I received an e-mail from an activist group in Israel + Palestine, called "Act Left."
Anyways, I recieved a link about the election results for the city of Haifa, and was really eager to read it.
The only problem is that my knowledge of Hebrew is very limited, and can not understand at that level.
So if someone would be willing to either:
a) Translate it
Above the clouds there is always Light. As in everyday life, the darkness is obliterated by the essence of Light. The only catch being that you must allow for the brilliance to shine through.
Do not be held captive by the doom of gloom or the actions that cannot be controlled. The essence of life is exactly that - an essence. If you do not put the potpourri in the vessel then how will you be able to benefit from it's sweet aroma?
Grab your life by the testicles and give it… Continue
Added by Dann Verner on November 13, 2008 at 8:07pm —
Every once in a while we hear of an “honor killing” carried out by a family member against one of their own. A recent article about an Iranian father who stoned his daughter to death, for bringing “dishonor” to him and to his family, is a case in point. The girl may, or may not, have consorted with a man without the father’s approval, but he took it upon himself to restore his “honor” in the cruelest way possible, by taking the life of his own flesh and blood.
Few words about my blog...
I would like to share with you some opinion about Jerusalem and mainly about its meeting places among different communities. I invited you to tell me its story, but not the one you can find in books. I need new authors and maybe among you I will find them! Then moving away, from Jerusalem to the net, trying to join together on ground experience and virtual experience...like travelers...
Among the most intriguing movies selected for Cannes 2008 official competition, there's the animated documantary by Ari Folman, Waltz with Bashir. The director explores through memories and surreal images, the Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early… Continue
Added by davinca on November 11, 2008 at 10:00am —
I just watched the film this weekend for the first time, "Encounterpoint," which was a documentary about Israeli and Palestinian peace activists that have come together and have worked tiredlessley for peace and justice.
One of the activists in the film, Ruti, was the founder of this magazine for Israeli and Palestinian children. She created it during the midst of the first intifada, and was inspired by a similar magazine that existed in apartheid South Africa.
I found this really cool Israeli workers website, which talks about the status of foreigners, minorities and Palestinians working in Israel.
It sounds really cool, and I am hoping to post a lot of articles about them:
I received an e-mail about how this young, 18 year old girl refused to serve in the IDF (all healthy, abel bodied Israelies must join the army). Her name is Sahar Vardi, and after reading her letter for refusal, she reminded me very much of myself when I was 18 years old. It is sad to see such as sweet, innocent girl end up in jail.
I am thinking of writting of writting a letter to her.
I just wanted to let everyone here know that I started a new group here on mepeace called, "J-Sreet."
Here is the link to my group:
So you maybe wondering, "What is J-Street?!"
J-Street is the new pro-Israel lobby voice. Our group was created as a result for many Jewish + non Jewish supporters dissapointment in the US not helping both Israel and Palestine create a long lasting peace process, with safety and security for both… Continue
One of the original aspects of the noosphere concept deals with evolution. Henri Bergson (1907) was one of the first to propose that evolution is 'creative' and cannot necessarily be explained solely by Darwinian natural selection. L'évolution créatrice is upheld, according to Bergson, by a constant vital force that animates life and fundamentally connects mind and body, an idea opposing the dualism of René Descartes. In 1923, C. Lloyd Morgan took this work… Continue
I must apologize, for I have forgotten to spread the word of "FORGIVENESS" on many an occasion. I so often speak and relay the message of peace, love and unity, but, in reality to have the blessings of their Trinity one must first be capable of and have the overstanding of "FORGIVENESS". For that is the key to achieving the Trinity.
As in all that we learn or teach in our lives it often takes a nudge from a colleague or… Continue
Added by Dann Verner on November 7, 2008 at 6:40pm —
Raining at my poor area which's called Al-shati refugges camp in Gaza
Something about Al-shati refugees camp :
Beach camp lies beside the sea in the northern part of Gaza City. It is known locally as "Shati" camp. The camp was established on 747 dunums (less than one square kilometer) after the 1948 conflict for some 23,000 refugees from Lydda, Jaffa, Beersheva and the southern coastal plain of Palestine.
The refugees first lived in tents and were… Continue
When will it stop , the hate , did this girl die for nothing her blood spilled in the sand , Wafa i agree with you ive taken a long hard look at what people have said enough is enough if children continue to die everyday then why do people want to hide pictures come on both sides this is reality this is a mothers daughter , these are my tears i shed , look long and hard this was a young girl what did she do , did she know hate , your true Wafa people… Continue
Barack Obama is the president-elect; a momentous event in the annals of American history, and an inspiration to people all around the world. President-elect Obama campaigned on a vision of hope, and in many ways, his life’s story inspires a sense of hope: born into relative poverty, raised by a single mother, abandoned by his father, turning away from the reckless abandon of his youth toward the pursuit of the finest education, turning away from the pursuit of profit toward helping his own… Continue
FOR HEADACHE - EAT FISH!
Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches. So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.
FOR HAY FEVER - EAT YOGURT!
Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.
TO PREVENT STROKE DRINK TEA!
Prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (Actually, tea suppresses my appetite and keeps the pounds from… Continue
Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Strawberry: Protective fruit.… Continue
Today, I am excited because I know I am a part of history. In America, today we were able to exercise our God given right-- that of voting. If Obama wins he will be noted as America’s first African-American President and I shall be most happy! If McCain wins, I will congratulate the spirit of his come back, as this type of spirit is rooted in the souls of Americans but I shall also be sad for America and Americans. These past eight years have been, if I may paraphrase from Charles Dickens, “the… Continue
Added by Emm Dee B. on November 4, 2008 at 10:51pm —