Jerusalem School…pedagogy of the oppressor

spot on!

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I expected as usual some rage from the article about the systematic brainwashing that seems to be taking place in the Jerusalem school in east Jerusalem, and somehow the page from the history book that is used to teach our children was a kind of bold truth.

Sometimes such articles are received with mockery and cynicism. I think having a visual proof was enough to make people at least not say it is a lie. At the same time I was worried that people may only concentrate on the page of the book. I was also worried that people will only argue about what was there in that page.

In many ways this is what happened. And I guess it is normal, after all naming terrorism by Palestinians is an issue inside a nation that builds its resilience on resistance even that of death.

Of course some would enter with…

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Experts Just Revealed Trump’s Emails Are Unsecured, Easy To Hack

A recent analysis of Trump’s email servers by Kevin Beaumont, who is a cyber security architectural expert, found that Trump, who is a paragon of rhetorical consistency, is running his emails through a system on a Windows 2003 server that has never had a security patch. The entire system is accessible to the Internet for those who would be interested in attempting to take a peak. Trump’s crack security also features exactly zero mobile device management, which means his managerial staff has no ability to perform oversight on what actions his staff are performing at any given time.

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A Syrian Refugee in the US Wants Americans to Understand Their Country’s Vetting Process · Global Voices

 

This is what upsets me, because I love the country, I love America,” Albukaie said. “This country is my mother. When [Trump] said Syrians are coming without any paperwork, he should see my paperwork and other people’s paperwork, it’s huge. We went through a lot of interviews, a lot of background checks … More than 10 interviews, and a lot of them were scary and not comfortable, in small rooms, no windows, like an investigation.“Scary because they ask a lot of questions, and a lot of embarrassing questions too. Like, ‘Answer yes or no, do you want to bomb airplanes?’”I asked Albukaie: What about the people who are scared of Muslims coming from Syria? How do you assure them that you’re not a terrorist?“When people say ‘terrorist’ to me… when I smile and wave and say hello, their face changes from somebody that’s mad to somebody who’s welcoming, more calm,” said Albukaie. “I believe Muslim attitudes can change what American people think about Muslims.”

Source: A Syrian Refugee in the US Wants Americans to Understand Their Country’s Vetting Process · Global Voices