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Olof Palmes 2015 Award

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2015 – Gideon Levy and Mitri Raheb

2016-01-07

“The 2015 Olof Palme Prize is awarded to the Palestinian pastor Mitri Raheb, and the Israeli journalist Gideon Levy , for their courageous and indefatigable fight against occupation and violence, and for a future Middle East characterized by peaceful coexistence and equality for all. By their work they both give a ray of hope to a conflict that has plagued and continues to plague millions of people and to endanger world peace.As preacher and pastor in the Lutheran church, Mitri Raheb sends a clear message to the young generation of Palestinians: ”We want you to live, not die, for Palestine.” In a Bethlehem confined on three sides by the walls of the occupying Israeli power, and with Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture that he founded and his innovative artistic education in film, art, and drama, Raheb has made it possible for young people to investigate their Palestinian identity, to nurture beauty, and to invest in a culture of life as tools for a creative resistance against suffocating confinement and nation building.Gideon Levy is working for peace and reconciliation by means of a passionate search for truth and a fearless faith in the victory of reason in a region infested by prejudice and violence, propaganda and disinformation. With parents who were forced to emigrate from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, and as a true patriot, he has made reconciliation with the Palestinian people the mission of his life.”http://www.palmefonden.se/2015-gideon-levy-and-mitri-raheb/

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… because it’s Friday ( and because we must be hopeful)

A wonderful artist; a wonderful mind.

Eid Hadaleen, a self-taught artist from the village (Umm al-Khair), fashions perfect miniatures, using pliers, cutting and hammering tools, and iron wiring that has been heated up. (From Haaretz)

https://vimeo.com/110759077

They use their hearts and minds in everything they do.

https://peacockprairie.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/beans-in-my-bonnet/

https://frenchtouchincebu.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/4-priceless-benefits-of-being-a-minimalist-family/

https://annesfoton.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/okand-skonhet/

In San Diego - July 2015

In San Diego – July 2015

In San Diego - July 2015

In San Diego – July 2015

Our little Star I - July 2015

Our little Star I – July 2015

Our little Star II - July 2015

Our little Star II – July 2015

A great weekend to all of you, and Shabbat Shalom to some of you! 🙂

Gideon Levy, and Roger Waters.

Roger Waters, the bright side of Israel’s moon –http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.654613

“Two Suns In The Sunset” – Pink Floyd Lyrics by Roger Waters

in my rear view mirror the sun is going down
sinking behind bridges in the road
and i think of all the good things
that we have left undone
and i suffer premonitions
confirm suspicions
of the holocaust to come
the rusty wire that holds the cork
that keeps the anger in
gives way
and suddenly it’s day again
the sun is in the east
even though the day is done
two suns in the sunset
hmmmmmmmmm
could be the human race is run
like the moment when your brakes lock
and you slide toward the big truck
and stretch the frozen moments with your fear
and you’ll never hear their voices
and you’ll never see their faces
you have no recourse to the law anymore
and as the windshield melts
my tears evaporate
leaving only charcoal to defend
finally i understand
the feelings of the few
ashes and diamonds
foe and friend
we were all equal in the end

Great news! ******** Amos Oz receives first Siegfried Lenz literature prize

For more details, please visit

 http://www.dw.de/amos-oz-receives-siegfried-lenz-literature-prize/a-18061000

http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/siegfried-lenz-preis-fuer-amos-oz-ich-habe-alles-deutsche.1270.de.html?dram:article_id=303130

http://www.haaretz.com/life/arts-leisure/1.626486

And here a 2012 speech by Mr. Oz in the U.S.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTlSqYgQ738

It is a happy day for all the people who appreciate his works! 🙂