The Middle East problem explained

This is probably the most important video about Israel ever made.

The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it’s very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state.

And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist.

As Dennis Prager explains, this is really all you need to know.

In 5 minutes, understand how Israel was founded, and how, since that auspicious day in 1948, its neighbors have tried to destroy it, again and again.

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Face of the day

RIP Edwin Linder

RIP Edwin Linder

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 22

6Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

Tuesday nightCap

I’m an albino Cambodian

Via the tipline

Turns you, you can make an apology for other people.  If you do it right

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Today’s Trivia

via sonymoviechannel.com

via sonymoviechannel.com

The Chris Nolan version Batmobiles were actual vehicles rather than shells atop regular cars. (source)

 

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Pick a country that is all about freedom

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Rejected by humans, he’s found a more appreciative audience

Since 1996 Barton has been playing for elephants in Thailand. He respects and loves the great animals, who gather around to hear his music. In the top video something unusual happens. One of the elephants, Peter, grooves to Barton’s 12 Bar Blues and uses his trunk to do some piano playing himself. Another of the elephants sways his hips to the beat.

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