Haifa fires die down, many others break out – #Israelfires

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The devastating wildfires in Haifa appear to have died down, and now one can see the level of damage caused to the city:

However other fires were still smouldering when Shabbat began, and over Shabbat more destructive fires broke out or were deliberately set, particularly in the towns of Bet Meir and Neveh Tzuf-Halamish.

Firefighters tackle the ferocious blaze at Nataf in the Judean Hills Firefighters tackle the ferocious blaze at Nataf in the Jerusalem Hills

According to security forces, after the initial fires, arsonists “jumped on the bandwagon“:

Amid signs that the wave of wildfires that have blight Israel since Tuesday was being brought under control, Israeli security officials on Saturday night gave preliminary indications that weather was the prime cause of the initial blazes but that arsonists jumped on the bandwagon increasingly from Wednesday and into the weekend.

Israeli security forces have arrested…

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No ‘safe spaces’ for Jews? First hand account of hatred at Hen Mazzig event in London — UK Media Watch

I tried dialogue pointing out the carnage taking place across the Islamic world and asked why they were indifferent to the slaughter of their co-religionists in industrial numbers but they were not interested. Nothing could placate them. Israel was the focus of their universe and the fount of all evil with Hen as the object of their mania.

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No ‘safe spaces’ for Jews? First hand account of hatred at Hen Mazzig event in London — UK Media Watch

I tried dialogue pointing out the carnage taking place across the Islamic world and asked why they were indifferent to the slaughter of their co-religionists in industrial numbers but they were not interested. Nothing could placate them. Israel was the focus of their universe and the fount of all evil with Hen as the object of their mania.

via No ‘safe spaces’ for Jews? First hand account of hatred at Hen Mazzig event in London — UK Media Watch

Jerusalem attack: 2 killed, 4 wounded in drive-by shooting, Israeli police say — CNN.com – RSS Channel – Mobile App Manual

Two people were killed and four wounded in a drive-by shooting attack and subsequent shootout in Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli police said.

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BBC’s Gaza correspondent amplifies Hamas’ version of a story — BBC Watch

On September 9th a group of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip initiated a violent riot at the border fence east of al Bureij. The BBC did not report on the incident but later the same evening its Gaza correspondent Rushdi Abualouf sent the following Tweet: Around half an hour later, he sent a second Tweet […]

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the world is comprised of multiple truths – every living thing is in its own reality – however there is one being endowed both with intellect and irrational instincts (hence thoughts, speech and action); and the entire world was made for this being – for the ultimate prize is the ability to grow and then grow… (for growth is the abandonment of foolishness, as we see in a child’s progression, and relative to infinite wisdom we are always…) —

via the world is comprised of multiple truths – every living thing is in its own reality – however there is one being endowed both with intellect and irrational instincts (hence thoughts, speech and action); and the entire world was made for this being – for the ultimate prize is the ability to grow and then grow… (for growth is the abandonment of foolishness, as we see in a child’s progression, and relative to infinite wisdom we are always…) —

International Correspondent Melissa Bell Joins CNN — CNN Press Room

CNN is expanding its presence in France with the hiring of Melissa Bell, who leaves France 24 to become the network’s Paris Correspondent. Bell will join CNN’s longtime Senior International Correspondent Jim Bittermann in early October, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International. Bell most recently…

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Acid Attack Survivor Reshma Qureshi Hits the Catwalk at New York Fashion Week — TIME

On the first day of the New York Fashion Week, one model in particular captured the attention and applause of the audience. Reshma Qureshi, who made her runway debut on Thursday, survived an acid attack in India that blinded one of her eyes and disfigured her face two years ago, reports Agence France-Presse. “I feel…

via Acid Attack Survivor Reshma Qureshi Hits the Catwalk at New York Fashion Week — TIME

September 8, 1974 – President Ford Grants an Unconditional Pardon to Ex-President Nixon — Legal Legacy

On this day in history, President Gerald Ford granted former President Richard M. Nixon an unconditional pardon “for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.” The pardon exempted Nixon from indictment […]

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