Israeli International Terrorism Since 1945 in Palestine


Israeli International Terrorism Since 1945 in Palestine

Little Known Facts About Israel

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Did you know that Israel allots 85% of the water resources for Jews, and the remaining 15% is divided among all Palestinians in the territories? For example in Hebron, 85% of the water is set aside for about 400 Jewish settlers, while the remaining 15% is distributed among Hebron’s 120, 000 Palestinians?

Did you know that the United States awards Israel $5 billion in aid each year from American tax dollars?

Did you know that US aid to Israel ($1.8 billion annually in military aid alone) exceeds the aid the US grants to the entire African continent? This aid is used both to buy American weaponry and to buy arms made in Israel.

Did you know that Israel is awaiting an additional $4 billion worth of American military hardware, including new F-16s and Apache and Blackhawk helicopters. As Israel’s main ally and supporter internationally, the United States is committed to maintaining the Jewish state’s “qualitative edge” in weapons over its neighbours.

Did you know that the U.S. administration has notified Congress on numerous occasions that Israel has violated the rules on how US-supplied weapons are used? (In 1978, 1979 and 1982 during fighting in Lebanon, and once after Israel’s bombing of an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981.)

Did you know that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections from its sites?

Did you know that Israel blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a US warship in international waters (the USS Liberty), killing 33 and wounding 177 American sailors and the US did nothing about it? (Imagine if an Islamic country like Iraq did this!)

Did you know that Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council Resolutions?

Did you know that Israel’s current Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, was found by an Israeli court to be “personally and directly responsible” for the Sabra and Shatilla massacre in Lebanon where more than a thousand innocent Palestinian men, women, and children were axed to death or lined up and shot in cold blood?

Did you know that on May 20, 1990, a group of unarmed Palestinian labourers were lined up and murdered by an Israeli solider as they sat waiting for transportation back to Gaza? The terrified labourers who gathered in an area of southern Israel known as Rishon Lezion (known to Palestinians by its Arabic name Oyon Qara) handed their ID cards to the Israeli soldier. The soldiers ordered the distressed labourers to kneel down and face the ground and unexpectedly showered them with a barrage of bullets, killing seven and wounding many others. Needless to say, the soldier was not charged with any crime.

Did you know that until as recently as 1988, Israelis were permitted to run “Jews Only” job ads?

Did you know that the Israeli Foreign Ministry pays six US public relations firms to promote a “positive image” of Israel to the American public?

Did you know that Sharon’s coalition government includes a party–Molodet–which advocates ethnic cleansing by openly calling for the forced expulsion of all Palestinians from the occupied territories?

Did you know that recently-declassified documents indicate that David Ben-Gurion approved of the forced expulsion of Arabs from all Palestinian territory in 1948?

Did you know that the former chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Ovadia Yossef, who is also a founder and spiritual leader of the religious Shas party (Israel’s third largest political party) openly advocates a ‘Final Solution’ to annihilate the Palestinians? Speaking at the widely broadcast sermon marking the last Passover, he declared of the Palestinians: “The Lord shall return their deeds on their own heads, waste their seed and exterminate them, devastate them and vanish them from this world. It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable.”

Did you know that Palestinian refugees make up the largest portion of the refugee population in the world?

 Did you know that Palestinian Christians are considered the “living stones” of Christianity because they are the direct descendants of the disciples of Jesus Christ? And the Palestinian Christians stand united with their Muslim brethren in the struggle against the Israeli occupation.

Did you know that despite a ban on torture by Israel’s High Court of Justice, torture has continued unabated by Shin Bet interrogators on Palestinian prisoners?

Did you know that despite every Israeli attempt to disrupt Palestinian education, Palestinians have the highest ratio of PhDs per capita in the world?

Did you know that the right of self-determination is guaranteed to every human being under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [December, 1948], yet Palestinians were/are expected to negotiate for this right under the Oslo Accords?

Did you know that despite what is widely perpetuated and written in the history books that the Arabs attacked Israel in the 1967 war, it was Israel who attacked the Arab countries first, capturing Jerusalem and the West Bank, and called the attack a pre-emptive strike?

Did you know that, as an occupying power, Israel has a particular responsibility under the Geneva Conventions to protect Palestinian civilians?

Did you know that, despite Ariel Sharon’s public call for a unilateral ceasefire, Israeli soldiers have not stopped shooting, killing or bulldozing Palestinian homes? The most recent example of this is the murder of three innocent women who were shot by an Israeli tank as they sat in their tent!

Did you know that the Zionists have been trying to destroy Masjid al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock for the last 50 years by digging underground tunnels beneath the sites to weaken its foundation causing it to collapse?

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Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections? ?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
Answer: Israel .

Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East created millions of refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
Answer: Israel .

Question: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
Answer: Israel .

Question: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents from USA and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union ?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque.?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States , according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a civilian U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana , Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid to the world yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S. ?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely insults the American people by having its Prime Minister address the United States Congress and lecturing them like children on why they have no right to reduce foreign aid?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because “We control America ?”
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International for demolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing 15 civilians including 9 children?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponent in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East refused to give a dollar as a sign of respect to Rachel Corrie’s parents for killing her in cold blood?
Answer: Israel…

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Why can’t just all humans live in peace , side by side , despite which religion we chose to believe in ? Why can’t humans just understand that war , greed and hate won’t do anything but give people deeper scars than what already is there ? It’s time for us to learn from our history that is written in so much innocent blood ( No matter religion , race ) and start to heal one and anothers wounds

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The Palestinians: First to Fight Colonialism, Still Colonized

List of countries That recognise Palestine as an independent state.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech, Djibouti, Dominicans, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, French Guiana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, North Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Malta, auritania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger,Nigeria , Oman,Pakistan ,Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam,Swaziland , Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, East Timor, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

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For my Palestinian brothers and sisters who stood there and never gave up, for my brothers in the resistance who bled for this land and for the unborn Palestinian children who will follow their example. Peace be to you! Justice and freedom for Palestine!

George Galloways emergency broadcast on Gaza


BLOGGERS & ACTIVISM

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Decolonization was a feature of post-World War II era and the surrender of Nazi Germany. The UN Charter was created; the Arab League was formed in 1945 by seven countries; twenty-nine non-aligned countries from Africa and Asia formed the non-aligned Bandung Conference in Indonesia in 1955. Due to decolonization, Arab League state members today are twenty-three; there are 120 Non-Aligned nations; and United Nations member states jumped from 51 in 1945 to 194.

But there seems no light at the end of the dark tunnels through which the Palestinians have been moving virtually throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Generations of the Palestinian people have been struggling for their national freedom, but there is no hope they will achieve liberty and justice if they do not change course soon. For course correction, there should be an internal debate of a kind for which the history of modern states that won independence offers innumerable precedents that can be emulated.

 Ironically, the Palestinians who constituted 92% of the population and owned 94% of Palestinian cultivated lands in 1920 were one of the first people in the world fighting colonialism. They were demanding their freedom and self-determination at the same time when Gandhi, the leader of India’s National Congress, was leading the non-violent struggle for the subcontinent’s freedom. India, the largest democracy in the world today, achieved independence in 1947. The Palestinians rebelled against the British and the Zionists years before the 1952-1960 Kenya’s Mau Mau up-rising against the British colonial rule that was followed by Kenya African National Union struggle under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta. The Kenyans achieved independence in 1964.

For hundreds of years, Arab Palestinians lived peacefully with the old Jewish community, descendents of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisition. The political conflict started only when waves of Jewish immigrants came from Russia in 1903-05 and thereafter. They were mostly militant Zionists with radical nationalist ideas backed by international Zionist financial and political institutions. Their ideology reflected on their hostile attitude toward the Arab Palestinians.

Britain and France, victors of World War I, redrew the map of the Arab lands and declared their public support for the Zionist’s colonial project by granting the Jews a homeland in Palestine. Britain was given a Mandate over Palestine by the League of Nations to shepherd the natives toward the goal of governing themselves and eventually achieve complete independence. But after issuing Balfour Declaration, Britain created more antagonism between Arab Palestinians and colonialist Jews.

During a 1921 visit to Palestine by Winston Churchill, the British Secretary of States for the Colonies, Palestinians protested in the major towns against the British Mandate and Balfour Declaration. The protesters shouted anti-British and anti-Zionist slogans, there was stone-throwing in the streets and some Jewish establishments were attacked.

Arab Palestinians response to the British policies and Jewish immigration was strikes, demonstrations and sometimes violence. Serious quarrel erupted between them and Jewish settlers in 1929 over access to the ‘Western Wall’ in Jerusalem, referred to by Muslim Palestinians as the ‘Buraq.’ Angry crowds were formed in the streets of cities with mixed Arabs and Jews population, Arab merchants shut their shops and religious and nationalist banners were brandished. During the confrontation, 133 Jews and more than hundred Arabs were killed.  

In the first sixteen years of the British Mandate, Jewish immigrants flooded into Palestine, increasing their population from 61,000 to 385,000. After the Palestinians could not take it anymore, they turned to strikes and armed struggle against the British and Jewish colonialists. A six-month general strike was followed by a spontaneous bloody uprising that developed into a full-scale rebellion triggered by killing some Arabs living near the Jewish settlement of Peta Tikvah on April 15, 1936. After being criticized for their apathy, traditional leaders joined the militants and established the Arab Higher Committee (AHC) as a national organization to coordinate the resistance with Haj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Interpreter of Islamic laws), as its president.

 Haj Amin tried to undermine his traditional political opponents in Palestine, the Nashashibi clan. Many prominent members and local supporters of the Nashashibi National Defense Party were murdered or terrorized into leaving Palestine. The victims included mayors, members of municipal councils, village leaders (mukhtar) and educators. The Nashashibi clan and their supporters opposed the revolt at the risk of being accused by the Husseinis of aligning themselves with the British. The families’ rivalry rendered the Palestinians’ struggle against the British and the Zionist project ineffective and prevented them from creating defense and civil national institutions in anticipation of their future state when the British Mandate would be terminated.

In 1938, Britain decided to use its military superiority to ‘re-conquer Palestine.’ Emergency was declared, military courts were established and heavy handed methods were used to eventually restore order and crush the rebellion.  In the meantime, the Mandate authority added thousands of Jewish recruits to the Police force.  When the revolt was crushed, there were significant human and economic losses among the Arab Palestinians and no concessions from the British. The Arab Palestinians’ economy was devastated, more than 5,000 killed or executed by the British, 14,000 wounded, 5,679 detained, many leaders were exiled, and the hope of independence was dashed.

Britain finally decided to end the Mandate and turn the issue of Palestine over to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The UNGA passed Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947 recommending Partitioning Palestine into two states, a Jewish on 55.5 % and an Arab state on 43%, and international regime for Jerusalem area on 1.5% of the mandated territory. Arabs would lose control of the rich coastal plain that produced the citrus fruit, their most valuable exports, and also lose the interior fertile plains. David Ben-Gurion accepted the Resolution on behalf of the Jews, but Arabs overwhelmingly rejected its provision that gave the Jews more than half their country even though the Jews owned only 5.8% of the land.

The US led the fight for approving the 181 Resolution. The Balfour Declaration and the Partition Resolution laid the groundwork for Middle East tensions that have endured to this day. These political decisions imposed by outsiders denied the Palestinians their right of self-determination. There was no referendum or plebiscite by the legitimate residents on either decision.

The immediate effects of the partition were dramatic. The two communities did not acknowledge the existence of each other and fighting immediately broke up. When the Mandate was terminated on May 14, 1948, a provisional government of the State of Israel was proclaimed, Ben-Gurion read the ‘Declaration of Independence’ and the Soviet Union and the US recognized it immediately.  Arab forces from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq entered to protect the Arab Palestinians, but the Arab states military forces combined were not a match for Israel’s military that had more soldiers in the field, well-trained and familiar with the terrain.

The Jewish military took over the area assigned to the Jews by the Partition Resolution and large strategic parts of the Arab-allotted territory as well as areas earmarked for international control. In the 1947-49 war, the Arab’s effort was aimed at blocking partition and protecting the Arab Palestinian population, but during spring and early summer of 1948, those goals no longer appeared within reach.

Massacres of Arab villagers and town residents by Israeli soldiers and paramilitary armed groups precipitated an exodus of more than 750,000 people from their homes and became refugees. They have been denied the right to return to their homes while Jewish immigrants keep flowing into Palestine. Israel destroyed 531 Palestinian villages and expropriated their land under the Absentees’ Property Law. The massive dislocation was the loss of a homeland and destruction of their community. It was a catastrophe (al-Nakba)! The country was partitioned not by the UN blueprint, but by war.

After al-Nakba, the West Bank was annexed to Jordan, refugee camps sprawled around Amman, Damascus, Beirut and Gaza Strip that was governed by Egyptian military, although it was cut off from Egypt. The vast majority of Gaza Strip residents have been refugees living in eight large camps but after generations of shared destinies and intermarriage, the distinction between refugees and natives has become less significant. Gazans were not allowed into Egypt except for some from upper-class indigenous and business people. Only Palestinians in Cairo were those with special permits, but permits to visit Egypt were hard to come by. Palestinians were explicitly prevented from working in Egypt ‘with or without pay.’ Gaza Strip was and still is more like a big jail; the only Gazans left the Strip were professionals who landed jobs in the Gulf States.

Gaza became the center of Palestinian struggle. The Palestinians living in the crowded refugee camps can never recognize the cease-fire agreements between Israel and the Arab states. They strongly believe in their right to fight Israel until they return to their homes in Israel. There were two groups of Palestinian fighters in the Strip, the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) regular uniformed fighters in their own units under Egyptian command and the non-uniformed fedayeen irregulars who specialized in crossing the cease-fire lines and mount raids inside Israel. The fedayeen included the future leaders of Fatah, Yasser Arafat, Khalil al-Wazir and Salah Khalaf.

In the Anglo-French-Israeli 1956 war against Egypt, French and British troops secured the Suez Canal Zone and Israel occupied Gaza Strip and Sinai in the first few days. Israeli military combed the refugee camps in Gaza Strip for Palestinian fighters including regulars who fought in their own formations under Egyptian command and the fedayeen irregulars accused of infiltrating the border and carrying out sabotage operations inside Israel. Hundreds died in shoot-outs with the Israeli military and unknown numbers of Palestinian fedayeen were murdered in cold blood. More Palestinians from Gaza among the Egyptian POW’s were summarily executed by Israeli units in Sinai. In the end, Israel was evicted from Gaza and Sinai, and the British and the French withdrew from the Suez Canal Zone by orders from the US President Dwight Eisenhower to avoid confrontation with the Soviets.

The PLO was created by the Egyptian President Jamal Abdel-Nasser in 1964 as an umbrella organization for the Palestinian resistance groups and to keep them under Egypt’s control.

During the 1967 war, Israel expanded its control to include the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula and the Syrian Golan Heights. The war was very short but conquering Gaza Strip was not an Israeli walkover. According to the Jerusalem correspondent of Sweden’s daily Dagens Nyheter, Nathan Shachar who was an eye-witness to the war, the Palestinian soldiers defending the Strip fought with great courage and tenacity. He described the battles for Khan Yunes and Rafah Cities as the bloodiest in the war. The Palestinian fighters were efficient against the Israeli Centurions and Pattons tanks even while they were cut off from reinforcement and they had no air support. Thousands of Palestinians sacrificed their lives in 1967 war.

The failure of the Arab states to protect the Palestinians from the Israel led to losing faith in the Arab governments to liberate any of their lands. After 1967 war, Fatah under Yasser Arafat joined the PLO and eventually Arafat managed to replace Yahya Hammodi the chairman of the PLO and Fatah became the dominant faction. King Hussein of Jordan allowed members of the PLO organization to move in the Jordan River Valley. On March 21, 1968, Israel attacked Fatah military base near the Jordanian town of ‘Karamah’ with tanks and infantry. The Palestinian fighters supported by the Jordanian army artillery put up a stiff resistance in a bloody battle. The Israeli attackers retreated leaving behind four tanks and four armored vehicles. Israel lost 29 soldiers dead, the Palestinians suffered 97 killed and the Jordanians lost 129 dead.

When the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza revolted against the Israeli occupation in 1988 (first Intifada), the Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, unilaterally declared a Palestinian state based on the UN Resolution 181 and announced its readiness to recognize the State of Israel.  Five years later, the same Council approved the Oslo agreements, recognized Israel and reaffirmed Yasser Arafat’s earlier pledge to President Clinton that ‘All of the provisions of the PLO Covenant which are inconsistent with the PLO commitment to recognize and live in peace side-by side with Israel are no longer in effect.’

On a world-historical level, there is stark resemblance between the French conquest and colonization of Algiers in 1830 and Britain’s conquering and colonization of Palestine in 1920. Algeria was the first Arab country to be annexed by the West and a century later, Palestine was another Arab land offered to the Zionists by the European colonialists after defeating Turkey in World War I.  Both the Palestinians and the Algerians revolted against the colonialists with relentless determination and sacrifices. The Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) was formally established in 1954 and planned the insurrection.

After years of bloody war that took the lives of 1.5 million Algerians, France and the FLN negotiated and signed the Evian Peace Accords on July 3, 1962; and the Algerians officially became an independent nation in control of their destiny after 132 years of French colonization. Sadly, unlike the Algerians, the Palestinians failed to fulfill their national aspirations. The striking differences between the Algerian-French agreement signed at Evian and the Palestinian-Israeli agreement (Oslo Accords) signed in Washington on September 13, 1993 explains in part the Palestinians’ failure. The negotiations between the FLN and the French de Gaulle government dragged on for months over the question of the Sahara. In de Gaulle’s view, the Sahara that had become strategically important with the discovery of oil belonged to France. But the FLN refused to give up even one inch of Algeria. The Oslo Accords negotiated by the Palestinian leadership on the other hand created the self-rule Palestinian Authority (PA) but did not address the right of self-determination for the Palestinians, or the establishment of a Palestinian state, or the removal of Israeli settlements, or the status of Jerusalem, or the return of the Palestinian refugees.

After a century of struggle and sacrifices, the Palestinians today live under many sharply divided and distinct regimes; some live in disconnected Bantustans under Palestinian Authority (PA) with Israeli military and Jewish settlers in full control; others live In Gaza under siege and constant bombardment and air attacks; millions are refugees living in exile restricted by apartheid-style laws under Arab regimes; and thousands of Palestinian activists rot in Israeli jails. But the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Salam Fayyad described the financial crisis of the PA as “the most immediate threat” to the Palestinians. Really?

The Palestinians are victims of resourceful adversary, a cruel world order, and incompetent leaders. As a starter, the Palestinians certainly need to change course under new leadership.

– Hasan Afif El-Hasan is a political analyst. His latest book, Is The Two-State Solution Already Dead? (Algora Publishing, New York), now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. He contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com.

(With thanks to Palestine Chronicle and the writer of the article Mr. Hasan Afif El-Hasan)

A Pray:

O Allah let us understand about peace and humanity and helping people. Either in any part of the world and with any faith.

A oppressor is inhuman and he cross all boundaries of humanity and start killing people and superior creature called human being.
I cant define the pain and i have no word of explanation of the pain even the pain of bodies and killing. These oppressor sending these souls back and all other creatures and native looking with grief. With pain and understanding these souls are going to heaven but in this world its pain a very deep pain. I do not understand why they do not feel pain. Why they can not understand the feeling of pain when they start this oppression and killing and bloodshed of innocent in any part or region and to any faith or people or community. They are choosing nothing but a pain of eternity. Patience and understanding and repent to Creator and help them needy with any ways possible and raise voice with Faith with prayers as even all human do not respond there will be an ultimate help from Creator. Just pray and help those who intend to help the people under oppression of the same race or other race but they are making happy their devil/evil for things and world.

We have to feel this pain unless that pain hit our body or our people near or far from us. Pain is pain and people are people and helping a needy one or helping a person with remedy of pain either with actions or with words is a way and a faith. Allah is seeing all and this all written and we are writer of our own fates. So write it well. and Allah bless you and all and let us all understand that we are one and one race with many faith, regions and colors. But belong to Humanity.

Allah bless us all and let us unit and help each-other in times of need with actions


Mahatma Gandhi on ! Palestine written in 1938The Jews In PalestineBy Mahatma Gandhi

Who gonna tell the casualties of the People whom you are attacking for #Peace as this peace is costly for both. Blood is blood and humans are human as the first thing before waging war was peace or humanity or resource to capture around the

globe. For a better future waging war and killing and ruining other homes and lives and families and property. #humanity #humanbeing #peace #terrorism or #peace Decision is yours as it it the Peace keeper way to ruin others life or its a help ? http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/war.casualties/
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Israel arrests 266,300 Palestinians from Gaza since 1967

Israeli occupation authorities arrested more than 266,300 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip since its occupation of the coastal enclave in 1967, Director of

the Department of Statistics at the Ministry of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Abdel Nasser Farawana said Tuesday.

Farawana added in a report that those prisoners account for 35 percent of the total arrests in Palestine, which stood at 760,000 since 1967.

The Israeli occupation authorities tried during the Palestinian Intifada to turn Gaza into a detention center for prisoners from the West Bank prisoners, Farawana said, adding that the Israeli forces deported individually or collectively about 225 citizens since 2002.

“Around 470 Gazans are still in Israeli prisons and detention centers, while 27 prisoners were in prison before the Oslo agreement and the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority on the fourth of May 1994, the Palestinian official explained.

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When criminals are not held to account for their crimes they repeat them but each time their actions get worse. #Gaza #Burma

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Israeli International Terrorism Since 1945 in Palestine


Israeli International Terrorism Since 1945 in Palestine

Little Known Facts About Israel

Did you know that Israel allots 85% of the water resources for Jews, and the remaining 15% is divided among all Palestinians in the territories? For example in Hebron, 85% of the water is set aside for about 400 Jewish settlers, while the remaining 15% is distributed among Hebron’s 120, 000 Palestinians?

Did you know that the United States awards Israel $5 billion in aid each year from American tax dollars?

Did you know that US aid to Israel ($1.8 billion annually in military aid alone) exceeds the aid the US grants to the entire African continent? This aid is used both to buy American weaponry and to buy arms made in Israel.

Did you know that Israel is awaiting an additional $4 billion worth of American military hardware, including new F-16s and Apache and Blackhawk helicopters. As Israel’s main ally and supporter internationally, the United States is committed to maintaining the Jewish state’s “qualitative edge” in weapons over its neighbours.

Did you know that the U.S. administration has notified Congress on numerous occasions that Israel has violated the rules on how US-supplied weapons are used? (In 1978, 1979 and 1982 during fighting in Lebanon, and once after Israel’s bombing of an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981.)

Did you know that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections from its sites?

Did you know that Israel blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a US warship in international waters (the USS Liberty), killing 33 and wounding 177 American sailors and the US did nothing about it? (Imagine if an Islamic country like Iraq did this!)

Did you know that Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council Resolutions?

Did you know that Israel’s current Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, was found by an Israeli court to be “personally and directly responsible” for the Sabra and Shatilla massacre in Lebanon where more than a thousand innocent Palestinian men, women, and children were axed to death or lined up and shot in cold blood?

Did you know that on May 20, 1990, a group of unarmed Palestinian labourers were lined up and murdered by an Israeli solider as they sat waiting for transportation back to Gaza? The terrified labourers who gathered in an area of southern Israel known as Rishon Lezion (known to Palestinians by its Arabic name Oyon Qara) handed their ID cards to the Israeli soldier. The soldiers ordered the distressed labourers to kneel down and face the ground and unexpectedly showered them with a barrage of bullets, killing seven and wounding many others. Needless to say, the soldier was not charged with any crime.

Did you know that until as recently as 1988, Israelis were permitted to run “Jews Only” job ads?

Did you know that the Israeli Foreign Ministry pays six US public relations firms to promote a “positive image” of Israel to the American public?

Did you know that Sharon’s coalition government includes a party–Molodet–which advocates ethnic cleansing by openly calling for the forced expulsion of all Palestinians from the occupied territories?

Did you know that recently-declassified documents indicate that David Ben-Gurion approved of the forced expulsion of Arabs from all Palestinian territory in 1948?

Did you know that the former chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Ovadia Yossef, who is also a founder and spiritual leader of the religious Shas party (Israel’s third largest political party) openly advocates a ‘Final Solution’ to annihilate the Palestinians? Speaking at the widely broadcast sermon marking the last Passover, he declared of the Palestinians: “The Lord shall return their deeds on their own heads, waste their seed and exterminate them, devastate them and vanish them from this world. It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable.”

Did you know that Palestinian refugees make up the largest portion of the refugee population in the world?

 Did you know that Palestinian Christians are considered the “living stones” of Christianity because they are the direct descendants of the disciples of Jesus Christ? And the Palestinian Christians stand united with their Muslim brethren in the struggle against the Israeli occupation.

Did you know that despite a ban on torture by Israel’s High Court of Justice, torture has continued unabated by Shin Bet interrogators on Palestinian prisoners?

Did you know that despite every Israeli attempt to disrupt Palestinian education, Palestinians have the highest ratio of PhDs per capita in the world?

Did you know that the right of self-determination is guaranteed to every human being under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [December, 1948], yet Palestinians were/are expected to negotiate for this right under the Oslo Accords?

Did you know that despite what is widely perpetuated and written in the history books that the Arabs attacked Israel in the 1967 war, it was Israel who attacked the Arab countries first, capturing Jerusalem and the West Bank, and called the attack a pre-emptive strike?

Did you know that, as an occupying power, Israel has a particular responsibility under the Geneva Conventions to protect Palestinian civilians?

Did you know that, despite Ariel Sharon’s public call for a unilateral ceasefire, Israeli soldiers have not stopped shooting, killing or bulldozing Palestinian homes? The most recent example of this is the murder of three innocent women who were shot by an Israeli tank as they sat in their tent!

Did you know that the Zionists have been trying to destroy Masjid al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock for the last 50 years by digging underground tunnels beneath the sites to weaken its foundation causing it to collapse?

Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections? ?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
Answer: Israel .

Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East created millions of refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
Answer: Israel .

Question: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
Answer: Israel .

Question: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents from USA and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union ?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque.?
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States , according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a civilian U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana , Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid to the world yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S. ?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely insults the American people by having its Prime Minister address the United States Congress and lecturing them like children on why they have no right to reduce foreign aid?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because “We control America ?”
Answer: Israel .

Question: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International for demolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing 15 civilians including 9 children?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponent in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
Answer: Israel .

Question: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East refused to give a dollar as a sign of respect to Rachel Corrie’s parents for killing her in cold blood?
Answer: Israel…

EVEN Jew protesting against Israel

Why can’t just all humans live in peace , side by side , despite which religion we chose to believe in ? Why can’t humans just understand that war , greed and hate won’t do anything but give people deeper scars than what already is there ? It’s time for us to learn from our history that is written in so much innocent blood ( No matter religion , race ) and start to heal one and anothers wounds

International Terrorism Since 1945- Early Israeli Terrorism. [Courtesy: Uktv History]

International Terrorism Since 1945- Part 1/2

Testing 2

International Terrorism Since 1945- Part 2/2

 

The Palestinians: First to Fight Colonialism, Still Colonized

List of countries That recognise Palestine as an independent state.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech, Djibouti, Dominicans, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, French Guiana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, North Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Malta, auritania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger,Nigeria , Oman,Pakistan ,Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam,Swaziland , Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, East Timor, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

Human rights protection :

For my Palestinian brothers and sisters who stood there and never gave up, for my brothers in the resistance who bled for this land and for the unborn Palestinian children who will follow their example. Peace be to you! Justice and freedom for Palestine!

George Galloways emergency broadcast on Gaza


BLOGGERS & ACTIVISM

Palestinians Maps

Decolonization was a feature of post-World War II era and the surrender of Nazi Germany. The UN Charter was created; the Arab League was formed in 1945 by seven countries; twenty-nine non-aligned countries from Africa and Asia formed the non-aligned Bandung Conference in Indonesia in 1955. Due to decolonization, Arab League state members today are twenty-three; there are 120 Non-Aligned nations; and United Nations member states jumped from 51 in 1945 to 194.

But there seems no light at the end of the dark tunnels through which the Palestinians have been moving virtually throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Generations of the Palestinian people have been struggling for their national freedom, but there is no hope they will achieve liberty and justice if they do not change course soon. For course correction, there should be an internal debate of a kind for which the history of modern states that won independence offers innumerable precedents that can be emulated.

 Ironically, the Palestinians who constituted 92% of the population and owned 94% of Palestinian cultivated lands in 1920 were one of the first people in the world fighting colonialism. They were demanding their freedom and self-determination at the same time when Gandhi, the leader of India’s National Congress, was leading the non-violent struggle for the subcontinent’s freedom. India, the largest democracy in the world today, achieved independence in 1947. The Palestinians rebelled against the British and the Zionists years before the 1952-1960 Kenya’s Mau Mau up-rising against the British colonial rule that was followed by Kenya African National Union struggle under the leadership of Jomo Kenyatta. The Kenyans achieved independence in 1964.

For hundreds of years, Arab Palestinians lived peacefully with the old Jewish community, descendents of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisition. The political conflict started only when waves of Jewish immigrants came from Russia in 1903-05 and thereafter. They were mostly militant Zionists with radical nationalist ideas backed by international Zionist financial and political institutions. Their ideology reflected on their hostile attitude toward the Arab Palestinians.

Britain and France, victors of World War I, redrew the map of the Arab lands and declared their public support for the Zionist’s colonial project by granting the Jews a homeland in Palestine. Britain was given a Mandate over Palestine by the League of Nations to shepherd the natives toward the goal of governing themselves and eventually achieve complete independence. But after issuing Balfour Declaration, Britain created more antagonism between Arab Palestinians and colonialist Jews.

During a 1921 visit to Palestine by Winston Churchill, the British Secretary of States for the Colonies, Palestinians protested in the major towns against the British Mandate and Balfour Declaration. The protesters shouted anti-British and anti-Zionist slogans, there was stone-throwing in the streets and some Jewish establishments were attacked.

Arab Palestinians response to the British policies and Jewish immigration was strikes, demonstrations and sometimes violence. Serious quarrel erupted between them and Jewish settlers in 1929 over access to the ‘Western Wall’ in Jerusalem, referred to by Muslim Palestinians as the ‘Buraq.’ Angry crowds were formed in the streets of cities with mixed Arabs and Jews population, Arab merchants shut their shops and religious and nationalist banners were brandished. During the confrontation, 133 Jews and more than hundred Arabs were killed.  

In the first sixteen years of the British Mandate, Jewish immigrants flooded into Palestine, increasing their population from 61,000 to 385,000. After the Palestinians could not take it anymore, they turned to strikes and armed struggle against the British and Jewish colonialists. A six-month general strike was followed by a spontaneous bloody uprising that developed into a full-scale rebellion triggered by killing some Arabs living near the Jewish settlement of Peta Tikvah on April 15, 1936. After being criticized for their apathy, traditional leaders joined the militants and established the Arab Higher Committee (AHC) as a national organization to coordinate the resistance with Haj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Interpreter of Islamic laws), as its president.

 Haj Amin tried to undermine his traditional political opponents in Palestine, the Nashashibi clan. Many prominent members and local supporters of the Nashashibi National Defense Party were murdered or terrorized into leaving Palestine. The victims included mayors, members of municipal councils, village leaders (mukhtar) and educators. The Nashashibi clan and their supporters opposed the revolt at the risk of being accused by the Husseinis of aligning themselves with the British. The families’ rivalry rendered the Palestinians’ struggle against the British and the Zionist project ineffective and prevented them from creating defense and civil national institutions in anticipation of their future state when the British Mandate would be terminated.

In 1938, Britain decided to use its military superiority to ‘re-conquer Palestine.’ Emergency was declared, military courts were established and heavy handed methods were used to eventually restore order and crush the rebellion.  In the meantime, the Mandate authority added thousands of Jewish recruits to the Police force.  When the revolt was crushed, there were significant human and economic losses among the Arab Palestinians and no concessions from the British. The Arab Palestinians’ economy was devastated, more than 5,000 killed or executed by the British, 14,000 wounded, 5,679 detained, many leaders were exiled, and the hope of independence was dashed.

Britain finally decided to end the Mandate and turn the issue of Palestine over to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The UNGA passed Resolution 181 on November 29, 1947 recommending Partitioning Palestine into two states, a Jewish on 55.5 % and an Arab state on 43%, and international regime for Jerusalem area on 1.5% of the mandated territory. Arabs would lose control of the rich coastal plain that produced the citrus fruit, their most valuable exports, and also lose the interior fertile plains. David Ben-Gurion accepted the Resolution on behalf of the Jews, but Arabs overwhelmingly rejected its provision that gave the Jews more than half their country even though the Jews owned only 5.8% of the land.

The US led the fight for approving the 181 Resolution. The Balfour Declaration and the Partition Resolution laid the groundwork for Middle East tensions that have endured to this day. These political decisions imposed by outsiders denied the Palestinians their right of self-determination. There was no referendum or plebiscite by the legitimate residents on either decision.

The immediate effects of the partition were dramatic. The two communities did not acknowledge the existence of each other and fighting immediately broke up. When the Mandate was terminated on May 14, 1948, a provisional government of the State of Israel was proclaimed, Ben-Gurion read the ‘Declaration of Independence’ and the Soviet Union and the US recognized it immediately.  Arab forces from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq entered to protect the Arab Palestinians, but the Arab states military forces combined were not a match for Israel’s military that had more soldiers in the field, well-trained and familiar with the terrain.

The Jewish military took over the area assigned to the Jews by the Partition Resolution and large strategic parts of the Arab-allotted territory as well as areas earmarked for international control. In the 1947-49 war, the Arab’s effort was aimed at blocking partition and protecting the Arab Palestinian population, but during spring and early summer of 1948, those goals no longer appeared within reach.

Massacres of Arab villagers and town residents by Israeli soldiers and paramilitary armed groups precipitated an exodus of more than 750,000 people from their homes and became refugees. They have been denied the right to return to their homes while Jewish immigrants keep flowing into Palestine. Israel destroyed 531 Palestinian villages and expropriated their land under the Absentees’ Property Law. The massive dislocation was the loss of a homeland and destruction of their community. It was a catastrophe (al-Nakba)! The country was partitioned not by the UN blueprint, but by war.

After al-Nakba, the West Bank was annexed to Jordan, refugee camps sprawled around Amman, Damascus, Beirut and Gaza Strip that was governed by Egyptian military, although it was cut off from Egypt. The vast majority of Gaza Strip residents have been refugees living in eight large camps but after generations of shared destinies and intermarriage, the distinction between refugees and natives has become less significant. Gazans were not allowed into Egypt except for some from upper-class indigenous and business people. Only Palestinians in Cairo were those with special permits, but permits to visit Egypt were hard to come by. Palestinians were explicitly prevented from working in Egypt ‘with or without pay.’ Gaza Strip was and still is more like a big jail; the only Gazans left the Strip were professionals who landed jobs in the Gulf States.

Gaza became the center of Palestinian struggle. The Palestinians living in the crowded refugee camps can never recognize the cease-fire agreements between Israel and the Arab states. They strongly believe in their right to fight Israel until they return to their homes in Israel. There were two groups of Palestinian fighters in the Strip, the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) regular uniformed fighters in their own units under Egyptian command and the non-uniformed fedayeen irregulars who specialized in crossing the cease-fire lines and mount raids inside Israel. The fedayeen included the future leaders of Fatah, Yasser Arafat, Khalil al-Wazir and Salah Khalaf.

In the Anglo-French-Israeli 1956 war against Egypt, French and British troops secured the Suez Canal Zone and Israel occupied Gaza Strip and Sinai in the first few days. Israeli military combed the refugee camps in Gaza Strip for Palestinian fighters including regulars who fought in their own formations under Egyptian command and the fedayeen irregulars accused of infiltrating the border and carrying out sabotage operations inside Israel. Hundreds died in shoot-outs with the Israeli military and unknown numbers of Palestinian fedayeen were murdered in cold blood. More Palestinians from Gaza among the Egyptian POW’s were summarily executed by Israeli units in Sinai. In the end, Israel was evicted from Gaza and Sinai, and the British and the French withdrew from the Suez Canal Zone by orders from the US President Dwight Eisenhower to avoid confrontation with the Soviets.

The PLO was created by the Egyptian President Jamal Abdel-Nasser in 1964 as an umbrella organization for the Palestinian resistance groups and to keep them under Egypt’s control.

During the 1967 war, Israel expanded its control to include the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula and the Syrian Golan Heights. The war was very short but conquering Gaza Strip was not an Israeli walkover. According to the Jerusalem correspondent of Sweden’s daily Dagens Nyheter, Nathan Shachar who was an eye-witness to the war, the Palestinian soldiers defending the Strip fought with great courage and tenacity. He described the battles for Khan Yunes and Rafah Cities as the bloodiest in the war. The Palestinian fighters were efficient against the Israeli Centurions and Pattons tanks even while they were cut off from reinforcement and they had no air support. Thousands of Palestinians sacrificed their lives in 1967 war.

The failure of the Arab states to protect the Palestinians from the Israel led to losing faith in the Arab governments to liberate any of their lands. After 1967 war, Fatah under Yasser Arafat joined the PLO and eventually Arafat managed to replace Yahya Hammodi the chairman of the PLO and Fatah became the dominant faction. King Hussein of Jordan allowed members of the PLO organization to move in the Jordan River Valley. On March 21, 1968, Israel attacked Fatah military base near the Jordanian town of ‘Karamah’ with tanks and infantry. The Palestinian fighters supported by the Jordanian army artillery put up a stiff resistance in a bloody battle. The Israeli attackers retreated leaving behind four tanks and four armored vehicles. Israel lost 29 soldiers dead, the Palestinians suffered 97 killed and the Jordanians lost 129 dead.

When the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza revolted against the Israeli occupation in 1988 (first Intifada), the Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, unilaterally declared a Palestinian state based on the UN Resolution 181 and announced its readiness to recognize the State of Israel.  Five years later, the same Council approved the Oslo agreements, recognized Israel and reaffirmed Yasser Arafat’s earlier pledge to President Clinton that ‘All of the provisions of the PLO Covenant which are inconsistent with the PLO commitment to recognize and live in peace side-by side with Israel are no longer in effect.’

On a world-historical level, there is stark resemblance between the French conquest and colonization of Algiers in 1830 and Britain’s conquering and colonization of Palestine in 1920. Algeria was the first Arab country to be annexed by the West and a century later, Palestine was another Arab land offered to the Zionists by the European colonialists after defeating Turkey in World War I.  Both the Palestinians and the Algerians revolted against the colonialists with relentless determination and sacrifices. The Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) was formally established in 1954 and planned the insurrection.

After years of bloody war that took the lives of 1.5 million Algerians, France and the FLN negotiated and signed the Evian Peace Accords on July 3, 1962; and the Algerians officially became an independent nation in control of their destiny after 132 years of French colonization. Sadly, unlike the Algerians, the Palestinians failed to fulfill their national aspirations. The striking differences between the Algerian-French agreement signed at Evian and the Palestinian-Israeli agreement (Oslo Accords) signed in Washington on September 13, 1993 explains in part the Palestinians’ failure. The negotiations between the FLN and the French de Gaulle government dragged on for months over the question of the Sahara. In de Gaulle’s view, the Sahara that had become strategically important with the discovery of oil belonged to France. But the FLN refused to give up even one inch of Algeria. The Oslo Accords negotiated by the Palestinian leadership on the other hand created the self-rule Palestinian Authority (PA) but did not address the right of self-determination for the Palestinians, or the establishment of a Palestinian state, or the removal of Israeli settlements, or the status of Jerusalem, or the return of the Palestinian refugees.

After a century of struggle and sacrifices, the Palestinians today live under many sharply divided and distinct regimes; some live in disconnected Bantustans under Palestinian Authority (PA) with Israeli military and Jewish settlers in full control; others live In Gaza under siege and constant bombardment and air attacks; millions are refugees living in exile restricted by apartheid-style laws under Arab regimes; and thousands of Palestinian activists rot in Israeli jails. But the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Salam Fayyad described the financial crisis of the PA as “the most immediate threat” to the Palestinians. Really?

The Palestinians are victims of resourceful adversary, a cruel world order, and incompetent leaders. As a starter, the Palestinians certainly need to change course under new leadership.

– Hasan Afif El-Hasan is a political analyst. His latest book, Is The Two-State Solution Already Dead? (Algora Publishing, New York), now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. He contributed this article to PalestineChronicle.com.

(With thanks to Palestine Chronicle and the writer of the article Mr. Hasan Afif El-Hasan)

A Pray:

O Allah let us understand about peace and humanity and helping people. Either in any part of the world and with any faith.

A oppressor is inhuman and he cross all boundaries of humanity and start killing people and superior creature called human being.
I cant define the pain and i have no word of explanation of the pain even the pain of bodies and killing. These oppressor sending these souls back and all other creatures and native looking with grief. With pain and understanding these souls are going to heaven but in this world its pain a very deep pain. I do not understand why they do not feel pain. Why they can not understand the feeling of pain when they start this oppression and killing and bloodshed of innocent in any part or region and to any faith or people or community. They are choosing nothing but a pain of eternity. Patience and understanding and repent to Creator and help them needy with any ways possible and raise voice with Faith with prayers as even all human do not respond there will be an ultimate help from Creator. Just pray and help those who intend to help the people under oppression of the same race or other race but they are making happy their devil/evil for things and world.

We have to feel this pain unless that pain hit our body or our people near or far from us. Pain is pain and people are people and helping a needy one or helping a person with remedy of pain either with actions or with words is a way and a faith. Allah is seeing all and this all written and we are writer of our own fates. So write it well. and Allah bless you and all and let us all understand that we are one and one race with many faith, regions and colors. But belong to Humanity.

Allah bless us all and let us unit and help each-other in times of need with actions


Mahatma Gandhi on ! Palestine written in 1938The Jews In PalestineBy Mahatma Gandhi

Who gonna tell the casualties of the People whom you are attacking for #Peace as this peace is costly for both. Blood is blood and humans are human as the first thing before waging war was peace or humanity or resource to capture around the

globe. For a better future waging war and killing and ruining other homes and lives and families and property. #humanity #humanbeing #peace #terrorism or #peace Decision is yours as it it the Peace keeper way to ruin others life or its a help ? http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/war.casualties/
This is how we spread #peace #middleeast http://t.co/ccIYSTrd
Israel arrests 266,300 Palestinians from Gaza since 1967

Israeli occupation authorities arrested more than 266,300 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip since its occupation of the coastal enclave in 1967, Director of

the Department of Statistics at the Ministry of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Abdel Nasser Farawana said Tuesday.

Farawana added in a report that those prisoners account for 35 percent of the total arrests in Palestine, which stood at 760,000 since 1967.

The Israeli occupation authorities tried during the Palestinian Intifada to turn Gaza into a detention center for prisoners from the West Bank prisoners, Farawana said, adding that the Israeli forces deported individually or collectively about 225 citizens since 2002.

“Around 470 Gazans are still in Israeli prisons and detention centers, while 27 prisoners were in prison before the Oslo agreement and the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority on the fourth of May 1994, the Palestinian official explained.

Maher Zain – Palestine Will Be Free

ISRAHELL ON EARTH

Rachel Aliene Corrie American Peace Activist and Palestine

Truth About Oppressor and who follow them

When criminals are not held to account for their crimes they repeat them but each time their actions get worse. #Gaza #Burma

Desperate Plea to Obama from a Rohingya Refugee in Burm

“Open letter to the World”

GAZA’S SUFFERING HEROES

 Open letter to all human-beings

Who is most responsible person in World

Silence is worst form of the violence: Words i Never Said

Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change

 O Children of Israel

 Middle East Big Picture and terrorism 🙂

 Lauren Booth, her journey to Islam and Palestine

Israeli Soldier Speaks Out against Zionist Israel War Crimes (BBC)
http://goo.gl/9uKuA

Israeli Soldier Speaks Out against Zionist Israel War Crimes (BBC)

Islamic Year ,Four sacred months and Muharram


Islamic Year ,Four sacred months and Muharram

About Islamic Year and Four sacred Month and later Moharram(Ashura’)

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 419 :
Narrated by Abu Bakra

The Prophet said. “(The division of time has turned to its original form which was current when Allah created the Heavens and the Earths. The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred: Three are in succession Dhul-Qa’ da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and (the fourth is) Rajab of (the tribe of) Mudar which comes between Jumadi-ath-Thaniyah and Sha ban.”

1. MUHARRAM
2. SAFAR
3. RABI-AL-AWWAL
4. RABI-AL-THANI
5. JUMADA-AL-AWWAL
6. JUMADA-AL-THANI
7. RAJAB 
8. SHABAN
9. RAMADAN
10. SHAWWAL
11. ZUL-QAADAH 
12. ZUL-HIJJAH

From last sermon of Muhammad PBUH:
With Allah the months are twelve in number. Four of them are holy, they are successive, except one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Shaban [meaning Rajab].

Source:

From Holy Quran:

Surat At-Tawbah (The Repentance)سورة التوبة

This is a portion of the entire surah. View more context, or the entire surah.

9:36

Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight against the disbelievers collectively as they fight against you collectively. And know that Allah is with the righteous [who fear Him].
http://quran.com/9/36
 
Ashura’ commemorates the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh
Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of ‘Ashura’, expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived in Madinah  he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on this day. They said,” This is a blessed day. On this day Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy (in Egypt) and so Prophet Musa [Moses] fasted on this day giving thanks to Allah.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
“We are closer to Musa than you are.”

He fasted on that day and commanded Muslims to fast on this day. (Al-Bukhari) The following year, Allah commanded the Muslims to fast the month of Ramadan, and the fasting of ‘Ashura’ became optional. It is also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) intended to fast on the ninth and tenth. Ibn ‘Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah fasted on the day of ‘Ashura’ and ordered the people to fast on it. The people said, “O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that the Jews and Christians honor.” The Prophet said, “When the following year comes, Allah willing, we shall fast on the ninth.” The death of the Prophet came before the following year. (Muslim and Abu Dawud)

The Virtues of Allah’s sacred month of Muharram

Special thanks to:

Meera Adam

 

Some informations:

Gregorian/Hijri calendar service in your web site

http://www.islamicfinder.org/calendar_service.php?base=g&lang=

Hijri/Gregorian calendar service in your web site

  http://www.islamicfinder.org/calendar_service.php?base=h&lang= 

Date conversion from Gregorian to Hijri or Hijri to Gregorian

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Islamic Year ,Four sacred months and Muharram


Islamic Year ,Four sacred months and Muharram

About Islamic Year and Four sacred Month and later Moharram(Ashura’)

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 419 :
Narrated by Abu Bakra

The Prophet said. “(The division of time has turned to its original form which was current when Allah created the Heavens and the Earths. The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred: Three are in succession Dhul-Qa’ da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and (the fourth is) Rajab of (the tribe of) Mudar which comes between Jumadi-ath-Thaniyah and Sha ban.”

1. MUHARRAM
2. SAFAR
3. RABI-AL-AWWAL
4. RABI-AL-THANI
5. JUMADA-AL-AWWAL
6. JUMADA-AL-THANI
7. RAJAB 
8. SHABAN
9. RAMADAN
10. SHAWWAL
11. ZUL-QAADAH 
12. ZUL-HIJJAH

From last sermon of Muhammad PBUH:
With Allah the months are twelve in number. Four of them are holy, they are successive, except one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Shaban [meaning Rajab].

Source:

From Holy Quran:

Surat At-Tawbah (The Repentance)سورة التوبة

This is a portion of the entire surah. View more context, or the entire surah.

9:36

Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the correct religion, so do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight against the disbelievers collectively as they fight against you collectively. And know that Allah is with the righteous [who fear Him].
http://quran.com/9/36
 
Ashura’ commemorates the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh
Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of ‘Ashura’, expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived in Madinah  he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on this day. They said,” This is a blessed day. On this day Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy (in Egypt) and so Prophet Musa [Moses] fasted on this day giving thanks to Allah.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
“We are closer to Musa than you are.”

He fasted on that day and commanded Muslims to fast on this day. (Al-Bukhari) The following year, Allah commanded the Muslims to fast the month of Ramadan, and the fasting of ‘Ashura’ became optional. It is also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) intended to fast on the ninth and tenth. Ibn ‘Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah fasted on the day of ‘Ashura’ and ordered the people to fast on it. The people said, “O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that the Jews and Christians honor.” The Prophet said, “When the following year comes, Allah willing, we shall fast on the ninth.” The death of the Prophet came before the following year. (Muslim and Abu Dawud)

The Virtues of Allah’s sacred month of Muharram

Special thanks to:

Meera Adam

 

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A Lethal Food Story about Senomyx and Monsanto


A Lethal Food Story

Today what we are eating is not natural any more. fast food and flavors used and the way these food made and their ingredients

Your beverages, your food, your creams and body lotions,your medicines and even your child vaccines are contaminated.

Source of the below video:


GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS

Source of the picture:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151508250553206&set=pb.93865123205.-2207520000.1355945665&type=3&theater

Genetic modification is a process whereby the genes of one species of plant or animal are
inserted into the genes of another in order to give that plant or animal certain positive traits.
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) can be created with genes from bacteria, viruses,
insects, animals or humans. Companies have worked on GMO tomatoes and potatoes for
insect resistance; tomatoes and cantaloupes to delay ripening and slow down softening;
radicchio that is resistant to herbicides; and squash and papaya which are resistance to viruses.
According to Andrew Kimbrell at the Center for Food Safety, scientists are also “Engineering
human growth genes into fish, pigs and other livestock to make them grow larger and more
quickly; mixing flounder genes into tomatoes so they can grow and be stored at lower
temperatures; adding pesticide genes into corn and other vegetables to resist pests…”
(Andrew Kimbrell, Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your
Food)


“In the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health,
which is the greatest gift we have.   Robyn O’Brien’s courageous pursuit
is an example of
how we can all do our parts to protect the health of our families.” 

—Erin Brockovich

A former food industry analyst, strategist, author and mother of four, Robyn O’Brien brings insight and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on our health.
 
http://www.robynobrien.com/
www.allergykids.com

The Unhealthy Truth

The Unhealthy Truth
Written by: Robyn O’Brien, Rachel Kranz
Source:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robyn-OBrien/93865123205
http://www.robynobrien.com/_blog/Inspiring_Ideas

Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) is an American biotechnology company working toward developing additives to amplify certain flavors and smells in foods. The company claims to have essentially “reverse engineered” the receptors in humans that react for taste and aroma, and that they are capitalizing on these discoveries to produce chemicals that will make food taste better. Senomyx develops patented flavor enhancers by using “proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems.” These receptors have been previously expressed in HEK293 cells.

HEK stands for human embryonic kidney cells

PepsiCo and human embryonic kidney and Products

These cells, originally came from a healthy, electively aborted human fetus in the early 1970s.
 Using information from the human genome sequence, Senomyx has identified hundreds of taste receptors and currently owns 113 patents on their discoveries. Senomyx collaborates with seven of the world’s largest food companies to further their research and to fund development of their technology. Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kraft Foods, Cadbury Adams, PepsiCo, Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Solae all collaborate with Senomyx, but do not specify where its additives may be found in their products.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kraft Foods, Cadbury Adams, PepsiCo, Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Solae all collaborate with Senomyx

“Senomyx, Inc. is focused on using proprietary taste receptor technologies to discover and develop innovative flavor ingredients for the packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply industries.  These flavor ingredients include flavors, such as savory flavors and cooling flavors; and flavor modulators, such as sweet and salt taste modifiers and bitter blockers.  Senomyx also has an ongoing effort to discover and develop natural high intensity sweeteners.  The Company believes its flavor ingredients will enable packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply companies to improve the nutritional profile of their products while maintaining or enhancing taste and, in certain cases, generating cost of goods savings. Senomyx has collaborative agreements with several of the world’s leading packaged food, beverage and ingredient companies, including Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and PepsiCo, Inc.”

Source:
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127189&p=irol-homeProfile&t=&id=&

Top Material Stocks of 2012 #7: Monsanto
Source:

Senomyx is building a product pipeline of proprietary flavor ingredients that address the needs of the food & beverage industry.

Savory Taste Program – Reduce or replace added MSG in foods and beverages; create new
savory ingredient blends
Senomyx Savory Flavor Ingredients are being marketed by Nestlé and/or another partner in
25 countries within Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
S9229 & S5456, two new Savory Flavor Ingredients, have received Generally Recognized As
Safe (GRAS) regulatory status, which expands Senomyx’s offerings & market opportunities.
Sweet Taste Program – Reduce added sugar or other sweeteners in foods and beverages;
decrease product calories; potential cost savings & improved taste.
S6973 Sucrose Modifier enables up to 50% reduction of sucrose (table sugar) in foods &
selected beverages. Firmenich is marketing in the Americas, SE Asia, Africa, & Australia.
S2383 Sucralose Modifier enables up to 75% reduction of the artificial sweetener sucralose.
Firmenich is marketing S2383 for foods & beverages in North America & Latin America.
S9632 New Sucrose Modifier enables up to 50% reduction of sucrose in a wide variety of
foods and a broad range of beverages. Received GRAS designation September 2012.
S52617 (S617) New High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) & Sucrose Modifier enables a very
meaningful reduction of both HFCS and sucrose in product prototypes while maintaining the
desired sweetness. The preliminary development phase was initiated in 3Q12.
Natural High-Potency Sweeteners & Sweet Taste Modifiers are a new discovery effort. A
natural compound with a sweet taste was identified, an important taste-proof-of-concept.
Bitter Blockers Program – Improve palatability of foods & beverages
S6821 & S7958 Bitter Blockers have GRAS & international regulatory approvals; reduce
bitterness in foods & beverages, e.g., soy & whey proteins, menthol, caffeine, cocoa, stevia.
A Senomyx partner initiated market launch of a retail product containing S6821 in a
Southeast Asian country.
Salt Taste Program – Reduce added salt in foods & beverages; improve the nutritional
profile of high-sodium products
Senomyx is exploring the role of proteins believed to be involved in salt taste perception.
Cooling Taste Program – Create Cooling Flavors without the limitations of current agents
New Cooling Agents are being evaluated by Senomyx and Firmenich.
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127189&p=irol-IRHome

Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a publicly traded American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.It is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand. Founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, by the 1940s it was a major producer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. Notable achievements by Monsanto and its scientists as a chemical company included breakthrough research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and being the first company to mass-produce light emitting diodes (LEDs). The company also manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin. Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, along with three academic teams, announced in 1983, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops, which it did in 1987. It remained one of the top 10 U.S. chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company on biotechnology.
Monsanto was a pioneer in applying the biotechnology industry business model, developed by Genentech and other biotech drug companies in the late 1970s in California, to agriculture. In this business model, companies invest heavily in research and develop and recoup the expenses through the use and enforcement of biological patents. Monsanto’s application of this model to agriculture, along with a growing movement to create a global, uniform system of plant breeders’ rights in the 1980s, came into direct conflict with customary practices of farmers to save, reuse, share and develop plant varieties. Its seed patenting model has also been criticized as bio piracy and a threat to biodiversity. Monsanto’s role in these changes in agriculture (which include its litigation and its seed commercialization practices), its current and former biotech products, its lobbying of government agencies, and its history as a chemical company, have made Monsanto controversial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJjO3Q__3WY

Peru bans #Monsanto. Wow. I wonder who else will follow.

http://fb.me/Ul9pRGYP  
 

http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2012/11/peru-passes-monumental-ten-year-ban-on.html
http://gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14477-monsanto-warns-against-animals-grazing-roundup-ready-winter-canola

http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its place at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to its transformation into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.


http://vimeo.com/43879272
http://geneticroulettemovie.com/seeds-of-freedom/
[1] http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/Pages/120518.aspx
[2] http://monsanto.mediaroom.com/2012-05-18-Monsanto-Announces-50-Million-Commitment-To-African-Agricultural-Development-At-Symposium-On-Global-Agriculture-And-Food-Security

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senomyx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate

In 1996, genetically modified soybeans were made commercially available.[122] Current glyphosate-resistant crops include soy, maize (corn), sorghum, canola, alfalfa, and cotton, with wheat still under development.

Genetically modified crops have become the norm in the United States. For example, in 2010, 70% of all the corn that was planted was herbicide-resistant; 78% of cotton, and 93% of all soybeans.[123]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posilac

http://www.senomyx.com/flavor_programs/appTech.htm
http://gandeste.org/adevaruri/otrava-pe-care-o-mancam-in-fiecare-zi-antibiotice-tetraciclina-si-pesticide-ddt-endosulfan-fosfor-sare-in-exces-nitriti-si-nitrati-alimente-expirate-sau-degradate/25085
http://www.razbointrucuvant.ro/recomandari/2012/11/20/continua-relatarile-despre-efectele-adverse-severe-ale-vaccinului-bcg-importat-din-danemarca/

http://www.firmenich.com/m/research/overview/index.lbl
http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/15/company-using-aborted-fetal-cells-in-flavors-shields-partners/
http://www.realitatea.net/peste-modificat-genetic-somonul-de-crescatorie-unul-dintre-cele-mai-toxice-alimente_1047965.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isQ6dB7mJGo&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD40p9ng0DE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkRm203Jr8c&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhhnHA8c_Y0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R1ixshimfM&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJjO3Q__3WY

  1. ^ “Journeyman Features: David Vs Monsanto”. Journeyman Pictures. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ “Genetic Roulette Movie”.
  3. ^ Official video on Youtube
  4. ^ Glifosato Lyrics
  5. ^ Video on Youtube
  6. ^ Lyrics
  7. ^ Video on Youtube
  8. ^ Lyrics
  9. ^ Video on Youtube
  10. ^ Lyrics
  11. ^ Video on Youtube
  12. ^ Video on Youtube

You may reach to senators list:

http://prolifeformankind.com/id1.html

Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of Monsanto are: David L. Chicoine, president of South Dakota State University; Hugh Grant, the president and CEO of Monsanto; Arthur H. Harper, managing partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners; Gwendolyn King, president of Podium Prose, a speakers bureau; Laura K. Ipsen, senior VP and general manager of Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems, Inc., C. Steven McMillan, former chairman and CEO of the Sara Lee Corporation; William U. Parfet, chief executive officer of MPI Research Inc.; Janice L. Fields, president of McDonald’s USA; George H. Poste, chief executive of Health Technology Networks; and Jon R. Moeller, chief financial officer of The Procter & Gamble Company.

Source:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150119408149177&set=vb.93865123205&type=3&theater

Further Read About Vaccines:

A Lethal Food Story about Senomyx and Monsanto

Why Does the Government Care so Much About Vaccinating You?

Poliomyelitis and Cases of Paralysis and Death

About Vaccines and Andreas Moritz

Bruce Edwards Ivins, Iraq WAR and Truth

Why Avoid Vaccines 

PepsiCo and human embryonic kidney and Products

 

 

 

A Lethal Food Story about Senomyx and Monsanto


A Lethal Food Story

Today what we are eating is not natural any more. fast food and flavors used and the way these food made and their ingredients

Your beverages, your food, your creams and body lotions,your medicines and even your child vaccines are contaminated.

Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) is an American biotechnology company working toward developing additives to amplify certain flavors and smells in foods. The company claims to have essentially “reverse engineered” the receptors in humans that react for taste and aroma, and that they are capitalizing on these discoveries to produce chemicals that will make food taste better. Senomyx develops patented flavor enhancers by using “proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems.” These receptors have been previously expressed in HEK293 cells.

HEK stands for human embryonic kidney cells
These cells, originally came from a healthy, electively aborted human fetus in the early 1970s.
 Using information from the human genome sequence, Senomyx has identified hundreds of taste receptors and currently owns 113 patents on their discoveries. Senomyx collaborates with seven of the world’s largest food companies to further their research and to fund development of their technology. Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kraft Foods, Cadbury Adams, PepsiCo, Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Solae all collaborate with Senomyx, but do not specify where its additives may be found in their products.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Kraft Foods, Cadbury Adams, PepsiCo, Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Solae all collaborate with Senomyx

“Senomyx, Inc. is focused on using proprietary taste receptor technologies to discover and develop innovative flavor ingredients for the packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply industries.  These flavor ingredients include flavors, such as savory flavors and cooling flavors; and flavor modulators, such as sweet and salt taste modifiers and bitter blockers.  Senomyx also has an ongoing effort to discover and develop natural high intensity sweeteners.  The Company believes its flavor ingredients will enable packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply companies to improve the nutritional profile of their products while maintaining or enhancing taste and, in certain cases, generating cost of goods savings. Senomyx has collaborative agreements with several of the world’s leading packaged food, beverage and ingredient companies, including Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and PepsiCo, Inc.”

Source:
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127189&p=irol-homeProfile&t=&id=&

Senomyx is building a product pipeline of proprietary flavor ingredients that address the needs of the food & beverage industry.

Savory Taste Program – Reduce or replace added MSG in foods and beverages; create new
savory ingredient blends
Senomyx Savory Flavor Ingredients are being marketed by Nestlé and/or another partner in
25 countries within Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
S9229 & S5456, two new Savory Flavor Ingredients, have received Generally Recognized As
Safe (GRAS) regulatory status, which expands Senomyx’s offerings & market opportunities.
Sweet Taste Program – Reduce added sugar or other sweeteners in foods and beverages;
decrease product calories; potential cost savings & improved taste.
S6973 Sucrose Modifier enables up to 50% reduction of sucrose (table sugar) in foods &
selected beverages. Firmenich is marketing in the Americas, SE Asia, Africa, & Australia.
S2383 Sucralose Modifier enables up to 75% reduction of the artificial sweetener sucralose.
Firmenich is marketing S2383 for foods & beverages in North America & Latin America.
S9632 New Sucrose Modifier enables up to 50% reduction of sucrose in a wide variety of
foods and a broad range of beverages. Received GRAS designation September 2012.
S52617 (S617) New High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) & Sucrose Modifier enables a very
meaningful reduction of both HFCS and sucrose in product prototypes while maintaining the
desired sweetness. The preliminary development phase was initiated in 3Q12.
Natural High-Potency Sweeteners & Sweet Taste Modifiers are a new discovery effort. A
natural compound with a sweet taste was identified, an important taste-proof-of-concept.
Bitter Blockers Program – Improve palatability of foods & beverages
S6821 & S7958 Bitter Blockers have GRAS & international regulatory approvals; reduce
bitterness in foods & beverages, e.g., soy & whey proteins, menthol, caffeine, cocoa, stevia.
A Senomyx partner initiated market launch of a retail product containing S6821 in a
Southeast Asian country.
Salt Taste Program – Reduce added salt in foods & beverages; improve the nutritional
profile of high-sodium products
Senomyx is exploring the role of proteins believed to be involved in salt taste perception.
Cooling Taste Program – Create Cooling Flavors without the limitations of current agents
New Cooling Agents are being evaluated by Senomyx and Firmenich.
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=127189&p=irol-IRHome

Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is a publicly traded American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.It is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand. Founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, by the 1940s it was a major producer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. Notable achievements by Monsanto and its scientists as a chemical company included breakthrough research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and being the first company to mass-produce light emitting diodes (LEDs). The company also manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin. Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, along with three academic teams, announced in 1983, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops, which it did in 1987. It remained one of the top 10 U.S. chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company on biotechnology.
Monsanto was a pioneer in applying the biotechnology industry business model, developed by Genentech and other biotech drug companies in the late 1970s in California, to agriculture. In this business model, companies invest heavily in research and develop and recoup the expenses through the use and enforcement of biological patents. Monsanto’s application of this model to agriculture, along with a growing movement to create a global, uniform system of plant breeders’ rights in the 1980s, came into direct conflict with customary practices of farmers to save, reuse, share and develop plant varieties. Its seed patenting model has also been criticized as bio piracy and a threat to biodiversity. Monsanto’s role in these changes in agriculture (which include its litigation and its seed commercialization practices), its current and former biotech products, its lobbying of government agencies, and its history as a chemical company, have made Monsanto controversial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJjO3Q__3WY

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its place at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to its transformation into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.


http://vimeo.com/43879272
http://geneticroulettemovie.com/seeds-of-freedom/
[1] http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/Pages/120518.aspx
[2] http://monsanto.mediaroom.com/2012-05-18-Monsanto-Announces-50-Million-Commitment-To-African-Agricultural-Development-At-Symposium-On-Global-Agriculture-And-Food-Security

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senomyx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate

In 1996, genetically modified soybeans were made commercially available.[122] Current glyphosate-resistant crops include soy, maize (corn), sorghum, canola, alfalfa, and cotton, with wheat still under development.

Genetically modified crops have become the norm in the United States. For example, in 2010, 70% of all the corn that was planted was herbicide-resistant; 78% of cotton, and 93% of all soybeans.[123]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posilac

http://www.senomyx.com/flavor_programs/appTech.htm
http://gandeste.org/adevaruri/otrava-pe-care-o-mancam-in-fiecare-zi-antibiotice-tetraciclina-si-pesticide-ddt-endosulfan-fosfor-sare-in-exces-nitriti-si-nitrati-alimente-expirate-sau-degradate/25085
http://www.razbointrucuvant.ro/recomandari/2012/11/20/continua-relatarile-despre-efectele-adverse-severe-ale-vaccinului-bcg-importat-din-danemarca/

http://www.firmenich.com/m/research/overview/index.lbl
http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/15/company-using-aborted-fetal-cells-in-flavors-shields-partners/
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Why not High Heels ? Consequences of wearing


Why not High Heels ? Consequences of wearing

For LADIES: Do you like to wear High Heels? Please Read This

Prolonged wearing of high heels can cause a permanent damages like bunions, hammertoes, leg tendons.. This are mainly caused due to pressure on ball of the foot. The higher the heels, the greater is the pressure. This can also affect the knee and back.
So on wearing high heels continuously you are increasingly damaging you feet.

Source:

Source:


Experts discuss foot care techniques to cope with the painful consequences of wearing high heels.

By
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Do the most important men in your life — and the shoe boxes in your closet — bear the names Manolo, Jimmy C, Enzo, and Stevie M?  If so, then there’s a good chance high heels are a part of your life.
But unlike Carrie Bradshaw in TV’s Sex and the City — who chased men, taxis, and sometimes a dog in the park while teetering on 4-inch stilettos — high-heeled life in the real world can be a killer.

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“Women do love their high heels, but if you wear them all the time, significant foot pain and other problems can ensue, either as a direct result of the heels or exacerbated by them,” says Morris Morin, DPM, director of podiatric medicine at the Hackensack University Medical Center.
Problems range from common concerns like bunions, corns, and calluses to more complex issues like misshapen hammertoes or that excruciating pain in the ball of the foot that seems to grow worse with each passing year. 
Still, many women refuse to give up their high heels: A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association showed some 42% of women admitted they’d wear a shoe they liked even if it gave them discomfort; 73% admitted already having a shoe-related foot issue.
So what’s the answer? Doctors say if you must wear them at all, take a few precautions, and catch and treat problems early on. If you do, you’ll not only avoid many high-heel problems, but you’ll make the time you spend in spikes a happier day for your feet.
(Do you often wear high heels? Share your experiences on WebMD’s Women’s Health: Friends Talking message board.)

High Heels and Foot Pain: What You Should Know

Anytime you wear shoes that are tight or constrict the natural shape of your foot, doctors say it’s bound to cause foot pain.
But when you add high heels in to the equation, podiatrist Stuart Mogul, DPM, says pain can quickly escalate to damage.
“In addition to restricting the foot, you are also increasing the weight on the area that is restricted, so you’re not only crushing your toes, but you’re crushing them and then putting weight on them, and that’s a problem,” says Mogul.
Among the most common problems he sees are painful, aching bunions — those bony protrusions that usually pop up at the base of the big toe and distort the shape of the foot.
“High heels don’t cause bunions, but they sure can aggravate them. Both the heel height and the point of the shoe can play a role,” says Mogul.
Moreover, he says some women who have bunions also have a displaced bone on the bottom of the big toe joint, which changes the way the foot “tracks” or acts during motion.
“If the foot is then placed in a high heel, and pitched forward, the pressure on these bones increases and bunion pain grows worse,” he says.

High Heels and Foot Pain: What You Should Know continued…

While integrating lower heels into your wardrobe can help some, often the best solution is bunion surgery to straighten the bone.
If you’re wearing high heels on a daily basis, it’s likely you’ve already experienced two more common problems: corns and calluses. These thickened layers of dead skin usually occur on the toes or sides of the foot and are actually the body’s way of defending your feet against assault. Only in this case, says Morin, your shoes are the enemy.
“When you start developing corns and callus, or even ingrown toe nails, pressure from shoes that don’t quite fit is often the problem,” says Morin.
Other times it can be the result of a “hammertoe” — a condition that causes the bone of the affected toe to curl under, leaving the top to rub against the shoe. When that shoe is a high heel, says Morin, problems and pain are intensified.
While wearing a lower heel shoe can help some, the solution may require a surgical procedure that helps straighten the hammertoe.

High Heels and Midlife Crisis

It’s true that nothing can lift the spirits like a sassy new pair of high heels.   But if it seems those heels were a lot more comfortable in your 20s and 30s then they are in your 40s, 50s, and beyond, you’re right.
Feet change with age, say experts, and some of those changes can make wearing high heels a lot less comfortable.  One of the most common: a loss of fat in the bottom of the foot.
“As you age, you lose some of the fatty deposits that normally protect the ball of the foot — and some of it also slides forward towards the toes,” says Morin.
When we slip our feet into those strappy stiletto sandals and step down, he says our weight is thrown on the spot where we have less protection.
“In extreme cases you actually have the bony ends of the foot grating down into the sole of the shoe with almost no protection at all,” he says.
Not only does this cause pain, but it may also increase your risk of stress fractures and osteoarthritis in the feet.
And while some doctors attempt to repad the foot using injections of silicone or wrinkle filling injections like Restalyne, both Morin and Mogul say it’s not a good idea.
“These injectables are not meant to withstand the pressure of body weight; they don’t last and they tend to move around from the weight,” says Morin.
Moreover, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society warns women against these and other strictly cosmetic procedures for the feet. Calling the trend alarming, they warn consumers that risks — including infection, nerve injury, and difficulty walking — frequently outweigh benefits.

High Heels and Midlife Crisis continued…

A much better idea for bottom-of-the-foot pain, says Morin, is the use of heavily padded insoles. “They act as a buffer between your foot and the ground, and that’s all you really need.”
And finally, if you’ve worn primarily high heels for most of your life, you may experience shrinkage of the Achilles tendon, the area that runs from the back of the heel to the calf. This can result in pain when wearing a low-heel shoe or even the inability to walk barefoot.
The antidote here: Stretching exercises like runners do. In rare instances, Mogul says you may need surgery to lengthen the Achilles tendon.

5 Tips to Protect Your Feet When Wearing High Heels

We know you love your high heels, so we won’t even hint at the fact that you’d be better off in sneakers.  At the same time, what good is that great pair of red patent-leather stilettos if all you can do is sit and admire them?
If you’re going to wear heels, WebMD combined advice from our two experts, along with suggestions from the American Podiatric Association, to protect your feet.
1.       Get the best-fitting high heel possible.  While this may seem like a given, stop and think: How many pairs of high heels cause your feet to slide to the front, leaving a gap big enough for a small cell phone behind your heel?  Mogul says high heels that don’t fit properly cause the front of the foot to fly forward, creating more pressure — and pain — on toes. Look for narrow heels with a snug but not tight fit to correct the problem.
2.       Cushion, cushion, cushion. While a full-shoe insert can help, if you have pain in the ball of the foot — or you’ll be standing in your heels a long time — invest in silicone metatarsal pads. They look like flattened gummy bears, but they do a super job of shock absorption, says Morin.  “It’s like replacing the fat padding you lost.”
3.       Wear a thicker heel for stability. “A thicker heel will give you better balance and may help relieve some pressure by distributing the weight on your foot more evenly, says Morin.  Alternating heel heights can also help reduce problems with the Achilles tendon.
4.       Pay attention to the “slope” or “pitch” of the heel.  While some 4-inch heels will give you a straight drop down to the flatbed portion of the shoe, others will be a more gradual slope. This may be easier on the arch, says Morin, and might help relieve some pain in the ball of the foot.
5.       Wear open-toe high heels to relieve pressure on corns and calluses. See a podiatrist to have corns and calluses professionally removed and correct the problem that’s causing them. But if that’s not possible, opt for open-toe shoes to take pressure off inflamed areas.

Source:

http://women.webmd.com/features/tips-to-avoid-foot-pain-from-high-heels

Why not High Heels ? Consequences of wearing


Why not High Heels ? Consequences of wearing

For LADIES: Do you like to wear High Heels? Please Read This

Prolonged wearing of high heels can cause a permanent damages like bunions, hammertoes, leg tendons.. This are mainly caused due to pressure on ball of the foot. The higher the heels, the greater is the pressure. This can also affect the knee and back.
So on wearing high heels continuously you are increasingly damaging you feet.

Source:

Source:


Experts discuss foot care techniques to cope with the painful consequences of wearing high heels.

By
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Do the most important men in your life — and the shoe boxes in your closet — bear the names Manolo, Jimmy C, Enzo, and Stevie M?  If so, then there’s a good chance high heels are a part of your life.
But unlike Carrie Bradshaw in TV’s Sex and the City — who chased men, taxis, and sometimes a dog in the park while teetering on 4-inch stilettos — high-heeled life in the real world can be a killer.

Recommended Related to Women

By Sari HarrarSurprising new ways to reverse middle-aged spread. You diet more than ever, but don’t weigh less. Exercise regularly, but still feel flabby. And your once perfectly fitting clothes now seem snug. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, chances are you’re in the over-35 club. Like most members, you probably have a stay-slim formula (something like regular walks plus no ice cream at night) that no longer seems to be working. “If you never had problems losing or maintaining your…

“Women do love their high heels, but if you wear them all the time, significant foot pain and other problems can ensue, either as a direct result of the heels or exacerbated by them,” says Morris Morin, DPM, director of podiatric medicine at the Hackensack University Medical Center.
Problems range from common concerns like bunions, corns, and calluses to more complex issues like misshapen hammertoes or that excruciating pain in the ball of the foot that seems to grow worse with each passing year. 
Still, many women refuse to give up their high heels: A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association showed some 42% of women admitted they’d wear a shoe they liked even if it gave them discomfort; 73% admitted already having a shoe-related foot issue.
So what’s the answer? Doctors say if you must wear them at all, take a few precautions, and catch and treat problems early on. If you do, you’ll not only avoid many high-heel problems, but you’ll make the time you spend in spikes a happier day for your feet.
(Do you often wear high heels? Share your experiences on WebMD’s Women’s Health: Friends Talking message board.)

High Heels and Foot Pain: What You Should Know

Anytime you wear shoes that are tight or constrict the natural shape of your foot, doctors say it’s bound to cause foot pain.
But when you add high heels in to the equation, podiatrist Stuart Mogul, DPM, says pain can quickly escalate to damage.
“In addition to restricting the foot, you are also increasing the weight on the area that is restricted, so you’re not only crushing your toes, but you’re crushing them and then putting weight on them, and that’s a problem,” says Mogul.
Among the most common problems he sees are painful, aching bunions — those bony protrusions that usually pop up at the base of the big toe and distort the shape of the foot.
“High heels don’t cause bunions, but they sure can aggravate them. Both the heel height and the point of the shoe can play a role,” says Mogul.
Moreover, he says some women who have bunions also have a displaced bone on the bottom of the big toe joint, which changes the way the foot “tracks” or acts during motion.
“If the foot is then placed in a high heel, and pitched forward, the pressure on these bones increases and bunion pain grows worse,” he says.

High Heels and Foot Pain: What You Should Know continued…

While integrating lower heels into your wardrobe can help some, often the best solution is bunion surgery to straighten the bone.
If you’re wearing high heels on a daily basis, it’s likely you’ve already experienced two more common problems: corns and calluses. These thickened layers of dead skin usually occur on the toes or sides of the foot and are actually the body’s way of defending your feet against assault. Only in this case, says Morin, your shoes are the enemy.
“When you start developing corns and callus, or even ingrown toe nails, pressure from shoes that don’t quite fit is often the problem,” says Morin.
Other times it can be the result of a “hammertoe” — a condition that causes the bone of the affected toe to curl under, leaving the top to rub against the shoe. When that shoe is a high heel, says Morin, problems and pain are intensified.
While wearing a lower heel shoe can help some, the solution may require a surgical procedure that helps straighten the hammertoe.

High Heels and Midlife Crisis

It’s true that nothing can lift the spirits like a sassy new pair of high heels.   But if it seems those heels were a lot more comfortable in your 20s and 30s then they are in your 40s, 50s, and beyond, you’re right.
Feet change with age, say experts, and some of those changes can make wearing high heels a lot less comfortable.  One of the most common: a loss of fat in the bottom of the foot.
“As you age, you lose some of the fatty deposits that normally protect the ball of the foot — and some of it also slides forward towards the toes,” says Morin.
When we slip our feet into those strappy stiletto sandals and step down, he says our weight is thrown on the spot where we have less protection.
“In extreme cases you actually have the bony ends of the foot grating down into the sole of the shoe with almost no protection at all,” he says.
Not only does this cause pain, but it may also increase your risk of stress fractures and osteoarthritis in the feet.
And while some doctors attempt to repad the foot using injections of silicone or wrinkle filling injections like Restalyne, both Morin and Mogul say it’s not a good idea.
“These injectables are not meant to withstand the pressure of body weight; they don’t last and they tend to move around from the weight,” says Morin.
Moreover, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society warns women against these and other strictly cosmetic procedures for the feet. Calling the trend alarming, they warn consumers that risks — including infection, nerve injury, and difficulty walking — frequently outweigh benefits.

High Heels and Midlife Crisis continued…

A much better idea for bottom-of-the-foot pain, says Morin, is the use of heavily padded insoles. “They act as a buffer between your foot and the ground, and that’s all you really need.”
And finally, if you’ve worn primarily high heels for most of your life, you may experience shrinkage of the Achilles tendon, the area that runs from the back of the heel to the calf. This can result in pain when wearing a low-heel shoe or even the inability to walk barefoot.
The antidote here: Stretching exercises like runners do. In rare instances, Mogul says you may need surgery to lengthen the Achilles tendon.

5 Tips to Protect Your Feet When Wearing High Heels

We know you love your high heels, so we won’t even hint at the fact that you’d be better off in sneakers.  At the same time, what good is that great pair of red patent-leather stilettos if all you can do is sit and admire them?
If you’re going to wear heels, WebMD combined advice from our two experts, along with suggestions from the American Podiatric Association, to protect your feet.
1.       Get the best-fitting high heel possible.  While this may seem like a given, stop and think: How many pairs of high heels cause your feet to slide to the front, leaving a gap big enough for a small cell phone behind your heel?  Mogul says high heels that don’t fit properly cause the front of the foot to fly forward, creating more pressure — and pain — on toes. Look for narrow heels with a snug but not tight fit to correct the problem.
2.       Cushion, cushion, cushion. While a full-shoe insert can help, if you have pain in the ball of the foot — or you’ll be standing in your heels a long time — invest in silicone metatarsal pads. They look like flattened gummy bears, but they do a super job of shock absorption, says Morin.  “It’s like replacing the fat padding you lost.”
3.       Wear a thicker heel for stability. “A thicker heel will give you better balance and may help relieve some pressure by distributing the weight on your foot more evenly, says Morin.  Alternating heel heights can also help reduce problems with the Achilles tendon.
4.       Pay attention to the “slope” or “pitch” of the heel.  While some 4-inch heels will give you a straight drop down to the flatbed portion of the shoe, others will be a more gradual slope. This may be easier on the arch, says Morin, and might help relieve some pain in the ball of the foot.
5.       Wear open-toe high heels to relieve pressure on corns and calluses. See a podiatrist to have corns and calluses professionally removed and correct the problem that’s causing them. But if that’s not possible, opt for open-toe shoes to take pressure off inflamed areas.

Source:

http://women.webmd.com/features/tips-to-avoid-foot-pain-from-high-heels

Concept of ruh (soul) in Islam


Concept of ruh (soul) in Islam

“The soul is one of the things,
of which the knowledge is only with my Lord.
And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little.”

http://quran.com/17/85 

Question
Please tell me what is the concept of ruh (soul) in Islam. Is it forever (we’re told in the Qur’an that only Allah is immortal)? Is ruh or soul going to enter in jannat/jahannum [Heaven/Hell] or is it the body? Is it also present in animals and plants?

I will be really thankful to you. Was-salam.

Topic: Heart & Soul
Name of Counsellor: Waleed Ahmed Najmeddine

Answer

Thank you for your question. It is a topic that many of us wonder about. When we research carefully the issue of life after death, we find that no other religion has as much information to offer as Islam does.

The combination of the Qur’an and the authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) together provide us with all of the information and guidance we need to live a righteous life and maintain a close personal relationship with Allah, the One and Only Creator of mankind.

Knowledge of the nature of the soul, however, is only with Allah, as we read in the Qur’an what means,

  • [And they ask you concerning the soul. Say: “The soul is one of the things, of which the knowledge is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little.”] (Al-Israa’ 17:85)
This verse was revealed to Prophet Muhammad when some Jews asked him about the soul. When they asked him, he kept quiet and did not give them an answer for a while. The Prophet’s Companion who witnessed this incident says “I knew that he was receiving revelation, so I stayed where I was. When the revelation was complete, the Prophet said, ‘And they ask you concerning the soul…'” (Al-Bukhari).

An Eternal Soul?

With respect to the eternity of the soul, Allah reveals in the Qur’an that there was a time that we did not exist except, of course, in Allah’s infinite knowledge.

  • [Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing — not even mentioned? Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled fluid, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.] (Al-Insan 76:1-2)
  • [But He (Allah) fashioned him (Man) in due proportion and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you the faculties of hearing and sight and feeling and understanding: Little thanks do you give!] (As-Sajdah 32:9)
Therefore, according to the Qur’an, there was a time when we did not exist. But once we have been brought into existence, by Allah’s will, we shall remain in existence for the rest of eternity. We are born, we live, we die, and we are raised up again to stand before Allah on the Day of Judgement.

At the time of death, the soul is taken from the body by the Angel of Death. It is later returned to the body once it has been buried. The grave for each of us will either be a pleasant place to wait for Judgement Day, or it may be a terrible place to wait if we were not righteous believers in this life. When Judgement Day comes, Allah will re-create us as He did the first time.

  • [Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers.] (Al-Qiyamah 75:3-4)
Body and Spirit

This resurrection will be in body and in spirit, and this is easy for Allah, having earlier created us from nothing. After judgement has been made by Allah as to who shall enter Paradise and who shall enter the Hell-fire, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) tells us that

  • on the Day of Resurrection, Death will be brought forward in the shape of a black-and-white ram. Then a call maker will call, “O people of Paradise!” Thereupon they will stretch their necks and look carefully. The caller will say, “Do you know this?” They will say, “Yes, this is Death.” By then, all of them will have seen it. Then it will be announced again, “O people of Hell!” They will stretch their necks and look carefully. The caller will say, “Do you know this?” They will say, “Yes, this is Death.” And by then, all of them will have seen it. Then it will be slaughtered and the caller will say, “O people of Paradise! Eternity for you and no death; O people of Hell! Eternity for you and no death.” (Al-Bukhari)
So we can see from this hadith that life for us will clearly be eternal. After resurrection, there will no longer be death. Either we will be admitted to Paradise by Allah’s mercy and spend eternity there, or we will be cast into the Hell-fire to spend eternity there, or for as long as Allah wishes.

A Soul for All?

Everything that Allah created has a soul. Some of them fulfil the roles that Allah has set for them and do exactly what they were created to do.

This includes the plant and animal kingdoms, the mountains, seas and oceans, planets, stars, for example, as each of them worships Allah in their own way. They do not have a free will as do humans and the Jinn.

We are told in the Qur’an that Allah offered a trust to the heavens and the earth, but out of fear that they would not be able to handle the responsibilities laid upon them, they declined the offer, while only humanity took up the offer of this free choice.

  • [We did indeed offer the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: But Man undertook it; He was indeed unjust and foolish.] (Al-Ahzab 33:72)
This refers to responsibility of free choice to either accept commands and prohibitions, and the conditions that go along with them, or to choose to disobey. This means that the one who fulfills this responsibility will be rewarded and the one who neglects it will be punished.

Man accepted this despite the fact that he is weak and unjust. Only those who Allah guides and helps will be able to carry out the responsibilities placed on them. These are the ones who guard the Trust faithfully.

Everything, however, worships Allah in its own way. Trees, animals, rocks, mountains, and planets, all glorify Allah.

  • [Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, declares the Praises and Glory of Allah. For He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.] (Al-Hashr 59:1)
The evidence of Allah’s existence is found throughout His wonderful creation. Every cell, every atom, and every quark in the universe bear the signs of Allah. We study the universe and find that it is, to the best of our knowledge, limitless when compared to our own existence. It is impossible to fathom the depth and width of it all. Each and every part of it fulfills its duty as Allah has planned.

When we explore the makeup of atoms we find that there is an equally vast universe within the tiniest components that make up the one in which we live.

On the last day, all of it will be caused to disappear and only Allah will remain.

  • [And call not, besides Allah, on another god. There is no god but He. Everything will perish except His own Face. To Him belongs the Command, and to Him will you all be brought back.] (Al-Qasas 28:88)
Allah will call upon the Angel of Death to take the lives of each of His creatures until there will be no one left but Allah and the Angel of Death.
  • [Every soul shall taste death] (Aal `Imran 3:185)
Allah will then take the angel’s life and nothing will remain except Him. He will then call out, “To whom belongs all things this day?” There will, of course, be no one to answer. One way or another, there can be no one other than Allah to answer this question.
  • [The Day whereon they will (all) come forth: Not a single thing concerning them is hidden from Allah. Whose will be the dominion that Day?” That of Allah, the One, the Irresistible!] (Ghafir 40:16)

There being no one and nothing to answer, Allah will Himself answer by saying, “Allah, the One, the Irresistible.” To Him belongs all things and to Him is the return.

I hope this was helpful to you. Please keep in touch.
Salam.
Useful Links:
Self, soul and Personality
Life Before Life?
Nature of the Human Soul
Does God Have a Spirit?
Returning of One’s soul in the Grave
Do souls Know Their Fate After Death?
The Return of One’s soul After Death

Waleed Ahmed Najmeddine is currently employed as assistant principal at the new Edmonton Islamic Academy, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His work involves school administrative duties and instruction of Islamic Studies courses.

He also serves the Muslim community through the Canadian Islamic Centre (Al Rashid Mosque) providing information about the mosque and Islam to non-Muslims, and hosting visits by community and religious groups.

Concept of ruh (soul) in Islam


Concept of ruh (soul) in Islam

“The soul is one of the things,
of which the knowledge is only with my Lord.
And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little.”

http://quran.com/17/85 

Question
Please tell me what is the concept of ruh (soul) in Islam. Is it forever (we’re told in the Qur’an that only Allah is immortal)? Is ruh or soul going to enter in jannat/jahannum [Heaven/Hell] or is it the body? Is it also present in animals and plants?

I will be really thankful to you. Was-salam.

Topic: Heart & Soul
Name of Counsellor: Waleed Ahmed Najmeddine

Answer

Thank you for your question. It is a topic that many of us wonder about. When we research carefully the issue of life after death, we find that no other religion has as much information to offer as Islam does.

The combination of the Qur’an and the authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) together provide us with all of the information and guidance we need to live a righteous life and maintain a close personal relationship with Allah, the One and Only Creator of mankind.

Knowledge of the nature of the soul, however, is only with Allah, as we read in the Qur’an what means,

  • [And they ask you concerning the soul. Say: “The soul is one of the things, of which the knowledge is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little.”] (Al-Israa’ 17:85)
This verse was revealed to Prophet Muhammad when some Jews asked him about the soul. When they asked him, he kept quiet and did not give them an answer for a while. The Prophet’s Companion who witnessed this incident says “I knew that he was receiving revelation, so I stayed where I was. When the revelation was complete, the Prophet said, ‘And they ask you concerning the soul…'” (Al-Bukhari).

An Eternal Soul?

With respect to the eternity of the soul, Allah reveals in the Qur’an that there was a time that we did not exist except, of course, in Allah’s infinite knowledge.

  • [Has there not been over Man a long period of Time, when he was nothing — not even mentioned? Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled fluid, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts), of Hearing and Sight.] (Al-Insan 76:1-2)
  • [But He (Allah) fashioned him (Man) in due proportion and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you the faculties of hearing and sight and feeling and understanding: Little thanks do you give!] (As-Sajdah 32:9)
Therefore, according to the Qur’an, there was a time when we did not exist. But once we have been brought into existence, by Allah’s will, we shall remain in existence for the rest of eternity. We are born, we live, we die, and we are raised up again to stand before Allah on the Day of Judgement.

At the time of death, the soul is taken from the body by the Angel of Death. It is later returned to the body once it has been buried. The grave for each of us will either be a pleasant place to wait for Judgement Day, or it may be a terrible place to wait if we were not righteous believers in this life. When Judgement Day comes, Allah will re-create us as He did the first time.

  • [Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers.] (Al-Qiyamah 75:3-4)
Body and Spirit

This resurrection will be in body and in spirit, and this is easy for Allah, having earlier created us from nothing. After judgement has been made by Allah as to who shall enter Paradise and who shall enter the Hell-fire, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) tells us that

  • on the Day of Resurrection, Death will be brought forward in the shape of a black-and-white ram. Then a call maker will call, “O people of Paradise!” Thereupon they will stretch their necks and look carefully. The caller will say, “Do you know this?” They will say, “Yes, this is Death.” By then, all of them will have seen it. Then it will be announced again, “O people of Hell!” They will stretch their necks and look carefully. The caller will say, “Do you know this?” They will say, “Yes, this is Death.” And by then, all of them will have seen it. Then it will be slaughtered and the caller will say, “O people of Paradise! Eternity for you and no death; O people of Hell! Eternity for you and no death.” (Al-Bukhari)
So we can see from this hadith that life for us will clearly be eternal. After resurrection, there will no longer be death. Either we will be admitted to Paradise by Allah’s mercy and spend eternity there, or we will be cast into the Hell-fire to spend eternity there, or for as long as Allah wishes.

A Soul for All?

Everything that Allah created has a soul. Some of them fulfil the roles that Allah has set for them and do exactly what they were created to do.

This includes the plant and animal kingdoms, the mountains, seas and oceans, planets, stars, for example, as each of them worships Allah in their own way. They do not have a free will as do humans and the Jinn.

We are told in the Qur’an that Allah offered a trust to the heavens and the earth, but out of fear that they would not be able to handle the responsibilities laid upon them, they declined the offer, while only humanity took up the offer of this free choice.

  • [We did indeed offer the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: But Man undertook it; He was indeed unjust and foolish.] (Al-Ahzab 33:72)
This refers to responsibility of free choice to either accept commands and prohibitions, and the conditions that go along with them, or to choose to disobey. This means that the one who fulfills this responsibility will be rewarded and the one who neglects it will be punished.

Man accepted this despite the fact that he is weak and unjust. Only those who Allah guides and helps will be able to carry out the responsibilities placed on them. These are the ones who guard the Trust faithfully.

Everything, however, worships Allah in its own way. Trees, animals, rocks, mountains, and planets, all glorify Allah.

  • [Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, declares the Praises and Glory of Allah. For He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.] (Al-Hashr 59:1)
The evidence of Allah’s existence is found throughout His wonderful creation. Every cell, every atom, and every quark in the universe bear the signs of Allah. We study the universe and find that it is, to the best of our knowledge, limitless when compared to our own existence. It is impossible to fathom the depth and width of it all. Each and every part of it fulfills its duty as Allah has planned.

When we explore the makeup of atoms we find that there is an equally vast universe within the tiniest components that make up the one in which we live.

On the last day, all of it will be caused to disappear and only Allah will remain.

  • [And call not, besides Allah, on another god. There is no god but He. Everything will perish except His own Face. To Him belongs the Command, and to Him will you all be brought back.] (Al-Qasas 28:88)
Allah will call upon the Angel of Death to take the lives of each of His creatures until there will be no one left but Allah and the Angel of Death.
  • [Every soul shall taste death] (Aal `Imran 3:185)
Allah will then take the angel’s life and nothing will remain except Him. He will then call out, “To whom belongs all things this day?” There will, of course, be no one to answer. One way or another, there can be no one other than Allah to answer this question.
  • [The Day whereon they will (all) come forth: Not a single thing concerning them is hidden from Allah. Whose will be the dominion that Day?” That of Allah, the One, the Irresistible!] (Ghafir 40:16)

There being no one and nothing to answer, Allah will Himself answer by saying, “Allah, the One, the Irresistible.” To Him belongs all things and to Him is the return.

I hope this was helpful to you. Please keep in touch.
Salam.
Useful Links:
Self, soul and Personality
Life Before Life?
Nature of the Human Soul
Does God Have a Spirit?
Returning of One’s soul in the Grave
Do souls Know Their Fate After Death?
The Return of One’s soul After Death

Waleed Ahmed Najmeddine is currently employed as assistant principal at the new Edmonton Islamic Academy, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His work involves school administrative duties and instruction of Islamic Studies courses.

He also serves the Muslim community through the Canadian Islamic Centre (Al Rashid Mosque) providing information about the mosque and Islam to non-Muslims, and hosting visits by community and religious groups.