Amid mounting tensions, Israeli and Palestinian officials clash over fundamental issues

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By Madalena Araujo, CNN

As tensions between the two countries reached a new level on Thursday, Israel’s Economy Minister and the Palestinian Ambassador to the U.N. offered opposing viewpoints on how the two sides can find common ground.

Clashes broke out following Israel’s decision to close access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, or the al-Aqsa Mosque, as Muslims call it. The move came after the shooting of far-right Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who had advocated for more Jewish access to the holy site.

“What we need is for the Palestinian leadership to stop incitement, because they have been calling for these sorts of actions and indeed the words do kill,” Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Economy Minister, told CNN’s Michael Holmes, in for Christiane Amanpour.

The Palestinian Ambassador to the U.N. Ryiad Mansour reacted to the accusations by saying that it is Israel that is provoking Palestine.

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“This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us”…

beautiful – but I believe we have an infinite number of moments of sweetness, peace, freedom, love, and mercy in our life in each now that we allow to fully be…

Eye Will Not Cry

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This was your life…

So what have you done…

Are you filled with pride…

Or had it only just begun…

Do you look backwards…

In wonder and in awe…

Or was it all wasted…

Like so many before…

Did you rule the world…

Make it a better place…

Or did you quietly hide…

Always seeking an escape…

Escape from your misery…

Never appreciating the good…

A crime we’re all guilty of…

Even the best of us should…

Take the time more often…

To look outside our mind…

The Stars and the Sunset…

All free and all sublime…

Yet taken for granted…

And we just internalise…

As life passes so swiftly…

Before we’ve even realised…

And we get to this point…

Wondering what we’ve done…

Just what is our legacy…

What battles have we won…

The hearts we have broken…

And souls we have scarred…

Those long since forgotten…

The…

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Bio | ZAA Band esta bueno!

Band ZAA was founded in the end of February in the year 2008 in Krusevac.

They have had more than 200 performances in cities throughout the former Yugoslavia, and they also performed in Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.

From the critics they were rated as „concert attraction“, and they are recognizable by their original and energetic performances, which are characterized by distinct dance rhythms in combination with skillful improvisation. And regarding their unique sound, it’s characterized by authentic musical genres which represent the crossover between the variety of styles from ska music and dub, to post-rock jazz and punk, and that is what makes ZAA unique.

In the very beginning of their carrier they have made a significant success, by winning the third prize on Demofest in Banja Luka (2009), as in the year later they have made it to the regional finals of the prestigious European festival Rototom.

The band has performed in numerous festivals in Serbia, like Exit, Supernatural, Arsenal fest, Nisville, Love fest, Osvezenje fest, Reggae Serbia fest, and amongst the numerous performances in the region, the ones standing out are: Pung art and Overjam festivalsin Slovenia, Lake fest inNiksic, Duka fest in Banja Luka, NGOM festival in Prizren, Festival ulicnih sviraca and Koncert godine in Novi Sad.

ZAA, so far has published two studio albums: ZAA (2010) i Good Things (2011), as well as double single Full Scale Riot/Moonlight (2011) and EP Foot by Foot (2012).

Their third studio album What About, released on October 2nd, 2014.

via Bio | ZAA.

RIP: Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Who Transformed Boston, Dies at 71 – NYTimes.com

Mr. Menino remained a creature of its neighborhoods. He spent his whole life in Hyde Park, where he was born. He spent his days ambling along the city’s streets, talking with residents, reporting potholes and rarely missing a ribbon cutting. In a remarkable achievement for a big-city mayor, he met more than half of Boston’s 625,000 residents in person, according to polls. He left office with approval ratings at an astronomical 82 percent.

via Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Who Transformed Boston, Dies at 71 – NYTimes.com.

Ebola fears grip North Korea; foreigners to be quarantined | CTV News

Governor Christie and North Korea taking the same stance on public health zealotry/foolishness. If you needed any more “proof” about how silly and bullying people are being about Ebola when they are thousands of miles away from anyone who may have it – here it is!

North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.

An announcement distributed to diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of country or region of origin, all foreigners will be quarantined under medical observation for 21 days.

Foreigners from affected areas will be quarantined at one set of locations, while those from unaffected areas will be sent to other locations, including hotels. The staff of diplomatic missions and international organizations will be allowed to stay in their residences.

via Ebola fears grip North Korea; foreigners to be quarantined | CTV News.

Liberia: 300,000 people at risk of malaria as Ebola epidemic damages healthcare system | MSF UK

On 29 October, 20,000 families – 100,000 people – living in the New Kru neighborhood had already received one treatment. The distribution will continue for several days in other neighbourhoods. It will be repeated the next two months at the same locations, with the same treatment and mosquito nets.

Given the backdrop of Ebola, vigilance is essential. To protect both the population and healthcare workers against the risk of infection, the distribution takes place early in the morning, when the streets are still empty. Participants keep their distance from each other to avoid any physical contact.  The operation is divided among 55 sites.

After each distribution, the MSF-trained volunteers ensure that the message has gotten through, going door-to-door to confirm that all family members have taken the drugs even if they are not ill, because the treatment both cures and prevents the illness.

via Liberia: 300,000 people at risk of malaria as Ebola epidemic damages healthcare system | MSF UK.