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When Health Law Isn’t Enough, the Desperate Line Up at Tents – The New York Times

 

Anthony Marino, 54, reached into his car trunk to show a pair of needle-nosed pliers like the ones he used to yank out a rotting tooth. Shirley Akers, 58, clutched a list of 20 medications she takes, before settling down to a sleepless night in the cab of a pickup truck.Robin Neal, 40, tried to inject herself with a used-up insulin pen, but it broke, and her blood sugar began to skyrocket.As the sun set in the mountains of southwest Virginia, hundreds of hurting souls were camped out or huddled in vehicles, eager for an early place in line when the gates swung open at 5 a.m. for the nation’s largest pop-up free clinic.

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Jerusalem and the death of hope

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Tension has erupted again in Jerusalem. Six people have lost their lives; three Palestinians in street clashes with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement last Friday. On the surface, this latest bloodshed is due to a dispute about new Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif complex. Israel installed new electronic gates at the entrance of the complex, and the Palestinians are against it. This latest escalation of conflict, unfortunately, reflects something much deeper: the death of hope for both Palestinians and Israelis.

Last month, the Times of Israel published a review article about the recent Hebrew book Milkud 67, or Catch-67, written by Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman. Goodman argued that there is no solution to the conflict; hence, he asks the Israeli left to abandon its dream of achieving peace with…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 29 (July 18-23)

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Top Headlines

  • Egypt urges Israel to immediately stop violence in Jerusalem
  • Largest Military Base in the Middle East Opens in Egypt
  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia deny revising 13 demands for Qatar
  • Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris
  • 8 suspected Hasm militants were killed in Egypt shootout

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Inoreader – Six things that must be said about the violence in Jerusalem and West Bank

There is a solution here, and not only on the issue of Al-Aqsa and the metal detectors, which if reached with the Waqf and Jordanian authorities could calm things down very quickly. But that is only the beginning.The Israeli Right continues to make the argument that the occupation is something we can live with. (A situation in which two peoples share this land but one of them is superior and enjoys sovereignty and full civil and human rights, and the other is eternally subjugated and without full rights.) That is not a possibility.We cannot keep nearly two million people in Gaza under siege without water, electricity, or a functioning health system. We cannot keep more than two million people in the West Bank locked behind concrete walls and hi-tech fences while Israel continues to control every aspect of their daily lives — arresting elected officials and activists, deciding who can leave the country, which goods can be imported and exported, who can travel to work or to the hospital within the West Bank, which plots of land can be seized for settlement construction, and more.We cannot continue to insist on a united Jerusalem, which is actually divided between Jewish “citizens” and Palestinian “residents” (a status that can be revoked at any time), between those for whom authorities build homes and invest in education and infrastructure and social services, and those sentenced to poverty. We cannot allow a future in which discrimination between Jews and Arabs is an unquestioned characteristic of our country.None of that is sustainable. Or, to be more precise, we can’t expect a pastoral, quiet and peaceful future while those oppressive and discriminatory systems remain in place. We learn that painful lesson again and again, and yet — we refuse to learn it at all. There is another way. We can instead end the occupation and walk down a path of peace and full equality. Without that, our lives will be filled with the endless repetition akin to the terrifying reality of the past few days. Any discussion of the events of the past week that doesn’t address the broader context is disconnected from reality.

Source: Inoreader – Six things that must be said about the violence in Jerusalem and West Bank

Jerusalem is not a place to live…Jerusalem is a place to be

Peace be with you all.

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As we are entering the third week after the closure of Al Aqsa and installing the electric gates. Jerusalem is still holding tight with a resilience that is not far from the people of this city. The price is continuing to be high as clashes are not stopping and martyrs are increasing. But yet, the scene of people gathering for each prayer time in front the different gates of al Aqsa, despite what seems to be a real curfew on the old city gives a sense of strength that cannot be destroyed.
The last week proved that Israel’s only face is that face of brutal occupation. As the world ,and Israelis have been soothingly adjusting the occupation as a normal way of living, comparing their cruelty to the surrounding blood shed in the neighboring countries, Israel proved again and again that occupation cannot be beautiful or adjustable to a coexistence…

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Jerusalem is not a place to live…Jerusalem is a place to be | nadiaharhash

As we are entering the third week after the closure of Al Aqsa and installing the electric gates. Jerusalem is still holding tight with a resilience that is not far from the people of this city. The price is continuing to be high as clashes are not stopping and martyrs are increasing. But yet, the scene of people gathering for each prayer time in front the different gates of al Aqsa, despite what seems to be a real curfew on the old city gives a sense of strength that cannot be destroyed.

Source: Jerusalem is not a place to live…Jerusalem is a place to be | nadiaharhash

Jerusalem in tears

Freedom to live, love and worship as you wish – what is more basic than that?

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As I am sitting gathering myself, watching the news and checking out on people that I know including my son. Forcing myself to eat in an attempt to be eligible for blood donation, while am suffering from side effects from anti depressant pills that were prescribed to me after a recent panic attack that forced me to withdraw. I feel that the only thing left is to write amid this bloody, chaotic situation.

Since the closure of al Aqsa last week, things were only taking a deteriorating encounter. Israeli occupation forces insist on going on with their plan of seizing control on al Aqsa area, in an attempt that is not hidden to split the space between Muslims and Jews. A scenario we witnessed after the massacre of all Ibrahimi mosque two decades ago.

The Israeli plans in seizing control are apparent, and amid a state of frustration from the…

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Jerusalem resisting oppression 

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We decided to join the evening prayer next to the lions gate . All gates are closed except to people who prove that they live inside the old city . The lion gate was impossible to reach . The flower gate was heavily checked with soldiers . We tried our luck with Damascus gate and an Ethiopian soldier thought we were eligible to enter without check . He thought we were not Muslims enough probably !!! Thousands of people were gathering for prayer opposite to lions gate in the ally towards via Delarosa. Towards the end people started chanting. Suddenly I felt my daughter jumping towards me with tears as she thought shooting was unavoidable as agroup of soldiers ganged around a youngster and started hitting him fiercely . It was all too close and scary .. We managed our way out and continued to have tea on the steps…

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للاقصى سنسري ..وفي القدس سنبقى

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للأقصى سنسري…وفي القدس سنبقى

في لحظه ما ، وكأن الكون يتوقف لتصبح انت محوره . حركتك فيه هي ما تجعله كونا محسوسا موجودا. في ظل التشديد على الوصول إلى الأقصى ، وكأنه فعلا أصبح قصيا عن الوصول ، ومنع المعظم من الدخول عبر ابواب القدس القديمة الا من سكن بداخلها ، ليصبح وصول أي منا وكأنه الوصول إلى نهاية العالم . وكأن بالوصول إلى الأقصى سيتحرك الكون من جديد. . في السابق لم أكن لآخذ تعلق الناس بالمكان على محمل الجد ، في النهايه المكان هو المكان . الانسان يبقى هو الاهم اذا ما اردنا لاي مكان البقاء . على الرغم من اعترافي الدائم بذلك الشعور بالسحر الذي قد يجرك هذا المكان إليه . في اللحظه التي تضع رجلك فيها على أعتاب باب العامود ، باب الساهرة أو باب الأسباط وكأن بوابة ما ورائيه تفتح بوابة خلف البوابة الحقيقيه التي لم تعد إلا مثالا لمدخل مثل تاريخا عريقا عتيقا…

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