sufiness:

The long road in search of the three Abrahams - So close to us, there is a land that is home to Christians, Muslims and Jews. So close to us, there is a land that is torn between Israelis and Palestinians. There, children are often brought up to hate one another in the name of their land. As far back as the texts go, Abraham remains the founding father of the three religions, the father of children who now want to kill one another. I was doing a story on Abraham, his journey, his story and his bequeathed. As a symbol of peace, I wanted to find three children from the three religions: an Abraham among Christians, an Ibrahim among Muslims and an Avram among Jews. I spent a month facing many difficulties trying to find boys with these names and then uniting them. The meetings were continuously postponed due to religious feasts, road blocks or the refusal of an owner to allow a Palestinian child passage into the premises of this house to sit on his terrace. Yes, this peaceful and idealistic idea that I wanted to bring to life had to overcome many battles before it could become a reality. One day, three children who share the common memory of their land and of their father, but who are worlds apart, could one day unite and meet. Ibrahim, Avram and Abraham, it was time for a photo, we had revived the Father’s lost message of peace. Three children of Abraham: a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian, in front of the Dome of the Rock and Wailing Wall. It is always necessary to be persistent when trying to freeze the symbol of a dream of peace.
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Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi

newyorker:

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Yesterday, word came that Hiroshi Yamauchi, who was the head of Nintendo from 1949 through 2002, had died at the age of eighty-five. In his 2010 article “Master of Play,” which is about Nintendo’s preëminent video-game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, Nick Paumgarten told some of Yamauchi’s story: http://nyr.kr/18g508f

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(Source: newyorker.com)


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" Démocratie ou Sharia, ils ont choisi "
"So, one of the district of Brussels has elected a Muslim as part of their committee. The problem isn’t that he’s Muslim of course but that he hope that Belgium will become ans Islamic country and he will do his best to apply Sharia to the district and the country. Dear friends, for or against? Any comments? (sorry, no link in English -_-)"

Article in French here!

" On Day of Solidarity with Palestinians, Ban stresses urgency of reaching two-state solution "

“‘The UN chief also called on Israel to cease settlement activity immediately, as this violates agreements and obstructs efforts towards peace. “Continued settlement activity in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is contrary to international law and the Roadmap, and must cease. Unilateral actions on the ground will not be accepted by the international community,” he said.’
Mash’allah (spot the sarcasm), years later they realize this?”

Full article here!