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Israel “Root Cause for World Instability”? Mahathir Mohammad, PM of Malaysia


Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamed has described Israel as a terrorist nation and the root cause of instability in the world.

Addressing youths at Al Sharq Annual Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian leader stressed that the time had come for the international community to stand together and end Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

“Apartheid, genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and all the evil that mankind can inflict on others can be compiled in Palestine — courtesy of the barbaric, arrogant, terrorist nation called Israel.”

“Until and unless the international community is committed to finding a solution to bring an end to the occupation of the land belonging to the Palestinians, the region and the rest of the world will not have much of a chance for stability and order,” he said in his keynote address before opening the conference, held the first time in Malaysia.

His remarks received overwhelming applause from the participants.

Mahathir also said the senseless murder of innocent people continued in the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq by the US-led coalition in 2001 and 2003 which had seen more tumult than stability in the region before the Arab Spring came about.

“Nations like Syria, Libya and Yemen today provide images of a human tragedy while the rest of the world watch helplessly.”

“Their sufferings did not originate from internal strife but rather interference and interventions from external powers which obviously were doing it out of self-interest, disguised under the veil of democracy and human rights,” he said.

The premier underlined that ancient civilizations or rather these cradles of civilization were pummeled to pulp by present day powers that have styled themselves as the leaders of modern-day civilization.

“There is nothing civilized in their actions or behavior. The only thing they can showcase is technology capable of producing weaponry that are extremely efficient in maiming, killing and murdering people by the thousands,” he stressed.

Note: The root of evils started with the colonial powers which spread to the USA and are continued to be applied in this Zionist State.

@Copyright The Palestinian Information Center

Dalal Farah Baird, She did it Her Way

Posted on February 6, 2013 by Noor Harb,
Dalal Farah Baird, born in Damascus and raised in Zahleh (Wadi El Arayesh), is the mother of two daughters, and she has suffered the loss of her youngest one, Nadia.  Dalal has however chosen to turn her suffering into creativity and her loss into action.
Her first art exhibition at the Artwork Shop in Hamra, Beirut was titled “Cell-Abration” in memory of Nadia.

Dalal Farah Baird, She did it Her Way“I can remember you and only that you’re gone Or I can cherish your memory and let it live on”

“I chose not to sit in the corner and feel sorry for myself, but to go on doing what she wanted me to do; I chose to celebrate Nadia’s life instead of mourn her loss”.

Despite the challenges that she faced in life, Dalal was able to wear different hats and adapt quickly to all situations no matter their color.  Upon the start of the civil war in Lebanon, Dalal moved with The Ford Foundation to Aleppo, Syria where the organization started operating from.

It was tough times being away from her sick mother and at times not able to communicate with her family in Zahleh to find out whether they were still alive.

Life went on for Dalal the chameleon “I married an English man and lived in Beirut for a while until it was no longer safe as they were kidnapping westerners at that time. I got pregnant with Amanda so we moved to London, lived there for a while and then relocated to Istanbul, Turkey where we lived for 2 years.  The decision then came to migrate to Australia were we lived in different cities (Perth, Brisbane, South Coast and Sydney)”.

Dalal got pregnant for the second time, conceived another beautiful daughter, Nadia whom she named after her mother.

“Things did not work out with my husband and we divorced.  I raised the two girls on my own. This was quite challenging since you have to deal with both cultures: Lebanese and Australian.  I was raised on values which were considered uptight or “uncool” by my kids who adopted the western way of life”.

Being a parent, let alone a single parent did not change the nature of Dalal. She remained a chameleon changing and re-inventing herself.

She gave her girls unconditional love and while allowing them some freedom, she always emphasized that she trusted them.  Instead of turning off an unhealthy Television show the girls were watching, she would sit and watch it with them so she knows what ideas were being planted in their heads and so that she knows how to channel these ideas.

Dalal was a loving mother, and a smart father, who raised her daughters to be independent and encouraged them to explore what life has to offer.

As Dalal became stronger, life became tougher.

Dalal had to accept a job offer in Papua New Guinea and had to leave her teenage daughters alone: “I left the girls on their own.  It wasn’t easy although they were responsible girls. I used to ring my daughters every night, and visit them every 3 months.

That tortured me but I had no option. Years later I had to apologize to them because they had it tough.”

Dalal was prepared for life at a very young age, and was fully aware of the unlucky events that present themselves for every human being. She thought she was fully immune to all of life’s hardships and that her belief system will help her overcome life’s challenges; nothing however could prepare a mother for the loss of her child.

Nadia was a bright student and very much loved by both students and teachers.  She was 23 years old studying media and journalism in England, and she was due to receive the Ernest Petrie scholarship the day after she passed away.

She suffered from epilepsy but ironically her death was caused by suffocation as a result of a seizure. “Her time was up”.

I heard this in movie Nadia and it made me think of you. A shooting star is wonderful.  When it shoots across the sky it lights the whole world up and the other stars just stop and stare.

Shooting stars are only here for a brief moment but those that get to see one never forget and their spirit is forever touched.” Wrote Anna-Belen Fernandez

Dalal had to camouflage into yet another color, a color that has no light, a color that everyone fears, the color BLACK.

Here is why the story of Dalal is a story everyone can learn from and get inspired by.   Dalal was devastated at her daughter’s death but she couldn’t allow herself to mourn and be paralyzed.  She chose instead to celebrate Nadia’s life.

The eulogy was turned into a celebration were Dalal focused on how lucky she was having Nadia for 23 years, and how lucky she was being her mother for 23 years.

That same year, Dalal went with her eldest daughter Amanda to Barcelona (as it was previously planned to visit Nadia while she was there as an exchange student).  “We decided to go ahead with our plans as if she was still alive. I still sign the cards with the three names Dalal, Amanda and Nadia.”

There Dalal visited Picasso and Dali’s museums. She came back inspired, picked up the brush and started painting again. Dalal called her paintings “The Rainy Nights”.

“I had stopped painting after my divorce, but Nadia always encouraged me to try again, so I picked up the brush and I painted after her death.”

Dalal took the path less traveled, which made her an artist whose art belongs to everyone, and the philosophy behind it to the only ones who reveal it.   Her first art exhibition at the Artwork Shop in Hamra, Beirut was titled “Cell-Abration” in memory of Nadia.

“I could’ve focused on what happened to me and it would have made me miserable but I am grateful to have Amanda whose strong character has inspired me and helped me carry on.   I decided instead to monitor my thoughts and choose the positive ones.

It is easier said than done and it takes guts to unlearn old habits that no longer serve us and to make room for learning new things, but it works.

Our cells receive orders from our thoughts and react accordingly. Why make our life miserable and have health problems when we can control all of that?”

Looks like there’s more to this chameleon than just changing colors; for somewhere in the heart of black a rainbow bloomed with all its brightest shades. Through her art troubles melted like lemon drops and Dalal bloomed like Cherry blossoms in an everlasting spring.

Noor Harb

Note: The melody of Frank Sinatra “I did it my way” was borrowed from the french song “Comme d’habitude” by Claude Francois

How Lebanon-base Syria National Social party was uncovered to France mandated power in 1936

In 1932, Antoun Saadeh applied to teach German at AUB. He mastered several languages and he needed to meet with university students to spread his ideas for founding the Syria National Social party.

Many students and fresh graduates from prominent families became secret members. By the time the French mandated power unveiled the existence of this political party in 1936, the members were by the hundreds.

During trial Saadeh said: I am here to demand for our rights and Not to contest the colonial laws of occupation…

The article describes the three stages of this trial

ذكرى تأسيس الحزب بمحطاته الثلاث

المحطة الاولى:خلال العام 1932 ،وبتاريخ غير معروف يومه وشهره،بدأ سعاده الخطوة التأسيسية الأولى في لبنان بعد أن تعذر التأسيس في الشام خلال العام 1931.ولكي يغطي تحركه داخل الجامعة الاميركية،طلب من رئيسها بايار ضودج السماح له باعطاء دروس خصوصية باللغة الالمانية لمن يرغب من طلابها.ولما كان والده صديقا لضودج،فقد وافق على الطلب.

اتبع سعاده نهج الاعتماد على عنصر الشباب وفي طليعتهم الطلاب، لكي يتسنى له صقلهم عقديا ومناقبيا بما يتناسب مع ورشة النهوض العميق الشامل، غير المقتصر على الشعارات والهتافات الوطنية التقليدية من مثل:(بدنا الوحدة السورية اسلام ومسيحية)،وللحيلولة دون صيرورتهم ازلاما للاقطاع السياسي والمالي والديني.

وخلال ثلاث سنين وعدة أشهر من العمل السري،صار عدد أعضاء الحزب بضع مئات.ولما أصبح عدد الاعضاء من طلاب الجامعة غير قليل، ونشاطهم شبه علني،فقد لاحظ ذلك استاذ الكيمياء نيكولي،الذي اخبر رئيسه ضودج.ولما كانت “صوفة” الجامعة حمراء لدى المحتل الفرنسي،فقد رفع ضودج تقريرا حول النشاط الحزبي الجنين الى المفوض “السامي”.فسارعت المفوضية الى زرع مخبر ذكي لها في الحزب،سرعان ما اصبح مسؤولا عسكريا لأنه كان رقيبا في سلك فرقة الاطفاء.

وعندما توفر للمحتل الادلة الكافية،شنت في 16 تشرين الثاني 1935 حملة اعتقالات واسعة شملت سعاده وكبار معاونيه.ومن أطرف ما حصل،ان عميد الاذاعة المحامي عبدالله قبرصي كان حدد 17 ت2 موعدا لعرسه،وان سعاده وافقه ان يكون الاشبين.

المحطة الثانية:كان سعاده الوحيد بين المعتقلين المسؤولين

الذي رأى في كشف سرية الحزب أمرا متوقعا وايجابيا ايضا. وقد عبر عن ذلك فيما بعد بقوله أنه لم يؤسس الحزب ليبقى سريا مدى الحياة،وان السرية كانت ضرورية لترسيخ بنيان الحزب الفتي.وكان الوحيد خلال الايام الاولى للاعتقال،متماسكا ومتين الاعصاب.وعندما تجرأ بعضهم وبخاصة عميد الحربية زكي النقاش على انتقاده ولومه على عدم أخذ الاحتياط الكافي لتجنب الانكشاف والاعتقال،جلس بعيدا عنهم داخل القاووش،ما حدا بنعمة تابت ان توجه اليه واعتذر منه.

وكان سعاده صلبا خلال التحقيقات،ما نقل الصلابة الى معظم
معاونيه.ولكن “قطوع”انكشاف السرية،بسبب غموض حجم الاحكام،لم ينته فصولا.

المحطة الثالثة والأخيرة:بعد 66 يوما،بدأت المحاكمات.وكان اول المحاكمين،زعيم الحزب الذي كان مغمورا بالمقارنة مع معظم معاونيه امثال صلاح لبكي ابن رئيس مجلس النواب نعوم لبكي ،ونعمة تابت ابن قسطنطين تابت مراسل الاسوشيتد برس من عموم الشرق الادنى،ومأمون أياس ابن ابرز العائلات السنية في بيروت ،والأمير أسعد الأيوبي قائد الشرطة في بيروت ،وعبد الله قبرصي المحامي الفرنكوفوني الذي تخرج من جامعة اليسوعية،وقد هددت نقابة المحامين باعلان الاضراب في حال استمرار اعتقاله ،فرضخت المفوضية العليا لرغبة النقابة،وحين بدأت المحاكمة،حضرها أبو صباح من خارج المعتقل.

كان دفاع سعاده في باكورة الجلسات بتاريخ 24 كانون الثاني1936 هجوميا وعالي المستوى ،حتى من الناحية التقنية الحقوقية بالمقارنة مع دفاع محامييه الشهيرين حميد فرنجية وحبيب أبو شهلا.واصر على الدفاع عن نفسه باللغة العربية رغم المامه بالفرنسية.وعندما اتهمته المحكمة التي يراسها فرنسي، بالتامر على وطنه،رد تهمة التامر الى وطن القاضي والمدعي العام،كما تؤكد الصحف البيروتية والشامية والفلسطينيةوجريدة (الهدى) النيويوركية المعادية.وفي نهاية محاكمة معاونيه ،طلب رئيس المحكمة من كل متهم كلمته الأخيرة قبل صدور الحكم،

فتولى سعاده الاجابة عن الجميع حيث قال:اطلب من المحكمة ان تحكم باسم الحقوق،لا القانون،لان الحقوق اسمى ما ابدعته الحضارة البشرية.

وجاءت الاحكام انطلاقا من الحقوق والقانون معا،فحكمت على سعاده بالسجن ستة أشهر،وعلى بعض المتهمين لمدد تتراوح بالسجن اسبوعين أو اسبوع مع وقف التنفيذ ،وعلى البعض الباقي بالبراءة. وهكذا،دخل سعاده المحكمةسياسيا مغمورا ،وخرج منها زعيما مشهورا،ما حقق لحزبه الحياة والانتشار.

لذلك،كان تاريخ تاسيس الحزب متميزا عن باقي تاريخ تأسيس الاحزاب في كل العصور والامم،فكان شاملا ولادته في العام 1932وانكشاف سريته في 16تشرين الثاني 1935الذي شمل بدوره تأمين صموده ونموه في محاكمة زعيمه في24 كانون الثاني 1936.


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World War II veteran and Labour activist Harry Leslie Smith standing with refugees

Veteran Labour activist Harry Leslie Smith has died aged 95.

Harry, who served in the Second World War and wrote movingly of the suffering and death of loved ones, friends and neighbours before the foundation of the NHS, campaigned not only for the protection of our health service but stood with refugees and against all the predations of Tory government on our vulnerable citizens.

Harry showed an energy that people half his age would have been proud of. He was in Canada when he died, after being hospitalised following a fall.

News of Harry’s illness sparked a worldwide surge of sympathy, solidarity and interest, with leading figures from many nations expressing hope for his recovery under the hashtag #IStandWithHarry.

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Harry as a young man in his military uniform

Harry met his German wife Friede in the devastation of post-war Hamburg and his book about her and their experiences, Love Among the Ruins received huge acclaim.

Their son described her as ‘[Harry’s] true homeland’.

Episodes of his ‘Harry’s Last Stand‘ podcast can be downloaded from iTunesSoundCloud and other services.

The SKWAWKBOX sends sympathy and solidarity to his family. RIP.

Why this petition to release of Carlos Ghosn?

It has been five days since our compatriot Carlos Ghosn (of Lebanon origin, and studied in Lebanon, with dual Brazil citizenship) was sequestered and sentenced before being tried. (Is Japan emulating colonial Britain and apartheid Israel administrative detention?)

The Japanese judiciary, which probably has its own laws prohibiting the accused from having his lawyers with him during his interrogation, has gone very far in his act of vandalism.

Should we wait for Lebanese citizen Carlos Ghosn to be lynched before Lebanon reacts and officially asks Japan for his release?

The Lebanese ambassador to Japan sent by our minister of the EA, could not meet him, and any contact with the outside is forbidden. (The same process that Saudi Kingdom exercised on our PM Saad Hariri?)

He is imprisoned in a 5m cell, a prison that includes detainees, criminals and terrorists.

We request that a high-level official delegation travel to Japan as soon as possible to learn about the conditions of detention of a Lebanese citizen emigrant, surplus, brilliant businessman, known for his great qualities.

Note: This petition is Not a call Not to put Ghosn on trial, but to respect the international due process in legal matters. Apparently Japan has more than one interest in degrading the image of Ghosn:

  1. Japan wants to appoint the  Japanese right-hand to be chief of Nissan after Ghosn helped her out from imminent bankruptcy,
  2. It wants to satisfy USA diktat of punishing anyone who tries to circumvent its treacherous and unfounded sanctions on Iran and Russia
  3. Israel dropped Carlos to the waste bin after he disengaged himself from resuming doing business with Israel
  4. President Macron of France contributed in aligning himself with USA/Israel policies to circumvent the serious internal difficulties in raising gas prices and forgetting to support decentralization activities in his campaign promises, alienating the medical profession, especially the nurses, and generally supporting the elite classes at the detriment of the working citizens
  5. You may read my lengthy biography on Carlos Ghosn on my blog




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