Middle East & New York

The Middle East or Mideast is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. New York (locally ) is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 7th-most densely populated of the 50 United States. 5.0/5

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PMB can travel to UK for ENT medicals, Germany, Middle East, New York...but CANNOT visit his backyard -Nimbo, Agatu, Southern-Kaduna, Rann??
Egypt circulated the draft late December 21 and a vote was scheduled for 3 pm New York time (2000 GMT) on Thursday. http…
International Syria contact group to meet in New York: The 23-nation group was set up to push for a ceasefire...
Indigenous Medicine among the Bedouin in the Middle East. Aref Abu-Rabia, New York: Berghahn, 2015, 216 pp.:
Just ask Paris, just ask New York, just ask the Middle East plagued with 1400 years of demonic barbarism.
New York's Armory Show hots up with Middle East and North Africa focus -
The 1,300-Year Battle between Christians and Muslims This is a chapter from the book, Why? The Deeper History Behind the September 11th Terrorist Attack on America. Visit that link for more information about the book. Although neither Christians nor Muslims will acknowledge it, for 1,300 years they have been locked in a battle over who will control people and nations. If we are to understand the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon, using hijacked airplanes and passengers as guided missiles, we must know the history behind the efforts of the world’s powerbrokers to control the resources of the world and lay claim to its wealth, especially to that of the volatile Middle East. The Crusades News and talk shows searching for answers to the World Trade Center and Pentagon bombings occasionally mentioned the Crusades which were Christian attempts to gain control of Christian shrines located in the center of the Muslim world and which broke out periodically over a p ...
Shop Talk: Macys Goes to the Middle East; Sorel Pops Up in New York - COS to open first U.S. location this...
All dear on face book Happy morning,a news for you all about killings: Sixty journalists killed in 2014, most in the Middle East Almost quarter of them worked for international press, says Committee to Protect Journalists At least 60 journalists were killed globally this year in work-related violence, with the Middle East the deadliest region, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a year-end report on Tuesday. The 2014 death toll marks a drop from 2013, when 70 journalists were killed, the New York-based watchdog said. The CPJ is investigating the deaths this year of at least 18 more journalists to see if they are work-related.Almost half of the journalists killed this year died in the Middle East. Syria was the deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row, with at least 17 killed there amid a Civil War.Seventy-nine journalists have been killed in Syria since fighting started in 2011, the CPJ said.The last three years were the deadliest worldwide since the CPJ began documenti ...
You probably heard that famous saying about New York - If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere... well who ever said that, that person never worked in middle east! If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
Jews & Muslims in New York thriving w/ professional & social relations. Instructive for Europe and the Middle East. Conflict…
The Holy See continues to defend the Dignity of Life: The Holy See in the United Nations: peace must be negotiated in the Middle East Vatican City, 29 October 2014 (VIS) – Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations in New York participated in the Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine question. The nuncio's address, structured in six points, focuses on the Holy See's conviction that peace in the Middle East may be achieved only through negotiation and not by unilateral decisions imposed by force. “As regards the Israeli-Palestinian question, the Holy See reiterates its support for a two State solution”, he affirmed. “Israel and Palestine, with the vigorous support of the competent organs of the United Nations and of the whole international community, must work toward the final objective, which is the realisation of the right of the Palestinians to have their own State, sovereign and independent, and of the right ...
The wisdom of Robin Williams. YOU HAD TO LOVE HIM. HE MADE THIS SPEECH IN NEW YORK.. LEASE READ! The Plan! Robin Williams, wearing a shirt that says 'I love New York' in Arabic. You gotta love Robin Williams.Even if he was nuts! Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan. What we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message. Robin Williams' plan...(Hard to argue with this logic!) 'I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan.' 1) 'The US, UK, CANADA and AUSTRALIA will apologize to the world for our 'interference' in their affairs, past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic, Hussein, and the rest of those 'good 'ole' boys', we will never 'interfere' again. 2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea, the Middle East, and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one allowed sneaking th ...
PM Narendra Modi charms 2 powerpuff girls in US NEW DELHI: Among Narendra Modi's numerous meetings in New York, two stood out for the quality of his interlocutors. Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu Congresswoman (from Hawaii), gifted the PM the copy of the Gita she used to take oath of office. His second meeting was with Nikki Haley, the feisty Republican governor from South Carolina, a child of Punjabi immigrants, whose political future is particularly bright. Gabbard became a practising Hindu from her mother who practises Chaitanya Vaishnavism propagated by ISKCON. Her father, a Christian, is believed to be a singer of kirtans. She is not only the first Hindu but also among the first combat veterans, having served two deployments in the Middle East. Gabbard is a passionate yoga practitioner, and, according to the MEA spokesperson has enthusiastically greeted Modi's suggestion that the world celebrate an international yoga day . Gabbard will probably make her first visit to India as a guest of the PM. "She ...
Escape from LA? Escape From New York and now Escape from the Middle East. . The movie Escape From New York had...
"I talked last week about the government’s reluctance to call terrorism by its correct name, whether it was the “drive-by” shooting in Little Rock or the “workplace violence” at Fort Hood. Well, now, meet Ali Muhammed Brown. He’s charged with gunning down college student Brandon Tevlin in New Jersey. The media barely covered it until New York radio host Todd Pettengill, who knows the Tevlin family, made it a personal crusade. The official motive was robbery. But Brown reportedly told them that he killed three other people in Seattle, all in retaliation for US policies toward his brother jihadis in the Middle East. He was also once charged with scheming to send money to terrorist groups, but that was dropped for lack of evidence. How many graves must we whistle past before there’s finally enough evidence to admit that homegrown jihadists exist? Our leaders can keep denying we’re at war, but I sure wish someone would inform the enemy of that." -Mike Huckabee
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1950-09-22 *On this date in 1950, Ralph Bunche received the Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his successful mediation of a series of armistice agreements between the (then) new nation of Israel and four Arab neighbors, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. It was the first, and to date it remains the only, time that all the parties to the Middle East conflict signed armistice agreements with Israel. In being awarded the Peace Prize, Bunche became the first African American and the first person of color in the world to be so honored. At the time of the presentation he was Professor Harvard University, Cambridge, MA., a Director of the UN Division of Trusteeship, and Acting Mediator in Palestine. Reference: The Associated Press permissions 450 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001.
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The Media needs to pull there Heads from there *** There about to start a Blood bath in this Country. You People think it's a joke. You have another guess coming. The Media is a joke. Nothng more than a pile of liberal *** ants. Protecting a bigger pile of Washington Crooks. Todd Pettingill, radio host of The Todd Show in the Morning, on 95,5 in New York, discussed this jihad killings on his radio show. He said, “If there was ever a reason to riot in the streets in the name of humanity, it would be for this case. But, has that happened? No. And I’m not suggesting that it should. What did the friends of family of Brendan Tevlin do? They had a candlelight vigil. What I am suggesting should happen is that this should be talked about and written about and the American people should know. Why is Eric Holder not visiting the Tevlin family? Why is the President not going to mention Brendan Tevlin tonight? He was a young boy who was killed…for being an American.” In addition to calling out Holder and ...
. Egypt's El-Sisi, Guilty of Premeditated Murder In a stinging 188 - page report, Human Rights Watch [ HRW ] has accused the Sisi - led military regime of premeditated murder and genocide against innocent civilians in Egypt . HRW has called for putting these people on trial. On the first anniversary of the slaughter of innocent civilians in Egypt, the New York-based Human Rights Watch issued a scathing report accusing el-Sisi's military of premeditated murder . The 188 - page report , titled “ All According to Plan : The Rab‘a Massacre and Mass Killings of Protesters in Egypt,” identified a dozen senior military and civilian officers for direct responsibility for the Rab'a and Nahda massacres . Human Rights Watch wanted to release the report in Cairo . For this purpose, its Director Kenneth Roth and Sarah Leah Whitson , executive director for the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch flew to Cairo on August 10 hoping to present the report at a press conference in the Egyptian c ...
An investigation by the New York Times has shown how the tiny Gulf state of Qatar is supporting a wide range of Islamist groups across the Middle East. This includes Hamas, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and even al-Qaeda's official branch in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra.
"Al Qaeda’s 9/11 anniversary attacks ready to go. New undetectable explosive may be used Credible information has reached Saudi, British and Australian agencies that two Al Qaeda branches – IS in Iraq and Syria and AQAP at its base in Yemen - have wrapped up plans to roll out coordinated terrorist spectaculars around the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. According to debkafile’s counterterrorism sources, they are preparing to strike simultaneously in the Middle East and a West European city. Next, they will go for US targets in the Middle East and Europe. In the estimate of Islamist experts, the IS and AQAP have decided to delay direct terrorist action in the United States, calculating that an attack on America will have a greater shock impact some time after the first cycle of outrages, toward the end of 2014 or early 2015. It was this information that galvanized Saudi King Abdullah into warning the West that Al Qaeda’s plans were imminent. “If negle ...
history of camera: The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA, was founded in Washington, DC in 1982 by Winifred Meiselman, a teacher and social worker. Mrs. Meiselman formed CAMERA to respond to the Washington Post’s coverage of Israel’s Lebanon incursion, and to the paper’s general anti-Israel bias. Joining CAMERA’s Executive Board in the early days were such prominent Washington-area residents as Saul Stern and Bernard White. Win also recruited an Advisory Board which included Senators Rudy Boschwitz and Charles Grassley, Congressman Tom Lantos, journalist M. Stanton Evans, Ambassador Charles Lichenstein, Pastor Roy Stewart, and Rabbi David Yellin. Under Win’s leadership CAMERA created chapters in major cities, including New York, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and in 1988 a Boston chapter and office, founded and led by Andrea Levin. Ms. Levin had taught English in inner-city Philadelphia, and later served as associate ...
Humans of New York's coverage of Middle East and Africa is the truest pictures and stories that any form of media could ever get about the regions. If you haven't already, go check it out.
Status Update By Camillo Mac Bica "What is Cuomo doing in Israel? If he is offering his support for the continued genocide in Gaza, he is not doing so as the governor of New York, he is not representing me or many, many other New Yorkers. Your job is to govern your State, Cuomo, not involve yourself, in your capacity as governor, in Middle East affairs."
I invite you to read this post and some of the comments and look for the other photos Brandon is posting at Humans of New York while he is on tour in the Middle East with the U.N. This is the kind of reporting you will never see on the Mainstream Media. Very enlightening!
I just came back from a meeting with Ahmed, from the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY). He seems very interested in helping the relief effort around the middle east. He has a lot of connections in the business and is currently spreading word to people and organizations that can help us. Please stay tuned for what happens next. This can go really far.
TMPress SPECIAL INFObase Report via Nico Varkevisser ... Putin, al-Sisi to Discuss Russia-Egypt Economic Cooperation, International Issues by SCF ... (New York) ... Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian colleague Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will met in Sochi on Tuesday to discuss economic cooperation, regional and international issues, the presidential press service said on Monday. “The heads of state are expected to pay a great deal of attention to the development of trade and economic ties between the two countries,” it said, adding that regional and international issues would be one of the key topics to be discussed. The two countries’ approaches to the resolution of crises in the Middle East are largely similar, including on the need to stop the violence in Gaza, settle the situation in Libya, Syria and Iraq, and counter international terrorism. The two leaders will “discuss further coordination of the countries’ efforts on the international arena,” the press service said. Putin and al ...
The character of a person is moderated by environment. This sometimes gives a limited and fixated horizon. Some people grow with manipulated ideas that cloud truth and values that could enhance life. Sometimes, people obey customs and traditions to such an extent that one wonders whether culture is a creation of the human person or the other way round. In the past, human beings grow in cultural and religious milieus that do not tolerate questions. Some people find themselves doing unreasonable things in obedience to the customs of the land. In the past, people have died in circumstances that were dictated by the gods and deities. The story of Lesley Hazleton about Abd al-Muttalib (ca. 570 AD) is understood in this context. Hazleton has reported on the Middle East from Jerusalem for more than a dozen years. She got this story from the writings of Ibn-Ishaq and al-Tabari. She narrated this in her book, “The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad (New York, Riverhead Books, 2013). Abd al-Muttalib had made a . ...
My dear European, American and Canadian friends and family - pls take a few minutes from your busy schedule and read this article. I think it is extreemly importent, and especially so following some decisions and acts carried out by President Obama and his White House team. It looks as if their policy is that the best choice for the Middle East will be if The Islamic Brotherwood gain power in some problematic areas such as Israel, Egypt, Gaza Strip and so on. So again you must read the article, and believe me it is not immaginery. After you finish reading pls share it, bring it to the attention of as many as you can - because clearly it is not going to effect only Israel - you are going to find it on your doorstep one of these days soon. America as the Last Man Standing Geert Wilders is a Dutch Member of Parliament Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Confere ...
Sam Harris, a Jewish neuroscientist in New York: "I don’t think Israel should exist as a Jewish state. I think it is obscene, irrational and unjustifiable to have a state organized around a religion. So I don’t celebrate the idea that there’s a Jewish homeland in the Middle East. I certainly don’t support any Jewish claims to Real Estate based on the Bible." Not only is it obscene and irrational, it's also racist, segregationist, immoral and criminal to expel an entire people from their homes and drive them into refugee camps in neighboring countries to create such a Jewish-only state. That's what's at the root of the problem. What's more, to sustain such an unjust state, its proponents will "have to" keep demolishing homes and killing people of the "wrong religion" and every so often go on a large scale massacring mission. This is exactly what genocide is. There is no other definition of the word. The American people have been lied to for decades for political reasons and have unwittingly become ...
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Artist Ashley Rahimi Syed talked about how misconceptions about Middle Eastern women, and the American Apparel "cool, colored people of New York" hypocrisy.
I am confused as to why we just have "grainy photos" of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (leader of the militants in Iraq) when we captured him and held him from Feb-Dec 2004. That just can't be true...I guess we just don't want to release whatever pictures we have. We released him back then and his parting quote was "see you in New York". We need to be praying for Christians in the middle east and in Ukraine and even here in the U.S. The world is getting messier every day.
The strength of a nation shows during a time of Crisis! I proclaim this on this day after the 4th of July, that we take time to pray and serve the needs of those who have recently been impacted by Hurricane Arthur!!!...especially those in the states of North Carolina and right this very minute over the states of New York and Maine where in some places the wind speed is high as 75mph! I also proclaim that we take time to pray for those new arriving Immigrants from Central America! That the LORD's Will be done in their lives and that they have an opportunity for a New Beginning the way our 7G, 6G, 5G, 4G and 3G Great Grandparents did when they arrived here from Europe, Asia, or the Middle East! Those of us that come from a Christian Faith Background know that the WORD of the LORD says, "LOVE ONE ANOTHER! And in another scripture it also says, DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE OTHERS DO ONTO YOU!" My WORD to the Central American Immigrants is, "My Country is your Country!" The various number of nationalitie . ...
Four contemporary photographers -- hailing from Yemen, Iran, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia -- are bringing a female perspective on the Middle East to the white walls of New York's gallery world. For the first time in NYC, these four women will showcase th...
A’Lelia Walker “Joy Goddess” of the Harlem Renaissance The only child of Madam C. J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker (pronounced Ah-LEEL-ya) hosted one of the most memorable salons of the Harlem Renaissance. At “The Dark Tower,” a converted floor of her elegant New York townhouse, she entertained Harlem and Greenwich Village writers, artists and musicians, as well as visiting African and European royalty. Her parties, as well as her regal African beauty, lavish clothing and glamorous lifestyle inspired poets, painters and sculptors. Langston Hughes called her the “joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920′s.” Zora Neale Hurston outlined a play about her and her mother. A’Lelia Walker helped her mother found the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1906, then opened its New York office and beauty salon in 1913. Upon Madam Walker’s death in 1919, she became president of the Walker Company. During a trip to Europe, Africa and the Middle East in 1921 and 1922, she became one of the only westerners to ...
New York's MTA advice for any president about to embark on a military adventure in the Middle East.
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China, Sudan major producers of small arms circulating in Africa – Survey - The Permanent Ambassador of Switzerland to the UN, Olivier Zehnder, said on Monday in New York, that newly produced ammunition was circulating in conflict countries in Africa and the Middle East. He said most of the arms originated from facilities in China and Sudan. Read more
 The New Millenium - 21st Century A: Why is the twenty-first century called the Age of Terrorism? Q: On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists hijacked four passenger airplanes in the United States. They flew American Airlines Flight 11 and united Airlines Flight 175 into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Another aircraft hit the Pentagon building in WAshington. The passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 attacked the hijackers and saved many lives when the plane crashed into a field instead of a public building. Almost 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. George Bush, teh President of the United States, declared a war on terror that took American troops to Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 2001, terrorist attacks have occurred in order cities around the world. Bombs are detonated in busy market places and city centers, killing innocent people. Terrorism is particularly bad in teh Middle East, wehre Israel has been fighting most of its neighbors for many years, and in Iraq. W ...
For all my (mostly loveable) liberal loon friends here... when you talk about Bush and WMD's, recall THIS, mmmkay? :) "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members... "It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well, effects American security. This is a very difficult vote, this is probably the hardest decision I've ever had to make. Any vote that might lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction." Senator Hillary Clinton (Democrat, New York) Addressing the US Sen ...
On This Date By The Associated Press 1521 Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms. 1805 Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy. 1868 The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal as the Senate fell one vote short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction. 1896 The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published. The average price of the 11 initial stocks was 40.94 1908 The first major oil strike in the Middle East took place as engineers working for British entrepreneur William Knox D'Arcy hit a gusher in Masjid-i-Suleiman in present-day Iran. 1969 Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a mission that served as a dress rehearsal for the first moon landing. 1972 President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. 1977 George H. Willig scaled the outside of the south tower of New York's World Trade Center; he was arrested at the top of the 110-story building. 1 ...
This week, Buro 24/7 Middle East had the pleasure of trying out an assortment of delicious dishes at New York's famed brunch spot in Dubai, Clinton Street Baking Company. The opening marks the third city after Tokyo to welcome the restaurant
May 7, 2014 Dear Representative Huizenga, Dear Senator Levin, Dear Senator Stabenow, On September 11, 2012, America was under attack by radical Islamic jihadists. The result of this attack was not only the burning down and ransacking of American consulates and embassies throughout the Middle East. The end result included the atrocious, violent deaths of 4 Americans. Stand with us in fighting for these 4 men who gave all. Despite asking for reinforcements to help the consulate that was under attack, the Obama Administration denied the requests. Then, within hours of learning about these attacks, President Obama went to party and campaign in Las Vegas, New York, and Hollywood. Although time and emails would prove that not only did Obama know about what happened, he and his team watched it in the Situation Room. But, there were no campaign pictures of that scene released. Instead, Obama attempted, poorly, to hide the truth of what he knew from the American people because the truth was an inconvenience to his ...
RAÚL REPORTEDLY JOINING New York Cosmos Real Madrid’s legendary striker, Raúl González Blanco will reportedly leave his current club, Al Sadd and join North American Soccer League (NASL) side, New York Cosmos this summer. According to Spanish sports daily, AS, Raúl has made the decision to end his two-year spell with Qatari side Al Sadd and join his former Spanish international teammate, Marcos Senna in New York. The 36-year-old, who will be 37 upon joining the club, was previously linked with a move to the States last December, with Senna urging the iconic Spaniard to leave the Middle East. “If you told me I could sign a forward now, I would love to bring in Raúl, because of what he represents as a person – with his professionalism, commitment and ability. He’s exactly the type of person we want at the club.” There has been official word from Raúl or the Cosmos at the time of publication, yet fans of the club that featured such former greats as Pele, Johan Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer are ...
Spring cleaning = book giveaway! The Tales of the Heike, trans. Watson The Best Things to Do in New York, Leffel Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East, Khalidi The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare The Story of the Stone Vol. 1, Xueqin Imagine, Lehrer
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Internationally acclaimed Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky was born and studied in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. In 1989, he won the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. From the start, audiences were bowled over by his cultivated voice, innate sense of musical line and natural legato. After his Western operatic debut at the Nice Opera in Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, his career exploded to take in regular engagements at the world’s major opera houses and appearances at renowned international festivals, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Vienna State Opera, and the Chicago Lyric Opera. A celebrated recitalist in demand in every corner of the globe--from the Far East to the Middle East, from Australia to South America-- Hvorostovsky has appeared at such venues as Wigmore Hall, London; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh; Carnegie Hall, New York; the Teatro alla ...
With this new series We will pay tribute to artists / authors who has not been selected for the AVIFF Cannes 2014. We will begin by Emeric Lhuisset who gave us a film from 6 hours on his cinematographic vision of the war in Syria. This is much more than a reportage.. . Trailer: "Chebab" 2013 Emeric Lhuisset Born 1983, Emeric Lhuisset grow up in Paris suburb. He currently lives between the Middle East and Paris (France). Gradueted in arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris - Ensba) and in geopolitics (University Panthéon-Sorbonne / Ecole Normale Superieur d’Ulm - Center for geostrategy). He has participated in numerous exhibitions and interventions in France (Centquatre, Espace Electra, Salon d’art contemporain de Montrouge, Frac Alsace, Musée Albert Kahn, Centre Pompidou….) and abroad (Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York, Solar de Beira in Brazil, ARCO Madrid, Galleria do Palacio in Portugal, PAN in Italy, Art Dubaï...). In addition to his art practice, he teaches at the Institute of Political Studie ...
I was just given an invitation today to come to Manhattan, New York to do a film shoot live in front of 20,000 invited guests and tv/radio broadcast which will stream live to 192 countries around the world. This is a ministry asking me to speak on my life in the Middle East, my career, international business, and my faith. I feel very honored and have accepted this wonderful invitation. I will let you know more as the dates draw near, which will be September 27 and 28. Debbie💗
Dudu Tassa &Kuwaitis started their tour last night in Chutzpah festival Vancouver with great success.Next stop is New York@ the jewish Heritage museum with a special tour at the exhibit on jewish books from Iraq found by American soldiers . An honorable tribute to the great composers of the Middle East, Sallah & Daoud Kuwaiti.
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In the Hands of the Taliban by Yvonne Ridley September 11 wasn't like a normal Tuesday; instead of taking my usual long lunch at the Ivy, I happened to be going through my expenses at my desk so I actually watched the second plane hit the WTC live on TV. My first thoughts were, "Wow, the world's never going to be the same again," swiftly followed by, "This is a fantastic story, I must fly to New York immediately." Sadly this wasn't possible, so I nipped across the road to Stammy's to sink a few pints of Lynne's infamous Pimms. I flew to Islamabad on the Friday as things were hotting up in Pakistan and the news desk felt my vast experience of the Middle East would be invaluable. Islamabad turned out to be a real nightmare. You couldn't get a drink, the food was crap and even the cigarettes were second rate. As I lay in my hotel room, I did vaguely wonder whether I should have told my eight-year-old daughter, Daisy, where I was, but then I remembered that we had such a trusting relationship there was no nee ...
We're hosting a special discussion at the Explorers Club in New York this evening, "Culture Boom in the Middle East -- Interior Views: Visions, Skepticism, Challenges." The conversation between Richard Armstrong, director of the Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and Mariët Westermann, Vice President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is moderated by Navina Haidar, Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's being live-streamed on the Explorers Club's channel at Tune in at 6:40 tonight!
Brooklyn New York Baby Boomers and Everyone Who Loves Brooklyn Like This Page · February 12 2.12.1936 or 1940 (depends on the source) - Richard Hugh Lynch, an actor best known for portraying villains, was born in Brooklyn, one of 7 children. In 1958, he joined the Marines, served for 4 years where he made Corporal, and did a tour of the Middle East with the Sixth Fleet. His scars came from a 1967 incident in Central Park in which he set himself on fire while on a bum trip (LSD to the lay folk). Reconstructive surgery was necessary. He began his training with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen at H.B. Studios in the Village, and later went on to train extensively with Lee Strasberg at Carnegie Hall. In 1970, he became a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and spent years in the New York theater community playing in dozens of on- and off-Broadway productions. The more notable plays were: "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel", "The Lion in Winter", "The Devils", "The Lady from the Sea", "Action", "Live Like Pigs ...
CON/TEXT Exhibition Artist Highlight Joshua Neustein (B. 1940) Joshua Neustein is an Israeli artist born in Poland, who lives and works in New York and Tel Aviv. For his multi-unit sculpture Loss of Title, 2005-2014, the real and papier mâché stones covered in newsprint rise out of the economy of stone throwers as images political activism. The idea stemmed from activist demonstrations Neustein witnessed while living in Jerusalem during the Palestinian National awakening. The premise being that in "the society of spectacle" newspapers are partners in the political insurgency. The stones, situated in a natural scattered formation on the gallery floor, are a central aspect of the group exhibition CON/TEXT, currently on view at LYNCH THAM. He uses the idea of newspapers to represent media, and rocks, and their kinetic potential to be thrown, as a testament to political struggle. His work, while deeply personal and political, is about control and the loss of it. Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s Way in Way O ...
What inspires me at the moment: My husband and I have recently moved back to Paris from the Middle East where we have spent eight surprisingly relaxing years. Our best friends in Amman were Jordanian, equally Muslim and Christian. They were incredibly welcoming, wise, cosmopolitan, and humorous and I feel we have made life-long friends. I hope to complete my second book about our life there in the next few months. One of the high points of our stay was singing with the Dozan Aw Watar choir led by Shireen Abu Khader which gave me the opportunity to sing at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve in 2010. At the start of the war in Syria in Dar'aa in 2011, the Syrian contingent of our choir (of mostly Christian origin) who were to sing the Mozart Requiem with us--choir, soloists and orchestra--could not get across the border so a plane was chartered to fly them in. Just as we were inspired by our move from New York to Brussels and then Paris (West to East) in 1985 and '87, it is fascinati . ...
This coming Thursday, February 13th The Brooklyn College Historical Society Spring 2014 Speaker Series welcomes Professor Louis Fishman as he presents Placing Palestinians Into the History of Palestine 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Room 1112, Boylan Hall Much of the history of Palestine has been written through the lens of Zionist history, often leading to an over-emphasis on Jewish life in Palestine while neglecting the majority of the population - the Palestinians. This talk will focus on my current work that attempts at writing the Palestinians into the history of Palestine, focusing on their political and social status that led to an emergence of a Palestinian local identity. Louis Fishman is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York and writes on Turkish, and Israeli/Palestinian affairs. His upcoming book is on Ottoman Palestine. He has lived most of his life between the U.S., Israel, and Turkey. He currently is working on his upcoming book, Ottoman Zion: Palestine Protest and th ...
We are thrilled to be part of the fifth season of D.C.'s premiere new works festival -- and if you aren't familiar with the Festival or the Atlas, you definitely need to come down and check it out. From February 21-March 8 over 100 intersections of music, theatre, dance, film and spoken word will appear in the Atlas's 5 distinct performance spaces. To encourage you to explore this incredibly diverse programming, INTERSECTIONS offers a MULTISHOW PASS for the purchase of 3 or more events at a 20% discount (tickets must be purchased at the same time at box office or by phone). A great 3-show package for lovers of music and dance would be: ***Tango Transformations/QuinTango (Sunday, 3/2 at 5:00 - a multi-media celebration of Tango’s immigrant roots and rainbow diaspora), ***the Palladium (Saturday, 2/22 at 4:30 - Latin jazz and dance that captivated 1950s New York in the only dance hall open to all races - musicians, actors, dancers!), and ***Recordando la Alhambra/Furia Flamenca Dance Company (Saturday, .. ...
Will the United Nations and the Vatican Rule Jerusalem? Yes. The Beast and the False Prophet have an appointment with destiny. Here is a Biblical perspective. Tony Blair and Bill Clinton, in their days, strong-armed Israel into accepting the idea of a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis - Israel and Palestine. Clinton brought Yassar Arafat and Yitzak Rabin to the White House to celebrate a historic milestone in diplomacy. Never forget, however, that both Israel and Palestine are pawns in the hands of New World Order powerbrokers who are concretely determined to redefine the Middle East in terms that will both appease and quieten key players in the international community, not the least of which is New York, Brussels and Rome. Neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority have the luxury of making sovereign determinations of their own destinies. Neither can escape the heavy hand of the New World Order. Ultimately, both governments will be forced to cooperate with the will of the international commu ...
Israeli fizzy drinks at centre of settlement boycott row Kevin Connolly By Kevin Connolly BBC Middle East correspondent Scarlet Johansson is unveiled as a brand ambassador for SodaStream in New York (10 January 2014) Scarlett Johansson became SodaStream's first global brand ambassador earlier this month Continue reading the main story Mid-East crisis Q&A: Israeli-Palestinian talks Little hope for talks Prisoner profiles Core issues There was a time in the hard-up Britain of the 1980s when you bought a SodaStream for making your own fizzy drinks for the same reason you bought electric clippers for cutting your own hair - because it was cheap. Things are very different these days. The company - now under Israeli ownership - likes to emphasise its green credentials, trading on the idea that making your own cola at home in a re-usable bottle saves plastic bottles and therefore, ultimately, saves the planet. The SodaStream has always exhibited a Dr Who-style capacity for self-reinvention - it started out as a ...
Number 3 Israel 78% America loving Israel’s love for the U.S. is essentially a defense alliance. As Israel and the U.S. battle to balance competing interests in the Middle East, we trade in the billions and peripherally contribute to each other’s military complex. Back in 1962, President John F. Kennedy told Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir that America had a “Special Relationship with Israel.” Since then, the Jewish story in American culture extends from Hollywood to New York, and on to Israel. In both political and popular culture, the Cold War solidified the bond born out of the holocaust years.
Camp Ravenna is studied as potential missile defense site WASHINGTON, D.C -- The Defense Department will perform a two-year environmental impact study on Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center and three other sites around the country where it might locate a new missile defense rocket facility designed to shoot down warheads aimed at the United States. The studies will examine potential impacts a missile defense facility would have on land use, water resources, air quality, transportation, socioeconomics and other factors established by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Missile Defense Agency announced on Friday. Fort Custer in Michigan, Fort Drum in New York and the Portsmouth SERE Training Area in Maine will also be studied because they're still under consideration for the site. Camp Ethan Allan Training Site in Vermont was dropped from consideration after Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy said he doesn't want such a facility in his state because he thinks the missile defense pro ...
ALL ABOUT Saudi Arabia, A TRULY FASCINATING COUNTRY: One of the most insular countries in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has emerged from being an underdeveloped desert kingdom to become one of the wealthiest nations in the region thanks to vast oil resources. But its rulers face the delicate task of responding to pressure for reform while combating extremist violence. Named after the ruling Al Saud family, which came to power in the 18th century, the country includes the Hijaz region - the birthplace of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad and the cradle of Islam. This fact, combined with the Al Sauds' espousal of a strict interpretation of Sunni Islam known as Wahhabism, has led it to develop a strongly religious self-identity. Saudi women live under a wide range of restrictions, from dress to driving. Saudi Arabia was established in 1932 by King Abd-al-Aziz - known as the Lion of Najd - who took over Hijaz from the Hashemite family and united the country under his family's rule. Since his death in 1953, he has b ...
As'ad AbuKhalil provides great media critique. For example, in this post he enumerates 8 things that a NY Times journalist leaves out of a recent article on Syria, and then he concludes: "If you are studying the Middle East and rely on the New York Times for your daily knowledge of the region, I truly feel sorry for you."
The Simon Wiesenthal Center announced today that its joint exhibition with UNESCO, “Book, People, Land - The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People With the Holy Land”, will open on June 11, 2014, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The date was confirmed in an exchange of letters between Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center. “It was simply ludicrous for the 22-Arab states that belong to UNESCO to attempt to torpedo the exhibition, just days before its opening, on the grounds that it interferes with Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to jumpstart the Middle East peace process. Our exhibition, vetted and approved by both the UNESCO and Wiesenthal Center’s teams, had nothing to do with the peace process,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier. “It is ironic, that while the Arab League was trying to kill this exhibition and all the attention was focused on Paris, the UN headquarters in New York is hosting an exhibit entitled, ‘Pale ...
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See has expressed its concern about a “worrying exodus” of Christians from Middle East countries which have been their homelands for nearly two thousand years. The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, said Christians...
Art hotels are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, from New York and London to Dubai, Beijing and Tokyo. Art Radar finds out where art lovers can rest their heads in some of the bustling art capitals in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
TUNE IN TO VOP RADIO and catch Tony Traguardo's 4F (Free Format For Free) with new shows starting today! 4F is on every Tuesday at 7pm (PST)/10pm (EST) and 5am Wednesday morning in the Middle East streaming live on The Voice Of Peace קול השלום. Tony's show is in support of American Red Cross. Listen to The Voice of Peace live... Traguardo has been hosting radio shows on terrestrial radio and the Internet since 1982. During his early years on WCWP... he co-created and hosted the nationally recognized show Beatletrax. He made several returns to the FM dial in New York since that show ended, and launched ‘4F’ as an Internet-based show in 2006 before taking it to WCWP in 2010.
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An article on Fox News reminded me of just how horrible, for the most part, the United Nations is despite its occasional usefulness. Anne Bayefsky writes extensively on the subject of human rights. She is a professor at York University, Toronto, Canada and an adjunct professor at Touro College in New York. She has been honored for her work and I rank her as one of the most impressive and important women on the international scene today. Her article took a look back at 2013 and what to expect in 2014. Lacking any leadership from the United States, a role it has played in international affairs since the end of World War Two, the world is spiraling toward the prospect of a Middle East cataclysm between its secular, moderate population and the insanity of Islamic fascism. As Bayefsky noted, "The U.N. Security Council adopted four legally-binding sanction resolutions on Iran in 2006. American diplomacy managed to extract even Russian and Chinese support for international laws that state 'Iran shall without fur ...
The New York Times just delivered a mortal blow to the Obama Administration and its Middle East policy. Call it fratricide. It was clearly unintentional. Indeed, is far from clear that the paper realizes what it has done.
Non-Sequitors Because madmen kill people with guns, people shouldn’t have guns. Because children benefit from two parent households, *** shouldn’t be able to adopt or marry. Because the rich earn more than the poor, the rich should earn less. Because war forces people to build things, war is good for the economy. Because hijackers from Saudi Arabia and Egypt attacked New York, people in the Middle East “deserve it.” Because the corporations control the government, the government should have more power. Because public schools are failing, they should receive more money. Because there are poor people in America, we should raise the minimum wage. Because Free Trade benefits China, we should raise tariffs. Because the price of college keeps rising, we should lower student loan rates. Because teachers are important, they should be paid as much as doctors. Because markets aren't perfect, we should regulate them. Because global warming isn’t a hoax, we should subsidize renewable energy. Because penalt ...
In a statement published on its website on Saturday, the New York-based human rights advocacy group said “The Egyptian government’s designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization appears to be aimed at expanding the crackdown on peaceful Brotherhood activities and imposing harsh sanctions on its supporters,” the statement said. The interim government in Cairo should immediately reverse the decision and halt interfering with the Brotherhood’s health, education, and other peaceful activities, it added. “The government’s decision on the Muslim Brotherhood follows over five months of government efforts to vilify the group,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “By rushing to point the finger at the Brotherhood without investigations or evidence, the government seems motivated solely by its desire to crush a major opposition movement,” she added. Egypt has been experiencing unrelenting violence since July 3, when the army toppled President Mo ...
Top 10 conspiracy theories (Sourced article) 1. September 11, 2001 Thanks to the power of the web and live broadcasts on television, the conspiracy theories surrounding the events of 9/11 - when terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington - have surpassed those of Roswell and JFK in traction. Despite repeated claims by al-Qaeda that it planned, organised and orchestrated the attacks, several official and unofficial investigations into the collapse of the Twin Towers which concluded that structural failure was responsible and footage of the events themselves, the conspiracy theories continue to grow in strength. The theories range from those who believe the US government had prior warning of the attacks but did not do enough to stop them, to those who believe the Bush administration deliberately turned a blind eye to those warnings because it wanted a pretext to launch wars in the Middle East. A large group of people - collectively called the 9/11 Truth Movement - ...
Our window under the heavy rain. In the Middle East there are blizzard . In Syria, there are tens of thousands of refugees living in tents , people in Egypt have never seen so much snow , people simply can not , there is no condition to deal with this kind of life . Father , ah, have mercy , these are dust flesh and blood , that you personally do , Father , have mercy . Master of the Holy Spirit , I pray thee, generous heart who started in that great and terrible day of the first arrival of yet more lost souls to turn to God . Lord Jesus, have mercy on your own countrymen , in order to identify Israel on the ground , I beg you to give an adequate supply of the poor and widows and orphans . Lord hear prayer , achievement of good things ! Amen ! According to The Jerusalem Post reports : This week in New York, is known as the largest , has a long history, according to the American Association of influential Gakken ASA announced a boycott of all Israeli universities and scholastic institutions , causing a num ...
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So a kid with a shotgun enters the school of Arapahoe, Colorado apparently to take revenge out on a teacher. This kind of thing happens in the Middle East and we pass it off as a cultural consequence. We say it is because of "their beliefs." We engage in neo-colonial economic militarism in some kind of laughably futile political cover for "peace and democracy." And areas of the world--the Middle East, Africa--have become mockeries of human society. If you discount our fault, then you need to investigate the history of power of the United States. It is a brutal and unforgiving history. In the World Wars we helped to bring peace. Apparently, we learned nothing from millions dying after that era. Schools in America are still the targets for mass shootings, and for one who has taught in Florida, Colorado, and New York, I must admit I am damned scared. Schools should be one of the bastions of a free and advanced society, yet year after year they are the tragic targets of violence and fear. Whoever yo ...
BLOOMBERG By Neil Callanan and Patrick Gower December 10, 2013 LONDON ALLURE TO FOREIGN PROPERTY BUYERS SEEN DIMMED BY TAX London’s status as a magnet for foreign property investment was burnished in the years after the financial crisis by an investor-friendly tax regime and the falling value of the pound. That may be changing. A new capital-gains tax on homes sold by people living abroad and a growing British economy that’s lifting the currency may dull the capital city’s appeal to property buyers from abroad. The government “will put people off by changing the rules constantly and making it less tax-friendly for buyers,” Andrew Sneddon, head of tax law at legal firm Trowers & Hamlins, said by phone. “If these wealthy buyers choose to go to Monaco, Paris or New York to spend their summers and their money, what’s that going to cost the U.K. economy?” Investors from the Middle East to Asia have been splurging on London homes, buying everything from multimillion-pound mansions to apartments ...
I guess I am the only one watching, Carrie Underwood in the Live TV version of The Sound of Music. It makes me realize how GREAT the SET was in The Rome Little Theatre, Inc version from David G Clonts hard work! It would be neat if the placed tonights Play in modern time with the VonTraps being in Europe and a Middle East take over and they Flee from the Iran Navy only to get taken by Somali Pirates and saved by the USS New York! Ok, Its a stretch, but it would be cool(er) in my opinion :o) Besides, I love Carrie Underwood and it might of been even better if Brad Paisely were Captain VonTrap and Larry the Cable Guy trying to get his kids to do "Gangnum Style" for the Nashville Talent Show:o) I love this play too much to bag on it, its awesome! (Is it just me or does Frau remind anyone of Fran Drescher?)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman met on Wednesday in New York with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The two discussed the recent agreement signed between Iran and world powers, the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), other events in the Middle East and issues pertaining to the relationship between Israel and the United Nations. FM Liberman told Ban that Israel's concern over the agreement signed with Iran is based on the facts on the ground. “The day before the signing of the agreement, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei compared Israel and the Jews to rabid dogs and said that Israel will disappear from the map,” Liberman told the UN chief. “In addition, today we continue to see Iranian activity in Lebanon, Iraq and elsewhere that undermines global stability. A few weeks ago an Iranian activist who planned to assassinate the Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan was arrested in Baku,” he added. Liberman added that unlike the agreement that was reached ...
Here's the guest-and-topic list for the December 1, 2013 program. If you miss something or just want to hear it again, click here after the program is over for the podcast on the WABC website: Paul de Vries, President of the New York Divinity School, talks about persecuted Christians worldwide. 8:05 Ido Aharoni, the Consul General of the Israeli Consulate of Israel in New York, talks about what the recent deal between Iran and six world powers means for Israel and the Middle East. 8:35 Representative Peter King of New York’s Second Congressional District talks about Iran and the latest from Washington. 9:05 Barry Wiener, President of The William D. Wernicoff Children’s Foundation of Esquire Lodge, Inc., better known as The Dixie Fund, talks about toy distributions the organization does for children at this time of year. 9:35 FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano, and Commissioner of the New York City Office of Emergency Management Joseph Bruno, talk about how their two departments work so well with each othe ...
JUSTICE FOR JEWISH REFUGEES FROM ARAB LANDS? UN Conference Calls for Attention to Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands “The Untold Story of the Middle East: Justice for Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries” conference was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York last week. Hosted by the World Jewish Congress, the conference aimed at raising awareness of the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab countries, a problem generally overlooked by the public. Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, pointed out that since 1947, the UN have passed 687 resolutions relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including 111 which deal specifically with Palestinian refugees. “And yet, there is not one resolution that says a single word about Jewish refugees. This is a chapter in the chronicles of history which seems to have fallen off the shelf. They are the UN’s forgotten refugees. “By making the Palestinians the poster children for international victimhood, the Arab states believe they hold a perma ...
"Invaluable ... Stimulating" — New York Times Iran Modern is the first major museum exhibition mounted with loans from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East to focus on Iran’s dynamic modern art scene. The exhibition spans the three decades prior to the 1979 Revolution, a period of great economic, political, and societal change in the country. By the mid-1970s Tehran, its capital city, had become an important cosmopolitan destination. Artists found new patronage especially from the government for exhibitions and festivals, such as the annual Shiraz Arts Festival, and the creation of new museums such as the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, which was actively acquiring both Iranian and international art for its collection. The exhibition is organized thematically across two floors to highlight the broad range of styles developed during this productive period. It is not a comprehensive overview but instead the works in the exhibition serve as key examples of the pluralism and innovative spirit ...
All Science, All the Time What you'll observe depends on where you live. Skywatchers in the eastern United States, northeastern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and most of Africa will be treated to a partial solar eclipse, while people along the path of totality in central Africa will see the sun totally obscured by Earth's nearest neighbor for a few dramatic moments. If you live in eastern North America, you'll have to get up early to enjoy the show. The partial eclipse will be visible at sunrise — about 6:30 a.m. local time — and last for about 45 minutes, experts say. Viewers in Boston and New York will see the sun more than 50 percent covered by the moon, while our star will appear 47 percent obscured from Miami and Washington, D.C. All of the action in this part of the world will be occurring low in the sky, less than 8 degrees from the east-southeast horizon. (Your fist held at arm's length measures about 10 degrees.) So you'll want to find a spot that affords a good look at the ...
New(ish) post (Friday): "And the guy gets around—he popped up in New Orleans after Katrina, he’s been to the Middle East, and he’s now in New York City, where each day for the month of October, he’s putting up a display. Here’s today’s work, which he says was done in the middle of the night in a state 'of advanced inebriation.'"
Have Loupe Will Travel! Rough Diamond Trading: The mining and trading of rough diamonds is worldwide today. When we look at the industry, we can find diamond mining and or diamond trading on every continent except Antarctica. Africa: Windhoek Namibia, Botswana, Luanda Angola, Kinshasa DRC, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg South Africa, Conakry Guinea, Nairobi Kenya, Freetown Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Ghana. Europe: London, England, Yakutia, Moscow Russia, Geneva, Zurich Switzerland, Antwerp Belgium, Middle East: Tel Aviv Israel, Dubai, Asia: Shanghai China, Mumbai (Bombay) India. Americas: Northern Canada, New York, Los Angeles U.S.A, Brazil South Pacific: Australia Some countries are sourcing markets of rough diamonds, others are trading markets for rough diamonds. Regardless of whether mining is alluvial, hard rock or industrial bort, it is essential that all trade is of non-conflict origin, criminal-free and terrorist-free. Although blood diamonds are pretty much non-existent today, t ...
Iranian Nuclear Talks: Hold the Cheers by Stephen Lendman Old time US radio hero Lamont Cranston (aka the Shadow) used to ask "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows." Perhaps he had US policymakers in mind. Duplicity defines their agenda. For nearly 35 years, Iran has wrongfully been vilified. It remains America's main Middle East bete noire. Just concluded nuclear talks changed nothing. More on that below. Following two days of talks in Geneva, P5+1 countries and Iran called them positive. A joint statement said the following: "Delegations of the E3+3 (Britain, France and Germany + America, China and Russia) and the Islamic Republic of Iran held two days of substantive and forward looking negotiations (on) 15 and 16 October 2013. "Building on the positive atmosphere of the first ministerial meeting held in New York on 26 September, (Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif) presented an outline of a plan as a proposed basis for negotiation, which is being carefully consider ...
"We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn." – Mary Catherine Bateson About Mary Catherine Bateson American anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson is probably best known for her best seller Composing a Life, which examines five women's lives and what it means to "live life as an improvisational art form." She was born in New York in 1939. She studied linguistics and the Middle East before shifting to Cultural Anthropology like her famous parents, Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. She splits her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. She has one daughter.
With the drums of war beating again in the Middle East, this time against Syria, it is important to ask ourselves: who is for and who is against this war? Those who are against are pretty easy to identify: the countries directly concerned of course, Syria and Iran, but also the vast majority of the people of the world and their governments, the defenders of international law, specially Russia and China, but also, and that is somewhat new, most people in the West, and even part of their representatives. Given that, who could still be for the war? Well, regional actors, such as the Syrian rebels, Saudi Arabia or Turkey and the American and French governments. But what I will try to discuss here is what are the main reasons for part of the West to want war in the Middle East. Indeed, if we have to have a real dialogue of civilizations, one should understand who is against that dialogue. Is it the entire West, or their ruling classes, or something else? The short answer is that what pushes us towards war is a ...
1960 – USS Constellation (CV-64) was launched, a Kitty Hawk-class Aircraft Carrier, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the “new constellation of stars” on the flag of the United States. The contract to build her was awarded to the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York, on 1 July 1956, and her keel was laid down 14 September 1957, at the New York Navy Yard. She was sponsored by Mary Herter (wife of Secretary of State Christian Herter), delivered to the Navy 1 October 1961, and commissioned 27 October 1961, with Captain T.J. Walker in command. At that time, she had cost about US$400 million. On 19 December 1960, fire swept through the USS Constellation while it was under construction at a Brooklyn Navy Yard pier, injuring 150, killing 50, and doing $75 million worth of damage. When deployed to the Middle East as part of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Constellation carried nine squadrons: VF-2 Bounty Hunters (ten F-14D Tomcats); VFA-137 Kestrels, VFA-151 Vigilantes, ...
The new leadership has seemingly taken a two-pronged approach to building the future: On one hand, it pumps up a pro-military, nationalist fervor, while on the other it tries to crush Morsi's Islamist supporters and his Muslim Brotherhood. So far, the result has led to more turmoil. The scenario raises doubts about whether Egypt can progress toward the democracy that those who supported Morsi's ouster say they want to achieve — or whether the leaders can tackle pressing issues like the damaged economy. Repeated bouts of violence since July have only worsened the slump in the vital tourism industry, amid high unemployment, low productivity and steep price increases. "It is a cycle of violence at the moment from which there is no way out in the near term," said Michael W. Hanna, a Middle East expert from New York's Century Foundation. "Where Egypt is now is where Egypt will be for a long time," he said. A national holiday on Sunday commemorating the 1973 Mideast war was an occasion for authorities to furt ...
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I want to thank our outstanding Ministers in the Foreign Office: Sayeeda Warsi, a foremost champion of freedom of religion; David Lidington, the best Europe Minister Britain has had in decades; Hugo Swire, pioneering new Embassies in Latin America; Alistair Burt, a picture of calm whatever the storm in the Middle East; Mark Simmonds, bringing new energy to Britain’s ties in Africa; And Stephen Green, revolutionising our support to British exporters. And I thank all our PPSs: the inimitable Keith Simpson, the irrepressible Tobias Ellwood, the urbane Richard Graham, the tenacious Margot James and the unflappable Eric Ollerenshaw. This is a great team that deserves a great round of applause. My team and I returned yesterday from the UN General Assembly in New York.  We have fanned out across the corridors and chambers of the United Nations, working on dozens of issues from building up Libya’s security forces to helping Lebanon cope with refugees; from aiding Burma on the path to democracy to promoting p ...
In his dramatic speech in New York, Bolivian President Evo Morales called for the UN to be moved out of the US and for Barack Obama to be tried for crimes against humanity. Speaking to RT, Morales explained his controversial proposals. In his most controversial demand, Morales said that Obama should face an international trial with Human Rights Watchdogs among the judges. The Bolivian president accused his US counterpart of instigating conflicts in the Middle East to make the region more volatile and to increase the US’s grip on the natural resources it abounds in. He gave Libya as an example of a country where “they arranged for the president to be killed, and they usurped Libya’s oil.” “Now they are funding the rebels that fight against presidents who don’t support capitalism or imperialism,” Morales told Eva Golinger of RT’s Spanish sister channel, Actualidad. “And where a coup d’état is impossible, they seek to divide the people in order to weaken the nation – a provocation desi ...
Ynet News HRW urges Israel to stop displacing Bedouins Organization for human rights calls on Israel to stop trying to displace West Bank Bedouin families, following last week's incident in which IDF clashed with diplomats on aid mission AFP Published: 09.26.13, 23:46 / Israel News Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Israel to stop trying to displace Bedouin families in the West Bank, where the army last week manhandled European diplomats on an aid mission. "The Israeli military should end its unjustified attempts to forcibly remove a decades-old community," the New York-based watchdog's Middle East director Joe Stork said in a statement. Related stories: 'IDF seizes EU diplomats' West Bank aid supply' Stop Bedouin land grab UN condemns demolition of Bedouin homes in Israel "Israeli forces didn't just rough up diplomats, they demolished every single building in Makhul and ordered the residents to leave and never come back," he said. The army on September 16 demolished property built by the Palestinian B ...
US secretary of state and Iranian foreign minister begin high-level nuclear talks in New York
In her 18 years as an international correspondent, Amanpour has reported on all the major crises from the world’s many hotspots, including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans and the United States during Hurricane Katrina. Amanpour joined CNN in 1983 as an entry-level assistant on the network’s international assignment desk in Atlanta. She worked her way up to correspondent in CNN’s New York bureau before becoming an international correspondent in 1990. Her first major assignment was the Gulf War, and she has since covered wars, famine, genocide and natural disasters around the globe. She has secured exclusive interviews with world leaders from the Middle East to Europe to Africa and beyond, including Iranian Presidents Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as the presidents of Afghanistan, Sudan and Syria and Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat among others. After 9/11 she was the first international correspondent to intervie ...
Iranian President assures Iran’s support for Fiji peacekeepers The President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has assured Iran’s support to Fiji’s peacekeepers as part of the UN Missions. In a meeting with Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in New York, Rouhani expressed the hope that in each of the countries where Fiji serves in the Middle East, lasting peaceful solutions can be obtained, as it has been many years since these places have had to rely on UN peacekeeping for stability.
Fracking shifts the global energy balance 2012-12-14 13:05 New York – North America's shale oil and gas boom has shifted the balance in global energy markets, giving the US and Canada new leverage as exporters, despite the Middle East retaining a pivotal role. While Canada has long been a major energy exporter, the rise of shale-based hydrocarbons has meant a crucial change for the United States, which could move from being the world's leading importer of oil to a net exporter by 2017. It has become the Gold Rush of the 21st century, with tens of billions of dollars in revenues and hundreds of thousands of new jobs. “That revolution is real,” Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil, said at a recent Platt's conference in New York. “America suddenly has a 100 year supply of natural gas 'in the bank' and the world has 250 years, thanks in part to breakthroughs in the technology that unlock hydrocarbons from tight rock and shale.” Fracking Since 2007, the technology of hydraulic fracturing, or “frack ...
Business Oil prices rise in Asia, eyes on Syria crisis SINGAPORE: Oil prices inched higher in Asian trade Friday ahead of the release of US jobs figures and on concerns about a possible US-led strike on Syria, analysts said. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for delivery in October, gained one cent to $108.38 in mid-morning trade, while Brent North Sea crude for October added two cents to $115.28. "The threat of a Syrian war is already priced in to a certain extent," Kelly Teoh, market strategist at IG Markets in Singapore told. "We would need to wait till next week to see if it's going on," she said. Dealers fear a military strike on Syria -- which is accused of using chemical weapons on its own civilians -- could lead to a wider conflict in the oil-rich Middle East that would put a strain on supplies. Tensions over increased on Thursday after the US envoy to the United Nations accused Russia of holding the UN Security Council hostage over the crisis.
The Muslim Brotherhood may be collapsing in the Middle East but in New York member, Huma Abedin, almost has control of the city
BREAKING NEWS: US Oil Tops $100 for First Time Since September 2012 crude oil prices climbed above $100 for the first time since September 2012 on Wednesday as turmoil in the Middle East sparked concerns about oil supply. Crude futures rose as high as $100.47 in early Asia trade, having tested the $100-mark in the New York session. "If the trend continues we could get a move to $108 but that's likely to be a short-lived move," Daryl Guppy, a technical strategist and CEO of Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Asia's "Squawk Box."
02 July 13:04 Cairn India gains along with crude oil price Cairn India rose 2.32% to Rs 299.50 at 13:04 IST on BSE as US crude oil futures traded near the highest level in more than a week amid hopes of US economic recovery and speculation that unrest in Egypt may spread and disrupt Middle East oil supplies Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 45.06 points or 0.23% at 19,532.33. On BSE, 71,000 shares were traded in the counter as against average daily volume of 1.93 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock hit a high of Rs 299.90 and a low of Rs 292.75 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 365.90 on 17 September 2012. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 267.90 on 28 March 2013. The stock had outperformed the market over the past one month till 1 July 2013, rising 2.59% compared with the Sensex's 0.93% slide. The scrip had, however, underperformed the market in past one quarter, gaining 2.41% as against Sensex's 3.78% rise. The large-cap company has equity capital of Rs 19 ...
Human Rights Watch accused Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday of inciting religious hatred that led to the lynching of four Shi'ite Muslims in Cairo this week. Residents of the suburb of Zawiyat Abu Musallem surrounded a house where a prominent Shi'ite cleric had arrived on Sunday for a religious festival. They attacked the guests, killing at least four and mutilating their bodies. Police arrested eight people over the killings. "The brutal sectarian lynching of four Shia comes after two years of Hate Speech against the minority religious group, which the Muslim Brotherhood condoned and at times participated in," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at New York-based Human Rights Watch. The Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of President Mohamed Mursi, was not available for comment. Conservative Sunni Muslims, fearing the spread of Shia Islam in Egypt, have increased their anti-Shi'ite rhetoric since a visit by Iranian President
Kid Congo Powers Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, 14 September 2006 THE LATE 1970s were a time of ignition. Punk rock set a fuse that burned through every aspect of the arts, and the lives of those who got close enough to see the sparks and smell the powder. And on a hot night in an LA club, the life of Brian Tristan, a suburban Mexican-American kid who loved the heat of the new sounds and sites coming out of New York and shimmering across the country, instantly changed. "Jeffrey Lee Pierce came up to me and said, 'You should be in a band'." I said, 'Okay.' He said, 'I should be the singer. I'll show you how to play guitar.' " And that was it. Tristan was reborn as Kid Congo Powers, a sly, laid-back master of slinky grooves and incendiary slide six-string, and Pierce and Powers started one of the most influential bands to emerge from the early punk scene: the Gun Club. This Tuesday, when Powers comes to the Middle East fronting his new band Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, he'll be toting nearly 30 yea ...
Bloomberg: Crude Climbs for First Time in Three Days on Dollar By Moming Zhou - Jun 12, 2013 West Texas Intermediate crude rose for the first time in three days as the dollar weakened versus major peers amid concern that Mideast tension may trim supplies. Oil gained 0.5 percent as the Dollar Index fell to the lowest level since February. Turkish protesters were driven out of Taksim Square yesterday by police as the biggest rallies in more than 10 years spread nationwide after May 31. Libya’s National Oil Corp. said yesterday that crude output has fallen to less than 1 million barrels a day after sabotage and labor unrest shut oilfields and ports. “The dollar is down and we are getting some support from that,” said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC, a New York-based hedge fund that focuses on energy. “There is a continuing focus on the Middle East, whether it’s Turkey or Libya’s production.” WTI for July delivery rose 50 cents to settle at $95.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile ...
The Final Barrier to Islamic World Domination: The Christian Church Guest: Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor and author, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many False Prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:and every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it cometh; and now it is in the world already. 1 John 4:1-3 Almost everywhere around the world, Islam is on the rise. Almost nothing Christian is left in places like Turkey, Africa, and the Middle East. Major cities in Western Europe are being “Islamized” through immigration and activism. Here in America, Islam is growing despite what one might consider the “bad publicity” of terror attacks in New York, Boston, and elsewhere. Islamists will not rest until their stated goal ...
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On Sunday’s episode of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” New York Republican Rep. Peter King and Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison sparred over whether or not it would be justified to surveil the Muslim community for potential acts of terrorism in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. King pointed to efforts by the New York Police Department where they have successfully thwarted terrorist attacks. “The NYPD is doing it in New York with 1,000 police officers focusing on this issue, knowing where the threat is coming from,” King said. “Now, most Muslims are outstanding people, but the threat is coming from the Muslim community. Just yesterday [New York Times columnist] Tom Friedman, who is certainly no conservative, said, ‘We must ask the question only Muslims can answer: What is going on in your community that a critical number of your youth believes every military action in the Middle East justifies a violent response?’” “It’s coming from the community,” King continued, “and in ...
Who asked these Pig States to Intervene? Representatives of the Quartet — U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, High Representative for European Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, and European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner — met today in New York to discuss the situation in the Middle East.
The West Texas Intermediate oil slipped for the second time on Wednesday, after reports from the industry data showed U.S inventories increased for a fourth week . Reports from the American Petroleum Institute showed that the U.S oil stockpiles rose to 532,000 barrels last week. With a decline of 1 million barrels expected, investors will closely monitor the government reports on oil inventories. WTI crude oil futures slid as much as 0.7 % in New York, while they were trading 0.52% lower to $95.68 a barrel and Brent Oil decreased as much as 41 cents (0.4 %) to $103.50 a barrel for the July settlement. Earlier this month the Chinese crude oil inventories increased by 0.1 % in the month of April, which includes the Chinese petrochemicals, oil and gas. According to reports and calculations by Bloomberg, stockpiles rose to 28.7 million metric tons marking a three-month high. In the Middle East, Saudi Arabian oil exports declined to 7.42 million barrels a day in March, which indicates it came down by 300,000 . ...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Justice Minister Tzipi Livni at UN Headquarters in New York. They discussed regional stability in the Middle East and the prospect of renewed peace talks. Video: remains committed to the concept of two states for two peoples. We are ready to negotiate immediately, without preconditions.
Sunday, March 10, come to the Brookings Friends of Music concert and hear: German-born pianist Andreas Klein established a reputation as a dynamic and compelling performer who is known for his imaginative interpretations and his command of a wide range of tonal colors. “A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four Ts of pianism” and “A pianist who makes silences sound like music” -New York Times Andreas Klein’s career as orchestra soloist and recitalist has taken him to the world’s most prestigious venues from London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In Europe as well as in the USA, Mexico and Middle East, he has gained critical acclaim for his performances in major cities such as Berlin, Rome, Milan, Bern, Leipzig, Dresden, New York, Los Ang Wagnereles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Damascus, and Mexico City. The Tagesspiegel wrote ...
The well-known Middle East scholar H.A.R. Gibb has pointed out that the reason that Muhammad never had to explain who Allah was in the Quran is that his listeners had already heard about Allah long before Muhammad was ever born (Mohammedanism: An Historical Survey, New York: Mentor Books, 1955, p.38). Dr. Arthur Jeffery, one of the foremost Western Islamic scholars in modern times and professor of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Columbia University, notes: "The name Allah, as the Quran itself is witness, was well known in pre-Islamic Arabia. Indeed, both it and its feminine form, Allat, are found not infrequently among the theophorous names in inscriptions from North Africa" (Islam: Muhammad, and His Religion, New York: The Liberal Arts Press, 1958, p. 85). The word "Allah" comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah. Al is the definite article "the" and ilah is an Arabic word for "god." It is not a foreign word. It is not even the Syriac word for God. It is pure Arabic. (There is an interesting discu ...
Cold War: On this day in history [1947] With the words, "Hello! This is New York calling," the U.S. Voice of America (VOA) begins its first radio broadcasts to the Soviet Union. The VOA effort was an important part of America's propaganda campaign against the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The VOA began in 1942 as a radio program designed to explain America's policies during World War II and to bolster the morale of its allies throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. After the war, VOA continued as part of America's Cold War propaganda arsenal and was primarily directed toward the Western European audience. In February 1947, VOA began its first Russian-language broadcasts into the Soviet Union. The initial broadcast explained that VOA was going to "give listeners in the USSR a picture of life in America." News stories, human-interest features, and music comprised the bulk of the programming. The purpose was to give the Russian audience the "pure and unadulterated truth" about life outside ...
Tony is a former U.S. Marine and a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant who subsequently served ten years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He served in Miami, New York and while attached to the American Embassy in Miami and Rome, Italy, he served as DEA's CIA liaison and liaised with various intelligence agencies from Europe and the Middle East. While a member of DEA, Tony presented a course at CIA HQ in Langley, Virginia that focused on international organized crime and money laundering techniques. Tony has been declared an expert in International drug trafficking and organized crime by the N.Y. State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court in Miami and the German (Bavaria) Supreme Court. Tony has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice (Core concentration - counter terrorism strategies). In 1991, Tony attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia Tony has served as an Adjunct professor at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he taught an undergraduate course in the discipline o ...
Am I in DO-BUY or Brighton Beach, New York or Yalta, Ukraine? In the 1990's, the top Russian destination in the Middle East was post-Soviet migration to Israel but now it seems like well-heeled Russian tourists are flocking to the UAE. My hotel is Russian-occupied territory and I'm wondering where are the Dubanese?
Cardinal Dolan's Statement on - Benedict's Resignation Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued this statement moments after learning of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013. The Holy Father brought the tender heart of a pastor, the incisive mind of a scholar and the confidence of a soul united with His God in all he did. His resignation is but another sign of his great care for the Church. We are sad that he will be resigning but grateful for his eight years of selfless leadership as successor of St. Peter. Though 78 when he elected pope in 2005, he set out to meet his people – and they were of all faiths – all over the world. He visited the religiously threatened – Jews, Muslims and Christians in the war-torn Middle East, the desperately poor in Africa, and the world’s youth gathered to meet him in Australia, Germany, Spain and Brazil. He delighted our beloved United States of America when he visited Washington and New ...
Global investment banks based in Europe and the U.S., facing regulatory and cost-cutting pressures at home, are losing market share in emerging economies to smaller domestic competitors. Credit Suisse Group AG, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. are among Western securities firms seeing the biggest erosion in some developing markets, according to data compiled by Freeman & Co., a New York-based consulting company. Their share of investment-banking fees is being diluted by local banks including Brazil’s Grupo BTG Pactual SA, Russia’s VTB Capital and China’s Citic Securities Co., the data show. The share of fees for U.S. and Western European firms in Latin America, the Middle East, China, India, Russia and Eastern Europe plunged to 43 percent last year from 69 percent in 2005, according to Freeman. The shift coincides with a decline in lending by European banks in emerging markets, making it harder to compete for assignments, the data show.
The new Thursday Night Talk line-up begins today! Former White House correspondent, Paul Mann will be speaking with Middle East affairs expert Michael Hanna of the Century Foundation in New York. The conversation will shed light on about Egypt’s political and economic crisis, on the future of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and Egypt’s faltering attempts to establish a democracy. Tonight at 7pm.
Muslim stealth jihadists plan to hijack this year’s 9/11 Anniversary of the Muslim terrorist attacks on our nation with a ‘Million Muslim March’ in Washington DC to demand special treatment for Muslims.. What better way to commemorate the anniversary of September 11th in Washington DC than to see the streets and lawns of our nation’s capitol littered with Muslims lifting their *** to Allah and praying for America to become part of the new Islamic Caliphate spreading throughout the Middle East and Europe? September 11th is the one day of the year when Muslims are better NOT seen and NOT heard. We stopped their plan for a Million Muslim March on July 4, 2011 by flooding our representatives with angry letters of protest. We need to do that again. The goal, announced at AMPAC’s press conference in New York: Assalam Alaikum Brothers and Sisters, We at AMPAC (American Political Action Committee) are planning an historic event for 9.11.13 where one million Muslims will march to Washington D.C. and de . ...
Chuck Hagel is very representative of the Obama Administration. Poorly prepared, incapable of articulating a position, full of excuses, incapable of self criticism. Hagel is a re run of Susan Rice, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, etc. Hagel might feel at home "explaining" fast and furious gunning running to Mexican cartels. John Kerry explains that all Middle East problems relate to the Arab Israeli problem, Really John Kerry, what journals do you read? What about Syria's mass killings, Iran's support for Hizbollah and drive to build a nuclear weapon, what about the mob violence in Egypt, how about the genocide in Sudan, the terrorists in Algeria, the Kurdish rebellions in Turkey, the repeated mass killings in Iraq of Shiite pilgrims. Maybe Obama believes that US foreign policy should be merely the control of videos manufactured in California. I have seen 10 administrations, but this is the most inept and dishonest one yet. That is from a former New York democ ...
When I tell people that I live in the Middle East I immediately start to imagine what they picture about my life. Sometimes they reveal their confusion and surprise in their faces, and other times I can tell they are trying to suppress it. I have a pretty good idea of what they are thinking, because I once had the same reactions as well. In fact, there was a time that the only thing I knew about the Middle East was that Yasser Arafat's name sounded funny. I hear that when people first visit America they are surprised to see trees and gardens because on TV they only see urban centers like Chicago and New York. Imagine the surprise of seeing America through the lens of Fraiser and Friends, only to find out that many people have their own gardens, or spend hours every week caring for and treating their front yards. Such was my transformation when I landed in the Middle East-- slowly disassembling the preconceived notions that I had from Disney's Aladdin and the 6:00 news. In reality there was very little san ...
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On the origin of Terrorism and Illegal Immigration. A must read!! A Summary of Zionist Terrorism in the Near East — 1944-1948 Prepared for Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Mediator for Palestine Foreword: In view of the tragic assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte by identified Jewish terrorists on September 17 of this year, the following report has been prepared for the use of Dr. Bunche, Count Bernadotte’s immediate replacement. The report is a compilation of all identified terrorist attacks on British, American and Arab individuals and entities from the assassination of the British Resident Minister in the Middle East on November 6, 1944 by members of the terrorist Jewish Stern gang to the assassination of Count Bernadotte on September 17, 1948 by members of this same gang of fanatics. This information is compiled from reports of the US Department of State, the British Foreign Office and various American and British press services. New York, October 1, 1948 Chronology 1944 1 November 6, 1944, Cairo. Lord ...
Guests: Peter Lance, Pauline Holeton, John Holeton Journalist Peter Lance discussed the the Blind Sheikh, terrorism, and the connections to what is currently going on in Egypt and the Middle East. The leader of an al-Qaeda cell, Omar Abdel Rahman, known as the Blind Sheikh, is an Egyptian who is now jailed for life in a U.S. prison. Convicted of seditious conspiracy, he was connected to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, as well as for plans to blow up the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, and other locations in New York all in one day. Egypt's Pres. Mohamed Morsi's government has been reportedly lobbying to have the Blind Sheikh extradited back to Egypt-- an outcome that Lance vehemently spoke out against. He outlined how the Blind Sheikh has played a key role in the hierarchy of al-Qaeda, and suggested that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi as well as the recent Algerian hostage crisis are directly tied to efforts to free the Sheikh. Emad Salem, an ex-Egyptian Army officer whom Lance has referr ...
Israel’s jihad is mine QANTA AHMED January 10, 2013, 1:35 pm Dr Qanta Ahmed is Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook)… [More]. Dr. Ahmed is also a non-fiction author. Her first book, 'In the Land of Invisible Women' (Sourcebooks 2008), details her experience of living and working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has been published internationally in 13 countries including in translation, and is now in its 11th edition. Since 2009, she has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post where she blogs about political and religious issues pertaining to Islam, the Middle East and terrorism. As Israel considers building a new fence to contain the Syrian conflict to the north, which fences can keep out Hamas’s even more lethal ideologies? While Gaza and the Muslim Arab World continue to claim victory in the recent Israel-Hamas conflict, for the sane observers among us, there is only ever defeat – the defeat of morality in the desecration of a great religi ...
Four Definitions of Babylon 1. The ancient CITY of Babylon. It is the ancient site of Nebuchadnezzar's "Hanging Gardens," the Gate of Ishtar, and was once known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also the site of the ancient Tower of Babel. 2. The ancient EMPIRE of Babylon (made famous in Nebuchadnezzar's day). That empire stretched across the Middle East, north, south, east and west. It was the largest empire in the world in its time. 3. Modern POLITICAL Babylon - the descendant of ancient Babylon - generally speaking, this refers to the kingdom of man (as opposed to the Kingdom of God by Jesus Christ). The Babylonian system is obsessed with global domination, both physically, financially and SPIRITUALLY! Some people think of the United Nations as Babylon, or the New World Order as Babylon, or some refer to New York or America as Babylon, but that is really inaccurate. You will see in my explanation below exactly who modern Babylon is according to Bible prophecy. 4. MYSTERY Babylon - the spi ...
Read news articles in the current Cutting Edge News Alert Online: I. Israel's political right-wing parties are gaining enough strength in the polls that the Establishment is starting to pay attention. Just as the hard right-wing factions in militant Islam are gaining strength over their more moderate brethren, so are the Israeli right-wing parties. The entire Middle East seems to be transforming into a more militant place where all-out war beckons. NEWS BRIEF: "Israel Radio Poll Shows Political Right Running Away With Election II. The New York Times has finally placed the most important Leftist issue on the table and is speaking out about it. If the Constitution is abolished, the martyrdom show in the Illuminati Card to the left will begin very rapidly. NEWS BRIEF: "Let’s Give Up on the Constitution": NY Times Editorial by Louis Michael Seidman, The New York Times, December 30, 2012
Creative Writing Workshop with Julia Pascal From Jan 10 to 12, 2013, the British playwright and theatre director Julia Pascal will teach a creative writing workshop at the University of Bamberg. Julia Pascal‘s stage plays include Theresa, based on the true story of a Jewish woman on Guernsey during the German occupation in the Second World War and A Dead Woman on Holiday, which is set in the Nuremberg Trials. Other works include Crossing Jerusalem, which is about the conflict in the Middle East; The Golem, a version of the Prague myth for young audiences; St Joan, a satire based on a Jewish Black Londoner who dreams she is Joan of Arc and Year Zero which reveals World War II stories from Vichy France. Her play The Dybbuk premiered in London at the New End Theatre, Hampstead in 1992. Since then it has played in Munich, Poland (British Council tour), Sweden, Belgium and a major British regional tour. Published by Oberon Books in "The Holocaust Trilogy", The Dybbuk had its New York premiere in August 2010. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton's doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and would remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for at least the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor the medication. "Her doctors will continue to *** her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion," Reines said in a statement. "They will determine if any further action is required." Clinton, 65, fell and suffered a concussion while at home alone in mid-December as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. The concussion was diagnosed Dec. 13 and Clinton was forced to cancel a trip to North Africa and the Middle East that had been ...
UK banks hit by record $2.5bn US fines 11 December HSBC and Standard Chartered, the two biggest UK banks by market value, are to pay more than $2.5bn in fines as part of record settlements with US authorities over money laundering allegations. People familiar with the agreement said HSBC is expected to pay $1.9bn and enter a deferred-prosecution agreement to settle accusations it allowed itself to be used by money launderers in Mexico and terrorist financiers in the Middle East. The settlement is expected to be announced on Tuesday. Prosecutors may exhibit some of the weapons that were connected to the HSBC activities in Mexico, said one person familiar with the matter. StanChart agreed on Monday to pay $327m to several authorities in the US to settle allegations it violated US sanctions law and impeded government inquiries. That sum comes on top of the $340m the UK bank agreed to pay in August to New York state’s Department of Financial Services. Until the HSBC settlement was reached later in the day, ...
New York, December 05 (QNA) - China supports Yemen in continuing to promote peaceful and orderly political process, a Chinese diplomat said. China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, Wang Min, made the remarks at an open UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, according to China's (Xinhua) News Agency.
Tim Hortons A CANADIAN CULTURE A GLOBAL DONUT & COFFEE SHOP Locations of Tim Horton Restaurants Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia Tim Hortons and Wendy's Restaurants form partership. Tim Hortons' products have become available in Ireland and Scotland at some SPAR convenience stores. Madison Square Garden Store A restaurant at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia Thirty-five former Hardee's stores in the Detroit area were also purchased to become Tim Hortons shops. Tim Hortons began expansion into the Middle East as part of a plan to expand its presence outside of North America. As of November 2012 it has 19 stores in the United Arab Emirates and one in Oman. It plans to open up to 120 stores over the next five years in the Persian Gulf area, with a focus on Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE. A long way from the 1st Tim Hortons in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964 to just under 4000 stores world wide presently a ...
11/08/2012 (23:00 pm) Obama's victory will not change anything .. The Iraqis will be more assertive (CNN) New York / (CNN) Political analysts predicted in the Middle East, that the victory of U.S. President Barack Obama a second term, will not change the course of events in the region significantly, but they all agreed on the seriousness of the initiatives that may put Obama's commitment to the region. . . . In Iraq sees the leaders in the National Alliance to Obama in his second term will be more robust in dealing with the Iraqi file and leaders Alliance expects him policies more intrusive on the subject of internal differences between Maliki on the one hand and the Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani and Prime coalition in Iraq, Iyad Allawi, on the other hand , unlike the previous four years distanced from any interference in these differences and avoid putting pressure on the Prime Minister, because he embraced the idea that the Iraqis to resolve their differences themselves. The MP said the Ira ...
Just in case, you may not be listening...I believe the Lord has been speaking for the last few months which continues today. Hurricane Isaac (the name means "laughter") interrupted both the RNC and the DNC meetings in August. The Lord was laughing and telling us that our salvation is not found in political parties, but in Him. The next month, American embassies were attacked throughout the Middle East and one ambassador was killed. He were told it was a demonstration, but turned out to be a terrorist attack. God said with this event that we will not find peace through diplomacy, only through Him. Then last month Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey and New York. Atlantic Beach (a large gambling mecca on the east coast) was severely damaged and Wall Street was closed for several days (the first time in over 100 years). God again spoke to remind us that our finances (no matter how they are obtained) will not save us only He can. Then yesterday, God gave us a choice: do you want to save babies in the womb and pre ...
For those who believe this country was built on religious freedom, this is how my history book describes Joseph Smith and the Mormon Experience as it related to slavery. Like many social movements of the era, Mormonism emerged from religious ferment among families of Puritan descent who lived along the Erie Canal. The founder of the Latterday Church, Joseph Smith, Jr.(1805-1844), was born in Vermont to a poor farming and shop keeping family that migrated to Palmyra in central New York. In religious experiences that began in 1820, Smith came to believe that God had singled him out to receive a special revelation of divine truth. In 1830, he published The Book of Mormon, which he claimed to have translated from ancient hieroglyphics on gold plates shown to him by an angel named Moroni. The Book of Mormon told the story of ancient civilizations from the Middle East that had migrated to the Western Hemisphere and of the visit of Jesus Christ, soon after his Resurrection, to one of them. Smith's account expla ...
For my peeps in Kuwait! Taste of Jamaica will celebrate its 7th year Anniversary. This will be a Thanksgiving celebration on the 29th of November 2012. Serving the community in the Middle East since 2005. We are looking for a Caribbean DJ with up-date Reggae and Calyso music. DJ MUST know how to mix Caribbean music in Caribbean style. MUST KNOW how to mix with sound affects and motivate the audience. Local talents will be on site!! Get out your dancing shoes and be ready to do the Dollar Wine and the Congo line. If you don't know, you can always GOOGLE how to do the dollar wine on you tube. Best you tube video for this dance is the one with Collin Lucas from TRINIDAD. Big up all the Island people here in Kuwait. Nuff respect to all my YARDIE, TRINIS, V.I. BAHAMIANS, NEWRORICANS (Puerto Ricans born in New York) BAJAN, DOMINICANS, ST. LUCIANS, ST.KITTS &NEVIS, HAITIANS etc. Can't forget my regular non Caribbean customers who've been supporting me and keeping T.O.J going. Employees from CSA, C.A.V, ITT, GDIT ...
been a hectic 2 weeks, covered 12000 miles already!! Must say, the USA is a beautiful country, looks alot like SA, just a whole lot bigger. I spent a day in San Bernadino, now back in Atlanta, leaving for New York tonight. On my way visiting a friend of mine in North Carolina who worked with me in the Middle East!! Be safe and take care everybody. Enjoy your weekend
Abu Dhabi wins over New York, Los Angeles and Chicago for productivity. The capital, the only Middle East city...
1. November is the Month for US Presidential Elections the first was 1778-1779 2. The Struggle for the Philippines 1944 3. Middle East Peace Treaty is signed 1973 4. Pres. George W. Bush pledges to take the fight against terrorism to any place where terrorists were 2001 5. After a long period of drought winds take the topsoil of farms creating dust storms 1933 6. Armistice Day 1953 becomes Veteran’s Day, 1954 7. Ellis Island in New York closes 1954 8. 66 Americans are taken as Hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran 1979 9. The minimum draft age is changed from 21 to 18 as a result of World War II 1942. 10. Thousands of Vietnam War protesters began a "March against Death" in Washington, D.C. 1969 11. Captain Mark Phillips and Princess Anne are married 1972
The following is from the National Journal: Debate Fact Checker! Romney on gasoline prices: Romney said that if “the president’s energy policies are working, you’re going to see the cost of energy come down.” By that, he meant that if Obama was truly opening up more oil drilling, gasoline prices would be going down. Romney is wrong on this point. In order to make a substantial reduction in gasoline prices, the country would have to wean itself off oil no matter where it comes from, because gasoline prices are substantially affected by the global price of oil. “Even if we were completely self-sufficient in oil, events in the global oil market would still make a difference,” Energy Information Administrator Adam Sieminski said earlier this week. “If something happens in the Middle East or you get a natural disaster occurring, the U.S. would still be subject to volatility because we’re part of a global market.” Romney pointed out that prices at the pump in Nassau County, New York — where ...
The Black Flag of Jihad, which replaced the Star Spangled Banner over some of our embassies and consulates in the Middle East, flew in New York this weekend over the NYC Muslim Day Parade up Madison Ave. State Senator Avella, a marshal of the parade, is visible just below the flag. He later walked out after a speaker called Israelis "Zionist Nazis".
P.S.--For those of you in New York, this OCTOBER 25, there will be a protest outside Carnegie Hall where the Israeli Philamonic will be performing a PR concert for Israel's occupation of the West Bank and seige on Gaza. The protest is part of the BDS campaign to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel. The Philamonic is part of Israel's travelling road show to convince the world that their country is a beacon of freedom and human rights and the only democracy in the Middle East. Stay in touch for details. Mike Levinson tnsnews 914/633-0132 BDS all the way!
Jon Stewart had the unique chance to interview King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday’s “Daily Show.” According to NBC News, King Abdullah, who was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, gave his perspective of the Middle East and what should be on our minds about the region. Stewart ...
The Yas Marina Circuit is the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke, and is situated on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. Yas Marina is the second Formula One track in the Middle East, with the first being in Bahrain. A two day GP2 Asia Series test was held to officially open the circuit, which was held a week before the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It also hosted the opening event for the Australian V8 Supercars series, the Yas V8 400, in February 2010. Designed as an Arabian version of Monaco, the twenty-one corners twists through the man made island off the Abu Dhabi coast, passing by the marina and through the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel designed and conceived of by New York based architects Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, Asymptote Architecture, and winding its way through sand dunes, with several long straights and tight corners. The marina-based development includes a theme park, a water park, as well as residential areas, ...
Jazz Fusion with modern and traditional music of the Middle East returns to HOH. Reeds, Oud, and percussion are joined with the oriental dancer Aszmara, who combines Modern Dance with traditional Arab and Turkish dance. Ensemble members have performed in New York's jazz-clubs like the Bottom Line, t...
This is worth a read - Keeping up with the news: Obama breezed through U.N. visit with no meetings with world leaders (Dr. Jerome Corsi) - Was Obama’s schedule in New York so demanding there was no time to meet Middle East leaders? Not even a few minutes early or late in the day to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid a crisis emerging with Iran? Or a visit with Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, despite the praise Obama lavished in his U.N. speech on the Arab Spring? After delivering a 40-minute speech this morning to the General Assembly, Obama skipped the traditional State Luncheon headed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, deciding to motor instead cross-town to give a half-hour speech to the Clinton Global Initiative. At the Clinton venue, Obama decided to focus on the evil of human trafficking – an important issue internationally but hardly a burning campaign topic in his election battle with Republican Mitt Romney. Referencing the Emancipation Proclamation sign ...
Iranian President Says Israel Will Be Eliminated By GOPUSA Staff September 25, 2012 7:27 am As world leaders gather at the United Nations building in New York, one can expect the... expected. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a turn at the podium on Monday and wasted no time blasting Israel and saying the country would be "eliminated." Israeli representatives walked out of the speech, but what about the Americans? As reported by Reuters, "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be 'eliminated,' ignoring a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric ahead of the annual General Assembly session." Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms to Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats to the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian President's comments as "disgusting, offensive and outrageous." ...
- September 25, 2012, 10:56 am140 Comments Romney Urges Attaching Certain Strings to Foreign Aid By ASHLEY PARKER 3:39 p.m. | Updated Mitt Romney laid out the broad outlines of his plan to foster work opportunities and free enterprise in developing nations on Tuesday morning, suggesting during a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York that he would make foreign aid conditional on progress on these fronts. Mr. Romney’s speech at the conference came a few hours before President Obama appeared at the event, where he spoke at length about the fight against human trafficking. It was a rare instance of the two presidential candidates on the same stage, albeit at different times. Referring in his remarks to a hypothetical program he called “Prosperity Pacts,” Mr. Romney talked about his desire to use aid initiatives, like the ones President Clinton’s group supports, to encourage lasting change in the Middle East and other developing regions. “Working with the private sector, the program wil ...
Vanguard News shared the following link: President Barack Obama arrived in New York on Monday for two very different meetings -- a light chat on women's television talk show and a UN General Assembly dominated by turmoil in the Middle East.
This Day in History On September 23 1642 The first commencement at Harvard College in Cambridge, MA, was held. 1779 John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying, "I have not yet begun to fight!" 1780 John Andre, a British spy, was captured with papers revealing that Benedict Arnold was going to surrender West Point, NY, to the British. 1806 The Lewis and Clark expedition reached St. Louis, MO, and ended the trip to the Pacific Northwest. 1838 Victoria Chaflin Woodhull was born. She became the first female candidate for the U.S. Presidency. 1939 Sigmund Freud died in London. He was recognized as the founder of psychoanalysis. 1952 Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech." At the time he was a candidate for U.S. Vice President. 1962 New York's Philharmonic Hall opened. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall. 1990 Iraq publicly threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and to attac ...
Oakland Tribune, Monday October 19, 1970 (My Late Brothers Birthday, Robert Donald Mast, October 19, !962 born, died April 30, 2005) An Important discovery, Professor: Jews Discovered America New York (AP) -- A Brandeis University professor says a reassessment of the inscription found in a burial mound in Tennessee 85 years ago provides evidence that Jews, fleeing Romans in the Middle East, discovered America 1000 years before Columbus. Cyrus Gordon, Professor of Mediterranean Studies at Brandeis, presented his findings yesterday at a meeting of the North Shore Archeological Society on Long Island. The Inscription, he said, was found in 1885 on a stone under one of the nine skeletons in the mound. But when it was photographed and published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1894, Gordon said, it was printed upside down and its significance went unnoticed. Last August, Gordon said, Dr. Joseph D. Mahan Jr., of the Columbus, GA Museum of Arts and Crafts, sent a photograph of the inscription to him. Gordon sai ...
Pamela Geller, the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said in an e-mail Tuesday that transit officials in Washington were “kowtowing to the threat of jihad terrorism.” She added that recent events in the Middle East had not given her pause “for a second” about posting the ads in New York. “I will never cower before violent intimidation, and stop telling the truth because doing so is dangerous,” she said. “Freedom must be vigorously defended.” She added, “If someone commits violence, it is his responsibility and no one else’s.” The group has also advertised at Metro-North Railroad stations, with posters that cite “deadly Islamic attacks” since Sept. 11 and read, “It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism.” The transportation authority has said it did not try to block these ads because they did not meet the agency’s threshold for “demeaning” language, as the ad referring to a “savage” had. Muneer Awad, the executive director of the New ...
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The starting point for this will be the Middle East, Peter Hans Kolvenbach’s base of operations. Kolvenbach was recently spotted in Tripoli with Giorgio Balestrieri, a Senior P2 Lodge member and one of the mid-level planners of the 911 terror attack on New York, MI5 says. The planning for this has all been very long term. During World War 2 the Nazis recruited and trained 750,000 agents for the Muslim Brotherhood to help implement this plan. These agents were then sent to Saudi Arabia and other places as teachers to raise a second generation of Muslim extremist agents. Bin Laden, who reported to George Bush Senior, was a second generation member of this group. Another senior agent is Frank Wisner II who was sent by Obama to take control of the contrived “revolution” in Egypt. Wisner’s father was a Nazi CIA who was involved in the Hungarian uprising and other operations. Egypt’s new Nazi puppet leader has been following the script he was given by trying to fan the flames of religious extremism mo ...
1st Chamberlain and giving in to Hitler, NOW Achmenidijad checkmates Obama Israel sees the danger, our Pres does not. 1. How Important is Israel to the U.S.? Check the Map by David Lev For those who think that Israel is a $3 billion-a-year strategic liability for the U.S., the cause of Muslim terrorism, Mideast instability, and high gas prices, New York attorney and Israel advocate Mark Langfan has a message: Get a map. Preferably, the 3D topographic raised-relief map system of Israel that Langfan developed back in 1991, which gives viewers a perspective on Israel – and on the Middle East – that they may not have had before. The map shows just how important Israel is to U.S. interests – how a strong and secure Israel, far from being a strategic liability, is actually the one thing that is preventing the Middle East from falling into complete chaos. With an Israeli presence in the high ground of Judea and Samaria and on the Golan Heights, “Israel is immune to an existential attack” by ground troo ...
11 years ago today the attack on New York transformed the entire direction of my life, forcing me to abandon my path exploring agroforestry and doing research in Central American rain forests, and leading me to the Middle East to work at the microeconomic level looking at household water and energy security issues. I often wonder 'what if my ancestral Semitic heritage hadn't all at once become entangled with this suddenly globalized power narrative of terror and retribution and my feeling that I must play some part in serving my country and the larger security and development agenda? Who would I be today...?
The Romney energy plan, laid out in a 21-page white paper, relies heavily on creating deeper partnerships with Mexico and Canada. Mexico could use technical help to reverse its declining oil production, he said, and "Canada has oil sands. We're going to take advantage of those, and build that Keystone Pipeline and work with Canada to make sure we have advantage of their great energy sources." The Romney white paper cites a study by Citibank showing that is possible — provided there are sharp efforts to reduce energy demand. But energy conservation is not part of the Romney plan. Energy independence is often cited as a way to be free of price fluctuations caused by conflicts in oil-rich regions. But that wouldn't actually lock in stable oil prices. "Last year, when Civil War broke out in Libya and oil markets were deeply disrupted, the price of oil from Canada went up by more in percentage terms than oil from the Middle East," says Michael Levi from the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Budget carrier Cebu Pacific will soon be offering flights to Australia, India, the Middle East, parts of Europe and the United States after the signing of operating lease agreements between Cebu Air, Inc. and New York-based CIT Aerospace.
I am becoming really annoyed at this whole Chick-Fil-A uproar. We have homeless people on the streets, heads of families searching for jobs, soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, factions in the Middle East likely to blow each other up, and we care deeply about the opinion of some boss of a franchise business? Some big city mayors shot their mouths off when they should have followed the lead of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said governments should stay out of it, but do we really need to care what they think either if we do not live in those cities? Does out country really need more divisiveness between conservative and liberal right now?
(Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc (CAT), the world's largest maker of construction equipment, raised its 2012 profit forecast on Wednesday and said the global economy was slowly improving amid pockets of weakness. The outlook came after Caterpillar posted a quarterly profit that easily beat Wall Street's expectations due to higher sales of bulldozers, marine engines and mining trucks. Its shares rose more than 2 percent. Sales rose 31 percent in North America, helped in part by the company's 2011 acquisition of Wisconsin-based mining equipment provider Bucyrus. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, sales rose 15 percent, although sales of excavators and backhoes were flat. Business for many customers has not returned to pre-recession levels, but aging equipment is forcing them to invest in new machines, a boon for Caterpillar. "While we're expecting a record year in 2012, we understand the world is facing economic challenges, and if it becomes necessary, we are prepared to act quickly," Caterpillar Chief Execu ...
I was very pleased to learn today that Governor Cuomo signed into law the expansion of the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 (A.9224) — a vital piece of legislation, which I was proud to co-sponsor. By increasing the number of state agencies prohibited from doing business with the tyrannical Iranian regime, including SUNY, CUNY and state and local public authorities, we are sending a very clear message that New York will not be a supporter of a terrorist state, whose anti-Semitic president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has positioned himself to be Israel’s greatest modern-day foe. As a resolute supporter of the democratic State of Israel, America’s greatest ally in the Middle East, I support any and all sanctions against Iran, which aim to cripple the terrorist state’s nuclear weapons program.
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The seeds for such an arrangement were planted soon after longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011, when Egypt’s generals ordered an Arabic translation of Turkey’s 1982 constitution, according to Middle East expert Steven Cook of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. The document empowered Turkey’s military to police the political arena.
Mark Twain set off on a trip to Europe and the Middle East on this date in 1867. He was just starting out as a writer and trying to make a name for himself. He'd already published one book — The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches (1867) — but it wasn't a big seller. He was living in New York and working as a travel correspondent for a San Francisco paper, the Alta California, when he pitched an idea. If they would fund his trip, he would write 50 letters home for publication in the paper. They agreed, and he set off on the Quaker City, a steam-driven side-wheeler and retired Civil War ship, with a big group of American tourists. Twain had a problem with conventional travel books, though. They all talked about what you should see and not see, but none of them talked about the nitty-gritty of taking an overseas trip. So that became his mission. He wrote about all the petty annoyances, and culture shock, and the way tourist attractions exploited history and religion for moneta ...
I had a dream last night that the cast of "Blue Bloods' went to the Middle East to give our troops a taste of New York with a one-day celebration of food and festivities. I was helping to deliver the food and other gifts brought. The highlight of the day was when a squadron stationed there was going to some kind of show to honor the men and women killed and still serving. Unfortunately, that squadron was hit hard that week, and there was only one survivor. In their place, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds got together to perform in their honor, starting with one lone plane flying across the sky.
Today in History -- Saturday, May 26 (Stevie Nicks, Pam Grier, Sally Ride, Lenny Kravitz, Roy Dotrice) The Associated Press and Wikipedia Today is Saturday, May 26, the 147th day of 2012. There are 219 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 26, 1942, the U.S. War Department formally established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) during World War II as a way of boosting morale among American troops overseas. That same day, Radio Tokyo boasted of recent victories in the Pacific War and declared that "the Japanese people can look forward to a triumphal march into London and a victory march in New York." The Tule Lake Segregation Center, which held Japanese-American wartime internees, opened in northern California. On this date: In 17, Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe. In 451, Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Emp ...
CIMA and AICPA embark on international management accounting initiative - The step would promote development of management accountancy in US (March 17, 2011) – The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), headquartered in London, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), headquartered in New York, are launching a new not-for-profit joint venture to be called the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants that would give management accountancy a far higher profile in the United States and promote its development across the world. The step, which requires ratification from the institutes’ respective governing bodies, would combine the strength of the AICPA in North America with CIMA’s presence in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere.
The Gerald Group, in its 50th consecutive year of profitable operations, is a privately held commodities trading and resources conglomerate controlled by its management and directors. The Group consists of a family of affiliated companies, with other principal operating trading companies in the Group being Gerald Metals S.A. and Gerald Industrial in Morges, Switzerland and GEMSHA Metals Company located in Shanghai, China. Supporting the activities of the principal offices is an integrated network of professional individuals and affiliated agents in representative offices in South America, North America, Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other emerging CIS countries - China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and other leading Asian centers, India, Africa and the Middle East. The Group’s primary focus comprises the physical merchanting of commodities on a global basis and selective participation in the development of low cost commodity production. In addition we provide specialized merchant ...
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I am looking for a person (male or female) who is either still in the military or an ex-soldier who would be willing to pose for me in their camo-uniform (desert - Middle East) for a painting that I will start in the next week or so . . can't afford to pay, however the work will be entered in competition in the Saint Vincent Gallery's 4th National Catholic Arts Exhibition - World renowned Art Historian, Author and Lecturer John T. Spike will be the Juror for the competition. Dr. Spike specializes in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. He is also an important critic of Contemporary Art and is past director of the Biennial of Florance. In 2007, Dr. Spike was named to the faculty of the Masters in Sacred Architecture, Arts & Liturgy organized by the European University of Rome and the Pontifical Athenaeum, "Regina Apostolorum." Dr. Spike is a faculty of the College of William and Mary and serves as Assistant Director and Chief Curator of the Muscarelle Museum of Art. During his career Dr. Spike has organ ...
Very interesting info that everyone should be aware of for yours and your family's protection. Yuval Aviv was the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie ' Munich ' was based. He was Golda Meir's bodyguard. She appointed him to track down and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games. In a lecture in New York City a few weeks ago, Aviv shared information that EVERY American needs to know - but that our government has not yet shared with us. Aviv predicted the London subway bombing on the Bill O'Reilly show on Fox News stating publicly that it would happen within a week. At the time, O'Reilly laughed and mocked him saying that in a week he wanted Aviv back on the show. But, unfortunately, within a week the terrorist attack had occurred. Yuval Aviv gave intelligence (via what he had gathered in Israel and the Middle East ) to the Bush Administration about 9/11 a month before it occurred. His report specificall ...
This weekend, check out the Silk Road Exhibition. Step 1000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds and stories of the greatest trading route in history in this new exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey along the greatest trading route in history - the legendary Silk Road. Explore the ancient cities of Asia and the Middle East over six centuries, where spectacular sights, exquisite silks and rousing stories await.
Victor Sharpe: On the banks of the East River in New York City stands the Temple to Hypocrisy; the United Nations building. In this meeting place of the nations, various organizations meet with lofty titles – one such being the Human Rights Council. Here is the nadir of true peace and decency. Made up of the worst human rights abusers in the world, this organization devotes its time to ignoring the terrible atrocities and human rights abuses routinely committed in Sudan, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan – all Moslem lands or, as in the case of Nigeria, one rapidly becoming Islamized with the attendant routine slaughter of Christians. But the HRC concentrates obsessively in condemning one tiny democracy, Israel, a Jewish nation that provides unparalleled freedoms in the Middle East for all its inhabitants while surviving in the very heart of darkness - the Arab and Muslim world. To their enduring shame the governments of the European democracies and the Obama Administr ...
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