pax-arabica:

Hey so, remember that UN school that all the displaced Gazans fled to for shelter?

Israel just bombed it.

Dozens dead so far, nobody is sure just how many.

What are you going to say now? That the bloody UNRWA was firing rockets at Israel?

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Tags: palestine
antoine-roquentin:

Pro-Israel lobbying group CAMERA set this up outside of the New York Times newsroom in order to lament the paper’s stance as not being Zionist enough

antoine-roquentin:

Pro-Israel lobbying group CAMERA set this up outside of the New York Times newsroom in order to lament the paper’s stance as not being Zionist enough

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back in 2006, on leaving for burma, i thought i would miss a japanese book, so i decided to choose only one book to bring with me (as a book has its physical weight). my choice was japanese version of “veronika decides to die” by paulo coelho.
you might see it as irrational, but i mean “a japanese book” as “a book in japanese”, and it doesn’t have to be a book [a] japanese writer writes in japanese. anyway, “veronika” was my favourite book. it’s one of the books that found me

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dialecticalmadness:

Fusako Shigenobu was the founder of the Japanese Red Army.  She would later go to Lebanon in order to build solidarity with the Palestinian cause and would not be able to return to Japan where the United Red Army continued to carry out armed actions.  She participated in a number of PFLP operations in its heyday and was arrested in 2000. 

dialecticalmadness:

Fusako Shigenobu was the founder of the Japanese Red Army.  She would later go to Lebanon in order to build solidarity with the Palestinian cause and would not be able to return to Japan where the United Red Army continued to carry out armed actions.  She participated in a number of PFLP operations in its heyday and was arrested in 2000. 

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YES I understand!! I tend to buy ebooks of texts that I always meant to read, but much prefer to browse in a physical bookstore for new works. that’s how I found Anne carson’s Antigonick, which was an amazing happiness

glad to hear that :) i thought i should have some of the books in e-book version like you do, but i’m a relic of 20th century and can’t keep up with new technology, especially in daily activities like reading haha.
anne carson isn’t know in japan, or so it seems, maybe i’ll have some, after i finished unread books stuck on the floor

reading on e reader is so much nicer than reading on computer monitor, I recommend kindle (haven’t tried other e readers) very much. I prefer prints too but I travel/move too often to buy any more books than I already own.

thanks for the recommendation. actually i often think of buying kindle as it seems quite useful as a tool, but i think e-book format itself isn’t attractive to me. browsing e-commerce sites can get you more easily have what you want, but there’s no joy of unexpected findings, you know, the moment that feels like the book finds you. i love that moment

But the state of Israel was not created for the salvation of the Jews; it was created for the salvation of the Western interests. This is what is becoming clear (I must say that it was always clear to me). The Palestinians have been paying for the British colonial policy of “divide and rule” and for Europe’s guilty Christian conscience for more than thirty years.

Finally: there is absolutely—repeat: absolutely—no hope of establishing peace in what Europe so arrogantly calls the Middle East (how in the world would Europe know? having so dismally failed to find a passage to India) without dealing with the Palestinians. The collapse of the Shah of Iran not only revealed the depth of the pious Carter’s concern for “human rights,” it also revealed who supplied oil to Israel, and to whom Israel supplied arms. It happened to be, to spell it out, white South Africa.

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Tags: israel

and even when i get a bur-jpn translation, the first thing to do is to print it out. i easily get lost on the screen, like “omg where am i reading?”

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this month’s work is kinda hard (it doesn’t necessarily increase my income, though). audio editing, writing a programme proposal in japanese, having interview in burmese, writing the script in japanese, check up english translation, audio editing, recording, editing, writing a part of script to explain japanese sonkei-go and kenjo-go things in burmese, even appearing in the programme to explain it (you can hear me speaking burmese on 20 july programme lol). what am i doing

stupidly i have an archive of programme proposals and scripts and their revisions i wrote for a broadcast station in a printed form, while i kept exactly the same things on my computer. more stupidly, i know i won’t look back at them

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