Sec. Kerry to initiate North – South Korea peace process. Huh?

A harrowing spectacle. Thanks.

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Anticipating the prompt success of the Israel – Palestine peace process as well as the desired outcome of the P5+1 nuke talks, Secretary Kerry will next devote his efforts to securing peace between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Happy World News Service. Recent developments make it clear that a Kerry Peace Process agreement between Israel and Palestine is about to be signed, finally bringing lasting peace to the Middle East. Progress there has greatly increased the chances for a successful outcome of the P5+1 negotiations with Iran. The tensions have all but vanished and the talks are moving forward swiftly and well. Indeed, it is almost certain that there will be a final deal of which all should be proud well before the November elections in the United States.

Even though these major foreign policy accomplishments have not yet been digested fully, the Obama Administration is convinced that the same tactics and strategies it used in both will be successful in bringing prompt closure to the…

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Anti-peace BDS campaigner on judging panel of BBC Arabic competition

BBC Watch

Visitors to the BBC News website’s Middle East page in recent days may have noticed that its ‘Features & Analysis’ section currently includes promotion of a film festival organised by BBC Arabic in partnership with the British Council .

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According to the information provided:

“Aan Korb is a new film and documentary festival in London, presented by BBC Arabic in partnership with the British Council.

The festival will screen the very best work across feature and short films, documentaries and investigative and citizen journalism, that has been created about the Arab world since the start of the uprisings in December 2010.

Taking place in the fantastic surroundings of the iconic Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, the festival will be packed for four days with screenings, talks, debates and workshops.”

There is of course nothing novel about collaboration between the BBC and the British Council. In fact, we recently…

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Picture of the Day: The 3D Crosswalk

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THE 3D CROSSWALK

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Photographer Unknown via madbutcher on reddit

I couldn’t find much information about the artists but this 3D crosswalk street art was done somewhere in Kyrgyzstan. There was a work in progress photo on a Russian forum but no additional info. Either way it looks great and makes for a fun photo op 🙂

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. As of 2013 the country’s population was estimated at 5.66 million people.

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A potential new war?

Russell Chapman

This is based solely on what I have been hearing over the last few months from various directions. What I have been hearing is that the risk of war between Turkey and Syria is growing rapidly. I could be wrong, but the information I am getting is coming from so many diverse sources that it is starting to make me wonder. Watch this space.

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Tooth Of The Day

And they said unto him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it.

And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

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Strength

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Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

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Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

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You have power over your mind – not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.

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Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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BBC’s “Obstacles to Peace”: a barrier to understanding Israel’s borders

BBC Watch

The BBC’s July 2013 backgrounder titled “ Middle East peace talks: Where they stand “, which includes details of what the BBC defines as the “core issues” of the current negotiations between Israel and the PLO, has been appended to many articles appearing on the BBC News website’s Middle East page as a ‘related article’.

At the bottom of that webpage, under the heading “more on this story”, audiences still find links to the four highly problematic articles going under the title “Obstacles to Peace” which – despite being dated 2010 – were actually originally produced by Martin Asser in mid-2007.

We have previously discussed here three of Asser’s pieces – see ‘related articles’ below. The fourth article in the series is titled “Obstacles to Middle East peace: Borders and settlements“. Asser borders

Asser elects to completely ignore the San Remo conference and the Treaty of Sevres in 1920 which…

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