Rubens | Voyage of the Cardinal Infante Ferdinand of Spain from Barcelona to Genoa in April 1633, with Neptune Calming the Tempest | 1635 | 64.1 x 48.9 cm | Harvard / Fogg
Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid – Palestine and the Israeli Occupation , Issue No. 1 United Nations Beirut, 2017
Rima Khalaf, the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which published the report, announced her resignation at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.
Reuters reports that Khalaf took the step “after what she described as pressure from the secretary-general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians.”
“I resigned because it is my duty not to conceal a clear crime, and I stand by all the conclusions of the report,” Khalaf stated. | see also
A row of Guge stupas near Tholing, in the tenth-century Kashmir-informed style, 2009 D [ Bendak//Peter van Ham ]
Temple room in Dungkar Cave 1, one of four caves that were residences of the Guge dynasty beginning in the twelfth century [ M. Beck/Peter van Ham ]
Peter van Ham’s Guge: Ages of Gold. The West Tibetan Masterpieces has just been published by Hirmer Verlag.
See also this very nice article.
|Please join us in celebrating the fifth birthday of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu’s Yangsi, Migyur Dechen Garwang Zilnon Dorje, on January 7. On this joyous occasion, we will hold a Grand Rigdzin Dupa Tsok Offering and prayers for His Holiness’ long life, followed by a dinner party in the evening featuring traditional food, performances, a DJ and dancing!
To help fulfill His Holiness’ aspiration of establishing a Palyul Dharma Center in New York City, the donation for the dinner party in the evening will be $35 per person, which will go towards the purchase of a new space for the Center. Thanks to everyone’s kind and dedicated support, we are much closer to reaching this goal – please come and join this effort so we may soon bring His Holiness’ vision to life.