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Apartheid Israel under World Community strong beam

Yesterday, Israel navy boarded the Spanish ship “Olivia” carrying peace activists intent on landing in Gaza. The Israeli beat the activists and threatened them to arrest them.  This time around, the activists refused to obey the orders and managed to flee toward Gaza shores.

Yesterday, Israel State superintendent, Mihka LindenStrauss, issued the official report on the massacre of the “Freedom Fleet” in 2010, where dozens of peace activists and mostly Turkish were gunned down while in international water.

The report described the decision process as fundamentally flawed:

1. The head of the national security was not invited to prepare the necessary discussions. Instead, Netanyahu ordered his military secretary to perform this task.

2. Netanyahu met personally only once with the defense minister (Ehud Barack) and once with the foreign affairs minister.

3. Netanyahu didn’t issue recommendations for the preparation of this attack.

4. Netanyahu failed to conduct discussions with the key ministerial organs, and restricted the discussions within 7 ministers, 5 days before the start of the Freedom Fleet

Yesterday, minister Elie Yashai blurted out: “Operation to maintain the ethnic Jewishness of Israel has started”. Yashai was alluding to the decision of  “repatriating” 700 African immigrants (mostly from south Sudan and Eritrea) to their homeland.

For the first time, Israel high court permitted the immigrants to individually apply for remaining in Israel for serious health conditions, and they have a single week to finish the administrative requirements…

Cheri Tatenbaum and Galia Tesbar wrote in Yedeot Ahranot: “It appears that Netanyahu is not pleased with this week delay for the repatriation…Netanyahu think that all an immigrant has to do is close his bank account, resolve his difficulties with what the business boss owe him, pack his meager belonging, schedule the location he intends to stay in his home country, gather all the documents he needs, prepare the children for farewell, wipe out the tear…”

The immigrants are not shipped to Scandinavian States such as Sweden, Danmark, Holland…They have to land in countries facing civil wars and starvation…

The immigrants are returning to families, or what remain of them, after decades of absence…

The immigrants are not aware of the lack of potable water, electricity, health facilities, schools…They are returning to the unknown

Israel supported the southern Sudanese insurgents for decades, used them and abused them…in order to get a foothold in this oil strategic county of Africa…

The African immigrants never enjoyed but third class treatments in Israel…and they are ousted as criminals…

Yesterday, Netanyahu confirmed what everyone knows: “Israel is the State of the settlers…”

For 45 years, the courts in Israel refrained from taking cases related to settlers occupying Palestinian lands and private properties. The latest high court order to vacate “illegal settlers” from a private Palestinian property in the Beit Eel colony is being circumvented by the government and the Knesset.

Israel thinks of convincing the world community that what the government considers (legal expropriation of property) is different from what settlers do without government planning and preparation…And yet, International laws do not make such distinction, but Israel never cared for international laws that do not satisfy its urgent programs for expansion…

Israel never desisted from expanding in the occupied West Bank, as if the United Nations resolutions and International Laws do not apply to it. As long as the US administrations never publicly and explicitly condemned its apartheid policies…

The problem is that the World Community is now directing its high beams toward the indignities and humiliations that Palestinians and minorities are suffering in apartheid Israel.

Fact is sanctions and boycott of Israel products and cultural events are working https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/unbearable-reality-of-israel-and-palestine-can-only-be-changed-from-within-sanctions-and-boycott-of-israel-can-work/

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Can a Robot emulate human emotions? That should not be the question

A robot programmed with an artificial intelligence that can learn how to love and express emotions is feasible, and highly welcomed.

A child robot David can acquire and follow the various stages of kids emotional development, all the way to adulthood.

The question is why scientists should invest time and energy creating robot that would exacerbate the current calamities experienced and witnessed by men on human emotions and love consequences and trials?

Have we not gotten enough of negative jealousy that generates serious pains, frustrations, beating, castration, killing…?

It is getting evident that parents will no longer enjoy the adequate quality time and opportunities to caring full-time for nurturing the kids.

A kid nurturing robot at home will be the best invention for the stability and healthy emotional development of isolated kids in the future

If robots have to convey emotions and feeling, and they had better extend proper nurturing examples that kids at home may emulate…

Robots must learn to listen to the kids, ask  questions, circumvent human shortcomings in failure to communicate, overcome the tendency of kids in building negative fictitious myths and role played empathy projected in relationship…

The movie “AI” of Steven Spielberg investigated the limits of man and machines confronted at the ineluctable problems:

1. The child separation from family members, particularly the mother early emotional attachment…The moment we discover that our mother is not perfect and our father is a coward…

2. The moment it dawn on the child that we are not unique, perfect, really loved…as we wished it should be…

2. The moment we realize that we are no longer the center of the universe and that community is too busy to care for our future…

4. The moment we accept that we are “All alone” and we have to fend for our health, safety, mental sanity…

5. The moment we feel that we were left bare and unprepared to face the desolate world around us…

Should the kid robot replace the myth of the “Blue Fairy?”  This fairy supposed to:

1. Heal the torn parts in the separation with family members…

2. Render possible what we came to learn as irreversible, irreparable, and almost unfeasible…?

3. Convince us that there is always a person out there who will love us, be a true friend for life

4. Bring our way this person who suffered and felt wounded as we are…

5. Keep at bay those cannibals, ever ready to sacrifice man and animal under the pretense of “celebrating life

We do need such a robot to nurture babies into adulthood for empathy, communication, expressing gratitude…

A child robot with unconditional devotion, soft-spoken, cultured, patient, and willing to listen to our lucubrations…

The happy ending that teaches us to grasp and grab on the fleeting moments of rich happiness, to taste the powerful instants of tenderness…

Freed at last from illusion, myths and these comfortable peaceful world views we thought we had acquired in childhood…

We do live on the assumption of recovering what we had lost, learning that what we lost “Never existed” in the first place…

At least, a compassionate kid robot would extend, now and then, at critical difficult moments, a glimpse of our childhood innocent belief system, of a world of goodness, sensibility, and wonder…

Little robot David should learn how and when to inject a healthy dose of emotional adrenaline to keep us sane, and ready to face the real world with more courage, more determination to disseminate what is good in us, the compassion needed to sustain and maintain our hope in a better future…

Note: This post was inspired from an article in the monthly Lebanese magazine Sante/Beaute #21. The article was not signed, but the source maybe www.shaomi blog.net


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