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[Anti-Semitism]Men wearing balaclavas to cover their face passed out anti-Semitic leaflets as Jewish citizens were leaving their synagogue after a service on the eve of Passover in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. A Ukrainian rabbi believes it was a hoax and wants to put the matter to rest. The man whose name appears on the leaflets, Denis Pushilin, identified as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” said he was not responsible.Leaflet translation:"Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality. Due to the fact that the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta," a reference to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement which fought for Ukrainian independence at the end of World War II, "and oppose the pro-Slavic People’s Republic of Donetsk, (the interim government) has decided that all citizens of Jewish descent, over 16 years of age and residing within the republic’s territory are required to report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and register. ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, You should bring religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles."http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.586419image: Derek Stoffel/CBC News

[Anti-Semitism]

Men wearing balaclavas to cover their face passed out anti-Semitic leaflets as Jewish citizens were leaving their synagogue after a service on the eve of Passover in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. A Ukrainian rabbi believes it was a hoax and wants to put the matter to rest. The man whose name appears on the leaflets, Denis Pushilin, identified as chairman of “Donetsk’s temporary government,” said he was not responsible.

Leaflet translation:

"Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality. Due to the fact that the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta," a reference to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement which fought for Ukrainian independence at the end of World War II, "and oppose the pro-Slavic People’s Republic of Donetsk, (the interim government) has decided that all citizens of Jewish descent, over 16 years of age and residing within the republic’s territory are required to report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and register. ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, You should bring religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles."

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.586419

image: Derek Stoffel/CBC News

[Interpol search]
Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, vanished on April 10. According to Interpol, the Austrian teen sisters may have been tricked into going to Syria to fight alongside Islamist rebels. ‘Never find us’: Messages from the girls, which their parents doubt were really written by them, boasted that they could not be found.http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/04/18/Interpol-in-hunt-for-Austrian-jihadist-teenage-girls.htmlimages: Interpol

[Interpol search]

Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, vanished on April 10. According to Interpol, the Austrian teen sisters may have been tricked into going to Syria to fight alongside Islamist rebels. ‘Never find us’: Messages from the girls, which their parents doubt were really written by them, boasted that they could not be found.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/04/18/Interpol-in-hunt-for-Austrian-jihadist-teenage-girls.html

images: Interpol

[Vintage Iraq]Vintage Video of Iraq in the 1950s Shows How Beautiful the Country Could Have Been"At the center of our world lies the Middle East, and at its very heart, the ancient land that is Iraq," begins the narration of Ageless Iraq, one of the 85,000 historic videos uploaded to YouTube by newsreel maker British Pathé.Directed by Graham Wallace, the vintage video showcases the now war-torn country in the 1950s as a flourishing land that was once “a main junction linking the East and the West.”http://www.policymic.com/articles/87867/vintage-video-of-iraq-in-the-1950s-shows-how-beautiful-the-country-could-have-been

[Vintage Iraq]

Vintage Video of Iraq in the 1950s Shows How Beautiful the Country Could Have Been

"At the center of our world lies the Middle East, and at its very heart, the ancient land that is Iraq," begins the narration of Ageless Iraq, one of the 85,000 historic videos uploaded to YouTube by newsreel maker British Pathé.

Directed by Graham Wallace, the vintage video showcases the now war-torn country in the 1950s as a flourishing land that was once “a main junction linking the East and the West.”

http://www.policymic.com/articles/87867/vintage-video-of-iraq-in-the-1950s-shows-how-beautiful-the-country-could-have-been

[CIA]CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.(Jason Leopold)http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/18/cia-torture-architect-enhanced-interrogationimage: Photograph: US Department of Defense/AP

[CIA]

CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’

The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
(Jason Leopold)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/18/cia-torture-architect-enhanced-interrogation

image: Photograph: US Department of Defense/AP

[Politics vs Life]
For the majority of Americans, political elections and campaign messages are not important until a few months prior to elections.
Poll shows Republicans most concerned about potential candidates’ stance on Affordable Care Act
Midterm elections traditionally see less Democratic voter turnout
The Fox News Channel outpaces CNN and MSNBC viewership by over one million
 While the more hardcore and enthusiastic voters who occupy either the conservative right-wing or the liberal left-wing are generally always tuned in, most of us just don’t have the time or patience to take a vested interest in what’s going on in Washington all year. Our lives are more important than politics. http://deepcor.com/news/1142/for-your-consideration-mid-term-elections-and-the-affordable-care-act

[Politics vs Life]

For the majority of Americans, political elections and campaign messages are not important until a few months prior to elections.

  • Poll shows Republicans most concerned about potential candidates’ stance on Affordable Care Act
  • Midterm elections traditionally see less Democratic voter turnout
  • The Fox News Channel outpaces CNN and MSNBC viewership by over one million

 While the more hardcore and enthusiastic voters who occupy either the conservative right-wing or the liberal left-wing are generally always tuned in, most of us just don’t have the time or patience to take a vested interest in what’s going on in Washington all year. Our lives are more important than politics. 

http://deepcor.com/news/1142/for-your-consideration-mid-term-elections-and-the-affordable-care-act


[Snowden-Putin]Edward Snowden made a “surprise” appearance on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual televised call-in with the nation. Snowden asked: “Does Russia store, intercept, or analyze, in any way, the communications of millions of individuals, and do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement investigations can justify a place in societies rather than subjects under surveillance?”Putin’s reply:video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ixpRgN30tcimage: screenshot

[Snowden-Putin]

Edward Snowden made a “surprise” appearance on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual televised call-in with the nation. 
Snowden asked: “Does Russia store, intercept, or analyze, in any way, the communications of millions of individuals, and do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement investigations can justify a place in societies rather than subjects under surveillance?”

Putin’s reply:
videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ixpRgN30tc

image: screenshot

[Ebola comback]Ebola Could Be Making A Comeback…GloballyWith a new epidemic sweeping the main city of Conakry, Guinea, scientists are debating whether or not this deadly virus could sweep through developed countries as well.Conakry, Guinea is already a place few know about. However, the main city hosts 12 million people on the western coast of Africa; these 12 million people are starting to panic. In the past, the Ebola virus has rarely made it out of remote Africa, but now it’s starting to spread to higher populated areas, and spread quickly it does.http://deepcor.com/news/1140/ebola-could-be-making-a-comebackgloballyimage: Seamus Murphy

[Ebola comback]

Ebola Could Be Making A ComebackGlobally

With a new epidemic sweeping the main city of Conakry, Guinea, scientists are debating whether or not this deadly virus could sweep through developed countries as well.

Conakry, Guinea is already a place few know about. However, the main city hosts 12 million people on the western coast of Africa; these 12 million people are starting to panic. In the past, the Ebola virus has rarely made it out of remote Africa, but now it’s starting to spread to higher populated areas, and spread quickly it does.

http://deepcor.com/news/1140/ebola-could-be-making-a-comebackglobally

image: Seamus Murphy

[World Cup]Violence, Child Trafficking, & Football: The World Cup of TerrorBrazil is working hard to assure FIFA that it has everything under control, as thousands of military personnel pour into the slums surrounding the stadiums to pacify the cartel-run shantytowns.The 2014 World Cup was notoriously labelled as the World Cup of Terror when one of the largest criminal gangs in South America claimed that they may perpetuate a series of attacks during the games.  The potential transfer of several high-ranking members of the gang to a maximum security prison is noted as the reason why.http://deepcor.com/news/1139/violence-child-trafficking-football-the-world-cup-of-terrorimage: AFP Photo/Miguel Schincariol

[World Cup]

Violence, Child Trafficking, & Football: The World Cup of Terror

Brazil is working hard to assure FIFA that it has everything under control, as thousands of military personnel pour into the slums surrounding the stadiums to pacify the cartel-run shantytowns.

The 2014 World Cup was notoriously labelled as the World Cup of Terror when one of the largest criminal gangs in South America claimed that they may perpetuate a series of attacks during the games.  The potential transfer of several high-ranking members of the gang to a maximum security prison is noted as the reason why.

http://deepcor.com/news/1139/violence-child-trafficking-football-the-world-cup-of-terror

image: AFP Photo/Miguel Schincariol