Sunday, July 27, 2014

Melanie Safka - Peace Will Come

"Please stop!": Pope makes plea for peace | News , World | THE DAILY STAR

"Please stop!": Pope makes plea for peace | News , World | THE DAILY STAR

With his voice appearing to crack with emotion, the pope broke off from his scripted remarks to make a direct appeal for fighting to end.
"Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it's time to stop. Stop, please!"
While he made no direct reference to the situation in the Gaza Strip, the comments came after a humanitarian truce broke down Sunday with the resumption of fighting in which more than 1,000 people, mostly civilians including dozens of children, have been killed.
"Brothers and sisters, never war, never war! I am thinking above all of children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, of a future," he said.
"Dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who can't smile any more," he said.


Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2014/Jul-27/265278-please-stop-pope-makes-plea-for-peace.ashx#ixzz38gFNZWuY
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb) 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dave Matthews Band - Mercy

empty shoes | Palestine Rose

empty shoes | Palestine Rose

Gaza-Salma-Radiya

Oh what will you wear for Eid,
My darling young one,
Oh what will you wear for Eid,
My darling young one?
I’ll wear my burial shroud
In my Grave.rest-in-peace-Salma

I Miss You
Mother, please don’t be afraid
For me, my journey cut short
By Israeli Demons’ so Loud,—
Their rockets went past clouds
In the sky, a Space
Satellite Saw Gaza Ablaze.

Explosions-In Gaza-seen-from-space

I Miss You
Mother, please don’t be afraid
For me, my journey cut short
By Israeli Demons’ so Loud,—
I’m Praying for Gaza, my head bowed.
In Paradise, with Allah, who Hears
Every Prayer, He wiped away all of my Tears.

Eid-clothes


OSI Meat Scandal in China Causes Yum Brands to Terminate Deal

OSI Meat Scandal in China Causes Yum Brands to Terminate Deal

It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.
OSI Group, a privately-held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported that one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. The scare has ensnared chains including McDonald's, KFC, Burger King and Starbucks, all of which got ingredients from a unit of OSI (pronounced OH-see) in the region called Husi FoodCo.
The controversy deepened Wednesday when five workers for Husi, were detained by police. An official with China's food safety agency told the Xinhua News Agency that some of the illegal conduct it uncovered was an arrangement "organized" by Husi.
None of OSI's more than 50 other plants around the world have been implicated and the company noted in a statement that it was "appalled by the report and is dealing with the issue directly and quickly."
A representative for OSI in the U.S. declined to provide comment beyond the statement.

5 Broken Cameras Palestinian Documentary

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ana Tijoux - Somos Sur (Feat. Shadia Mansour)





Peace is the ultimate resistance - work for peace!

Coyote Shivers - Sugar High - Empire Records

The jihadists of the 'Caliphate' attack Tilkif, rejected by Kurdish Peshmerga - Fides News Agency

The jihadists of the 'Caliphate' attack Tilkif, rejected by Kurdish Peshmerga - Fides News Agency

Yesterday evening, Tuesday 22 July, the militia of the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate responsible for the expulsion of Christians and Shiites from the city of Mosul launched a mortar attack against the village of Tilkif in an attempt to break into one of the towns in the Nineveh Plain, where families found refuge. "The attack started from a village controlled by jihadists – says Chaldean priest Paul Thabit Mekko to Fides Agency - but was rejected by the Kurdish Peshmerga troops. In the night panic had driven dozens of Christian families to flee to Dohuk, but the Kurdish soldiers who were controlling a checkpoint told them that the situation was under control and could return home".
The episode highlights the uncertainty that hangs over the whole area: on the one hand, the attack represents the proof that the militia of the Islamic Caliphate are not content with controlling Mosul and would like to extend control over the Nineveh Plain. "But the reaction of the Peshmerga - notes Fr. Thabit Mekko - confirms that the Kurds are determined to protect this area from jihadist militants. Here, now, there are only Kurdish military forces that ensure the safety of the population".

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Angel - Sarah McLachlan & Pink (Duet) - With Lyrics

Noa: Open letter to the wind

Noa: Open letter to the wind Israel, Gaza, Palestine



If we refuse to recognize each other’s rights and embrace our obligations, if we continue to each cling to his own narrative with contempt and disregard for that of the other, if we again and again choose swords over words, if we sanctify land and not the lives of our children, we shall soon be forced to truly seek a colony on the moon, for our land will be so drenched in blood and so cluttered with tomb stones there will be nothing left for the living.
I wrote these words, and sang them together with my friend Mira Awad. They stand truer than ever today:
“when I cry I cry for both of us,
My pain has no name.
When I cry, I cry to the merciless sky and say:
There must be another way
Noa, july 22, 2014

Gaza girls flee shells in Shujaiyeh, killed in place deemed safer | Maan News Agency

Gaza girls flee shells in Shujaiyeh, killed in place deemed safer | Maan News Agency

A Palestinian couple from Shajaiyeh decided to leave their home several days ago and bring their family to central Gaza City, thinking it would be a safer place.

However, four sisters from the family were killed when their grandparents' home where they were taking refuge was hit by Israeli artillery shells.

"They fled the shelling in Shujaiyeh neighborhood, to their grandfather's house in Thalathini, but shells followed them there," the bereaved father said. 

"My daughters were playing on the roof of their grandfather's house when I was telling my wife on the phone that we should go back home," father Yasser al-Qassas said.

The call ended all of a sudden, he said. "When I redialed there was no answer."

"I telephoned one of my wife's brothers and he didn't answer either. A cousin of mine then answered my call to say that my daughters had been killed."