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Israel’s latest offer on land for peace? Dug in so deep they can’t get themselves out? Gravely funny. 
via The New York Times Lens
(credit: Oded Balilty  caption:  At the beach in Tel Aviv, an Israeli man dug a hole.)
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Israel’s latest offer on land for peace? Dug in so deep they can’t get themselves out? Gravely funny.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Oded Balilty caption: At the beach in Tel Aviv, an Israeli man dug a hole.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

These frames of Israeli army Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner attacking an unarmed, Danish, pro-Palestinian protester in the West Bank are clearly the “money shots,” the isolated electronic views of the offending act currently pinging around the globe. The frames instants earlier, however, depicting “state of mind,” hold as much significance for me.

The screen shots vividly illustrate that moment in the head of a seething man — it’s hard not to feel a chill in the looking for trouble and those crazy eyes — when a switch suddenly flips and he goes off.

With this living example from a protester’s camera, what you can’t help but be painfully aware of also — retrospectively as well as prospectively — is how the slightest combination of tension, frustration and fear can lead to the highly potent Israeli army lashing out. It’s no doubt a black day for hard-line Israel in the eyes of the world. Perhaps we can also “appreciate,” however (whether the background is Israel or Kabul or Fort Bragg, a poker game, a marriage or a school yard), how the slow-motion here throws a focus on all the Eisners in the world.

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Another in the growing archive of Palestine/Israel “David and Goliath” shots.
via  The New York Times Lens
(credit: Abbas Momani/Agence France-Press–Getty Images caption: A Palestinian youth slung a stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.)
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Another in the growing archive of Palestine/Israel “David and Goliath” shots.

via The New York Times Lens

(credit: Abbas Momani/Agence France-Press–Getty Images caption: A Palestinian youth slung a stone at Israeli soldiers during clashes west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Pepper Spray Cop makes it to Israel.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters caption:  Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester during clashes on Land Day after Friday prayers outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City March 30, 2012.) 
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Pepper Spray Cop makes it to Israel.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Ammar Awad/Reuters caption: Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain an injured Palestinian protester during clashes on Land Day after Friday prayers outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City March 30, 2012.)

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Sic and sick.  (Caption below.)
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(photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images caption: An Israeli army dog attacked a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus, in the West Bank.)
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Sic and sick.  (Caption below.)

via:NYT Lens photos of the day

(photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images caption: An Israeli army dog attacked a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus, in the West Bank.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

You couldn’t have two more complimentary and self-serving pictures: the jubilant Hamas number one One, Haniyeh, with one of his released trophy-prisoners, and Netanyahu with his. ‘It’s all about me’ — AND showing-up Abbas.

(photo 1: Israeli Government Press Office/Associated Press caption: Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit saluted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving at the Tel Nof Air base in southern Israel..photo 2: Tara Todras-Whitehill/Associated Press caption: Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (left) stood with released Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Al Hasani during a welcoming ceremony in Gaza City on Oct. 18.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

See? One Gilad Shalit IS worth over a 1000 Palestinians. Pictures don’t lie.


(photo: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters caption:In the deal negotiated for his release, Israel agreed to free approximately 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Though the numbers may seem lopsided, such events are not without precedent. In 1985, Israel handed over 1,150 security prisoners in exchange for three Israelis captured during the war with Hizballah three years earlier.


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See? One Gilad Shalit IS worth over a 1000 Palestinians. Pictures don’t lie.

(photo: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters caption:In the deal negotiated for his release, Israel agreed to free approximately 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Though the numbers may seem lopsided, such events are not without precedent. In 1985, Israel handed over 1,150 security prisoners in exchange for three Israelis captured during the war with Hizballah three years earlier.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Finally, a photo-story that proves Palestinians just like us. Surf’s up!

Photos/Website feature by Andrew McConnell. Larger Edit/Order at Panos.

(photo: ©Andrew McConnell.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Finally, a photo-story that proves Palestinians just like us. Surf’s up!

Photos/Website feature by Andrew McConnell. Larger Edit/Order at Panos.

(photo: ©Andrew McConnell.)

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Juxtaposition of the Day: At the level of rhetoric, you could say — as the visual fronting the NYT  does — that Friday’s back-to-back speeches at the UN was a stand-off. But then, Abbas’ rationale and application for a Palestinian state, and the reaction it evoked, tends to speak for itself. 


(photo: Justin Lane/EPA caption: Mahmoud Abbas’s speech calling for Palestinian recognition by the UN was met with applause.) (photo: ABC News caption: ABC News’ David Muir interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Netanyahu appeared before the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 23, 2011.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Juxtaposition of the Day: At the level of rhetoric, you could say — as the visual fronting the NYT does — that Friday’s back-to-back speeches at the UN was a stand-off. But then, Abbas’ rationale and application for a Palestinian state, and the reaction it evoked, tends to speak for itself.

(photo: Justin Lane/EPA caption: Mahmoud Abbas’s speech calling for Palestinian recognition by the UN was met with applause.) (photo: ABC News caption: ABC News’ David Muir interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Netanyahu appeared before the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 23, 2011.)

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