The war the world forgot, Gulu and Northern Uganda


The modern history of Northern Uganda makes for miserable reading. The region has been starved of development and infrastructure, starting as official policy of the British Colonial Administration in the 19th Century. It is a history which, for the last 200 years, is littered with conflict and suffering. Today, it remains one of the world’s longest-running and most destructive conflicts. Barely noticed by the outside world for decades and, despite occasional peace negotiations, stubbornly unresolvable.

The coming of independence in 1962 didn’t improve things for the north, its people deliberately repressed and persecuted by successive Ugandan governments. From Idi Amin to current President, Yoweri Museveni, the north has been the victim of official persecution along ethnic and political lines. Inevitably, this led to armed resistance, culminating in the maniacal depravations of Christian fundamentalist, and former altar boy, Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army.  Civilians bore the brunt of the endless fighting, and…

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A Hanukkah Story

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AS_PamelaGeller_222514095_80_80By Pamela GellerAtlas Shrugs ~

“The Miracle of Hannukah Finds New Meaning in the Lives of IDF Soldiers”IDF blog,November 28, 2013

In honor of the miracle-inspired holiday of Hannukah, we bring you a series of stories from around the IDF – stories of soldiers that, in keeping with the holiday, are truly miraculous. Check back throughout all eight nights of Hannukah for more enlightening stories. 

The Divinely Guided Bullet

In September 2012, Cpl. Motti Yalovsky and his good friend Nathaniel Yahalomi were part of a team of nine soldiers sent to reinforce a position along theEgyptian border, where a group of infiltrators were gathering. They were just setting up their camp when disaster struck. Three terrorists had managed to sneak up on them from behind.

“I’ll never forget that moment. My friend beside me asked if it was an exercise, and I shook my head…

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Photos of Burning Man 2013

“Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance”