Photos: There's a healthy helping of snow for Yosemite's Fourth of July visitors   
For generations of Californians, especially those from the Bay Area, the Fourth of July is about the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. The Fourth is a lazy float on the Merced River in a rubber raft through Yosemite Valley. It’s hot dogs and a camp fire, chilly nights in a tent, hiking through big trees and up steep climbs. Join the conversation: Follow @SVbizjournal on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook and sign up for our free email newsletters. Sheer cliffs. Waterfalls. Snow in the high…

          5 Attractions at Yosemite National Park that Can’t Be Missed   
(This is a guest post by Scott Moses from LiveOnceLiveWild.com) Yosemite National Park is one of the most well-known and appreciated natural parks the United States has to offer. From the time of the famed naturalist John Muir until now, millions of people have been left in awe at the natural wonder and majesty of […]
          Russische Klänge   
Theater&Philharmonie Thüringen
Das Philharmonische Orchester Altenburg-Gera im Konzertsaal der Bühnen der Stadt Gera unter Leitung seines Generalmusikdirektors Laurent Wagner Im 1. Philharmonischen Konzert der neuen Spielzeit 2017/18 am 6. und 7. September um 19.30 Uhr im Konzertsaal der Bühnen der Stadt Gera schlägt das Philharmonische Orchester Altenburg-Gera unter der musikalischen Leitung von Generalmusikdirektor Laurent Wagner russische Klänge an. Die Oktoberrevolution 1917 brachte auch für die Kultur weitreichende Veränderungen mit sich. In der Sowjetunion tätige Künstler wurden in den folgenden Jahrzehnten zensiert, verfolgt, mussten fliehen, leisteten Widerstand oder passten sich den staatlichen Vorgaben an. Auch 100 Jahre später sind die Auswirkungen dieser Ereignisse unverkennbar, in der Rückschau auf Leben und Werk einer großen Komponistengeneration – und in der Rezeption im Westen. Das 1. Philharmonische Konzert stellt dabei beide Seiten gegenüber: die der Opfer und die der (scheinbaren) Täter. Chrennikov, Generalsekretär des Komponistenverbandes der Sowjetunion, setzte die Vorgaben des Machtapparats um. Zugleich engagierte er sich mutig gegen Antisemitismus und schützte verfolgte Komponisten. Mit der deutschen Erstaufführung seines 2. Klavierkonzerts wird der hierzulande eher unbekannte Komponist vorgestellt. Dennoch galt er als klarer Gegner der angeblich formalistischen Musik von Komponisten wie Chatschaturjan und Schostakowitsch, die jedoch wohl v. a. deswegen verfemt waren, weil sie zur musikalischen Elite des Landes gehörten. Mit seinen großen lyrischen Bögen und der inniglichen Melodie verzaubert das Adagio aus dem berühmten Ballett Spartacus von Chatschaturjan seit jeher seine Zuhörer. Schostakowitschs 13. Sinfonie Babi Jar entstand in der Tauwetterperiode nach Stalins Tod. In der Schlucht Babi Jar erschoss 1941 ein SS-Kommando 34000 Juden. Das Mitfühlen mit den Opfern wird verknüpft mit der Anklage gegen russische Antisemiten. Die Uraufführung 1962 wurde zum tönenden Appell für ein friedliches Miteinander. Jascha Nemtsov, Solist des Klavierkonzerts, ist Professor für Geschichte der jüdischen Musik an der...
          Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2013)   

Rita Levi-Montalcini was een vooraanstaande wetenschapster, die in 1986 de nobelprijs voor geneeskunde ontving. In de jaren dertig deed zij vanwege antisemitische discriminatie in het geheim onderzoek in haar eigen slaapkamer. Rita Levi-Montalcini werd op 22 april 1909 geboren in Turijn als jongste dochter van haar Italiaans-Joodse ouders. Vanwege haar fascinatie voor de Zweedse schrijver... Lees verder

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          DGAP-DD: Deutsche Telekom AG deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 18:00 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Deutsche Telekom AG deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 18:00 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Deutsche Telekom AG deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 17:55 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: PINGUIN HAUSTECHNIK AG deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 16:57 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: PINGUIN HAUSTECHNIK AG deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 16:50 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:39 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:36 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:34 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:32 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:30 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          Gloria Global am 30. Juni 2017   
Regensburger Bischof verbietet vom Vatikan erlaubte Pius-Weihen
Deutschland. Am Samstag finden im Seminar der Piusbruderschaft in Zaitzkofen Priesterweihen statt. Bischof Rudolf Voderholzer von Regensburg hat die Weihen in einem Brief an Regens Franz Schmidberger untersagt. Das gab er in einer Pressemitteilung bekannt. Zuvor hatte die Bruderschaft erklärt, dass sie gemäß einer Mitteilung der Päpstlichen Kommission Ecclesia Dei von 2016 Priesterweihen vornehmen kann, ohne den Ortsbischof um Erlaubnis zu bitten.
Altrituelle Pontifikaltaufe in Altötting
Deutschland. Am Samstag nach Fronleichnam taufte Erzbischof Wolfgang Haas von Vaduz in Altötting den Sohn des dortigen Stiftsmesners im Alten Ritus auf den Namen Wolfgang Josef. Nach der Taufe folgte eine Prozession in die Gnadenkapelle mit einem Segen für Mutter und Kind.
Wiener Polizei auf der Seite von Linksextremisten
Österreich. Beim Marsch für die Familie in Wien verwendete der österreichische Lebensschützer Josef Preßlmayer ein Transparent gegen die …
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:26 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
Dow Jones hat von EQS/DGAP eine Zahlung für die Verbreitung dieser Pressemitteilung über sein Netzwerk erhalten. Meldung und öffentliche Bekanntgabe der Geschäfte von Personen, die Führungsaufgaben wahrnehmen, sowie in enger Beziehung zu ihnen stehenden Personen 30.06.2017 / 14:25 Für den Inhalt der Mitteilung ist der Emittent...
          DGAP-DD: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München deutsch   
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          DGAP-DD: wallstreet:online AG deutsch   
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          Israel's Illegitimate Tactics Against Palestinian Armed Resistance...   

Israel, a rogue state if ever there was one , pursues its "security" as a Jewish Zionist entity on all of Mandate Palestine through demonizing Palestinian Arabs, whom it has long subjected to a racist campaign that defines their resistance, both violent and non-violent, as anti-Semitism on the one hand and as terrorism on the other. Thankfully, Israel's cover for its exploitation of anti-Semitism to serve unconscionable Zionist ends has finally been blown .


           ANALYSIS-Hungary's Orban courts far-right voters ahead of 2018 vote    
By Marton DunaiBUDAPEST, June 30 (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban long proclaimed zero tolerance of anti-Semitism but has more recently...
           Hungary's Orban courts far-right voters ahead of 2018 vote    
By Marton DunaiBUDAPEST, June 30 (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban long proclaimed zero tolerance of anti-Semitism but has more recently...
          The Inescapable Chaos of Addis   
[Addis Fortune] Yehabeshawork Ali is one of the residents in an apartment building around Semit Safari area, north of Addis Abeba. She had been a civil servant for over 45 years.
          NYT editor decries “intersectionality”, says Chicago Dyke March was wrong to ban the Jewish Pride flag; Dyke March says it was misunderstood.   
As I reported a few days ago, this year’s Dyke March, part of Chicago’s Gay Pride celebrations, kicked out a handful of Jewish women who were carrying “Jewish Pride” flags: multicolored Gay Pride flags with a white Star of David in the middle. I call that an act of anti-Semitism, and so does Bari Weiss, […]
          PBA Spare Shots: PBA’s Influence on International Bowling Community Continues to Grow   

Bowlers from around the world have always considered the PBA as the gold standard. If you wanted to find out how good you are, you had to bowl against – and beat – the world’s best. For decades, that was a difficult decision to make because the Fédération Internationale des Quilleurs, the international governing body in the eyes of the International Olympic Committee, banned professionals from its ranks.

(Feature photo, from left: Members of the victorious international team in the inaugural USA Vs. The World team match held during PBA World Series of Bowling II in Las Vegas in 2010 were Finland’s Osku Palermaa, Kimmo Lehtonen and Mika Koivuniemi, Canada’s Dan MacLelland, Australia’s Jason Belmonte and Venezuela’s Amleto Monacelli)

That policy changed in 2008, when the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) – now World Bowling – became the official governing body of tenpin bowling and opened its doors to professionals in the hopes of advancing bowling’s hope to gain Olympic acceptance, meaning that international players would no longer jeopardize eligibility to represent their national teams if the joined the PBA.

The introduction of the multi-event PBA World Series of Bowling concept a year later brought a veritable flood of international players into PBA competition. While notable players like PBA Tour champions Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela (1982), Sweden’s Mats Karlsson (1983) and Finland’s Mika Koivuniemi (1999), among a handful of others, had ventured into the PBA arena prior to 2008, the inaugural WSOB included an unprecedented 28 players from 14 different countries.

flagsThe WSOB has continued to welcome players from around the world. Since 2009, 38 different countries have been represented in the World Series, including a record 23 countries and 55 international players last year in Reno. The same sort of trend has had an impact of the recently-resurrected Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour, which has featured a strong influx of international players.

In 2017, the PBA has seen international competition grow in events not previously known for global appeal, such as the Xtra Frame PBA Tour program and, this week, the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open, which includes 16 nations and 26 international players in its field of 91.

It’s an exciting trend for bowling, especially as the sport continues to seek the attention of the IOC and bowling manufacturers continue to expand their global markets. It’s good for bowling fans around the world, who can cheer for their home-country favorites thanks to the advent of Xtra Frame, pba.com and other social media outlets with world-wide accessibility. And it’s good for competition, because the level of talent in PBA competition has never been stronger, which only adds to the prestige of winning a PBA Tour title.

XTRA FRAME SCHEDULE INCLUDES OKLAHOMA PRELIMS, PWBA ACTION

This week’s Xtra Frame’s live streaming schedule will feature qualifying round coverage of the PBA Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Oklahoma Open from FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla., through Friday, leading up to two days of live ESPN coverage of the Oklahoma Open’s nine-player stepladder finals Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2, at 1 p.m. EDT both days. The Oklahoma Open finals also will be live streamed on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.

This week’s PWBA Tour coverage features the Orlando Open Friday and Saturday.

Heading into July, Xtra Frame’s schedule includes the Teen Masters from Richmond, Va., July 5-7; the PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open from Seminole, Fla., July 7-8; the Proprietors Cup from Beavercreek, Ohio, July 8-9; the Nationwide PWBA Rochester (N.Y.) Open, July 14-15; the PBA50 South Shore Open from Hammond, Ind., July 25-27; the XF Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles from Copperfield Bowl in Houston, Texas, July 28-30, which will award PBA and PWBA Tour titles; and the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic from Anderson, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. For broadcast time and other details, check under the “schedules” tab on pba.com.

PBA fans also can follow real-time results for PBA50, PBA Xtra Frame Tour and all PBA Regional events by visiting the “live scoring” feature on pba.com. PWBA live scoring is available on pwba.com.

Xtra Frame subscription packages are available for three days, 30 days and a full year. To sign up, visit xtraframe.tv for details.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: WARREN, TANG WIN PBA50/PBA DOUBLES TITLE IN RENO

PBA50 competitor Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., teamed up with Darren Tang of San Francisco to win the PBA50/PBA Sands Regency West/Northwest Doubles Open, presented by MOTIV, at High Sierra Lanes Sunday over PBA50 rookie Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix and Tang’s younger brother, amateur Michael Tang, 449-422.

Warren and Darren Tang took an early lead and a costly open late in the game by Michael Tang, combined with Haugen’s inability to carry pocket hits, resulted in Warren claiming his fourth PBA50 Regional title while Darren Tang picked up his second title since becoming a member a year ago.

In the single elimination match play leading up to the title match, the Warren/Tang team swept Utah amateurs Clay Rees from Riverton and Craig Harrington of Harriman, 3-0. Warren/Tang then defeated the San Jose, Calif., team of Gregory Thompson Jr. and Marty Deh in the semifinal match, 490-416, while the Haugen/Tang team survived a semifinal round shootout against PJ Haggerty from Roseville, Calif., and Las Vegan Ron Mohr, 546-545.

● PBA rookie Andrew Anderson of Holly, Mich., defeated Chandler Stevens of Archbold, Ohio, 216-177, to win his first PBA title in the PBA Pro Bowl West Central/Midwest Challenge presented by Roto Grip at Pro Bowl West on Saturday.

Challenge events are open to PBA members without a PBA title or non-members who have never won a PBA event. In addition to his first title, Anderson won $1,500.

Anderson downed Frank Snodgrass of Center Line, Mich., 228-161, in the semifinal round while Stevens topped Charlie Brown of Grandville, Mich., 208-159, to set up the championship match.

Keith Lesko of Chicago defeated Mark Sullivan of Indianapolis, 222-202, to win the PBA50 Ultimate Inserts Midwest Open presented by Hammer at Lakeside Lanes in Davis, Ill., Sunday. 

Lesko, who led qualifying, took each of the preliminary matches to the maximum number of games.  He defeated Jeff Johnson of Freeport, Ill. 3-2, in the best-of-five-game Round of 8, and then defeated R.J. Alman of Murrysville, Pa., 2-1, in the best-of-three semifinal round. Sullivan bested his travelling partner Danny Clark of New Palestine, Ind. 3-2, before beating Dave Traber of Hebron, Ill., 2-1, in his semifinal match.

Along with his third PBA Regional title Lesko received $1,700.

● The July PBA Regional calendar begins with the PBA and PBA50 Vanessa Brown Homes West Opens, both presented by Columbia 300 at Yosemite Lanes, in Modesto, Calif.

● On the July 7-9 weekend schedule is the PBA50 Cecil Raymond Memorial presented by Columbia 300 at 30 Strikes Bowling Pub & Pizza in Stratford, N.J.

● July 14-16 weekend activity for PBA Regional players includes the Albany Strikers South Open at in Albany, Ga., and the St. Charles Lanes Midwest Open presented by Storm in St. Charles, Mo. The PBA Central Region will conduct a mid-week event, the PBA50 Fairborn Central Classic at Bowl 10 Fairborn in Fairborn, Ohio, July 18-20.

● On the busy July 21-22 PBA Regional calendar are the PBA50 Parkway Lanes Open and the PWBA/PBA Parkway Lanes Open in Elmwood Park, N.J.; the Angola Central/Midwest Open at Angola Bowl in Angola, Ind.; the PBA50 Beverly Lanes Midwest/Central Open presented by Roto Grip in Arlington Heights, Ill.; the Spring Hill South Open at Spring Hill Lanes in Spring Hill, Fla.; the Fort Sill Southwest Open at Twins Oaks Bowling Center in Fort Sill, Okla., and the Secoma Lanes Northwest/West Open, PBA50 Northwest/West Open and PWBA/PBA Open, all presented by Storm, in Federal Way, Wash.

● Also in July are the PBA Japan Region’s first events of 2017, the PBA Chameleon Open on July 23 followed by the Women’s Chameleon Championship on July 30, both at Shinsayama Grand Bowl in Sayama.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area.

MageQUICK NOTES:

● Chris Paul’s blockbuster trade to the Houston Rockets this week also means the annual CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational will move to Houston in 2018. Details will be announced later.

PBA West/Northwest Region manager Gary Mage (at left with wife Toni) was inducted into the Washington State USBC Hall of Fame Saturday at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Rochester, Wash.

● Now available in the PBA Store (http://pba.firelakedesigns.com/), the Marshall Holman t-shirt and polo joins the Signature Collection which already includes Earl Anthony, Mark Roth and Dick Weber signature apparel.


          Für 313 Millionen: Ex-McLaren-Teamchef verkauft Anteile    

Der langjährige McLaren-Teamchef Ron Dennis (70) verkauft seine Anteile an der McLaren-Gruppe und scheidet damit endgültig aus dem britischen Traditionsrennstall aus.

Das bestätigte das Unternehmen, zu dem auch das Formel-1-Team gehört, am Freitag. Wie der britische TV-Sender Sky berichtet, bekommt Mitbesitzer Dennis für seine 25 Prozent Anteile angeblich insgesamt etwa 313 Millionen Euro (275 Millionen Pfund) ausgezahlt.

"Ich bin sehr froh darüber, dass ich mich mit den anderen Anteilseignern einigen konnte. Es ist das passende Ende meiner Zeit bei McLaren und es ermöglicht mir, mich auf andere Dinge zu konzentrieren", sagte Dennis, der bereits im vergangenen November als Geschäftsführer des Formel-1-Teams abgesetzt worden war: "Ich habe immer gesagt, dass meine 37 Jahre in Woking (Sitz des Rennstalls, d. Red.) als eigenes Kapitel im Buch von McLaren betrachtet werden sollten."

Rücktritt als Vorsitzender

Dennis verkaufte seine Anteile an der McLaren Technology Group und McLaren Automotive.

Zudem wird der Brite in beiden Unternehmen als Vorsitzender zurücktreten. In einer Pressemitteilung hieß es, dass Dennis seine Karriere als Berater und Unternehmer fortsetzen werde. Darüber hinaus will er sich sozialen Projekten widmen.

Seit 1980 bei McLaren

Dennis arbeitete seit 1980 für McLaren und führte den Rennstall zu 158 Grand-Prix-Siegen und 17 WM-Titeln.

Dabei betreute er einige der größten Fahrer der Geschichte, darunter Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton und Mika Häkkinen. Sie alle wurden auch dank seiner Hilfe Weltmeister. "Ich wünsche McLaren nur das Beste und bedanke mich bei allen meinen Kollegen", sagte Dennis.

Die McLaren-Gruppe gehörte bislang zu 50 Prozent dem bahrainischen Staatsfonds Mumtalakat und damit der Königsfamilie des Inselstaats, sowie je zu 25 Prozent der Saudi/TAG-Gruppe von Mansour Ojjeh und Dennis.

Der Wert der Gruppe beläuft sich aktuell geschätzt auf 2,7 Milliarden Euro (2,4 Milliarden Pfund), mehr als 3400 Angestellte sind in allen Unternehmen beschäftigt.


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          [Americanlover @ Americanlover] oldhollywoodfilms:   

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Kay Francis at Yosemite National Park in 1932.


          Vor 10 Jahren brachte Apple in den USA das iPhone auf den Markt   
Im Juni 2007 wurde in den USA erstmals das iPhone in den Apple Fachgeschäften und in den Shops von AT&T Wireless  angeboten. Die Kritiker verspotteten das Smartphone, doch innerhalb kurzer Zeit wurden Millionen iPhones verkauft. Inzwischen sind es über eine Milliarde, Apple wurde zum wertvollsten Unternehmen der Welt und die iPhone-Kritiker verstummten nach und nach. Die Original-Pressemitteilung aus dem […]
          La Directora General de la UNESCO rinde homenaje a Simone Veil, “figura universal de la dignidad humana”    

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Simone Veil
© Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons
30 junio 2017

Simon Veil, exministra, política y académica francesa, falleció el 30 de junio de 2017 a los 89 años de edad.

Veil era un testigo único de la historia del Siglo XX, de la tragedia del Holocausto, de la lucha por los derechos de las mujeres y de la construcción europea. Superviviente de los campos de la muerte nazis, Veil fue una promotora infatigable del conocimiento histórico como bastión contra los demonios persistentes del racismo y el antisemitismo. 


La Directrice générale de l'UNESCO, Irina Bokova, et Simone Veil
© UNESCO

Marcada para siempre por la guerra, Simone Veil fue desde el primer momento militante y protagonista de la construcción europea como instrumento de paz.

Mujer de fuertes convicciones, ministra en varios gobiernos franceses, Veil fue instigadora de importantes medidas para avanzar en los derechos de las mujeres por las cuales estamos en deuda con ella. Encarnaba una visión de Francia y Europa basadas en la libertad y el compromiso total con los derechos humanos. Veil se convirtió en una figura universal y modelo para millones de mujeres y hombres en el mundo.

Gran amiga de la UNESCO, Veil visitó con frecuencia la Organización y participó en numerosos debates sobre el papel de la cultura y la educación en la lucha por la dignidad humana. Jamás olvidaremos su inmenso legado.

 


          "Bild" erstreitet sich Gutachten-Einsicht.   
bildlogoBild erstreitet sich Einsicht in ein Gutachten über die Nazi-Vergangenheit ehemaliger Mitarbeiter des Bundeslandwirtschaftsministeriums. Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht in Leipzig entschied, dass die Zeitung Einsicht bekommen muss, sofern die Betroffenen bereits verstorben sind. Der vorausgehende Rechtsstreit dauerte sechs Jahre. bverwg.de (Pressemitteilung)

bildlogoBild erstreitet sich Einsicht in ein Gutachten über die Nazi-Vergangenheit ehemaliger Mitarbeiter des Bundeslandwirtschaftsministeriums. Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht in Leipzig entschied, dass die Zeitung Einsicht bekommen muss, sofern die Betroffenen bereits verstorben sind. Der vorausgehende Rechtsstreit dauerte sechs Jahre.
bverwg.de (Pressemitteilung)


          32 House Dems Sign Anti-Israel Letter from Pro-Hamas, pro-BDS Groups   

There are few surprises here. Just the inevitable descent of the Democrats into the fever swamps of hatred and extremism. 

According to the anti-Israel group behind the Congressional letter, “The effort to gather signatories to the letter was supported by a coalition of human rights organizations including U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace, and American Muslims for Palestine.”

American Muslims for Palestine has been linked to Hamas. Jewish Voice for Peace, which is neither Jewish nor peaceful, is a BDS group. This is what the Dems are mainstreaming.

32 Democrats in Congress signed on to a letter circulated by a group that even the ADL had described as having its "organizational roots in the now-defunct Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), an anti-Semitic group that served as the main propaganda arm for Hamas in the United States."

It won't surprise you to learn that Keith Ellison tops this list. Or that  Betty McCollum, Earl Blumenauer and Mark Pocan are also there. Pocan recently got caught sponsoring an anti-Israel forum. And is turning into a reliable anti-Israel hack on the Hill.

Then there's Hank Johnson, who called Jews terminates, Barbara Lee, James McGovern, Andre Carson, Anna Eshoo, John Conyers, Luis Gutierrez, Peter DeFazio, Marcy Kaptur, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Karen Bass, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Roy Khanna, Zoe Lofgren, Bobby Rush, Peter Welsh, David Price, Alan Lowenthal, Donald Beyer, Chellie Pingree, Salud Carbajal, Gwen S. Moore, Danny Davis, Jackie Speyer, Jared Huffman, Tulsi Gabbard and Pramiya Jayapal. 

So there's the usual Prog caucus gang. And a sizable heaping of Congressional Black Caucus people. Anyone with a leftover crush on Tulsi Gabbard as the one good Dem would do well to drop it. 

A particular note of disgrace here has been struck by Alan Lowenthal. The leftist won his last race by a limited margin. It remains to be seen what the voters will think of his role in this.


          Bundesforschungsministerin Johanna Wanka zum Urheberrecht    
30.06.2017 Pressemitteilung: 076/2017 Bundesforschungsministerin Johanna Wanka zum Urheberrecht "Die heute beschlossene Neuregelung des Urheberrechts dient Bildung und Wissenschaft. Die reformierten Regelungen sind ein Gewinn für die gute Lehre und Forschung: So können Hochschulen Studierenden...
          The Question of Anti-Semitism   
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          Themes in Left Wing Antisemitism   
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          Themes in Arab Muslim or Radical Islamic Antisemitism Points to Ponder   
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          2. Rise in anti-Semitism and Hezbollah terror   
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          People Are Calling One Lyric On Jay-Z's "4:44" Anti-Semitic   

Jay-Z released his 13th album 4:44 on Friday and a certain lyric is being called into question.

Jay-Z released his 13th album 4:44 on Friday and a certain lyric is being called into question.

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On the second track, "The Story of O.J.," Jay-Z says, "You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away money at a strip club? Credit / You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This is how they did it."

On the second track, "The Story of O.J.," Jay-Z says, "You wanna know what's more important than throwin' away money at a strip club? Credit / You ever wonder why Jewish people own all the property in America? This is how they did it."

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And one challenged the stereotype.

And one challenged the stereotype.

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Forward.com pointed out that on 2007's "No Hook" off of American Gangster, he says, "Had to get some challah bread so you can holla back. My Jewish lawyer too enjoyed the fruit of letting my cash stack."

Forward.com pointed out that on 2007's "No Hook" off of American Gangster, he says, "Had to get some challah bread so you can holla back. My Jewish lawyer too enjoyed the fruit of letting my cash stack."

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While others noted that in 2006, Jay-Z and Russell Simmons filmed a PSA admonishing those use slurs of any kind. "What's not cool is anti-Semitism. It's a long word for racism. Anti-Semitism and racism are the same thing," Simmons says in the video. "Don't be silent, remember: we are one," Jay-Z adds.

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A representative for Jay-Z did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News's request for a comment.



          macOS Sierra ve OS X sürümleri hakkında soru-öneri   

Şahsen ben hala Yosemite kullanıyorum. El capitan ile tam bir hayal kırıklığı yaşanıldı. Neredeyse hiçkimse beğenmedi ve birçok açıdan da çok şaşırdık.

Hatta ben kendim el capitan değil el capital diyorum. Çünkü macos sürümlerinin hiçbirisi bu kadar capitalist olduğunu belli etmemiştir.

Şuan kapitalizmin oyuncakları haline gelmiş mobil cihazlar üzerindeki işletim sistemi denilen yazılımlar, sürekli fertleri yeni cihaz almaya sevkediyor diye neredeyse her yazıda söylüyorum, söylemek istiyorum. Evet kesinlikle işletim sistemi güncelleştikçe ağırlaşıp donanıma daha fazla yük bindirerek cihazı ağırlaştırıyor ve sizi yeni cihaza yönlendiriyor.

Macos sürümlerinde özellikle mavericks e kadar kimse bunu söyleyemezdi. Yosemite te hissettimsede o kadar baskın değil. Ama el capitan ''macos ta artık kapitalistleşti'' diye bağırıyor.

2015 model aynı donanıma sahip bir mac, elcapitanla daha az yavaş çalışırken, aynı veya daha üst özelliklere sahip bir mac sırf 2012 diye yavaşlıyor..bizzat yaşadım.

O yüzden ben Yosemite den kolay kolay yükselteceğimi sanmıyorum, tabi zorlamazsa. Diğer yandan elcapitan hakkındaki appstore yorumlarını okuyanlar rezaleti kullanıcılardan duyacaktır.

Şimdi sierra geldi. Henüz kullanıcı yorumları açılmamış. Bu kötü haber. Yükleme niyetim yok. Siri için böyle birşeye değmez.

Size sorum Sierra.. kullanan varsa yorumlarını yazarsa faydalı olur.


          Israel, American Jewry and Trump's GOP   

Earlier this month Norway, Denmark and Switzerland did something surprising.

Norway announced that it was demanding the return of its money from the Palestinian Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Secretariat, for the latter's funding of a Palestinian women's group that built a youth center near Nablus named for PLO mass murderer Dalal Mughrabi.

Denmark followed, announcing it was cutting off all funding to the group.

And last week, the Swiss parliament passed a resolution directing the government to amend Swiss law to block funding of NGOs "involved in racist, antisemitic or hate incitement actions."

For years, the Israeli government has been urging these and other European governments to stop funding such groups, to no avail. What explains their abrupt change of heart?

In two words: Donald Trump.

For years, the Obama administration quietly encouraged the Europeans to fund these groups and to ratchet up their anti-Israel positions. Doing so, the former administration believed, would coerce Israel to make concessions to the PLO.

But now, Trump and his advisers are delivering the opposite message. And, as the actions by Denmark, Norway and Switzerland show, the new message is beginning to be received.

If the US administration keeps moving forward on this trajectory, it can do far more than suspend funding for one terrorism-supporting Palestinian NGO. It can shut down the entire BDS industry before Trump finishes his current term in office.

To understand what can and ought to be done, it is first important to understand the nature of the BDS movement. Under the catchphrase BDS, two separate campaigns against Israel and against Jews are being carried out.

The first BDS campaign is a campaign of economic warfare. The focal point of that campaign is Europe. The purpose of the campaign is to harm Israel's economy by enacting discriminatory, anti-Israel trade policies and encouraging unofficial consumer and business boycotts of Israeli firms and products.

The US Congress can end this economic war against Israel by passing laws penalizing European states for engaging in trade practices that breach the World Trade Organization treaties. The US Treasury Department can also push strongly and effectively for such an end in its trade negotiations with the EU. The Treasury Department can also investigate whether and how EU trade practices toward Israel constitute unlawful barriers to trade.

Unlike the situation in Europe, where the BDS economic war against Israel is fairly advanced, efforts in the US to mount economic boycotts of Israel hit an iceberg early on due to the swift preemptive actions taken by state legislatures.

In 2015, then-South Carolina governor Nikki Haley became the first governor to sign a law barring her state government from doing business or investing in companies that boycott Israel. Last week Kansas became the 21st US state to pass an anti-BDS law along the same lines. Last month, all 50 state governors declared opposition to BDS.

The second BDS campaign being carried out against Israel is a form of political and social warfare.

Its epicenter is US academia. Its purpose is to erode US support for Israel, by making it politically unacceptable and socially devastating to publicly voice support for Israel on college campuses and more generally in leftist circles.

As is the case with the economic BDS campaign, the best way to defeat political BDS is through state and federal government action. If state and federal governments withheld funding to universities and colleges that permit BDS groups to operate on their campuses, campus administrators, who to date have refused to lift a finger against these hate groups, would be forced into action.

If the US Education and Justice departments opened civil rights investigations against major BDS groups for antisemitic bigotry, campus administrators would finally begin banning them from their campuses.

For many Israelis, the notion that defeating BDS is a job for the US government rather than for grassroots, American Jewish activists, will come as a surprise.

When Israelis think about the BDS movement, they tend to think that the American Jewish community is the place to turn for assistance.

This is not merely incorrect.

As two studies published in the last few weeks show, the notion that Israel can look to the American Jewish community for help with anything is becoming increasingly dubious.

To be sure, there are several American Jewish groups that devote massive resources to combating BDS on campuses. But their actions are tactical.

They fight specific BDS resolutions coming to votes before student councils. They train pro-Israel students to defend Israel to their peers.

While helpful, none of these actions constitutes a serious challenge to the movement.

On a strategic level, the effective moves made to date against BDS have been initiated by Republicans.

Alan Clemmons, the South Carolina lawmaker who initiated the anti-BDS bill in his statehouse and has since gone on to spearhead the state government anti-BDS drive nationally, is a Christian Zionist.

Clemmons didn't act out of concern for South Carolinian Jews. The Jewish community of South Carolina numbers a mere 20,000 members. The state-by-state anti-economic BDS campaign is neither the brainchild of any major Jewish group nor the product of their efforts.

So, too, to the extent that the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress take action to defeat BDS on campuses and in Europe, they won't be answering the call of their Jewish constituents. American Jews vote overwhelmingly for the increasingly anti-Israel Democratic Party. And while making up a mere 2% of the US population, American Jews contributed 50% of the donations to the Democratic Party in the 2016 elections.

This then brings us to the two studies of the American Jewish community and its future trajectory.

The first study was published by the Jewish Agency's Jewish People Policy Institute. It analyzes the data from the 2013 Pew survey of American Jewish attitudes. The Pew survey demonstrated that the Jewish identity of American Jews is growing increasingly attenuated and superficial.

Famously, the study noted that while 19% of American Jews said that they view observance of Jewish law as an essential part of their Jewish identity, 42% said they viewed having a good sense of humor as an essential part of their Jewish identity.

The JPPI study analyzed the Pew data regarding rates of marriage and childbearing among American Jews aged 24-54. The study started with the data on intermarriage. Sixty percent of non-haredi American Jews are married to non-Jews. A mere 32% of married American Jews are raising their children as Jewish to some degree.

From there, the JPPI study considered marriage and childbirth rates in general. It works out that a mere 50% of American Jews between 24 and 54 are married. And a mere 40% of American Jews between those ages have children living with them. In other words, the majority of adult American Jews are childless.

The JPPI study tells us two important things.

First, in the coming years there will be far fewer American Jews. Second, among those who are Jewish, their Jewish identity will continue to weaken.

Clearly, it would be unwise for Israel to believe that it can depend on such a community to secure its interests in the US for the long haul.

The second study shows that not only can Israel not expect the American Jewish community to help it maintain its alliance with the US. The number of American Jews willing to spearhead anti-Israel campaigns is likely to grow in the coming years.

The second study was produced by Brand Israel, a group of public relations experts that for the past decade has been trying to change the way young Americans think about Israel. The idea was to discuss aspects of Israel that have nothing to do with the Palestinians, with an emphasis on Israel as a hi-tech power. The hope was that by branding Israel as the Start-Up Nation, leftists, who support the Palestinians, would still support Israel.

Fern Oppenheim, one of the leaders of Brand Israel, presented the conclusions of an analysis of the group's work at the Herzliya Conference this week and discussed them with the media. It works out that the PR campaign backfired.

Far from inspiring increased support for Israel, Oppenheim argued that the hi-tech-centric branding campaign made leftist American Jews even more anti-Israel. She related that over the past decade, there has been an 18-point drop in support for Israel among US Jewish students.

To remedy the situation, which she referred to as "devastating," Oppenheim recommended changing the conversation from hi-tech to "shared values."

The problem with Oppenheim's recommendation is that it ignores the problem.

Young American Jews aren't turning against Israel because their values are different from Israeli values. By and large, they have the same values as Israeli society. And if they know anything about Israel, they know that their values aren't in conflict with Israeli values.

Young American Jews are turning on Israel for two reasons. First, they don't care that they are Jewish and as a consequence, see no reason to stick their necks out on Israel's behalf.

And second, due in large part to the political BDS campaign on college campuses, supporting Israel requires them to endanger or relinquish their ideological home on the Left. Since their leftist identities are far stronger than their Jewish identities, young American Jews are joining the BDS mob in increasing numbers.

This then brings us back to BDS.

The only way to diminish the groundswell of American Jews who are becoming hostile toward Israel is to defeat the forces of political BDS on campuses. To do this, Israel should turn not to the Jewish community but to evangelical Christians, the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.

As for the American Jews, Israel needs to stop viewing the community as a resource and begin to view it as a community in crisis. To this end, the most significant contribution Israel can make to the American Jewish community - particularly to non-Orthodox American Jews - is to encourage them to make aliya. Assuming that current trends will continue, the only way non-Orthodox American Jews can have faith their grandchildren will be Jewish is for a significant number of them to make aliya.

No, this won't appeal to all American Jews. But nothing Israel does will. Israel's job isn't to reach the unreachable. It is to protect its alliance with the US and to help the Jews that remain in the room. 

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A version of this piece also appeared on The Jerusalem Post.

 

 


          Neocons Attack Ron Paul for Being ‘Anti-Semitic’   
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:erdojaja: Turks foaming hatred as usual..... [/quote] I guess it never seems weird to you that Israel has problems with virtually any nation they come in contact with? Surely it's all just anti-semitism, right? You're a joke
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Palestine is the genuine biblical Israel. Those anti semites occupying Israel right now (zionists) are coming to an end shortly.
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          Wetter: Viertwärmster Juni – Wolkenbruch über Berlin   
Der Deutsche Wetterdienst meldet, dass der Juni in diesem Jahr beinahe rekordverdächtig war: Die Wetterexperten schreiben in einer Pressemitteilung von einem der wärmsten Juni-Monate seit 1881. Deutschlandweit lag die Durchschnittstemperatur von 18 Grad um ganze 2,6 Grad über dem Referenzklimawert der Periode 1961-1990. Selbst gegenüber der Vergleichsperiode 1981 bis 2010 war es um 2,2 Grad […]
          And Then They Came For Me - Lasantha Wickrematunge's last editorial before being assassinated   
Lasantha Wickrematunge was the Editor of Sri Lanka's The Sunday Leader. He was assassinated a few days ago.

This is an Editorial he wrote before he was gunned down,
And Then They Came For Me
Lasantha Wickrematunge
Editorial, The Sunday Leader
Published 11 Jan 2009


No other profession calls on its practitioners to lay down their lives for their art save the armed forces and, in Sri Lanka, journalism. In the course of the past few years, the independent media have increasingly come under attack. Electronic and print-media institutions have been burnt, bombed, sealed and coerced. Countless journalists have been harassed, threatened and killed. It has been my honour to belong to all those categories and now especially the last.

I have been in the business of journalism a good long time. Indeed, 2009 will be The Sunday Leader's 15th year. Many things have changed in Sri Lanka during that time, and it does not need me to tell you that the greater part of that change has been for the worse. We find ourselves in the midst of a civil war ruthlessly prosecuted by protagonists whose bloodlust knows no bounds. Terror, whether perpetrated by terrorists or the state, has become the order of the day. Indeed, murder has become the primary tool whereby the state seeks to control the organs of liberty. Today it is the journalists, tomorrow it will be the judges. For neither group have the risks ever been higher or the stakes lower.

Why then do we do it? I often wonder that. After all, I too am a husband, and the father of three wonderful children. I too have responsibilities and obligations that transcend my profession, be it the law or journalism. Is it worth the risk? Many people tell me it is not. Friends tell me to revert to the bar, and goodness knows it offers a better and safer livelihood. Others, including political leaders on both sides, have at various times sought to induce me to take to politics, going so far as to offer me ministries of my choice. Diplomats, recognising the risk journalists face in Sri Lanka, have offered me safe passage and the right of residence in their countries. Whatever else I may have been stuck for, I have not been stuck for choice.

But there is a calling that is yet above high office, fame, lucre and security. It is the call of conscience.

The Sunday Leader has been a controversial newspaper because we say it like we see it: whether it be a spade, a thief or a murderer, we call it by that name. We do not hide behind euphemism. The investigative articles we print are supported by documentary evidence thanks to the public-spiritedness of citizens who at great risk to themselves pass on this material to us. We have exposed scandal after scandal, and never once in these 15 years has anyone proved us wrong or successfully prosecuted us.

The free media serve as a mirror in which the public can see itself sans mascara and styling gel. From us you learn the state of your nation, and especially its management by the people you elected to give your children a better future. Sometimes the image you see in that mirror is not a pleasant one. But while you may grumble in the privacy of your armchair, the journalists who hold the mirror up to you do so publicly and at great risk to themselves. That is our calling, and we do not shirk it.

Every newspaper has its angle, and we do not hide the fact that we have ours. Our commitment is to see Sri Lanka as a transparent, secular, liberal democracy. Think about those words, for they each has profound meaning. Transparent because government must be openly accountable to the people and never abuse their trust. Secular because in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society such as ours, secularism offers the only common ground by which we might all be united. Liberal because we recognise that all human beings are created different, and we need to accept others for what they are and not what we would like them to be. And democratic... well, if you need me to explain why that is important, you'd best stop buying this paper.

The Sunday Leader has never sought safety by unquestioningly articulating the majority view. Let's face it, that is the way to sell newspapers. On the contrary, as our opinion pieces over the years amply demonstrate, we often voice ideas that many people find distasteful. For example, we have consistently espoused the view that while separatist terrorism must be eradicated, it is more important to address the root causes of terrorism, and urged government to view Sri Lanka's ethnic strife in the context of history and not through the telescope of terrorism. We have also agitated against state terrorism in the so-called war against terror, and made no secret of our horror that Sri Lanka is the only country in the world routinely to bomb its own citizens. For these views we have been labelled traitors, and if this be treachery, we wear that label proudly.

Many people suspect that The Sunday Leader has a political agenda: it does not. If we appear more critical of the government than of the opposition it is only because we believe that - pray excuse cricketing argot - there is no point in bowling to the fielding side. Remember that for the few years of our existence in which the UNP was in office, we proved to be the biggest thorn in its flesh, exposing excess and corruption wherever it occurred. Indeed, the steady stream of embarrassing expos‚s we published may well have served to precipitate the downfall of that government.

Neither should our distaste for the war be interpreted to mean that we support the Tigers. The LTTE are among the most ruthless and bloodthirsty organisations ever to have infested the planet. There is no gainsaying that it must be eradicated. But to do so by violating the rights of Tamil citizens, bombing and shooting them mercilessly, is not only wrong but shames the Sinhalese, whose claim to be custodians of the dhamma is forever called into question by this savagery, much of which is unknown to the public because of censorship.

What is more, a military occupation of the country's north and east will require the Tamil people of those regions to live eternally as second-class citizens, deprived of all self respect. Do not imagine that you can placate them by showering "development" and "reconstruction" on them in the post-war era. The wounds of war will scar them forever, and you will also have an even more bitter and hateful Diaspora to contend with. A problem amenable to a political solution will thus become a festering wound that will yield strife for all eternity. If I seem angry and frustrated, it is only because most of my countrymen - and all of the government - cannot see this writing so plainly on the wall.

It is well known that I was on two occasions brutally assaulted, while on another my house was sprayed with machine-gun fire. Despite the government's sanctimonious assurances, there was never a serious police inquiry into the perpetrators of these attacks, and the attackers were never apprehended. In all these cases, I have reason to believe the attacks were inspired by the government. When finally I am killed, it will be the government that kills me.

The irony in this is that, unknown to most of the public, Mahinda and I have been friends for more than a quarter century. Indeed, I suspect that I am one of the few people remaining who routinely addresses him by his first name and uses the familiar Sinhala address oya when talking to him. Although I do not attend the meetings he periodically holds for newspaper editors, hardly a month passes when we do not meet, privately or with a few close friends present, late at night at President's House. There we swap yarns, discuss politics and joke about the good old days. A few remarks to him would therefore be in order here.

Mahinda, when you finally fought your way to the SLFP presidential nomination in 2005, nowhere were you welcomed more warmly than in this column. Indeed, we broke with a decade of tradition by referring to you throughout by your first name. So well known were your commitments to human rights and liberal values that we ushered you in like a breath of fresh air. Then, through an act of folly, you got yourself involved in the Helping Hambantota scandal. It was after a lot of soul-searching that we broke the story, at the same time urging you to return the money. By the time you did so several weeks later, a great blow had been struck to your reputation. It is one you are still trying to live down.

You have told me yourself that you were not greedy for the presidency. You did not have to hanker after it: it fell into your lap. You have told me that your sons are your greatest joy, and that you love spending time with them, leaving your brothers to operate the machinery of state. Now, it is clear to all who will see that that machinery has operated so well that my sons and daughter do not themselves have a father.

In the wake of my death I know you will make all the usual sanctimonious noises and call upon the police to hold a swift and thorough inquiry. But like all the inquiries you have ordered in the past, nothing will come of this one, too. For truth be told, we both know who will be behind my death, but dare not call his name. Not just my life, but yours too, depends on it.

Sadly, for all the dreams you had for our country in your younger days, in just three years you have reduced it to rubble. In the name of patriotism you have trampled on human rights, nurtured unbridled corruption and squandered public money like no other President before you. Indeed, your conduct has been like a small child suddenly let loose in a toyshop. That analogy is perhaps inapt because no child could have caused so much blood to be spilled on this land as you have, or trampled on the rights of its citizens as you do. Although you are now so drunk with power that you cannot see it, you will come to regret your sons having so rich an inheritance of blood. It can only bring tragedy. As for me, it is with a clear conscience that I go to meet my Maker. I wish, when your time finally comes, you could do the same. I wish.

As for me, I have the satisfaction of knowing that I walked tall and bowed to no man. And I have not travelled this journey alone. Fellow journalists in other branches of the media walked with me: most of them are now dead, imprisoned without trial or exiled in far-off lands. Others walk in the shadow of death that your Presidency has cast on the freedoms for which you once fought so hard. You will never be allowed to forget that my death took place under your watch. As anguished as I know you will be, I also know that you will have no choice but to protect my killers: you will see to it that the guilty one is never convicted. You have no choice. I feel sorry for you, and Shiranthi will have a long time to spend on her knees when next she goes for Confession for it is not just her owns sins which she must confess, but those of her extended family that keeps you in office.

As for the readers of The Sunday Leader, what can I say but Thank You for supporting our mission. We have espoused unpopular causes, stood up for those too feeble to stand up for themselves, locked horns with the high and mighty so swollen with power that they have forgotten their roots, exposed corruption and the waste of your hard-earned tax rupees, and made sure that whatever the propaganda of the day, you were allowed to hear a contrary view. For this I - and my family - have now paid the price that I have long known I will one day have to pay. I am - and have always been - ready for that. I have done nothing to prevent this outcome: no security, no precautions. I want my murderer to know that I am not a coward like he is, hiding behind human shields while condemning thousands of innocents to death. What am I among so many? It has long been written that my life would be taken, and by whom. All that remains to be written is when.

That The Sunday Leader will continue fighting the good fight, too, is written. For I did not fight this fight alone. Many more of us have to be - and will be - killed before The Leader is laid to rest. I hope my assassination will be seen not as a defeat of freedom but an inspiration for those who survive to step up their efforts. Indeed, I hope that it will help galvanise forces that will usher in a new era of human liberty in our beloved motherland. I also hope it will open the eyes of your President to the fact that however many are slaughtered in the name of patriotism, the human spirit will endure and flourish. Not all the Rajapakses combined can kill that.

People often ask me why I take such risks and tell me it is a matter of time before I am bumped off. Of course I know that: it is inevitable. But if we do not speak out now, there will be no one left to speak for those who cannot, whether they be ethnic minorities, the disadvantaged or the persecuted. An example that has inspired me throughout my career in journalism has been that of the German theologian, Martin Niem”ller. In his youth he was an anti-Semite and an admirer of Hitler. As Nazism took hold in Germany, however, he saw Nazism for what it was: it was not just the Jews Hitler sought to extirpate, it was just about anyone with an alternate point of view. Niem”ller spoke out, and for his trouble was incarcerated in the Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps from 1937 to 1945, and very nearly executed. While incarcerated, Niem”ller wrote a poem that, from the first time I read it in my teenage years, stuck hauntingly in my mind:

First they came for the Jews

and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists

and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists

and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak out for me.

If you remember nothing else, remember this: The Leader is there for you, be you Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, low-caste, homosexual, dissident or disabled. Its staff will fight on, unbowed and unafraid, with the courage to which you have become accustomed. Do not take that commitment for granted. Let there be no doubt that whatever sacrifices we journalists make, they are not made for our own glory or enrichment: they are made for you. Whether you deserve their sacrifice is another matter. As for me, God knows I tried.

          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.
          UNESCO Director-General pays tribute to former French Minister Simone Veil, who died on 30 June   

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Simone Veil
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30 June 2017

Simone Veil was a witness of the 20th century and of the tragedy of the Holocaust. She was a champion of the struggle for women's rights and the construction of Europe. A survivor of the Nazi Death Camps, she tirelessly promoted historic knowledge as a bulwark against the persistent daemons of racism and anti-Semitism.

Forever marked by war, Ms Veil was an early promoter of, and key contributor to, the construction of Europe as an instrument of peace.

A woman of strong convictions, she served as minister in several French governments initiating major advances for the rights of women, for which we are indebted.

Simone Veil had a vision for France and Europe based on freedom and a full commitment to human rights. She grew to become a universal figure and model for millions of men and women around the world.

A great friend of UNESCO, Ms Veil frequently visited the Organization, contributing her clarity of vision to debates on the role of culture and education in advancing the struggle for human dignity. Her immense legacy will not be forgotten.

Simone Veil, former minister, politician and French academician, died on 30 June 2017, at the age of 89.

 


          Semi crash in Lowry Hill Tunnel is latest example of trucks ignoring ban   
Drivers of semitrailer trucks, over-the-road buses, delivery trucks and vehicles weighing more than 9,000 pounds have apparently missed the memo to stay out of the Lowry Hill Tunnel.
          Judenfeindlichkeit in Ungarn: Skandalwelle im Holocaust-Gedenkjahr    
Mit einem Holocaust-Gedenkjahr wollte die ungarische Regierung sich vom Vorwurf reinwaschen, nicht genug gegen den Antisemitismus zu tun. Trotzdem häufen sich nun antisemitische Skandale. Jüdische Gemeinden im Land drohen deshalb mit einem Boykott der geplanten Veranstaltungen.
          anti-Semitism in Russia, please help!   
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          2001, HAL 9000 i el Gólem   


El 12 de gener de 2017 HAL 9000 fa 25 anys des de la data del seu naixement a la pel·lícula 2001: Odissea de l'espai, dirigida per Stanley Kubrick i estrenada el 1968. HAL és una supercomputadora dotada d'intel·ligència artificial. Celebrar-ne la data de la creació no tindria més importància si darrere d'aquest "personatge" cabdal en l'argument de la pel·lícula no s'hi amagués una història que ha passat desapercebuda fins ara. Per arribar a l'ànima de HAL, comencem pel principi, abans del seu naixement, amb unes dades que no per ser conegudes deixen de ser interessants i que ens permeten recular fins el segle XIX.




L'any 1892 el compositor britànic Harry Dacre (1860-1922) escrivia "Daisy Bell", una de les cançons més populars del music hall del segle XIX i que va popularitzar la cantant anglesa Katie Lawrence (1868-1913), l'any 1899.

Entre els anys 1961 i 1962, el físic John Larry Kelly, de Bell Labs, utilitza un ordinador IBM 704 per sintetitzar per primer cop la veu humana i fa servir la coneguda cançó de Harry Dacre.




El recorregut de la cançó continua quan l'any 1968 "Daisy Bell" es converteix, no pas per casualitat, en una de les cançons més tristes de la història del cinema. Reculem mentalment a aquell 1968, tan significatiu per moltes raons. Sortíem un vespre del cinema Florida de Barcelona, just al costat de l'enyorat Price de les vetllades de boxa i de lluita lliure, després d'haver participat en un espectacle visual com fins aleshores no havíem vist mai en una pantalla. Els més petits no teníem edat per entendre ni el significat ni el sentit narratiu de 2001: una odissea de l'espai, d'Stanley Kubrick i Arthur C. Clarke, però els adults tampoc; l'ús de la música, la coreografia, el so com a tècnica narrativa, els efectes especials i tots els elements tècnics de 2001 ens van segrestar els sentits. Vam sortir del cinema amb la sensació d'haver participat en un esdeveniment important. Vam créixer sense ser-ne conscients.

Però un regust agre ens quedava a la boca després d'haver presenciat la trista mort de HAL 9000, després de rebel·lar-se contra la tripulació de l nau, mentre s'esllanguia cantant "Daisy, Daisy", la cançó que li havia ensenyat el seu instructor, Mr. Langley, a la planta de HAL Laboratories d'Urbana, Illinois, on va néixer aquell 12 de gener de 1992 (1997 a la novel·la de Clarke) que ara celebrem, i per no deixar les xifres rodones, cent anys després que Dacre la compongués sense saber que seria l'últim alè de HAL i del seu àlter ego, el Gólem.


El Gólem en una escena animada de la pel·lícula Der Golem 
(1915 i 1920), de Henrik Galeen i Paul Wegener,
basada en la novel·la de Gustav Meyrink


Kubrick, jueu fill de pares emigrats des de l'est d'Europa (1), juga amb la idea del Gólem, un gegant de pedra al qual li dóna vida, segons la càbala, la paraula hebrea emet (אמת), que significa "veritat" i que du escrita en el seu front. Coneixem aquesta figura llegendària, entre d'altres autors, a través de Jakob Grimm, a El periódico para ermitas (1808); Ludwig Achim von Arnim, amb Isabela de Egipto (1812); E.T.A. Hoffmann i Der Sandmann (1816); pel conte El Gólem, de Isaac Bashevis Singer; però sobretot per El Gólem (1915) de l'escriptor austríac Gustav Meyrink (1868-1932), i per les tres versions de la pel·lícula Der Golem (1914, 1917 i 1920), de Paul Wegener. Malgrat tot, El Gólem i els fets miraculosos del Maharal de Praga (1909), obra clàssica de la literatura jueva en llengua jiddisch del segle XX, de Yudl Rosenberg (Rodomsko, Polònia, 1859 - Mont-real, 1935), rabí, cabalista i estudiós de la tradició jueva, és la història que narra el mite modern del Gólem.

La llegenda explica que el rabí Loew va construir el Gólem per defensar el gueto de Praga de l'antisemitisme. Quan el gegant de pedra embogeix i comença a matar indiscriminadament, com l'ordinador HAL de 2001, Loew el sacrifica esborrant-li del front l'àlef (א), primera lletra de l'alefat i principi de totes les coses, amb la qual cosa queda la paraula met (מת), "mort", de la mateixa que David Bowman apaga els sistemes cognitius de HAL, que es va apagant mentre canta "Daisy, Daisy".

D'acord amb la llegenda, les restes del Gólem estan guardades en un taüt a les golfes de la sinagoga Staronová, o Sinagoga Vella-Nova, de Praga, i pot ser retornat a la vida de nou si és necessari. Només caldrà connectar de nou el sistema operatiu.

Quan vaig donar a conèixer públicament per primer cop aquesta relació entre HAL i el Gólem, un lector em va comentar que havia vist en una escena de la pel·lícula la paraula emet (אמת) a l'ordinador. Jo no l'he sabuda trobar. Si fos així, la teoria del Gólem es convertiria en alguna cosa més que una afortunada coincidència.




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Nota:

[1] Kubrick va deixar sense realitzar una pel·lícula sobre l'Holocaust. Com afirmen Jan Harlan, durant molt de temps productor executiu del director nord-americà, i la seva filla, volia fer una pel·lícula sobre l'Holocaust, però mai va tenir un bon guió. Kubrick volia aconseguir els drets de la novel·la de Louis Begley, Wartime Lies, la història d'un nen jueu i la seva tia que fugen de l'ocupació nazi de Polònia. Begley  s'havia mostrat reticent a cedir els drets del seu llibre, però la seva admiració per Kubrick va suavitzar la seva postura.

Una vegada més, Kubrick es va embarcar en una investigació exhaustiva. Va fer la localització d'escenaris per Europa i va posar en marxa el càsting: Uma Thurman i l'actriu holandesa Johanna ter Steeg es perfilaven com a candidates al paper de la tia. Però va tenir la mala sort que Spielberg es va avançar amb La llista de Schindler i Kubrick va desestimar temporalment posar en el mercat una pel·lícula de temàtica tan semblant.


La sinagoga sinagoga Staronová, o Sinagoga Vella-Nova,
de Praga, en una postal dels anys 20


          Recensione: Inateck BP2003, lo speaker Bluetooth dal suono trasparente   

Lo speaker bluetooth Inateck BP2003 si presenta con un design davvero particolare, caratterizzato da due piccole casse circolari incastonate in una struttura di plastica semitrasparente con trattamento opaco, il tutto sopra una fascia orizzontale di color argento ed una...


          why nazis are wrong   
the fact are Hitler and nazi love islam.
there think Islam, a "very practical religion for soldiers" because of the prospects of paradise promises to martyrs, was the view of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and one of the architects of the Holocaust. Like him, Hitler felt an astonishing fascination with this religion, which led to a viral, warlike and anti-Semitic community, that is to say, the reverse of what he saw as a Judeo-Christian corruption Which, he said, had poisoned the West. In the spirit of Hitler, Muslims may even prove to be useful, reports an article by Timeline:

"Hitler thought that Muslims could be manipulated to be a powerful tool for the Nazis. For most of the sick and the majority of Muslims fought against Germany. Nevertheless, a significant number - an entire division - was radicalized through a partnership with virulently anti-Semitic extremist Muslims. "

Admirative of Turkey, Hitler wanted to take up the idea of ​​Max Von Oppenheim, director of the NFO, the German intelligence services in the East during the First World War. The latter had tried, without much success, to use Islamic fanaticism as a weapon for the benefit of Germany and its ally Ottoman pendant the Great War.

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          POL-WI-PvD: Pressemitteilung des Polizeipräsidiums Westhessen: Feuer in Asylbewerberunterkunft   
Wiesbaden (ots) - Liederbach, Straße "Altoberliederbach" 26.02.2017, gg. 06.40 Uhr (ho)Bei einem Brand in einer Asylbewerberunterkunft in Liederbach ist heute Morgen ein erheblicher Sachschaden entstanden. Menschen kamen nach derzeitigem ...
          Another anti-Semitic war is coming while the world again looks the other way   

Ever since the end of the second Israel-Lebanon war in 2006, there have been increasing signs that a third Israel-Lebanon war is coming. The Independent predicts that it will be “devastating”. Like all previous Arab wars against Israel, its main motivation is antisemitism, but unlike most of those wars, there is not even the shadow […]

The post Another anti-Semitic war is coming while the world again looks the other way appeared first on The Blogs | The Times of Israel.


          Iowa Tornadoes Injure 2, Damage Property   
Thunderstorms that spun off tornadoes as they rumbled across Iowa injured at least two people, mowed down crops and damaged homes and farm buildings.Tornadoes were reported Wednesday in several eastern Iowa counties. Linn County authorities say a woman was injured when the roof of her garage collapsed on her near Prairieburg. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Several semitrailers were overturned at Nagel Grain on the south side of torn, and a roof was torn off a Prairieburg home.Another tornado reported near the Linn County Fair...
          Tridentine Rite Mass in Rome is a sacrilege : needs to be challenged canonically   
No priest in Rome would want to give his telephone number to defend the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS) or to interpret Vatican Council II in harmony with the dogma on exclusive salvation in the Church I mentioned in a previous blog post 1. In the catechesis which they are permitted they assume that there are known exceptions to the dogma EENS in 2017. They are only allowed to teach an irrationality at the churches.They have to say that invisible for us baptism of desire and being saved in invincible ignorance, are visible exceptions to EENS. They must teach that these invisible cases are objective exceptions to all needing to formally enter the Church. It is only with this irrationality that they are permitted by the Jewish Left and ecclesiastical Masonry to teach Catholic children the Catholic faith.No priest will give the parish phone number to explain the Catholic faith or defend a pamphlet which says all non Catholics need to enter the Catholic Church with 'faith and baptism'(AG 7) to avoid the fires of Hell for salvation, and there are no known exceptions in 2017.



Parrocchia Ss.ma Trinità dei Pellegrini




They cannot cite Vatican Council II or the Jewish Left rabbis and their supporters in Italy will object. Here is the passage in Vatican Council II which is in harmony with the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus( Cantate Domino, Council of Florence 1441) but it is kept a secret.
7. This missionary activity derives its reason from the will of God, "who wishes all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, Himself a man, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself as a ransom for all" (1 Tim. 2:45), "neither is there salvation in any other" (Acts 4:12). Therefore, all must be converted to Him, made known by the Church's preaching, and all must be incorporated into Him by baptism and into the Church which is His body. For Christ Himself "by stressing in express language the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mark 16:16; John 3:5), at the same time confirmed the necessity of the Church, into which men enter by baptism, as by a door...
Finally, by means of this missionary activity, God is fully glorified, provided that men fully and consciously accept His work of salvation, which He has accomplished in Christ. -Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II

Every Catholic priest has to interpret the following passage in red as referring to a known case.He then has to infer that this physically visible case, this known person,  is an exception to the passage above from Ad Gentes 7.It is only then he can teach children.

Therefore those men cannot be saved, who though aware that God, through Jesus Christ founded the Church as something necessary, still do not wish to enter into it, or to persevere in it." Therefore though God in ways known to Himself can lead those inculpably ignorant of the Gospel to find that faith without which it is impossible to please Him...-Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II

If the passage in red is interpreted as being an invisible case in 2017 and so is  not an explicit exception to the dogma EENS and the orthodox passage above from Ad Gentes 7, then the  Catholic lay person or religious is not allowed to teach children the faith.
The passage in red has to be interpreted as 1) being objective in 2017 and 2) referring to someone saved outside the Church. So it becomes relevant to the dogma EENS.It is only then that the priest can teach catechism to the children or permit the nuns to do so.
So if there is a lay man like me who would want to teach catechism or who would want to distribute information on the faith stating that the passage in red refers to invisible cases in 2017, the priest will not provide premises to teach catechism, nor will he give his contact number for enquiries.
Why not? Since this irrational teaching is being protected by the Vicariate in Rome, the CDF/Ecclesia Dei and the Vatican Curia. For political reasons it is over seen by the rabbis Lara and Segni who are associated with Israel.They can use the Anti Semitism card when and however they want to.
So what is being taught to children in Catholic catechism classes is not really magisterial, it is not in harmony  for example with the magisterium of the 16th century. Instead it is political.

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This is the position of the FSSP traditionalist  parish in Rome where the Australian Fr. Joseph Kramer is the Parish Priest. I last saw him for the March for Life with his parishioners.He has to interpret the passage in red as referring to explicit cases.Then he has to infer that these 'objective' cases are physically visible exceptions to the dogma EENS.They would have to be physically visible to be exceptions.So he remains politically correct with the Left and offers this modernist Latin Mass at Santissima dei Pellegrini church.
In catechesis 1) he denies the Feeneyite interpretation of the dogma EENS and interprets Vatican Council II with an irrational premise( Cushingism) and has 2) changed the meaning of the Nicene Creed ( Cushingism) to be allowed to offer the Traditional Latin Mass.It is only because he has compromised on doctrine and theology that he is permitted to offer Mass as a break with the ecclesiology of the Tridentine Rite Mass of the 16th century.
Canonically a parishioner needs to challenge him. Since with first class heresy ( changing the Nicene Creed, changing or denying a de fide dogma like EENS, re-interpreting Vatican Council II with an irrationality when a rational choice is available...) his Mass is a sacrilege and is permitted only because it is a sacrilege and a rupture with Tradition.It is allowed by a corrupt magisterium.
I have mentioned all this before and have e-mailed him and the other FSSP priests in his parish.2 No one in the parish comments or denies what I have written. Since their priority is offering Holy Mass at any cost and pleasing the Vicariate and the Vatican.They know that the ecclesiology of their Tridentine Rite Mass is the same as the Novus Ordo Mass.It is a rupture with Tradition.
Also they know that in Catechism classes they are teaching errors.The passage in red above is an exception to the orthodox passage in Ad Gentes 7. They repeat the same error with Lumen Gentium 14 etc.They, the FSSP do all this only to stay in their religious career and not be transferred or suspended by a politicised hierarchy in Rome.-Lionel Andrades


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No priest in Rome will give his telephone number

http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2017/06/no-priest-in-rome-will-give-his_30.html

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MARCH 27, 2015

Fr.Joseph Kramer and the FSSP priests in Rome agree with me : he has to say there are exceptions to the dogma, he has to use an irrational premise and inference to interpret Vatican Council II

http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2015/03/frjoseph-kramer-and-fssp-priests-in.html

MARCH 27, 2015

Fr.Joseph Kramer and the FSSP priests in Rome agree with me : he has to say there are exceptions to the dogma, he has to use an irrational premise and inference to interpret Vatican Council II
http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2015/03/frjoseph-kramer-and-fssp-priests-in.html

 AUGUST 29, 2012
IMPEDIMENT IN THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS?
http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2012/08/impediment-in-traditional-latin-mass.html

 DECEMBER 9, 2015


The present traditional Latin Mass is modernist
http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2015/12/the-present-traditional-latin-mass-is.html


http://roma.fssp.it/sacerdoti/

FSSP Roma Trinità dei Pellegrini Marcia per la Vita


           No priest in Rome will give his telephone number   
No priest in Rome would want to give his telephone number to defend the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus or to interpret Vatican Council II in harmony with the dogma on exclusive salvation in the Church. All the catechesis they are permitted to do assumes that there are known exceptions to the dogma EENS in 2017. They are only allowed to teach at the churches that invisible for us baptism of desire and being saved in invincible ignorance are visible exceptions to all needing to formally enter the Church to avoid the fires of Hell. It is only with this irrational condition that they are permitted by the Jewish Left and ecclesiastical Masonry to teach Catholic children the Catholic faith.

No priest will give the parish phone number to explain the Catholic faith or defend a pamphlet which says all non Catholics need to enter the Catholic Church with 'faith and baptism'(AG 7) to avoid the fires of Hell: for salvation.
They cannot cite Vatican Council II or the Jewish Left rabbis and their supporters in Italy will object. Here is the passage in Vatican Council II which is in harmony with the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus( Cantate Domino, Council of Florence 1441)- but don't tell.
7. This missionary activity derives its reason from the will of God, "who wishes all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, Himself a man, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself as a ransom for all" (1 Tim. 2:45), "neither is there salvation in any other" (Acts 4:12). Therefore, all must be converted to Him, made known by the Church's preaching, and all must be incorporated into Him by baptism and into the Church which is His body. For Christ Himself "by stressing in express language the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mark 16:16; John 3:5), at the same time confirmed the necessity of the Church, into which men enter by baptism, as by a door...
Finally, by means of this missionary activity, God is fully glorified, provided that men fully and consciously accept His work of salvation, which He has accomplished in Christ. -Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II

Every Catholic priest has to interpret the following passage in red as referring to a known case.He then has to infer that it is an exception to the passage above from Ad Gentes 7.It is only then he can teach children.

Therefore those men cannot be saved, who though aware that God, through Jesus Christ founded the Church as something necessary, still do not wish to enter into it, or to persevere in it." Therefore though God in ways known to Himself can lead those inculpably ignorant of the Gospel to find that faith without which it is impossible to please Him...-Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II

If the passage in red is interpreted as being invisible cases in 2017 and so are not explicit exceptions to the dogma EENS and the orthodox passage above from Ad Gentes 7, the Catholic is not allowed to teach children the faith.
The passage in red has to be interpreted as 1) being objective in 2017 and 2) referring to someone saved outside the Church. So it becomes relevant to the dogma EENS.It is only then that the priest can teach children catechism.
So if there is a lay man like me who would want to teach catechism or who would want to distribute information on the faith stating that the passage in red refers to invisible cases in 2017, the priest will not provide space in church to teach catechism and nor will he give his contact number for enquiries.
Why not? Since this irrational teaching is being protected by the Vicariate in Rome and also the CDF/Ecclesia Dei and the Vatican Curia. For political reasons it is overseen by the rabbis Lara and Segni who are associated with Israel.They can use the Anti Semitism card when and however they want to.
So what is being taught to children in catechism classes is not really magisterial, it is not in harmony  for example with the magisterium of the 16th century. Instead it is political.
-Lionel Andrades

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 JUNE 29, 2017


Pamphlet problems : no priest available

http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2017/06/pamphlet-problems-no-priest-available.html



          World’s Largest Publicly Funded Broadcaster Squeamish About Showing Documentary On Antisemitism   
Because, well, that would be too unpleasant for the public being made to do the broadcaster’s  forced funding to have to face. Germany’s state-run television channel ARD recently decided not to air a documentary it had itself commissioned concerning the latest outbreak of antisemitism in Europe and the Middle East because the people doing the […]
          Small variations in breeding pools make for big differences in Yosemite toad use   

The Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus) is a rare species found exclusively in California’s Sierra Nevada. While its range encompasses hundreds of miles, spanning five national forests and two national parks, the livelihood and future survival of this federally threatened species may come down to mere centimeters.


          Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism   

The injustice of Israel’s occupation of Palestine is so glaring that it is difficult for its supporters to defend it, so they tend to opt for suppressing the voices exposing it. This was the case a couple of weeks ago, when an event on Capitol Hill on the abuse of Palestinian children under Israeli occupation was smeared by the Israel Project. Not only was the event misrepresented as “hate speech”, but the Congressman whose office reserved a room for the event, Representative Mark Pocan, was also targeted, in a clear attempt to intimidate members of Congress from allowing voices that humanize Palestinians from being heard in Washington. The video above tells that story.

 


          Yosemite Basics....(switchbacks)   
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          De flanken van Yosemite   
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          Islam boldly infiltrating America at alarming rate.    

A brand new, first-of-its-kind Muslim college at Berkeley, California, received its accreditation March 15, 2015 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.   Zaytuna College has two co-founders.   One, Hamza Yusuf, states that this first Muslim college gives “our community its first accredited academic address in the U.S.  And we hope, God willing, that there will be more such Muslim colleges and universities to come.”

Most Americans know Islamic mosques are popping up all over the U.S., in big cities and in small rural towns.   Less know there are some 22 Islamic training camps (12 along the east coast and four in California).  I frequently fly between Israel and the U.S.   At security, men and women in Islamic headdresses perform security checks and handle baggage.   At a DC area mall, I observed the presence of almost as many Muslim mothers pushing baby strollers and trailed by their other children as there were women wearing traditional American garb.  Indeed, the Obama administration has instigated a massive, deliberate importation of Muslim refugees from Syria, Jordan and elsewhere.  This population is growing faster than most Americans care to admit.

In the old days, who would have cared how many nations or ideologies were seen, especially between Boston, New York and D.C.   I remember when the Hare Krishna converts seemed to be everywhere in D.C. as were women from India with their long dresses and forehead jewels, as an example.  But they didn’t fly airplanes into tall buildings or vow to kill all Americans who refused to convert to their religious beliefs.  What does a little Muslim college in Berkeley, California, have to do with a rapidly expanding Muslim presence in the United States? Believe me, just as all Germans were not Hitlers; all Muslims are not terrorists but a rose by any other name is still a rose.  Whether benign or guilty, the Quran is still the Quran and Sharia Law is Sharia Law.

Look at it this way.  If you see bees swarming in your attic, you instinctively know each bee is not dangerous.  In fact, the entire beehive, in the right place for the right purpose is beneficial.  Think honey.  But, what if your attic had two types of bees that had made their nests and were swarming and you couldn’t tell the difference between the two.  One was deadly and the other was not.  Now you have a dilemma that must be carefully solved.  An exterminator would surely rid your home of the deadly bees, preserving most of the honey bees.  Would you dare to intervene and try to coddle and preserve the killer bees the way the U.S. is coddling and preserving its Islamist enemies?  Bees build hives; Islamists build caliphates - and they kill people to do it.

Hatem Bazien, the second founder of the new Muslim college, does not appear to be of innocent intent.  Bazien was accused of whipping up anti-Semitism on campuses across the U.S. and also aided in the establishment of “Students for Justice in Palestine” which is an anti-Israel organization.  He supported the Iraqi insurgency, April 2004, at a rally in San Francisco and appeared to also call for an uprising in the U.S. during the rally.   Critics say he is “suspect,” and “any school associated with him is suspect.”  And one expert, Nonie Darwish, a human rights advocate and founder of “Arabs for Israel” said, “He (Bazien) is an anti-Israel activist and he uses academia to further his agenda.”  What would a proliferation of like-minded-Bazien-type Muslim colleges across the U.S. likely achieve over the coming years? 

Follow-the-dots!  Heed the clues!  To do otherwise is a recipe for disaster or is evidence of a suicide mission.  Which is it?  America must wake up before it is too late.  Over the past century, Progressive Socialists/Communists infiltrated academia, churches and local and national governments in America.  America has changed drastically.  Learning from the same playbook, Muslims are duplicating the Progressive wave and are infiltrating academia, churches and local and national governments.

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, may land in the dustbin of history if her people fail to learn to differentiate between honey bees and killer bees, between Muslim pirates and the rest of Muslim society.  President Jefferson didn’t spare the Barbary Pirates.  So serious was the matter that he created the U.S. Navy to be the exterminator.

highlights: 

          Watchdog: BDS Movement’s Campaign Against Jewish Comedian Is Anti-Semitic   
Tunisian-born comedian Michel Boujenah is being boycotted because he is a Zionist.
          What Do TIP And The Dyke March Have In Common? Absolutely Nothing.   
Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and those who give Jewish legitimacy to such ideas need to be shunned, writes Israel Project CEO Josh Block.
          Hungary’s Viktor Orban Courts Far Right — With Jabs At Jews   
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban long proclaimed zero tolerance of anti-Semitism but has more recently risked angering Israel and Jewish leaders.
          A Yosemite National Park Reading List   
On this day in 1864 President Lincoln signed a law leading to the protection of what we know today as Yosemite National Park. Dive deeper into the history of this iconic landscape with these books. Yosemite: Art of an American Icon edited by Amy Scott This lavishly illustrated volume offers a stunning new view of […]
          Apple fixes security vulnerabilities in Safari, OS X, iOS and Apple TV   
(LiveHacking.Com) – Apple has released a massive set of security fixes to address vulnerabilities in OS X, iOS, Safari, and Apple TV. The update for OS X is largest of all the patches and addresses 80 unique vulnerabilities. The OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 update is available for OS X Yosemite v10.10 to v10.10.2, while Security Update 2015-004 […]
          Apple updates OS X’s NTP server to address recently disclosed NTP vulnerabilities   
(LiveHacking.Com) – Apple has released a patch for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.1 to update the included NTP server to  fix the recently disclosed  vulnerabilities. The standard, open source Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon (ntpd) contains multiple vulnerabilities which were publicly disclosed a few days ago. The vulnerabilities not only […]
          DGAP-NVR: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated: Veröffentlichung der Gesamtzahl der Stimmrechte nach § 26a WpHG mit dem Ziel der europaweiten Verbreitung   
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          DGAP-News: MagForce AG gibt Finanzergebnisse für das Geschäftsjahr 2016 und operative Highlights bekannt   
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          DGAP-NVR: STRATEC Biomedical AG: Veröffentlichung der Gesamtzahl der Stimmrechte nach § 26a WpHG mit dem Ziel der europaweiten Verbreitung   
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          Wir sind mit der modernen Welt heillos überfordert — und Kinder zahlen den Preis   

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Verwendet eigentlich noch jemand das Wort Smombie? Es war das Jugendwort des Jahres 2015 und ist eine Zusammensetzung aus den Begriffen Smartphone und Zombie. Wir sollten es öfter verwenden. Denn was sich wie lustiger Teenieslang anhört, ist in Wahrheit eine bedenkliche gesellschaftliche Entwicklung. Diese Smombies sind wir.

Wir überprüfen morgens nach dem Aufstehen als erstes unseren E-Mail-Ordner, wir unterbrechen ein wichtiges Gespräch, weil unser Smartphone vibriert, und wir checken nachts vor dem Schlafengehen noch ein letztes Mal unsere Facebook-Timeline. Uns ist dabei nicht bewusst, dass dieses Verhalten seine Opfer fordert. Und nein, es sind nicht nur die enttäuschten Menschen, denen wir nicht zuhören, weil wir Nachrichten lesen. Es sind vor allem die Kinder.

„Ich sehe seit dem Jahr 1995 eine Tendenz, dass Eltern die Launen ihrer Kinder immer weniger ertragen und ihnen einfach schnell das geben, was sie wollen, damit sie ruhig sind“, sagt der Kinderpsychiater Michael Winterhoff im Gespräch mit Business Insider. Warum 1995? Weil in diesem Jahr die digitale Revolution eingesetzt hat.

Überforderung der Eltern — Unterforderung der Kinder

Es ist eine provokante These, die Winterhoff vertritt. Die digitale Welt überfordert die Erwachsenen so sehr, dass sie ihre Kinder nicht mehr auf das Leben vorbereiten. Und auf das Leben vorzubereiten, heißt für ihn: Ihnen beizubringen, dass nicht immer alles sofort nach ihren Wünschen geht. „Erwachsene agieren heutzutage nicht mehr. Sie reagieren nur. Auf ihr Smartphone, auf ihr Tablet, auf ihren Computer, auf ihr Kind. Und sie reagieren sofort.“

Dr. Michael WinterhoffEr vergleicht diesen Dauerzustand der Reizüberflutung und schnellen Entscheidungen mit einem Samstagsbummel in einer geschäftigen Einkaufsstraße in der Adventszeit. „Man ist ständig im Katastrophenmodus und deshalb versucht man, Kinder auch schnellstmöglich ruhig zu stellen. Im schlimmsten Fall setzt man sie noch vor den Fernseher oder vor ein Tablet, dann sind sie für mehrere Stunden beschäftigt.“

Aus der BLIKK-Medien-Studie geht hervor, dass 75 Prozent der deutschen Kinder zwischen zwei und vier Jahren bereits täglich mehr als 30 Minuten mit dem Smartphone spielen. In dieser elterlichen Verhaltensweise — nämlich Kindern sofort das zu geben, wonach sie verlangen — sieht Winterhoff eine gefährliche gesellschaftliche Entwicklung.

Kinder entwickeln keine Frustrationstoleranz

Im täglich Leben müssen wir immer wieder Situationen ertragen, die wir nicht als vollkommen angenehm empfinden. Wir müssen an einem schönen Sommertag im Büro sitzen oder am Buffet in einer langen Schlange anstehen, obwohl wir hungrig sind. Man nennt diese Fähigkeit Frustrationstoleranz. Wir halten etwas aus, obwohl es uns vielleicht ein wenig nervt.

Diese Fähigkeit ist extrem wichtig, um im Alltag bestehen zu können. Sonst würden wir keinen Tag in der Arbeit, keinen Verkehrsstau oder keine Wartezeit im Restaurant aushalten, ohne auszurasten. Die Frustrationstoleranz bekommen wir aber nicht in die Wiege gelegt, sie muss sich im Kindesalter entwickeln.

„Die Frustrationstoleranz sollte bei Kindern schon ab dem achten oder neunten Monat ausgebildet werden“, sagt Winterhoff. Das heißt, ab diesem Alter muss das Kind lernen, dass es auch ab und zu auf etwas warten muss und nicht alles sofort bekommt, wenn es laut genug quengelt. „Davor ist das sinnlos. Wenn Babys schreien, dann wollen sie nun einmal sofort etwas trinken oder in den Arm genommen werden.“

Lest auch: Es gibt einen gefährlichen Trend in deutschen Kindergärten — er wird uns in 25 Jahren zum Verhängnis

Doch wenn dieser Kreislauf nach dem achten Monat weitergeht — Kind schreit, Kind bekommt, was es will — dann habe das nicht nur negative Konsequenzen für die Kindheit, sondern auch für das Erwachsenenalter. „Wir haben jetzt schon fast 60 Prozent an jungen Erwachsenen, die nicht arbeits- und lebenstüchtig sind und es werden in naher Zukunft sicher noch mehr.“

Er meint damit Menschen, die keinen Sinn für Pünktlichkeit und Arbeitseifer haben, geschweige denn bereit sind, Opfer zu bringen — eben weil sie im Laufe ihres Lebens immer gleich das bekamen, wonach sie geschrien haben.

Eltern müssen ihre Intuition zurückerlangen

Winterhoff sieht nicht nur die Eltern alleine in der Verantwortung, auch das heimische Bildungssystem, das Kindern viel zu wenig abverlange. „Alles in der Schule muss nach Lust und Laune erlebt werden, die Lehrer werden als Lernbegleiter bezeichnet und keiner zeigt den Kindern, dass man auch mal stillsitzen und zuhören muss.“

Winterhoff sieht nur eine Möglichkeit, um diese gesellschaftliche Entwicklung aufzuhalten: Erwachsene, das heißt Eltern wie Großeltern und Erzieher, müssen ihre Psyche regenerieren können. „Überforderung geht immer von einem selbst aus“, sagt Winterhoff. Deshalb sei es in der modernen Welt umso wichtiger, dass sich Erwachsene Rückzugsorte schaffen, um wieder ruhiger und gelassener zu werden. „Das ist für den einen Yoga, für den anderen die Kirche oder der Wald. Hauptsache, man zieht sich für ein paar Stunden in der Woche aus der schnellen digitalen Welt zurück.“

Denn nur so können Erwachsene etwas wiedererlangen, das Winterhoff als Intuition bezeichnet. Nämlich eine Intuition zu wissen, wann man einem Kind das gibt, was es braucht — und wann man es vielleicht einfach mal quengeln lassen sollte. Aber das geht nur, wenn man als Elternteil selbst die Ruhe besitzt. In seinem Buch „Die Wiederentdeckung der Kindheit“ plädiert Winterhoff auch dafür, für Kinder in der digitalen Welt diese „digitalfreie“ Räume zu schaffen. Damit auch sie lernen, was es heißt, in sich zu ruhen. Und nicht auch später zu Smombies werden.

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          Comment on peter berger and tobacco sociology by Jay Livingston   
As the “cult” name-calling implies, Berger was aiming at the motives of the anti-smoking groups, not their facts. Unlike his paymasters, he didn’t suppress data (AFAIK); he probably didn’t even do a serious methodological criticism of the other side’s data. My impression is that his anti-anti position was part of a disenchantment with the left. If liberals were for it, there must be something wrong with it. If liberals were against it, it must not be so bad. He also seems to have viewed public health initiatives as nanny-state assaults on individual freedom. He also opposed Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to reduce diabetes and obesity by limiting the size of soft-drinks that movie theaters could sell. Forcing the very thirsty to buy two 15-oz. cups rather than one 30-oz. cup struck him as but a step away from Saudia Arabia. (I am not making this up – FWIW, more about it in my blog post from 2012 <a HREF="http://montclairsoci.blogspot.com/2012/07/thank-you-for-guzzling.html" rel="nofollow">here</A> .) He also came to share the conservative reflex that if something was European, it must be bad. So he also criticised Mayor Bloomberg for living with a woman not his wife. “I cannot say whether Bloomberg’s quasi-European lifestyle has anything to do with his idea of New York City as a quasi-European welfare state.” (Nice example of apophasis, btw.) Andrew Gelman, who knew well of Berger’s work as a shill for Big Cig, also had this to say (<a HREF="http://andrewgelman.com/2012/07/27/get-off-my-lawn-blogging/" rel="nofollow">here</A>): “But what impresses me is that Berger is doing <a HREF="http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/berger/" rel="nofollow">regular blogging</A> at the age of 84, writing a long essay each week. That’s really amazing to me. Some of the blogging is a bit suspect, for example <a HREF="http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/berger/2012/07/18/presbyterians-gays-and-anti-semites/" rel="nofollow">the bit</A> where he claims that he personally could convert gays to heterosexual orientation (“A few stubborn individuals may resist the Berger conversion program. The majority will succumb”)—but, really, you gotta admire that he’s doing this. I hope I’m that active when (if) I reach my mid-80s. (As a nonsmoker, I should have a pretty good chance of reaching that point.)
          Time for a good whinge   
I haven't had a good one in ages!

Morgans second was delivered this week - Thursday morning to be precise. I actually didn't know the second little bastard had entered the world until Friday morning; my wife didn't think I'd be all that fussed to know. And let me tell you, she was correct.

What I did know was that on Wednesday my wife and Morgan had rushed off to the hospital on what turned out to be a false alarm; and that Morgan had been denying possible reality by saying 'it can't be born today'. When the kid's my age I'd posit that a day here or there will make no difference and indeed, to the kid today it probably also makes no difference. But it seems that the extra day *did* make a big difference to Morgan.

Everything had been scheduled to happen on Friday. I have to confess, not being a father, that I was a trifle puzzled at this 'scheduling' thing. Surely, I reasoned, a pregnancy came to a conclusion in its own time? Even if one were able to pinpoint to the second the moment of conception there is *still* some uncertainty, no?

All of which shows how out of touch I am with 'reality' today, for, as almost all of you are thinking, they had scheduled an induced birth. Such a pity for Morgan then, that nature had taken things into her own hands.

For, on the Thursday, the news came that Morgan had failed a drug test. Now you'd reckon that after some run-ins with the police, a few nights spent in gaol and the might of the State of Arizona in the shape of Child Protection Services focussed on her, that she might realise that partaking of her favourite, illegal, recreational drug a few days before giving birth to child number two might not be a good idea.

Hence her panic when nature took its course. Of course, I'm sure she calibrated her indulgence, calculated to a nicety breakdown and excretion rates, allowed for margins of error in the testing process and knew with absolute certainty that on Friday all the evidence would be gone. I'm equally sure that pigs can fly!

Well, the might of the State of Arizona swung into action and on Friday the family interview took place. I wasn't present of course; the first I knew about it was Friday afternoon when I found the family copy of the paperwork sitting on the kitchen table.

All kinds of restrictions; Morgan is not allowed, on pain of imprisonment, to take her children off the premises without an 'approved monitor' accompanying her. Want to guess who the approved monitor is?

As I said to my wife over dinner that evening, it's effectively house arrest for us! Oh sure, I can go out anytime I like. I can even hop on a plane to Australia (and I will, 117 days from now, not that I'm counting). So can my wife, if Morgan is still at the hospital. But she comes back here tomorrow and that's when the house arrest starts, for Morgan cannot be trusted and therefore my wife must be constantly here to monitor the situation.

In the light of that it almost felt churlish to object when I discovered that they are running a background check on me! I understand their logic but it doesn't sit well with the presumption of innocence. Fortunately they'll find me one of the easier investigations; I've been through it before for other purposes and haven't changed address since then. Always assuming an FBI background check is 'good enough'.

There's another family interview taking place this Wednesday and I'm still debating whether to attend. I'm not sure there's anything I could constructively add. I'd be much more likely to make things worse by objecting to the aforementioned presumption of guilt without evidence. Probably best left alone.

I'm sure that attitude is how anti-semitism managed to grow in post Weimar Germany.
          Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS Extends at Theater J   

In response to enthusiastic critical and audience reaction, Theater J is extending the run of its current production of Arthur Miller's Broken Glass by one week, to July 16.

Director Aaron Posner's production, with its spare set, evocative projections and cello score, and outstanding company of actors is strongly resonating with audiences and Theater J is pleased to give more people a chance to experience the play.

Broken Glass is one of the only plays by Arthur Miller to directly incorporate Jewish characters and history. The most recent major production of this 1994 drama was in 2011 in London, where critics gave it strong reviews.

In Miller's riveting drama, Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down. Neither her husband--a self-denying Jew--nor her doctor can figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this astonishing and electrifying play confronts our assumptions about being American, being married and coming to terms with one's own identity.

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr asserts that "Broken Glass is a searing play, more relevant now than it has ever been before. In exploring the American reaction to reading news of Nazi atrocities abroad, it is a play about how we respond to the ever-changing world around us, about how we hold onto or discard our individual backgrounds as we try to achieve the American dream. With visionary director Aaron Posner at the helm and an A-list team of actors, Arthur Miller's gripping drama is sure to be a powerful, moving, and unforgettable evening of theater."

Sylvia's reaction of horror and helplessness to the violence of Kristallnacht (the Nazi attacks on Jews' homes, businesses and synagogues) sets in motion the action of the play, and reverberates powerfully throughout. To bring those events--and specifically Sylvia's experience of discovering them--to light, Theater J and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum set up an extraordinary collaboration.

Broken Glass audiences will see rarely available images of stories from American newspapers projected directly onto the set. Projection Designer Mark Costello has worked with staff specialists at the Museum to gain access to source materials, including pictures by amateur photographers and from personal collections of pre-war Jewish life, of anti-Semitic graffiti, and of closed Jewish storefronts.

Immerwahr is "thrilled that, through this unique association with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Broken Glass creative team has woven rare images into the fabric of the design itself. It promises to be a stunning blend of artistry and history, and one that connects us deeply with our own history."

This effort dovetails with the Museum's History Unfolded crowd-sourcing project, which encourages people from all over the U.S. to help uncover what ordinary people around the country could have known about the Holocaust from reading their local newspapers in the years 1933-1945. The project is part of a larger Museum initiative on how Americans responded to Nazism; selected findings from History Unfolded are being woven into a special exhibition on this topic that will open in 2018, the Museum's 25th anniversary.

In what is turning into a potent creative collaboration, director Aaron Posner and actor Gregory Linington are working on their third show this season together, having previously combined forces on Or, at Round House and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Ford's. Joining Linington in the cast are Lise Bruneau, Kimberly Gilbert, Stephen PatRick Martin, Paul Morella, and Michele Osherow.

It's tempting to say that Miller is "having a moment," with The Price currently running on Broadway and a film about a production of Death of a Salesman in Tehran having won the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign language film. Theater J is eager to shed new light on one of his lesser-known works.

This production of Broken Glass has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets (prices: $37-64) are available at theaterj.org or (202) 777-3210. Next up at Theater J is a limited engagement of The Kinsey Sicks in Things You Shouldn't Say July 19-30.

Theater J, a program of the Edlavitch DCJCC, is a nationally-renowned, professional theater that celebrates, explores and struggles with the complexities and nuances of both the Jewish experience and the universal human condition. Our work illuminates and examines ethical questions of our time, inter-cultural experiences that parallel our own, and the changing landscape of Jewish identities. As the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater, we aim to preserve and expand a rich Jewish theatrical tradition and to create community and commonality through theater-going experiences.

The Edlavitch DCJCC works to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and services. The EDCJCC is committed to welcoming everyone in the community; membership and programs are open to all. Follow on Twitter (@16thstreetj), like on Facebook, and find more information at edcjcc.org.

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Pictured: Sylvia Gellburg (Lise Bruneau) is haunted by news of Kristallnacht in Germany in Arthur Miller's 1994 psychological drama BROKEN GLASS at Theater J through July 9. Photo by Teresa Wood.


          Fearing bears and feeling small in Yosemite Valley   
Published August 11, 2008
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As we started our hike up to the camp, I couldn’t help but worry about whether we had removed every little bit of food from the car. Did I miss a stick of French fry stuck beneath one of the seats? Or was there a piece of candy one of my sons had hidden in a backseat pocket?

It was odd to worry about such things in one of the most beautiful places in the world. A Berkeley friend of mine had called Yosemite Valley “God’s home.” My kumpadre Persi is so impressed with the wilderness park, located about three hours away from the San Francisco Bay Area, that he goes back country camping there several times a year.

I’ve never been the roughing it up type, but when he asked me to join him recently for a weekend backpacking trip to the valley, I immediately said yes. It didn’t take much effort to invite two other friends – my brother-in-law Alex and our good friend Richard – to join us.

It wasn’t exactly the ideal time for a Yosemite trip. There was a fire raging west of the valley. But it was far enough not to be a real concern. It was also the middle of the tourist season, which meant hundreds of camera-toting visitors in cars. But we weren’t going to the tourist spots. We were headed for the wild, not that deep, mind you, but deep enough to be away from the tourists and their cars -- and also deep enough to run the risk of encountering Yosemite’s longtime residents: bears.

A Yosemite park ranger emphasized this point to us, as he stressed a basic rule: Don’t ever, ever, leave any food or any drink, or a cooler even if it’s empty, or any scented items such as hand lotion in the car. Or else, a curious and probably hungry bear will smash your car window.

Stricter precautions must be taken in camp. We had to rent a black container the size of a watermelon, called a bear can. That’s where you are supposed to put your food, such items as toothpaste and lotions, and even food waste. You then lock the can and hide it in a spot away from the camp -- where a bear may later find it, try to open it and, having failed, simply walk away.

Bears generally stay away from, and are even afraid of, people, we were told. But they’re drawn to food, so it’s best to make sure to not be close to anything edible out in Yosemite, especially at night.

I was thinking of that as we settled in for the night in our tents at the camp at May Lake.

We had spent the day admiring the beauty of the lake at the foot of one of Yosemite’s many massive rock formations. We had hiked around the lake, stepping carefully on giant boulders and logs, and even took a quick swim in the cold water. After dinner by camp fire, we turned in.

It was then that I started to worry about unwanted visitors. I suspected the others did too. After all we were Manila-bred Pinoys spending the night in a beautiful, but strange, place where hungry animals were hiding deep in the woods and the massive rock mountain.

But we heard only each other’s snores that night. Alex later said he had heard a rustling sound at one point. But we couldn’t be sure if the bears had paid us a visit.

When I woke up that morning, I felt relieved but also somewhat disappointed. An encounter with a bear would have made the trip more exciting. But as the sun rose and its rays turned the massive rock into a mountain of gold, its reflection glowing magnificently in the still water of May Lake, my disappointment quickly dissipated.

“Gumagaan ang loob ko pag andito ako (I feel at ease when I’m out here.),” Alex said. I agreed. Persi kind of explained where that calm comes from. “Parang pakiramdam mo maliit ka lang dito, ano (You feel small out there, don’t you)?” he said.

Among gargantuan mountains of rock in Yosemite Valley, one does feel insignificant, but in a good way. You are reminded that you are but a small part of a bigger whole, and that whole is magnificent.

A Silicon Valley CEO I wrote about five years ago had told me about a similar experience. To find renewed strength and perspective in running a software company in a highly competitive industry, Radha Basu sometimes turned to a place where she felt small and humble: The Himalayas.
"It's you and the mountains," she told me before her trip in 2003. "Oh, man, you feel so humble. … Nature is big and you are small. You can plan all you want, and nature decides there's going to be a blizzard -- man, there is not a whole lot you can do. You really do learn about the smallness of what you are -- that you are part of a much larger picture."

Sometimes, that feeling doesn’t just come from being in the wilderness.

This month, we remember the 25th anniversary of Ninoy Aquino’s assassination which was followed by a historic funeral march when a million Filipinos paid him tribute and spoke out against dictatorship. I remember that day, when I was but a speck in a mass of humanity, sending a powerful message to a tyrant and the world.

The hike down the mountain in Yosemite Valley was easier and, having consumed our food our packs, a bit a lighter.

When we reached my car, I had another reason to feel relieved. The windows were intact.

Copyright 2008 by Benjamin Pimentel


          Цветик-семицветик   

Автор: Катаев В.П.

Описание: Валентин Петрович Катаев (1897 – 1986) – классик отечественной литературы. Произведений для детей у В. Катаева немного, всего несколько сказок и рассказов. Одна из самых любимых сказок детворы – «Цветик-семицветик» – визитная карточка детского писателя. В книгу вошли также сказки «Дудочка и кувшинчик», «Жемчужина» и другие. Для дошкольного возраста.

Цена: 415 руб.

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          Цветик-семицветик   

Автор: Катаев В.П.

Описание: В книгу «Цветик-семицветик» В. Катаева вошла одноимённая сказка, а также не менее известные произведения автора «Дудочка и кувшинчик» и «Жемчужина». Эти, на первый взгляд простые и понятные каждому произведения, скрывают мудрость, которой писатель хотел поделиться с детьми: всегда помни, что ты отвечаешь за свои поступки, с заботой относись к тем, кто тебя окружает, будь дружелюбен. Рисунки Н. Демидовой. Для младшего школьного возраста.

Цена: 104 руб.

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          HGW is also responsible for hatred in public space   
We publish the commentary by Damian Wutke – secretary of the Management Board of the Open Republic Association on today’s ONR march. On 29 April, 2017 a march commemorating the 83rd anniversary of the establishment of the Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny [National Radical Camp] took place in Warsaw. Nationalists, anti-Semites, xenophobes and homophobes, full of hatred on which they found  Continue Reading »
          SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY   

Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras & lenses sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs' Michron & Pulse, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.

Original video premiered on BBC Earth: bbc.com/earth/story/20170502-on-rare-occasions-the-grand-canyon-fills-with-thick-cloud

High resolution stills can be found here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24210546/JPEG/KAIBAB%20ELEGY%20-%20HARUN%20MEHMEDINOVIC%20-%20SKYGLOWPROJECT.zip

Credits:
Producer/Editor/Shooter: Harun Mehmedinovic, Music: Pete Davis & James Banbury

Special Thanks:
Gavin Heffernan and Aida Bogunic, Semezdin & Sanja Mehmedinovic, Matt Walker & Pierangelo Pirak, Aaron McNally & Canon USA, Kevin Noble & Paul C. Buff Inc., Greg Horvath & Alpine Labs, International Dark-Sky Association, Northern Arizona University, State of Arizona & National Park Service

Locations:
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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We appreciate all your shares, comments and likes, thanks for checking out this video! For more videos please visit: vimeo.com/harun

This video is COPYRIGHT 2017 Harun Mehmedinovic / SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM. Any use beyond embedding this video in it's unaltered form and properly credited to SKYGLOW PROJECT/SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM on another website requires permission from the creator. Any use of the entirety or portion(s) of this video to drive advertising traffic, sales or any other profit-driven venture on a third party website without express permission from the content creator will result in prosecution to the full extent of the law.

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Timelapse artists and filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović are proud to introduce WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, a 192-page hardcover photobook and timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the increasing impact of light pollution on our highly fragile environment.

A blend of images, stories, essays, and anecdotal captions, SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation and the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “light pollution,” a grave threat not only to our incredible starscapes but also to the very ecosystem itself.

After a highly publicized Kickstarter campaign that ended as the fourth-most earning Photobook campaign ever, Harun and Gavin traveled over 150,000 miles and logged more than 3,000,000 photos on their grueling three-year quest. From incredible locations like the active Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii to Alberta’s majestic Northern Lights, SKYGLOW takes viewers on a visual journey through time, exploring our civilization’s evolving relationship with light and the night sky through the ages.

See how the ancient Puebloan archaeoastronomy sites of our native elders have now been replaced with the blinding “artificial day” of over-lit modern metropolises, and learn about the “Dark Sky Movement” fighting to reclaim the pristine darkness the Earth had enjoyed for billions of years. The importance of America’s threatened National Parks is also highlighted in a section of stunning landscapes from numerous parks, including Shenandoah, Yosemite, Acadia, Death Valley, Yellowstone and many more.

Completed in collaboration with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), SKYGLOW also explores the numerous towns and sites that IDA has identified as official “Dark-Sky” Communities, Cities, Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries.

Cast: Harun Mehmedinovic, Canon Pro and Alpine Labs

Tags: grand canyon, arizona, national park, cloud inversion, dark sky, stars, milky way, fog, clouds, timelapse, astrophotography and astro


          YOSEMITE | 4K   

Yosemite in 4K
Shot in Yosemite National Park, CA

Voice-over based on verses from Job 12:7-10, Psalm 96:11-12, Psalm 95:4-5, Job 37:14-16, Psalm 19:1, Romans 1:20, and Hebrews 11:1.

Shot on RED Scarlet-X
Edited in Premiere
Graded in DaVinci Resolve

Music: Flutter by A. Taylor, licensed through Musicbed

License this footage on Filmsupply
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Cast: Evan Schneider, Filmsupply, Musicbed, FilmConvert and RED Digital Cinema

Tags: Yosemite, National Park, Winter, Nature, Snowshoeing, Landscape, Scarlet, RED, DaVinci Resolve, Filmsupply, Bible, Voice Over and Travel


          POL-HI: Brandursache in Diekholzen noch nicht abschließend geklärt / Staatsanwaltschaft zieht Sachverständigen hinzu.   
Hildesheim (ots) - Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung der Staatsanwaltschaft und Polizeiinspektion Hildesheim. (clk.) Die Ermittlungen zum Garagenbrand in Diekholzen haben Hinweise auf eine mögliche Brandursache durch chemische Reaktionen ergeben. Am ...
          Ungarn: Mit Horthy gegen rechts   
Ungarns Regierungschef Orbán: Mit Antisemitismus gegen die Neofaschisten der Jobbik
          June Hikes and Beaches   
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June was a bit of a strange month, in that I traveled to California without any dogs along. I started in Oakland/San Francisco, saw Golden Gate, headed out to Yosemite the next day, then spent the following four days driving back to Oregon through the redwoods along the California coast.

Earlier in the month before the California trip, I did make it out to Beazell Forest one more time. I went with Ptera and it was late in the day, so we tried out the one trail there that we haven't done before, which is shorter than the main ridge trail. We had fun and finished our hike before dark.

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We started at Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.

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Golden Gate bridge, with Fort Point in the lower left

Yosemite was fun to see, but it was crowded. The trolleys were super crowded, but there was nowhere to park if you drove around, so you either crammed yourself in with everyone else or drove around and around looking to find somewhere to park. I'm glad I saw it once, but I doubt I will ever be back. (I did think that better maps and better information online would have helped a lot in making the trip more smooth and more enjoyable.)

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Yosemite Falls

After Yosemite, we headed to the coast, where I tried ziplining for the first time ever. I have something of a fear of heights, and bungee jumping years ago was one of the worst decisions I ever made. Ziplining, however, turned out to be awesome. I went to Sonoma Canopy Tours, and the guides were great, giving instructions on ziplining, giving information about the trees we were in, and in helping me out when I was scared of the jump off.

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I think these bridges were actually the worst part of the ziplining.

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At the end, there is a rappel down to get out of the final tree. Stepping over the edge is always the scary part, whether for a rappel or for the ziplining itself, but it was fun.

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On the way up the coast, we stopped at a super cute hotel in a super cute down. Mendocino Hotel is in Mendocino, CA and is totally Victorian style from the outside to all the furnishings inside. The entire town including the hotel has amazing gardens as well, and the hotel balcony has amazing views.

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Then we really hit the redwoods proper, and had to do some touristy stops.

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The most amazing hike we went on was Fern Canyon. The road to get there is horrible, gravel/dirt, super bumpy, under construction, with huge delays, and even two stream crossings. You think the entire time that there is no way this is going to be worth it. But then you get there, and it totally is. Biggest down side I can see to potentially going back there is that no dogs are allowed on this hike.

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Showing a ton of restraint, I am just sharing one photo from Fern Canyon itself. It was amazing, though. Huge, towering walls covered in five different varieties of fern. I can share more photos later if people are interested. It was, basically, one of the most gorgeous places I have ever seen.

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Grandma for scale of the walls.

We saw more of the redwoods, but nothing could top Fern Canyon.

And that really is the sum up of my month. Not a ton of hiking with the dog, but I did get to see some awesome new places and enjoy a fun trip with my grandma.
          Muere Simone Veil, impulsora de la despenalización del aborto en Francia   

PARÍS. Simone Veil, la superviviente de Auschwitz que se convirtió en una gran figura de la política francesa tras lograr despenalizar el aborto en Francia ante una férrea oposición, falleció este viernes a los 89 años de edad.

“Mi madre murió esta mañana en su domicilio. Habría cumplido 90 años el 13 de julio”, anunció a la AFP el abogado Jean Veil, hijo de esta centrista histórica, proeuropea y feminista convencida.

El miércoles se llevará a cabo en París una ceremonia de exequias oficiales, presidida por el presidente Emmanuel Macron.

Miembro del Consejo Constitucional de 1998 a 2007, Veil se ilustró como impulsora de la ley que lleva su nombre sobre la interrupción voluntaria del embarazo, aprobada en 1974 cuando era ministra de Sanidad bajo la presidencia de Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.

Su difícil combate contra una parte de la derecha la convirtió, durante mucho tiempo, en la figura política más querida de los franceses.

Nacida Simone Jacob el 13 de julio de 1927 en Niza (sudeste), sobrevivió al campo de exterminio de Auschwitz, donde fue deportada con su familia a los 16 años.

Más tarde conoció en la prestigiosa universidad de Science-Po al que se convertiría en su marido, Antoine Veil, fallecido en 2013.

La muerte de Veil provocó una ola inmediata de reacciones unánimes en Francia.

“Que su ejemplo pueda inspirar a nuestros compatriotas, que encontrarán en él lo mejor de Francia”, escribió el presidente Emmanuel Macron en Twitter.

Su predecesor socialista, François Hollande rindió homenaje a una mujer que “encarnó la dignidad, el valor y la integridad”.

El expresidente Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, de 91 años, quien la nombró ministra de Salud, se declaró “trastornado”. “Era una mujer excepcional que conoció las mayores alegrías y las mayores desgracias de la vida”.

‘Valor y humanidad’

Todos los partidos políticos franceses, de la ultraderecha de Marine Le Pen cuyo padre se enfrentó duramente a Veil a la izquierda radical de Jean-Luc Mélenchon, rindieron homenaje a la mujer que, en palabras de este último, “forma parte de lo mejor de nuestra historia”.

Antonio Tajani, el presidente del Parlamento Europeo, consideró por su parte que el mensaje de Simone Veil sobre “el derecho de las mujeres en Europa” y “el antisemitismo” seguía “vivo”.

“Vivió en carne propia los desgarros trágicos de Europa y supo, a través de su compromiso político, ayudar a construir una paz duradera en Europa”, agregó por otro lado el presidente de la Comisión Europea Jean-Claude Juncker.

El gran rabino de Francia, Haim Korsia, saludó a una mujer “determinada y siempre digna”, que eligió al final de su vida dedicar su energía a la Fundación para la Memoria de la Shoá, creada en 2000.

La planificación familiar francesa rindió por su parte homenaje a su “pelea” por el derecho al aborto, un combate que “sigue de rabiosa actualidad”.

Tras iniciar su carrera en el ministerio de Justicia, Veil fue la primera mujer secretaria general del Consejo Superior de la Magistratura(1970-74).

Fue nombrada ministra de Salud en 1974. Cabeza de lista del partido centrista francés UDF en las primeras elecciones al Parlamento Europeo por sufragio universal en 1979, renunció al gobierno para convertirse en presidenta del Parlamento Europeo (1979-1982). Mantuvo un escaño hasta 1993.

De 1993 a 1995, Veil fue ministra de Asuntos Sociales y Salud en el gobierno conservador de Edouard Balladur, bajo la presidencia de François Mitterrand.

Partidaria del sí en el referéndum de 2005 sobre la Constitución europea, escribió en 2007 una exitosa autobiografía, “Una vida”. En ella, esta mujer franca y con carácter cuenta su destino de superviviente de los campos de exterminio, su ateísmo y su feminismo.

En 2008, Simone Veil fue elegida a la Academia Francesa y en 2012 recibió la Gran Cruz de la Legión de Honor, la más alta distinción honorífica francesa.

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          Criticism of Anti-Semitism Special Envoy Vacancy Rings Hollow   

In 2004, Congress established the position of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The Special Envoy is tasked with developing and implementing policies and projects to support efforts to combat anti-Semitism. The envoy is also charged with compiling data on global antisemitism and incorporating his or her findings into the State Department's annual reports on Human Rights Practices and International Religious Freedom. The creation of this unique position was motivated partly by a desire by congressional officials to thwart anti-Israel de-legitimization efforts advanced by cacophony of Islamists and other pernicious elements. The Special Envoy position currently remains vacant.

On June 9, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave testimony before the foreign operations subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. Secretary Tillerson was asked by Rep. Grace Meng, (D-NY) to provide a timeline for a new appointee. Tillerson was non-committal and suggested that the appointment of a Special Envoy was unnecessary and might actually be counter-productive. He argued that by having a Special Envoy, emissaries responsible for implementing U.S. policy might actually decide to forgo their responsibilities in misplaced reliance on the Special Envoy. A more effective approach, Tillerson argued, would be to channel efforts to combat antisemitism “through the delivery on mission at every level at every country.”

Needless to say, Tillerson’s response sparked outrage. Lawmakers noted that since the position was established by congressional legislation, it cannot be terminated by unilateral executive action. The committee’s ranking Democratic member Rep. Nita Lowey, (D-NY) blasted Tillerson. In an email to the JTA, she termed Tillerson’s position as “outrageous and offensive” particularly in light of the fact that “hate crimes against Jews continue to rise in the United States and around the world,” and urged the Secretary to “fill the Special Envoy position immediately.”

Tillerson’s position drew criticism from other quarters as well. At a recent briefing hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, two former Special Envoys who occupied the post during Obama’s tenure argued that the Trump administration has a responsibility to fill the vacancy.

Hannah Rosenthal, who held the position from 2009 to 2012 stated that the administration’s failure to fill the position would be a “a huge step backward and a huge opportunity missed.” That sentiment was echoed by Ira Forman who served as Special Envoy during Obama’s second term. 

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, whose organization spends more time defending the likes of Linda Sarsour and the rights of Syrian migrants than it does on combatting antisemitism, piled on and criticized Tillerson for being “opaque about his motives and inexplicably [kicking] the can down the road.”

Without passing judgement on Tillerson’s motives and the veracity of his argument, it is safe to assume that some of the Trump administration’s shrillest critics on this issue possess less than pure motives. The ADL under the stewardship of Jonathan Greenblatt has morphed into an organization that has completely forgotten and neglected its primary mission, which is to combat antisemitism and xenophobia. Instead, Greenblatt has chosen to become an advocate for Linda Sarsour, a rancid anti-Semite of the first order who advocates for the destruction of Israel and wishes she could rip out the vaginas of women with whom she disagrees. The ADL has also devoted substantial resources advocating for Muslim migration rights without ever considering that most of these migrants hail from countries where there is a near 100 percent prevalence of Jew hatred.

We must also consider the fact that the Special Envoy is only as effective as the leadership which issued the appointment.  If the leadership is rudderless, apathetic and vacillates on the issue of antisemitism, the role of Special Envoy is substantially diminished and may actually cause harm. This was certainly the case with the Obama administration.

Obama may be the darling of the Left but his record on combatting antisemitism was abysmal. During his tenure, there was an explosion of anti-Semitic incidents at universities and college campuses across the United States (and Europe as well for that matter). Many of these incidents were inspired by campus hate groups like Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association. According to the Watchdog group AMCHA, which monitors antisemitism at institutions of higher learning, anti-Semitic incidents were eight times more likely to occur at universities where the SJP and MSA maintained an active presence. Yet Obama remained tone deaf to this deleterious phenomena.

And who among us can forget Obama’s flippant and now infamous characterization of the Hyper Cacher terrorist attack that claimed the lives of four French Jews, as a “random” attack on a “bunch of folks in a deli.” We were then forced to watch as his stooges at the State Department and the White House – Jen Psaki and Josh Earnest – tried their best, through painful contortions, to defend the indefensible. It was a low point among many low points during the Obama administration. Just imagine for a moment if this shameful incident had unfolded during a Trump term.

Moreover, Obama’s first Special Envoy, Hannah Rosenthal, was an unmitigated disaster. She was a shill for the rabidly anti-Israel J-Street lobbying organization. Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, a prominent Democrat with liberal bonafides, characterized J Street as “the most damaging organization in American history against Israel.” He also noted that “[J Street] will go down in history as one of the most virulent, anti-Israel organizations in the history of Zionism and Judaism.”

In 2009, Rosenthal criticized Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, for turning down an invitation to speak at J Street. That criticism provoked outrage from major Jewish groups who viewed Rosenthal’s criticism of the ambassador as “inappropriate.” They noted further that her unwarranted outburst “could threaten to limit her effectiveness in the area for which she is actually responsible.” Behind closed doors, criticism of Rosenthal was even more vociferous. Prominent columnist, editor, and researcher Shmuel Rosner referred to her as a “burden,”  “a problematic pick,” “an unwelcome distraction,” and “definitely not smart.” Rosner was being kind.

That Obama would pick such an odious person to fill such a sensitive and important position is not surprising given that fact that most of his advisers and appointees subscribed to J Street’s views, which are well to the left of Israel’s leftist Labor Party. Some like Robert Malley were Hamas apologists.  

In fairness, Obama’s second pick for Special Envoy, Ira Forman, was infinitely better than his predecessor but his efforts were undermined by an administration that was at best, apathetic when it came to antisemitism and at worst, stoked its flames. Such was the case when, in its twilight weeks in office, the Obama administration, with the assistance of despotic nations like Venezuela and Malaysia, perfidiously orchestrated one of the most anti-Semitic resolutions ever passed by the United Nations Security Council.

Whether the argument posited by Tillerson has merit, two unwavering facts remain indisputable. Under shameful influence of a large Muslim bloc, the United Nations is arguably one of the world’s greatest purveyors of anti-Semitism. And during his six months in office, Donald Trump through his UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, has successfully done more to combat anti-Semitism in this malevolent forum than Obama did in eight years. Well-meaning critics (and I specifically exclude the likes of Jonathan Greenblatt and his ilk from this category) should bear this in mind before pointing accusatory fingers at the administration.   


          Why the Jews Are Losing the War on College Campuses   

Reprinted from the Times of Israel

According to a recent study conducted by the “Brand Israel Group,” support for Israel among Jewish college students has dropped 27% in the last 6 years. This mirrors a smaller but still significant drop in support among Americans generally, from 76% to 62%. According to Fern Oppenheim, the founder of the Brand Israel Group that conducted the survey, the source of this drop is the perceived lack of shared values between college students and the Jewish state. The same study found that 1 in 3 Jewish students reported anti-Semitic incidents on their campuses. Of these, 59% said that the incidents were related to anti-Israel attitudes. To explain this, Oppenheim blamed a political “atmosphere” on campus that divides the world into oppressor groups and victims, Israel being a symbol of the former.

“We are allowing Israel to be defined by its detractors,” Oppenheim warned, which is unfortunately true. But her proposed remedy to step up efforts to brand Israel as not only a tolerant society but, in fact, the helper of victims, even of its enemies is flawed. To support her strategy, Oppenheim offers the case of Ismail Haniyeh, a leader of Hamas, the terrorist organization sworn to destroy Israel and exterminate its Jews. Oppenheim observes that Haniyeh sent his ill granddaughter to Israel to receive medical treatment because he knew “Israel is too decent to turn her away,” and says: “People need to know this.”

Perhaps they do. But this is clearly not the solution to the problem. If it were, Ismail Haniyeh would have left Hamas and joined Israel’s supporters. Re-branding Israel alone is not the answer to a propaganda war, based on genocidal lies, whose goal is Israel’s destruction. The only viable solution is to do what Jewish organizations have so far refused to do: brand the American supporters of Hamas and the campus promoters of its lies as terrorist enablers and allies.

The strategy of merely promoting Israel’s good deeds, while pretending that Hamas’s American supporters are merely misinformed, is failing for a simple reason: If you are accused of stealing other people’s land, imprisoning them in Gaza-size ghettos, and segregating them by race, the fact that you are sending humanitarian missions to Haiti and other needy cases or providing medical care to your mortal enemies is not going to exculpate you in the eyes of people who have been seduced by Palestinian lies. In their eyes, you are still the oppressor and these good deeds are merely efforts to obscure that evil fact. That is why lesbian leftists at the “Dyke March” in Chicago banned rainbow flags with the Jewish star – even though Israel is the only country in the Middle East where a gay pride parade can be held. They see Israel’s acceptance of gays as “pinkwashing” – a fig leaf provided by one victim group to cover up its crimes against another. The left even has a term for this: “intersectionality.”

The only way to counter such malicious attacks is to brand the campus allies of Hamas for what they are: supporters of genocidal lies and a terrorist war to obliterate the state of Israel and kill its Jews. These American allies of Hamas terrorism include Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Students Association, Jewish Voice for Peace, and assorted leftwing groups who support them.

Students for Justice in Palestine, the leader of this anti-Israel, pro-Hamas coalition was founded in 2001 by Hatem Bazian, a Fatah activist at the time. He created it as an ancillary support for the suicide bombing Second Intifada, launched in that year. The chief funder of SJP and orchestrator of its campaigns is a well-established Hamas front, American Muslims for Palestine. Hatem Bazian is the chairman of the AMP board. Since Hamas is a terrorist organization, Students for Justice in Palestine and its campus coalition are clearly instruments of its terrorist campaigns. They do not themselves plant bombs but they support the terrorists who do and spread their political propaganda, much the way the Irish political party Sinn Fein was a working partner of the terrorist Irish Republican Army.

Stigmatizing the campus supporters of terrorists would effectively neutralize the attacks on Israel. It would provide the basis for a campaign to pressure American universities to withdraw their recognition and funding from these groups. It would discredit the lies that fuel their campus campaigns and inspire the anti-Semitic attacks that have reached epidemic proportions.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center has conducted campaigns that employ this branding principle for ten years at over 100 campuses. But ours has been a lonely voice. At virtually every campus where we have organized events, our efforts have been undermined by Hillel and Students for Israel groups who smear us as “Islamophobic” and “racist,” though we are neither, and who come to the defense of Students for Justice in Palestine as though they were victims and not aggressors. In other words, these Jewish groups prefer to join hands with an organization supporting a genocidal war against Jews, in condemning (in my case) a Jew who doesn’t mince words in opposing our enemies. If Hillel and groups that care about Israel’s survival would instead turn their guns around and brand Israel’s enemies for what they are, the tide of anti-Semitic hatred on campus would begin to reverse itself, and support for the Jewish state would surely grow.


          This time, the xenophobic demagogue loses   
Counting ballots in Nyons, in the South of France, during the recent French presidential election. Photo by Patricia Fieldsteel BY PATRICIA FIELDSTEEL | NYONS, FRANCE: On May 7, France redeemed itself, not only in the eyes of the world, but also in its own self-image. My compatriots chose to reject a racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, reactionary read more here »
          Apple-Marketing-Chef spricht über ARKit, AR-Headset, Siri-Stimmen und „maschinelles Lernen“   
Apples Produkt-Marketing-Chef Greg Joswiak zeigt sich in einem Interview beeindruckt von der Geschwindigkeit, mit der Entwickler Apples ARKit angenommen haben. Außerdem spricht Joz über Siri und Apples Pläne für maschinelles Lernen.

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          Bildungszeitgesetz - Positive Bilanz   

Bildungszeitgesetz - Positive Bilanz
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          Kommentar zu Rassismusprobleme in der ARD: Verordnete „political correctness“ statt aufgeklärte Weltanschauung von Ammon   
Danke für den Artikel. Ja, im Grunde bekämpfen sie ihren eigenen Rassismus genau wie die Antideutschen ihren eigenen Antisemitismus. Bei einigen Kommentatoren hier denke ich allerdings an Perlen vor die Säue.
          Apple Mac mini Haswell i5 Dual Desktop for $298 + pickup at Fry's   
For in-store pickup only, and with stock varying by location, Fry's Electronics offers the Apple Mac mini Intel Haswell Core i5 1.4GHz Desktop for $298. That's $102 under our March mention and the lowest price we've seen for a new or refurbished unit. (It's the best deal now by $161.) It features an Intel Core i5-4260U 1.4GHz Haswell ULT dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).
          How Did The Canon Happen?   
How exactly did this canon that we now know as our Bible come to be? This is a contentious issue that neither the left or right theological sides are able to agree upon (less than surprisingly). This post is going to be a bit on the longer side, but I think it's an interesting one, and a topic I absolutely adore. Here is a time line I "stole" from Columbia University, that I consider to be pretty reliable.




"DEVELOPMENT OF THE BIBLICAL CANON

adapted from materials of Professor Paul Hahn of the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas

Development of the Old Testament Canon


1000-50 BC:
The Old Testament (hereafter "OT") books are written.
C. 200 BC:
Rabbis translate the OT from Hebrew to Greek, a translation called the "Septuagint" (abbreviation: "LXX"). The LXX ultimately includes 46 books.
AD 30-100:
Christians use the LXX as their scriptures. This upsets the Jews.
C. AD 100:
So Jewish rabbis meet at the Council of Jamniah and decide to include in their canon only 39 books, since only these can be found in Hebrew.
C. AD 400:
Jerome translates the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (called the "Vulgate"). He knows that the Jews have only 39 books, and he wants to limit the OT to these; the 7 he would leave out (Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach [or "Ecclesiasticus"], and Baruch--he calls "apocrypha," that is, "hidden books." But Pope Damasus wants all 46 traditionally-used books included in the OT, so the Vulgate has 46.
AD 1536:
Luther translates the Bible from Hebrew and Greek to German. He assumes that, since Jews wrote the Old Testament, theirs is the correct canon; he puts the extra 7 books in an appendix that he calls the "Apocrypha."
AD 1546:
The Catholic Council of Trent reaffirms the canonicity of all 46 books.

Development of the New Testament Canon

C. AD 51-125:
The New Testament books are written, but during this same period other early Christian writings are produced--for example, the Didache (c. AD 70), 1 Clement (c. 96), the Epistle of Barnabas (c. 100), and the 7 letters of Ignatius of Antioch (c. 110).
C. AD 140:
Marcion, a businessman in Rome, teaches that there were two Gods: Yahweh, the cruel God of the OT, and Abba, the kind father of the NT. So Marcion eliminates the Old Testament as scriptures and, since he is anti-Semitic, keeps from the NT only 10 letters of Paul and 2/3 of Luke's gospel (he deletes references to Jesus' Jewishness). Marcion's "New Testament"--the first to be compiled--forces the mainstream Church to decide on a core canon: the four gospels and letters of Paul.
C. AD 200:
But the periphery of the canon is not yet determined. According to one list, compiled at Rome c. AD 200 (the Muratorian Canon), the NT consists of the 4 gospels; Acts; 13 letters of Paul (Hebrews is not included); 3 of the 7 General Epistles (1-2 John and Jude); and also the Apocalypse of Peter.
AD 367:
The earliest extant list of the books of the NT, in exactly the number and order in which we presently have them, is written by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, in his Easter letter of 367. [Note: this is well after the Constantine's Edict of Toleration in 313 A.D.]
AD 904:
Pope Damasus, in a letter to a French bishop, lists the New Testament books in their present number and order.
AD 1442:
At the Council of Florence, the entire Church recognizes the 27 books, though does not declare them unalterable.
AD 1536:
In his translation of the Bible from Greek into German, Luther removes 4 NT books (Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelations) from their normal order and places them at the end, stating that they are less than canonical.
AD 1546:
At the Council of Trent, the Catholic Church reaffirms once and for all the full list of 27 books as traditionally accepted."
 Source: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/a/canon.html  (Obviously, I don't own the rights to anything from Columbia University, I just thought it would be nice to provide a more tangible time line for people to view. All rights belong to their respective owner.)
Another time line for the New (or Second) Testament is provided by the Professor Dale B. Martin of Yale University. I've gone through his video series on the New Testament, and if you have the time, I would highly recommend it. If not, simply watching his lecture #2 "From Stories to Canon" would suffice. I won't paste this whole thing, but I will provide a link (it's a PDF format) to his note outline for the session which covers a much briefer, but more in-depth look at the early church and the canon. Here is a link to the session you can listen to, or even watch in a flash video.

Another important happening in the "early" church's history was the Council of Carthage (took place over multiple centuries, actually, through various synods or meetings). This essentially established a canon very similar to what he have in the modern day by solidifying what Athanasius (the Bishop of the church of Alexandria) had written to be scripture in 367. A more precise list of what was established at this council is:
  • The Council of Carthage, called the third by Denzinger,[4] on 28 August 397 issued a canon of the Bible quoted as, "Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua son of Nun, Judges, Ruth, 4 books of Kingdoms, 2 books of Chronicles, Job, the Davidic Psalter, 5 books of Solomon, 12 books of Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Tobias, Judith, Esther, 2 books of Ezra, 2 books of Maccabees, and in the New Testament: 4 books of Gospels, 1 book of Acts of the Apostles, 13 letters of the Apostle Paul, 1 letter of his to the Hebrews, 2 of Peter, 3 of John, 1 of James, 1 of Jude, and one book of the Apocalypse of John."
Okay, okay, the information I've provided above has all been of the historical-critical tradition, and isn't typically what you would hear in church or consider "orthodox." To be completely fair to every perspective of the history of the Bible (Biblical canon), I'll provide a time line that is more orthodox. Here is the website for this, and I'll paste an excerpt for use here. As always, the rights of this information are the sole property of its owner(s). Legal blah, blah, blah.

"The New Testament

Autographs

45- 95 A.D. The New Testament was written in Greek. The Pauline Epistles, the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Luke, and the book of Acts are all dated from 45-63 A.D. The Gospel of John and the Revelation may have been written as late as 95 A.D.

Manuscripts

There are over 5,600 early Greek Manuscripts of the New Testament that are still in existence. The oldest manuscripts were written on papyrus and the later manuscripts were written on leather called parchment.
  • 125 A.D. The New Testament manuscript which dates most closely to the original autograph was copied around 125 A.D, within 35 years of the original. It is designated "p 52" and contains a small portion of John 18. (The "p" stands for papyrus.)
  • 200 A.D. Bodmer p 66 a papyrus manuscript which contains a large part of the Gospel of John.
  • 200 A.D. Chester Beatty Biblical papyrus p 46 contains the Pauline Epistles and Hebrews.
  • 225 A.D. Bodmer Papyrus p 75 contains the Gospels of Luke and John.
  • 250-300 A.D. Chester Beatty Biblical papyrus p 45 contains portions of the four Gospels and Acts.
  • 350 A.D. Codex Sinaiticus contains the entire New Testament and almost the entire Old Testament in Greek. It was discovered by a German scholar Tisendorf in 1856 at an Orthodox monastery at Mt. Sinai.
  • 350 A.D. Codex Vaticanus: {B} is an almost complete New Testament. It was cataloged as being in the Vatican Library since 1475."
What I've provided is just a very brief excerpt from the website as I don't really want to "overload" my post with way too much information. Like in everything religious, everywhere you go, you're going to find a different opinion. Wrapping up this post, I think there are just a few things you need to know.
  • Canon -- a standard of measuring. In this case of a Biblical canon, this is the "standard" of the Bible, or the books that are included.
  • Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate are two common Bible translations that are historically quite important.
  • The Apocrypha is the group of books that are rejected by the Protestant and Jewish canon, but accepted in the Roman Catholic Canon (excepted as deuterocanonical [second canon] books).
  • And The Council of Carthage which establishes "finally" a canon that resembles something we are more familiar with.
  •  The Council of Trent re-establishes the authority of the apocryphal (deuterocanonical) books.
  • The history of the Bible and the various canons it has developed from is far from a well-paved, easy to travel road. Though what each church now holds as sacred is unlikely to change, there are variations in everyone's Bible depending on where they live.
For those of you who are curious, here is a link to a wiki about the various Biblical canons and the books included in them. Yeah, yeah, I know that wikipedia is "less than reliable," but I think this table is something difficult to find elsewhere, and is really interesting.

P.S. Many thanks to Paul. I've updated the post with a bit more information!
          ECCE oder: Die Welt ist schön, wenn man dumm ist   

Seit vielen Jahren schon bekomme ich keine ECCE-Newsletter oder deren Pressemitteilungen mehr, aber es gibt nette Menschen, die mir beides immer weiterleiten und so kam ich in den Genuss, den „ECCE-Newsletter Juni 2017“ zu lesen. Eine Meldung erregte mein Interesse: „Das ist ja toll“, dachte ich mir im ersten Moment. Im zweiten dachte ich mir […]


Der Beitrag ECCE oder: Die Welt ist schön, wenn man dumm ist von Stefan Laurin erschien heute auf Ruhrbarone


          美國【約塞米蒂國家公園】火瀑布   
美國【約塞米蒂國家公園】火瀑布       約塞米蒂國家公園 Yosemite National Park 位於美國加利福尼亞州中部。 酋長岩的馬尾瀑布 Horstail Fall是國家公園內最罕見的景觀之一; 從埃爾卡皮坦山El Capitan(內華達山脈的一支)陡峭的花崗岩崖面, 傾瀉而下的融雪,呈現出火山岩漿般的熾熱色彩, 人們便冠以約塞米蒂《火瀑布》的稱號。   馬尾瀑布,也是世界上最高的自由落體瀑布之一。 流水撞擊花崗岩時的落差達到 1,500英尺,而後又下落500英尺。   《火瀑布》特定角度的陽光照射在瀑布上所形成的光學效果。      也就是,夕陽落在瀑布上所呈現的自然景觀。   1973年,由已故攝影師加倫羅威爾首次拍到《火瀑布》的彩色照片。     此景觀只在每年二月份的末兩週內,有一定的幾率才能看見。 關鍵在於《火瀑布》的出現需要滿足幾個條件。 包括~天文學、物理學、幾合學。   【瀑布形成】酋長岩東部上的山峰融雪為水源;       一般在每年的十二月、一月融化,       至二月底時,馬尾瀑布很可能已經水盡瀑亡。       冬季和春季的降雪及降雨量需充足。   【太陽角度】考慮到地球軌道相對於太陽的位置;       西南地平線必需非常晴朗,       太陽的位置必須正好將光芒覆蓋在馬尾瀑布上。       合適的太陽角度只出現在每年一、二月晴天的傍晚。       找尋最低的光照角度,此時的陽光能夠為馬尾瀑布       渲染成彩虹色、金黃或琥珀色。       2月也是一年之中,暴風雲較為頻繁的月份。   【拍攝時間】每年二月份末2週;2月24日看見《火瀑布》最後一天;       黃昏前後出現,持續約2分鐘。       二週後消失。   【合適地點】埃爾卡皮坦山El Capitan東部的主路,       為最佳觀賞地點。    
          Sniper Ghost Warrior 3: War laut Entwickler zu ambitioniert für das Team   
City Interactives CEO Marek Tymiñski zeigt sich in einer von PCGamer.com zusammengefassten Pressemitteilung erstaunlich selbstkritisch: Die Größenordnung des hauseigenen Scharfschützen-Shooters Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 sei insgesamt zu überambitioniert für das Team gewesen. Es sei ein Fehler gewesen, gegen andere üppig ausgestattete Triple-A-Titel antreten zu wollen. Vor allem die Umsetzung als offene Welt habe zu viel Zeit und Arbeitsaufwand verschlungen.

Im Laufe der Entwicklung wurde das Spiel bekanntlich zwei mal verschoben, bis es schließlich am 25. April für PC, PlayStation 4 und Xbox One erschien. Die talentierten Teammitglieder hätten allerdings viel vom Prozess gelernt, was dabei geholfen habe, das Studio zu formen, so Tymiñski:

"Als wir die Entwicklung von SGW3 begannen, haben wir uns für eine relativ große Größenordnung des Spiels mit seiner offenen Welt entschieden, was, wie wir jetzt feststellen, einfach zu ambitioniert war - im Vergleich zu dem, was wir in einer realistischen Zeitplanung hätten abliefern können. Wir haben uns einfach verrechnet, was die Größe unseres Teams und den ursprünglich vorgegebenen Zeitplan angeht. Indem wir das Spiel in der AAA-Kategorie positioniert haben, hat uns das von dem abgehalten, was wir eigentlich auf großartige Weise hätten umsetzen können. Stattdessen haben wir zu viel Zeit mit der Anstrengung verbracht, zum Produktionswert und den Features anderer AAA-Titel aufzuschließen. Das war ein großer Fehler."

Man habe daraus allerdings eine wichtige Lektion gelernt und fokussiere sich momentan stattdessen auf einen Shooter, der zwar Tiefe besitzen soll, allerdings "ohne die Fallstricke eines großen Open-World-Settings". Zudem arbeitet City Interactive an einer Fortsetzung zu Deck 13s Action-Rollenspiel Lords of the Fallen. Des Weiteren soll auch Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 weiter unterstützt werden - über zu wenig Arbeit dürften sich die Angestellten des Softwarehauses also auch in Zukunft nicht beklagen. Der Großteil der Teams ist nach wie vor an mehreren polnischen Standorten ansässig, aber auch in anderen Ländern wie England oder den USA besitzt das Unternehmen Mitarbeiter.

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          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.


          Sign of the Times? Iran Uses Star of David as Target for Missile Practice   

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon revealed new information to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday about Iran's ballistic missile program and the country's intention to harm Israel.

In a document distributed to the Council members, Danon provided new satellite imagery from last November, showing the Iranian military using the Star of David as the intended target of the Qiam, a medium-range MTCR category one ballistic missile. The Star of David was painted in white on the ground as the target, and a crater from the impact of the missile is visible next to the Jewish symbol.

Furthermore, the launch was in direct violation of Security Council Resolution 2231.

"This use of the Star of David as target practice is hateful and unacceptable," Danon stated in a letter to the council. "The missile launch is not only a direct violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231, but is also a clear evidence of Iran's continued intention to harm the State of Israel."

Last month, the Iranians fired ballistic missiles at targets in Syria and then released statements threatening Israel, the Israeli mission to the U.N. recalled, saying it was a continuation of a series of ballistic missile tests conducted by the Iranians since 2015 in defiance of the Security Council resolution.

"The targeting of a sacred symbol of Judaism is abhorrent," Danon asserted regarding the blatant display of violent anti-Semitism. "It is the Iranians who prop up the Assad regime as hundreds of thousands are killed, finance the terrorists of Hezbollah as they threaten the citizens of Israel and support extremists and tyrants throughout the Middle East and around the world. I call on the Security Council to respond decisively to these Iranian violations and provocations." {eoa}

This article originally appeared at unitedwithisrael.org.


          AŞPA-da Kəlbəcər girovları ilə bağlı məsələ qaldırıldı   
AŞPA-da Kəlbəcər girovları ilə bağlı məsələ qaldırıldı

Millət vəkili Qənirə Paşayeva Avropa Şurasının Parlament Assambleyasının (AŞPA) sessiyasında çıxış edib.

Karabakhmedia.az xəbər verir ki, AŞPA-da "Azad müzakirələr” zamanı çıxış edən millət vəkili Q.Paşayeva Dilqəm Əsgərov və Şahbaz Quliyevin hələ də girovluqdan azad edilməməsi məsələsinə xüsusi diqqət ayırıb və AŞPA-nı onların azad olunması istiqamətində səylərini artırmağa çağırıb: "Çıxışıma Avropa Şurasının Baş Katibi cənab Yaqlanda azərbaycanlı girovlar Dilqəm Əsgərov və Şahbaz Quliyevin azad edilməsi istiqamətində verdiyi açıqlamalara görə təşəkkür edərək başlamaq istəyirəm. Amma təəssüf ki, Azərbaycan dövlətinin səylərinə, çalışmalarına, cənab Yaqlandın açıqlamalarına baxmayaraq Dilqəm Əsgərov və Şahbaz Quliyevin azadlığa buraxılması istiqamətində hələ ki, heç bir müsbət irəliləyiş yoxdur. Ermənistan dövləti Azərbaycanlı Dilqəm Əsgərov və Şahbaz Quliyevi girov tutmaqda davam edir.

Onlara zülm edilir, əziyyət verilir və sağlıq vəziyyətləri çox ağırdır. Bu insanların heç bir suçu yoxdur. Onlar sadəcə köçkün düşdükləri evlərini, atalarının, ailə üzvlərinin, yaxınlarının məzarlarını ziyarətə gediblər. Amma Ermənistan dövləti aylardır ki bu insanlara zülm edir. Dilqəm Əsgərov və Şahbaz Quliyevin ailəsi və yaxınları onların qısa zamanda azad edilməsi üçün Avropa Şurasından bu istiqamətdə daha böyük səylər gözləyirlər. Mən Azərbaycan dövlətinin təmsilçisi olaraq sizləri, Assambleyamızı bu insanlıqdan kənar, qeyri-qanunu əməllərinə son verməsi üçün Ermənistan dövlətinə, hökumətinə ciddi etiraz etməyə, Dilqəm Əsgərov və Şahbaz Quliyevin azad olunması üçün Ermənistana təzyiq göstərməyə çağırıram. Biz AŞPA-dan bu girovların azad olunması üçün ciddi dəstək gözləyirik. Dəyərli dostlar, Ermənistan AŞPA-nın qəbul etdiyi və Ermənistanı işğal etdiyi Azərbaycan torpaqlarını azad etməyə çağıran 1416 saylı qətnamənin həyata keçirilməsi istiqamətində heç bir addım atmır. Bu qətnamənin qəbul edildiyi zamandan bu günə rəsmi İrəvan onun yerinə yetirilməsi istiqamətində bir addım belə atmayıb. Ermənistan bir neçə ay əvvəl Sərsəng su anbarı ətrafında müzakirələr zamanı qəbul edilən qətnamənin həyata keçirilməsi istiqamətində də heç bir addım atmır. AŞPA-da alınan bu qərarların həyata keçirilməməsi və Ermənistan tərəfindən onlara məhəl qoyulmaması bölgədəki gərginliyi daha da artırır. Bölgədəki gərginliyin azalması üçün AŞPA-nın qəbul etdiyi qərarların həyata keçirilməsi istiqamətində Ermənistana təqyiq göstərməsi lazımdır.

Dəyərli həmkarlar, Ermənistanın işğal etdiyi Azərbaycan torpaqlarından çəkilməsini tələb edən 1416 saylı qətnamə bu Assambleyada qəbul olunmadımı? Qərarı sizlər vermədinizmi? Almış olduğunuz 1416 saylı qərar nə üçün həyata keçirilmir? Sizlər Ermənistandan bu qərarların həyata keçirilməsini qələb etməlisiniz. Aldığınız qərarlara məhəl qoymurlarsa təzyiq göstərməlisiniz. AŞPA nə üçün Azərbaycan torpaqlarının 20 faizini 25 ildir işğal altında saxlayan, AŞPA-nın işğal edilmiş torpaqlardan çəkilməsinə dair qətnamələrini əməl etməyən Ermənistanın buradakı nümayəndə heyətinin "səs vermə haqqının alınması” ilə bağlı məsələni müzakirə edib, qərar qəbul etmir? 25 ildir öz evlərinə dönə bilməyən 1 milyon azərbaycanlı qaçqın və məcburi köçkün sizdən sadəcə aldığınız qərarların, qəbul etdiyiniz qətnamələrin həyata keçirilməsi üçün Ermənistan təzyiq göstərmənizi gözləyir, size buna çağırır və bu istiqamətdə qısa zamanda ciddi addımlar atmağa çağırır”.

Onun sözlərinə görə, Avropa Şurasının sərhədləri yaxınlığında artan gərginliklər, müharibə və münaqişə ocaqları bizi çox ciddi narahat etməlidir:

"Assambleyamız mədəniyyətlər, dinlərarası müstəvidə gərginliklərin surətlə artmasından ciddi narahat olmalı, bu gərginliklərin gələcəkdə böyük faciələrə səbəb ola biləcəyini, Avropanın və bütün dünyanın gələcəyi üçün böyük təhlükələr yaradacağını heç bir zaman unutmamalıdır. Bunun qarşısını almağın yolu isə ikili standartlara yol vermədən birlikdə daha çox çalışmaqdır. Mədəniyyətlər, sivilizasiyalar, dinlərarası dialoqun, multukulturalizmin genişlənməsi mövzusu Assambleyamızın daha çox və məncə, daim gündəmində olmalıdır. Biz mədəniyyətlər və sivilizasiyalararası dialoqa böyük önəm verməliyik və bu istiqamətdə uğurlar qazanan ölkələrin modellərinin bütün Avropa və dünyada daha geniş yayılmasına çalışmalıyıq. Məlumat vermək istəyirəm ki, hər zaman bu məsələyə böyük önəm vermiş ölkəm Azərbaycanda ötən il Multukulturalizm İli elan edilmiş və bir sıra ölkədaxili tədbirlərlə yanaşı il ərzində beynəlxalq aləmin diqqətini bu mövzuya daha çox çəkmək üçün beynəlxalq səviyyəli konfrans, forum və tədbirlər keçirilmişdir. 2017-ci il boyunca da ölkəmizdə bu istiqamətdə çox sayda yerli və beynəlxalq təşdbirlər keçirilmiş, bütün beynəlxalq təşkilatların iştirakı ilə Azərbaycanda bu mövzu diqqət mərkəzində olmuş və Azərbaycanın nu istiqamətdə dünyada örnək ölkələrdən biri olduğu xüsusi vurğulanmışdır.

Müasir dünyada tolerantlıq və multikulturalizmə heç bir alternativ yoxdur. O səbədən də Avropa Şurasına üzv ölkələrdə bu məsələ daim nəzarət altında saxlanılmalıdır. Harada baş verməsindən asılı olmayaraq, mənfi meyillərin qarşısının alınması istiqamətində, iqçiliyə qarşı mübarizədə ümumi səylərimizi gücləndirməliyik. Bütün üzv ölkələrdə multukulturalizmin önəmi ilə bağlı daha çox işlərin görülməsinə və Assambleyamızda tez-tez bu istiqamətdə müzakirələrə böyük ehtiyac var. Avropada İslamafobiyanın, Anrisemitizmin artması hamımızı ciddi narahat etməlidir və buna qarşı AŞPA daha çox çalışmalar həyata keçirməli, birlikdə mübarizəmizi gücləndirməliyik”.

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          Subdecay Vitruvian Mod   

Subdecay Vitruvian Mod

Ring modulation is one of the most polarizing effects. The effect itself has been manufactured since the early ‘70s, and since then, people have tried to integrate it into pedal rigs, to the chagrin or delight of bandmates. Black Sabbath used one, they say. Devo used one, others say. It’s hard to make them fit, but when you’re Tony Iommi or Mark Mothersbaugh, you can do that.

Enter: the Vitruvian Mod, from Subdecay. This compact, full-featured ring mod pushes the effect into usability, using a unique tracking feature that streamlines the process. Normally, a ring mod is bound to a “carrier signal.” In plain English, the carrier is a fixed frequency that interacts with your instrument. Because the frequency is fixed, it makes the majority of notes played off-key and bizarre, hence the difficulty of musical integration.

The Tracking control fixes that, using the same technology found in pitch shifting pedals to match the carrier to your instrument in real time, creating a lush, musical ring mod that plays with you rather than against you. This can be set to Hi, Lo, or off, the latter of which acts like a standard ring mod, for those of you into that.

The Vitruvian Mod also offers seven flavors of ring modulator with a handy rotary knob, as well as a Fine Tune knob for adjusting the carrier up to three semitones in either direction, and an Entropy switch that goes between Order and Chaos. Order mode has seven steps tuned specifically for guitar, while Choa mode gives the carrier an eight-octave range.

Just like all Subdecay pedals, the Vitruvian Mod is designed and built right here in Oregon by a team of mad scientists hell-bent on mass ring modulation.

Subdecay Vitruvian Mod features:

  • Updated ring mod and tracking engine
  • Ring mod uses tracking to keep the carrier in tune at all times (if you want)
  • Entropy switch controls the range of the carrier
  • Seven carrier voices available
  • Made in USA
  • Standard 9v center-negative power operation (adapter not included)
$199.00

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          Etappensieg: Real gibt auf, die Post muss nachziehen!   

Erfolg! Real beugt sich dem Druck, den wir gemeinsam mit Verbraucher.innen aufgebaut haben und gibt den Versuch mit Gesichtserkennung von Kund.innen auf. Jetzt muss die Post AG nachziehen.

„real,- hat heute entschieden, diesen Test mit sofortiger Wirkung zu beenden. Hintergrund dieser Entscheidung ist die in den vergangenen Tagen öffentlich geführte Diskussion, die den Eindruck erweckte, in real,- Märkten würden im Kassenbereich ohne Wissen der Kunden Daten erhoben. (…) Der Kundennutzen vom Einsatz technologischer Weiterentwicklungen muss jederzeit für Kunden nachvollziehbar sein. Das war im vorliegenden Fall nicht gewährleistet.“ Pressemitteilung von Real (27.06.2017): Ende des Echion-Tests zur Blickkontakterfassung

Digitalcourage kämpft unabhängig gegen Überwachung und braucht eure Unterstützung: Aktionen wie diese mit einer Spende unterstützen oder Digitalcourage-Fördermitglied werden!

Keine Gesichts-Analyse – Wir feiern!

Ehrlich: Wir feiern! Unsere Medienarbeit und Strafanzeige waren erfolgreich. Denn es ist leider nicht selbstverständlich, dass Unternehmen die Bedürfnisse von Verbraucher.innen ernst nehmen (außer solche, mit denen man Umsatz machen kann).

„Ich gehe davon aus, dass die Rechtsabteilung von Real unsere Strafanzeige genau angesehen und die Substanz dahinter erkannt hat. Sie haben gesehen, da ist ein Punkt, und daraufhin haben sie ihr Gesichts-Analyse-Projekt zurückgezogen. Wir haben ähnliches mit Digitalcourage schon einmal erreicht. 2004 hat Metro ihre damaligen Payback-Karten zurückgezogen, wobei Real zu Metro gehört. Nachdem wir den versteckten Chip in der Kundenkarte aufgedeckt haben, wurde auch dieser Rückzug mit fehlender Kundenakzeptanz begründet, aber das ist einfach nur PR-Taktik,“ sagt padeluun, Gründungsvorstand von Digitalcourage.

Viele Menschen haben mitgemacht

Wir waren begeistert von dem Rücklauf bei unserer Mitmach-Aktion, um die Ausspähfilialen zu finden. Innerhalb weniger Tage haben engagierte Menschen uns Filialen mit aufgerüsteten Bildschirmen von Real genannt. Viele haben uns für unsere Arbeit gelobt und erklärt, dass sie sich beim Kundenservice über die Nutzung von Überwachungssensorik beschwert haben. Das ist einfach toll – so funktioniert Digitalcourage!

Deshalb begrüßen wir die Entscheidung von Real, den Versuch zu beenden und von der Aufrüstung mit Kameras mit Gesichtserkennungssoftware abzurücken. Aber war da nicht noch was?

Jetzt muss auch die Post ihre Gesichts-Analyse beenden

Die Deutsche Post AG hält weiterhin an der übergriffigen Marketing-Maßnahme fest. In der Berichterstattung der letzten Wochen stand Real stark im Fokus. Auch wenn wir uns über den Teilerfolg freuen – wir lassen jetzt nicht locker. Unsere Anzeige liegt der Staatsanwaltschaft vor und der Strafantrag folgt bald. Wir meinen es Ernst: Die Post muss jetzt nachziehen und ebenfalls die Ausspähung ihrer Kund.innen beenden.

„Wie lange Bilder gespeichert werden oder nicht, ist völlig egal, denn die Analyse-Daten der Bilder bleiben und werden auch weitergeleitet,“ sagt padeluun, Gründungsvorstand von Digitalcourage.

Deshalb, an alle da draußen: Ihr seid super! Bleibt am Ball – gemeinsam können wir was bewegen!

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          Bagno Buddy   

Compañero suspendido mueble de baño, en el que las dimensiones son los maestros. muebles de baño con el lavabo especial que llama la atención debido a su tamaño y en donde la composición compacta da espacio para artículos de baño.

El baño se ofrece en el cuadro es de material laminado de Yosemite 13

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  • Top L. 150 P. 52 Sp. 2,2 cm
  • Lavabo tecnorill blanco opaco L. 60 P. 45 H. 28 cm (47,6x33,8 cm medidas tina P. 15 cm)
  • Espejo con marco de madera L. 60 P. 15 H. 80 cm
  • unidades nr 2 de pared L. 30 H. 30 P. 15 cm

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          Environmental group calls for new PolyMet review in light of plan changes   

Has PolyMet altered the deal? The AP’s Steve Karnowski reports (via the Pioneer Press): “An environmental group says the design for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has changed in significant ways that require regulators to conduct a fresh environmental review of the revisions. … WaterLegacy says changes in the mine’s tailings basin and wastewater treatment facilities, and a new disclosure of how much water would be pumped from the mine, obligate federal and state agencies to take a closer look — a move that could cause further delays in an already long process. The group was making the request in a letter Thursday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other agencies. ”

These thoughtless mother … truckers. The Star Tribune’s Tim Harlow reports: “Drivers of semitrailer trucks, over-the-road buses, delivery trucks and vehicles weighing more than 9,000 pounds have apparently missed the memo about staying out of the Lowry Hill Tunnel. … Since Sunday when the Minnesota Department of Transportation reconfigured the lanes inside the tube by putting all traffic on one side and slimmed traffic lanes to 10 feet wide, large vehicles have been banned from driving through. Yet, a few trucks an hour have passed through, said David Aeikens, a MnDOT spokesman. … On Tuesday, a truck struck overhead lighting and damaged electrical equipment, leading to a 90-minute shut down of the right lane, Aeikens said.”

Brother, canoe spare a dime? The Duluth News Tribune’s John Myers reports: “Ely's oldest operating canoe-outfitting business has been shut down by the Internal Revenue Service for nonpayment of taxes, with equipment and canoes apparently seized by the government. … An IRS notice on the door of Wilderness Outfitters notifies potential customers of the closure and warning people to stay away. … Reached by phone Wednesday morning, owner Gary Gotchnik told the News Tribune that he hoped to resolve the issue and reopen the business quickly. But it's not clear how that might happen.”

Mille Lacs is all about that bass. At least, according to Bassmaster magazine: “Minnesota’s state motto is ‘Star of the North,’ which seems appropriate seeing Bassmaster Magazine has crowned the state’s second largest lake as the best bass fishery in the nation based on the recent release of the publication’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings. Mille Lacs Lake, a 132,516-acre natural lake located 100 miles north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, soared to the No. 1 spot after months of research unveiled its unbelievable production of smallmouth bass. Mille Lacs was ranked No. 6 in the nation last year.”

In other news…

Cool Q&A with a small DC outlet: “Sen. Al Franken talks poverty in D.C. and America” [Street Sense]

Amazing how a decade flies by: “Hecker could move to halfway house as early as next week” [Star Tribune]

Losing affordable housing: “The last week in Lowry Grove: Another mobile home park shutters” [MPR]

St. Cloud liquor stores getting ready for Freedom Sunday: “Liquor businesses adapt to Sunday hours” [St. Cloud Times]

Perhaps of interest to you: “Four local podcasts led by queer folks, Indigenous women and women of color that say ‘we are here’ ” [TC Daily Planet]

Investors process B-dubs leadership change: “Will Marcato's Influence Be Bad for Buffalo Wild Wings?” [The Motley Fool]

Interesting defense: “Defendant in LeMond 'cybersquat' suit issues denial, blames ID thief” [Star Tribune]


          Bagno Bullet   

Cuarto de baño muebles refinados y modernos de bala gracias a la consola de gres especial que distingue el diseño. Elementos para muebles de gran capacidad incluyendo, unidades terrestres de una pared con puertas y muebles de pared donde puede almacenar objetos a la vista.

El baño se ofrece en el cuadro es de material laminado de Yosemite 12 y gres (neolith) musgo de hierro.

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Las mediciones moderno cuarto de baño: L. 150 P. 52 H. 200 cm

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  • Sobre la base de la planta con 1 cajón L. 50 P. 52 H. 32 cm (4 pies completo con H. 2.5 cm)
  • Consola Congreso L. 150 P. 52 H. 12 cm (80x30 cm medidas bañera de H. 10 cm)
  • nr 3 unidades de pared L. 25 P. 21 H. 117 cm
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  • Espejo con el enchufe y el interruptor L. 160 H. 90 Sp. 2,5 cm

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          From toxic prisons to sand's scarcity, good reads for the holiday weekend   

As we head into the holiday weekend it occurs to me to offer for your attention some of the better long reads I’ve enjoyed lately on environmental topics.

So here are four standouts on subjects ranging from environmental health hazards in U.S. prisons to the looming world shortage of sand, from the biodiversity in your gut to how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Monsanto a pass on studying probable links between Roundup and cancer in mice. All were freely available Wednesday and should be still.

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At the crossroads of mass incarceration and environmental injustice — the practice of burdening poorer and/or nonwhite communities with a disproportionate share of pollution — sits much of America’s prison system, whose population has grown more than sevenfold since the 1970s.

Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that prison administrators sometimes turn a blind eye to environmental conditions in and around their facilities. But the findings of a new investigation by Earth Island Journal and Truthout suggest that the health-threatening exposures are neither occasional nor unusual.

In Toxic Prisons, writers Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren and Maureen Nandini Mitra report that “at least 589 federal and state prisons are located within three miles of a Superfund cleanup site on the National Priorities List, with 134 of those prisons located within just one mile.”

Many were simply built in a hurry on sites nobody else wanted, like the medium-security prison in Pennsylvania whose proximity to a massive coal-ash dump has tainted inmates’ air and water with heavy metals and other toxins.

In Texas, arsenic contamination prompted a federal court order directing a prison to provide inmates with safe drinking water. And at prisons across California, the soil-borne fungal disease known as valley fever has been a chronic problem:

In the past decade, more than 3,500 California prisoners have become sick from valley fever and more than 50 have died from it. Though infection rates decreased significantly after 2011, to fewer than 100 cases each in 2014 and 2015, last year saw another spike with 267 prisoners infected.

In 2011, a particularly bad year, infection rates for the highest risk California state prisons were dozens of times above those in nearby communities, according to Centers for Disease Control data. Although the fungus is poorly understood, researchers suspect that out-of-town prisoners bused to the Central Valley are especially susceptible because they are not native to the region. Locals may develop some kind of immunity that shields them from the worst valley fever symptoms.

California now offers to test prisoners for immunity and to transfer vulnerable inmates to lower-risk facilities. Like most official responses noted in the article, this one was ordered by the courts. Much less has happened to safeguard the population of the SCI Fayette prison at LaBelle, Pennsylvania:

The 237-acre men’s prison began operating in 2003 on one corner of what, in the 1940s through the 1970s, was one of the largest coal preparation plants in the world, where coal from nearby mines was washed and graded. The “cleaned” coal was then shipped off to power plants and other markets, while the remaining coal refuse was dumped on and around the hilly, 1,357-acre site. By the mid-1990s, when its owners filed for bankruptcy and abandoned the site, an estimated 40 million tons of coal refuse had been dumped there. At some places the waste piled up some 150 feet.

An inmate survey conducted by a Pittsburgh prisoner advocacy group called the Abolitionist Law Center ask about their health problems and found that:

Eighty-one percent of the 75 prisoners who responded … claimed to suffer from respiratory, throat, and sinus conditions; 68 percent experienced gastrointestinal problems; 52 percent reported adverse skin conditions; and 12 percent said they were diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. The report also noted 11 of the 17 prisoners who died at SCI Fayette between 2010 and 2013 had died of cancer.

Contacted by the reporters for comment, prison officials said the facility meets OSHA-type safety standards, without providing data to back that up.

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David Owen’s gift for juxtaposing the odd little detail with the stunningly large issue, while maintaining tone of bemused fascination, are on ample display in his New Yorker piece, “The World Is Running Out of Sand.”

He begins with the logistically massive if socially trivial effort to obtain appropriate sand for internationally regulated beach-volleyball competitions, for which ordinary beach sand is rarely sufficient (too large and variable in grain size).

An event in Toronto last year required 1,360 tons of sand to be delivered in 35 semitrailer loads. But at least it came from a few hours away. Sand for the first European Games, held in Azerbaijan two years ago, was brought by sea from southern Turkey because moving it by road would have meant crossing potential combat zones in Syria and Iraq.

Elsewhere in the world, sand is moved much greater distances at much greater cost for the construction of nearly everything that uses concrete or asphalt and, with increasing frequency, to rebuild storm-ravaged coastlines and levees.

Sand covers so much of the earth’s surface that shipping it across borders—even uncontested ones—seems extreme. But sand isn’t just sand, it turns out. In the industrial world, it’s “aggregate,” a category that includes gravel, crushed stone, and various recycled materials. Natural aggregate is the world’s second most heavily exploited natural resource, after water, and for many uses the right kind is scarce or inaccessible. In 2014, the United Nations Environment Programme published a report titled “Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks,” which concluded that the mining of sand and gravel “greatly exceeds natural renewal rates” and that “the amount being mined is increasing exponentially, mainly as a result of rapid economic growth in Asia.”

Pascal Peduzzi, a Swiss scientist and the director of one of the U.N.’s environmental groups, told the BBC last May that China’s swift development had consumed more sand in the previous four years than the United States used in the past century. In India, commercially useful sand is now so scarce that markets for it are dominated by “sand mafias” — criminal enterprises that sell material taken illegally from rivers and other sources, sometimes killing to safeguard their deposits. In the United States, the fastest-growing uses include the fortification of shorelines eroded by rising sea levels and more and more powerful ocean storms — efforts that, like many attempts to address environmental challenges, create environmental challenges of their own.

Aggregate is the main constituent of concrete (eighty per cent) and asphalt (ninety-four per cent), and it’s also the primary base material that concrete and asphalt are placed on during the building of roads, buildings, parking lots, runways, and many other structures. A report published in 2004 by the American Geological Institute said that a typical American house requires more than a hundred tons of sand, gravel, and crushed stone for the foundation, basement, garage, and driveway, and more than two hundred tons if you include its share of the street that runs in front of it. A mile-long section of a single lane of an American interstate highway requires thirty-eight thousand tons. The most dramatic global increase in aggregate consumption is occurring in parts of the world where people who build roads are trying to keep pace with people who buy cars. Chinese officials have said that by 2030 they hope to have completed a hundred and sixty-five thousand miles of roads — a national network nearly three and a half times as long as the American interstate system.

Windowpanes, wineglasses, and cell-phone screens are made from melted sand. Sand is used for filtration in water-treatment facilities, septic systems, and swimming pools. Oil and gas drillers inject large quantities of hard, round sand into fracked rock formations in order to hold the cracks open, like shoving a foot in the door. Railroad locomotives drop angular sand onto the rails in front of their wheels as they brake, to improve traction. Australia and India are major exporters of garnet sand, which is crushed to make an abrasive material used in sandblasting and by water-jet cutters. Foundries use sand to form the molds for iron bolts, manhole covers, engine blocks, and other cast-metal objects. I once visited a foundry in Arizona whose products included parts for airplanes, cruise missiles, and artificial hip joints, and I watched a worker pouring molten stainless steel into a mold that had been made by repeatedly dipping a wax pattern into a ceramic slurry and then into sand. The work area was so hot that I nervously checked my arm, because I thought my shirt was on fire. Factories that produce plate glass — by pouring thin layers of molten silica onto baths of molten tin — can be hotter.

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Moving from global geology to the body’s internal flora, I commend Kyle Frischkorn’s tour of the microbiome in the human gut, “You Are What You Eat, And What You Eat Is Millions of Microbes,” published in Smithsonian magazine.

“Poop is nothing short of a scientific miracle,” he begins, then makes his case with a quick survey of all we’ve learned by studying fresh human samples of same. I highlight that right away because this particular article might not be the one you save to read over lunch.

Much of it deals with Rob Knight, founder of the American Gut Project, which in the last five years has enlisted 9,000 volunteers to send cash and/or fecal samples to a research team which has now used DNA analysis to “create the first census of the 40 trillion or so bacteria that call our guts their home.”

The origins of those bacteria are well understood — we’re ingesting them all day long via food and all the other things we put into our mouths, not always with full awareness. What interests the researchers is understanding what drives an amazing diversity in gut microbiomes from one belly to the next.

For the study, volunteers had self-reported their diets, with the vast majority following omnivorous diets, and less than 3 percent each identifying as "vegetarian" or "vegan." When researchers crunched the numbers, however, they found no discernible correlations between gut communities and those with seemingly similar diets. 

In other words, the bacteria in poop were telling a different dietary story than the people making that poop. “You can be a vegan who mostly eats kale, or you can be a vegan who mostly eats fries,” Knight explains. “Those have totally different consequences for your microbiome.” Anyone can claim to be a die-hard adherent to the Paleo Diet, it seems, but the data suggested that the microbiome remembers all those midnight ice cream transgressions.

Every time you ingest, you change the interior landscape of you. Because the bulk of bacteria in the microbiome live in the gut, when we feed ourselves, we feed them too. The chemistry of what we eat, be it fries or kale, alters the chemical landscape of the gut, making it more cozy for some and less hospitable for others. 

It gets livelier. Because microbes are everywhere — on the table, in the air, on the surface of the muffin you left out on the counter — you’re also adding new microbes to the mix. Some stroll through your body like polite tourists. Others stick around and interact with the locals. Every bite has the potential to alter the microbiome, and subsequently human health. But researchers have yet to figure out how.

Ultimately the goal is to develop scientific understanding that will help people plan the best diets to fight disease and promote higher levels of health. In the meantime, it’s an exercise in pure science that is fundamentally redefining how we think of food and bacteria:

It’s not that all food has some bacteria on it, it’s that bacteria themselves are intrinsically and unavoidably a major component of food, inseparable from proteins and vitamins, micronutrients and fat.

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For all those who still believe the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency engages in needless regulatory nitpicking and anti-business obstructionism, please have a look at Carey Gillam’s article for Environmental Health News, “Of mice, Monsanto and a mysterious tumor.”

Over the next year or so, U.S. courts will begin to wade through heaps of lawsuits challenging Monsanto Co.’s position that glyphosate, aka Roundup, poses no human health risk if used correctly.

Which is important, considering the glyphosate’s No. 1 ranking for decades now among herbicides favored by farmers, public land managers and residential applicators. Also, considering that glyphosate routinely turns up in food and in human urine samples.

Gillam’s is a history piece and its focus is on research conducted in 1983 that proved inconvenient for Monsanto, and became the focus of a concerted effort by the company and like-minded EPA regulators to minimize its significance:

The two-year study ran from 1980-1982 and involved 400 mice divided into groups of 50 males and 50 females that were administered three different doses of the weed killer or received no glyphosate at all for observation as a control group. The study was conducted for Monsanto to submit to regulators. But unfortunately for Monsanto, some mice exposed to glyphosate developed tumors at statistically significant rates, with no tumors at all in non-dosed mice.

A February 1984 memo from Environmental Protection Agency toxicologist William Dykstra stated the findings definitively: “Review of the mouse oncogenicity study indicates that glyphosate is oncogenic, producing renal tubule adenomas, a rare tumor, in a dose-related manner.” Researchers found these increased incidences of the kidney tumors in mice exposed to glyphosate worrisome because while adenomas are generally benign, they have the potential to become malignant, and even in noncancerous stages they have the potential to be harmful to other organs. Monsanto discounted the findings, arguing that the tumors were “unrelated to treatment” and showing false positives, and the company provided additional data to try to convince the EPA to discount the tumors.

But EPA toxicology experts were unconvinced. EPA statistician and toxicology branch member Herbert Lacayo authored a February 1985 memo outlining disagreement with Monsanto’s position. A “prudent person would reject the Monsanto assumption that Glyphosate dosing has no effect on kidney tumor production,” Lacayo wrote. ”Glyphosate is suspect. Monsanto’s argument is unacceptable.”

Eight members of the EPA’s toxicology branch, including Lacayo and Dykstra, were worried enough by the kidney tumors in mice that they signed a consensus review of glyphosate in March 1985 stating they were classifying glyphosate as a Category C oncogen, a substance “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

Monsanto then found scientists willing to re-examine the results and conclude, essentially, that the tumors occurred for reasons other than glyphosate exposure. The company also resisted EPA’s call for a repeat of the mouse study, and the regulators’ enthusiasm for the fight began to fade.

The discussions between Monsanto and the EPA dragged on until the two sides met in November 1988 to discuss the agency’s request for a second mouse study and Monsanto’s reluctance to do so. Members of the EPA’s toxicology branch continued to express doubts about the validity of Monsanto’s data, but by June of 1989, EPA officials conceded, stating that they would drop the requirement for a repeated mouse study.

By the time an EPA review committee met on June 26, 1991, to again discuss and evaluate glyphosate research, the mouse study was so discounted that the group decided that there was a “lack of convincing carcinogenicity evidence” in relevant animal studies. The group concluded that the herbicide should be classified far more lightly than the initial 1985 classification or even the 1986 classification proposed by the advisory panel. This time, the EPA scientists dubbed the herbicide a Group E chemical, a classification that meant “evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans.”


          Bagno Cosmo   

Cosmo moderno cuarto de baño para una decoración moderna y práctica, en la que el diseño es el principal con el elemento "C" que mejora la geometría.

El baño se ofrece en el cuadro es de material laminado de Yosemite 13 y ecomalta tercera cuerda

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  • Espejo L. 145 H. 67 Sp. 2,5 cm
  • nr 2 columnas en el suelo con 2 puertas y 4 estantes de vidrio de 35 W. D. 35 H. 201 cm
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Cuarto de baño moderno Micel, elegante y simple en su composición, ideal para amueblar los espacios pequeños.

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          Bagno Movel   

Baño Movele, a una solución de muebles de baño de gran capacidad gracias a la base con las puertas y el techo flanqueada el espejo. También es habitación en el lado de la "gran bañera en la que puede almacenar artículos de uso diario siempre a mano.

El baño se ofrece en la imagen se encuentra en Yosemite laminado 13.

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  • Consola semi-inserción blanca de cerámica L. 101 P. 36/48 H. 1,5 cm (medidas 50x32 cm caliente P. 13/14 cm)
  • Armario de pared con puertas de vidrio y dos estantes L. 25 P. 21 H. 84 cm
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          Bagno Time   

La hora del baño suspendido de la composición moderna, que se puede adaptar a sus necesidades y disponibilidad. Los módulos que componen este baño se pueden instalar libremente mediante la creación de soluciones de decoración más grandes y menos voluminosos o incluso más imaginativo.

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          Bagno Toffi   

Toffi baño móvil para una decoración moderna y elegante resaltada por la distinta encimera de lavabo de cerámica. baño completo con armarios suspendidos elegantes de vidrio que mejoran el diseño.

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          Edenia: a lost Yiddish utopia for Ukraine and its afterlife in modern-day Kharkiv   

Kalman Zingman’s 1918 Yiddish-language novella In Edenia, a City of the Future imagines a new world of tolerance and culture in eastern Ukraine. Now the region is war-torn and the Jewish population decimated. A new exhibition in Kharkiv — the site of Zingman’s utopia — aims to bring his vision to bear on a divided modern nation

Edenia: a lost Yiddish utopia for Ukraine and its afterlife in modern-day Kharkiv

A design by Jewish avant-garde artist El Lissitsky from his 1922 version of the Yiddish folk tale Four Billy Goats

At one point in Kalman Zingman’s 1918 Yiddish novella In Edenia, a City of the Future, the protagonist Zalman Kindishman stands admiring a monument on the titular city’s Freedom Square:

A young girl with an ardent glance, her hair in loose curls, stepping with her feet on a snake, which is completely wrapped around her. In one hand she holds a blood-red flag and in the other — a black one. On the bottom of the red side is a bas-relief depicting high barricades, flattened faces — a war is going on. There is also a bas-relief on the other side, under the black flag, of the victims after the war, of those who were shot: a Russian, a Ukrainian, a Pole, a Jew, a Georgian, et cetera — all dead. The inscription reads: “They fought together, they died together.”

Edenia is a utopian future version of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, projected forward from the 1910s into the 40s. Now there’s another war going on nearby, this time between Russia and Ukraine; that, and the sickening disjunction between Zingman’s Yiddish fantasia and what actually befell the region’s Jews in the Second World War, might seem to discredit the author’s vision of cooperation and reconciliation.

For Russian-American artist Yevgeniy Fiks and American-Ukrainian curator Larissa Babij, however, the peculiar world of Zingman’s Edenia is worth remembering. Together, they have created a new exhibition named after his novella, currently on display in Kharkiv’s Yermilov Centre. In the novella, Kindishman visits Edenia’s art museum; Fiks and Babij have invited an international group of artists — the participants include Babi Badalov (Azerbaijan), Ruth Jenrbekova and Maria Vilkovisky (Kazakhstan), Aikaterini Gegisian (Greece/Armenia), Haim Sokol (Russia/Israel) and Nikita Kadan (Ukraine) — to contribute artworks towards a reconstruction of this imaginary space. In the process, they are posing many of the same questions of multiculturalism and futurism that occupied Zingman almost a century ago. What might a better future for Ukraine look like? And what position might religious and ethnic minorities hold within it?

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Kharkiv in the 1900s

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A demonstration in support of the February Revolution of 1917 in central Kharkiv

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Kharkiv synagogue. Image: Vladimir Lisitsin under a CC licence

“Utopian or futuristic Yiddish literature is not common,” Fiks tells me. “Most often Yiddish literature either talks about the present or remembers the past.” In Zingman’s text, Zalman Kindishman comes to Edenia to visit his old friend Yugendboym. Here, there is no money — every citizen has their material needs provided for. National communities — Jews, Ukrainians and others — live in complete harmony and are free to set their own laws. There are flying “aerotrains”, an artificially regulated climate, abundant gardens with children celebrating Jewish holidays by their thousands. Edenia is not a Jewish-only city, but one where questions of anti-Semitism have been superseded. 

Zingman’s vision of a peaceful existence for Ukraine’s Jews clashes horribly with the country’s history. The post-revolutionary, short-lived Ukrainian People’s Republic (1917-1921) was the first modern state to have a Ministry for Jewish Affairs, and Yiddish was made a state language. But pogroms continued unabated, and between 1918, when Zingman’s book was written, and 1920, at least 31,000 Jews were killed in Ukraine — the real number may be as high as 100,000. The great majority died at the hands of nationalists and anti-Communists, many of whom saw Bolshevism as a sinister Semitic plot. Even greater horrors were to come in the Second World War, when the country was occupied by the Nazis and Ukrainian collaborators. An estimated one million Jews were murdered in Ukraine during the Holocaust; 70 per cent of the country’s Jewish population was killed or displaced.

The Drobitskiy Menorah, a memorial at Drobitskiy Yar, a ravine outside Kharkiv where over 16,000 Jews were murdered during the Holocaust

“Personally, I feel that the Yiddish question is precisely the question that should be raised when we talk about the present and future relationship between Ukraine and Russia,” Fiks says. “Perhaps the silence of Yiddish in the streets of both Ukraine and Russia, if acknowledged and contemplated, cries the need, the hope for a better world, a word of multiculturalism and autonomy.” For Babij, this is a question of both national and personal significance. “While working on this exhibition I could not help but notice how the site of multi-ethnic or inter-national coexistence has shifted to the scale of the individual,” she says. Hence the exhibition acts “not only as a reminder of Ukraine’s rich multicultural landscape of the past, but also as an attempt to present and enact a more complex understanding of cultural identity.”

What might a better future for Ukraine look like? And what position might religious and ethnic minorities hold within it?

The question of Ukraine’s past and its impact on the future is a live one; in Fiks’s words, the country is reinventing itself “with forces of multiculturalism on the one side and extreme nationalism on the other in a state of constant flux.” In its attempts to wrench itself free from Russian influence and plant its feet firmly in the western European community, post-Maidan Ukraine has not always trod delicately: from the controversial programme of “decommunisation” to the nationalist historical retrofitting promoted by Volodymyr Viatrovych’s Institute of National Memory and the uncritical public lionisation of wartime figures like nationalist militia leader Stepan Bandera. The reappraisal of Zingman’s novella and an attention to Ukraine’s historical hybridity is timely, even if, as Babij admits, the Kharkiv exhibition represents a “relatively small, bounded space”.

One of the most intriguing aspects of Zingman’s work is its combination of futuristic technologies with a lingering, “old world” devotion to eastern European Yiddish cultural tradition. Edenia is dotted with memorials exalting Jewish artists and writers: Yitskhok Peretz, Roza Fayngold, Sholem Aleichem, El Lissitsky. Its citizens are avid readers to the extent that the literary scholar Professor Shvartsvald is treated like a rock star, his lectures on Peretz overflowing onto the street.

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El Lissitsky

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Yitskhok Peretz (second left), a great of early twentieth-century Yiddish literature

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A page from El Lissitsky’s illustrated version of the Yiddish folk tale Had Gadya

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A page from El Lissitsky’s illustrated version of the Yiddish folk tale Had Gadya

For Babij, Zingman “maintains a separation between the realms of everyday activity, where technological advancements have increased the comfort and ease of residents’ lives, and the sphere of culture. It’s interesting to contrast this vision with that of the early Soviet avant-garde, which envisioned art and its formal possibilities as a means to transform out-dated ways of living, to shape and prepare society for new forms of organisation, often through a violent break with and obliteration of past cultural traditions.”

The exhibition itself jumps across time and space, its contributing artists turning their hands to themes of migration, religion and repression. Curandi Katz embroiders textiles with the borders of territories unrecognised by international law — including Russia-annexed Crimea, an open wound in the Ukrainian national psyche. Ruth Jenrbekova and Maria Vilkovisky have created a video guide to their own utopian projection: a world in which the Central Asian states have formed into a federation of autonomous tribes. Perhaps the most pointed commentary on the erasure and resurfacing of history is provided by Nikita Kadan’s Viewers (2016). The great Constructivist designer Alexander Rodchenko produced a series of portraits of Soviet leaders in Uzbekistan in 1934; when these figures were repressed a few years later, Rodchenko blacked out their faces in his copy of the album. Kadan reproduces these disfigured portraits, labelling them “the faces of the spirits of history… History (in other words, the accumulation of ruins) happens under their watchful gaze.”

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Nikita Kadan, Viewers (2016) (left); Repetition of Forgetting (2016) (right). Image: Sergey Solonskij

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Photo-collage of exhibition view (with Nikita Kadan’s Viewers) and Yiddish text from In Edenia, a City of the Future. Image: Sergey Solonskij

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Yuri Leiderman, Self-portrait in Ukrainian Costume (2013). Image: Sergey Solonskij

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Haim Sokol, Testimony (2015). Image: Sergey Solonskij

Zingman’s novella ends abruptly with Zalman Kindishman’s mysterious disappearance and death. The Jewish culture Zingman so cherished was brutally cut down a few decades later. Many Ukrainians are now no clearer as to the future they are headed towards than their predecessors of the early twentieth century. What place does utopian thinking occupy in the modern nation state? “I think the term utopia, especially after the events of the twentieth century, is loaded and politicised,” Fiks concludes. “I think hoping and seeking happiness is a very basic, very human thing. But we must be very wary and very conscious about our methods.” For Babij, Ukraine today is “carried away by visions of a better future, whether in the shape of an idealised image of the European Union or the soothing promises of a strong, authoritarian neighbouring ruler or the hope that current Ukrainian politicians will miraculously change the way this country has been run for the past 25 years.” Hence the importance of history: “the past is really the only thing we can look at and talk about concretely.”

Edenia is governed by two sects. The Heavenly Ones “renounce all earthly pleasures, all the enjoyments that life can bring. They maintain that there is an even higher world, a more beautiful one.” The second sect are the “Earthly Ones, who say: enrich and improve life, so that heaven can be on earth.” This practical, materialist message is what is picked up and translated for modern Ukraine in Fiks’s and Babij’s exhibition. Our best bet might be to follow the advice given by Yitskhok Peretz, one of the Yiddish writers celebrated in Edenia, in one of his poems: “Don’t think the world is a wasteland — created/For wolves and for foxes, for spoils and for booty… Oh, don’t think the world is a wasteland.”

In Edenia, a City of the Future is on display at the Yermilov Centre in Kharkiv until 9 July.


          James O'Keefe: For Washington Post To Call Me A "Propagandist" Is Beyond Fake News, It Is "Perverted"    
'Project Veritas' founder James O'Keefe joins the 'Freedomain Radio' podcast hosted by Stefan Molyneux to discuss his campaign against CNN: Related Article: What the latest James O'Keefe video leaves out JAMES O'KEEFE: Tomorrow [Friday] we're planning on launching part three about CNN, undercover, and it is a bombshell... The stars align here, it is a little providential. We are beginning to rip the beating heart out of the mainstream media, and it is a sight to behold... We are doing precisely what they have been doing for 50 years, I'm not reading off a teleprompter, but I am presenting the material as they always do... And the Washington Post is writing I am a 'Master of Ceremonies' as if I am a clown... I can't emphasize enough that we are right now at a tipping point, a turning point. We're not just exposing the CNN and the media, we're exposing the whole Matrix. I've been fighting this battle for seven years. Sometimes in the shadows, sometimes in ways you see, sometimes in ways you don't see. We include information that they edit out. That is what you need to know... In this article, the Washington Post doesn't actually mention anything in the video, they leave all the substance out. They just characterize me and label me. And it is really about this. We include information they don't want you to see. I want to hopefully get into who is doing this, why, because I think it is important for people to understand the history of propaganda... For them to call me a propagandist is beyond fake news, it is some kind of sick, twisted, perverted, devious deceit. To call what we do propaganda, when we show you what they say in their own words... This is a matter of extreme public interest. Extreme public interest. And in many ways, I don't feel sorry for the guy [in the video] at all. He's not a villain here, it is naked honesty, and we think it is absolutely justified. I think the most important thing to take away from the series is the culture of CNN, right from the top... In the 1920s Edward Bernays wrote a book called Propaganda [link to full PDF], I have actually been researching it quite a bit. Because it is all history repeating. The book itself is not antisemitic, but it was used by the Nazis as well as the modern media, but Edward Bernays says people, the citizens, are incapable of making their own decisions and are guided by "herd instincts and mere prejudice." And this stands in clear contrast to the Veritas vision, which is to give people information. O'Keefe reads a note he got from a fan: O'KEEFE: The order-follower always bears more moral culpability than the order-giver, because the order-follower is the one who actually performs the action, who is actually taking part in the action.
          Joe Rogan: Wall Street Journal's Anti-Semitism Smear About PewDiePie "Costing Them Their Reputation"    
Joe Rogan speaks with English anti-Identitarian liberal YouTuber Sargon Of Akkad about the recent controversy surrounding the Wall Street Journal's feud with #1 YouTube video creator PewDiePie. The Journal produced a misleading video which implied PewDiePie was unironically a Nazi, causing the Swedish 20-something comedian to lose a multi-million dollar contract with Disney. 'Joe Rogan Experience' host Joe Rogan talks about YouTube's new policy "demonetizing" political and right-wing content on YouTube: "YouTube videos used to have much freer monetization, meaning that... if Sargon puts out a YouTube video, you could have ads on that YouTube video... and it would be very lucrative for you. For us, our YouTube money was cut by more than 60%... Anything controverisal, anything having to do with anything right wing is deemed 'not friendly for advertising.' Anything that has drugs in the title s deemed 'not friendly for advertising.' We've literally been able to change the title of things and reupload them, and then they accept the ads, so the same content." WSJ's original video: Rogan continued before asking Sargon to tell the story: "All this [ad policy change] came from [what happened with] PewDiePie, who has an enormous YouTube following, he has something like 55 million followers." About the PewDiePie situation, Sargon explained, asking: "What's a scoop?" Rogan answers: "A scoop is a news story that other people are not aware of yet. You got it first." Sargon continues: "So if tens of millions of people have seen something, and I'm a Wall Street Journalist and I come along and find something that tens of millions of people have see, can I rightly call that a scoop?" "In their mind, I'm sure the Wall Street Journal considers themselves to be in the heirarchy, but they don't have 55 million downloads, no way. If the Wall Street Journal puts out a video and it gets a million hits, that would be a big deal. If PewDiePie had only a million hits on one of his videos, he would be super depressed," Rogan said. "He is a much bigger entity than them. But in their mind, the scoop is them, the legitimate media, pointing out something in the illegitimate, this new weird video blogosphere." "Basically, PewDiePie is a comedian, and he makes jokes" Sargon of Akkad explained. "He is a man of good character. Parents should be thanking PewDiePie for being the person he is, because he is talking to their kids. And their kids are going to grow up as decent people because of his influence." What the Wall Stret Journal did... they decided what they were going to do was to --and I don't know who put them up to this-- they were going to go through six months of his videos and find any antisemetic jokes that he had mad. By definition, it is a joke, so it is not--" "Six months?" asked Rogan. "He does a video every day," Sargon explained. "In the end they got about two minutes of footage or something of him making jokes at the expense of the Nazis, and the [Wall Street Journal] said he was promoting anti-semitism." Next, they look up the jokes in question, and laugh about how unoffensive they are. Rogan asks about whether making jokes about Nazis is antisemetic: "So how does Hogan's Heroes work then?" "And Mel Brooks... Springtime for Hitler, you could say, was humanizing Hitler. Could you imagine if somebody made the argument that Mel Brooks was creating Nazis? That is how far we have come," Joe Rogan continued. Sargon continued explaining: "One of them was a joke about how the media takes his comments out of context." "It is amazing that they had the balls to do that," Rogan said. Sargon: "And they were not only proud of what they did, they called it a scoop, and then they went to [PewDiePie's] advertisers, and said look at this hate speech." Rogan: "How come no one from the Wall Street Journal sat them down and said, look, this is defamation, definitely not him saying you're going to take something out of context and the doing it, because if you did it, that is kind of crazy... But they feel like they can get away with it because they are in the hallowed halls of actual media." "These are the actual clips that are supposed to show him being anti semetic?" Joe Rogan asked after seeing the clips. "Holy shit. I thought it was way better than that." Sargon adds: "They didn't put this article out until they had take these clips and turned him in to Disney... It was an attack. A political attack. Because he is making money and they are not. His politics are not their politics. He mocks feminism. He mocks social justice. He is a liberal, he is not a progressive... And they cost him millions of dollars." "But it is now costing them their reputation," Rogan said. "They can't just do that. Like, the Wall Street Journal is, they took a big hit from this, I'm sure." The full conversation is fascinating:
          Five Ways to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month   


Warmer weather, longer days, and endless adventures—sounds like the beginning of summer! And the best part about this beautiful month? June is also Great Outdoors Month!

You already know that Girl Scouts loves the outdoors. Whether we’re protecting the environment or just having fun, getting outside is one of our favorite things to do. Plus, it’s good for us! In fact, girls who participate in outdoor activities on a monthly basis are stronger challenge-seekers and problem-solvers, which benefits their futures and the world.

To kick off Great Outdoors Month, we put together our favorite outside activities that you can do to celebrate—like a Girl Scout!

1. Earn your Troop Camping badge. You voted for it, now you can earn it. Starting June 15, the requirements for the 2017 Girls’ Choice badge will be available for download in the Girl Scout Shop! The winning badge for 2017 is Troop Camping, which will be available for all Girl Scout levels—yes, even Daisies! Can’t wait until June 15? Try last year’s winning Art in the Outdoors badges.

2. Earn your Junior Ranger patch. Through Girl Scouts’ continued partnership with the National Park Service, we’ve made it easier than ever to visit your favorite national parks. Girl Scouts have the unique opportunity to complete Journeys, achieve Take Action or Highest Award projects, and even earn a patch along the way!

Hey, families with fourth-graders! Through National Park Service’s Every Kid in a Park program, fourth-graders and their families get free (yes, FREE!) access to national parks for an entire year. Find your park today!

3. Go camping. What’s a Girl Scout summer without camp? Making new friends, learning new skills, and overcoming challenges—plus, girls say camping is their most memorable outdoor experience in Girl Scouts. What’s not to love? Many camps are still accepting reservations, so find a Girl Scout camp near you today!

To help you and your girl prepare for her camping adventure, we’ve come up with some awesome summer camp hacks to stay light on hassle and big on fun. And don’t forget to freshen up on those favorite camp songs!

4. Care for the environment. It’s easy to be green, especially when you’re a Girl Scout! From the very beginning of Girl Scouting, caring for our world has been part of our DNA. Whether you’re learning about endangered species, planting trees in your local park, or taking the lead to recycle, girls develop a lasting commitment to the environment. It’s your planet—love it!

5. Have fun in your own backyard. Getting outside doesn’t have to be hard; you can explore the wonders of Mother Nature in your own neighborhood! Plant a garden, create a nature scavenger hunt, go for a walk, or have fun in your community park—the options are endless!

    Whether you’re a nature pro or just starting out, you can help girls of all ages have a positive experience in the great outdoors. Check out these videos and other resources to make getting outdoors even more rewarding for both girls and adults, and get outside!

              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.

              REFORM MOVEMENT LAUNCHING FIRST RABBINICAL SCHOOL FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS. AND ISRAEL STRIKES HAMAS POSTS IN GAZA AFTER ROCKET FIRE.   
    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)

    EU SPAIN #11 (POSSIBLY MIGHT PRODUCE THE WORLD LEADER)

    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.

    Reform movement launching first rabbinical school for Spanish speakers-Buenos Aires institution will ordain students from Latin America, Spain and Portugal-By JTA June 27, 2017, 4:01 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — The Reform movement is launching its first school to train and ordain rabbis from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to work in those communities.The Ibero American Institute for Rabbinical Education of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, or WUPJ, will begin classes in August in Buenos Aires.“This project will transform the regional reality,” WUPJ said.Some 20 rabbinical candidates from Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Spain have enrolled. A Hispanic student from the United States also has enrolled.The institute will be run jointly by the Latin American branch of WUPJ; the Argentine network of institutions Fundación Judaica, and the Center of Jewish Spirituality Mishkan, which will be the headquarters of the institution. Ruben Nisenbom, the Argentine founder of Mishkan, will be in charge of the institute.WUPJ President Carole Sterling has called the institute “an important step for the Reform world.”“We know that it will be fundamental for the development of our movement in the region and will permit us to answer the growing demand on behalf of our communities,” she said last month when the institute was officially presented by Ibero-American leaders to the Reform movement during the WUPJ Conference in Jerusalem.Rabbi Gilad Kariv, executive director of the Reform movement in Israel and founder of the Rabbis for Human Rights movement, called the new institution “one of the great milestones of Judaism in the last decade.”Ibero-America is a region in Central and South America made up of Spanish and Portuguese speakers that also includes Spain and Portugal.

    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

    Israel strikes Hamas posts in Gaza after rocket-fire-Military says it targeted infrastructure in north and south of enclave following earlier launch that hit Sha’ar Hanegev region-By Times of Israel staff June 27, 2017, 3:37 am

    The Israeli Air Force on Monday night struck two Hamas infrastructure targets in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, the military said.The IDF said the strikes came in response to a rocket launch from the Strip earlier in the night.There were no immediate reports of casualties by Palestinians.The rocket hit southern Israel, in the Sha’ar Hanegev region, not causing any damage or casualties.The launch was claimed by a salafist group linked to the Islamic State, according to Hebrew media reports.Israel says it holds Hamas responsible for any attacks emanating from the territory it controls, and has in the past responded to any launch with strikes on Hamas targets.Hamas rulers said earlier this month it was not interested in a fresh round of conflict, even as electricity cuts requested by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and facilitated by Israel, threatened to lead to new violence.Abbas has led a high-stakes campaign to weaken Hamas by gradually reducing the flow of electricity to the territory he lost to the terrorist group in 2007.Egypt has since stepped in to ship in fuel to make up for most of the power cuts, though its not clear how long the shipments will continue.On Monday, the Haaretz daily reported that human rights groups and officials in Gaza suspect Abbas is also attempting to keep Gazans from being able to seek medical attention in Israel as a means of ramping up pressure.Israeli security concerns have shifted in the last few days to the northern border, where fighting in neighboring Syria has bled into Israel, with fire from mortars and small arms hitting in the Golan Heights.Israel has struck back at Syrian regime targets several times in retaliation.Earlier Monday, Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman said Israel has “no intention of launching a military operation” against Syria or Gaza.But Liberman added that despite the military establishment’s hope for calm on Israel’s borders, it will not tolerate any provocations, even accidental fire that spills over from a neighboring conflict.

    Gaza rocket hits open area in southern Israel, no injuries-Fire claimed by Salafist group comes after defense minister says Israel has no intention of going to war with Gaza or Syria, but will not tolerate ‘provocations’-By Times of Israel staff June 26, 2017, 10:47 pm

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel Monday night, not causing any damage, but breaking a tense calm amid rising tensions with the Palestinian enclave.The Israeli military said the projectile landed in open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev region.“No injuries have been reported. Forces are searching the area,” the army said in a statement.The launch was claimed by a salafist group linked to the Islamic State, according to Hebrew media reports.Gaza’s Hamas rulers said earlier this month they were not interested in a fresh round of conflict, even as electricity cuts requested by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and facilitated by Israel, threatened to lead to a new round of violence.Abbas has led a high-stakes campaign to weaken Hamas by gradually reducing the flow of electricity to the territory he lost to the terrorist group in 2007.Egypt has since stepped in to ship in fuel to make up for most of the power cuts, though its not clear how long the shipments will continue.On Monday, the Haaretz daily reported that human rights groups and officials in Gaza suspect Abbas is also attempting to keep Gazans from being able to seek medical attention in Israel as a means of ramping up pressure.Israeli security concerns have shifted in the last few days to the northern border, where fighting in neighboring Syria has bled into Israel, with fire from mortars and small arms hitting in the Golan Heights.Israel has struck back at Syrian regime targets several times in retaliation.Earlier Monday, Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman said Israel has “no intention of launching a military operation” against Syria or Gaza.But Liberman added that despite the military establishment’s hope for calm on Israel’s borders, it will not tolerate any provocations, even accidental fire that spills over from a neighboring conflict.

    Stop building in settlements outside blocs, ex-Netanyahu security aide says-At panel on Mideast peace, Yaakov Amidror says Israel must preserve possibility of 2-state solution, argues biggest threat to Jewish state is demography-By Dov Lieber June 27, 2017, 1:30 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former national security adviser argued Monday that Israel must cease new construction in settlements outside of the so-called blocs, or risk losing its ability to uphold both its Jewish and democratic nature.Yaakov Amidror, who served under Netanyahu from 2011 to 2013, said at a panel at Bar-Ilan University that while he though current Palestinian leadership and the volatility of the current Middle East do not present the conditions for a peace deal, Israel must preserve the possibility of a two-state solution in the future.That means only building in areas Israel hopes to keep via land swaps in a final status deal with the Palestinians.“Israel should limit settlement building to the blocs or the boundaries of existing settlements and reserve the remaining area for discussion at a time when there might be a different Palestinian leadership,” he wrote in a study he was presenting at the conference.There are six major blocs commonly seen as being held by Israel in any future deal: Givat Ze’ev, Ma’ale Adumim, Gush Etzion, Ariel, Modiin Illit and Karnei Shomron-The settlement watchdog group Peace Now released a report in May that said some 70 percent of settlement construction in the West Bank last year took place outside the so-called blocs. However, the report relies on the definition of the blocs as outlined on the 2003 Geneva Initiative, which is rejected by the current government.Last week, Israel began construction on the first new settlement since 1993. The new settlement, to be known as Amichai, is to accommodate residents of the illegal Amona outpost, which was evacuated in February in line with court orders because it was built on private Palestinian land. Amichai is located near the settlements of Shiloh and Eli, north of Ramallah.Amidror, who is now a fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, was presenting the findings of his recently published study, entitled “Israel’s Inelegant Options in Judea and Samaria: Withdrawal, Annexation, and Conflict Management.”Panelists at the event included Environment and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud), former minister and veteran peace activist Yossi Beilin—a key architect of the Oslo peace process—and Professor Ruth Gavison, an Israeli law expert and Israel Prize laureate. All agreed that demographics posed the greatest challenge to the future of Israel.Amidror said he had yet to hear a legitimate solution from those on Israel’s right wing who favor annexation of the West Bank on how it the Jewish state might swallow the entire Palestinian population — several million people — while still remaining both a Jewish and democratic state.“I’ve never heard a logical argument from the right about the demographic issue,” he said. The other panelists agreed.Elkin argued that given the current turbulence in the Middle East, in which he doesn’t know what will be the “names of states that border Israel” in a year, finding a solution to the demographic problem will have to wait.He also said he was sure Mahmoud Abbas — who he accused of “killing” Palestinian politics — would be the last president of the Palestinian Authority. As for who would govern the Palestinians in the future if the authority were to disappear, he said Palestinians might live in “small islands of sovereignty.”Beilin passionately argued for setting Israel’s borders as soon as possible. He said that safeguarding Israel’s Jewish and democratic nature was his primary reason for wanting to end Israel’s 50-year military rule over the Palestinians in the West Bank. The moral argument that the occupation harms both the Palestinians and Israel, he said, was only of secondary importance to him.“What is important for me is to leave to my children and grandchildren a democratic and Jewish state. I need a border,” he said, to some applause in the room.Criticizing Elkin, Beilin argued that those who say conditions aren’t ripe for a solution are intentionally dithering in order to perpetuate the status quo.Beilin also said it was time to “think seriously about an Israeli-Palestinian confederation.” He argued a confederation would could solve the demographic threat by allowing Israeli citizens to live among Palestinians, as well as a number of other issues including the demilitarization of a Palestinian state and environmental and infrastructural issues.Gavison, who said she considered herself a centrist, said the divided Israeli political landscape could unify around the goal of ensuring a “strong and stable Jewish majority.”Settlements have long been one of the thorniest issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with the Palestinians and much of the international community saying that their expansion threatens the territorial continuity of a future Palestinian state.The Palestinians and much of the international community do not recognize any settlements in the West Bank as legal.Times of Israel Staff contributed to this report.

    Fuming opposition looks to fell government over Western Wall reversal-Zionist Union says cabinet’s decision creating barrier with Diaspora; despite opposing move, Liberman thought unlikely to bring down government-By Tamar Pileggi June 26, 2017, 8:31 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    The opposition Zionist Union faction said on Monday that it will submit a no confidence motion against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, over the cabinet’s decision to shelve a hard-won deal for a pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall and the initial approval of a bill that would cement the ultra-Orthodox monopoly on conversions.“The government’s decision against the Western Wall as well as the conversion issue severely harms US Jewry, Israelis, those who seek to become a part of the Jewish people, and any one else who wishes to pray at the Western Wall according to their customs,” the party said in a statement.“The message conveyed to both Israelis and Jewish communities abroad is a bitter one which creates a barrier between Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people and large segments of the Jewish people,” it said.The motion will be submitted to the Knesset next Monday.On Sunday, the government suspended a plan it had previously approved for a pluralistic prayer area, following calls by Netanyahu’s ultra-Orthodox coalition allies to scrap the deal. The plan would have seen the establishment of a properly prepared pavilion for pluralistic prayer — as opposed to current temporary arrangements — under joint oversight involving representatives of all major streams of Judaism.The decision to cancel the deal was lambasted by the opposition and representatives of Diaspora Jewry as well as coalition faction Yisrael Beytenu and members of the Kulanu party, which is also in the government.Kulanu MK Michael Oren, who formerly served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, branded the move an “abandonment of Zionism.”However, on Monday, Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman indicated he wouldn’t derail the coalition over the disagreements, saying he hopes that he can cut a compromise in the coming week.Kulanu’s leadership has been silent on the matter.Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, who is due to meet on Tuesday with Jewish leaders from the US, told Army Radio Diaspora Jews have “tremendous anger” over the government’s backtracking over the Western Wall deal.They have “a feeling of being deceived,” he said. “The compromise deal was agreed to by all until extreme elements decided to scare everyone and to sabotage the process. This is causing deep division in the Jewish people.”Herzog said that Netanyahu was “simply zig-zagging. He caved. He is afraid.”Currently, a prayer space at the Western Wall south of the main plaza and down several flights of stairs hosts pluralistic prayer. The deal would have seen construction work to raise the space up to the same level as the rest of the main plaza, and would have given control of the site to all religious streams under the state’s imprimatur.Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman said Netanyahu had ordered work to continue in preparing the plaza and that it remain open to all streams of Judaism.“It is important to Prime Minister Netanyahu that every Jew be able to pray at the Western Wall,” Braverman said in a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office.

    Some critics of Western Wall plan still unhappy after freeze-Archaeologist says expansion of pluralistic prayer site may still harm antiquities; feminist religious activist who opposed agreement finds little joy in reversal-By Melanie Lidman June 26, 2017, 11:39 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    The government decision to suspend a plan creating a pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall brought little satisfaction to two non-Orthodox groups that opposed the original proposal: archaeologists and religious activists who had sought greater gains than the compromise afforded.On Sunday, the government suspended a plan it had previously approved for a pluralistic prayer area, following calls by Netanyahu’s ultra-Orthodox coalition allies to scrap the deal. The plan would have seen the establishment of a properly prepared pavilion for pluralistic prayer — as opposed to current temporary arrangements — under joint oversight involving representatives of all major streams of Judaism.The government has said despite the deals being canceled, it will continue to expand the prayer space at Robinson’s Arch south of the main Western Wall plaza, leading to continued concerns over archaeological damage to antiquities there.“There is no way only solution should be found on account of such an important heritage site,” said Dr Eilat Mazar, an archaeologist with Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology, who has excavated many sites around the Old City walls.Education Minister Naftali Bennett opened the platform in 2013 when he was religious affairs minister, in part due to pressure from non-Orthodox Jewish groups, including Women of the Wall.The platform, constructed as a temporary measure, enraged some archaeologists at the time.A group of Jerusalem archaeologists petitioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year to remove the platform immediately and find other arrangements, calling the site “the crowning glory of the archaeology of Jerusalem.”“This is the is the only place where you can see and touch the immense stones that fell during the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, the stones that fell from the Western Wall onto the original street that was used by the masses of pilgrims,” Mazar said Monday.There are no ongoing archaeological excavations in the area where the egalitarian section is located or is planned to expand.“The debris, the destruction those were already revealed, but the destruction is hiding it underneath any kind of ramp,” she said. “You lose the whole impression that is given when you see the Western Wall and the immense stones that fell,” she said.The platform obscures some of the former temple’s magnificent masonry, as well as gems from other archaeological periods found in the area.The committee charged that the platform was built in violation of archaeological and construction statutes.Mazar’s grandfather, Benjamin Mazar, was the archaeologist who oversaw the excavation of the area where the platform stands today. Nine archaeologists signed the petition to Netanyahu calling for the dismantling of the platform.The Israel Antiquities Authority declined to comment on the new developments regarding Netanyahu’s decision to freeze the agreement. In a Knesset session examining the platform on November 22, 2016, IAA chief Yisrael Hasson also decried the platform’s construction.“Converting the site into a prayer space will prevent adequate preservation and management of the finds,” Hasson told a meeting of the Knesset Education Committee.However, Hasson added that if the government does decide to expand the pluralistic section, the IAA wants to be involved in order to minimize damage.Non-Orthodox religious activists who originally opposed the Western Wall agreement also said they felt torn.“It’s hard to know what to think, because of course we have always opposed the deal and did not want it,” said Cheryl Birkner Mack, one of the leaders of the Original Women of the Wall group.Original Women of the Wall split from the larger women’s activist prayer group, Women of the Wall, over Women of the Wall’s decision to ultimately support the Western Wall agreement.“But what we did not want was the forgoing of women’s rights at the Kotel [Western Wall] itself,” added Mack. “On the one hand, it seems to be status quo, but on the other hand, it’s very disrespectful for the non-Orthodox movement. All of us, whether we’re Orthodox or not, support non-Orthodox movements and support recognition of their rights, so it’s hard to know how to respond to this.”Bennett on Monday called the latest government decision to freeze the deal unfortunate, but not a major disaster.He said the government this week allocated some $5 million to carry out the promised expansion of the prayer area in the coming months. It was only other aspects of the plan, including construction of a shared entrance to all prayer areas and joint management of the site by all streams of Judaism, that were frozen.“The main message for Jews around the world is ‘you are wanted,'” Bennett said. “The Kotel is open for all Jews of the world and will remain open for all Jews of the world.”Times of Israel staff and AP contributed to this article.

    It is difficult to reconcile honoring police with an award for tikkun olam'-Police shooting, protests prompt Seattle Jewish Federation to halt annual award-A ceremony recognizing Seattle’s finest for ‘repairing the world’ is on hold after a pregnant mother of four was shot in her home when she called in a burglary-By Greg Scruggs June 27, 2017, 3:24 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

    SEATTLE — Last week, the death of Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old black woman, at the hands of police caused the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle to postpone its annual meeting along with a planned award ceremony for the Seattle Police Department. The killing also prompted a public petition from members of the Seattle Jewish community to rescind the award completely.In May, the Federation announced that its annual Tikkun Olam Award would be given on June 22 to Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, on behalf of her department, for incorporating Holocaust education into police training and collaborating with Jewish groups on a real-time communications tool developed after a shooting attack at the Federation’s headquarters in 2006.The Federation said in a written statement on June 21 that the postponement of the award ceremony came at O’Toole’s request “due to the fragile state of the Seattle community and the raw emotions around the police’s actions in connection with the death of Charleena Lyles.” The statement also affirmed that the award still stands, a decision at odds with an online petition drafted in the immediate aftermath of Lyles’ death that garnered over 750 signatures in 48 hours.Calling themselves “Concerned Seattle Jews,” petitioners on the online platform Change.org wrote, “It is difficult to reconcile honoring Chief O’Toole with an award for tikkun olam — the idea that Jews share responsibility for repairing the world — while the Seattle Police Department is under a US Justice Department order and federal court supervision because of a history of excessive use of force and mistreatment of our fellow citizens, especially people of color. In the wake of Sunday’s police killing of Charleena Lyles, an African American mother who called the police for assistance and ended up dead, the idea of the Jewish Federation carrying through this award is especially appalling.”Lyles, a pregnant mother of four with a history of mental illness, called the emergency line 911 on June 18 to report a burglary. Two officers responded to the call and their dispatch system noted her mental health history. Inside her apartment, with her young children present, officers allege that Lyles became incoherent, threatened them verbally, and brandished a knife. The officers reportedly demanded that she drop the knife, and when she instead lunged at one of the officers, they opened fire.Much of the public debate in the week since the incident has focused on whether or not the officers should have been carrying Tasers as a non-lethal force option. The officers, who said they left their Tasers in their lockers, were not wearing body cameras but there are audio recordings of the encounter. The investigation is expected to take at least several months.Rabbi David Basior, who leads the Kadima Reconstructionist Community in Seattle, said that there had been immediate discomfort in his Jewish circles about the Federation’s decision to publicly acknowledge the police department since it was first announced, but that opinions were mostly confined to internal conversations. He called Lyles’ death “an awful catalyst” that forced the issue into the open.His congregation has been studying the Movement for Black Lives and its manifesto — which controversially used the terms “genocide” and “apartheid” to describe Israel — for over a year. That text study, he said, led to an immediate consensus that “it’s not okay to give a tikkun olam award on behalf of the Jewish community in Seattle to the Seattle Police Department.” But, he continued, “The tightrope to walk was how to do that gently while being kind and strong to our brothers, sisters, elders, and youngsters at the Federation and not demonizing humans in police uniforms.”Basior said there is no “rift” between the Jewish community and the Federation, but rather an opportunity for more robust dialogue between decision-makers and the community at large. “The Jewish community in Seattle needs to give each other tochecha,” Basior said, referring to the Jewish term for rebuke, or “criticism with love.”“The Federation is still the only address in town where a Chabad rabbi, a Reconstructionist rabbi, someone who thinks Israel should annex the West Bank, and someone who thinks the occupation should end can sit in the same room and have a conversation about some Jewish topics — but not all,” he said.Basior noted that the current disagreement over the tikkun olam award comes in a local climate where leftist activists, like the local chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, feel excluded from the Federation because of their politics. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle declined to comment for this story.Those opposed to the award said they saw the merit in the specific Seattle Police Department programs that formed the Federation’s rationale. For example, the Seattle-based Holocaust Center for Humanity now hosts trainings using a national curriculum called “Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust” that examines how police were complicit in Nazi atrocities. Every Seattle police officer is expected to have completed the training by October. Basior called this partnership “a big win.”Ultimately, however, the petitioners felt that those initiatives were overshadowed by the structural issues surrounding the department’s treatment of racial and ethnic minorities, which some felt reflected the Federation’s own blind spots.“We need to be incredibly vigilant around anti-Semitism in our communities,” said Simone Adler, a community organizer on food justice issues. “We need to take seriously keeping the Jewish community safe, but that Jewish community includes people of color.”That concern resonated strongly with Daniel Eliyahu, an Israeli-American student at the University of Washington whose mother is descended from the Jewish community of Cochin, India. He identifies as a Jew of color.“The label of tikkun olam means so much to so many people about creating justice and working towards a better world,” Eliyahu said. “To see such camaraderie with a police department that has such a track record of violence against people of color shows something that many Jews of color have seen with the Federation, which is that the Federation doesn’t see themselves as representing a multiracial community.”Eliyahu’s concerns come at a time of rapid demographic change for the local Jewish community, which has grown 70 percent since 2001 in what is now the fastest growing city in the US.The Federation, meanwhile, should expect the award activists to keep up the pressure.“Awarding the police department for working on fighting anti-Semitism while not also challenging the police department on fighting racism is an incredible loss of an opportunity,” Eliyahu said.Adler does not view the annual meeting’s postponement as a victory, but rather as “backing out from an opportunity to engage.” She and other activists had called for the meeting to go on — without the award ceremony, but with a prayer service and an opportunity to say the kaddish prayer for Lyles. Instead, a group of about 30 said prayers before a vigil on June 22 that attracted hundreds to downtown Seattle.“In this moment there is nothing to celebrate when we are mourning a black pregnant mother of four who was killed in our city,” Adler said. “A victory would have been rescinding the award altogether.”

    Jewish groups split over Supreme Court church funding decision-Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations says ruling allowing state support for nonreligious needs will benefit synagogues too-By Times of Israel staff, AP and JTA June 27, 2017, 1:47 am

    The largest US Jewish orthodox umbrella group on Monday hailed a US Supreme Court ruling that churches are eligible for state funding for nonreligious needs, saying the decision covers synagogues too.In a statement the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations welcomed the outcome of a case after the justices sided by a 7-2 vote with Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, which had sought a state grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground.The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center had played a part in the case by filing an amicus curiae to support the church’s position.“We are proud of the role that OU Advocacy has played in creating the various state aid programs and its role in today’s high court ruling affirming their constitutionality,” said President of the Orthodox Union Mark Bane in a statement. “We expect the ruling to assist us in expanding the number and type of programs which aid faith communities with their safety costs.”Nathan Diament, executive director of Washington, DC’s Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, said “Today’s 7-2 ruling by the Supreme Court puts state aid to synagogues (and other houses of worship) and parochial schools for security and safety measures on an explicit and solid constitutional footing.”The Supreme Court had earlier ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other nonreligious needs.But the justices stopped short of saying whether the ruling applies to school voucher programs that use public funds to pay for private, religious schooling.Chief Justice John Roberts said for the court that the state violated the US Constitution’s First Amendment by denying a public benefit to an otherwise eligible recipient solely on account of its religious status. He called it “odious to our Constitution” to exclude the church from the grant program, even though the consequences are only “a few extra scraped knees.”The case arose from an application the church submitted in 2012 to take part in Missouri’s scrap-tire grant program, which reimburses the cost of installing a rubberized playground surface made from recycled tires. The money comes from a fee paid by anyone who buys a new tire.But the state’s Department of Natural Resources rejected the application, pointing to the part of the state constitution that says “no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect or denomination of religion.”A recycled scrap tire is not religious, the church said in its Supreme Court brief. “It is wholly secular,” the church said.Justice Sonya Sotomayor took the rare step of reading her dissent from the bench, saying the ruling weakens America’s longstanding commitment to separation of church and state.“This case is about nothing less than the relationship between religious institutions and the civil government — that is, between church and state,” she wrote, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “The Court today profoundly changes that relationship by holding, for the first time, that the Constitution requires the government to provide public funds directly to a church.”The Anti-Defamation League, in conjunction with seven other groups, presented a friend-of-the-court brief going against the ruling.“Justice Sotomayor’s dissent got it right — this case is about much more than a state program to use recycled tires to resurface a playground,” the group’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, said in a statement.The statement added: “Although the decision is narrowly focused, the US Supreme Court appears to have taken a disturbing step back from this commitment today.”Barbara Weinstein, director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, issued a statement on behalf of the movement defending Missouri’s decision to honor the church-state divide, saying that religious institutions could face “government infringement if they are competing against each other for government grants.”More than 30 other states have constitutional provisions similar to Missouri’s, though some of those already permit churches to take part in grant programs for nonreligious purposes. In the days before the argument in April, Missouri’s Republican Gov. Eric Greitens changed the state’s policy and said churches would be allowed to apply for grants.Some religious groups cheered the decision, which was closely watched for the effect it may have on school voucher programs. But in a carefully worded footnote, Roberts said the ruling was limited and did not address “religious uses of funding or other forms of discrimination.”Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch wrote separately to say they would not have limited the ruling to playground resurfacing or related issues that involve children’s safety or health.“The general principles here do not permit discrimination against religious exercise — whether on the playground or anywhere else,” Gorsuch said.Proponents of school vouchers said they hope the ruling lays the groundwork for a future decision on whether states can let parents choose to send their children to religious schools through publicly funded programs.Michael Bindas, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, said the principle of “religious neutrality” applies “whether the government is enabling schools to resurface their playgrounds or empowering parents to direct their children’s education.”Civil liberties groups called the ruling a blow to the principle of church-state separation.“This ruling threatens to open the door to more taxpayer support for religion, which is at odds with our history, traditions and common sense,” said Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

              Trumps Sonderbeauftragter will die Lage in Syrien unter Kontrolle haben   
    Der Sonderbeauftragte des US-Präsidenten für die Internationale Allianz gegen den „Islamischen Staat“, Brett McGurk, hat am 28. und 29. Juni Syrien besucht. Ziel der Visite war die Erörterung des Kampfablaufs gegen den „Islamischen Staat“ (IS, Daesh) mit „regionalen Partnern“. Dies geht aus einer Pressemitteilung des US-Außenministeriums hervor.
              Fri Jun 30th Todays News   
    Some things should not happen, but they do. Good news about unemployment should be oxygen for the federal government. Unemployment is down around 5.5%. That should mean that the government will have good returns from income tax and production. There are lots of good things the federal government is doing, but the oxygen thief that is Malcolm Turnbull and his crony mates of Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne are robbing the government of oxygen. Mr Abbott can help and does. Take an example of a few words Mr Abbott said at a recent IPA event 

    "We have an abundance of energy - but the world's highest power prices; an abundance of land - and property prices to rival Hong Kong's; some of the world's smartest people - yet with school rankings behind Kazakhstan.

    We need to make Australia work again - because our country, plainly, is not working as it should. We are letting ourselves down. We are not what we should be; and we know it."


    Mr Abbott generously gave his time to talk to IPA members, and not just speak his thoughts and run. And Mr Abbott gives oxygen which the government needs. 

    In 350, Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, was defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius. Neither reigned long as Constantius II dealt with Magnentius three years later. 763, the Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeated the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus.1520, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fought their way out of Tenochtitlan. 1559, King Henry II of France was mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery. 1688, the Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution

    In 1934, the Night of the Long KnivesAdolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, took place. 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appealed for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country. 1937, the world's first emergency telephone number999, was introduced in London. 1963, Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, killed seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo

    In 1971, the crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft were killed when their air supply escaped through a faulty valve. It is difficult to overstate the tragedy. The mission to dock with a space station and stay there for weeks was successful. They kept fit on a treadmill twice a day. But on re entry, a pressure valve no one could access was left open in space. They died in seconds on re entry. 

    I am very good and don't deserve the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

















    Here is a video I made Up Hill

    Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 -- 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.

    Up-Hill

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    Does the road wind up-hill all the way? 
       Yes, to the very end. 
    Will the day’s journey take the whole long day? 
       From morn to night, my friend. 

    But is there for the night a resting-place? 
       A roof for when the slow dark hours begin. 
    May not the darkness hide it from my face? 
       You cannot miss that inn. 

    Shall I meet other wayfarers at night? 
       Those who have gone before. 
    Then must I knock, or call when just in sight? 
       They will not keep you standing at that door. 

    Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak? 
       Of labour you shall find the sum. 
    Will there be beds for me and all who seek? 
       Yea, beds for all who come.



    === from 2016 ===
     It is possible that the ALP will win the election on Saturday and that should scare people. Because the DelCon movement have advocated splitting the senate vote and sending a message to those remaining idiots who installed Turnbull over Abbott, the senate is likely to be ALP friendly too. Turnbull's foolish decision to go for a double dissolution means that all of Abbott's gains get wiped out. So as a service to the community, The Conservative Voice will list reasons to not vote for the ALP or their proxies who call themselves independents. 
    • The AWU corruption scandal which brought on the double dissolution. Shorten is heavily involved in his time as union leader. Also Fair Work has been set up badly and is not an effective guard. To give the ALP the reigns of power again is to give in to another term of ineffective workplace relations. That will damage Australia badly, crippling her businesses who employ people.
    • Bad for the economy, promising to spend over $120 billion dollars on two policies alone, neither of which are effective. But then promising to balance the budget too. And yet admitting to lying outrageously about Medicare because they feel that is clever politics. 
    • Border Security. ALP have killed people with expensive bad policy.
    • Too close to extremist Muslims, too distant from people who are good.
    • Hostile to church interests, but not a friend to gays either. 
    • NSW Corruption with ICAC still not taking on the majority of corrupt ALP members from their 16 years in power. 
    • Victorian corruption, with jobs for the union mates and the destruction of CFA volunteer firefighters. ALP have killed people with incompetence in recent years. 
    • Queensland corruption and South Australian too, all related to entrenched ALP that are supported by independents. 
    For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
    === from 2015 ===
    Greece will default on her repayments today. The left wing Greek Government has promised her people that they can default and stay in the European Union. As if people can work but not be paid, so long as they aren't Greek. And that is wrong. The cost of the lie of the Greek government is a nervous world market which devalues because the stakes are so high. Europe should boot Greece. The campaign against austerity is dangerous and should not be accepted. There will be market pain if Greece leaves the union, but it is nothing to the pain if others feel that austerity can be rejected with impunity.  

    Joe Hockey's defamation win is only a slap on the wrist for the partisan media who would willingly cut their own throats to secure a win against conservatives. There was no need for the personal attack of the defamatory headline, but it was made for no other purpose but to attack the treasurer. And if the Fairfax press had any credibility they would pay the money and issue an apology. Instead they are un-penitent and are examining the possibility of appealing. One hopes they appeal and lose badly.
    From 2014
    The 1876 election had seen the election of GOP Hayes based on a compromise. The military was pulled out of the South, ending reconstruction efforts and toppling state GOP governments. White Democrats would make the south one party and would isolate and prey upon African Americans. But in terms of populism, that was ok. Then James was elected and what followed was to James' credit in 1881, and a tragedy too. James was a GOP man too, but he had better control and discipline than Hayes. James Garfield would reform the US public service and purge corruption from the post office. He appointed african americans to prominent federal positions, promoted civil rights and education as a means to a free and fair electorate. And then, two hundred days into office, he was assassinated by a nut job. 

    The nut job was like any other extreme right wing idiot that ever lived. Born in illinois, to an ethnically French family of Huguenot, Guiteau had been given $1000 and instructed to study in New York by his father. He had listening issues, and struggled as a student. He dropped out and joined a religious cult, but struggled to find his place. He went to Boston and got an easily achieved legal license, but was a failure as a barrister, managing to enrage most of his clients. Next, Guiteau turned to theology and stole material from the cult from which he had been booted. Then he decided to support GOP people. He begged Hayes for political favours, and then Garfield. Garfield had opposed corruption. So Guiteau decided to shoot him. 

    Guiteau chose a pearl handled revolver for reasons of posterity. He picked his moment, approached Garfield from behind and shot him twice. Garfield would probably have survived but for the medical treatment he received by doctors that had not sterilised their surgery equipment or hands, as would be routine ten years later. It took eleven weeks for Garfield to die. In defence, Guiteau would claim that he was not guilty because "The doctors killed him, I just shot him." The defence failed, and so on this day in 1882, nine months after the shooting, Guiteau was hung. On the morning of his hanging, Guiteau wrote a poem. 

    I am going to the Lordy, I am so glad,

    I am going to the Lordy, I am so glad,

    I am going to the Lordy,

    Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

    I am going to the Lordy.

    I love the Lordy with all my soul,

    Glory hallelujah!

    And that is the reason I am going to the Lord,

    Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

    I am going to the Lord.


    I saved my party and my land,



    Glory hallelujah!

    But they have murdered me for it,

    And that is the reason I am going to the Lordy,

    Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

    I am going to the Lordy!

    I wonder what I will do when I get to the Lordy,

    I guess that I will weep no more

    When I get to the Lordy!

    Glory hallelujah!

    I wonder what I will see when I get to the Lordy,

    I expect to see most glorious things,

    Beyond all earthly conception

    When I am with the Lordy!

    Glory hallelujah! Glory hallelujah!

    I am with the Lord.

    He was the only right wing extremist to assassinate a President of the US. He seemed incapable of rational thought, his application of poetry on a par with another right wing terrorist (McVey) who claimed he was the captain of his soul. Guiteau's case was one of the first attempts at an insanity defence in the US for a high profile case. At nine months he was the longest survivor of an assassination of a US President. 
    Historical perspective on this day
    In 350, Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, was defeated and killed in Rome by troops of the usurper Magnentius. 763, the Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeated the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus. 1422, Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons. 1520, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortésfought their way out of Tenochtitlan. 1521, Spanish forces defeated a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre. 1559, King Henry II of France was mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery. 1651, The DelugeKhmelnytsky Uprising – the Battle of Beresteczko ended with a Polish victory. 1688, the Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William (continuing the English rebellion from Rome), which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution. 1758, Seven Years' War: The Battle of Domstadtl took place. 1794, Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.

    In 1805, the U.S. Congress organised the Michigan Territory. 1860, the 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History took place. 1864, U.S. PresidentAbraham Lincoln granted Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation". 1882, Charles J. Guiteau was hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield. 1886, the first transcontinental train trip across Canada departed from Montreal. It arrived in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4. 1892, the Homestead Strike began near PittsburghPennsylvania.

    In 1905, Albert Einstein published the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduced special relativity. 1906, the United States Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act. 1908, the Tunguska event occurred in remote Siberia. 1912, the Regina Cyclone hit Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28. It remains Canada's deadliest tornado event. 1917, World War IGreece declared war on the Central Powers. 1921, U.S. President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft Chief Justice of the United States. 1922, in Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado signed the Hughes-Peynado agreement, which ended the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.

    In 1934, the Night of the Long KnivesAdolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, took place. 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appealed for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country. 1937, the world's first emergency telephone number999, was introduced in London 1944, World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ended with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces. 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. 1956, a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crashed, killing all 128 on board both airliners. 1960, Congo gained independence from Belgium. 1963, Ciaculli massacre: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, killed seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo. 1966, the National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organisation, was founded. 1968, Pope Paul VIissued the Credo of the People of God.

    In 1971, the crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft were killed when their air supply escaped through a faulty valve. Also 1971, Ohio ratified the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect. 1972, the first leap second was added to the UTC time system. 1977, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organizationdisbanded. 1985, thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 were freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days. 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bowers v. Hardwick that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults. 1990, East Germany and West Germany merged their economies. 1997, the United Kingdom transferssovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.
    === Publishing News ===
    This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
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    I am publishing a book called Bread of Life: January. 

    Bread of Life is a daily bible quote with a layman's understanding of the meaning. I give one quote for each day, and also a series of personal stories illustrating key concepts eg Who is God? What is a miracle? Why is there tragedy?

    January is the first of the anticipated year-long work of thirteen books. One for each month and the whole year. It costs to publish. It (Kindle version) should retail at about $2US online, but the paperback version would cost more, according to production cost.
    If you have a heart for giving, I fundraise at gofund.me/27tkwuc
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    Editorials will appear in the "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" series, starting with AugustSeptemberOctober, or at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1482020262/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dVHPub0MQKDZ4  The kindle version is cheaper, but the soft back version allows a free kindle version.

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      Naturalmente i sentimenti che animano l’accesa condanna nei confronti dei gruppi antisemiti di oggi, risalgono alla persecuzione ebraica ad opera del nazismo e di Adolf Hitler. Tuttavia, ormai basta sollevare delle riserve sui Rothschild o su altri ebrei o organizzazioni ebraiche per essere bollati subito come “nazi”.



    Eppure è stato dimostrato in tanti libri e da un’infinità di studiosi, che Adolf Hitler e i nazisti sono stati creati e finanziati proprio dai Rothschild. Furono loro che organizzarono l’ascesa al potere di Hitler, attraverso società segrete a capo degli Illuminati presenti in Germania, come la “Società Thule”, la “Società Vril” e altre; furono sempre i Rothschild a finanziare Hitler attraverso la Banca d’Inghilterra e altre fonti, come la Banca Kuhn Loeb, che finanziò anche la Rivoluzione Russa. Il cuore della “macchina da guerra” di Hitler, fu il genio chimico I.G.Farben, anch’egli controllato dai Rothschild tramite società finanziarie, attraverso i valletti dei Warburg.

    La Standard Oil dei Warburg gestiva Aushwitz, ma era ufficialmente dei Rockefeller (l’impero Rockefeller era stato creato, tra gli altri, dai Rothschild). Essi possedevano anche i mezzi di comunicazione, e così controllavano il flusso di notizie date al pubblico. Guarda caso le loro proprietà non erano state sfiorate da una bomba in tutta la guerra! Altre fabbriche lì vicino erano invece state demolite dai raid aerei.

    Quindi dietro la forza di Hitler vi era la mano sapiente dei Rothschild, proprio coloro che nel mondo sostengono la razza ebraica? Gli ebrei sono per loro, come tutto il resto della popolazione, solo bestiame da usare e muovere a proprio vantaggio. Alcuni dicono che Hitler non poteva appartenere alla famiglia Rothschild, perchè ha massacrato quel popolo, insieme a zingari e comunisti e a chi non gli piaceva, mentre i Rothschild difendono gli ebrei facendone parte, e quindi, mai avrebbero fatto un orrore del genere.

    Oh, davvero? Non solo Hitler fu sostenuto dai Rothschild, ma diverse prove dicono che lui stesso fosse un Rothschild, tra cui il libro dello psicanalista Walter Langer, “The mind of Hitler”. Questo calza a pennello sulla propaganda organizzata dagli Illuminati per spianare la strada al potere ad Adolf Hitler.

    Egli venne sostenuto anche dai Windsor (in realtà casata tedesca dei Sassonia-Coburgo-Gotha), e tra questi figurava Lord Mountbatten, un Rothschild, un satanista. I dati sul legame tra nazisti e britannici devono ancora emergere del tutto, ma uno studioso di nome Langer, a questo proposito ha scritto: Il padre di Adolf, Alois Hitler, era un figlio illegittimo di Maria Anna Schiklgruber. Si pensava fosse figlio di Georg Hiedler. Ma ciò è altamente improbabile: in Austria era saltato fuori un documento, che dimostrava che Maria Anna S. fosse a Vienna al momento del concepimento. A quel tempo era la domestica del barone Rothschild. Non appena scoperta la sua gravidanza fu infatti cacciata? e nacque Alois“. Le informazioni di Langer provengono da un alto ufficiale della Gestapo, Hansjurgen Koelher, e furono pubblicate nel 1940, col titolo “Inside the Gestapo”. Quel fascicolo scrisse “provocò tanto scompiglio quanto mai prima”. Egli rivelò anche che: “Attraverso quei fascicoli scoprimmo tramite certificato di nascita, scheda di registrazione della polizia, i protocolli ecc., alcune cose che il cancelliere tedesco riuscì a ricomporre come un puzzle, dandogli una coerenza logica”.

    “Una giovane serva (la nonna di Hitler) arrivò a Vienna e divenne domestica presso alcune delle famiglie più potenti e ricche di Vienna. Ma, sfortunata, venne sedotta e abbandonata mentre aspettava un bambino e venne rispedita al villaggio natale? Qual era la famiglia viennese presso cui lavorava? Non era una domanda poi così difficile. A Vienna era già da tempo in funzione un registratore obbligatorio presso il commissariato di polizia: ella lavorava presso i Rothschild e il nonno ignoto di Hitler doveva trovarsi in quella casa”Il fascicolo Dolfuss si fermava a questa osservazione.

    Forse Hitler era così determinato a conquistare l’Austria per distruggere ogni traccia del suo retaggio? “Mi pare che Hitler conoscesse le sue origini ancor prima di diventare Cancelliere. Come suo padre, quando il gioco si fece duro, si trasferì a Vienna; poco dopo la morte della madre nel dicembre 1907, Adolf partì per Vienna. Là si perse ogni sua traccia per 10 mesi! Ciò che fece in quel periodo è un mistero, ma noi possiamo presupporre che si fosse intrattenuto a conoscere i suoi cugini e a valutare il suo potenziale in vista di future eventuali imprese”.

    Philip Eugene de Rothschild, sostiene di essere un discendente dei Roth come lo fu Hitler o altre migliaia di persone cresciute e allevate da essi, prima di essere affidati a famiglie di facciata, al fine di ricoprire posizioni di privilegio sotto falso nome e illegittimamente. Ma quale dei Rothschild era il nonno di Hitler? Alois, il padre nacque nel 1837 nel periodo in cui Salomon Mayer era l’unico Rothschild che viveva a Vienna. Persino la moglie era tornata a Francoforte dopo il fallimento del loro matrimonio. Il loro figlio, Anselm Salomon, trascorse la maggior parte della sua vita lavorativa tra Parigi e Francoforte, lontano da Vienna e dal padre. Quindi, il vecchio e solo Salomon Mayer Rothschild è il sospettato numero 1.

    E Hermann von Goldschmidt, figlio di un impiegato di Salomon Mayer, scrisse un libro pubblicato nel 1917, che riporta a proposito di Solomon: “dal 1840 aveva sviluppato un particolare entusiasmo per le giovinette”...e...“aveva una passione lasciva per le bambine, e le sue avventure con loro furono messe a tacere dalla polizia”.

    La nonna di Hitler era una giovane ragazza che lavorava sotto quello stesso tetto e che divenne ben presto oggetto delle attenzioni e voglie di Mr Salomon. Ella rimase incinta proprio mentre era in servizio in quella casa. Suo nipote divenne poi cancelliere tedesco, grazie all’appoggio finanziario dei Rothschild, dando inizio alla Seconda Guerra Mondiale che fu così importante per il piano globale degli Illuminati.

    Fonte: http://dioni.altervista.org/NWO/dioni_0284.html



              Trump’s crudeness: Should he be fired?   
    If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say. And if he were to look for a job, the experts say, these and past tweets would raise red flags for companies doing social media background checks, an increasingly common practice as tweets and Facebook posts become a daily, sometimes hourly part of our lives. Of course, Trump is anything but typical. Still, experts say it’s a mistake to think that because the president is getting away with calling a man “Psycho Joe” and saying a woman was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” and had “low I.Q.,” regular people would get away with it, too. “Mr. Trump would be fired for his tweets of today, and nearly every day,” said Mike Driehorst, a social media expert at the marketing agency Weaving Influence. “Most companies have a thin skin when it comes to public criticism and media reports.” Nannina Angioni, an employment attorney at the Los Angeles-based law firm Kaedian, said certain speech is protected, such as posts about a workplace grievance or organizing a union. But she said that if “you take to Twitter to call your boss a ‘psycho’ or say that your CEO has a ‘low I.Q.’ that could absolutely get you fired.” That applies even to chief executives. “Any good outside crisis adviser would tell the company’s board that they have no choice but to terminate the CEO,” said Kara Alaimo, a public relations professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. “Today, more than ever before, citizens expect companies to espouse and uphold values.” PLENTY OF EXAMPLES In 2013, Justine Sacco, a 30-year-old public-relations executive for the internet company IAC, tweeted, “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Though it was on a personal account with only 170 followers, the tweet quickly went viral. She didn’t learn she had become a top “trending topic” — not in a good way — as her phone was off during an 11-hour flight to South Africa. She was fired, of course. Earlier this year, the New York Post fired football writer Bart Hubbuch for comparing the president’s inauguration to the 9/11 attacks. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized. A month later, a preschool teacher in Texas lost his job over a series of anti-Semitic posts, including a tweet that said “kill some Jews.” Nancy Salem had also retweeted: “How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough!” according to a news report at the time. Salem later apologized. BROAD RANGE OF POLICIES What happens when workers send out crude, hateful or offensive tweets — especially if they fall in a gray area — can depend on where they work. Many policies encourage common sense, such as refraining from posting private company information or speaking on behalf of the company unless authorized. Hate speech and offensive comments are also frowned upon. “Customers, colleagues, supervisors, suppliers, competitors and others may have access to your posts,” General Motors’ policy states. “Offensive or inappropriate remarks are as out-of-place online as they are offline. Use the same set of standards as you do in the physical workplace.” Government agencies such as the General Services Administration prohibit “engaging in vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms targeting individuals or groups.” The White House didn’t respond to requests for comment. Coca Cola’s policy, meanwhile, doesn’t spell out that employees shouldn’t harass others or post racist rants, yet such topics can be construed as falling under “common sense.” The policy reads, “You are responsible for your actions. We encourage you to get online and have fun, but use sound judgment and common sense.” The computer chip maker Intel also trusts employees to use their own judgment. “What do our policies mean? They mean that we trust you,” the guidelines state. “We bring smart people into the Intel family and we expect you to make smart decisions.” But as Sacco, Hubbuch and Salem learned, with trust comes responsibility and if you tweet first and think later, you could face dire consequences. GROWING SCRUTINY As for the next job, Social Intelligence is one of a growing number of companies that screens social media accounts of prospective employees — similar to criminal background checks or credit reports. Its president, Bianca Calhoun Lager, said the company has seen a “really big demand growth” since early 2016. Anecdotally, she said the attention on tweets and other social media during the 2016 elections may have contributed to the growth. The company screens people’s publicly available posts against a set of criteria such as potentially illegal or violent activity, or content that is sexually explicit, racist or intolerant. About 10 to 15 percent of the applicants screened get flagged, often for multiple incidents, suggesting a questionable post is more than a mistake. Rather than wait for an employee to engage in conduct that can lead to firing, Lager said employers are increasingly protecting themselves from hiring people who might create a hostile workplace to begin with. ___ AP Business Writers Tali Arbel and Candice Choi in New York, Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher in Detroit and Jonathan Lemire in Washington contributed to this story. _______________________________________________________ Copyright © 2017 Capitol Hill Blue Copyright © 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved  
              Orang Yahudi (Terjemahan artikel Dr M bertajuk The Jews)   
    KLIK PHOTO

    1. Orang Yahudi mengaku kononnya mereka “manusia terpilih Tuhan”. Walaupun mereka dituduh menyalib Nabi Isa, walaupun dipaksa tinggal di petempatan haram di Eropah, walaupun terpaksa melalui pembunuhan beramai-ramai oleh orang Eropah, namun orang Yahudi tidak pernah berhenti percaya bahawa mereka lebih hebat , bangsa yang dipilih Tuhan.

    2. Yahudi adalah golongan Semitik. Begitu juga orang Arab. Tetapi hari ini, Yahudi berlakuan seolah-olah hanya mereka adalah golongan Semitik. Mereka melabelkan semua orang yang mengkritik Yahudi sebagai “anti-Semitik”. Bagi apa jua jenayah dan kesalahan yang mereka lakukan, mereka tidak mengaku bersalah, malah akan melabelkan orang lain sebagai anti-Semitik


    3. Dalam dunia terbuka hari ini, kita boleh menyalahkan sesiapa sahaja dan ianya akan disenangi kerana ia adalah sebahagian daripada kebebasan bersuara. Tetapi, bagi Yahudi, sesiapa yang mengkritik mereka tidak akan terlepas daripada label “anti-Semitik”. Dan bagi kebanyakan masyarakat Eropah, mereka menyokong dasar Yahudi dan sanggup memenjarakan sesiapa sahaja yang dituduh anti-Semitik.

    4. Jelaslah bahawa Yahudi fikir hanya mereka sahaja yang ada keistimewaan, dan berada di satu kedudukan yang mulia dan tidak boleh dikutuk bahkan dikritik sedikit pun.

    5. Perlakuan mereka melambangkan sikap angkuh sombong mereka. Mereka masih meneruskan kejahatan jenayah tanpa perikemanusiaan walaupun satu dunia tidak menyukainya. Sekarang ini, mereka terlibat dalam pembunuhan ratusan nyawa di Gaza, dan juga memusnahkan bandar-bandar. Hospital, sekolah, dan bangunan persendirian turut diranapkan dengan roket.

    6. Seluruh dunia boleh mengutuk tindakan kebinatangan mereka, tetapi Yahudi tetap tidak peduli. Malahan mereka mengumumkan untuk membunuh lebih ramai rakyat Palestin mengacaubilaukan Semenanjung Gaza.

    7. Semasa Eropah mengambil sedikit tanah Palestin untuk membentuk Israel, mereka dengan jelas menyatakan hak-hak orang Arab di Israel perlulah dihormati.

    8. Yahudi pula mengabaikan peraturan tersebut dan bertindak merampas tanah dan harta milik Arab termasuk rumah dan ladang ternakan. Melalui serangan ganas mereka, contohnya di Deir Yassin, mereka memaksa rakyat Palestin untuk lari dari tanah mereka. Kemudian, Yahudi merampas tanah orang Arab tersebut.

    9. Selama lebih 60 tahun, orang Palestin menjadi pelarian dan terpaksa tinggal di kawasan perlindungan pelarian. Tiada pampasan yang diberikan kepada mereka. Mereka juga tidak dibenarkan kembali ke tanah asal milik mereka. Inilah contoh tindakan perkauman yang paling teruk sekali.

    10. Tidak puas dengan tanah yang dihadiahkan oleh UN kepada mereka, Yahudi menjarah pula tanah Palestin di luar Israel untuk dirampas lagi. Kemudian, mereka bina petempatan haram ekslusif bagi diri mereka

    11. Mereka bina jalan di atas bumi Palestin, tetapi tiada rakyat Palestin yang dibenarkan menggunakannya. Mereka bina tembok di sepanjang perkampungan Palestin, memisahkannya dan orang Palestin tidak lagi dapat berhubung dengan sanak-saudara di perkampungan lain. Mereka juga tidak benarkan Palestin diisytihar sebagai negara, yang ada cumalah Pihak Berkuasa Palestin. Dan.. Eropah menyokong tindakan Yahudi yang sombong dan angkuh itu.

    12. Mereka lancarkan serangan ke atas Semenanjung Gaza supaya bekalan makanan dan ubatan serta bahan binaan tidak dapat dihantar ke Gaza selepas pengeboman dan serangan roket oleh tentera Israel. Kapal yang menghantar bekalan ke Gaza juga diserang dan dirampas di Perairan Antarabangsa. Malah, kapal agensi kemanusiaan dipaksa berlabuh di perlabuhan Israel, dan barang kargo tersebut dirampas pula. Acapkali berlaku di mana kapal yang diserang tentera laut Israel di luar perairan Israel.. dan pekerja kemanusiaan ditembak dan dibunuh sewenang-wenangnya.

    13. Israel mempunyai lebih daripada puluhan ribu rakyat Palestin di dalam tahanan kerana tuduhan “anti-Israel”. Tiada penghakiman dilakukan. Tempoh penahanan tidak ditetapkan (mungkin selama-lamanya?)

    14. Secara berkala, apabila ada askar Israel ditawan oleh Palestin, Yahudi akan menawarkan pertukaran tebusan dengan beberapa ratus rakyat Palestin bagi digantikan dengan askar yang ditawan. Tetapi, dengan begitu cepat, akan ada tangkapan baru dibuat dari kalangan rakyat Palestin demi menggantikan tahanan yang dibebaskan.

    15. Jika sekiranya rakyat Palestin menghantar pengebom berani mati atau melancarkan serangan roket, maka Israel akan menyerang balas dengan sangat keterlaluan. Mereka akan hantarkan kumpulan tentera untuk memusnahkan perkampungan Palestin dan bunuh nyawa lelaki, wanita, kanak-kanak, orang tua, dan juga orang uzur.

    16. Terkini, selepas pembunuhan tiga penuntut Israel oleh individu tidak dikenali, Israel mengebom Gaza dengan serangan udara. Hospital, sekolah, dan rumah semuanya dimusnahkan. Malah lebih 500 orang terkorban dan ribuan yang lain cedera. Hospital yang merawat pesakit juga dibom supaya orang sakit tidak dapat lari.

    17. Inilah mesej yang ingin ditonjolkan oleh Israel.. bahawasanya Yahudi adalah suci dan mulia, dan sesiapa yang menganggu mereka terpaksa membayar harga berlipat kali ganda daripada kesakitan yang dihadapi mereka.

    18. Segala apa jua yang Israel lakukan adalah bercanggah dengan undang-undang antarabangsa, berlawanan dengan moral, dan menyalahi hak asasi manusia. Yahudi adalah penjenayah dalam semua rang undang-undang manusia bertamadun.

    19. Tetapi, Yahudi Israel melakukan jenayah ini tanpa risau dihukum. Mereka ada negara seperti Amerika dan Eropah di belakang mereka. Merekalah manusia pilihan Tuhan dan mereka lebih berkuasa daripada mana-mana undang-undang, apa jua kod etika moral, dan juga bebas dari nilai kemanusiaan.

    20. Semasa Yahudi dilayan dengan teruk oleh Nazi di Jerman, mereka menagih simpati dan sokongan dunia. Tetapi penderitaan mereka tidak mengajar mereka apa-apa, tidak membantu mereka memahami erti kesengsaraan. Malah, kini mereka berkelakuan lebih teruk daripada Nazi, dan tidak kisah langsung segala kejahatan yang mereka lakukan.

    21.The Europeans and the Americans created this monster and they care not for the atrocities committed by it. They will continue to support Israel even if the Israelis commit genocide, kill all the Arabs. This is their way to atone for all their treatment of the Jews in the past.
    The Jews should really be venting their spite on the Germans and other Europeans. But they are too smart. Killing Arabs is easier and more fun.

    Sepatutnya mereka perlu menyalurkan kemarahan mereka terhadap Nazi Jerman dan Eropah. Mungkin mereka terlampau pintar, dan mungkin juga bagi mereka “Membunuh Arab lebih mudah dan menyeronokkan”

    -Original Article by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian 4th Prime Minister
              Camará: Música Baiana?   


    • Paulo Rios Filho
    01 nav tirs nekadus hibridus n. 2

    • Jean Menezes
    02 O Conforto (apesar do tombo)

    • Paulo Costa Lima
    03 Ibejis Nº 2

    • Alexandre Espinheira
    04 Oxowusí

    • Vinícius Amaro
    05 Gigitanas N. 0,5 ou 1/2 (Frenesia)

    • Wellington Gomes
    06 Modos Imagísticos

    Camará – Conjunto de Câmara da UFBA:
    Flávio Hamaoka, flauta
    Gueber Santos, clarinete
    Davysson Lima, saxofone alto e tenor
    Vitor Rios, banjo e bandolim
    Gilson Santana, violão
    Humberto Monteiro, percussão
    Samuel Dias, violino
    Adalberto Vital Neto, violino
    Suzana Kato, violoncelo
    Fernanda Monteiro, violoncelo
    Paulo Rios Filho, direção artística e regência



    1. Paulo Rios Filho | nav tirs nekadus hibridus n. 2 (2011): “Nem puro, nem híbrido”. Esse é o significado do título da música, em letão. Trata-se da imaginação de um anti-mundo, onde as coisas não são coisas, e da percepção de uma viagem ou trajetória travada pelos, ao mesmo tempo, nativos e criadores desse mundo. De um lado, uma entidade musical familiar (uma escala dórica) segue um caminho de autotransformação, numa viagem alucinante em direção à sua própria figura deformada – quando deixa de parecer familiar. Do outro, uma entidade musical da natureza (a série harmônica) se artificializa à medida que se aproxima de um ponto no futuro (e vira uma escala de tons inteiros). Ambas as personagens viajam no mesmo sentido, o da transformação, e os seus percursos se misturam, se entrelaçam, se esfregam e friccionam; se acariciam. Ouça, pois esse outro mundo somente pode ser ouvido. As imagens ficam por conta de cada um.

    2. Jean Menezes | O Conforto (apesar do tombo) (2011): Apesar dos momentos de tensão instrumental específicos e bem pontuados, esta peça procura criar texturas e evoluções harmônicas a partir de materiais bem simples e elementos métricos facilmente identificáveis (às vezes nem tanto assim, como é de se esperar). A familiaridade auditiva criada em momentos prolongados é diretamente proporcional à proximidade do passo em falso.

    Vale a pena disfarçar o esforço concentrado em breves momentos para manter a consistência? Ou devemos chamar a atenção para o choque e ceder à gravidade? A zona de conforto mora mais perto de qual extremo?

    3. Paulo Costa Lima | Ibejis Nº 2 (2011): a peça vai batizada pelo signo dos gêmeos africanos,
    e assim como a peça de mesmo nome, escrita 50 obras atrás, realiza um exercício de complementaridade - texturas que vão sendo montadas a dois, jogos rítmicos, brincadeiras e desafios entre parceiros de caminhada...

    4. Alexandre Espinheira | Oxowusí (2011): A peça Oxowusí é mais uma da série escrita por Espinheira que explora os ritmos populares da Bahia como forma de gerar material pré-compositivo para a obra. Nela um ritmo tocado para Oxóssi em algumas nações de candomblé dá origem aos conjuntos de classes de notas que controlam além das alturas da peça, uma série de outras decisões. Subliminarmente, um cântico do mesmo orixá regula o esquema de transposições, além de permear toda a obra. Essa peça foi oportunamente escrita como parte da tese A Teoria Pós-tonal Aplicada à Composição Musical: Um guia de sugestões compositivas. Em Oxowusí são exemplificados diversos procedimentos abordados pelo autor em seu trabalho de doutoramento a ser defendido em breve.

    5. Vinícius Amaro | Gigitanas N. 0,5 ou ½ (Frenesia) (2011): Composta a partir de um pedido feito pelo bandolinista Vitor Rios e concebida como uma espécie de estudo, a Gigitanas No. 0,5 ou ½ (Frenesia), para bandolim solo, é costurada, em quase sua totalidade, por um esquema cromático de condução de vozes. Dividida em três pequenas partes com concepções sonoras um tanto distintas, e uma última que recapitula as ideias iniciais, a obra explora sonoridades idiomáticas e outras não tão típicas do instrumento, além de alguns sons produzidos pelo próprio instrumentista que podem ser fundidos na ideia instrumental. Sob uma construção métrica que tende a ser desconstruída em todos os momentos, a peça evoca um estado de ansiedade típico da personalidade de boa parte dos homens urbanos, e brinca com células rítmicas do arrocha baiano e com uma pequena ideia melódica da música "Time And Motion" da banda canadense de rock progressivo Rush.


    6. Wellington Gomes | Modos Imagísticos (2011): Modos Imagísticos foi composta com base nos três modos de tranposição limitada (1º modo: tons inteiros; 2º modo: tom e semitom; 3º modo: um tom e dois semitons). Aliados a esses modos, uma sucessão de acordes que vai da tríade perfeita ao cluster, ou vice-versa, cria uma estrutura harmônica que se repete e ou se transforma à medida que a rítmica delineia a gestualização musical. A intenção em geral é criar um imaginário sonoro que se movimente com certa fluência numa pulsação constante.


                 

    CONSEJOS DE JACK KEROUAC PARA LA ESCRITURA ESPONTÁNEA

    Jack Kerouac es la punta de lanza de los escritores de la generación Beat. En 2012 se estrenó la película On The Road dirigida por Walter Salles, que trata de captar el espíritu de la novela homónima de Kerouac, publicada en 1957: un espíritu de libertad y búsqueda de la autenticidad a toda prueba fuera de los convencionalismos de la sociedad estadunidense de posguerra.
     Como muchos otros escritores, Kerouac solía hacer listas con aquello que servía para echar a andar la maquinaria de la imaginación, con aquello que lo ayudaba a recordarse el lugar de la escritura y que tenía sobre todo la función de servir como un mapa de su propia alma.
     Esta lista de pautas para la escritura espontánea es una reflexión de los procesos escriturales de Kerouac, los cuales dan su particular acabado a sus libros: On The Road, por ejemplo, fue escrito en un “semitrance” de tres semanas como el descrito en “Estado Mental”: un flujo ininterrumpido que Kerouac describe como hacer un boceto de memoria de un objeto recordado, o como un río que atraviesa las inhibiciones de la mente racional y queda representado en la página, a la manera en que un rayo queda “representado” en las ruinas de un árbol.
    En la traducción hemos decidido conservar e incluso reproducir, en lo posible, la sintaxis espontánea e incluso descuidada de Kerouac, así como lo que parecerían, para el lector cuidadoso, faltas de ortografía o errores de tipeo: muchas veces no se trata de oraciones con estructura sujeto-verbo-predicado, sino de imágenes que nos permiten echar un vistazo a un estado emocional o un inasible lugar mental tal como se revelaba para Kerouac, así como a su impronta de no corregir sus escritos para conservar los “errores” que son errores solamente para la mente racional, pero que para el artista forman parte del tránsito de ese contenido que necesita expresarse a través de él.
    COLOCACIÓN: El asunto está colocado frente a la mente, siempre en realidad. como en un boceto (frente a un paisaje o taza de té o rostro viejo) o está colocado en la memoria donde se vuelve el boceto remembrado de una imagen-objeto definido.
     PROCEDIMIENTO: Al ser tiempo la esencia en la pureza del habla, hacer bocetos con lenguaje es flujo ininterrumpido desde la mente de los secretos personales ideas-palabras, soplando (como un músico de jazz) en el sujeto de la imagen.
    MÉTODO: Sin puntos que separen las oraciones-estructuras de por sí arbitrariamente infestadas por falsas pausas y tímidas usualmente innecesarias comas—sino el vigoroso guión largo separando respiración retórica (como el músico de jazz dibujando alientos entre frases ejecutadas) —“pausas medidas que son la esencia de nuestra habla” – “divisiones de los sonidos que escuchamos” –tiempo y cómo dejarlo escrito.” (William Carlos Williams)
    ALCANCE: No “selectividad” de expresión sino seguir la desviación libre (asociación) de la mente en sujetos del soplido ilimitados mares de pensamiento, nadando en un mar de Inglés con ninguna disciplina sino los ritmos y la exhalación retórica y la imperiosa declaración, como un puño cayendo en una tabla con cada afirmación, ¡bang! (el guión largo)—Sopla tan hondo como quieras—escribe tan profundamente, pesca tan en el fondo como desees, satisfácete primero, luego el lector no puede fallar en recibir el shock telepático y significado-emoción por las mismas leyes operando en su propia mente humana.
    DEMORA EN PROCEDIMIENTO: Sin pausas para pensar la palabra adecuada sino el apilar infantil de la escatológica acumulación de palabras hasta que la satisfacción sea obtenida, lo que resultará ser un gran ritmo añadido a un pensamiento e irá en acuerdo con la Gran Ley de la cadencia.
    CADENCIA: Nada es fangoso que corra en el tiempo y las leyes del tiempo—El énfasis shakesperiano de la necesidad dramática de decir ahora en propia forma inalterable o para siempre morder la lengua –no revisiones (excepto obvios errores racionales, como nombres o inserciones calculadas en un acto no de escritura sino de inserción.)
    CENTRO DE INTERÉS: Comienza no de idea preconcebida sobre qué decir acerca de imagen sino desde el centro precioso de interés en sujeto de imagen al momento de escribir, y escribe hacia afuera nadando en mar de lenguaje a desfogue periférico y agotamiento –No recapacites excepto por razones poéticas o de P.S. Nunca recapacites para “mejorar” o justificar impresiones, pues, la mejor escritura siempre es siempre el exprimir personal más doloroso lanzado desde la cálida cuna de la mente protectora –saca de ti mismo la canción de ti mismo, ¡sopla! –¡ahora! –tu manera es la única manera –“buena” –o “mala” –siempre honesta (“ridícula”), espontánea, “confesionales interesantes, porque no “trabajados”.) El trabajo es trabajo.
    ESTRUCTURA DE TRABAJO: Las estructuras bizarras modernas (ciencia ficción, etc.) se levantan desde el lenguaje en estado muerto, temas “diferentes” dan la ilusión de “nueva” vida. Sigue toscos límites al dispersar movimiento sobre el sujeto, como el río a la roca, tanto como el flujo mental sobre el centro precioso necesite (deja correr tu mente por él, una vez) llegando al pivote, donde lo que era “comienzo” tenuemente formado se vuelva “final” exigentemente definido y el lenguaje alcance en la carrera la meta del tiempo— corre para trabajar, siguiendo leyes de Forma Profunda, a la conclusión, últimas palabras, última gota—la Noche es El Fin.
    ESTADO MENTAL: De ser posible escribe “sin conciencia” en semitrance (como la famosa “escritura en trance” de Yeats) permitiendo al inconsciente admitir el propio lenguaje desinhibido interesante necesario y tan “moderno” que el arte consiente censuraría, y escribe excitadamente, velozmente, con errores de escritura o tipeo, de acuerdo a (como del centro a la periferia) las leyes del orgasmo, el “ofuscamiento de la consciencia” de Reich. Ve de lo interior hacia lo relajado y dicho.

              David Horowitz on Genocidal, Campus Anti-Semitism   
    Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


    Why the Jews are Losing the War on College Campuses

    A failure to brand the American accomplices of terrorism

    By David Horowitz
    Reprinted from the Times of Israel.

    According to a recent study conducted by the “Brand Israel Group,” support for Israel among Jewish college students has dropped 27% in the last 6 years. This mirrors a smaller but still significant drop in support among Americans generally, from 76% to 62%. According to Fern Oppenheim, the founder of the Brand Israel Group that conducted the survey, the source of this drop is the perceived lack of shared values between college students and the Jewish state. The same study found that 1 in 3 Jewish students reported anti-Semitic incidents on their campuses. Of these, 59% said that the incidents were related to anti-Israel attitudes. To explain this, Oppenheim blamed a political “atmosphere” on campus that divides the world into oppressor groups and victims, Israel being a symbol of the former.

    “We are allowing Israel to be defined by its detractors,” Oppenheim warned, which is unfortunately true. But her proposed remedy to step up efforts to brand Israel as not only a tolerant society but, in fact, the helper of victims, even of its enemies is flawed. To support her strategy, Oppenheim offers the case of Ismail Haniyeh, a leader of Hamas, the terrorist organization sworn to destroy Israel and exterminate its Jews. Oppenheim observes that Haniyeh sent his ill granddaughter to Israel to receive medical treatment because he knew “Israel is too decent to turn her away,” and says: “People need to know this.”

    Perhaps they do. But this is clearly not the solution to the problem. If it were, Ismail Haniyeh would have left Hamas and joined Israel’s supporters. Re-branding Israel alone is not the answer to a propaganda war, based on genocidal lies, whose goal is Israel’s destruction. The only viable solution is to do what Jewish organizations have so far refused to do: brand the American supporters of Hamas and the campus promoters of its lies as terrorist enablers and allies.

    The strategy of merely promoting Israel’s good deeds, while pretending that Hamas’s American supporters are merely misinformed, is failing for a simple reason: If you are accused of stealing other people’s land, imprisoning them in Gaza-size ghettos, and segregating them by race, the fact that you are sending humanitarian missions to Haiti and other needy cases or providing medical care to your mortal enemies is not going to exculpate you in the eyes of people who have been seduced by Palestinian lies. In their eyes, you are still the oppressor and these good deeds are merely efforts to obscure that evil fact. That is why lesbian leftists at the “Dyke March” in Chicago banned rainbow flags with the Jewish star – even though Israel is the only country in the Middle East where a gay pride parade can be held. They see Israel’s acceptance of gays as “pinkwashing” – a fig leaf provided by one victim group to cover up its crimes against another. The left even has a term for this: “intersectionality.”

    The only way to counter such malicious attacks is to brand the campus allies of Hamas for what they are: supporters of genocidal lies and a terrorist war to obliterate the state of Israel and kill its Jews. These American allies of Hamas terrorism include Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Students Association, Jewish Voice for Peace, and assorted leftwing groups who support them.

    [N.S.: “[B]rand the campus allies of Hamas for what they are: supporters of genocidal lies…” Is David Horowitz wimping out from calling out genocidal anti-Semites by name, or am I being pedantic?]

    Students for Justice in Palestine, the leader of this anti-Israel, pro-Hamas coalition was founded in 2001 by Hatem Bazian, a Fatah activist at the time. He created it as an ancillary support for the suicide bombing Second Intifada, launched in that year. The chief funder of SJP and orchestrator of its campaigns is a well-established Hamas front, American Muslims for Palestine. Hatem Bazian is the chairman of the AMP board. Since Hamas is a terrorist organization, Students for Justice in Palestine and its campus coalition are clearly instruments of its terrorist campaigns. They do not themselves plant bombs but they support the terrorists who do and spread their political propaganda, much the way the Irish political party Sinn Fein was a working partner of the terrorist Irish Republican Army.

    Stigmatizing the campus supporters of terrorists would effectively neutralize the attacks on Israel. It would provide the basis for a campaign to pressure American universities to withdraw their recognition and funding from these groups. It would discredit the lies that fuel their campus campaigns and inspire the anti-Semitic attacks that have reached epidemic proportions.

    The David Horowitz Freedom Center has conducted campaigns that employ this branding principle for ten years at over 100 campuses. But ours has been a lonely voice. At virtually every campus where we have organized events, our efforts have been undermined by Hillel and Students for Israel groups who smear us as “Islamophobic” and “racist,” though we are neither, and who come to the defense of Students for Justice in Palestine as though they were victims and not aggressors. In other words, these Jewish groups prefer to join hands with an organization supporting a genocidal war against Jews, in condemning (in my case) a Jew who doesn’t mince words in opposing our enemies. If Hillel and groups that care about Israel’s survival would instead turn their guns around and brand Israel’s enemies for what they are, the tide of anti-Semitic hatred on campus would begin to reverse itself, and support for the Jewish state would surely grow.


              Study: European Muslims Perpetrate Disproportionate Number of Anti-Semitic Attacks   
    A disproportionate number of perpetrators of anti-Semitic violence in Western Europe are "individuals of Muslim background," a rigorous new study shows. Johannes Due Enstad authored the study, "Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015," jointly
              Backpacking to the top of Yosemite Falls   
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              Bundestag pro Homo-Ehe: Irrweg mit schweren Folgen für unser Volk   
    Pressemitteilung der Initiative NIE WIEDER: Die heutige Zustimmung des Deutschen Bundestages, die traditionelle Ehe zwischen einer Frau und einem Mann nicht mehr unter dem besonderen Schutz des Staates zu stellen, ist ein Faustschlag ins Gesicht aller Eltern, die oft unter großen Opfern Kinder in die Welt setzen, ihren Nachwuchs schützen, erziehen, einen Beruf erlernen lassen und sie […]
              YOSEMITE SCRAM. BMW’s New Scrambler Takes On The Sierra Nevadas   
    YOSEMITE SCRAM. BMW’s New Scrambler Takes On The Sierra Nevadas

    The sun is rising, the air is cool and crisp, and the wildlife outside my tent sporadically announces the start of a new day. As my eyes open and begin to adjust, the faint scent of hickory wafts through the air as the covered embers emanate amid a semi-silent dawn. As I emerge from my tent, I see my friend Yoshi in his own shelter rustling about. My other friend Erik is at the picnic table prepping food and getting coffee ready. I turn to look over at the BMW R nineT Scrambler that brought me up here, and realize how beautiful it is poised beside Yoshi’s Land Rover.

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              Nicht mehr aktuelle Pressemitteilungen im Internet? Dein guter Ruf hilft!   
    Während das Web 2.0 per Mausklick Pressemitteilungen weltweit versendet, gibt es keinen Mausklick zur Löschung, die jedoch bei Abmahnungen und fehlender Aktualität notwendig ist. Dann hilft DeinguterRuf.de - ein Anruf genügt!


    Löschung von Pressemitteilungen bzw Pressemeldungen


    Durch das World Wide Web sind viele neue Möglichkeiten entstanden, Pressemitteilungen über Produktneuheiten, Unternehmensveränderungen usw. weltweit in Sekundenschnelle zu verbreiten. Was nicht immer nur zum Vorteil des Absenders ist, wie der Reputationsmanager Dein Guter Ruf immer wieder in seinem täglichen Geschäft erlebt.

    Die diversen Presseportale im Internet veröffentlichen Online-Pressemitteilungen und erhöhen die PR- oder Marketing-Botschaft enorm. Bei klassischen Print-Pressemitteilungen sind die Veröffentlichungen vom Goodwill der Journalisten und Redakteure abhängig und erreichen eine begrenzte Verteilung.

    Die Veröffentlichung von Pressemitteilungen auf Online-Presseportalen vergrößert die Reichweite für Ihre PR- oder Marketing-Botschaft dagegen geradezu ins Unermessliche. Mit wenigen Schritten werden die Pressemitteilungen direkt im Internet auf bis zu 800 Presseportalen, Special Interests, Regionalportalen, Social Media und RSS-Feeds verbreitet. Ganz nach Wunsch und Bedarf können die Pressemitteilungen über Nischen- und Themenportale, regionale Portale, große Presseportale, SocialMediaPortale, sowie RSS Feeds quasi in Sekundenschnelle verbreitet werden.

    Durch eingefügte Links zu den Social-Media Portalen, auf die Homepage oder bestimmte Landingpages gelangen die Online-Pressemitteilungen direkt zum Interessenten und Kunden, dem Point of Sale. Es entsteht eine kaum noch nachvollziehbare Verteilung der Pressemitteilungen und das weltweit.

    Anlässe, Pressemitteilungen zu löschen


    Was auf der einen Seite gut ist, eine schnelle, unkomplizierte Verteilung der Pressemitteilung mit einzigartiger Reichweite, kann sich auf der anderen Seite auch schnell zum Nachteil umkehren. Spätestens dann, wenn die veröffentlichten Online-Pressemitteilungen beispielsweise wegen fehlender Aktualität oder Abmahnungen gelöscht werden sollen. Denn im Gegensatz zu Printmedien vergisst das Internet nicht so schnell.

    Löschung nicht mehr aktueller Einträge


    Spätestens, wenn beim Googeln einer Person verschiedene Unternehmenszugehörigkeiten aufgezeigt werden, besteht Handlungsbedarf. Diese Erfahrung kann der Reputationsmanager Dein guter Ruf nur bestätigen. Zunehmend erhält Dein Guter Ruf Anfragen, Online-Pressemitteilungen aus dem Internet zu löschen. Anlässe, für Löschungen sind häufig veraltete Einträge. Wechselt ein Mitarbeiter das Unternehmen, ist es sowohl für den Mitarbeiter als auch für das Unternehmen von Bedeutung, die veralteten Einträge zu entfernen.

    85% Erfolgsquote von Dein Guter Ruf


    Die Praxis zeigt jedoch, dass die Löschung nicht so schnell und einfach möglich ist wie die Onlinestellung der Pressemitteilungen. Als Pionier für Löschungen von Online-Einträgen wie beispielsweise Pressemitteilungen, hat Dein GuterRuf umfangreiche Erfahrungen gesammelt, von denen bereits viele zufriedene Kunden profitieren konnten. Dein guter Ruf empfiehlt zunächst eine Identifizierung/Suche aller zu löschenden Einträge.

    Im nächsten Schritt geht es um die Löschung dieser nicht mehr aktuellen Einträge. Dazu setzen sich die Mitarbeiter von Dein Guter Ruf weltweit für die Entfernung von Einträgen bei den Webseitenbetreibern ein. Im Rahmen der langjährigen Erfahrungen hat Dein Guter Ruf ein großes Netzwerk an direkten Kontakten zu den Webseitenbetreibern aufbauen können, so dass die Erfolgsquote der Löschungen bei ca. 85% liegt.

    Für einen zu löschenden Eintrag fällt eine einmalige Bearbeitungsgebühr von nur 39,95 Euro an ohne weitere Vertragsbindung. Über die Plattform von Dein guter Ruf  kann unter https://www.deinguterruf.de/EintraegeLoeschen.aspx jeder Interessierte seine Löschung/en direkt beauftragen. Stehen Löschungen im größeren Rahmen an, bietet Dein guter Ruf Staffelpreise an, die in einem unverbindlichen persönlichen Telefongespräch unter 0201/45853474 oder per Mail unter kontakt@deinguterruf.de zu erfahren sind.

    Immer mehr Abmahnungen online


    Dein Guter Ruf handelt schnell und diskret. Schnelles Handeln ist insbesondere dann von Bedeutung, wenn Pressemitteilungen in Folge von Abmahnungen zu löschen sind, da dem Betroffenen ansonsten hohe Kosten drohen.

    Die Abmahnungen im Onlinebereich nehmen stark zu, wobei es sich nicht nur um vorsätzliche Verstöße handelt, die eine Abmahnung hervorrufen könnten. Ganz im Gegenteil. Dein Guter Ruf stellt fest, dass häufig Unbedarft- und Unwissenheiten Abmahnungen hervorrufen, die letztendlich auch als Folgen der Transparenz und Informationsflut des World Wide Web zu sehen sind.

    So werden beispielsweise immer wieder Namensgleich- oder -ähnlichkeiten abgemahnt oder Produktbeschreibungen, -bezeichnungen, die z.B. geschützte Begriffe enthalten.Teilweise erfolgen diese Abmahnungen erst viele Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung der Pressemitteilungen, was wiederum verdeutlicht, dass das Internet nicht so schnell vergisst!
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    Re: “It’s not anti-Semitic to criticise global domination of Rothschilds”, Have Your Say, June 30.
              It’s not anti-Semitic to criticise global domination of Rothschilds   
    Re: “Focus on Rothschild wealth has whiff of anti-Semitism”, Have Your Say, June 27.
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    So proud of our kids and adults who participated in Pathways this year. Care of creation, justice for workers and Race are such important issues and this experience clearly broadened the participants' understanding. Viewing Yosemite and our Central Valley through the lens of faith-what an enriching experience!
              Commenti su Sinagoga di Roma, le bombe dimenticate di Stefano Dondi   
    Non è una questione di antisemitismo quando si dice che Israele riduce in macerie il popolo palestinese. Andate in Palestina per vedere come stanno le cose. Vi consiglio di seguire più attentamente ciò che corrispondono giornalisti come Fulvio Grimaldi, Manlio Dinucci e tantissimi altri ancora.... lasciate perdere la storia contemporanea non vi compete!
              Rødrygget tornskade, Frøslev plantage, 28. juni 2017   
    Der er i skrivende stund ‘Materielaften’ på Tidehverv, men det blev sent i går, og min krop har ikke brug for mere hvidvin. Tidligere i dag hørte jeg et veldisponeret foredrag med titlen ‘Det Gamle Testamente og Koranen III’, og i morgen formiddag ser jeg frem til en forelæsningen ‘Israels ontologi og historie mellem anti-semitisme, […]
              Pressemitteilung: Einsparungen bei den EU-Agrarsubventionen sind überfällig   
    Die Förderung europäischer Bauern aus dem Haushalt der Europäischen Union sollte nach dem Jahr 2020 zurückgefahren werden. Dass mit mehr als 400 Milliarden Euro immer noch gut ein Drittel des Brüsseler Haushalts im aktuellen Finanzrahmen in die Landwirtschaft geht, ist nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Hier sollten erhebliche Mittel in neue Politikfelder mit wirklichem europäischen Nutzen wie Verteidigung, Migration und Außenpolitik umgelenkt werden. Das sind Empfehlungen einer Studie, die das Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung , Mannheim, auf Initiative und im Auftrag der Bertelsmann Stiftung erarbeitet hat.
              Al Sayyed took upon himself the loyalty to Jerusalem السيّد حامل أمانة القدس   

    Al Sayyed took upon himself the loyalty to Jerusalem

    Written by Nasser Kandil,
    When Al-Imam Khomeini announced thirty –seven years ago to turn the last Friday in Ramadan in every year to a day for Jerusalem he was putting the foundation stone for a memory that would be able to confront anyone who tries to abandon Palestine. Throughout the years many generations which do not know him and may belong to camps that oppose the Iranian policies have celebrated and still celebrate in millions a day that many people of those who participate in it do not know that it is a day of Iran, and a day from the days of Khomeini which will last for years to come by the force of this day. More than one hundred major cities across the world commemorated this day in which tens of millions participated.
    Al Sayyed Al Khamenei continued the commemoration of Jerusalem Day with the same awareness of the position of that day in the strategy which aims to show that the historic and the geographic task of Iran based on giving the priority to restore Palestine and to dismantle the occupation entity, so according to this compass Iran draws its policies and alliances, moreover, it builds its capacities moving forward to demonstrate the knowledge of the resistance. Iran proved with the successes of the forces of the resistance in Lebanon, Palestine, and the historic dilemma which Israel entered according to the confession of its leaders, and which led to the US direct presence in the region and its falling into the swamps which Iran succeeded in running it, towards exhausting all the reserves on which Washington depend in managing its interests, mixing the matters in the region, and involving the systems affiliated to Washington in wars and crises, that it is able to manage its consequences not getting involved in them on one hand, and preventing it from obliterating the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem on the other hand. So the Jerusalem Day is one of the tools of these successes.
    From the beginnings Al-Imam Khomeini was aware, he declared that Syria and Lebanon are the lungs of Palestine and their holly day is for Jerusalem, he was making efforts in order to send his message to Lebanon and Syria where the first commemorations of that day were in them. After the emergence of the resistance in Lebanon, the revival of that day has moved to it with the support of Syria and Iran. So the Jerusalem Day turned to be politics, fighting, martyrs, liberation, and wars, and its symbol became Al Sayyed Hassan Nasrollah who has carried the torch of Jerusalem which was lit by Al-Imam Khomeini, and was adopted by Al Sayyed Khamenei. Jerusalem Day became in a direct relation with the fighting of the occupation, so it is interpreted practically where the blood, champions, sacrifices, and victories.
    Al Sayyed Hassan Nasrollah meets his regional opponents from the position of Jerusalem, the conflict between them is revealed as a conflict between two opposite parties around the issue which is Jerusalem, it is easy for Al Sayyed Nasrollah to ask his opponents what did you offer to Jerusalem and what we offered, everything in the region revolves around it from the war on Syria to the war on Yemen, the emergence of ISIS and the Gulf-Israeli normalization, and most importantly targeting Iran. Jerusalem explains all of that. Al Sayyed Nasrollah says confidently according to the recognition of the opponents before the friends that the Jerusalem Day which was intended in order to prevent the forgetting of Jerusalem has achieved its goals. Today Jerusalem Day is for mobilizing the necessary force to liberate it. The problem of the occupation is that its silence and fear of war gives more time for mobilizing the capabilities and accumulating the power, if it hastens to war then it will be faced with hundreds of thousands of fighters in the world.
    The people pf Palestine whom Jerusalem is their capital are the first ones who follow -up what Al Sayeed who took upon himself the loyalty to Jerusalem says and they follow his plan which they trust its password “We will be where we should be”.
    Translated by Lina Shehadeh,
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    السيّد حامل أمانة القدس

    يونيو 24, 2017

    ناصر قنديل

    – عندما أعلن الإمام الخميني قبل سبعة وثلاثين عاماً تحويل آخر جمعة من رمضان كل عام إلى يوم للقدس كان يضع الحجر الأساس لذاكرة ستتكفّل بقتال كل من يحاول التخلي عن فلسطين، بأجيال لا تعرف الخميني وربما تنتمي لمعسكرات تخالف السياسات الإيرانية، لكنها نزلت ولا تزال تنزل كل عام إلى الساحات والشوارع بالملايين لتحتفل بيوم، ربما لا يعرف الكثير من المشاركين فيه، أنه يوم من أيام إيران في العالم ويوم من أيام الخمينية التي ستبقى حاضرة لسنوات مقبلة بقوة حضور هذا  اليوم، الذي أحيته هذا العام أكثر من مئة مدينة كبرى عبر العالم وشارك فيه عشرات الملايين.

    – واصل السيد الخامنئئي الاهتمام الذي أولاه الخميني بيوم القدس بالإدراك ذاته لمكانته في الاستراتيجية الهادفة لوضع مهمة إيران التاريخية والجغرافية، القائمة على منح الأولوية الأولى لاستعادة فلسطين وتفكيك كيان الاحتلال، ووفقاً لهذه البوصلة ترسم إيران سياساتها وتحالفاتها، وتبني مقدراتها وتسير قدماً في إرساء ثقافة المقاومة. وقد أثبتت إيران مع نجاحات قوى المقاومة في لبنان وفلسطين والمأزق التاريخي الذي دخلته «إسرائيل» باعتراف قادتها، وما ترتب عليه من استدراج الحضور الأميركي المباشر  إلى المنطقة، ووقوعه في مستنقعات نجحت إيران في إدارة غرقه فيها، وصولاً لاستنفار كل الاحتياطي الذي تستند إليه واشنطن في إدارة شبكات مصالحها، وخلط أوراق المنطقة وانزلاق الأنظمة التابعة لواشنطن إلى حروب وأزمات أظهرت إيران أنها قادرة على إدارة نتائجها وعدم التورّط فيها من جهة،ومنعها من طمس قضية فلسطين والقدس من جهة مقابلة. وكان يوم القدس كل عام واحدة من أدوات هذه  النجاحات.

    – منذ البدايات كان الإمام الخميني يدرك ويصرّح أن سورية ولبنان هما رئتا فلسطين وجناحا يومه المقدّس للقدس، وكان يبذل الجهد لتصل رسالته هذه إلى لبنان وسورية. وكانت الإحياءات الأولى لهذا اليوم فيهما. ومع انطلاقة المقاومة في لبنان انتقلت إليها راية هذه الأمانة بدعم من سورية وإيران، وتحوّل يوم القدس إلى سياسة وقتال وشهداء وتحرير وحروب، وصار ليوم القدس رمز هو السيد حسن نصرالله حامل مشعل القدس الذي أضاءه الإمام الخميني ويستسقي زيته السيد الخامنئي، وصارت ليوم القدس علاقة التماس المباشرة بالقتال مع الاحتلال، ليترجّل من الذاكرة والإحياء إلى الحياة الواقعية حيث الدماء والبطولات والتضحيات والانتصارات.

    – يقابل السيد نصرالله خصومه الإقليميين من موقع القدس عنده وعندهم، فتنكشف حقائق الصراع بينه وبينهم بصفته صراعاً بين ضفتين متقابلتين تفصل القدس بينهما، ويسهل على السيد نصرالله أن يسائل خصومه ماذا قدّمتم للقدس وماذا قدّمنا؟ فكل ما يدور في المنطقة يدور من حولها، من الحرب على سورية إلى حرب اليمن، وما بينهما ولادة داعش والتطبيع الخليجي «الإسرائيلي»، وأولاً وأخيراً الاستهداف لإيران، فالقدس تفسّر كل ذلك،

    وحامل الأمانة يقول بالثقة التي يعترف بصدقية حساباتها الأعداء قبل الأصدقاء، أن يوم القدس الذي أراد صيانة القدس من النسيان قد حقق أهدافه. ويوم القدس الآن لحشد القوة اللازمة لتحريرها. ومشكلة  الاحتلال أن صمته وخوفه من الحرب يمنحان المزيد من الوقت لحشد المقدرات ومراكمة القوة، وإن سارع للحرب فسيُواجِه هذه المرة مئات آلاف المقاتلين من العالم.

    – أهل فلسطين الذين تشكل القدس عاصمتهم، هم أول مَن يتابعون ما يقول السيد حامل أمانة القدس، ويتبعون معه خطته التي يثقون أن كلمة السر فيها قد وصلتهم، «سنكون حيث يجب أن نكون».


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              ADL, religious leaders call on Tillerson to appoint anti-Semitism envoy   
    Letter sent to US secretary of state urges him to fill position that has been vacant since he took office ed note–a few items– 1. All can rest assured that the various representatives from those ‘other faiths’ who signed on to this demand did so only because Judea, Inc has embarrassing information on them that […]
              3 die in NW Indiana when pickup truck rear-ends semitrailer   
    Police say the victims died just after 2 a.m. Friday in the crash along Indiana 10 near the Newton County town of Lake Village.
              Re: BDS France disrupts Israel’s Elbit Systems exhibition at Paris Air Show   

    "The Ashkenazi are not converted Jews. I asked you to prove to me that the Ashkenazi were converts and you failed to provide any evidence"
    . . . . .

    DNA has confirmed that the Ashkenazi have no trace of Middle East ancestry, zero, zilch! Here are 10 samples that look almost identical because the Ashkenazi are a closely knit group that had been breeding among its own members for centuries. The Ashkenazi is in fact one of the purest and whitest of any European groups at a stunning level of 99.9% European.

    Name............................ European....... Middle Eastern
    1) Alex Feinberg............... 99.8% ............... 0%
    2) Dershowitz DNA.......... 99.9% ................0%
    3) Rabbi Hammerman...,,, 99.9% ............... 0%
    4) Tony Kushner............... 99.9% ................0%
    5) Joseph Cohen.............. 99.8% ............... 0%
    6) Bill Maher.......................99.9% .................0%
    7) Neil Gaiman.................. 99.9% ............... .0%
    8) Jill Sobule.............. .......99.9% .................0%
    9) Alisa R Doctoroff........ ..98.0% ................. 0%
    10) A.J. Jacobs..................99.9% ................ 0%

    Source:

    https://disqus*com/home/channel/semite/discussion/channel-semite/stunning_ashkenazi_dna/


              Apple-Marketing-Chef spricht über ARKit, AR-Headset, Siri-Stimmen und „maschinelles Lernen“   
    Apples Produkt-Marketing-Chef Greg Joswiak zeigt sich in einem Interview beeindruckt von der Geschwindigkeit, mit der Entwickler Apples ARKit angenommen haben. Außerdem spricht Joz über Siri und Apples Pläne für maschinelles Lernen.

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    Themen: Apple, Apple Watch Special Event 9. März 2015 – Liveblog, Apple Special Event Oktober 2014, iTunes, iTunes für Mac, iOS, App Store, The Swift Programming Language – Handbuch , OS X Yosemite, iOS 7, Apple
              Apple lança aviso de segurança para o iCloud para ajudar a proteger os usuários   


    Ao longo dos últimos dias tem havido relatos de uma série de ataques contra o iCloud, com os ataques supostamente vindo da China, e interceptando os usuários que estavam assinando o iCloud na web.

    Agora, a Apple emitiu um aviso de segurança dizendo às pessoas para ter atenção, e confirmando que nenhum dos seus servidores do iCloud foram comprometidos durante os ataques.

    “A Apple está profundamente empenhada em proteger a privacidade e segurança dos nossos clientes. Estamos cientes dos ataques organizados através de certificação digital insegura para obter informações do usuário, e levamos isso muito a sério. Estes ataques não comprometam servidores do iCloud, e eles não têm impacto no sinal do iCloud nos dispositivos com iOS ou Macs com OS X Yosemite usando o navegador Safari.

    O site iCloud é protegido com um certificado digital. Se os usuários recebem um aviso de certificado inválido no seu navegador ao visitar www.icloud.com, eles devem prestar atenção ao aviso e não prosseguir. Os usuários nunca devem digitar seu Apple ID e senha em um site que apresenta um aviso. Para verificar se eles estão conectados ao site autêntico do iCloud, os usuários podem verificar o conteúdo do certificado digital, conforme mostrado abaixo para o Safari, Chrome e Firefox, cada um dos quais fornece tanto informações e advertências.”

    Safari


    Quando você está conectado ao site autêntico do iCloud no Safari, você verá um ícone de um cadeado verde na barra de ferramentas ao lado de Apple Inc. Escolha o ícone de bloqueio para ver uma mensagem que diz “Safari está usando uma conexão criptografada para www.icloud .com.” Isso indica que a conexão é segura e você pode se inscrever normalmente.


    Se você está se conectando a um site que não é seguro, você verá uma mensagem que diz “O Safari não pode verificar a identidade do site.” Se você ver esta mensagem, não prossiga ou tentar entrar.


    Chrome

    Quando você está conectado ao site autêntico do iCloud no Chrome, você verá um ícone de um cadeado verde na barra de ferramentas ao lado de Apple Inc. Escolha o ícone de bloqueio para ver uma mensagem confirmando que a identidade do site foi verificada.

    Se você estiver se conectando a um site que não é seguro, você verá uma mensagem que diz “A sua ligação não é privada.” Se você ver esta mensagem, não prossiga ou tente entrar.


    Firefox

    Quando você está conectado ao site autêntico do iCloud no Firefox, você verá um ícone de um cadeado verde na barra de ferramentas ao lado de Apple Inc. Escolha o ícone de bloqueio para ver uma mensagem confirmando que a conexão com este site é segura.


    Se você está se conectando a um site que não é seguro, você verá uma mensagem que diz “Esta conexão não é confiável.” Se você ver esta mensagem, não prossiga ou tente entrar.


    Você pode encontrar mais detalhes sobre o aviso de segurança do iCloud da Apple em seu site de suporte no link abaixo.

    Fonte: Apple 
    via www.teciber.com

              Calls grow for ban on Vergès   
    The Jewish Chronicle has reported Searchlight’s campaign to ban the visit of Jacques Vergès to London, where he has been invited to take part in a debate at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

    The paper reports that Mike Freer MP, vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, hopes to raise the visit of French-Vietnamese lawyer Jacques Vergès with Home Secretary Theresa May.

    Others are adding their voices to the campaign. A spokesperson for the Community Security Trust, which represents and advises the Jewish community on security and antisemitism, said: “It is hard to see how Jacques Vergès’ record of defending Nazis, Holocaust Deniers, mass murderers and terrorists can contribute anything worthwhile to a debate on international justice. This invitation smacks of the kind of attention-seeking sensationalism that can only damage the reputation of an institution like SOAS.”

    And Karen Pollock, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust told Searchlight: “It seems perverse that any prestigious institution would welcome Jacques Vergès, a notorious figure, who over the decades has defended Nazi war criminals and Holocaust deniers with apparent relish – and whose extremely controversial views would surely undermine any serious academic debate.”

    More information here

    Searchlight
              Michael Keaton proti létajícímu slonovi. To vše pod taktovkou Tima Burtona   
    Michael Keaton potvrdil, že si zahraje roli hlavního padoucha v připravovaném hraném snímku Dumbo. Příběh o létajícím slonovi. Příběh o létajícím slonovi natočilo studio Disney jako animovaný film v už roce 1941.
              Pressemitteilung: Tierärzte sind offen gegenüber Homöopathie   
    Vets online befragt Tierärzte zur Homöopathie als Behandlungsform Köln. Auf dem Online-Portal Vets online, der kostenlosen, exklusiven Plattform für Tierärzte und Tiermedizin-Studenten, haben über 350 Tierärzte an einer Umfrage zum Thema Homöopathie in der Tierheilkunde teilgenommen. Das Ergebnis: Mehr als zwei

              Zionism’s Quest for a Purely Jewish State is why Zionism is Inherently Racist   

    According to Netanyahu Non-Jewish Refugees threaten the 'National Identity' of Israel i.e. they aren't Jews


    Most Jews are in Britain and the United States today because, from 1882 to the first

    world war, Jews fled from the Czarist pogroms and sought refuge from anti-semitism.  Because there were no immigration controls until 1905 and even later in the United States, some 2.5 million Jews emigrated.  Less than 2% went to the alleged historical homeland of Jews, Palestine.

    It is one of the quaint aspects of Zionism's achievements that Jews too can now be pogromists.  As David Sheen reported on May 29 2013: 
    'Last Thursday, May 23, 2013, marked exactly one year to the day when a thousand Jewish Israelis ran rampant through the streets of Tel Aviv, smashing and looting African-operated businesses and physically assaulting any dark-skinned person they came across. Sadly, the Israeli economic, political and religious establishment – who were in large measure responsible for the pogrom – did not respond by working to quash the racism, but rather ramped up their efforts to expel all non-Jewish African people from the country.' 
    Miri Regev, who is now Israel's 'Culture Minister' told the crowd that:  "the Sudanese are a cancer in our body". 
    In 1905 the Aliens Act was introduced under Prime Minister Arthur James Balfour.  Balfour was quite explicit.  He didn't much like the East European Jews.  He was however a good Zionist because he believed that they should go to Palestine.  Thus it ever was that anti-Semites and Zionists got on like a house on fire.  As you will no doubt know, in 1917 Balfour, now Foreign Secretary, penned a famous letter to Walter Rothschild promising the land of a 3rd party to the Zionists.

    What Netanyahu says aloud, Isaac Herzog of the Israeli Labour Party mutters in coded language.  Netanyahu’s reasons as to why the 60,000 African refugees – from Sudan, Eritrea and other hotspots – had to be deported, demonstrate why Zionism is and always will remain a racist movement.
    Netanyahu explainedwhy the refugees had to be deported thus:

    "If we don't stop their entry, the problem that currently stands at 60,000 could grow to 600,000, and that threatens our existence as a Jewish and democratic state," Binyamin Netanyahu said at Sunday's cabinet meeting. "This phenomenon is very grave and threatens the social fabric of society, our national security and our national identity."

    The reason wasn’t that they weren’t genuine refugees, the problem was that they weren't Jewish. David Sheen has drawn up the top 9 Israeli racist politicians who have demonised asylum seekers.  Herzog is at number 5 on the list.  (see below)

    Thus Israel refuses to admit any non-Jewish refugee.  Not because their home country is safe or they are not genuine, the excuses of Western opponents of asylum seekers, but because they ‘threaten our national security and our national identity’.  And what is this national identity?  Why being Jewish of course.  Therefore one cannot accept Arabs or non-Jews within the confines of the holy tent.  Racist?  How could it be otherwise?

    Tony Greenstein
    Another one of the ways that Israeli society becomes increasingly racist is when centrist parties like Labor adopt right-wing rhetoric in order to chase after right-wing votes.

    In recent years, Labor has not played the foil to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but instead acceded to almost all of his hawkish proposals. Instead of standing firm against Israel’s lurch to the right, Labor has attempted to ply votes away from Likud with right-wing proposals.

    That tendency has increased ever since Isaac Herzogwas elected to lead the party in November 2013. It has been especially evident in Herzog’s solid support for Netanyahu’s military campaigns in Gaza and the West Bank, but also in his support for expelling Africans from Israel.

    It was not always so. When the Knesset first voted to amend the country’s “anti-infiltration” law in January 2012 to sanction the roundup, detention and expulsion of African refugees, Herzog opposed the measure.

    When the Knesset voted to amend the law a second time in December 2013, Herzog didn’t show up for the vote. And by the time the Knesset voted to toughen it a third time in December 2014, he voted in favor of the amendment, along with several other Labor lawmakers.

    In May 2012, Herzog wrote an opinion piece, challengingarguments by human rights groups that Eritreans in Israel deserved protection as refugees.

    In March 2015, Herzog repeatedthis refrainin an attempt to peel anti-African votes away from Netanyahu on the eve of the Israeli national elections, saying, “We need to negotiate with Eritrea on the return of the Eritreans back to Eritrea.”

    This year, Labor led a successful effort to abolish the Knesset’s committee on foreign workers, one of the few forums in which the concerns of refugees could receive a hearing in parliament.
    In September 2015, Labor publicly complained that Netanyahu’s government has not done nearly enough to expel Africans from the country. In a public statement, Herzog’s Labor Party wholeheartedly adopted the far-right’s propaganda points, insistingwithout any basis that most refugees in Israel have no valid claim to refugee status.

    “The crisis of the refugees from Syria is not similar to the issue of the infiltrators from Africa who are mostly migrant workers,” the statement read. “If only Bibi’s government had created immigration laws, it would be possible to send back to their country those who are in Israel for their welfare and for work. But the Likud government is only good at talking, and it is responsible for the troubles of the residents of south Tel Aviv.”

    They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.
    Andrew Green
    Foreign Policy
    June 27, 2017

    KIGALI, Rwanda — The man picked Afie Semene and the 11 other Eritreans on the flight from Tel Aviv out of the stream of disembarking passengers as if he already had their faces memorized. He welcomed them to the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and introduced himself as John. He was a Rwandan immigration officer, he explained, there to help smooth their arrival. He collected the travel documents each of them had been issued in Israel and led them past the immigration counter where the rest of the passengers from their flight queued. Nobody stopped them. Nothing was stamped.
    They paused briefly at the luggage carousel to scoop up their bags. In the nearly seven years Semene had lived in Israel, he filled an apartment with furniture and kitchen supplies. But when officials there summoned him to a detention facility for asylum-seekers, he had distributed much of what he owned among his friends, unsure if he would ever return. Now his suitcase contained little besides clothes.
    The group exited the airport into the humid Rwandan night and crowded into a waiting pickup. The luggage followed in a second truck. The small convoy wound its way through lush, hilly Kigali, past the fenced campus of the regional polytechnic, and into a quiet neighborhood several miles south of the airport. They came to a stop in front of a house the color of a pistachio nut, its second story ringed with white-trimmed porches. Dawn was already breaking as the new arrivals were shown to bedrooms inside. As he fell asleep, Semene still remembers the feeling of relief wash over him. John would return the next day to help them begin their asylum applications, he thought. Maybe he would arrive with the papers granting them refugee status already in hand.

    There would be no visas. No work permits. No asylum. None of the things Israeli authorities had promised the 12 Eritreans when they had agreed to relocate to Rwanda a few weeks prior.

    Instead, the next day brought new despair: There would be no visas. No work permits. No asylum. None of the things Israeli authorities had promised the 12 Eritreans when they had agreed to relocate to Rwanda a few weeks prior. Instead, John offered to smuggle them into neighboring Uganda, which he told them was a “free nation.” “If you live here, you can’t leave,” Semene recalled John saying of Rwanda. “It’s a tight country. Let me advise you, as your brother, you need to go to Uganda.”

    They would need to sneak across the border, since they had no proof of legal entry into Rwanda. (The Israeli laissez-passers had gone unstamped at the Kigali airport the night before, an oversight that now felt suspicious.) But John told them not to worry; he could easily get them into Uganda for a fee of $250. “I have everything,” he said. “Contacts with the government over there. Contacts with the Israeli government. If something happens, I call the Israeli government and they do something for you.”

    The alternative, John said, was to remain in the Kigali house, where they would be under constant surveillance. They would have to pay rent, but without documentation, they would not be allowed to work. Semene and the others understood that John was not really giving them a choice. Everyone agreed to the plan.

    A few hours later, a van pulled up outside the house and the Eritreans piled in. Several miles from the border with Uganda, the vehicle came to a stop and John urged them out onto the side of the road. It was the last they would see of him.

    Semene had made an even more treacherous crossing once before, paying smugglers to ferry him across the Sinai Desert from Egypt into Israel. Under fire from Egyptian border guards, he sprinted the final yards to safety. He had hoped it would be the last time he would ever have to cross a border illegally. But seven years later, feeling betrayed by an Israeli government he had once turned to for safety, he slipped quietly and unofficially into Uganda.
    AdHundreds of African asylum-seekers stage a protest along the sea front in Tel Aviv on Jan. 15, 2014. (Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)d caption
    For decades after its founding in 1948, Israel welcomed refugees from outside the Jewish faith. The country was an early signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention. In his first official act as prime minister in 1977, Menachem Begin granted refuge to 66 Vietnamese who had been rescued at sea by an Israeli ship. During a visit to the United States later that year, he recalled the St. Louis — a ship loaded with more than 900 European Jews who attempted to flee Germany in 1939 — to explain his decision. The St. Louis’s passengers were denied permission to disembark in Cuba, the United States, and Canada and ultimately returned to Europe. A quarter of the passengers are thought to have died in the Holocaust.

    “They were nine months at sea, traveling from harbor to harbor, from country to country, crying out for refuge. They were refused,” Begin said. “We have never forgotten the lot of our people … And therefore it was natural that my first act as prime minister was to give those people a haven in the land of Israel.”

    In 2007, then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert echoed Begin’s act when he granted temporary residency permits to nearly 500 Sudanese asylum-seekers. But as the number of African migrants swelled in subsequent years, Israel’s receptiveness began to flag. The vast majority of the new arrivals were fleeing long-standing authoritarian regimes in Eritrea and Sudan. They chose Israel for many reasons: because it was a democracy, because it was easier to reach than Europe or — for many Sudanese — because it was an adversary of their own government. They hoped that the enemy of their enemy would look kindly on them.

    But Israeli authorities soon became overwhelmed. According to the Ministry of Interior, nearly 65,000 foreign nationals — the vast majority from Africa — reached Israel between 2006 and 2013. As the government struggled to accommodate the newcomers, many languished in poor and overcrowded neighborhoods in southern Tel Aviv. Dozens squatted in a park across the street from the city’s main bus station for weeks on end. A handful of high-profile incidents — including the alleged rape of an 83-year-old woman by an Eritrean asylum-seeker in 2012 — dominated media coverage and fueled unease among Israelis, many of whom already fretted that refugees were taking their jobs.

    African asylum-seekers sleep in Tel Aviv's Levinski Park during a protest against Israel's immigration policies on Feb. 5, 2014. (Photo credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
    By the time Benjamin Netanyahu secured a third term as prime minister in 2013, the tensions had hardened into outright hostility. That year, Israel sealed off its border with Egypt and implemented a raft of policies aimed at making life more difficult for asylum-seekers already in Israel. Then it began secretly pressuring Eritreans and Sudanese to leave for unnamed third countries, a shadowy relocation effort in which Semene and thousands like him are now ensnared.

    Israeli officials have kept nearly everything else about this effort secret, even deflecting requests for more information from UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency. But a year-long investigation by Foreign Policy that included interviews with multiple Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers as well as people involved at various stages of the relocation process — including one person who admitted to helping coordinate illegal border crossings — reveals an opaque system of shuffling asylum-seekers from Israel, via Rwanda or Uganda, into third countries, where they are no longer anyone’s responsibility.
    It begins with furtive promises by Israeli authorities of asylum and work opportunities in Rwanda and Uganda. Once the Sudanese and Eritrean asylum-seekers reach Kigali or Entebbe, where Uganda’s international airport is located, they describe a remarkably similar ordeal: They meet someone who presents himself as a government agent at the airport, bypass immigration, move to a house or hotel that quickly feels like a prison, and are eventually pressured to leave the country. For the Eritreans, it is from Rwanda to Uganda. For Sudanese, it is from Uganda to South Sudan or Sudan. The process appears designed not just to discard unwanted refugees, but to shield the Israeli, Rwandan, and Ugandan governments from any political or legal accountability.

    While a handful of the Eritreans and Sudanese have managed to maneuver or mislead their way into asylum in Rwanda or Uganda, and dozens more live in a stateless limbo in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, most have given in to the pressure to leave those countries, making dangerous illegal border crossings that leave them vulnerable to blackmail and physical abuse at the hands of smugglers and security forces. Some have continued north to Sudan or Libya in an effort to reach Europe. A few have been captured and killed by Islamic State fighters or drowned on the treacherous Mediterranean crossing.

    Officials across several relevant ministries in Israel, Rwanda, and Uganda all issued denials or refused repeated requests for comment. But the nearly identical experiences of asylum-seekers arriving in Rwanda and Uganda, as well as their ability to bypass standard immigration channels and occasionally procure official documents from their handlers, suggests a level of government knowledge, if not direct involvement, in all three capitals.

    Semene fled Eritrea in 2007, after four years in the country’s military. Service there is compulsory and it can stretch on indefinitely. Instead of training, conscripts are often forced to work on their commanders’ private farms or for state-owned businesses. The conditions are so restrictive and the compensation so negligible that in 2016 a U.N. Human Rights Council report on the country determined that “Eritrean officials have committed the crime of enslavement … in a persistent, widespread and systematic manner.” During his four years of service, Semene, a small, slight man with an easy smile, was allowed to visit his family only once.

    Semene is a pseudonym. Life under military dictatorship instilled in him a deep sense of caution, and he is hesitant to share too many details about his past in case security forces target his family members who still live in Eritrea. Risking imprisonment and possible execution there, he ran — first to a refugee camp in Sudan, where he faced constant shortages of food and water, and then to Egypt. Finding the environment for refugees there only marginally better, he paid smugglers $2,800 to take him across Sinai into Israel. He knew little about the country, except that it was a democracy. “Simply, I try my luck,” he said.

    And finally, luck seemed to be on his side. In 2008, Israeli authorities issued him a visa that was renewable every six months. He found a job stocking groceries at a Tel Aviv shop, and applied for official refugee status. “I adopt the place,” he told me, including learning Hebrew. “I adopt their food. I know the language. I see Israel as my country.”

    Thousands more asylum-seekers like Semene continued to arrive — mostly from Eritrea, but also from Sudan, including hundreds fleeing a government-perpetrated genocide in the country’s Darfur region. By 2012, a leading Israeli politician was denouncing the asylum-seekers as “a cancer in our body” and residents of south Tel Aviv were organizing protests against them. That same year, the minister of interior suggested making “their lives miserable” in order to dissuade even more from coming.

    One way the Israeli government did just that was by erecting a sprawling detention center for asylum-seekers in the middle of the Negev Desert. Operated by the Israel Prison Service (IPS), Holot — which means “sand” in Hebrew — now holds more than 3,000 male asylum-seekers, who had previously been allowed to live and (unofficially) work while they awaited a decision on their refugee applications. Most detainees said they learned they had been randomly chosen to relocate to Holot only when they attempted to renew their visas. They were given days to report to the facility, where they can legally be held for up to a year. Some politicians are pushing to make the sentence indefinite.
    Asylum-seekers take part in a day of protest at the Holot detention center in the southern Negev desert on Feb. 17, 2014. (Photo credit: ILIA YEFIMOVICH /Getty Images)
    Semene was summoned to Holot in early 2014. “It’s really a prison,” is how he described what appears on the outside to be a beleaguered tent city. I made two visits to the facility, though I was not allowed to enter. Instead, I sat with detainees outside the chain-link fence topped with razor wire, as they described conditions inside. They live 10 to a room and though they can come and go from the facility, they are required to check in with authorities once per day. Failure to do so earns a short stint in a nearby maximum-security prison. Residents are not allowed to work or even to bring food brought by friends or family members into Holot. With the nearest town hours away, they spend most of their time sitting at the makeshift restaurants they have constructed near the entrance to the camp. IPS authorities regularly tear them down, but the detainees keep rebuilding them.

    To Semene, the restrictions of Holot, combined with the monotony of life there, seemed designed to break the occupants — men who had previously survived murderous raids, the deprivations of refugee camps, and, in some cases, torture. There is limited assistance for people managing chronic health conditions or in obvious need of mental healthcare. Instead, they are left to wander the desert, overseen only by their fellow inmates. (IPS did not respond to multiple requests for comment.) Semene remembers becoming so distressed by the treatment one day that he began pleading with a guard: “We are human. Treat us as a human,” he said.

    Then, after he had been locked away for seven months, the authorities seemed to offer him a lifeline: Leaflets from the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority started to appear within the facility, saying that Israel had secured an arrangement with other countries willing to accept asylum-seekers. Anyone who agreed to a transfer would receive travel documents, a free one-way plane ticket to a yet-unnamed country, and $3,500. “On the first day of arrival in the country, you will be placed in a hotel. Everything that you need — work and living permit — will be given to you,” the flyer read, according to a translation provided by the UNHCR office in Tel Aviv.

    Soon, the guards at Holot began whispering to the asylum-seekers that the third countries were Rwanda for Eritreans and Uganda for the Sudanese. There was no explanation for the division. The Israeli government has never officially confirmed the two countries involved, explaining in various legal settings that the agreements prevent them from doing so. “We do not comment in the media on those issues or on our relations with third countries,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an email.

    Semene was among those who jumped at the opportunity. “You close your eyes and choose,” was how he explained it to me. In the weeks leading up to his departure in late 2014, he was summoned to meet with an Israeli immigration officer, who presented him with an Israeli travel document filled out with his name, date of birth, and — though he had no passport — a passport number. The laissez-passer was valid for two weeks, from Dec. 14 to Dec. 28, 2014. The official also showed him a letter, allegedly from the Rwandan government, guaranteeing that he would be granted a one-month tourist visa when he arrived in the country. The official handed over the promised $3,500 in U.S. dollars.
    Semene wondered why he was getting a one-month tourist visa when he had been told he would be receiving asylum. He also wondered why the laissez-passer was valid for only two weeks. He said he quizzed the official about both apparent discrepancies, but was assured any issues would be sorted out when he arrived in Kigali. Not quite convinced, he took photos of the documents with his cell phone, which he later showed me. A few days later, he received a call telling him to get ready. He would be leaving on Dec. 22. Despite his growing skepticism of everything the Israeli authorities were telling him, he decided to approach the trip with guarded optimism. It had been more than seven years since he fled a life of endless military service in Eritrea and more than half a year since he’d been incarcerated in Israel. He wanted desperately to believe that Rwanda would be the place where he would finally be free.

    A group of Eritrean asylum-seekers inside Israel's Holot detention facility on Feb. 17, 2014. (Photo credit: ILIA YEFIMOVICH /Getty Images) 
    The pistachio-colored house where Semene and dozens of other Eritreans were held in Kigali sits at the end of a deeply gashed dirt road. About 50 yards away, down a steep embankment, there is a small kiosk painted Coca-Cola red, where men from the neighborhood often gather to drink sodas and chat. One day last spring, I stopped by to see if they had ever noticed any unusual activity at the house atop the hill. Through a translator, they explained that groups of “foreigners” regularly stayed there. Sometimes they could be spotted pacing on the white-trimmed balconies. None ever seemed to venture outside the house’s heavy black gate and they were always gone after a few days.

    Later, I trudged up the hill and knocked on that gate. It swung open to reveal two young Rwandan men lazily sweeping the driveway. I asked if I could speak to the owner. They indicated that he wasn’t home, but passed along a phone number. When I dialed it, a man who identified himself only as Robert acknowledged that the house was indeed his. Yes, he intermittently hosted visitors from Eritrea. In fact, a group had just left a few days earlier.

    He explained that he had begun renting out the house to unknown groups of foreigners more than a year earlier after a friend of his — a driver who works at the airport — called to see if he could host some people who would be spending a few days in the country. Robert agreed, he said, because the house was vacant at the time. Since then he has accommodated a handful of groups, he told me. The process is always the same: The driver friend calls him a few days before a new party is set to arrive and Robert sends workers to prepare the house for them. The foreigners stay for a few days — never more than three — and then leave. He didn’t know to where. He had never met any of them.
    When I started to press Robert for more details — How much was he paid? Did the driver work for the government? — he grew cagey and insisted we meet in person. We set a time for the following day. When I called back to confirm the location, he hung up on me and declined each of my subsequent calls.

    It is unclear whether the driver friend is John, the man who picked Semene and the other Eritreans up from the airport, or someone working for him. It is also unclear whether John is actually an immigration official or just posing as one. But in a country as notoriously repressive as Rwanda it is almost inconceivable that anyone regularly bypassing immigration isn’t operating with the blessing of senior government officials. (My calls from different lines to a number allegedly belonging to John have gone unanswered for months.)

    What happens to those asylum-seekers who refuse John’s offer to be smuggled into Uganda is yet another mystery. Kabtom Bereket, an Eritrean who arrived separately from Semene in July 2014, told me that several members of his six-person group asked to visit the UNHCR offices in Kigali immediately after they arrived at the house from the airport. John refused their request, Bereket said, telling them, “We are immigration. There is the security on the gate. You stay here.” No one in the group was allowed out of the house, according to Bereket, which is also a pseudonym, until they all left to cross illegally into Uganda.

    Of the at least 1,400 other asylum-seekers who have arrived in Kigali from Tel Aviv over the last three years — the figure Israeli officials provided in court — Semene is certain that the vast majority have been smuggled out of the country.

    Some Eritreans have managed to escape the house. According to documents from the UNHCR office in Tel Aviv, Rwandan authorities have arrested at least four of the asylum-seekers who attempted to stay in Kigali on charges of lacking documentation. Others, though UNHCR won’t say how many, have approached UNHCR staff in Kigali for support, claiming to have relocated from Israel. Of the at least 1,400 other asylum-seekers who have arrived in Kigali from Tel Aviv over the last three years — the figure Israeli officials provided in court — Semene is certain that the vast majority have been smuggled out of the country.

    Across the border in Uganda, UNHCR officials haven’t heard of even a single successful asylum applicant among the Sudanese arriving directly from Tel Aviv or the Eritreans arriving from Rwanda, though they are aware of multiple rejections from among this pool. This is strange because Uganda has one of the most progressive refugee policies in the region. Nearly 3,300 Sudanese are currently registered as refugees in Uganda, according to the UNCHR office in Kampala. The problem seems to be exclusive to those being resettled from Israel. Sudanese I spoke to in Kampala said they have now learned not to mention Israel anywhere in their asylum applications.

    Officials in the office of Uganda’s prime minister, which oversees the country’s immigration procedures, offered no explanation for the rejected asylum claims of migrants arriving via Israel. Rwandan officials do admit having discussed a deal with Israel to accept asylum-seekers, but say that no agreement was ever reached. It may be that the Ugandan and Rwandan governments do not want to answer questions about what they are receiving in exchange for accepting refugees. (Speculation among Israeli activists centers on weapons and cash.)

    Unable to get asylum in Uganda, many Eritreans and Sudanese live in constant fear of the authorities. Within hours of his illegal scramble across the Rwandan border, in fact, Semene nearly landed behind bars. He and the other Eritreans in his group emerged from the borderlands thicket to find a van waiting on the Ugandan side that carried them the remaining 10 hours to Kampala. They arrived at a cheap hotel in the crowded, dusty area of downtown known as Old Kampala at 4 a.m. Five hours later, Ugandan security officials raided the hotel and arrested several of the asylum-seekers. By that point, however, Semene had already split off from the group and melted into the neighborhood, his doubts having turned into outright distrust over the course of the journey.

    More than a year later, he spends most of his evenings in a local bar watching football matches or playing pool. It is a short walk from the apartment he shares with a rotating group of Eritrean refugees. Sometimes up to a dozen people cram into the one-room space. His world is now just a few blocks of Old Kampala, but he figures limiting his movement is the best way to avoid running into police officers or other security officials who might ask for his papers and then arrest him or demand a bribe when he is unable to produce them.

    He is depressed, and also eaten up with resentment toward the Israeli government. This was not the life they promised him. “I am not safe here,” he said. “I am not safe anywhere.”
    Ugandan police officers cordon off a crime scene in Kampala on March 17, 2017. (Photo credit: ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
    The linchpins of this system of human smuggling — and key to establishing whether the Israeli, Ugandan, and Rwandan governments are officially involved in it — are the men who pressure new arrivals from Tel Aviv to forget the promise of asylum and to cross illegally into third countries. Hassan Ali is one such man. He agreed to meet me on the condition that I not reveal his real identity. A squat 32-year-old Darfuri refugee, he steered me off a crowded Kampala street into a fried chicken restaurant with low ceilings and a greasy, tiled floor. He chose a side table and spoke in a quiet, quivering voice lost easily in the lunchtime bustle. He was among the very first asylum-seekers in Israel to accept the proposed transfer to Uganda, he said. He had been in Israel since 2008 and sensed the mood toward asylum-seekers was growing increasingly hostile. He happened to have friends and family in Uganda, so when the offer came to relocate to Kampala in early 2014, he eagerly accepted.
    But within weeks of his arrival, just as he was beginning to feel settled in his new life in the city, he started getting phone calls from a man he would identify only as Ismail. Ismail was also Sudanese and he needed Ali’s help. Would he be willing to meet with groups of new arrivals — mostly people Ali knew from his own time in Israel — and talk to them about resettling elsewhere? Ali is not sure how Ismail got his number or why he wanted Ali to be involved, but — for reasons he chose to keep vague — he decided he was willing to try. The requests from Ismail are relatively sporadic, but they have become more frequent. Ali estimates that he has now met with at least a dozen groups of asylum-seekers.

    He usually joins them on their second day at an upscale hotel called Forest Cottages, where the Sudanese flown from Tel Aviv are brought from the airport. Unlike their Eritrean counterparts in Rwanda, they are offered a brief respite before the pressure to relocate begins. But when the time comes, Ali is the one who applies that pressure.

    He starts by talking about how much the men must be missing their families after years — and in some cases decades — away from Sudan. Except now, in Uganda, they are so much closer to home than they were in Israel. Using Ismail’s connections, Ali says he can get them the rest of the way. For $200, he will arrange the paperwork and logistics to transport them safely to South Sudan, the buffer between Uganda and Sudan. For $100 more, he can get them to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
    The reasons other refugees chose to return to Sudan, despite the risk of arrest and torture, are much more straightforward: They believe their options are exhausted. They miss their homes. They want to see their families.

    Both countries harbor significant dangers. Sudan remains a police state, and killing continues in Darfur, though at a lower level than before. South Sudan is mired in a bloody civil war that has killed tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people and forced 1.7 million to flee the country. But the new arrivals in Kampala are discombobulated and often poorly informed. Ali fuels their confusion by telling them that Ugandan officials will hound them, blackmail them, and potentially deport them. South Sudan, because of the chaos there, actually seems to some refugees like a much easier place to disappear or to begin another journey toward a country that might actually grant them asylum. The reasons other refugees chose to return to Sudan, despite the risk of arrest and torture, are much more straightforward: They believe their options are exhausted. They miss their homes. They want to see their families.

    Ali has learned to manipulate these fears and emotions. “I say, ‘Welcome to Africa. If you tell me you’re going to pass to Sudan, you come here, you will pass.’ They’re very happy,” he said. Dozens of people have taken Ali up on his offer, he says, at which point Ismail collects their information and money and hands it over to a man named George, the Ugandan minder who picked the new arrivals up at the airport — essentially the Ugandan version of John. Within hours of securing their agreement, George returns with individualized Ugandan travel documents stamped with South Sudanese entry visas.

    I asked Ali about the level of government involvement in this scheme. After some prevarication, he conceded that Ugandan officials are not only aware of what is happening, but actively involved in pushing asylum-seekers from Israel into South Sudan. “This is the secret they don’t want to tell,” he said. But aside from the Ugandan travel documents he claims to have seen handed over to the asylum-seekers, he had little evidence to support his claims. That is, except for one additional piece of paper: a permit granting him temporary residence in Uganda.

    At the beginning of our conversation, he had showed me a photo of the one-year legal residency permit George had secured for him from Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. None of the other Sudanese asylum-seekers I met had received anything similar from George, although several said they had asked for one. Ali only received the document, he acknowledged, in exchange for helping Ismail.

    Before we parted ways, Ali offered to take me with him when the next group of Sudanese transfers arrived at Forest Cottages. But less than 10 minutes after we left the restaurant, he called to tell me the deal was off. Apparently, he had phoned Ismail immediately after our meeting and had been lamba
              Skomentuj Tradycja to dyktatura starców, którego autorem jest Hal   
    Niektórym zdaje się, że tradycję można "nadać" w sposób w jaki nadano imię tej córuni z Misia Barei. Po drugie primo, byłbym bardzo ostrożny z przejmowaniem całości tradycji i dorobku kamratów z AK. Zwłaszcza tych o czarnym podniebieniu, którzy z pasją tropili i mordowali semitów, zarówno pośród towarzyszy broni jak i ludności cywilnej.
              Jugendstudie Generation What: Jugendliche vertrauen Medien, Politik und Religionen kaum.   
    Europäische Jugendliche haben kaum Vertrauen in Medien, Politik und religiöse Institutionen, sagt der Abschlussbericht der europäischen Jugendstudie Generation What von BR, SWR und ZDF. 82 % der Befragten vertrauen der Politik nicht, am schlechtesten schneiden religiöse Institutionen ab, in die 86 % der Jugendlichen kein Vertrauen haben. Medien genießen bei 79 % kein Vertrauen, wobei die Aussagen von Alter, Geschlecht und Bildung weitestgehend unabhängig sind. meedia.de, br.de, zdf.de

    Europäische Jugendliche haben kaum Vertrauen in Medien, Politik und religiöse Institutionen, sagt der Abschlussbericht der europäischen Jugendstudie Generation What von BR, SWR und ZDF. 82 % der Befragten vertrauen der Politik nicht, am schlechtesten schneiden religiöse Institutionen ab, in die 86 % der Jugendlichen kein Vertrauen haben. Medien genießen bei 79 % kein Vertrauen, wobei die Aussagen von Alter, Geschlecht und Bildung weitestgehend unabhängig sind.
    meedia.de, br.de, zdf.de


              Hör-Tipp: BR pilotiert zehn Podcast-Konzepte.   
    Bayerischer-Rundfunk_150Hör-Tipp: Der BR hat aus 600 Einreichungen seines Wettbewerbs Call for Podcast zehn Ideen ausgewählt und je eine Pilotfolge produziert. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der Suchen nach einem "Mann für Mama" über das Aufwachsen und Leben im Osten und den Diskurs um Pornografie bis hin zum "Froh und Flüssig", einem Podcast über Geld und gutes Leben. callforpodcast.de (Pilotfolgen), br.de (Übersicht), turi2.de (Background)

    Bayerischer-Rundfunk_150Hör-Tipp: Der BR hat aus 600 Einreichungen seines Wettbewerbs Call for Podcast zehn Ideen ausgewählt und je eine Pilotfolge produziert. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der Suchen nach einem "Mann für Mama" über das Aufwachsen und Leben im Osten und den Diskurs um Pornografie bis hin zum "Froh und Flüssig", einem Podcast über Geld und gutes Leben.
    callforpodcast.de (Pilotfolgen), br.de (Übersicht), turi2.de (Background)


              BR startet monatlichen Sport-Stammtisch "Einwurf".   
    Marianne Kreuzer mit BR-Mikro150Bayerischer Rundfunk diskutiert am Stammtisch über "Sport und die Welt". Die Sendung "Einwurf" im BR-Fernsehen will sich ab dem 27. März einmal im Monat dem sportlichen Tagesgeschehen, aber auch Hintergrund-Themen widmen. Marianne Kreuzer (Foto) moderiert den Sport-Stammtisch, als Kulisse dient ein Münchner Wirtshaus. br.de

    Marianne Kreuzer mit BR-Mikro150Bayerischer Rundfunk diskutiert am Stammtisch über "Sport und die Welt". Die Sendung "Einwurf" im BR-Fernsehen will sich ab dem 27. März einmal im Monat dem sportlichen Tagesgeschehen, aber auch Hintergrund-Themen widmen. Marianne Kreuzer (Foto) moderiert den Sport-Stammtisch, als Kulisse dient ein Münchner Wirtshaus.
    br.de


              Bayerischer Rundfunk macht Christian Nitsche zum Chefredakteur.   
    Christian Nitsche_BR_150Bayerischer Rundfunk ernennt Christian Nitsche, 45, offiziell zum Chefredakteur. Er folgt auf Sigmund Gottlieb, der in den Ruhestand geht. Christian Nitsche war bislang Zweiter Chefredakteur von ARD-aktuell. br.de, turi2.de (Background)

    Christian Nitsche_BR_150Bayerischer Rundfunk ernennt Christian Nitsche, 45, offiziell zum Chefredakteur. Er folgt auf Sigmund Gottlieb, der in den Ruhestand geht. Christian Nitsche war bislang Zweiter Chefredakteur von ARD-aktuell.
    br.de, turi2.de (Background)


              "Tatort" und Co. sind künftig länger online verfügbar.   
    Das Erste_150Das Erste hält fiktionale Inhalte künftig länger online verfügbar. Der BR-Rundfunkrat hat ein entsprechendes Konzept genehmigt. Nicht angekaufte Reihen, wie insbesondere der "Tatort", sind in Zukunft bis zu ein halbes Jahr online. Bisher galt für sie eine Frist von drei Monaten. Tägliche Unterhaltungsserien (z.B. "Sturm der Liebe") hält das Erste statt sieben Tage bis zu drei Monate verfügbar, wöchentliche Unterhaltungsserien (z.B. "Um Himmels Willen") statt sechs Wochen bis zu sechs Monate. br.de, dwdl.de

    Das Erste_150Das Erste hält fiktionale Inhalte künftig länger online verfügbar. Der BR-Rundfunkrat hat ein entsprechendes Konzept genehmigt. Nicht angekaufte Reihen, wie insbesondere der "Tatort", sind in Zukunft bis zu ein halbes Jahr online. Bisher galt für sie eine Frist von drei Monaten. Tägliche Unterhaltungsserien (z.B. "Sturm der Liebe") hält das Erste statt sieben Tage bis zu drei Monate verfügbar, wöchentliche Unterhaltungsserien (z.B. "Um Himmels Willen") statt sechs Wochen bis zu sechs Monate.
    br.de, dwdl.de


              Stream-TV: BR überträgt Puls-Festival in 360 Grad live.   
    puls-br-150-jpgStream-Tipp: Der Bayerische Rundfunk überträgt das Puls-Festival seines gleichnamigen Jugendprogramms heute Abend live als 360-Grad-Video. Ab 20.00 Uhr sollen drei spezielle 360-Grad-Kameras den Zuschauern zu Hause oder am Smartphone ein "Mittendrin-Gefühl" vermitteln. digitalfernsehen.de, br.de

    puls-br-150-jpgStream-Tipp: Der Bayerische Rundfunk überträgt das Puls-Festival seines gleichnamigen Jugendprogramms heute Abend live als 360-Grad-Video. Ab 20.00 Uhr sollen drei spezielle 360-Grad-Kameras den Zuschauern zu Hause oder am Smartphone ein "Mittendrin-Gefühl" vermitteln.
    digitalfernsehen.de, br.de


              BR und Spotify starten Ausschreibung für Podcast-Macher.   
    Bayerischer-Rundfunk_150Bayerischer Rundfunk kooperiert mit Spotify und sucht nach Ideen für Podcasts. Beim Call for Podcast können sich Macher bewerben, mehrere erhalten Budget für eine Pilot-Produktion. Die drei besten Piloten bekommen Preisgeld und Angebote für Staffel-Produktionen in den BR-Studios. Sie sollen bei Spotify laufen, aber nicht exklusiv. Spotify beteiligt sich laut BR nicht finanziell am Projekt. br.de, callforpodcast.de

    Bayerischer-Rundfunk_150Bayerischer Rundfunk kooperiert mit Spotify und sucht nach Ideen für Podcasts. Beim Call for Podcast können sich Macher bewerben, mehrere erhalten Budget für eine Pilot-Produktion. Die drei besten Piloten bekommen Preisgeld und Angebote für Staffel-Produktionen in den BR-Studios. Sie sollen bei Spotify laufen, aber nicht exklusiv. Spotify beteiligt sich laut BR nicht finanziell am Projekt.
    br.de, callforpodcast.de


              BR darf Jugendradio Puls via UKW verbreiten.   
    BR Bayerischer Rundfunk Logo blauBayerischer Rundfunk darf sein Jugendradio Puls ab 2018 auf der bisherigen UKW-Frequenz von BR-Klassik verbreiten, entscheidet das Landgericht München I. Die Richter gewähren dem Sender freie Fahrt, selbst zu entscheiden, welches Programm auf welchen Übertragungsweg gehört. Gegen den Tausch haben sich Antenne Bayern und 60 Lokalsender gewehrt. br.de, turi2.de (Background)

    BR Bayerischer Rundfunk Logo blauBayerischer Rundfunk darf sein Jugendradio Puls ab 2018 auf der bisherigen UKW-Frequenz von BR-Klassik verbreiten, entscheidet das Landgericht München I. Die Richter gewähren dem Sender freie Fahrt, selbst zu entscheiden, welches Programm auf welchen Übertragungsweg gehört. Gegen den Tausch haben sich Antenne Bayern und 60 Lokalsender gewehrt.
    br.de, turi2.de (Background)


              BR, SWR und ZDF erforschen Europas Jugend.   
    Multimedia-Projekt Generation What? Jugend erforscht: BR, SWR und das ZDF wollen mit Sendern aus zwölf weiteren europäischen Ländern Europas Jugend erforschen. Kern des Multimedia-Projekts Generation What? ist ein interaktiver Online-Fragebogen, der ein Selbstporträt der Generation der 18- bis 34-Jährigen liefern soll. Abgefragt werden die Einstellungen der jungen Erwachsenen zu einem weiten Themenfeld von Liebe, Sex und Freundschaft über Job und Ausbildung, bis hin zu Familie, Glaube und Politik. Die Teilnehmer können ihre Antworten direkt mit anderen vergleichen. Die Auswertung der Daten übernimmt das Marktforschungsinstitut Sinus, die Ergebnisse sollen im Herbst veröffentlicht werden. Begleitet wird das Projekt durch Dokumentarfilme im Fernsehen und Aktionen im Radio. (Foto: SWR/BR/Bilderfest GmbH) presseportal.de, br.de

    Multimedia-Projekt Generation What?
    Jugend erforscht: BR, SWR und das ZDF wollen mit Sendern aus zwölf weiteren europäischen Ländern Europas Jugend erforschen. Kern des Multimedia-Projekts Generation What? ist ein interaktiver Online-Fragebogen, der ein Selbstporträt der Generation der 18- bis 34-Jährigen liefern soll. Abgefragt werden die Einstellungen der jungen Erwachsenen zu einem weiten Themenfeld von Liebe, Sex und Freundschaft über Job und Ausbildung, bis hin zu Familie, Glaube und Politik.

    Die Teilnehmer können ihre Antworten direkt mit anderen vergleichen. Die Auswertung der Daten übernimmt das Marktforschungsinstitut Sinus, die Ergebnisse sollen im Herbst veröffentlicht werden. Begleitet wird das Projekt durch Dokumentarfilme im Fernsehen und Aktionen im Radio. (Foto: SWR/BR/Bilderfest GmbH)
    presseportal.de, br.de


              BR-Fernsehdirektor zielt auf mehr Zuschauer unter 60.   
    reinhard-scolik600 Mehr junges Programm mit weniger Geld: Reinhard Scolik, 57 und neuer BR-Fernsehdirektor, der vom ORF gekommen ist, will mehr junge Zuschauer fürs Bayerische Fernsehen begeistern. Jung heißt konkret: "Wenn wir den Gesamtaltersschnitt an sechzig Jahre heranrücken, dann haben wir es richtig gemacht", sagt Scolik im "FAZ"-Interview. Momentan liegt der Durchschnitt bei 66 Jahren. Um auch die Unter-50-Jährigen zu erreichen, denkt Scolik u.a. an "Factual Entertainment, also Servicethemen in erzählerischer Form". Mit weniger Geld im Budget hat Scolik bei Zulieferungen fürs ARD-Programm besonders das eigene Dritte im Blick und konzentriert sich vermehrt auf "Projekte, die wir auch in der Zweitverwertung in Bayern gut brauchen können". Neue, trimediale Strukturen sollen dafür sorgen, "dass möglichst viel Geld frei wird fürs Programm". Anstaltseigenes "Labor" für trimediales Arbeiten ist der junge BR-Sender Puls, der sich auch "aktiv in das 'junge Angebot von ARD und ZDF' einbringen" soll. "FAZ", S. 13 (Paid)

    reinhard-scolik600
    Mehr junges Programm mit weniger Geld: Reinhard Scolik, 57 und neuer BR-Fernsehdirektor, der vom ORF gekommen ist, will mehr junge Zuschauer fürs Bayerische Fernsehen begeistern. Jung heißt konkret: "Wenn wir den Gesamtaltersschnitt an sechzig Jahre heranrücken, dann haben wir es richtig gemacht", sagt Scolik im "FAZ"-Interview. Momentan liegt der Durchschnitt bei 66 Jahren. Um auch die Unter-50-Jährigen zu erreichen, denkt Scolik u.a. an "Factual Entertainment, also Servicethemen in erzählerischer Form".

    Mit weniger Geld im Budget hat Scolik bei Zulieferungen fürs ARD-Programm besonders das eigene Dritte im Blick und konzentriert sich vermehrt auf "Projekte, die wir auch in der Zweitverwertung in Bayern gut brauchen können". Neue, trimediale Strukturen sollen dafür sorgen, "dass möglichst viel Geld frei wird fürs Programm". Anstaltseigenes "Labor" für trimediales Arbeiten ist der junge BR-Sender Puls, der sich auch "aktiv in das 'junge Angebot von ARD und ZDF' einbringen" soll.
    "FAZ", S. 13 (Paid)


              BR dreht bayerische Antwort auf "Dittsche".   
    Monis Grill Drehstart 600 Besser gut kopiert, als schlecht gegrillt: Der Bayerische Rundfunk stellt Kabarettistin Monika Gruber und Schauspielerin Christine Neubauer an den Grill. an den Grill. Ab Herbst laufen sieben Folgen von "Monis Grill" im Ersten und im Bayerischen Fernsehen. Die Serie spielt in einem Imbiss, in dem Überraschungsgäste aus Film, Kultur und Unterhaltung vorbeischauen und mit Monika Gruber ins Gespräch kommen, so die Beschreibung. Moment: Gibt es ein solches Format nicht bereits? Doch! Es heißt Dittsche, die Kultserie von Olli Dittrich, die im September in die 25. Staffel geht. Im Gegensatz zu "Dittsche", der live und ohne Drehbuch sendet, kommt "Monis Imbiss" aus der Konserve - die Dreharbeiten haben in dieser Woche begonnen. Das Drehbuch stammt von Franz Xaver Bogner, der auch Regie führt. Offiziell sieht der BR die Serie natürlich nicht als bayerische Antwort auf "Dittsche": Annette Siebenbürger, Unterhaltungschefin des Bayerischen Fernsehens sieht die Serie als "neues Genre", das "Fiktion und Realtalk vereint" und das es "in dieser Form so noch nicht gibt". (Foto: BR / Günther Reisp) br.de

    Monis Grill Drehstart 600
    Besser gut kopiert, als schlecht gegrillt: Der Bayerische Rundfunk stellt Kabarettistin Monika Gruber und Schauspielerin Christine Neubauer an den Grill. an den Grill. Ab Herbst laufen sieben Folgen von "Monis Grill" im Ersten und im Bayerischen Fernsehen. Die Serie spielt in einem Imbiss, in dem Überraschungsgäste aus Film, Kultur und Unterhaltung vorbeischauen und mit Monika Gruber ins Gespräch kommen, so die Beschreibung. Moment: Gibt es ein solches Format nicht bereits? Doch! Es heißt Dittsche, die Kultserie von Olli Dittrich, die im September in die 25. Staffel geht.

    Im Gegensatz zu "Dittsche", der live und ohne Drehbuch sendet, kommt "Monis Imbiss" aus der Konserve – die Dreharbeiten haben in dieser Woche begonnen. Das Drehbuch stammt von Franz Xaver Bogner, der auch Regie führt. Offiziell sieht der BR die Serie natürlich nicht als bayerische Antwort auf "Dittsche": Annette Siebenbürger, Unterhaltungschefin des Bayerischen Fernsehens sieht die Serie als "neues Genre", das "Fiktion und Realtalk vereint" und das es "in dieser Form so noch nicht gibt". (Foto: BR / Günther Reisp)
    br.de


              Fritz Egner moderiert künftig auf Bayern 1.   
    Fritz EgnerFritz Egner wechselt mit seine Sendung "Fritz & Hits" von Bayern 3 zu Bayern 1. Immer Freitagabends wird er dort an neuer Stelle seine Musik-Sendung moderieren. "Fritz Egner steht genau für die Musik von Bayern 1", sagt Bayern 1-Programmchef Maximilian Berg und hofft mit ihm ein Millionenpublikum zu erreichen. br.de

    Fritz EgnerFritz Egner wechselt mit seine Sendung "Fritz & Hits" von Bayern 3 zu Bayern 1. Immer Freitagabends wird er dort an neuer Stelle seine Musik-Sendung moderieren. "Fritz Egner steht genau für die Musik von Bayern 1", sagt Bayern 1-Programmchef Maximilian Berg und hofft mit ihm ein Millionenpublikum zu erreichen.
    br.de


              "Stadlshow" wird abgesetzt.   
    StadlshowStadlshow wird nicht fortgesetzt, beschließen ORF, BR und SRF. Nach einer Analyse der letzten beiden Sendungen sei man zu dem Schluss gekommen, alle regulären Ausgaben der "Stadlshow" einzustellen. Einzig zu Silvester 2016 und 2017 soll ein vergleichbares Format präsentiert werden. Nähere Details wollen die Sender im zweiten Halbjahr 2016 bekanntgeben. br.de, turi2.de (Background)

    StadlshowStadlshow wird nicht fortgesetzt, beschließen ORF, BR und SRF. Nach einer Analyse der letzten beiden Sendungen sei man zu dem Schluss gekommen, alle regulären Ausgaben der "Stadlshow" einzustellen. Einzig zu Silvester 2016 und 2017 soll ein vergleichbares Format präsentiert werden. Nähere Details wollen die Sender im zweiten Halbjahr 2016 bekanntgeben.
    br.de, turi2.de (Background)


              BR lässt seine Auslandskorrespondenten rotieren.   
    Richard C. Schneider-150Bayerischer Rundfunk versetzt drei TV-Korrespondenten zum Jahreswechsel auf neue Auslandsposten. Richard C. Schneider (Foto), bislang in Tel Aviv, berichtet künftig für die ARD aus Rom. Von dort zieht Michael Mandlik weiter nach Wien. Den dortigen Posten räumt Susanne Glass, um Schneider in Tel Aviv zu ersetzen. br.de

    Richard C. Schneider-150Bayerischer Rundfunk versetzt drei TV-Korrespondenten zum Jahreswechsel auf neue Auslandsposten. Richard C. Schneider (Foto), bislang in Tel Aviv, berichtet künftig für die ARD aus Rom. Von dort zieht Michael Mandlik weiter nach Wien. Den dortigen Posten räumt Susanne Glass, um Schneider in Tel Aviv zu ersetzen.
    br.de


              BR fühlt sich bei umstrittener News-App im Recht.   
    BR24-App-600 Aus heiterem Himmel? Der Bayerische Rundfunk zeigt sich überrascht von der Klage elf bayerischer Zeitungsverlage gegen die News-App BR24. In einer Pressemitteilung beruft sich der Chef-Justiziar des Hauses, Albrecht Hesse, auf Gespräche mit Verlagen im Vorfeld der App-Veröffentlichung. Dabei sei "keine grundsätzlich ablehnende Haltung" erkennbar geworden, schreibt Hesse. Der BR sehe sich "auf dem Boden geltenden Rechts" und werde die Klage eingehend prüfen, sobald sie vorliege, sagt der Anwalt und gibt sich sicher: Die BR24-App beachte die Rahmenbedingungen des Rundfunkstaatsvertrages. Als Legitimation nennt der BR Nutzungszahlen: Demnach wurde die App seit September bereits 150.000 Mal heruntergeladen. br.de, turi2.de (Background)

    BR24-App-600
    Aus heiterem Himmel? Der Bayerische Rundfunk zeigt sich überrascht von der Klage elf bayerischer Zeitungsverlage gegen die News-App BR24. In einer Pressemitteilung beruft sich der Chef-Justiziar des Hauses, Albrecht Hesse, auf Gespräche mit Verlagen im Vorfeld der App-Veröffentlichung. Dabei sei "keine grundsätzlich ablehnende Haltung" erkennbar geworden, schreibt Hesse.

    Der BR sehe sich "auf dem Boden geltenden Rechts" und werde die Klage eingehend prüfen, sobald sie vorliege, sagt der Anwalt und gibt sich sicher: Die BR24-App beachte die Rahmenbedingungen des Rundfunkstaatsvertrages. Als Legitimation nennt der BR Nutzungszahlen: Demnach wurde die App seit September bereits 150.000 Mal heruntergeladen.
    br.de, turi2.de (Background)


              Bayerische Zeitungsverleger klagen gegen BR24-App.   
    BR24-App-600 11 gegen 24: Elf bayerische Zeitungsverlage, darunter der Süddeutsche Verlag, der Münchener Zeitungs-Verlag ("Münchner Merkur", "tz") und Presse-Druck Augsburg ("Augsburger Allgemeine"), verklagen den Bayerischen Rundfunk wegen seiner Nachrichten-App BR24. Die App sei "stark durch Texte und Fotos geprägt, die keinen Sendungsbezug aufweisen", damit sei die App "presseähnlich", begründet Markus Rick, Hauptgeschäftsführer des Verbands Bayerischer Zeitungsverleger, die Klage. Der Verband sieht in der kostenlosen App eine "nicht hinnehmbaren Wettbewerbsverzerrung". Der BR habe eine "rote Linie überschritten", erklärt Rick. Unterstützung kommt vom BDZV: Hauptgeschäftsführer Dietmar Wolff kritisiert ein "rechtswidriges Marktverhalten" der ARD und nennt zugleich textlastige Angebote wie hessenschau.de, br-klassik.de oder den mobil-optimierten ARD-Videotext. Zum Start von BR24 im September hatte BR-Informationsdirektor Thomas Hinrichs im Interview mit turi2.tv beteuert, dass die App keine Konkurrenz für Verlage sein soll. Die Verlage sehen das anders. per Mail (VZBV), bdzv.de, turi2.tv (Interview Hinrichs von September 2015) Nachtrag: Der BR ist überrascht von der Klage der Verleger. turi2.de turi2.tv-Interview zum Start von BR24 im September 2015

    BR24-App-600
    11 gegen 24: Elf bayerische Zeitungsverlage, darunter der Süddeutsche Verlag, der Münchener Zeitungs-Verlag ("Münchner Merkur", "tz") und Presse-Druck Augsburg ("Augsburger Allgemeine"), verklagen den Bayerischen Rundfunk wegen seiner Nachrichten-App BR24. Die App sei "stark durch Texte und Fotos geprägt, die keinen Sendungsbezug aufweisen", damit sei die App "presseähnlich", begründet Markus Rick, Hauptgeschäftsführer des Verbands Bayerischer Zeitungsverleger, die Klage. Der Verband sieht in der kostenlosen App eine "nicht hinnehmbaren Wettbewerbsverzerrung". Der BR habe eine "rote Linie überschritten", erklärt Rick.

    Unterstützung kommt vom BDZV: Hauptgeschäftsführer Dietmar Wolff kritisiert ein "rechtswidriges Marktverhalten" der ARD und nennt zugleich textlastige Angebote wie hessenschau.de, br-klassik.de oder den mobil-optimierten ARD-Videotext. Zum Start von BR24 im September hatte BR-Informationsdirektor Thomas Hinrichs im Interview mit turi2.tv beteuert, dass die App keine Konkurrenz für Verlage sein soll. Die Verlage sehen das anders.
    per Mail (VZBV), bdzv.de, turi2.tv (Interview Hinrichs von September 2015)

    Nachtrag: Der BR ist überrascht von der Klage der Verleger.
    turi2.de

    turi2.tv-Interview zum Start von BR24 im September 2015


              Mazal Tov! "Marrano" Wedding on Temple Mount   
    מזל טוב Mazal Tov,  Congratulations and Best Wishes to the young couple who defied the antisemitic ban on Jewish Prayers and ceremonies on our holiest site in the entire world, Har HaBayit, The Temple Mount.
    WATCH: SECRET JEWISH WEDDING ON TEMPLE MOUNT IN DEFIANCE OF LAW
    Tom Nisani, chair of the group Students for the Temple Mount and activities director for Israeli right-wing NGO Im Tirzu, wed fellow Temple Mount enthusiast Sara Lu on Thursday in a hidden, rushed ceremony.



    Davka, unfortunately, it's here in the Holy Land and the State of Israel where Jews are so terribly and unfairly restricted.

    My very best wishes to the young couple, Tom Nisani and Sara Lu. May they merit great things, many blessings and good health.

    Gd willing these antisemitc laws will be quickly taken off the books, and Jews will have full religious and civil rights in our holiest of sites, all the Land of Israel and the entire world.
              Information in Friday.    
    Other information is important to know about the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement was diverse. Some black Americans believed in nonviolence. Some followed the Black Power movement. Some believed that activism should go slower. Others believed that issues within the black community should be addressed. Some believed that law and order would bring about change. Rev. Joseph H. Jackson supported the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1956, but he was a conservative and told his denomination to not be involved in civil rights activism involving civil disobedience by 1960. He allied with Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago and the Chicago Democratic machine against the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who wanted housing rights. He denounced Dr. King, SNCC, and the SCLC, because of them using social activism via the means of social resistance. He wanted civil rights to be done by “law and order.” The problem is that much of the laws then and now are without logic and promotes disorder against the lives of black people. An unjust law is no law at all. The law is never infallible therefore resistance to unjust laws is necessary in order for freedom to be reached. Jackson opposed the sit ins and the movement using civil disobedience (although, the early Americans centuries ago used civil disobedience and outright insurrection against the British Crown to form the American nation that he so loved). He rejected Black Power.

    Ironically, Dr. King appealed to the Constitution and love of country in organizing his actions. Dr. King wanted the whole society to be changed radically instead of just focusing on patriotism. Rev. Jackson (who believed in a conservative black patriotism) was from an older generation who in many cases believed that self-help alone could make change. He believed in a patriotism that had faith in the system. So, Rev. Joseph H. Jackson focused on more individual means while Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. focused on more collective means in establishing justice for humanity. The movement wasn’t headed by one man. Sociologist Doug McAdam has stated that, "in King's case, it would be inaccurate to say that he was the leader of the modern civil rights movement...but more importantly, there was no singular civil rights movement. The movement was, in fact, a coalition of thousands of local efforts nationwide, spanning several decades, hundreds of discrete groups, and all manner of strategies and tactics—legal, illegal, institutional, non-institutional, violent, non-violent. Without discounting King's importance, it would be sheer fiction to call him the leader of what was fundamentally an amorphous, fluid, dispersed movement." Some black people were in favor of legal segregation (who wanted the white power structure to control their lives. Church ministers, businessmen and educators were among those who wished to keep segregation and segregationist ideals in order to retain the privileges they gained from patronage from whites, such as monetary gains), which is treason in my eyes. These proponents were different than the Black Nationalists. Black sellout defenders of segregation wanted the status quo while black nationalists disagreed with both NAACP-style integration and Jim Crow. Black nationalists wanted autonomous all-black institutions controlled solely by black people without Jim Crow oppression. They believed in self-determination in a nationalist fashion. The overall scope of the black freedom movement wanted freedom and justice for black people. The Civil Rights movement was slandered as heavily controlled by Communists by Hoover and the John Birch Society including other far right extremists. On December 17, 1951, the Communist Party–affiliated Civil Rights Congress delivered the petition We Charge Genocide: "The Crime of Government Against the Negro People", often shortened to We Charge Genocide, to the United Nations in 1951, arguing that the U.S. federal government, by its failure to act against lynching in the United States, was guilty of genocide under Article II of the UN Genocide Convention.  The petition was presented to the United Nations at two separate venues: Paul Robeson, concert singer and activist, to a UN official in New York City, while William L. Patterson, executive director of the CRC, delivered copies of the drafted petition to a UN delegation in Paris. William L. Patterson was a Communist. He helped the black freedom movement in defending the Scottsboro boys in Alabama in 1931. The Communist Party was very influential among many African Americans from the 1930’s to the 1950’s. The 1950’s was the time of McCarthyism and some Communists made the mistake of supporting the Stalin-Hitler agreement (which turned many people off of Communism along with the totalitarianism of Stalin).

    As earlier Civil Rights figures such as Robeson, Du Bois and Patterson became more politically radical (and therefore targets of Cold War anti-Communism by the US. Government), they lost favor with both mainstream Black America and the NAACP. The NAACP was overtly anti-Communist, especially by the 1950's. Roy Wilkins and Thurgood Marshall were key anti-Communist pro-NAACP leaders. The mainstream of the Civil Rights Movement distanced themselves from Communists. According to Ella Baker, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference adopted "Christian" into its name to deter charges of Communism. J. Edgar Hoover used surveillance of the movement too. This action was challenged by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (or SNCC). SNCC embraced people who people who were Communists and non-Communists for a person’s political views should never be used as an excuse for political persecution. The NAACP disagreed with this move. The American Jewish community supported the Civil Rights Movement heavily. Many Jewish students and Jewish adults funded CORE, SCLC, and the SNCC. Many Jewish people were volunteers. Unfortunately, we live in a time now that many Hoteps and white racists are anti-Semitic and I condemn anti-Semitism as evil and wrong period. Jewish people were about half of the white northern volunteers involved in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project and approximately half of the civil rights attorneys active in the South during the 1960’s. Jewish leaders were arrested while heeding a call from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Augustine, Florida, in June 1964, where the largest mass arrest of rabbis in American history took place at the Monson Motor Lodge—a nationally important civil rights landmark that was demolished in 2003 so that a Hilton Hotel could be built on the site. Abraham Joshua Heschel, a writer, rabbi, and professor of theology at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, was outspoken on the subject of civil rights. He marched arm-in-arm with Dr. King in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march. In the 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, the two white activists killed, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were both Jewish. Brandeis University, the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college university in the world, created the Transitional Year Program (TYP) in 1968, in part response to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. The faculty created it to renew the university's commitment to social justice. Recognizing Brandeis as a university with a commitment to academic excellence, these faculty members created a chance to disadvantaged students to participate in an empowering educational experience. The American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, and the ADL promoted civil rights.

    Jewish people were active in the civil rights movement in the South. Many Jewish individuals in the Southern states who supported civil rights for African-Americans tended to keep a low profile on "the race issue", in order to avoid attracting the attention of the anti-Black and anti-Semitic Ku Klux Klan. However, Klan groups exploited the issue of African-American integration and Jewish involvement in the struggle to launch acts of violent antisemitism. As an example of this hatred, in one year alone, from November 1957 to October 1958, temples and other Jewish communal gatherings were bombed and desecrated in Atlanta, Nashville, Jacksonville, and Miami, and dynamite was found under synagogues in Birmingham, Charlotte, and Gastonia, North Carolina. Some rabbis received death threats, but there were no injuries following these outbursts of violence. African Americans and Jewish people in the South didn’t experience a massive strained relationship. The North is a different story. There was a more strained relationship among American Americans and Jewish people in the North. Many communities of the North had white flight, urban decay, police brutality, anti-black racism, and rebellions. Many Jewish Americans were often the last remaining whites in the communities.

    Black Power grew by the late 1960’s. Many black people believed in justice for Palestinian people back then. This was not anti-Semitism. Palestinians deserve human liberation and independence just like anyone else. SNCC members did in many cases supported the Palestinian liberation movement as early as the 1960's. Other activists were outright anti-Semites. In New York City, most notably, there was a major socio-economic class difference in the perception of African Americans by Jews. Jewish people from better educated Upper Middle Class backgrounds were often very supportive of African American civil rights activities while the Jews in poorer urban communities that became increasingly minority were often less supportive largely in part due to more negative and violent interactions between the two groups. Black people suffered economic exploitation by many capitalists in urban communities of the North (these capitalists were both non-Jewish people and Jewish people). This exploitation is based on class oppression, discrimination, racism, and other issues. It has nothing to do with every single Jewish person on Earth. Black people are victims of the policies of the 1%. Black Power was taken to another level inside prison walls. In 1966, George Jackson formed the Black Guerrilla Family in the California San Quentin State Prison.  The prison rights movement did receive its origin from the 1960’s. Back then, black people were tortured, murdered, raped, abused, and disrespected in prisons. Many Freedom Rides in Mississippi’s prisons were heavily punished. Many black prisoners developed a militant consciousness while being in prison. The Cold War existed during the Civil Rights Movement. Many people criticized America’s hypocrisy of promoting democracy overseas while racial discrimination and violence existed among American citizens domestically. This reality influenced civil rights legislation to be passed. The Third World was struggling for liberation from colonialism and imperialism. Many in the Black Power Movement allied with anti-imperialist movements overseas. This is why the Black Power Movement included Black Panthers who opposed the Vietnam War and supported revolutionary movements overseas at the same time.


    By Timothy
              Deutschlandfunk| Der Tag mit Micha Brumlik – G20-Gipfel – wie viel Protest ist erlaubt?   
    Der Tag mit Micha BrumlikG20-Gipfel – wie viel Protest ist erlaubt? Moderation: Korbinian Frenzel Beitrag hören   Podcast abonnieren Die G20-Gegner haben vor dem Verfassungsgericht einen Teilerfolg errungen: Hamburg darf das Protestcamp nicht verbieten. Außerdem in der Sendung: Italien macht die Häfen für Flüchtlinge dicht und Antisemitismus in Deutschland. Teilerfolg für G20-Gegner: Ein großes Protestcamp gegen den […]
              The Middle Eastern Wonder Women   

    While there is perhaps a point to be made about the irony of a former Israeli soldier cheering on the slaughter of innocents and then portraying a super-heroine "fighting for peace," we are talking about a production of Hollywood, not of Israel. And while Gadot's tweets are damning, so are Clint Eastwood's Republican moments, and Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic rants.


              RICARDO "SUPER GOLEM" ALVARADO: GUERRA Y PAZ EN EL GHETTO GLOBAL   
    Ricardo Alvarado dijo:
    No creo que Gustavo Faverón -ni nadie sobre la faz de la tierra- tenga autoridad para dar certificados de judaísmo.
    A mí me basta con sentirme modestamente orgulloso por mis ancestros sefardíes y por los grandes aportes culturales, espirituales, filosóficos y científicos del pueblo hebreo. A diferencia de Gustavo Faveron, no creo que la nacionalidad sea un arma arrojadiza.

    Ni Faverón ni tú han sido nombrados miembros de un Judenrat para que nadie tenga que recibir sus certificados de judaísmo.

    Shalom.


    Gustavo Faverón Patriau dijo:
    Silvio. Cada quien elige sus batallas. Tú elegiste hace tiempo defender la actitud difamatoria de “Peruanista” y ahora eliges defender la libertad de Ricardo Álvarez de portarse como un antisemita. Allá tú.

    Silvio Rendon dijo:
    No te hagas, pues Gustavo. Tú mismo me pediste que me abstenga de comentar sobre ciertos temas, como el “Basta Faverón”, porque sabías que te podía salpicar lo que uno dijera. Así es la cosa. Así no te guste a ti ahora, sólo porque fuiste contribuyente de este blog del cual ahora reniegas, mucho de lo que tú dijiste en tu blog nos acabó por salpicar, como ahora quieres salpicarnos a todos con lo que dice Ricardo Alvarado, incluso en su blog. Nuestros lectores lo saben muy bien.

    Gustavo Faverón Patriau dijo:
    ¿”Salpicar”? Qué lenguaje, Silvio. Te dije que no me defendieras. Es lo único que te dije. Que ni te metieras al tema. ¿Cómo es que tu defensa podía “salpicarme”? No puedo creer que seas tan bajo que hagas público aquí un pedido que fue absolutamente privado. No tienes derecho alguno. Y te pinta de cuerpo entero.
    He criticado a Alvarez un lenguaje antisemita como se lo he criticado a muchos otros, lo mismo que con el racismo. Tú le das tribuna a Alvarez y a ese lenguaje. Así de fácil. No hay nada más que explicar.

    Durán dijo:
    Silvio,
    Me disculparás, pero creo que la prueba de que éste es solo tu blog es que no consultaste a Daniel Salas ni a Gonzalo Gamio acerca de la participación de Alvarado.

    Gustavo Faverón Patriau dijo:
    ¿Disidente? ¿Que yo soy un disidente? ¿Daniel Salas, Gonzalo Gamio, Miguel Rodríguez Mondoñedo, son disidentes? Discúlpame, Silvio, pero bájate de tu nube. Un disidente es alguien que deja de creer en una doctrina, renuncia a una ideología o la rechaza, no alguien que se quita de un blog. ¿O qué, ahora resulta que Gamio y Daniel y Miguel y los demás que han renunciado a tu blog éramos tus discípulos? ¿Pensamiento Combo? Es lo único que faltaba.

    Ricardo Alvarado dijo:
    No subestimo la inteligencia de Salas ni la de Gonzalo Gamio. Ellos sabían quien venía al GCC. Que luego se hicieran los ofendidos y se fueran es algo que les compete a ellos, y que quedará en su conciencia.
    Gustavo Faveron no es disidente de nada; sólo es amigo de sus amigos, mientras le sirven. Ahora Eduardo González Cueva y él son Batman y Robin, el Dúo Dinámico. Después… ¿quién sabe?

    Silvio Rendon dijo:
    Te saliste de un grupo, pues. He dicho disidente, no discípulos, no pensamiento. Salirse de un grupo, ¿ya?

    Y habla por ti nomás. Ni Daniel Salas ni Gonzalo Gamio, ni Susana Frisancho ni Miguel Rodriguez ni Saki Bigio ni Giovanna Aguilar se salieron contigo porque insististe en llamar “miserable” a Quiroz. Te saliste solito, en tu berrinche individual, sin nadie que te acompañe. Ahora quieres venir a aprovechar y subirte al carro de otros que se retiraron por otras razones, diferentes todas. En todo grupo humano hay entrada y salida de gente. Ahora te crees una suerte de líder de la renuncia al GCC. Qué gracioso.

    Anónimo dijo...
    Curioso. Todos acá citan como ejemplo de bajeza bloggera a sifuentes y meléndez. Nadie dice que el primero que introdujo la adjetivación ofensiva contra el interlocutor fue faverón. Son famosos sus post de insultos pretendidamente cultos y divertidos en que ataca a las personas por carecer de una cualidad que, para él, los hace humanos y que él da y quita a capricho: la inteligencia. Cuando no tienen !inteligencia! se es cuadrumano, imbécil, etc, etc. Miren que fácil se puede ser basureador y perdonavidas sin ser Melendez o SIfuentes

              SE DAN DE COMBOS EN GCC   
    Susana dijo:
    He seguido este debate. No conozco al señor Alvarado, pero no me gusta el tenor de sus posts. Se parecen a los del jorobado, a quien tanto se le critica (y con razón), por escribir sin pruebas, argumentar pésimamente lo que quiere decir y tomarse todo a la broma (y a la burla, aun peor). Veo una actitud parecida en este post y en los comentarios de Ricardo Alvarado y personalmente, ese estilo no me gusta y me parece innecesariamente virulento.

    Ricardo Alvarado dijo:
    Susana:
    Estamos a mano. Tampoco te conozco, y tampoco me gusta tu blog.

    Carlos Del Carpio dijo:
    Ricardo:
    Menos mal que dejaste el sarcasmo de lado. No quiero ni imaginar cómo hubiera sido tu último comentario de no haberlo hecho

    Gonzalo Gamio dijo:
    Ricardo:
    Lo que dices en el segundo párrafo no lo voy a comentar. Si estás insinuando responsabilidad o complicidad, vas a tener que probarlo. Puede configurar calumnia.

    Ricardo Alvarado dijo:
    Enjuíciame, Gonzalo. ¡La ultraderecha le ha dicho de todo a Lerner, pero al que enjuician sería a mí! Sería divertidísimo.

    Ricardo Alvarado dijo:
    Aquí nadie ha dicho que eres racista, Daniel; ni Silvio ni nadie. Si te interesa el asunto, soy judío sefardí; pero no por eso te voy a acusar de antisemita si estamos en desacuerdo. No extremes las posturas. Ya Gonzalo me ha amenazado con un juicio; sólo falta que tú me retes a duelo y me envíes a tus padrinos.

    Susana dijo:
    Personalmente lamento la salida de Daniel y de Gonzalo del GCC. Y coincido 100% con lo que dice, con mucha asertividad y claridad, Carlos del Carpio. Yo fuí miembro del GCC y opté por retirarme precisamente porque, desde mi punto de vista, el blog estaba tomando un cariz y un matiz que no comparto, y dejé de sentirme cómoda en él. La verdad, no entiendo con qué criterio se invita a personas a integrar el GCC.

    Silvio Rendon dijo:
    Hola Susana,
    Yo también lamento la salida de Daniel y Gonzalo, cosa que traté de evitar, sin conseguirlo. Lamentablemente no llegamos a un acuerdo sobre no sólo formas, sino también, justo es decirlo, contenidos. El problema aquí no sólo fueron los términos de Ricardo. Cada uno de nosotros habremos tenido alguna que otra expresión que hubiéramos querido no haber hecho. Recuerda algunas intervenciones tuyas en este blog que acabaron por salpicarnos a todos.

    Ya que es la segunda intervención tuya en que aludes a tu salida del GCC, creo que también es justo decir que el cariz y matiz que no compartes se refieren a cómo se trata aquí la problemática de la Universidad Católica. Aquí decimos cosas que no caen bien, pero que son necesarias que sean dichas, no importa cuántos desincentivos nos pongan para hablar de ellas, cuánta gente se ofenda o quiénes nos reboten o dejen de hacerlo. Para mí fue muy significativo que tu salida coincidiera con mis posts sobre el rol de Fernando Tuesta en la filtración de notas del ministro Chang y su decisión de incorporar como colega al bloguero Marco Sifuentes. Al poco tiempo de tu salida, coincidencia, saliste comentando una encuesta en el boletín del IOP dirigido por ….Fernando Tuesta. Tu salida no se vio nada bien, Susana. Suena a que tuviste incentivos y desincentivos muy claros para ella. Ojalá que te haya valido la pena.

    Susana dijo:
    Silvito, te equivocas. No solo eso fue lo que motivó mi salida, sino el tenor general de varios posts. En relación a las encuestas del IOP, he comentado dos de ellas, en tiempos distintos, así que la coincidencia en el tiempo que señalas no tiene nada que ver. Me llaman siempre que hay alguna encuesta sobre moral, valores etc., tema que como sabes es de mi especialidad. No me improta como se vio mi salida, porque no vivo de cuidar mi imagen. Simplemente, como ya te expliqué, creo que GCC ha ido trasformándose con el tiempo y con la llegada de nuevos integrantes, y ya no me gustó el tenor de varias de las cosas que allí se dicen. Repito: Carlos del Carpio ha sido lúcido al respecto y secundo lo dicho por él.

              WebSozis Seite des I. Quartals 2015 - SPD Fraktion Rathaus Stuttgart   

    Nicht nur im Rathaus, auch im Internet: Für Stuttgart.

    Ein Musterbeispiel für einen gelungenen Internet-Auftritt, so finden die WebSozis, stellt die Webseite http://www.spd-rathaus-stuttgart.de der SPD-Fraktion im Stuttgarter Rathaus dar. Es werden die Mitglieder der Fraktion mit ihren vollständigen Kontaktdaten, die Besetzung der Ausschüsse und sonstigen Gremien der Stadt durch die SPD, die Anträge der SPD-Fraktion im Stadtrat und die Pressemitteilungen der Fraktion vorgestellt.

    Der interessierte Besucher der Seite wird hier umfassend über die Arbeit und den Einsatz der Genossinen und Genossen für Stuttgart informiert. Eine Besonderheit der Seite ist die wöchentliche Kolumne des Fraktionsvorsitzenden. Unter dem Titel "Körner am Montag" kommentiert Martin Körner Themen und Veranstaltungen der vergangenen Woche aus seiner persönlichen Sicht. Wie es sich für eine zeitgemäße Internetpräsenz gehört, ist die Stadtratsfraktion natürlich auch auf Facebook präsent.

    Die WebSozis würdigen deshalb die Homepage der Stuttgarter Stadtratsfraktion http://www.spd-rathaus-stuttgart.de mit dem Award "WebSozisSeite des I.Quartals 2015" und wünschen weiterhin viel Erfolg mit dem Internetauftritt.


              Comment on Making Suicide Acceptable by Tim Lovett   
    Nitschke and Nietzsche... German names keep springing up! From the anti-Semitism of Luther, the Biblical criticism of Wellhausen, the corrupt philosophies of Nietzsche... No wonder Hitler's toxic ideas were able to take root in a land where man's thoughts were higher than God's word. Makes you wonder what could happen today in western countries that seem to be morally and spiritually lower than Germany was in the 1930's. Ideas can be very dangerous things indeed.
              I Spy Labradors   
    so, this is fun,

    the kennel where we found my darling little Cade now has its own website. 
    The historic scenic overlook offers expansive views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and Half Dome.
              I Mandei   
    I Mandei sono l'unica "setta" atlantidea ancora esistente al mondo, mapurtroppo sono in via di estinzione e rappresentano ormai quasi una tribù.Sono un popolo multirazziale e una civiltà colta che vive di idee. Praticanoil battesimo e hanno prodotto una loro letteratura in dialettoaramaico-semitico. Sono riusciti a sopravvivere a cinque millenni di storia,sulle sponde del fiume Eufrate, nel luogo reso sacro dalla nascita di Sargonil Grande...

    I Mandei sono testimoni viventi di una civiltà lontanada noi più di cinquemila anni. Molte sacre scritture di religioni differentiparlano di questo popolo e, per la prima volta,un libro è dedicato completamente a questa setta mesopotamica, alla storia,al pensiero, alla letteratura sacrae alle regole di comportamento e di vita che li riguardano.
              Holocaust Deniers Should Be Put To Death   

    By SEYMOUR ZAK Also published on the Truthseeker We know nothing about this Zionist writer apart from the fact that he has been a commenter on the Darkmoon site for the last 3-4 years. His passionate calls for stiffer penalties for anti-Semitic ‘hate speech’ have sometimes verged on the extreme. We have decided to publish […]

    The post Holocaust Deniers Should Be Put To Death appeared first on Darkmoon.


              Left Wing Antisemitism   
    educational materials
              Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 1405546)   
    To the anti-semite several posts above...... It was the Church which prevented jewish people from owning land. With out land you can not live back then. Needed for farming food. Those back then realized they could settle outside of town, but still needed money to eat. So they started...
              Eclipse Oxygen ὀξύς γεννάω veröffentlicht mit Java 9 previews   
    Eclipse Oxygen veröffentlicht. Dann mal hier den Download starten … Mit dem Installer geht die Installation einfach: Dann mal ein Quicktest mit der neuen IDE. Maven Projekt import mit Git vom Repository: https://github.com/IT-Berater/opensky-api.git Dann mal den JUnit Test ausgeführt: Ok, 3621 Flugzeuge in der Luft, es läuft … Was gibt es neues, das ist hier …
              The 45th President’s Anti Semitism Problem   
    Claims of sinister Jewish control of governments used to come from the extreme Right and the extreme Left. Now they seem to be coming from the mainstream Left as well, viciously attacking Trump and Kushner
              Distraction   
    Today, as much as any day in the past five months, I need a distraction. Because real life is fucking barking mad.

    I feel like Alex Honnald is pretty good at blocking out distractions. The 31 year-old Sacramento native famously became the first human to ever free climb Yosemite's El Capitan, finishing the nearly 3,000 foot Freerider route in just under four hours.

    Without a rope. Or a net. Or Twitter.

    I held my breath just watching this 30-second clip. I can't imagine actually doing that for four hours.



    There's balls. And then there's whatever Alex Honnald has.


              How Margaret Thatcher's Family Sheltered an Austrian Jew during the Holocaust    
    (Times of Israel) Robert Philpot - In 1939, Edith Muhlbauer, 17, lived in Vienna. The year before, the German Wehrmacht had crossed the border and, without a shot being fired, occupied Austria. The Nuremberg Laws were applied to Austria, Jews were stripped of their citizenship and the doors to many professions barred to them. On Nov. 9, 1938 - Kristallnacht - all but one of Vienna's 42 synagogues were burned to the ground. Mobs attacked and looted shops owned by Jews. The police responded by arresting 8,000 Jews, sending 5,000 of them to Dachau. Edith wrote to her English penpal, Muriel Roberts, asking if she could come and stay. Muriel's father Alfred was keen to help. At his local Rotary club, he read out an appeal by Edith's father. His fellow Rotarians agreed to pay Edith's travel, to provide her a guinea a week pocket money and to each host the teenager in their homes for a month or so. Edith arrived in Grantham, a provincial Middle England town, and met Muriel and her 13-year-old sister, Margaret - who, 40 years later, would enter No. 10 Downing Street as Britain's first female prime minister. Years later, Margaret Thatcher recalled Edith. "She told us what it was like to live as a Jew under an anti-Semitic regime. One thing stuck in my mind: the Jews, she said, were being made to scrub the streets."
              Clausewitz in Wonderland   

    Last but not least, the third major flaw is "strategism." At its "best," strategism is synonymous with "strategy for strategy's sake," i.e., a self-referential discourse more interested in theory-building (or is it hair-splitting?) than policy-making. Strategism would be innocuous enough were it not for the fact that, in the media and academia, "realism" today is fast becoming synonymous with "absence of memory, will, and imagination": in that context, the self-referentiality of the strategic discourse does not exactly improve the quality of the public debate. At its worst, strategism confuses education with indoctrination, and scholarship with scholasticism; in its most extreme form, it comes close to being an "intellectual terrorism" in the name of Clausewitz.

    Clausewitz in Londonistan

    That infatuation with Clausewitz can lead to hair-raising absurdities about the GWOT is never better illustrated than by the recent remark of Anglo-American Clausewitzian veteran Colin Gray on the global jihad: "It is but axiomatic to maintain that an irregular belligerent wins by not losing. Somewhat in defiance of that axiom, I will argue that time is not on the side of the catastrophic, post-modern terrorist. The war-hardened multinational cadre of veterans of the Afghan struggle is diminishing rapidly. It has suffered the natural attrition of age and infirmity, as well as the combat attrition inflicted by an aroused bevy of state enemies.... Those warriors for Islam cannot be replaced by new cohorts with comparable training and group bonding.... Al-Qaeda has now aroused a formidable array of enemies, within and beyond the Islamic realm."3

    Besides the fallacy of equating jihadists with Al Qaeda alone, this static conception of the global jihad in terms of finite "stock" ignores the dynamic created by media, i.e., the cyber-mobilization as the new Levee en Masse. On what planet does the good professor live? From the Balkans to Londonistan, Europe has been, for at least a decade now, the closest thing to a "frontline" in the global jihad. In Colin Gray's Britain today, 6 percent of the Muslim population (i.e., 100,000 individuals) think that the 7/7 London bombings were "fully justified;" 32 percent of British Muslims (half a million people) believe that "Western society is decadent and immoral and that Muslims should seek to bring it to an end;" and 40 percent want to see sharia law adopted in the UK.4

    In Colin Gray's Britain, Muslims are barely 2 million, but politicians are already pandering to the Muslim vote and willing to make all sorts of concessions, including on immigration. Caught in a time warp, Gray looks jihad (al Qaeda) and dawa (Hizb-ut-Tahrir) in the eye, and see nothing more than -- a bearded version of the IRA. Rather than bury their heads in the Clausewitzian sand, strategists would be better inspired to meditate the truly "remarkable trinity" engineered by Arab governments for more than thirty years: natalist policies, anti-Western mass indoctrination, and mass emigration to the West. Isn't time at least to add a chapter to On War on "demographic warfare?"5

    If a Colin Gray -- arguably the smartest living Clausewitzian today -- can be so blind as to the nature of the challenges facing the West, one can easily guess the damage done by Clausewitzology on less talented minds.

    Clausewitz in America: Prussian fantasies, French realities?

    Since the end of the Cold War, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (which can apparently walk and chew gum at the same time) has been rethinking both conventional and irregular warfare. For the former, the pla turned to the American Mahan, not the Prussian Clausewitz; for the latter, the pla went back not only to Sun-Tzu, but also to Lawrence, Beaufre, Arquilla, Lind, etc. -- anything that can be of use in the conceptual toolbox of "unrestricted warfare" (URW). In America, meanwhile, -- and despite a guerilla war engineered by "Netwar" and "Fourth Generation Warfare" insurgents -- the military educational establishment has continued to peddle Clausewitz or, to be more precise, an increasingly Jominized version of Clausewitz.

    Like the aging Marxists with a Karl of their own, the Clausewitzians today are more interested in exonerating their idol from the evil perpetrated in his name than in demonstrating what good he could bring to the current challenges facing the military. It may well be that Marx and Clausewitz were indeed mostly "misread" by most people most of the time, but if the risks of "misreading" are statistically greater than the chances of getting it right, what's the point of making it required reading in the first place? With its unresolved tensions between its theologia speculativa and theologia positiva parts, On War, to be sure, is ideally suited for endless, medieval-like scholastic disputatio. But while Clausewitz-Centered Chatter (CCC) can be entertaining (how many ayatollahs can dance on a Schwerpunkt?), there are undeniable opportunity costs for an officer corps already "too busy to learn."6

    A decade ago already, U.S. Army War College professor Steven Metz remarked: "Like adoration for some family elder, the veneration heaped on Clausewitz seems to grow even as his power to explain the world declines. He remains an icon at all U.S. war colleges (figuratively and literally) while his writings are bent, twisted, and stretched to explain everything from guerilla insurgency (Summers) through nuclear strategy (Cimbala) to counternarcotrafficking (Sharpe). On War is treated like holy script from which quotations are plucked to legitimize all sorts of policies and programs. But enough! It is time to hold a wake so that strategists can pay their respects to Clausewitz and move on, leaving him to rest among the historians."7

    In the past two years, to be sure, the steepest learning curve within the U.S. government has been in DOD, not the State Department or the CIA. But this "transformation" in military education has taken place largely outside formal channels. Today still, such is the institutional weight of the Clausewitzian petits maitres that the former commander of the U.S. Army War College -- one of the smartest proponents of Culture-Centric Warfare -- feels compelled to perform the ritual bow to the master in order to get the institution to accept the principle of a radical revamping of professional military education (PME).8

    Does the obsession with Clausewitz really matter that much? You bet it does. As the military-educational complex (150 institutions, of which the Naval War College is the crown jewel) takes in interagency education, the danger is that "strategism" and "Clausewitzology" will spread to other agencies and may aggravate already dysfunctional civil-military relations at the working level. The Iraqi precedent, in that respect, does not bode well.

    For those who naively thought that the current Iraqi predicament could safely be blamed on three dozen "neocon chickenhawks," Thomas Ricks's recent book will be a revelation: Failure was not the least preordained, and the military, as much as the civilians, has its share of responsibility. Talking about a military fiasco would be excessive, because it is not the U.S. military that made the two most fateful decisions (disbanding the Iraqi army in 2003; taking four months to form a government in 2006). But the fact remains, "well into 2005, the American military ... didn't imagine or prepare for the possibility that former regime members had their own 'day-after' plans to fight on even if they lost the conventional battle. It didn't imagine that Iraq would become a magnet for international jihadists, so it failed to seal the borders. It didn't imagine the Sunni tribal militias would react with such violence to the American presence, so it failed to take the pre-emptive economic and political steps to address their grievances. And it failed to understand that there were elements within the Shiite community that would use force to try to establish a theocratic system."9

    Like McMaster's Dereliction of Duty on Vietnam (a book hugely popular with mid-level officers), Ricks's Fiasco on Iraq is at times too harsh on the military brass, and tends to misdiagnose a problem which, more than ever, is not so much moral as intellectual.10

    The generation of Maxwell Taylor graduated from West Point at a time, the early 1920s, when the "lessons learned" could not but focus on a conventional war (World War 1), and their first-hand experience of war was shaped by another conventional war (World War 11). Thus, the Taylor generation never had existential nor intellectual exposure to irregular warfare (there was little theoretical work on the subject), and by the 1960s, neither did they have much incentive to learn from the experience of foreign powers (UK and France) which, unlike America, were after all colonial powers. But the successor generations should have logically benefited from the "lessons learned" in Vietnam as well as the growing literature on counterinsurgency. Yet instead of being exposed to the policy-relevant Clausewitzian realism of Osgood's Limited War Revisited (1979), the new generation of officers was force-fed with the Clausewitzian "surrealism" of Summers's On Strategy (1981) -- the true beginning of strategy for strategy's sake in America.

    By 1999, the reasons for not using Clausewitz as a textbook had become apparent even to the Clausewitzian die-hards -- who nevertheless concluded, in surrealistic fashion: "Because much of the existing literature on Clausewitz explains his significance within an obsolete context, few educators are able to forcefully demonstrate his relevance in the post-Cold War world.... It is difficult to pin any blame on educators, however, when the existing version of On War is so difficult to reach and to teach from."11

    Difficult to pin any blame? Not so fast. Chronologically and logically, the first blame would appear to fall on the educators' shoulders: isn't it a failure to learn on the part of military educators which later led to a failure to anticipate on the part of military planners and to a failure to adapt (quickly enough) on the part of military commanders on the ground?12 Isn't it the educators who drew the wrong lessons from Vietnam and came up with the surrealistic Weinberger Doctrine; who dubbed "Operations Other than War" (OOTW) anything that did not resemble a Clausewitzian "decisive battle;" who, having reduced "war" to "battle," "battle" to "combat," and "combat" to "targeting and shooting," dismissed post-combat planning as postwar planning best left to civilians.

    Since the proverbial military-industrial complex can always be counted on to push for a technocentric approach to war, isn't it the duty of the military-educational complex to make sure soldiers never lose sight of the anthropocentric approach? And once it becomes clear, as in the early 1990s, that U.S. is peerless in conventional warfare, isn't the duty of educators to anticipate that the enemy will have no choice but to choose an asymmetrical approach -- as in "irregular warfare?" Yet, while the Osamas of this world were issuing fatwas against "Jews and Crusaders" and defining their own struggle in terms of "Fourth-Generation Warfare," our Clausewitzian Ayatollahs were too busy turning Vom Kriege in a military Quran and issuing fatwas against the theoreticians of 4GW, Netwar, and other postmodern "heresies." If that attitude does not qualify as "dereliction of duty," what does?

    For the neutral observer, then, the problem with the "neocon chickenhawks" is not so much that they lacked an understanding of irregular warfare13 as that they seriously underestimated the sterilizing effect, on the American military mind and over a generation, of three dozen Clausewitzian cicadas for whom counterinsurgency was synonymous with "derisive battle." A contrario, the intellectual agility since the end of the Cold War of a Marine Corps largely exempt from the Clausewitz regimen (from General Krulak to General Mattis) would tend to prove that the problem is not with the officer corps itself, but with the (largely civilian) Clausewitzian educators. If the Clausewitzian text is indeed so filled with fog and friction, if On War is so hard to teach from that even most educators can't teach it properly, then surely thought should be given to retiring Clausewitz, or the educators -- or both.

    The "cognitive dissonance" among Clausewitizians consists in maintaining the most dogmatic approach concerning Clausewitz as the True North, while deploring -- like Gray -- that "American military power has been as awesome tactically as it has rarely been impressive operationally or strategically.... the German armed forces in both world wars suffered from the same malady" (as if the two were somehow unrelated). If, as Gray rightly points out, "strategy is -- or should be, the bridge that connects military power with policy," what kind of a bridge is On War, which devotes 600 pages to military power and next to nothing to policy? Between the "strategy for strategy's sake" of the Clausewitzians, and the "tacticisation of strategy" of Network-Centric Warriors, genuine strategic thinking seems to be forever elusive -- missing in action as much as in reflection.

    Why such an irrational "resistance" (in the Freudian sense) on the part of military educators? After all, it does not take an Einstein to realize that, from Alexander the Great to Napoleon, the greatest generals for 20 centuries had one thing in common: They have never read Clausewitz. And conversely, in the bloodiest century known to man, the greatest admirers of Clausewitz also have had one thing in common: They may have won a battle here and there, but they have all invariably lost all their wars. One suspects that the Prussian Party is in fact not so much interested in meditating Clausewitz (their endless exegeses of Clausewitz in the past 30 years has yielded no new insight beyond the interpretations of a Raymond Aron and a Carl Schmitt) as such, as in maintaining a "Prussian folklore" in the U.S. military. One can understand their hostilite de principe to the idea of teaching irregular warfare: from Marshall Bugeaud to General Beaufre, from Marshall Gallieni to Marshall Lyautey, from Colonel Trinquier to Lieutenant Galula, the majority of the leading theoreticians on the subject happen to be, not Prussian but -- horresco referens -- French. And as is well-known by anyone who gets his military history from Hollywood rather than Harvard, the French, since 1918 at least, have proven utterly incapable of fighting.14

    Ironically, and Prussian fantasies notwithstanding, what the post-Gulf War American Army has come to resemble is the post-World War i French Army: In both cases, victory breeds complacency, and this in turn can lead to a solid but unimaginative army capable of holding its own against an equally solid but unimaginative opponent -- but is not necessarily a match for an innovative military, be it in the form of the German "blitzkrieg" yesterday or Chinese "unrestricted warfare" tomorrow. No wonder that a particularly bold USMC colonel felt compelled recently to argue that the "Shock and Awe" doctrine could prove to be America's twenty-first-century Maginot Line.15

    As of this writing (August 2006), it is too early to tell whether Baghdad will be America's Battle of Algiers -- or Battle of Jena. But it is not too early to call for a Renaissance in Strategic Education -- for military and civilians alike. In diplomacy as in academe and in the media, there is unquestionably a need for greater strategic literacy, and the military can play a constructive role; but by the same token, the military will have to free itself from the Clausewitzian straitjacket if it ever wants to make a significant contribution to grand strategy.

    The Revolution in Guerrilla Affairs

    Unlike his disciples today, Clausewitz was an attentive observer of the revolution in military affairs of his day. It so happens that this RMA was in conventional warfare (the Carnot-Bonaparte revolution), whereas that of today is in irregular warfare (Netwar, 4GW). Clausewitz, to be sure, was no stranger to irregular warfare; in fact, On War was initially meant as the first part of a triptych on conventional warfare, irregular warfare and tactics. But the fact remains that in the 10 volumes of his complete works, the least developed (quantitatively and qualitatively) topic remains irregular warfare. Every thinker, to be sure, is a product of his time and, as Raymond Aron observed long ago, it should not come as a surprise that Clausewitz could only conceive of guerrilla warfare in the form of the traditional (defensive) "guerre populaire" and not the twenty-century (offensive) "guerre revolutionnaire." Be that as it may, it is not until the turn of the twentieth century that the conceptualization of irregular warfare will take a new turn, through the combined effects of the anthropologization of military theory (Calwell, Lawrence) and the militarization of revolutionary ideology (Lenin, Trotsky).16 Meanwhile, in the field of the conventional warfare, the traditional Clausewitzian emphasis on "annihilation" and "decisive battle" will find itself challenged by Delbruck and Corbett, while Liddell Hart will bring the debate on an altogether different plane: that of Grand Strategy.

    If Mao Zedong marks a major turning point in the history of irregular warfare, it is because he blends the Western and Eastern traditions and offers the most comprehensive theory and practice of Guerrilla -- leading General Beaufre to refer to Mao's Long March in terms of "Grande Guerrilla." Yet, in one fundamental aspect, Mao continues to view irregular warfare the same way as Clausewitz: Irregular warfare is merely a "support activity" for conventional warfare; there is no substitute for a conventional, "decisive battle" in the third phase of Mao's people's war.

    If there is a real "Revolution in Guerrilla Affairs," then, it is not to be found in Mao's Long March, but in the French-Algerian War (1954-1962). By 1962, the Algerian FLN forces are reduced to 10,000 men, while the French regular forces include more than 100,000 Algerian volunteers. But through the clever use of media (in particular Nasser's "Voice of the Arabs," the al-Jazeera of the time) and high-visibility fora provided by nascent international organizations (the UN, the Arab League, etc.), the Algerian FLN, while thoroughly defeated militarily, will be able to level the playing field and -- the asymmetry of political wills being what it is [17] -- to prevail politically, in a way totally unanticipated by Mao.

    Fast forward to 1989. The year of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, William Lind and his iconoclastic "band of brothers" come up with a new theory: Fourth-Generation Warfare. Initially eclipsed by other postmodern discourses (Toffler, Keegan, and especially Van Creveld), "Fourth-Generation Warfare" will enter the lexicon of the mainstream media only after the 9/11 events.

    And the first criticism that 4GW will have to confront is that it is based on shaky history. While the point is well-taken, it is worth noting that this is not the first time in military circles that good theory rests on lousy history. In his time, 1957, Samuel Huntington's historical account of the relation between the Soldier and the State was at best fuzzy history; yet Huntington admirably succeeded in devising a much-needed normative theory of civil-military relations in democratic countries valid for the whole Cold War (whether the U.S. military should continue today to treat it as gospel is another question). Similarly, the historical foundations of 4GW theory are awkward at best: The "generational" periodization cannot fail to make any serious historian cringe, and a more rigorous genealogy should probably have followed the rough "revolution in guerrilla affairs" model outlined above. At the very least, the proponents of 4GW would have been better inspired to argue that, in the second half of the twentieth century, a new form of warfare became dominant due to a host of endogenous and exogenous factors: the increasing militarization of ideologies (Marxism yesterday and Islamism today), the constraints brought by weapons of mass destruction, the opportunities offered by the new weapons of mass communication, etc.

    Be it as it may: As Lawrence Freedman, the dean of British strategic studies, pointed out recently, "the fact that 4GW is based on poor history, and does scant justice to the forms both regular and irregular warfare can take, is not in itself a reason for neglecting its prescriptive aspects."18 4GW theory, which presents itself as a work in progress rather than a closed system, remains one of the most useful approaches to understand the grammar and logic of the current global jihad. And the Clausewitzian drill sergeants are all the less justified in dismissing 4GW in that, unlike other postmodern theoreticians, the 4GW warriors do not exhibit an a priori hostility toward Clausewitz.

    "Virtual States" and "Nonlinear Wars"

    There is, to be sure, room for improvement. Thus, due to the Clausewitzian, state-on-state, force-on-force, dogmatism prevailing in military circles in the 1980s, the theoreticians of 4GW were initially inclined to put the emphasis on the opposite: the importance of transnational, nonstate actors at the strategic level, of dispersion rather than concentration of forces at the operational level, etc. Today, by contrast, it would be more useful to focus on the concept of "Deep Coalition" between state and nonstate actors put forward by other postmodern defense intellectuals (Alvin Toffler).

    One clear shortcoming of 4GW theory is the axiom of a "crisis of legitimacy" of the state. For one thing, the "post-Westphalian" rhetoric so common since the end of the Cold War rests on an idealized vision of the Westphalian order, during which sovereignty was in fact never as total as some would assume; conversely, of the 150 states that have emerged since 1945, the majority have never been real states but "quasi-states." Too much emphasis on "terrorism" as a product of the "crisis of legitimacy" of the state is wrong not just factually but heuristically as well, in that it leads analysts to overlook the importance of terrorism as a "force multiplier" for the (actual or potential rogue) state. Simply put, the axiom of a "legitimacy crisis" is an impediment to an analysis of the various modalities of "war by proxy".19 Similarly, too much emphasis on "dispersion" can lead one to overlook the fact that "swarming" campaigns -- like the recent "cartoon jihad" -- are driven by "deep coalitions" of states, IOs, and NGOs.

    Last but not least, one could certainly take the 4GW warriors to task regarding their editorial strategies: Having denounced the Western lumpen-intelligentsia for what it is (a Fifth Column), some 4GW theoreticians, blinded by anti-Bush passions, end up publishing their diatribes in the columns of the same lumpen-intelligentsia. True, William Lind on Antiwar.com is not nearly as bad as Jane Fonda on Hanoi TV, but given the IQ differential, this "objective complicity" (as Marxists used to say) still is "worse than a crime -- a mistake." Just like it is time for Clausewitzians to realize that ours is the age of the "Three-Block War" (Krulak), and that Santa Clausewitz won't be coming to town, it is time for 4GW warriors to grow up and accept the fact that -- to update Donald Rumsfeld -- "you go to war with the SecDef you have."

    It is time to "bring the state back in," lest the 4GW and Netwar discourses end up being afflicted with the same disease as Network-Centric Warfare: namely, the "tacticisation of strategy." But the return of the state will not be synonymous with a return to Clausewitz. For one thing, the "state" is not the transparent, self-evident, ahistorical concept that some strategists all too often assume. In the days of Clausewitz, at any rate, the State was close to Fichte's "Geschlossene Handelstaat;" today, it is closer to Rosecrance's "Virtual State." For another, as the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review puts it, the Long War will have to be waged across the proverbial DIME spectrum, now renamed DIMEFIL (diplomacy, information, military, economic, financial, intelligence, law enforcement). Old Carl may have had a few interesting things to say about counterinsurgency (COIN), but he never ventured beyond the military dimension (in short, and to put it in modern parlance: it's COIN and DIME, stupid).

    The bottom line: because wars are now waged along the DIMEFIL spectrum, the nonlinearity of war has increased exponentially. In his time, to be sure, Clausewitz had the intuition that -- to put it simplistically - "fog and friction" combined to produce nonlinearity, but this idea was never fully developed (the "chameleon" imagery in On War does not quite make a chaos theory). Today, the main driver of nonlinearity is not military friction, but media contagion. The overarching metaphor is not so much mechanics as epidemiology. The new buzzword is not kinetics, but "memetics." The main problem in the field out there is "mass disruption and mass contagion," while the relevance of the Clausewitzian "fog and friction" is confined primarily to, well -- the Beltway's interagency "turf wars."20

    Clausewitz will never deliver the grammar and logic of Global Jihad. Can the Prussian's masterpiece at least increase the "situational awareness" regarding the current challenges? Let's do a quick tour d'horizon to see a contrario why, in and of itself, "Knowing Thy Clausewitz" will never provide the Big Picture necessary to devise a Grand Strategy.

    "Deep Coalitions" and "Soft Balancing": The Shiite crescent and the SCO

    In 12 month's time since the June 2005 presidential elections, Iran has managed to eclipse Iraq and Afghanistan as problem No. 1, thanks to the combination of nuclear ambition and genocidal proclamations. In what way can Clausewitz bring any light to the question "Iran: to bomb or not to bomb?" The Prussian, to be sure, can help us remember that Iran is not a unitary actor but -- so to speak -- a trinitarian one (government, military, people). Beyond that, nothing; yet, it may well be that, in order to avoid the alternative between appeasement and atomization, the U.S. will have to devise a policy whose success will rest, not just on a good grasp of Iranian civil-military relations, but of the correlation of forces within the Iranian military itself, between the regular army and the Revolutionary Guards, i.e., between those for whom "war is but the continuation of politics by other means" (in the conventional sense) and those for whom "war is the continuation of martyrdom by other means." But what do we know about the "tribal politics" of the Iranian military, and the possible incentives for defection, rebellion, subversion? Over the years, an unbalanced curriculum in terms of education (fixation on "decisive battle" and "swift victory") has had long-term implications in terms of organization (marginalization of the Foreign Area Officer program in terms of funding and promotion).

    Because it deals essentially with tactical and operational, not strategic matters, neither does On War have anything to tell us on the increasingly salient subject of interstate rivalries in the Muslim world. To the extent that both Saudi Arabia and Iran can be described as "virtual caliphates" (in the sense of "virtual state" mentioned above), the post-1979 cold war of sorts between these two caliphates (reminiscent of the Soviet-Chinese rivalry) has a logic, and an autonomy, of its own (which, incidentally, would exist in the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian conflict) -- as did, a generation ago, the older cold war between pan-Arabist Egypt and pan-Islamist Saudi Arabia (which would have existed as well in the absence of a Cold War between the U.S. and the USSR).21

    Just as On War has little policy relevance for Muslim civil-military relations and interstate competition, so it sheds no light on another increasingly salient question: the "deep coalition" between Muslim state and nonstate actors. Though the Shiites represent only 15 percent of the Muslim world, the emerging Shiite Crescent has a formidable potential for nuisance in the region (due to both the sheer number of countries with Shiite minorities, from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, and the fact that Shiite territories tend to be where the oilfields are). What is the nature of the relation between the Shiite center (Iran) and the periphery (from Iraq to Pakistan)? What is the relative weight of religious (Shiite) vs. ethnic (Persian) factors in the "deep coalition" between the Iranian State and nonstate actors (Hamas, Hezbollah)? Under what conditions could Shiites and Sunnis overcome their differences and come up with a joint grand strategy against the West? These are difficult questions, but one thing is sure: not only On War won't give you the right answers, it won't even lead you to ask the right questions.

    A small consolation: when it comes to identifying the "operational code" of deep coalitions, neither "game theory" nor "structural realism" is likely to shed any light either. Forget about "rational choice" theories: In the non-Western world in general, and in the Middle East in particular, state actors have a long record of self-delusion, miscalculation and defection.22 Rather than "structural realism," it is a "cultural realism" approach which will make intelligible the constantly shifting evolution between cooperation and confrontation, whether among nonstate actors (Hezbollah and al Qaeda, e.g.) or state actors (Saudi Arabia and Iran).

    "Soft Balancing" is another missing chapter in Clausewitz's On War. International relations scholars have spent the better part of the 1990s wondering why the lone remaining superpower was not being "balanced" -- as required by realist theory -- by would-be regional hegemons. Look no further now: Since the summer of 2005, "balancing" is happening big time, led by China and Russia. What could still be loosely described in the 1990s as an amorphous "Sino-Islamic Axis" (Huntington) has taken, a decade later, a more institutionalized form to the point where some Western observers describe the China/Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) over Central Asia as an emerging "NATO of the East."

    From a traditional realist point of view, there was in fact nothing preordained in Russia's "bandwagoning" behavior vis-à-vis the Sino-Islamic Axis (the laws of geopolitical physics being what they are, a seemingly never-ending enlargement of NATO to the East simply led Russia to toy with the idea of turning the SCO into an Eastern NATO). Yet, Russia is not yet "lost": It belongs to the West, and traditional realists can plausibly argue that a little self-restraint on the part of the U.S. should be enough to get Russia back into the Western fold. While Russia's dangerous liaison with the SCO can be interpreted as tactical "soft balancing,"23 the same can no longer be said of China. China's growing global activism, from Latin America to Sub-Saharan Africa, from the Middle East to Central Asia, is bringing anything but stability in its wake, and China's recent development of second-strike capabilities, along with the construction of giant bunkers accommodating 200,000 people, cast doubt on the "softness" of its balancing act.

    As a result of the emergence of the SCO, the focus of nato activities is likely to be less on a further enlargement to the East than, on one hand, "engaging" counter-balancing global partners (Australia, Japan, etc.) and on the other, "deepening" the political dialogue within the North Atlantic Council (to include now energy security issues). In the long term, and given the gradual subversion of the UN by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (see below), it is not impossible to imagine NATO transforming itself into a UN of Democracies. NATO, SCO, OIC: This triangle is likely to define the new geopolitical environment at the highest level for the near future. But where is the chapter in Clausewitz on "Alliance Politics?"24

    The "Permanent Campaign" and the "Long War"

    Since the Algerian War, the role of media in conflicts has increased exponentially. The 1960s was the Age of the Image, of "pseudo-events," of celebrities known for their "well-knownness," and both Castro and Arafat (two media inventions) quickly discovered how to exploit these new opportunities. In the 1970s, Khomeini used small media as force multipliers for a big revolution, while in the 1980s (intifada) and the 1990s (Balkans), the mediasphere became for the first time the main "battlespace." With the advent of 100 Muslim satellite televisions channels since the mid-1990s, some analysts have wondered about the relevance of Clausewitz in the Age of al-Jazeera, while others have discerned the emergence of a new, non-Clausewitzian strategic trinity.25

    Within the various USG foreign affairs agencies, though, there is still great reluctance to view strategic communication as something that should be "present at the takeoff, not just the crash-landing," of foreign policy. In the counter-terrorism community, similarly, there is a tendency to treat terrorism as a suspension of communication (when it is in fact the continuation of communication by other means), and thus to fail to realize that counter-communication should be at the core, not the periphery, of counter-terrorism. The 2006 QDR asserts that the Long War will ultimately be won through "strategic communication." The problem? When it comes to strategic communications, amateurs talk about "messages," professionals talk about "narratives" -- and there are way too many amateurs in strategic communication today.

    In domestic politics, since the advent of the so-called "Permanent Campaign" in the late 1970s, political communication has become a job where there is "no place for amateurs." The "ballot-box warriors" are by now fully aware of the importance of narratives. But there is today, in terms of sheer sophistication, a 30-year time lag between political communication at home and strategic communication abroad.

    It is time to realize that, while foreign policy is not a popularity contest, "world leadership" is not a divine right either. Since the withering away of the Soviet threat, the U.S. has been de facto engaged on the world stage in a "permanent campaign" of sorts where there is -- or should be -- no place for amateurs either (in the Clinton era, the White House understood the importance of stagecraft, though more often than not as a substitute for, rather than a complement to, statecraft). This "permanent campaign" imperative was true during the peaceful 1990s; it is all the more true now in the context of a Long War in which, over time, memories of 9/11 abroad will inevitably begin to fade and the U.S. will inevitably begin to appear ("politics is perception" abroad too) as the "greatest threat to world peace." It is not too late to develop the same sophisticated understanding of strategic communication as that of General Marshall (as secretary of state) and General Eisenhower (as president) in the early days of the Cold War.26

    In the ongoing battle for hearts and minds, public diplomacy and information operations will continue to go nowhere fast so long as they stay on "message" instead of moving on to "narrative." From John Arquilla to Lawrence Freedman, the best strategists have -- unsuccessfully so far -- tried to draw attention to this fundamental rule of strategic communication: "Opinions are shaped not so much by the information received but the constructs through which that information is interpreted and understood" (Freedman). Yet, the State Department and DOD remain stuck in the tactical level of messages ("early alert and rapid response") and have yet to tackle the strategic question of narratives. In the context of the GWOT, it is hard to overstate the importance of narratives, be they personal or collectives, prospective or retrospective, at the micro-, meso-, or macro-levels.

    At the micro-level. As two defense intellectuals recently pointed out, "a grand counterterrorism strategy would benefit from a comprehensive consideration of the stories terrorists tell: understanding the narratives which influence the genesis, growth, maturation and transformation of terrorist organizations will enable us to better fashion a strategy for undermining the efficacy of those narratives so as to deter, disrupt and defeat terrorist groups."27

    At the meso-level. It is time to bring genuine scholarship back in the meta-narrative of twentieth-century Middle East history. Since the Arab Revolt of 1916, the history of the region has been first and foremost the history of three successive rivalries. A first rivalry between the reactionary Saudis and the progressive Hashemites (1916-1925) for the control of the Holy Sites (and of the Oily Land, as it turned out later). A second rivalry between pan-Arabist Egypt and pan-Islamist Saudi Arabia (1945-1979) for leadership in the Arab world. A third rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran (1979-today) for the leadership of the re-Islamization of the global umma.

    In short, from the point of view of Muslim history, the twentieth century has been as much a "Saudi Century" as Western history has been an "American Century." Will the twenty-first century be an "Iranian Century"? If it gave up its nuclear fantasies, it certainly could. At any rate, analysts would do well to focus on the impact of the renewed Saudi-Iranian rivalry on the region, and once and for all see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for what it once was (a sideshow but a useful alibi to maintain a "state of emergency") and what it is fast becoming today (a probing ground to test the determination of the West).

    At the macro level. The most effective retrospective meta-narratives rise to the national (or even global) level and acquire the status of "collective memories" -- which, more often than not, have little to do with scholarly history. If there is one grand narrative that needs to be thoroughly deconstructed, it is that of "Western imperialism vs. Muslim victimization." For nearly a thousand years, 711 until 1683, it was Islam which was on the offensive, and the West on the defensive, with a few sporadic counteroffensives (aka the Crusades). And it is thanks to the continuous pressure of Russia on the Ottoman empire from 1699 on that Western Europe became free to safely turn its back on the Muslim question and develop an Atlantic Civilization (Russia is the unacknowledged enabler in the Plato-to-NATO narrative).28 So much for Western Imperialism, then.

    Beside the message vs. narrative issue at the level of information operations, the main challenge of strategic communication in the context of the Long War is to bring a proper balance between short-term information operations and long-term education operations. Despite its pitiful budget, the State Department has traditionally been good at "Edu Ops," and the Pentagon could learn a thing or two from State (just like State could learn from DOD about Info Ops). Every year, 2,000 foreign officers graduate from the various U.S. military institutions. At very little cost, there could be ten times more, while the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program could achieve a better balance between sheer training and genuine education.29 Then again: where is the chapter in Clausewitz on the strategic importance of "Defense Diplomacy?"

    "Petrodollar Warfare": EU-SCO-OPEC

    Need, Greed, and Creed: this "remarkable trinity" owes nothing to Clausewitz, yet has always governed the political economy of warfare in most of the world most of the time. War seems to have been the continuation of economics (as much as of politics) by other means for the better part of the past 2,000 years. At the other end of the spectrum, a traditional neglect of the economic dimension also leads Clausewitzians to forget that U.S. hegemony today rests as much on its monetary "command of the common currency" as on its military "command of the commons."30

    When discussed at all, the economic dimension of the GWOT is usually confined to: a) the role of hawala, the complex informal financial networks, in terrorism financing; b) the costs of the Iraq campaign and/or the rising costs of oil for U.S. taxpayers/consumers.31 In short, the discussion of the economic dimension remains at best at the operational level and rarely reaches the strategic level. Yet, if the GWOT promises to be a Long War, it's not just simply because it will take 30 years to educate (as in: de-Salafization) a new generation of Muslims; it's also because, with a quadrupling of oil prices in four years, oil-producing countries have little incentive to see an end to the GWOT -- provided that they can redirect the jihad from the "near" to the "far" enemy. In the Saudi-Iranian rivalry, theo-political competition is balanced by geo-economic cooperation. Here again, the grammar and logic of the Long War, and the strategies and tactics of the Oily Alliance, won't be found in Clausewitz.

    Last but not least, beyond -- and analytically distinct from -- the oil weapon proper, is the euro weapon. America's greatest vulnerability would be exposed were the SCO and/or OPEC countries, gradually and in a coordinated fashion, shift their reserve currencies from dollar to euros. A mere theoretical possibility? Not exactly. At a very slow pace, the train has in fact already left the station. Since the introduction of the euro in 1999, various countries have quietly begun to shift their reserve currencies and, at regular intervals, Russia, China, and various OPEC countries (the latter, for instance, in retaliation for the cancelled Dubai Ports deal) have threatened to continue to do so.

    But while this monetary soft balancing does constitute a "threat" for the U.S., it sounds more like a "promise" for the EU. Back in the 1990s, EU elites "sold" to EU public opinion the idea of a European Monetary Union with the argument that the euro would quickly become the rival of the dollar as reserve currency, and that, in turn, would level the transatlantic playing field in such a way as to make unpopular structural reforms in Europe unnecessary. Today, in the wake of the failed EU constitutional deal in 2005, the domestic legitimacy of EU elites is at an all time low, and these same elites are anxious to see foreign countries -- any country -- transfer their reserve currencies in euro. The 64-million dollar question becomes: what political price would EU elites be willing to pay to have, say, Russia -- the world's second largest oil exporter -- shift a significant part of its reserve currency: a greater institutionalization of the EU-Russia security dialogue, as the Russians have hinted in the past; a quiet acquiescence to an energetic Finlandization which, all things considered, would still be a lesser evil compared to the current energetic dhimmitude of Europe vis-à-vis the Middle East? It's too early to tell, but one thing should already be clear: There is no chapter on the grammar and logic of petrodollar warfare in Clausewitz, either.

    "Lawfare": Clausewitz or Carl Schmitt?

    Is war really the continuation of Politik (policy and/or politics) by other means? Maybe -- maybe not. Whether the statement is meant to be descriptive, prescriptive or predictive, its validity, ultimately, rests on the definition of both War and Politik. After 600 pages of On War, you do get a sense of Clausewitz's definition of War -- but you still know next to nothing about the "concept of the political" from which he operates. The Prussian spends the whole first chapter trying to capture the philosophical "essence" of war, but takes Politik as if it was a self-evident notion. Whose Politik are we taking about? Aristotle? Machiavelli? Hobbes? Montesquieu? Fichte? Hegel? And if the latter, what are the relations between the Hegelian political struggle for recognition and the Clausewitzian military struggle for annihilation? These questions are not as academic as they first seem.

    For the past two years, the Pentagon has been grappling with the concept of Lawfare -- the strategic use of law to overcome the enemy -- at the national and international level. Conceptualizing "Lawfare" is possibly the most difficult challenge confronting not just the military today (LOAC), but the whole foreign policy establishment (why, even the very diplomatic Council on Foreign Relations saw fit to brainstorm on this "latest of asymmetries"). Ironically, even though DOD is at the forefront of the conceptual struggle, the 2006 National Military Strategic Plan-War on Terror (NMSP-WOT)'s very definition of Islamist "extremists" and "moderates" (and its call to empower the latter), may in fact aggravate lawfare. The bottom line: If we ever want to develop a workable conception of Lawfare, we will have to trade one Carl (Clausewitz) for another (Schmitt).32

    Like Clausewitz, Carl Schmitt is a dangerous mind -- only more so. Paradoxical as it may sound, the one-time jurist of the Third Reich is today an icon among the Western leftover left and its jihadist allies, who know that they will find in Schmitt, rather than Marx, the precision-guided weapons they need against liberalism. At his best, Schmitt remains to this day the most cogent critique of liberalism as a "political theology." And while the leftover left may hold it against him that he provided the best philosophical basis for a distinction between authoritarianism and totalitarianism, they are forever grateful to Schmitt for having put forward a proto-theory of Lawfare.

    To put it simply (simplistically even): First, against Kelsen's legalistic fairly tales, Schmitt argues that law is nothing but the continuation of politics by other means. Second, with his "Dictatorship," "Concept of the Political," and "Theory of the Partisan," Schmitt turns Clausewitz on his head to remind us that there are times when politics reaches such a degree of intensity that the only realistic definition is that "politics is the continuation of war by other means."33

    At his worst, Schmitt is not just an anti-Semitic Nazi fellow-traveler (obviously a plus from the jihadist standpoint); he is also the founding father of a Geojuriprudens based on race/faith, which served Nazism well yesterday and would need only minor adjustments to serve jihadism equally well tomorrow. Be it as it may, in times of "epochal war" -- and the Long War certainly fits the description - Carl Schmitt may well be what the Greeks called a pharmakon: i.e., both a poison and its remedy. Nothing is more urgent today than a confrontation between Schmitt and Clausewitz, if only because Schmitt's two "remarkable trinities" (Law/Politics/War and State/Movement/People) are more policy relevant than Clausewitz's. It is Schmitt, rather than Clausewitz, who will help you understand the current subversion, through international lawfare, of the un system by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (oic) under the guise of "dialogue of civilization," "tolerance," "global governance," and other niceties. For military lawyers who want to become genuine "warrior-lawyers"34, Schmitt remains the best point of departure for the elaboration of counter-Lawfare.

    Last but not least: in an age when there is much psychobabble in the West about "identity politics," Schmitt also offers the most coherent articulation between identity and enmity. In that respect, it is to be hoped that, in the spirit of "jointness," the National War College and the Middle East Studies Association will sponsor a comprehensive, multi-volume study on: "The Social Construction of Enmity/Identity: The Representation of 'Jews and Crusaders' in the State-sponsored Schools, Mosques and Media of the 57 Countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference." That way, we will know once and for all if the global jihad is primarily the unfortunate symptom of a Sartrian, existential mal de vivre in the face of globalization, or if it is primarily a concerted, state-sponsored first phase for an assault on Western Civilization.

    Soldier, Statesman, Scholar: The lost battles of Clausewitz

    Clausewitz may not be the "Madhi of the masses" derided by Liddell Hart, but he has certainly become the Madhi of a military lumpen intelligentsia for whom the fine art of asking the right questions has been made irrelevant since the master has already provided all the right answers. Once and for all, then: On War is a mere draft, which Clausewitz never intended to publish, and which he himself characterized as a work "that only deserves to be called a shapeless mass of ideas ... being liable to endless misinterpretations."35 No need to be more Catholic than the pope, then. But as military historians know, counterfactual history can at times shed light on some seemingly intractable problems, so let's walk briefly in Clausewitz's footsteps and review his existential battles.

    Clausewitz the philosopher initially wants to be the Montesquieu of war. But Clausewitz the patriot, who like all Prussians of his generation is under the spell of Fichte (Schmitt got that right), would no doubt prefer to write a military treatise that would nicely complement Fichte's work on politics (Machiavelli), economics (The Closed Commercial State), and sociocultural history (Addresses to the German Nation). Hence the tension in Clausewitz's writings between the descriptive and the prescriptive. Did I mention there is also an "epochal war" going on, and that an ambivalent fascination for Napoleon, the "God of War," does not facilitate scholarly serenity?

    With the restoration of the peace after 1815, with the withering away of both Fichte and Napoleon from the scene, with also a certain disenchantment with Restoration domestic politics, Clausewitz the patriot gradually gives way to Clausewitz the philosopher. His goal now? To be the Machiavelli of his time, i.e., a thinker as expert on war as on diplomacy, on statecraft as on strategy. He can't go on accumulating notes on war and having next to nothing to say about foreign policy, all the while professing that "war is but the continuation of Politik by other means." Time to walk the walk, not just talk the talk: He will apply for an ambassadorship at the Court of Saint-James.

    One can only marvel at the political naiveté of Clausewitz here: The man has no experience in diplomacy whatsoever, has no "decisive battle" attached to his name, is not from high birth, has betrayed his king once by defecting to Russia -- yet asked for the most important, the most coveted, ambassadorship of his time. A real intellectual, then. Needless to say, his candidacy will be torpedoed after a protracted battle. Had he read attentively his beloved Machiavelli (or Gracian, or Saint-Simon, for that matter), Clausewitz would have understood that Politik in general, and "court politics" in particular, is but the continuation of war by other means (of the "indirect approach" variety); and that in order to get to see Politik-as-policy from up close, you need already have a good understanding of Politik-as-politics. This is the dialectical question that Clausewitz -- who has no political savvy -- will never fully grasp, existentially or intellectually.

    Yet, one cannot but wonder what a British and a diplomatic experience of this kind would have done for Clausewitz. His stay in England would have been as much an eye-opener for him as the discovery of America was to his contemporary Tocqueville. And instead of retaining his youthful (by then: immature) fascination for Napoleonic battles, he would have been reminded by Nelson's heirs of the strategic importance of "seapower" (yet another missing chapter) and, above all, he would have learned first-hand from Wellington himself -- a soldier-statesman if ever there was one -- the meaning of "war is the continuation of politics by other means." In short, an experience at the Court of Saint James would have made Clausewitz more Tocquevillian and less Fichtean, more Corbettian and less Ludendorfian -- and that in turn could have made a world of difference in the history of Europe in the twentieth century.

    Clausewitz is so acutely aware of the need to remedy his deficiencies in the diplomatic department that, for five years, he keeps hoping for an ambassadorship (London first, then any ambassadorship) -- and will suffer a stroke when he finally realizes it ain't gonna happen. He will remain in Berlin, where his stay will not be totally fruitless: Over the years, as his philosophical acumen develops, Clausewitz the philosopher will gradually realize that Hegel (not Fichte) is as much the "god of philosophy" as Napoleon is the "god of war." But here is his second tragedy: Clausewitz has a first-rate intellectual mind -- and a third rate philosophical education. Had he lived 50 years earlier, his meager philosophical baggage would have been enough for him to be celebrated by his contemporaries as a philosophe -- a Prussian Guibert. But by the 1820s, the Kant-Fichte-Hegel Revolution in Philosophical Affairs has turned philosophy into a professional activity in which there is no longer room for talented amateurs a la Montesquieu-Voltaire-Rousseau (if you have any doubt, just read Hegel's Logik). And a "shapeless mass of ideas" is the last thing you want to publish when you aspire to public recognition as a philosopher, especially at a time when one of the central philosophical questions of the day is that of Darstellung (which the words "presentation" or "composition" do not begin to translate).

    The melancholy of Clausewitz's last years is that of man who never had the opportunity to fight the military battle he longed for, who has lost his various political battles, and who suspects he is unlikely to win his philosophical battle. By 1827 he has fully realized the need for a major rewrite of On War, but he will only have time to review the first chapter before dying of cholera in 1831 (the same year as Hegel). And so it is that, to this day, Clausewitz's On War looks at times like Machiavelli, at times like Montesquieu, at times like Fichte, at times like Hegel -- "liable to endless misinterpretations" indeed.

    End of story. Rather than pontificate about an "unchanging nature" of war, our Clausewitzian drill sergeants would be well-inspired to meditate the rapidly changing philosophical terrain on which Clausewitz was venturing.

    Beyond Clausewitz and 4GW

    If ours is the age of the "strategic corporal" (Krulak), NCOs and junior officers will need a different kind of "situational awareness" than in the past -- and that, in itself, will call for a radical transformation of professional military education (PME). Of all the social sciences, anthropology is the one that can offer the most useful insights (psychology, by contrast, can only lead to a "babble for hearts and minds.") That said, the "strategic corporal" will have to keep in mind that, just as a military officer can be brilliant at the tactical or operational level and less than stellar at the strategic level (or vice versa), area studies specialists can offer invaluable expertise at the tribal and regional levels, yet display a total lack of judgment at the global level.36 At the interagency working level, and for the foreseeable future, "know thyself, know thy enemy" will continue to be more important than "know thy Clausewitz." So will "know thy Trotsky" (institutional infiltration), "know thy Gramsci" (cultural hegemony), and "know thy Schmitt" (intra and international lawfare) -- for this is the remarkable trinity on which the "operational code" of the Fifth Column is based today.

    At the level of the new "viceroys" (combatant commanders), it will take more than Clausewitz to develop "situational awareness" across the DIME-FIL spectrum. If anything, Clausewitz is more a hindrance than help when it comes to realizing the magnitude of the challenge presented by the global jihad as epochal war: demographic warfare, petrodollar warfare, multilevel lawfare.37

    Clausewitz will always remain stimulating reading, but less than ever can he deliver actionable insight. Clausewitz should be not so much retired as kicked upstairs, and made the topic of a yearlong seminar at the doctoral level -- once, that is, the future (interagency) National Security University establishes a much-needed doctoral program. At the end of the day, though, military educators will have to remember that the name of the interagency game is not strategy but statecraft.

    As for Fourth-Generation Warfare, chances are it will continue to offer precious insights. If it wants to avoid a "tacticisation of strategy," though, it will have to bring the state back in and distinguish between premodern, modern, and postmodern states while looking at sovereignty for what it is: an "organized hypocrisy."38 Rather than retire the concept of 4GW altogether, though, it should be given a fuller meaning, one that goes beyond the operational conduct of war and identify the epochal causes of the conflict in the perspective of the historical longue duree. To put it simply: 4GW theoreticians will have take into account that, if the global jihad can be called Fourth-Generation Warfare, it is first and foremost because it is the fourth wave of an age-old human comedy known as the "Revolution of the Saints": Puritans, Jacobins, Bolsheviks, jihadists.39

    A theo-political Revolution of the Saints, against the backdrop of an energetic Great Game, in the context of an informational Global Village. It is going to be a "long, hard slog" indeed ...

    Notes

    1 On the importance of an anthropological approach to strategy, see Ken Booth, Strategy and Ethnocentrism (Holmes and Meier, 1979); Robert E. Harkavy and Stephanie G. Neuman, Warfare in the Third World (Palgrave, 2001); more recently, Mary Habeck, Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror (Yale University Press, 2006); Richard L. Taylor, Tribal Alliances: Ways, Means, and Ends to Successful Strategy (Carlisle Papers, 2005); and Richard H. Schultz and Andrea Dew, Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat (Columbia University, 2006). At the regional level, the best introduction to Middle East exceptionalism remains Barry Rubin, The Tragedy of the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2002). On the ethnography of U.S. military culture, see Carl Builder, The Masks of War: American Military Styles in Strategy and Analysis (rand, 1989); Brigadier Nigel N.F. Aylwin-Foster, "Changing the Army for Counterinsurgency Operations," Military Review (November-December 2005); Robert M. Cassidy, Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terror: Military Cultures and Irregular Warfare (Praeger, 2006); and Colin S. Gray, Irregular Enemies and the Essence of Strategy: Can the American Way of War Adapt? (Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2006).

    2 Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, "Network-Centric Warfare: Its Origin and Future," Proceedings (January 1998); Milan Vego, "Network-Centric is Not Decisive," Proceedings (June 2003); Gen. Robert H. Scales Jr., "Culture-Centric Warfare," Proceedings (October 2004). On technologism, see Williamson Murray, "Clausewitz Out, Computer In: Military Culture and Technological Hubris," National Interest (Summer 1997). On professionalism, see Don Snyder, ed., The Future of the Army Profession (McGraw-Hill, 2005); Suzanne C. Nielsen "Civil-Military Relations and Military Effectiveness," Public Administration and Management 10:2 (2005); and Gray, Irregular Enemies.

    3 Colin S. Gray, Another Bloody Century: Future Warfare (Cassell, 2005), 241.

    4 Audrey Kurth Cronin, "Cyber-Mobilization: The New Levée en Masse," Parameters (Summer 2006). As Cassidy points out: "The longevity and resilience of Al Qaeda are not predicated on the total quantity of terrorists that it may have trained in the past but more simply on its capacity to continue to recruit, mobilize and inspire both actual and potential fighters, supporters, and sympathizers." Counterinsurgency, 5. The use of the internet goes of course beyond mere mobilization: see Gabriel Weimann, Terror on the Internet: The New Arena, the New Challenges (United States Institute of Peace, 2006). On the European front of the jihad, see Evan F. Kohlman, Al Qaeda's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network (Berg, 2004); Melanie Philips, Londonistan (Encounter Books, 2006); Anthony King, "One in four Muslims sympathizes with motives of terrorists," Daily Telegraph (July 23, 2005). Patrick Hennessy and Melissa Kite, "Poll Reveals 40 percent Muslims want sharia law in uk," Daily Telegraph (February 19, 2006).

    5 On the relations between dawa and jihad, see Zeyno Baran, Hizb ut-Tahrir: Islam's Political Insurgency (Nixon Center, December 2004). On demographic engineering in general, see Onn Winckler, Arab Political Demography: Population Growth and Natalist Policies (Sussex Academic Press, 2005); Milica Bookman, The Demographic Struggle for Power (Frank Cass, 1997); David Kyle and Rey Koslowski, eds., Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001); Mark Krikorian, "Keeping Terror Out: Immigration Policy and Asymmetric Warfare," National Interest (Spring 2004); Myron Weiner and Michael Teitelbaum, Political Demography, Demographic Engineering (Berghahn Books, 2001); Bat Ye'or, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005); Lawrence Freedman, Population Change and European Security (Brassey's, 1992); On anti-Western indoctrination in schools, mosques, and media, see the various reports by Freedom House and Memri (www.memri.org.)

    6 Gen. Robert H. Scales, "Too Busy to Learn," military.com (January 23, 2006). In what other profession does one find people so obsessed with the "nature" or the "essence" of their craft? Diplomats or dentists never talk about the "nature" of diplomacy, the "essence" of dentistry, etc. Philosophically speaking, the Clausewitzians manage to combine the worst features of neo-Platonism with the worst of Aristotleian Scholasticism.

    7 Steven Metz, "A Wake for Clausewitz: Toward a Philosophy of 21st-Century Warfare," Parameters (Winter 1994-95).

    8 Gen. Robert H. Scales, "Clausewitz and World War iv," Armed Forces Journal (July 2006).

    9 Richard H. Schultz Jr. and Andrea J. Drew, "Counterinsurgency, By the Book," New York Times (August 7, 2006).

    10 H.R. McMaster, Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam (HarperCollins, 1998); Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (Penguin Press, 2006).

    11 Christopher Bassford, "On War 2000: A Research Proposal" (August 1999), www.clausewitz.com/cwzhome/Complex/Proposax.htm. While Michael Handel's idea of emphasizing the complementarity between the Prussian Clausewitz and the Chinese Sun-Tzu is an elegant cop-out (Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought, [Frank Cass, 1992, 1996, 2001], Christopher Bassford's project of rewriting On War for the twenty-first century reminds one of Jorge Luis Borges's famous short story about Pierre Menard, this fictitious character who boldly set out to rewrite -- coincidence? -- Don Quixote.

    12 To use Eliot Cohen and John Gooch's useful distinction, Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War (Free Press, 1990).

    13 Max Boot's The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was published in 2002.

    14 Raymond Aron, Penser la Guerre -- Clausewitz, two volumes (Gallimard, 1976), part

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    ¿Qué haría usted en este mundo sin judíos?

    ¿Qué se siente al fracasar en esta lucha contra los judíos?

    ¿Por qué no gastar energías en algo más productivo en lugar de odiar sin fundamento.....?

    Los judíos han sobrevivido a egipcios, babilonios, persas, griegos, romanos, .. otomanos, alemanes, soviéticos y el resto del mundo…

    Por qué creen los que se manifiestan frente a la embajada de Israel que algún día ganarán la partida contra los judíos?

    A 65 años del Holocausto, el pueblo judío tiene una nación floreciente y moderna en el mismo lugar que sus vecinos no consiguieron más que miseria y desierto con mucha arena.
    También todos los años un judío gana un premio Nobel, el 25% de los premios Nobel de la historia, 170, son judíos.
    Todos éstos que se manifiestan frente a la embajada israelí odiando al judío, odian a la mitad inteligente de la humanidad.

    Por cierto, a mis amigos socialistas enemigos de los judíos, les digo que Karl Marx era judío pero también lo eran los creadores filosóficos del capitalismo, Samuelson, Milton Friedman etc.

    Si jugamos en la bolsa, se usan teorías de Markowitz.....

    Ninguno de los que se manifiesta contra Israel puede acudir a ningún psicólogo ( Sigmud Freud era judío), tampoco puede hoy tomar aspirina (Spiro era judío)

    Tampoco pueden ser diabéticos porque tú me dirás… el creador de la forma de administrar insulina, Karl Landsteiner era judío.

    Tampoco pueden vacunarse contra la poliomielitis, contra el cólera, ni contra la tuberculosis, sus inventores o descubridores fueron famosos judíos.

    Ningún manifestante contra Israel podría ir vestido entonces..... Isaac Singer, el de la máquina de coser, fue su inventor......

    Por cierto, tampoco pueden usar jeans, porque Levi Strauss era otro judío.
    Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren o Donna Karan, los famosos diseñadores de ropa, son judíos.

    ¡Ah! El micrófono con el que se lanzan exabruptos contra los judíos lo inventó un Sr Emil Berliner. Y un tal Philip Reiss, también judío, trabajó en los aparatos de audición que sirvieron de base para el teléfono…

    La primera máquina calculadora fue idea de un judío, Abraham Stern.

    Las cerillas de fósforo son invento de un judío, Sansón Valobra. Por cierto, en la manifestación nada que tenga que ver con las teorías filosóficas de Durkheim, Spinoza o Strauss aunque sean fundamentales para nuestra sociedad…
    Kafka era judío, Albert Einstein era judío, Ana Frank era judía.

    Nada de utilizar Google ya que sus creadores, Larry Page y Sergey Brin son judíos.

    Adiós Batman y Spiderman, porque Max Fleischer, el creador de Marvel Comics es judío.

    Todos los manifestantes contra Israel habrán jugado con juguetes de cuerda porque las pilas Energizer son cosa de Joshua Lionel. Sí ladys & gentlemans.....

    Una compañía israelí ha sido la primera en desarrollar e instalar una Planta que funciona con energía solar para producir electricidad en grandes cantidades en el desierto de Mojave, California.

    También las Memorias USB las inventaron los JUDÍOS!

    Un montón de jovencitos " anti" deberian tirar sus videojuegos SEGA, ya que son cosa del judío David Rosen.

    También se tienen que olvidar de los Helados Haagen- Dazs o de los Donunts.

    Las guapas mujeres que se manifiestan contra los judíos tendrán que dejar de maquillarse ya que Esther Lauder es judía como así Helena Rubinstein, por supuesto nada de jugar con las muñecas Barbies.

    Y qué hay de los grandes directores de orquesta Como Leonard Berstein o Daniel Baremboim?

    Ningún antisemita podría ver ya películas de la MGM, de la Warner Bros, ni el canal Fox, Universal Studios o Columbia Pictures.

    No podrán ver a Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Jessica Parker.
    Dustin Hoffman o Babra Streisand entre otros cientos.

    Dejen algunos de ensuciarse las manos con productos judíos..... medio mundo se lo debemos a ellos.

    Por cierto Saben cuál es el único estado realmente democrático, moderno, occidental, limpio y laico de todo medio, próximo y lejano Oriente? Cuál es el único país del mundo donde hay más árboles que hace cien años? Saben qué país tiene el más alto promedio de universitarios por habitante del mundo? Que país produce más documentos científicos por habitante que ninguna otra nación!? Cuál fue el primer país del mundo en adoptar el proceso Kimberly, que es un estándar internacional que certifica los diamantes como "libres de conflicto" Que país ha desarrollado la primera cámara de video ingestable, tan pequeña que cabe dentro de una píldora?. Se utiliza para observar el intestino delgado desde adentro, y ayuda en el diagnóstico del cáncer y otros desórdenes digestivos ¿Que país desarrolló la tecnología de Riego por goteo? ¿En dónde Fundó Albert Einsten una universidad? ¿Cual es el 2do país en lectura de Libros por habitante? ¿Cuál es el país que provee ayuda humanitaria en todo el mundo, todo el tiempo? ¿Que país envió a Haití un equipo de rescate de 200 personas luego del terremoto? ¿Que país montó una clínica de rescate luego del devastador terremoto en Japón? ¿Que país ha realizado de forma gratuita operaciones del corazón para salvar la vida de más de 2.300 niños, incluidos palestinos? Acertaste...

    I S R A E L !!! Ahora comprendo porque es la nación a la cual muchas mentes enfermas de odio y envidia han querido destruir.
    Por Jorge García Hamilton

    Mi aportación y complemento:

    Cambiemos nuestros paradigmas, respetemos, admiremoslos, seamos felices junto a ellos y amorosos con ellos y todos. Además de ellos aprendí cosas maravillosas: vender, trabajar duro, respetar un acuerdo de palabra, unir a la familia y respetarla, trabajar en equipo, comer sano kosher y también descubrí el valor del dinero. Yo quiero mucho a los judíos. Gracias por lo que me han dado!
    Jürgen Klarić

              Online Video Producers Caught In Struggle Between Advertisers And YouTube   
    It's been lean times for some of YouTube's most popular video producers. In the last two weeks ad rates have gone down as much as 75 percent. The producers are caught up in a struggle between advertisers and YouTube over ad placement. In recent weeks, reports showed ads from major brands placed with extremist and anti-Semitic videos. Companies such as General Motors, Audi and McDonald's pulled out of YouTube. That means there's less money for everyone. Now YouTube is trying to convince these companies to come back. And that's meant adjusting the algorithm that places ads. David Firth , a British animator whose dark comedic videos were bringing in a good living, says recently his earnings have "taken a huge nose dive." Firth says to bring back advertisers, YouTube began to stop running ads with some videos. "They've decided that there are a whole new set of rules for what you can and you cannot put an advert on and make money off," he says. "And they didn't tell anyone. They just
              Solo climber Alex Honnold is 1st up Yosemite's El Capitan without ropes   
    Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years. But every time he looked up the massive granite wall, he found it too daunting.
              Anti-Semitism in San Francisco. Amanda Berman, The Lawfare Project. @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.   
    06-29-2017 (Photo: ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Anti-Semitism in San Francisco. Amanda Berman, The Lawfare Project. @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres. • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/06/19/i-constantly-felt-afraid-lawsuit-claims-public-university-fostered-anti-semitism-on-campus/?utm_term=.5ea9f01f2a6f • http://www.newsweek.com/anti-semitism-alleged-san-fran-state-628469 • http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-1.796959 • http://thelawfareproject.org/in-senate-judiciary-committee-hearing-lp-lawsuit-serves-as-an-example/ • http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-sfsu-anti-semitism-lawsuit-20170619-story.html
              Anti-Semitism in San Francisco. Amanda Berman, The Lawfare Project. @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.   
    06-29-2017 (Photo: ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The trouble with NATO. @MichaelRubin71 @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres. • http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-german-turkish-relations-continue-to-deteriorate/ • https://www.aei.org/publication/oops-i-hurt-erdogans-feelings/ • https://www.aei.org/publication/turkeys-coming-chaos/ 10:45 pm- Amanda Berman (SF lawsuit, Campuses) 610-457-9876 Amanda Berman is the Director of Legal Affairs at The Lawfare Project. In addition to her role as an attorney, Amanda liaises with the American and international Jewish community on behalf of the Lawfare Project and maintains relationships with LP supporters, donors, and clients. Amanda writes extensively on lawfare and counter-terror related issues and is a media contributor across various mediums and outlets. She has spoken and presented before diverse audiences ranging from small groups to large auditoriums. Related articles: 06-30-2017 (Photo: ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Anti-Semitism in San Francisco. Amanda Berman, The Lawfare Project. @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres. • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/06/19/i-constantly-felt-afraid-lawsuit-claims-public-university-fostered-anti-semitism-on-campus/?utm_term=.5ea9f01f2a6f • http://www.newsweek.com/anti-semitism-alleged-san-fran-state-628469 • http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-1.796959 • http://thelawfareproject.org/in-senate-judiciary-committee-hearing-lp-lawsuit-serves-as-an-example/ • http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-edu-sfsu-anti-semitism-lawsuit-20170619-story.html 06-30-2017 (Photo: ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Trump Administration seizes secret Iran assets, 650 Fifth Avenue. @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres. https://therealdeal.com/2017/06/29/u-s-can-seize-iran-owned-650-fifth/
              Comment on July’s Must: Posadists, Gerry Downing and New Worker Debate Labour After the Election. by socialistfight   
    Reblogged this on <a href="http://socialistfight.com/2017/06/30/julys-must-posadists-gerry-downing-and-new-worker-debate-labour-after-the-election/" rel="nofollow">Socialist Fight</a> and commented: To put in its context here is Ian Donovan's assessment of these two in 20166 on the Socialist Fight blog: Andrew Coates and Jim Denham: cynics and delusional Zionist right-wingers. Denham defines anti-Semites as those who do not defend Israel within its 1967 ‘borders’. He is part of a clique of ex-leftists who hang around the Alliance for Workers Liberty (AWL), along with such burnt out cynics and delusional right-wingers like Jim Denham, a confidant of its founder Sean Matgamna, who for a long time has been a drunken, roaring embarrassment, and Andrew Coates. These people are only active online; Osler seems to still have some political activity in the real world. But they are an index of the rotten politics that still infuse the Labour Left; they are actually well to the right of Jeremy Corbyn on questions regarding Israel, imperialist war, and the like and regularly snap to attention when imperialism sends its troops to bomb or invade yet another, usually Muslim country in the name of ‘humanitarian intervention’.
              Give Our Young People A Voice   
    The divisions in Britain since the EU referendum a year ago have been written about extensively. Our group Resisting Hate and many others have publicly discussed the increase in racism, in Islamophobia and in Anti-Semitism. In particular we have witnessed a surge of hostility to non British nationals.

    What has not been so well documented is the divisions that have started to emerge between different age demographics in the UK. Specifically we are now starting to see a good deal of prejudice aimed at young people, especially toward those developing their own political opinions and who perhaps voted for the first time in this year's election.

    The catalyst for the discord appears to be the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn with the under 25s. Whether you like the man or not it is impossible to deny he has a very genuine gift for engaging and inspiring young people. What other politician could be relied upon to draw crowds at Glastonbury? It is Corbyn's vision of a fairer and Socialist Britain that has helped young people to realise that they can play a part in shaping their own future and that the ballot box is very much the start of that process.

    But, attempting to drown out this political awakening in our youth is the voice of some disenfranchised older people in our society. They dismiss the input of the young in the political process and deny them a voice based on their "lack of life experience".

    This attitude is not just bigoted it is narrow minded. It is failing to recognise the energy and the intellect of the young people in Britain and the value they can add to both the political process and the country. It is attempting to silence the very people to whom the future belongs.

    I am particularly frustrated with the suggestion that young people today in any way have it easier than my generation and the generations before me did.

    When I was at junior school the only things that mattered were playtime and having fun. If there were tests we didn't know they were tests. Our teachers weren't under pressure so we weren't under pressure. Anything more complicated than cutting out a paper flower with safety scissors could comfortably be left to big school. We were allowed to grow and develop at our own pace.

    At secondary school we learned about the future. The formula was pretty straightforward. If we worked hard we'd get good results which would guarantee us a free university place and would lead to a decent job which would get us a mortgage and end in a pension that would supplement the state pension we were guaranteed to receive.

    Today's kids are tested at every stage of their school life. They are put under incredible pressure to perform. The pressure is so great that thousands of children in this country are actually needing to receive counselling just to be able to cope with exam stress.

    Young adults continue to take exams but unlike with us there is no guarantee that good results will lead to a university place. Even if they do go to university they will come out thousands and thousands of pounds in debt and still have no guarantee of getting a good job at the end of it. Even for those lucky enough to get a job with average income they are likely to be priced out of the housing market. The average salary in the UK for a full time worker (2015 stats) was £27,600. The average house price in 2015 was £277,000.

    Unlike previous generations who could start to think about retirement in their fifties these young people can expect to work into their seventies. The future of a state pension is uncertain. The future of a state pension upon which people can afford to live is a long lost dream.

    The newspapers remind us every day that automation will replace many jobs, both skilled and unskilled, within the next twenty years. The future for those entering the workforce is uncertain and daunting. While older generations enjoyed jobs for life young adults these days can expect several career changes throughout their working lives. These are challenging times in a turbulent economic environment.

    I wonder how many of us in our forties, fifties and beyond enjoying the fruits of final salary pension schemes and home ownership would have buckled under the pressures young people today have to endure. As we look at the hardships these youngsters have to face, in the world they inherited from us, I think we owe them a voice in making their futures a better place.

    We need to respect our young people for wanting to take an interest in politics and for believing in a better future. We need to respect them for embracing the principles of Socialism and the belief that the country must work for the many not for the few.

    As for our life experience? We've wrecked our economy, we're well on our way to destroying the planet and we've managed to create a society that will actually make us redundant. We have forgotten how to care about our fellow human beings and in doing so we have sacrificed altruism on the altar of capitalism.

    I'm not saying our young people will necessarily do a better job but, bloody hell, they could hardly do much worse.

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              Trump-Endorsed Media Outlet Accuses NASA of Operating Child Slave Colony on Mars   

     

    President Trump conducted an interview in December 2015 with noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones during which he praised Jones' reputation as "amazing," and the two reportedly remain in touch. Trump's White House, meanwhile, appears to have distributed a February press release to Jones' site, InfoWars—which has reported, among other things, that the U.S. government planned 9/11 and that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged. In May, the White House gave a press pass to an InfoWars "reporter," while Trump's 2020 campaign organization cited the publication in an email release earlier this month. Trump's son Donald Jr. has said that another well-known conspiracist (Mike Cernovich) now employed by the site deserves a Pulitzer Prize.

    Unfortunately, the cozy relationship between Jones' operation and the current administration may now be in jeopardy: On Thursday, InfoWars accused NASA—which is part of the executive branch!—of running a slave colony for kidnapped children on Mars. From the Daily Beast's writeup of Jones' interview with an individual named Robert David Steele:

    “We actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20-year ride,” said Steele. “So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.”
    Jones echoed Steele, saying “clearly they don’t want us looking into what is happening” because “every time probes go over they turn them off.”
    “Look, I know that 90 percent of the NASA missions are secret and I’ve been told by high level NASA engineers that you have no idea. There is so much stuff going on,” Jones said.

    NASA has denied the allegations, which means Trump is now faces the classic political dilemma of having to take sides in a fight between the government agency he supervises and the friendly media outlet which is accusing that agency of kidnapping children in order to enslave them in space.


              Paul Tillich's View of Judaism: Faculty Colloquium   

    09/13/2017

    Dr. Robert E. Meditz will present "The Dialectic of the Holy: Paul Tillich's Idea of Judaism within the History of Religion" for the Center for Judaic Studies Faculty Colloquium Series. When renowned philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich came into conflict with the Nazi regime, he emigrated to the United States, eventually receiving an appointment at Harvard Divinity School. Tillich was an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism both before and after the Holocaust. Dr. Meditz will discuss his recently published work and examine the way Paul Tillich's positive theology of Judaism contrasted sharply with the many complex, negative ways in which Judaism was portrayed in Western thought. If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Aaron Rosman at 860-486-2271 by September 6, 2017.