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  1. Feb 2024
    1. Οι διεκδικήσεις των ‘Παλαιστινίων’ είναι διεκδικήσεις αποίκων. Και αποτελούν άλλο ένα ψέμα του ισλαμικού ιμπεριαλισμού.

      Ενδειξη πως το protocolswithoutzion καταφευγει σε αντιαραβικα/ρατσιστικά επιχειρηματα για να στηριξει το Ισραηλ.

    2. οι Αραβες αποικιοκράτες, από τον 7ο μ.Χ. αιώνα, όταν κατέλαβαν την Ιερουσαλήμ. Τότε ζούσαν 300 με 400 χιλιάδες Εβραίοι στην περιοχή. Οι Αραβες ισοπέδωσαν και αραβοποίησαν κάθε ίχνος του εβραϊκού πολιτισμο

      Ανιστοριτες εθνοθρησκειπικες αφηγησεις που προπαγαδοζονται στα ισραηλινα σχολεια. Οχι μονο απο DNA γνωριζουμε πως ποτε δεν εφυγαν οι Φιλισταιοι, ουτε και ειχαν τοση διαφορα με τους συντοπιτες τους Εβραιοι. Η Αραβικη επελαση ηταν πολιτισμικη επεκταση περισσοτερο παρα αλλαγης πληθυσμων & εθνοκαθαρσης.

    3. το σιωνιστικό κίνημα σαν σύντροφο προς το αραβικό, εθνικιστικό κίνημα που πάλευε ενάντια στον ιμπεριαλισμό

      Οντως ισχυε αυτο, προτου παρουν την πρωτοκαθεδρια του Σιωνισμου οι Haganah & Irgun.

    4. Αποικιοκρατία σημαίνει να ζείς με το να εκμεταλλεύεσαι άλλους

      Τι αυθαιριτος ορισμος ειναι αυτος? Η αρπαγη της γης & η εκμεταλευση των πορων της με σκοπο την επεκταση δεν ειναι?

    5. ο αραβικός πληθυσμός της Jaffa, της Χάιφα και της Ραμάλα αυξήθηκε κατά 17, 12 και 5 φορές αντίστοιχα

      Αυξηθηκαν οι πληθυτμοι τους γιατι συγκεντρηθηκαν στη Γαζα οταν εκδιωχθηκαν απο αλλου (εκκρεμει παραπομπη).

    6. Οι Εβραίοι επένδυαν εκατομμύρια δολάρια το μήνα και δημιουργούσαν συνθήκες διαβίωσης και μισθούς εξαιρετικά υψηλούς

      Τα Δυτικα κρατη επενδυσαν αλλα κυριως δωρισαν εκατομυρια στο Ισραηλ, και συνεχιζουν μεχρι σημερα με πρωτοφανεις ρυθμους,

    7. αγόραζαν τη γη στην τιμή που τους οριζόταν από τους Αραβες γαιοκτήμονες

      Εκκρεμμει αναφορα στο ποση γη αγοραστηκε ως προς αυτη που κλεφτηκε.

    8. προς όφελος της μητρικής χώρας

      Ισχυει μονο εν μερη - σημερα οι ΗΠΑ & Βρετανια ειναι οι de facto μητρικες χωρες, που χρηματοδοτουν επισημα & ανεπισημα το Ισραηλ, και αυτο σε βαθος χρονου ειναι επικινδυνο για το Ισραηλ.

    9. προγονική πατρίδα τους

      Θα λεγαμε το ιδιο αν επεστρεφαν οι κατοικοι των ΗΠΑ, Αυστραλια & Καναδα στη Βρετανια και αγοραζαν τα σπιτια ή εκδιωχναν τους γηγενεις?

  2. Jan 2024
    1. Die ersten 60 Tage von Israels Krieg gegen die Hamas im Gaza-Streifen haben mindestens 281.000 Tonnen CO<sub>2</sub> freigesetzt, das entspricht 150.000 Tonnen Kohle. Die Zahlen stammen aus einer neuartigen, noch nicht peer-reviewten Studie und erfassen nur einen kleinen Teil der Gesamtemissionen. Der Wiederaufbau der zerstörten Gebäude dürfte so viele Emissionen verursachen, wie Neuseeland in einem Jahr erzeugt. Insgesamt ist das Militär für etwa 5,5% der weitweiten Emissionen verantwortlich. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/09/emissions-gaza-israel-hamas-war-climate-change

      Infografik: https://interactive.guim.co.uk/uploader/embed/2024/01/israel_gaza_war_emissions/giv-13425X8Z9JjArEXFO/Israel_Gaza_war_emissions-inArticle_620.png

  3. Nov 2023
    1. permanent security”
      • for: definition - permanent security, examples - permanent security

      • definition: permanent security

        • Extreme responses by states to security threats, enacted in the name of present and future self defence.
        • Permanent security actions target entire civilian populations under the logic of ensuring that terrorists and insurgents can never again represent a threat. It is a project, in other words, that seeks to avert future threats by anticipating them today.
      • example: permanent security

        • Russian-Ukraine war
          • Vladimir Putin reasons that Ukraine must be forcibly returned to Russia so that it cannot serve as a launching site for NATO missiles into Russia decades from now.
        • Myanmar-Rohingya conflict
          • The Myanmarese military sought to squash separatism by expelling and killing the Rohingya minority in 2017
        • China-Uyghur conflict
          • China sought to pacify and reeducate Muslim Uyghurs by mass incarceration to forestall their striving for independence forever
        • Israel-Palestine conflict
          • Israel seeks to eliminate Hamas as a security threat once and for all after the 2023 Hamas attack on Israel
        • US-Iraq-Afghanistan
          • The US sought to eliminate Saddam Hussein's nuclear capabilities and to eliminate Osama Bin Laden for his bombing of the World Trade center.
      • for: israel-Palestine conflict, colonialism, Israel-Hamas conflict,annotate, genocide
  4. Oct 2023
    1. They were so set in their categories that they couldn’t make a distinction between the Palestinian people and a genocidal cult that claimed to speak in that people’s name

      this.

    1. What I cannot understand is endorsing, validating, or standing in solidarity with war crimes. That so many student organizations did so is stunning. It commits them to positions anathema not only to the conservatives they often tangle with but to left-leaning liberals and progressives, many of whom now perceive a frightening difference in core values that too many had scarcely pondered before.

      concerning

    2. We reject the distinction between ‘civilian’ and ‘militant.’ We reject the distinction between ‘settler’ and ‘soldier.’ Every Palestinian is a civilian even if they hold arms. A settler is an aggressor, a soldier, and an occupier even if they are lounging on our occupied beaches.

      yikes

    1. if you allow me I I would like to give one Light Of Hope on this whole thing please I I call it the Belfast moment the moment when we all the Israeli people in the Palestinian people wake up and say no more we don't want to kill each other anymore we're tired of dying we want to sit down together and learn to live together and this is not relevant to our governments because our governments are are wrong and bad and need to be replaced our government and the Palestinian governments this needs to come from the people
      • for: Belfast moment, Hama's Israel war 2023

      • comment

        • 10,000 cities for peace, SRG to peace via a Belfast moment
        • Thought leaders and citizens from both sides, each speaking to their own side
      • for: Yuval Noah Harari, Hamas Israel war 2023, global liberal order, abused-abuser cycle, And not Or

      • summary

        • In this interview, Yuval Noah Harari offers insights on the trap that Hamas's brutality has set for the Israeli army and reflections on the abused-abuser cycle.
        • If Israeli government falls into that trap and inflicts unprecedented collateral damage, it will scupper the chance for peace for generations to come, and Hamas will have succeeded in its goal.
        • Harari identifies a key insight that could help create better empathy between warring parties, to recognize the abused-abuser cycle and how we can be both abused AND abuser at the same time
        • Harari reflects on the breakdown of the global liberal order, offering a simple yet insightful anthropological definition of the global liberal order showing how in spite of its many flaws, fundamentally is biologically humanistic at the core. What is needed is a way to decouple the harmful features the current form of it possesses
    1. it's hard to people to understand that you can be victim and perpetrator at the 00:35:03 same time it's a very simple fact impossible to accept for most people either you're a victim or you're perpetrator there is no other but no usually we are both you know from the level of individuals how we behave in 00:35:17 our family to the level of entire nations we are usually both and and and of course perhaps one issue is that we don't feel like that as individuals we don't feel that we have the full responsibility for our state so there's 00:35:28 a sort of strange problem here too which is that you feel as an individual that you're a victim and you feel distance from your state
      • for: victim AND perpetrator, situatedness, perspectival knowing, AND, not OR, abused-abuser cycle, individual /collective gestalt, Hamas Israel war 2023

      • quote

        • It's hard for people to understand that you can be victim and perpetrator at the same time
        • It's a very simple fact impossible to accept for most people
      • author: Yuval Noah Harari
      • date: Sept 2023
    1. a profound moral challenge. Even as we mourn our dead in Israel, we must acknowledge and protest the genocide Israel is currently perpetrating in their memory in no uncertain terms. I cannot say this forcefully enough: those of us who ignore this reality – who mourn the Jewish dead exclusively without even a mention of the massive crimes Israel is actively committing against the Palestinian people – will be quite frankly, complicit in this horrific bloodshed.
    2. most chillingly, a member of Israeli Parliament has called for a “second Nakba that will overshadow the Nakba of 1948.”
    1. In short, Netanyahu is here to stay, and so is Hamas, and it is very difficult to find reasons for optimism.
      • for: Hamas 2023 attack on Israel

      • comment

        • there is no CONVENTIONAL solution, which opens the door for alternative solutions
    2. In short, the combination of blind intelligence, due to the vision of the country’s leaders, and the absence of troops around the Strip allowed this assault to take place with the human toll that we know.
      • for: Hamas 2023 attack on Israel - reason for failure
    3. In short, the intelligence services fell asleep, but to a large extent this can be explained by the government’s stance – and it should be added that for months now the prime minister has been concentrating almost exclusively on his fight to take control of the Supreme Court, which was an absolute priority for him – at least until 7 October.
      • for: priorities - Hamas 2023 attack on Israel
    4. Obviously, recently, it no longer had any sources within Hamas. Its blindness is no less astonishing. For example, journalists had reported in recent months that many Hamas militants regularly went out to train on motorbikes, and even learned to fly light aircraft; and yet the Israeli services saw nothing of it. This is a major flaw for which they will have to answer one day.
      • for: confirmation bias, confirmation bias - hamas attack on Israel
      • for: conflict resolution, peace in the middle east, Israel & Gaza

      • title: Israel & Gaza, a call to nuance

      • author: Jeremy Courtney
      • organization: https://www.humanite.org/
      • reference: https://peacemakers.beehiiv.com/p/israel-gaza
      • summary
      • A nice perspective piece that transcends the typical Israel vs Palestine dualism and looks deeper to see what it is that the majority of people want on BOTH sides.
        • It casts the true enemy not as Palestinian or Israeli, but as those on BOTH sides who are trapped in seeing violence as the only way out.
        • Unfortunately, those who currently dictate the narrative are those (usually male) figures who advocate for violent solutions. They are the minority who subdue the majority through aggression and military might. Somehow, we must find a way around this asymmetry.
        • It's not an exclusive OR condition, either Palestinians are the enemy or Israel is the enemy. It's an AND condition, and only applies to the warmongering subset of the population
    1. For “The West”, all deference must be given to Israel. p span[style*="font-size"] { line-height: 1.6; } Calling Palestinians innocent is tantamount to Holocaust denial. A hate crime. p span[style*="font-size"] { line-height: 1.6; } For the “Muslim World” and various anti-colonial, global liberation movements, all deference must be given to Palestine. p span[style*="font-size"] { line-height: 1.6; } Calling Israelis innocent is colonialist. Racist. Nakba denial. A hate crime. p span[style*="font-size"] { line-height: 1.6; } We need a better way.
      • for: quote, quote - conflict resolution, quote - Israel / Palestine conflict

      • quote

        • For “The West”, all deference must be given to Israel.
          • Calling Palestinians innocent is tantamount to
            • Holocaust denial.
            • A hate crime.
        • For the “Muslim World” and various anti-colonial, global liberation movements, all deference must be given to Palestine.
          • Calling Israelis innocent is
            • colonialist.
            • Racist.
            • Nakba denial.
            • A hate crime.
        • We need a better way.
      • author: Jeremy Courtney
      • date: Oct 9, 2023

      • comment

        • the world is far more complex than these simplifications
  5. Apr 2023
    1. Private vehicles are permitted to drive up to 50 KMpH on city roads, up to 80 KMpH on non-city roads, and up to 110 KMpH on freeways, unless stated otherwise on the relevant traffic signs.

      速限規定 freeway = highway

    1. 以色列电话卡4G流量上网卡 以色列手机卡原生电话卡 pelephone

      網友推薦好用的SIM卡 但要用掏寶 價格以RMB計算

    1. 先講有關「排隊」這件事,嗯,感覺就是混亂兩個字,沒有工作人員在指揮,自己挑一個櫃檯就是了。正中央就是給外國人的櫃檯,有至少5條,其中有一條都沒有人排,很奇怪,所以我們選了那排,然後大家就跟著我們排了。 這次的移民官是個漂亮的以色列女士,我護照裡的簽證章她看的很仔細,也有詢問,但態度算溫和,也沒有檢查我的住宿或行程。她問我是不是第一次來以色列?為什麼要來以色列?要待幾天?要去哪裡?

      海關問話準備

    1. 店員通常會講基本的英文,所以就跟店員說:「I want to buy a SIM card for internet/data.」(我想買上網卡) 他會問你:「For how many days? 1 week? 2 weeks?」 (要用多久的?1週嗎?2週嗎?) 很可能直接拿他有的卡給你,沒去管Pelefone還019,我是覺得沒有太多差異啦~ 如果有問再說。 講完以後他應該就會告訴你:「Is 7 gigabytes good enough for you?」(7GB夠嗎?)

      英文可參考,之後整理起來

  6. Mar 2023
  7. Feb 2023
  8. Jan 2023
    1. Shlomo Dov (Fritz) Goitein Archive | Language: Hebrew, English, German, Size: LargeShlomo Dov (Fritz) Goitein (1900-1985), educator, linguist, orientalist and scholar of Geniza.

      https://www.nli.org.il/en/discover/archives/archives-list

      Archive listing for Goitein's papers at NLI.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIfH-iSGa5M

      2021-05-12

      Dr. Hanan Harif started out as a Geniza scholar but is now a biographer of Shlomo Dov Goitein.

      In the 1920s Goitein published his only play Pulcellina about a Jewish woman who was burned at the stake in France in 1171.

      Had a friendship with Levi Billig (1897-1936)

      You know very well the verse on Tabari that says: 'You wrote history with such zeal that you have become history yourself.' Although in your modesty you would deny it, we suggest that his couplet applies to yourself as well." —Norman Stillman to S.D. Goitein in letter dated 1977-07-20

      Norman Stillman was a student of Goitein.


      What has Hanan Harif written on Goitein? Any material on his Geniza research and his note cards? He addressed some note card material in the Q&A, but nothing direct or specific.

      Goitein's Mediterranean Society project was from 1967-1988 with the last volume published three years after his death. The entirety of the project was undertaken at University of Pennsylvania.

      The India Book, India Traders was published in 2007 (posthumously) as a collaboration with M.A. Friedman.

      Goitein wrote My Life as a Scholar in 1970, which may have some methodological clues about his work and his card index.

      He also left his diaries to the National Library of Israel as well and these may also have some clues.

      His bibliography is somewhere around 800 publications according to Harif, including his magnum opus.

      Harif shows a small card index at 1:15:20 of one of Goitein's collaborators (and later rival) Professor Eliasto (unsure of this name, can't find direct reference?). Harif indicates that the boxes are in the archives where he's at (https://www.nli.org.il/en/discover/archives/archives-list ? though I don't see a reasonable name/materials there, so perhaps it's at his home at Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

    1. Then two things happened. Goitein had bequeathed his “geniza lab” of 26,000 index cards and thousands of transcriptions, translations and photocopies of fragments to the National Library of Israel (then the Jewish National and University Library). But Mark R. Cohen(link is external) and A. L. Udovitch(link is external) arranged for copies to be made and kept in Princeton. That was the birth of the Princeton Geniza Lab. 

      https://genizalab.princeton.edu/about/history-princeton-geniza-lab/text-searchable-database

      Mark R. Cohen and A. L. Udovitch made the arrangements for copies of S.D. Goitein's card index, transcriptions and photocopies of fragments to be made and kept at Princeton before the originals were sent to the National Library of Israel. This repository was the birth of the Princeton Geniza Lab.

    1. When Goitein died in 1985, his paperswere sent to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, where his laboratorycan be accessed today.

      Following his death in 1985, S.D. Goitein's papers, including his zettelkasten, were sent to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem where they can still be accessed.

  9. Dec 2022
  10. Nov 2022
    1. Ο δημοσιογράφος και συγγραφέας Σόλων Γρηγοριάδης, ένα χρόνομετά την πτώση της δικτατορίας, δημοσίευσε μια σχετική περιγραφή,που επρόκειτο να προκαλέσει αίσθηση

      Αυτή η 3η μαρτυρία αποτέλεσε καταρχήν τη βαση της μυθολογίας που δηθεν τεκνηρίωσε ο Woodhouse, μαζί με αυτή του ιδιου του Μαρκεζίνη και την μαγκική περιγραφή του Σμχ. Σκαρμαλιωράκη, παραπανω.

      Δεν γνωρίζουμε αν ο Γρηγοριάδης ήταν παρών στη σύσκεψη της πρεσβείας των ΗΠΑ, αλλα φαινεται πως η συνδεση με το Γιον Κιμπούρ ήταν δική του προσθήκη - ο Day εκφράστηκε εναντιον κ των 2 δικτατόρων για αλλους λογους: ειχαν προηγηθεί συνατησεις του με αντικαθεστωτικούς σε ΗΠΑ & Λονδίνο.

    2. μονεύματα ενός σημαντικού παράγοντα του καθεστώτος Παπαδόπουλου,του σμήναρχου Σκαρμαλιωράκη, ως ιδιαίτερα γλαφυρή και νοσταλγικάβουκολική:Παραστήσαμε τον «δύσκολο» μη επιτρέψαντες στα μεταγωγικά αερο-πλάνα των ΗΠΑ να πραγματοποιήσουν ενδιάμεσες προσγειώσεις σεελ ληνικά αεροδρόμια. Κι αυτό χάριν μιας αμφιβόλου αξίας φιλοαραβικήςπολιτικής [...]. Δεν τις φάγαμε βέβαια απ’ ευθείας από τους Ισραηλινούςαλλά από τον επιδιαιτητή τους. Διότι η καίρια «φάπα», το Πολυτεχνείο,αυτήν την αιτία είχε. Τρίψαμε το κεφάλι μας στην γκλίτσα του τσοπάνου και τη φάγαμε τη μαγκουριά κατακέφαλα και καίρια. Διότι στοχάος και στην σύγχυση που επακολούθησε, αναπήδησε από την αφάνειακαι ο, από ανύποπτο χρόνο, αμφισβητίας [Ιωαννίδης]. Του άνοιξε τονδρόμο ο «επιδιαιτητής» με την γκλίτσα του.3

      Κουτσοβλαχικη μαγκια στρατιωτικων για την δηθεν αμπλοκή των ΗΠΑ στην πτωση της Χουντας λογω του Γιον Κιμπουρ.

    3. Το δημοκρατικό Ισραήλ διασώθηκε το 1973 μόνο χάρη στην ύπαρ-ξη της φασιστικής Πορτογαλίας, όπου προσγειώνονταν τα αεροπλάνατης αμερικανικής αερογέφυρας, της φασιστικής Ισπανίας, υπεράνω τηςοποίας τα αεροπλάνα μας ανεφοδιάζονταν και της φασιστικής Ελλάδας,από τα λιμάνια της οποίας ενεργούσαν ο Έκτος Στόλος και οι νηοπομπές. Στη διάρκεια του πολέμου της Μέσης Ανατολής η Τουρκίαεπέ τρεψε σε σοβιετικά αεροπλάνα να διέρχονται από τον εναέριο χώροτης και έφερε εμπόδια σε εμάς. Αντίθετα, η Ελλάδα επέτρεψε στονΈκτο Στόλο να συνεχίσει να ενεργεί από τις βάσεις της και τούτο είναιη μεγάλη διαφορά μεταξύ Ελλάδας και Τουρκίας σε στιγμές κρίσεως.

      Το 1976 ο επικεφαλής της όλης αμερικανικής επιχείρησης, ναύαρχος Zumwalt, ειπε τα δικτατορικά καθεστώτα της Πορτογαλία, Ισπανίας & Ελλαδας ηταν που έσωσαν το Ισραηλ. Αντιθετα, η Τουρκία πηγε με Σοβιετικούς.

    4. Στην κορύφωση αυτής της δεύτερης, πλέον, κρίσης εί-χαμε μια συγκέντρωση στη θαλάσσια περιοχή μεταξύ των Κυθήρων καιτων ακτών της Μέσης Ανατολής πάνω από εκατό πολεμικών σκαφών,εξοπλισμένων και με πυρηνικά όπλα,7 και σε απόσταση λίγων μιλίων τοένα από το άλλο.

      Ton Οκτ του 1973 100 πολεμικά με πυρηνικά κυκλοφορούσαν από τα κύθηρα μεχρι το Ισραήλ.

    5. χει τεκμηριωθεί α) η άδεια πλήρους χρή-σης του λιμένος της Σούδας από τον 6ο Στόλο, β) η χρήση του ελληνικούεναέριου χώρου και γ) η κατά περίπτωση χρήση των ελληνικών αεροδρο-μίων (κυρίως του αεροδρομίου στο Ακρωτήρι Χανίων) από τα αμερικα-

      Για τις διευκολύνσεις της Χούντας σε Αμερικανούς κατά τον Γιον Κιμπούρ.

    6. το, κρίσιμο για την όλη επιχείρηση, αεροπλανοφόρο USSIndependence εκείνο το φθινόπωρο ναυλοχούσε στον Πειραιά, απ’ όπουαπέπλευσε αμέσως μόλις ξέσπασαν οι εχθροπραξίες στις 7 Οκτωβρίου30και κατευθύνθηκε νοτίως της Κρήτης. Παρέμεινε εκεί καθ’ όλο το διάστημα του πολέμου, ανεφοδιάζοντας τα αεροσκάφη που μετέφεραν ταεφόδια και φρουρώντας με τα δικά του μαχητικά το τελευταίο τμήματης διαδρομής προς το Ισραήλ, για να επιστρέψει στο λιμάνι του Πειραιάστις 5 Νοεμβρίου, μετά την αποκλιμάκωση της κρίσης.

      Το αεροπλανοφόρο που στηριζε το Γιον κιμπουρ ξεκινησε & κατέληξε στον Πειραιά.

    7. το Ισραήλ θεώρησε τότε ότι αντιμετώπιζε πραγματικό κίνδυνο καιτη νύκτα της 8ης προς την 9η Οκτωβρίου η ισραηλινή κυβέρνηση φέρε-ται να έδωσε την εντολή τοποθέτησης 13 τακτικών πυρηνικών κεφαλώνσε πυραύλους τύπου «Ιεριχώ».

      Το Ισραήλ τον Οκτ του 1973 κατά τον Γιν Κιπούρ απείλησε τους Άραβες με 13 τακτικές πυρηνικές κεφαλές.

    8. Το Ελληνικο Δικτατορικο Καθεστως Στη Συγκυρια Του Μεσανατολικου Πολεμου Του 1973

      Επαιξε ρολο ο πολεμος του Γιον Κιπουρ στην πτωση της Χούντας?

  11. Oct 2022
    1. Scholem’s, given their own reading room at the National Library of Israel.

      Hebrew University Jewish mysticism scholar Gershom Scholem's zettelkasten has its own reading room at the National Library of Israel.

      Gershom Scholem (1897-1982)

  12. Aug 2022
    1. Kustin, T., Harel, N., Finkel, U., Perchik, S., Harari, S., Tahor, M., Caspi, I., Levy, R., Leschinsky, M., Dror, S. K., Bergerzon, G., Gadban, H., Gadban, F., Eliassian, E., Shimron, O., Saleh, L., Ben-Zvi, H., Amichay, D., Ben-Dor, A., … Stern, A. (2021). Evidence for increased breakthrough rates of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in BNT162b2 mRNA vaccinated individuals. MedRxiv, 2021.04.06.21254882. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.06.21254882

  13. Jul 2022
    1. Prof. Barkai: "In light of previous studies, our team proposed an original hypothesis that links the two questions: We think that large animals went extinct due to overhunting by humans, and that the change in diet and the need to hunt progressively smaller animals may have propelled the changes in humankind. In this study we tested our hypotheses in light of data from excavations in the Southern Levant covering several human species over a period of 1.5 million years." Jacob Dembitzer adds: "We considered the Southern Levant (Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Southwest Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon) to be an 'archaeological laboratory' due to the density and continuity of prehistoric findings covering such a long period of time over a relatively small area -- a unique database unavailable anywhere else in the world. Excavations, which began 150 years ago, have produced evidence for the presence of humans, beginning with Homo erectus who arrived 1.5 million years ago, through the neandertals who lived here from an unknown time until they disappeared about 45,000 years ago, to modern humans (namely, ourselves) who came from Africa in several waves, starting around 180,000 years ago."

      The different hominin species studied in this well defined, archeologically rich region were Homo Erectus, Neandertals and Modern Humans..

  14. Apr 2022
    1. Marc Lipsitch. (2021, July 20). At the risk of boiling down too much and certainly losing some detail, one way to summarize this wonderful thread is that when we think about vaccine effectiveness, we should think of 4 key variables: 1 which vaccine, 2 age of the person, 3 how long after vax, 4 vs what outcome. [Tweet]. @mlipsitch. https://twitter.com/mlipsitch/status/1417595538632060931

  15. Mar 2022
    1. Natalie E. Dean, PhD. (2021, August 17). Real-world data from Israel show a growing gap between the earliest vaccinated (blue arrow) and the recently vaccinated (green arrow) within age groups. Confounding is always a concern (are these groups fundamentally different?) but the magnitude of the difference is notable. Https://t.co/s8pevRbax8 [Tweet]. @nataliexdean. https://twitter.com/nataliexdean/status/1427703094062706691

    1. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-pagan-gods-that-still-exist-in-israeli-city-names-1.8924898?v=1647845941967

      Cities in Israel named after Semitic gods of the ancient Near East.

      Jerusalem was likely originally Ir Shalem ('The City of Shalem') because the central shrine was dedicated to the Canaanite god Shalem, aka Salem, the personification of the Evening Star.

      Shahar, the twin brother of Shalem, was the personification of the Morning Star and was presumably the tutelary god of Zareth-Shahar. This town is in modern day central Jordan and was mentioned in Joshua 13:19.

      While the original Zareth-Shahar didn't survive into modernity, another town dedicated to the same god may have existed on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee at a site known by the Arabic name for the morning star. A kibbutz named Ayelet HaShachar was built there after 1915. Ayelet HaShachar is a poetic biblical term for the Morning Star (Psalms 22:1).

      Jericho may have taken it's name from the tutelary god Yareakh, the moon god.

      Similarly the site Beit Yarekh may attest to that moon god being worshiped there as well.

      The sun god Shemesh may have created the eponymous names for cities Beth-Shemesh ('House of Shemesh', Joshua 15:10), En-Shemesh ('Spring of Shemesh", Joshua 15:7), and Ir-Shemesh ('City of Shemesh", Joshua 19:41). The modern day city Beit Shemesh was established in 1950 at a site with the Arabic place name 'Ain Shems which was believed to be the site of the ancient city Beth-Shemesh.

      The storm god Baal is the root of cities including Kiryat Baal (Joshua 18:14), Baal Perazim (II Samuel 5:17), Gur Baal (II Chronicles 26:7), Baal-Gad (Joshua 11:17), Baal-Hermon (Judges 3:3), and Baal-Hazor (II Samuel 13:23). There are also cities Baal-Peor (Numbers 23:28) and Ball Shalishah (II Kings 4:42).

      Canaanite god El was the tutelary god of the town Bethel mentioned frequently in the Old Testament including in Genesis 12:8. The Palestinian town Beitin is thought to be the site of the ancient Bethel. Beit El, an Israeli settlement, was created near it in 1977.

      Dagon was the namesake of Beth Dagon (Joshua 15:41). It continued until 1948 when the Palestinian town Bayt Dajan was depopulated leading up to the Israeli War of Independence. The site is now an Israeli town called Beit Dagan.

      Reshef, an ancient Semitic god from Elba and later identified with Apollo lent his name to the todays Arsuf, which is also known as Apollonia. During the Persian period, the Phoenicians had named a town there for Reshef.

      Horon, possibly a desert god with power over animals and snakes, is the inspiration of Beth Horon (I Chronicles 7:24). A modern settlement Beit Horon was founded in 1977.

    1. Dagon’s father was El, the head of the West Semitic pantheon. The name Israel, shows that El was originally the tutelary god of Israel (it’s right there in the name!), but over time, Yahweh took El’s place:“When the Most High (El Elyon) divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord's (Yahweh’s) portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance” (Deuteronomy 32:8-9).

      In the West Semitic pantheon of gods, El was the father of Dagon who was in turn the father of Baal. El Elyon is mentioned in Deuteronomy 32:8-9 and his name is a root word of the endonym Israel.

    1. Yet prevail, Baal did not; towns in biblical Israel named after him are gone, while towns named after other gods, including Shamash, the moon god Yarekh, and El, are everywhere.

      The towns in biblical Israel named for Baal were renamed or gone, but there are many towns named after other gods including Shamash, Yarekh, and El.

  16. Jan 2022
  17. Dec 2021
    1. Arieh Kovler. (2021, November 26). Israel has identified four cases of the B.1.1.529 variant, all recent travellers. One case, a 32-year-old woman returning from South Africa, was triple vaccinated with Pfizer and had her 3rd dose just two months ago. [Tweet]. @ariehkovler. https://twitter.com/ariehkovler/status/1464190991204859919

  18. Nov 2021
    1. Τι θα συνέβαινε  εάν καίγαμε τις ταυτότητες μας σε ολόκληρη τη χώρα, στη Χάιφα στη Τζενίν, στη Γάζα και στην Ιερουσαλήμ; Τι θα συνέβαινε εάν ο Μουχάμαντ ζούσε στο σπίτι του Ισα Γιασσέρ ή στο διαμέρισμα του Γιασσίν; Τι θα συνέβαινε εάν κατεβαίναμε όλοι στους δρόμους ντυμένοι με τις παραδοσιακές μας στολές τραγουδώντας για την Παλαιστίνη , μπερδεύοντας με αυτόν τον τρόπο τις δυνάμεις κατοχής και τελικά καταφέρναμε να παραλύσουμε τις  στρατιωτικές δυνατότητες τους, που στοχεύουν τους μαχητές μας.

      Φρεσκιες ιδέες για πολιτική ανυπακοη απο την παλαιστινια Αχεντ Τμίμι, που ευτυχως ειναι ακομη ζωντανη.

    1. Former Foreign Ministry chief Alon Liel, who also served as ambassador to South Africa, has said that “until a Palestinian state is created, we are actually one state. This joint state…is an apartheid state.”

      Legally, Israel it is a single apartheid state.

    2. Amazing the list of people that warned about the reality Israel is facing, as an apartheid state.

    1. «Νομίζω ότι είναι καιρός για τον λαό και τις ελίτ της Γερμανίας», δήλωσε προ ημερών σε συνέντευξή του στην Deutsche Welle o Παλαιστίνιος αναλυτής Αλί Αμπουνιμάχ, «να σταματήσουν να τιμωρούν τα παιδιά στη Λωρίδα της Γάζας για τα εγκλήματα που πραγματοποίησαν οι ίδιοι εναντίον των Εβραίων της Ευρώπης». Το αποτέλεσμα ήταν ότι ο σταθμός απολογήθηκε στους τηλεθεατές γιατί του έδωσε τον λόγο και διέγραψε τη συνέντευξη.

      Pravda-like censorship and cleansing of historical tracks!

    1. The real issue is clarified when you append the phrase “as a Jewish state” to “Israel has a right to exist.”

      That's the crux of the article.

  19. Oct 2021
    1. Gil Feldman. (2021, October 26). @EricTopol Updated data from Israel. The booster works, without any doubt! Red (empty battery): Un-vax Light green (half battery): 2nd dose without the booster Green (full battery): With the booster https://t.co/HbZBvDMQs6 [Tweet]. @feldman_gil. https://twitter.com/feldman_gil/status/1452845319251767299

    1. Levin, E. G., Lustig, Y., Cohen, C., Fluss, R., Indenbaum, V., Amit, S., Doolman, R., Asraf, K., Mendelson, E., Ziv, A., Rubin, C., Freedman, L., Kreiss, Y., & Regev-Yochay, G. (2021). Waning Immune Humoral Response to BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine over 6 Months. New England Journal of Medicine, 0(0), null. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2114583

    1. Coronavirus Pandemic Data Explorer. (n.d.). Our World in Data. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data-explorer

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  20. Sep 2021
    1. John Burn-Murdoch. (2021, August 23). NEW: in the last couple of weeks there have a lot of new studies out assessing vaccine efficacy, many of which have touched on the question of waning immunity. Unsurprisingly, these have prompted a lot of questions. Time for a thread to summarise what we do and don’t know: [Tweet]. @jburnmurdoch. https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1429878189011111936

  21. Aug 2021
    1. (((Howard Forman))). (2021, July 26). ‘Among those aged 60-plus, early vaccinators are twice as likely to get infected. For those aged 40-59 early vaccinators are 2.1 times more vulnerable, and among under 39s they are 1.6 more likely to catch the coronavirus.’ https://timesofisrael.com/hmo-those-who-inoculated-early-twice-as-likely-to-catch-covid-as-later-adopters/ [Tweet]. @thehowie. https://twitter.com/thehowie/status/1419647827458789383

  22. Jul 2021
    1. Dr Ellie Murray on Twitter: “When relaxing infection precautions, its expected that risk among vaccinated increases, as is happening in UK & Israel. But the solution isn’t 3rd doses for vaccinated, it’s 1st & 2nd doses for unvaccinated!! More vaccines to more countries & in more arms should be our goal!!” / Twitter. (n.d.). Retrieved July 12, 2021, from https://twitter.com/EpiEllie/status/1412508522374483976

    1. Regev-Yochay, G., Amit, S., Bergwerk, M., Lipsitch, M., Leshem, E., Kahn, R., Lustig, Y., Cohen, C., Doolman, R., Ziv, A., Novikov, I., Rubin, C., Gimpelevich, I., Huppert, A., Rahav, G., Afek, A., & Kreiss, Y. (2021). Decreased infectivity following BNT162b2 vaccination: A prospective cohort study in Israel. The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 7, 100150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100150

    1. Dr. Jeff Benyacar on Twitter: “@AlexBerenson ‘Even if a link between myocarditis and the vaccine holds up, the condition is usually mild, requiring treatment only with anti-inflammatory drugs, whereas COVID-19 infection can also cause serious disease and long-term side effects, even in young people.’ https://t.co/3VQprF7bIz” / Twitter. (n.d.). Retrieved July 2, 2021, from https://twitter.com/jbenyacar/status/1399851524487106562?s=12

  23. Jun 2021
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