“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, July 10, 2014

Israelis and Palestinians trade accusations as Ban appeals for ceasefire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed for calm in the Middle East, calling for "bold thinking and creative ideas" to end the clashes. Israelis and Palestinians traded blame in the emergency Security Council session.

Deutsche Welle, 10 July 2014

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon told an emergency Security Council assembly on Thursday that it was more urgent than ever to calm tensions between Israel and the Palestinians, warning of an "all-out escalation" unless action was taken.

"Now is not a time for further incitement or vengeance," Ban said. "We must not let spoilers prevail. We must keep the situation from getting any further out of control."

Israel's military hit hundreds
of Gaza targets overnight
Ban condemned rocket fire into Israel from Hamas and militants in the Gaza Strip, but also issued a clear message to Israel, saying "the excessive use of force and endangering of civilian lives are also intolerable."

Ban said that many of the 88 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in recent days were civilians, while more than 300 have been injured and around 900 displaced.

"Once again, Palestinian civilians are caught between Hamas' irresponsibility and Israel's tough response," Ban said.

Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors at odds

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, and his Palestinian counterpart, Riyad Mansour, both addressed the Council on Thursday; each side blamed the other for the latest escalation in fighting.

Prosor stressed the impact
of Gaza's rocket strikes
Prosor played audio from his cell phone of an 
Israeli air raid siren into the microphone during his address: "Fifteen seconds, that's how much time you have to run for your life," Prosor said, calling rockets from Gaza a threat to 3.5 million people.

"Condemn Hamas, condemn terrorism and condemn the rocket fire and support Israel's right to defend itself. This is the only way, but the only way to achieve comprehensive peace," Prosor said.

Mansour, on the other hand, said that increased rocket fire into Israel was a response both to airstrikes and to Israeli reprisals following the abduction and killing of three teenagers.

"They started the attack against our people in the occupied territory including Gaza and the rockets started after that," Mansour said after the Council session. He said Palestinians would honor any proposed ceasefire, before claiming "it is obvious that the Israeli side are not interested in a ceasefire and stopping the rockets."

Israeli jets struck 300 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight, part of an offensive dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" by the Israel Defense Forces. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not ruled out a ground invasion of Gaza, also authorizing the mobilization of up to 40,000 reservists.

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