Decoding Israeli Newspeak
The Israel Project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary was developed in 2009. The Orwellian manual provides a detailed outline on how to “communicate effectively in support of Israel.”
One of its first instructions is that pro-Israeli propagandists need to show empathy. The manual insists that they should “show empathy for BOTH sides” (caps in original) as a way of gaining credibility and trust. To make sure that the point is understood, the manual repeats again (in bold and underlined this time) the instruction “use Empathy”—the suggestion being that empathy is an important tool to be used in the propaganda war.
When innocent Palestinian children and women are killed, the first response should be to show empathy; the next is to reframe the issue stating that Israel is not to blame and that it is only defending itself and further that it only wants peace. Even when it is raining death and destruction on Palestinians, the manual is clear: “Remind people—again and again—that Israel wants peace.”
SOURCE: The Slow Burning Fuse,
The horror of the private prison slave system
Our prisons are broken!
this is hilarious
Bill Nye talks about Genetically Modified Foods. This 25 minute “The Eyes of Nye” episode is well worth watching: http://bit.ly/1lgUfpE
Gaza, 17 July 2014 (by Saaed Rafiq Al Madhoun, CARE International Programme Officer)
My boy is only three years old. He feels stressed and depressed and last night after hearing the explosions he said to my wife, “I feel that I will die”.
He is only three-years old. It makes us so sad. It was such a terrible surprise to hear him say this, we feel very bad.
He says he is feeling sick, at the noise of the explosions. He is crying at night and cannot sleep, so my wife and I try to massage him to calm him down.
My wife is very afraid for the children. She is able to feed my five-month old baby but it is stressful.
We feel that there is no safe place – any movement outside and you could be targeted. If I go to my brother’s house, are we any safer there?
The water gets cut off when there is no electricity. I’m trying to keep reserves of water – we need to be able to sterilise things for the baby when we can.
I left the home to do some shopping during the ceasefire, to get some basics for my kids. We have just a short period of time before it starts again. It was very crowded in the streets because of the limited time. The prices were normal but there was not very much available.
I also went to check on the CARE office to see that it was OK. I want to go back to work to help support all of the vulnerable people. I am more than happy to do this but it is difficult because we cannot move without being targeted.
If this situation continues like now it will be a real crisis. We don’t know when it will finish. I am really hoping for a long-term ceasefire and that it will calm down.
It’s hard for my family, for my friends and colleagues, for all Gazans to live in this crisis. We just hope it will end soon. In six years there have been three wars.
It’s difficult for all of us, but especially the children.
I ask the world, and all of the humanitarian community, to try to make a ceasefire that will last for years not hours. We ask that the violence stops. We cannot continue living in this situation, but we also cannot leave Gaza.
We ask the world to make it stop and do their best for the people of Gaza. It is enough now.
PRAY FOR GAZA
When bulldozers are answer to innocent farmers who try to protect their olive trees,
When bullets are answer to voices shouting for help,
When tanks are answers to stone throwing children,
When bombs are answers to rockets that have not even injured anyone,
When 60 years of ethnic cleansing has been ignored by the most powerful countries,
When Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch has no power to stop this crime against humanity,
So, Silence is the real crime against humanity”
While Israel bombs Gaza’s largest hospital, Jewish activists stage a “die-in” to protest the role of HP in arming them
Monsanto trying to sell us their poisoned apples.
How much genetically modified food are you eating? Do you care?