“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Israel admits to PLO deputy assassination

Deutsche Welle, 1 November 2012

Israel has admitted to assassinating a Palestinian Liberation Organization leader 25 years ago. The country was long suspected in the killing, but military censors only recently cleared publication of the information.

Top-selling Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot published a report Thursday in which the government admitted to the killing of Khalil al-Wazir, saying the operation was planned by the Mossad spy agency.

Al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, was shot dead April 16, 1988 during a commando raid on the PLO headquarters.

"Israel killed the number two man in the PLO, Abu Jihad, in Tunis in 1988, it can now be reported," the paper said. "The intelligence part of the assassination was overseen by the Mossad, and the operation side was carried out by [the commando unit] Sayeret Matkal."

'Marked for death'

Al-Wazir served as deputy to long-time PLO leader Yasser Arafat, and played a lead role in organizing the 1987-1994 intifada uprising against Israeli occupation.

Nahum Lev, who commanded the operation, spoke about the assassination before his death in 2000 in an interview that was never published.

"I had read every page of the file on him," he said. "Abu Jihad was connected to horrific acts against civilians. He was marked for death. I shot him with no hesitation."

"For us, it was the state of Israel which assassinated Abu Jihad," said Mahmud al-Alul, a former assistant to al-Wazir and current senior official in the Fatah movement of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

"Everybody knows who the prime minister was and the defense minister, and the heads of the security establishment," he added. "For us, they are responsible for killing him."

The assassination

Details of the operation were published after six months of negotiations between the paper and Israel's military censors.

The report says that 26 commandos arrived in two groups outside Al-Wazir's Tunis house on the evening of April 15. During the raid, Lev shot both a bodyguard and Al-Wazir himself. A second bodyguard and a gardener were also killed.

"It was too bad about the gardener," Lev said. "But in operations like this, you have to ensure that all potential resistance is neutralized."

dr/msh (AFP, AP)

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