Beit El a Case of Promises Against Facts

Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:

What Bibi promises the Supreme Court will demolish. The cycle is so consistent that it should have become ingrained on every religious and secular Zionists’ minds. They demolish two buildings here and the government promises to address building anew. Then when they demolish another set of homes in another location the Prime Minister feels compelled to bring a vote to build those homes he already had once promised. A while down the road the tenders have yet to be issued but the vote was close with some from the coalition opposing but finally permitted the vote and we are supposed to be thankful and kiss the rings of the demolishers. The delay comes to an end but not until the morning of yet another demolition. We wait and the tenders are opened and the Supreme Court nullifies the action claiming the homes are on contested ground because some anti-Zionist “Israeli”…

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IKEA + ubi bene install climbable vertical apartment in france

Originally posted on PICTURES.DOT.NEWS - Breaking News, Celebrities, Current Affairs:

IKEA + ubi bene install climbable vertical apartment in francein celebration of the opening of its clermont-ferrand store in france, IKEA has collaborated with local communication agency ubi bene to install a climbable wall made of dozens of the swedish brand’s furniture products.

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the mock-apartment is set onto the vertical surface, with beds, bookshelves, tables and chairs serving as mounts on which to scale.

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the vibrantly colored plane is patterned with prints, carpets, towels and textiles, all possible purchases at the mega-store. as participants climb their way to the top, sofas and swinging chairs allow a space for a short rest.

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the vibrantly colored plane is patterned with prints, carpets, towels and textiles

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CAIN AND ABEL

Originally posted on juwannadoright:

1Adam knew his wife Eve intimately, and she conceived and bore Cain. She said, “I have had a male child with the LORD‘s help.”

2Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of a flock, but Cain cultivated the land. 3In the course of time Cain presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the LORD. 4And Abel also presented [an offering] – some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, 5but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he was downcast.

6Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you furious? And why are you downcast? 7If you do right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do…

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Saudi Arabia – Hamas

Originally posted on iakovos alhadeff:

A very interesting article by Stratfor, titled “Saudi Arabia and Hamas: A Pragmatic Partnership”, July 2015, for the relations between Saudi Arabia and Hamas. Hamas is the Islamist organization that runs Gaza, and it is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. See map 1.

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According to Stratfor, during the last months Saudi Arabia and Hamas have been trying to improve their relations, and it mentions that if Saudi Arabia manages to reestablish her influence over Hamas, she could use Hamas, together with Egypt and Israel, in order to contain Iran in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Please note that Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, they all face two common enemies i.e. Turkey and Iran. According to Stratfor, in 2000 Saudi Arabia was providing almost 50% of Hamas financing, but due to Hamas suicide bombings in Israel, many western countries started focusing on Hamas, and Saudi Arabia decided to gradually…

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One to watch out for on BBC Radio 4

Originally posted on BBC Watch:

This coming Monday evening, August 3rd, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a programme titled “Women of Terror“. Its synopsis reads as follows:R4 Women of Terror

“From Russia’s 19th century Nihilists to contemporary Sri Lanka and Palestine women have played central roles in terrorist organisations. Attacks planned or executed by women attract attention and inspire fear in a way that male terrorists can only dream of.

Why are we still shocked by female terrorists? Why are they so effective? How can women be dissuaded from joining terrorist organisations? BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, Bridget Kendall investigates the motives that drive women to kill and considers the response of the media and the public to those who have planted bombs, hijacked planes and killed innocents in their quest for political change.”

The claim that the programme “considers the response of the media […] to those who have planted bombs, hijacked planes and killed innocents…”…

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Will the Initial Vote in the Houses of Congress Be Meaningless?

Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:

We have the deal of a lifetime, presumably the perfect and deeply complex agreement which if the Administration spokespeople are to be believed, and who would know better than those who fashioned the deal, such that the complex minutia weaves a web of inspections and requirements which Iran will be incapable of extricating themselves without being betrayed by the particulars combined with snap unannounced immediate access inspections at which time any failure to be within the web that has been tediously structured would result in total snapback of the most severe sanctions bringing Iran to its knees; thus Iran will not progress as a nuclear power for at least a decade. But if one has also paid any attention to the celebrations and excessive elation raging out of control through the halls of power in Iran, one might suspect that either the Iranians have not figured out the brilliance by…

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