SNC-Lavalin reports net loss of $1.3 billion — Montreal Gazette

SNC-Lavalin had a net loss of $1.3 billion in 2018, the company said on Friday, down from profits of $382 million in 2017. That was driven by a net loss of $1.6 billion in the fourth quarter, down from net income of $52.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. “The year 2018 was a…

via SNC-Lavalin reports net loss of $1.3 billion — Montreal Gazette

A Gaza medical story that is not newsworthy for the BBC

via A Gaza medical story that is not newsworthy for the BBC   

 

A Gaza medical story that is not newsworthy for the BBC

Between mid-September and the beginning of November 2017 the BBC produced numerous reports on the topic of a Hamas-Fatah ‘reconciliation’ which was supposed to put the Palestinian Authority back in charge of the Gaza Strip ten years after the Hamas coup.

JIHADIS BURN KOSHER STORES — venitism

An arson attack on a French kosher grocery store revived fears over antisemitism on Tuesday, three years to the day since an assault on a Jewish supermarket by an Islamist gunman. The store in the southern Paris suburb of Creteil caught fire overnight, days after it was daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti. The damage is […]

via JIHADIS BURN KOSHER STORES — venitism

Muslim leaders declare East Jerusalem capital of “Palestine” — Behold Israel

OIC meets in Turkey on Jerusalem, USA and Trump; Summit collectively denounces Jerusalem’s recognition and calls on international community to recognize East Jerusalem as capital of “Palestine”; Netanyahu: All these statements fail to impress us. Dec 14, 2017. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation met in Instanbul on Wednesday, heads of state and representatives from Muslim […]

via Muslim leaders declare East Jerusalem capital of “Palestine” — Behold Israel

#majorbsalert “Writers” detail Israeli occupation of West Bank in new book

Writers detail Israeli occupation of West Bank in new book

by The Associated Press

JERUSALEM — A group of “renowned” authors has published a collection of essays about Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, hoping their grim firsthand perspectives will draw attention to what they say is an unsustainable situation that is harmful to Israelis and Palestinians alike.

Through the eyes of novelists and nonfiction writers, “Kingdom of Olives and Ash” highlights the day-to-day struggles of Palestinians living under Israeli control and the collective trauma inflicted upon both peoples.

The 26 authors involved in the project include Pulitzer Prize-winners Michael Chabon and Geraldine Brooks, celebrated Irish writer Colm Toibin and Peruvian Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. Chabon and his wife, American-Israeli author Ayelet Waldman, also edited the volume.

The writers visited the West Bank and the Gaza Strip last year to bear witness “in vivid and clear language” to the reality for Palestinians after 50 years of Israeli occupation. Gaza, from where Israel withdrew its settlers and troops in 2005, is now controlled by Hamas militants.

The essays describe the segregated city of Hebron, the vibrant nightlife in Gaza City, the hardships of businessmen in Ramallah, and the frustration of young Palestinians who carried out a stabbing attack that wounded two Israelis in 2015.

“They came with relatively few preconceptions,” Chabon said. “They saw for themselves and they got to talk to people on the ground.”

The project was organized by Breaking the Silence, an Israeli organization of former soldiers who speak out against the military’s policy in the Palestinian territories. The group has come under heavy fire from Israeli leaders, who say it should air its criticisms locally instead of taking its message to foreign audiences.

Chabon said the book is aimed both at international and Israeli readers, though its affiliation with Breaking the Silence and reliance on foreign critics may limit its impact with the local audience. Education Minister Naftali Bennett, one of the most outspoken critics of the organization, declined to comment, as did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office.

The book was launched on Sunday to commemorate this month’s anniversary of the 1967 Mideast War, in which Israel took control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. Hebrew and Arabic versions are to hit bookshelves in Israel and the Palestinian territories later this week.

Speaking to reporters at Jerusalem’s American Colony hotel, Chabon said the project seeks “to draw attention to the occupation, and especially to draw the attention of people who aren’t paying attention.”

Chabon, in his essay “Giant in a Cage,” describes travelling from Ramallah to the northern West Bank city of Nablus with a Palestinian-American businessman. He talks of witnessing firsthand the seemingly arbitrary nature of Israel’s military control over Palestinian lives — from checkpoints and permits to resource allocation and settlement construction.

“I was embarrassed and ashamed, both by my ignorance before seeing it and also that such things are being done with my money as an American taxpayer and in my name as a Jew,” he said.

Waldman, who was born in Israel and grew up in the United States and Canada, worked as a public defender in California before turning to a career in writing. An outspoken liberal, she campaigned for Barack Obama, a former classmate at Harvard Law School, during his 2008 presidential campaign.

Her essay, “Justice, justice you shall pursue,” reads like a legal argument against Israel’s military court system through the case of two Palestinian teens. One was arrested and roughly handled, then held without bail for allegedly possessing a knife. The other was arrested in the middle of the night, imprisoned and confessed to setting a field on fire in exchange for a fine and lighter sentence.

“Whether those accused in fact committed the offences is less important than the creation of a general climate of fear, anger, and distrust that quashes rebellion,” she wrote.

While Israeli settlers in the West Bank are subject to Israeli civilian law, Palestinians are subject to military law. The military court system is frequently criticized for its near 100 per cent conviction rate and for meting out stiff penalties.

The authors say their work is not meant to be against Israel, only Israeli policies. Waldman and Yehuda Shaul, a founder of Breaking the Silence, consider themselves Israeli patriots.

“What we’ve come to see and believe is that the existence of Israel, which we feel very invested in, depends on ending the occupation,” Chabon said.

Though sympathetic to the Palestinians living under Israeli rule, the authors are not blind to the violence inflicted upon Israelis, whether in the latest wave of stabbings and shootings that erupted in late 2015 or in the past, during the second Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s and the massacre of Hebron’s Jews in 1929, decades before Israel was established in 1948.

Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war. The Palestinians seek all three territories for a future state — a position that has wide international support. Netanyahu has rejected any return to the 1967 frontiers.

Over the past five decades, Israel, citing security needs, has established a military bureaucracy in the West Bank that enforces movement restrictions on Palestinians through a complex permit system. Some 600,000 Israelis now live in settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Israel says it has been willing to negotiate an end to occupation, but that Palestinians rejected or responded with violence to generous Israeli offers in 2000 and 2008. Netanyahu says he is open to talks, but negotiations have been frozen for over three years and most members of Netanyahu’s government oppose Palestinian statehood.

Waldman said the essays do not address all the aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but focus on the impact of the occupation on ordinary lives.

“This book is not going to end the occupation,” Waldman said. “The occupation is a vast edifice, and everybody’s obligation is to pry loose their brick. And if enough bricks get pried loose, the wall will crumble.”

The Associated Press | June 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm | Tags: AP | Categories: NewsWorld | URL: http://wp.me/p2zm7z-591Gg

Woolworth’s store scraps Christmas decorations telling customers the shop is now Muslim???

Woolworth’s store scraps Christmas decorations telling customers the shop is now Muslim

Source: Woolworth’s store scraps Christmas decorations telling customers the shop is now Muslim

Shocked shoppers were told the news after they discovered the Yultide selection had been put on display, and then taken down just days later

A MASSIVE row has erupted after staff at a Woolworth’s branch boasted that they would not have any Christmas decorations this year because it’s now a Muslim store.

Shocked locals in the German town of Dortmund were told the news after they discovered that the Yultide selection including tree decorations and chocolate Santas had been put on display, and then taken down just days later.

When they enquired about the reason, a staff member at the store said: “We are a Muslim business now. We do not want to sell Christmas articles.”

The branch manager Seda Capakcur, 25, told local media no Christmas articles would be sold anymore.

She said: “The Christmas articles are hardly in demand here. Already last year, everything remained unsold.”

Spokeswoman Diana Preisert said: “Woolworth is, of course, not a Muslim company. Christmas merchandise is available from September onwards and should be sold out by the end of December.

“In this branch, however, demand was too low. Therefore the goods were distributed to other branches.”

She said the reason for not selling the decorations was that there were simply no customers left in the area as Muslims had replaced most of the Christians.

The company spokeswoman added that this had created specific “local conditions” that meant low interest in Christmas items from the small number of Christians remaining in the area of Dortmund who were interested in celebrating the festival.

According to city officials, the share of Christians in the total population of Northern Dortmund where the store is located is 29.2 percent.

Over 70 percent belong to other religions or have no allegiance.



Mass immigration in the name of multiculturalism only wipes out the host culture. Coming to America soon. They are already here.

Coca-Cola pimps for Islam in new Ramadan ad (video)

 

  Coca-Cola pimps for Islam in new Ramadan ad (video)

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UNHRC decision should be rejected by decent people everywhere

UNHRC decision should be rejected by decent people everywhere

Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians, the UNHRC calls for an investigation of Israel.

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)


Ambassador Eviatar Manor addresses the UN Human Rights Council
Copyright: Israel Mission to the UN, Geneva

The decision today by the United Nations Human Rights Council is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere.

Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians, the UNHRC calls for an investigation of Israel, which has gone to unprecedented lengths to keep Palestinian civilians out of harm’s way, including by dropping leaflets, making phone calls and sending text messages.

The UNHRC should be launching an investigation into Hamas’s decision to turn hospitals into military command centers, use schools as weapons depots and place missile batteries next to playgrounds, private homes and mosques.

By failing to condemn Hamas’s systematic use of human shields and by blaming Israel for the deaths that are caused by this grotesque human shields policy, the UNHRC is sending a  message to Hamas and terror organizations everywhere that using civilians as human shields is an effective strategy.

Like the investigation that led to the infamous Goldstone report, a report  which was ultimately renounced by its own author, this investigation by a kangaroo court is a foregone conclusion.

The predictable result will be the libeling of Israel and even greater use of human shields in the future by Hamas. Those who will pay the price will be not only Israelis but also Palestinians who Hamas will redouble its efforts to use as human shields in the future.

 

http://embassies.gov.il/UnGeneva/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Amb-Manor-addresses-the-Human-Rights-Council-23-July-2014.aspx

It’s all so simple I don’t know if I should cry or laugh ….

BH

 

It’s all so simple I don’t know if I should cry or laugh – we can either put our mind as the arbiter to truth – which of course our ego desires, or we can realize our minds are capable of rationalizing ANY EVIL (as all evil, including Hitler and the Nazis, current Arab terrorists etc. etc. did/do) and hence learn to use Judaism’s wisdom, of accepting that we have a virus, and only through listening to God’s absolute objective standards of morality, can we truly, not imaginarily, be!

 

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BH   It’s all so simple I don’t know if I should cry or laugh – we can either put our mind as the arbiter to truth – which of course our ego desires, or we can realize our minds are capable of rationalizing ANY EVIL (as all evil, including Hitler and the Nazis, current … Continue reading It’s all so simple I don’t know if I should cry or laugh ….

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