement, a solid pro-climate coalition including three of the world’s top four emitters would emerge.Cooperation with Canada, and with the sub-national forces in the US, could then provide additional momentum to convince other G20 members.As a major guiding forum, the G20 represents a test run for the future of global climate governance during the Trump era.The direction this governance will take, depends heavily on the strength of emerging partnerships, and their ability to convince others to join them regardless of US policies.If the will is robust enough, this "multiple bilateralism" could bring about the dawn of a new era, and the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement.If it fails, however, global climate politics faces a complicated, daunting future.Dr Simon Schunz is a Research Fellow at the United Nation