Every year as the month of August comes to an end,
there are certain signs of the end of summer,
besides the outdoor performances at the Jerusalem Theater.
Facebook is full of posts of those returning from overseas.
Another summer, time has flown by with visitors and festivals.
parents will call on extended family and friends or strangers,
or just make it another ‘take your kid to work’ day,
in all kind of offices, and even banks.
For those with time and energy there is the Bloomfield Science Museum.
Also, always a good venue for a day trip,
the Machane Yehuda market, the shuk,
but when it gets crowded, holding on is a great idea.
New this year, the Teddy Park fountain has proven extremely popular.
the annual Kite Festival
at the Israel Museum
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Coptic Christians holding hands in solidarity and protection while Egyptian Muslims pray in the streets of Cairo.
One of my favorite memories ,when visiting Egypt years ago, was meeting some Coptic Christians in a 1000 year old farm village. We were there as guests of Moslin, whom we had met on the streets of Cairo. He was studying to be a travel guide at American University. This is an important position in a country that depends on tourism to survive economically. His English was perfect so conversation was easty. He told us that he was Muslim and in fact had been part of an elite military squad that had been the first to attack Israel through the Sinai in the war of 1967. I have to admit that was startling as I have always been pro-Israel and had never thought much about the attackers of Israel in other than a negative way…
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This video from Bahrain says about itself:
May 27, 2011
BAHRAINI WOMEN ARE SUFFERING! PLEASE HELP THEM!
it continues till today but everyone turns a blind eye
please help them and demand the release of women prisoners
From the Bahrain Center for Human Rights:
20 Aug, 2013
Report to The Committee On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrinination Against Women
On the occasion of the review of Bahrain‘s Third Periodic Report at the Committee’s pre-sessional working group, July 2013
Submitted by The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) with the support of FIDH
In cooperation with Caram Asia and with the support of FIDH, BCHR submitted an alternative report to the Committee in 2008. This report focused on the situation…
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Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand.
About this photo: “Chiang Mai, Thailand. August 2012. I’d love to say that this image was an example of my mastery of capturing light………………..but it’s not true. Here’s the mundane truth. I was having coffee with my friend Linda, she’s also a photographer (and probably a better one than I am) I had just bought a new Speedlite, so I decided to test it out and as a fellow photographer Linda was happy to sit there while I tried the Speedlite in different positions and snapped away.
I didn’t think any more of it until a few days later when I took a look at…
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