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SAP HSM Contract role in Israel & REMOTE!

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SAP HSM Contract role in Israel & REMOTE! - Business (General): Other SAP HSM Contract role in Israel & REMOTE! - Business (General): Other

Our client in Ashdod, Israel is looking for a SAP HSM (Hazardous Substance Management) Consultant to assist with an ongoing implementation project.

Job Description:

  1. SAP-HSM (Hazardous Substance Mgmt) consultant.
  2. At least 2 full cycle implementations of SAP-HSM
  3. Experience of at least 1 implementation in a Chemical company

Start: ASAP
Duration: 6 months + extensions
Location: Ashdod, Israel
Language: English

If you are interested, please send your latest CV and we will call you to discuss further.

I look forward to your response

    Company: Linksap Europe Ltd
    Job type: Other

          

Healthcare: Nursing Assistant (NA) Nursing Float Pool (Nights) - Newark, New Jersey

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Nursing Assistant (NA) Nursing Float Pool (Nights) Req #: 0000045178 Category: Nurses Aide Status: Full-Time Shift: Night Location: Nursing Float Pool, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027 This position requires applicants to complete an online questionnaire in order to be considered for this position. You will be receiving an email from no-reply@arena.io within 1 hour of submitting your application that contains a link to the questionnaire. Please look for the email, click on the link, and follow the instructions. Please note, if you have already completed the questionnaire within the past six months for another job to which you have applied, you will not receive the e-mail. You only need to complete the questionnaire once within a six month period. The Nursing Assistant II is a caregiver who assists patients with activities of daily living and provides nursing care to non-acutely ill patients. Also assists in maintaining patient care areas and equipment clean and organized. At least one year experience as Nursing Assistant preferred. Successful completion of all orientation programs. Maintains required BLS Heart Saver/Health Care Provider course completion status. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer Company Description: Barnabas Health is New Jersey---s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. Throughout Barnabas Health, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and health professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.Barnabas Health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading health care systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety. Barnabas Health---s network includes seven acute care hospitals, two children---s hospitals, a behavioral health center, including a statewide behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, specialized women---s health services, and comprehensive home care and hospice services. Our 5,200 doctors and 21,000 employees deliver top quality care to 1.5 million outpatients, 220,000 inpatients, and 540,000 Emergency Department patients, and deliver 20,000 babies each year.We want our patients and their families to know that they can expect the highest level of care, delivered cost-effectively, wherever they see the name Barnabas Health. Each Barnabas employee contributes to a culture of responsibility, improvement, and quality at every one of our facilities, every day. ()
          

Hospitality & Tourism: Housekeeping Worker Part-Time Days - Newark, New Jersey

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HOUSEKEEPING WORKER PART-TIME DAYS Req #: 0000046966 Category: Housekeeping Status: Part-Time Shift: Day Location: Environmental Services, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027 This position requires applicants to complete an online questionnaire in order to be considered for this position. You will be receiving an email from no-reply@arena.io within 1 hour of submitting your application that contains a link to the questionnaire. Please look for the email, click on the link, and follow the instructions. Please note, if you have already completed the questionnaire within the past six months for another job to which you have applied, you will not receive the e-mail. You only need to complete the questionnaire once within a six month period. Cleans and supplies patient rooms, nursing stations, ancillary areas, and other areas assigned in accordance with standard procedures of the Environmental Services Department and in accordance with the Medical Center objectives. Hospital housekeeping preferred. Successful completion of general and department specific orientation. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ()
          

Other: Pharmacist Registered (Per Diem) - Newark, New Jersey

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Pharmacist Registered (Per Diem) Req #: 1815 Category: Pharmacy Status: Per Diem Shift: Day Location: Pharmacy, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027 The Pharmacist is responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care to all patient age groups (including geriatric, adult, adolescent, pediatric and neonatal patients). He / she is responsible for the preparation, dispensing and monitoring of both the prescribing and effectiveness of all medications and IV admixtures. The Pharmacist will assume the supervisory role in the absence of the Director of Pharmacy, Assistant Director or Pharmacy Supervisor to ensures that all medication orders are complete, appropriate and within legal parameters. The Pharmacist must exercise considerable independent decision making. The Pharmacist shall comply with all department and hospital policies and procedures.. Registration in New Jersey as a Pharmacist; current New Jersey licensure required. Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred with good interpersonal relationship skills. Familiarity with all phases of Hospital Pharmacy. Working knowledge of health care matters. Understanding of role of Pharmacy Department within the Hospital, its interrelationships with other departments and functions. Successful completion of all orientations Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer Company Description: Barnabas Health is New Jersey---s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. Throughout Barnabas Health, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and health professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.Barnabas Health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading health care systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety. Barnabas Health---s network includes seven acute care hospitals, two children---s hospitals, a behavioral health center, including a statewide behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, specialized women---s health services, and comprehensive home care and hospice services. Our 5,200 doctors and 21,000 employees deliver top quality care to 1.5 million outpatients, 220,000 inpatients, and 540,000 Emergency Department patients, and deliver 20,000 babies each year.We want our patients and their families to know that they can expect the highest level of care, delivered cost-effectively, wherever they see the name Barnabas Health. Each Barnabas employee contributes to a culture of responsibility, improvement, and quality at every one of our facilities, every day. ()
          

Healthcare: Registered Nurse (RN) Pediatric Float Pool Full-time Nights - Newark, New Jersey

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Registered Nurse (RN) Pediatric Float Pool Full-time Nights Req #: I34606 Category: Pediatric Nursing Status: Full-Time Shift: Night Location: Nursing Float Pool, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027 This position requires applicants to complete an online questionnaire in order to be considered for this position. You will be receiving an email from no-reply@arena.io within 1 hour of submitting your application that contains a link to the questionnaire. Please look for the email, click on the link, and follow the instructions. Please note, if you have already completed the questionnaire within the past six months for another job to which you have applied, you will not receive the e-mail. You only need to complete the questionnaire once within a six month period. The role of the Professional Registered Nurse is to provide quality nursing care in collaboration with the medical staff and within the guidelines of the New Jersey State Nurse Practice Act. It is the responsibility of the Professional Nurse to implement the Hospital's mission and goals through established policies, procedures, and performance improvement activities. Implementation of these goals occurs through organization and administration of individualized age-specific professional nursing care to patients within an assigned unit of the hospital. The understanding of the principles of growth and development will be incorporated to assess each patient's age-specific needs and determine age-specific treatment modalities. Current NJ RN license, current BLS Heart Saver/Health Care Provider/PALS/NRP. Must have 1 year minimum NICU or PICU Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer Company Description: Barnabas Health is New Jersey---s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. Throughout Barnabas Health, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and health professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.Barnabas Health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading health care systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety. Barnabas Health---s network includes seven acute care hospitals, two children---s hospitals, a behavioral health center, including a statewide behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, specialized women---s health services, and comprehensive home care and hospice services. Our 5,200 doctors and 21,000 employees deliver top quality care to 1.5 million outpatients, 220,000 inpatients, and 540,000 Emergency Department patients, and deliver 20,000 babies each year.We want our patients and their families to know that they can expect the highest level of care, delivered cost-effectively, wherever they see the name Barnabas Health. Each Barnabas employee contributes to a culture of responsibility, improvement, and quality at every one of our facilities, every day. ()
          

Let’s Make Christmas A Fair One

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This time last year, I was in Israel and I visited the cave where historians believe baby Jesus was born. There were cheap trinkets, silly souvenirs and paper posters of our Savior being sold near the holy site. It had become a place for some to make a buck. It reminded me a little of […]

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UNPACKED – What makes Jewish food Jewish?

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UNPACKED – What makes Jewish food Jewish? Talking about Jewish food is both mouth-wateringly delicious and just a little complicated. The reason? The definition of a “Jewish” food differs on where you come from. While Ashkenzim (Jews from Eastern Europe) might get all verklempt (overcome) at the sight of a plate of gefilte fish and […]
          

Assaf Erez – My Israel, the little Fragments that make the whole

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct 27-Nov.3, 2019

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct 27-Nov.3, 2019 The Highlights include: Israeli-invented leukemia treatment is being modified to treat other cancers. Female students far outnumber male students at Israeli universities. Israel is the place for wildlife on land, in the sea and in the air. From Northern to Southern Israel, innovation is producing superb […]
          

Usa Thread

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American Jews have been moving more and more into hardcore right wing politics. Alan Dershowitz has been on Fox News pretty much trying to apply for a job in the Trump administration. Stephen Miller, Trump's immigration adviser is the grandson of a death camp survivor and is the one who advocated putting kids in cages. The term Neo-Cons are made up in part of Jews (Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams, Richard Perle, Charles Krauthammer, etc.). And Jewish conservatives are growing. Unlike pre 60s, Jews are now seen for the most part as 'White Americans', so many have taken on the politics as a result. Many groujps have made that change. The Irish were called 'The Irish Race' for most of the 1800s and were not seen as 'white' as we know it but are now. Same with Sicilians. But now have been 'mainstreamed'. Anyway, the south, the last real stronghold of anti-semitic mindset has been changing since the fundamentalists there have been the biggest supporter of Israel. Primarily to fulfill the prophecies of the book of Revelation (which doesn't end well for Jews ironically).
          

Notificación sobre el establecimiento de SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd, que ofrece servicios financieros en el teclado del smartphone

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TEL AVIV, Israel, 5 de noviembre de 2019 /PRNewswire/ —  SBI Holdings, Inc., una importante institución financiera de Japón, ha anunciado  el establecimiento de un nuevo Joint Venture junto con PayKey de Israel, SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd,


          

NIS 90 Million Allocated to Provide Additional Advanced Equipment to the Israel Navy

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NIS 90 Million Allocated to Provide Additional Advanced Equipment to the Israel Navy

The Ministry of Defense & Israel Shipyards signed a contract valued at NIS 90 million, to build a floating service center for the Israel Navy.

The new vessel will permit lifting ships out of the water for the purpose of installing combat systems and/or for ongoing maintenance.

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Hamas Head: “We’ll Bomb Tel Aviv For 6 Mths., Benny Gantz Will Regret The Day He Was Born”

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Hamas Head: “We’ll Bomb Tel Aviv For 6 Mths., Benny Gantz Will Regret The Day He Was Born”

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Monday threatened to relentlessly attack Tel Aviv, turning Israeli cities into “ghost towns” if Israel dares to attack Gaza.

Sinwar continued his threat by warning that “Hamas has enough missiles to launch rockets into Tel Aviv and cause red alert alarms for six months straight.”

Sinwar’s remarks were prompted by Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz’s statements following a barrage of at least 10 rockets from the Gaza Strip on Israel’s south on Friday night, in which a home in Sderot suffered a direct hit.

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Senior IDF Commander Warns of Seriousness of Iran’s Ability to Attack Israel

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Senior IDF Commander Warns of Seriousness of Iran’s Ability to Attack Israel

Major-General Aharon Chaliva, head of the IDF Operational Directorate, has issued an ominous warning regarding Iran’s ability to launch a most serious attack against Israel.

According to the recording aired on KAN11 News, Chaliva was speaking a treasury budgetary meeting during which he explained the threats facing Israel in the coming year.

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New Poll Shows Netanyahu With Slight Lead If “Direct Elections” For Prime Minister Were Held

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New Poll Shows Netanyahu With Slight Lead If “Direct Elections” For Prime Minister Were Held

Over the past day, a new initiative has gained a lot of attention in the media, one that might solve the deadlock aimed at sending Israel to a third national election.

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STRIKE: No Garbage Collection & Kindergartens Will Close in Israel on Thursday

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STRIKE: No Garbage Collection & Kindergartens Will Close in Israel on Thursday

Local government in Israel is expected to strike on Thursday, November 7, 2019, due to the deadlocked efforts to establish a coalition government, which has led to delays in budgets on the local level.

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Report: Advanced Israeli Missile Falls into Russian Hands

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Report: Advanced Israeli Missile Falls into Russian Hands

News outlets in the Far East were reporting Wednesday morning that a missile from the Israeli David’s Sling interceptor system was discovered in Syria and transferred to the Russian military.

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Prosecution to “Go Light” on Suspected Murderer of Miriam Peretz A”H

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Prosecution to “Go Light” on Suspected Murderer of Miriam Peretz A”H

It appears the Jerusalem District Prosecutor’s Office appears to be heading to reducing the severity of the criminal indictment to be filed against Beit Safafa resident Majid Ilan, in whose home the lifeless body of Miriam Peretz A”H was recently found.

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VIDEOS: Person Who Posted To Facebook Inciting To Kill Netanyahu Arrested

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VIDEOS: Person Who Posted To Facebook Inciting To Kill Netanyahu Arrested

Police on Tuesday morning arrested Tzvika Sabag, who posted an inciteful post to Facebook against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, his wife Mrs. Sara Netanyahu and sons, inciting to kill them.

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People will say 'just about anything' to make them look better to an attractive stranger

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Researchers from New York and Israel conducted an experiment with 634 heterosexual students who engaged in debates after either being primed with sexual or neutral stimuli.
          

Labadi, Meri arrive in Kingdom after release from Israeli detention

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Labadi, Meri arrive in Kingdom after release from Israeli detention
          

Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly to Star in Thriller ‘Till Death’

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SNL alumnus Jason Sudeikis and MCU heroine Evangeline Lilly have reportedly been cast in Aharon Keshales’ upcoming action thriller Till Death. Keshales was the co-director of the 2013 Israeli film Big Bad Wolves, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival dubbed “the best film of 2013” by Quentin Tarantino. Till Death follows Jimmy, a convicted felon granted early parole after serving twelve years in prison for armed robbery. Jimmy reconnects with the love of his life, Annie, who has terminal cancer, and plans to use his newfound freedom to make sure her remaining days are the best she’…
          

Greeks who saved Jews from Hitler are honored in Israel

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Thousands of Holocaust survivors were able to escape the genocide due to the efforts of the “Righteous Among the Nations”, so honored by Israel for risking their lives to protect and hide Jews in Europe during World War II. 355 non-Jewish Greeks have been recognized as saviors. Among them is  92 year old Melpomeni Dina, […]
          

World News (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): UK’s National Health Service To Deny Treatment To “Racists” And “Sexists” – Watch: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames ‘Bad Citizen’ For Jaywalking – “The Greatest Fool”: China May Invest Up To $10 Billion In Aramco IPO – US Constructing Two New Bases In Syria’s Oil-Rich Region – Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions – US ‘pullout’ from Syria looking more like permanent occupation with 800 troops reporte

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AND NOW… UK's National Health Service To Deny Treatment To "Racists" And "Sexists" https://t.co/VzWyvJgRLV — zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 6, 2019 A National Health Service trust in the UK has announced that it will deny treatment to patients it deems are ‘racists’ or ‘sexists’. First it was social media, then it was bank accounts & mortgages. ... Read more
          

12/13/2019 - ISRAELI TACTICAL TRAINING: PREVENTION, RESPONSE, RECOVERY

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IMI Florida Academy (US affiliate of Israel’s IMI Academy for Advanced Security & Anti-Terror Training) is offering US Citizens a seminar that will change your mind set as to how to stop a threat.

You will be trained by Haim Geri, Senior Instructor at Israel’s IMI Academy, in tactical methods developed and tested in Israel to counter active threats. Haim has over 40 years of experience in training security professionals in Israel.

This seminar includes classroom training – background lecture, development of skills in Israeli defensive krav maga, and Israeli shooting method dry practice - plus a full day of outdoor live fire tactical drills.

IMI Florida Academy Certificates will be awarded to students who successfully complete training.


Registration for this 3-day event is $595 and will be held at the Brasstown Community Center (Friday & Saturday) and the nearby Illinowick private range (Sunday). Classes run 9 am to 5 pm daily and include morning snacks, lunch, and drinking water. You may bring additional items for yourself.

Class is limited to 16 students, and only a few places remain, so sign up now to claim your spot. You need to register no later than November 30, 2019!!!
 
To learn more and register, CLICK HERE or go to: imiFLORIDAacademy.com.  Direct any questions to George Gaines (george@imiFLORIDAacademy.com) or call him at 404.918.7098.  George lives in Murphy year-round.
          

11/22/2019 - ISRAELI DEFENSIVE TRAINING FOR WOMEN

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Who says that you can’t learn to shoot safely and seriously while having fun at the same time?  This unique two-day course is designed specifically for women who are beginning shooters and want to develop skills of personal self-defense and protection of others. And, have fun doing this!

The course will be led by Haim Geri, Senior Instructor from Israel's IMI Academy for Advanced Security & Anti-Terror Training.  Haim has over 40 years experience in training security professionals in Israel.

This course provides students with an understanding of the philosophy behind security in Israel, which is important because it provides the “why” of what is being taught. 

Students will learn basic krav maga, the Israeli method of self-defense using your hands, arms, elbows, knees, and feet. 

The shooting portion of the seminar will stress basic handgun safety and handling.  Students will learn correct grip and shooting position along with loading and chambering.  Practice shooting will begin with “dry” practice, meaning no ammunition in the firearm, and advance to “live” practice with ammunition.

Location:  Brasstown Community Center and private shooting range

Dates & Time:  November 22 & 23, 2019 (Friday/Saturday), 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Price: $395

Call for more details and questions:  George Gaines, event organizer, 404.918.7098, or go directly to: https://imi-flac.com/collections/imi-flac-mobile/products/israeli-defensive-training-for-women
          

Kommentar zu Araber empört, dass Britannien es ablehnt sich für die Balfour-Erklärung zu entschuldigen von Hein Tiede

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Die "Westbank" war von 1948 bis 1967 von Jordanien besetzt, gar annektiert worden. Dann führte Jordanien mit Syrien, Libanon, Ägypten und dem Irak Krieg gegen Israel. Die arabischen Armeen verloren. Vielleicht verzichtete Israel dank der fehlenden Unterstützung des Westens auf die Annektion von Judäa und Samaria. Gerechtfertigt wäre sie gewesen. Moshe Dayan hatte mir Religion nicht viel am Hut und überließ die Verwaltung des Tempelbergs den Jordaniern. Mit welchem Dank? Ein Auszug aus "Diebe in der Nacht", Arthur Koestler, S. 235, die Szene im Jahre 1939: Kamel Effendi: "Und euer Lord Balfour." .... "was haben Sie gegen den alten Balfour?" fragte Matthews. "Er verschenkte unser Haus", sagte Kamel Effendi, der gerne dieselben Bilder verwendete. "Auch das ist Quatsch", sagte Matthew. Da ist nie ein Haus gestanden. Da waren eine Wüste und ein stinkender Morast und syphilitische Fellachen. Ihr wart die Parias des Morgenlandes, und heute seid ihr das reichste arabische Land. Eure Bevölkerung war jahrhundertelang im Abnehmen, weil die Hälfte eurer Säuglinge in der Wiege im Schmutz erstickte, und seit die Juden kamen, hat sie sich verdoppelt. Sie haben euch keines Zolls eures Landes beraubt, aber sie haben euch eure Malaria genommen und euer Trachom und euer Kindbettfieber und eure Armut.."
          

Kommentar zu Das „Amselfeld“: Der 630 Jahre alte Grund dafür, dass Osteuropäer den Islam nicht mögen. von Bernd L. Mueller

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Victor Orban ist ein Patriot für seine ihm anvertrauten Bürger/innen. Souveränität ist ein Gebot, Notwendigkeit Leben in Freiheit, Selbstbestimmung, Meinungsfreiheit für eine Nation mit Zukunft. Israel hat es vorgemacht, keine Versklavung mehr durch andere Länder, kein mehr "auf die Schlachtbank führen" wie es Nazis mit den Juden gemacht haben. Keine Unterwerfung. Wehrhaft sein ohne den ersten Stein zu werfen, das ist es was auch wir Bürger/innen als Demorkaten in Deutschland wollen. Deshalb sind wir keine Rassisten denn wir helfen anderen Menschen in anderen Ländern im Rahmen unserer Möglichkeiten wo immer es notwendig ist. Liest man die Geschichte von der Eroberung weiter Teile Europas durch Muslime bekommt man das Grauen, gleichwohl es in den Köpfen vieler Politiker noch nicht angekommen ist. Schickt diese Verwirrten auf Urlaub zum Studium der tatsächlichen Verhältnisse nach Israel und dann wird alles gut.
          

Kommentar zu Schaschlik von Schmetterling

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Hallo, die junge Union will Jerusalem als Hauptstadt Israels anerkennen? Und ihre Altpartei will das mal wieder nicht? Müssen die Jungen schon wieder auslöffeln, was die Alten ihnen eingebrockt haben? Das ist nicht die richtige Reihenfolge. Und noch etwas: Bei Gott zählt auch der Einzelne. Wir sind garnicht auf Mehrheiten angewiesen, wenn wir unserem Herzen die Freiheit gewähren, der Stimme des Gewissens zu folgen. Die große Gnade die nicht lügen kann, ist der Preis, der auf Deutschland wartet, wenn es den Mut zur Demut aufbringt. Und diese Demut gebietet uns, dass wir aus dem Land der Reformation endlich öffentlich die Tatsache bekennen, dass wir das Land der ReformaZION sein müssen um Israel den Vortritt in der Erbfolge Gottes zu lassen. Denn Israel ist nun mal der Erstgeborene Gottes. Warum geht uns das so schwer über die Lippen? Schluß mit dem Neid, und Schluss mit der Feigheit vor Gott und vor Menschen. Die Wahrheit muss ans Licht gebracht werden, denn nur die Wahrheit macht uns frei. Wir geben unseren perversen Stolz ab an dem Kreuz, an welchem der Retter Israels den Tod für immer besiegte und lassen uns leiten von der Liebe zu IHM und zu seinem Volk. Die Liebe muss siegen, denn sie hat die Kraft, dem Tod furchtlos ins Angesicht zu schauen. Der Tod ist am Kreuz getötet worden. Das ist das Erbe welches wir unserer Jugend nicht versagen dürfen, denn sie ist sonst dazu verdammt, aus eigener Kraft bestehen zu müssen um diese Welt vor dem Wahnsinn zu retten, woran sie in Hoffnungslosigkeit verfallen muss, wenn wir ihr nicht die Wahrheit sagen. Ein Wort an die Jugend: Vergebt uns die grenzenlose Heuchelei, mit welcher wir euch hinters Licht geführt haben! Wir haben nur eine Aufgabe auf Erden zu erfüllen: Euch die Wahrheit zu sagen: Wir müssen vor Gott unsere Schuld nicht nur bekennen. Nein, wir müssen auch den Beweis erbringen dass wir vertrauenswürdig sind. Das jüdische Volk hat nämlich eine berechtigte Frage an uns: Gib mir einen Grund dafür, dass ich dir vertrauen sollte! Diese Antwort ist garnicht so schwierig. Sie muß lauten: Israel, ich stelle mich ohne Federlesens zu machen an deine Seite. Dein Überleben ist für diesen Globus überlebenswichtig. Erlaube uns, dir ein treuer Freund zu sein. Wir wollen nicht für den Islam zum nützlichen Idioten gemacht werden, nur weil er uns zu lieben vorgibt, wenn wir um des Mammon willen das Volk Israel erneut verraten, und zwar an dessen Erzfeind, den Islam. Jesus hat es nicht versäumt, auch den Muslimen das Leben anzubieten. Und sie nehmen das in Scharen an, obgleich sie dafür verfolgt werden. Auf diese Art Weise werden Isaac und Ishmael durch Jesu Blut endlich friedensbereite Brüder. Lasst uns das nun endlich begreifen. Der Feind in uns ist unser schlimmster Feind. Wir werden ihn besiegen müssen um als Nation wieder eine Identität zu haben. Gebt daher Gott allein die Ehre. Lasst uns nicht allein mit Worten lieben, sondern lasst ihr Taten folgen.
          

Opinión | Entre alarmas, memoria, música y emotivos galardones

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La organización israelí Tag Meir, fundada y dirigida por el Dr. Gadi Gvariahu, recibió el Galardón Monte Sion.
          

Russia ‘given Israel’s top interceptor missile’

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Missile technology could be used to defeat Raytheon’s state-of-the-art defense systems


          

Convert your pressure washer into a professional drain cleaner

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Convert your pressure washer into a professional drain cleaner with this drain cleaner conversion kit. Parents' 10 most useful baby products. Our global experience helps us provide innovative boiler solutions anywhere in the world with our star delivery options, you have the convenience and assurance that your equipment will be delivered by any practical means possible. A new israeli.
          

Welcome to Israel: Palestinians’ Ordeal at the Erez Crossing

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Without warning, Reham wakes up to the sound of her mobile ringtone at 3 am: after 60 days, the Israeli occupation authorities have approved her permit, she should proceed to the crossing in order to obtain her permit and travel."

Reham immediately jumped off her bed, proceeding to prepare her suitcase, announcing she was travelling with not time for the usual goodbyes – there is no time for that. After a last goodbye glance at her beloved mother, leaving behind her beautiful memories, she stopped a taxi and proceeded to the Beit Hanoun border crossing – known as Erez – in the north of Gaza.

29-year old Reham Saleh is a Palestinian girl who qualified for an academic scholarship to study media production and political science in Romania, determined to fulfil her dream of getting a Masters’ degree, despite the nightmare that Palestinians experience at Israeli-controlled border crossings.

"Boots, Laptops and Cameras are forbidden"

"Israel Welcomes You" the billboard welcomed Reham at the crossing, after she had succeeded in obtaining her paperwork and travel permit from a checkpoint controlled by the Palestinian Authority. However, her passing through the "welcome" banner was hardly the pleasant experience implied; instead, it entailed the most difficult scenes she could imagine – enough to remind her of the reality of her helpless country, and serving as a warning of the obstacles that she will face. For a second, she took to her imagination and asked herself: "What if this banner was replaced with 'Palestine welcomes you' – would it not have spared us much suffering?"

She barely processed this thought when she was interrupted by the voice of an Israeli officer calling her name: it was inspection time. With his index finger, he pointed at her bag, which appeared to hold a list of what he considered to be problematic and forbidden items, despite Reham only carrying her basic necessities and some shoes – winter in Romania was bitterly cold – in addition to a camera and a laptop. The officer started throwing her belongings outside her bag, and forbade her from taking her laptop and camera– the most important items that she needed for her work and studies; not yet satisfied, he proceeded to tell Reham in Hebrew: "Your suitcase cannot cross to Israel… it has wheels."

According to Reham, "this moment was sufficient to return me to stage zero" – she was overcome with despair and broke down in tears: for what else could she do – there was no time left, and the bus had filled with passengers.

Palestinians Destiny

It seems that being an estranged foreigner is the destiny for Palestinians wherever they may be – a reality that Reham stressed as she told her story to Raseef22. "After the Israeli officer refused to let my suitcase pass with me, I threw it outside, and carried my belongings in a small makeshift bundle. I remember then what had happened to my grandparents in the 1948 Nakba, and began spontaneously crying, until one of my fellow travelers came to calm me down, telling me that I had the option of buying a plastic bag which was sold specifically for those who experienced my problem – while another fellow traveler – a foreigner – agreed to carry my laptop and camera with him, until we exited the inspection checkpoints."

Mission Impossible

For Reham, the notion of leaving Gaza was almost an impossible mission; she received a travel permit after she was refused four times by the Israeli occupation, under vacuous excuses of "security reasons". Reham says: “I was in a race with time as the start of the term was approaching, all my colleagues had already begun their studies while I remained behind; I couldn't travel through the southern Rafah border crossing as my number was in the thousands – that is, my turn to cross the Rafah crossing would arrive in perhaps more than a year; furthermore, I didn't have enough money to pay for the exit taxes– so I decided to gamble by travelling through Erez crossing, despite my foreknowledge of the obstacles I would face, but I refused to surrender. The occupation authorities forced me to sign a pledge that I would not return to Gaza except after six months, in exchange for allowing me to travel to study."

After four rejections, Reham finally got clearance to leave Gaza via the Erez Crossing to fly from Tel Aviv to Bucharest, where she got a college scholarship. Her dehumanization at the Erez crossing bears witness to Israel’s policy towards Palestinians.
Israeli authorities added new items to the list of prohibited goods for those with travel permits: suitcases with wheels, cleaning materials, computers, electronic devices, phone chargers, food, beauty products, and certain types of shoes.

Reham experienced two contradictory feelings during her journey; her first, abject misery at the border crossing, and the second, her trivializing of the mentality of the Israeli occupation, which prohibited her from taking her favorite boots – what danger did those boots pose to Israel's security?

The population in Gaza lives in total isolation, separated from the outside world by two border crossings: the first, Rafah in the southern Gaza strip, under the authority of Egypt, and the second Beit Hanoun/Erez in the north of the strip, under the control of the Israel Occupation.

In the 1990s, the Israeli occupation stipulated that Gazans travelling through Erez had to first receive travel permits that are issued according to its own policies; following the takeover of the strip by Hamas in June 2007, the Occupation tightened the restrictions on Gazans, conditioning that permits be subject to 'security inspections' before being issued.

The Threat From A Cancer Patient

Reham's experience differed little from that of Ra'fat Sha'abani, a Palestinian man in his fifties, who has been waiting for two months for a "medical permit" to allow him to travel for treatment abroad – namely, in a hospital in Occupied Jerusalem. Having colon cancer would not suffice for the Israeli authorities to grant him a permit however – being rejected for three consecutive times by Israeli Occupation. After each time, Sha'abani would head to the Civilian Affairs department in Gaza to enquire about the reasons for his refusal, only to be told that his entry was refused according to previous statements by the Israeli authorities alleging "security reasons."

Ra'fat needs to undertake chemotherapy once every 15 days, but 60 days have passed without treatment, which greatly endangers both his physical and mental health – a direct result of the stalling tactics of the Israeli authorities and their forbidding him from passing through Erez crossing.

Sha'abani described his tragic condition by stating: "What cancer patients live through in Gaza is against all of the Abrahamic religions, laws and human rights" – adding to Raseef22: "It is not enough that we already undergo tortures and miseries at Erez, entailing the harshness of the inspection procedures at the hands of the Israeli officers, extortion, forbidding us from taking food and certain medicines – notably ointments – as well as mobile phone batteries; we are prohibited from treatment because of vacuous reasons that are not meant for anything other than to exercise pressure on us."

Sha'abani is accompanied by his wife in his treatment journey as she is also over fifty years of age – otherwise, those below fifty would not be allowed to accompany patients.

Isolating Gaza

The Israeli authorities also impose additional constraints on those with permits (students, the sick, merchants, humanitarian cases, employees of international organizations, visa holders) which have entailed preventing and delaying the issuing of travel permits and stalling in the process of security checks, which can take six to nine months, while tightening restrictions on those working in international humanitarian and relief organizations – restrictions which have impeded their work in Gaza.

During the past few years, the Israeli authorities have added new items to the list of prohibited goods for those with travel permits: suitcases with wheels, cleaning equipment, computers, electronic devices, mobile phone chargers, food, makeup and beauty products, and certain types of shoes.

According to a Palestinian merchant who uses the crossing who preferred not to reveal his name, his reality is not much better, for the Israeli authorities intentionally delay the issuing of his travel permit as a form of stalling and procrastination. In order to circumvent the obstacles he finds at inspections at the Erez crossing, the merchant travels "without any bags", only taking his official papers and the permit.

The merchant explained to Raseef22 the process by which he travels through the crossing, saying: "At the start of my entry into the hall of the crossing, my leather belt, shoes, ring, mobile phone and any other items are placed inside boxes for inspection, and then I am presented in front of a device which emits blue rays, revealing every detail of my body up to [including even] my spine; I walk barefooted to take my box after the end of the inspection that could take a few hours, according to the mood of the Israeli officer, and then my paperwork and permit is examined behind a glass window."

The merchant further added that he usually needs to wear an official suit when meeting with the owners of commercial companies inside 1948 Occupied Palestine thus having to buy from their markets – even though its price is much more expensive than in Gaza.

Meanwhile, Mervat al-Nahaal – a lawyer and human rights activist who works as the coordinator of the legal aid unit at Gaza's "Al Mezan Center for Human Rights" – affirmed that the Israeli Occupation's policies of restricting the freedom of travel of Palestinians through the Erez crossing is a direct violation of their freedom of movement – a principle which is safeguarded by all international laws and conventions.

Al-Nahaal further pointed out that the Occupation authorities refuse to issue permits to certain sick Palestinians using the excuse that they are family relations of Hamas members – a criteria which is rejected in legal terms, as it constitutes a form of collective punishment that goes beyond targeting a single individual. Furthermore, there are cases of wounded from the Great March of Return who are prevented from receiving treatment as a form of punishment for their participation in the demonstrations, without any reference to international humanitarian law – adding that there are additional restraints on merchants, students, and humanitarian cases.

On the negative ramifications of these form of violations committed towards Palestinians, al-Nahaal affirmed that it has negative effects and deprives from them the most important rights: the freedom to travel, the right to education and reunification with family –harming family bonds, isolating Palestinians from the world, and the deterioration of economic, social and health conditions.


          

Egypt’s Sheikh Al Sharawi Was No Saint

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As soon as journalist Asma Sherif Mounir described the much-revered Sheikh Al-Sharawi as “extremist”, I knew she unleashed huge debate accusing her of blasphemy and even declaring her an apostate. I also predicted that she would apologize and that also happened.

The storm started when Asma asked for recommendations of Sheikhs whose teachings she could benefit from and one of her followers on Facebook suggested Sheikh Al Sharawi and she responded to him that she had followed him when she was young but after a while it became apparent to her that he held “extremist” opinions, and so the huge storm broke out and ended with the broadcaster’s apology.

My prediction was not some sort of prognostication but rather a repetition of what happens whenever anyone approaches Al Sharawi. A year ago, I talked with a friend about the Sheikh and I told him in an attempt to soften my words that “I disagree with some of his opinions”. My friend attacked me and accused me of not understanding anything and that I was not qualified to pass judgement on the “reviver of religion” and he ended his attack with “that’s atheist talk”. I cursed myself then because I had not said that Al Sharawi held extremist opinions that he deserved to be punished for and from that time on I decided not to make an effort to soften my words since the accusations are always at the ready on the other side.

Before explaining the attacks and accusations of apostasy flung at anyone who mentions Al Sharawi, we must ask how the man became a "legend" and turned into a "Saint"? The Sheikh was born in 1911 and rose in the ranks until he became the Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) in 1976 and his great accomplishment in explaining the meanings of Al Quran was not any different from anyone else’s but what set him apart was how he simplified things and explained them in vernacular Arabic which made him extremely popular. The question is, did he ever cross the red line with government?

In fact, Sharawi didn’t come close to the red lines his entire life and in many cases supported the authorities. The same man who criticized Sadat for the Camp David agreement later stood in Parliament in 1978 and said: "Sadat should not be questioned” which is something that should only be said about God almighty.

In Egypt, it has become difficult to object to the bogus Islamic Banking that Sharawi prided himself for pioneering, or even question his agenda when he urged citizens to deposit their money in companies he just happened to preside over!
Sheikh Al Sharawy, the legend of #Egypt, ordered the killing of anyone leaving Islam and also for those skipping prayers. He issued a Fatwa against those too lazy to pray and ordered women not leave the house except for necessary matters.

During the Mubarak era there was only the famous incident in which Sharawi told Mubarak “if you are our fate then may God make you successful, and if we are your fate then may God help you to endure us” this sentence is often brought up by Sharawi admirers as being an example of championing truth before a ruler despite the fact that it isn’t at all out of the ordinary.

Not approaching the red lines and supporting the regime was enough for the regime to return the favour to Sharawi. The regime hosted Sharawi’s show on its channels when none other existed and in prime time slots. Like for example his Quran explanation program that was broadcast just before iftar during Ramadan, so he entered all homes and became a household name and from there the sanctification of the man began which lasted until his death in 1998.

in 2003 the TV series “Imam of preachers” transformed Al Sharawi into an infallible prophet. The show also saw the return of actor Hassan Youssef to the screen which doubled viewing rates and the moniker “Imam of preachers” was endowed on Al Sharawi and thus the legend began.

Since then the phrase “Sharawi said” has become the final say in any controversial debate. So when the authorities wanted to emphasize Egyptian identity on television after the 30 June coup, they began screening a famous clip of Sharawi speaking about Egypt, with full knowledge that no-one would contest it.

Once a legend is born, it’s difficult to get rid of it and when sanctification occurs, criticism becomes difficult. And this is what happened, we could no longer object to Sharawi’s joy when the Naksa occurred in 1967 (Israel’s victory in the Six-day war) because had Egypt been victorious it would have been a victory for communism. The Sheikh believed that the death of thousands and the loss of land is less disastrous than the embrace of a political doctrine.

It has also become difficult to object to the bogus Islamic banking that Sharawi prided himself for pioneering or even question his agenda when he urged citizens to deposit their money in companies he just happened to preside over!

Sharawy, the legend of Egypt, ordered the killing of anyone leaving Islam and also for those skipping prayers. He issued a Fatwa saying that those who do not pray due to laziness should be chided for three days then killed. Should we not hold this man accountable and place him side by side historically with takfiri sheikhs? The words that issued from him could slay millions in a matter of minutes.

You should also agree to his directions for women not go out unless for necessities, so it’s not permissible for them to go out for a walk for example and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ideas of Sheikh Al Sharawi.

Even though it’s easy to access these opinions but because of the sanctification of the man, no-one dares say that these are extremist opinions. Many people fear Sharawi’s followers and extremism has taken roots in our country, so for that reason touching upon this is like playing with fire. There are those who dare expose the falsity of the legend and return him to human status. This happened during the early ’90s with the publication of journalist Ibrahim Eissa’s book “Thoughts threatened with death” which has warned against the man and his dangerous ideas which do not differ a great deal from the ideas of any Islamist. The book was widely critiqued by writers and thinkers.

Now we have learned how the legend came to be and how dangerous it is to question it. Which leads us to ask, Did Sharawi err? Yes, he erred. Did he sin? Yes, he sinned. Is he a Saint? We can say confidently he is not. Did he hold dangerous extremist opinions with an easy conscience? Yes, and if his followers ask why do you constantly criticize the man if you concede he erred and sinned? Then we have agreed that he is just a man, so why be angered by his critics? And therein lies the crux of the matter.

The issue is not the well-deserved criticism of Sharawi, but the criticism of everything resembling him that has been sanctified and rendered untouchable. This cult-like reverence and sanctification of certain figures hurts us. And the list includes Sheikhs, idealogues, princes, sultans and even serial killers. These figures are sacred cows that cannot be criticized and this puts us in the dilemma we are in now. For that reason, it is wrong if we stand by as more sanctification occurs. When someone becomes a sacred cow everything they say is right even if it is wrong and all their fatwas are halal even if they go against the religion itself.

Therefore, those who refuse to criticize Al Sharawi are those who refuse to criticize others like him, they will accuse you of thought terrorism and plague you with questions like “what did you study” or statements like “you are not fit to discuss the sheikh” or “this is the age of deceit” but you cannot stop with these battles for a moment because after each one the halo cracks a little more.

In the middle of these battles, there are those who do not fall into the trap of sanctification and realize that the person who is the subject of debate whether Sharawi or others is just a person who has supporters and detractors.

Imagine how things would be if we stayed silent if we did not speak up and say there are ideas that promote terrorism and are antithetical to the Quran if all lips stayed silent- what would the situation be like? The sacred cows would remain intact, the legends would grow. With these critiques, we point out that these personages are just human and we don’t have to study every aspect of theology to be able to say that there are opinions that we do not like and we don’t have to have certificates in religious studies to criticize a sheikh and finally we will not feel ashamed when we point out fundamentalism. We are here and constantly developing.


          

Iberia: Chicago – Tel Aviv, Israel. $621. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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הסמכות המכוננת בישראל - אירוע בסימן גבורות לפרופ' קלוד קליין

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Președintele Klaus Iohannis l-a primit pe preşedintele Organizaţiei Mondiale Sioniste: România va continua promovarea educației despre Holocaust

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Preşedintele Klaus Iohannis l-a primit, miercuri, la Palatul Cotroceni, pe preşedintele Organizaţiei Mondiale Sioniste, Avraham Duvdevani, cu care a discutat despre relaţia bilaterală dintre România şi Israel, precum şi despre demersurile ţării noastre în direcţia combaterii antisemitismului, xenofobiei şi intoleranţei. Potrivit unui comunicat al Administraţiei Prezidenţiale, preşedintele Klaus Iohannis a subliniat că Statul Israel este […]

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Facebook's 'Unusual' Suit Against 'Gray Market' Cyber Company Faces Significant Hurdles

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Last month the social media giant filed a lawsuit against NSO, an Israeli cyber company that develops technology to help governments find back doors into suspects' tech, over an Whatsapp hack earlier this year.
        

          

Människorättschef kastas ut ur Israel

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6 Νοεμβρίου 1985: Ξεσπά το σκάνδαλο Irangate

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Το σκάνδαλο έλαβε χώρα το 1985. Εκείνο το χρόνο, επτά Αμερικανοί κρατούνταν όμηροι στο Λίβανο, από μια οργάνωση υπέρ του Ιράν, τον Στρατό των Φρουρών της Ισλαμικής Επανάστασης. Το Ιράν είχε τεθεί υπό αυστηρούς όρους και εμπορικά εμπάργκο - τα οποία απαγόρευαν μεταξύ άλλων την πώληση όπλων προς την χώρα. 

[Την ίδια περίοδο, σε μια χώρα μακρινή από το Ιράν - αλλά όχι τόσο από τις ΗΠΑ - μια άλλη διαμάχη είναι σε εξέλιξη: Στην Νικαράγουα, οι δεξιοί αντάρτες, Κόντρας, αντιμάχονται το καθεστώς των Σαντινίστας. Οι ΗΠΑ υπό τον Ρήγκαν στηρίζουν οικονομικά τους Κόντρας στον αντικομουνιστικό τους αγώνα. Παρόλα αυτά, και εδώ μια απόφαση της Γερουσίας, της Συνθήκης Μπόλαντ, του 1984 απαγορεύει στην αμερικανική κυβέρνηση να χρηματοδοτήσει περαιτέρω τους αντάρτες στην Νικαράγουα.]

Για να σωθούν οι επτά όμηροι Αμερικανοί η μέση λύση που βρέθηκε ήταν η ανταλλαγή τους με μια μεγάλη συστοιχία πυραύλων (περίπου 2600 αντιαρματικοί, με έξτρα ανταλλακτικά). Η ανταλλαγή θα έπρεπε να γίνει κρυφά, βέβαια, καθώς υπήρχε το εμπάργκο για αυτό και χρησιμοποιήθηκε ως μεσάζοντας ο Ιρανός έμπορος όπλων Μανουχέρ Γκορμπανιφάρ, και το Ισραήλ.

Τελικώς δεν χρησιμοποιήθηκε το Ισραήλ και η πώληση έγινε απευθείας. Αυτό γιατί το Συμβούλιο Ασφαλείας των ΗΠΑ, κατόπιν της σχετικής εισήγησης του ταγματάρχη, Όλιβερ Νορθ, αποφάσισε να δώσει μέρος των εσόδων από την πώληση στους Κόντρας της Νικαράγουας. Και αυτή η συναλλαγή ήταν φυσικά παράνομη και έπρεπε να παραμείνει μυστική.

Μετά την παράδοση των όπλων, στις 20 Αυγούστου του 1985, οι όμηροι σιγά-σιγά αφήνονται ελεύθεροι. Τον Οκτώβριο του 1986 άλλοι τρεις Αμερικανοί πιάνονται όμηροι. Ο επικεφαλής της CIA, Γουίλιαμ Κέισι, προτείνει την αποστολή όπλων «για να καλοπιάσουν» τους Λιβανέζους. Δύο από τους ομήρους δεν αφέθηκαν ποτέ ελεύθεροι. 

Το 1987, ο Κέισι είπε στον δημοσιογράφο Μπομπ Γουντγουορντ της Washigton Post, ότι ήξερε πως τα χρήματα από τις πωλήσεις όπλων στο Ιράν κατέληγαν μέσω του Νόρθ στους Κοντρας. 

Τα ναρκοδολάρια

'Οταν το 1984 εφαρμόστηκε η Συνθήκη Μπόλαντ, αναφορές άρχισαν να φτάνουν στην δημοσιότητα, οι οποίες υποστήριζαν πως οι Κόντρας χρηματοδοτούνται με ναρκοδολάρια. Οι Κόντρας διακινούσαν ναρκωτικά στον Παναμά, στην Κολομβία και στην Κόστα Ρίκα. Από εκεί μέσω πτήσεων αρκετές φορές έφταναν στο Μαϊάμι. Σύμφωνα με τις μαρτυρίες οι αμερικανικές αρχές είχαν επίγνωση των συναλλαγών.

Το 1985 το Associated Press παρουσίασε μια έρευνα που υποστήριζε ότι μέλη της Δίωξης Ναρκωτικών, Τελωνιακοί, του FBI και του Υπουργείου Δημόσιας Τάξης της Κόστα Ρίκα, συνεργάζονταν με τους Κόντρας. Μάλιστα, την σύνδεση επιβεβαίωσαν σύμφωνα με την έρευνα και πέντε Αμερικανοί υποστηρικτές των ανταρτών της Νικαράγουα, οι οποίοι επίσης είπαν πως δυο άλλοι Αμερικανοί, που συμμετείχαν και στην επιχείρηση εναντίον του Φιντέλ Κάστρο, το 1961 στον Κόλπο των Χοίρων, χρησιμοποιούσαν αντάρτες για την φύλαξη αποθηκών με κοκαΐνη στην Κόστα Ρίκα. 

Ο Χούλιο Ζαβάλα, καταδικασμένος έμπορος ναρκωτικών, είχε δηλώσει το 1986 στην εφημερίδα, San Fransisco Examiner, ότι είχε «δώσει 500.000$ στα στρατόπεδα των Κόντρας στην Κόστα Ρίκα. Αυτά τα χρήματα ήρθαν από την δραστηριότητα (εμπόριο ναρκωτικών)στο Σαν Φρανσίσκο, το Μαϊάμι και την Νέα Ορλεάνη».

Το ίδιο έτος ο νυν υπουργός Εξωτερικών των ΗΠΑ και τότε Γερουσιαστής, Τζον Κέρι, μαζί με τον συνάδελφό του Κριστοφερ Ντοντ, καταθέτουν πρόταση για εξεταστική επιτροπή για τις κατηγορίες που συνδέουν τους Κόντρας με εμπόριο ναρκωτικών. Το πόρισμα της επιτροπής το 1989 έλεγε: «Οι σύνδεσμοι των Κόντρας με το εμπόριο ναρκωτικών περιλαμβάνουν και πληρωμές από τις αρχές των ΗΠΑ προς εμπόρους. Τα κεφάλαια αυτά προέρχονταν από κονδύλια του Κογκρέσου για την ανθρωπιστική βοήθεια στους Κόντρας. Πολλές φορές οι έμποροι είχαν συλληφθεί από τις αρχές ή βρίσκονταν υπό παρακολούθηση». Σύμφωνα με το πόρισμα, οι ΗΠΑ πλήρωσαν σε γνωστούς εμπόρους ναρκωτικών περισσότερα από 800.000$ με σκοπό τα χρήματα αυτά να φτάσουν με τον έναν ή τον άλλο τρόπο στους Κόντρας.

Στο φως

Όλα βγήκαν στην δημοσιότητα όταν τον Νοέμβριο του 1986 το λιβανέζικο περιοδικό Ash-Shiraa, επικαλούμενο ιρανική πηγή, αποκάλυψε την συμφωνία για την «αντάλλαγή όπλων - ομήρων». 

Ο Ρήγκαν επέμεινε σε δηλώσεις του ότι η μόνη του έγνοια ήταν οι όμηροι. Αρχικά είχε πει πως όλα έγιναν εν αγνοία του - παρά το γεγονός ότι το Ισραήλ είχε ζητήσει την έγκριση από την ανώτατη αρχή των ΗΠΑ και της πληθώρας εγγράφων που τον εμφανίζουν να γνώριζε. Δεν παραδέχτηκε ποτέ πως ήξερε για την σύνδεση της υπόθεσης με τους Κόντρας. 

Μια δεκαετία αργότερα, η εφημερίδα San Jose Mercury News δημοσιεύει την έρευνα του δημοσιογράφου Γκάρι Γουεμπ*, που στην ουσία καθιστούσε υπεύθυνη για την «επιδημία του κρακ» της δεκαετίας του 1980 την CIA. 

Μετά τα άρθρα του Γουέμπ, ο Εισαγγελέας, Φρέντερικ Χιτζ, κατέθεσε ότι η έρευνά του έδειξε πως η CIA εργάστηκε με «μια ποικιλία ανθρώπων» προκειμένου να βοηθήσει τους δεξιούς αντάρτες. «Σε καμία περίπτωση δεν προκύπτει ότι η CIA απέρριψε συνεργασία με εμπόρους ναρκωτικών», είπε ο Χιτζ.

Αξίζει να σημειωθεί πως ο Γουέμπ, κάτοχος Πούλιτζερ, βρέθηκε νεκρός στο σπίτι του στις 20 Δεκεμβρίου του 2004. Η πρώην σύζυγός του δήλωσε πως είχε κατάθλιψη και αυτοκτόνησε. Ο Μανουχερ Γκορμπανιφάρ, το 2003 βρέθηκε στο Πεντάγωνο ως «ειδικός σύμβουλος» για την επέμβαση στο Ιράκ. 

Το «μάθημα» και το «πάθημα»

Σύμφωνα με μια μελέτη του Κρις Λιούις, διδακτορικού φοιτητή του Πανεπιστημίου του Κολοράντο, το σκάνδαλο του Watergate, που οδήγησε στην πτώση της κυβέρνησης του Ρίτσαρντ Νίξον, έγινε «μάθημα» για τους μετέχοντες του Irangate: Κατέστρεψαν όλα τα στοιχεία που θα συνέδεαν τον Λευκό Οίκο με μια ευρύτερη συνωμοσία με εγκληματικές προεκτάσεις και ποινικές ευθύνες. Βρήκαν άλλοθι για τους υψηλά ιστάμενους - «Ο Πρόεδρος δεν ήξερε». Αρνήθηκαν ότι ενεπλάκησαν σε εγκλήματα, που «δεν ήταν εγκλήματα». Ομολόγησαν ότι διέπραξαν εγκληματικές πράξεις που «δεν ήταν εγκλήματα αλλά πολιτική παρεξήγηση».

Αν και η Ειδική Εξεταστική Επιτροπή του Κογκρέσου για το Irangate είχε αρκετά στοιχεία για την καθαίρεση του Ρήγκαν θεωρήθηκε ότι κάτι τέτοιο δεν έπρεπε να γίνει για να μην προκύψει μια «δεύτερη αποτυχημένη Προεδρία μετά τον Νίξον και το Watergate». Στην κοινή γνώμη έμεινε η εντύπωση ότι ο Ρήγκαν ήταν υπεύθυνος για το σκάνδαλο αλλά κατάφερε να υποβαθμίσει τις ευθύνες του σε αντίθεση με τον Νίξον. 

Παρόλα αυτά, οι Ρεπουμπλικάνοι δεν φαίνεται να συγχώρεσαν στους Δημοκρατικούς ότι μέχρι τελευταίας στιγμής «χτυπούσαν» αυτές τις ευθύνες - κάτι που θεωρούσαν αιτία της ήττας στις εκλογές του 1992 του Τζωρτζ Μπους από τον Μπιλ Κλίντον. Έτσι από την πρώτη κιόλας ημέρα της Προεδρίας του, Ρεπουμπλικάνοι ερευνούσαν τον Κλίντον για τυχόν «ατασθαλίες» στα οικονομικά της προεκλογικής του εκστρατείας. Ανήμποροι να το καταφέρουν, έδωσαν ιδιαίτερη βαρύτητα στην παράνομη σχέση του με την Μόνικα Λεβίνσκι - κάτι που έμεινε να ονομάζεται στους κύκλους τους ως «Monica-gate».


          

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. . . and some in Congress are beginning to see the light. By Philip Giraldi November 5, 2019 WE  ARE  ALL  PALESTINIANS A PALESTINIAN WOMAN being bullied by Israeli settlers in her own land  In spite of the fact that Israeli snipers continue to shoot scores of unarmed protesting Gazans every Friday with virtually […]

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In ‘Advocate,’ A Controversial Israeli Lawyer Makes Her Case Against The Occupation

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Commenti su Fauda ci porta fra i Palestinesi e i Mistaravim israeliani di Pitocco

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Commenti su La macelleria dei ribelli libici, e noi siamo complici. di La macelleria dei ribelli libici, e noi siamo complici. – SURIYA HABIBATI

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[…] Noi italiani ci siamo sporcati le mani con il sangue di persone innocenti, con i vari Pagliara che da Israele e dai luoghi sicuri ci arringa le imprese eroiche di quattro farabutti da ghigliottina, con i vari Frattini, primo tra i ministri della EU a riconoscere una banda di beduini predoni della vita del popolo libico Noi italiani, per la seconda volta, sbarchiamo sulla terra che i nostri padri ed i nostri nonni hanno depredato e saccheggiato in nome della libertà di una masnada di avanzi di galera. Il Popolo libico ci guarda e ci giudica per ciò che facciamo e la dimostrazione della nostra umanità, della nostra civiltà è l’appoggio a crimini inauditi che sfogano la loro brutalità seviziando anche bambini. L’indegno Napolitano, il vero guerrafondaio massone cripto-sionista, e tutta la sua congrega di incappucciati finanziano i ribelli libici con i soldi rubati al popolo libico per permettere stragi inaudite e mai dichiarate dai vari media e dai quotidiani. Il vero volto dei criminali libici di Bengazi sostenti dal criminale di Obama, dal cripto-sionista di Sarkozy, dal massone guerrafondaio sionista di Napolitano, dal sionista di Cameron è espresso chiaramente da alcuni video che per le loro immagini raccapriccianti non ho voluto esporre in questa pagina, ma dei quali vi da il link diretto qui. Fonte:https://4realinf.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/la-macelleria-dei-ribelli-libici-e-noi-siamo-complici/ […]
          

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Times of Israel: Moskva a Tel-Aviv si vyšly vstříc v dodávkách zbraní!

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20 Pentecost

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October 27, 2019

Luke 18.9-14

+ Since I’ve been your priest here at St., Stephen’s of quite some time now, you have gotten to known some of my pet peeves. Let’s open it up. What are some of my pet peeves?

Well, certainly only one of the big ones as a priest is none other than: triangulation. If you want to set me off like a rocket, try to nudge me into that fun catch-22.

Here’s essentially what triangulation is:  Sometimes people come to me as a priest and, because they have some issue with another parishioner, they want me to go to that other person and deal with the situation this other person is having on their behalf.

The excuse here is that, since it is a church issue, the “church guy” should take care of this issue for them. After all, I must be on their side of this issue, right?

Now, to be clear, THEY don’t want to confront the person. But they seem to think it’s somehow the priest’s job to confront that person for them and for this particular issue that they themselves see as something that needs to be confronted.

Before we go on from here I just want to be clear: It is NOT the priest’s job to do this. Nowhere in my contract does it say I am to do this kind of a job.  What this triangulation does is it puts the priest not in their rightful position as priest, but only puts them in an awkward situation in which they can’t win.  Stuck right in the middle.

One of the things I have been very proactive about in my ministry is avoiding that ugly situation of triangulation.  Triangulation, as you can guess, is one of the quickest “clergy killers” out there. You want your priest out, all of you have to do is try to draw them into an ugly triangle like this.  

Actually, I luckily, have not really had to deal with triangulation much here at St. Stephen’s very often. And those times when it has come up, I have reacted pretty strongly against it.  One of the great aspects of St. Stephen’s has been the self-reliance of the parishioners. But, in other congregations, let me tell you, they do attempt to resort to triangulation quite often. And…I hear many fellow clergy share stories in which they have found themselves trapped in the middle of those situations.

In the past, when I have found myself being nudged into such a situation, I finally have had to ask a question.  I, of course, tell the person: you need to talk to this person if you have an issue with them.  You’re talking to them will probably be much more successful than my talking to them on your behalf.

But, if that doesn’t work—and it usually doesn’t work—I ask those people: “have you tried praying for them?” And I’m not saying, praying for them to change, for them to be more like what you expect them to be. Have you just prayed for them, as they are? Because when we do that, we find that maybe nothing in that other person changes—ultimately we can’t control how other people act or do things—but rather weare the ones who change. We are the ones who find ourselves changing our attitude about that person, or seeing that person from another perspective.

However it works, prayer like this can be disconcerting and frightening.  Let me tell you. I have done it. I’ll be honest: I have had issues with people who do not meet my own personal expectations.

But I do find that as I pray for them, as I struggle before God about them, sometimes nothing in that other person changes. (God also does not allow God’s self to be triangulated) But I often find myself changing my attitude about them, even when I don’t want to.

Prayer, often, is the key. But not controlling prayer.  Rather, prayer that allows us to surrender to God’s will.  That’s essentially what’s happening in today’s Gospel reading.

In our story we find the Pharisee.  A Pharisee was a very righteous person. They belonged to an ultra-orthodox sect of Judaism that placed utmost importance on a strict observance of the Law of Moses—the Torah.  

The Pharisee is not praying for any change in himself. He arrogantly brags to God about how wonderful and great he is in comparison to others.

 The tax collector—someone who was ritually unclean according the Law of Moses— however, prays that wonderful, pure prayer

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”

It’s not eloquent. It’s not fancy. But it’s honest. And it cuts right to heart of it all.

To me, in my humble opinion, that is the most perfect prayer any of us can pray.

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”

It’s a prayer I have held very, very dear for so long. And it is a prayer that had never let me down once. Prayers for mercy are probably one of the purest and most honest prayers we can make.  And what I love even more about this parable is the fact that the prayer of the Pharisee isn’t even necessarily a bad prayer in and of itself.  I mean, there’s an honesty in it as well.

The Pharisee is the religious one, after all.  He is the one who is doing right according to organized religion.   He is doing what Pharisees do; he is doing the “right” thing; he is filling his prayer with thanksgiving to God.  

In fact, every morning, the Pharisee, like all orthodox Jewish men even to this day, pray a series of “morning blessings.” These morning blessings include petitions like

“Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe, who made me a son of Israel.”

“Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe, who did not make me a slave.”

And this petition:

“Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the Universe, who did not make me a woman.”

So, this prayer we hear the Pharisee pray in our story this morning is very much in line with the prayers he would’ve prayed each morning.

Again, we should be clear: we should all thank God for all the good things God grants us. The problem arises in the fact that the prayer is so horribly self-righteous and self-indulgent that it manages to cancel out the rightness of the prayer.  The arrogance of the prayer essentially renders it null and void.

The tax collector’s prayer however is so pure.  It is simple and straight-to-the-point.  This is the kind of prayer Jesus again and again holds up as an ideal form of prayer.  But what gives it its punch is that is a prayer of absolute humility.

And humility is the key here.  It gives the prayer just that extra touch.   There is no doubt in our minds as we hear this parable that God hears—and grants—this prayer, even though it is being prayed by someone considered to be the exact opposite of the Pharisee.

Whereas the Pharisee is the religious one, the righteous one, the tax collector, handling all that pagan unclean money of the conquerors, is unclean.  He is an outcast. 

Humility really is the key. And it is one of the things, speaking only for myself here, that I am sometimes lacking in my own spiritual life.

But, humility is important.  It is essential to us as followers of Jesus.

St. Teresa of Avila, the great Carmelite saint, once said, “Humility, humility. In this way we let our Lord conquer, so that [God] hears our prayer.”

I think we’re all a bit guilty of lacking humility in our own lives, certainly in our spiritual lives and in being self-righteous when it comes to sin.  We all occasionally find ourselves wishing we could control and correct the shortcomings and failures of others.   When a person fails miserably, or is caught in a scandal,  find myself saying: “Thank God it’s them and not me.” Which is terrible of me! And maybe that’s also an honest prayer to make.  Because what we also say in that prayer is that we, too, are capable of being just that  guilty.

We all have a shadow side.  And maybe that’s what we’re seeing in those people we want to correct.  There’s no way around the fact that we do have shadow sides. But the fact is, the only sins we’re responsible for ultimately—the only people who can ultimately control—are our own sins—not the sins of others.  

We can’t pay the price of other’s sins—only Jesus can and has done that—nor should we delight in the failings or shortcomings of others. All we can do as Christians, sometimes, is humble ourselves.  Again and again.

Sometimes all we can do is let God deal with a situation, or a person who drives us crazy.

God, have mercy on me, a sinner

We must learn to overlook what others are doing sometimes.  Doing so, exhausts me.  And so I don’t know why I would want to deal with other’s issues if my own issues exhaust me.

There are too many self-righteous Christians in the world.   We know them.  They frustrate us.   And they irritate us.   We don’t need anymore.  

What we need are more humble, contrite Christians.   We need to be Christians who don’t see anyone as inferior to us—as charity cases to whom we can share our wealth and privileges and whom we wish to control and make just like us.

Rather, to paraphrase the great St. Therese of Lisieux: we should sit down with sinners, not as their benefactors but as the “most wretched of them all.”

That is true humility.  In our own eyes, if we carry true humility within us, if we are our own stiffest and most objective judges, then we know that we are the most wretched of them all and that we are in no place to condemn others. In dealing with others, we have no other options than just simply to love those people—fully and completely, even when they drive us crazy.

 Sin or no sin, we must simply love them and hate our own sins.   That is what it means to be a true follower of Jesus.  It is essential if we are going to truly love those we are called by Jesus to love and it is essential to our sense of honesty before God.

So, let us steer clear of such self-righteousness. But, in being humble, let us also not beat ourselves up and be self-deprecating. Rather, let us work to overcome our own shortcomings and rise above them.  Let us look at others with pure eyes—with eyes of love.  Let us not see the shortcomings and failures of others, but let us see the light and love of God permeating through them, no matter who they are.  And with this perception, let us realize that all of us who have been humbled will be lifted up by God and exalted in ways so wonderful we cannot even begin to fathom them in this moment.




          

Ouve Israel – Artigo de Dom Walmor

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Essa evocação, presente na tradição bíblica, é uma convocação na vida do povo de Israel e torna-se referência a um princípio vital para enfrentar o processo destrutivo que se abate sobre a humanidade na atual virada antropológica, responsável por mudar cenários em todo o mundo. Trata-se de um chamado para que o povo se aproxime mais […]
          

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Macron warns of 'profound shift' in Iran deal as new report finds Tehran is dominant power in Middle East

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Macron warns of 'profound shift' in Iran deal as new report finds Tehran is dominant power in Middle EastIran’s breach of the 2015 nuclear agreement by enriching uranium at an underground facility “marks a profound shift” which could signal the ultimate collapse of the deal, Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday.  The French president, who has worked vigorously to save the nuclear deal since Donald Trump withdrew the US last year, said he was deeply alarmed Iran’s decision to resume enrichment at Fordow, a nuclear facility carved into a mountain. “I think that for the first time, Iran has decided in an explicit and blunt manner to leave the JCPOA agreement, which marks a profound shift,” Mr Macron said during a visit to China.  His comments mark the gloomiest public assessment yet by a European leader about the chances of salvaging the agreement after the US withdrawal and as Iran continues to escalate its breaches of the deal.  Meanwhile, a new report claims Iran has become the dominant power when it comes to fighting wars in the Middle East as a result of the “networks of influence” it has built throughout the region. Mr Macron spoke shortly after Iran began injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges at Fordow, a facility that Iran hid from the world until 2009 and which Western and Israeli officials have long feared could be used for developing a nuclear weapon.  Iran tensions | Read more The 2015 nuclear agreement forbids any uranium enrichment at Fordow and Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president acknowledged the sensitivity of the site when he announced the move earlier this week.  Mr Rouhani insisted that the move was reversible and said Iran would return to full compliance with the agreement if European countries found a way around US sanctions to deliver the economic benefits Iran was promised in 2015.    The reopening of Fordow comes days after Iran announced it was deploying advanced new centrifuges that can enrich uranium faster. But neither move brings Iran significantly closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon. A weapon would require uranium enriched at 90 per cent, whereas Iran is currently enriching at around 5 per cent.  Iran insists it has no intention of developing a nuclear weapon. The latest breaches have nonetheless alarmed European states and Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, repeated his warning this week it would take military action to stop Iran getting a bomb.  “This is not only for our security and our future; it’s for the future of the Middle East and the world,” he said.  Amid the growing tensions, it emerged that Iran briefly detained an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspector last week and seized her travel documents, the first such encounter since the nuclear deal.  Q&A; | The 2015 Iran nuclear deal Iran confirmed it had stopped the inspector from entering its Natanz nuclear site out of suspicion she was carrying “suspicious material”.   Iran is believed to have begun secretly constructing the Fordow facility in the early 2000s but it was only known to the world when Barack Obama exposed it in 2009 and accused Iran of covertly working on a weapons programme.  The base is around 80 metres underground, making it difficult to destroy with an airstrike, and is protected by anti-aircraft batteries. Israel came close to bombing the site in 2011 but ultimately decided not to move ahead.  The network of alliances Iran has built with terror groups such as Hizbollah in Lebanon, as well a pro-Iranian Shia militias in Iraq, mean the balance of power in the Middle East is now in Iran’s favour, according to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) think tank. At a glance | Key players in Tehran Iran’s ability, moreover, to fight and win wars in the Middle East without resorting to conventional military forces has been allowed to develop because there has been no effective international response to Iran’s activities in the region. According to the IISS’s latest report, “Iran’s Networks of Influence in the Middle East” which is published on Thursday, while the US and its allies still retain military superiority over Iran in terms of conventional forces, Tehran has proved to be more effective in waging war in what it calls the “Grey Zone” of conflict. This means Iran is able to avoid risking a traditional “state-on-state” confrontations, which it would be likely to lose. Instead, by building what the report calls “networks of influence” with proxies throughout the region, Tehran has succeeded in gaining a distinct advantage over rivals in the region, such as Saudi Arabia. “Iran is fighting and winning wars ‘fought amongst the people’, not wars between states,” the report concludes.



          

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G, till saken hör att "överläkaren" som kommer från Iran har "publicerat flera antisemitiska nidteckningar på Facebook. I inläggen, som Aftonbladet tagit del av, likställer han bland annat en kvinnlig israelisk militär med en flicka från Hitlerjugend.". https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/ddeElJ/judiska-lakaren-berattar-om-trakasserier-pa-karolinska "Det är mycket prat om Hets Mot Folkgrupp nuförtiden och åtskilliga är de medborgare som dras inför skranket om de behagat skämta om islam. Att uttrycka sig nedsättande om den judiska minoriteten i Sverige tycks däremot fritt fram." http://katerinamagasin.se/hur-mycket-judehat-tal-karolinska-sjukhuset/ Jag känner och har jobbat med flera Iranier och vet hur de resonerar ang. judar. De har blivit indoktrinerade i judehat sedan barnsben och tycker därför att det är helt naturligt. Finns det några iranier som inte är antisemiter? Hade det varit OK om en judisk överläkare lagt upp motsvarande nidbilder på muslimer?
          

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Years Later, CEO Reunites With His High School Robotics Team

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Seventeen Years Later, CEO Reunites With 2Train Robotics
Carlos Martinez talking to current 2Train members about his past experience. (Photo by ThisistheBronX).

by Alonso Espinoza
November 5, 2019
As they launched their 21st season, the 2Train Robotics Team that originated at Morris HS and has blossomed into a full-fledged educational institution, welcomed back a former student who has gone on to an important career as a CEO who impacts the lives or others.

Last Monday, former member Carlos Martinez returned to Columbia University to join a team meeting for the first time since 2002. He spoke in front of current members of the team, sharing his experiences and the incredible impact 2Train had on his life. 

“2Train was a big influence on me with teamwork and awareness,” said Martinez who grew up in Hunts Point. “It’s great to come together for one objective and the program allows you to experience things outside of your small bubble in the Bronx.”


In 2002, he was a part of the first team that was honored on Yankee Stadium field for their success (they’ve been honored numerous times since), he met Secretary of State Colin Powell who was also a Morris HS student, and participated in the first 2Train out of state competition in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center.
Carlos Martinez (far right) meeting Secretary of State Colin Powell in 2002. (Photo courtesy of Gary Israel).
Over the 17 years Martinez drifted away from pursuing engineering as a career, but he is making significant impact as the CEO of Rockland County’s Independent Living Center’s (BRIDGES). BRIDGES is a non-profit agency dedicated to advocating and providing support services to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. He says the lessons he learned during his experiences with 2Train still resonate with his work at BRIDGES.

“The teamwork and awareness combined with the experience and skills i learned at 2Train, have enabled be to be where I am today,” he said. “These have impacted my ability to do my job directly.”

Martinez is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with more than a decade of experience and he joined BRIDGES in 2010 where he served as an assistant director of Personal Assistance Self-directed Employer of Rockland (PASER) program.

When Martinez joined this year’s team meeting, the founder of 2Train, Gary Israel couldn’t help but reminisce about the legendary 2002 team. He says that connecting with former students and listening to how the team has impacted their lives is priceless.
“I could not be more proud of Carlos and what he has achieved,” Israel said. The icing on the cake was when Carlos spoke to the current members on the team. How inspiring for them to hear his story of success,” Israel said.
Currently in their 21st season, 2Train has continued to grow as a program. Despite that fact that the program runs through Morris High School, Columbia Secondary School, and Inwood Early College, 2Train is one of the only robotics teams in the Bronx that allows kids to join even if they don’t attend those schools. Israel calls it his “open-door” policy, that accepts any youngster who wants to learn. It was established last winter.

Last spring they launched their 20th season with an exciting victory. Despite losing seven seniors from that group, Israel is excited to continue with the younger group that he has now. 2Train is set to take the competitive stage on Saturday, Nov. 9th in New Jersey where they will showcase their “Starship” robot.

          

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Tzora Vineyards Judean Hills Blanc 2018, Judean Hills, Israel

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One of the more interesting white wines I’ve tasted recently was being poured the other night at a reception for Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson’s exquisite new 8th Edition of “The World Atlas of Wine.” The book, in case you’re not familiar with it, is the seminal reference connecting wine and place.

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PNM hypocritical about campaign financing

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Minority Assemblyman Farley Augustine has accused the PNM of being disingenuous in claiming the Progressive Democratic Patriots' (PDP) recent election campaign launch was funded by the UNC, when the PNM has yet to bring campaign finance legislation to the Parliament.

PNM Tobago Council PRO Kwesi Des Vignes last week claimed he had seen invoices which showed the PDP's October 27 launch at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort cost $500,000. He questioned where the PDP got the funds to pay for this lavish launch and claimed the Watson Duke-led minority was being used by the UNC to push for independence from Trinidad.

Augustine, speaking to Newsday on Monday, said if the PNM was so interested in finding out where they got their funding from, then they had the power to do so in Parliament.

"The PNM is in power – and have been since 2015. Why haven't we seen any legislation to treat with campaign finance reform? Evidently, the PNM doesn't care about campaign finance reform," Augustine said.

The Speyside/Parlatuvier/L'Anse Fourmi representative also accused the party of being hypocritical.

"Will the PNM general council tell us who financed the ten brand new SUVs used for the raffle in their efforts to rebuild Balisier House?"

Augustine also called on Des Vignes to say how many tickets were sold and who were the winners.

The assemblyman said he could not understand the PNM's fixation with the UNC.

"Why is pulling the name UNC out of a hat so important at this time? This brouhaha is really happening because PNM Tobago Council is scared of losing the next election."

PDP deputy political leader Faith BYisrael previously said the PNM was trying to stir emotions by using racism.

She said, "They are without any evidence yet they are trying to attribute our campaign to the UNC in hopes they can summons feelings of xenophobia and racism. they are running scared. We are not distracted by their propaganda."

Duke has said the PDP will contest the Tobago East and West seats in next year's general election.

The party is contesting all 12 electoral districts in the 2021 Tobago House of Assembly election.

It currently holds two seats in the THA: Roxborough/Delaford and Speyside/L'Anse Fourmi/Parlatuvier.

Callender: Legislation coming before election

A defiant PNM Tobago Council Chairman Stanford Callender said the PNM is the only political party that has expressed any interest in campaign finance legislation.

"'The only political party that ever showed any interest in the reform of campaign financing laws is the People's National Movement," he told Newsday on Tuesday.

Callender was responding to the view that the PNM was disingenuous in questioning the source of the PDP's funding for its campaign launch.

Callender recalled when the Prime Minister came into office in 2015, he had vowed to bring campaign finance legislation to the Parliament.

"The political leader of the PNM (Dr Keith Rowley) and the Prime Minister gave the commitment that by the next general election, campaign finance legislation will be something that is before us. The matter, from my investigation, is before the Cabinet."

He added: "So, the next thing is for it to be brought to the Parliament. We have not hidden the fact that we intend to do something about it."

Callender said he is confident the legislation will be brought to the Parliament for debate "because every commitment the current political leader and prime minister has made, he has stuck to it."

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Etait Une Fois En Israel Serge

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Reuven Lerner: Last chance to join Weekly Python Exercise in 2019!

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A year later; Rebbetzin Laya Kreiswirth a"h kevura in Eretz Yisrael

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 The Body of Rebbetzin Laya Kreiswirth A"H was exhumed from the Lakewood bais olam on Sunday and reburied in Eretz Yisrael a year after her petira. A Levaya was held in Eretz Yisrael at shamgar where the maspidim pointed out that her body was still whole even a year later. Her husband  ybl''c HaRav Dov Shlita is the  rosh yeshiva of yeshiva Toras Chaim in yerushalayim.
The rebbetzin was a daughter of the Pittsburgher Rebbe, Rav Avrohom Abba Leifer zt”l.
She was a noted mechaneches, and taught at Bais Kaila High School in Lakewood

she was buried again in Har Hamenuchos near her father in law Hagaon Rav Chaim Kreiswort Zatzal.





          

De Paris A Jerusalem La France Et Le Conflit Israelo Arabe 1 1917 1958 Samir Kassir Farouk Mardam

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Porsche invests in Israeli start-up Tactile Mobility

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Porsche is intensifying its collaboration with Israeli technology company Tactile Mobility as part of a minority stake. The company is one of the leading suppliers of “tactile data” and is based in Haifa.
          

Byzantine Hammer and Nails Found at Ancient Usha

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The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced that the community excavation at Usha has discovered a 1,400-year-old Byzantine hammer and nails. This is one of only […]

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Ettevõtlusminister Rene Tammist arutas teiste digiriikidega tehisintellekti väljakutseid

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Juhtivate digiriikide tippkohtumisel Iisraelis arutati tehisintellekti vastutustundlikku kasutamist. Ministrit saatev äridelegatsioon kohtus kohalike digivaldkonna ettevõtetega. Minister Tammisti sõnul tuleb tehisintellekti rakendamise eetilisi väljakutseid lahendada laiemalt, kui vaid ühe riigi tasemel. „Vastutustundlikku ja eetilist tehisintellekti kasutamist on maailmas hõlpsam edendada, kui sellega tegelevad ühiselt mitmed sarnase mõtteviisiga riigid,“ märkis minister Tammist. Tammist tõi kohtumisel esile Eesti avalikus sektoris juba tehisintellekti kasutatavaid rakendusi: „Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet kasutab tehisintellekti abi, et tuvastada küberjulgeoleku intsidente ning PRIA rakendab Euroopa Kosmoseagentuuri poolt kogutavaid satelliitandmeid, et tuvastada põldudel toimuv.“ Järgmisel aastal võõrustab tippkohtumist Lõuna-Ameerika digitaalne liider Uruguay, kellega Eestil on Tammisti sõnul hästi toimiv koostöö. „Kohtumise käigus pakkusin Uruguayle Eesti tuge ning oskusteavet,“ lisas Tammist. Uruguay valitsuse IKT-valdkonna juhi Jose Clastorniku sõnul on nad huvitatud koostööst Eestiga, sest maailma juhtivate digiriikide seas on partnerlus just Eestiga olnud kõige viljakam. „Meie koostöö digiühenduste vallas on olnud suurepärane. Kindlasti süvenevad meievahelised suhted järgmise aasta jooksul veelgi,“ märkis Clastornik. Eile toimunud D9 digiriikide võrgustiku tippkohtumisel  kohtus ettevõtlusminister delegatsioonidega Iisraelist, Uus-Meremaalt, Kanadast, Ühendkuningriigist, Uruguayst, Lõuna-Koreast, Portugalist ja Mehhikost. Lisaks digiriikide tippkohtumisel osalemisele kohtus ettevõtlusministrit saatev äridelegatsioon Tel Avivis ja Jeruusalemmas kohalike tehnoloogiaettevõtjate ning idufirmadega. Teiste seas näiteks sõidukite turvalisuse rakendusega tegeleva Nexari, võimalikke liiklusõnnetusi ennustava juhiabisüsteemi looja Mobileye, mesinikele ning talupidajatele abiks oleva BeeHero ning tehnoloogia abil inimese tervislikku seisundit hindav Beyond Verbaliga. Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutuse korraldatud äridelegatsioonis osalesid Eesti ettevõtted Mooncascade, Reaalsüsteemid, Oshino Electronics Estonia, Ecomatic, Zell Aronovich advokaadibüroo ning Eesti Kaubandus-Tööstuskoda.
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Ettevõtlusminister Rene Tammist alustas visiiti Iisraeli

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Ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Rene Tammist alustas eile visiiti Iisraeli, et osaleda digitaalvaldkonna tippkohtumisel ja luua Eesti ettevõtjatele uusi ärivõimalusi. Neli päeva kestev visiit viib ministri delegatsiooni Iisraeli pealinna Jeruusalemma ja majanduskeskusesse Tel Avivi. Visiidi raames toimub rahvusvaheline digitaalvaldkonna tippkohtumine, kus arutatakse tehisintellekti kasutuselevõtuga seotud uusi võimalusi. Digitaalvaldkonna kohtumisel osalevad lisaks Eestile e-riikluse vallas juhtivate riikide ehk D7 võrgustiku delegatsioonid Iisraelist, Uus-Meremaalt, Kanadast, Ühendkuningriigist, Uruguayst ja Lõuna-Koreast. Kohtumisel võetakse D7 võrgustiku liikmeteks Portugal ja Mehhiko, kellel on samuti plaanis eelisarendada e-valitsemise lahendusi. Minister Tammisti visiit kestab reedeni ning Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutuse korraldatud äridelegatsioonis osalevad ettevõtted Ecomatic, Mooncascade, Oshino Elektronics Estonia, Real Systems, United Angels VC ja Kaubandus-Tööstuskoda.
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Palo külastas Iisrael kõrbesse rajatavat hiiglaslikku tehnoloogiaparki

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Ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo külastas täna Iisraeli lõunaosas asuvat Beer Sheva tehnoloogia- ja kosmoseparki. Tehnopargis töötab kokku üle 200 idufirma, mis kõik tegelevad kõrgtehnoloogiliste lahenduste väljatöötamisega. Kohalikud ettevõtjad vahetasid Eesti äridelegatsiooniga kogemusi riigi ja erasektori koostööst teadusarenduse valdkonnas. Samuti toimus kohtumine Iisraeli teadusministri Ofir Akunisega, kellega arutati pikemalt teadusarenduse, digitaliseerimise ja  kosmosetööstuse viimaseid arengusuundi. Iisraeli peaminister Benjamin Netanyahu on võtnud üheks prioriteediks ehitada Lõuna-Iisraeli riigile oma küberpealinn. Keset ümberringi laiuvat kõrbe asuvad Gav-Yami nimeline muljetavaldav tehnoloogia- ja kosmosepark ning Ben Gurioni ülikool, kus üle 20 000 tudengi õpivad arvutiteaduse, küber-, inseneri- ja kõrgtehnoloogiaerialadel. Liivaväljade keskmes asuvates kõrghoonetes töötavad Iisraeli idufirmad on tihedalt seotud ülikooli, riigiasutuste ja ka kohaliku sõjaväe organisatsioonidega. Samuti on siin oma esindused maailma tehnoloogiahiidudel nagu IBM, Dell, Oracle ja PayPal. Rohkem kui 2000 kohalikku ja välismaist IT-eksperti on koondatud piirkonda, kus seni inimasustus oli hõre ning leidusid vaid üksikud kõrbes rändavate beduiinide eluasemed. Iisraeli valitsus meelitab ettevõtjaid ja teadlasi siirduma tehnoloogiaparki, pakkudes neile maksusoodustui või muid toetusi, näiteks makstes töötajate palkadest märkimisväärseid osasid valitsuse poolt kinni. „Täna külastatud tehnoloogiapark pakub võrdluspilti Eesti 2000 IT-spetsialisti programmile. Eesti IT-spetsialistide programmi raames plaanime samuti toetada Eesti ettevõtteid, et nad saaksid värvata endale helgeid päid üle maailma. Plaanime finantseerida uute töötajate värbamist summaga, mis katab suurusjärgus 30% uue töötaja esimese kolme kuu palgast. Lisaks on Eesti riigi jaoks oluline investeerida eestlaste ümberõppesse, mis pakub võimalust omandada tasuta digivaldkonna eksperdi oskused. Meie pilootprojekt sai eelmisel aastal läbi ning järgmisel aastal hakkab juba umbes pool tuhat inimest õppima „Vali IT“ programmis,“ sõnas ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo. Minister Palo kohtus täna ka Iisraeli teadusministri Ofir Akunisega, kellega arutati pikemalt teadusarenduse, digitaliseerimise ja  kosmosetööstuse viimaseid arengusuundi. Iisraeli ministri portfellis on lisaks teadusarendusele ka tehnoloogia ja kosmose valdkond. Lepiti kokku ka kahe riigi vahelise koostöökokkuleppe allkirjastamine. „Oleme väga avatud koostööle Eestiga. Mul on tõeliselt hea meel tänase kokkusaamise üle. Tänapäeval on kõige suuremaks väärtuseks ei ole raha, vaid teadmised ja kogemused ning usume, et Eesti teadlastega oleks meil hulganisti  võimalusi teha koos teadusarenduse projekte. Järgmiseks plaanime tulla Eestisse ja leppida juba konkreetsemalt kokku,“ ütles Iisraeli teadusminister kohtumisel minister Paloga. Minister Palo juhitud äridelegatsiooni visiit kestab reedeni ning viib kümme Eesti ettevõtjat, EASi ning Kaubandus-Tööstuskoja esindajad Iisraeli. Äridelegatsioonis osalevad ettevõtted on Amisco, Datel, Ecomatic, Estonia Piano Factory, Hedman Partners, TGS Baltic, Primus Legal, Tamro Baltics, Velma Mööbel ja Zell Aronovich.
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Minister Paloga kohtunud Iisreali valitsusliikmed rõhutavad hariduse rolli oma riigi eduloos

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Ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo külastas täna Iisraeli pealinnas Jeruusalemmas kohaliku sotsiaalse võrdõiguslikkuse ja digiministriga ning kommunikatsiooniministriga. Kohtumistel arutati hariduse rolli majanduse ja digiühiskonna arendamisel, aga ka küberturvalisuse teemasid. „Eesti ja Iisraeli vahel ei liigu täna veel suuremat turistide voolu ning ka välisinvesteeringute osas ei ole seni olnud eriti koostööd. Ometi on meil palju ühist. Kummagi riigi majandussuhteid ühendab edu digivaldkonnas ja soodne ärikeskkond idufirmade jaoks. Nädala alguses kohtusime peamiselt Iisraeli erasektori esindajatega ning tõdesime, et koostöö tihendamine on kasulik meile mõlemale. Tänane päev andis võimaluse tutvuda Iisraeli valitsusliikmetega, et arutada riigiesindajate väljavaateid toetada ettevõtjaid riikidevahelise kaubanduse arendamisel,“ sõnas ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo. Iisraelis on tehnoloogia areng tihedalt seotud kaitsetööstuse ja sotsiaalpoliitiliste eesmärkidega, milleks on ka sotsiaalse ebavõrdsuse vähendamine. Seetõttu kohtus minister Palo ka Iisraeli sotsiaalse võrdõiguslikkuse ja digiministri Gila Gamlieliga, et arutada digivaldkonna rolli suurendamaks heaolutunnet ühiskonnas. Iisraeli minister Gamliel rõhutas, et klassivahede vastu võitlemise alus on haridus. „Pakume vähem privilegeeritud sidusrühmadele tasuta võimalusi täiendada end koolitustel ja ülikoolides. Kui suudame oma rahvale pakkuda võrdsemaid võimalusi omandada neile huvitavaid erialasid, siis liigume õiges suunas, et luua Iisraelist ühiskond, kus kõigil kodanikel on hea elada.  Meie riik ei ole küll territooriumi poolest suur, kuid sellegipoolest ei ole igaühel võimalust käia suurtes linnades end koolitamas. Sel põhjusel on meie programmides pakutav õpe saadaval ka interneti vahendusel. Külastasin kevadel Eestit ja olen kursis, et Eestis erakordselt suur osa rahvastikust tunneb end kodus arvuti kasutamisel ning olete meile inimeste kaasamisel suureks eeskujuks oma e-hääletamise süsteemiga.“ Minister Palo sõnul on hea meel tõdeda, et oleme saanud sidemeid luua nii avatud ja koostööaltide inimestega. „Kõigil meie kohtumistel Iisraelis on nii kohalikud kõrged riigiesindajad kui ettevõtjad rõhutanud tehnoloogiliste arengute kõrval teaduse ja hariduse suurt tähtsust Iisraeli eduloos. Eestlased väärtustavad samamoodi haridust ja haritust ning ei ole saladus ka iisraellaste jaoks, et meie koole peetakse parimateks maailmas.“ Visiidil Iisraeli kommunikatsiooniministri Ayoob Kara juurde, kelle haldusalasse kuuluvad ka küberteemad ja satelliitside, käsitleti peamiselt võimalusi viia kokku Iisraeli ja Eesti tehnoloogia- ja telekommunikatsiooniettevõtteid ning ministrile tutvustati Eesti e-residentsuse programmi. Ministrid leppisid kokku, et nende koostöö järgmine etapp võiks toimuda Eestis ning Iisraeli ministeerium jääb ootama meie majandusministeeriumi küllakutset. Päeva teises pooles toimus minister Palo juhitud kümnest Eesti ettevõttest koosnevale äridelegatsioonile ettekanne Iisraeli ühe tuntuima idufirma Mobileye poolt, kes esitles isejuhtivate autode tehnoloogiaid. Minister Palo ja äridelegatsiooni rivisiit kestab reedeni ning viib kümme Eesti ettevõtjat, EASi ning Kaubandus-Tööstuskoja esindajad Iisraeli. Äridelegatsioonis osalevad ettevõtted on Amisco, Datel, Ecomatic, Estonia Piano Factory, Hedman Partners, TGS Baltic, Primus Legal, Tamro Baltics, Velma Mööbel ja Zell Aronovich.
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Iisraeli kaubanduskodade ühenduse president: Eesti ärivisiit on märgiline samm kahe riigi majandussuhetes

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Ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo alustas eile ärivisiiti Iisraeli, et tutvustada Eesti ettevõtjaid nende kohalikele kolleegidele ning Iisraeli kõrgetele riigiesindajatele. Täna toimus Iisraeli tehnoloogiapealinnas Tel Avivis äriseminar, mille eesmärgiks oli kahe riigi ettevõtete vahelise kontaktvõrgustiku laiendamine ja ka Eesti e-riigi esitlemine. Päeva teises pooles kohtus minister Palo Iisraeli Innovatsiooniameti juhtidega. Iisraeli Kaubanduskodade Föderatsiooni president Uriel Lynn kiitis tänasel äriseminaril Eesti saavutusi digivaldkonnas ning avaldas soovi jätkata tihedama koostööga kahe riigi vahel. „Eesti riik väärib suurt tunnustust internetivõrgu targa edendamise ja kübervaldkonnas saavutatud edu eest. Loodan, et jätkate sama edukalt. Juba see tõsiasi, et te tulite ärivisiidile nii vägeva delegatsiooniga, on hea märk, et võiksime suurendada kaupade ja teenuste vahetust Iisraeli ja Eesti vahel. Tänane Eesti ärivisiit Iisraeli on märgiline samm kahe riigi majandussuhetes.“ „Oleme Iisraelis eelisarendamas kaubavahetust maailma väikeriikidega nagu Eesti. Sealjuures on ettevõtlusvaim Iisraelis muutunud viimase 30 aastaga palju levinumaks kui varem. Ettevõtlusvaim kui selline ei ole ajalooliselt Iisraeli rahvale omane olnud, meie inimesed ei armastanud riskida, aga samas seadsid endale kõrgeid majanduslikke eesmärke. Nooremas põlvkonnas on toimunud põhimõtteline muutus, enam ei ole peamine väärtus omada võimalikult stabiilset tööd, vaid saada rahaliselt edukaks hoopis innovatsiooni kaudu. Usun, et oleme ka suutnud selle saavutada – oleme võtnud kasutusele uuenduslikke lahendusi nii avalikus kui erasektoris. Väga hea meel on näha, et sarnase uuendusmeelse mõtteviisiga  on juhtinud oma riiki ka Eesti valitsus,“ kommenteeris Lynn. Minister Urve Palo sõnul on kahel riigil palju ühist. „Eesti ja Iisrael on mõlemad riigid, mis ei ole rikkad loodusvarade poolest, aga meil on töökad, andekad ja leidlikud inimesed. Sarnaste kogemuste varalt võrsuv koostöö kahe rahva vahel on samaväärselt kasulik mõlema jaoks. Eesti väike ja avatud majandus on tugevalt juhitud innovatsioonile orienteeritud hoiakust. Loodan, et saame tulevikus üha rohkem koostööd teha Iisraeliga just digivaldkonnas, kus me täiendame üksteist. Eesti saab olla Iisraelile eeskujuks oma arenenud e-valitsusega. Iisraelilt on meil jällegi õppida tööstuse digitaliseerimist ja võtta üle parimaid praktikaid teadusarendusse investeerimisest,” ütles minister Palo oma tervituskõnes Tel Avivis toimunud äriseminaril. Äriseminarile järgnes ministri kohtumine Iisraeli Innovatsiooniametiga. Innovatsiooniameti juht Ami Appelbaum, kes on tuntud ka kui edukas tehnoloogiaettevõtja, rõhutas kohtumisel soovi teha koostööd teadusarenduste valdkonnas. „Näen erakordselt suurt potentsiaali Iisraeli ja Eesti koostöös. Päevakajaliste uudiste vahendusel võib Iisraelist jääda mitte kõige positiivsem mulje, kuid kohtudes meie ettevõtjatega, saate näha seda, milline on Iisrael päriselt ja tutvute Iisraeli tugevusega innovatsiooni vallas. Innovatsiooniameti poolt otsime ennekõike võimalust ühendada jõud andekate ja uuendusmeelsete inimestega. Olen veendunud, et Eestis on selliseid inimesi palju,“ sõnas Appelbaum.
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Palo tutvustab Iisraelis Eesti ettevõtjaid

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Ettevõtlus- ja infotehnoloogiaminister Urve Palo koos äridelegatsiooniga alustas täna neli päeva kestvat visiiti Iisraeli, mille käigus tutvustatakse sealsetele investoritele ja ettevõtjatele ärivõimalusi Eestis ning meie ettevõtjaid. „Kui Iisrael on maailmas esikohal iduettevõtete rohkuse poolest, siis meie oleme kohe neil kannul teisel kohal. Tegu on ühe tehnoloogiliselt enim arenenud riigiga, meil on neilt palju õppida. Näiteks on sealne erasektor riigi kõrval samuti väga aktiivne teadus- ja arendustegevusse investeerija.“ Visiidi raames toimub Tel Avivis Eesti ärivõimalusi tutvustav seminar ning majandusseminar teemal „Innovation and Digital Technology: Tracking Opportunities for Estonia, Israel and EU“. Minister Palo ja äridelegatsioon kohtuvad Iisraeli Innovatsiooniameti esimehega Ami Appelbaumiga, riskikapitali ettevõtte Jerusalem Venture Partners omaniku ja Knesseti liikme Dr Erel Margalit’iga arutamaks koostööd riskikapitali kaasamiseks. Lisaks kohtub minister Palo visiidi raames Iisraeli sotsiaalse võrdõiguslikkuse ministri Gila Gamliel’iga, kelle portfellis on ka IKT teemad, kommunikatsiooniministri Ayoob Kara’ga  IT ning e-residentsuse koostöö teemadel ning teaduse-, tehnoloogia- ja kosmoseministri Ofir Akunis’ega. Ministrit saadavad visiidil Majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi majandusarengu asekantsler Viljar Lubi, arendusvaldkonna juht Sigrid Rajalo, ministri nõunik Ralf-Martin Soe ja avalike suhete nõunik Emilie Toomela. Kokku kuulub delegatsiooni 11 ettevõtjat ja ka Eesti e-residentsuse tegevdirektor Kaspar Korjus, Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutuse investorkonsultant Raido Lember ja Kaubandus- ja tööstuskoja ekspordinõunik Liisi Kirschenberg.
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12/19/2019 - Drop-In Tour - The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery

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Eesti tihendab teadus- ja ettevõtluskoostööd Lõuna-Carolina osariigiga

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Ettevõtlusminister Liisa Oviir ja Lõuna-Carolina osariigi kaubandusminister Robert Hitt allkirjastasid koostöölepingu, et koos arendada ettevõtlus-, tehnoloogia- ja innovatsioonivaldkonda. Lõuna-Carolina on olnud Eestile pikka aega partneriks nii vahetusüliõpilaste kui teaduskoostöö programmides, nüüd soovitakse koostöövaldkondi laiendada. Kahe riigi ettevõtlusvaldkonna esindajad sõlmisid leppe, mis on aluseks tulevastele äri- ja teaduskontaktidele. „Mõlema poole eesmärk on asuda kiirelt vastastikkusi koostöövõimalusi uurima, et seni ladus teaduskoostöö võiks laieneda ka ettevõtlusse, nii tehnoloogiate jagamise kui praktilise ärisuhtluse toel,“ sõnas ettevõtlusminister Liisa Oviir lepingut allkirjastades. „Pea kaks korda suurema pindalaga ja 4,6 miljoni elanikuga on Lõuna-Carolina osariik Eesti ettevõtetele ambitsioonikas turg ning kõik kontaktid ja ekspordivõimalused on meie ettevõtjatele abiks,“ selgitas minister. "Tihendame selle lepingu sõlmimisega Lõuna-Carolina ja Eesti senist head koostööd veelgi," ütles osariigi kaubandusminister Hitt ja lisas, et lepingu rakendamise jätkutegevustena on muuhulgas kavas õppeasutuste teadus-, arendus- ja innovatsioonikoostöö projektide elluviimine. Samuti on plaanis korraldada Lõuna-Carolina ettevõtete ärivisiit Eestisse. Seni on Eesti ja Lõuna-Carolina vahel toimunud ladus teaduskoostöö Tartu Ülikooli ja Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli ning Nebraska ülikool ja Charlestoni kolledži vahel. Nüüd on plaanis teaduskoostööle lisaks asuda ühisosa otsima ka arendus- ja ettevõtlusvaldkondades. Eelmainitud ülikoolides on eriti suur rõhk õppetööst suunatud just praktilise suunitlusega ja innovaatilisele ettevõtlusharidusele ning õppetöö läbiviimiseks kasutatakse ülikoolides ka ärikiirendeid, seega on mõlemal poolel hea potentsiaal ka praktilisemaks koostööväljundiks. „Meie diplomaadid USA-s on sealsetele tudengitele Eestit tutvustanud ja kohanud suurt huvi siinse innovaatilise ettevõtluskeskkonna ja meie e-lahenduste vastu,“ märkis minister Oviir. Kõige praktilisemat kasu koostööst näeb Eesti iduettevõtjatele tootearenduseks pakutavate stipendiumites näiteks tervise- või rohetehnoloogiate valdkondades, ligipääsus seal kasutusel olevatele ärikiirenditele ning Lõuna-Carolina teadusuuringute agentuuri (South Carolina Research Agency, http://www.scra.org/) kaasamises teadus- ja arenduskoostöösse. Omalt poolt saame sealsetele ettevõtetele ja teadusasutustele pakkuda koostööd nii EAS-i tehnoloogiate arenduskeskuste programmi raames kui Tehnopoli teaduspargiga.  Lõuna-Carolina osariik on sarnase lepingu sõlminud ka Iisraeliga, mis on oluline Digital 5 (kõrge e-valitsemise tasemega riikide koostöövõrgustik, kuhu kuuluvad Eesti, Iisrael, Lõuna-Korea, Uus-Meremaa ja Ühendkuningriigid) liige, omab IT ja kübervaldkonnas piisavalt mõjuvõimu, et olla ka Eesti IT ja start-up ettevõtetele arvestusväärne partner eesmärgil liikuda peale kahepoolse koostöölepingu sõlmimist osaliste soovi korral kolmepoolsele tasandile. /17.06.2016/
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Tallinnas kohtuvad viie eduka e-riigi ministrid

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Neljapäeval ja reedel kohtuvad Tallinnas kõrge e-valitsemise tasemega riike koondava ühenduse Digital-5 (D5) ministrid ja eksperdid.   Kohtumisel keskendutakse avaliku sektori IT-lahenduste tellimise tõhusamaks muutmisele, e-teenuste usaldusväärsuse tagamisele, kasutajatest lähtuvalt e-teenuste loomisele ja IT-talentide meelitamisele avalikku sektorisse.    Majandus- ja taristuminister Kristen Michal ütles, et Eestil on olla au maailma juhtivate e-riikide võõrustaja. „Oleme ise koha e-riikide seas välja teeninud – meil on kiiresti arenenud  infoühiskond, kuhu on panustanud nii riik kui ka erasektor,“ sõnas ta.    „X-tee, e-valimised, mobiilne parkimine, digitaalne allkirjastamine, e-kool ja e-tervis on Eestis juba hästi toimivad lahendused, mille oskusteavet saame teistele pakkuda. Uuematest lahendustest saame välja tuua e-residentsuse. Arendustöö käib äriaruandluse automatiseerimisega, mis vähendab ettevõtete halduskoormust. Lisaks veel andmesaatkonnad, mis võimaldavad paremini kaitsta riigile olulisi andmeid ja e-teenuseid,“ lisas minister.    Neljapäeval toimuvad peamiselt kahepoolsed kohtumised ja õhtul toimuval vastuvõtul tervitab külalisi Eesti Vabariigi president Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Kohtumine kulmineerub reedel, kui D5 konverentsil esitleb iga riik oma viimaseid saavutusi e-riigi alal ja strateegilisi arengusuundi. Tervituskõnedega esinevad Eesti Vabariigi peaminister Taavi Rõivas ja Euroopa Komisjoni asepresident Andrus Ansip.    Lisaks Eesti majandusministrile osaleb D5 kohtumistel Uus-Meremaa siseminister Peter Dunne, Korea siseminister Jong Sup Chong, Suurbritannia kabinetiminister lord Bridges of Headley ja Digital Israeli peadirektor Yair Schindel.    D5 võrgustiku eesmärk on heade praktikate ja kogemuste vahetus infoühiskonna ja e-riigi juhtriikide vahel. Samuti viiakse liikmete vahel ellu ühiseid algatusi ning kutsutakse üles teisi riike e-riigi ja infoühiskonna arengu suunas samme astuma.    Novembris käivitub D5 ühe projektina Suurbritannia ja Eesti vahel TechLink nimeline programm, mis on kahe riigi vahelist riigi- ja erasektori IT-alast võrgustamist ja partnerlust toetav algatus. Koostöös korraldatakse Briti saatkonna vedamisel senisest hoogsamalt tehnoloogiaettevõtete ja -kogukonna vastastikuseid ärivisiite ja ühisüritusi, ühisprojekte, vahendatakse kontakte ja infot.    Digital-5 koostöövõrgustik asutati detsembris 2014 Suurbritannia, Eesti, Iisraeli, Lõuna-Korea ja Uus-Meremaa poolt. Võrgustik on avatud ka teistele riikidele.    D5 aastakohtumine toimub Euroopa Liidu struktuuritoetuse toetusskeemist "Infoühiskonna teadlikkuse tõstmine" Euroopa Regionaalarengu Fondi rahastusel.    19/11/2015
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Carl M. Klucznik

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Carl M. Klucznik,65,of East Rutherford passed away Monday November 4, 2019 by his family. He was born in Clifton to Michael Klucznik and Nancy (nee Gela). Carl was a Radiology Technician for 33 years for Beth Israel Hospital in Newark and St. Mary Hospital n Passaic. He was a Faithful member and head usher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in South Orange for many years. He was also involved with the American Diabetes Association. Carl’s most favorite place to relax was in Aruba where he and his family would enjoy vacationing every chance they had. They were happiest there together. Carl will be greatly missed by his devoted wife Gloria (nee Fogata) and their loving son Adam. Family will receive friends on Friday 4-8pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford. Funeral Saturday 9:00am from the Funeral Home for 10:00am service in the Grace Episcopal Church, Rutherford. Private Cremation.


          

Eestist sai maailma parimate e-valitsemist kasutavate riikide ühenduse D5 asutajaliige

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Londonis loodi viit kõrge e-valitsemisega maailma riiki koondav ühendus D5, mille eesmärk on kogemuste vahetamine infoühiskonna ja e-riigi alal. Võrgustiku moodustavad peale Eesti veel Suurbritannia, Lõuna-Korea, Iisrael ja Uus-Meremaa. Majandus- ja taristuminister Urve Palo, kes Eesti esindajana eile ühenduse algatamise hartale alla kirjutas, rõhutas Eesti D5 ühendusse kuulumise tähtsust. „Tegemist on klubiga, mis ühendab viis maailmas kõige enam arenenud e-valitsemisega riiki. Sellesse klubisse kuulumine on Eestile auasi. Oleme õigusega uhked oma arenenud infoühiskonna üle. Meil tuleb haarata võimalusest õppida teistelt ja samas on meil kohustus jagada oma kogemusi teistega,“ ütles Palo. Ministri sõnul avab D5 Eestile võimaluse laiendada oma koostööpartnerite ringi, sest Iisraeli, Uus-Meremaa ja Lõuna-Koreaga on meie infoühiskonna alane koostöö olnud seni napp. Ometi on neis riikides väga kõrgelt arenenud tehnoloogiasektor, arendatakse häid avalikke e-teenuseid ja pööratakse tähelepanu avaandmete poliitikale. Suurbritanniaga on Eestil tihe koostöö aastast 2012. Muuhulgas on Suurbritannia alustanud Eesti X-tee andmevahetuskihi katsetamist. „Mul on hea meel, et minu ettepanek korraldada järgmine D5 konverents 2015. aasta sügisel Eestis võeti hästi vastu. Kindlasti peaks siis üks võtmeteemasid, mida arutlusele võtta, olema küberturvalisus ja sellega seonduv,“ lisas Palo. Eile ja täna toimuval asutamiskonverentsil ja järgneval aastal keskendub D5 kolmele peamisele teemale: IT hankimise parimad praktikad, laste programmeerimisõpe ning ühenduvus (interneti kättesaadavus ja kvaliteet).  
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Activity at Iran’s once-secret uranium-enrichment site raises risks, rattles Israel

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Breaking news from Israel November 6, 2019

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על רקע ניסיון הפיקוח: קרן סינית נוספת מעוניינת לפעול בישראל

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ככל הנראה עקב לחץ אמריקני, אישר לאחרונה הקבינט הביטחוני הקמת גוף פיקוח על השקעות זרות בישראל. עם זאת, נראה כי החברות הסיניות ממשיכות להתעניין, והפעם מדובר בחברה ותיקה שהשקיעה בעבר בלינקדין ושיאומי

 

אילוסטרציה: Bigstock

קרן סינית בשם Sunvalley-capital החלה לגשש אודות פעילות בישראל, כך לפי מקורות של ישראל דיפנס. מדובר בקרן ותיקה יחסית שהשקיעה בעבר בחברות כמו לינקאדין, זום, שיאומי, AIRBNB ועוד.

הקרן ממוקדת בטכנולוגיות כמו הגנה בסייבר, בינה מלאכותית, מציאות וירטואלית ו-IOT. התחומים בהם פועלת הקרן כוללים את שוק הרכב, תקשורת, פיננסים ותרבות דיגיטלית. ככל הנראה, הקרן יצרה קשר עם מספר גורמי מפתח בתחום ההון סיכון בארץ.

נזכיר כי שרי הקבינט אישרו הקמת ועדת פיקוח על השקעות זרות. זאת בלחץ אמריקני שנועד למנוע השקעות סיניות בישראל, לפחות כאלה שלא יקבלו אישור אמריקני. על רקע הניסיונות האמריקניים, כסף מסין ממשיך לזרום לישראל. כמו כן, גם לסיליקון וואלי בארה"ב. בסופו של יום נראה כי מלבד השקעות בפתרונות ליבה ביטחוניים, יהיה קשה לישראל או ארה"ב לעצור את עולם היזמות.

תגובת קרן ההשקעות טרם התקבלה.


          

השינוי המשמעותי בספינות המלחמה המצריות

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ספינות OHP שנרכשו מארה"ב בכספי סיוע עברו שדרוג, במסגרתו הוחלפו מערכות מעקב וזיהוי למערכות מכ"מ מתקדמות. כלי השיט האלה, שהם למעשה סוג של ספינות נ"מ, נותנות למצרים אפשרות לחיזוק העליונות האווירית באזור  

 

ספינת המלחמה OHP מצרית. צילום: מתוך ויקיפדיה

בחודשים האחרונים עברו ספינות המלחמה של חיל הים המצרי שדרוג משמעותי. הספינות,  שעברו שדרוג באמצעות תקציב הסיוע האמריקני ה-FMS, הן ארבע ספינות אמריקניות מדגם OHP (Oliver Hazard Perry), המשרתות בחיל הים המצרי מזה למעלה מ-25 שנים.

ארבע ספינות ה-OHP נרכשו בכספי סיוע מארצות הברית בין השנים 1996-1994 יחד עם שתי ספינות נוספות מדגם KNOX. ספינות ה-OHP הן בדחי של כ-4,100 טון, בעלות טווח פעולה מרבי של כ-8,300 ק"מ ומהירות מרבית של כ-30 קשרים. את הספינה מפעיל צוות מרבי של כ-170 איש.

ביטחון בכל מקום: בואו לעקוב אחרינו באינסטגרםבפייסבוק ובטוויטר

הספינות האמריקניות נושאות משגר של 40 טילים, בו מותקנים טילי ים-ים מדגם Harpoon לטווח של כ-120 ק"מ וטילים נגד מטוסים מדגם SM-1MR לטווחים של עד כ-70 ק"מ. בנוסף מותקנים על הספינות משגרי טורפדו נגד כלי שיט וצוללות, תותח 76 מ"מ וסוללת תותחים קלה. ספינות ה-OHP הן למעשה סוללה נגד מטוסים צפה בעלת יכולות תקיפת מטרות בים וביבשה.

השדרוג האחרון בספינות הקרב המצריות כלל את החלפת המכ"מ האווירי הישן במכ"מ חדש ומתקדם מדגם Smart-S Mk2 3D. מכ"מ ה-Smart-S הינו מכ"מ תוצרת חברת THALES הצרפתית, רב משימתי, המיועד לבנות תמונת מטרות שטח בים הפתוח ובקרבת החוף ומטרות אוויר לכלי השיט.

מכ"מ זה הוא בעל יכולת גילוי בטווחים של עד 250 ק"מ ויכולת מעקב של עד 500 מטרות בו-זמנית. המכ"מ הינו בעל יכולות מתקדמות לגילוי מטרות שטח ואוויר באמצעות דופלר ו- Multi-beam וכן בעל יכולות נגד לוחמה אלקטרונית מתקדמות.

שדרוג המכ"מים בספינות מאפשר לחיל הים המצרי להגן מחד על כלי השיט שלו באופן טוב יותר מפני תקיפה אווירית, ומאידך מאפשר לשדרג את יכולות תקיפת המטוסים שלו ובכך ליצור עליונות אווירית מעל הים באמצעות הספינות. משמעותן של ספינות הנ"מ המשודרגות המצריות היא הצרת יכולותיו של חיל האוויר הישראלי מעל הים התיכון והים האדום במידה ותהיה הסלמה מול מצרים.


          

משרד הביטחון חילק את העוגה בפרויקט האיתן

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לאחר חשיפת הצריח של נגמ"ש האיתן, לישראל דיפנס נודע כי על ייצורו אמונות כמה תעשיות ביטחוניות, שיתחלקו בפרויקט

 

האיתן עם הצריח. צילום: באדיבות משרד הביטחון 

משרד הביטחון חשף את נגמ"ש האיתן עם צריח ותותח בסרטון שעלה לרשת. לאחר פרסומו, מסתבר שהמשרד הגיע להסכמה עם התעשיות הביטחוניות מה חלקה של כל אחת בבניית הצריח. גוף הצריח מיוצר במנת"ק, הטילים של רפאל (ספייק) ושאר המערכות של אלביט, שכוללות בקרת אש, מערכת בקרת צידוד, אופטרוניקה ומערכת ההגנה האקטיבית חץ דורבן.

למרות הפרסומים התכופים של המשרד סביב האיתן, לא ברור עדיין כמה יחידות בשנה הוא מעוניין לייצר, אם בכלל, עבור צה"ל ובאיזה מימון. האם משרד הביטחון יקצה מימון שקלי לטובת ייצור סדרתי של האיתן? הסיכוי לכך נמוך מאוד. האם ארה"ב תסכים להקצות כסף לנגמ"ש שמיוצר בישראל? גם סביר להניח שלא. לכן, מעבר לחלוקת העוגה בין התעשיות שהיא שלב חשוב, שאלת מימון הייצור עדיין ננותרה בגדר אניגמה.


          

הערכה בצה"ל: הדיווח על מיירט קלע דוד - נכון

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על פי דיווח באתר סיני, טיל של המערכת להגנה אווירית שנורה בשנה שעברה נגד טילים סוריים, נחת בשטח סורי ומאז עבר לבחינה של הרוסים. ניתן להעריך כי הרוסים למדו היטב את הטכנולוגיה. החשש: זליגת מידע לאויב

מערכת "קלע דוד". האם הגיעה לידי הרוסים? צילום (ארכיון): דובר צה"ל

ההערכה בצה"ל היא כי הדיווח הזר על העברתו של מיירט "קלע דוד" לידי הרוסים הוא נכון. ניתן להעריך כי הרוסים למדו אותו היטב. על פי דיווח באתר סיני בשם "סינה", מיירט של מערכת "קלע דוד" שנורה בשנה שעברה לעבר טילים סוריים הגיע לידי הרוסים. בצה"ל לא התייחסו באופן רשמי לדיווח. על פי הפרסום, אחד משני מיירטים שירתה ישראל לעבר טילים סוריים נפל בשטח סוריה והגיע לידי הצבא הסורי, ומשם לידי הרוסים.

אם יתברר הדיווח כנכון, החשש הוא כי הטכנולוגיה הסודית שפותחה בישראל תשמש את הרוסים כלחץ על ירושלים, וגרוע מכך – תגיע לידי גורמים עוינים לישראל.

ביטחון בכל מקום: בואו לעקוב אחרינו באינסטגרםבפייסבוק ובטוויטר

מדובר בתקרית שאירעה בחודש יולי 2018, במסגרתה נורו בפעם הראשונה טילים של מערכת "קלע דוד" לעבר מטרות סוריות. המערכת המתקדמת זיהתה כי שני טילים סוריים, שנורו במסגרת הלחימה הפנימית בסוריה, עלולים לפגוע בשטח ישראל. שני מיירטים של המערכת נורו, אך לאחר שהתגלה כי הטילים הסוריים לא יפלו בשטח הארץ היה צורך להפסיק את פעילות הטיל. אחד מהם פוצץ באוויר, והשני נחת, ככל הנראה, בשטח סוריה ולא התפוצץ.

מערכת 'קלע דוד' מיועדת להגן על המדינה כולה. בעוד שמעטפת ההגנה של "כיפת ברזל" ופטריוט היא ממוקדת, המעטפת של "קלע דוד" רחבה כרוחב המדינה ואורכה. הפיקוד על לחימת ההגנה האווירית מרוכז בבסיס בדרום, שם נמצא מנ"י – מרכז ניהול יירוטים, בו מתקבלות הערכות המצב על איום, מתבצעים ומנוהלים הגילוי והיירוט, ושם יושב המפעיל הלוחץ על כפתור השיגור.

ההגדרה הרשמית של מערכת 'קלע דוד' היא: "מערכת הגנה נגד רקטות ארוכות טווח  (LRAR), טילים בליסטיים קצרי-טווח (SRAR), טילי שיוט (CM) ואיומי הגנ"א רגילים". המערכת מורכבת מ-מנ"י (מרכז ניהול יירוטים), מיירט 'סטנר' (STUNNER), מכ"ם רב-משימתי ומערכת שו"ב. המבנה הבסיסי הוא בן ארבע יחידות טילים שבכל אחת 12 מיירטי סטנר. המיירט מוגדר כדו-שלבי ותלת-פולסי, והוא בעל ראש ביות (SEEKER) אלקטרו-אופטי ואלקטרו-מגנטי. ראש הביות פוגע במטרה בשיטת AIM POINT, פגיעת נקודה, כלומר פגיעה של ברזל-בברזל במטרה עצמה עם אפקט HARD KILL.


          

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הפגנות בירדן למען שחרורה של האזרחית הירדנית. צילום: AP
 

שני האזרחים הירדנים שנעצרו על ידי ישראל, והיו בחודשים במעצר מנהלי בחשד לעבירות ביטחוניות, שוחררו והובאו למעבר אלנבי במסגרת העברתם לירדן. משירות בתי הסוהר נמסר כי העצורה והעצור הירדנים, אשר הוחלט על העברתם חזרה לירדן, נמסרו על ידי לוחמי יחידת נחשון לידי צה״ל.

ביטחון בכל מקום: בואו לעקוב אחרינו באינסטגרםבפייסבוק ובטוויטר

המעצר של השניים, היבא אל-לבדי ועבד אל-רחמן מרעי, הביא למשבר בין ישראל לירדן, שהשיבה את השגריר שלה מתל אביב. כמה ימים לאחר מכן, הודיעה ישראל כי תשחרר את השניים כמחווה לירדן.

מלשכת ראש הממשלה נמסר השבוע כי "ירדן תחזיר בימים הקרובים את שגרירה לישראל, לאחר הסכמה שהושגה בין המדינות על העברתם לאחריות שלטונות הביטחון בירדן של שני הירדנים העצורים בישראל. ראש השב"כ סיכם עם מקבילו הירדני על סידורי הביטחון סביב שחרורם. מדינת ישראל רואה ביחסים עם ירדן אבן יסוד ביציבות במזרח התיכון ותמשיך לפעול לשימור ביטחון האזור".

גורם ישראלי אמר לאחר פרסום ההסכם כי "בכירים במשרד ראש הממשלה ביקרו ברבת עמון בשבוע שעבר ומסרו לבכירים ירדנים כי העצורים יגורשו בחזרה לירדן תוך כמה ימים. גורם בטחוני בכיר התייחס לנושא והדגיש: ״שני העצורים ישוחררו כמחווה של ישראל לממשל הירדני ומתוך רצון לחזק את היחסים בין שתי המדינות. השניים רחוקים מלהיות צדיקים אבל היחסים עם ירדן בעת הזו הרבה יותר חשובים. ההערכה היא כי השניים ייחקרו עם גירושם בידי המודיעין הירדני״.


          

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חברת ח.מר מפרקת את חטיבת הסייבר שמורכבת מחברת פרומיסק ואתנה. סביב חברת פרומיסק נערכים מאמצי מכירה לגורם ישראלי, כך מוסרים מקורות של ישראל דיפנס. נכסי חברת אתנה יפוזרו בין החטיבות השונות של ח.מר. חלק מעובדי החטיבה קיבל מכתבי פיטורים בחודשים האחרונים. 

המחיר הנדרש על פרומיסק אינו ידוע, והנהלת ח.מר אינה משתפת פרטים נוספים פרט לתגובה רשמית כדלקמן: "החברה פועלת ותמשיך לפעול בתחום ערים חכמות ובטוחות, בטחון המולדת וסייבר. לחברה לקוחות בארץ ובעולם והיא מספקת פתרונות בתחומים אלו. החברה היא חברה ציבורית המדווחת בשקיפות על כל עניין מהותי, על פי כל דין. משכך, החברה אינה יכולה להתייחס מעבר לדיווחיה הרשמיים.״

פרומיסק היא חברה הפועלת בתחום הגנות עמדות קצה (EDR). החברה נרכשת בתחילת 2018 על ידי ח.מר. 


          

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AMLO: un año y ya está en medio de la tormenta perfecta

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COLUMNA SIN NOMBRE Pablo Jair Ortega + Héctor Yunes, contundente mensaje. + Comienza a desarmarse el Yunismo. + Que el de la SEV también se acordó de Muguira. + El honolable señol Ávila.

Por donde se le vea, los grupos delincuenciales ya midieron al gobierno. --Chopenjawer

Al presidente López Obrador le está pasando lo que el dicta el viejo y conocido refrán: "Ni tanto que queme al santo, ni tanto que no lo alumbre", es decir, en política el personaje debe mantener un equilibrio entre sus apariciones públicas. No estar ausente, porque la gente se olvidará de él, pero tampoco presente en todo, porque se sobreexpone. Al presidente le pasa lo último: sus conferencias mañaneras lo han desgastado y sus mensajes lo han hecho añicos en tiempos de redes sociales. Son otros tiempos: las "mañaneras" que realizaba cuando era jefe de Gobierno del Distrito Federal (2000-2006) las hizo cuando había menos medios y sobre todo existía más control. Las redes sociales apenas y sonaban. Todos los días a las 6 de la mañana, AMLO contestaba las preguntas de los medios de comunicación y marcaba gran parte la agenda pública, además que sirvió para irse colocando como el gran favorito para las elecciones de 2006. Durante este periodo se le nombró uno de los mejores alcaldes del mundo y tuvo un alto porcentaje de aprobación, pero al final fue perdiendo simpatías por errores en su campaña, aunado a la guerra sucia proveniente principalmente de sus archirrivales del PAN. Otro ejemplo de cómo ya son otros tiempos para los que quizás no estaba preparado el lopezobradorismo, es la reciente declaración de la secretaria de Gobernación, Olga Sánchez Cordero, a quien parece que se le olvidó que existen celulares que graban y transmiten todo, y se le ocurrió dar un respaldo a Jaime Bonilla en el polémico tema de la gubernatura de 5 años en Baja California. Pero más allá de si están preparados para la ola mediática, redes sociales y campañas negras (que saben organizar bien sus opositores, especialmente del lado del panismo), la realidad es que uno de los principales problemas de López Obrador es su discurso poco claro en cuanto al combate a la delincuencia, que por un lado, según, apuesta por la pacificación del país, pero a su vez hace operativos fallidos como el ocurrido en Culiacán o detiene migrantes con fuerzas armadas federales. La inseguridad como bandera para sacar raja política es una de las armas más efectivas para causar mella en un gobernante. Podrá no haber empleo o haber otra devaluación (que ya México ha soportado muchas) pero nadie quiere quedar en medio de un fuego cruzado, perder a un ser querido en una balacera o ser víctima de una extorsión o secuestro. Aprovechando la circunstancia de la violencia, pequeñas células usan el nombre de cárteles del narcotráfico y causan pequeños infiernillos que si se juntan, son uno gigantesco; y ante la falta de estrategia clara de parte de la 4T, los delincuentes siguen causando problemas por una sencilla razón: la impunidad. Hasta el momento, por ejemplo, dos casos fuertes en el lopezobradorismo (Culiacán y LeBarón) sólo han mostrado una falta de tanates del gobierno para combatir a los grupos delincuenciales armados. El primero, por una estrategia fallida de captura a la cual al final se le tuvo que dar una salida casi diplomática para no causar más muertes; pero el segundo es un tema que aparte de involucrar a la delincuencia organizada, también evidenció fallas en la logística de ese revoltijo que llaman Guardia Nacional Por ejemplo, el secretario de Seguridad, Alfonso Durazo, argumentó que debido a la lejanía del lugar de los hechos donde ocurrió la masacre a miembros de la familia LeBarón, se retrasó llegada de la Guardia Nacional. Estamos hablando que los hechos fueron a la una de la tarde, pero hasta las 17 horas se movilizaron las fuerzas armadas. En ambos caso permanece el halo de la impunidad. En Culiacán los sicarios se salieron con la suya y nadie fue detenido ni castigado. En el caso de la masacre de LeBarón se apuesta que será igual y ojalá este autor se equivoque. Aquí en la aldea no vamos lejos: este martes por la mañana, el gobernador Cuitláhuac García Jiménez ofreció una disculpa pública por la desaparición forzada de tres jóvenes en Papantla, pero no ha habido resolución ni detenidos y menos castigados en los casos de las masacres de la palapa en Minatitlán o el "teibol" de Coatzacoalcos. En ambos casos, de igual manera, se mantiene la impunidad... Y la impunidad lastima, enoja más. Otro ejemplo de cómo sólo la justicia está en demagogias y discursos que no espantan a nadie: los supuestos prófugos de la justicia como el ex fiscal "Verduritas", el ex fiscal "cabeza de balón de futbol americano ponchado", la "Tula", entre otros, ni siquiera han sido capturados, pese a todo el ruido mediático por sus órdenes de aprehensión. Tampoco en la Cuarta "Transformeishion" han parado por denuncias y tomarse la foto con papelito en mano, pero en los hechos no hay nadie detenido, a excepción de un subsecretario que tiene prisión preventiva. En los hechos, no hay acciones contundentes que demuestren voluntad de hacer justicia... Y no debería de haber pretexto porque la CUATRO-TÉ tiene todo el escenario a su favor, tienen todo el power que ya hubiesen querido los recientes gobiernos veracruzanos priístas y yunista. A estas alturas, y volviendo al tema de que el lopezobradorismo ya se ve rebasado por los nuevos tiempos tecnológicos, el gobierno de AMLO se ve ahora en una tormenta perfecta donde sus mensajes diarios ya son tediosos y parecen ser contraproducentes hasta para su propia defensa, porque a salivazos no se combate a los malosos. Se aplaude que se hagan en las conferencias mañaneras informes completos como lo han hecho en casos como el de Culiacán y Santa Lucía (especialmente inédito porque son asuntos de la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional), pero López Obrador no ha podido en estos días recientes defenderse o justificar el caso Culiacán y se ve difícil que también se logre en el caso LeBarón. Basta decir que hasta sus promotores más férreos, más chairos, como el actor y cineasta Gael García Bernal, lanzó un mensaje demoledor vía Twitter que replicó en varios medios: "Si no cambia el gobierno y @lopezobrador_ de narrativa para asumir sus responsabilidades ¿Para qué chingados votamos por ustedes? Más vale que asuman por completo su responsabilidad y hagan lo imposible para que esto no suceda más. Que se vuelva su mantra y su objetivo". Y es que la estrategia de atender las causas de la delincuencia es buena, pero es a muuuuy largo plazo; mínimo --creo yo-- para unos diez años para reeducar a nuevas generaciones y hacerles entender que todo lo relacionado al narco es malo; ¿y qué pasa con las que en 20 años recientes nunca se les educó y siguen pensando que la vida del sicariato/narcotráfico es lo mejor que les pudo haber pasado en la vida? ¿Esos que de plano ya están entregados a la muerte sin importar las consecuencias? ¿Cómo convencerles desde un púlpito de mensajes mañaneros que, honestamente, sólo interesan un sector muy reducido de la población? ¿A esos cómo los combates cuando ven que pueden salir impunes y sin castigo de masacres, ejecuciones, cobros de piso, extorsiones y secuestros? Porque ese es el verdadero cáncer de todo este rollo: la maldita impunidad que duele más que el no tener disculpas oficiales de los gobernantes. NOTA PARA PEGAR EN EL REFRI: Contundente el mensaje del diputado federal Héctor Yunes Landa en la Cámara de Diputados, con respecto al caso LeBarón: "No omitir que en 11 meses esta es la masacre 15, más de una masacre por mes. Decir que lamento mucho que el sistema de inteligencia del gobierno de la República se dedique más a seguir a cibernautas y bots que estar viendo problemas como esos y preveerlos. No es suficiente ofrecer que se va hacer justicia, lo que queremos es que esto se prevenga, que no sea necesario hacer justicia, sino que no se cometan estas masacres". OTRA NOTA: Este miércoles toma protesta el nuevo Comité Directivo Estatal del PAN en Veracruz, cuyo presidente será el originario de Tantoyuca, Joaquín Rosendo Guzmán Avilés. Una de las primeras determinaciones que causó escozor al interior, es que ya solicitó la remoción del coordinador de la bancada en el Congreso del Estado, quitando a Sergio Hernández Hernández y colocando a Omar Guillermo Miranda Romero. Aparentemente va en serio lo de desarmar los resabios del Yunismo incluso al interior del blanquiazul. OTRA NOTA EXTRA: Que nos dicen en la Secretaría de Educación que el secre Zenyazen Escobar también fue de los que se acordó de quién fue Domingo Muguira y expresó sus condolencias vía redes sociales. Oki doki. LA ÚLTIMA PORQUE MI MAMI YA SOBRECALENTÓ LAS LENTEJAS: Quien anda de gira artística representando a México y a Veracruz en el mundo, es el periodista Édgar Ávila Pérez, corresponsal de EFE y de El Universal. Durante más de un mes, el comunicador ha participado en un seminario para periodistas latinoamericanos en varias ciudades de provincias de China, al lado de compañeros de Costa Rica, Panamá, Venezuela, República Dominicana, Nicaragua y Colombia, entre otros. De igual manera, nos platica (a las cuatro de la mañana, canijo, no manches) que estuvo en reuniones con directivos de medios oficiales de comunicación de esa nación, visitando ciudades como Pekín, pero también se adentró al corazón de China al recorrer ciudades y pueblos del noroeste, casi en los límites con Mongolia. Auspiciado por el Ministerio de Comercio de la República Popular de China, el periodista fue el encargado de dar el discurso inaugural ante autoridades de esa nación y siempre estuvo en primera fila en los encuentros de altos directivos de la Agencia Xinhua, revista China Hoy y medios de comunicación de la provincia de Gansu. No es la primera vez que Édgar es seleccionado para encuentros de periodistas latinoamericanos, hace al menos dos años fue enviado a Israel, la Franja de Gaza, Cisjordania y Siria a realizar coberturas informativas de la mano de Fuente Latina... Mínimo que traiga una pinche playerita como las que venden en el malecón de Veracruz. Enhorabuena, bro.   @pablojair  
          

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Neovasc to Participate in Stifel 2019 Healthcare Conference and Cannacord Genuity 13th Annual MedTech & Diagnostics Forum

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Vancouver - (NewMediaWire) - November 06, 2019 - Neovasc, Inc. (TSX: NASDAQ) (TSX: NVCN) ("Neovasc" or the "Company") a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies and in the development of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of refractory angina, today announced that Fred Colen, CEO of Neovasc, will be participating in two institutional investor conferences in November. On Wednesday, November 20, Mr. Colen will be presenting at the 2019 Stifel Healthcare Conference in New York City at 4:10 p.m. EST.A live audio webcast of the Stifel Healthcare Conference presentation will be available online from the investor relations section of the Neovasc website at https://www.neovasc.com/investors/ or through the following link: http://wsw.com/webcast/stifel18/nvcn/On Thursday, November 21, Mr. Colen will speak at the 13th Annual Cannacord Genuity Medical Technology and Diagnostics Forum in New York, NY at 10:00 a.m. EST.A live audio webcast of the Cannacord Genuity MedTech and Diagnostics Forum presentation will be available online from the investor relations section of the Neovasc website at https://www.neovasc.com/investors/ or through the following link: http://wsw.com/webcast/canaccord37/nvcn/About Neovasc Inc.Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include Reducer, for the treatment of refractory angina, which is not currently commercially available in the United States and has been commercially available in Europe since 2015, and Tiara, for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, which is currently under clinical investigation in the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com.InvestorsMike CavanaughWestwicke/ICRPhone: +1.646.877.9641Mike.Cavanaugh@westwicke.com MediaSean LeousWestwicke/ICRPhone: +1.646.677.1839Sean.Leous@icrinc.comForward-Looking Statement DisclaimerCertain statements in this news release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws that may not be based on historical fact. When used herein, the words "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "intend," "believe", and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may involve, but are not limited to, expectations as to the future growth of the Company, the expansion of its product range and the growing cardiovascular marketplace. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that the Company believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F and in the Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 (copies of which may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements. The Company has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
          

Neovasc to Provide Update on TF/TS Tiara Program at PCR Valves 2019

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Vancouver - (NewMediaWire) - November 05, 2019 - Neovasc, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSX: NVCN) ("Neovasc" or the "Company"), a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies and in the development of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of refractory angina, announced today that the company will be providing an update on its Transfemoral Trans-septal ("TF/TS") Tiara System at the PCR London Valves 2019 meeting, which takes place November 17-19 in London.The update will be provided by Dr. Anson Cheung as part of a tutorial session focusing on early clinical outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) and potential future device solutions for this challenging procedure.Presentation details: Conference: PCR London Valves 2019 Session: Rapid fire - Latest updates from the world of TMVRTheme/Topic: Interventions for Valvular Disease, Mitral Valve Replacement and RepairDate: Nov. 19, 2019, 13:10-14:40 Location: Excel London, Room 3 / Level 01Speaker: Anson Cheung, MD, director of cardiac transplant at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BCCreated to keep abreast with the constant evolution of transcatheter therapies for valvular heart disease, PCR London Valves is the world's largest educational meeting dedicated to the field. It is an official course of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, in recognition of the quality and relevance of its programs in advancing percutaneous valve interventions.About The Transfemoral Trans-septal ("TF/TS") Tiara SystemThe TF/TS development program is based on a concept that allows for a very controlled and predictable implantation procedure similar to Neovasc's Tiara transapical program. Through numerous evaluations with in vitro test methods, including system trackability, deployment accuracy, and hydrodynamic assessment, as well as four small acute animal trials, the Neovasc team has narrowed the TF/TS Tiara system down to a system design concept that shows strong potential. The Company is currently executing on five experimental design studies for the TF/TS Tiara system, in order to enable properly justified design trade-offs. The Company intends to reach a design freeze by the end of 2019, and expects to initiate a small clinical feasibility study in late 2020.About Neovasc Inc.Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include Reducer, for the treatment of refractory angina, which is not currently commercially available in the United States (2 US patients have been treated under compassionate use) and has been commercially available in Europe since 2015, and Tiara, for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, which is currently under clinical investigation in the United States, Canada, Israel and Europe. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com.Forward-Looking Statement DisclaimerCertain statements in this news release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws that may not be based on historical fact.  When used herein, the words "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "intend," "believe", and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements may involve, but are not limited to, beliefs and expectations as to the TF/TS Tiara system design concepts showing strong potential, intentions as to the Company reaching a design freeze by the end of 2019, expectations as to initiating a small clinical feasibility study in late 2020 and statements as to the growing cardiovascular marketplace. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by the Company in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that the Company believes are appropriate in ...
          

פסטיבל במיה ב'מרכז מורשת יהדות בבל' בעיר אור יהודה בשישי

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לרגל סיום "עונת הבמיה" הירק האהוב המככב ב'מטבח העיראקי' יתקיים 'פסטיבל הבמיה' הראשון ב'מרכז מורשת יהדות בבל' יפתח ביום שישי הקרוב (י' בחשון התש"פ, 8.11.2019) בשעה 10:00, בבוקר בשדרות מרדכי בן פורת 83, בעיר אור יהודה ◄ מארגני 'פסטיבל הבמיה' מבטיחים למבקרים, כי לא "נשאיר אתכם רעבים 😊 המשתתפים באירוע, ייהנו ממגוון טעימות של 'מאכלי במיה'.

הפוסט פסטיבל במיה ב'מרכז מורשת יהדות בבל' בעיר אור יהודה בשישי הופיע ראשון בכאן ישראל | kanisrael | כאן נעים | kan-naim


          

8-10-19 No Formula

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As David is placed on the throne over all of Israel, he is open to how the LORD wants to do it. How can we apply this to our lives?


          

6-29-19 Dr. Don Finto

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Following a brief teaching from Rabbi Ken, Dr. Don Finto shares a special message of visions of the Salvation of Israel.


          

5-11-19 Yom Ha'atzmaut

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What is the significance of Israel's story? Why is the modern state of Israel important?


          

8-18-18 Be Careful What You Ask For! (1 Samuel 8)

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The children of Israel ask for a king. Are they asking for the right king at the right time? This week's readings: Deuteronomy 17:14-15; 1 Samuel 8:4-9; Zechariah 14:8-9; Revelation 19:11-16


          

7-14-18 "Why Does GOD" vs. "Why, GOD" - Is GOD at Fault?

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The children of Israel had a lot to wrestle with after they suffered a massive defeat in battle and the Ark was taken by the Philistines. How could this have happened? Rabbi Ken uses the incident in 1 Samuel 4 to explore GOD's justice. This week's readings: 1 Samuel 4:1-11; Isaiah 30:1-2; 31:1; Psalm 78:58,61-62; 2 Chronicles 16:7,9; Acts 19:13-17; Jacob 1:5; 4:8-10 


          

6-2-18 In Humility

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While Rabbi Ken is in Israel, Kol Dodi Undershepherd Jason S. fills in with a message on humility and community. This week's readings: Numbers 8:12-16, Numbers 9:9-12, Numbers 10:33-36, Numbers 11-4-6, Zechariah 3:8-10, Proverbs 16:18, James 4:10 


          

4-21-18 70 Years of the State of Isreal

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How could the great miracle of the State of Israel have possibly happened? How is it sustained even now? Learn the power of prayer with this teaching by Rabbi Ken. This week's verses: Leviticus 14:25,28-29; Jeremiah 31:7,10; 32:37-38,42; 33:6-9; Luke 21:24; Acts 12:1-5,7; Ephesians 6:18


          

3-10-18 The Cloud

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What happens when we align ourselves with G-D's will? Let's learn from the example of Moses and the Israelites and stay with the Cloud. This week's readings: Exodus 40:34-38; Psalm 63:1-9;  Acts 16:6-10; Philippians 1:21-25


          

1-6-18 Pray, Position, Prophesy

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How can we look ahead to the promises for Israel and the Jewish people? Rabbi Ken opens up the prophecy in GOD's Word. This week's verses: Exodus 1:12; Isaiah 49:5-6; Jeremiah 23:2-3; Ezekiel 37:12-14; Hosea 3:4-5; Zechariah 12:1-3; Romans 11:24-27; Judah 20-25


          

12-30-17 What to Expect in 2018

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What lies in store in 2018 for us as believers, Israel, the Jewish people and more! Take a biblical peak ahead with us as Rabbi Ken describes the return of our Messiah. This week's readings: Genesis 48:17-19; 49:1; Isaiah 40:13-14; Proverbs 3:5-6; Daniel 12:2-4; Matthew 6:31-33; James 4:14; Revelation 22:12-13,16


          

Progressives press Democrats to rethink Israel policy

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Progressive House Democrats are putting pressure on the party to reconsider the amount and nature of U.S. funding to Israel, something that has long been a bipartisan commitment.
          

Israel’s Top Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Over BDS Support

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Israel’s Supreme Court just gave the green light for the deportation of Human Rights Watch Jerusalem director Omar Shakir. Israel is waging a war on free speech and dissent, trying to cover up its crimes.
          

See Palestine

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Israel banned Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from witnessing the impact of US policy on the lives of Israelis and Palestinians. Check out our new website to experience what Israel wanted to hide from the Congresswomen.
          

Footage leaked of Israeli officer shooting Palestinian in the back

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Leaked footage shows a Palestinian walking with his hands up as Israeli officers shout and tell him to “Go!” in Arabic. Then 20 seconds later one of the officers shoots him in the back. As he collapses, the officers turn and walk away.
          

Grupo Kass de Israel anuncia inversión de $500 millones en Honduras

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Grupo Kass de Israel anuncia inversión de $500 millones en Honduras

Tegucigalpa - El grupo empresarial Kass, de capital israelí, invertirá aproximadamente 500 millones de dólares para impulsar diversos rubros en Honduras, anunció hoy el presidente ejecutivo del consorcio, Hanoch Kass.


          

Timeline: A tumultuous fall in Israeli politics

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Israelis have voted in two Knesset elections in 2019, and a third, in early 2020, remains a distinct possibility. Meanwhile, the ongoing legal drama surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has only added to this convoluted progression of events. No one knows for certain when Israel will have a new government, or when (or if) Netanyahu…
       

          

Lactation Nurse - RN

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Department Description: Level 2/3 NICU and Special Care Nursery focused on Family Centered Care.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 32142BRJob Summary: The BIDMC Nursing Mission is to build on a legacy of nursing excellence by caring with compassion, advancing the art & science of nursing, and advocating for the health of patients, families, and communities. The Lactation Nurse utilizes the nursing process as the frame of reference for practice as a professional registered nurse and provides direct nursing care to patients and families. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.

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  • Demonstrates the ability for decision making by integrating theoretical knowledge with practical experience in caring for patients.
  • Coordinates the care of patients and directs assistive personnel in order to provide safe, effective, efficient, equitable and timely, patient-centered care.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patients, staff, and to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The individual nursing practice reflects the goals of the Medical Center. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing practice and patient safety.
  • Works in a collegial and collaborative relationship with other health professionals to determine healthcare needs of patients and families. Develops relationships with patients and families that maintain and communicate trust and respect. Communicates effectively in the exchange of information. Demonstrate the ability to act as a patient advocate.
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    Proofpoint Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire ObserveIT for $225 Million in Cash; Extending Leadership in People-Centric Security and Compliance to Deliver Post-Perimeter Data Loss Prevention

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    Proofpoint’s market-leading information protection capabilities extended to prevent data risks and insider threats across email, cloud, and the endpoint


              

    [עושים רכב] האוסף הפרטי שלי

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    תרבות אספנות הרכב הקלאסי התפתחה מאוד בשנים האחרונות והשיגעון העולמי שבא לידי ביטוי במכירות פומביות עם מחירים אסטרונומיים, בתערוכות ותצוגות ובאיתור מכוניות ישנות שהפכו לאוצרות, כל זה נחת גם בישראל ונקלט כאן לא רע בכלל. הפעם ננסה להבין יחד עם רוני אקרמן, אספן מושבע וממייסדי "מועדון החמש", מועדון אספנות הרכב של ישראל, האם אספנות רכב היא תחביב לעשירים בלבד והאם מדובר במנהג מיושן או בתופעה על זמנית.

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    A Lesson on How Not to Handle Religious Pluralism in Israel

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    On November 20, a tribute concert for Shlomo Artzi, the so-called “Israeli Bruce Springsteen,” was scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv, with the twin purposes of celebrating Artzi’s 70th birthday and raising money for Ezra l’Marpe, a non-profit that helps the sick obtain medical treatment. Yet Ezra l’Marpe’s founder, the ḥaredi rabbi and self-taught medical genius Avraham Elimelech Firer, canceled the concert abruptly after several performers protested over the fact that no female vocalist would be performing. At issue is the halakhic prohibition on men listening to women sing. Ruthie Blum comments:
    [W]hen the organizers of the gala honoring Artzi discovered and revealed that no female vocalists would be able to perform, incensed women artists made a stink, and their male counterparts began to announce that they couldn’t possibly appear on stage under such circumstances. You know, out of “solidarity” and in “principle.” Which actually meant that they feared being accused of male chauvinism. If anything illustrates the danger of viewing individual issues through an inflexible ideological prism, this is it. Firer has proved himself to be a selfless and heroic figure, who has done nothing but use his . . . gifts to help comfort and heal millions of people, without regard to their ethnic, religious, or gender identities. The sanctity of life is but one of Firer’s religious principles. Another is refraining from listening to women sing. Allowing the latter to cancel out the former not only is intolerant and unjust, but exposes the kind of narrow-mindedness that feminists and fanatical secularists accuse the Ḥaredim of possessing. In this case, it also turned what would have been a blessed happening into an empty auditorium.

              

    In an Attempted Bashing of the Trump Administration, the “Washington Post” Inadvertently Reaffirms the Jewish History of Jerusalem

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    Last Friday, the Washington Post published a column by Ishaan Tharoor—a dedicated Israel hater—titled “The Trump Administration’s Obsession with an Ancient Persian Emperor.” The column took as its prime example a tweet sent by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo marking the day in 539 BCE when “Cyrus the Great entered Babylon and freed the Jewish people from captivity” and declaring that the U.S. “stands with the Iranian people who are blocked by the [current] regime from celebrating [Cyrus’s] legacy.” While admitting that this “famous event in history” is documented by “sources including biblical Scripture,” Tharoor made sure to point out that Cyrus “presided over massacres and pillage.” He then went on connect the Trump administration’s invocations of the Persian monarch to its affection for lawless despots as well as the eschatology of a radical fringe of evangelical Christianity. Rivkah Fishman-Duker responds:
    Pompeo’s tweet was [in part] aimed at the tremendous popular response that the ancient king of Persia still evokes among Iranians, which stands diametrically opposed to the ideology of the Islamic Republic of Iran. [Tharoor’s] reference to excesses in battle is an attempt to discredit his standing as “proto-national hero.” Evangelicals, [for their part], have their own ways of interpreting the Bible. They are not “obsessed” with anyone except for Jesus of Nazareth. All leaders like to compare themselves to previous significant figures whom they admire. There are countless examples. Didn’t Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey declare at the anti-Brett Kavanaugh hearings last year, “I am Spartacus!”? If Harry Truman, [of whom Tharoor makes no mention], and Donald Trump choose to think of themselves as Cyrus, the comparison is historically flawed but well-intentioned, and I would not pay too much attention to it. For those who wish to vilify Israel, anything that can be invoked against Israel is useful for the cause. . . . Oddly enough, [though, Tharoor’s column] reminds the world that the Temple was in Jerusalem, the capital of Judah, and acknowledges the Jewish presence there long before Islam and the Palestinians. This runs counter to the mendacious Palestinian narrative that claims that the Jews are not the indigenous people but usurpers who lack a historical claim to the land.

              

    What’s an Orthodox Jew to Do about Modern Bible Scholarship?

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    The Believer and the Modern Study of the Bible is a collection of essays—mostly by Orthodox university scholars and rabbis living in Israel—about the problem of reconciling Jewish faith with the theories of the past century-and-a-half of secular Bible scholarship. While Ysoscher Katz finds much to praise in the volume, he deems deficient two essays that attempt to use the ancient rabbis’ approach to exegesis as a sort of permission slip for modern religious readers to read the Hebrew Bible in ways long deemed heretical:
    Offering a novel understanding of midrash, Rabbi Yehuda Brandes argues that its authors were precursors to Julius Wellhausen, the father of modern biblical criticism. He claims that at its core midrash is a critical enterprise, written by rabbis who believed that there are irreconcilable contradictions in the Torah. As a solution they offer robust non-literal reinterpretations. [Therefore, Brandes claims], the rabbis believed that nothing in the Bible needs to be taken literally. They contend that the Torah’s grammar, terms, and even its core narrative could be reinterpreted to be read in an abstract and allegorical fashion. Although the argument is creative and courageous, one wonders whether it is not perhaps overstated. Tradition did not see [the most radical] examples [cited by Brandes] as paradigmatic but instead viewed them as isolated cases where the rabbis, the sanctioned interpreters of the Torah, were entitled to reinterpret exceptional verses or texts that they thought needed to be reread. However, to see their project as a carte blanche to reject the literal meaning of formative religious narratives is, to say the least, a stretch. Rabbi David Bigman takes a different tack. He builds a convincing case that the rabbis had a preference for some parts of the Bible. He infers from the lineup of “important” texts that those that are not on the list are non-essential to the tradition and can therefore be denuded of their [claims to] historicity. [But] the fact that the rabbis saw some aspects of the Pentateuch as being particularly important does not imply that the other parts can be discarded as irrelevant.

              

    The Good News and the Bad about Joe Biden’s Defense of American Military Aid to Israel

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    After the Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg advocated withholding aid to the Jewish state to punish it for one infraction or another, Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, called the suggestion “absolutely outrageous.” Supporters of Israel from both parties should be relieved that Biden is willing to stand up to the party’s left wing on this issue, writes Jonathan Tobin. But the good news ends there:
    Pro-Israel Democrats should worry that their champion is the candidate who has been steadily losing ground since the race began in earnest over the summer. While Biden’s pro-Israel rhetoric is supported by 43 percent of Democrats, according to a Gallup poll, . . . it may also, like Biden himself, better represent the Democrats’ past than their future. Biden is no longer the odds-on favorite to win the nomination. He’s trailing in the key early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, as well as flopping in the competition for campaign donations. Right now, the momentum is on the side of his more liberal rivals: Warren, Sanders, and Buttigieg. That quartet make up the top tier of the Democratic field, and if the still large cast of also-rans drop out in the early going next year, that could leave Biden as the sole occupant of the moderate lane in the primaries. In a competition with far more extreme critics of Israel than he ever was, Biden is the best that pro-Israel Democrats, who once dominated their party, . . . can muster. It is on his aging and uncertain shoulders that the fate of the Democrats as a pro-Israel party rests. That’s a prospect that should scare friends of the Jewish state, no matter which party they support.

              

    When Ray Charles Sang “Hava Nagilah” with David Ben-Gurion

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    The celebrated American soul musician Ray Charles visited Israel three times during his life. During the first, in 1972, he discovered that he was wildly popular in the Jewish state. So enthusiastic was his reception in Jerusalem that in his autobiography Charles recalled that “in 30 years on the road, I had never experienced anything like this.” Shalom Goldman writes:
    During his two-week tour, Charles also visited former Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion at Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev. . . . Israel’s founding father was then eighty-seven years old. The meeting between the “King of Soul” and “the Old Man,” as he was known affectionately by Israelis, has been preserved on film, [so that today] we can hear the children of Sde Boker join Charles and Ben-Gurion singing “Hava Nagilah.” Ray then sang Stevie Wonder’s song “Heaven Help Us All” for Ben-Gurion and the kibbutzniks. In 1976, four years after he had visited Israel, B’nai B’rith honored Ray Charles as its man of the year. Accepting the award at a dinner in Beverly Hills, Charles said, “Even though I’m not Jewish, . . . Israel is one of the few causes I feel good about supporting. Blacks and Jews are hooked up and bound together by a common history of persecution. If someone besides a black ever sings the real gut-bucket blues, it’ll be a Jew.”

              

    Thanks to the Likud, Israeli Arabs Are Flourishing

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    During Benjamin Netanyahu’s long tenure in office, and contrary to widespread perceptions that he is anti-Arab, the Jewish state’s Arab citizens have seen major social and economic improvements. Netanyahu himself displayed his characteristic savvy and tenacity in pushing through an important 2015 measure to increase government investment in Arab communities. Drawing on an interview with Ron Gerlitz—a staunchly leftist activist who advised the government in devising and implementing these policies—Netta Ahituv explains what they have accomplished. (Free registration required.)
    Over the past seven years, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of Arab students enrolled in universities and colleges in Israel has risen by 80 percent. Over five years the number of Arabs studying computer sciences, and the number of Arab students pursuing master’s degrees in all fields have both jumped 50 percent, while the number studying for a PhD has soared 60 percent. In the last decade, the number of Arabs working in high-tech has increased eighteenfold, and one-quarter of them are women. . . . The proportion of Arab doctors in Israel has climbed from 10 percent in 2008 to 15 percent in 2018, and 21 percent of all male doctors are Arab, according to the Health Ministry. Educational institutions in Arab locales are receiving unprecedented levels of funding—including 130 million shekels ($37 million) for informal-education programs. Moreover, public transportation is finally making inroads into the smaller Arab towns, to the point where the Bank of Israel recently declared that the gap in access to such transport between Jewish and Arab locales with fewer than 20,000 residents has shrunk considerably.
    In the interview, Gerlitz notes that some of the ministries that have contributed the most to these improvements have done so under the direction of right-swing politicians, such as Likud’s Yisrael Katz and the Orthodox Shas party’s Aryeh Deri. And he notes other kinds of good news as well, including major changes in the labor market:
    Government investment, on the one hand, and a new spirit in Israeli Arab society, on the other, has led to Arabs enrolling in higher education and working in both the public and private sectors; [in fact], the proportion of Arab civil servants rose from 5.7 percent in 2007 to 11.3 percent in 2017.
    To this Gerlitz adds changes in attitudes: Arabic has become more common in the public square; Arabs, secular Jews, and religious Jews share public beaches together without any sign of friction; and Arab graduate students teach Jewish undergraduates at universities.
              

    Only Decisive Action on the Ground, Not Precision Firepower from Afar, Can Defeat Israel’s Enemies

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    In its conflicts fought in the past two decades with Hamas in Gaza and Hizballah in Lebanon, the IDF has a used a strategy based on the combination of precision weapons with detailed intelligence. David M. Weinberg, basing himself on a recent, extensive report, argues that this doctrine has proved to be a failure, and calls for a return to the military principles that served the Jewish state so well in the first three decades of its existence:
    In most clashes, a deleterious dynamic has repeated itself. At first, Israel successfully launches a salvo of firepower based on accurate intelligence gathered over a long period of time. Then follows a decline in the quality of targeting intelligence with an attendant reduction in the number of targets that justify a strike, and a recovery by the enemy and a continuation of its attacks against Israel. Subsequent Israeli frustration leads to attacks on targets with high collateral damage or on useless targets, alongside an immense effort to acquire new quality targets, which can lead to an occasional success but does not alter the general picture. What follows is a prolonged campaign—leading to public anger and frustration—and a maneuver by ground forces that is not sufficiently effective to bring the enemy to the point of collapse. Consequently, a return to combat along more traditional lines is inevitable in many cases. This means maneuvering into enemy territory, locating and destroying enemy forces (or capturing them, thus undermining the myth of the self-sacrificing jihadist “resistance”). Only this will break the spirit of the enemy. Consider this, too: while no large conventional armies today threaten Israel, the situation could change. If a radical Muslim Brotherhood regime should rise in a country like Egypt, or if the Syrian army is rebuilt after that country’s civil war, the IDF must be ready. Bear in mind that building ground forces is a complex process that takes time. Neglecting IDF ground-maneuver capabilities is therefore a dangerous gamble.

              

    Gerusalemme, disco verde per la cabinovia

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    Lunedì 4 novembre un comitato ministeriale israeliano ha approvato, almeno in parte, il progetto della contestata cabinovia. Manca solo l’ultimo (e scontato) via libera politico. Ma si annunciano ricorsi in […]
              

    Weekly Preaching: November 10, 2019

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    By James C. Howell

    Haggai 1:15b-2:9 is appealing: It’s just fun to say the names (and the weighty impact of them piling up must have been part of Haggai’s intent!). “Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak...” It's God’s engagement with the people, in history, where political powers reside but can’t get done what’s required.

    The demise of the church is worth reflecting upon (Haggai 2:3). Care is required if we get nostalgic about “this house in its former glory.” He is speaking of the meager temple the Israelites rebuilt after the exile, a pale, puny successor to Solomon’s. Could it be that the real “former glory” of the church wasn’t in the 1950’s or some sunny season we pretend was cool. Maybe it was during the Roman persecution, or when Luther was hounded at the beginning of the Reformation?

    To ancient Judeans, and to today’s church, the Word through Haggai summons us to “take courage”  three times! And why? “The Lord is with you.” As Sam Wells rightly named in his A Nazareth Manifesto, “with” is the most important theological word in the Bible. God is with us: this is the Old Testament’s constant story, the very nickname Jesus was given (Emmanuel), and his parting words at his Ascension. God doesn’t fix everything or shelter us from unpleasantness, but God is with us. Somehow, ultimately, that is enough.

    The promise, “The latter splendor will be greater than the former,” is ostensibly about a cooler, more magnificent temple yet to be built. Justinian’s wry remark, when the Hagia Sophia was finished? “O Solomon, I have surpassed you.” We might read Haggai’s promise eschatologically, or we might wonder if our church, with its crumbling denominations and ever-lessening profile in society, will enter a new era of glory, not defined by size or institutions but by holiness and a radical embodiment of what church was supposed to be about all along.

    Frederick Buechner’s old quote might pertain: “Maybe the best thing that could happen to the church would be if the buildings were lost, the bulletins blown away by the wind, the institutions all gone — and then all we’d have left would be Jesus and each other, which was all we had in the first place.” Of course, in the meantime, especially if you're in the thick of your annual pledge campaign just now, you need some interim money to keep the Jesus and each other functioning!

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    2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17. With its apocalyptic trappings, this passage is unpreachable to me; to much explaining would be required. It’s possible to reflect on “holding fast to tradition,” although we have to own that traditions can be evil and should be let go. And so now we turn to the Gospel:

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    Luke 20:27-38. I saw a colleague dare to title his sermon on this “7 Brides for 7 Brothers.” Not quite… A common enough pastoral question is Will I be with my wife in heaven? Or if married twice, Which will be my wife in heaven? Or children decide where to bury dad: With Wife 1 or Wife 2? Some of my more intense pastoral moments have actually been sitting with people asking such agonizing, mystifying questions. It's best for the preacher just to own the agony, the heartfelt depth of love and fear being expressed. Jesus, unmarried and not exactly a matchmaker or glorifier of marriage, would explain that marriage is an earthly institution, not necessary or even heavenly.

    I never enjoy deflating people’s vapid visions of what heaven will be like. Heaven will be about God, whose glory will be so mesmerizing we will never in a zillion years tire of gazing on his face and singing our praises. We will then find the true union in relationships: not looking at one another, but together looking to Jesus. If that’s our destiny in heaven, perhaps the more we might approximate that here in friendships and families, the greater our joy might be?

    David Lyle Jeffrey, wisely reflecting on Jesus’ interaction with the Sadducees interrogating and trying to trap Jesus, asked “Was Jesus wearied by them? Did he laugh out loud? The absurdity of their question is a function of their rationalism taken to an extreme.” Their goal wasn’t to establish to whom you’re married in heaven — and so Jesus doesn’t answer that! They aim to expose the absurdity of belief in the resurrection, a belief that we might as well own isn’t without its lunacy and unanswerable questions. The preacher might chart why she or he believes in eternal life, and trusts in it, even if with the inevitable mystery.

    I love Amy-Jill Levine's reflection on death and the afterlife:

    I was by my mother’s bedside in the local hospital; she was 80, and her body was failing. Late in the evening she woke from her sleep, opened her eyes, and asked me,“What will happen to me when I die?” I immediately answered, “You’ll see Daddy.” My father had died decades earlier.

    She replied, “I look like hell.”

    “Well, Mom, you’ve looked better, but when you see Daddy, you’ll look as beautiful as you looked the day you got married.”

    “How do you know this?”

    “Mom, I’ve got a Ph.D. in religion; I know these things.”


    What can we say November 10? 22nd after Pentecost originally appeared at James Howell's Weekly Preaching Notions. Reprinted with permission.


              

    Could a revived ‘theology of hope’ restore faith in hopeless times?

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    By Martin E. Marty / Religion News Service

    Recently, I’ve been pursuing instances of “hope,” which, one would think, are usual and non-rare. But if you pay even marginal attention to media, politics, arts and, yes, religion, you may have noticed the near disappearance or, one hopes, merely the eclipse of “hope” in our culture of prevalent hopelessness.

    Where do we hear or sense the presence of hope in displays or discourse or common activities? Our calling is to track a subject like this in religion, where one might least expect the decline of “hope.”

    Following the Apostle Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, Christian texts locate “hope” with “faith” and “love” as the three “abiding” phenomena which attract and measure all adherents. Compare the texts of various religions: Begin with Judaism, as notable rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes about “How the Jews Invented Hope” in his book Future Tense: Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-first Century. Those who read it will learn what is distinctive in Judaism’s understandings of hope.

    Similarly, the Quran is rich in dealing with hope, in realistic contexts, as the article “Hope and Despair in the Qur’an,” on the popular website Why Islam?, suggests. And one can find similar-yet-distinct instances of “hopeful” thought in Buddhism as well as in other religions and faith communities around the globe.

    The topic of “whatever happened to hope in religions” is of special interest in Western cultures, where it plays a key role in the many variations of Christianity. The stress on hope shifts with changing events in Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Protestantism, and it depends significantly on the political and cultural context in which Christians find themselves, and the tone and accent changes with these ups and downs.

    Accent on “hope” is most emphatic in times and places where it is most needed, sought after and welcomed: in times of droughts, wars, economic or political stress, to name a few. Needless to say, the presence or absence of talented prophets, poets, philosophers and theologians also plays a major role.

    Those who have read the prophets and the apostles of the Jewish and Christian faiths are aware of this. In the midst of ancient anti-hope cultural trends, Isaiah and Jeremiah and the threatened authors of the Gospels left latter-day believers with classical and enduring witnesses to the positive power of hope.

    In Protestantism, the most concentrated attention to what was called “hope theology” in previous decades and a “theology of hope” more recently appeared in cultures whose Christian faith was sourced beyond old Christendom in the middle of the 20th century, which occurred predominantly in Europe and the U.S. When the World Council of Churches was young, its Second Assembly — which met in Evanston, Illinois, in 1954 — was devoted to “Christ the Hope of the World,” as societies and cultures were dealing with the memory and very real experience of hopelessness in the aftermath of World War II.

    Not long after the Assembly, Jürgen Moltmann published the best-known individual work on the subject — his Theology of Hope. The German professor soon had company, in his fellow countryman Wolfhart Pannenberg and the American superstar Harvey Cox, who saw fresh hope in the secular order. Should there in fact be a recovery of “theologies of hope” — for which some hope again — it will likely be the case that Moltmann and related texts will be revisited and their themes updated.

    What is abundantly clear from those texts is that this hope had little to nothing to do with “optimism,” though there was plenty of that going around in those years. (Doggerel helped spell the difference: “The optimist fell ten stories. As he passed each window bar, he shouted in to his comrades, ‘It’s all right so far.’”) Instead, in the episode in which the “theology of hope” prospered, the accent was not on the immediate or, for that matter, on the longer past, but, instead, on the future.

    Similarly, this vision of hope did not lead to passivity. Moltmann led others to stress that the theology of hope invites believers to take part in “worldly” activity. The hope theme is consistent in the ethic and preaching of Martin Luther King Jr., as well as in many agents of proclamation and action in feminist, Latin American and black theologies.

    Those who profess hope and act upon it are aware that they cannot count on the same cultural support by majorities or large minorities that they could in decades past. But most do not spend their time indulging in nostalgia for “the good old days” or in cultural regression. They want to resurrect hope in word and action, in a world of nihilism, chaos and passivism.

    Most of them know that they profit from the witness of the proclaimers of hope through many centuries. At their best, proclaimers of hope urge again that fellow believers are to be impatient with the world as it is and active as participants in helping introduce, welcome and bring about a new reality.

    The most quoted biblical passage on this theme by the “hoping” theologians was and remains Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

    It shouldn’t be a surprise that this theology is heavy on eschatology, a vision of the “end” when suffering has been overcome. Yet we past-minded historians had to relearn to rely on the promises of God to act in the future. “Hopers” in many faiths draw on significant precedents in their respective traditions to cultivate hope among their faithful, and for the “hope” theologians in Christianity, the accent on the future has led them to make much of Jesus Christ, the “resurrected one.”

    “Hope” also reappears, against all cultural odds, as a significant theme in many versions of Roman Catholic thought and activity. In 2018, the Second International Congress of the European Society for Moral Philosophy chose as its theme “Is Hope Morally Good?” And in an interview on the subject, the president of the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family, Josef Seifert, helped update Catholic thought on the theme of hope.

    Seifert offered that “the human, moral, and ideological destructive forces at work in the European Union — aimed at constructing what some have called a ‘false Europe,’” were developing an “empty façade of European peace and happiness,’’ and that “cheap and superficial ideologies” were replacing true hope.

    He quoted philosopher Gabriel Marcel: “Hope (is) the stuff of which the soul of Europe is made.”

    May it be that we all take a chance on learning more about how the “good stuff” of hope in every faith and place might be ensouled, enhanced and put to work. Here’s hoping …


              

    Israeli official says prisoner swap deal with Hamas ‘progressing’

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    Israel’s negotiations on a prisoners’ exchange deal with Hamas are “progressing,” Israeli government’s coordinator for prisoners and missing persons, Yaron Blum, announced yesterday.
              

    Israeli Guard Shoots Unarmed Palestinian in the Back

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    A video showing an Israeli Border Police officer shooting an unarmed Palestinian man in the back leaving a checkpoint with his arms raised, in accordance with her instructions, was revealed Saturday evening on Israel Channel 13 News; as the footage became viral Sunday Israeli authorities said that an investigation had already been opened, and the officers on the scene suspended.
              

    A Letter to Golda

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    Fifty years ago, the Soviet Zionist movement—which in America is known largely as a “refuseniks” movement—sparked a rebirth of identity unlike anything seen in recent Jewish history. Instead of letting themselves quietly fade away through assimilation—the fate that the Soviet government intended for its Jews—a small but mighty group of activists rediscovered a connection to Jewishness and brought the rest of Soviet Jewry along with it.

    For those activists, a pivotal point in their movement came on Nov. 10, 1969. On that day, a number of them gathered secretly in Riga, Latvia, to plan their next steps. Gershon Ben-Oren, who came to the meeting from the republic of Georgia, remembers waking up in his Zionist friends’ apartment and reaching out for the shortwave radio next to his bed. As was his habit back home, he wanted to hear “the voices”—Voice of Israel, Voice of America, and other “hostile” broadcasts.

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    The Letters of the Eighteen

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    Fifty years ago, the Soviet Zionist movement—which in America is known largely as a “refuseniks” movement—sparked a rebirth of identity unlike anything seen in recent Jewish history. In the summer of 1969, 18 religious Jewish families from the Soviet republic of Georgia appealed to the government of Israel and the United Nations with a group letter, asking them to prevail on the Soviet authorities to let them emigrate to Israel, as described in today’s Tablet article, “A Letter to Golda.” What follows are the full English translations of the three landmark texts that spawned the exodus of Soviet Jewry.

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    Notificación sobre el establecimiento de SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd, que ofrece servicios financieros en el teclado del smartphone

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    TEL AVIV, Israel, 5 de noviembre de 2019 /PRNewswire/ —  SBI Holdings, Inc., una importante institución financiera de Japón, ha anunciado  el establecimiento de un nuevo Joint Venture junto con PayKey de Israel, SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd,


              

    #Israeli robotics delegation to Dubai marks warming Gulf ties

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    The countries have long had back-channel security and cyber ties, mostly based on a shared enmity for regional foe Iran. Israeli businessmen and tourists have also made clandestine visits to the ...
              

    Renesas and Altair Semiconductor Announce Collaboration for Cellular IoT Solutions

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    Renesas Microcontroller Technology and Altair Cellular IoT Technology Bring Best-in-Class Solutions to the Cellular IoT Market TOKYO, Japan and HOD HASHARON, Israel &ndash; November 5, 2019 &ndash; Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Altair Semiconductor (altair-semi.com), a leading provider of cellular IoT chipsets, jointly announced a partnership aimed at bringing ultra-small and ultra-low-power cellular IoT solutions to...
              

    The EU : All settlement activity is illegal under international law

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    Brussels/PNN/ A spokesperson of the EU condemn  latest settlement announcement  in Palestinian territory made by Israeli authorities The spokesperson of the EU said:” In October 2019, Israeli authorities approved the advancement of well over 2.000 housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank”. The European Union’s position on Israeli settlement policy in the …
              

    (ISR-Shoham) Sr Dir HR Teva Israel

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    Sr Dir HR Teva Israel **Date:** Nov 6, 2019 **Location:** Shoham, IL, 1111 **Company:** Teva Pharmaceuticals **Company Info** Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas. We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth! **Job Description** HR Director for Teva’s Commercial business in Israel and overall responsibility for the HR in the cluster including Israel, Ukraine, Turkey, South Africa and SLE, covering over 900 employees. 1. Business Partnering & People Strategy + Collaborate closely with head of cluster to define and implement business-specific programs to ensure a culture of high performance, engagement and compliance across the region. + Define a long-term human capital plan to deliver the right capabilities in the right locations, with effective governance to identify and mitigate risk. Break the long-term plan into component and achievable parts with relevant metrics and milestones. + Support cluster leadership team in effectively deploying performance management and rewards processes/practices to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers. + Ensure the cluster and country leaders have the right level of HR partnering to deliver similar people strategies and tactics to ensure achievement of business objectives and performance goals. 2. Talent Management & Organizational Capability + Develop and execute a plan to define, prioritize, and deliver current and future talent and capability requirements. + Ensure talent and succession practices are effectively executed across the cluster. + Coach Cluster Head, Country General Managers and local HR teams to ensure the appropriate level of focus is placed on assessing talent capabilities, planning succession, and taking action to develop talent. + Ensure critical positions are filled to meet requirements. 3. HR Service Delivery + Collaborate with HR colleagues regionally and globally to ensure that business decisions and actions are fully executed per the agreed upon plans. + Collaborates with HR community to ensure Teva HR standards are applied in decision-making and in all hire-to-retire actions. 4. Employee relations – enable employee relations and relationship with the union. **Qualifications** Experience + 10+ years of experience in Human Resources, in a director level capacity + Proven success as Human Resource Manager/Director in a multi-national company. + Ability to proactively translate changing business objectives to effective HR strategies + Experience leading an effective, relevant HR team that delivers integrated business solutions + Demonstrated matrix management skills, delivering results despite absence of actual execution authority Knowledge + Advanced knowledge of all facets of Human Resources – including talent acquisition, total rewards, talent assessment and development, culture and employee engagement, and performance management. + Appropriate academic background in HR/Industrial Management/Business Administration. Advanced degree preferred. + Ability to conduct business (verbally and in written communications) fluently in English. **Function** Human Resources **Sub Function** HR Business Partner / HR Manager / Generalist **Reports To** SVP,Growth Markets Innovation & IL, TR, Africa & IN, Corporate Teva Israel **Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment** Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws. EOE including disability/veteran
              

    Israel's Rejection Not Total

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    Even as whole congregations crumble and entire denominations fall, God infallibly preserves His elect in every generation. Today, R.C. Sproul continues his verse-by-verse exposition of Romans to encourage us with the truth that God will keep His people from finally falling away.

    Download the Communion of the Saints by R.C. Sproul for free

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    Grace in the Law

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    Until the Lord softened their hearts and opened their eyes, even the Israelites would not have trusted in Him for salvation. Today, Steven Lawson examines seven significant passages in the book of Deuteronomy that exalt God’s sovereignty and love.

     

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    Well at least you received a letter. I had a short email exchange where I disagreed with the points and claims being made by my m.p. The response from Mr. Andrew Percy m.p. was to describe me as "one of those people" and tell be that he had added my email address to his spam filter and that he would no longer respond to my emails. So, in answer to one of your questions; no there is no point in writing to your m.p. Mine is only able to parrot the party line and hides when "people like me" start picking holes in the arguments being made. It seems an ability to think is discouraged. "Damn your principles! Stick to your party." Benjamin Disraeli Yours appears to be cut from the same cloth and obviously has yet to knock on your door. best wishes Simon
              

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    E’ Meglio Essere Autentici e Cadere

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    Michael Berg Il Creatore dice ad Abramo, Lech Lecha, “Vai dalla terra” a Canaan, che è conosciuta come Israele. Dice: “Ti renderò una grande nazione. Benedirò quelli che ti benediranno e maledirò quelli che ti malediranno. Lì ti farò prosperare. “Quindi, Abramo arriva a Canaan, ma la terra è colpita da una carestia e non […]
              

    What happens if we reduce drug prices by 70%?

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    Between 1982 and 2015, for example, the US saw the launch of 719 new drugs, the most of any country in the sample; Israel had about half as many launches. By looking at the resultant change in each country between mortality and disease, Lichtenberg calculated that the years of life lost before the age of 85 in 2013 would have been 2.16 times as high if no new drugs had been launched after 1981. For a subset of 22 countries with more full data, the number of life-years gained in 2013 from drugs launched after 1981 was 148.7 million.

              

    Amos 8:7-8

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    (7) The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
    "Surely I will never forget any of their works.
    (8) Shall the land not tremble for this,
    And everyone mourn who dwells in it?
    All of it shall swell like the River,
    Heave and subside
    Like the River of Egypt.

    In Amos 4:2 God swore by His holiness, all of His moral integrity, His very nature. He also swore by Himself (Amos 6:8), indicating everything that He is and His sovereignty over all creation. Israel was not impressed. So God says, "Look, I have sworn by My holiness and by Myself, and that didn't carry any weight with you. So now I will swear by something so great—your own pride—that you can't refuse!" What irony! God says if He swears by something of theirs, it may mean more to them than if He swears by something of His!

    This passage also shows that when man gets out of step with God, then nature too begins to suffer. Beauty begins to be replaced by ugliness. We begin to see huge piles of slag, polluted rivers, foul-smelling garbage dumps, expanding deserts, and denuded forests. Finally, when the land begins to vomit the people out (Leviticus 18:24-28), they may show a belated interest in God and His truth, but it will be too late to stop the destruction. The time is right—the fruit is ripe, so God will punish them.

    Consider what is currently happening in our Western nations of Israel. God shows a connection between nature and human morality; "natural" disasters are acts of God in response to the moral condition of the people. If men will treat other men, created in the image of God, in an immoral way, how will they treat the land, forests, rivers, lakes, and oceans? Because these things seemingly cannot fight back, man will abuse them with no fear of reprisal. But God says that the environment will fight back and vomit them out!

    Instead of rain falling in a gentle mist, it will roar like an avalanche until the inhabitants cannot cope with it. The rivers will swell and flood the land in anger, washing the topsoil into the sea. In other areas, fire will sweep over forests and farmlands, destroying everything in its path. Windstorms like hurricanes and tornadoes will devastate the cities and countryside, endangering the lives and livelihoods of the people. Earthquakes will increase in both frequency and power, costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars of damage. These disasters will mount to such an intensity that the people of modern Israel may seek repentance, but it will be too late. God will not pass by anymore.


     

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    Federação Israelita do Estado de São Paulo criticou o apresentador, Silvio Santos, 88, após o mesmo fazer uma saudação nazista, usada por Adolf Hitler, em seu programa no SBT no último domingo (3/11). As criticas iniciaram na internet logo após o apresentador fazer a saudação nazista durante o programa que apresentava. A Fisesp divulgou uma […]
              

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    [Guerre di Rete - newsletter] Whatsapp contro NSO; Facebook e le pubblicità

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    Guerre di Rete - una newsletter di notizie cyber
    a cura di Carola Frediani
    N.50 - 3 novembre 2019

    Di cosa si parla:

    - Whatsapp contro NSO
    - Facebook e gli ads
    - I social e i documenti d’identità
    - indagini forensi e Cellebrite
    - e poi disinformazione, meme war e altro

    WHATSAPP CONTRO NSO
    Facebook e Whatsapp dichiarano guerra agli spyware
    A maggio Whatsapp aveva annunciato di aver individuato e bloccato un attacco che sfruttava una vulnerabilità della sua funzione di video-chiamata (ne avevo scritto qua in newsletter). Un utente riceveva una video-chiamata, ma l’attaccante in realtà trasmetteva di nascosto un codice malevolo per infettare il telefono del ricevente. Non era necessario che la persona rispondesse alla chiamata.
    Bene, ora, in questi giorni, dopo mesi di indagine, Whatsapp è uscita allo scoperto con una azione legale contro la società israeliana NSO, produttrice di trojan e spyware che vende a governi e intelligence, incolpandola degli attacchi subiti dai propri utenti. A dirlo è la stessa Whatsapp in un articolo sul Washington Post (testata non casuale, vi ricordo che ci sono sospetti - respinti da NSO, che finora ha sempre negato coinvolgimenti - che degli spyware siano stati usati contro l’entourage del suo editorialista Jamal Khashoggi, brutalmente ucciso dai sauditi, secondo la stessa intelligence Usa).
    Come hanno ricondotto gli attacchi a NSO?
    Gli attaccanti avrebbero usato server e servizi di hosting già associati a NSO, nonché account Whatsapp.
    Chi erano i target?
    Secondo l’azione legale promossa da Whatsapp, NSO avrebbe costruito una piattaforma di hacking che sfruttava una vulnerabilità dei server Whatsapp per aiutare i clienti a violare i cellulari di almeno 1400 utenti, tra aprile e maggio 2019.
    Whatsapp avrebbe individuato almeno 100 attivisti dei diritti umani, giornalisti e membri della società civile in tutto il mondo, dagli Usa agli EAU, dal Bahrein al Messico, dal Pakistan all’India.
    Un nome ad almeno una vittima
    Uno di questi è stato intervistato dalla BBC. Si chiama Faustin Rukundo, vive a Leeds (UK) ma proviene dal Rwanda del cui regime è un oppositore, e ad aprile aveva ricevuto delle strane chiamate su Whatsapp da un numero svedese. Aveva provato a richiamare ma nessuno aveva mai risposto. Solo di recente ha scoperto di essere uno dei 1400, dopo aver ricevuto una chiamata dai ricercatori del Citizen Lab, che hanno contribuito alle indagini.
    I target governativi
    Ma ce ne sono altre di vittime, che potrebbero dare un risvolto geopolitico alla faccenda. Secondo Reuters, infatti, una porzione “significativa” di vittime erano funzionari governativi e militari di alto profilo, sparsi per 20 paesi, molti di nazioni alleate agli Usa. Uno scenario che apre la possibilità che alcuni clienti di NSO abbiano usato i suoi servizi non per fare indagini interne, ma per operazioni di spionaggio. Il professore di studi strategici e cyberwar Thomas Rid nota che mentre il ministro di Giustizia Usa chiede backdoor per Facebook/Whatsapp, militari e funzionari di governi amici venivano attaccati proprio con una backdoor (involontaria ovviamente). Come dire: qui il problema è rafforzare la sicurezza, non aumentare i buchi nella gruviera.
    Da notare che Whatsapp avrebbe prima verificato la lista dei target con il database di possibili richieste da parte di Stati relative ad indagini, come terrorismo o pedofilia, ma non avrebbe trovato sovrapposizioni.
    Cosa vuole ottenere la causa mossa da Whatsapp?
    L’azienda controllata da Facebook ritene che quegli attacchi siano stati un abuso della sua rete; vuole una ingiunzione per fermare NSO dall’accedere alla sua piattaforma; ritiene che anche se NSO ha fornito i servizi a dei clienti, sia comunque responsabile in quanto architetto del software (BBC)
    Che possibilità ha di vincerla?
    La strada è in salita, secondo una analisi di Wired. In pratica Whatsapp sta accusando NSO di violazione del Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (e di altre leggi statali), ma il caso è un tentativo ardito di usare quella legge per “punire non solo gli hacker che hanno violato i computer di una azienda, ma anche quelli che sfruttano i suoi software per violare i computer dei suoi utenti”. Nel mentre però, c’è almeno un campo d’azione su cui Whatsapp sembra voler giocare. Infatti secondo alcuni voci non confermate, i dipendenti di NSO si sarebbero trovati chiusi tutti i loro account Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram (ht Alex Stamos)
    Il ruolo di NSO
    La causa di Whatsapp - che allega vari materiali e manuali interni di NSO - getta però nuova luce sul funzionamento del software della società israeliana e i suoi rapporti con i clienti. E mostra un ruolo più attivo di quello che si pensasse nell’assistenza degli stessi. Ad esempio, scrive Vice, nel confezionare messaggi di phishing per specifici target.

    FACEBOOK
    Pubblicità politiche, che fare?

    Abbiamo visto che Facebook ha deciso di non fare fact checking sulle pubblicità dei politici, una decisione che ha raccolto varie critiche. Ora si aggiunge una lettera interna di 250 dipendenti, secondo la quale permettere ai politici di mentire nelle pubblicità è una minaccia alla stessa azienda (NYT).
    Cosa dice la lettera?
    “La libertà di espressione (free speech) e la propaganda (paid speech) non sono la stessa cosa. La cattiva informazione (misinformation) ci riguarda tutti”. La decisione di non fare fact checking sui politici è una minaccia a quello in cui crede Facebook (...) “perché permette di trasformare la nostra piattaforma in un’arma prendendo di mira persone che credono che i contenuti postati dai politici siano veri”.
    Il suggerimento è dunque di considerare gli ads politici come gli altri, ma nel contempo usare sistemi visuali per far capire ancora di più che sono ads. Inoltre - punto importante - i dipendenti suggeriscono di limitare il targeting per gli ads politici. Attualmente è normale per un politico caricare la lista degli elettori per poi usare gli strumenti di tracking comportamentale (come i pixel) e l’engagement con le pubblicità per raffinare ancora di più gli ads. Il rischio è che le persone non possano avere la possibilità di controllare pubblicamente quanto viene detto. “Inoltre questi ads sono così microtargeted (mirati su gruppi specifici, ndr) che le conversazioni sulla nostra piattaforma sono ancora più rinchiuse dentro silo separati di altre”. Infine, esplorare la possibilità di un silenzio elettorale.
    (Per inciso, proprio di microtargeting e di questo problema ho parlato sabato su Omnibus - La 7, min 47)
    La proposta
    La situazione è molto mutevole e dinamica. In queste ore sul piatto c’era infatti anche una proposta da parte di una delle società che fanno fact checking per Facebook di trovare un sistema bipartisan per fare fact checking anche sugli ads politici. Vedremo (CNN)
    La provocazione
    Mentre si svolgeva questo dibattito, un politico e attivista di San Francisco, Adriel Hampton, si registrava come candidato a governatore con lo scopo di pubblicare pubblicità false su Facebook, in una sorta di atto dimostrativo (CNN).

    PROPOSTE ITALIANE
    Documenti per usare i social? Anche no, dai

    Per un qualche motivo che mi è incomprensibile (nella sua essenza, non nei fattori esterni scatenanti), siamo di nuovo tornati a parlare di proposte di legge per far presentare i documenti (carte d’identità ecc) agli utenti che vogliano usare un social network o un servizio online pensando in tal modo di eliminare o ridurre l’odio online. Proposte che negli anni sono state sempre bocciate da una miriade di esperti e quindi accantonate. Ora c’è stata la proposta del deputato Marattin (qui la sua intervista a Corriere), e dunque è ripartito un film già visto.
    Mi limito a mettere dei link, iniziando con un momento amarcord:
    2014, copertina di Wired: Fabio Chiusi e la sottoscritta scrivevamo perché chiedere i documenti fosse inutile se non dannoso. Ma il tempo passa e i temi ritornano dunque….
    In questa settimana del 2019:
    - Profili sui social network e carta d'identità: perché non è possibile
    L'idea di "schedare" tutti i cittadini che abbiano un profilo social pone problemi tecnici, giuridici e politici insormontabili (Giovanni Ziccardi)
    - Odio e disinformazione (che sono ovunque per strada, in TV, sui social) sono una seria questione culturale. Come si affrontano? (Arianna Ciccone)
    - Disinformazione, propaganda, bugie, minacce, insulti, provocazioni, odio hanno diritto di cittadinanza in Rete? (Fabio Chiusi su Valigia Blu)
    - La lesione dei diritti dei cittadini è da sempre un chiaro tema reazionario (ok, il suo vero titolo è un po’ più tranchant) (Il Post - Massimo Mantellini)
    - Una sparata controproducente (Radio dell’avvocatura - Francesco Micozzi - audio)
    - Perché questo genere di proposte sono inutili - uno Stefano Zanero già di qualche mese fa (ma sul tema direi d’annata, come il vino buono).
    - Velleitario e pericoloso (dichiarazioni Garante Privacy)
    Mi fermo qua, anche se ho lasciato fuori molti altri interventi, ma se mi costringete a riparlarne, la prossima volta ve li metto tutti, ok?

    Riassunto e disegnino semplificato per chi non ha tempo o voglia: quel tipo di proposta per quel tipo di problema equivale ad avere le zanzare in casa e a sparar loro cannonate. Le zanzare restano, i buchi nei muri rendono la tua casa (i diritti di tutti) ancora più fragile. Meglio mettere degli zampironi e modificare l’aria che si respira.
    Dunque oltre a investire massicciamente, in modo pianificato, a tutti i livelli, in cultura digitale (un tipo di formazione che sarà cruciale per la nostra sopravvivenza come nazione avanzata, detto en passant) e in educazione civica e cultura generale, si può chiedere, ad esempio:
    - al governo: molte più risorse a magistratura e postale per indagare su reati
    - alle piattaforme: procedure più snelle ed efficienti per ottenere i dati in caso di indagine
    - alle piattaforme: canali più diretti con gli utenti che siano vittima di attacchi organizzati e sistemi per tutelare categorie più deboli o esposte
    - alle piattaforme: spiegazioni chiare e trasparenza quando decidono di rimuovere contenuti in violazione delle loro policy, procedure chiare per appellare tali decisioni, revisione umana di decisioni automatizzate
    -alle piattaforme: più strumenti in mano al singolo utente per gestire come preferisce il proprio feed, quello che vede, quello che vedono gli altri, come interagire con altri ecc
    -alle piattaforme: trasparenza massima sulle pubblicità, specie quelle politiche, valutare se limitarle in qualche modo o fare altri controlli
    - ai politici: chiedere di abbassare i toni, non aggredire utenti, non aizzare folle online e offline, tenere sotto controllo i propri spazi social ecc
    - ai media: non dare rilevanza, se possibile, ai primi 4 idioti che insultano qualcuno online per ottenere esattamente quello, visibilità.
    E ovviamente molto altro, ma era solo per dare un assaggio di come inquadrare diversamente la questione.

    CINA E BLOCKCHAIN
    Fedeli alla blockchain

    Abbiamo visto che la Cina si è lanciata sulla blockchain con anche investitura dall’alto di Xi Jinping. Ora il partito comunista cinese ha chiesto ai suoi membri di attestare la loro fedeltà su blockchain. Chissà cosa ne penserebbe Satoshi Nakamoto. Ad ogni modo si potrebbe usare anche per le promesse elettorali dei nostri politici…. (si scherza)
    Coindesk

    USA/CINA
    Avanti col ban Huawei e ZTE

    La Federal Communications Commission andrà avanti con la proposta di vietare ai giganti delle telecomunicazioni americane l’uso di apparecchiature di rete delle cinesi Huawei e ZTE, perché per l’agenzia sarebbero un rischio alla sicurezza nazionale.
    TechCrunch

    SPOTIFY
    I podcast stanno andando bene su Spotify
    QZ

    APT28
    Olimpiadi nel mirino

    Gli hacker russi noti come APT28 o Fancy Bear stanno prendendo di mira 16 organizzazioni sportive e anti-doping in vista delle Olimpiadi 2020, avvisa Microsoft
    Zdnet

    DEEPFAKE
    Fa un deepfake porno su una ragazza, arrestato

    Uno studente indiano è stato arrestato per aver usato le foto su Instagram di una teenager al fine di produrre un suo deepfake (video in cui sono riprodotte le fattezze di qualcuno per dire o fare cose che non ha mai fatto) pornografico e minacciare di distribuirlo poi online (Ndtv).
    Da una breve ricognizione mi pare che i deepfake su celebrità (e non) in India siano molto diffusi. Un anno fa una giornalista indiana schierata a difesa dei diritti delle donne era stata presa di mira con deepfake pornografici.

    CELLEBRITE
    Il caso Boettcher e lo sblocco del suo iPhone

    La società israeliana Cellebrite - che si occupa di estrarre dati da dispositivi - ha pubblicato un caso studio in cui descrive come sono stati usati i suoi servizi in una vicenda di cronaca giudiziaria italiana, quello della coppia Boettcher/Lovato, e della aggressione con l’acido all’ex fidanzato di lei. Tra i reperti sequestrati a Boettcher c'era un iPhone, protetto da un PIN di 4 cifre che il ragazzo diceva di non ricordare. Come indicato nel case study, le consulenti dei legali di parte civile avevano già rinvenuto e analizzato un backup dell'iPhone che però risultava essere stato prodotto un paio di mesi prima dell'aggressione: per poter avere un quadro completo della vicenda si decise quindi di provare ad accedere direttamente all'iPhone. Era l’inizio del 2015. I magistrati allora incaricano un noto ed esperto consulente informatico forense, Mattia Epifani, di capire come gestire la situazione e presentare loro tutte le opzioni sul tavolo per provare a ottenere anche quei dati. Alla fine viene scelto di provare con Cellbrite, riferisce il rapporto.
    “L'aspetto rilevante che Cellebrite evidenzia nel suo case study - commenta a Guerre di Rete Paolo Dal Checco, altro noto ed esperto consulente informatico forense - è che Cellebrite è stata in grado di sbloccare un iPhone protetto da PIN in un momento nel quale il loro servizio era l'unico disponibile, a parte alcune soluzioni rischiose che funzionavano solamente in particolari condizioni. L'incarico relativo allo sblocco dell'iPhone di Boettcher, inoltre, è stato tra i primi conferiti ufficialmente dall'Autorità Giudiziaria italiana alla società israeliana e ha dato il via a una serie d'incarichi conferiti ancora oggi, ovviamente su dispositivi più recenti”.
    Case study

    CATALOGNA
    Rimossa l’app per coordinare manifestanti di Tsunami Democratic

    La Spagna ha richiesto la rimozione da GitHub dell'app (APK) di Tsunami Democratic, usata per organizzare proteste in Catalogna, perché lo stesso movimento viene considerato dalla polizia una organizzazione criminale che faciliterebbe atti di terrorismo (ht @Orariccardo)
    TechCrunch

    STRUMENTI
    Il creatore di Maltego ha realizzato un nuovo tool per estrarre e organizzare info mentre si naviga.
    ht The Grugq

    CYBERCRIME
    Storia di un giovane americano che combatte i ransomware, creando strumenti per decriptarli, quando possibile. E’ il più grande creatore di decryptor gratuiti.
    ProPublica

    CILE
    In Cile gli hacker svelano documenti riservati dei Carabineros - La Stampa

    LETTURE

    GIORNALISMO
    Se vuoi una redazione di successo, devi avere una redazione rappresentativa della diversità della popolazione. Reuters Institute

    GIORNALISMO LOCALE

    La fiducia nelle notizie locali negli Usa è più alta rispetto ai media nazionali, ma non è tutto oro quel che luccica. Inoltre coprire in modo più aggressivo temi sociali e politici potrebbe far diminuire questa fiducia, ma diversamente si rischia di abdicare alla funzione del giornalismo.
    Lo studio: State of Public Trust in Local News

    DISINFORMAZIONE
    Un paper che studia l’astroturfing politico - la creazione di campagne coordinate di finti attivisti per fini di propaganda/manipolazione - su Twitter. Tra le altre cose, solleva un punto interessante: gran parte delle campagne di questo tipo usano umani, e cercare solo bot (account automatizzati) rischia di essere un limite.
    Political Astroturfing on Twitter: How to Coordinate a Disinformation Campaign

    SFRUTTAMENTO
    Schiave via app

    Il mercato delle lavoratrice domestiche trattate come schiave e “vendute” via app In Kuwait e Arabia Saudita. Inchiesta BBC

    MEME WAR
    I meme come armi nella guerra dell’informazione e disinformazione

    La ricetta: origine indefinita, più nocciolo di verità, più una scalata progressiva nella catena dei media, più amplificazione e consacrazione dai media tradizionali impegnati nel debunking - Technology Review

    FABBRICHE DI TROLL
    Una giornalista polacca ha lavorato sotto copertura in una agenzia di PR del Paese i cui dipendenti gestiscono decine di finti account a testa e su indicazioni della direzione promuovono determinati contenuti politici
    Guardian

    NON SOLO CYBER
    Contro l’ossessiva ricerca della felicità - Aeon

    Reminder:
    - ci vediamo l’8 novembre a Bologna (ore 18, Libreria UBIKIrnerio, via Irnerio 17) per la prima presentazione del mio romanzo Fuori Controllo (edizioni Venipedia)
    - il 9 novembre, sempre a Bologna, alla tavola rotonda di HackInBo (il programma).

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    Space And Variational Methods In Computer Vision Third International Conference Ssvm 2011 Ein Gedi Israel May 29 June 2 2011 Revised Selected Papers

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    Sinking Israel-Jordan relations leave Dead Sea, a natural wonder, low and dry

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    As Iran’s Fordo nuclear site goes active again, risks rise

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    Tehran's decision to reactivate the secret underground uranium enrichment facility is meant to pressure the US to repeal sanctions, but could potentially provoke an Israeli strike
              

    Study details how Russia succeeds in censoring the internet

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    Among companies selling technology that allows Kremlin access to web content are US firms like Cisco System and Procera Networks, China's Huawei and Israel's Allot Communications
              

    Israelis are ‘Greta shaming’ each other over plastic

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    Photos of teen Swedish climate activist are being hung up in work places to discourage using disposable plasticware
              

    Israeli official: Jerusalem providing aid to Kurds since US pullout in Syria

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    Tom Watson, UK Labour No.2 and top voice against anti-Semitism in party, resigns

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    #PornBan. It’s like a rash, this impulse to ban porn all over the world – despite protests that are going viral. The Twitter hashtag #pornban sprung up in July 2015 as the Indian government blocked 857 porn sites, 1 and then backtracked a bit, 2 asking internet service providers (ISPs) to unblock those that don’t contain child pornography. Which makes service providers the arbiters of our constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, deciding what we may or may not see. Seriously?

    The United Kingdom recently banned a number of sex acts online, 3 including female ejaculation, even while there were almost 250,000 hits on porn sites from IP addresses in the buildings housing parliament. 4 The UK government is now asking porn sites to collect proof 5 that their visitors are adults. Will this data be stored privately and not used for other purposes? A valid question in an age of mass surveillance, hacks on “cheating” sites 6 and hacker releases of private information, including sexual preferences. 7

    Iceland 8 has been threatening to ban “violent” online porn since 2013. Indonesia 9 and Turkey 10 have blocked lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) content in the name of banning porn. The Philippines 11 has outlawed cybersex and cam girls, while a religious lobby in Australia 12 is pushing for anti-piracy laws to be extended to porn. Porn possession is illegal in Botswana, 13 Egypt 14 and Uganda. 15 And even as the Israel-Palestine conflict escalated in 2012, Hamas managed to ban “full” internet porn in the Gaza Strip. 16 Whatever that means.

    Porn. Panic. Ban. That’s pretty much the policy response in many parts of the world.

    But what is it about porn that terrifies so many governments, derails feminist sensibilities, offends the religious right, and attracts so many users? How can we change the way we “see” porn?

    ***
    Lesbian. Threesome. Squirt. Change the words and you change the lens. From the user’s perspective, porn leads to pleasure, not panic. That’s what porn has always been about, from ancient times, when it found its first mention in the word porneia. 17 This Greek word was varyingly defined as fornication, whoredom, promiscuity and adultery, all of which have two things in common: sex and pleasure. For most users, that’s what porn is really about: sexual pleasure. (Dirty, dirty.) Arousal. (Dirty, dirty.) Orgasm. (Dirty, dirty.) Problem is that in the parental gaze called policy, sex is kinda dirty. (Dirty, dirty.)

    Problem is that in this global policy gaze, the sexual pleasure-seeker aka Porn User is always a man. Even though globally a quarter of porn viewers are women. 18 Make that 35% in Brazil and the Philippines, 24% in France, 23% in India and Argentina, and come on, Japanese women, you 17% laggards. 19 A 2015 survey of Pornhub and Redtube, 20 which gets 40 million viewers each month, shows that women like watching women. (And Kim Kardashian, James Deen, pussy-licking and rough sex.) “What immediately jumps out is that ladies prefer to take their time, with their average visits to the site lasting a lavish 10 minutes and 10 seconds, compared to men who go for just 9:22,” notes the cocky analysis. “Treat yourselves, ladies!”

    So one gender gap is slowly closing as porn moves indoors from the publicness of peepshows and DVD parlours to the relative privacy of one’s own home. (We should be celebrating, not lamenting this “normalisation” of porn, no?) And don’t forget how notions of privacy shape behaviour here. No Peeping Toms. No looking over one’s shoulder. No idea of what we get off on so long as porn sites don’t start matching individual viewers to their viewing habits. Which means that even though “lesbian”, “threesome” and “squirt” are the top three terms that women searched for on Pornhub and RedTube in 2015, the data is anonymised and secure. (Hopefully.) No one’s going to land up at their doorsteps to blackmail them. (Hopefully.) They’re not going to be branded with the scarlet letter P, the digital equivalent of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s analog adulteress, 21 forced to wear the letter A in the 17th century.

    Yes. Porn is becoming a bit of a Scarlet Letter – a private act portrayed as a public menace. Privacy is the right to be let alone, wrote Justices Warren and Brandeis of the United States (US) Supreme Court in their iconic 1890 essay. 22 That too was in a context when new media technologies – “instantaneous photographs”, “newspaper enterprises”, “mechanical devices” – were producing panic. Technological change has, of course, always given rise to panic: even the sewing machine was once thought to create deviant desires in women, as they rhythmically moved their legs up and down to its gentle whirr. And women, of course, have always been subjected to moral panics and moralistic privacy 23 when it comes to sexuality, notes law professor Anita L. Allen. One that is associated with “heightened modesty”, self-concealment, and chastity. (Don’t show yourself. Don’t watch other women. In short, no pornification.) Porn’s genteel cousin, erotica, has also faced similar panics. Remember the ban on D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover 24 in the 1960s?

    Problem is, in the policy gaze, women are still stuck in the passenger seat when it comes to sex. It imagines the hubby coming home, all pumped up, and asking the missus to go beyond the missionary position. Just like he saw on his iPad mini. (Dirty, dirty.) You see? Man, driver. Woman, passenger. From the first utterance of porneia, men have been seen as the drivers of sex, women its passengers. Never mind that this is rooted in another P – Patriarchy – which insists that women must have no sexual desire, let alone know pleasure-enhancing postures. (Dirty, dirty). Never mind that many women still can’t refuse men sex, or get them to wear condoms. Never mind every inequality between men and women that pops up everywhere, including in the bedroom. If there was greater equality between the genders, fewer women would feign headaches when they don't want to have sex.

    That’s gender inequality. That’s what we need to fix. But it’s so much easier to blame porn for patriarchy, no?

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    Multi-million. Dollar. Industry. This is how anti-porn crusaders often refer to porn. It’s a magic bullet, this phrase, guaranteed to derail logic. Guaranteed to make folks see red. As if we’re not doing all sorts of things like buying biscuits and Maggi noodles and data connections from multi-million dollar enterprises.

    Of course we’re all proponents of the small, the stand-alone, the artisanal. But. Can porn be damned just because it’s big business? Let’s stop eating Glucose biscuits first. And must we start loving all independent 25 or homemade porn, right from consenting cam girls to non-consensual hidden cam porn in cyber cafés? Nah. Like in other industries, porn production is “ethical”, when there are no unfair or exploitative contractual or labour practices. When performers are not being pushed to perform sex acts beyond the contract or without condoms. But that’s not enough. Porn is legit, first and foremost, if it’s based on consent. And consent cuts all the way down the line: from those who are paid to perform porn to those who freely turn their images into porn for private pleasure. That some of these images end up as non-consensual porn – often called revenge porn – is a problem that policy makers in some countries have finally begun to tackle, notably in the US where revenge porn is a crime in several states. 26

    But try asking anti-porn campaigners to use consent as a yardstick. No. In the anti-porn worldview, ALL porn causes harm to ALL women: those who consume it and those who don’t. All porn objectifies and dehumanises women, never mind women who have starred as “personified” subjects! In this camp, there’s only one kind of porn – in which men treat women as instruments to satisfy their sexual desires. In which porn is the villain with a capital P, mutating “healthy” sexual desires and relationships into “unhealthy” ones. 27 It’s never about mutual pleasure or that there are as many kinds of porn as there are sexual desires. Including queer crip porn. 28 It’s rarely about porn performers who don’t see themselves as victims. Or the issues porn performers themselves raise. “My stage name is less about withholding parts of myself or maintaining privacy than it is a symbol of the idea that I am more than just my job or any other isolated slice of my identity,” says US porn performer, Stoya. 29 “Yes, there’s a paradox here in that I willingly engage in work that reduces me to a few sexual facets of myself but expect to be seen as a multifaceted person outside of that work. I participate in an illusion of easy physical access…”

    If objectification is the charge that some feminists typically hurl at porn, addiction is its moralist cousin. In the digital porn discourse, access is often vilified as “addiction” with untold consequences. Portrayed as a drug. A petitioner to India's parliament argues that online porn must be banned before we turn into the equivalent of “Motherless or Fatherless America”. 30 This trend is “related to those ‘orphaned’ children, whose father or mother, though alive, are addicted to cyberpornography and don’t take any care of their children or the family,” the petitioner argues. Another #pornban petitioner in India's Supreme Court raises this bombast to untold heights. 31 “Nothing can more efficiently destroy a person, fizzle their mind, evaporate their future, eliminate their potential or destroy society like pornography,” he argues. “It is so terrible that many do not even recognize it until it is too late, and most refuse to admit it. It is worse than Hitler, worse than AIDS, cancer or any other epidemic. It is more catastrophic than nuclear holocaust, and it must be stopped.”

    This #pornban petition goes on to hold online pornography accountable for increasing violence against women, an emotive charge (like “multi-million dollar industry”) that unites moralists and many feminists. Does porn cause rape? Or, as feminist Robin Morgan famously argued in the 1970s, is “porn the theory, rape the practice”? 32 No. Even those who campaign against porn warily agree there’s no evidence to back this charge. 33 In the 1990s, one research study looked at four countries where porn was freely available in the previous two decades, including “aggressive porn”. 34 In all four countries, the availability of pictorial porn – including violent porn – had gone from “extreme scarcity to relative abundance” in the study period. It noted that other studies have shown that “rapists' and nonrapists' immediate sexual reactions to presentations of pornography showed generally greater arousal to non-violent scenes.” It concluded that in none of the countries did “rape increase more than nonsexual violent crimes. This finding in itself would seem sufficient to discard the hypothesis that pornography causes rape.” 35

    Disregarding such evidence, anti-porn feminists continue to insist that porn is an act of sexual violence, that porn is not “words” and “images”, that porn is not speech to be protected. 36 Not media. This positioning is, of course, part of the problem, since it exceptionalises porn, locating it in a category by itself, unlike other speech or media. But seriously, what is porn – composed of words, sounds and images, albeit of naked bodies – if not media? Innumerable studies indicate that there is no causal relationship between media representations and realities, that spectators hold diverse and different positions to what they view. 37 Do we hold on-screen rape depictions in feature films responsible for causing actual rapes? No. Do we hold on-screen depictions of murder responsible for causing actual murders? No. Then why hold on-screen porn responsible for real-life rape and sexual assault? Why blame the representation for the reality in this one case alone? What’s so unique about porn – another media representation – that it must be singled out thus? Are naked bodies inherently harmful? Or what?

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    In a 2009 TED talk that went viral, Cindy Gallop, a 50-something fan of hardcore porn, described how she sees online porn. 38 “I have sex with younger men…” in their 20s, she says, “and encounter directly the effect of a flood of hardcore porn.” One of these effects is the misbelief that women love men coming on their faces, a porn staple. “There’s an entire generation growing up that believes that what you see in hardcore pornography is the way that you have sex,” says Gallop. “Hardcore porn has become sex education.” But why has hardcore porn become sex education? One, because it’s easily available. Two, because there’s no other sex education. Three, because we’re so puritanical about sex, we won’t talk about it to our kids. Ergo, vacuum. Enter, online porn. As a “mature experienced self-confident older woman,” Gallop is adept at telling her 20-something lovers: “No, thank you very much. I’d rather you did not come on my face.”

    As a user, how would Gallop change porn? “Reorient, reeducate, rehabilitate” is her motto. In other words, resocialise minds, reshape headspaces, rewire neutrons away from the dungheap of patriarchy. Towards a more equitable gender-friendly porn. Sounds like sex-positive feminism to me. Her site 39 busts a bunch of porn myths including balloon boobs, while understanding that porn is play, a pleasure-enhancer, like sex toys. A form of sexual expression. In another TED talk that went viral, erotic filmmaker Erika Lust talks about how it’s time for porn to change. 40 Change. Not vanish. How it’s time to fight unethical porn with ethical porn, counter-porn, porn that makes women and transpersons 41 the subjects of their sexual journeys, pleasures and destinations.

    That’s right. Change porn, not ban it. Think about it. Seriously. Think how we try to change other media representations – through critique, debate, dialogue and alternative representations. Not through bans, right? If policy makers understood porn as sexual expression, why would they want to ban it?

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    So what should we really think about when we think about porn? Consent. We need to respect the consent of those who enact porn – if it’s given, even to enacting “rape porn”, dare we cavil? And we need to start getting justice for those who never dreamed they’d end up as digital porn – without their consent. Any image that turns into porn without consent can cause actual harm, not the imaginary variety – harm that wrecks lives, jobs, careers, relationships, self-image and identities. Harm that causes real damage, both on and offline. Harm that is harmful enough to be called out and punished as a crime. When actual rapes turn into digital porn, spreading from phone to phone, as is the case in Pakistan and India, that’s harm. And that’s three counts of consent being violated: one, in forcing sex without consent; two, in filming forced sex without consent; three, in circulating this clip without consent. When physical rape turns into digital porn we know one thing for sure: it’s time to start talking consent. It’s time to start talking harm.

    If we really want to “do something” about porn, it’s time we stopped talking about its imagined harms. It’s time we started talking about actual harms. It’s time we started talking along the fault lines of consent.

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    Remedial Art History for the German Far Right - Lily Scherlis

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    Billboards are a cornerstone of German election campaigns. The government provides each political party with a few minutes of televised ad time, preventing the costs of airtime from pricing underfunded candidates out of public view. Because there are strict limits on the frequency and length of TV and radio advertisements, campaigns traditionally compete for visibility outdoors and on paper. Though parties have recently taken to social media, pouring money into Silicon Valley, printed matter remains a force to reckon with. This past April, in advance of elections for the EU Parliament, an 1866 French Orientalist painting appeared around Berlin. The painting, The Slave Market by Jean-Léon Gérôme, depicts a naked, enslaved woman having her teeth examined by a prospective buyer. The woman has light skin and the three men surrounding her, peering evaluatively at her figure, have darker skin and are wearing outfits meant to evoke nineteenth-century Egypt. The painting was used to publicize the anti-immigration agenda of the far-right AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) party.

    Since its establishment in 2013, the AfD has transformed from a small party of Euroskeptic elites into a populist anti-immigration (and often white nationalist) epidemic.[1] Founded by economics professor Bernd Lucke, it initially gained traction with well-educated Germans frustrated about bailing out southern European countries. The party polled 4.7 percent in the 2013 national parliamentary elections and received no seats in the Bundestag. Amid the influx of migrants in 2015, the AfD fractured, and a majority faction rallied around a new leader, vocal Islamophobe Frauke Petry, later regarded as a moderate voice within the party. After adopting fierce anti-immigration rhetoric, the party’s popularity snowballed alongside other far-right movements: in state elections this September, the AfD received 27.5 percent of the vote in Saxony and 23.5 percent in Brandenburg. In the May European Parliament elections, the AfD won eleven out of ninety-six German seats.

    The Gérôme poster, a high-profile part of that election’s campaign, deploys the typical far-right tactic of racist and xenophobic paranoia mongering. At the top of the Gérôme poster, big white sans-serif lettering proclaims: “So that Europe doesn’t become Eurabia!”[2] “Eurabia” is a term associated with an Islamaphobic conspiracy theory that describes a hypothetical future version of Europe, one culturally and politically subservient to “Islamic powers.” Those who believe in Eurabia argue that Europe’s subordination is discreetly underway or already complete, helped along by profiting European politicians and powerful governmental lobbies.

    The party was predictably derided for the poster’s ferocious racism. The thirty copies placed around Berlin were so frequently defaced or removed that the party had campaign workers running around replacing them almost daily.[3] The Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, which owns the painting, strongly condemned the AfD’s usage. Though the image is in the public domain, the US museum wrote to the AfD urging them to cease and desist. Ronald Gläser, a party spokesperson, described this as “a futile attempt to gag the AfD,” asserting that the “public has the right to find out the truth about the possible consequences of illegal mass immigration.”[4]

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    The Eurabia theory was popularized by Gisèle Littman (writing under the pseudonym Bat Ye’or) in 2005.[5] Littman dated the birth of the conspiracy to the oil crisis of 1973, when the Arab League and the European Economic Community (later subsumed into the EU) established a short-lived conference system that aimed to stabilize economic and political relations between the two entities.[6] The term “Eurabia” is usually attributed to Littman, but before it was a conspiracy theory, it was a small French journal published by the European Coordinating Committee of Friendship Societies with the Arab World, which was founded in 1972.[7] A quarterly providing updates on developments in Euro-Arab cooperation, Eurabia published at least three issues beginning in 1975. Unlike Eurabia, Littman believes that the dialogue turned Europe into “an instrument of Arab policy,” citing instances of European condemnation of Israeli military behavior and increased anti-Americanism as symptoms of Arab political control.[8] Europe will become “a political satellite of the Arab and Muslim world” and fall under Islamic rule, causing the repression of white European culture. She goes on to claim that Jews and Christians have historically been required to “accept the restrictive and humiliating subordination to an ascendant Islamic power to avoid enslavement or death,” and that this repression is now an imminent threat across all of Europe due to the “active collusion” of pro-immigration European politicians. (Littman’s attitudes are perhaps marked by her biography: she was born Jewish in Egypt and moved to Europe in her early twenties, fleeing the Suez Crisis.) To her, migration is a positive feedback loop, a key effect and catalyst of nascent Eurabia, and the migrants are the vehicles for transporting poisonous anti-Zionist and anti-American beliefs to Europe.

    Littman’s theory informs scads of alt-right blog posts, as well as several self-published books by Norwegian blogger Peder Are Nøstvold Jensen, who writes under the pen name Fjordman. Jensen inspired mass murder in Norway in 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik detonated a fertilizer-based bomb outside the prime minister’s Oslo office, killing eight. Hours later, he shot and killed sixty-nine young adults at a youth camp organized by the country’s labor party (Arbeiderpartiet). In a fifteen-hundred-page manifesto, Breivik cites Jensen’s writing about Eurabia as motivation. Before long, global media coverage of the Breivik attacks had popularized the term. Shortly after the attack, Littman expressed regret that her writing had been involved. On the other hand, Jens Maier, an AfD member of the Bundestag, called Breivik “a victim of the prevailing circumstances.” “Breivik became a mass murderer out of desperation,” he said in 2017.[9]

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    Gérôme’s work epitomizes the French academic style of painting. After his studies at the École des Beaux Arts, he toured Egypt and neighboring countries for several months in 1856 and again in 1862. On his return, he began to paint what he claimed to have seen, catering to the public’s appetite for visual insight into the cultures of the Arab world. The images he produced became canonical documents of Orientalism, the name given to the intertwined discourses in the arts and academia through which “European culture gained in strength and identity by setting itself off against the Orient as a sort of surrogate and even underground self,” as Edward Said puts it in his groundbreaking book on the subject. In fact, the cover of his Orientalism bears another of Gérôme’s paintings, The Snake Charmer, also owned by the Clark.

    Typically, Orientalist paintings claimed to document the Eastern world (photography was too young to fill that function), using the restrained brushstrokes of academic realism to produce the effect of objectivity. They thus served as visual aids to anchor and reproduce the exoticizing fantasy Europeans had about what the nations of the East and their residents were like. Gérôme’s exacting style allowed The Slave Market to masquerade as documentation. His paintings, despite being mere illustrations, played a deceptive evidentiary role: he had been there and seen with his own eyes, and had the marvelous ability to render these delicious visions on canvas! “All aspects of the Orient are there,” wrote critic Émile-Louis Galichon about another of Gérôme’s paintings in 1863, rattling off traits that list the qualities of the nineteenth-century stereotype: “Its implacable fatalism, its passive submission, its eternal tranquility, its brazen insults and its ruthless cruelty.”

    The Slave Market was first exhibited at the Salon of 1867.[10] In his favorable review of the exhibition, critic Maxime Du Camp asserted that the painting had been done “on the spot” in a Cairo slave market during Gérôme’s second trip there in 1862. Sarah Lees, an associate curator at the Clark, writes that Gérôme probably composed The Slave Market in his studio in France in 1866, mining his imagination to update a very similar composition he had made in 1857. In that earlier painting, the man examining the slave’s teeth is wearing a classical toga. (The painting also prefigures Gérôme’s 1884 painting, A Roman Slave Market.) The events depicted were possibly based on the Orientalist writer Gérard de Nerval’s description of slave markets he claimed to have seen on his own travels. The details were probably borrowed from a variety of sketches, conglomerating details from many distant locales into a singular representation of the entire Arab world as seen through the eyes of a Frenchman.[11] Moreover, Gérôme’s contemporary Edward Strahan noted in 1881 that the woman in the painting so resembled Cleopatra in Gérôme’s Cleopatra and Caesar (also painted in 1866) that Gérôme may have used the same Parisian figure model. As Lees puts it, this provides “a certain irony for the informed viewer in seeing the same figure as both queen and slave. ... Despite the difference in their social status, however, their sexual status is nearly equivalent, as the figure in Cleopatra and Caesar is only marginally more clothed.”

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    Orientalist painters complemented their tight brushwork with a liberal dose of sensory detail. The Slave Market brought the imagined Orient closer by making its exotic sensations accessible from Europe; at the same time, it held those colonized at an unbridgeable moral distance by chronicling their purported cruelty. The details turned their characters into depersonalized avatars of their race, aesthetic objects for consumption, mannequins for their exoticized clothing and behavior. The painting “guarantee[s] through sober ‘objectivity’ the unassailable Otherness of the characters,” as art historian Linda Nochlin puts it. Meanwhile it affords its viewer the vicarious pleasure of the characters’ less sophisticated indulgences: “the male viewer of the 19th century was invited sexually to identify himself with, yet morally to distance himself from, his Oriental counterparts,” she writes. To her, Gérôme seems to be saying, “‘I am merely taking careful note of the fact that the less enlightened races indulge in the trade in naked women—but isn’t it arousing!’”

    Oddly, the woman in the painting is noticeably detached from her surroundings: her shoulders are relaxed, and she leans on one hip like a classical nude. Gérôme decided to prioritize producing a delicious object for aesthetic appreciation over a suffering character deserving of empathy, a choice that seems like it should undermine the AfD’s point. Nonetheless, the AfD uses the same image that bemused and aroused a fascinated nineteenth-century audience to solicit fear. Orientalism characteristically infantilized those it depicted to make them seem fascinating and able to benefit from the influence of colonizing powers; today’s far right registers the very same characters as menacing, while deploying the woman’s body to make white Germans angry and protective. Posters alleging sexual violence have of course long served as propaganda in conflicts between Western countries: an American World War I poster depicted Germany as a gaping, drooling gorilla gripping a club with the word “Kultur” in one hand and a recoiling half-naked woman in the other; several countries used illustrated allegations of rape against the Soviet Army. Naked women transform readily into the wives or daughters of male viewers. The AfD poster urges its would-be supporters: Worry about your women!

    Gérôme’s painting affirmed the nineteenth-century European viewer’s identity, while providing assurance that the lewd behavior depicted was safely at bay. Framed by its new caption, the painting depicts a possible future rather than a present elsewhere. “We did it because the picture shows clearly where the multicultural society could lead,” said AfD spokesperson Ronald Gläser. This shift dislodges the painting’s events from their spatiotemporal home in a fantasy version of colonial North Africa, relocating the scene from a past “there” to a future “here.”[12]

    The poster asserts that everyone who migrated from any part of the contemporary Arab world is reducible to a nineteenth-century caricature. But conversely, it claims to reflect the contemporary world by applying twenty-first-century understandings of identity to figments of Gérôme’s imagination. The AfD means for this woman to be perceived as a white Eurabia resident of European descent. According to Maxime Du Camp, the character represented in the painting was meant to be from Abyssinia, a historical region of East Africa. It is unclear whether Du Camp, who often used Gérôme’s paintings as a springboard for his own dubious Orientalist musings, can be trusted to know the painter’s intentions. Nonetheless, a straightforward attempt to ascribe European ethnicity or the twenty-first-century conception of whiteness to the figure is dubious at best.

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    Like the Gérôme poster, previous AfD campaign materials have often used white female bodies to incite racist sentiment. A poster from the 2017 national parliamentary campaign features an image of a reclining pregnant woman, cropped so as to emphasize her broad smile and round belly. “New Germans?” read the caption, “We will make them ourselves.” Another poster from the same campaign shows two bikini-clad young women walking away from the camera toward the ocean. “Burkas?” it reads, “We prefer bikinis.”[13] Other AfD campaigns have often directly attempted to make white women scared for their safety. In 2017, an AfD youth group near Bad-Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, a quite liberal state in the west, handed out pepper spray to teenage girls and was overheard instructing them to use it “to protect yourself against North Africans.” In advance of the September 2019 state elections, the Saxony division of the AfD circulated a design for a poster that depicted a cowering naked woman with her hands cuffed to a radiator. A silhouetted arm holds a sabre. “Pepper spray doesn’t always help,” reads the copy.[14]

    The party also made use of several other old paintings in its May campaign, which was titled “Learning from Europe’s History.”[15] A spokesperson claimed that the campaign called for the defense of “common values” evidenced by “numerous motifs,” the phrasing suggesting that the AfD wants to use old art as proof of the timelessness of their agenda. Appealing to the authority of old art to legitimize current racist agendas is not a new strategy. The racial scientists of the nineteenth century leaned on the aesthetic merits of the Apollo Belvedere for credibility in asserting the biological superiority of the white man. The sculpture served as the paragon of whiteness in Josiah C. Nott and George R. Gliddon’s infamous Types of Mankind (1854). The use of high culture material is not new to contemporary far-right populist movements, either.[16] Even so, the AfD takes a peculiar, ironic approach to these images, which are used as decontextualized pretty pictures; the captions demonstrate total disinterest in the paintings’ historical meanings.[17]

    Nor do the paintings have a lot in common. Two sixteenth-century portraits of men made out of plants by the Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo are used to caricature Green Party members. The caption of a little-known seventeenth-century rendering of the decapitation of St. John the Baptist represents migrants as violent barbarians who should be barred from the EU. A sixteenth-century Flemish painting of two men handling money bears a complaint about Germany getting fiscally ripped off.[18] The indifference to context is almost mocking in its obliviousness.[19] The reality is that the AfD does not need historically accurate arguments or cultural credibility derived from bourgeois art objects to provoke fear.

    We can expect atrociousness from the far right. Seeing the party’s numbers rise despite (or because of) its vicious visual culture is terrifying. It is no less scary to see its rhetoric seep across party lines and get soaked up and deployed by purportedly moderate parties. In September, the German president-elect of the European Commission announced plans for a rebrand that included changing the title of the EU commissioner of migration to commissioner for “protecting our European way of life.” The president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, the center-right party of Angela Merkel, who herself has condemned far-right xenophobia. Von der Leyen’s phrasing recalls Littman’s paranoia and echoes Jensen’s word choice in his book Defeating Eurabia: “The crucial point is to stress that Islam cannot be reformed nor reconciled with our way of life.” Illustrations of pseudo-Orientalist panregional dystopias become especially dangerous when their logics leak into the casual rhetoric of the center.


              

    Iron Maiden to perform in Israel in May

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    Notificación sobre el establecimiento de SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd, que ofrece servicios financieros en el teclado del smartphone

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    TEL AVIV, Israel, 5 de noviembre de 2019 /PRNewswire/ —  SBI Holdings, Inc., una importante institución financiera de Japón, ha anunciado  el establecimiento de un nuevo Joint Venture junto con PayKey de Israel, SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd,


              

    Ecological House / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

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    The family who built this home wanted to create a relaxing, embracing environment which, while providing a view to the surrounding green, pastoral landscapes, manages to maintain a sense of privacy. The result - an impressive architectonic structure in which both demands were perfectly combined and met, enabling all family members to enjoy all aspects of their vision. The house, which is located in the northern part of Israel, is built on about 10000 square meters of land, 3000 out of which has been processed for construction (the rest being agricultural land). The built area of the house spans across an area of about 500 m2 and includes 7 rooms.


              

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    Is this Iraq's Arab Spring?

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    Iraq is currently facing such an alarming array of economic, political and social problems that many observers fear no-one will be up to the task of delivering the much-needed reforms. By Stasa Salacanin | Since the beginning of October thousands of protesters, mostly young Iraqis, from central and southern Iraqi major cities have been voicing their opposition to the deteriorating economic conditions, sectarian politics and rampant corruption that plague the country. Indeed, the country has been one of the most corrupt in the world for decades – according to Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Index, Iraq ranks 168 out of 175 countries. Protestors are also expressing their anger over high unemployment and the common governmental practice of political staffing, where sectarian or ethnic quotas rather than qualifications apply. The majority accuse the ruling elite of abusing public funds and mismanaging the country’s national resources while completely failing to meet the needs of the Iraqi population. But perhaps one of the main – and most surprising – characteristics of the October protests is the fact that the protestors are mostly younger Shia citizens who have turned against a Shia-led political establishment. While there are very few Sunni Arabs or Iraqi Kurds among the protestors, with demonstrations taking place in central and southern Iraq, where the population is predominantly Shia, there has been an increase in the use of national symbols. Transcending sectarian and ethnic divisions The sentiment is Iraqi; these young people are not demonstrating as Shia Arabs, but as citizens who are furious with the system which was imposed upon them following the toppling of Saddam Hussein and the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. How the unrest in Iraq will impact on the region remains to be seen, but it is clearly posing a major threat to Tehran. Iran's state news agency IRNA has accused the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel of fomenting unrest in Iraq in order to sabotage Iran’s ties with Iraq and Syria. However, many Iraqis including the Shia are less than enamoured of the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), powerful non-state actors over which Bagdad has limited control, as many of them are heavily under the influence of Tehran. Among Iraqis, there is the overriding perception that their country is becoming a fiefdom for foreign political and paramilitary factions that many view as a blatant violation of Iraqi national sovereignty. Arab Spring in Iraq While the protests in southern Iraq in summer 2018 addressed similar issues, this time they are becoming increasingly militant and are not only calling for the resignation of the current government but aim to overthrow and change the entire political system.As the demonstrations appear to be leaderless and without a specific agenda, except for expressing general dissatisfaction and impatience with conditions in the country, it remains unclear, however, whether the protests will produce any of the desired changes.   Imad Harb, director of research and analysis at the Arab Center in Washington DC, writes that the protests "offer another example of an approaching, painful, and final collapse of the traditional Arab political order that has shown its impotence in addressing the myriad problems besetting Arab societies today." Furthermore, a commentary published by Middle East expert and head of research at Gulf State Analytics Giorgio Cafiero on LobeLog, posits that the recent unrest in Iraq should be interpreted in the wider context of turmoil that has been spreading all over the Arab region, as the citizens of Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Sudan express their deep dissatisfaction with their corrupt governments. According to him, "it is fair to conclude that the Arab Spring has reached Iraq." Can the government regain control of the situation? The government’s brutal response to the unrest and the high number of civilian casualties has put Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Mahdi under great pressure. Despite promising reforms and ordering a broad cabinet reshuffle, he has so far struggled to address the protesters’ complaints and instead continues to make blunder after blunder. At the beginning of October, for instance, Staff Lieutenant General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, widely perceived as a national hero due to his role in fighting Islamic State, was demoted. Then there is the ongoing use of live ammunition and tear gas to disperse the protesters, which could prove the final nail in the prime minister’s coffin. In such circumstances, it is highly unlikely that mere promises will be able to calm tensions in the country. What is more, the fragile coalition over which Abdel Mahdi presides has begun to crack, making his position even more uncertain. While it is hard to imagine that the current Iraqi government will be able to introduce any major reforms, since the prime minister is actually a hostage to the powerful political and paramilitary factions, Mahdi is right about one thing – in his speech after the first wave of protests he declared that there are "no magical" solutions to the problems. The problems faced by the Iraqis are so numerous and complex that many observers fear that no-one will be up to the task of delivering the much-needed reforms. Solving the social and economic crisis that is at the heart of the protests would require painful cuts to the public sector, which already employs over 3 million Iraqis, as well as removing subsidies for gas, food and electricity. Unpopular at the best of times, such measures would merely be likely to provoke more unrest in the current climate.  Last but not least, even though the protests are not sectarian in motivation, sectarianism remains firmly rooted in Iraqi society. Powerful political factions such as the pro-Iranian Fatah party of Hadi al-Ameri, the Axis party of Khamis Khanjar favoured by Iraqi Sunnis and the Barzani clan’s Kurdistan Democratic Party all aim to limit the power of Bagdad’s central government and are thus largely contributing to the impotence of the Iraqi state. We must hope that Iraq is not heading towards disaster along Syrian lines.  Stasa Salacanin © Qantara.de 2019
              

    Antisemitismusbeauftragter Klein bei Konferenz in Jerusalem

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    Israels Präsident Rivlin hat Antisemitismusbeauftragte verschiedener Staaten in seine Residenz geladen, darunter den deutschen Vertreter Klein. Thema war die „neue Realität für Juden in der ganzen Welt“.
              

    Israeli Troops Abduct 4 Palestinians, Including Cancer Patient, from Bethlehem

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    -Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) arrested on Wednesday four youths, including a cancer patient, from Beit Jala and Aida and Al-Izzah refugee camps in Bethlehem.. According to security sources, "Wafa", the Israeli occupation forces arrested Nawaf Ismail al-Qaisi (45 years), from Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem, a patient with cancer, and Mohammed Nader Jawarish (17 years) from the tables in the city of Beit Jala, and Mohammed Hamdi al-Masa'id, Ashraf al-Sheikh from Aida camp, after they raided and searched their homes. ـــ
    Israeli Forces invaded the Bethlehem district before dawn on Wednesday and abducted three youth and a 45-year old man suffering from cancer. The attacks took place in Beit Jala town, Aida refugee camp, and al-Izza refugee camp in Bethlehem. Israeli troops invaded the region with multiple armored vehicles and soldiers, […]
              

    EU: ALL Israeli Settlement Activity is Illegal Under International Law

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    EU: ALL Israeli Settlement Activity is Illegal Under International Law
    The European Union (EU), on Tuesday, denounced Israeli plans to build thousands of new housing units as well as opening settlement roads in the occupied West Bank and stressed that all settlement activities are illegal under international law. “In October 2019, Israeli authorities approved the advancement of well over 2,000 […]
              

    Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director

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    Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Deportation Order Against Human Rights Watch Director
    The Israeli Supreme Court, Tuesday, upheld deportation orders against Human Rights Watch (HRW) director Omar Shakir for the occupied Palestinian territory for his alleged support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. “Breaking: Israeli Supreme Court upholds my deportation over my rights advocacy,” said Shakir in a tweet.
              

    Protest in Gaza Demanding Compensation for 1,000 Homes Bombed by Israel in 2014

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    Protest in Gaza Demanding Compensation for 1,000 Homes Bombed by Israel in 2014
    Palestinians who lost their homes due to the Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza in 2014 held a protest on Tuesday in Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis, which was one of the most heavily bombed areas of Gaza during the 2014 invasion. The people participating in the protest held signs […]
              

    Another Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Silwan

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    Another Home Demolished by Israeli Forces in Silwan
    In the East Jerusalem town of Silwan, Israeli troops demolished a Palestinian home on Tuesday on the pretext of it having been ‘built without a permit’. Israeli authorities have not granted building permits to Palestinian homeowners since they began occupying the city in 1967. In addition to destroying one family […]
              

    Israeli Forces Abduct 12 Palestinians During Pre-Dawn Raids in the West Bank

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    Israeli troops invaded several parts of the West Bank before dawn on Tuesday, abducting 12 Palestinians from their homes while they were sleeping. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, four Palestinians were abducted from Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem: Marwan Fararja, 18, Omar Emad Radi, Yazan Hamza al-Kurd, 17, and […]
              

    Israeli Troops Assault Schoolchildren in al-Issawiya; Abduct 3

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    Israeli Troops Assault Schoolchildren in al-Issawiya; Abduct 3
    Israeli troops invaded al-Issawiya, in the eastern part of Jerusalem, on Monday evening and attacked schoolchildren, abducting three boys. According to local sources, on Monday evening, the Israeli forces stormed the village, deployed troops throughout the streets and began firing tear gas into the streets and residences. The also grabbed […]
              

    Prostitution reform should penalise sex-buyers - NCPE

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    The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) has welcomed most measures in the proposed reform on human trafficking and prostitution.

    In particular, it commends efforts to combat human trafficking through prevention, awareness-raising and the strengthening of laws and protection mechanisms. The NCPE also welcomes plans to "decriminalise prostitutes" and enhance support for persons to exit prostitution.

    In addition to the measures outlined in the consultation document, the NCPE is proposing a legal framework that penalises sex-buyers, underlining that prostitution is not gender-neutral since the absolute majority of prostitutes are women and the absolute majority of clients, pimps and traffickers are men.

    "In fact, a defining feature of prostitution is power and control of men over women, which both reflects and reinforces a patriarchal society."

    "The proposal to penalise sex-buyers is based on the recognition that prostitution is a vicious cycle rife with physical and psychological violence, whereby increased supply creates more demand and, in turn, more need for supply, effectively encouraging pimps and traffickers to actively find and force more women into prostitution. Penalising sex-buyers would break this cycle by disrupting the sex market."

    It is to be noted that the experiences of countries that legalised prostitution were largely negative, the NCPE said. "For example, in the Netherlands and in Germany, where prostitution has been legal for a number of years, the sex industry grew exponentially and extreme exploitative conditions for prostitutes were in no way addressed.  On the other hand, countries such as Sweden that criminalised the purchase of sexual services, reported largely positive results such as a shrinking sex industry and a reduction in human trafficking. Other countries that criminalised the purchase of sexual services include Canada, France, Iceland, Israel, Northern Ireland, Norway and the Republic of Ireland."

    Moreover, prostitution does not only affect prostitutes and clients, but also society in general since it promotes and normalizes the perception of women as sex objects, thus reinforcing gender inequality and gender stereotypes, the NCPE said.

    The NCPE deems that the point of departure of any reform should be that prostitution has very negative effects on both the individuals involved as well as society at large, and that everyone should be in a position of not having to opt for prostitution.

    The NCPE is also suggesting regulation and enforcement in relation to massage parlours and temporary work agencies in order to ensure that these are used for their stated purpose and do not act as fronts for prostitution and/or human trafficking. Additionally, it is recommending that strip clubs offer alternative entertainment due to their reinforcement of gender inequality and the objectification of women.



              

    Comentario en Corean “Pito, Pito, Pito” tras llegada de José Abreu al 5 de Septiembre por Israel benitez

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    Y tambien a Yoan Moncada que es como si fuera su hermano o hijo de Abreu
              

    Comentario en Corean “Pito, Pito, Pito” tras llegada de José Abreu al 5 de Septiembre por Israel Benitez

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    Diputados insta al Ejecutivo a trasladar Embajada paraguaya a Jerusalén

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    La Cámara de Diputados aprobó este miércoles un proyecto de resolución por el cual se insta al Poder Ejecutivo a que se traslade la Embajada paraguaya en Israel, de Tel Aviv a Jerusalén, como lo dispuso en su momento el ex presidente Horacio Cartes.
              

    RWJBarnabas Health is seeking a Neonatologist for Employment in Northern NJ

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    RWJBarnabas Health is seeking a Neonatologist for Employment in Northern NJ Job Description: RWJBarnabas Health, the largest integrated health care system in NJ, is seeking a Neonatologist to join as part of the full-time faculty with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to the Children's Hospital of New Jersey, which provides state-of-the-art care in nearly 30 pediatric subspecialties. The position is supported by a robust multidisciplinary team including: 10 neonatalogists, pediatric surgeons, neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery. This is a chance to work with 6 mid-level providers and to participate in clinical research studies and teach both residents and medical students. The position offers a faculty assistant professorship in addition to providing generous compensation, health insurance, malpractice, paid time off, and additional annual stipend for CME. Just 16 miles outside of NYC, Essex County encompasses beautiful suburban neighborhoods and top school districts, plus access to museums, fine dining, and great shopping! About Newark Beth Israel Medical Center: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, a regional care, teaching hospital established in 1901, provides comprehensive health care services to its local communities and is a major referral and treatment center for patients throughout the northern New Jersey metropolitan area. With more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers, the Medical Center has over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. It is one of two hospitals in New Jersey where heart transplants are performed and the only hospital in New Jersey certified to perform lung transplants. To learn about this and other positions, please contact please contact Amal Elmogahzy, Physician Recruiter at RWJBarnabas Health directly via e-mail: ************************ or phone: ************. Thank you! Internal Number: MD/DO
              

    Grupo Kass de Israel anuncia inversión de $500 millones en Honduras

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    Grupo Kass de Israel anuncia inversión de $500 millones en Honduras

    Tegucigalpa - El grupo empresarial Kass, de capital israelí, invertirá aproximadamente 500 millones de dólares para impulsar diversos rubros en Honduras, anunció hoy el presidente ejecutivo del consorcio, Hanoch Kass.


              

    Transcript of Eliminating the Distractions of Modern Life

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    Transcript of Eliminating the Distractions of Modern Life written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

    Back to Podcast Transcript John Jantsch: Hello and welcome to another episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. This is John Jantsch. My guest today is Nir Eyal. He is an Israeli-born American author, lecturer and investor, known for his bestselling book, Hooked. But today we’re going to talk about a new book, Indistractable: How […]


              

    BNI: What do English-speaking Arab Muslims in Jerusalem think about living under Israeli rule?

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    BareNakedIslam posted: “Their answers to “Do you consider Israel an apartheid state?” and “Would you prefer to live under Palestinian Arab rule?” might surprise you. Perhaps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib should have a look at this video. https://youtu.be/kLK3zb0oh9s ” … Continue reading
              

    Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Cath Lab (Days)

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    Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Cath Lab (Days)
    Req #: 0000046186
    Category: Nursing
    Status: Full-Time
    Shift: Day
    Location:
    Cardiac Cath Lab, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027

    The role of the Professional Registered Nurse is to provide quality nursing care in collaboration with the medical staff and within the guidelines of the New Jersey State Nurse Practice Act. It is the responsibility of the Professional Nurse to implement the Hospital s mission and goals through established policies, procedures, and performance improvement activities. Implementation of these goals occurs through organization and administration of individualized age-specific professional nursing care to patients within an assigned unit of the hospital. The understanding of the principles of growth and development will be incorporated to assess each patient s age-specific needs and determine age-specific treatment modalities.Current NJ RN license, current BLS Heart Saver/Health Care Provider.Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Company Description:

    Barnabas Health is New Jersey---s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. Throughout Barnabas Health, our dedicated physicians, nurses, and health professionals are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.Barnabas Health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading health care systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety. Barnabas Health---s network includes seven acute care hospitals, two children---s hospitals, a behavioral health center, including a statewide behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, specialized women---s health services, and comprehensive home care and hospice services. Our 5,200 doctors and 21,000 employees deliver top quality care to 1.5 million outpatients, 220,000 inpatients, and 540,000 Emergency Department patients, and deliver 20,000 babies each year.We want our patients and their families to know that they can expect the highest level of care, delivered cost-effectively, wherever they see the name Barnabas Health. Each Barnabas employee contributes to a culture of responsibility, improvement, and quality at every one of our facilities, every day.
              

    Charge Nurse (RN) C4 Post Interventional Cardiac Unit (Full Time Days)

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    CHARGE NURSE (RN) C4 POST INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC UNIT (FULL TIME DAYS)

    Req #: 1799
    Category: Nursing
    Status: Full-Time
    Shift: Day
    Location:
    Post Interventional Cardiac C4, 201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027

    The role of the Professional Registered Nurse is to provide quality nursing care in collaboration with the medical staff and within the guidelines of the New Jersey State Nurse Practice Act. It is the responsibility of the Professional Nurse to implement the Hospital s mission and goals through established policies, procedures, and performance improvement activities. Implementation of these goals occurs through organization and administration of individualized age-specific professional nursing care to patients within an assigned unit of the hospital. The understanding of the principles of growth and development will be incorporated to assess each patient s age-specific needs and determine age-specific treatment modalities Charge Duties: Administers medications to patients according to hospital policy. Conducts performance improvement initiatives on the unit. Implements patient safety measures Maintains regulatory readiness. Insure the completeness of all logs and discipline employees with guidance from the Director. Initiates the investigatory process when presented with quality issues and participate in the disciplinary process. Conduct patient satisfaction rounds and provide immediate feedback to the employees. Provide shift to shift report utilizing walking patient rounds Current NJ RN license, current BLS Heart Saver/Health Care Provider. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
              

    Lecture program with Reka Mathe (Hungary), 11-21.12.19

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    Reka is Lama Ole Nydahl’s student, she will give lectures at the Diamond Way Buddhism Centers in Israel.
    These lectures are a great way to learn about Buddhism.

    The post Lecture program with Reka Mathe (Hungary), 11-21.12.19 appeared first on Diamond Way Buddhism.


              

    IDF troops filmed shoving, aiming gun at Palestinian father in front of child

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    The Times of Israel reports: Israeli soldiers in Hebron were filmed Tuesday shouting and shoving a Palestinian man in front of his young child, whom they claimed had been throwing rocks at security forces nearby. The video, which caused outrage among Palestinian social media users, shows two soldiers pushing the father and cocking a gun […]
              

    Outrage after leaked video shows Israeli officer shoot Palestinian in the back

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    Yumna Patel reports in Mondoweiss: Palestinian social media erupted over the weekend as people expressed their outrage over a leaked video showing and Israeli border police officer shooting a Palestinian in the back as the man walked away from the officers, his hands raised in the air. The video, taken last year, was leaked over […]
              

    Palestinian elections are looking likely, and may be spectacularly bad for Abbas

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    Avi Issacharoff writes in the Times of Israel: The Palestinian Authority could be heading toward its first parliamentary and presidential elections in 14 years, something that until recently was not seen even as a remote possibility, certainly not during Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s lifetime. Since the 2005 Palestinian presidential elections and parliamentary elections a […]
              

    Palestinians seek economic disengagement through West Bank port

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    Aziza Nofal reports in Al-Monitor: Hussein al-Sheikh, the head of the General Authority for Civil Affairs, discussed the establishment of a land port in the West Bank during a meeting with the private sector at the Ramallah and al-Bireh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Oct. 7. The land port would receive goods entering the Palestinian territories from Israeli ports. “There is […]
              

    PA seeks to protect rights of Palestinians working in Israel

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    International labor officials applaud the Palestinian government’s recent decision to ban brokerages that “blackmail” Palestinians seeking permits to work in Israel. However, more work needs to be done, they said. The government on Oct. 15 issued a decision to ban the practices of these intermediaries, who charge between 1,500 and 3,000 shekels ($425 and $850) per month, Haaretz reported Oct. 23. Palestinian […]
              

    Abbas bans child marriage, with some legal exemptions

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    Adam Rasgon reports in the Times of Israel: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a decision barring Palestinian teenagers from marrying before they turn 18 years old, unless they receive an exemption from a religious court and a top legal official. The official PA news site Wafa reported earlier this week that Abbas made […]
              

    Israel’s Bennett becoming principal actor again

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    Mazal Mualem writes in Al Monitor, “The leaders of the “national bloc” (Likud’s right-wing and ultra-Orthodox partners) met in the prime minister’s office Nov. 4 for another coordination meeting. The meeting was designed to ensure that there were no cracks in the united front the bloc presents to the Blue and White party in the […]
              

    Supreme Court rules Israel can expel top Human Rights Watch director

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    Henriette Chacar writes in +972, “Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the deportation of the Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch Omar Shakir on Tuesday after a lengthy legal battle to allow him to remain in the country. Justices Neal Hendel, Noam Sohlberg, and Yael Willner accepted the state’s claim that Shakir, a U.S. citizen, supports […]
              

    FAU-Präsident auf Delegationsreise in Israel

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    Den Dialog mit israelischen Hochschulen und Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern stärken – das war das Ziel einer Delegationsreise von Wissenschaftsminister Bernd Sibler und 19 bayerischen Hochschulvertreterinnen und -vertretern, darunter auch FAU-Präsident Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger. Im Fokus standen dabei die Themen künstliche Intelligenz und Computer Science. Prof. Hornegger zeigt sich besonders...
              

    A Kingdom Connection Special From Eshkol

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    Thousands of missiles each year, sometimes hundreds per day, are fired into Israel. The Eshkol Regional Council lies in southern Israel, bordering the infamous Gaza strip. Over 3,500 children live in this region and 97% of them suffer from PTSD, only they are not post trauma at all—they’re right in the middle of it. In this message we hear from residents, survivors, and their Head of Security to better understand why they stay, what they’re standing for, and how we can help bring comfort and relief.


              

    Israele, comitato approva il progetto: una funivia per turisti dentro la Città Vecchia di Gerusalemme

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    Ad annunciarlo il ministro delle Finanze israeliano Moshe Kahlon . Punto di partenza tra negozi e ristoranti, potrà caricare tremila persone all'ora. Ma dovrà passare sopra Gerusalemme est, che i palestinesi e la maggior parte della comunità internazionale considerano...


              

    A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS

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    A TRIBUTE TO MY BLOGGER FRIENDS.
    by: Neneng R. Tarigan

    Friendship is a unique relationship that knows no difference, cultural or otherwise.~

    As bloggers, I think it is part of our obligation to promote our friends' blogs or their web sites in any possible way we can.
    Yes, I must admit, sometimes we feel reluctant because some of them are so unmindful even to leave a little comment on our posts; we feel bad about that. However, let us forget about their negative sides for a while and think what we can value and learn from our blogger friends who really have brilliant ideas to put in their blogs, sorts of stories and info that would make our lives as the readers much happier, knowledgeable and colorful.
    Let us just remember, how they have made our day full with laughter and curiosity with their intriguing writings, how they can turn our egoism down with their preaches and the wise words as well as poems that they have created or some had been quoted from famous people around the world, or the pictures and traveling experiences they shared with us in their blogs, their cooking recipes, their fashion ideas, their health tips, their amazing pictures, their gigs, their craziness, their cartoons, their love stories, their films, their talent as fortune tellers, their free money making machines, their skill as an IT experts, their gardening, their small agriculture expertise, their arts, their architecture, their free games and thousand others that could color our lives.
    This post is a tribute to that kind of friends I have. There are thousands of them, but let us check some of their links and find out why these people deserve a special tribute as friends, though most of them are non professional writers, photographers, film makers, but what they had produced would make us whispers: " Yes indeed, they are really good!"
    Here are some recommended links that I am sure you might share my view of their quality. Please take note that the row where I put the names of the bloggers does not represent the rank at all. You may also recommend me more links and categories to be add in this list, but that should not be the links belong to companies or organizations except your own company or organization; I am sure that will be interesting and fun as we could assume it as a little appreciation among us as real bloggers.
    I highly value your concern for spending your precious time to check for the links in this list. I wish our works as bloggers would contribute to a greater advantageous to many people around the globe; and most importantly, to create a better connection and to enable us as human beings to live in peace and harmony together.
    May God bless our works.
    Forever your friend, Neneng Tarigan - Indonesia.

    Preaches
    Dr. Russ Murray (Canada)
    http://woman4virtue.blogspot.com/
    Judas Maccabaeus(Israel)

    Novel
    Sir Johnny Ray (USA), the American No 1 Winning Novelist and an award winning writer of international romantic novels.
    http://www.sirjohn.us
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Novelist-J...
    Pandora Poikilos (UK), a novelist. Peace from Pieces
    Manoj Kumar (India), The Dot
    http://www.justanotherdot.blogspot.com/
    http://www.justanotherdot.wordpress.com/
    Aisha (Pakistan), 3yeSH's Illusion, She and The City
    http://www.3yesha.com
    Daniel Fung (Malaysia)
    http://cha2ming.blogspot.com/









    Poems:
    Jim McIntosh (New Zealand), Holes in My Soles
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
    Simon M Hunter (UK), Simon Hunter Poetry
    Rigzin Namgyal (India), Love, Poems, Thought
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/rigzzz
    Vishwas Anand (India), Provoking Hearts and Minds
    http://vishwasanand28.wordpress.com/
    Kymberly Berson, Words of Expression
    http://kkswordsofexpression.synthasite.com/

    Thriller and Horror:
    Julian Ravage (USA), Writing, Arts, Dreams.
    http://www.julianravage.com/
    John Mountain (USA), Written in Blood, Writing and Promoting thriller and horror books, films and video
    Scott Riddick (USA), Tales From A Motel
    http://www.talesfromamotel.blogspot.com

    Life:
    Scott Riddick  (USA), a Typical Read
    http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
    Debra El Ramey (USA), Pure and Simple
    Bonnie Panter Gayadeen (USA), Bongo is me at
    http://bongoisme.blogspot.com
    Therra Favor Weinberg (USA), Oh Lead Me
    http://www.ohleadme.com/
    Amit Purswani (India), Krane Metal
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/krane_metal
    Umamaheswari Andane (India), Perpetual Mind.
    http://perpetualthinkings.blogspot.com/
    Savira Yogasavi (India), A Purple Journey
    http://yogasavy.blogspot.com
    Lisa Brandel (USA), The Widow Lady.
    http://widowlady302.blogspot.com/
    Deborah/Debbie (USA), Scattered Musing of A Creative Mind.
    http://scatteredmusings.net/

    Traveling Experience:
    Dave Briggs (UK), "Daves Travel Page". Around The World Cyclist.
    http://www.davestravelpages.com/
    Jim McIntosh (New Zealand). Holes in My Soles.
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com
    Sigit Hermawan (Indonesia), Rest Area
    http://restarea28.blogspot.com/
    Heinz Rainer (Austria), Project Life Art Travel: Life on Three Continents.
    http://africasiaeuro.blogspot.com/
    Michal Rupinski (Poland), Unlimited Dreamers
    http://www.UnlimitedDreamers.com/blog
    AJ Poliquit (Philippines), The Transcendental Tourist,
    http://ajpoliquit.wordpress.com
    Jorie Pacli (Philippines), The Long and Winding Road.
    http://jorietravel.blogspot.com/
    Norazam Che Amat, (Malaysia)
    www.kenalinegaraku4u2c.blogspot.com
    www.malaysiaopenhouse2u.blogspot.com
    Baracea Cosmin (Romania), Most Beautiful Islands
    http://mostbeautifullisland.blogspot.com/
    Aznzar (Morocco), Subme, Morocco Deserts.
    http://www.morocco-deserts.blogspot.com/

    Photography:
    Jim Brandono (USA), JP Brandono Photography
    http://jpbrandano.imagekind.com/
    Mike Neal (USA), Neal Studios
    http://nealstudios.net/
    Endy Daniel (Indonesia), Endy Photography
    Hind Toufga (Morocco), Fashion Photography
    http://hind-toufga.blogspot.com

    Recipes:
    Laura Spear (USA), Culinary Adventures.

    Agriculture
    Robert Puckett (USA), Missouri Permaculture.
    http://www.missouripermaculture.com/

    Architecture:
    Cafelab Architettura (Italy)
    Chrystal Baker Russel (Canada), Adorn on a Shoestring, Interior Decoration
    http://www.adornonashoestring.com/

    IT
    Prabha Karan (India), Peppyday: News, Softwares, Blogging
    Joe Morrow (USA) at
    http://www.thebloggerpageshowto.blogspot.com/
    Subrato Paul (India), Golden Twine,
    http://www.goldenTwine.com/
    Abhinav Singh (India), Hacking, Security, Computer.
    http://hackingalert.blogspot.com/

    Social Media:
    Weddy Rhamdeny Karnalies (Indonesia/Australia), Social Outbreak/Indofast International


    Human Right:
    Geoge Sera (Kenya), Alliance Vision Educational Centre, A community project that supports orphans, widows and all vulnerable people in slum areas.
    http://www.avec.webs.com/ http://www.alliancevision.blogspot.com/ http://www.avec.wetpaint.com/ http://www.avec.cealon.com/
    Jessica Brant (USA),  Finding One's Way, Women, Domestic Abuse, Survivor Stories
    http://findingonesway.com/

    Education:
    Damaio Carlos (Brazil), English Tips and Tour Guide.
    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com/
    Barry Smith (Australia), Keeping Kids Out of Trouble
    http://www.keepkidsoutoftrouble.com/
    Cristina Dubei (Romania), Human Resources and Marketing Projects.
    http://krisztad.blogspot.com/

    Health:
    Al Sears, MD (USA), Power for Healthy Living
    http://www.alsearsmd.com/contact-us/
    Dr. Khan Sherief (Oman), All Internal Medicine
    http://anaesthesiatoday.blogspot.com
    Jeff Simms (USA), Overcoming Diabetes
    http://overcomingdiabetes.blogspot.com/
    Mary Hudak Collins (USA), Living with Celiac & Food Allergies
    Green Yatra (India),
    http://zaroorat-a-need.blogspot.com/
    Egidius Heerkens (Netherlands), A Self Sufficient Journey,
    Nature, Cooking, Bush-crafts.
    http://www.eheerkens.com/

    Journal:
    Scott Ledbetter (USA), Ye Olde Journalist

    Spiritual:
    MaryelllenGrady (USA)
    Jessica Mokrzycki (USA), Ascending The Hills
    http://www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com

    Fortune Teller:
    Indranil Ray (India), Astrology Useful Information
    http://indranilray.blogspot.com/

    Gigs:
    Patricia Morrison (Canada), The Writing Womb
    http://www.thewritingwomb.com/
    Scott Riddick (USA), A Typical Read
    http://atypicalread.blogspot.com
    Pramod Lohia (Thailand), My Musing.
    http://likemymusings.blogspot.com/

    Cartoon:
    Johnny Ancich (Canada)

    Fashion:
    Thuy Kathrin Otto and friends (Germany), Two For Fashion
    http://www.twoforfashion.de/
    Nava Krishnan (Malaysia), Life Style on Nava K.
    http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/lifestyle_on_nava_k
    Hannah Santhanam (UK), Carina Bridesmaid Dresses
    http://bridesmaiddresses.name/
    AngHoo (Singapore), Korean Fashion Indulgence,
    http://koreanfashionindulgence.weebly.com/2/post/2011/05/define-your-own-style-be-a-fashion-trendsetter.html
    Mdvanii (Finland)
    Soncere Nada (Italy), Milana Fashion Galery
    http://milanafashiongallery.blogspot.com/
    Zeeshan Rhana (Pakistan), Pakistan, India Beauty and Style

    Jewelleries:
    Gilliauna (Italy), Bits and Beads, Handcrafted jewelry.
    http://www.bitsnbeads.com/
    Sarah Jones, USA, Cute Jewelery
    http://jewellery-style.blogspot.com/



    Traditional Music:
    Vedang Dharashive (India)
    http://vedangdharashivemusic.blogspot.com/

    Glass art:

    Bibi Bowman (USA)
    http://visualartexchange.ning.com/profile/bibibowmanrodrigue
    Ashley Brake (USA)
    http://theartistinyou.typepad.com/taiy/ashley-brake.html
    Allison Reece (USA), Allison Reece Arts.

    Wood crafts:
    Sarah Wood (USA), Wood Arts Universe.
    http://www.woodartsuniverse.com/

    Films:
    Aabhisek Phanda (India), Film Maker.
    Entertainment:
    Chad Elliot, Days in the Park
    http://www.daysinthepark.com/

    Stars and Films Comments:
    Colleen Sullivan (USA), Star Smoothy
    http://www.starsmoothy.com/

    Forex:
    Ikon Group (USA), 
    http://www.ikonfx.com/

    Making Money on Line:
    Derek Jones (UK), Derek's Home and Business Blog
    http://www.facebook.com/DereksHomeandBusinessBlog 
    http://www.derekjones.co 
    Francisco Linares (UK), How to Make Money On Line With Francisco Linares.
    http://www.whatnetworkonline.com/
    Delois Mc Kay (USA), Click Bank Success Blog.
    Bronzilla Sheppard (USA), Gift Ideas, Make Money and Advice 
    http://bronzilla-sheppard.blogspot.com/
    Adam Jones (Australia), Video Marketing
    http://www.youtubehigh.com/ 
    Kevin Elliott (USA), The Best Way to Promote Business Through Video.
    https://www.videocontrolpanel.net/
    Akinori Shiratori (Japan), Javita Independent
    http://www.myjavita.com/noritou

              

    An uncontrollable mess: The proliferation of state spyware

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    An uncontrollable mess: The proliferation of state spyware

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    Three NGOs and a digital rights platform from Germany including Reporters Without Borders (RSF Germany), The Society for Civil Rights (GFF), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) this month filed a criminal lawsuit against FinFisher, a German company that develops and markets the spyware called FinSpy, for illegally exporting their software to Turkey. The Munich public prosecutor has launched an investigation into the charges. 

    The matter is not new for those who follow this field; reports of FinSpy's use against the opposition in Turkey have been circulating for years. This latest episode is based on the claim that the Turkish government planted the software on a fake website designed to attract people interested in, or involved with the Adalet website, which was originally created to facilitate the coordination of opposition during 2017 protest marches. 

    According to the claims, this site contained an app that infected the users' devices with FinSpy, which has many capabilities that can completely undermine the privacy of the individuals who used their devices, opening up opportunities for the Turkish government to abuse information to put pressure on opposition figures. At this point, this is a claim that is still being investigated, but it is well known that intelligence agencies, governments, and even third parties routinely utilise spyware for multiple purposes.

    Installing antivirus or privacy protection software is no guarantee against such tools, which are designed to evade such measures. Regardless of the result of the German court case, such tools will continue to proliferate in the foreseeable future. As early as six years ago, researchers from the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto found servers operating FinSpy in 25 countries including Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar and the United States. 

    In some cases, the sale and use of FinSpy happened through legal channels, but in an age when the proliferation of extremely complex and costly programmes such as nuclear weapons cannot be fully controlled, to suggest that uncontrolled proliferation of mere software is difficult as it is bound by legal frameworks would be ludicrous. There have already been multiple reports of state actors using FinSpy to monitor their populations and suppress dissent, as the Turkish example also suggests.

    And FinSpy is by no means the only tool used by states for such purposes; another recent report of abuse, also revealed by the Citizen Lab in 2018 shows that spyware called Pegasus, developed by Israeli company NSO Group was used by a number of countries. Citizen Lab also found that at least 10 operators of the spyware "appear to be engaged in cross-border surveillance". In total, the report found Pegasus infections in 45 countries.

    When it comes to the proliferation of surveillance software, states are not the only interested audience; from businesses to hacker groups (ethical or otherwise), from criminal organisations to terrorist organisations, there is an enormous and chaotic marketplace for such tools, and proliferation happens at every level. In the case of Pegasus, a former employee of NSO Group was charged with stealing the spyware and trying to sell it for $50 million over the dark web. 

    Much of the code of FinSpy was found to have been copied and used by the hacker group StrongPity, which staged numerous "Man-in-the-Middle (MiTM)" attacks in recent years, especially in Turkey (but also in Belgium, Italy and Syria). In other words, FinFisher did not have to sell anything illegally to anyone; its code and methods could be compromised by one of many hacker groups. 

    Proliferation does not only happen through illicit or illegal means. In 2016, it was found that Turk Telekom had used Sandvine/Procera Networks Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) devices to deliver FinSpy to users who wanted to download Windows applications. Similar claims were made for Telecom Egypt, as well. When the U.S.-based company Procera, which operates branches in Canada and Sweden, became aware through its engineers in Sweden that its products were used by Turk Telekom, senior technical engineer Kriss Andsten resigned, sending a company-wide email that said: "I do not wish to spend the rest of my life with the regret of having been a part of Erdoğan’s insanity, so I'm out." 

    According to Forbes, the initial request by Turk Telekom through a proxy had been deemed legitimate by senior figures at the company. But it turned out that Turk Telekom did not just request usernames and passwords, but also the IP addresses of the users, as well as a list of sites they visited.

    The strength of the software that was sold to Turkey was likened to a tool used by the National Security Agency in its capabilities by computer security researchers.

    If you thought that the major threat to your privacy came from businesses and social media, consider the fact that the motivations of most businesses involve profit, and the legal tools at their disposal can only collect so much. While this is not taken lightly, it is the tip of the iceberg. What about tools built from the ground up to spy on your every activity, designed to avoid detection, tools capable of reading all your messages, including encrypted ones, tools capable of locating your location at any given time with great precision, tools that can not only access your most intimate personal information, but are capable of acting on your behalf using your own equipment?" Do not forget, these tools are primarily being used by state actors with vast resources, in addition to other groups.

    Turkey has been accused time and again of abusing human rights, including the right to privacy. In all three examples above, Turkey was one of the top consumers of spyware. This is not a coincidence.

    *My thanks to MiTM Labs (https://mitmlabs.com/) for the help in researching certain aspects of this article.

     

    © Ahval English

    The views expressed in this column are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of Ahval.


              

    Israel rampas tanah untuk luaskan penempatan haram Yahudi.

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    Khamis, 07-11-2019 – Rejim Israel mengaku telah membuat keputusan untuk merampas sebidang tanah yang luas milik penduduk Palestin di bandar Hizma, timur Baitulmuqaddis. Datuk Bandar Hizma, Musallam Abu Helou berkata bahawa pihak rejim telah menghantar sepucuk surat ke pejabatnya melalui bahagian perhubungan awam satu keputusan bertulis bagi memaklumkan hasrat pihak rejim untuk mengambil tanah berkeluasan […]
              

    Mahkamah Israel lanjutkan tempoh penahanan ahli Parlimen Khalida Jarrar

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    Khamis, 07-11-2019 – Ahad lalu mahkamah Israel telah memutuskan untuk melanjutkan penahanan Ahli Parlimen Khalida Jarrar, seorang pemimpin Barisan Pembebasan Popular Palestin. Khamis lalu Rejim Zionis telah menculik Jarrar dari rumahnya di Ramallah, lapan bulan selepas beliau dibebaskan dari penjara Israel. Jarrar telah ditahan secara  tahanan pentadbiran pada tahun 2015 dan 2017 untuk tempoh yang […]
              

    Tentera Zionis (IOF) Rampas Tanah Palestin Luas Penempatan Haram di Tubas

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    Khamis, 07-11-2019 – IOF pada hari Ahad merampas tanah Palestin di Tubas di utara Tebing Barat untuk perluasan penempatan haram. Aktivis Palestin Mu’taz Bsharat mengatakan bahawa tentera Israel merampas 36 dunums milik tanah Palestin milik pribadinya di Tubas. Bsharat berkata langkah itu memihak kepada rancangan untuk memperluaskan penempatan Meskiot, yang dibina secara haram di tanah […]
              

    Rejim Zionis Menembak dan Mencederakan Rakyat Palestin berhampiran Jenin

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    Khamis, 07-11-2019 – Seorang pemuda Palestin cedera selepas dia ditembak oleh Rejim Zionis (IOF) di sebuah pusat pemeriksaan di kawasan Palestin yang terletak berhampiran dinding pemisah Israel barat Jenin. Sumber-sumber tempatan mengatakan bahawa IOF menembak Mohammed Jaradat, 32, di kaki ketika beliau cuba memasuki wilayah Palestin yang diduduki sejak tahun 1948. Mereka menambah bahawa Jaradat […]
              

    Polis Israel tangkap pegawal masjid Aqsa.

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    Isnin, 04-11-2019 – Polis rejim Israel menangkap seorang pengawal keselamatan yang bertugas di Masjidil al-Aqsa tanpa menyatakan sebab dia ditahan. Menurut kata saksi, pengawal yang dikenali sebagai Samer Qabbani itu telah ditahan oleh pegawai polis rejim di pintu Gate Hitta ketika beliau memasuki masjid itu untuk menjalankan tugas hariannya seperti biasa. Sejak akhir-akhir ini, polis […]
              

    Israel akan menarik kembali kewarganegaraan Israel seorang pemuda Palestin

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    Isnin, 04-11-2019 – Pihak rejim israel telah memulakan langkah-langkah bagi menarik kembali kewarganegaraan Israel Amjad Jabarin, seorang pemuda Palestin dari bandar Umm al-Fahm. Mahkamah israel di Haifa menjatuhkan hukuman penjara bermula Oktober hingga tempoh 16 tahun dan mengenakan denda sebanyak 516,000 shekel ke atas Jabarin setelah beliau didapati bersalah membantu empat pemuda dari keluarganya ketika […]
              

    Kumpulan Palestin Menang Kes Mahkamah Terhadap Usaha Rampas Tanah

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    Isnin, 04-11-2019 – Usaha melalui mahkamah telah berjaya mengecewakan percubaan Israel untuk menyesuaikan luas tanah milik Palestin yang luas di wilayah Salfit untuk tujuan perluasan penempatan haram. Waleed Assaf, Ketua Anti Penjajahan dan Suruhanjaya Penentangan Tembok, berkata pada hari Khamis bahawa kru undang-undang menggagalkan percubaan Israel untuk merampas 37 dunum tanah di kawasan Khelat Hassan […]
              

    Ahli Parlimen Khaleda Jarrar antara lain yang diculik oleh rejim Zionis di Ramallah

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    Isnin, 04-11-2019 – Kegagalan untuk mengakhiri pendudukan Israel di Palestin dan mencapai keamanan dan kebebasan untuk Palestin adalah suatu “titik hitam mendalam” terhadap misi dan objektif Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu, kata Menteri Perhubungan Antarabangsa Afrika, Naledi Pandor, di Majlis Keselamatan PBB Isnin lalu. Dalam minggu terakhir Afrika Selatan sebagai presiden Majlis Keselamatan, Pandor berada di New […]
              

    Administrative Assistant II - Speech Language Therapy

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    Department Description: The Voice, Speech & Swallowing Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is comprised of a select number of highly skilled voice and swallowing specialists who work collaboratively to provide the highest quality of rehabilitative care at this Harvard-affiliated Level I Trauma Center. Speech-Language Pathologists have the opportunity to evaluate and treat medically-complex inpatients and outpatients from a wide variety of medical / surgical specialties, including otolaryngology, hematology / oncology, gastroenterology, general surgery, medicine, trauma, neurology, and neurosurgery.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 32265BRJob Summary: Provides administrative support to physicians in their clinical practice, academic and research roles.

    Department Specific Job Responsibilities:
  • Submits authorizations vs a referral when needed for evaluations or therapy for certain insurances.
  • Schedules patients for appropriate appointments & with appropriate providers using Web Display.
  • Acts as a backup for the Wound/Ostomy department's administrative assistant.
  • Orders supplies for the office, staying within budget.
  • Assists & acts as a back-up for the Rehab Aide.Essential Responsibilities:
  • Answers and screens telephone calls . Takes accurate messages or directs call to appropriate person. Greets and directs patients, families, visitors and staff. Responds to requests in a timely manner and provides clear, accurate information within scope of knowledge and authority.
  • Updates patient demographic and insurance information as necessary and obtains specialist referrals for all patient appointments. Schedules patient appointments utilizing scheduling tools and resources. Coordinates and communicates ancillary appointments and procedures working with other hospital staff as needed.
  • Obtains patient information and materials as needed from referral sources. Prepares patient records for clinical activities and maintains patient records for physicians. Acts as liaison with other departments and external customers in a calm and supportive manner. Handles confidential information appropriately and explains policies and procedures when necessary.
  • Collects co-payments from patients at point-of-service. Coordinates billing tickets for office visits and services following established procedures. Forwards all billing fee tickets according to protocol to billing staff. Reconciles collections at the end of the business day per established protocol.
  • Maintains physicians' clinical and administrative schedules and calendars. Types correspondence, manuscripts and/or others documents. Transcribes letters and patient notes as needed for physicians and facilitates in clinical computer systems. Prepares and distributes routine reports.Required Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED required. Associate's degree preferred.
  • 1-3 years related work experience required.
  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.Preferred Qualifications:
  • Healthcare experience.Competencies:
  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
  • Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  • Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  • Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
    Physical Nature of the Job:
    Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally
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    Vanzare apartament 3 camere, Borhanci, terasa 19 mp, acces facil spre Gheorgheni

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    Avem placerea de a va prezenta in exclusivitate un nou concept imobiliar modern - Gardenia Residence - realizat de catre dezvoltatorul imobiliar Gross&Gross Construct SRL.

    Acest proiect reprezinta o noutate pe piata imobiliara a #Clujului, in ceea ce priveste stilul de viata, beneficiile oferite viitorilor locuitori, dar si prin solutiile tehnice moderne si materialele folosite pentru #constructi.

    Proiectul a fost creat si dezvoltat de o echipa de specialisti experimentati din Romania si Israel.
    Ansamblul Gardenia Residence, aflat la doar 5 minute de centrul orasului #Cluj #Napoca, este construit pe un #teren in suprafata de 21.000 mp, in zona cea mai verde a orasului, care prin pozitionarea sa (sud vest) ofera o panorama memorabila asupra orasului, zone de relaxare aerisite, pasaje pietonale si locuri de parcare.

    Atmosfera civilizata, siguranta, confortul, serviciile oferite (#spatii #comerciale, gradinita etc), in cadrul ansamblului reprezinta premisele pentru a forma o adevarata comunitate.

    Ansamblul va cuprinde 64 de #apartamente dispuse in 4 imobile cu lift, avand regim de inaltime mic (S+P+2E+ER), 28 #case (tip alipite si individuale ) cu gradina, drum de interior cu bariera de acces si un parc propriu privat de 3600 mp.

    Locuintele exclusiviste cuprind o serie de detalii, pe langa cele descrise mai sus, insa ne dorim sa le descoperim impreuna intr-o viitoare intalnire. Avem garantia ca veti avea oportunitatea de a descoperi surprize placute, ca noi proprietari ai unui #apartament de lux.
    In continuare vor mai fi o serie de detalii si specificatii ale fiecarui #apartament si al intregului ansamblu .

    #Apartamentul este situat la etajul 1 sau 2, in functie de preferinta viitorului proprietar, este compartimentat in living cu bucatarie, 2 dormitoare, 2 bai si o terasa finisata.
    #Apartamentul este unul functional datorita spatiilor inteligent compartimentate si a suprafetei folosite la maximum, neavand spatii neutilizate.

    In acest moment sunt disponibile pentru #vanzare #apartamente in blocul 1 si 2 al Ansamblului Gardenia Residence.

    Specificatii tehnice:
    Zidarie din caramida Porotherm cu termosistem din vata bazaltica (nu polistiren)
    Pereti exteriori placati cu caramida aparenta.
    Terase si spatii comune finisate cu materiale de cea mai buna calitate.
    Garaje subterane cu boxe.
    Geamuri termopan cu 3 sticle si 6 camere.
    Lifturi silentioase, cu cabina si usi din inox.

    In #Cluj-#Napoca, la 5 minute de centru, te asteptam in Gardenia Residence!


              

    Apartamente 3 camere, bloc tip vila, terasa 28 mp, la 3 minute de Gheorgheni

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    Avem placerea de a va prezenta un nou concept imobiliar modern situat in zona Borhanci, aproape de cartierul Gheorgheni.

    Acest proiect reprezinta o noutate pe piata imobiliara a #Clujului, in ceea ce priveste stilul de viata, beneficiile oferite viitorilor locuitori, dar si prin solutiile tehnice moderne si materialele folosite pentru #constructi.

    Proiectul a fost creat si dezvoltat de o echipa de specialisti experimentati din Romania si Israel.
    Acest ansamblu imobiliar este construit pe un #teren in suprafata de 21.000 mp, in zona cea mai verde a orasului, care prin pozitionarea sa sud-vestica ofera o panorama memorabila asupra orasului, zone de relaxare aerisite, pasaje pietonale si locuri de parcare.

    Atmosfera civilizata, siguranta, confortul, serviciile oferite, #spatii #comerciale, gradinita etc, in cadrul ansamblului reprezinta premisele pentru a forma o adevarata comunitate.

    Intreg ansamblul va cuprinde 64 de #apartamente dispuse in 4 imobile cu lift, avand regim de inaltime mic (S+P+2E+ER), 28 de #case cu gradina, drum de interior cu bariera de acces si un parc propriu privat de 3600 mp.

    Locuintele exclusiviste cuprind o serie de detalii, pe langa cele descrise mai sus, insa ne dorim sa le descoperim impreuna intr-o viitoare intalnire. Avem garantia ca veti avea oportunitatea de a descoperi surprize placute, ca noi proprietari ai unui #apartament de lux.
    In continuare vor mai fi o serie de detalii si specificatii ale fiecarui #apartament si al intregului ansamblu.

    #Apartamentul este situat la etajul 1 sau 2, in functie de preferinta viitorului proprietar, este compartimentat in living cu bucatarie, 2 dormitoare, 2 bai si o terasa finisata.
    #Apartamentul este unul functional datorita spatiilor inteligent compartimentate si a suprafetei folosite la maximum, neavand spatii neutilizate.

    Specificatii tehnice:
    Zidarie din caramida Porotherm cu termosistem din vata bazaltica (nu polistiren)
    Pereti exteriori placati cu caramida aparenta.
    Terase si spatii comune finisate cu materiale de cea mai buna calitate.
    Garaje subterane cu boxe.
    Geamuri termopan cu 3 sticle si 6 camere.
    Lifturi silentioase, cu cabina si usi din inox.

    Pretul afisat este valabil pentru avans de minimum 70%
    APARTAMENTELE SE POT ACHIZITIONA SI CU CREDIT!

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    Vanzare apartament 3 camere, Borhanci, terasa 77 mp, acces facil spre Gheorgheni

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    Avem placerea de a va prezenta in exclusivitate un nou concept imobiliar modern - Gardenia Residence - realizat de catre dezvoltatorul imobiliar Gross&Gross Construct SRL.

    Acest proiect reprezinta o noutate pe piata imobiliara a #Clujului, in ceea ce priveste stilul de viata, beneficiile oferite viitorilor locuitori, dar si prin solutiile tehnice moderne si materialele folosite pentru #constructi.

    Proiectul a fost creat si dezvoltat de o echipa de specialisti experimentati din Romania si Israel.
    Ansamblul Gardenia Residence, aflat la doar 5 minute de centrul orasului #Cluj #Napoca, este construit pe un #teren in suprafata de 21.000 mp, in zona cea mai verde a orasului, care prin pozitionarea sa (sud vest) ofera o panorama memorabila asupra orasului, zone de relaxare aerisite, pasaje pietonale si locuri de parcare.

    Atmosfera civilizata, siguranta, confortul, serviciile oferite (#spatii #comerciale, gradinita etc), in cadrul ansamblului reprezinta premisele pentru a forma o adevarata comunitate.

    Ansamblul va cuprinde 64 de #apartamente dispuse in 4 imobile cu lift, avand regim de inaltime mic (S+P+2E+ER), 28 #case (tip alipite si individuale ) cu gradina, drum de interior cu bariera de acces si un parc propriu privat de 3600 mp.

    Locuintele exclusiviste cuprind o serie de detalii, pe langa cele descrise mai sus, insa ne dorim sa le descoperim impreuna intr-o viitoare intalnire. Avem garantia ca veti avea oportunitatea de a descoperi surprize placute, ca noi proprietari ai unui #apartament de lux.
    In continuare vor mai fi o serie de detalii si specificatii ale fiecarui #apartament si al intregului ansamblu .

    #Apartamentul este situat la etajul 1 sau 2, in functie de preferinta viitorului proprietar, este compartimentat in living cu bucatarie, 2 dormitoare, 2 bai si o terasa finisata.
    #Apartamentul este unul functional datorita spatiilor inteligent compartimentate si a suprafetei folosite la maximum, neavand spatii neutilizate.

    Specificatii tehnice:
    Zidarie din caramida Porotherm cu termosistem din vata bazaltica (nu polistiren)
    Pereti exteriori placati cu caramida aparenta.
    Terase si spatii comune finisate cu materiale de cea mai buna calitate.
    Garaje subterane cu boxe.
    Geamuri termopan cu 3 sticle si 6 camere.
    Lifturi silentioase, cu cabina si usi din inox.

    In #Cluj-#Napoca, la 5 minute de centru, te asteptam in Gardenia Residence!


              

    Ship Fitter

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    Description If you are a Ship Fitter and want to be a part of the nation?s elite marine skilled workforce, this is your chance to advance your career. Tradesmen International is proud employ America?s best marine-dedicated craftsmen. If you are a marine-experienced craftsman who emphasizes safety, productivity and superior craftsmanship, we want you to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled craftsmen with thousands of employees serving the world?s best shipyards and yacht builders. With hundreds of active partners, we have plenty of great shipyard employment opportunities. We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and safety training to our employees. Requirements
    • Lays out and fabricates metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding: Lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools
    • Locates and marks reference lines, such as center, buttock, and frame lines
    • Positions parts in hull of ship, assisted by RIGGER
    • Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls
    • Marks location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding or riveting
    • Installs packing, gaskets, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips
    • May prepare molds and templates for fabrication of nonstandard parts
    • May tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding
    • May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using shop machinery, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes, and joggle machines Company Details Tradesmen International, America?s elite skilled labor force, is seeking experienced Ship Fitters to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled ship fitter with thousands of employees across North America. With more than 5,000 active clients we have a plenty of great opportunities for skilled ship fitters that want to be the best in their field. We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and employment opportunities in most major markets throughout North America. In addition to consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with us.
      • Vacation Pay
      • Health insurance
      • Dental and vision plan
      • Prescription drug plan
      • Life insurance
      • Short-term disability
      • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan
      • Incentive programs
      • Tool purchase programs Tradesmen International is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability Recruiter Name Lisa Israel Location US-GA-AUGUSTA Req ID 2019-251425 Category Marine Trades - Shipfitter/Repair - New Construction Travel Yes Location US-GA-AUGUSTA

        Company Description:

        Tradesmen International Inc. is one of North America's largest employers of skilled construction craftsmen.-- We provide unparalleled growth opportunities for our customers and employees and focus to provide these craftsmen reliable work, fair compensation and benefits, opportunities for skill and career growth as well as safer overall working conditions.
              

    50 Jewish Groups Blast Threat to Withhold Aid to Israel Presented by Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg

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    All three Democratic presidential candidates expressed their desire to use U.S. aid to Israel as leverage to dictate the Jewish state's domestic policy.
              

    Could Israeli Training for Palestinian Firefighters Extinguish the Flames of Terror and Hate?

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    An Israeli fire academy trained Palestinian firefighters in new methods to deal with fires in buildings and cars.
              

    Israeli Startup Partners with Brazilian Soccer Legend to Save the Amazon!

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    Recognizing that the Amazon's destruction affects the entire world, an Israeli startup CEO jumped seized the opportunity to be a 'light unto the nations' and help.
              

    VIDEO: Top Travel Magazine Honors Israel as a Premiere Destination

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    If Israel is the top choice for your next getaway, you're in good company, according to Conde Nast Traveler.
              

    BDS Pressures Argentina, Uruguay to Boycott Soccer Match in Israel

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    'We’ve stopped this before. We can stop it again,' declared the Palestinian anti-Israel boycott group that shut down a previous Argentina match in Israel by threatening superstar Lionel Messi.
              

    VIDEO: George Clooney to Narrate New Film on Israeli Icon Shimon Peres

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    The new film follows the life and explores the legacy of the former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
              

    Marine Firewatch

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    Description If you are a Marine Firewatch and want to be a part of the nation?s elite marine skilled workforce, this is your chance to advance your career. Tradesmen International is proud to employ America?s best marine-dedicated craftsmen. If you are a marine-experienced craftsman who emphasizes safety, productivity and superior craftsmanship, we want you to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled craftsmen with thousands of employees serving the world?s best shipyards and yacht builders. With hundreds of active partners, we have plenty of great shipyard employment opportunities. We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and safety training to our employees. Requirements Workers assigned as fire watch are the first line of defense in protecting other workers and property from harm during hot work. Hot work includes any activity involving riveting, welding, burning, grinding or use of powder-actuated tools or similar fire- or spark producing operations Here are the basic responsibilities of a fire and safety watch:
    • Watch out for fire hazards in the workplace while work is performed by other employees
    • Maintain the conditions and requirements stated on the safety permit
    • Keep flammable materials from ignition sources
    • In the event of fire, extinguish it immediately or turn a fire alarm on
    • Stop operations if you find any hazardous condition Company Details Tradesmen International, America?s elite skilled labor force, is seeking experienced Marine Firewatch to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled Firewatch with thousands of employees across North America. With more than 5,000 active clients we have a plenty of great opportunities for skilled marine firewatch that want to be the best in their field. We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and employment opportunities in most major markets throughout North America. In addition to consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with us.
      • Vacation Pay
      • Health insurance
      • Dental and vision plan
      • Prescription drug plan
      • Life insurance
      • Short-term disability
      • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan
      • Incentive programs
      • Tool purchase programs Tradesmen International is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability Recruiter Name Lisa Israel Location US-VA-Newport News Req ID 2019-251424 Category Other Travel No Location US-VA-Newport News

        Company Description:

        Tradesmen International Inc. is one of North America's largest employers of skilled construction craftsmen.-- We provide unparalleled growth opportunities for our customers and employees and focus to provide these craftsmen reliable work, fair compensation and benefits, opportunities for skill and career growth as well as safer overall working conditions.
              

    US blames Palestinians for Israeli state terror against them | Intrepid Report.com – Stephen Lendman

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    Israel is a Ziofascist police state, masquerading as democratic, a notion it abhors. It’s hostile to Muslims and other non-Jews—state terrorism its favored strategy against millions of long-suffering Palestinians. They endure mass arrests, abductions, imprisonments [...]
              

    176 Even the Dogs Eat the Crumbs A Guided Christian Meditation on Matthew 15:23-28

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    176 Even the Dogs Eat the Crumbs A Guided Christian Meditation on Matthew 15:23-28

    I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina:

    Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization.

    Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.

    Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:

    Breathe and direct your thoughts to contacting God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.
    Bible verses for Meditation:

    NIV
    23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
    24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
    25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
    26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
    27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
    28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

    NRSV
    23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.”
    24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
    25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”
    26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”
    27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
    28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

    Meditation on Scripture:

    Few things are as delicate, yet resilient, as human pride. In this passage there is an interesting and somewhat confusing exchange that goes on between Jesus and this Canaanite woman. She was an outsider, someone who was not of the people chosen by God. In the account of this story that remains with us we do not understand everything about the situation. Many people spend a lot of effort and time trying to explain away Jesus’ response in these verses, yet as they remain, people interpret them differently.

    Anyone who has written enough emails, or text messages knows the danger of miscommunication. Many times what is received is much different than what is intended. Sometimes we interpret malice where none was meant. Yet when this happens we rarely see ourselves in the wrong. Yet here this woman is begging Jesus for help and he provides her with a response that could have easily been interpreted as scorn or hate. She chose to look past that for the saving power she was duplicating.

    How many of us have been harmed by someone at church? How many have heard some word from a pastor or fellow believer and had our church participation affected based on offended pride. In an age when there is so much offense given and taken we can seek to know God’s desire for us. We can overcome our human feelings that drive us away from God and from each other in church. When we are called dogs or the equivalent we can keep our focus on what is truly important, the saving power of Jesus to help us overcome sin and death.

    Meditation of Prayer:

    Pray as directed by the Spirit.

    Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him.

    Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm:

    I invite you to sit in silence feeling being patient for your own faults and trials.
    Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life:
    This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast
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    Final Question: Why do you take offense?

    Final Thought: Earlier today I was with a chaplain friend of mine and we encountered someone who was wearing a clothing item with a particularly provocative and inappropriate message on it. Somehow in the small talk it came us and the person was somewhat apologetic about it. His response was “Its OK I happen to be a sinner.” When others try and give offense, or do it on accident we can take the mindset that this all works together for our good and helps us appreciate the saving power of Jesus.

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    In the East & the West

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    In eastern lands, give glory to the LORD. In the lands beyond the sea, praise the name of the LORD, the God of Israel. - Isaiah 24:15 NLT

    Read Transcript: In the East & the West on PastorPriji.com

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    Sustainability

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    John grew up and became strong in spirit. And he lived in the wilderness until he began his public ministry to Israel. - Luke 1:80 NLT

    Read Transcript: Sustainability on PastorPriji.com

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    Meet the Spice-250 Bomb: Israel's Smart Weapon That Can Choose Its Own Targets

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    Michael Peck

    Security, Middle East

    By KGyST - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11766857

    A great idea or the Terminator in waiting?

    Key point: Letting a weapon choose its own targets means it could make a mistake to disastrous results.

    An Israeli company has unveiled a smart bomb that is truly smart.

    The SPICE-250 glide bomb has the ability to autonomously recognize and select targets. But how safe is a bomb that can pick its own targets?

    Israeli manufacturer Rafael calls this Automatic Target Recognition, which relies on electro-optic sensors (which process light into sensor data) and Artificial Intelligence. “The newly-unveiled ATR feature is a technological breakthrough, enabling SPICE-250 to effectively learn the specific target characteristics ahead of the strike, using advanced AI and deep-learning technologies,” according to a Rafael announcement. “During flight, the pilot selects the target type to be attacked and allocates a target to each weapon. The weapons are launched towards the vicinity of the targets, using their INS [inertial navigation] for initial navigation. When approaching the target area, the weapons use the ATR mode for detection and recognition of the targets. Each weapon homes-in on the pre-defined target, either autonomously or with a human-in-the-loop, aided by the ATR algorithm.”

    The SPICE-250 is a glide bomb with a range of 75 kilometers (47 miles) and armed with a 75-kilogram (165-pound) warhead. A single F-16 can carry sixteen of these weapons.

    The SPICE-250 uses terrain data, 3-D models and algorithms to identify targets amid the surrounding clutter of objects and terrain in the kill zone, Rafael deputy marketing manager Gideon Weiss told IT magazine Insight Analytics. A two-way data link and video stream enable a pilot to retarget the weapon until just seconds before impact.

    Yet most significant is that if the primary target cannot be hit, the SPICE-250’s AI algorithms can select a secondary target. “This goes into the area of user-defined policies and rules of engagement, and it is up to the users to decide on how to apply the weapon, when and where to use it, and how to define target recognition probabilities and its eventuality,” Weiss said.,

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    The Differences Between The AK-47 and M-16, Explained.

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    Fritz W. Ermarth

    Security,

    Histories forged in blood.

    Key point: The Kalashnikov’s success has to do with its gas operating system.

    Recently, Blake Franko of the National Interest published an article about the ubiquity of the Kalashnikov AK-47 and its variants. He focused on how its popularity is the result of its reliability in the hands of all kinds of shooters, in the toughest and dirtiest environments. This reliability made the AK-47 a formidable adversary and a valuable acquisition for American troops in Vietnam, when their M16s were jamming from shooting and local conditions.

    But there is more to the story that is worth exploring. It might have been useful to go on for a few lines to explain why the AK-47 was so reliable in those conditions. The Kalashnikov’s success has to do with its gas operating system.

    Like the M16 and many other rifle arms since the early 1900s (and a few pistols, most notably Israel’s Desert Eagle), the AK-47 is gas operated. That means that the recycling of the action after a round is fired is not the product of the blowback of the fired round, as in most pistols and a few submachine guns like the old Thompson, but by the pressure of the hot, highly pressurized gas in the barrel of the newly expended round. Through a little port in the barrel, this highly pressurized gas can push back to operate the action and reload another round for fire, whether automatic or semiautomatic.

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    Новости сейчас за 6 ноября 2019 года

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    5 ноября Яффа Иссахар, мать осужденной в России израильтянки Наамы Иссахар, через своих адвокатов попросила отозвать ходатайство с просьбой приостановить экстрадицию в США гражданина РФ Алексея Буркова. Он обвиняется в хакерских атаках и, возможно, владеет информацией о деятельности российских спецслужб. По некоторым данным, Москва была бы заинтересована обменять Буркова на Иссахар.

    Яффа Иссахар пояснила, что отзыв ходатайства стал для нее тяжелым решением. Однако она не хочет, чтобы ее дочь “стала инструментом для российского хакера и стоящих за ним людей”. Она выразила надежду на то, что условия содержания Наамы в российской колонии не ухудшатся из-за ее решения отказаться от возможного обмена, пишет NEWSru Israel.

    “Я полностью доверяю президенту и премьер-министру, которые будут продолжать контактировать с российским президентом, добиваясь немедленного освобождения Наамы”, – говорит Яффа.

    30 октября министр юстиции Израиля Амир Охана подписал распоряжение об экстрадиции Алексея Буркова в США. Адвокат Буркова Михаэль Ирони выражал сожаление в связи с решением Оханы. Он также планировал обратиться с жалобой в Верховный суд Израиля.

    Семья израильтянки Наамы Иссахар, приговоренной в России к 7,5 года лишения свободы, также заявила о своем намерении обратиться в Верховный суд с требованием отменить решение Оханы, поскольку экстрадиция Буркова в США уменьшает шансы на освобождение Наамы. Семья девушки назвала решение министра “аморальным и бесчеловечным” и подчеркнула, что Наама является заложницей политических игр и Израиль обязан “вытащить ее из этого кошмара”.

    Вечером 31 октября адвокаты, представляющие интересы семьи Иссахар, подали соответствующую петицию в Верховный суд, который удовлетворил их просьбу.

    3 ноября министр юстиции Израиля Амир Охана заявил, что не возражает против приостановки экстрадиции в США российского гражданина Алексея Буркова.

    Напомним, Алексей Бурков, программист из Санкт-Петербурга, уже четыре года находится под арестом в Израиле. Он был заключен под стражу по запросу американских властей в декабре 2015 года на КПП “Таба” после того, как он во время путешествия по Египту решил посетить Эйлат. В течение всего этого срока израильские суды рассматривали просьбу об экстрадиции Буркова от американской прокуратуры. Органы американской юстиции инкриминируют ему преступления в компьютерной сфере. По неподтвержденным данным, Бурков может пролить свет на детали вмешательства российских спецслужб в американские выборы.

    Три года назад министр юстиции РФ встречался с израильским министром юстиции Айелет Шакед и просил Израиль об отмене экстрадиции Буркова в США. Он даже предложил экстрадировать Буркова в Россию с тем, чтобы отдать под суд на родине. Судебный процесс в отношении экстрадиции Алексея Буркова продолжался в течение четырех лет, и недавно Верховный суд Израиля вынес положительное решение по вопросу об экстрадиции хакера в США. Однако данное решение должен был утвердить министр юстиции.

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    Новости сегодня за 6.10.19

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    5 ноября Яффа Иссахар, мать осужденной в России израильтянки Наамы Иссахар, через своих адвокатов попросила отозвать ходатайство с просьбой приостановить экстрадицию в США гражданина РФ Алексея Буркова. Он обвиняется в хакерских атаках и, возможно, владеет информацией о деятельности российских спецслужб. По некоторым данным, Москва была бы заинтересована обменять Буркова на Иссахар.

    Яффа Иссахар пояснила, что отзыв ходатайства стал для нее тяжелым решением. Однако она не хочет, чтобы ее дочь “стала инструментом для российского хакера и стоящих за ним людей”. Она выразила надежду на то, что условия содержания Наамы в российской колонии не ухудшатся из-за ее решения отказаться от возможного обмена, пишет NEWSru Israel.

    “Я полностью доверяю президенту и премьер-министру, которые будут продолжать контактировать с российским президентом, добиваясь немедленного освобождения Наамы”, – говорит Яффа.

    30 октября министр юстиции Израиля Амир Охана подписал распоряжение об экстрадиции Алексея Буркова в США. Адвокат Буркова Михаэль Ирони выражал сожаление в связи с решением Оханы. Он также планировал обратиться с жалобой в Верховный суд Израиля.

    Семья израильтянки Наамы Иссахар, приговоренной в России к 7,5 года лишения свободы, также заявила о своем намерении обратиться в Верховный суд с требованием отменить решение Оханы, поскольку экстрадиция Буркова в США уменьшает шансы на освобождение Наамы. Семья девушки назвала решение министра “аморальным и бесчеловечным” и подчеркнула, что Наама является заложницей политических игр и Израиль обязан “вытащить ее из этого кошмара”.

    Вечером 31 октября адвокаты, представляющие интересы семьи Иссахар, подали соответствующую петицию в Верховный суд, который удовлетворил их просьбу.

    3 ноября министр юстиции Израиля Амир Охана заявил, что не возражает против приостановки экстрадиции в США российского гражданина Алексея Буркова.

    Напомним, Алексей Бурков, программист из Санкт-Петербурга, уже четыре года находится под арестом в Израиле. Он был заключен под стражу по запросу американских властей в декабре 2015 года на КПП “Таба” после того, как он во время путешествия по Египту решил посетить Эйлат. В течение всего этого срока израильские суды рассматривали просьбу об экстрадиции Буркова от американской прокуратуры. Органы американской юстиции инкриминируют ему преступления в компьютерной сфере. По неподтвержденным данным, Бурков может пролить свет на детали вмешательства российских спецслужб в американские выборы.

    Три года назад министр юстиции РФ встречался с израильским министром юстиции Айелет Шакед и просил Израиль об отмене экстрадиции Буркова в США. Он даже предложил экстрадировать Буркова в Россию с тем, чтобы отдать под суд на родине. Судебный процесс в отношении экстрадиции Алексея Буркова продолжался в течение четырех лет, и недавно Верховный суд Израиля вынес положительное решение по вопросу об экстрадиции хакера в США. Однако данное решение должен был утвердить министр юстиции.

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    Cream – Disraeli Gears (full album)

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    by The Land & Peace — Cream’s Disraeli Gears from 1967 was ranked number 114 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums ever and here are some very special takes. Disraeli Gears was listed as the No. 1 album of 1968 by Cash Box in the year-end album chart in the United States. Read More ...
              

    The missing billions of the Palestinian Authority

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    The missing billions of the Palestinian Authority

    Maurice Hirsch, Adv.  | 
    The missing billions of the Palestinian Authority: 
    Funding for terror organizations and funding for institutions 
    that have not functioned for over a decade
    • Since 2011, the PA has given the PLO over 7,000,000,000 (7 billion) shekels ($1.99 billion/€1.78 billion). Some of that money went directly to PLO member organizations, such as the PFLP, that the US, the EU, and Israel have designated as terrorist organizations
    • Even though the PA has not held elections for 15 years, from 2011 to 2018 the PA spent 104,566,000 shekels ($29.7 million/€26.6 million) on its “Central Election Committee”
       
    • While the PA’s “Legislative Council” - the PA Parliament - has not functioned since 2006, from 2011 to 2018 the PA spent no less than 336,746,000 shekels ($95.5 million/€85.5 million) on the “Legislative Council” 
       
    • In total, these activities have cost the PA over 7,440,000,000 (7.44 billion) shekels ($2.12 billion/€1.89 billion) 
    Since its creation, the Palestinian Authority has received tens of billions of dollars of international aid. Just since 2011, the European Union, the United States, and other countries have provided the PA with hundreds of millions of dollars and euros of aid.

    While the PA has constantly complained about its financial difficulties, scrutiny of the PA’s own financial records for the years 2011 - 2018, shows that the PA transferred from its coffers over 7 billion shekels to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), some of which was then given to terrorist organizations. In that same period, the PA also spent over 440 million shekels to fund its non-functioning institutions.

    Funding to the PLO and internationally designated terrorist organizations

    The PLO, which is also headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, is an umbrella organization for several Palestinian groups. The largest and most dominant member is Abbas’ Fatah party. Other members include groups designated as terror organizations by the US and the EU such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestinian Liberation Front. PLO members are entitled to and receive funding from the PLO.
     
    While international donors have demanded that the PA show financial transparency, the PLO is not subject to any financial regulation or demands of transparency. Accordingly, it is impossible to know what happens with billions of dollars of donor money the PA has given and continues to give today to the PLO.

    Only on sporadic occasions are the financial workings of the PLO exposed. In June 2018, a senior PFLP official, Maher Mazhar, complained that the PFLP was not getting its monthly allocations from the PLO.

    Denying the claim of the PFLP, PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad confirmed that Abbas and the Palestinian National Fund - the financial branch of the PLO - are responsible for funding the PFLP, and stressed that the allocations had not been stopped:
    “PLO Executive Committee member [and Fatah Central Committee member] Azzam Al-Ahmad denied that the allocation from the Palestinian National Fund to any Palestinian organization, including the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] (PFLP), has been stopped. In a telephone conversation with Al-Ahmad from Amman, he said: ‘There is no truth to the rumors that [PA] President Abbas or any other party has stopped the allocation to the PFLP.”
    [Ma’an, (Independent Palestinian news agency), June 17, 2018]
    While Al-Ahmad denied the claims of the PFLP in 2018, Palestinian media reports show that when he chose to, Abbas did withhold PLO funding from the PFLP. In 2016, Abbas withheld the group’s funding, not because he considered the PFLP a terrorist organization, but rather because the PFLP criticized him:
    “The Ma’an News agency was informed that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has terminated the budgeting of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) following the demand of some of the Front’s leaders for Mahmoud Abbas’ resignation.
    Regarding the termination of the budgeting, PFLP leadership member Kayed Al-Ghoul stated yesterday morning, Monday [April 10, 2016], that President Abbas has stopped budgeting of the PFLP for February and March.”
    [Ma’an, (Independent Palestinian news agency), April 11, 2016]
    Since the subject of the funding of the PFLP resurfaced in 2018, it is clear that Abbas did not suspend the PLO’s funding of the PFLP in 2016 for long, and resumed it at some point.

    In this manner, the PA has systematically used US and EU money to fund organizations that the donors themselves have designated as terrorist organizations. While the US has stopped its direct aid to the PA, and thus stopped the PA misuse of the money to fund designated terrorist organizations, the EU continues to provide the PA with aid. And the PA continues to provide funds to the PLO. Clearly, while it is impossible to prove that one specific dollar/euro donated to the PA found its way directly into the accounts of the PFLP/PLF, it is clear that donations to the PA to cover its legitimate expenses, allows the PA to divert its own resources for these illegitimate purposes.

    Incredibly, the EU’s own "2017 - 2020 Joint Strategy Towards a democratic and accountable Palestinian State” declares that the strategy has certain foundation stones: “Democratic principles” and the “holding of elections” are “non-negotiable principles.” Further, the development partners committed to “support the PA in ensuring that it increases transparency on government budget and decision making.”

    Since the PA has not held elections for the position of Chairman for 14 years (Abbas is in his 15th year of a four-year term) or elections for the PA Parliament in 13 years, it is apparent that the EU has already waived its “non-negotiable principle” of a democratic PA.

    Now it would appear that the PA is also breaching the other EU “non-negotiable principle” of accountability.

    Needless to say, Abbas’ own Fatah party was also the recipient of money donated to the PA for the needs of the Palestinian people.

    At this stage, Hamas is refusing to join the PLO. Had it agreed to do so, the international donor aid would also have funded the internationally designated terrorist organization Hamas.

    PA funding of non-functioning institutions

    While the term of the PA Chairman is limited by PA law to four years with an option (subject to election) of one more four-year term, Mahmoud Abbas is now in his 15th year of his first four-year term as PA Chairman.

    The term of the PA Parliament is similarly limited to a maximum period of four years. As a result of the internal conflict between Abbas’ Fatah party and the rival, the internationally designated terrorist organization Hamas, the last elections for the PA Parliament were held in 2006. While Hamas won 74 of the 132 PA Parliament seats, in practice, the PA Parliament has not met since shortly after the elections.

    A few months after the convening of the parliament, Hamas terrorists crossed into Israel from Gaza, attacked an Israeli army unit killing 2 soldiers and kidnapping Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Israel responded to the kidnapping of Shalit and other Hamas terror attacks by arresting the Hamas members of the PA parliament resident in the PA-controlled areas in the West Bank and from Jerusalem, thereby disrupting the function of the parliament.

    Simultaneously, the international community faced a dilemma how to continue funding the PA while it was controlled by an internationally designated terrorist organization. Abbas, whose Fatah party had lost control of the parliament in the elections, seized the opportunity and deposed the Hamas-led government. Hamas refused to accept Abbas’ actions, and in the summer of 2007 violently seized control of the Gaza Strip, in some instances, throwing members of Fatah from the roofs of buildings to their death.

    While the Hamas members of parliament have already finished serving their sentences and have been released from the Israeli prisons, as a result of the rift between Abbas’ Fatah and Hamas, which continues to this day, the PA parliament has not returned to function and no new elections have been held.

    Notwithstanding the absence of any elections in over a decade and the complete lack of parliamentary activity, PA financial records show that for the years 2011 - 2018 (inc.) the PA spent no less than 104,566,000 shekels on the PA’s “Central Election Committee.” Similarly, the PA spent no less than 336,746,000 shekels on the PA’s “Legislative Council” - i.e., the PA parliament. Notably, when Abbas decided, in December 2018, that the continued reference to those elected in 2006 as members of the “Legislative Council” no longer served his or his Fatah party’s purposes, he simply decided to dissolve the parliament.

    Needless to say, all of the above figures are in addition to the hundreds of millions of shekels the PA has spent over the years funding its "Pay-for-Slay" terrorist reward policy.

    Conclusion

    The requirement that the PA adhere to even basic standards of financial transparency is only useful if something is actually done with that information. If the countries that donate considerable aid to the PA do not demand that the PA explain why it squandered billions of shekels of aid - including by providing funding to non-functioning bodies and terrorist organizations - as it cries poverty and begs for aid, then the PA will continue to use and abuse the goodwill of the donor countries.

    Allowing the PA to continue these practices does nothing to achieve any peace related goal. The opposite is true. When the international donors turn a blind eye to the PA’s obvious abuses, they simply embolden and facilitate the PA to deepen the rifts.

              

    The anti Israel Democrats want to give Hamas more money to do this!

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    Gaza Barrage: IDF Strikes Hamas Targets After 10 Rockets Launched at Israel, Gaza Ministry Reports One Dead


              

    Tsahal cartographie la maison d'un terroriste impliqué dans l'attaque près de Dolev en vue de sa démolition - i24NEWS

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    Tsahal cartographie la maison d'un terroriste impliqué dans l'attaque près de Dolev en vue de sa démolition  i24NEWS
              

    LifeWay Research queries blacks’ views on Israel

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    American Jews and African Americans often worked side by side during the civil rights movement, including when rabbis walked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the march to Selma in 1965. In more recent years, however, the relationship has become more complicated due to conflicts …
              

    Israel killed 222 Gaza protestors since 2018. Only one soldier has been indicted

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    As Othman Hiles began climbing the Gaza fence, an Israeli soldier opened fire and killed the unarmed 14-year-old. The soldier’s sentence? Community service. By Eyal Sagiv Two women and a teenage boy stand close to the fence separating Gaza from Israel, waving Palestinian flags. Four other teenagers approach. One of them, 14-year-old Othman Hiles, is wearing a […]

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    SCHLOMi GOLDENBERG, FRANTiŠEK UHLíŘ, BOB MOSES :: Music for Animals and Young Aliens

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    Izraeeli-Czech-American trio with their rare attempt on free improvisation.

    SCHLOMi GOLDENBERG, FRANTiŠEK UHLíŘ, BOB MOSES - Music for Animals and Young Aliens

    Improvisations I-VIII

    SCHLOMi GOLDENBERG - tenor saxophone, clarinet
    FRANTiŠEK UHLíŘ - double bass
    BOB MOSES - drums, precussion

    Recorded sometime around turn of the century somewhere in Israel.

              

    Premier vol d’essai pour le Air Force One israélien, made in Israel

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      Une équipe de pilotes de l’entreprise de construction aéronautique israélienne, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) a décollé avec succès, dimanche 3 novembre 2019, à bord du Air Force One israélien pour un premier vol d’essai, qui devrait durer environ trois heures. Au cours de cet essai, les différents systèmes et technologies de pointe dont est […]
              

    Israel to deport Human Rights Watch director

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    Omar Shakir who oversees Israeli and Palestinian policy for the international rights group has been accused of promoting pro-Palestinian boycotts.
              

    A Letter to Golda

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    Fifty years ago, the Soviet Zionist movement—which in America is known largely as a “refuseniks” movement—sparked a rebirth of identity unlike anything seen in recent Jewish history. Instead of letting themselves quietly fade away through assimilation—the fate that the Soviet government intended for its Jews—a small but mighty group of activists rediscovered a connection to Jewishness and brought the rest of Soviet Jewry along with it.

    For those activists, a pivotal point in their movement came on Nov. 10, 1969. On that day, a number of them gathered secretly in Riga, Latvia, to plan their next steps. Gershon Ben-Oren, who came to the meeting from the republic of Georgia, remembers waking up in his Zionist friends’ apartment and reaching out for the shortwave radio next to his bed. As was his habit back home, he wanted to hear “the voices”—Voice of Israel, Voice of America, and other “hostile” broadcasts.

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    The Letters of the Eighteen

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    Fifty years ago, the Soviet Zionist movement—which in America is known largely as a “refuseniks” movement—sparked a rebirth of identity unlike anything seen in recent Jewish history. In the summer of 1969, 18 religious Jewish families from the Soviet republic of Georgia appealed to the government of Israel and the United Nations with a group letter, asking them to prevail on the Soviet authorities to let them emigrate to Israel, as described in today’s Tablet article, “A Letter to Golda.” What follows are the full English translations of the three landmark texts that spawned the exodus of Soviet Jewry.

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    The Chosen

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    For Bob Tufts, who passed away last month at age 63 after a yearlong battle with multiple myeloma, his life in baseball and as a Jew were forever intertwined. His devotion to both formed deep roots as a Princeton undergrad, where he excelled as a student and starting pitcher. Most important, it was where he met and fell in love with his wife of 34 years, Suzanne Israel.  

    Both of us Goldbergs knew Bob personally. Robert from his time working on patient advocacy campaigns through the Center for Medicine at the Public Interest and Zach, through his father’s connection, and from spending time together at Yankee games and talking baseball.   

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    “I had always heard that I was popular in Israel, but I didn’t get over there until the early seventies,” the soul genius Ray Charles recalled. “Some people asked me to do a documentary. I liked the idea. I’d never done anything like that before. The film people knew I wasn’t a scholar or a theologian, but they had heard that I had a decent working knowledge of the Bible. They had also heard that the Israelis liked me, and they hoped the two things would blend.”

    Ray Charles, accompanied by his five backup singers, the Raelettes, arrived in Israel in early December 1972. In the first two weeks of that month they performed at five wildly successful concerts. Israeli fans of the “Genius of Soul” thronged the concert halls of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa. Fans cheered the musicians in the streets and the press gave their concert tour wide coverage.

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    Giovedì della XXXI settimana del Tempo Ordinario

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    αποφθεγμα Apoftegma

    La parabola della pecorella smarrita, 
    che il pastore cerca nel deserto,
    era per i Padri della Chiesa un’immagine 

    del mistero di Cristo e della Chiesa.
    L’umanità – noi tutti - è la pecora smarrita
    che, nel deserto, non trova più la strada.
    Il Figlio di Dio non tollera questo;
    Egli non può abbandonare l’umanità 

    in una simile miserevole condizione.
    Balza in piedi, abbandona la gloria del cielo,
    per ritrovare la pecorella e inseguirla, fin sulla croce.
    La carica sulle sue spalle, porta la nostra umanità, porta noi stessi.
    Egli è il buon pastore, che offre la sua vita per le pecore.

    Benedetto XVI, Omelia per l'Inizio del Pontificato














    L'ANNUNCIO
    Dal Vangelo secondo Luca 15,1-10.

    Si avvicinavano a lui tutti i pubblicani e i peccatori per ascoltarlo. I farisei e gli scribi mormoravano: «Costui riceve i peccatori e mangia con loro». Allora egli disse loro questa parabola: «Chi di voi se ha cento pecore e ne perde una, non lascia le novantanove nel deserto e va dietro a quella perduta, finché non la ritrova? Ritrovatala, se la mette in spalla tutto contento, va a casa, chiama gli amici e i vicini dicendo: Rallegratevi con me, perché ho trovato la mia pecora che era perduta. Così, vi dico, ci sarà più gioia in cielo per un peccatore convertito, che per novantanove giusti che non hanno bisogno di conversione. O quale donna, se ha dieci dramme e ne perde una, non accende la lucerna e spazza la casa e cerca attentamente finché non la ritrova? E dopo averla trovata, chiama le amiche e le vicine, dicendo: Rallegratevi con me, perché ho ritrovato la dramma che avevo perduta. Così, vi dico, c'è gioia davanti agli angeli di Dio per un solo peccatore che si converte».



    L'AMORE AUTENTICO CERCA E RAGGIUNGE CHI E' PERDUTO 'CARICANDONE SOFFERENZE E PECCATI


    L'invidia corrode nella «mormorazione» i cuori superbi. Come i «farisei e gli scribi» mastichiamo amaro nel vedere qualcuno che riteniamo peggiore di noi gustare gioioso l’amore di Dio, che si «protende ad accogliere» «tutti» i peccatori gratuitamente. Con noi, invece, i conti si fanno diversamente; anche il perdono ha un prezzo, almeno la promessa di cambiare, per contraccambiare. Il «pareggio di bilancio» noi l’abbiamo approvato senza che ce lo imponesse l’Unione Europea... Ma Dio no, Lui ha sempre i conti in rosso. «Lascia» i guadagni sicuri di «novantanove pecore» e si lancia alla ricerca di una, una sola pecora che s'è smarrita. Probabilmente la peggiore, la più egoista, una di quelle che è meglio perderle che trovarle. E gioisce per lei, più che per le altre. È il folle cuore di Dio che non può rallegrarsi sino a che l’ultimo dei peccatori non sia stato «ritrovato» e «accolto». Nessuno di noi farebbe lo stesso. A scuola, nei posti di lavoro, tra gli amici, accade l’esatto contrario. Le teste calde sono espulse ancor prima di perdersi. Quando emerge quel difetto di tuo padre, o quel peccato di tua moglie, o quell'atteggiamento di tuo figlio, niente, è più forte di te, l'altro non lo possiamo "ricevere", ci è impossibile "mangiare con lui". Li disprezziamo, non abbiamo pazienza, figurati se riusciamo ad infilarci nella melma di letame nella quale il prossimo è caduto per prenderlo sulle nostre spalle. Non possiamo perché dimentichiamo che proprio i nostri peccati e le loro conseguenze ci hanno resi «unici» agli occhi di Dio... Il demonio riesce a rubarci la memoria dell'amore di Dio per noi, strappandoci la gratitudine per la sua misericordia. 

    Ma senza misericordia no party... Senza l'esperienza di essere stati cercati dal Signore e presi sulle sue spalle perché incapaci di tutto, e accolti nelle viscere rigeneratrici della Chiesa, saremo esigenti e moralisti; disprezzeremo gli altri perché schiavi del disprezzo di noi stessi. Senza "gioia" perché obbligati a lavorare con sudore senza conoscere il riposo della misericordia. Ma coraggio, ancora una volta proprio le ferite che ci ha inferto il demonio agli occhi di Dio sono il segno che ci assomiglia a suo Figlio! Credilo, anche se è assurdo per un cuore abituato all'esigenza. Credilo che Gesù si è lasciato ferire e sfigurare, sino a diventare un rifiuto degli uomini, per assomigliare a te. Noi non avremmo potuto far nulla per tornare ad essere immagine e somiglianza di Dio. Per questo, Dio si è infilato nella sporcizia che ci ha sfigurato per prenderci e tirarci fuori, lavarci nel suo sangue e farci assomigliare a Lui. Credilo, Lui è l'unico Pastore che ama tanto una pecora perduta come te e me da diventare come lei per farla diventare come Lui! Nella pecora smarrita della parabola, infatti, è adombrato Lui, l’Agnello di Dio, l’unico «perduto» nella morte per riscattare le altre novantanove che si credevano «giuste», mentre invece vagavano «sperdute» nel «deserto». Nel sepolcro il Padre ha «ritrovato» suo Figlio, lo ha risuscitato «prendendolo sulle sue spalle» e lo ha riportato «a casa»; qui, nella gioia straripante e coinvolgente della Pasqua, è apparso agli «amici» che lo avevano tradito con il perdono di ogni peccato nella carne, e li ha inviati ad annunciare ai «vicini» lo stesso perdono e la «conversione», la gioia di lasciarsi amare. Così la Chiesa è chiamata ogni giorno a «cercare» la «dramma perduta», il fratello più debole e difficile, che la carne vorrebbe dimenticare. Con la «lucerna» della fede accesa nelle tenebre della menzogna, possiamo «cercarlo con cura» e pazienza, senza temere di scendere dove lui è caduto, e sporcarci della stessa terra impura, per «spazzare» via la polvere e l’immondizia che il tempo perduto nei peccati ha lasciato in lui, perché Cristo possa far risplendere il suo volto. 





    QUI IL COMMENTO COMPLETO





    L'invidia corrode i cuori. Non potevano accettare che «tutti i pubblicani e i peccatori si avvicinassero a Gesù per ascoltarlo». Loro quella gente la scansavano, erano perduti...  E invece si avvicinavano a Lui, come le api al miele. Avevano compreso che quella era la fonte viva e gratuita dell'acqua che non avevano mai bevuto. Mentre ci capita spesso di ritrovarci in un angolo, come un pugile stonato, e non riusciamo a tirarci su. Contempliamo una palese ingiustizia e precipitiamo un un abisso di tristezza. Qualcuno molto peggio di noi, qualcuno che ne ha fatte di cotte e di crude è lì a gustarsi l'amore di Dio, perdonato, salvato, risuscitato. E noi invece, siamo incapaci di accettare l'amore di Dio che si «protende ad accogliere» «tutti» i peccatori gratuitamente. Appare in questo Vangelo la gioia incontenibile di Dio per aver salvato una pecora perduta. Tutto contento è Dio se può perdonare un uomo! Diciamolo senza ipocrisia: è proprio il nostro esatto contrario.

    Certo ci prodighiamo anche noi per aiutare, salvare, come bravi volontari al servizio degli altri. Ma vi è sempre un prezzo, una promessa strappata al beneficiario dei nostri sforzi, almeno di non essere più come prima, almeno di cambiare, in fondo per contraccambiareLa gratuità ci spaventa. Il nostro cuore, confessiamolo, è una banca con bilanci dalle regole ferree. Ma Dio no. Dio ha sempre i conti in rosso, lascia il successo, la fama, i guadagni sicuri di 99 pecore ben custodite e si lancia alla ricerca di una, una sola pecora che s'è smarrita. Probabilmente la peggiore, la più egoista, persa in se stessa, una di quelle che è meglio perderla che trovarla. E giosce per lei. Non per le altre.
    Ma per noi è assurdo e ingiusto, non lo possiamo sopportare. Quante volte i genitori si avvitano cercando verso i figli una giustizia distributiva di attenzioni e cure impossibili, con il risultato, ovvio, di scontentare tutti. Come un professore, o un prete, quando dimenticano il modo unico e irripetibile, perfettamente su misura, con il quale Dio ha amato ciascuno.

    Proprio i peccati, infatti, e le loro conseguenze ci hanno resi «unici» agli occhi di Dio, come il suo Figlio, l’unico che doveva morire per tutti, perché «tutti hanno peccato». Nella pecora smarrita della parabola, infatti, è adombrato Lui, l’Agnello di Dio, l’unico «perduto» nella morte per riscattare le altre novantanove che si credevano «giuste», mentre invece vagavano «sperdute» nel «deserto». Nel sepolcro il Padre ha «ritrovato» suo Figlio, lo ha risuscitato «prendendolo sulle sue spalle» e lo ha riportato «a casa»; qui, nella gioia straripante e coinvolgente della Pasqua, è apparso agli «amici» che lo avevano tradito con il perdono di ogni peccato nella carne, e li ha inviati ad annunciare ai «vicini» lo stesso perdono e la «conversione», la gioia di lasciarsi amare. Così la Chiesa è chiamata ogni giorno a «cercare» la «dramma perduta», il fratello più debole e difficile, che la carne vorrebbe dimenticare. Con la «lucerna» della fede accesa nelle tenebre della menzogna, possiamo «cercarlo con cura» e pazienza, senza temere di scendere dove lui è caduto, e sporcarci della stessa terra impura, per «spazzare» via la polvere e l’immondizia che il tempo perduto nei peccati ha lasciato in lui, perché Cristo possa far risplendere il suo volto. .
    Questo è il folle cuore di Dio: attraverso la Chiesa, ci ha amato senza condizioni, pecore perdute dentro le nostre stesse invidie, forse scappate dal gregge perché non comprese, tradite, ingannate. E sporche, ferite, perdute. Arriva oggi il nostro Pastore, che ci conosce e non può star tranquillo sino a che non ci ritrova e ci carica sulle sue spalle. Questo è il cielo, una curva esultante ad ogni gol del Signore, uno di noi strappato alla solitudine dell'inganno del nemico. Anche se alla fine sembra che il Signore perda 99 a 1 fuori casa. In questa sua sconfitta è la nostra vittoria. Siamo suoi. La gioia, la vera gioia, è questo amore. La gioia del Cielo, la gioia di Cristo. Non ve ne sono altre. La gioia piena di restare uniti a Lui e, nascosti nel suo cuore, vivere tutto con Lui, per Lui, in Lui. Ritrovati, amati, trasformati. Solo questa gioia di Dio che ti avvolge mentre sei nelle tenebre più nere può cambiare il cuore. 

    Questa gioia è il segreto dell'evangelizzazione. In essa si toccano il Cielo e la terra: la gioia è il compimento della volontà di Dio, la realizzazione di ciò che chiediamo nel Padre Nostro. Chi può restare indifferente alla sua esplosione contagiosa? Come può non restare coinvolto dalla tua gioia il collega, quando in ufficio, mentre stai vivendo la stessa sua precarietà, con il posto di lavoro appeso a un esile filo in attesa delle strategie aziendali? Sei stato salvato gratuitamente, e hai potuto offrirti un pochino per la salvezza degli altri. Hai appena "ritrovato" tuo figlio, ti sei caricato sulle spalle tuo marito, e per questo non puoi restartene chiuso, ma devi uscire, come predica Papa Francesco, e vai a "chiamare" ogni "vicino" e "amico" che incontri per farli partecipi della tua gioia! La missione è sempre madre di una missione più zelante. La gioia genera sempre altra gioia. 



    In queste parabole Gesù illumina la vita interiore ed esteriore della Chiesa: inviata a "chiamare" annunciando il Vangelo è una seminatrice inesausta della gioia di cui vive. Se non c'è vuol dire che sta perdendo lo zelo, che ha dimenticato lo Sposo, vivacchiando tra regole e moralismi ai quali chiede certezze per non sprofondare nell'incredulità. Gli apostoli erano pieni di gioia anche nelle persecuzioni sofferte per il nome di Gesù. E tu, ed io, e i parroci, i vescovi, siamo seminatori di gioia? Tuo figlio, ti ha mai visto felice dell'amore di Dio, mentre sei crocifisso con Cristo nelle difficoltà? Altrimenti, hai voglia a rimproverarlo, ad annunciargli la verità. Non ti crederà, le tue parole suoneranno come quelle di un cembalo che tintinna. Fumo senza arrosto....

    Perché i pagani, o quelli in crisi e adirati con Dio o presi nei lacci mondani, dovrebbero credere al nostro annuncio? Perché nei nostri occhi, nelle nostre parole, nei gesti semplici di ogni giorno traspare la gioia dell'apostolo che cerca, e trova, la pecora perduta. Che non "pettina le pecore" (Papa Francesco) già al sicuro, ma esce, esce, esce sempre a sporcarsi per riportare a casa quella perduta. Non c'è gioia più grande sulla terra che ritrovare la parte di noi che manca all'appello, il fratello allontanatosi dalla comunità.

    Con Lui si vive ogni istante alla ricerca della dramma perduta, ogni nostro fratello dentro le sue debolezze, caduto nei propri peccati. Posare su ciascuno lo sguardo di Cristo, e cercare, sperare senza stancarsi, sperare che tutti siano ritrovati da Cristo. E' questo il cuore di Dio, e, nel suo, il cuore rinnovato d'ogni madre, padre, amico, fidanzato, prete o suora. Il cuore di Dio, unica fonte dell'unica gioia. Il suo sguardo su ciascuno di noi, perduti, non cattivi. La sua speranza laddove nessuno osa sperare, invincibile dinanzi ad ogni nostro smarrimento. Nei suoi occhi, nei suoi passi alla ricerca dei nostri incerti cammini, "la più profonda contraddizione insita nella nostra esistenza perde la sua importanza assoluta" (Althaus). La sua ostinata ricerca di ciò che è perduto, vite e persone, spezza la catena di giudizi e rancori, e apre la porta su di un orizzonte nuovo di relazioni. Compassione e misericordia, la vita nuova dei "ritrovati", di tutti noi cercati, portati, riaccolti. Noi, la gioia di Dio.



    APPROFONDIMENTI


    Isacco della Stella (? - circa 1171), monaco cistercense
    Discorsi, 35 ; 2a domenica della Quaresima ; SC 207, 259

    « Rallegratevi con me, perché ho trovato la mia pecora


    Quando giunse l'ora della misericordia (Sal 101,15), il Buon Pastore discese da presso il Padre..., come era stato promesso da sempre. Venne a cercare l'unica pecora perduta. Per lei era stato promesso da sempre, per lei è stato mandato nel tempo ; per lei è nato ed è stato donato, essendo eternamente predestinato per lei. Lei è unica, tratta insieme dai giudei e dalle nazioni..., presente in ogni popolo... ; è unica nel suo mistero, molteplice nelle persone, molteplice nella carne secondo la natura, unica nello Spirito secondo la grazia. Insomma, una sola pecora, e una folla innumerevole.

    Ora, coloro che sono riconosciuti da quel Pastore come suoi, « nessuno li rapirà dalla sua mano » (Gv 10,28). Infatti non si può forzare la vera potenza, né ingannare la sapienza, né distruggere la carità. Per cui parla con franchezza colui che dice :...« Non ho perduto nessuno di quelli che mi hai dato » (Gv 18,9).

    È stato inviato come verità agli ingannati, come via agli smarriti, come vita a coloro che erano morti, come sapienza agli insensati, come medicina ai malati, come riscatto ai prigionieri, come cibo a coloro che morivano di fame. Per tutti costoro, si può dire che è stato inviato « alle pecore perdute della casa d'Israele » (Mt 15,24), perché non fossero perse in eterno. È stato inviato come un'anima in un corpo inerte, perché alla sua venuta, le membra si riscaldassero e rivivessero per una vita nuova, soprannaturale e divina : questa è la prima risurrezione (Ap 20,5). Perciò egli può dichiarare : « È venuto il momento, ed è questo, in cui i morti udranno la voce del Figlio di Dio, e quelli che l'avranno ascoltata vivranno » (Gv 5,25). Egli può dunque dire delle sue pecore : « Ascolteranno la mia voce e mi seguiranno ; non seguiranno un estraneo » (Gv 10,4-5).



    San Giovanni Maria Vianney (1786-1859), sacerdote, curato d'Ars 
    Omelia per la III domenica dopo Pentecoste, I della Misericordia 


    «Vi è gioia tra gli angeli di Dio per un solo peccatore che si converte»


            Il comportamento di Gesù sulla terra dimostra la grandezza della sua misericordia verso i peccatori. Vediamo che gli si fanno intorno e lui, lungi dal respingerli o dal tenersi lontano da loro, al contrario, fa di tutto per stare con loro e attirarli al Padre suo. Li raggiunge nell'intimo della loro coscienza turbata; li richiama con la sua grazia e li conquista col suo amore. Li tratta con tanta bontà che li difende persino davanti agli scribi e ai farisei che li biasimano e sembrano non sopportare la loro presenza accanto a Gesù.


            Non solo : egli giustifica il suo comportamento verso di loro con una parabola che non potrebbe spiegare meglio il suo immenso amore per i peccatori. Un pastore che aveva cento pecore, avendone perduta una, lascia tutte le altre per andare in cerca di quella perduta e, trovatala, se la carica sulle spalle per risparmiarle la fatica del cammino. Dopo averla riportata all'ovile, chiama gli amici a far festa con lui per aver ritrovato la pecora che credeva perduta. Poi racconta la parabola di una donna che aveva dieci monete e, avendone perduta una, accende la lampada per cercarla in tutti gli angoli della casa e, dopo averla trovata, invita le amiche per rallegrarsi insieme a loro. Così – continua Gesù – il cielo fa festa  per un solo peccatore che si converte e fa penitenza. «Non sono venuto a chiamare i giusti, ma i peccatori; non sono i sani che hanno bisogno del medico, ma i malati» (Lc 5,31-32).


            Vediamo che Gesù applica a se stesso queste vivide immagini della sua grande misericordia verso i peccatori. Quale felicità, per noi, sapere che la misericordia di Dio è infinita! E quale desiderio struggente dovrebbe nascere in noi, di andare a gettarci ai piedi di un Dio che ci accoglierà con tanta gioia!




              

    Mercoledì della XXXI settimana del Tempo Ordinario

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    αποφθεγμα Apoftegma

    Se l'appello del re terreno ai suoi sudditi merita attenzione,
    quanto più degno di considerazione è vedere nostro Signore, re eterno,
    che ha davanti a sé tutti gli uomini del mondo,
    e chiama ciascuno in particolare dicendo:
    "È mia volontà sottomettere al mio potere
    tutto il mondo e tutti gli avversari,
    e così entrare nella gloria del Padre mio;
    perciò chi vuole venire con me deve faticare con me,
    perché, seguendomi nella sofferenza,
    mi segua anche nella gloria"
    S. Ignazio di Loyola, Esercizi spirituali



    UN ALTRO COMMENTO





    L'ANNUNCIO
    Dal Vangelo secondo Luca 14,25-33

    In quel tempo, siccome molta gente andava con lui, Gesù si voltò e disse: “Se uno viene a me e non odia suo padre, sua madre, la moglie, i figli, i fratelli, le sorelle e perfino la propria vita, non può essere mio discepolo. Chi non porta la propria croce e non viene dietro di me, non può essere mio discepolo.
    Chi di voi, volendo costruire una torre, non si siede prima a calcolarne la spesa, se ha i mezzi per portarla a compimento? Per evitare che, se getta le fondamenta e non può finire il lavoro, tutti coloro che vedono comincino a deriderlo, dicendo: Costui ha iniziato a costruire, ma non è stato capace di finire il lavoro.
    Oppure quale re, partendo in guerra contro un altro re, non siede prima a esaminare se può affrontare con diecimila uomini chi gli viene incontro con ventimila? Se no, mentre l’altro è ancora lontano, gli manda un’ambasceria per la pace.
    Così chiunque di voi non rinunzia a tutti i suoi averi, non può essere mio discepolo”.



    AMARE E' ANCHE CALCOLARE, E ODIARE LA MENZOGNA DEL DEMONIO CHE IMPEDISCE LA LIBERTA' DI DONARSI GRATUITAMENTE


    Avranno «calcolato» ponderatamente i rischi prima di bussare alla porta della Chiesa i pagani che abitavano l’Impero Romano. Convertirsi significava infatti andare incontro ad una morte probabile. Eppure continuavano a ripetere ai cristiani che desideravano vivere come loro. Accadde anche a quel samurai che, vedendo San Francesco Saverio rispondere con pazienza e amore a dei bambini che lo insultavano e deridevano, ne rimase così affascinato da chiedergli di diventare cristiano come lui; quello straniero, infatti, doveva avere un tesoro molto più grande dell’onore che sino ad allora era stato la ragione della sua vita. «Quello che il cristianesimo offriva ultimamente ai convertiti non era nulla di meno della loro umanità» (G. Bardy), che Dio rivelava autentica e compiuta in Cristo. Incontrandola nei cristiani diveniva naturale «odiare» tutto quello che, nella loro vita, li stava ghermendo nella menzogna. Anche a noi è giunto lo stesso annuncio. Abbiamo visto e sperimentato il suo amore che ha salvato e rinnovato la nostra vita. Ma oggi, «andando a Gesù», che cosa speriamo? Siamo come la «molta gente» che lo seguiva o desideriamo davvero essere suoi «discepoli»? Seguire il Signore significa «costruire» con Lui una «torre» come quelle che si ergevano nei campi per raccogliere e difendere il raccolto. Occorre «calcolare la spesa», che comprende ogni istante della nostra vita, e discernere i «mezzi» con cui «portare la missione a compimento», ovvero «la propria croce». Significa «portare» con Lui ciò che ci umilia e che il mondo non può accettare, per annunciare a tutti che c’é una «torre» dove Cristo ci accoglie e ci difende; essa è proprio la croce di ciascuno, dove si può vivere sereni anche nella sofferenza, perché Lui ha seminato la vita nella morte. Scendere dalla Croce è consegnare se stessi e Cristo alla «derisione» del mondo, nello scandalo che impedisce a chi ci è accanto la salvezza. Seguendo il Signore siamo chiamati anche ad «affrontare» con Lui la «guerra» per strappare al «re» nemico i prigionieri della sua menzogna. Ma, è ovvio, non possiamo combattere senza «odiarlo». Non lottiamo però con le creature, ma contro il demonio e i suoi lacci: gli affetti per «padre, madre, fratelli e sorelle» vissuti nella carne e schiacciati nei compromessi, l’idolatria del denaro, feticcio che rappresenta potere e successo. Soprattutto la nostra «propria vita», con i suoi criteri, le ragioni, i progetti. «Chi non odia» tutto questo ogni giorno, finirà con l’odiare Dio per «accordarsi» con il nemico, anche se «lontano»; le sue tentazioni, infatti, sono subdole e difficili da smascherare... Il Signore ci ha «amati sino alla fine», «odiando» perfino il suo essere Dio pur di raggiungerci laddove giacevamo lontani dal Padre. Per questo «non può essere discepolo» di Gesù chi «non rinuncia a tutti i suoi averi» per far posto al suo amore incorruttibile, libero e autentico, che attira ogni uomo nel desiderio di esserne colmato.




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    Sono molti o pochi quelli che si salvano? Raniero Cantalamessa

    Benedetto XVI: Le "sostanze" e la "sostanza" (Spes Salvi)


    La fede non è soltanto un personale protendersi verso le cose che devono venire ma sono ancora totalmente assenti; essa ci dà qualcosa. Ci dà già ora qualcosa della realtà attesa, e questa realtà presente costituisce per noi una « prova » delle cose che ancora non si vedono. Essa attira dentro il presente il futuro, così che quest'ultimo non è più il puro « non-ancora ». Il fatto che questo futuro esista, cambia il presente; il presente viene toccato dalla realtà futura, e così le cose future si riversano in quelle presenti e le presenti in quelle future.
    8. Questa spiegazione viene ulteriormente rafforzata e rapportata alla vita concreta, se consideriamo il versetto 34 del decimo capitolo della Lettera agli Ebrei che, sotto l'aspetto linguistico e contenutistico, è collegato con questa definizione di una fede permeata di speranza e la prepara. Qui l'autore parla ai credenti che hanno subito l'esperienza della persecuzione e dice loro: « Avete preso parte alle sofferenze dei carcerati e avete accettato con gioia di essere spogliati delle vostre sostanze (hyparchonton – Vg: bonorum), sapendo di possedere beni migliori (hyparxin – Vg: substantiam) e più duraturi ».Hyparchonta sono le proprietà, ciò che nella vita terrena costituisce il sostentamento, appunto la base, la « sostanza » per la vita sulla quale si conta. Questa « sostanza », la normale sicurezza per la vita, è stata tolta ai cristiani nel corso della persecuzione. L'hanno sopportato, perché comunque ritenevano questa sostanza materiale trascurabile. Potevano abbandonarla, perché avevano trovato una « base » migliore per la loro esistenza – una base che rimane e che nessuno può togliere. Non si può non vedere il collegamento che intercorre tra queste due specie di « sostanza », tra sostentamento o base materiale e l'affermazione della fede come « base », come « sostanza » che permane. La fede conferisce alla vita una nuova base, un nuovo fondamento sul quale l'uomo può poggiare e con ciò il fondamento abituale, l'affidabilità del reddito materiale, appunto, si relativizza. Si crea una nuova libertà di fronte a questo fondamento della vita che solo apparentemente è in grado di sostentare, anche se il suo significato normale non è con ciò certamente negato. Questa nuova libertà, la consapevolezza della nuova « sostanza » che ci è stata donata, si è rivelata non solo nel martirio, in cui le persone si sono opposte allo strapotere dell'ideologia e dei suoi organi politici, e, mediante la loro morte, hanno rinnovato il mondo. Essa si è mostrata soprattutto nelle grandi rinunce a partire dai monaci dell'antichità fino a Francesco d'Assisi e alle persone del nostro tempo che, nei moderni Istituti e Movimenti religiosi, per amore di Cristo hanno lasciato tutto per portare agli uomini la fede e l'amore di Cristo, per aiutare le persone sofferenti nel corpo e nell'anima. Lì la nuova « sostanza » si è comprovata realmente come « sostanza », dalla speranza di queste persone toccate da Cristo è scaturita speranza per altri che vivevano nel buio e senza speranza. Lì si è dimostrato che questa nuova vita possiede veramente « sostanza » ed è una « sostanza » che suscita vita per gli altri. Per noi che guardiamo queste figure, questo loro agire e vivere è di fatto una « prova » che le cose future, la promessa di Cristo non è soltanto una realtà attesa, ma una vera presenza: Egli è veramente il « filosofo » e il « pastore » che ci indica che cosa è e dove sta la vita.

    9. Per comprendere più nel profondo questa riflessione sulle due specie di sostanze – hypostasis e hyparchonta – e sui due modi di vita espressi con esse, dobbiamo riflettere ancora brevemente su due parole attinenti l'argomento, che si trovano neldecimo capitolo della Lettera agli Ebrei. Si tratta delle parole hypomone (10,36) e hypostole (10,39). Hypomone si traduce normalmente con « pazienza » – perseveranza, costanza. Questo saper aspettare sopportando pazientemente le prove è necessario al credente per poter « ottenere le cose promesse » (cfr 10,36). Nella religiosità dell'antico giudaismo questa parola veniva usata espressamente per l'attesa di Dio caratteristica di Israele: per questo perseverare nella fedeltà a Dio, sulla base della certezza dell'Alleanza, in un mondo che contraddice Dio. Così la parola indica una speranza vissuta, una vita basata sulla certezza della speranza. Nel Nuovo Testamento questa attesa di Dio, questo stare dalla parte di Dio assume un nuovo significato: in Cristo Dio si è mostrato. Ci ha ormai comunicato la « sostanza » delle cose future, e così l'attesa di Dio ottiene una nuova certezza. È attesa delle cose future a partire da un presente già donato. È attesa, alla presenza di Cristo, col Cristo presente, del completarsi del suo Corpo, in vista della sua venuta definitiva. Con hypostole invece è espresso il sottrarsi di chi non osa dire apertamente e con franchezza la verità forse pericolosa. Questo nascondersi davanti agli uomini per spirito di timore nei loro confronti conduce alla « perdizione » (Eb 10,39). « Dio non ci ha dato uno spirito di timidezza, ma di forza, di amore e di saggezza » – così invece la Seconda Lettera a Timoteo (1,7) caratterizza con una bella espressione l'atteggiamento di fondo del cristiano.





              

    Would You Buy Marilyn Monroe’s Menorah?

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    Cơ hội đầu tư và kinh doanh với thị trường Việt Nam cho các doanh nghiệp Israel

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    Phát hiện răng người 40.000 năm tuổi, hé lộ thông tin về tổ tiên của người hiện đại

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    3 nghị quyết ngăn chặn chạy đua vũ trang trong vũ trụ của Nga được thông qua, Mỹ phản đối

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    Israelis light candles during a rally marking the 24th anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv

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    Romans 8:3

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    Romans 8:3  

    (3) For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,

    The context of Romans 8 is somewhat different than the context in Hebrews 8, but the principle Paul deals with is similar. Flesh in Romans 8:3 refers to people. The problem with the Old Covenant was not with its laws, but with one of the parties who made the covenant—"them" (Hebrews 8:8). Obviously, he refers to the people who made the covenant. They would not keep its terms!

    This is confirmed by the Old Testament record, which shows that Israel never kept the Old Covenant except for brief periods of time. This is why there are so many references in the Old Testament to their being stiff-necked, being fornicators or adulterers, or filled with iniquity.

    It was not that Israel could not keep the terms of the covenant but that they would not. God's intent in making the Old Covenant was limited. Israel should have been able to keep its terms. To think otherwise is to accuse God of being unfair in His proposition and having taken advantage of Israel's ignorance. Human nature is always looking for ways to shift blame.

    We must be careful, or we might be guilty of doing the same thing under the New Covenant. We could say that it is too hard, and use our complaint as a justification for our failures and bad attitudes. Jesus anticipated this.

    In the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, He gives five talents to one, two talents to another, and one talent to a third. The response of the person to whom He gave one talent is, "I knew that You were a hard man, and that You reap where you do not sow. And therefore I hid it" (Matthew 25:24-25). He is saying, "God, You were too hard!" He essentially shifts the blame to God. Jesus understood that human nature never changes: It always wants to shift the blame!


     

    — John W. Ritenbaugh

    To learn more, see:
    The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part 10)

    Listen to this sermon


     



              

    Israel Keluarkan 16 Perintah Penyitaan Tanah Milik Palestina

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    Eropa Desak Israel Akhiri Permukiman Ilegal di Palestina

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    Hamas dan Fatah Sepakati Perjanjian Pemilu Palestina

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    Pascaserangan Israel, Warga Gaza Krisis Obat-obatan

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    Bookstore Event: Tom Seigel, "The Astronaut’s Son" 11/7/2019 7:00 PM

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    7:00 PM - Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore: We are thrilled to welcome Tom Seigel to discuss his highly acclaimed novel The Astronaut's Son. Named Forewords Reviews 2018 Book of the Year and short-listed for the 2019 Connecticut Book of the Year, this compelling story is inspired by true events surrounding NASA and its Nazi scientists and engineers. A gripping novel that you will not be able to put down; great for readers who love Philip Kerr and Alan Furst novels. On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing comes a novel in which a Jewish astronaut must reassess his moral compass when forced to confront NASA's early collaboration with Nazis and the role it may have played in his father's death. Jonathan Stein thinks only a bad heart can stop him from reaching the moon. But when he discovers his father may have been murdered to protect an appalling NASA secret, he must decide whether his moral compass still points towards the stars. Days before the Apollo 18 launch in 1974, Jonathan's father, an Israeli astronaut at NASA, died of an apparent heart attack. A year before his own launch, in 2005, Jonathan, a typically devout skeptic, becomes captivated by the tale of a mysterious online conspiracy theorist who claims that his father had been killed. Unable to keep long-buried suspicions from resurfacing, he reopens the case, digging into a past that becomes stranger and more compelling the deeper he goes. To get to the truth he must confront Dale Lunden, his father's best friend and the last man on the moon, and his elusive childhood hero Neil Armstrong. When his relentless pursuit of the truth leads to disturbing revelations about the Nazis who worked for NASA, the hardest questions to answer are the ones he must ask himself. Tom Seigel was born in St. Louis, Missouri, just months before the Apollo 11 lunar landing. He grew up in rural Warren County, where he studied classical piano at the St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in English Literature and Spanish. He then went on to attend the University of Michigan Law School. Following at stint at a Manhattan law firm, Tom worked for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn. There he was Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Strike Force. He prosecuted several high ranking members of the Lucchese, Bonanno and Colombo families. After twenty years as a litigator, Tom earned an MFA in fiction writing from Fairfield University. The Astronaut’s Son is his debut novel. Register to attend this FREE event here.
              

    שלום, מי מכיר/התנסה במחבת COOCELL BLACKCUBE

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    להודעה זו יש 7 תגובות

    מאת: DANIAVNI
    https://www.israelhayom.co.il/article/546553

    כמובן שלפי מה שמהללים המוכרים והמפרסמים זה מוצר נהדר

    אבל באינטרנט לא ראיתי לצערי שום הדגמה של המוצר חוץ מחביתה
    וזה נראה לצערי בדיוק כמו הקידום של מחבת הנאופלאם
    השערורייתי שגם שם הראו חביתה בלי שמן.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfC2i0p0P9o
    שעכשיו ראיתי שגם הוא קוריאני
    מה שמוביל לחשוב שזה אותו מוח .....

    ובקיצור
    מישהו בישל נניח פאד תאי או לו מיין בזה ?



              

    POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS / CALL FOR NOMINATIONS | Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

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    Israeli Watchdog Group Says Billions in Aid Donated to Palestinians is Missing, Given to Terrorists

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    The Israeli research group Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports that nearly $2 billion in international aid that has been donated to the Palestinian Authority is missing or misused.

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    'We Fear Significant Civilian Costs': US Lawmakers Call on UN to Confront Hezbollah's Threats Against Israel

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    Democrat and Republican lawmakers are joining together to call attention to the deadly threat of Hezbollah on Israel's doorstep in the north.

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    Russia reportedly in possession of advanced Israeli interceptor missile

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    Russia is in possession of an advanced Israeli interceptor missile that was launched last year in response to Syrian rocket fire, according to a Chinese news site.

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    Yuval Harari: sem cooperação global, a humanidade será extinta

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    Para Yuval Harari, as máquinas conseguirão identificar o estado emocional das pessoas (Foto: Emily Berl/The New York Times/Fotoarena)

     

     

     

    "O globalismo não é abandonar tradições ou abraçar a imigração desenfreada, mas sim ter compromisso com princípios que regulam a relação entre os países. Sem cooperação global e confiança entre as nações, a humanidade não será capaz de lidar com os desafios do século 21", diz Yuri Harari, historiador israelense. O resultado? A extinção da raça humana.

    Harari falou durante a segunda edição do evento Cidadão Global, realizado nesta quarta-feira (06/11) pelo Santander e pelo jornal Valor Econômico, em São Paulo. O evento contou ainda com a presença do biólogo e geógrafo americano Jared Diamond.

    Para o professor e autor de bestsellers, como “Sapiens: Uma Breve História da Humanidade”, a cooperação entre países é a chave para superar as três principais ameaças globais da atualidade: mudanças climáticas, guerras nucleares e os impactos de tecnologias disruptivas.

    “Desde que a humanidade deixou de conviver em comunidades e passou a viver em nações, o nacionalismo exacerbado tem causado grandes conflitos”, afirma Harari. Para ele, é necessário acabar com as rixas e construir relações de confiança e colaboração entre os países. Do contrário, não será possível fazer frente aos desafios do século 21. Nenhuma nação tem poder suficiente para resolver sozinha as atuais ameaças. 

    O historiador defende que cada país precisa considerar os interesses globais, além dos próprios. “Isso não significa abandonar tradições”, diz Yuval. “O mundo deve ser como uma orquestra, onde cada nação contribui de forma diferente para uma harmonia global”. 

    Para Harari, tecnologias como a inteligência artificial (IA) e a bioengenharia podem trazer consequências graves para a humanidade, se não forem estudadas, reguladas e tratadas como questões internacionais. Exatamente por isso seria preciso eleger políticos com uma perspectiva global.

    Segundo o historiador, ao considerar seu voto, o eleitor deve fazer quatro perguntas aos candidatos: 

    1. Quais serão as medidas adotadas para evitar o colapso ambiental causado pelas mudanças climáticas?

    2. Como serão reguladas tecnologias disruptivas, como a inteligência artificial e a bioengenharia?

    3. O que farão para diminuir os riscos de uma guerra nuclear?

    4. Qual é a sua visão de futuro para 2050?

    "Se os candidatos não tiverem respostas sobre como lidar com esses desafios e se falarem apenas do passado, não votem neles", diz.

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    Comment on Corbyn Crony Calls Israelis ‘Pigs,’ Says ‘They Pretend to Be European’ by santashandler

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    Comment on Corbyn Crony Calls Israelis ‘Pigs,’ Says ‘They Pretend to Be European’ by Achmed Mohandjob

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    11/7/2019: World: Court greenlights expulsion

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    PINCHAS URGENTE: TERRORISTAS LANÇAM CHUVA DE MISSEIS SOBRE ISRAEL

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    PRÍNCIPE HERDEIRO AVISA: OS JUDEUS SÃO OS DONOS DE ISRAEL E ELES TEM DIREITO DE VIVER EM PAZ(REPOST)

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    As South Africa cools ties, leader says it ‘can learn a lot’ from Israeli tech

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    International Fellowship of Christians and Jews scraps Jerusalem outreach center

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    The Conversation: How Much of a Difference Does the Number of Kids in a Classroom Make?

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    The Conversation: How Much of a Difference Does the Number of Kids in a Classroom Make?

    Chicago’s teachers say they are seeking a better deal for their students too. AP Photo/Teresa Crawford

     

    Chicago’s teachers went on strike in October, suspending instruction for the city’s public school students for 11 days.

    Educators in the nation’s third-largest school district were seeking higher pay and improved benefits. But they also wanted to reduce the number of classrooms with large numbers of students.

    The deal the union representing Chicago’s teachers struck with the city calls for enforcing limits on class size that are in place but not always heeded. It also commits the authorities to spend US$35 million a year to cover the cost of hiring more teacher’s aides to relieve teachers responsible for 32 or more kids in kindergarten through third grade.

    Such a change would require more teachers.

    Would it also make a difference for kids?

    I’ve studied how schools can boost student achievement for more than two decades and I’ve found that smaller classes are better for students. This is especially the case in the early grades and for students from low-income families.

    Unfortunately, though, it is impossible to say what class size between 15 and 40 is ideal. However, the evidence suggests that every decline in class size within this range leads to kids learning more.

    Reviewing the research

    Many factors influence educational outcomes.

    Total spending, class size and teacher quality are important. So is a school’s culture, including how school staff work together and learn from each other, and how they respond to student needs. The characteristics of a student’s classmates matter, as does the fit between the student and her teacher.

    A randomized study conducted by researcher Helen Pate Bain and her colleagues in Tennessee in the mid-1980s, called Project STAR, provided the strongest evidence to date that children learn more when they are in smaller classes.

    The researchers randomly assigned nearly 12,000 students and their teachers in kindergarten through third grade in 79 schools to classes with 13-17 students or 22-25 students.

    The results were clear: students in the smaller classes performed significantly better on math and reading tests, with a gain of 4 percentile points or more. The benefits of smaller classes were even larger in schools with low-income students.

    More recent research indicates that the benefits of being taught in smaller classes persist long after students have moved on to the next grade. They become more likely to complete high school and go to college and less likely to end up becoming parents in their teens, to name some of the most compelling examples.

    Many other researchers who have studied the impact of smaller classes in Wisconsin, Sweden and Israel have found similar connections.

    But the evidence is not entirely clear cut. Although most research points to students faring better when they’re taught in small classes, some studies have not found any benefits.

    And there’s a big gap in this research. Most studies have looked into how class size affects learning in elementary school, providing little insight when administrators and policymakers make decisions about class sizes for middle and high school students.

    With 30 students or more in a class, it’s hard for everyone to get their turn. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

    Comparing ideals and reality

    In theory, at least 19 state governments have imposed class-size mandates based on classroom averages, and another 10 have binding ones that require schools or districts to maintain a set average.

    In reality, these rules vary widely in terms of funding, enforcement and how the authorities measure class size.

    For example, in theory, Texas has a maximum class size of 22 for kindergarten through fourth grade, but waivers that allow classes to have larger numbers of students are easy to obtain. Delaware requires a ratio of 22 students per teacher, but it counts classroom instructional aides as half a teacher.

    Reducing the number of students in each classroom requires employing more teachers, which in turn, means spending more money on salaries and benefits. In some cases, the additional teachers hired may not be as effective as those already in the building. Strictly limiting class size can also drive up school construction costs when there aren’t enough classrooms to accommodate students being split into more groups.

    It’s also impossible to maintain consistent sizes in classes, especially in the early grades, since elementary schools tend to be relatively smaller.

    Say a school had 71 first-graders, with a class size cap of 24. They could group them into two classrooms of 24 students and another with 23. But if the next year a family with twins moves into a nearby neighborhood, raising the number of second-graders to 73 students, the school would wind up with three second-grade classrooms with 18 students and another with 19.

    Taking that step instead of splitting them into two classrooms of 24 students and another with 25 could require hiring a new teacher. School administrators might argue in this situation – correctly – that one additional student would not make much of a difference in terms of what those second-graders would be learning that year. At the same time, those students could wind up benefiting from having fewer classmates.

    My example assumes that an additional classroom is available, and an additional qualified teacher can be hired. That’s not always the case.

    Heeding the California precedent

    California enacted a voluntary class-size reduction program in 1996 that dramatically reduced class sizes in kindergarten through third grade statewide. To adhere to the new rules capping those classes at 20 students, schools had to hire 30,000 new teachers.

    Many of those new hires lacked experience and standard teaching credentials. Kids, at least initially, didn’t gain as much as expected from being in smaller classes because some of new teachers weren’t as good as the ones hired before the rules changed.

    And because there weren’t enough classrooms to accommodate them, many schools made do with the portable structures sometimes called “relocatables” or trailers.

    California rolled back this requirement during the Great Recession. By 2012, many schools had 30 or more children in a classroom. Wyoming, likewise, has pared back its ambitious goal of having no more than 16 children in its kindergarten through third-grade classrooms to save money.

    Without question, class size matters. But when faced with constraints such as building sizes and tight budgets, the choice to reduce class size can be hard to sustain.

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    Is desensitization towards the danger Jews are facing, a foregone conclusion?

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    Contempt towards Israel and Jews sadly continues unabated. This includes violence from white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and radical Islamists; relentless agitation from Students for Justice in Palestine, American Muslims for Palestine and other groups that without shame, challenge Israel and by extension, Jews right to exist....
              

    The Reign of Hoshea Over Israel

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    This is program 16 of the Life-Study of 2 Kings with Witness Lee.
              

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    11.11.2019 19:00 Uhr : Lohr: Folkloretänze aus aller Welt

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    Lust auf Tänze in der Kette, im Kreis und auch mal als Paar? Interesse an internationaler Folklore?

    Dann nichts wie hin!

    Wir tanzen hauptsächlich Kreis- und Reihentänze vom Balkan und aus Osteuropa, unternehmen aber auch Ausflüge nach Israel, Schweden oder in die USA, also ganz international.

    Henrike Staab bringt immer wieder Neues und Bewährtes mit.

     

    Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene sind herzlich willkommen! Tanzpartner/in und Anmeldung nicht erforderlich!

    weitere Infos bei: Monika Wolf: moni.wolf1@gmx.de


              

    „Jest bez wątpienia jest groźniejszym rywalem” – Jon Jones wskazał kolejnego przeciwnika

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    Mistrz kategorii półciężkiej UFC Jon Jones wskazał rywala, z którym chce stoczyć kolejny pojedynek w dywizji. Israel Adesanya zaprasza go do wagi średniej, Francis Ngannou łypie na niego z ciężkiej, ale Jon Jones nigdzie się z 205 funtów nie wybiera. Zobacz także: Conor McGregor reaguje na zwycięstwo Jorge Masvidala z Natem Diazem Bones wskazał bowiem […]
              

    Devotional - Asculta de avertizare

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    „Căci de la cel mai mic până la cel mai mare, toţi sunt lacomi de câştig; de la proroc până la preot, toţi înşală. Sunt daţi de ruşine, căci săvârşesc urâciuni; şi totuşi nu roşesc şi nu ştiu de ruşine. De aceea vor cădea împreună cu cei ce cad, vor fi răsturnaţi, când îi voi pedepsi, zice Domnul.” (Ieremia 6:13,15)

    Profetul Ieremia a văzut o stare groaznică venind asupra poporului lui Dumnezeu. Își ascundeau păcatele în spatele unei fațade de pace și siguranță superficiale. Lăcomia le copleșea inima, iar viețile lor în întregime deveniseră superficiale - lacrimi superficiale, pocăință superficială, chiar vindecare superficială. Cel mai rău, își pierduseră sentimentul de durere pentru păcat - în societate, în biserică, în propriile vieți. Păcatul devenise „unul printre multe alte lucruri”.

    În Ieremia 5:1-3, profetul ne oferă o imagine a degradării morale care a avut loc în Israel și în casa lui Iuda. Poporul lui Dumnezeu cunoștea mesajul de a înfăptui adevărul și totuși s-a abătut de la el și s-a revoltat. Teama de Dumnezeu a fost în scădere, iar în cazul în care vreodată s-au desfătat în Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu, acum au întors spatele avertismentor profeților - străjerilor.

    Dumnezeu pune străjeri în Biserica Lui astăzi, voci unse, așezate de Domnul pentru a fi responsabile de sufletul tău. În calitate de credincios, este responsabilitatea ta de a asculta Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu, pentru a fi schimbat după adevărata imagine a lui Hristos. Aceasta înseamnă a umbla în conformitate cu adevărul, fără a face compromisuri.

    Când Dumnezeu face ceva autentic în poporul Său, Satana întotdeauna se opune. Când Neemia a început să rezidească zidurile Ierusalimului, a existat o mare opoziție. „Dar [vrășmașii] s-au supărat foarte tare când au auzit că dregerea zidurilor înainta ... S-au unit toţi împreună ca să vină împotriva Ierusalimului şi să-i facă stricăciuni” ( Neemia 4: 7-8). De asemenea, atunci când cineva se întoarce la Dumnezeu și are o veritabilă înnoire în viața sa, Satana va lupta cu toată puterea pentru a-i împiedica progresul. Pune-ți inima să asculte străjerii și lasă-L pe Duhul Sfânt să-ți schimbe inima adânc, pentru ca în această oră târzie să umbli pe deplin fără vină înaintea Domnului!

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    Gaza: what life is like under the continuing Israeli blockade

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    By Yaser Alashqar | – In his latest update to the UN Security Council in late October, Nicolay Mlandenov, the UN’s special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, warned that as the occupation of Palestinian land continues and a two-state solution moves further away: “It is a multi-generational tragedy for the peoples of this […]
              

    How Israel is Usurping the Rich Archeological Heritage of the Palestinian West Bank

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    By Nabil Al-Sahl | – Palestine is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of antiquities, competing with Egypt in the Arab world. At least 22 civilisations have left their mark on Palestine, the first of which were the Canaanites; their presence is still visible today . . . Studies have indicated […]
              

    Is Microsoft Funding Israeli Spying on Palestinians?

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    (Middle East Monitor) – The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias – traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolise Palestinian resistance – is far from being a fashion statement. Instead, it is a survival technique, […]
              

    Hãng hàng không Israel tạo hình máy bay trên nền trời

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    Phi công hãng El Al của Israel mới đây đã tạo hình chiếc Boeing 747 trên nền trời Địa Trung Hải như một hành động tiễn biệt dòng máy bay này.
              

    Notificación sobre el establecimiento de SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd, que ofrece servicios financieros en el teclado del smartphone

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    TEL AVIV, Israel, 5 de noviembre de 2019 /PRNewswire/ —  SBI Holdings, Inc., una importante institución financiera de Japón, ha anunciado  el establecimiento de un nuevo Joint Venture junto con PayKey de Israel, SBI PayKey Asia Co., Ltd,


              

    Russia Captured Advanced Israeli-US Missile

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    An advanced Israeli surface-to-air missile that was fired from the 's Sling (formerly known as the Magic Wand) missile system was given to Russia by Syria, when it was found intact after the rocket did not explode on contact, according to Russian media sources. The rocket was reportedly fired on July 23, 2018, and Syrian forces that were dispatched to the scene found the missile intact after it sustained minor damage from impact. The missile was then taken to a Syrian-Russian base where it was transferred to Moscow for further research. 's Sling was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and American defense contractor Raytheon. The system is designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles and the newest generation of tactical ballistic missiles at low altitude. The system forms the middle layer of air defense systems between the Iron Dome and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 missile defense systems. Russian media reports quoted Chinese news agency Sina saying that the missile was taken by Russia for "reverse engineering." source: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syria-hands-Russia-an-advanced-Israeli-missile-starts-researching-it-607009 .
              

    AP Analysis: Activity at Iran's nuclear site raises risks

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ten years ago while flanked by the leaders of Britain and France, then-President Barack Obama revealed to the world that Iran had built a "covert uranium enrichment facility" amid tensions with the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.

    A decade later, Iran's Fordo facility is back in the news as Iran prepared Wednesday to inject uranium gas into the more than 1,000 centrifuges there to pressure the world after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from Tehran's nuclear deal.

    The resumption of nuclear activity at Fordo pushes the risk of a wider confrontation involving Iran even higher after months of attacks across the Middle East that the U.S. blames on Tehran. Israel, which has carried out pre-emptive airstrikes on its adversaries' nuclear programs in the past, also is repeating a warning that it will not allow Iran to have atomic weapons.

    Tehran, which maintains its program is peaceful, is gambling that its own maximum pressure campaign will be enough to push Europe to offer it a way to sell Iranian crude oil abroad despite U.S. sanctions

    Activity at Fordo, just north of the Shiite holy city of Qom, remains a major concern for nuclear nonproliferation experts. Buried under a mountain and protected by anti-aircraft batteries, Fordo appears designed to withstand airstrikes. Its construction began at least in 2007, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, although Iran only informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog about the facility in 2009.

    "As a result of the augmentation of the threats of military attacks against Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran decided to establish contingency centers for various organizations and activities," Iran wrote in a letter to the IAEA.

    Satellite images, however, suggest construction at the Fordo site as early as between 2002 and...


              

    Israeli robotics delegation to Dubai marks warming Gulf ties

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted the country's triumphant teen delegation to the unofficial "Robotics Olympics" on Wednesday after its groundbreaking visit to Dubai, giving public expression to the growing, and increasingly open, relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

    The countries have long had back-channel security and cyber ties, mostly based on their shared enmity for regional foe Iran. Israeli businessmen and tourists have made clandestine visits to the oil-rich federation of sheikhdoms, using foreign passports and downplaying their identities.

    But the UAE's issuing formal travel visas to the Israeli robotics team and extending an overtly warm welcome added a new layer of formality. The team's high-profile performance at the FIRST Global Challenge — finishing second after being edged out in a nail-biting, back-and-forth final — and their unabashed display of the Israeli flag and Hebrew language also gave the event an increased sense of normalization.

    The teens arrived to their meeting with Netanyahu with the robot they assembled and posed for photos with the prime minister while wearing their silver medals. Netanyahu said their participation was "indicative of what is above water" in Israel's relations with the Gulf states.

    "You went there with robotics and technology, but the reason why the State of Israel has forged ties with many countries in the first place is because we have technologies and capabilities against a common enemy in both the security and civilian spheres," he said, in a thinly veiled reference to Iran.

    Like most of the Arab world, the UAE does not acknowledge Israel diplomatically, and says the lack of a Palestinian state is an obstacle toward full normalization. However, it has also been leading efforts to drop the Arab world's historic...


              

    Israel frees 2 Jordanians held without charge

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    KING HUSSEIN BRIDGE, Jordan (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday released two Jordanian citizens who'd been detained for two months and returned them to Jordan, easing a standoff that has soured relations between the countries just as they marked a chilly 25th anniversary of their historic peace deal.

    Israel and Jordan announced earlier this week that the two Jordanians held without charges would be freed and Heba al-Labadi and Abdul Rahman Miri crossed the King Hussein Bridge back into Jordan on Wednesday. Last week, Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations to protest the detentions. It further strained the tense ties between the two neighbors, who signed a peace treaty 25 years ago. As part of the arrangement, Israel says Jordan will return its ambassador to Israel.

    Israel arrested al-Labadi on Aug. 20 and Miri on Sept. 2 as they entered the West Bank from Jordan through an Israeli-controlled crossing. They were held in administrative detention, which allows for open-ended detentions without filing charges against people suspected of security offenses.

    "I didn't know the charges, it was a hard feeling because I didn't know the reason why I was there," al-Labadi said at the border crossing. "They were hitting the table. They told me you are at the intelligence office now. I wasn't aware of what was going on."

    Al-Labadi, 32, was hospitalized last week due to her deteriorating condition after over a month on hunger strike in protest against her detention. She ended her hunger strike following the announcements about her release. Israel's Shin Bet security service has said al-Labadi was detained "because of suspicion of her involvement in serious security violations" but gave no further details.

    She said Israeli authorities were investigating her over a visit made to Lebanon, and the reason for...


              

    Israeli high court greenlights rights activist's expulsion

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the expulsion of the local director of Human Rights Watch, rejecting an appeal against a lower court's decision and sparking fierce criticism by rights groups that the ruling would harm freedom of expression and their work in the country.

    The director, Omar Shakir, a U.S. citizen, was initially ordered to leave the country because Israel charged that his advocacy against Israel's Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank amounted to support for the Palestinian-led boycott movement.

    An Israeli law from 2017 bars entry to those who publicly support a boycott of Israel or its West Bank settlements. Shakir's case has been followed closely internationally as a litmus test for how Israel would enforce the controversial legislation.

    "Does Israel want to join the ranks of countries like Iran, North Korea and Cuba that block access for Human Rights Watch staff? Today's decision will have significant ramifications," Shakir said.

    "It really goes to the heart of what kind of country Israel is and wants to become in the future," he added.

    Tuesday's ruling came after a lengthy legal saga in which Shakir challenged the decision to expel him, with a lower court siding with the state. Shakir was allowed to remain in Israel for the duration of the proceedings.

    The judge who wrote the decision appeared to play down its potential future impact on other rights groups and activists.

    "There is nothing in the decision to reflect upon other human rights organizations and activists," Justice Neal Hendel wrote. His ruling primarily dealt with the legality of the decision to expel Shakir rather than the 2017 boycott law. The court gave Shakir 20 days to leave the country and ordered him to pay the legal fees associated...


              

    AP Explains: Iran's nuclear facility deep inside a mountain

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Fordo nuclear facility sits deep inside a mountain, with just one structure visible from space.

    Western intelligence officials have worried about the site since 2008, when satellite images caught work at the site just outside of the Shiite holy city of Qom, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of Iran's capital, Tehran.

    Israel and the U.S. worried that the size of the facility, its hardened position and its air defenses signaled that it could be used for military activities — such as potentially enriching uranium for a nuclear weapon.

    Iran long has insisted its program is for peaceful purposes, but the facility came to light amid a major Western pressure campaign over Tehran's atomic program under hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    As Israel threatened at one point to bomb Iranian nuclear sites like Fordo, U.S. officials showed them a video of a bunker-buster bomb destroying a mock-up of Fordo in America's southwestern desert, The New York Times reported in September.

    The 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers saw it give up enrichment at the site.

    However, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced Tuesday that his government will start injecting uranium gas into over a thousand centrifuges at Fordo.

    It's Tehran's latest step away from the nuclear deal, which has been collapsing since President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement over a year ago.


              

    Iran Racing for Nukes? Will Israel and U.S. attack?

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     Iran has increased its nuclear production capabilities. Here, President Hassan Rouhani, is seen inspecting some of the latest centrifuge technology
              

    Gantz keeps invoking false memory of Rabin trying to bring down Bibi

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    The annual event functions partly as a somber reunion for what remains of the Israeli left. It is held on the same square, now named for Mr. Rabin, where he was gunned down in 1995 after addressing a huge and adoring crowd in support of the Oslo Accords, the first formal agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
              

    IRAN worried by disorder in Lebanon and Iraq

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    If the Lebanese and Iraqi protesters succeed in toppling their governments and weakening established political parties with deep ties to Iran's leaders, Iran stands to lose decades of financial, political and military investments that have turned it into one of the Middle East's biggest powers. Some suggested that American, Israeli and Saudi provocateurs had stoked the unrest in order to weaken Iran and create divisions with its key regional allies...

    "Khamenei, who has invested so much in the region both financially and in manpower, is not going to allow protesters to compromise Iran's regional dominance," said Nader Hashemi, the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. "No matter what it takes."


              

    Puntajes Gran DT - Domingo 03/11 - Fecha 12 - Superliga 2019/2020

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    En Talleres - Newell's, Alexis Rodríguez ingresó a los 25'ST y fue calificado con un 6.

    Boca Juniors 5

    Esteban Andrada 5
    Julio Buffarini 6
    Lisandro Ezequiel López 6
    Junior Alonso 6
    Frank Fabra 26
    Iván Marcone 6
    Nicolás Capaldo 7
    Sebastián Villa 6
    Carlos Tévez 11
    Emanuel Reynoso 10
    Ramón Ábila 8

    Suplentes:
    Jan Carlos Hurtado 6
    Eduardo Salvio 6
    Mauro Zárate s/c
    Arsenal Fútbol Club 1

    Maximiliano Gagliardo -1
    Fernando Torrent 4
    Fabio Pereyra 1
    Franco Sbuttoni 4
    Emiliano Papa 4
    Jesús Soraire 6
    Ezequiel Piovi 3
    Gastón Álvarez Suárez 14
    Nicolás Giménez 4
    Juan Cruz Kaprof 4
    Juan Manuel García 4

    Suplentes:
    Lucas Necul 5
    Joel Soñora 5
    Ezequiel Cérica s/c

    Boca - Arsenal fue calificado por el periodista Matías Bustos Milla.


    Banfield 3

    Iván Mauricio Arboleda 2
    Luciano Gómez 4
    Alexis Maldonado 4
    Renato Civelli 5
    Claudio Bravo 5
    Jorge Rodríguez 4
    Jonás Gutiérrez 5
    Juan Pablo Álvarez 3
    Jesús Dátolo 24
    Agustín Urzi 6
    Julián Carranza 4

    Suplentes:
    Israel Damonte s/c
    Junior Arias 6
    Reinaldo Lenis 11
    Unión de Santa Fe 3

    Sebastián Moyano 1
    Damián Martínez 4
    Yeimar Pastor Gómez Andrade 5
    Jonathan Bottinelli 3
    Claudio Corvalán 6
    Ezequiel Bonifacio 4
    Nelson Acevedo 5
    Jalil Elías 15
    Gabriel Carabajal 11
    Nicolás Mazzola 5
    Walter Bou 6

    Suplentes:
    Franco Troyansky 12
    Javier Méndez 4
    Juan Ignacio Cavallaro s/c

    Banfield - Unión fue calificado por el periodista Maximiliano Benozzi.


    Talleres de Córdoba 1

    Guido Herrera 14
    Nahuel Tenaglia 9
    Juan Cruz Komar 8
    Facundo Medina 7
    Enzo Díaz 8
    Andrés Cubas 7
    Juan Ignacio Méndez 3
    Franco Fragapane 5
    Tomás Pochettino 4
    Diego Valoyes 4
    Nahuel Bustos 1

    Suplentes:
    Dayro Moreno 6
    Martín Payero 13
    José Mauri s/c
    Newell's Old Boys 0

    Alan Aguerre 10
    Facundo Nadalín 5
    Cristian Lema 6
    Santiago Gentiletti 5
    Mariano Bíttolo 5
    Lucas Villarruel 5
    Maximiliano Rodríguez 5
    Julián Fernández 6
    Mauro Formica 3
    Cristian Insaurralde 5
    Lucas Albertengo 6

    Suplentes:
    Alexis Rodríguez 4
    Rodrigo Salinas s/c
    Aníbal Moreno s/c

    Talleres - Newell's fue calificado por el periodista Ramón Gómez.


    Patronato de Paraná 1

    Matías Ibáñez 11
    Cristian Chimino 4
    Federico Mancinelli 6
    Gabriel Díaz 13
    Mathías Abero 4
    Gabriel Compagnucci 5
    Dardo Miloc 5
    Damián Lemos 4
    Lautaro Comas 3
    Cristian Tarragona 4
    Gabriel Ávalos 4

    Suplentes:
    Hugo Silveira 6
    José Barreto 5
    Nicolás Delgadillo s/c
    Racing Club 1

    Gabriel Arias 3
    Iván Pillud 6
    Alejandro Donatti 5
    Nery Domínguez 4
    Eugenio Mena 5
    Mauricio Martínez 6
    David Barbona 4
    Matías Zaracho 4
    Matías Rojas 4
    Darío Cvitanich 5
    Nicolás Reniero 12

    Suplentes:
    Jonatan Cristaldo 4
    Lisandro López s/c
    Walter Montoya s/c

    Clarín no indicó que periodista cubrió Patronato - Racing.


    Independiente 2

    Martín Campaña 3
    Nicolás Figal 5
    Alan Franco 5
    Gastón Silva 5
    Juan Manuel Sánchez Miño 6
    Pablo Pérez 4
    Lucas Romero 6
    Andrés Felipe Roa 3
    Martín Benítez 5
    Cecilio Domínguez 5
    Silvio Romero 19

    Suplentes:
    Domingo Blanco 5
    Nicolás Domingo 4
    Sebastián Palacios s/c
    San Lorenzo de Almagro 1

    Sebastián Torrico 3
    Andrés Herrera 4
    Santiago Vergini 2
    Fabricio Coloccini 1
    Ramón Arias 2
    Bruno Pittón 5
    Óscar Romero 12
    Gerónimo Poblete 5
    Juan Ramírez 5
    Ángel Romero 5
    Adolfo Gaich 4

    Suplentes:
    Nicolás Blandi 5
    Alexander Díaz s/c
    Nahuel Barrios s/c

    Independiente - San Lorenzo fue calificado por el periodista Nahuel Lanzillotta.

              

    Comment on Hit Repeat by Nicholas Stix

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    My chief of research is convinced that Charlie’s issues are that: 1. He’s really dumb; 2. He believes in nothing; and 3. He does what he does strictly for the money. Thus, when one of Nick Fuentes’ boys cleverly pranks him (e.g., ‘Israelis just love to dance. Google “dancing Israelis.”’), he doesn’t know what to say, and goes to autoboot, responding with non sequiturs—irrelevant slogans and talking points. Such situations are frustrating for him.
              

    Mauricio acude a las urnas para elegir a su próximo primer ministro

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    Nairobi, 7 nov (EFE).- Más de 940.000 personas están convocadas hoy a las urnas en la isla de Mauricio, un archipiélago al sureste del continente africano, para renovar su Asamblea Nacional, que elegirá a su vez al próximo presidente y primer ministro.

    El actual primer ministro, Pravind Jugnauth, del gobernante Movimiento Socialista Militante (MSM), tratará de conservar el mando del poder ejecutivo, que ocupa desde 2017, cuando sustituyó a su padre, Anerood Jugnauth, tras su dimisión.

    Los comicios permitirán al pueblo de Mauricio decidir si quieren que continúe, en unas elecciones que la oposición había pedido que se celebrasen cuando su predecesor dimitió.

    El principal rival de Jugnauth, que lidera la coalición de centro-derecha la Alianza Mauriciana, es Navin Ramgoolam (72 años), del partido laborista que se presenta por la Alianza Nacional (centro-izquierda), y que ya ha ejercido de primer ministro en dos ocasiones.

    En las dos primeras horas de votación, casi el 10 % del electorado ya había ejercido su derecho, en un ambiente tranquilo y festivo, en alguno de los 1.982 colegios repartidos en la isla principal (Mauricio) y las dos pequeñas islas (Rodrigues y Agalega) que componen el archipiélago, según la Comisión Electoral mauriciana.

    Jugnauth acudió a votar junto a simpatizantes vestidos con el naranja característico de su Alianza Mauriciana a la Escuela Secundaria Estatal Adolphe de Plevitz, situada en el norte de la isla principal.

    La Asamblea Nacional de Mauricio está compuesta por 70 diputados, que eligen al presidente, que a su vez escoge al primer ministro, que debe ser un diputado electo que cuente 'con el apoyo de la mayoría de la Asamblea', según la Constitución.

    El sistema electoral de este pequeño archipiélago índico es, no obstante, bastante peculiar, ya que 62 de los parlamentarios son elegidos por sufragio directo en cada circunscripción, y los ochos restantes proceden de los grupos minoritarios o étnicos infrarrepresentados, en un sistema llamado 'el mejor de los perdedores'.

    A pesar de que la isla no cuenta con población indígena, su composición es tremendamente variada, con cuatro grandes comunidades: la hindú, la musulmana, la chino-mauritana y la población general, compuesta sobre todo por africanos criollos y franco-mauricianos.

    Las elecciones se celebran bajo las acusaciones de Ramgoolam de que el actual primer ministro habría contratado a una compañía tecnológica israelí para hackear cuentas de redes sociales de los candidatos de la oposición, acusaciones que el partido de Jugnauth ha calificado de 'mentiras y manipulación'.

    Mauricio, un archipiélago turístico muy popular y también un paraíso fiscal, contaba hasta el 23 de marzo de 2018 con la única presidenta de África (sin contar a la etíope, que asumió más tarde), Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, que fue forzada a dimitir por un supuesto escándalo financiero.

    La sustituyó el que era su vicepresidente, Paramasivum Pillay 'Varlen' Vyapoory, de forma provisional en un cargo que es meramente representativo, ya que el poder ejecutivo recae sobre el Gobierno, encabezado por el primer ministro.

    Entre los retos a afrontar por el nuevo Gobierno está el crecimiento económico, apoyado por el turismo de playas y el sector bancario aupado por los servicios fiscales off-shore a empresas extranjeras, así como atajar el desempleo y la desigualdad. EFE


              

    0-2. México frena a Japón y se instala en los cuartos de final del Mundial

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    Brasilia, 6 nov (EFE).- México frenó este miércoles a Japón, que estaba invicta y había terminado como primera en su grupo sin recibir goles, y con la victoria por 0-2 sobre los asiáticos se instaló en los cuartos de final del Mundial Sub'17 de fútbol que se disputa en Brasil.

    El triunfo de México, que se había clasificado a octavos como uno de los mejores terceros de la fase de grupos, fue firmado con goles de Eugenio Pizzuto y Santiago Muñoz.

    A pesar de la mejor campaña en la fase de grupos, Japón no pudo tomar el control y tuvo que doblegarse al dominio mexicano, que desde el pitido inicial no dejó de insistir sobre la portería de Zion Suzuki.

    Después de cinco atajadas del portero japonés, solo después de los treinta minutos el guardameta mexicano Eduardo García vino a intervenir.

    En el segundo tiempo, cuando parecía que Japón iba a frenar la arremetida mexicana llegó a los 57 minutos el tanto de Pizzuto.

    La ventaja en el marcador no hizo a los mexicanos renunciar al ataque y después de algunas llegadas de peligro de lado y lado, con protagonismo de Suzuki y García, vino el segundo tanto de Muñoz, en una proyección del lateral José Ruiz, a los 74 minutos.

    Japón intentó descontar y en los minutos finales arrinconó a los mexicanos, exigiendo varias atajadas del portero García.

    El próximo domingo en Cariacica, región metropolitana de Vitória, México se enfrentará por los cuartos de final con Corea del Sur, que la víspera superó por 0-1 a Angola.

    - Ficha técnica:

    0. Japón: Zion Suzuki; Kaito Suzuki, Taiga Hata (m.78, Souki Tamura), Yosuke Murakami, Shinya Nakano; Joel Chima Fujita, Kakeru Yamakuchi, Hikaru Naruoka (m.79, Shoji Toyama), Shunsuke Mito; Yamato Wakatsuki y Jun Nishikawa.

    Seleccionador: Yoshiro Moriyama.

    2. México: Eduardo García; José Ruiz, Alejandro Gómez, Víctor Guzmán, Abraham Flores; Eugenio Pizzuto, Josué Martínez, Bruce El-Mesmari, Bryan González (m.58, Gustavo Armas); Efraín Álvarez (m.64, Israel Luna) y Santiago Muñoz (m.82, Joel Gómez).

    Seleccionador: Marco Antonio Ruiz.

    Goles: 0-1, m.57: Eugenio Pizzuto. 0-2, m.74: Santiago Muñoz.

    Árbitro: El egipcio Amin Mohamed amonestó a Mito.

    Incidencias: Partido por los octavos de final del Mundial Sub'17 disputado en el estadio Bizerrao de la ciudad de Gama, en el Distrito Federal de Brasilia. EFE


              

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    Apuñalan a turistas en Jordania, entre ellos tres mexicanos

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    AMÁN, Jordania (AP) — Un joven palestino de un campo de refugiados apuñaló el miércoles a ocho personas, entre ellas a tres turistas mexicanos y una mujer suiza, en un popular yacimiento arqueológico en el norte de Jordania, informaron las autoridades el miércoles.

    El ataque en Jerash, uno de los principales destinos turísticos del país, amenazó con empañar el vital sector del turismo del país.

    Un portavoz de la Oficina de Seguridad Pública de Jordania precisó que entre los heridos había tres turistas mexicanos y una mujer suiza. Los demás lesionados por arma blanca fueron la guía turística y otros tres jordanos, entre ellos dos policías y en conductor de un autobús, antes de que el atacante fuera sometido y detenido.

    La oficina dijo que dos personas _una mujer mexicana y un policía jordano_ se encontraban en estado grave y que fueron trasladadas por helicóptero a un hospital de la capital, Amán. Jerash está a unos 60 kilómetros (40 millas) al norte de la capital.

    El canciller mexicano, Marcelo Ebrard, dijo que el ataque ocurrió durante una visita guiada y confirmó que una de las víctimas estaba herida de gravedad y que otra estaba siendo intervenida quirúrgicamente. “El gobierno de Jordania nos ha apoyado en todo momento', tuiteó. Hay un 'Seguimiento personal del Rey de Jordania', agregó.

    El ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores suizo confirmó que una mujer suiza resultó herida en el ataque, pero dijo que su vida no corría peligro.

    Un video amateur grabado en el lugar mostraba una escena sangrienta en Jerash, una antigua ciudad cuyas ruinas incluyen un anfiteatro romano y una columnata. En el video se oye a una mujer exclamando en español '¡Es un puñal, es un puñal! ¡Trae una navaja! ¡Por favor, ayuda aquí a él, ayuda ya!'.

    Las imágenes mostraban a una mujer tendida inmóvil en el piso, mientras alguien le presionaba la espalda con una toalla. A su alrededor había manchas de sangre. Un hombre sentado cerca parecía tener una herida en la pierna.

    El sitio en internet Hala Akhbar, del ejército jordano, informó que el atacante era un veinteañero palestino que vive en el campo de refugiados de Jerash, habitado por palestinos que abandonaron sus hogares durante la guerra relacionada con la creación de Israel en 1967; es también una de las zonas más pobres de Jordania. Los habitantes de este sitio denunciaron el ataque, del que aún se desconocen los motivos.

    'Condenamos el atentado terrorista perpetrado por un cobarde en Jerash', dijeron en una carta firmada y citada en el sitio web de un periódico gubernamental.

    La economía jordana depende en gran parte del turismo y anteriormente grupos milicianos islámicos han atacado sitios turísticos para avergonzar al gobierno o dañar a esa valiosa rama económica. El sector turístico ha gozado de una fuerte recuperación en los últimos dos años.

    En 2005, los ataques a tres hoteles causaron la muerte de al menos 23 personas, mientras que al año siguiente un turista británico fue asesinado cuando un pistolero abrió fuego en las ruinas romanas de Ammán.

    Más recientemente, un ataque en 2016 del grupo Estado Islámico mató a 14 personas, entre ellos un turista canadiense.

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    El periodista de The Associated Press Mohammed Daraghmeh en Ramala, Cisjordania, contribuyó para este despacho.

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    Este despacho fue corregido para reflejar que los residentes de Jerash abandonaron sus hogares en la guerra del Medio Oriente de 1967, no en 1948.


              

    Yuval Noah Harari: 'Trump es un líder antinacionalista'

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    Sao Paulo, 6 nov (EFE).- El historiador israelí Yuval Noah Harari criticó este miércoles al presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, por ser un 'líder antinacionalista' y 'ampliar intencionadamente la ruptura' dentro de la sociedad estadounidense, 'escampando amenazas de odio hacia los extranjeros y las minorías'.

    De esta manera se expresó el autor de superventas como 'Sapiens: Una breve Historia de la Humanidad' y '21 lecciones para el siglo XXI' durante la segunda edición del proyecto Cidadão Global, una iniciativa del Banco Santander y el periódico Valor Económico que tuvo lugar en el Teatro Santander de Sao Paulo.

    Durante su discurso, Harari señaló que la singularidad de las naciones modernas es que 'encuentran la manera de hacer que la gente se preocupe por personas que nunca conocieron y lugares donde nunca fueron', una idea que le permitió conectar dos conceptos que a menudo se presentan como opuestos: nacionalismo y globalización.

    En este sentido, Harari criticó al presidente Trump, por autoproclamarse un 'buen patriota' y 'escampar amenazas de odio hacia los extranjeros y las minorías'.

    'Los antinacionalistas, en vez de fortalecer la unidad nacional, intencionadamente amplían la ruptura entre la sociedad, usando un lenguaje provocativo y políticas divisorias', apuntó el escritor tras aclarar que el nacionalismo va de 'amar a los compatriotas y no de odiar a los demás'.

    En esta línea, Harari sugirió sustituir los muros entre países por 'una red de seguridad' y 'confianza' que permita encontrar soluciones a nivel global, pues afirmó que la 'única manera de asegurar prosperidad' entre las personas de una misma nación es 'cooperar con los extranjeros'.

    'Si los políticos no pueden tener una visión global del futuro, no los voten', sostuvo el historiador, que concluyó: 'Nuestro objetivo debería ser la armonía global sin uniformidad'.

    Este fue precisamente el punto que conectó a Harari con el biólogo Jared Diamond, también invitado al evento, autor de 'Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis' y ganador del premio Pulitzer por el libro 'Armas, Gérmenes y Acción'.

    Diamond pidió al público votar por aquellos partidos políticos más capaces de 'ganar la carrera de caballos', una metáfora que usó para aludir a la incertidumbre del mundo de 2030.

    'El caballo de la destrucción está yendo cada vez más rápido y también el caballo de la esperanza. No sabemos cuál va a ganar porque esta no una carrera normal, sino una carrera con aceleración exponencial', aseguró.

    En su intervención tampoco faltó la crítica al Gobierno estadounidense que, a su parecer, fracasó en el intento de superar la crisis nacional que está viviendo, marcada, entre otros, por una 'polarización política, las restricciones de voto y la desigualdad'.

    'El Gobierno no acepta su responsabilidad y culpa a China, a Canadá... Refuta aprender de otros modelos porque piensa que es excepcional, único', apuntó Diamond.

    El evento, bajo el título 'O Mundo em Transformação - narrativas do século XXI' ('El Mundo en Transformación - narrativas del siglo XXI', en español), también contó con las intervenciones del director general del Grupo Globo, Frederic Zoghaib Kachar, y el presidente ejecutivo de Santander Brasil, Sérgio Rial. Ambos transmitieron al público un mensaje optimista y subrayaron la riqueza de las 'dudas' que, en su opinión, invaden de complejidad nuestro siglo.

    En la edición del año pasado, el proyecto Cidadão Global recibió al expresidente estadounidense Barack Obama, que inició un ciclo de debates sobre lo que significa ser un ciudadano en este siglo. EFE


              

    Diputados instan a presidente paraguayo a trasladar a Jerusalén la embajada

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    Asunción, 6 nov (EFE).- La Cámara de Diputados de Paraguay instó este miércoles al jefe de Estado, Mario Abdo Benítez, a hacer retornar a Jerusalén la embajada en Israel del país suramericano, actualmente en Tel Aviv tras la decisión de llevarla a esta ciudad hace un año por el actual Gobierno, del conservador Partido Colorado.

    En septiembre de 2018, menos de un mes después de su llegada al poder, Abdo Benítez ordenó que la embajada volviera a Tel Aviv, revocando con ello la decisión del anterior presidente, el también colorado Horacio Cartes, quien en mayo decidió trasladarla a Jerusalén, en sintonía con EE.UU. y Guatemala y en contra del consenso internacional.

    La declaración parlamentaria, aprobada sobre tablas (no tratada previamente en comisiones), considera que ese giro político de Abdo Benítez 'generó una tensión diplomática innecesaria con Israel, además de no generar ninguna ventaja en ningún aspecto para el país'.

    Recuerda además que la 'desacertada decisión' había causado la reacción del Gobierno de Israel con el cierre de la embajada de su país en Asunción.

    'De esta forma perdimos a un aliado estratégico con el cual hemos mantenido largos años de amistad, un canal de comercio importante, cuya balanza es ampliamente favorable a nuestro país', subraya la declaración.

    También resalta que la Constitución paraguaya respeta la autodeterminación de los pueblos y que para 'el Estado de Israel su única capital es Jerusalén', por lo que argumenta que la embajada debe trasladarse de nuevo a esa ciudad.

    La propuesta fue una iniciativa de diputados de Honor Colorado, la corriente del oficialismo liderada por Cartes y enfrentada a la de Abdo Benítez.

    En declaraciones a Efe este martes en Jerusalén, Cartes afirmó que la revocación del traslado de la embajada fue 'una reacción más contra' él 'que contra Israel'.

    Cartes subrayó que Israel 'siempre ha ayudado a Paraguay de forma increíble, con tecnología, en agricultura y con becas'.

    Tras la revocación, Israel anunció el cierre de su embajada en Paraguay y el fin de la cooperación con el país suramericano

    El entonces canciller de Paraguay, Luis Alberto Castiglioni, defendió que el retorno de la embajada a Tel Aviv se tomó en línea 'con la política de apego al derecho internacional que Paraguay ha decidido desarrollar'. EFE


              

    La comunidad internacional apoya a Cuba contra el embargo de Estados Unidos

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    Naciones Unidas, 6 nov (EFE).- La comunidad internacional apoyó este miércoles a Cuba en su condena del embargo impuesto por Estados Unidos a la isla, durante una sesión de la Asamblea General de la ONU previa a la votación de la resolución anual no vinculante contra las sanciones estadounidenses.

    Una treintena de países y de representantes de bloques regionales, como el grupo de los 77 y China, el Grupo Africano, el Movimiento de Países no Alineados, la Organización de la Cooperación Islámica o la Comunidad caribeña CARICOM mostraron su apoyo a la resolución: 'Necesidad de acabar con el embargo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por Estados Unidos de América a Cuba'.

    La discusión de hoy precede a su votación, prevista para la sesión de mañana.

    Desde 1992, la abrumadora mayoría de los 193 Estados miembros de Naciones Unidas han apoyado a la Habana en sus reclamaciones, con la excepción de Estados Unidos e Israel que votaron en contra y de Ucrania y Moldavia que, el año pasado, no ejercieron su derecho a voto.

    En 2018, Estados Unidos intentó, sin éxito, incluir enmiendas a la resolución, una iniciativa a la que ha renunciado este año.

    No obstante, se espera que la representante permanente en la ONU, Kelly Craft, intervenga mañana antes de la votación.

    'México reitera su claro y firme rechazo a las acciones unilaterales contra Cuba, incluida la imposición durante ya más de cinco décadas del bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero que contradice al derecho internacional', dijo en su intervención el embajador mexicano en la ONU, Juan Ramón de la Fuente.

    Un rechazo que, uno tras otro, fueron mostrando los más de treinta oradores que participaron en la sesión de hoy.

    El país con más alta representación que tomó la palabra fue Rusia, cuyo viceministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Alexander Pankin, mostró su solidaridad con Cuba y cargó contra las políticas de Washington.

    'Repudiamos la campaña anticubana de sanciones liderada por los EE.UU., esta cuestión (...) es una violación prolongada burda del derecho internacional por parte de Washington ante todos los principios básicos de la carta de Naciones Unidas', dijo.

    Pankin también vinculó las presiones estadounidenses al apoyo cubano al Gobierno del presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro.

    'La guerra de sanciones ha sido desencadenada por Washington para lograr su objetivo general: derrocar al liderazgo cubano que no le conviene y castigarlo por su postura de principios, de apoyo al presidente elegido legítimamente en Venezuela, el señor Maduro', agregó el político ruso.

    Por su parte, la misión de EE.UU. en Naciones Unidas insistió en varios mensajes difundidos a través de Twitter en que 'los defectos fundamentales de la economía Cubana son culpa suya'.

    La misión estadounidense aseguró, contra las afirmaciones de las consecuencias negativas del embargo en la población cubana, que el 'embargo permite la exportación a Cuba de comida estadounidense, medicina y equipos médicos' y que EE.UU. autorizó la exportación de comida y productos agrícolas desde 2018 por valor de 12.000 millones de dólares.

    Varios países subrayaron que el embargo le ha supuesto a Cuba pérdidas multimillonarias.

    El pasado lunes, el canciller cubano, Bruno Rodríguez, que estuvo presente en la sesión de la Asamblea General de hoy, denunció 'presiones' de Estados Unidos a países latinoamericanos para obtener su voto contra el proyecto de resolución, que Cuba presenta cada año para condenar el embargo impuesto por Washington a la isla. EFE


              

    Festival en Ecuador hurga en los recovecos de relaciones tóxicas y machismo

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    Quito, 6 nov (EFE).- El primer festival de cine feminista de Ecuador exhibirá 34 películas nacionales y extranjeras que hurgan en los recovecos de relaciones tóxicas, del machismo y de los estereotipos hacia las mujeres y sus luchas por la equidad, en busca de reflexiones y acciones para construir una sociedad más justa.

    Del 26 de noviembre al 1 de diciembre, los espectadores podrán asistir a distintos escenarios de Quito y Guayaquil (suroeste) para admirar, en el marco del 'Festival EQUIS', trece largometrajes y 21 cortometrajes de ficción y documentales enfocados en la igualdad de género.

    'EQUIS', según sus organizadores, es un festival de cine independiente e internacional que pretende generar un espacio de diálogo y cuestionamiento alrededor de temas relacionados con el género, la identidad, la sexualidad y las relaciones de poder, por medio de la exhibición de películas de alta calidad.

    El telón se abrirá con el documental suizo-alemán 'Female pleasure', en el que se habla de la sexualidad femenina a través de la historia de cinco mujeres de distintas culturas que, de una u otra forma, se revelan contra lo establecido en sus comunidades religiosas.

    Con una inversión de 50.000 dólares, el festival 'EQUIS' estará dividido en tres partes: 'Poner el cuerpo', 'Puños arriba' y 'Amiga date cuenta', precisaron los organizadores.

    En la primera parte hay una selección de películas sobre mujeres fuertes que desde su trinchera cambian la historia del mundo, pues son ellas las que en su día a día rompen estereotipos y son protagonistas de sus propias vidas.

    En esta sección se juntan obras de Ecuador, Estados Unidos, Sri Lanka/Reino Unido, Brasil, Colombia y Argentina, agregaron.

    Además, siete piezas de Argentina, Ecuador, Suiza/Alemania, Guatemala, Brasil y Chile integran la sección 'Puños arriba', en la que se ofrece una mirada colectiva sobre la desigualdad, la explotación, el placer y la autonomía.

    En la sección 'Amiga date cuenta' se pone énfasis en que el primer paso para acabar con las relaciones tóxicas es reconocerlas, un mensaje que calará hondo con temas como el acoso laboral y feminicidio, entre otros temas, con nueve obras de Israel, México, Chile, Argentina, Brasil y Ecuador/España.

    Para Virginia Sotomayor, codirectora del festival, las relaciones tóxicas en las que se mueven las mujeres abarcan varios ámbitos, entre ellos, los laborales, familiares, sentimentales o de amistad.

    'Es un proceso súper largo deshacerse de estas relaciones, pero todo empieza en darte cuenta. Ver estas películas puede dar una señal' sobre los límites que deben poner las mujeres, pero también un mensaje sobre la actuación de otras personas con ellas, comentó Sotomayor Efe.

    Por ello, aseguró que el festival no es solo para mujeres o feministas 'sino para todas las personas que estén interesadas en cuestionarse estas actitudes'.

    Consideró que el cine es una herramienta con capacidad para generar empatía sobre los personajes y por ello, al ponerse en los zapatos del protagonista, se pueden generar cambios y sumar apoyos en distintas luchas.

    Por eso, con el festival se invita a romper todo tipo de relaciones tóxicas y estereotipos de belleza como la idea de que 'todas tenemos que ser flacas, altas, piernas largas, y cuestionar qué es belleza en realidad', agregó.

    Pero en el festival también hay películas que hablan sobre la vulnerabilidad de mujeres y niñas en casos de migración, otras sobre derechos sexuales y reproductivos y unas más en las que se trata la visión de las mujeres hacia otras de su género.

    Tema, este último, que se aborda en el cortometraje ecuatoriano-español 'Ni sí, ni no', de 2018, en el que se retrata cómo una hija ve a su madre solo como progenitora y no como mujer, obra que está incluida en la sección 'Amiga date cuenta'. EFE


              

    Apuñalan a turistas en Jordania, entre ellos tres mexicanos

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    AMÁN, Jordania (AP) — Un joven palestino de un campo de refugiados apuñaló el miércoles a ocho personas, entre ellas a tres turistas mexicanos y una mujer suiza, en un popular yacimiento arqueológico en el norte de Jordania, informaron las autoridades el miércoles.

    El ataque en Jerash, uno de los principales destinos turísticos del país, amenazó con empañar el vital sector del turismo del país.

    Un portavoz de la Oficina de Seguridad Pública de Jordania precisó que entre los heridos había tres turistas mexicanos y una mujer suiza. Los demás lesionados por arma blanca fueron la guía turística y otros tres jordanos, entre ellos dos policías y en conductor de un autobús, antes de que el atacante fuera sometido y detenido.

    La oficina dijo que dos personas _una mujer mexicana y un policía jordano_ se encontraban en estado grave y que fueron trasladadas por helicóptero a un hospital de la capital, Amán. Jerash está a unos 60 kilómetros (40 millas) al norte de la capital.

    El canciller mexicano, Marcelo Ebrard, dijo que el ataque ocurrió durante una visita guiada y confirmó que una de las víctimas estaba herida de gravedad y que otra estaba siendo intervenida quirúrgicamente. “El gobierno de Jordania nos ha apoyado en todo momento', tuiteó. Hay un 'Seguimiento personal del Rey de Jordania', agregó.

    Las autoridades suizas de momento no dijeron nada sobre el ataque.

    Un video amateur grabado en el lugar mostraba una escena sangrienta en Jerash, una antigua ciudad cuyas ruinas incluyen un anfiteatro romano y una columnata. En el video se oye a una mujer exclamando en español '¡Es un puñal, es un puñal! ¡Trae una navaja! ¡Por favor, ayuda aquí a él, ayuda ya!'.

    Las imágenes mostraban a una mujer tendida inmóvil en el piso, mientras alguien le presionaba la espalda con una toalla. A su alrededor había manchas de sangre. Un hombre sentado cerca parecía tener una herida en la pierna.

    El sitio en internet Hala Akhbar, del ejército jordano, informó que el atacante era un veinteañero palestino que vive en el campo de refugiados de Jerash, habitado por palestinos que abandonaron sus hogares durante la guerra relacionada con la creación de Israel en 1967; es también una de las zonas más pobres de Jordania. Los habitantes de este sitio denunciaron el ataque, del que aún se desconocen los motivos.

    'Condenamos el atentado terrorista perpetrado por un cobarde en Jerash', dijeron en una carta firmada y citada en el sitio web de un periódico gubernamental.

    La economía jordana depende en gran parte del turismo y anteriormente grupos milicianos islámicos han atacado sitios turísticos para avergonzar al gobierno o dañar a esa valiosa rama económica. El sector turístico ha gozado de una fuerte recuperación en los últimos dos años.

    En 2005, los ataques a tres hoteles causaron la muerte de al menos 23 personas, mientras que al año siguiente un turista británico fue asesinado cuando un pistolero abrió fuego en las ruinas romanas de Ammán.

    Más recientemente, un ataque en 2016 del grupo Estado Islámico mató a 14 personas, entre ellos un turista canadiense.

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    El periodista de The Associated Press Mohammed Daraghmeh en Ramala, Cisjordania, contribuyó para este despacho.

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    Este despacho fue corregido para reflejar que los residentes de Jerash abandonaron sus hogares en la guerra del Medio Oriente de 1967, no en 1948.


              

    Apuñalan a turistas en Jordania, entre ellos tres mexicanos

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    AMÁN, Jordania (AP) — Un agresor solitario apuñaló el miércoles a ocho personas, entre ellas a tres turistas mexicanos y una mujer suiza, en un popular yacimiento arqueológico en el norte de Jordania, informaron las autoridades el miércoles.

    El ataque en Jerash, uno de los principales destinos turísticos del país, amenazó con empañar el vital sector del turismo del país.

    Un portavoz de la Oficina de Seguridad Pública de Jordania precisó que entre los heridos había tres turistas mexicanos y una mujer suiza. Los demás lesionados por arma blanca fueron la guía turística y otros tres jordanos, entre ellos dos policías y en conductor de un autobús, antes de que el atacante fuera sometido y detenido.

    La oficina dijo que dos personas _una mujer mexicana y un policía jordano_ se encontraban en estado grave y que fueron trasladadas por helicóptero a un hospital de la capital, Amán. Jerash está a unos 60 kilómetros (40 millas) al norte de la capital.

    El canciller mexicano, Marcelo Ebrard, dijo que el ataque ocurrió durante una visita guiada y confirmó que una de las víctimas estaba herida de gravedad y que otra estaba siendo intervenida quirúrgicamente. “El gobierno de Jordania nos ha apoyado en todo momento', tuiteó. Hay un 'Seguimiento personal del Rey de Jordania', agregó.

    Las autoridades suizas de momento no dijeron nada sobre el ataque en Jordania.

    Un video no profesional grabado en el lugar mostraba una escena sangrienta en Jerash, una antigua ciudad cuyas ruinas incluyen un anfiteatro romano y una columnata.

    En un video se oía a una mujer exclamando en español '¡Es un puñal, es un puñal! ¡Trae una navaja! ¡Por favor, ayuda aquí a él, ayuda ya!'.

    Las imágenes mostraban a una mujer tendida inmóvil en el piso, mientras alguien le presionaba la espalda con una toalla. A su alrededor había manchas de sangre. Un hombre sentado cerca parecía tener una herida en la pierna.

    Por el momento no había detalles de la identidad del agresor ni sus motivos, pero varios residentes del campo de refugiados de Jerash, habitado por palestinos cuyas familias huyeron o se vieron obligadas a abandonar sus hogares durante la guerra relacionada con establecimiento de Israel en 1967, denunciaron el ataque.

    'Condenamos el atentado terrorista perpetrado por un cobarde en Jerash', dijeron en una carta firmada y citada en el sitio web de un periódico gubernamental.

    La economía jordana depende en gran parte del turismo y anteriormente grupos milicianos islámicos han atacado sitios turísticos para avergonzar al gobierno o dañar a esa valiosa rama económica. El sector turístico ha gozado de una fuerte recuperación en los últimos dos años.

    En 2005, los ataques a tres hoteles causaron la muerte de al menos 23 personas, mientras que al año siguiente un turista británico fue asesinado cuando un pistolero abrió fuego en las ruinas romanas de Ammán.

    Más recientemente, un ataque en 2016 del grupo Estado Islámico mató a 14 personas, entre ellos un turista canadiense.

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    El periodista de The Associated Press Mohammed Daraghmeh en Ramala, Cisjordania, contribuyó para este despacho.

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    Este despacho fue corregido para reflejar que los residentes de Jerash abandonaron sus hogares en la guerra del Medio Oriente de 1967, no en 1948.


              

    Apuñalan a turistas en Jordania, entre ellos tres mexicanos

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    AMÁN, Jordania (AP) — Un agresor solitario apuñaló el miércoles a ocho personas, entre ellas tres turistas mexicanos y su guía, en un popular yacimiento arqueológico en el norte de Jordania, informaron las autoridades.

    El ataque en Jerash, uno de los principales destinos turísticos del país, amenazó con empañar el vital sector del turismo del país.

    Un portavoz de la Oficina de Seguridad Pública de Jordania precisó que una turista suiza estaba entre los heridos. Los demás lesionados por arma blanca fueron la guía turística y otros tres jordanos, entre ellos dos policías y en conductor de un autobús, antes de que el atacante fuera sometido y detenido.

    La oficina dijo que dos personas _una mujer mexicana y un policía jordano_ se encontraban en estado grave y que fueron trasladadas por helicóptero a un hospital de la capital, Ammán. Jerash está a unos 60 kilómetros (40 millas) al norte de la capital.

    Las autoridades mexicanas y suizas no dijeron nada de inmediato sobre el ataque en Jordania.

    Un video no profesional grabado en el lugar mostraba una escena sangrienta en Jerash, una antigua ciudad cuyas ruinas incluyen un anfiteatro romano y una columnata.

    En un video se oía a una mujer exclamando en español '¡Es un puñal, es un puñal! ¡Trae una navaja! ¡Por favor, ayuda aquí a él, ayuda ya!'.

    Las imágenes mostraban a una mujer tendida inmóvil en el piso, mientras alguien le presionaba la espalda con una toalla. A su alrededor había manchas de sangre. Un hombre sentado cerca parecía tener una herida en la pierna.

    Por el momento no había detalles de la identidad del agresor ni sus motivos, pero varios residentes del campo de refugiados de Jerash, habitado por palestinos cuyas familias huyeron o se vieron obligadas a abandonar sus hogares durante la guerra que relacionada con establecimiento de Israel en 1967, denunciaron el ataque.

    'Condenamos el atentado terrorista perpetrado por un cobarde en Jerash', dijeron en una carta firmada y citada en el sitio web de un periódico gubernamental.

    La economía jordana depende en gran parte del turismo y anteriormente grupos milicianos islámicos han atacado sitios turísticos para avergonzar al gobierno o dañar a esa valiosa rama económica. El sector turístico ha gozado de una fuerte recuperación en los últimos dos años.

    En 2005, los ataques a tres hoteles causaron la muerte de al menos 23 personas, mientras que al año siguiente un turista británico fue asesinado cuando un pistolero abrió fuego en las ruinas romanas de Ammán.

    Más recientemente, un ataque en 2016 del grupo Estado Islámico mató a 14 personas, entre ellos un turista canadiense.

    ___

    El periodista de The Associated Press Mohammed Daraghmeh en Ramala, Cisjordania, contribuyó para este despacho.

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    Este despacho fue corregido para reflejar que los residentes de Jerash abandonaron sus hogares en la guerra del Medio Oriente de 1967, no en 1948.


              

    Apuñalan a turistas en Jordania, entre ellos tres mexicanos

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    AMÁN, Jordania (AP) — Un agresor solitario apuñaló el miércoles a ocho personas, entre ellas tres turistas mexicanos y su guía, en un popular yacimiento arqueológico en el norte de Jordania, informó la prensa oficial.

    El ataque ocurrió en Jerash, uno de los principales destinos turísticos del país. Un agente de seguridad no identificado por la agencia de noticias Petra precisó que otra turista suiza estaba entre los heridos. Los demás lesionados por arma blanca fueron la guía turística y tres jordanos, entre ellos un policía, antes de que el atacante fuera sometido y detenido, según los reportes.

    De momento se desconocían detalles sobre el estado de los heridos, pero el sitio independiente de noticias Ammon dijo que dos personas en estado crítico fueron trasladadas por helicóptero a un hospital de la capital, Ammán. Jerash está a unos 60 kilómetros (40 millas) al norte de la capital.

    Las autoridades mexicanas y suizas no dijeron nada de inmediato sobre el ataque en Jordania.

    Un video no profesional grabado en el lugar mostraba una escena sangrienta en Jerash, una antigua ciudad cuyas ruinas incluyen un anfiteatro romano y una columnata.

    En un video se oía a una mujer exclamando en español '¡Es un puñal, es un puñal! ¡Trae una navaja! ¡Por favor, ayuda aquí a él, ayuda ya!'.

    Las imágenes mostraban a una mujer tendida inmóvil en el piso, mientras alguien le presionaba la espalda con una toalla. A su alrededor había manchas de sangre. Un hombre sentado cerca parecía tener una herida en la pierna.

    Por el momento no había detalles de la identidad del agresor ni sus motivos, pero varios residentes del campo de refugiados de Jerash, habitado por palestinos cuyas familias huyeron o se vieron obligadas a abandonar sus hogares durante la guerra que relacionada con establecimiento de Israel en 1948, denunciaron el ataque.

    'Condenamos el atentado terrorista perpetrado por un cobarde en Jerash', dijeron en una carta firmada y citada en el sitio web de un periódico gubernamental.

    La economía jordana depende en gran parte del turismo y anteriormente grupos milicianos islámicos han atacado sitios turísticos para avergonzar al gobierno o dañar a esa valiosa rama económica. El sector turístico ha gozado de una fuerte recuperación en los últimos dos años.

    En 2005, los ataques a tres hoteles causaron la muerte de al menos 23 personas, mientras que al año siguiente un turista británico fue asesinado cuando un pistolero abrió fuego en las ruinas romanas de Ammán.

    Más recientemente, un ataque en 2016 del grupo Estado Islámico mató a 14 personas, entre ellos un turista canadiense.

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    El periodista de The Associated Press Mohammed Daraghmeh en Ramala, Cisjordania, contribuyó para este despacho.


              

    Israelí detenido por pedir 'una bala en la cabeza' a Netanyahu en Facebook

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    Jerusalén, 6 nov (EFE).- 'Si hay una conclusión a la que llegué en la víspera del aniversario (del asesinato de Isaac Rabin), ¡es que Bibi (el primer ministro israelí, Benjamín Netanyahu) debería recibir una bala en la cabeza!', fue una de las amenazas de un israelí en Facebook por la que ha sido arrestado.

    El usuario, 'Tzvika Sabag' y cuya foto de perfil era un famoso cartel diseñado en 2016 por un estudiante con el rostro del primer ministro junto a la soga de una horca, difundió diversos mensajes amenazantes hacia Netanyahu y su familia.

    'Policía de Israel, prepárense para dirigir el tráfico a los funerales de Benjamín, Sara (su esposa) y Yair Netanyahu (uno de los hijos del matrimonio)', fue otra de las amenazas publicada el pasado lunes, fecha conmemorativa del asesinato en 1995 del jefe de Gobierno Isaac Rabin por un ultraderechista judío en Tel Aviv.

    La oficina del primer ministro compartió capturas de pantalla sobre los mensajes del usuario y Netanyahu solicitó la apertura inmediata de una investigación.

    La unidad cibernética de la Policía arrestó el martes a un israelí de 55 años sospechoso de estas amenazas que este miércoles se presentó ante la corte de Justicia y que permanecerá detenido hasta mañana, informó un comunicado policial.

    No es la primera vez que Netanyahu recibe este tipo de amenazas. El año pasado, aparecieron pintadas en las aceras y en unos edificios de Tel Aviv dirigidas al jefe de Gobierno que pedían su muerte, informó el digital Times of Israel.

    En 2017, durante una manifestación antigubernamental en la ciudad costera, un asistente marchó con una guillotina de cartón, que provocó la condena de diputados y del presidente de Israel, Reuvén Rivlin, por 'incitación'. EFE


              

    Regresan a Jordania dos ciudadanos presos en Israel durante más de dos meses

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    Ammán, 6 nov (EFE).- Dos ciudadanos jordanos que han permanecido detenidos en Israel más de dos meses, una de ellas en huelga de hambre desde hace más de 40 días, han regresado hoy a su país después de que las autoridades de los dos Estados llegaron a un acuerdo para su puesta en libertad en medio de la tensión diplomática.

    Los dos liberados fueron recibidos por sus familias y representantes del Ministerio de Exteriores en el paso fronterizo del rey Husein, a través del cual llegaron a suelo jordano desde Israel.

    Heba Labadi y Abdul Rahman Marei habían sido arrestados en el paso fronterizo de Allenby, entre Jordania y Cisjordania, el 20 de agosto y el 2 de septiembre respectivamente, cuando iban a visitar a familiares en territorios palestinos ocupados.

    La mujer estaba en huelga de hambre y fue trasladada al hospital la semana pasada, por el deterioro de su salud después de más de un mes sin ingerir alimentos.

    Labadi aseguró a su llegada a Jordania que sin el apoyo de las autoridades y del pueblo jordanos 'no habría podido regresar' a casa.

    Por su parte, Marei aseguró que esta es una victoria contra 'la testarudez de la ocupación israelí'.

    'La ocupación está destinada a terminar porque somos más fuertes (que ella)', aseveró, agradeciendo al rey jordano Abdalá II su intermediación para su puesta en libertad.

    La liberación de los dos presos tiene lugar dos días después de que el Ministerio de Exteriores jordano anunciara un acuerdo para su entrega por parte de Israel 'antes del final de la semana'.

    Anteriormente, Ammán retiró a su embajador en Tel Aviv en protesta por la detención de los dos ciudadanos, que se suman a otra veintena que se calcula que permanecen en cárceles israelíes.

    La prensa jordana ha especulado que el país vecino habría querido presionar de esta forma al reino para que renueve el acuerdo que concedía a agricultores israelíes la explotación de dos terrenos fronterizos bajo soberanía jordana (Baqoura/Naharayim y Al Ghamr/Zofar) y que el rey Abdalá II anunció que no extendería más allá del 10 de noviembre.

    Ese pacto estaba incluido en el acuerdo de paz firmado por Jordania e Israel en 1994, pero el monarca consideró no ampliar la licencia más allá de los 25 años acordados entonces para 'restablecer la soberanía jordana sobre sus territorios'.

    A pesar del tratado de paz, las relaciones entre los dos Estados se mantienen tensas y amplios sectores de la población jordana piden la expulsión del enviado de Tel Aviv y el cierre de Embajadas debido a la política de Israel hacia los palestinos, muchos de los cuales están refugiados en Jordania desde hace décadas. EFE

    ajm-fc/rml


              

    How about social justice for Israel?

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    The attainment of social justice has been a utopian goal throughout history. While God created all equal, there is no society in the world where this actually exists in a pure form.  There have always been advocates and champions for the poor and downtrodden so the call for social justice will always be with us. It is right to want to help those less fortunate but we must not be deceived into believing a lie over the honest truth.

    On university and college campuses across America, students are particularly attracted to causes and activities which call for social justice because they are looking for something worthwhile and meaningful in which to invest their energies.  This is laudable but before signing on to support a particular cause, some investigation is in order. Sadly, too many are too quick to hang their hats on the peg labeled “social justice” without analyzing the underlying facts or closely examining those people and organizations who are leading the way.  America’s students are being influenced by liberal professors and radical Islamic activists whose agenda is not truly social justice for all. Islamic activists are working diligently on our campuses of higher learning capturing the hearts and minds of college and university students.  They are motivated not by a sense of social justice but rather by the unraveling and dismantling of the principles and values upon which America was founded. By preying on the naiveté of America’s youth, they are working on changing America from within. Once accomplished (and they are making significant progress) the consequences will be negative for America and for Israel. 

    One organization, the Christian Coalition of America, is attempting to challenge radical Islam's propaganda campaigns on campuses in every state.  To be successful in confronting the evil ideology of radical Islam, they must vastly expand their presence and accelerate their efforts and this, I understand, is in the works. Remember, radical Islam openly declares their intention to destroy the “Great Satan” which is the USA and the “Little Satan” which is Israel.

    Misinformation and fabricated “truths” are two of the tools in the arsenal of radical Islam which is the power source fueling the engines of terror and jihad around the world. The widespread call for social justice for the so called “oppressed” Palestinians has become a hot button to stir up strife creating a hostile environment for Jewish students on campuses. Israel has been painted as an evil pariah and solely to blame for the unfortunate plight of the “poor, oppressed Palestinians” who are suffering at the hands of an unjust “occupier.” In reality it is the corrupt Palestinian leadership with their misguided values which places jihad (holy war) with Israel as more important than lifting the standard of living for the Palestinian people.

    Yes, despite what the Palestinians would have the world believe, Israel and the Jews are not the cause for their oppressed state of existence and Israel is not an illegal occupier. In fact, because of the historic Jewish experience, Jews feel a deep moral obligation to stand up for the downtrodden.  Because Israel and Jew bashing are in vogue, it’s doubtful that any of our young generation has ever heard this from one of their left-leaning professors.  Today’s atmosphere of political correctness does not leave room for positive speech about the Jews and Israel and this must stop.  If Israel and the Jews were removed from the earth, the Palestinians would still be poor and desperate. 

    If those crying out for social justice really wanted to see this become a reality, they would be on the side of Israel – the one country in the world constantly and unfairly condemned by the U.N. and others and held to a different and higher standard than any other country in the world. The Jewish people are the subject of open hatred and hostility but who is seeking social justice for them? There was little to no outcry for justice when Jewish cemeteries were being desecrated and synagogues spray painted with ugly words and messages reminiscent of the dark days leading up to the Holocaust. The atmosphere today is much the same as it was in the 1930s and 1940s when Hitler unleashed his program of ethnic cleansing but without knowing history this would be difficult to discern.  Ignorance and indifference led to the deaths of millions of Jews and others.  Could it happen again? 

    Efforts to achieve social justice will produce positive results if rightly placed.  We must not accept or condone acts of terror, incitement of hatred, or genocidal or brutal acts against humanity. We must know and stand on the truth. If our schools won’t teach our children, then we must teach our schools. Israel and the Jews are here to stay. They have a long and rich history which pre-dates all of us by thousands of years and they have a very wonderful habit of making significant contributions to the betterment of the world from which we all greatly benefit. 

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    Jueves 12 diciembre 2019, Jueves de la II semana de Adviento, feria o Bienaventurada Virgen María de Guadalupe, memoria libre.

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    SOBRE LITURGIA

    SAN JUAN PABLO II
    EXHORTACIÓN APOSTÓLICA POSTSINODAL PASTORES DABO VOBIS
    (25-marzo-1992) SOBRE LA FORMACIÓN DE LOS SACERDOTES EN LA SITUACIÓN ACTUAL

    CAPÍTULO I. TOMADO DE ENTRE LOS HOMBRES
    La formación sacerdotal ante los desafíos del final del segundo milenio


    El sacerdote en su tiempo

    5. «Todo Sumo Sacerdote es tomado de entre los hombres y está puesto en favor de los hombres en lo que se refiere a Dios» (Heb 5, 1).

    La Carta a los Hebreos subraya claramente la «humanidad» del ministro de Dios: pues procede de los hombres y está al servicio de los hombres, imitando a Jesucristo, «probado en todo igual que nosotros, excepto en el pecado» (Heb 4, 15).

    Dios llama siempre a sus sacerdotes desde determinados contextos humanos y eclesiales, que inevitablemente los caracterizan y a los cuales son enviados para el servicio del Evangelio de Cristo.

    Por eso el Sínodo ha estudiado el tema de los sacerdotes en su contexto actual, situándolo en el hoy de la sociedad y de la Iglesia y abriéndolo a las perspectivas del tercer milenio, como se deduce claramente de la misma formulación del tema: «La formación de los sacerdotes en la situación actual».

    Ciertamente «hay una fisonomía esencial del sacerdote que no cambia: en efecto, el sacerdote de mañana, no menos que el de hoy, deberá asemejarse a Cristo. Cuando vivía en la tierra, Jesús reflejó en sí mismo el rostro definitivo del presbítero, realizando un sacerdocio ministerial del que los apóstoles fueron los primeros investidos y que está destinado a durar, a continuarse incesantemente en todos los períodos de la historia. El presbítero del tercer milenio será, en este sentido, el continuador de los presbíteros que, en los milenios precedentes, han animado la vida de la Iglesia. También en el dos mil la vocación sacerdotal continuará siendo la llamada a vivir el único y permanente sacerdocio de Cristo» [9]. Pero ciertamente la vida y el ministerio del sacerdote deben también «adaptarse a cada época y a cada ambiente de vida... Por ello, por nuestra parte debemos procurar abrirnos, en la medida de lo posible, a la iluminación superior del Espíritu Santo, para descubrir las orientaciones de la sociedad moderna, reconocer las necesidades espirituales más profundas, determinar las tareas concretas más importantes, los métodos pastorales que habrá que adoptar, y así responder de manera adecuada a las esperanzas humanas» [10].

    Por ser necesario conjugar la verdad permanente del ministerio presbiteral con las instancias y características del hoy, los Padres sinodales han tratado de responder a algunas preguntas urgentes: ¿qué problemas y, al mismo tiempo, qué estímulos positivos suscita el actual contexto sociocultural y eclesial en los muchachos, en los adolescentes y en los jóvenes, que han de madurar un proyecto de vida sacerdotal para toda su existencia?, ¿qué dificultades y qué nuevas posibilidades ofrece nuestro tiempo para el ejercicio de un ministerio sacerdotal coherente con el don del Sacramento recibido y con la exigencia de una vida espiritual correspondiente?

    Presento ahora algunos elementos del análisis de la situación que los Padres sinodales han desarrollado, conscientes de que la gran variedad de circunstancias socioculturales y eclesiales presentes en los diversos países aconseja señalar sólo los fenómenos más profundos y extendidos, particularmente aquellos que se refieren a los problemas educativos y a la formación sacerdotal.

    El Evangelio hoy: esperanzas y obstáculos

    6. Múltiples factores parecen favorecer en los hombres de hoy una conciencia más madura de la dignidad de la persona y una nueva apertura a los valores religiosos, al Evangelio y al ministerio sacerdotal.

    En la sociedad encontramos, a pesar de tantas contradicciones, una sed de justicia y de paz muy difundida e intensa; una conciencia más viva del cuidado del hombre por la creación y por el respeto a la naturaleza; una búsqueda más abierta de la verdad y de la tutela de la dignidad humana; el compromiso creciente, en muchas zonas de la población mundial, por una solidaridad internacional más concreta y por un nuevo orden mundial, en la libertad y en la justicia. Junto al desarrollo cada vez mayor del potencial de energías ofrecido por las ciencias y las técnicas, y la difusión de la información y de la cultura, surge también una nueva pregunta ética; la pregunta sobre el sentido, es decir, sobre una escala objetiva de valores que permita establecer las posibilidades y los límites del progreso.

    En el campo más propiamente religioso y cristiano, caen prejuicios ideológicos y cerrazones violentas al anuncio de los valores espirituales y religiosos, mientras surgen nuevas e inesperadas posibilidades para la evangelización y la renovación de la vida eclesial en muchas partes del mundo. Tiene lugar así una creciente difusión del conocimiento de las Sagradas Escrituras; una nueva vitalidad y fuerza expansiva de muchas Iglesias jóvenes, con un papel cada vez más relevante en la defensa y promoción de los valores de la persona y de la vida humana; un espléndido testimonio del martirio por parte de las Iglesias del Centro y Este europeo, como también un testimonio de la fidelidad y firmeza de otras Iglesias que todavía están sometidas a persecuciones y tribulaciones por la fe [11].

    El deseo de Dios y de una relación viva y significativa con Él se presenta hoy tan intenso, que favorecen, allí donde falta el auténtico e íntegro anuncio del Evangelio de Jesús, la difusión de formas de religiosidad sin Dios y de múltiples sectas. Su expansión, incluso en algunos ambientes tradicionalmente cristianos, es ciertamente para todos los hijos de la Iglesia, y para los sacerdotes en particular, un motivo constante de examen de conciencia sobre la credibilidad de su testimonio del Evangelio, pero es también signo de cuán profunda y difundida está la búsqueda de Dios.

    [9] Ángelus (14 enero 1990), 2: L'Osservatore Romano, edición en lengua española, 21 de enero de 1990, pág. 4.
    [10] Ibid., 3: l.c.
    [11] Cf. Proposición 3.

    CALENDARIO

    12 JUEVES DE LA II SEMANA DE ADVIENTO, feria o BIENAVENTURADA VIRGEN MARÍA DE GUADALUPE, memoria libre

    Misa
    de feria (morado) o de la memoria (blanco).
    MISAL: para la feria ants. y oracs. props. / para la memoria 1ª orac. prop. y el resto de la feria o del común de la BVM, Pf. I o III Adv. o de la memoria.
    LECC.: vol. II.
    - Is 41, 13-20.
    Yo soy tu libertador, el Santo de Israel.
    - Sal 144. R. El Señor es clemente y misericordioso, lento a la cólera y rico en piedad.
    - Mt 11, 11-15. No ha nacido uno más grande que Juan el Bautista.
    o bien:
    cf. vol. IV.

    Liturgia de las Horas: oficio de feria o de la memoria.

    Martirologio: elogs. del 13 de diciembre, pág. 717.
    CALENDARIOS: Jaca, Huesca y Santander: Dedicación de la iglesia-catedral (F).
    Teatinos: Beato Juan Marinonio, presbítero (MO).
    Tarazona: Beatos Martín de San Nicolás y compañeros, mártires (MO). Zaragoza: (ML).
    Canónigos Regulares de Letrán: Beato Hartman, obispo (MO).
    Madrid: Santa María de Guadalupe (ML-trasladada), o San Dámaso, papa (ML).
    Orden de San Juan de Jerusalén: Aniversario de la ordenación episcopal de Mons. Jean Laffitte, prelado (2009).
    Segovia: Aniversario de la ordenación episcopal de Mons. Ángel Rubio Castro, obispo, emérito (2004).
    Solsona: Aniversario de la ordenación episcopal de Mons. Xavier Novell Gomá, obispo (2010).

    TEXTOS MISA

    Jueves de la II semana de Adviento

    Antífona de entrada Cf. Sal 118, 151-152
    Tú, Señor, estás cerca y todos tus caminos son verdaderos; hace tiempo comprendí tus preceptos, porque tú eres eterno.
    Prope es tu, Dómine, et omnes viae tuae véritas; inítio cognóvi de testimóniis tuis, quia in aetérnum tu es.

    Oración colecta
    Señor, aviva nuestros corazones para que preparemos los caminos a tu Unigénito, y, por su venida, merezcamos servirte con un corazón puro. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
    Excita, Dómine, corda nostra ad praeparándas Unigéniti tui vias, ut, per eius advéntum, purificátis tibi méntibus servíre mereámur. Per Dóminum.

    En la memoria:
    12 de diciembre
    Bienaventurada Virgen María de Guadalupe.

    Oración colecta propia. El resto de la feria o del Común de la B. V. Maríaen Adviento.

    Monición de entrada
    Hacemos memoria en esta celebración de la bienaventurada Virgen María de Guadalupe de México, cuyo maternal auxilio implora con humildad el pueblo en la colina del Tepeyac, cerca de la ciudad del distrito federal, donde se apareció varias veces al indio san Juan Diego. Ella brilla como una estrella que invita a la evangelización de los pueblos, y es invocada como protectora de los pueblos indígenas y de los pobres de toda Latinoamérica.

    Oración colecta
    Oh, Dios, Padre de las misericordias, que pusiste a tu pueblo bajo el singular patrocinio de la santísima Madre de tu Hijo, concede a cuantos la invocan con el título de Guadalupe, que busquen con fe decidida el progreso de los pueblos por los caminos de la justicia y de la paz. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
    Deus, Pater misericordiárum, qui sub sanctíssimae Matris Fílii tui singulári patrocínio plebem tuam constituísti, tríbue cunctis, qui beátam Vírginem Guadalupénsem ínvocant, ut, alacrióri fide, populórum progressiónem in viis iustítiæ quáereant et pacis. Per Dóminum.

    LITURGIA DE LA PALABRA
    Lecturas del Jueves de la II semana de Adviento, feria (Lec. II).

    PRIMERA LECTURA Is 41, 13-20
    Yo soy tu libertador, el Santo de Israel
    Lectura del libro de Isaías.

    Yo, el Señor, tu Dios, te tomo por la diestra y te digo:
    «No temas, yo mismo te auxilio».
    No temas, gusanillo de Jacob, oruga de Israel, yo mismo te auxilio -oráculo del Señor-, tu libertador es el Santo de Israel.
    Mira, te convierto en trillo nuevo, aguzado, de doble filo: trillarás los montes hasta molerlos; reducirás a paja las colinas; los aventarás, y el viento se los llevará, el vendaval los dispersará.
    Pero tú te alegrarás en el Señor, te gloriarás en el Santo de Israel.
    Los pobres y los indigentes buscan agua, y no la encuentran; su lengua está reseca por la sed.
    Yo, el Señor, les responderé; yo, el Dios de Israel, no los abandonaré.
    Haré brotar ríos en cumbres desoladas, en medio de los valles, manantiales; transformaré el desierto en marisma y el yermo en fuentes de agua.
    Pondré en el desierto cedros, acacias, mirtos, y olivares; plantaré en la estepa cipreses, junto con olmos y alerces, para que vean y sepan, reflexionen y aprendan de una vez, que la mano del Señor lo ha hecho, que el Santo de Israel lo ha creado.

    Palabra de Dios.
    R. Te alabamos, Señor

    Salmo responsorial Sal 144,1bc y 9. 10-11. 12-13ab (R.: 8)
    R. El Señor es clemente y misericordioso, lento a la cólera y rico en piedad.
    Miserátor et miséricors Dóminus, longánimis et multæ misericórdiæ.

    V. Te ensalzaré, Dios mío, mi rey;
    bendeciré tu nombre por siempre jamás.
    El Señor es bueno con todos,
    es cariñoso con todas sus criaturas.
    R. El Señor es clemente y misericordioso, lento a la cólera y rico en piedad.
    Miserátor et miséricors Dóminus, longánimis et multæ misericórdiæ.

    V. Que todas tus criaturas te den gracias, Señor,
    que té bendigan tus fieles.
    Que proclamen la gloria de tu reinado,
    que hablen de tus hazañas.
    R. El Señor es clemente y misericordioso, lento a la cólera y rico en piedad.
    Miserátor et miséricors Dóminus, longánimis et multæ misericórdiæ.

    V.Explicando tus hazañas a los hombres,
    la gloria y majestad de tu reinado.
    Tu reinado es un reinado perpetuo,
    tu gobierno va de edad en edad.
    R. El Señor es clemente y misericordioso, lento a la cólera y rico en piedad.
    Miserátor et miséricors Dóminus, longánimis et multæ misericórdiæ.

    AleluyaCf. Is 45, 8
    R.Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.
    V. Cielos, destilad desde lo alto al Justo, las nubes lo derramen, se abra la tierra y brote el Salvador. R.
    Roráte, cæli, désuper, et nubes pluant iustum; aperiátur terra, et gérminet Salvatórem.

    EVANGELIOMt 11, 11-15
    No ha nacido uno más grande que Juan el Bautista
    Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Mateo.
    R. Gloria a ti, Señor.

    En aquel tiempo, dijo Jesús al gentío:
    «En verdad os digo que no ha nacido de mujer uno más grande que Juan el Bautista; aunque el más pequeño en el reino de los cielos es más grande que él.
    Desde los días de Juan el Bautista hasta ahora el reino de los cielos sufre violencia y los violentos lo arrebatan. Los profetas y la Ley han profetizado hasta que vino Juan; él es Elías, el que tenía que venir, con tal que queráis admitirlo.
    El que tenga oídos, que oiga».

    Palabra del Señor.
    R. Gloria a ti, Señor Jesús.

    Papa Francisco, Discurso 20-enero-2018
    ¡Nos hace bien saber que no somos el Mesías! Nos libra de creernos demasiado importantes, demasiado ocupados –es típica de algunas regiones escuchar: «No, a esa parroquia no vayas porque el padre siempre está muy ocupado»–. Juan el Bautista sabía que su misión era señalar el camino, iniciar procesos, abrir espacios, anunciar que Otro era el portador del Espíritu de Dios. Ser memoriosos nos libra de la tentación de los mesianismos, de creerme yo el Mesías.

    Oración de los fieles
    Oremos al Padre, por mediación de Jesucristo, nuestro Sacerdote y Salvador.
    - Para que toda la Iglesia trabaje para hacer presente en nuestro mundo el reino de Dios. Roguemos al Señor.
    - Para que todos los hombres sepan reconocer los signos de la venida y presencia de Cristo entre nosotros. Roguemos al Señor.
    - Para que los pobres y los necesitados confíen en la providencia del Padre, que no los abandona. Roguemos al Señor.
    - Para que cada uno de nosotros experimente la seguridad en Dios Padre que nos dice: «No temas, yo mismo te auxilio». Roguemos al Señor.
    Que todos vean y reconozcan, Señor, lo que ha hecho tu mano por nosotros. Tú, que vives y reinas por los siglos de los siglos.

    Oración sobre las ofrendas
    Acepta, Señor, este pan y este vino, escogidos de entre los bienes que hemos recibido de ti, y concédenos que esta eucaristía, que nos permites celebrar ahora en nuestra vida mortal, sea para nosotros prenda de salvación eterna. Por Jesucristo nuestro Señor.
    Súscipe, quaesumus, Dómine, múnera, quae de tuis offérimus colláta benefíciis, et, quod nostrae devotióni concédis éffici temporáli, tuae nobis fiat praemium redemptiónis aetérnae. Per Christum.

    PREFACIO III DE ADVIENTO
    CRISTO, SEÑOR Y JUEZ DE LA HISTORIA
    En verdad es justo darte gracias, es nuestro deber cantar en tu honor himnos de bendicion y de alabanza, Padre todopoderoso, principio y fin de todo lo creado.
    Tú nos has ocultado el día y la hora en que Cristo, tu Hijo, Señor y Juez de la historia, aparecerá, revestido de poder y de gloria, sobre las nubes del cielo.
    En aquel día terrible y glorioso pasará la figura de este mundo y nacerán los cielos nuevos y la tierra nueva.
    El mismo Señor que se nos mostrará entonces lleno de gloria viene ahora a nuestro encuentro en cada hombre y en cada acontecimiento, para que lo recibamos en la fe y por el amor demos testimonio de la espera dichosa de su reino.
    Por eso, mientras aguardamos su última venida, unidos a los ángeles y a los santos, cantamos el himno de tu gloria:
    Santo, Santo, Santo…


    Antífona de la comunión Tit 2, 12-13
    Llevemos ya desde una vida honrada y religiosa, aguardando la dicha que esperamos: la aparición gloriosa del gran Dios.
    Iuste et pie vivámus in hoc saeculo, exspectántes beátam spem et advéntum glóriae magni Dei.

    Oración después de la comunión
    Señor, que fructifique en nosotros la celebración de estos sacramentos, con los que tú nos enseñas, ya en nuestra vida mortal, a descubrir el valor de los bienes eternos y a poner en ellos nuestro corazón. Por Jesucristo nuestro Señor.
    Prosint nobis, quaesumus, Dómine, frequentáta mystéria, quibus nos, inter praetereúntia ambulántes, iam nunc instítuis amáre caeléstia et inhaerére mansúris. Per Christum.

    MARTIROLOGIO

    Elogios del día 13 de diciembre
    M
    emoria de santa Lucía, virgen y mártir, la cual, mientras vivió, conservó encendida la lámpara esperando al Esposo, y llevada al martirio en Siracusa, en Sicilia, mereció entrar con él a las bodas y poseer la luz indefectible (303/304).
    2. En Porto Romano, san Aristón, mártir (c. s. IV).
    3. En la península de Sulcis, en Cerdeña, san Antioco, mártir (c. s. IV).
    4. En Armenia, santos Eustrato, Auxencio, Eugenio, Mardario y Orestes, mártires (c. s. IV).
    5. En Neustria septentrional, san Judoco, presbítero y eremita, quien, siendo hijo de Jutael, rey de Armórica, y hermano de san Judicael, para no ser obligado a suceder a su padre abandonó la patria y se dedicó a la vida eremítica (c. 669).
    6. En Cambrai, de Austrasia, san Auberto, obispo (c. 670).
    7. En Estrasburgo, de Burgundia (hoy Alsacia), santa Otilia, virgen y primera abadesa del monasterio de Hohenburg, fundado por el duque Aldarico, su padre (s. VII).
    8*. En Nápoles, de la Campania, beato Juan (Francisco) Marinoni, presbítero de la Orden de Clérigos Regulares, vulgo Teatinos, el cual, junto con san Cayetano, se entregó a la reforma del clero y a la salvación de las almas, e instituyó un Monte de Piedad para ayudar a los pobres (1562).
    9. En el monasterio de la Visitación, de Moulins, en Francia, muerte de santa Juana Francisca Frémiot de Chantal, cuya memoria se celebra el doce de agosto (1641).
    10*. En Fermo, del Piceno, en Italia, beato Antonio Grassi, presbítero de la Congregación del Oratorio, varón humilde y pacífico, que con su ejemplo impulsó a los hermanos a observar la Regla (1671).
    11. En el pueblo de Tjyen-Tiyou, en Corea, santos Pedro Cho Hwa-so, padre de familia, y cinco compañeros (Sus nombres son: san Pedro Yi Myong-so y Bartolomé Chong Mun-ho, padres
    de familia; Pedro Son-ji, padre de familia y catequista; José Pedro Han Chae-kwon, que fue catequista; y Pedro Chong Won-ji, adolescente.), mártires, los cuales, tentados por las promesas y tormentos del mandarín para que dejaran la religión cristiana, resistieron hasta la decapitación (1866).

              

    Miércoles 11 diciembre 2019, Miércoles de la II semana de Adviento, feria o san Dámaso, papa, memoria libre.

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    SOBRE LITURGIA

    SAN JUAN PABLO II
    EXHORTACIÓN APOSTÓLICA POSTSINODAL PASTORES DABO VOBIS
    (25-marzo-1992) SOBRE LA FORMACIÓN DE LOS SACERDOTES EN LA SITUACIÓN ACTUAL

    3. En línea con el Concilio Vaticano II acerca del Orden de los presbíteros y su formación [4], y deseando aplicar concretamente a las diversas situaciones esa rica y probada doctrina, la Iglesia ha afrontado en muchas ocasiones los problemas de la vida, ministerio y formación de los sacerdotes.

    Las ocasiones más solemnes han sido los Sínodos de los Obispos. Ya en la primera Asamblea general, celebrada en octubre de 1967, el Sínodo dedicó cinco congregaciones generales al tema de la renovación de los seminarios. Este trabajo dio un impulso decisivo a la elaboración del documento de la Congregación para la Educación Católica titulado «Normas fundamentales para la formación sacerdotal» [5].

    La segunda Asamblea general ordinaria de 1971 dedicó la mitad de sus trabajos al sacerdocio ministerial. Los frutos de este largo estudio sinodal, recogidos y condensados en algunas «recomendaciones», sometidas a mi predecesor el Papa Pablo VI y leídas en la apertura del Sínodo de 1974, se referían principalmente a la doctrina sobre el sacerdocio ministerial y a algunos aspectos de la espiritualidad y del ministerio sacerdotal.

    También en otras muchas ocasiones el Magisterio de la Iglesia ha seguido manifestando su solicitud por la vida y el ministerio de los sacerdotes. Se puede decir que en los años postconciliares no ha habido ninguna intervención magisterial que, en alguna medida, no se haya referido, de modo explícito o implícito, al significado de la presencia de los sacerdotes en la comunidad, a su misión y su necesidad en la Iglesia y para la vida del mundo.

    En estos últimos años y desde varias partes se ha insistido en la necesidad de volver sobre el tema del sacerdocio, afrontándolo desde un punto de vista relativamente nuevo y más adecuado a las presentes circunstancias eclesiales y culturales. La atención ha sido puesta no tanto en el problema de la identidad del sacerdote cuanto en problemas relacionados con el itinerario formativo para el sacerdocio y con el estilo de vida de los sacerdotes. En realidad, las nuevas generaciones de los que son llamados al sacerdocio ministerial presentan características bastante distintas respecto a las de sus inmediatos predecesores y viven en un mundo que en muchos aspectos es nuevo y que está en continua y rápida evolución. Todo esto debe ser tenido en cuenta en la programación y realización de los planes de formación para el sacerdocio ministerial.

    Además, los sacerdotes que están ya en el ejercicio de su ministerio, parece que hoy sufren una excesiva dispersión en las crecientes actividades pastorales y, frente a la problemática de la sociedad y de la cultura contemporánea, se sienten impulsados a replantearse su estilo de vida y las prioridades de los trabajos pastorales, a la vez que notan, cada vez más, la necesidad de una formación permanente.

    Por ello, la atención y las reflexiones del Sínodo de los Obispos de 1990 se ha centrado en el aumento de las vocaciones para el presbiterado; en la formación básica para que los candidatos conozcan y sigan a Jesús, preparándose a celebrar y vivir el sacramento del Orden que los configura con Cristo, Cabeza y Pastor, Siervo y Esposo de la Iglesia; en el estudio específico de los programas de formación permanente, capaces de sostener, de una manera real y eficaz, el ministerio y vida espiritual de los sacerdotes.

    El mismo Sínodo quería responder también a una petición hecha por el Sínodo anterior, que trató sobre la vocación y misión de los laicos en la Iglesia y en el mundo. Los mismos laicos habían pedido la dedicación de los sacerdotes a su formación, para ser ayudados oportunamente en el cumplimiento de su común misión eclesial. Y en realidad, «cuanto más se desarrolla el apostolado de los laicos, tanto más fuertemente se percibe la necesidad de contar con sacerdotes bien formados, sacerdotes santos. De esta manera, la vida misma del pueblo de Dios pone de manifiesto la enseñanza del Concilio Vaticano II sobre la relación entre sacerdocio común y sacerdocio ministerial o jerárquico, pues en el misterio de la Iglesia la jerarquía tiene un carácter ministerial (cf. Lumen gentium, 10). Cuanto más se profundiza el sentido de la vocación propia de los laicos, más se evidencia lo que es propio del sacerdocio» [6].

    4. En la experiencia eclesial típica del Sínodo, aquella «singular experiencia de comunión episcopal en la universalidad, que refuerza el sentido de la Iglesia universal, la responsabilidad de los Obispos en relación con la Iglesia universal y su misión, en comunión afectiva y efectiva en torno a Pedro»  [7], se ha dejado oír claramente la voz de las diversas Iglesias particulares, y en este Sínodo, por vez primera, la de algunas Iglesias del Este. Las Iglesias han proclamado su fe en el cumplimiento de la promesa de Dios: «Os daré Pastores según mi corazón» (Jer 3, 15), y han renovado su compromiso pastoral por la atención a las vocaciones y por la formación de los sacerdotes, con el convencimiento de que de ello depende el futuro de la Iglesia, su desarrollo y su misión universal de salvación.

    Considerando ahora el rico patrimonio de las reflexiones, orientaciones e indicaciones que han preparado y acompañado los trabajos de los Padres sinodales, uno a la de ellos mi voz de Obispo de Roma y Sucesor de Pedro, con esta Exhortación Apostólica postsinodal; y la dirijo al corazón de todos los fieles y de cada uno de ellos, en particular al corazón de los sacerdotes y de cuantos están dedicados al delicado ministerio de su formación. Con esta Exhortación Apostólica deseo salir al encuentro y unirme a todos y cada uno de los sacerdotes, tanto diocesanos como religiosos.

    Con la voz y el corazón de los Padres sinodales hago mías las palabras y los sentimientos del «Mensaje final del Sínodo al Pueblo de Dios»: «Con ánimo agradecido y lleno de admiración nos dirigimos a vosotros, que sois nuestros primeros cooperadores en el servicio apostólico. Vuestra tarea en la Iglesia es verdaderamente necesaria e insustituible. Vosotros lleváis el peso del ministerio sacerdotal y mantenéis el contacto diario con los fieles. Vosotros sois los ministros de la Eucaristía, los dispensadores de la misericordia divina en el Sacramento de la Penitencia, los consoladores de las almas, los guías de todos los fieles en las tempestuosas dificultades de la vida».

    «Os saludamos con todo el corazón, os expresamos nuestra gratitud y os exhortamos a perseverar en este camino con ánimo alegre y decidido. No cedáis al desaliento. Nuestra obra no es nuestra, sino de Dios».

    «El que nos ha llamado y nos ha enviado sigue junto a nosotros todos los días de nuestra vida, ya que nosotros actuamos por mandato de Cristo»[8].

    [4] Cf. Const. dogm. sobre la Iglesia Lumen gentium, 28; Decreto sobre el ministerio y vida de los presbíteros Presbyterorum Ordinis, Decreto sobre la formación sacerdotal Optatam totius.
    [5] Ratio fundamentalis institutionis sacerdotalis (6 enero 1970): AAS 62 (1970), 321-384.
    [6] Discurso final al Sínodo (27 octubre 1990), 3: l.c.
    [7] Ibid., 1: l.c.
    [8] Mensaje de los Padres sinodales al Pueblo de Dios (28 octubre 1990), III: L'Osservatore Romano, edición en lengua española, 2 de noviembre de 1990, pág. 12.


    CALENDARIO

    11 MIÉRCOLES DE LA II SEMANA DE ADVIENTO, feria o SAN DÁMASO I, papa, memoria libre


    Misa
    de feria (morado) o de la memoria (blanco).
    MISAL: para la feria ants. y oracs. props. / para la memoria 1ª orac. prop. y el resto de la feria o del común de pastores (para un papa), Pf. I o III Adv. o de la memoria.
    LECC.: vol. II.
    - Is 40, 25-31.
    El Señor todopoderoso fortalece a quien está cansado.
    - Sal 102. R. Bendice, alma mía, al Señor.
    - Mt 11, 28-30. Venid a mí todos los que estáis cansados.
    o bien:
    cf. vol. IV.

    Liturgia de las Horas: oficio de feria o de la memoria.

    Martirologio: elogs. del 12 de diciembre, pág. 715.
    CALENDARIOS: Madrid y Getafe: Santa Maravillas de Jesús, virgen (F). Toledo y Carmelitas Descalzos: (ML).
    O. Cist.: Beato David de Himmerod, monje cisterciense (MO).
    Canónigos Regulares de Letrán: San Vicelino, obispo (ML).

    TEXTOS MISA

    Miércoles de la II semana de Adviento

    Antífona de entrada Cf. Hab 2, 3; 1Co 4, 5
    El Señor llegará y no tardará, él iluminará lo que esconden las tinieblas y se manifestará a todos los pueblos.
    Véniet Dóminus et non tardábit, et illuminábit abscóndita tenebrárum, et manifestábit se ad omnes gentes.

    Oración colecta
    Dios todopoderoso, que nos mandas preparar el camino a Cristo, el Señor, concédenos, con bondad, no desfallecer por nuestra debilidad a los que esperamos la consoladora presencia del médico celestial. Él, que vive y reina contigo.
    Omnípotens Deus, qui nos praecipis iter Christo Dómino praeparáre, concéde propítius, ut nullis infirmitátibus fatigémur, qui caeléstis médici consolántem praeséntiam sustinémus. Per Dóminum.

    En la memoria:
    11 de diciembre
    San Dámaso I, papa

    Oración colecta propia. El resto de la feria de Adviento.

    Monición de entrada
    Recordamos en esta celebración a san Dámaso I, papa, de origen español. nacido hacia el año 305. Su memoria perdura en la Iglesia por su magisterio en defensa de la fe contra cismas y herejías, por los epitafios que compuso para venerar los sepulcros de los mártires de Roma y, sobre todo, por su decisión de traducir al latín las Sagradas Escrituras y las oraciones de la liturgia, de modo que fueran más comprensibles para el pueblo, que ya no comprendía el griego. La traduccion de la Sagrada Escritura se la confió a su gran amigo y experto, san Jerónimo. Murió el año 384.

    Oración colecta
    Concédenos, Señor, celebrar siempre los méritos de tus mártires, a quienes el papa san Dámaso, profesó devoción y amor. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
    Praesta, quaesumus, Dómine, ut mártyrum tuórum iúgiter mérita celebrémus, quorum éxstitit beátus Dámasus papa cultor et amátor. Per Dóminum.

    LITURGIA DE LA PALABRA
    Lecturas del Miércoles de la II semana de Adviento (Lec. II).

    PRIMERA LECTURA Is 40, 25-31
    El Señor todopoderoso fortalece a quien está cansado
    Lectura del libro de Isaías.

    «¿Con quién podréis compararme,
    quién es semejante a mi?», dice el Santo.
    Alzad los ojos a lo alto y mirad:
    ¿quién creó esto?
    Es él, que despliega su ejército al completo
    y a cada uno convoca por su nombre.
    Ante su grandioso poder, y su robusta fuerza,
    ninguno falta a su llamada.
    ¿Por qué andas diciendo, Jacob,
    y por qué murmuras, Israel:
    «Al Señor no le importa mi destino,
    mi Dios pasa por alto mis derechos»?
    ¿Acaso no lo sabes, es que no lo has oído?
    El Señor es un Dios eterno
    que ha creado los confines de la tierra.
    No se cansa, no se fatiga,
    es insondable su inteligencia.
    Fortalece a quien está cansado,
    acrecienta el vigor del exhausto.
    Se cansan los muchachos, se fatigan,
    los jóvenes tropiezan y vacilan;
    pero los que esperan en el Señor
    renuevan sus fuerzas,
    echan alas como las águilas,
    corren y no se fatigan,
    caminan y no se cansan.

    Palabra de Dios.
    R. Te alabamos, Señor.

    Salmo responsorial Sal 102, 1bc-2. 3-4. 8 y 10 (R.: 1b)
    R.Bendice, alma mía, al Señor.
    Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino.

    V.Bendice, alma mía, al Señor,
    y todo mi ser a su santo nombre.
    Bendice, alma mía, al Señor,
    y no olvides sus beneficios.
    R.Bendice, alma mía, al Señor.
    Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino.

    V. Él perdona todas tus culpas
    y cura todas tus enfermedades;
    él rescata tu vida de la fosa,
    y te colma de gracia y de ternura.
    R.Bendice, alma mía, al Señor.
    Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino.

    V. El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso,
    lento a la ira y rico en clemencia.
    No nos trata como merecen nuestro pecados
    ni nos paga según nuestras culpas.
    R.Bendice, alma mía, al Señor.
    Bénedic, ánima mea, Dómino.

    Aleluya
    R.Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.
    V. Mirad que llega el Señor, para salvar a su pueblo; bienaventurados los que están preparados para salir a su encuentro. R.
    Ecce véniet Dóminus, ut salvet pópulum suum; beáti qui paráti sunt occúrrere illi.

    EVANGELIO Mt 11, 28-30
    Venid a mí todos los que estáis cansados
    Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Mateo.
    R.Gloria a ti, Señor.

    En aquel tiempo, Jesús tomó la palabra y dijo:
    «Venid a mi todos los que estáis cansados y agobiados, y yo os aliviaré.
    Tomad mi yugo sobre vosotros y aprended de mí, que soy manso y humilde de corazón, y encontraréis descanso para vuestras almas. Porque mi yugo es llevadero y mi carga ligera».

    Palabra del Señor.
    R. Gloria a ti, Señor Jesús.

    San Josemaría, Es Cristo que pasa 18
    Cristo fue humilde de corazón (Cfr. Mt 11, 29). A lo largo de su vida no quiso para Él ninguna cosa especial, ningún privilegio. Comienza estando en el seno de su Madre nueve meses, como todo hombre, con una naturalidad extrema. De sobra sabía el Señor que la humanidad padecía una apremiante necesidad de Él. Tenía, por eso, hambre de venir a la tierra para salvar a todas las almas: y no precipita el tiempo. Vino a su hora, como llegan al mundo los demás hombres. Desde la concepción hasta el nacimiento, nadie –salvo San José y Santa Isabel– advierte esa maravilla: Dios que viene a habitar entre los hombres.

    Oración de los fieles
    Presentemos nuestra oración a Dios, nuestro Padre: él es la fortaleza de quien está cansado.
    - Para que renueve constantemente a su Iglesia. Roguemos al Señor
    - Para que dé ánimos a los que tienen responsabilidades públicas. Roguemos al Señor.
    - Para que haga recuperar la ilusión a los que se sienten fracasados. Roguemos al Señor
    -Para que llene de esperanza a los que celebramos esta eucaristía. Roguemos al Señor.
    Señor, Dios nuestro, que no te cansas ni te fatigas, sé para todos alivio y descanso. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor.

    Oración sobre las ofrendas
    Haz, Señor, que te ofrezcamos siempre este sacrificio como expresión de nuestra propia entrega, para que se realice el santo sacramento que tú instituiste y se lleve a cabo en nosotros eficazmente la obra de tu salvación. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor.
    Devotiónis nostrae tibi, Dómine, quaesumus, hóstia iúgiter immolétur, quae et sacri péragat institúta mystérii, et salutáre tuum nobis poténter operétur. Per Christum.

    PREFACIO I DE ADVIENTO
    LAS DOS VENIDAS DE CRISTO
    En verdad es justo y necesario, es nuestro deber y salvación darte gracias siempre y en todo lugar, Señor, Padre santo, Dios todopoderoso y eterno, por Cristo, Señor nuestro.
    Quien, al venir por vez primera en la humildad de nuestra carne, realizó el plan de redención trazado desde antiguo y nos abrió el camino de la salvación eterna, para que cuando venga de nuevo en la majestad de su gloria, revelando así la plenitud de su obra, podamos recibir los bienes prometidos que ahora, en vigilante espera, confiamos alcanzar.
    Por eso, con los ángeles y arcángeles, tronos y dominaciones, y con todos los coros celestiales, cantamos sin cesar el himno de tu gloria:
    Vere dignum et iustum est, aequum et salutáre, nos tibi semper et ubíque grátias ágere: Dómine, sancte Pater, omnípotens aetérne Deus: per Christum Dóminum nostrum.
    Qui, primo advéntu in humilitáte carnis assúmptae, dispositiónis antíquae munus implévit, nobísque salútis perpétuae trámitem reserávit: ut, cum secúndo vénerit in suae glória maiestátis, manifésto demum múnere capiámus, quod vigilántes nunc audémus exspectáre promíssum.
    Et ídeo cum Angelis et Archángelis, cum Thronis et Dominatiónibus, cumque omni milítia caeléstis exércitus, hymnum glóriae tuae cánimus, sine fine dicéntes:
    Santo, santo Santo...


    Antífona de la comunión Cf. Is 40, 10; 35, 5
    Nuestro Señor llega con poder para iluminar los ojos de sus siervos.
    Ecce Dóminus noster cum virtúte véniet, ut illúminet óculos servórum suórum.

    Oración después de la comunión
    Imploramos tu misericordia, Señor, para que este divino alimento que hemos recibido nos purifique del pecado y nos prepare a las fiestas que se acercan. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor.
    Tuam, Dómine, cleméntiam implorámus, ut haec divína subsídia, a vítiis expiátos, ad festa ventúra nos praeparent. Per Christum.

    MARTIROLOGIO

    Elogios del día 12 de diciembre
    B
    ienaventurada Virgen María de Guadalupe
    en México, cuyo gran materno auxilio implora con humildad el pueblo en la colina de Tepeyac, cerca de la ciudad de México, donde apareció. Ella brilla como una estrella que invita a la evangelización de los pueblos y es invocada como protectora de los indígenas y de los pobres.
    2. Conmemoración de los santos mártires de Alejandría Epimaquio y Alejandro, los cuales, en tiempo del emperador Decio, después de larga prisión y tormentos varios, fueron quemados por su fe en Cristo. Con ellos sufrieron el martirio las santas Amonarion, virgen, Mercuria, Dionisia y otras, y avergonzado el juez al verse vencido por las mujeres, y temiendo ser vencido también por la constancia que mostraban en los inauditos tormentos que les infligía, las hizo degollar (250).
    3. En la isla de Chipre, san Espiridión, obispo, auténtico pastor de ovejas, cuyas gestas admirables estaban en boca de todos (c. 348).
    4*. En Clonard, de Hibernia (hoy Irlanda), san Finiano, abad, que fundó muchos monasterios y fue padre y maestro de una ingente multitud de monjes (549).
    5*. En Quimper, de la Bretaña Menor, san Corentino, venerado como el primer obispo de esta ciudad (s. VII/VIII).
    6*. En Le Dorat, de la comarca aquitana de Limoges, san Israel, presbítero y canónigo regular, el cual fue de gran ayuda al obispo en la predicación de la Palabra de Dios (1014).
    7*. En Neumunster, de Holstein, en Alemania, muerte de san Vicelino, obispo de Oldenburgo, el cual se dedicó con interés a la evangelización de los eslavos (1154).
    8*. En Celloli, de la Toscana, beato Bertolo Buonpedoni, presbítero, que, atacado de lepra a los sesenta años, dejó la cura parroquial y, vistiendo el hábito de la Tercera Orden de San Francisco, recluido en un hospicio atendió a todos pacientemente (1300).
    9*. En el lugar de Bastia, cerca de Asís, en la Umbría, beato Conrado de Ofida, presbítero de la Orden de Hermanos Menores, el cual amó y buscó la humildad y la primitiva pobreza de la Orden (1306).
    10*. En Nápoles, de la Campania, conmemoración del beato Jacobo Capocci, obispo, de la Orden de los Ermitaños de San Agustín, que rigió la iglesia de Benevento y después la de Nápoles, iluminándolas con sabiduría, doctrina y prudencia (1308).
    11. En Hue, de Annam, san Simón Phan Dác Hòa, mártir, el cual, siendo médico, padre de familia y eximio por la caridad, reinando el emperador Minh Mang fue apresado porque había hospedado a unos misioneros, y consumó el martirio con la decapitación después de haber soportado cárceles y flagelación (1840).
    12*. Cerca de Cracovia, en Polonia, beato Pío Bartosik, presbítero de la Orden de Hermanos Menores Conventuales y mártir, que, cuando Polonia estuvo sometida a un régimen extranjero hostil a Dios, en el campo de concentración de Auschwitz, quebrantado por los tormentos, consumó el martirio (1941).


              

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    Loreto. Persino mons. Bugnini e il "Consilium" confermarono il "proprium" della Messa della Traslazione della Santa Casa.

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    Dopo il "messaggio (del 18 settembre 2019 alla Provincia picena dei Frati Minori) di Sua Santità Papa Francesco, nel quale dice: "La città di Loreto, dove ho desiderato firmare l’esortazione postsinodale Christus Vivit, custodisce un tesoro prezioso: “alcune pietre della casa della famiglia di Nazareth”…" (Cfr. Stilum Curiae di Marco Tosatti QUI ) ci si aspettava un'ulteriore stilettata contro  l'autentica tradizione lauretana sopravvissuta agli attacchi dei negatori del trasporto angelico della Santa Casa.
    Così purtroppo è avvenuto con la pubblicazione del "decreto del 7 ottobre 2019 , firmato dal Card Robert Sarah, Prefetto della Congregazione per il Culto divino. Con questo decreto il Prefetto concede di festeggiare il 10 dicembre quello che già esisteva : la festa mariana della Beata Vergine di Loreto e abroga la festa della Traslazione Miracolosa della Santa Casa di Loreto, celebrata come festa liturgica da centinaia di anni." 
    ( Cfr. Stilum Curiae di Marco Tosatti QUI ).
    "Per i tanti devoti della Madonna di Loreto sembrerebbe una bella notizia, ma così non è. Infatti il decreto elimina la celebrazione liturgica del miracolo riferito alla traslazione della Santa Casa e la sostituisce con la celebrazione di una festa mariana come tante altre. In
    questo modo ignora la Santa Casa come reliquia, la descrive semplicemente come “Santuario che ricorda l’Incarnazione” e di fatto abroga la celebrazione liturgica della traslazione miracolosa della Santa Casa. Un decreto “inaspettato e inopinato” lo definisce il professor Giorgio Nicolini, massimo studioso della Santa Casa e del miracolo della traslazione. “È documentato – spiega Nicolini – che questa festa liturgica a Loreto e nelle Marche era celebrata sin dal XIV secolo. La Chiesa, nell’ambito della festa autorizzò anche la celebrazione della traslazione della Santa Casa da parte degli angeli, inserendola nel Martirologio romano già dal 1669, con un decreto di Clemente IX”. (Cfr. Duc in altum di A.M.Valli QUI )
    Ringraziamo il Prof. Giorgio Nicolini, instancabile  attento studioso e difensore nell'autenticità del miracoloso trasporto angelico del Sacro Sacello di Nazaret sul colle lauretano nel territorio recanatese per averci gentilmente fornito la documentazione che in tempi recenti il  Consilium ad exsequendam Constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia  confermò l'antico "proprium" della Missa in Translatione Almae Domus Lauretanae (ed è tutto un dire...) specificando pure (v.nota sotto) che la " versione della Messa della Traslazione della S. Casa di Loreto, è quella approvata ufficialmente dal « Consilium », come versione unica, il 31 gennaio 1967".
    Pur rimandendo intatto il testo latino dell'antico "proprium"della Messa della Traslazione della Santa Casa di Loreto compaiono già le nuove terminologie adottate dal Consilium " oratio super oblata" - invece che "secreta" e "oratio post communionem" - invece che "postcommunio".
    Non sappiamo perchè il Decreto del Consilium è stato rivolto all'Arcidiocesi di Ancona e Numana (nel 1967 non ancora sede metropolitana) anzichè all'Arcivescovo-Prelato di Loreto poichè il Santuario lauretano fa parte dell'omonima Prelatura che allora era immediatamente soggetta alla Santa Sede.
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    CONSILIUM AD EXSEQUENDAM CONSTITUTIONEM DE SACRA LITURGIA 
    Prot n. A 548/07 

    ARCHIDIOECESIS ANCONITANAE ET NUMANENSIS 

    Testus " Proprii „ Missarum Ecclesiae Anconitanae et Numanensis lingua italica exaratus. 
    Probatum seu confirmatum 
    E Civitate Vaticana, die 21 novembris 1967 
    De mandato Em.mi Praesidis
     (A. Bugnini, CM) 
    a Secretis 

    10 Dicembre 
    TRASLAZIONE DELLA S. CASA DI LORETO 
    Patrona del Piceno 
    I classe 
    Ant. ad introitum 
    Terribilis est locus iste: hic domus Dei est et porta coeli: et vocabitur aula Dei T. P. Alleluia, alleluia).  

    Ps. 83, 2-3 Quam dilecta tabernacula tua, Domine virtutum! Concupiscit et deficit anina mea in atria Domini. Gloria Patri. Terribilis. 

    Quant'è sacro questo luogo. E' la Casa di Dio, la porta del cielo. E il tempio di Dio (T.P. (Alleluia, Alleluia) Quanto amabile è la tua dimora, o Signore degli eserciti! L'anima mia anela verso il tempio del Signore. Gloria al Padre. Quanto amabile. 

    Oratio 
    Deus, qui beatae Mariae Virginis domum per incarnati Verbi mysterium misericorditer consecrasti, eamque in sinu Ecclesiae tuae mirabiliter collocasti: concede; ut segregati a tabernaculis peccatorum, digni efficiamur habitatores domus sanctae tuae. Per Dominum nostrum. 

    O Dio, che hai benignamente consacrato la Casa della Vergine Maria con il mistero dell'Incarnazione, concedi a noi di vivere lontani dal peccato e di diventare degni di abitare la tua santa casa. Per il nostro Signore. 

    Epistola 
    Lectio libri Sapientiae Eccli. 24, 11-13 et 15-20 
    In omnibus requiem quaesivi et in haereditate Domini morabor. Tunc praecepit et dixit mihi Creator omnium et qui creavit me, requievit in tabernaculo meo et dixit mihi: In Jacob inhabita et in Israel hereditare et in electis meis mitte radices, Et sic in Sion firmata sum et in civitate sanctificata similiter requievi et in Jerusalem potestas mea. Et radicavi in populo honorificato et in parte Dei mei hereditas illius et in plenitudine Sanctorum detentio mea. Quasi cedrus exaltata sum in Libano, et quasi cypressus in monte Sion. Quasi palma exaltata sum in Cades, et quasi plantatio rosae in Jericho. Quasi oliva speciosa in campis et quasi platanus exaltata sum juxta aquam in plateis. Sicut cinnamomum et balsamum aromatizans odorem dedi: quasi myrra electa dedi suavitatem odoris. 

    Dal libro della Sapienza.  Eccli. 24, 11-13 et 15-20
    Cercai fra tutti un luogo di riposo; l'ho trovato nel Signore, .mia eredità e mia dimora. Colui che ha creato me e tutte le cose ha manifestato il suo comando e ha preso dimora nella mia tenda. Mi disse: dimora presso Giacobbe, abbi la tua eredità in Israele e affonda le tue radici tra i miei eletti! E così mi stabilii in Sion e parimenti la città santa fu luogo del mio soggiorno Gerusalemme fu la mia reggia. Affonda le radici tra un popolo glorioso e nei possedimenti del mio Signore. Nei suo retaggi e tra la moltitudine degli eletti sta la mia dimora. Mi eressi verso il cielo qual cedro del libano, come cipresso nel monte Sion. Stesi i miei rami come palma di Cades, come un roseto in Gerico. M'innalzai come bell'ulivo nei campi, come platano irrigato nelle piazze. Come cinnamomo e balsamo aromatico spirai odore; fragranza soave spirai come di mirra scelta.  

    Graduale 
    Ps. 26, 4; Ps. 83, 5 
    Unam petii a Domino, hanc requiram, ut inhabitem in domo Domini omnibus diebus vitae meae. y) Ut videam voluptatem Domini et visitem templum eius.  
    Alleluia, alleluia, y) Beati qui habitant in domo tua, Domine: in saecula saeculorum laudabunt te.  Alleluia

    Una cosa domando al Signore, questa sola vado cercando: abitare nella Casa del Signore ogni giorno dalla mia vita, per gustare la dolcezza del Signore e contemplare la sua dimora. Alleluia Alleluia. Beati coloro che abitano nella tua Casa, o Signore: ti loderanno per i tutti i secoli. Alleluia. 

    Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam,