Every so often I can't contain it any longer and I have to get on my soap box. This is one of those weeks. I am only sharing a few links - those that I find to be most worth passing along.
Yes, I've been inspired to link. You've been warned!
We'll start out with the longest and meatiest of the links. If you don't want too much substance, skip to the next one.
Kairos denounces Michael Oren’s recent op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal (9 March 2012). In this inaccurate and manipulative text, Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the US, blames the plight of Palestinian Christians on oppression at the hands of Palestinian Muslims -- rather than at the hands of the illegal Israeli occupation itself, as is our reality.
Palestinians prepare to lose the solar panels that provide a lifeline by Phoebe Greenwood
This is a human interest story. It would be no matter where it took place. People who are cut off from all sources of electricity, except the expensive and stinky (oh, loud too) oil powered generators are given clean, green, silent solar panels, but now they can't keep them.
Imneizil's solar system was built in 2009 by the Spanish NGO Seba at a cost of €30,000 to the Spanish government. According to the Israeli authorities, it was built without a permit.
Somebody needs to tell Newt, so I will. No, they are not an invented people. Don't take my word for it…
Netanyahu added that out of 91 decisions made by the UN body to date, 39 dealt with Israel. "Only three of the decisions dealt with Syria".
Hmm, perhaps the large number of decisions focused on Israel should tell you something about the state of human rights within their borders. And, Netanyahu, please notice that the recent atrocities in Syria have been going on for just over a year, not over 60 years.
And finally, a tiny ray of hope…
But, of course, there are strings attached. At least the funds are allowed to help with some basic human needs; health, water projects and food.
And that's a Slice of Life, from my soap box.
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