Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People

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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 

Guge

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.

Birthday Celebration for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Yangsi – Jan 7

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.

Date/Time:
Saturday, January 7, 2017
2 PM – 5 PM: Rigdzin Dupa Tsok & Long Life Prayer for Yangsi Rinpoche
7 PM – 2 AM: Traditional Songs, Dances & Cultural Activities, Dinner & Appetizers, DJ (tickets $35/person and can be purchased at the door)

Venue:
Sunnyside Community Hall
41-20 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Les Grandes Baigneuses – Cezanne

Les Grandes Baigneuses    |    1900-1906    |    210.5 × 250.8 cm    |    The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Les Grandes Baigneuses    |    1894-1905    |    127.2 x 196.1 cm   |    The National Gallery [ London ]
Les Grandes Baigneuses    |    1895–1906    |    132.4 x 219.1 cm    |    The Barnes Foundation