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UN Human Rights Council Is Oxymoron' - Netanyahu to UNGA 2014 (FULL SPEECH)   video
Society & Culture  (tags: UN General Assembly, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, speech, dishonesty, ethics, lies, propaganda, Human Rights, news, freedoms, world, society )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - youtu.be
The Israeli prime minister's address was quite easy to predict. The annual recipe includes two, or three global or regional strategic topics, illustrated with a blend of props, allegories and biblical quotes.
World Renowned Ethnobotanist, Wade Davis, On Indigenous Cultures & The Environment   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous cultures, Wade Davis, poet, scientists, ethnobotanist, culture, environment, ethics, GoodNews, humans, religion, society, travel, world )

Betsy
- 2 days ago - youtube.com
Wade Davis is a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America.
Mahmoud Abbas Calls on UN to Back Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal
Society & Culture  (tags: UN general assembly, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli withdrawal from Palestine, Israeli war crimes, ethics, world, society, government, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
In a hard-hitting speech to the UN general assembly in NY, he also accused Israel of "war crimes carried out before the eyes of the world" during the recent 50-day Gaza war that ended in a ceasefire on Aug.26 adding that Israel had "perpetrated genocide".
Netanyahu Erases the Boundary Between World Jewry and Israel in Celebration of 'Our Country' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, American Jews, Netanyahu, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, society, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
There's a reason Netanyahu says we're a united community. Israel needs English-speaking Jews to maintain its international support. We built Israel together, he says, and are all committed to it:
An Israel Equal for All, Jewish or Not
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, Zionism, multi cultural, religious diversity, education, society, culture, freedoms, news, interesting, ethics, government, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Israel is out of step with much of the world. Over time, nations have become more ethnically and religiously diverse; populations have become more urban and educated; and economies have become more commercial.
Gaza Artist Displays Paintings in Rubble of Bombed Home
Society & Culture  (tags: Raed Issa, paintings, Gaza, society, culture, destruction, Human Rights, Israel, war, violence, humans, freedoms, world )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Gaza-based painter Raed Issa's home was destroyed during this summer's intensive Israeli attack on Gaza, which killed over 2,000 people. But, in the slow clear-up and under-resourced reconstruction which has followed, Issa has sought to find a way...
OPINION: The Fight Against the Long-Term Effects of Child Hunger Reaches Fever Pitch
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, child hunger, education, health, humanrights, government, ethics, politics, sadness, world, children, activists )

Cal
- 5 days ago - ipsnews.net
Often beginning in the womb as poverty-stricken mothers live hand-to-mouth, stunting can be a lifelong affliction. Studies show it is linked to poor cognition and educational performance,
"Cries of Gaza" Resonate in Rare Solo Show By Palestinian Artist Tayseer Barakat (TEXT and Subtitled VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, Palestinian artist Tayseer Barakat, Palestine, Gaza, Ramallah, human experience, interesting, news, world, society, freedoms, education )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Barakat's work has been shown in group exhibitions around the world, gaining widespread recognition, but Distant Voices is his first solo exhibition in five years. Barakat is quoted in a statement by curator Sliman Mleahat as saying that:
Israel Carries Out Extrajudicial Killing of Two Palestinians Suspected in Israeli Youths Kidnapping
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, suspects, law, murder, crime, ethics, violence, culture, humans, death, freedoms )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Overnight Tuesday Israeli special forces killed two Palestinian men who were suspected of kidnapping and slaying three Israeli youths abducted in June while hitchhiking in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc of the West Bank.
What Max Blumenthal Saw in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Gaza, destruction, death, Human Rights, family, society, culture, humans, freedoms, sadness, world, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Everywhere he went people would invite him into their homes, which were sometimes mere concrete slabs or open basements because the house was gone, and then: Please have some coffee. You must drink some soda, it is very hot today. Here are some sweets...
Israeli Refuseniks Expose Occupation's Dark Underbelly
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, military, 'refuseniks, death, dishonesty, freedoms, ethics, society, politics, violence, safety, government )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - mondoweiss.net
An illustration of the desperate choices facing Palestinians was voiced by a mother of seven in Gaza last week. She and her husband were recruited as spies in return for medical treatment in Israel for one of their children.
Family Held at Gunpoint as Israel Arrests Another Palestinian Rights Defender
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Human Rights, West Bank, Palestine, ethics, freedoms, humans, illegal occupation, law, government, politics, society, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Israeli soldiers raided the family home of Ayman Nasser, legal coordinator of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, in the middle of the night last Thursday. He is the latest human rights defender in the occupied West Bank to be...
The Little-Known Story of How The Shawshank Redemption Became One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time
Society & Culture  (tags: movies, celebrity, interesting, society, culture, 'The Shawshank Redemption', global phenomenon, world )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - vanityfair.com
A dud at the box office when it opened 20 years ago this week, The Shawshank Redemption now perennially tops IMDb's favorite-movies list--the ultimate in "guy cry" cinema. A story of studio maneuvering, big paychecks deferred, and well-earned roof suds.
Leading Writers and Editors Protest Israeli Sponsorship of Brooklyn Book Festival
Society & Culture  (tags: Brooklyn Book Festival, sponsorship, Human Rights, writers, editors, Israel, Gaza, ethics, society, news, world, sadness, interesting, freedoms )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
It is deeply regrettable that the Festival has chosen to accept funding from the Israeli government just weeks after Israel's bloody 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip, which left over 2100 Palestinians - including 500 children - dead, displaced a fourth...
Gaza and the American Awakening
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Americans, liberal Jews, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, freedoms, violence, death, dishonesty, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
While the Israeli government talks about "pinpoint strikes" and "unprovoked attacks from Hamas" it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the massive destruction of the Gazan infrastructure,hospitals,schools,government buildings, UN facilities, homes
 

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