Archive | April, 2014

Contemporary Writers on the Frontline of Crisis

30 Apr

Contemporary Writers on the Frontline of Crisis

Ukraine World Press Photo of the Year by John Stanmeyer


“On a Clear Day One Can See Forever…”

28 Apr

“Another ‘beaut’ taken from the portfolio of an unappreciated , unsung genius photographer . Whose constantly brilliant world class works go unheralded , unnoticed , for far too long etc….etc…”


OOPPS I put on the wrong blog, Should have been on

Never mind. Enjoy…


Heart of Jenin

28 Apr

When a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers who mistook his toy gun for the real thing, it could have been just one more blip on the news: one more war, one more child, one more human tragedy that ripped the heart out of a family and a community, but rippled no further into the world’s consciousness.


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Heart-wrenching documentary follows organ recipients after shooting

28 Apr

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)

Heart-wrenching documentary follows organ recipients after shooting


In 2005, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed in Jenin by Israeli soldiers who said they thought his toy gun was real. But his heart still beats, because his family decided to allow his organs to be donated to six ailing children in Israel.


Palestinian Ismael Khatib with Samah Gadban, a Druze girl in Israel who received a heart from Khatib’s son after he was killed by Israeli soldiers in 2005.

The PBS documentary TV series “Wide Angle” featured the story in its latest broadcast, following Ismael Khatib, two years after his son Ahmed’s death, through Israel to visit three of the organ recipients.

Khatib spent time in Israeli jails in the 1980s as a militant who fought against occupation.

But now he runs the Ahmed Khatib Center for Peace, a small youth center in the Jenin refugee camp.


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28 Apr


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So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”),

I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

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“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.


Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
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”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”

– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)


blue clouds

Picture by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not possess!)

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Israeli and Palestinian Kids Bond over Soccer: Football Helps Break Down Barriers

22 Apr

Israeli and Palestinian Kids Bond over Soccer: Football Helps Break Down Barriers


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Ahmed’s Gift of Life (Faith)

22 Apr

Ahmed’s Gift of Life (Faith)

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