Israeli Obstacles To Peace — PA Pundits – International

By Caroline Glick ~ The Trump administration may be just about done allowing the PLO to use the US as its piggy bank and punching bag. The same unfortunately cannot be said of the PLO’s Israeli supporters in the media, in politics and in the top echelons of the IDF. In his two-hour speech to […]

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It happened to me too: Resident describes hospital assault — Montreal Gazette

This week, the Montreal Gazette published an intimate and thorough look at the personal safety of employees at the Montreal General Hospital. While some readers might have found the accounts of assault shocking, I did not. Unfortunately, it happened to me too. In September 2014, I was a third-year medical student doing a mandatory psychiatry…

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Just a short walk

Mary Smith's Place

One of my favourite walks, especially when I don’t have much time is round by Threave Castle, built on an island on the River Dee near Castle Douglas by Sir Archibald Douglas in 1369. Known as Archibald the Grim because of his fierceness in battle he was Lord of Galloway and one of the most powerful men in southern Scotland.

I always think of this route as

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the osprey walk because it features an osprey viewing platform from which visitors can watch our pair of the ospreys on their nest across the river. That’s a post for later in the year when the parents – I hope – return to their nest.

Sometimes, I walk out from town, along the old railway line, which adds another forty minutes to the walk. On the days I don’t have much time but really need to walk I drive to the…

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G-d Guides My Steps

the original game of hide and seek is god with his people, hester panim. god is saying come even closer you are too far away.

Jewish Thoughts

Today,
I feel lost.
Today,
I feel broken.
Today,
I feel wounded by the world,
Forgotten by the One I love,
Withered like the grass,
Shattered like my heart.
On a cold day like today,
When hopelessness hangs over me
Like a dark cloud of misery,
I turn to Your wisdom,
And I try my hardest to trust.
Guide my steps, G-d,
And I’ll guide my heart.
Guide my soul, G-d,
And I’ll guide my mind.
Just please don’t let go,
Like the others did before You.

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Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

by The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Russia’s breaking the Nazi siege of Leningrad.

The Red Army broke the nearly 900-day blockade of the city on January 19, 1943, after fierce fighting. Putin was born in Leningrad, which regained its historic name of St. Petersburg after the 1991 Soviet collapse. His father was a World War II veteran who was wounded while defending the city.

A million Leningrad residents are believed to have died of hunger and bombings while defending the city and the tragedy epitomizes Russia’s enormous suffering during WW II.

The Russian president attended a memorial cemetery and visited a 3D panorama recreating the 1943 battle. Speaking to World War II veterans, he hailed Soviet soldiers’ “self-sacrifice and love for the Motherland.”

The Associated Press | January 18, 2018 at 4:00 am | Tags: AP | Categories: PMN News, PMN World | URL: https://wp.me/p2zm7z-5dsVc

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Ben Gurion reflecting on his exemptions to 400 yeshiva students — Life in Israel

We have all heard many times the famous story of the meetings of the Chazon Ish and David Ben Gurion and things that were discussed there. I am referring specifically to the agreement that became the basis for the status quo on exemptions or deferrals of army service for the Haredi yeshiva students. The agreement…

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Julian Assange may have worn out his welcome after five years in Ecuador’s embassy in London — National Post

After more than five years holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, Wikileaks leader Julian Assange may be wearing out his welcome. Ecuador is exploring options to resolve his status and is very much interested in mediation by a third party, Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa told reporters Tuesday in Quito. “We have an enormous interest…

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