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Al-Aqsa 12/13

Masjid al-Aqsa translates from Arabic into English as “the farthest mosque”. The name refers to a chapter of the Quran called “The Night Journey” in which it is said that Muhammad traveled from Mecca to “the farthest mosque”, and then up to Heaven on a heavenly creature called al-Buraq al-Sharif.  37 more words

I COULDN’T GET THIS SATIRE OF ISRAELI POLITICS ANY BETTER THAN DROMI!

The linked column from the Miami Herald, by Uri Dromi, “A master class in Israeli politics”, is as follows: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article21715518.html.  Mr. Dromi, an Israeli, had been a Colonel in the Israeli Air Force, held positions in several former governments, and is currently a free-lance columnist who’s articles appear in a number of publications globally. 106 more words

VIDEO: Photo project addresses Lebanon racism

BBC News hears how an exhibition is highlighting Lebanon’s ethnic diversity to address racism.

from BBC News – World http://ift.tt/1AwQrOx

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