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Miri Regev, bored by culture

Israel’s culture minister Miri Regev
insults artists, cultural figures

Middle East Online, 19-6-2015

 
Israel’s culture minister, who has clashed with the country’s artistic elite over accusations of censorship, has further fuelled the dispute by calling some of them “petty bores” and “hypocrites”.
The world of culture is an ungrateful world,” she said in a recorded interview with a women’s magazine which was broadcast Friday on radio. “I say to myself, who am I working for? For a group of ungrateful people who think they know everything, some of them petty bores, hypocrites…”

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The Vatican & the Pharisees

Vatican recognizes ‘Palestinian state’
Press TV, 13-5-2015

 
The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty.
According to the treaty the Holy See switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the state of Palestine.

On November 29, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly voted to upgrade Palestine’s status at the UN from “non-member observer entity” to “non-member observer state”…
The Vatican welcomed the 193-member assembly’s decision at the time. However, the recent treaty, which still needs to be signed, constitutes an official recognition of the Palestinian state by the Vatican.

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Rand Paul: What you might not know

Rand Paul slams GOP foreign policy Hawks
“Every time we’ve toppled a secular strongman,
we’ve gotten chaos and the rise of radical Islam”

By James Hohmann, Politico 18-4-2015

 
Rand Paul ripped into his hawkish rivals for the Republican nomination Saturday, suggesting that problems in the Middle East would actually be worse under them than President Barack Obama:
“There’s a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now — maybe more…” “This is something that will separate me from many other Republicans…
The other Republicans will criticize Hillary Clinton and the president for their foreign policy, but they would have done the same thing – just 10 times over!”

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Hanukkah & Phariseeism

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE.

Phariseeism: Hypocritical observance of the letter of religious or moral law without regard for the spirit.

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The Temple Mount Myth

Zoabi: Israel is a ‘Terror State’
Presence of Jewish Temple on Temple Mount is a ‘myth.’
By Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, Israel National News, 11/14/2014

 

Arab MKs are among the Israeli Arabs readying to protest in Umm Al-Fahm Friday, as frustrations build in the Arab city over the Temple Mount and the shooting of terrorist Hir Alhamdan in Kafr Kana.
Participants not only include Umm Al-Fahm residents, but also MKs Hanin Zoabi (Balad), MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad), and MK Afu Agbaria (Hadash) – as well as Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked northern Islamic movement.

Speaking to reporters Friday afternoon, Hanin Zoabi deifantly stated, “we are not afraid of Israel, the terror state.”
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John McCain & The Caliph

John McCain and the Caliph
by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, 18 August 2014

 
On February 22nd, John McCain was in Lebanon. He met members of the Future Movement (the party of Saad Hariri) whom he charged to oversee the transfer of arms to Syria… Then, leaving Beirut, he inspected the Syrian border and the selected villages including Ersal, which were used as a basis to back mercenaries in the war to come.
In May 2013, Senator John McCain made his way illegally to near Idleb in Syria via Turkey to meet with leaders of the “armed opposition”. His trip was not made public until his return to Washington.

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