Land of Hope and Dreams by Amnon Gutman and Kim Frumin Land of hope and dreams In June 2002, the government of Israel decided to erect a physical barrier to separate Israel and the West Bank in an attempt to minimize the entry of Palestinian terrorists into the country. This has partially solved today's terrorist infiltration problem but has caused grief and pain to innocent Palestinians in every area in which it was constructed, along the 1967 Green Line. Since 2009, I have been documenting the movement and livelihood of Palestinian people, on their way into Israel, via gaps and loopholes in the separation barrier, in the southern region of Mt.
Pres. Obama Signs Law to Help Women-Owned Businesses According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, President Barack Obama has signed a new law that will make it easier for women-owned businesses to do business. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will help “women-owned small businesses to earn their fair share of the federal marketplace and gain economic opportunities.” The news comes on the heels of Maria Contreras-Sweet’s testimony in July about the current state of women-owned businesses.
Independent Media Center - 19 May 2012 A BUILDING IS NOT ENOUGH: Occupying a Skyscraper for Art Hundreds of people are blocking a street in Milano protesting for the eviction of a skyscraper of 32 floors they were occupying. Torre Galfa, near Stazione Centrale, has been taken the 5 of May by Macao , a group of artists, video makers, journalists, immaterial workers to make a new arts center, to strengthen relationships between art and society and protest against abandoned buildings. The tower, quite new, was abandoned since 1996 in a town were many new skyscrapers are built for the Expo 2015 and nobody knows if they will ever be used.
Monkey Herds Goats; Farmer Approves July 28, 2009—On a farm in India, Mani the monkey uses her own mysterious methods to tend dozens of goats without any supervision or training, according to the Associated Press. Video. © 2009 National Geographic (AP) Edward Said documentary revisits Oslo period I came across this great documentary called “In Search of Palestine” from a friend that was aired on the BBC in 1998. It is about the return of Edward Said to Palestine for the first time since his exile in 1948. For anyone interested in revisiting the pre-Second Intifada Oslo period, it is a spectacular look at the situation on the ground with the preeminent Palestinian scholar of his time. It also includes interviews with a number of interesting personalities including Israel Shahak, Azmi Bishara, Mahmoud Darwish, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, Daniel Barenboim, and others. For those who don’t know Edward Said, who passed away in 2003, he was a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of several renowned and influential books, including Orientalism.
18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world. To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet. From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a sundial, these are the libraries that all book lovers should visit in their lifetime. 1. The Admont Library in Admont, Austria World Press Review - World Newspapers and Magazines One of the web’s largest and most comprehensive directories of World Newspapers and Magazines, sorted by Country, region, and political affiliation. Africa Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Korea, South, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe Americas
Book review: ‘In Your Eyes a Sandstorm’ Bedouin citizens of Israel from al-Arakib (Photo: Mya Guarnieri) The Palestinian Authority’s United Nations bid for statehood is, in a word, divisive. It has set America and Israel adrift from the international community—confirming, yet again, the United States’ deep bias towards Israel. The request is also controversial within Palestinian circles. Even if the bid is successful, will it create meaningful change on the ground? Can it end the occupation? klou Nancy Bennett is a virtual-reality marketing veteran. (Yes, such people actually exist and are about to become hot commodities among talent recruiters.) In the mid-2000s, Bennett had her avatar boots on the Internet-code-built ground of Second Life, constructing cyber experiences for her employer at the time, MTV Networks.
Congressional Record Daily Digest Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S3301–S3344 Co-op boycotts exports from Israel's West Bank settlements The Co-operative Group stresses that its move is not an Israeli boycott and that it will use other suppliers in the country that do not source from illegal settlements. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Observer The Co-operative Group has become the first major European supermarket group to end trade with companies that export produce from illegal Israeli settlements. The UK’s fifth biggest food retailer and its largest mutual business, the Co-op took the step as an extension of its existing policy which had been not to source produce from illegal settlements that have been built on Palestinian territories in the West bank. Now the retail and insurance giant has taken it one step further by “no longer engaging with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from the Israeli settlements”.