A public procession in a London street where the woman’s devotion is clear to all. Her faith appears solid, her sorrow at the pain suffered by her deities is etched on her face. Taken during an annual outdoor Hindu festival in Ealing, West London.
Faith Through A Lens – 2015
Originally posted on BBC Watch:
On November 24th two loosely sports-themed filmed reports – apparently also shown on BBC television news programmes – appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page.
One – titled “Israeli form of self-defence ‘on rise’” – is by the BBC Jerusalem Bureau’s Yolande Knell and its synopsis reads as follows:
“Following a recent increase in knife attacks by Palestinians, there has been a dramatic rise in Israelis taking self-defence lessons.
Many study Krav Maga, an Israeli method developed for the military and incorporating different fighting techniques.
Our Middle East Correspondent, Yolande Knell, went along to a class.”
To her credit, Knell managed to keep politics out of her report – which is a lot more than can be said for her colleague Lyse Doucet who used her report – titled “The Palestinian runners pounding the pavements” – to promote blatant political messaging and inaccurate…
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Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:
Martin Indyk not only displayed total misconceptions, a total lack of knowledge of history, erroneous assumptions of what is necessary for peace, complete ignorance of with whom the onus lies for refusing to make peace, his obsession with forcing solely Israeli concessions forgetting, or likely because that the Arabs have never made a single compromise while claiming that Israel had been inflexible and that this is the cause for his fixation with the anti-Semitic belief that only Israel is to blame for the perpetual standoff. This was made all the more obvious when Martin Indyk spoke at a conference in Tel Aviv recently. This ignorance and presupposition of a false and selective knowledge base when he claimed that Mahmoud Abbas would “become a partner tomorrow for the deal you’d like to make if there was a settlement freeze.” This can be proven false in so many ways that it borders…
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The influx of more than one million asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East is placing unprecedented strain on Germany’s healthcare system.
Hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms across Germany are being filled to capacity with migrants suffering maladies of all kinds, and medical personnel, including thousands of volunteers, are increasingly complaining of burnout.
Diseases are also reappearing that have not been seen in Germany for years. German public health officials are now on the lookout for Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, diphtheria, Ebola, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, measles, meningitis, mumps, polio, scabies, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhus and whooping cough. As refugee shelters fill to overflowing, doctors are also on high alert for mass outbreaks of influenza and Norovirus.
Compounding the challenge, tens of thousands of migrants arriving in Germany — particularly migrant children — have not been immunized, and German doctors are finding that needed vaccines are not readily available due to a lack of supply. Some German parents are panicking that there are not enough vaccines to immunize their own children.