A space to share stuff I like mostly about the Middle East, human rights and religion.

 

In the background, HaLikud Beytenu election poster. Next to Netanyahu the election slogan: “A Strong Prime Minister, A Strong Israel”
Photo taken by Asaf Eyal

In the background, HaLikud Beytenu election poster. Next to Netanyahu the election slogan: “A Strong Prime Minister, A Strong Israel”

Photo taken by Asaf Eyal

Meme created by John Brown. Roni Daniel, the Military Commentator of Channel 2, Israel’s most-watched TV station, is the most warmongering of all warmongering reporters. The caption reads: “Exclusive interview with the Commander of the Military Wing of Channel 2, which opposes the ceasefire.”
Meme created by John Brown. Roni Daniel, the Military Commentator of Channel 2, Israel’s most-watched TV station, is the most warmongering of all warmongering reporters. The caption reads: “Exclusive interview with the Commander of the Military Wing of Channel 2, which opposes the ceasefire.”
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The State of Israel is constructing a concentration camp. Correction: the State of Israel has constructed concentration camps in what it refers to in official memos as “Stay Facility Nachal Raviv” and “Ktziot Prison. There, some of the refugees from Sudan and Eritrea will be housed in temporary tents or containers refitted to house humans, exposed to the elements ahead of the coming winter, in greatly crowded conditions with poor sanitation, and without social or mental care. In these facilities, women, men, children, including babies, will be jailed for an indefinite time. Yes, the State of Israel will jail infants whose only crime is that their parents sought a life for them.





In June 2012, Israel began implementing the amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law according to which all asylum seekers who cross the Israel-Egypt border are automatically jailed or subjected to internment for a minimum period of three years without trial.


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The State of Israel is constructing a concentration camp. Correction: the State of Israel has constructed concentration camps in what it refers to in official memos as “Stay Facility Nachal Raviv” and “Ktziot Prison. There, some of the refugees from Sudan and Eritrea will be housed in temporary tents or containers refitted to house humans, exposed to the elements ahead of the coming winter, in greatly crowded conditions with poor sanitation, and without social or mental care. In these facilities, women, men, children, including babies, will be jailed for an indefinite time. Yes, the State of Israel will jail infants whose only crime is that their parents sought a life for them.

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"Those who believe him are afraid"
A play of words on the religious song: “Those who believe are not afraid”

"Those who believe him are afraid"

A play of words on the religious song: “Those who believe are not afraid”

Dalina by Dudu Tassa and The Kuwaitis.

Dudu Tassa is an Israeli singer, song-writer and producer. His 2011 album “Dudu Tassa and The Kuwaitis” is based on materials recorded by his grandfather and his grandfather’s brother, Saleh and Daoud al-Kuwaiti who were popular in Kuwait and Iraq in the 1920-1950s.


Lyrics in Arabic:

دَلينا بالهوى قبلك, بالغنا 

زهرة ولا خبر منهم, بلغنا

يا نار الشوق ما تطفي, بالغنا 

تطفي من جلك بتعودك عليا

يا ربي ساعد المغرم وعينا 

أيام الناس تفتح مواعدها 

سر النجوم وحدنا وعينا 

هذا المحوب ظلمني بأذية

بدلالك خلصت روحي ويهلك 

يهم إلي نظر حسنك ويهلك 

إلي بيوم الحجر وقفا ويهلك 

هذولا إلي حرموا سوفك عليا

Tel Aviv Municipality repaints a zebra crossing in the colors of the rainbow flag ahead of LGBT Pride Month. Photo taken on May 15 near the Habima Theater (center of Tel Aviv)

Tel Aviv Municipality repaints a zebra crossing in the colors of the rainbow flag ahead of LGBT Pride Month. Photo taken on May 15 near the Habima Theater (center of Tel Aviv)

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A Palestinian protester is seen on the ground after being pounced upon and bitten by a military dog. The dog locked its jaws on the protester’s arm and would not release him, for several minutes. The military dog handlers are seen unsuccessfully attempting to release the dog’s hold on the protester. The protester and a relative who attempted to free him were both arrested. 
Video credit: Odai Qaddomi/B’Tselem

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Torture in Egyptian desert | Africa Review

Great report by Dalia Moniem about the torture camps in the Sinai desert, includes an interview with me.

In case you thought incitement in Israel is limited to Arabs or African refugees. Look at how Israeli right-wingers react to news about a protest in the West Bank that supposedly turned violent. I say “supposedly” because no Israeli media outlet reported about the violence, the IDF spokesperson’s unit did not report on this either (I checked all their twitter accounts and site) and the photo shows only peaceful protesters.This is the original link to the discussion.

In case you thought incitement in Israel is limited to Arabs or African refugees. Look at how Israeli right-wingers react to news about a protest in the West Bank that supposedly turned violent. I say “supposedly” because no Israeli media outlet reported about the violence, the IDF spokesperson’s unit did not report on this either (I checked all their twitter accounts and site) and the photo shows only peaceful protesters.
This is the original link to the discussion.