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Nothing found after centuries of archaeological digging: Bible and Torahs not based on historical facts
The Israeli Archaeology Professor Zeif  Hertzog stated that after 70 years of steadfast and persistent archaeological digging in Palestine, the State of Israel was totally unable to discover any artifacts or pieces of evidence that there existed any kingdoms of David or Solomon, or that the Jews immigrated to Egypt or ever crossed the Sinai from Egypt, or conquered any piece of land in Palestine or Syria.
He resumed: “All the expert know these facts, but they don’t dare come forward to state their expert opinions for the public to be familiar with the facts. They know that all the stories in the Bible are pure popular fictions…”
I have posted many articles stating that the Bible and all the Religious Books from around the world describe the customs and traditions of their Lands, and disseminated in writing the verbal myths of their communities.
I have posted around two dozen articles on that topic. The next two links are a starter:
غزه الان: اعتقال طفل ......!!</p><br />
<p>الصورة للطفل خالد محمد يوسف كنعان، من قرية بورين قرب نابلس<br /><br />
ابن الـ 13 سنة<br /><br />
أريد من كل من شاهد الصورة يعملها شير لتصل لكل العالم
The child Khaled Muhammad Youssof Canaan (13 of age) and from Gaza was arrested by Israeli soldiers. Khaled is originally from the town of Bourine near Nablus.
Try something new today!<br /><br /><br />
Boycott Israel.
Try something new today! Boycott Israel.
The Arabic transcript of Zeif Hertzog, and Nevine Sadek‘s photo.
مجرد راي
Terrorists hit for the 7th time in 2 months: Targeting an orphanage? 5 killed and over 125 injured
Two car explosions, actuated simultaneously, 100 meters apart, shook the Bir Hassan neighborhood in Beirut at around 9: 20 am, the peak time for people to assemble near this strategic square on the highway leading to Beirut and to the south.
One suicide bomber exploded his car near the Iranian Cultural Center and the other one near an orphanage caring for handicapped children and hosting a kindergarten.

Every bombing, everyone goes frantic and checks up on their loved ones..

And people wonder why Lebanon is one of the highest countries in consuming anti-anxiety medication.

Even ministers, who lately wouldn’t condemn the terrorist activities, and visited the scene had wet eyes and claimed that Terrorist factions have no “place in Lebanon”
Most of the injured were children and toddlers and they are suffering traumatic shocks.
Apparently, the terrorists wanted to deny the kids their Heavenly corner “There should be no Heaven on Earth?”
A Lebanese soldier carries a wounded child from the orphanage.
هذا هو بكل بساطة... جيش وطني لبنان!
Apparently, it is the same terrorist group of Abdullah Azzam that tweeted its responsibility. This group wants the liberation of all the terrorists in custody.
‎منفذية صور‎'s photo.
‎منفذية صور‎'s photo.
‎منفذية صور‎'s photo.
Note: I have posted many articles on the various car explosions in Lebanon, from Beirut, Dahia, Hermel… This link is a starter

Syrian Natives: War’s Second Front?

Journalist Muhammad Ali was seriously injured by government shelling on a reporting trip to Syria one year ago.

That didn’t stop him from going back.

 posted this Feb. 4, 2014

A Syrian Native Reports From Inside the War’s Second Front

In Syria’s Second Front, premiering Feb. 11 on FRONTLINE (check local PBS listings), Ali — a Syrian native — sneaks back across the border to deliver an exclusive report from his home country.

He’s one of only a few reporters to make it in and out of Syria in recent months.

In Syria’s Second Front, he shares what he saw firsthand: Rebel forces are no longer simply fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, they’re also fighting a “war within a war” against a notoriously brutal Islamist group known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

Ali — who helped to report FRONTLINE’s previous Syria documentaries, but is an on-camera correspondent for the first time in Syria’s Second Front — shares his story below.

Where in Syria did you grow up? Why did you decide to start covering the war?

I lived in Damascus for most of my life — from when I was born, up through university.

I began working as a professional journalist there in 2005, initially focusing on the economy and the stock market. But I wrote about politics as well.

And under a dictatorship, journalists become the enemy. I left Syria in 2010 and covered the 2011 uprising for the BBC and others from Beirut and then Lebanon.

The only way to solve this dilemma in Syria is to reveal what’s really happening. That’s the job of the journalist.”

I’ve been abducted by an armed group aligned with Hezbollah, and injured in a tank attack by regime forces. But I’m covering the war because the only way to solve this dilemma in Syria is to reveal what’s really happening. That’s the job of the journalist.

Is that why you keep returning to the war zone, despite the risks, and despite being injured?

It’s risky, for sure. When you walk the city and try to film, you don’t know when the artillery will start shelling. That’s happened many times in front of me.

By your work, by reporting the story, you can shed a light and make everything white and clear. So when you go in again, you aren’t afraid — instead, you are even more encouraged to go on.

“Ultimately, getting injured or kidnapped or abducted or sometimes tortured — that just pushes you to continue on, more than ever, because you want to defy the darkness in this world.”

You crossed into Syria to live and film with the rebels as they tried to unify and take back an ISIS-controlled town. What was it like to be a journalist in that situation?

I had to be very secretive with my camera near the ISIS-held town of Al-Atareb. I couldn’t get many wide, pan shots — because if the ISIS fighters saw me with a camera standing on the top of some building, they would shoot me!

Ordinary civilians were also suspicious of Western media.

For example, when I was staying with the rebels, a car bomb went off nearby at about 2 a.m. while we were sleeping. The rebels told me, “It’s OK to come outside with us and see what has happened — but don’t bring your camera. People will be very angry to see you with that.”

Even though I grew up in Syria, they’d know from my look and my accent that I wasn’t a local.

And there would be anger toward me: Many of the Syrian people I spoke with feel that the West has forgotten the war. When they heard in January that the United Nations had stopped counting the death toll, they told me that they felt betrayed. They said they feel that the world has stopped talking about the casualties, the air strikes, and the fact that people are suffering.

What has surprised you the most in covering this war?

The level of the brutality.

There are people in competition to rule the country, but it’s as if there’s also a competition for who can be the most brutal — how much you can show you are not human. From the regime sending out aircrafts to shell towns full of civilians, to ISIS executing people in cold blood, it’s shocking.

It was also surprising and powerful, in a good way, to see people who are resisting and believing in life. I’ve seen many people lose their friends and families completely. Their houses have been destroyed, and they’ve been forced to leave. But they still believe in rebuilding their country one day.

FRONTLINE’s Syria’s Second Front premieres Tuesday, February 11, 2014 on PBS (check local listings) and online.




February 2014

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