📰 Steven Erlanger, “Twin Blasts Kill 16 in Israel; Hamas Claims Responsibility,” The New York Times, 1 Sept. 2004.
“The destruction of the temple is just the latest in a string of horrors that the Islamic State has inflicted upon Palmyra since seizing the city in May. Last week, the group beheaded Khalid al‐Asaad, 83, who had served as the chief of the city’s antiquities department for more than 50 years. After they killed him, Islamic State militants strung up his headless body as a warning to others. Last month, the group demolished half a dozen ancient statues, smashing them with sledge hammers, and in June they blew up two historic tombs.”
☞ Liam Stack, “ISIS Blows Up Ancient Temple at Syria’s Palmyra Ruins,” The New York Times, 23 Aug. 2015.
🖺 Rob Mackay, “Unlock and Re‐Imagine Historic Abandoned Cemetery in Jackson Heights,” Crain’s 5boros, 20 Aug. 2015.
• Weekly anti‐Israel riots take place in Nabi Ṣaliḥ.
• As he has repeatedly done for years, fanatical Israel‐hater and “activist” Bassem al‐Tamimi endangers his teenage son and daughter’s lives by encouraging them to angrily and defiantly confront armed Israeli soldiers.
• They do so. This time around, his son attacks a soldier by lobbing stones at him.
• The soldier then approaches the young man and tries to arrest or detain him.
• Then the adjacent women attack the soldier by screaming at him, slapping him, biting him and pulling at his clothing.
• The soldier was the only one attacked, but the anti‐Israel media spin an outrageous yarn that he was “attacking,” even “kidnaping,” the boy at “gunpoint” (when he did not even use the gun) and mischaracterize the women’s action as some sort of valiant resistance.
• A gullible world somehow believes it and bafflingly condemns Israel and Zionism rather than the actual attackers in this incident.
☞ Adam Levick, “Telegraph and Daily Mail Retreat From Tamimis’ Latest ‘Pallywood’,” Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, 30 Aug. 2015.
Nineteenth or Twentieth Century Roʼsh hash‐Shana greeting card in the collection of the Yeshiva University Museum. (Photograph apparently by the Center for Jewish History. Per their Web site: “This material may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only.” Per the corresponding page on Flickr: “No known copyright restrictions.”)
💥 COLLISION SYMBOL (here representing the sudden onset of pain)
😧 ANGUISHED FACE
𓀗 EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPH A019 (“bent man with cane,” “be infirm; old …”)
• The glyphs for the first three characters (🚶, 💥, 😧) are from the Twitter Emoji set, developed by Twitter with the Iconfactory, under a Creative Commons license.
• The glyph for the final character (𓀗) is from the open‐source Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphs font, commissioned by Google, under the Apache License.
- Baruch College CUNY
- Lucky Cheng’s/Waikiki Wally’s
- New York Westchester Square Medical Center
- Union Hospital of the Bronx
• Gay/Queer, including ursine, topics;
• Jewish, Near Eastern, North African, Central Asian and Caucasian topics;
• Linguistics, particularly as relevant to the populations mentioned above;
• Progressive or Leftist topics;
• Atheist, Humanist, Naturalist, Bright or otherwise secular topics;
• History, with the understanding that the topic includes his own personal experiences, however mundane they may be, in and occasionally out of his beloved native city.
- Queens College CUNY
- Bronx High School of Science