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#Israel - Protest demonstration of Christian schools against discriminatory policies (Source: The Vatican)

Jerusalem - Christian schools of Israel staged an unprecedented demonstration to denounce the discriminatory policies.

Nearly 700 among teachers, parents and children, and religious gathered at 11 am on Wednesday, May 27 in the square in front of Lev Ram building, headquarters of the Ministry of Education, exposing large panels and distributing leaflets in which are expressed the reasons of such unprecedented protest.

"It is a peaceful and respectful demonstration, to say that we want to be treated like the others, both at an economic level and with regards to freedom of education" refers to Fides Father Abdel Masih Fahim, director of Christian schools.

Christian schools in Israel are attended by 30 thousand students, of whom only half are Christians. Most of them were already active before the establishment of the State of Israel. Achieving high academic results, they form students according to Christian values of love of one’s neighbor, forgiveness and tolerance. Christian schools - says a statement released on the occasion of the event - belong to the category of schools "which are recognized but not public" and receive partial funding from the Ministry. The rest of the cost is covered by the fee paid by parents.

For years, the Ministry of Education has tried to reduce the budget of Christian Schools , and this has forced Christian schools to increase the cost at the expense of families. The cut in funding mainly affects parents of the Israeli Arab population where the average family income is below the national average.

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Israeli paid trolls think they are "winning" by spreading Propaganda and falsehoods online. Well, they are not winning a thing. In fact, their work is even counter-productive, since every time they engage in spreading their mental diarrhoea, those who know the truth will just keep posting the harsh reality about the #Ethnocratic Regime of #Israel and its cruel ways.

The more these paid trolls spread their #Hasbara, the more the world acknowledge they are lying through their teeth and trying to whitewash the crimes of a Genocidal government.

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The 51-day summer war between Hamas and Israel was not only “heartbreaking,” but rampant with “possible war crimes" according to a much anticipated United Nations report published Monday. Investiga...
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So many happy beautiful faces. Their faces alone sing loud and clear. They move cute too. Thanks to the Internet we now get to see the beautiful sides of Russia. American TV and history books painted a dark and gloomy picture of Russia. They still do. I never hear CNN or any US news network saying anything positive about Russia.
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#Israel Defense Forces violently intercepted the Swedish boat named Marianne (...) using tasers against unarmed passengers.

The 18 passengers, whose mission was to break the siege of #Gaza, were taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod and the non-Israelis will be deported from Ben Gurion Airport.

The Marianne was originally part of a flotilla comprised of four boats with 48 passengers, including human rights activists, journalists, artists, and political figures representing 17 countries. Three of the boats returned to ports in #Greece.

The passengers are an impressive group. Among them is Dr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of #Tunisia who came to power after the 2011 popular uprising, and Dr. Basel Ghattas, a member of the Israeli Knesset from the Joint List, a party representing Israel’s Arab citizens and the third-largest in Israel’s parliament.

On one of the boats that returned to Greece are two #US citizens: retired US Army Col. Ann Wright and USS Liberty veteran Joe Meadors.

The participation of Parliamentarian Basel Ghattas caused an uproar in the Knesset, with several parliamentarians calling for his citizenship to be revoked. In an interview before leaving, Ghattas said he was participating in the flotilla because the “Gaza blockade contravenes international humanitarian law, in that it imposes collective punishment on Gaza residents. We must remember that it is these conditions that will lead us to another circle of war within a month, a year or two years from now. So why not do whatever we can, make every effort possible, to change the reality, save lives and avoid another war?” he asked.

Israel imposed its blockade on Gaza in 2006. Since then, there have been three major Israeli military offenses that have left the Strip devastated.

The most recent massacre was in July-August of 2014, when Israel launched a 50-day military offensive against the coastal territory, killing about 2,200 mainly civilian Palestinians and leaving some 100,000 Gazans homeless.

A year since the bloodshed and destruction, Gaza has barely begun to rebuild. Israel maintains a complete air and sea blockade of Gaza and a partial blockade of goods and people through two land crossings. Israel forbids Gaza from having an airport or a seaport, except a small fishing harbor. Gaza fishermen are only allowed to fish a few nautical miles from shore. These are the conditions that the flotilla hoped to focus attention on.

The interception of the Marianne comes five years after the fatal interception of another Gaza-bound flotilla. Nine Turks and one Turkish-American were killed and several other activists were wounded on May 31, 2010 when Israeli commandos stormed the Mavi Marmara, the lead vessel in that flotilla. Israel’s actions garnered denunciations from around the world and triggered a breakdown in its relations with #Turkey. In 2013, Israel apologized for "operational mistakes" and is still negotiating compensation for the families.

This year, the Israelis were careful to board the Marianne without firing shots. Nonetheless, the boarding of a ship in international waters is considered an act of piracy under international law.

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It’s ironic that Netanyahu insists that there is no blockade while at the same time prohibiting the flotilla from reaching Gaza.
 
From Medea Benjamin...well said!
Israel Defense Forces violently intercepted the Swedish boat named Marianne in the early hours of June 29 to prevent it from landing in Gaza, using tasers against unarmed passengers. The 18 passengers, whose mission was to break the siege of Gaza, were taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod and the non-Israelis will be deported from Ben Gurion Airport.  
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Israhel should not win, never. Although the Palestinian are the direct victims, this matter is not only the Palestinian issue, It is a World ISSUE. If we allow Israhel to get its way, then we also say goodbye to human morality and any possibility of true freedom.
Let us not allow Israhel and the Pro zio people in Washington to dictate the course to us.
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Adorable Ducklings Saved from a Storm Drain

The storm drain was stuck and wouldn't budge even with a pry bar. Racing against time as the drainpipe above was flowing and would wash the babies away Gary got the idea to use fish nets to save the ducklings.

He said: "I'm not a hero, someone who runs into a burning building to save children is a hero. It just made me feel good all day."

#ducklings   #itsthelittlethings  
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7 year old girl, Zea, ain't got no time for #homophobic preachers
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Zea stood firm in the face of #hate over the weekend at a celebration of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. When a preacher began ranting at her through a microphone, little Zea quietly waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.
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+CD Gosnell Aye, I know. Society has been blinded and led down that dark path, once again...it is a shame, the earth is a wonderment and has everything we needed to exist, with a certain amount of contentment as well.
So, enjoy your day the best you can and we can send some peace around the world. ~
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#USA citizens have just been screwed and they don't even realize it.

The section of the #TPP that has leaked is the "Investment" chapter that includes investor-state dispute settlement (#ISDS) clauses.

"Companies and investors would be empowered to challenge regulations, rules, government actions and court rulings -- federal, state or local -- before tribunals...."

And they can collect not just for lost property or seized assets; they can collect if laws or regulations interfere with these giant companies' ability to collect what they claim are "expected future profits."

ISDS is just a fancy way to give corporations a special legal system that circumvents democratically accountable laws and courts.


ISDS Tilts Playing Field to Corporations

ISDS allows corporations to directly challenge almost any law or regulation based on ill-defined concepts such as "fair and equitable treatment."

In contrast, all provisions for enforcing labor rights in the TPP require action by member governments -- neither workers nor unions can enforce the labor rights provisions on their own even by suing in national courts.


Advantage: Foreign Firms

While ISDS would give American multinational corporations tremendous powers over other governments, it places non-U.S. corporations (and, of course, non-U.S. subsidiaries of American multinational corporations) at a tremendous advantage over U.S. firms by giving only them ~ not U.S.-based firms ~ this right to challenge U.S. laws and regulations."
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In a few years maybe this will be the wake up call that Americans need..
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Sharon den Adel & Tarja Turunen, a great combination. Enjoy it. :-)
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#ISIS look more like Israeli Extremists than Islamic Extremists. Strange, to say the least.

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Lol instead of vowing to liberate #Palestine their vowing to destroy #hamas . Hmm isnt that what  #Isreal  wants?
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatened to eradicate Gaza-based Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS).
The threat came in a 16-minute long video recently shared by pro-ISIS accounts on social media where a masked man slammed the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated group for cooperating with Iran, the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah, and other ‘nationalist’, ‘communist’ and ‘secularist’ parties.

#palestine   #palestinians   #isis   #hamas  
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatened to eradicate Gaza-based Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS). The threat came in a 16-minute long vide
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ISIS= ZIO(ISRAHEL, USA, UK, NATO and their regional puppets such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia). Fuck ISIS and their Zio Masters.
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Can anyone from #Mexico  verify the veracity of this story? This seems too absurd to be true.
 
I asked my late wife once to iron my shirt, She threw the iron at me and said "Iron it yourself." I would give my heart to hear her say that now. Some pigs do not deserve wives or family

I hope he lives a long life regretting his actions.
Dulce Requena Garcia, 21, was taken to a police station in Tampico, Mexico where she was fined the equivalent of £16, and as she did not have the ready cash she was locked up for 12 hours instead
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+Ricardo Vasconcelos   The story was on Yahoo and because Yahoo is Zionist controlled and the content was not about Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, or Hammas. I would think it would not be in their interest to change the truth.
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