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City of Palestine Announces Closings for the New Year’s Holiday – Palestine Herald Press

| January 2, 2022

The City of Palestine has announced closings for the upcoming New Year's Holiday. The following city offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Dec

On official Palestinian TV, young girl calls to liberate the land from Jews – The Times of Israel

| January 2, 2022

Palestinian Authority television broadcast live in December a young girl calling to banish the scoundrels from my land and liberate it from the Jews, in footage translated this week by the by Middle East Media Research Institute. During a December 28 broadcast on Palestine TV of a ceremony held in honor of Fatahs 57th anniversary, a young girl at a primary school in Jenin read out a poem asking God to banish the Jews from the region. Jerusalem is lost

Hope Through Art: Happy New Year from Mohammed Tutah (PHOTOS) – Palestine Chronicle

| January 2, 2022

Palestinian artist Mohammed Tutah. (Photo: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle) By Mahmoud Ajjour - Gaza Mohammed Tutah lost his leg when an Israeli missile fell on his house in the Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City on December 29, 2008.

Opinion | Here’s Why the UN General Assembly Criticizes Israel More Than All Other States Combined – Common Dreams

| January 2, 2022

Again in 2021, the United Nations General Assemblyoverwhelmingly passed 14 resolutionsaimed at criticizing Israel (and supporting the Palestinians). On every resolution, only a handful of countries (among them the USA, Canada, and a sprinkle of small Pacific island nations) stood with Israel.

Judaism and Numbers | My Jewish Learning

| January 2, 2022

The practice of gematria, or the spiritual interpretation of numbers, is onetechnique for understanding sacred texts. The followingnumbers are consideredsymbolic and/or sacred in Judaism: One indicates unity, divinity, and wholeness, as exemplified by God.

The Two-State Solution Is Deadand Liberal Zionists Can’t Save It – Foreign Policy

| January 2, 2022

The two state-solution in Israel-Palestine is dead, and its erstwhile championsliberal Zionists and foreign diplomats, mainlyare clinging to an obsolete political program, leaving the field wide open to the Israeli right and far right to shape reality as they please. These forces have already been shaping reality for a while, entrenching the military occupation and inextricably integrating the settlement enterprise in the occupied West Bank with the economy and society of Israel proper

Top Five Most Under-Covered Vatican Stories of 2021 – Crux Now

| January 2, 2022

ROME Every year, certain storylines dominate news coverage of the Vatican. Some are largely positive, though many tend to be negative, such as the clerical abuse scandals that have been a strong contender for biggest Vatican story of the year for each of the last 20 years.

The top 10 Jewish news stories of 2021 – Religion News Service

| January 2, 2022

(RNS) In a year in which we expected the news to get better, the stories followed most closely by the Jewish community in 2021 were for the most part sequels to the difficult and dire stories of 2020: COVID-19, surging antisemitism and strife between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. But a new government in Jerusalem and Israels broadening ties to Arab countries brought glimmers of hope for peace.Here are the 10 most important stories on topics of Jewish concern this year: In June, after four indecisive elections in two years, Israeli leaders Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid assembled a broad-based coalition that enabled Bennett to replace Netanyahu as prime minister. In power for 15 years, Netanyahu was the longest-serving PM in the nations history

Opinion | Death Is for the Living: Lessons From Religious Scholars – The New York Times

| January 2, 2022

The Buddhist scholar Dadul Namgyal stressed the importance of letting go of habits of self-obsession and attitudes of self-importance. Moulie Vidas, a scholar of Judaism, placed more emphasis upon Judaisms intellectual and spiritual energy. Karen Teel, a Roman Catholic, emphasized her interest in working toward making our world more just

Schlepping and Schmoozing along the Interstate 5: Tijuana in the Rear View Mirror – San Diego Jewish World

| January 2, 2022

Chapter One Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO This is a series about Jewish life along the Interstate 5, which begins at the Mexican border and continues all the way to the Canadian border. We will be concerned with just the San Diego County segment of this highway, a 72-mile stretch between Baja California, Mexico, and the Orange County line


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