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The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story

Israel is refusing to provide the vaccine to the millions of Palestinians it is forcefully ruling over. The post The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Geneva Convention, COVID-19, Covax, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Covax programme, Sputnik V vaccine


Coronavirus live news: half a million under lockdown in Beijing; new curbs as Malaysia hits 'breaking point'

Half a million under lockdown in Beijing to stamp out a handful of cases; Malaysia to impose strict restrictions to fight surge in casesEngland told to prepare for worst weeks of Covid pandemicChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid originsFrench vaccine scepticism reflects ‘dissatisfaction with politicians’UK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.14pm GMT Production of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine will total 4m doses over the next 30 days, the RIA news ag...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Australia, Russia, UK News, World news, US news, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, Palestine, Reuters, RIA, Coronavirus, Gamaleya Institute


Israel, the Palestinians, and the COVID-19 vaccination rollout: The legal and moral obligations

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly Palestinian man at the Clalit Health Services in neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP/ Getty Images Israel is the world leader in vaccinating its population against COVID-19. About 19% of the population has already received a dose of the vaccine. Israeli citizens and Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are eligible to be vaccinated. Those in the West...
Tags: Politics, UK, Russia, Israel, US, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Bloomberg, PA, Ap, West, Gaza, Healthcare, Middle East, Palestine


DO HYACINTHS LIKE SUN OR SHADE?

Do Hyacinths like sun or shade? Native to the area of the eastern Mediterranean, Hyacinths have been a mainstay of British gardens since the 18th century. In fact during this period over 2,000 cultivars were grown in the Netherlands, its primary commercial producer. Modern cultivars are particularly vibrant and floriferous and so to get the most of you plants you will need to provided their ideal conditions which means mimicking their natural environment as much as possible. Of course...
Tags: Gardening, Bbc, Palestine, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Northern Europe, Simon Eade


How Israel got vaccines to 9% of its population in less than 2 weeks - far more than any other country

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo In less than two weeks, Israel has provided vaccine doses to nearly 9% of its residents. By contrast, the US has gotten doses to .95% of its population, and the UK less than 1.5%.  Experts say Israel's small size, along with its aggressive vaccine procurement efforts and universal, centralized healthcare system put the country ahead.  Visit Business Insi...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Singapore, Israel, US, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Palestine, West Bank, Who, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer


‘Gaza Mon Amour’ Review: Coy Middle-Aged Romance and Bawdy Farce Mingle in Palestine’s Amiable Oscar Entry

The title “Gaza Mon Amour” carries threatening echoes of those cutesy auteur short anthologies (“Paris je t’aime,” “New York, I Love You”) in which assorted drifting souls find love in the same scenic city streets. Happily, Palestinian twin filmmakers Arab and Tarzan Nasser’s entirely self-contained feature is nothing so slick or glib, though it boasts […]
Tags: Reviews, New York, Paris, Gaza, Palestine, Arab Nasser, Hiam Abbass, Gaza Mon Amour, Tarzan Nasser


WATCH: How the Israel-Gaza border conflict is putting olive farmers in jeopardy

Yasser Abu Wazna for Business Insider Today Violent clashes at the Israel-Gaza border are jeopardizing farmers who make their livings selling olives.Olives are a symbol of pride and a staple of the economy in Gaza, making up 19% of the region's agricultural sector. Now, local entrepreneurs are coming up with a way to transform olives into fuel. View more episodes of Business Insider Weekly on Facebook. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected]
Tags: News, Israel, Trends, Gaza, Palestine, Israel-palestine, Israel Gaza, Olives, Military & Defense, Business Insider Weekly, Yasser Abu Wazna, Dylan Barth Yasser Abu Wazna


Violinist Ivry Gitlis, 98

Born in mandate-era Palestine in 1922, he started playing violin at 6, entered the Paris Conservatory at 11 and won the school’s top prize at 13, and toured the world as a soloist into his 90s. (He also had a small sideline in movie acting.) – France 24 (AFP)
Tags: Art, France, People, Palestine, Paris Conservatory, 12.24.20, Ivry Gitlis


This Week In Trailers: 76 Days, Russian Raid, Mayor, Girls Can’t Surf, Muscle

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we talk about COVID-19, go along for a Russian ride, see what it’s really like to run this town, get swole, and fight the patriarch...
Tags: New York, Movies, China, Russia, This Week In Trailers, Mtv, Palestine, Movie Trailers, Mayor, Hulu, James Corden, Terry, Wuhan, Ramallah, Hadid, Muscle


The political life of Diego Maradona

The icon who died on 25 November 2020 was more than just the greatest footballer of all time. From Argentina to Palestine he represented the experiences of the outsider, the oppressed The post The political life of Diego Maradona appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Football, Sport, Palestine, Argentina, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Diego Maradona, Openaccess, Oppression, United States of America


The Uncanny Children’s Book Illustrations of Sigmund’s Freud’s Niece, Tom Seidmann-Freud

In 1919, Sigmund Freud published “The ‘Uncanny,’” his rare attempt as a psychoanalyst “to investigate the subject of aesthetics.” The essay arrived in the midst of a modernist revolution Freud himself unwittingly inspired in the work of Surrealists like Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, and many others. He also had an influence on another artist of the period: his niece Martha-Gertrud Freud, who started going by the name “Tom” after the age of 15, and who became known as children’s book author and i...
Tags: Google, Art, London, Education, College, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Israel, Vienna, Munich, K-12, Palestine, Aviva, Brothers Grimm, Sigmund Freud


Will Trump's major foreign policy legacy be Israel and Palestine?

From ‘peace’ deals to gutting aid, the US president has had a major impact on the regionDonald Trump has cast himself as an isolationist president focused on Americans. However, in one major foreign policy issue, Israel and Palestine, the US leader has possibly made more of an impact than any of his predecessors. Continue reading...
Tags: Israel, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Palestine, Donald Trump, Trump, Will Trump


US poll chaos is a boon for the enemies of democracy the whole world over

While Democrats and Republicans squabble in Washington, injustice and violence reigns from Palestine to MozambiqueBelieve it or not, the world did not stop turning on its axis because of the US election and ensuing, self-indulgent disputes in the land of the free-for-all. In the age of Donald Trump, narcissism spreads like the plague.But the longer the wrangling in Washington continues, the greater the collateral damage to America’s global reputation – and to less fortunate states and peoples wh...
Tags: Hong Kong, Vladimir Putin, Washington, China, Islamic State, Israel, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Palestine


EU urges Israel to stop demolitions in Palestine

Such developments are impediment toward 2-state solution, says spokesman - Anadolu Agency
Tags: Israel, Eu, Palestine


Annemarie Jacir Period Film in Development With Producer Ossama Bawardi (EXCLUSIVE)

Leading Arab producer Ossama Bawardi is in development with Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir’s fourth film, a period drama set in Palestine, with European and Arab characters, in what he describes as “a very competitive Arab market” for Arab films. Speaking to Variety at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, Bawardi spoke about his upcoming […]
Tags: News, Global, Egypt, Palestine, Annemarie Jacir, El Gouna Film Festival, Ossama Bawardi, Bawardi


Most Arab Americans plan to vote for Joe Biden but support for Trump has also grown among Arab American Republicans, according to a new poll

Reuters Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is likely to receive more of the Arab American vote than President Donald J. Trump, according to the Arab American Institute. Biden's leading margin with Arab Americans may be smaller than Hillary Clinton's in 2016, and Arab American turnout is expected to be high. The Biden campaign and the Trump campaign have made late pitstops in Michigan, directly and indirectly focusing messaging on the Arab American community. Visit Business Insider'...
Tags: Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, Palestine, Michigan, Christian, Biden, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Baghdad, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump


Ameen Nayfeh Explores ‘Absurdity’ of Life in Palestine in ‘200 Meters’

“For people living in Palestine, everything is absurd,” says “200 Meters” director Ameen Nayfeh. “Every aspect of our life doesn’t make sense.” “200 Meters” debuted as part of the Venice Days competition at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the BNL People’s Choice Audience Award. It’s currently playing in the Feature Narrative Competition at […]
Tags: News, Palestine, Venice Film Festival, BNL, 200 Meters, Ameen Nayfeh


AOC's snub of a tribute to an assassinated Nobel Peace Prize winner sure makes it seem like all Israeli leaders are too problematic for the progressive left

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) addresses the virtual Democratic National Convention convention on August 18, 2020. Handout/DNCC via Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was supposed to speak at a left-wing peace advocacy group's online memorial for the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, on the the 25th anniversary of his assassination., After backlash from progressives, AOC bailed on the event, which was held the same night she played a video game for a huge online audience....
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Congress, Israel, Trends, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, West Bank, Yasser Arafat, Labor party, Pbs, Biden, Ellison, Apn, Trump


‘Gaza Mon Amour’ to Represent Palestine in Oscars’ International Feature Film Race (EXCLUSIVE)

“Gaza Mon Amour,” starring Hiam Abbass (“Succession”) and Salim Daw (“Fauda”), will serve as Palestine’s official entry in the International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards. Directed by Tarzan and Arab Nasser, “Gaza Mon Amour” is represented in international markets by the Paris-based company Versatile Films and has been officially selected by Palestine’s […]
Tags: News, Global, Paris, Gaza, Palestine, Venice Film Festival, Tarzan, Hiam Abbass, Best International Feature Film, 2021 Oscars, Gaza Mon Amour, Represent Palestine, Salim Daw Fauda, Arab Nasser Gaza Mon Amour, Versatile Films


The Trump administration is considering proscribing Amnesty, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch as 'anti-Semitic' and telling other governments not to support them

Human rights group Amnesty International drop a banner from Vauxhall Bridge opposite the US Embassy protesting against US President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom on July 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The Trump administration is reportedly considering a move to classify several major humanitarian groups as "anti-Semitic." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading a push to proscribe Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch as...
Tags: Politics, News, Politico, Israel, US, Trends, United Kingdom, Palestine, Amnesty International, Oxfam, State Department, Donald Trump, Human Rights Watch, Trump, Election 2020, State


Family of Moscow-Born Teen Who Beheaded Teacher Were from Chechnya Where Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Are Demonized

MOSCOW—The man known as ‘Putin’s attack dog’ has spent years promoting a violent response to the publication of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. When a teenager from a Chechen family beheaded a school teacher in France on Friday for sharing these images with his class, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Putin-backed ruler of Chechnya, took to social media to lecture France about its “unacceptable attitude to Islamic values.”Kadyrov has worked hard to make the French controversy a cause célèbre i...
Tags: Europe, News, Instagram, Putin, France, Russia, West, Paris, Palestine, Moscow, Muslim, Myanmar, Kremlin, Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya, Charlie Hebdo


Amid COVID-19 spike in ultra-Orthodox areas, Jewish history may explain reluctance of some to restrictions

A spike in coronavirus cases in several Orthodox Jewish areas of New York has prompted state and city authorities to impose new localized restrictions aimed at halting the spread.On Oct. 5, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that nearly 100 public schools and 200 private schools in 20 ZIP codes – many of which have a large ultra-Orthodox population and have seen increased rates of positive test results of COVID-19 – would end in-person classes “temporarily.”The move has sparked animosity among...
Tags: New York, News, Russia, Israel, Jerusalem, Brooklyn, United States, Palestine, New Orleans, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Jewish, Western Europe, Orthodox, Torah, Henri Bergson


Guest Post by Jennifer Phillipps

This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate I have asked you my readers to submit a Guest Post for my blog as a way of celebrating our connectedness as a community through social media.  I hope you will send me your story or at least a glimpse into your life I feel I know so many of you through the comment section and emails I hope this will introduce you to one another. Thank you in advance for being part of French la Vie / Tongue in Cheek.   Our Home in New Zealand   Greetings Cor...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Wales, Africa, San Francisco, Paris, Palestine, Portland, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Venice, Ansel Adams, East Coast, Lyon, Wellington, Nelson


Angered by Arab-Israel ties, Palestine quits chairing Arab League sessions

RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestine has quit its current chairmanship of Arab League meetings, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Tuesday, condemning as dishonourable any Arab agreement to establish formal relations with Israel. Palestinians see the accords that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed with Israel in Washington a week ago as a betrayal of their cause and a blow to their quest for an independent state in Israeli-occupied territory. Earlier this month, the Pa...
Tags: News, Washington, Israel, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Arab League, RAMALLAH West Bank GAZA Reuters Palestine


'We feel betrayed': Palestinians fear cost of Arab states' deals with Israel

The accords signed in Washington are seen as diminishing the leverage for independenceDiplomatic breakthroughs between Israel and Gulf monarchies have revealed fissures in the relationship between Palestine and Arab governments – and raised questions over whether they can still be relied on to champion the Palestinian cause.For years, Israel has vigorously pursued ties with the Arab world, focusing on powerful Gulf countries with whom it shares a common enemy in Iran and who crave its hi-tech se...
Tags: Washington, Israel, World news, US foreign policy, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saeb Erekat, Gulf


After #UAE and Bahrain deals, is #SaudiArabia softening its stance on #Israel? | Reuters

After UAE and Bahrain deals, is Saudi Arabia softening its stance on Israel? | Reuters:When one of Saudi Arabia’s leading clerics called this month for Muslims to avoid “passionate emotions and fiery enthusiasm” towards Jews, it was a marked change in tone for someone who has shed tears preaching about Palestine in the past.The sermon by Abdulrahman al-Sudais, imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, broadcast on Saudi state television on Sept. 5, came three weeks after the United Arab Emirates agreed...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, Islam, United Arab Emirates, Mecca, Bahrain, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Abdulrahman, Mohammad, Grand Mosque, Royal Court, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


After UAE and Bahrain deals, is Saudi Arabia softening its stance on Israel?

When one of Saudi Arabia's leading clerics called this month for Muslims to avoid "passionate emotions and fiery enthusiasm" towards Jews, it was a marked change in tone for someone who has shed tears preaching about Palestine in the past. The sermon by Abdulrahman al-Sudais, imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, broadcast on Saudi state television on Sept. 5, came three weeks after the United Arab Emirates agreed a historic deal to normalise relations with Israel and days before the Gulf state o...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, Islam, United Arab Emirates, Mecca, Bahrain, Uae, Gulf, Abdulrahman, Mohammad, Grand Mosque


‘200 Meters’ Review: Family Drama Meets Road Movie in Palestine

One of the pleasures of anticipating an Ali Suliman performance is knowing he’ll bring depth and complexity to every role. His character in “200 Meters,” a father of three taking huge risks to get to his son in the hospital, doesn’t expand his repertoire, but it gives the movie its heart. The film may not […]
Tags: Reviews, Palestine, Festivals, London film festival, Venice Film Festival, Ali Suliman, 200 Meters, Ameen Nayfeh


Kushner Thought Trump Wasn’t Campaigning Enough During COVID Crisis: Book

As the White House increasingly shifted to re-election mode in the early months of 2019, Jared Kushner told his father-in-law one of the key promises of his 2016 campaign had to be fulfilled to make his 2020 reelection chances “super-strong.” “Number one, build the wall and get the immigration numbers down. That’s a promise that’s not being kept,” Kushner said to the president, according to Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, noting it was “the signature campaign issue” of 2016. Except, according to ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Mitch McConnell, New Mexico, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas, Republican Party, John Kelly, Trump, State, Netanyahu, Abbas


Ralph Fiennes Stars in COVID-19 Monologue ‘Beat the Devil’ in Socially Distanced Staging: Theater Review

We have been here before. Almost. In 1998, playwright David Hare turned a research trip to Israel and Palestine into the 90-minute monologue “Via Dolorosa,” which he performed himself. His return to the monologue form is, in every way, down to the ravages of COVID-19. Not only is a cast of interacting actors impossible on […]
Tags: Reviews, Israel, Palestine, David Hare, Ralph Fiennes, Beat the Devil