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Yazidi Member of Iraqi Parliament collapses in tears after calling upon World to Rescue the Yazidis!

STOP IGNORING THE IRAQI PEOPLE! THEY ARE BEING KILLED IN SILENCE! SPEAK UP!

IRAQ, Baharka Camp : A displaced Iraqi child from the Shabak community, who fled fighting between Islamic State (IS) group jihadists and Peshmerga fighters around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, stands at the Baharka camp, 10 kms west of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on January 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED

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1-Canon Andrew White delivers First Communion to children at St. George’s Church in Baghdad. It is the only Anglican church in Iraq. —Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ahmed

2-A young boy guards his family’s valuables—a bag and a pillow—at a refugee camp in Iraq. Many Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes because of their religious beliefs. —Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ahmed

3-A woman cooks her dinner at a camp in Baharka, Erbil. Most of the refugees living in the camp are members of the Shabak minority. —Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ahmed

4-Refugees at a Christian camp at Mar Shamoot Church in the north of Iraq eagerly accept a cradle from a relief worker. Families decorate their cradles and write prayers on them; children sometimes sleep in them until the age of five. —Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ahmed

5-Dr. Ahmed tends to the displaced in Iraq. A medical doctor, she directs the projects of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, which Canon White founded. —Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Ahmed

6-Canon White and Dr. Ahmed share what they’ve witnessed in Iraq with policy makers, religious leaders, and Museum officials. —Photo US Holocaust Memorial Museum

7—Dr. Ahmed tours the Museum’s From Memory to Action exhibition, which explores the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Darfur. —Photo US Holocaust Memorial Museum

While Hollywood always tends to flex its muscle at film festivals, packing red carpets with stars, and dominating headlines with highly anticipated movies, the pleasure of hitting places like Venice and Toronto is discovering hidden gems, or acclaimed movies from elsewhere that haven’t quite made a wave internationally just yet. And Yuval Adler’s “Bethlehem” could potentially make some major noise. It’s already taken notice at home, earning 12 nominations from the Israeli Film Academy including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. And now, it’s getting ready to show it’s stuff for the world.

I dunno what they want to deliver with this new Zionist propaganda movie, “Friendship” between the Shabak agents and the collaborator is nothing but a Horse Shit… we still remember how many times the Israeli abandoned those who helped them, leaving them to face the anger of the people for their treason! 

The Israeli as always want to enforce the illusion of their moral superiority over the savage Palestinian in their propaganda, they might show the Palestinian as equal sometimes, but this all fall in the interest of forcing this particular image! 

When Spooks' Antennae Twitch

Guest Review by Brian Ross Fink

Ilya Meyer’s début novel* is a fast-paced thriller predicated on ‘the situation’, which term Israelis use euphemistically to describe the never-ending conflict, both overt and covert, between themselves and the Muslim World. The author drops subtle hints that he knows a thing or three about the deeper workings of the security services that all nation states employ to protect themselves from international terrorism. This suspicion may well be accurate regarding the security agencies of the world’s number one terrorist target, Israel and Meyer’s own country of domicile, Sweden.

The novel’s hero and heroine are adoptive siblings who just happen to work for Israel’s two security services, the external (and legendary) Mossad and the internal General Security Service known variously by its Hebrew acronym Shabak or just the first two initial letters of its name in Hebrew, Shin Bet. The spooks’ antennae begin to twitch following the interception of small parcels of information, insignificant in themselves but together beginning to add up to a pattern and a sinister one at that. The plot is well constructed and plausible (although these days the once utterly unimaginable has become chilling fact) and the tension builds as the object of the terrorist threat heaves into view.

The story’s settings are the two previously-mentioned countries whose relationship is all-too-accurately described by one of the book’s characters as ‘love-hate’. (Recently the Swedish Parliament voted to recognise Palestine unilaterally requiring no concession or negotiation from the Palestinian Authority despite the Oslo Accords prohibiting this and the P.A.’s president being in the eleventh year of a four-year term.) However in the cold, grey real world, all democratic countries’ security services collaborate in the interest of self-preservation.

Bridges Going Nowhere is a cracking good yarn and is to be the first of a trilogy, with part two due out in 2015. I look forward to reading it.

© Brian Fink (26 JANUARY 2015)

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IRAQ, Baharka Camp : A displaced Iraqi child from the Shabak community, who fled fighting between Islamic State (IS) group jihadists and Peshmerga fighters around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, stands at the Baharka camp, 10 kms west of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on January 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED