While Ukraine deserves to chart it’s own course, Svoboda controls a large segment of the parliament and has members in control of key ministries, including defense. Will Ukrainians be able to rein in their more fascistic brethren, who blame Jews, and Russians for their country’s misery, before violence is brought to bear on innocent Jews and Russians and whoever else they may not like that day.
A local fisherman says he scooped the 500kg, life-sized bronze from the sea bed last August, and carried it home on a donkey cart, unaware of the significance of his catch.
Others soon guessed at its importance, and the statue briefly appeared on eBay with a $500,000 (£300,000) price tag - well below its true value. Police from the Islamist group Hamas say they are investigating.
To their great frustration, archaeologists have not been able to get their hands on the Apollo, and instead must pore over a few blurred photographs of the intact deity, who is laid out incongruously on a blanket emblazoned with Smurfs.
From what they can tell it was cast sometime between the 5th and the 1st century BC, making it at least 2,000 years old.
His mother was less happy when she saw the naked Apollo carried into the house, demanding that his private parts be covered. “My mother said ‘what a disaster you have brought with you’ as she looked at the huge statue,” said Ghrab.
The discoloured green-brown figure shows the youthful, athletic god standing upright on two, muscular legs; he has one arm outstretched, with the palm of his hand held up.
He has compact, curly hair, and gazes out seriously at the world, one of his eyes apparently inlaid with a blue stone iris, the other just a vacant black slit.
Ghrab says he cut off one of the fingers to take to a metals expert, thinking it might have been made of gold. Unbeknownst to him, one of his brothers severed another finger for his own checks. This was melted down by a jeweller.
Family members belonging to a Hamas militia soon took charge of the statue, and at some stage the Apollo appeared on Ebay, with the seller telling the buyer to come and collect the item from Gaza.
That would have been easier said than done, however, as Gaza is virtually sealed off from the outside world, with both Israel and Egypt imposing rigid controls on access to the impoverished enclave and its 1.8 million inhabitants.
Whether any potential buyers stepped forward is not clear, but when Hamas’s civilian authorities found out about the artefact, they ordered that the police seize it.
This is the front page of the most popular user generated site in the world.
Who is challenging the propagandists?
No one will usually read past a headline on any website, definately not long enough to read the “talk” page of the wiki
no doubt in my mind there is upvote brigades/bots putting this stuff front page, and mods who are complicit.
For all the politicization of the ASA, it is indifferent to the politics of what it piously deplores. The occupation of the Palestinian territories is a political problem that requires a political solution. In the attempt to attain such a solution, the Palestinians are not inert victims or bystanders to their fate. They are historical actors; and their refusal to accept any of the plans for Palestinian statehood that have been proposed to them—the imperfection of the solution disturbs them more than the imperfection of the problem—is one of the reasons—one of the reasons—that they find themselves in a condition of such weakness. The Israeli settlement of the West Bank indeed must end; but even if it ends, Israel is a state by right with a perfectly understandable anxiety about its security. “We do not support the boycott of Israel,” Mahmoud Abbas, in South Africa for Mandela’s funeral, declared. He supports only a “boycott [of] the products of the settlements.” “We have relations with Israel,” he added, “we have mutual recognition of Israel.” But who is Abu Mazen to speak for the Palestinians, compared with an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego?
“Everyone has his own view regarding the Geneva agreement,” an Israeli intelligence source was quoted as saying. “But it is clear that if a smoking gun is produced, it will tumble like a house of cards.”
If Israel does produce evidence that Iran is flouting its deal with the world powers, the agreement could prove a tough sell for Obama in Congress.
Claiming that officials and businesspeople from around the world — notably including China, Turkey, France, Russia and India — are already converging on Iran, ready to resume large-scale oil, banking and all manner of other business dealings as sanctions are eased in the wake the Geneva deal, the officials reportedly said that Israel knew the sanctions pressure would collapse, “but even we didn’t imagine it would happen this fast.”
The State Department has acknowledged that Iran is currently enjoying a “window” of time before the six-month interim deal takes effect, during which it is not bound to take any credible steps toward disabling its ability to produce a nuclear weapon. The terms of the deal, which are still being worked out, will only kick in come January.
More:Time of Israel
Agenda Item 7 states that the UNHRC must discuss Israel’s alleged human rights violations each and every time the council convenes, regardless on what is occuring in other countries in the Middle East or around the world.
Although race isn’t explicitly mentioned, it’s interesting to note that the perceived anti-Semitism in Sweden isn’t perpetrated, on the most part, by immigrants (see Muslims) but by the natives themselves.
Interesting that this same article on some other websites caused readers to leap to hateful conclusions about who was doing the hating.
Notice that the algemeiner doesn’t mention that he was receiving hateful looks from a bar Interesting to note that what people omit is actually more reticent than what they put in. Add to that that the original article mentions the phrase “Muslim neighborhood” exactly zero times.
…the West is wrong to think it has no good options. It has a superb and just option, one that will let history unfold as it should have long ago. That option - to break up Syria into choerent nations - was prpose earlier this summer by former U.S. secretary of State Henry Kissinger in a father at the Ford School
Whatever you may think of him, and his dubious morality, Kissinger may have hit the nail on the head. Though, I am sure that a broken Syria would be anathema to states like Russia and Saudi Arabia who long for their proxy forces to have hegemony there.
What do you all think of this proposal?
Overhearing Psy’s Gangam Style playing some Israeli soldiers are invited to join in on the dancing. I guess my generation has had ENOUGH of the bullshit.
This is so awesome, we need more of this, I really cried watching this, truly amazing.
Apparently the soldiers have been suspended, but hell was it ever worth it, this is to me a moment to be remembered.
How about an Israeli-Palestinian Psy concert?