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Pictures of girls and art activities in Palestine

 

The banana represents a sensitive person who is suffering from the nails sticking into him, said Oussama Diab. The artwork is called "Human Being."

The banana represents a sensitive person who is suffering from the nails sticking into him, said Oussama Diab. The artwork is called “Human Being.”

"New Pieta" reconfigures Michaelangelo's "Pieta" sculpture, but adds a keffiyah to Jesus Christ to show him as a Palestinian rebel. "Mary here is the mother of all Palestinian martyrs," said Diab. "Every day there's a new Jesus Christ in Palestine. Every day there's a new Mother Mary crying for her Jesus Christ."

“New Pieta” reconfigures Michaelangelo’s “Pieta” sculpture, but adds a keffiyah to Jesus Christ to show him as a Palestinian rebel. “Mary here is the mother of all Palestinian martyrs,” said Diab. “Every day there’s a new Jesus Christ in Palestine. Every day there’s a new Mother Mary crying for her Jesus Christ.”

The balloons in front of this woman's head represent the nice ideas she has in her head, Oussama Diab said of his artwork "Balloon."

The balloons in front of this woman’s head represent the nice ideas she has in her head, Oussama Diab said of his artwork “Balloon.”

In "Barcode 1," said Diab, the child behind the barcode is the victim of people who are dealing in weapons and driving children to take up arms for their own interests.

In “Barcode 1,” said Diab, the child behind the barcode is the victim of people who are dealing in weapons and driving children to take up arms for their own interests.

This picture, called "Barcode 2," is taken from a photograph of one of the Palestinian intifadas and, says Daib, shows how politicians advertise violence. "Although the picture is from the Palestinian intifada, it refers to all violence everywhere," said added.

This picture, called “Barcode 2,” is taken from a photograph of one of the Palestinian intifadas and, says Daib, shows how politicians advertise violence. “Although the picture is from the Palestinian intifada, it refers to all violence everywhere,” said added.

Diab says this picture was inspired by the saying "Free in my own freedom." He said it is a positive artwork, where the woman is free to color her own life to make it better. "She is free from old ideas," he said.

Diab says this picture was inspired by the saying “Free in my own freedom.” He said it is a positive artwork, where the woman is free to color her own life to make it better. “She is free from old ideas,” he said.

Oussama says this picture came from the idea of spraying on walls to represent freedom. "Instead of writing the word freedom, this man is spraying his own brain and ideas to express freedom," he said.

Oussama says this picture came from the idea of spraying on walls to represent freedom. “Instead of writing the word freedom, this man is spraying his own brain and ideas to express freedom,” he said.

Noor Daoud, 23, in her BMW. Daoud is about to compete in a professional drift race in the United Arab Emirates, which she hopes will be the start of a top-flight international career.

Noor Daoud, 23, in her BMW. Daoud is about to compete in a professional drift race in the United Arab Emirates, which she hopes will be the start of a top-flight international career.

The Speed Sisters say many people have no idea they are women until they take their helmets off. These are (from left): Betty Saadeh, Noor Douad, Marah Sahalka and Muna Ennab.

The Speed Sisters say many people have no idea they are women until they take their helmets off. These are (from left): Betty Saadeh, Noor Douad, Marah Sahalka and Muna Ennab.

Marah Zahalka taking a turn during a race in Bethlehem. Palestinian street car races, held at makeshift venues such as airfields, often attract 1,000 spectators.

Marah Zahalka taking a turn during a race in Bethlehem. Palestinian street car races, held at makeshift venues such as airfields, often attract 1,000 spectators.

Muna Ennab watches a race in Ramallah. Her t-shirt refers to drift racing, a driving technique in which the driver deliberately oversteers and the rear wheels skid.

Muna Ennab watches a race in Ramallah. Her t-shirt refers to drift racing, a driving technique in which the driver deliberately oversteers and the rear wheels skid.

Marah Zahalka (left) and Noor Daoud, the two youngest Speed Sisters, both in their early 20s, are close friends and fierce competitors.

Marah Zahalka (left) and Noor Daoud, the two youngest Speed Sisters, both in their early 20s, are close friends and fierce competitors.

Betty Saadeh, from Bethlehem, joined the Speed Sisters in 2010 and was the fastest woman on the Palestinian circuit in 2011. Both her father and brother also race cars.

Betty Saadeh, from Bethlehem, joined the Speed Sisters in 2010 and was the fastest woman on the Palestinian circuit in 2011. Both her father and brother also race cars.

Marah Zahalka with her father Khaled, who has supported her career. Some of the Speed Sisters have received encouragement from their families, while others have had to persuade them of their choice.

Marah Zahalka with her father Khaled, who has supported her career. Some of the Speed Sisters have received encouragement from their families, while others have had to persuade them of their choice.

Speed Sisters of the West Bank

Speed Sisters of the West Bank

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CIA behind the formation of extremist Islamic faction Al Nousra since 2004

Edward Snowden revealed secret document that CIA established Al Nousra in Syria from Al Qaeda since 2004 under the code name Swaps Nest.
This plan was made possible after the CIA occupied Iraq in 2003.
Al Nousra was to gather fighters from every corner of the world and whisk them into Syria.

: كيف تعمل قوى الظلام وإلى متى؟
من وثائق إدوارد سنودن، د. سمير قطامي

كشف ضابط المخابرات الأمريكية السابق إدوارد سنودن عن وثيقة خطيرة تعود إلى سنة 2004 تفيد أن الـ (C I A) هي التي استولدت المنظمة الإرهابية الجديدة (جبهة النصرة)، من رحم القاعدة لتحلّ محلّها، وتكون قادرة على جلب المتطرفين من جميع أنحاء العالم، وتجميعهم في الشرق الأوسط في عملية سميت بعش الدبابير (SWAPS NEST)، لزعزعة استقرار الدول العربية، بعد أن وضعت أمريكا يدها على العراق سنة 2003.
يقول سنودن اجتمع في لندن يوم 19/2/2004 مدراء المخابرات (الأمريكية والبريطانية والإسرائيلية) في قصر أحد الأمراء العرب جنوب لندن، لمدة ثلاثة أيام، وتقرّر أن يكون العمل ذا شقين:
1. تأسيس التنظيم المتطرّف
2. القضاء التام على حزب الله اللبناني

وقد اختاروا (أبا مصعب الزرقاوي) و (أحمد فاضل نزال الخلايلة) الذي كان معتقلا في الأردن، وقد أطلق سراحه وخضع لفترة تدريب في أحد معسكرات الـ (C I A) في إحدى الدول العربية، ثم نقل إلى الأنبار العراقية، ومن هناك انطلق في تأسيس التنظيم الجديد (الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والتي اضيف إليها بعد ذلك والشام) تحت إشراف العقيد في المخابرات البريطانية مايكل أريسون الذي يجيد العربية بكل طلاقة، ويتحدّث بلهجة فلسطينية كأنه أحد أبناء فلسطين..

وقد حوّل للتنظيم في بداية الأمر 860 مليون دولار، وكانت الأموال تنقل إلى الزرقاوي بالشاحنات، ليقوم بإرسال المتدربين إلى معسكر مراد ناظملي في (غازي عنتاب) بتركيا، كي يعمل على تدمير المقاومة المسلحة العراقية التي كانت قد بدأت ضد القوات الأمريكية.

اتّسع نفوذ الزرقاوي في الموصل وتكريت والأنبار وديالي، فبدأ يتمرّد على قائده العقيد مايكل أريسون، مما اضطره إلى التخلص منه وقتله في بعقوبة في 7/6/2006، ليسلم التنظيم لـ (إبراهيم البدري) المكنى بـ (أبي بكر البغدادي) الذي كان في سجن بوكا في بغداد، إذ أخرج ونقل بطائرة أمريكية إلى إسرائيل حيث تلقّى تدريبا عسكريا ومخابراتيا مكثفا لدى الموساد الإسرائيلي في مركز نحال موشي، وعاد بعد ذلك إلى العراق وأخذ يجيّش أبناء الشعب العراقي من الطائفة السنية بحجة التهميش وقتال المحتلين والروافض، وينفق عليهم من الأموال التي كانت ترسل إليه، ليلتف حوله عدد كبير من أبناء الشعب العراقي.

كانت سنة 2006 سنة الفصل الأساسي في منطقة الشرق الأوسط، إذ قرّرت الحكومة الإسرائيلية أن تنفّذ العملية ضد حزب الله في شهر أيلول سنة 2006، وحدّدت لها بين 7 – 10 أيام من خلال عملية إنزال بحري وجوي شمال مدينة صيدا، ليقع حزب الله بين فكّي كماشة من شمال ومن جنوب (الحدود الإسرائيلية).

لكن حزب الله علم بالخطة فقام بالاستعداد الكبير لها من خلال التنسيق مع سورية وإيران، لينقل إلى حزب الله آلاف الصواريخ والمعدات العسكرية عبر سورية..

ونشبت الحرب في منتصف شهر حزيران سنة 2006 بسبب أسر حزب الله جنديين لإسرائيل.. وامتدت الحرب لمدة 33 يوما دمّرت خلالها إسرائيل البنية التحتية للبنان من الشمال إلى الجنوب دون أن تتمكن من القضاء على حزب الله كما كان مخططا، بل إنها خرجت بخسائر هائلة في الأفراد والمعدات، مما دفع الحكومة لتشكيل لجنة تحقيق لتقييم الأمر، وكشف جوانب القصور..

وقد قضت اللجنة شهورا عدة من البحث والتقييم، لتخرج بنتيجة أن القضاء على حزب الله لا يمكن أن يتمّ إلا بتجفيف منابعه من سورية وإيران..

وهكذا بدأت خطط الإعداد الإسرائيلية الأمريكية العربية ضد حزب الله وإيران.

يقول سنودن في شهر نيسان سنة 2007 استدعي (أبو بكر البغدادي) إلى تركيا، ومنها نقل إلى تل أبيب بطائرة خاصة، ليطلب منه أن يستوعب أعدادا كبيرة من المقاتلين السنة من السعودية واليمن وتونس وفرنسا وبريطانيا…

وتمّ فتح مركز تدريب في (غازي عنتاب) لتدريب المقاتلين الجدد، وكلّف (أشرف ريفي) و (وسام الحسن) من مديرية الأمن الداخلي في لبنان، بتهريب الأسلحة إلى القرى السورية التي يغلب فيها نفوذ الإخوان المسلمين، كما بدأ ضخّ الأموال إلى الداخل السوري..

وما أن انطلقت الانتفاضة في درعا حتى كان هناك 17 ألف مقاتل سوري تمّ تدريبهم في تركيا وبعض الدول العربية، وكانت تصرف لكل منهم 750 دولارا راتبا شهريا، كما طلب من البغدادي التوسع إلى الداخل السوري.. وقد عملت هذه الأجهزة على أن تكون سورية محطة يجتمع فيها كافة المتطرفين الإسلاميين في العالم.. وهكذا بلغ عدد الجنسيات التي تقاتل في سورية 78 جنسية، وعدد المقاتلين 148 ألفا، وقد أنفق على هذه العمليات 107 مليارات دولار من الدول العربية، كما يقول سنودن، علما بأن حمد بن جاسم رئيس وزراء قطر السابق يقول إنهم أنفقوا على ما سمي بالثورة السورية 137 مليار دولار، وإنهم دفعوا لرياض حجاب رئيس الوزراء السوري 50 مليون دولار كي ينشق عن النظام!..

هذا ما كشفه ضابط المخابرات الأمريكي، فماذا نقول نحن أبناء اليعاربة الكرام ونحن نشاهد سيول الدماء المسفوكة بالمال العربي والسلاح الأجنبي، ومدننا المدمرة، وأبناءنا المشرّدين في أصقاع المعمورة؟

متى نعي أننا ضحايا مؤامرات رهيبة خططت في ليل دامس بمشاركة إخوة عرب؟

Part 9. How Israel in 1948 committed Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians, about 400,000 within days in first stage Israeli historian Benny Morris might deny the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, but Jeremy R. Hammond own research shows that this was indeed how Israel came into being. The Israeli historian Benny Morris has been very vocal of late in denying that Palestine was ethnically cleansed of Arabs in order for the “Jewish state” of Israel to be established. In a series of articles in the Israeli daily Haaretz, Morris has debated the question with several of his critics who contend that ethnic cleansing is precisely what occurred. Not so, argues Morris. So who’s right? It’s worth noting at the outset that, while such a debate exists in the Israeli media, the US media remains, as ever, absolutely silent on the matter. The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination The Struggle for Palestine and the Roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jeremy R. Hammond An overview of the crucial period from the rise of the Zionist movement until the creation of the state of Israel. Those were questions the British occupiers asked themselves and conducted inquiries to try to answer. The inquiry into the outbreak of violence in 1921, the Haycraft Commission, determined that “there is no inherent anti-Semitism in the country, racial or religious. We are credibly assured by educated Arabs that they would welcome the arrival of well-to-do and able Jews who could help to develo

Posted on: July 13, 2018

Part 9. How Israel in 1948 committed Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians, about 400,000 within days in first stage

Israel Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination

Decision backed by US “Christian” Evangelical Zionist movement

And Zionist Mandate for Palestine

The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination

The Struggle for Palestine and the Roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Jeremy R. Hammond

An overview of the crucial period from the rise of the Zionist movement until the creation of the state of Israel.

It’s certain that we live in uncertain times.

By Dan Rockwell

13 Power Tips for Leading through Uncertainty:

  1. Pull with – not against, higher ups. Grab the rope and pull, even if you disagree. Everyone who pulls in their own direction dilutes potential success. If you can’t pull with, jump ship, now.
  2. Aim to make a positive difference. Don’t simply survive. Survival doesn’t inspire.
  3. Listen and agree with expressions of fear. People feel minimized when you minimize their feelings. Affirm don’t correct. Ask, “What makes you feel that way?”
  4. Schedule a “hard truth” meeting to explore worst case scenarios, fears, doubts, and what if’s. The sole purpose is honest expression without solutions. Paint black pictures. Prevent anyone from minimizing or solving anything. Honor and respect pain and fear. You look like a fool when you ignore the obvious. End “hard truth” meetings with power tip #5.
  5. Schedule “tough solutions” meetings.
  6. Break challenges and problems into small pieces. Ask, “Can we fix this?” When you find something you can fix, ask, “What can we do?”
  7. Develop imperfect solutions. The search for perfect solutions creates uncertainty.
  8. Learn as you go.
  9. Celebrate small wins. Enjoy how far you’ve come. Momentarily forget how far you must go.
  10. Focus on things within your power. Uncertainty focuses on factors outside your control; decisions made by others, economic downturns, or regulatory fiascos, for example.
  11. Focus on positive behaviors and less on speculations. Uncertainty always causes speculation. Repeatedly ask, “Whatcan we do.” But remember to embrace power tip #1, first.
  12. Speak hard truths optimistically. Express highest points of confidence. “I’m not sure how this turns out but I’m giving it my best.” Pretending everything’s ok doesn’t instill confidence in those who know it’s not.
  13. Connect with others who faced similar uncertainties and challenges.

Bonus: Remain emotionally steady.

This topic was suggested on the Leadership Freak Facebook page.

Which power tips are most difficult and why?

What power tips can you add to the list?

Elizabeth Warren Asks The Most Obvious Question Ever And Stumps A Bunch Of Bank Regulators

Someone drank too much coffee this morning before a Senate Banking Committee hearing and decided to “do the job we hired her for” and ask the question the rest of us have been “asking for years.”

That someone is my new favorite senator, Elizabeth Warren. Someone go on another Starbucks run for her, pretty please?

She asks several times, “When was the last time you took Wall Street banks all the way to trial?”
The Senators stumble and she finally says, “There are district attorneys and attorneys squeezing money out of ordinary citizens on sometimes very thin ground and taking them to trial to ‘make an example’…
I’m really concerned that ‘too big to fail’ has become ‘too big for trial.'”
(the last line was planned, she looked at her notes, but it was a good one)
  • At 1:20, she asks the question we’ve all been wanting someone to ask FOREVER. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
  • At 2:20, she rattles off another one. Then a government lawyer stumbles over his words.
  • At 2:55, she asks another lawyer the same question. Said lawyer then tries to not stumble over her words.
  • At 3:25, she asks the same question again. That lawyer asks for some time.
  • At 3:45, she gets our back and goes for the knockout punch.
  • And then right after that you reward her good behavior by sharing this with everyone on the Internet.
  • You know you want to.
  • http://www.upworthy.com/elizabeth-warren-asks-the-most-obvious-question-ever-and-stumps-a-bunch-of-bank

Brain Dead. Explain to me, in lay terms

As far as I know, the medical profession has reached this consensus: “When diagnosed as brain dead, you are dead and done with. Period”

And yet, many “patients” are diagnosed as brain dead, and forced to “live” under therapeutic interventions

What it means to be brain dead in lay terms?

I will not search googles for what being brain dead means. I’ll try to surmise from my accummulated readings what it means to be brain dead, and in return I am asking the readers to correct my ignorance.

What I suspect is that a brain dead casualty is someone that medical instruments failed to detect” electrical activities” in the brain.

What that means?

Is our patient unable to even dream at all?

And so, what’s going on in this body where the heart is still pumping blood to places except the brain parts?

Is blood still reaching the automatic portions of the brain that keep the heart functional?

Are the lymbic brain portions for reflexes and basic survival activities still receiving blood?

I conjecture that the brain parts for seeing, hearing, feeling…all the external senses are dead?

I conjecture this patient cannot feel pain at all, even “unconsciously”?

Now, if many parts of the brain are not receiving blood, and consequently, are not irrigated with sugar to function, then these cells must be decaying? (Brain lives on sugar)

Which means that worms are already eating and reproducing in these locations?

Does that means some kind of pheromone chemicals are injected in the skull to keep worms at bay?

Part 8. Ten Myths on Israel: Not how a “Democratic State” behave (by Ian Pappe)

No, Israel Is Not a Democracy

Crushing Palestinian Resistance Is Not Democratic

Destroying Palestinians’ Houses Is Not Democratic

Imprisoning Palestinians Without Trial Is Not Democratic

By lan Pappe

From Ten Myths About Israel, out now from Verso Books.

June 12, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –  Israel is not the only democracy in the Middle East. In fact, it’s not a democracy at all.

In the eyes of many Israelis and their supporters worldwide — even those who might criticize some of its policies — Israel is, at the end of the day, a benign democratic state, seeking peace with its neighbors, and guaranteeing equality to all its citizens.

Those who do criticize Israel assume that, if anything went wrong in this democracy, then it was due to the 1967 war.

Crushing Palestinian Resistance Is Not Democratic

Under the “enlightened occupation,” settlers have been allowed to form vigilante gangs to harass people and destroy their property. These gangs have changed their approach over the years.

During the 1980s, they used actual terror — from wounding Palestinian leaders (one of them lost his legs in such an attack), to contemplating blowing up the mosques on Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem.

In this century, they have engaged in the daily harassment of Palestinians: uprooting their trees, destroying their yields, and shooting randomly at their homes and vehicles.

Since 2000, there have been at least 100 such attacks reported per month in some areas such as Hebron, where the five hundred settlers, with the silent collaboration of the Israeli army, harassed the locals living nearby in an even more brutal way.

From the very beginning of the occupation then, the Palestinians were given two options: accept the reality of permanent incarceration in a mega-prison for a very long time, or risk the might of the strongest army in the Middle East.

When the Palestinians did resist — as they did in 1987, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2014, and 2016  (Intifada, civil disobedience)— they were targeted as soldiers and units of a conventional army. Thus, villages and towns were bombed as if they were military bases and the unarmed civilian population was shot at as if it was an army on the battlefield.

Today we know too much about life under occupation, before and after Oslo, to take seriously the claim that nonresistance will ensure less oppression.

The arrests without trial (administrative detention inherited from Britain laws during the mandated period) , as experienced by so many over the years (every night, a dozen Palestinian youths are detained for months) ; the demolition of thousands of houses; the killing and wounding of the innocent; the drainage of water wells — these are all testimony to one of the harshest contemporary regimes of our times.

Amnesty International annually documents in a very comprehensive way the nature of the occupation.

The following is from their 2015 report:

In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Israeli forces committed unlawful killings of Palestinian civilians, including children, and detained thousands of Palestinians who protested against or otherwise opposed Israel’s continuing military occupation, holding hundreds in administrative detention. Torture and other ill-treatment remained rife and were committed with impunity.

The authorities continued to promote illegal settlements in the West Bank, and severely restricted Palestinians’ freedom of movement, further tightening restrictions amid an escalation of violence from October, which included attacks on Israeli civilians by Palestinians and apparent extrajudicial executions by Israeli forces. Israeli settlers in the West Bank attacked Palestinians and their property with virtual impunity.

The Gaza Strip remained under an Israeli military blockade that imposed collective punishment on its inhabitants.

The authorities continued to demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank and inside Israel, particularly in Bedouin villages in the Negev/Naqab region, forcibly evicting their residents. (Two of these cases are currently under way)

Let’s take this in stages.

Firstly, assassinations — what Amnesty’s report calls “unlawful killings”: about 15,000 Palestinians have been killed “unlawfully” by Israel since 1967. Among them were 2,000 two children.

 

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