Helsinki: Doamna Fereste!


As soon as we alit in Helsinki 's city center from the airport, I saw a "Roma" selling lilies of the valley. The image was so familiar of all my time in Bucharest . The gypsies will pick the free flowers that bloom in the forest or hills and bring them to the city to sell. Of course I bought a bunch and they filled my room with a lovely perfume...


Black, Latino Students Make Up Nearly All School Arrests


Black and Latino students made up more than 96 percent of the arrests by NYPD School Safety officers during the 2011-2012 school year, according to recent data released by the NYPD. But the New York Civil Liberties Union believes the numbers betray a "heavy-handed" approach to discipline, particularly in minority neighborhoods.


Traveling through the occupied West Bank on an Israelis-only road


I took this video last week from the back seat of a cab traveling from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv on a highway through the occupied West Bank. I was struck by the architecture of apartheid: the complete separation of one group -- the Israelis allowed on the Israelis-only road -- from Palestinians, the villages we pass through whose residents are not...


#PalHunger | Ofer court postpones Hassan Safadi's trial


Follow @palinfoen Follow @palinfoar OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) - Ofer military court decided on Thursday to postpone detainee Hassan Safadi's trial who has been on hunger strike for 46 days. A hearing was held concerning the agreement conducted between the Palestinian hunger strikers and the Israeli prison administration which stipulated among...


Other food to follow bread prices up


Adi Dovrat-Meseritz One day after the price of cost-controlled breads rose 6.53%, executives in the food industry are warning that prices for other food items are destined to go up as well. "The dam was burst," said Zeev Vurembrand, CEO of the Mega supermarket chain. "For a long time manufacturers and importers have been trying to raise prices and...


Wiki Where You Work?


Do corporate wikis work? Two University of Alberta researchers say they can, providing they fit the corporation's culture and provide for the needs and interests of their users and editors. PhD candidate Lisa Yeo and Ofer Arazy, an assistant professor in the Alberta School of Business, say that using wikis as a form of corporate [...


Israel allows Egypt to keep attack helicopters in Sinai


Cairo's request, a departure from peace treaty framework, approved by ministers An Israeli Apache helicopter fires missiles during a training exercise ( Illustrative photo:Ofer Zidon/Flash90) Related Topics Intelligence minister says Israel-Egypt ties will overcome Sinai unrest The cabinet on Thursday approved a request by Egypt to temporarily...


Israeli Nahshon unit attacks administrative detainees in Ofer


Follow @palinfoen Follow @palinfoar RAMALLAH, (PIC) - Israeli soldiers of the Nahshon unit attacked on Tuesday a group of Palestinian administrative prisoners for refusing to leave the prison towards the court dressed in prison uniform. The lawyer Jawad Boulos said he saw soldiers assaulting a number of his clients after they refused to go out...


#PalHunger | Tension in Ofer jail after failure of talks with jailers


Follow @palinfoen Follow @palinfoar RAMALLAH, (PIC) - Some kind of tension is taking place in Ofer jail after the failure of talks between representatives of the Palestinian prisoners and the prison administration, according to the lawyer of the prisoner society Jawad Bolus. Bolus said the Israeli administration of Ofer jail refused to respond to...


Next Up In PECO's Multicultural Series At Penn's Landing Is The 26th Annual Caribbean Festival, Set For This Sunday, August 19


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago at the 26th Annual Caribbean Festival at Penn's Landing, packed with delicious food, crafts, music and more. (Photos by M. Kennedy for GPTMC) The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing will transform into a celebration of Jamaica's and the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago's 50th...