Israel’s oil drilling in Golan criticised
By: Creede Newton and Patrick Strickland
Southern Golan Heights – Heavily subsidised Jewish-only settlements, large Israeli military areas and tanks dot the rolling green hills in this part of the Golan Heights; Syrian territory occupied by Israel since the 1967 Middle East war.
In addition to the ubiquitous signs warning of landmines, remnants of Syrian life are everywhere; bombed-out homes, dilapidated schools, crumbling hospitals. Most of the region’s indigenous Syrians – an estimated 90,000 Christians, Muslims and Druze – were expelled from the 70 percent of the Golan Heights under Israeli control.
Israelis buy properties in ISIL-held Iraqi cities
A report says Israeli businessmen are buying properties belonging to the displaced minorities in the ISIL-held regions in northern Iraq to prepare the ground for accommodation of more than 2,000 people there.
Citing a local source, Fars News Agency reported that estate agencies in Mosul and other cities of the Nineveh province in northern Iraq have began purchasing the houses and lands of Iraqi minorities including Christians and Izadis and Turkmens.
The estate agents offer “attractive prices” in exchange for the properties and later sell them to Israeli businessmen, the unnamed source said.
The source added that more than 2,000 Jews have recently returned to Iraq’s Kurdistan region to resettle in Iraq’s northern areas.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians and other communities have been forced out of their homes in Mosul since June following an ultimatum by ISIL terrorists. Most Christians in the northwestern Nineveh province escaped after the Takfiris overran the region.
The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
Floods kill at least 160 in Pakistan (Video)
Rescuers try to reach thousands trapped by floods as water levels rise to 20-year highs in some areas. Kamal Hyder reports.
This Unpronounceable Volcano Might Erupt In Iceland (Video)
Latest news in Iceland’s unpronounceable volcanoes: Bárðarbunga looks like it might erupt any day now. Over 2,600 earthquakes have been observed under the surface, indicting instability and a likely eruption. The Icelandic Civil Protection Authority called for an evacuation of the surrounding areas. All the roads nearby have been closed.
Inside Masjid al-Haram of Makkah in 1947 (IMAGE)
Mind Body Connection
The connection between your mind and body is very powerful and although it cannot be visually seen, the effects your mind can have on your physical body are profound. We can have an overall positive mental attitude and deal directly with our internal challenges and in turn create a healthy lifestyle or we can be in negative, have self destructive thoughts and not deal with our internal issues, possibly even cloak those issues with affirmations and positivity without finding the route and in turn we can create an unhealthy lifestyle. Why is this?
Our emotions and experiences are essentially energy and they can be stored in the cellular memory of our bodies. Have you ever experienced something in your life that left an emotional mark or pain in a certain area of your body? Almost as if you can still feel something that may have happened to you? It is likely because in that area of your body you still hold energy released from that experience that is remaining in that area. I came across an interesting chart that explores some possible areas that various emotions might affect the body.
1 killed and 17 injured in South African earthquake
An earthquake shook buildings in Johannesburg and surrounding areas in South Africa’s most populous province on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring at least 17 at mining operations near the epicenter.
The magnitude-5.3 quake was centered in Orkney, 170 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
RAW: Uprooted trees, power poles & ripped off roofs as typhoon slams Philippines (Video)
Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight on Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas in the Philippine capital, Manila. Rammasun, is the seventh storm to batter the Philippines this year.