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The Unilateral Surrender of Israel Continues
 â€œGood Faith” Gesture? Palestinian Arabs To Be Released From Prison, Meanwhile, Arafat is Doing His Bit to fill the suicide bomber pipeline For Years To Come
6/1/03: Thousands of Palestinians enter Israel  At the same time: Israel has recently foiled three attempts to bring booby-trapped cars into the country, as well as arresting several would-be suicide bombers. 
5/31/03: US accepts Palestinian plan - TERROR GROUPS WILL NOT BE DISARMED -- Disemboweling the Israeli position.

OUTRAGEOUS: US drafts list of SANCTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL if it doesn't implement 'road map'

European Union - 1/4 of Quartet: How Utterly UNreassuring.
Could a legitimate peace plan have failed to incorporate these issues?  The forced acceptance of Roadmap is reason for Grave Concern For Israel For The U.S. Too.
Hypocrisy; Linkage between Iraq and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; "Even-Handedness" and Czechoslovakia, 1938
The Palestinians' "Legitimate Resistance."  Barbarians.   Unbearable Grief. How do Israeli's Maintain Their Spirit?
The meaning of 'painful concessions' The human toll that will result from the destruction of organic communities is incalculable.

Palestinian Arab Violations

of President Bush's "Road Map" Plan

"Even Chirac did not come out with a statement saying: 'We urge the US government to take all appropriate precautions to prevent the death or injury of innocent civilians and damage to civilian and humanitarian infrastructure. . .'"

A matter of honor

Roadmap: "Advocacy Of A Sham"
Trojan Horse: Palestinian Goal is Destruction of Israel in Stages
April 2003 Poll Results: 59% of Palestinians support suicide bombers! 65% support the Intifada and 60% support attacks inside the Green Line.
Iranian Nuclear and Bioweapon Threat.   Challenge for the U.S. Target: Israel.
The New Syrian Game.  The Syria Accountability Act
Hizballah: "America is the mother of terrorism"

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Is it possible that Israel is right and the whole world is wrong?

"THERE IS ONLY ONE PLAN THAT CAN CREATE WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR PEACE . . . THIS IS IT:. . . "

U.S. -- NOTHING Will Stop Creation of a Palestinian State -- Not Continued Terrorism Against Israel.  Nor Refusal To Recognize Israel's Right To Exist As A Jewish State.  To What End?

Right of Return for '48 Palestinian Refugees and Their Descendents? A two-state solution is inconsistent with the demand to flood Israel with refugees.  The idea is UNWORKABLE --  COMPLETELY.
Arafat will never grant Mazen any real power.  Forked Tongue?:
Mazen has no intention
of uprooting the TERRORIST INFRASTRUCTURE nor ending INCITEMENT.   Arafat and Mazen Are Playing Us.  Latest team member: "Security-Chief"/Suicide-Bomber-Advocate, Mohammed Dahlan.
*MUST READ** -- The magnitude of the threat forcing Israel to accommodate the most vile of its adversaries. (A bit more.)

A Death Warrant For Israel

Surprise, Surprise: Arafat Sets Up Security Council In Violation of 'Road Map'  5/1603 Update.
SIGN THE PETITION To Oppose The Creation Of A Second Palestinian-Arab State In Israel
"Who are the innocent victims and who are the aggressors?"

The Latest Nonsense: Washington Post Opposes Daniel Pipes Nomination To The U.S. Institute of Peace.  Update 1 Update 2 (Wow!) One Way to Lend Support

CAIR: Leading The Witch-hunt

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"Until last spring I held what people call a pro-Palestinian position . . ."
The Sickening U.N.
The Chicago Tribune - Day-by-Day doing its part to fuel Anti-Semitism. Disgusting. 
Straightening out NPR 
''The love that evangelicals have for Israel does not depend on [politics or foreign policy] . . . We share the same faith and the same principles and the same commandments and the same heroes as the people of Israel.''
 

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Little Green Footballs Charles Johnson runs this pro-Israel weblog.  He has very good articles on terrorism, anti-Semitism and radical Islam.   (Note: "letters to the editor" via the on-line commenting system are included as submitted by readers and can include profanity.)

ISRAPUNDIT The brain-child of Bloggers In Support of Israel, BISI. Its mission is Israel advocacy through the presentation of news and views.

 

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Choosing the best espresso coffee manual

You need a manual espresso coffee?

Each person has their own tastes and priorities when drinking coffee. Luckily, today you have several options to make a good cup of coffee.

If you do not like coffee that is prepared with Italian coffee or a drip ; or if you do not want to tie you to the coffee capsules , the coffee espresso manual are one of the best options to enjoy good coffee espressos or cappuccinos .

Faced with the coffee espresso automatic , the manual have the great advantage that theprice is much lower and you can enjoy a good coffee though, as the name suggests, you have to do it manually.

Saeco HD8423 / 11 - Manual espresso coffee machine, 950 W, black color

Saeco HD8423 / 11 – Manual espresso coffee machine, 950 W, black color

A coffee Manual espresso is very easy to handle . Virtually no model with complications in their use and many of the models make a coffee that has nothing to envy to that taken in thebest cafes.

If you enjoy a good coffee without complicate life, a manual espresso coffee can fulfill all your aspirations.

You’ll only need a little practice to get your coffee manual espresso coffees make your own.

What features should have a good manual espresso coffee?

Of course you want the manual espresso coffee not only makes good espresso. Would not you like to enjoy good cappuccinos? .

However, besides that, there are many other features that will make you enjoy your coffee and stay happy with your purchase.

Not only the brand and price are enough to choose the best espresso coffee manual.

These are the main issues that need to analyze before buying your manual espresso coffee:

The brand

Along with the classic brands such as Krups or DeLonghi covering virtually all market segments in terms of making coffee, we find specialists like Mini Moka (Taurus group) share market with other major brands that we can not forget, as Gaggia, Philips Saeco, Beem, Oster, Jata, Orbegozo …

 Gaggia was acquired in 1999 by Saeco International Group , which in turn is a subsidiary of Philips. Gaggia still has its own line of design, but also uses Saeco designs in some of its domestic EspressoCampus machines.

My advice is that rather than focus on one brand , you do it in a model concrete that offers thefeatures you need. There is very good coffee machines prestigious brands, but there are also mediocre.

Note that are continuously emerging new models to the market and not always expectations on them had been fulfilled.

 

So what would you ask your manual espresso coffee?

The most important features are:

What temperature is the coffee?

For some people, one of the drawbacks is that coffee does not leave enough hot . Although this varies in personal tastes and perceptions, if you are a person who likes hot coffee, you should look for a coffee maker to make coffee at the temperature you want.

Note that if the cup is very cold, the coffee will cool too quickly. That’s why the coffee good idea to have a cup warmer to not have to walk heating the cup in the microwave or anything like that .

Espresso cup warming

The model EC 680.M De’Longhi, thanks to the technology of the thermal unit allows the machine to warm at the ideal temperature in 40 seconds.

Does the coffee allows regulates the temperature of coffee?

Some models allow you can regulate the temperature of the coffee.

This feature will allow you to customize coffee to your liking.

Not the same having a coffee on a cold morning winter than in summer.

If you drink coffee at home more than one person, it is very possible that tastes as to thetemperature of the coffee are different (you like very hot but your partner does not, for example).

Ripple Maker, the coffee machine that “prints” pictures on the foam from Top cafes and Bars in Israel

Now you can watch your espresso foam and see a face looking back at you. It is one of the novelties presented fair electronic devices EC held this week in New York.

The Ripples machine combines the technologies of 3D printers and inkjet to paint pictures in the foam of any drink made with coffee extract.

A cafeteria employees with the new team can select from a predetermined design or upload your images via Wi-Fi, as the photograph of someone getting a drink, company logos or even a joke.

The Israeli company that created the gadget, Stream DC, reported that already signed an agreement to place their machines in the executive and Lufthansa First Class later this year rooms.

The machines, costing $ 999, will be available for nespresso compatible capsules singapore serving coffee and service plans start at $ 75 a month.

Soft Drinks

All the usual carbonated drinks such as colas are available. As in Britain, “soda” refers to soda water and not a flavored carbonated drink as it does in the US. Diet and regular soft drinks are available. The most delicious and healthiest drinks to try are the wide range of fruit juices. For a few dollars, street vendors will squeeze you an orange, carrot, grapefruit, kiwi or a dozen other fruits.

Tea and Coffee

Tea connoisseurs will be out of luck. Most Israeli establishments dip a feeble teabag into hot water. But they take their coffee seriously. Most popular are Middle Eastern coffee (botz), Bedouin coffee (botz with hell – a spice known as cardamom in English), Turkish coffee, Viennese coffee (café hafuch) and filter coffee. Instant coffee Western-style is known as Nes. Cafes and espresso bars, like their counterparts in Europe, have increasingly become the center of both social and business life.

Turkish and Middle Eastern coffee can be very small and very strong. If you are thirsty, and not just in need of a caffeine shot, order a glass of iced water with it. Remember to tell the waiter when you order if you don’t want your coffee sugared.

Alcohol in Israel

Israel has a wide selection of wines. In 1875 Benjamin Disraeli, Britain’s prime minister, likened a bottle of kosher red wine from Palestine to cough medicine. Happily, Israeli wines have improved enormously, and over the past decade there has been a proliferation of quality wines from dozens of wineries, many of them reasonably priced. All wineries, big and small, are happy to show visitors around and offer wine tasting. The largest and oldest winery is Carmel Wines in Rishon Lezion. Also worth visiting is Golan Wines in Katzrin, and there are wine trails in the Upper Galilee and around Beit Shemesh in the Jerusalem Hills. There are several local beers, both bottled and draught, and a range of imported beers – but real-ale specialists will probably turn up their noses. There are both home-distilled and imported spirits and liquors. The local specialty is arak, very similar to Greece’s ouzo.

Although Israel has none of the alcoholic inhibitions of its Islamic neighbors, most Israeli Jews consume relatively small amounts of alcohol compared with Europeans and Americans. Excessive drinking, or even smelling of alcohol, is viewed with suspicion by society at large. A person who drinks, say, four or five bottles of beer a day is quite likely to be branded an alcoholic. Cafes and restaurants in Arab locations often do not serve alcohol.

Bars and cafes in Israel

There are plenty of bars and pubs, and all restaurants and cafes serve alcohol. Israelis will often go to a pub and spend the entire night nursing just one or two drinks. By the same token it is acceptable to sit at street-side cafes chatting for hours over just a coffee and cake.

 

Top cafes and bars in Israel

Jewelry Czech taught in English Palestine

The Representative Office of the Czech Republic in the Palestinian city of Ramallah by the School of Applied Arts in Turnov jewelry courses began in the small town of Tubas, located in the northwest region of the West Bank.

Learning English is the ultimate goal of many people. However, how to learn English quickly and easily it can be somewhat difficult if we do not organize well. If you’re already Decide @ learn English and nobody can stop you when you make a decision I invite you to keep reading. Learning a language is never easy, but the important things never are and your effort will be more than rewarded when you can enter in your resume @ proud that you have a high level of English. In this article you will find several tips to learn English they can get you to be very helpful.

Jiří Kmošek teacher teaches for a group of eight students, which have no shortage of desire to learn, as stated by the jeweler for Czech Radio.

“We started at 9:30 am and we need to establish what time classes are finished. Otherwise, the students would stay here until evening. We can see creative works conducted without any intervention on our part, it is a very fast forward “.

The initial uncertainties about the acceptance of Czech teachers by a female group vanished upon arriving in Palestine. The language does not hinder says Jaroslav Prášil jeweler.

As with everything in life it is very important to have a clear plan, where you set the time to be devoted to the study, the desired level after a period of time or date where you would like to examine your official qualifications such as Cambridge. como aprender ingles facil e rapido it is not something that will be achieved without effort and perseverance, so if you think memorizing 10 words a week within 1 year and you’ll be an expert Anglo recommend you forget now. Awareness is the most important factor.

“We speak English and have at our disposal a translator of Arabic. However, when practicing a craft do not need to talk, but only to point out , “ said the teacher.

Learn a new trade represents for Palestinian students hope for a better future in a region that counted in 2015 with an unemployment rate of 27%. Many jewelers have future college education, but does not serve to make a living, says the Sundus student.

“I studied Business Management, but can not find work in this field. There are many graduates in this specialty.Moreover, from the practical point of view I did not learn anything useful. So I started to learn this trade. “

The teacher says Jaroslav Prášil courses abroad represent a rich source of knowledge and inspiration also for themselves.

“We make too much emphasis on the technological aspect of the jewels, which makes, say, dead. In the countries we visited we noticed a great creative desire among students, and do not care too much lacking training. This is the beauty that attracts us to these places. “

Teachers of the School of Applied Arts Turnov have their backs classes for students of the Egyptian cities of Cairo and Nubia. The education project is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the framework of development aid to Palestine in collaboration with the organization Tubas Charitable Society.

A carpet unleashes a verbal holy war between Israelis and Muslims

A step in a routine chain remodeling of a sacred temple in the Old City of Jerusalem reignited the fuse of contention between Israelis and Muslims for the preservation of the sites considered sanctuaries.

It all began when the Muslim authorities began work to replace a worn carpet in the Dome of the Rock , the iconic golden dome shrine of presiding over the Old City of Jerusalem. The substitution sparked a verbal holy war for the Temple Mount or Haram al -Sharif, sacred to Jews and Muslims , whose claims often result inviolence.

Israeli archaeological authorities maintain that repairs were made to their backs , and a minister in the Israeli government requested that the work be paralyzed immediately, saying it could cause irreparable damage . Israeli researchers along with local cleaners say they foiled previously documented designs on the floor that were discovered after removing old carpets , but could not document them before new operators from installing.

“There is something there. I do not know what it is. But there is something hidden ” said Israeli archaeologist Zachi Dvira, who studies the temple.

Officials Waqf, the Muslim authority that manages the complex of the Al Aqsa, which includes the Dome of the Rock, rejected the Israeli accusations. Sheikh Azam Tamimi, director of the organization, said that the works have long and defiantly said it had banned any Israeli involvement.

“Our work is transparent Al Aqsa ” Tamimi told the AP. ” We’re just putting a carpet and felt. Nothing more, nothing less “ .

Work began quietly more than a month ago, and Israel facilitated the renovation project, said Jamal Al Quda, member of the Jordanian carpet installers who received Israeli visas for work.

A receipt dated March 11 issued by a company of Egyptian carpets to the Jordanian embassy in Tel Aviv lists 80 rolls of carpet for the mosque and the prayer area surrounding the block of rock located under the dome .

Jordan’s King Abdullah II financed the project, according Waqf. Israel moved to Jordan controlling the Old City of Jerusalem in the 1967 war, but under an agreement for years, Amman remains the custodian of Muslim parts of the site .

The carpet installer placed days ago glue on the floor of the temple . He explained that the product was necessary to fix the felt layer before installing the carpet up. And he said that the glue would not damage the floor. “Sale of hand , “ he said , rubbing his fingers.

Cryptic geometric designs aroused the intrigue of some researchers about the secrets that could hide under . The ancient Jewish tradition says that the Ark of the Covenant, coated with a gold shell and containing the Ten Commandments, could have been hidden in a chamber when the First Jewish Temple was destroyed 2,500 years ago .

Although Jerusalem is perhaps the most excavated city in the world, the Dome of the Rock and hill are an archaeological mine that has never been properly studied by the political sensitivities surrounding the place .

WWhat is the diet of the Israeli army?

Popular in the 70s and somehow in the 80s, this diet became known as the diet of the recruits of the forces of the Israeli army, which according to rumors fed a very rigorous and strict diet that allowed them lose large amounts of weight in a short period of time.

The aim of the Israeli army diet is to eliminate several kilos in a short time , greatly reducing the number of calorie intake.

Learn more about the pros and cons of this diet and whether it should follow for a normal person.

What is the diet of the Israeli army?

The plan diet Israeli army runs for a period of 8 days and is considered to be very strict because it only allows people consume between one and two meals a day, accompanied by coffee and tea. A limited selection of food which leads to a low calorie intake.

How is nutrition in this diet?

Israeli army diet is divided into four periods of two days each, in which one type of food per day is allowed, as well as coffee and tea unlimited, for example:

  • Days 1 and 2: apples, coffee and green tea.
  • Days 3 and 4: cheese, coffee and green tea.
  • 5 and 6: chicken, coffee and green tea.
  • 7 and 8: salad, coffee and green tea.

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What are the benefits of diet Israeli army?

  1. It is likely to lose weight quickly, which makes it ideal for a special event.
  2. Only lasts eight days, then you can return to your regular diet.

What are the disadvantages of diet Israeli army?

  1. It is a very strict diet, it does not allow to be followed by a prolonged period of time.
  2. Because of the drastic reduction in calories. It is likely that extreme hunger, dizziness and nausea is experienced.
  3. It provides no nutritional value, so the diet can be dangerous for people with a medical condition such as diabetes.
  4. Usually when he went off the diet the weight lost is recovered, ie has a very sharp rebound effect.
  5. The dropout rate of the diet is very high.

Is this diet is accompanied by some exercise?

In this diet program mention that it must be accompanied with exercise it is not done. In fact because of dietary restrictions weakness program is common and makes physical activity is basically impossible.

Conclusion

Diet Israeli army is not much more than a detailed 3 week diet plan review that was popularized in the 1970s Given its lack of calories and nutrition diet does not receive so is not recommended for much of the population, despite scientific approval which it is likely to result in weight loss in the short term.

Gastronomic paradise: Israel for foodies

Israel is a paradise for food lovers, the perfect combination of Middle Eastern cuisine, with several ethnic cuisines from around the world reflect the variety of the country’s population. Besides all this, it is the growing trend of haute cuisine, with a hint of fusion, so that it is ready to a journey of culinary delights in the land of milk and honey.

In search of the perfect Humus
Naturally, we began our journey with the Humus, similar to a paste made of ground chickpeas, which is in Israel, much more than a simple meal dish. Every Israeli who came to know, is ready to tell you about “the best Hummus in Israel”, but do not expect to get just a site name – passions run high when it comes Humus and so are disagreements. But do not worry; you will have the opportunity to decide for itself very soon.

Here are some places of Humus, treasured for many people, that will allow you to develop your own personal preference: Ali Karavan, also known as Abu Hassan, in Old Jaffa; Saaid, in the heart of the ancient market town of Akko; Lina, in the old city of Jerusalem and Abu Ali in East Jerusalem; Abu Adham, in Kfar Yasdif in Lower Galilee, Bahadunas, Bialik Street in Ramat Gan.The list goes on and on, but these are good starting points.

 

Haifa: Mixed Tastes
After satisfying the craving Humus, can go to Haifa , a city with a mixed population and mixed kitchens. One of the best falafelin Israel, is located here – Falafel Hazkenim, in Hebrew means “Old falafel”. This mythological place was established in 1950 by an elderly couple who used to cook on a primus stove. Soon, the line of people was so long, that arrived the next quarter … Since then, the owners have changed, the primus stove is gone, but the recipes and the long line are still there.

Another good place to go in Haifa, is Mayyan Habira – “beer fountain” in Hebrew. It is located in the port, and has a nostalgic atmosphere. Here you will find a large selection of beers to accompany meat dishes.
Nazareth: The new Arabic cuisine

Even in northern Israel, in the city of Nazareth , there are some excellent restaurants  Arabs, some of which are led by young and ambitious chefs who take traditional home cooking and give it a modern touch. Take a look at Tishrin, Darna, Diana, Abu Ashraf, El Taboun and many other restaurants, but avoid dessert – great Arab pastry shops are waiting for you in the shops of local sweets like Muktar Sweets or Mamtakei Hayedidut ( “sweet friendship “). And while in Nazareth, do not miss a tour on the market, with its many places of special products, such as olive oil and spices, a real celebration for foodies.

 

Tel Aviv: from street markets to fancy restaurants
Now let Tel Aviv , but before we tried some of their wonderful restaurants , let ‘s start with the markets  open: the Shuk Hacarmel and Shuk Hatikva, are essential for any food lover . All the senses come alive here: the smells of spices, fresh fish, cheeses and sausages, the beautiful colors of fruits and vegetables, creative calls from vendors and flavors that await you in every place and in every corner.

In the Hatikva market, you can find some of the best kibbeh (an Iraqi delicacy fact burgul and meat filling) in Israel, and close to the Hacarmel market, there are some excellent small restaurants serving hearty Yemenite food. Two very different markets, can be found in the Port area of Tel Aviv and the Sarona complex. Both are covered, and are definitely larger markets, with expensive and luxury products, wonderful idea for a superior lunch.

Tel Aviv, has restaurants all tastes and all budgets are adjusted, from the extremely creative and very expensive restaurant, the Catit restaurant, the chef Meir Adoni, one of the best chef of Israel, even the simple places for workers in southern Tel Aviv, where you can have a good meal for less than 50 shekels. If you want to mingle with some local celebrities, go to the restaurant Port Said, Eyal Shani chef, who is famous for his poetic criticism as a juror in the Israeli television program, Master Chef. This place is always full of local hipsters, has good food and great music with old records.

For lovers of traditional Jewish food from Eastern Europe, the best place to try this cuisine, are Thursday night in the town of Bney Brak ultra orthodox, within walking distance of Tel Aviv. Just before preparations Friday for Shabbat, you can eat all the kigel, gefilte fish or fish stuffed and enjoy these delights of many religious in Israel.

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Jerusalem: Joyful Markets
This is the time to go to Jerusalem , where the market Mahne Yehuda is very busy. Within the market you will find restaurants small, serving dishes of Turkish cuisine, Persian, Iraqi, Kurdish Romanian, Polish and other ethnic cuisines. For a vibrant, lively and very popular place near the market, Machneyuda try the restaurant, where the chef Asaf Granit, is making his special magic in the kitchen and outside.

Fish lovers will find excellent dishes in the Mediterranean city of Ashdod in southern Israel, where Idi restaurant is the place for fresh fish of the day. And a little further south along the coast in the city of Ashkelon, you can taste the dishes Eitan Shriber young chef in the restaurant Linda.

A journey through the many best kitchen faucets of Israel, is a real pleasure, whether you’re looking for ethnic food gourmet delights sophisticated dishes or quick street. Good appetite, or as we say in Hebrew – Beteavon!

A young journalist explains the business of the war in Palestine

I always follow with great interest what he writes Ana Bernal Triviño, a young journalist with great sensitivity and skill when choosing topics and words. It never flees difficult, but his lucidity and honesty highlight the success of their work. So, your article on the business of multinationals in Palestinian casualties seems key to see this war as unjust and unequal in all its dimensions meanest: which is the end reflected in the income statement of the companies that own the world, while the cemeteries are filled with innocent to anyone even considered a human “loss” … not even “collateral damage” when already open as possible wound healing. Ana reminded me of the words of Simone Weil, an anti – militarist nevertheless convinced- and brigadier in the War of Spain and resistant antifascist in his 1937 essay “Ne recommençons pas la guerre de Troie”, said: “What a country called vital economic interests are not the things that allow its citizens to live, but they allow you tomake war; It is much more likely to be the wheat oil not the cause of international conflict. Thus, when the war is done in order to safeguard or increase one ‘s ability to make war. “(Anna and Simone are not going that far, and that always raises hopes …)

I know that Israel adds its own expansionist motives, but the symbiosis with the “business” of large varmints always results genocides that make each generation – and now ours accomplices of a horror that can not ignore. A horror that we never fought as its extreme cruelty require (or as our dignity deserves).

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Ana writes:

“Eduardo Galeano wrote” Love me much, “an article in his book Mirrors, an almost universal story, which he mentioned to friends of Adolf Hitler. He was referring to people and companies who, for profit, be given equal part with their products and services in the Holocaust.

The support of the international community to Israel accredits their impunity. Behind this attack and planned genocide for years, they are also multinational companies without whose products have not been possible many actions, along with new companies created in the occupied territories. It is not something new, it has been managing for years.

Hewlett Packard contributes to the isolation of Palestinians by offering its technology in ckeckpoints. L-1 Identity Solutions (Visionics), US, specialized in identity recognition through the iris, face and fingerprints for biometric access control system to Palestinian workers.

Motorola, in 2005, worked to create virtual fences that are detected by human movement outside the settlements. This year signed with the Israeli Ministry of Defense a contract for 100 million dollars (over 15 years) to give the Israeli army a specific smartphone. 50 million dollars of this project will be funded by the United States.

Athlone Global Security (AGS) is a US-Israeli holding company, whose design tools were used in the planning of the separation wall in the West Bank and around the Gaza Strip. The same wall that was declared illegal in 2004 by the International Court of Justice, also had the participation of the Israeli company Elbit Systems which, coincidentally, later signed an agreement to create a “virtual wall” on the border of Arizona. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce of Chicago America-Israel (AICC) provides all possible facilities for American companies doing business in Israel.

Israeli banks encourage financial industry in the occupied territories: provide mortgage loans to buy homes, to ensure its construction, and finance companies that are located in these areas. Among them, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank. 20% of its shares belong to Moshe (Muzi) Wertheim, owner of The Central Bottling Company, which manufactures and distributes Coca-Cola in Israel. In fact, Coca-Cola found in Israel of the “spark” of its business since 1966 and therefore was honored in 1977 by the country.

The construction of the railway Tel Aviv – Jerusalem attended the Deutsche Bank in Moscow Metrostroy or European companies such as Pizzarotti or HBI Haerter.

Ahava cosmetics company operates from the occupied West Bank, on the shores of the Dead Sea, exploiting this natural resource. Israeli wineries have also done business, using grapes from Palestinian areas. Not forgetting, the enrichment of the pharmaceutical industries in the occupation. Money also enter private security companies (such as G4S Israel). They do tasks traditionally performed by Israeli forces, and provide security in the settlements, maintain equipment checkpoints, ensure construction or monitor the separation wall.

Volvo Buses, Volvo Group has 27% of the shares of the Israeli company Merkavim, which created two different models of buses: one to transport armored Israeli settlers and soldiers, and another to transport Palestinian prisoners.

American Cartepillar used their bulldozers and civil engineering tools demolitions of Palestinian homes and the construction of separation walls in the settlements.

The Chevrolet vans have been used as vehicles for luggage scanner at various checkpoints throughout the occupied West Bank. Another large, Ford, participated with their media in a combat unit “Caracal”, patrolling the busy section of the Jordan Valley, West Bank areas near the separation wall and the border between Israel and Egypt.

Land Rover (UK) through its Israeli exclusive distributor, has supplied armored vehicles to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Based on the model Land Rover Defender known as “David”, used by the Israeli army to protect illegal settlements and military bases in the West Bank it was built. These vehicles carrying tear gas launchers on their roofs during demonstrations in village of Nabi Saleh in 2011.
excavators Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea) were used in the demolition of houses in Palestinian homes Issawiya and At-tur. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has served hundreds of Israeli army officers since 2007, and their vehicles were used for the distribution of demolition orders and confiscation Area C of the West Bank.

Sodastream, which manufactures and distributes carbonated Beverage cost software devices, working in West Bank settlement. Like other companies working in these territories have tax advantages, one Lapsa application of regulations and additional government support. In 2010 the company went into the bag and its shares are listed on Nasdaq.

German companies also made box. Bomag machinery was used in paving roads leading to some of the settlements. Heavy construction tools Liebherr went to the construction of the separation wall. Man Group C was responsible for providing the chassis for the car that supports Shunk, a non-lethal weapon used by Israel smelly for crowd control. And Siemens provided traffic control systems on the roads of apartheid.

French Manitou provided cranes to the wall; and Veolia Environnement, through its subsidiary in Israel, has operated in the management of waste from landfill Tovlan on another illegal settlement. Finally, L’Oreal … because they are worth it. Its subsidiary Garnier welcomes these days to send personal hygiene products to women in the Israeli army.

These are just a few companies. These data are drawn from whoprofits.org. Again, it is shown that there is no relationship more stable and accomplice of capitalism, one in which tickets are multiplied but the price to pay is that of death and expulsion of innocent people. “

A young journalist explains the business of the war in Palestine

I always follow with great interest what he writes Ana Bernal Triviño, a young journalist with great sensitivity and skill when choosing topics and words. It never flees difficult, but his lucidity and honesty highlight the success of their work. So, your article on the business of multinationals in Palestinian casualties seems key to see this war as unjust and unequal in all its dimensions meanest: which is the end reflected in the income statement of the companies that own the world, while the cemeteries are filled with innocent to anyone even considered a human “loss” … not even “collateral damage” when already open as possible wound healing. Ana reminded me of the words of Simone Weil, an anti – militarist nevertheless convinced- and brigadier in the War of Spain and resistant antifascist in his 1937 essay “Ne recommençons pas la guerre de Troie”, said: “What a country called vital economic interests are not the things that allow its citizens to live, but they allow you tomake war; It is much more likely to be the wheat oil not the cause of international conflict. Thus, when the war is done in order to safeguard or increase one ‘s ability to make war. “(Anna and Simone are not going that far, and that always raises hopes …)

I know that Israel adds its own expansionist motives, but the symbiosis with the “business” of large varmints always results genocides that make each generation – and now ours accomplices of a horror that can not ignore. A horror that we never fought as its extreme cruelty require (or as our dignity deserves).

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Ana writes:

“Eduardo Galeano wrote” Love me much, “an article in his book Mirrors, an almost universal story, which he mentioned to friends of Adolf Hitler. He was referring to people and companies who, for profit, be given equal part with their products and services in the Holocaust.

The support of the international community to Israel accredits their impunity. Behind this attack and planned genocide for years, they are also multinational companies without whose products have not been possible many actions, along with new companies created in the occupied territories. It is not something new, it has been managing for years.

Hewlett Packard contributes to the isolation of Palestinians by offering its technology in ckeckpoints. L-1 Identity Solutions (Visionics), US, specialized in identity recognition through the iris, face and fingerprints for biometric access control system to Palestinian workers.

Motorola, in 2005, worked to create virtual fences that are detected by human movement outside the settlements. This year signed with the Israeli Ministry of Defense a contract for 100 million dollars (over 15 years) to give the Israeli army a specific smartphone. 50 million dollars of this project will be funded by the United States.

Athlone Global Security (AGS) is a US-Israeli holding company, whose design tools were used in the planning of the separation wall in the West Bank and around the Gaza Strip. The same wall that was declared illegal in 2004 by the International Court of Justice, also had the participation of the Israeli company Elbit Systems which, coincidentally, later signed an agreement to create a “virtual wall” on the border of Arizona. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce of Chicago America-Israel (AICC) provides all possible facilities for American companies doing business in Israel.

Israeli banks encourage financial industry in the occupied territories: provide mortgage loans to buy homes, to ensure its construction, and finance companies that are located in these areas. Among them, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank. 20% of its shares belong to Moshe (Muzi) Wertheim, owner of The Central Bottling Company, which manufactures and distributes Coca-Cola in Israel. In fact, Coca-Cola found in Israel of the “spark” of its business since 1966 and therefore was honored in 1977 by the country.

The construction of the railway Tel Aviv – Jerusalem attended the Deutsche Bank in Moscow Metrostroy or European companies such as Pizzarotti or HBI Haerter.

Ahava cosmetics company operates from the occupied West Bank, on the shores of the Dead Sea, exploiting this natural resource. Israeli wineries have also done business, using grapes from Palestinian areas. Not forgetting, the enrichment of the pharmaceutical industries in the occupation. Money also enter private security companies (such as G4S Israel). They do tasks traditionally performed by Israeli forces, and provide security in the settlements, maintain equipment checkpoints, ensure construction or monitor the separation wall.

Volvo Buses, Volvo Group has 27% of the shares of the Israeli company Merkavim, which created two different models of buses: one to transport armored Israeli settlers and soldiers, and another to transport Palestinian prisoners.

American Cartepillar used their bulldozers and civil engineering tools demolitions of Palestinian homes and the construction of separation walls in the settlements.

The Chevrolet vans have been used as vehicles for luggage scanner at various checkpoints throughout the occupied West Bank. Another large, Ford, participated with their media in a combat unit “Caracal”, patrolling the busy section of the Jordan Valley, West Bank areas near the separation wall and the border between Israel and Egypt.

Land Rover (UK) through its Israeli exclusive distributor, has supplied armored vehicles to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Based on the model Land Rover Defender known as “David”, used by the Israeli army to protect illegal settlements and military bases in the West Bank it was built. These vehicles carrying tear gas launchers on their roofs during demonstrations in village of Nabi Saleh in 2011.
excavators Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea) were used in the demolition of houses in Palestinian homes Issawiya and At-tur. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has served hundreds of Israeli army officers since 2007, and their vehicles were used for the distribution of demolition orders and confiscation Area C of the West Bank.

Sodastream, which manufactures and distributes carbonated beverages devices, working in West Bank settlement. Like other companies working in these territories have tax advantages, one Lapsa application of regulations and additional government support. In 2010 the company went into the bag and its shares are listed on Nasdaq.

German companies also made box. Bomag machinery was used in paving roads leading to some of the settlements. Heavy construction tools Liebherr went to the construction of the separation wall. Man Group C was responsible for providing the chassis for the car that supports Shunk, a non-lethal weapon used by Israel smelly for crowd control. And Siemens provided traffic control systems on the roads of apartheid.

French Manitou provided cranes to the wall; and Veolia Environnement, through its subsidiary in Israel, has operated in the management of waste from landfill Tovlan on another illegal settlement. Finally, L’Oreal … because they are worth it. Its subsidiary Garnier welcomes these days to send personal hygiene products to women in the Israeli army.

These are just a few companies. These data are drawn from whoprofits.org. Again, it is shown that there is no relationship more stable and accomplice of capitalism, one in which tickets are multiplied but the price to pay is that of death and expulsion of innocent people. “

Risk that Syrian conflict from spreading and that Assad use chemical weapons against neighboring puts in Israeli warning that run to prevent. Netanyahu opts for caution, but it is said to “trigger finger.”

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The hotline of the Israeli postal service has collapsed earlier this week. Within two days, the number of telephone orders for gas masks and accessories quadrupled.

“It was great,” he said, dry, Chaim Mazaki, spokesman for the department. Users also lined up in post offices across the country, which serve as distribution centers for protective equipment against chemical attacks.

The reason is the news from neighboring Syria – where, it seems, chemical weapons were used, which worries more and more Israelis. To this are added the threats declared by Syrian and Iranian politicians: if the United States to attack Syria, Israel will be the first target of reprisal attacks, promise.

So far, Israel has kept out of the bloody conflict in Syria. Only in May there was a small skirmish in the border region in the Golan Heights region of Syria under Israeli occupation. Moreover, according to the press from the beginning of the year, Israel had bombed targets in Syria three times, in order to prevent the supply, by Damascus, ultramodern weapons to the Hezbollah militia, allied with Iran, with bases in southern Lebanon.

Sometimes, however, the Israelis have also provided assistance: to date, a total of 100 wounded Syrians were treated in northern hospitals in Israel – just last weekend were admitted 15 of them.

Caution and threats

Until recently, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had given virtually no official statement regarding the situation in Syria. That changed last Sunday, when he opened the session of the government office with a brief speech on the latest developments in the neighboring country. The words were chosen with extreme care.

Prime Minister Netanyahu: caution and challenge
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Now you have to deal specifically with the consequences of the “horrific tragedy,” he said.On the one hand, the international community can not allow one of the most dangerous world regimes possesses the most dangerous weapons, Netanyahu said. On the other, he said, Israel will know how to defend themselves if necessary. “If necessary, we are with the finger on the trigger,” warned Netanyahu.

Also Israeli President Shimon Peres demanded “an international attempt to eliminate all chemical weapons in Syria.” His appeal was directed to the United States: as an ally of Israel, Washington has a duty to perform.

Until further notice, Israel Atera to the role of spectator. “We follow the course of events with apprehension, but as long as Israel is not in danger, will not take any initiative,” said Defense Minister Danny Danon.

It is generally considered minimal likelihood that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will attack Israel.”The regime will think twice before doing it,” Danon said.

Despite the reserved attitude, Israel feels increasingly under pressure and acts accordingly. This week, the port city of Haifa, anti-aircraft missiles were positioned towards the north. The next day, the Knesset security committee (parliament) met. The Israeli military also announced the completion of two days of exercises in the Golan Heights.

Because of clashes with Iran, the civil war in Syria, the latest uprisings in Egypt, the attacks from the Sinai and Lebanon, the situation in Israel is increasingly unpredictable. There is great fear that prevail radical Islamic groups and opponents of the Israeli state.

Lack of training

The national mail continues trying to meet the growing demand for gas masks – which is not easy.According to the National Patriotic Front Pikud Haoref, a regional command of the Israeli Defense Forces at the time, 60% of all citizens have the equipment. There is no financial means to meet everyone, and the proposal to increase the amounts of $ 350 million set aside for this purpose succumbed to budget cuts.

Shops in Jerusalem also sell CPAP Masks and gas masks.
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However, this is not the only problem. Lack knowledge and practice of how to deal with protective equipment, as noted by Maja Schuldiner, the Weitzman Institute of Science in Rehovot. During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, many died not knowing what to do.

“Many have forgotten, in panic, opening the protective cover, and choked them. Others are injected without reason atropine substance, provided as an antidote, and died of heart poisonings and strokes,” says Schuldiner.

Since then, there were few simulations of an attack – another reason Maja Schuldiner, mother of three, hopes that the Israelis do not have to use their respirators.

Palestinian and Israeli cinema: six films in occupied territory

While the news broadcast live suppuration of Gaza, one of the worst on the planet open wounds, in bars around the world, thousands of citizens suddenly look his friend and ask: what ?? And you know what ??? Palestine. Beyond the feelings, few are able to orientate in the sea of dates, summits, settlements, attacks, uprisings, statements, processes and walls, irreversibly flooded all the blood.

But as defended Miguel de Unamuno , sometimes the best way to learn history it is to get away from the official and look to the inside story that never goes out in the newspapers . So in Nokton Magazine we have chosen six Israeli and Palestinian films from movie2k, six eyes of filmmakers from both sides of the border where missiles, bombs and military checkpoints become the decoration of the stories of men and women who show that love, friendship, betrayal, fear and courage are even more difficult in occupied territory .

1. Omar , Hany Abu-Assad (Palestine, 2013)

Omar, Nadja, Tarek and Amjad are truncated transit to maturity by the surrounding atmosphere unbreathable, where a mere teenager dispute over the same girl can turn into tragedy. Still in theaters, is nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture Foreign Language tells his story, the four young Palestinians who have grown up together, united by friendship, but also by hatred of Israel, two feelings that will eventually become irreconcilable . In addition to the actors, chosen by Hany Abu-Assad among young inexperienced front of the camera, the anguishing constant presence of the walls is undisputed star of the latest work by the director of Paradise Now .

2. Waltz with Bashir Ari Folman (Israel, 2008)

1982 Lebanon War. Israel undertakes called Operation Peace for Galilee , with which aims to expel the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine North African country. On September 16 Lebanese Phalangists enter the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, where defenseless civilians are brutally massacred and tortured . An Israeli internal commission recognizes then vicarious liability of its armed forces.This the award – winning animated documentary has become a must to militarization and the memory of society the Hebrew country look . With him, the director, who served the Israeli army in this war, try to remember, between the nightmares of a friend and surreal images of those days still return to their head.

Available in Film in for 2.95 euros .

3. Divine Intervention , by Elia Suleiman (Palestine, 2002)

Two Palestinians who maintain -he romance, resident in Nazareth, Israel Northern District; she, in Ramallah, West Bank border and see how the strict surveillance hinder their love. So opt for a radical solution: decide toestablish the habit of consummating their meetings on a plot next to a post contro l. A comical and surreal story, but also angry and explosive. Elia Suleiman , director and star of the film and one of the most recognized figures in the Palestinian cinema, is often compared with Buster Keaton .

4. Free Zone by Amos Gitai (Israel, 2005)

Rebecca US (Natalie Portman), Israeli Hanna (Hanna Laszlo, awarded at the Cannes Film Festival 2005) and Leila Palestinian (Hiam Abbass) are embarked on one road trip by the Free Zone Jordan , a place between Syria , Iraq and Arabia that has little to do with the oasis they expected to find. Its director, Amos Gitai, also was nominated for the Palme d’ Or at Cannes .

Available in Filmin by 1.95 euros.

5. Paradise Now , by Hany Abu-Assad (Palestine, 2005)

Khaled and Said, two friends raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, recruited to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. When leaving for the border with the body loaded with explosives things start to happen differently than intended, and the two young men are alone and separated at the crossroads between their feelings and ideas. An uncomfortable portrait of suicide terrorism that he earned the director a Golden Globe for best film in Foreign language .

Available in Filmin by 2’95 euros.

6. Precious life , of Schlomi Eldar (Israel, 2010)

Mohammad Abu Mustaffa has four months and a serious disorder of the immune system. His hope is to go to an Israeli hospital where he can be performed a bone marrow transplant. But he is Palestinian and lives in Gaza.This documentary, made by the Israeli journalist Schlomi Eldar, portrays the journey of the family of Mohammad and doctors on both sides of the border to save the life of a child through a powerful message: the only bridge that still unites Palestinians and Israelis are hospitals .

Lose weight without feeling hungry, a pill that you inflated in the stomach.

An Israeli company is developing a Pastillas para adelgazar 2016 that expands in the stomach, it is inflated like a balloon, and make sense of satiety. The company has completed its first clinical trial with 16 patients, which observed a reduction4% by weight.

The company is developing a pill that expands in the stomach, it is inflated like a balloon, and make sense of satiety, and then be digested and eliminated.

This essay aims to test the safety of the product first, and therefore not given in combination with any nutritional plan, and was not tested against a control group.

The test results indicate that the product has no side effects. During the test, the pill is consumed more than 600 times. The company is moving to an advanced clinical trial, in which the product is administered as part of a program of overall weight loss.

Nir Betser CEO of the company said: “Our product is a pill that expands like a balloon in the stomach, and digested later. It is made of materials that are familiar to the digestive tract, and applies pressure to the walls of the stomach, creating a feeling of satiety. ”

The company, which was founded in 2005 and has 15 employees, in 2008 nominated her as one of the most promising “products”.

A balloon is implanted permanently in the stomach longer exists. Such a product has not been approved for marketing in the US, and has many limitations. It is implanted in a semi-surgical procedure sometimes causes nausea to the point that medication is needed for nausea, and may explode, and reach the intestine so that puts the patient at risk of intestinal obstruction. In addition, their presence stomach gets used, reducing the feeling of satiety. ”

The pill, which is digested in a few hours, has been created to solve the problems of the globe, without reducing its effectiveness. The company went through many processes before succeeding in creating a balloon that is actually digested within a few hours of ingestion, and that does not leave behind harmful materials, besides not having own calories.

The product can be approved in the EU later this year, but will not be released commercially yet. The intention is to sell the product, prescription, individuals with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 35 who are trying to lose weight.

Israel and anti snuff law

Are you a glass water pipe smoker and you are preparing your trip to Israel? In that case, you should know that the government of this country has extended its law against smoking adding to the list of places where you can not smoke open public spaces such as railway stations or bus stops for example.

The amendment, which has made flag’s own Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , who also holds the portfolio of Health in office, has been approved and now it is going to do effective at bus stops, stations, halls open holidays , swimming pools and entertainment of all kinds.

Since 1983, when the famous and controversial was approved “Israel Clean Air Act”, successive governments have introduced new laws to combat smoking. In recent years it has banned smoking in all enclosed public spaces, institutions and workplaces.

The new law is so restrictive that even prohibits owners of these places put ashtrays on any of the affected sites. Inaddition, owners must display signs of “no smoking” and, like police, to ensure that their customers do not smoke.Otherwise, they face tough sanctions sheqels 5,000 (about 1,000 €).

While in Tel Aviv these measures have been implemented with some tolerance, other municipalities such as Beer Sheva are famous for their relentless persecution against smokers. So before you light up a cigarette, looks good where you are.

Work in Israel’s SEO Industry?

Many immigrants to Israel who are not fluent in Hebrew — especially those who are native English speakers — end up working in some type of sales or marketing position that focuses on selling to customers or clients in their native countries.

Six years ago, I was one of those immigrants. Partly as a result of my prior career as a Boston journalist and newspaper editor, I found myself working in Tel Aviv in some nebulous field called “seo expert brisbane” a few months after leaving ulpan in Jerusalem.

Today, after working for various Israeli companies and doing some private consulting, I now work in the digital marketing space for The Cline Group, a global strategic-marketing agency with many clients who are startup companies here in Tel Aviv. Over the years, I have seen how the digital-marketing world has changed and wanted to offer some advice — both to any olim who want to enter the exciting online-marketing world and to those Israeli businesses that want to understand the strategic underpinnings of Internet marketing today.

Here are some things that both marketers and startups need to understand about modern online marketing:

  1. Digital marketing is more than just search-engine optimization (SEO). Internet marketing is using a new set of communications channels to achieve one’s overall business and marketing goals. It is essentially doing the same thing online that has been done offline for decades.
  2. Online marketing needs to occur in the context of an overall strategy. What are a company’s marketing and communications goals? If it includes user acquisition, then SEO, online advertising, and conversion optimization may come into play. If it includes public relations, then social media and reputation management may be needed. Almost any marketing strategy will need to include content creation as well.
  3. “SEO” is not really about using keywords and links to rank first in Google directly. My first job in “SEO” in Israel was pumping out short blog posts that were stuffed with keywords. My second job consisted in part of submitting links to countless online directories. Thankfully, Google’s Panda and Penguin updates (respectively) have killed the practices of creating bad content and building bad links.
  4. “SEO” is actually a collection of marketing best practices. As I wrote at Moz, it is doing web development well, content creation well, conversion optimization well, social media well, and PR well – all together. In fact, getting an increase in search-engine rankings today it not something that one does directly – it is just the by-product of doing web development and marketing well because Google has become extremely smart. I frequently tell clients that a company will rank highly in Google when it deserves to do so – in other words, when it builds a strong, trusted brand. Think about what made websites popular in the 1990s – before everyone became obsessed with keywords and links.
  5. “Social media” is just a set of PR and communications channels. Social-media networks transmit marketing content and communicate with the public just as the television, radio, and newspapers did before the Internet. Twitter can be used for media relations, Facebook can be good for customer service, and LinkedIn is important for B2B lead generation. It is crucial to create a social-media strategy that includes one’s desired goals.
  6. Public relations still is – and always will be – important. As I described in a talk at SMX West in Silicon Valley earlier this year, the best way to “build links” for SEO purposes is to earn them naturally through PR and publicity. Traditional communications and marketing theory – see the graphic at the bottom of this post – is crucial to remember because PR needs to inform all stages of the online and offline marketing process. After all, Google has also killed the practice of stuffing links into online press releases.

In other words, “SEO,” at least as too many people think of term, no longer exists. If the CEO of an Israeli startup asks you how long it will take to rank first in Google, he does not get it. If the marketing manager of a website (especially in an ultra-competitive niche such as porn, forex, gambling, or pills) asks you to spin content or build random links with the exact-same anchor text, run away before the black-hat SEO practices burn the website to the digital ground.

(In fact, if you want to break into online marketing, find an entry-level position at an Israeli company or startup that sells an actual product or service to a specific audience — or at an agency that specializes in helping those types of businesses. Think about mobile apps, B2B SaaS products, B2C startup technologies, and more. Forget about porn, forex, gambling, and pills – and especially, God-forbid, binary options – because too many companies in these sectors try to manipulate Google, and the search engine will eventually beat them down in the end. Moreover, they exist primarily to separate people from their money.)

The secret to success in any industry is not to view “SEO” as a “bag of tricks” to get to first in Google but to understand that it is the long-term process of building the brands of companies and websites over time. Unfortunately, this is one of the major problems that I have seen specifically in the Israeli startup scene.

Startups often have shoestring budgets, and marketing is usually one of the last departments to get funded. It’s why a CEO will often think that he needs to hire only one “SEO” person to get him a lot of website traffic, leads, and customers almost magically. Nope.

Quality marketing is even more important today than in the past because the Internet and cloud computing have virtually eliminated the barriers to entry. Anyone can create a website or mobile app for comparatively little money – meaning that the competition in almost every sector has skyrocketed. In such an environment, great marketing and PR are the keys to success over the long term.

Whether you want to work in digital marketing or help your startup’s digital marketing, this principle is the first thing to understand. Stop thinking about SEO and start thinking about the process of good marketing (this essay has more information):

Image: The Cline Group (used with permission)

To learn more about true digital marketing today, I recommend taking Hubspot’s free inbound-marketing certification course and then reading Moz’s guides to SEO, social media, and linkbuilding here. Good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to connect with me on social media or elsewhere as listed in my Times of Israel profile at the top of this post. If you are a new immigrant – welcome, and good luck!

Israel and Palestine through film

Thanks to the collaboration of xmovies8 we release 10 documentaries that open a door to a frozen conflict. How to live day to day Palestinians and Israelis and how they struggle to achieve peace?

Two sided story (2012)

Palestinians and Israelis on the beach in Tel Aviv. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

Palestinians and Israelis on the beach in Tel Aviv. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

The Parents Circle Forum, an association of Israeli and Palestinian families affected by the conflict, shown in this tape -directed by Tor Ben- Meyor- meetings and, as they say, if those who have lost the most important thing in life can meet and try to understand why they will not make political leaders. The confrontation of the two narratives is at the service work for reconciliation in societies that live back to the other’s existence. Through empathy they try toreach an understanding of the point of view of its counterpart. A process intended to end the cycle of violence, revenge eliminating through the dignity, courage and commitment to the peace of these families.

 

The House of Tomorrow (2011)

Under the TEDx talks, the idea of two women -Hanan Kattan and Shamim Sarif-, one Israeli and one Palestinian descent, to make an event called TEDx: HolyLand. The empowerment of women and the role of minorities are central themes bringing the reality of people, women in particular, who are Bedouins in Israel, Christian , Muslim, Israeli but Arab and entrepreneurs in Palestine. The house of tomorrowthey want building lies on the ability, sometimes relegated to the background, that women have to make a change in their societies, through leadership and new perspectives. In 2000 the United Nations adopted resolution 1325 of the Security Council on women, peace and security to enhance a more active role of women and the inclusion of gender perspectives in conflict prevention, management and conflict resolution given the bit rate of female participation in these fields.

 

The law In These parts (2011)

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Israeli soldiers arrested a Palestinian woman during a demonstration against the occupation. HAZEM BADER / AFP / GettyImages

After the 1967 war Israel imposed a temporary military and judicial system in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 40 years later, the Israeli presence is classified as an occupation and temporary has become permanent. With an audiovisual narrative that mixes images of file with current interviews of judges and legal advisers who helped build and postpone this system, the tapereminds The Gatekeepers (2012) not only for aesthetics but also the role played respondents in the history of the Middle East.Moral dilemmas, democratic values into question, some respondents say it is unnatural a system that has been designed to be perishable and has made them the judges who in turn are military and therefore citizens who judge suspects they consider further its enemies in a conflict without apparent end. Directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz.

 

Would you Have sex with an Arab? (2011)

Deliberately provocative title and can be banal, the fact is that this film -directed by Yolande Zauberman- speaks of an invisible but real barrier: interpersonal relationships between different cultures and religions. Through a direct question respondents they occur in all kinds of reactions. From the absolute rejection of self – criticism for their own answers. Natural acceptance of others to reflect on the impact it could have on the family a mixed couple. In one country, Israel, which exists only religious marriage but legally recognized civil marriages performed abroad, many of its citizens – about 20,000 each year -choose to marry in other countries like in nearby Cyprus, Russia or the United States. The wall, therefore, stands, being present also in the more intimate space of its citizens.

 

Israel vs Israel (2010)

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Israeli soldier checks the bag of a Palestinian in the ‘checkpoint’ Qalandia between Ramallah and Jerusalem. MOMANI ABBAS / AFP / Getty Images

Directed by Terje Carlsson . What they have in common a former military man , a rabbi, a civil and an anarchist? All Israelis are in addition to having a common cause: fighting for human rights. From a broad spectrum of values and approaches, they reject the policy of his Government regarding the settlements, the wall and checkpoints . Breaking the Silence, Rabbis for Human Rights, Machsom Watch and Anarchists Against the Wall are associations whose work puts the spotlight on access from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to Israel.Access as the checkpoint of Qalandia located between Ramallah and Jerusalem and considered the busiest with about 20,000 people per day. All these checkpoints continue to rise -in 2011 were counted up 522-, result in the violation of the freedom of movement of the inhabitants of the Occupied Territories, as well as direct differences between the mobility of the Palestinians, which may to suffer hours of retentions and controls, and the settlers, who enjoy a much laxer standards.

 

Budrus (2009)

This documentary set in the West Bank village of Budrus was directed by Julia Bacha and counts as major players with 1,500 inhabitants mostly farmers. Motives for starring in a documentary? In principle, none. In 2003 the Israeli army comes to Budrus to safeguard the construction of the separation wall in the area. It seems that we continue with the tense calm of the Occupied Territories. Anodyne film becomes argument when the people, led by Ayed Morrar, neighbor and member of Fatah, decided to join forces and make their peaceful resistance. 10 months protesting to achieve their goal: to alter the route of the wall joining political factions, to neighbors and international activists. Budrus not only brings us this story of struggle through peaceful protest, it speaks of the separation wall as an active component of the conflict, a barrier considered by the International Court of Justice as a violation of international law, but which already it has built 62% of its projected 700 kilometers. In addition, captured through his camera the meaning of the olive tree, strong and robust, for Palestinians it symbolizes the attachment to the land for which the two peoples struggle.

 

Encounter Point (2006)

Religious Israeli Jews embrace a Muslim Palestinian during the funeral of a settler activist for peace. DAVID BUIMOVITCH / AFP / Getty Images

Religious Israeli Jews embrace a Muslim Palestinian during the funeral of a settler activist for peace. DAVID BUIMOVITCH / AFP / Getty Images

Whoever wants to know the attitude of public opinion to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis, Encounter Point is his film. The documentary , directed by Ronit Avni and produced -like Budrus – by the peace organization Just Vision, brings us the work it does to achieve peace through dialogue. After more than two years of work, Encounter Pointshows the barriers facing people whose daily life unfolds against the backdrop of the conflict.Decide that to reach an agreement, they must work side by side and at least start talking. It sounds familiar? In this 2013 they have not only met the 20 years of the Oslo Accords but negotiators have been reunited after three years of jam in the peace negotiations. The right of Palestinians to return, Jewish settlements, the question of the two States or the existence of one single issues are still on the table. While diplomats and politicians try to reach an agreement, citizens and activists working on every day to provide a solution.

 

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (2004)

Contextualization, the framework and objective information absent in the news coverage of the conflict between Israel and Palestine in the media of the United States. Or at least that’s what complaint this documentary – led by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff-. Conducting a study of the use of language and lack of analysis compared to other international media, this was released from putlocker and the film conveys the idea of the existence of a public opinion manipulated with biased information of an area of great geopolitical interest. The data show that 64% of adults in the US, in relationship and in the context of the Middle East conflict, support the option of Israelis; while those who sympathize with the Palestinians is 12%, similar to those who do not opt for either percentage: 11% of respondents.

 

Shalom Abu Bassem (2004)

Haladiya Street, Jerusalem. Two neighbors, Danny Robbins and Abu Bassem, New York Jew and Arab East Jerusalem. The two want to live in the Holy City, both consider it their home. But to achieve their desires, they have to coexist, respect and coexist. Twenty years of history and stories from the Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem, two decades of the daily lives of people who have to do their part to achieve coexistence. But the effects of conflict are to be seen in everyday life, in which more than a community of neighbors has the weight on the shoulders of the story. Small steps towards reconciliation and the appearances of everyday end up resenting and thus, the dreams of peace of the inhabitants of the street Haladiya totter. Directed by Nissim Mossek .

 

Arna’s Children (2003)

Mural by children in Jenin. SAIF DAHLAH / AFP / Getty Images

Mural by children in Jenin. SAIF DAHLAH / AFP / Getty Images

The story tells us Arna’s Children – ofJuliano Mer Khamis is the story of the children of Jenin Arna Mer Khamis and that launched the Care & Learning project after the First Intifada (1987). His goal was that the protagonists could find new ways to express themselves against the occupation and facilitate a path of resistance outside the violent struggle.After winning the Alternative Nobel Prize awarded by the Swedish Parliament, Arna up in 1993 drama, The Stone Theatre, to carry out his idea of resistance through culture. The documentary shows how the project was successful, but the building was destroyed by the Israeli invasion in 2002. Finally, many of the children of Jenin ended radicalized their positions, enlisting in the armed struggle and some dying in terrorist acts. Today, the legacy of this work continues in Jenin, where the theater was reopened in 2006 after the success of the documentary directed by the son of Arna. It was renamed The Freedom Theatre.


 
 
 
 

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On March 23, 2003 the PAC was Proud to present: PROFESSOR LOUIS RENÉ BERES:

Israel and a Palestinian State - Prospects and Risks

 

Wow! Pipes evening unbelievable! Thank you to the over 900 people who attended Dr. Daniel Pipes’ speech on October 20.  Click here for more on this important PAC event on militant Islam, the war on terror and the Palestinian-Israeli War.

 

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