Prayer under the Dome of the Rock

[From the source: Inside the cave underneath the Dome of the Rock [the “Rock” portion] In the Islamic faith, this is the location from which it is believed that the Prophet Muhammad [SaW] ascended to Heaven with the angel Gabriel]

Originally found on: qiulyana

The Palestinian Wall of Lies

A very powerful video! A Must Watch!

The freed Palestinian prisoner Ja’far Awad who was released from occupation jails on bail ( 10,000 $ ), his mother said: ” my son was in good health situation when he was arrested, in the last few months he was injected by a needle which led to deterioration on his health.

الأسرى المحررون.. ونسيم الحرية القاتل

تقول زينات عوض، والدة الأسير المحرر جعفر عوض (22 عاما) من قرية “بيت أمر” شمال الخليل، والذي أفرجت عنه سلطات الاحتلال قبل أيام بعد تدهور خطير طرأ على حالته الصحية، إن ابنها “لم يشك يوما من مرض قبل دخوله السجن”. وتتابع الأم المكلومة -التي اعتقل ابنها في نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني 2013 ووجهت له تهمة الانتماء لحركة الجهاد الإسلامي- أنه بعد أربعة أشهر من الأسر بدأ يعاني من مشكلة بالنظر، وأُعطي عالأسرى المحررون.. ونسيم الحرية القاتل

تقول زينات عوض، والدة الأسير المحرر جعفر عوض (22 عاما) من قرية “بيت أمر” شمال الخليل، والذي أفرجت عنه سلطات الاحتلال قبل أيام بعد تدهور خطير طرأ على حالته الصحية، إن ابنها “لم يشك يوما من مرض قبل دخوله السجن”. وتتابع الأم المكلومة -التي اعتقل ابنها في نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني 2013 ووجهت له تهمة الانتماء لحركة الجهاد الإسلامي- أنه بعد أربعة أشهر من الأسر بدأ يعاني من مشكلة بالنظر، وأُعطي علاجا تدهورت على أثره حالته الصحية.

وعُرض جعفر على 26 جلسة محاكمة لم يحضر آخر ست منها لتدهور وضعه الصحي، وبقي حتى تاريخ الإفراج عنه دون إصدار حكم بحقه.

رضا بالمكتوب .. ولاحظت زينات أن صحة ابنها تتراجع في كل زيارة للسجن، وبعدها -كما تقول- بدأت رحلة تنقله بين عيادة سجن الرملة ومستشفى أساف هروفيه، لتتدهور حالته الصحية بشكل أكبر مما استدعى تحركهم لدى الجهات الرسمية المسؤولة عن الأسرى، حتى انتهى الأمر بالإفراج عنه بكفالة قيمتها أربعون ألف شيكل (عشرة آلاف دولار). إبراهيم عوض والد جعفر -والذي ينظر بحرقة وحسرة إلى نجله الشاب وهو بين الحياة والموت- يقول “فوضت الأمر لله سبحانه وتعالى والحمد لله على ما أصابنا، سيقوم الأطباء بعملهم على أكمل وجه، ونحن نقوم بأقصى ما يمكننا القيام به، وسنرضى بما يكتبه الله علينا”. وحمّل سلطات الاحتلال المسؤولية الكاملة عن حياة ابنه، وكرر ما قالته زوجته إن “ابني دخل السجن سليما ومعافى، وقبل شهور تم حقنه بإبرة أدت لتدهور خطير في حالته بعد أن كان مصابا فقط بإنفلونزا وضعف بالنظر”. #Palestine #Palestinian #man #picoftheday #photooftheday #bestoftheday #instagood #Life #Islamic #Islam #Hijab #KSA #USA #UAE #wow #sweet #فلسطين #الاقصى”p

silvershadowdude asked:

First of all this is so hypocritical! Turkey has been the most generous country to the Syrian letting over a million and a half Syrians in. How many has Israel let in?????? Turkey has shown generosity to embarrass the world by granting 1 million Syrian refugees citizenship. Name me one country that is doing something CLOSE to what Turkey is doing. Do your research before posting garbage like this.

Dude! Let’s examine your suggestion. We know that Israel has set up field hospitals in the Golan to help injured Syrians. News reports on these hospitals pixilate the faces of Syrian patients. Why is that?

Well, your dudeness, it’s done to spare the Syrian patients possible violence against them when they return to Syria after being nursed back to health by doctors and nurses in the Zionist Entity. That would be violence perpetrated against them by their fellow countrymen for daring to associate with those Zionists. Taking this one step further (slowly, so you can keep up) how do you think thousands of Syrian refugees would behave in Israel? How many Jews do you think they would try to murder in order to show their gratitude?

Meanwhile, you have how many Muslim nations covering how many thousands of square miles who can’t be bothered to take in any Syrian refugees? Oh sure, they’ll send in weapons and soldiers to increase the misery in Syria, but humanitarian aid is not only nonexistent, but if your comment is an example of common Israel-hating thought, it is also not expected. The only country that is expected to offer refuge to Syrians is tiny, Jewish Israel. Ironic, isn’t it? If Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan weren’t right next-door, I’m sure they would be taking the same amount of refugees that other Muslim countries are taking – zero. Of course, since Turkey is also doing their part to prolong the war, let’s call them a mixed bag.

So, Dude-erino, if you’re looking for hypocrisy, you might want to take a look at the Muslim countries that care as much for Syrian refugees as they do for those-Arabs-referred-to-as-Palestinian refugees. And you should also take a look in the mirror. Because let’s face it, no matter what or how much Israel contributes to humanitarian causes around the world and to the advancement of humanity, and as much as Muslim countries add to the world’s despair, you and the rest of the Jew-haters will always have Israel in your crosshairs.

But just remember, Dudeski, while your hatred eats at you from the inside, Israel will continue to thrive.

The organization Queers for Palestine is calling for submissions for the new Outside the Frame film festival, to be held at San Francisco’s Brava Theater in June.

While the festival is not solely concerned with films about Palestine, its entire rationale is based on challenging the danger of “pinkwashing” — efforts to promote Israel as progressive on gay rights in order to distract attention from its crimes against the Palestinians.  The festival follows a number of other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [LGBT] events that had accommodated Israeli pinkwashing initiatives.

In recent years, two LGBT festivals — San Francisco’s Frameline and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival — either accepted sponsorship from Israel or screened movies that had received funding from the Israeli government. Participants in these two festivals will not be eligible to submit films to Outside the Frame.

Films at Outside the Frame may, according to the call for submissions, come from a range of categories.  These include addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and struggles against capitalism and colonialism.

While work on Palestine and pinkwashing is welcomed by the call, the wider scope emphasizes that Palestine is an issue for all LGBT people, not just those with an existing interest in Palestinian rights.

The battle over the New York LGBT Center’s ban on events related to Palestine illustrated the problem of anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab sentiment among some North American gay and lesbian activists. That center had banned Palestine-related events for two years, before lifting the ban in 2013.

Respect call for boycott

The call for submissions for Outside the Frame focuses on Frameline’s cooperation with Israel.

It stipulates the participants must sign up to a “mission statement” that reads: “As queer activists for social justice, including Palestinian liberation, we recognize that Israel is attempting to co-opt the queer struggle for liberation while the Israeli government continues to kill, exclude and deny rights to Palestinians, including queer Palestinians. This is pinkwashing and Frameline must stop participating in it.”

The call also urges Frameline to respect the cultural and academic boycott of Israel which many Palestinian organizations have been campaigning for since 2004.

Outside the Frame joins a growing and significant history of challenges to Israeli attempts to portray itself as “gay-friendly” both through funding works — including films — by gay artists or featuring gay characters and storylines about them.

Resistance to Israeli pinkwashing has come from within the Palestinian community, via Palestinian LGBT organisations such as Al Qaws and Palestinian Queers for BDS, and from allies such as Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT) and Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.

Outside the Frame’s call for submissions runs until 14 February.

Richmonders for Peace in Israel and Palestine Present: "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East."

Tuesday, March 24th, at 6pm, at the Richmond Public Library (101 East Franklin Street, Richmond VA), Richmonders for Peace in Israel and Palestine will be holding a book discussion centered around the book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan.

To receive a copy of the book on loan, contact RPEC at or 804-232-1002. 

For more information about the book, see its homepage through this link