On January 3 Musab Tamimi became the first Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in the year 2018. Musab was the 16-year-old cousin of Ahed Tamimi, who remains imprisoned for slapping an Israeli soldier.
It is customary in Palestinian society to make posters of those killed by Israeli forces. For bereaved family members, it is a way of paying tribute to lost loved ones. Yesterday, on January 18, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, in an article by Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, reported that Israeli soldiers defaced a poster of Musab with stars of David and filthy graffiti.
[ Ed. note – Charles Bausman, publisher of the popular website Russia Today, has penned an article that I think truly merits reading by one and all. The article concerns the word “Jew,” and how its use has become a “taboo” for many writers–writers who are well-intentioned insofar as seeking to provide a valid political analysis of what’s wrong with the world today yet who fear being branded as “anti-Semites.”
By Richard Edmondson
Imagine for a moment you’re the owner of a bed and breakfast. It’s a business you run out of your own home. Basically, to help support yourself, you rent your spare bedrooms out to tourists and other visitors who come to your area.
I was kind of shocked to learn today of the death of the incredibly talented Irish singer Dolores O’Riordan at the age of just 46.
Several days ago I posted a video of an interview with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church conducted over Russian TV. The interview aired live on January 7–Russian Orthodox Christmas Day. What I posted was only a four and a half minute segment that had been translated into English–this of an interview which ran on for more than half and hour–but in that segment Kirill expressed the view that “evil is not viable,” and that “systems where the evil is dominant cannot survive.”
You hear stories like this from time to time–atheists turning to God on their deathbeds.
A few day ago, I lost a dear friend, with whom I worked for supporting Palestine and the Palestinian cause.
We also had deep existential discussions about meaning of life, God, faith…etc.
Unfortunately, for many years, he joined the crowd who accused me of “antisemitism”, however about a year ago, he rethought his position and regretted what was done, came many times to visit me despite his very ill-health.
This is my tribute to Sam’s good memory, sharing with the world, our last encounter:
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