Politicide by Victor Sharpe and Alan Dershowitz on the danger on Campuses
Never Be Disappointed
When a person masters the ability to feel comfortable in all situations, he will never be disappointed with what life offers.
When we demand that our life situation be different than it presently is, we are demanding something that does not exist. This demanding is how we cause our own needless suffering.
If you are sincerely interested in guaranteeing a happy life, learn to accept what cannot be changed.
Empathy Brings Relief
When a person who is suffering sees others empathize with him, he feels a degree of relief.
Hence if you want to help someone overcome suffering, instead of telling him that he has nothing to worry about, or that his situation is not so bad, try to share his suffering and communicate that you feel for him.
Love Yehuda Lave
WWII concentration camp to become luxury resort
Resort. Photo: Salt & Water
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A World War II concentration camp where prisoners were tortured and starved is to be transformed into luxury beach resort with a nightclub and spa.
The government of Montenegro, a small Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline, is allowing developers to transform the island into a luxury retreat.
The decision has been met with anger from families of those who were imprisoned on Mamula Island while it was occupied by Italian forces under the rule of fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
Mamula, which was a 19th century Austro-Hungarian fortress, still has ruins of prison cells where thousands were held and more than 130 were killed or starved.
Despite the site's solemn history, the Montenegrin parliament approved a project from the Swiss-Egyptian company, Orascom, that will build Mamula Resort, according to ANSA.
Both the government and Orascom have said that the resort will keep with Mamula's historical character, though renderings show much of the fortress filled in with a pool deck and sunbathing chairs.
Located near Montenegro's border with Croatia, the circular island is in the Adriatic Sea at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor. The island is called Lastavica, but is popularly known as Mamula. It is dominated by a fort that was built in 1853 under Austro-Hungarian rule to ward off a naval attack.
Politicide: The Attempted Murder of the Jewish State
A compilation of published articles written by the author over a period of nearly five years, detailing every aspect of the Arab and Islamist war against Israel and the relentless attempts by them to murder the Jewish State. Politicide is the word originally coined by an Israeli statesman to describe just such an act of State murder.
Attorney and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on Fox & Friends to speak about free speech on campus and explained that he need armed guards when he speaks about Israel at universities.
"In fact when I was first teaching in the '50s there were attempts to censor speech by Senator McCarthy," Dershowitz said. "The right-wing was trying to censor left-wing speech. Now it's the hard left that's trying to censor right-wing speech, conservative speech, Christian speech, pro-Israel speech, you name it. And this idea of safe spaces we have to distinguish between safe spaces for ideas, there should be none, and physically safe places where you're not intimidated or you're not threatened. And Christian speakers, pro-Israel speakers, speakers that are not politically correct today, have their physical safety endangered. I know when I speak on college campuses in favor of Israel, I need armed guards protecting me from radical leftist students who would use physical intimidation. They won't give me a safe space. They won't give pro-Israel students a safe space, they won't give Christian students a safe space. For example, when a group of Christians who were against abortion said all lives matter, and you know, you may agree or disagree with that formulation, they were attacked. They were told to be subject to training, and sensitivity, and the president of Smith College had to apologize for using that term."
: Subject:Fwd: MARCEL MARCEAU - WHO KNEW?
Subject: Fwd: MARCEL MARCEAU - WHO KNEW?
Marcel Marceau's extraordinary talent for pantomime entertained audiences around the world for over sixty years. It also saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust.
Born to a Jewish family in Strasbourg, France in 1923, young Marcel Mangel discovered Charlie Chaplin at age five and became an avid fan. He entertained his friends with Chaplin imitations, and dreamed of starring in silent movies.
When Marcel was 16, the Nazis marched into France, and the Jews of Strasbourg - near the German border - had to flee for their lives. Marcel changed his last name to Marceau to avoid being identified as Jewish, and joined the French resistance movement.
Masquerading as a boy scout, Marcel evacuated a Jewish orphanage in eastern France. He told the children he was taking them on a vacation in the Alps, and led them to safety in Switzerland. Marcel made the perilous journey three times, saving hundreds of Jewish orphans.
He was able to avoid detection by entertaining the children with silent pantomime.
Documentary filmmaker Phillipe Mora, whose father fought alongside Marcel in the French resistance, said, ''Marceau started miming to keep children quiet as they were escaping. It had nothing to do with show business. He was miming for his life.''
Marcel's father perished at Auschwitz. Marcel later said, "The people who came back from the camps were never able to talk about it. My name is Mangel. I am Jewish. Perhaps that, unconsciously, contributed towards my choice of silence."
While fighting with the French resistance, Marcel ran into a unit of German soldiers. Thinking fast, he mimicked the advance of a large French force, and the German soldiers retreated.
Word spread throughout the Allied forces of Marcel's remarkable talent as a mime. In his first major performance, Marcel entertained 3,000 US troops after the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Later in life, he expressed great pride that his first review was in the US Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes.
In 1947, Marcel created his beloved character Bip, a childlike everyman with a stovepipe hat and a red carnation. For the next six decades, Marcel was the world's foremost master of the art of silence. Pop star Michael Jackson credited Marcel with inspiring his famous moonwalk.
In 2001, Marcel was awarded the Wallenberg Medal for his acts of courage during the Holocaust. When the award was announced, people speculated on whether Marcel would give an acceptance speech. He replied, "Never get a mime talking, because he won't stop."
Until his death at age 84, Marcel performed 300 times a year and taught 4 hours a day at his pantomime school in Paris. He died on Yom Kippur, 2007.
For risking his life to save orphans, and entertaining generations of fans without uttering a word, we honor Marcel Marceau.