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11:11 EST              4 January 2013

Stunningly beautiful and bearing a striking resemblance to Italian actress Isabella Rossellini, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem hasn’t been modelling long but has already made an impact – both on the fashion industry and at home.

‘This whole year has been full of unexpected and sudden changes – for both myself and my country,’ the Tunisian supermodel and Lancôme spokesmodel said. ‘We’ve both created our own revolutions.’

The Middle East hasn’t traditionally been the place to search for a supermodel due to opposition from conservative factions but a growing number have started to break through.

Now Tunisian Ben Abdesslem, arguably the most successful of the new wave of Arabic models, isn’t alone.

Moroccan model, Hind Sahli, has made a name for herself on the catwalk at BCBG Max Azria, Hervé Léger and Vera Wang, while also appearing in the Spanish and Italian editions of Vogue.ew eyebrows when she became the first woman to pose in a bikini on the cover of an Arabic magazine.

Naccache, 23, is currently studying archaeology at the University of Haifa and attempting to put the furore behind her, although she says she intends to resume her modelling career once her studies are complete.

While the Lilac cover shocked many, more controversial by far was the appearance of German-Turkish actress and model Sila Sahin in the German edition of Playboy.

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial
Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche’s bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

The first Muslim woman ever to be photographed topless for a magazine was applauded by many fans but she was cut off by her conservative family as a result of the shoot.

‘I did it because I wanted to be free at last,’ commented Sila at the time. ‘These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.’

That Muslim women are modelling at all is nothing short of revolutionary – especially in the Middle East, where attitudes to women remain old-fashioned.

But according to Sahli, while some of the reaction she’s had has been negative, there has also been a considerable amount of support.

‘Mostly, I have had positive reactions,’ the 22-year-old said. ‘Most people think it’s good to have a Moroccan model.

‘I have also had some young girls sending messages by Facebook asking me how I did it and how I started.

‘I have had just a few bad reactions from people but I don’t mind – I’m happy what I’m doing.’

Huda Nuccuche added: ‘Conservative factions exist in Israel and our region but fortunately my family doesn’t belong to these factions.

‘I have every respect for every group of people and belief, but I have my independent way in life that I believe in.’

For others, both male and female, the reaction to their choice of career has been one of bemusement.

Success: Hanaa ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme Success: Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme

‘My brother supported me right from the start,’ says Ben Abdesslem. ‘I think it’s a generational thing.

‘I come from quite a conservative family and my parents didn’t really know what modelling was about.

‘I keep them updated about what I’m doing every evening, explaining how things work and how projects progress… I Skype with them every evening!’

According to male model, Sertac Tasdelen, 29, while modelling still isn’t seen as the done thing in his home country, Turkey, it is becoming more widely accepted.

‘It’s not seen as [being as] stable as banking or as reputable as being a doctor – modelling is obviously a bold career choice. But still just another job and a way of living your life.

‘Especially in recent years, with the rapid growth of the economy and developments in the fashion industry, modelling is becoming more acceptable.’

‘Before me, the profession simply didn’t exist [in Tunisia],’ adds Ben Abdesslem. ‘They’ve had to create a new tick-box just for me!’

Part of the reason for the growing acceptance of modelling in the Muslim Middle East is the region’s increasing appetite for Western luxury goods.

As a result, more and more brands are turning to Arabic models such as Ben Abdesslem and Tasdelen as a means of tapping in to the lucrative Middle Eastern market.

And the boys are stripping off too! Sertac Tasdelen strikes a pose for a shoot in ELLE TurkeyNot quite a bikini… Male model Sertac Tasdelen strips off for a shoot in the Turkish version of ELLE

 

Main man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August ManMain man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August Man

‘Designers and brands have to go where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states,’ Lauretta Roberts, a trend forecaster at WSGN, told the BBC website.

‘You only have to look at the couture market, which is right at the very high end of fashion. That market used to appeal to rich Americans.

‘Nowadays, if you look at those shows, it’s all about appealing to the Arab consumer because those are the ones who can afford it right now.’

Tasdelen agrees, saying: ‘Designers and brands tend to incline towards where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states.

‘Tastes and trends are being reshaped by shifting economic power.’

But although money is moving and tastes are changing, for the Middle East’s modelling sorority, there’s still a long way to go before taking to the catwalk becomes a reputable – and accepted – career choice.

Privilege: Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himselfPrivilege: Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himself

While Ben Abdesslem, whose next appearance is in the fully clothed but still risqué 2013 Pirelli calendar, says that she’s proud of the achievements of her generation of Arab women, others are less sanguine.

‘It’s definitely revolutionary and a bold career choice, particularly because in that part of the world they are quite traditional,’ Shaista Gohir, a director of the Muslim Women’s Network UK, told the BBC.

‘You always need that first person to actually break the boundary, break the stereotypes that will inspire other girls.’

Sahli certainly hopes so. ‘The fact that I left, I’m working and I’m doing well, will give other young girls the courage to do it.’

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2257099/Unveiling-Middle-East-The-trailblazing-Arabic-models-making-history-bikini-time.html#ixzz2HMTYxZRv

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 18 to 27 are ruled by the third letter of the name.

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

n is the 14th letter of the alphabet

So the number 14 ruled her ages eighteen to twenty-seven.

14 = Sexy.  Sex appeal.  Sex symbol.

Temperance Tarot card

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11:11 EST           4 January 2013

Moroccan model, Hind Sahli, has made a name for herself on the catwalk at BCBG Max Azria, Hervé Léger and Vera Wang, while also appearing in the Spanish and Italian editions of Vogue.

Meanwhile, Arab-Israeli model, Huda Naccache, raised more than a few eyebrows when she became the first woman to pose in a bikini on the cover of an Arabic magazine.

Naccache, 23, is currently studying archaeology at the University of Haifa and attempting to put the furore behind her, although she says she intends to resume her modelling career once her studies are complete.

While the Lilac cover shocked many, more controversial by far was the appearance of German-Turkish actress and model Sila Sahin in the German edition of Playboy.

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial
Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche's bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

Pioneering: Sila Sahin (left) was cut off by her family after posing topless for Playboy, while Huda Nuccuche’s bikini shoot for Lilac proved controversial

The first Muslim woman ever to be photographed topless for a magazine was applauded by many fans but she was cut off by her conservative family as a result of the shoot.

‘I did it because I wanted to be free at last,’ commented Sila at the time. ‘These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.’

That Muslim women are modelling at all is nothing short of revolutionary – especially in the Middle East, where attitudes to women remain old-fashioned.

But according to Sahli, while some of the reaction she’s had has been negative, there has also been a considerable amount of support.

‘Mostly, I have had positive reactions,’ the 22-year-old said. ‘Most people think it’s good to have a Moroccan model.

‘I have also had some young girls sending messages by Facebook asking me how I did it and how I started.

‘I have had just a few bad reactions from people but I don’t mind – I’m happy what I’m doing.’

Huda Nuccuche added: ‘Conservative factions exist in Israel and our region but fortunately my family doesn’t belong to these factions.

‘I have every respect for every group of people and belief, but I have my independent way in life that I believe in.’

For others, both male and female, the reaction to their choice of career has been one of bemusement.

Success: Hanaa ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme Success: Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in her most recent campaign for French beauty brand, Lancôme

‘My brother supported me right from the start,’ says Ben Abdesslem. ‘I think it’s a generational thing.

‘I come from quite a conservative family and my parents didn’t really know what modelling was about.

‘I keep them updated about what I’m doing every evening, explaining how things work and how projects progress… I Skype with them every evening!’

According to male model, Sertac Tasdelen, 29, while modelling still isn’t seen as the done thing in his home country, Turkey, it is becoming more widely accepted.

‘It’s not seen as [being as] stable as banking or as reputable as being a doctor – modelling is obviously a bold career choice. But still just another job and a way of living your life.

‘Especially in recent years, with the rapid growth of the economy and developments in the fashion industry, modelling is becoming more acceptable.’

‘Before me, the profession simply didn’t exist [in Tunisia],’ adds Ben Abdesslem. ‘They’ve had to create a new tick-box just for me!’

Part of the reason for the growing acceptance of modelling in the Muslim Middle East is the region’s increasing appetite for Western luxury goods.

As a result, more and more brands are turning to Arabic models such as Ben Abdesslem and Tasdelen as a means of tapping in to the lucrative Middle Eastern market.

And the boys are stripping off too! Sertac Tasdelen strikes a pose for a shoot in ELLE TurkeyNot quite a bikini… Male model Sertac Tasdelen strips off for a shoot in the Turkish version of ELLE

 

Main man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August ManMain man: Tasdelen takes part in a shoot for Singapore-based magazine, August Man

‘Designers and brands have to go where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states,’ Lauretta Roberts, a trend forecaster at WSGN, told the BBC website.

‘You only have to look at the couture market, which is right at the very high end of fashion. That market used to appeal to rich Americans.

‘Nowadays, if you look at those shows, it’s all about appealing to the Arab consumer because those are the ones who can afford it right now.’

Tasdelen agrees, saying: ‘Designers and brands tend to incline towards where the money is – and at the moment quite a lot of the money is in the Arab states.

‘Tastes and trends are being reshaped by shifting economic power.’

But although money is moving and tastes are changing, for the Middle East’s modelling sorority, there’s still a long way to go before taking to the catwalk becomes a reputable – and accepted – career choice.

Privilege: Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himselfPrivilege: Ben Abdesslem closes the Jean Paul Gaultier A/W13 couture show on the arm of the maestro himself

While Ben Abdesslem, whose next appearance is in the fully clothed but still risqué 2013 Pirelli calendar, says that she’s proud of the achievements of her generation of Arab women, others are less sanguine.

‘It’s definitely revolutionary and a bold career choice, particularly because in that part of the world they are quite traditional,’ Shaista Gohir, a director of the Muslim Women’s Network UK, told the BBC.

‘You always need that first person to actually break the boundary, break the stereotypes that will inspire other girls.’

Sahli certainly hopes so. ‘The fact that I left, I’m working and I’m doing well, will give other young girls the courage to do it.’

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2257099/Unveiling-Middle-East-The-trailblazing-Arabic-models-making-history-bikini-time.html#ixzz2HMR77TRP

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Hind Sahli

8954 11839            48

 

her path of destiny = 48 = A woman on a mission.  Doing what she was born to do.

Eight of Cups Tarot card

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Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal

26 December 2012             07:46 ET

The commander of Syria’s military police has defected from President Bashar-al Assad’s government and reportedly fled to Turkey.

Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal is one of the highest-ranking officials to join the uprising against the Syrian regime.

In a statement posted on YouTube, the officer said the army had deviated from its primary duty of protecting the country and had transformed into “gangs of killing and destruction”.

He went on to say the army had “destroyed cities and villages and has committed massacres against an unarmed population”.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20843398

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Abulaziz al-Shala

1                     3 3 

 

what he does not like and how he loses his heart’s desire both = AL = 13 = The army had transformed into “gangs of killing and destruction.”   The army had “destroyed cities and villages.”  Being an agent of death.

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PHOTO: Richard Engel appears on NBC News' "Today" show in this July 2011 file photo.

December 18, 2012

Richard Engel, the chief foreign correspondent at NBC News, and his production team have been released amid gunfire at a Syria checkpoint after they were taken prisoner in the civil war-torn country.

“After being kidnapped and held for five days inside Syria by an unknown group, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his production crew members have been freed unharmed. We are pleased to report they are safely out of the country,” NBC said in a statement.

Engel, 39, and his crew vanished Thursday after crossing into northwest Syria from Turkey, the network said, adding that there had been no contact between the Engel and NBC since last week.

Engel and his crew were abducted, forced into the back of a truck and blindfolded upon entering Syria, according to the network’s statement. They were then transported to an unknown location, which is now believed to be near the town of Ma’arrat Misrin, about 30 miles southwest of Aleppo.

Although they were blindfolded, no one was harmed while they were held captive, the network said. NBC officials said that they believe their abductors are not loyal to the Assad government.

Engel and his crew were being transported Monday when the vehicle in which they were travelling came upon a checkpoint manned by members of the Syrian rebel group the Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Firefight ensued, and two of the captors were killed, while an unknown number of others escaped, the network said.

Engel and the crew, who were unharmed in the incident, remained in Syria until this morning. They were driven to the Syria-Turkey border by the Ahrar al-Sham brigade, and then they re-entered Turkey.

The network “expressed its gratitude to those who worked to gather information and secure the release of our colleagues.”

Engel joined NBC in May 2003 and, after more than a decade of covering the Middle East, was named chief foreign correspondent of NBC News in April 2008.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/nbc-correspondent-richard-engel-freed-captors-syria/story?id=18003786#.UNCnA2_ho3g

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Richard Engel was born on September 16th, 1973 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Engel

September 16th, 1973

9 + 16 +1+9+7+3 = 45 = his life lesson = Violence.  Scary.  Intense.  Use common sense.  Work smarter, not harder.

Five of Cups Tarot card

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The day of birth rules ages 27 to 54.

September 16th, 1973

So the number 16 rules his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.

16 = Shocks.  Unpredictable.  Caution.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

The Tower Tarot card

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numerology for Friday December 21st, 2012 (the “end of the Mayan calendar”) at:

http://2012numerology.wordpress.com/

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://year2012predictions.wordpress.com/

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predictions for the year 2013 are at:

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November 22, 2012

A door-to-door clothing salesman was arrested and charged with three counts of murder Wednesday in the slayings of three shopkeepers in Brooklyn, crimes that terrorized merchants and that police said would probably have continued if the suspect had not been caught.

Salvatore Perrone, 63, “made statements implicating himself,” New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news briefing. Kelly also said detectives had linked a .22-caliber sawed-off rifle found in Perrone’s duffel bag to all three killings. Perrone’s fingerprints were found on the weapon, he said. Also discovered in the duffel bag: ammunition, a 12-inch kitchen knife with dried blood on the blade and two folding knives, Kelly said.

Perrone, who owns a home on Staten Island but who mainly lived with his girlfriend in Brooklyn, apparently was familiar with the victims because he would visit small clothing shops and try to sell them his wares, Kelly said.

Because all three were men of Middle Eastern descent, there had been fears that a serial killer motivated by ethnic bias was on the loose. But Kelly said it appeared Perrone chose targets based on the ease with which he could get inside, commit the crime and escape.

The attacks all took place near closing time, when the merchants were alone in shops that had no security cameras inside. But it was a police surveillance camera on the street near the scene of the last killing, on Friday, that led police to Perrone. Kelly said the camera picked up an image of a man carrying a large duffel bag near the She She Boutique on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, about the same time shopkeeper Rahmatollah Vahidipour was slain.

Police dubbed the man John Doe Duffel Bag and released the video Sunday. On Tuesday, someone recognized him at a pharmacy in Brooklyn and alerted police. Kelly said Perrone willingly went with officers and began answering questions.

The crimes began on July 6, when Mohamed Gebeli, 65, was found shot to death in his clothing store in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. On Aug. 2, Isaac Kadare, 59, was found dead of gunshot and stab wounds at his Amazing 99-cent Deals store in another section of Brooklyn. Vahidipour, 78, was found shot dead in his shop. Like the other victims, his body had been covered with clothing and other items.

“In loving memory of beloved dear husband, father and grandfather,” read the sign on a memorial outside the She She Boutique.

Kelly said that after the video was released, some shopkeepers called police to say the man had visited their stores hoping to sell them merchandise, mostly clothing.

It was during those visits that detectives believe Perrone collected the information on merchants’ hours, security systems and other details that helped him choose targets. “It’s reasonable to assume he was going to keep doing this,” Kelly said.

Some neighbors told local media they found Perrone’s behavior odd.

“He used to sing opera to himself. At very high pitch” about 3 a.m., one man who was not identified told WABC-TV. “He was just irrational. He didn’t make any sense,” said another unidentified man who said he had recently gotten into a heated argument with Perrone.

In addition to three counts of murder, Perrone also was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-brooklyn-shop-killings-20121122,0,1499310.story

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 63 to 72 are ruled by the eighth letter of the alphabet.

Salvatore Perrone

r is the 18th letter of the alphabet

18 = Madman.  Insane.  Irrational. He didn’t make any sense.

The Moon Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Salvatore Perrone

113412695 7599655                 78

 

his path of destiny = 78 = John Doe Duffel Bag.

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Sex Numerology available at:

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discover some of your own numerology for FREE at:

http://numerologybasics.com/

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learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson:

https://www.createspace.com/3411561

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numerology for Friday December 21st, 2012 (the “end of the Mayan calendar”) at:

http://2012numerology.com/

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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predictions for the year 2013 are at:

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November 21, 2012              4:00 a.m.

A weeklong battle between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has turned the political kaleidoscope, shaking up and repositioning diplomatic forces tackling the Middle East’s myriad conflicts.

The broad alliance contending with the civil war in Syria has divided over who’s to blame for the latest Israeli-Palestinian clash. Egypt, no longer moving in lockstep with Washington after last year’s ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, is walking a fine line between defense of fellow Islamists in Hamas and commitment to the Arab-Israeli peace treaty. Tensions in Egypt’s Sinai have ratcheted up with an influx of Palestinians fleeing the airstrikes on Gaza. And what was seen for months as a grave threat for the region — Israel’s vow to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities — has faded from the headlines but not the horizon.

The barrage of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes has most notably diverted world powers’ attention from the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad that has reached a bloody stalemate after 20 months and left thousands dead. The U.N. Security Council called an emergency session in New York for Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has rushed to the region to counsel the Gaza combatants, as has U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and concerned diplomats from the European Union and Arab League.

Even if the Gaza conflict is quickly tamped down by a cease-fire, it has undermined the recent consensus among Western powers to unite rebel groups fighting for Assad’s ouster and strengthen their hand with diplomatic recognition, aid and potentially arms. Turkey, a NATO military partner and staunch U.S. ally in the Syria peace efforts, has accused leaders of the Jewish state of “waging terrorism” against Palestinians in Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Egypt‘s new Islamist leadership has also come to the defense of Hamas, an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood that helped bring President Mohamed Morsi to power this year and transform Cairo’s political outlook after three decades of Mubarak toeing the U.S. line.

Morsi has so far shown balance and statesmanship in helping to broker a cease-fire, analysts say, but the shifts in popular sentiment brought about by the “Arab Spring” confront the Egyptian leader with competing pressures to respect the peace accord with Israel as well as stand up for the Palestinians who have suffered the lion’s share of casualties in the weeklong conflict. As of late Tuesday, the Palestinian death toll topped 130 and the Israeli toll was five dead.

Middle East experts are divided over the significance of Israel’s sudden silence on Tehran’s reported acceleration of uranium enrichment and suspected aim of building a nuclear bomb. Some contend Israel couldn’t cope with a two-front war and has put the standoff with Tehran on a back burner. Others expect the Israelis to confront any fresh Iranian provocation even while battling Hamas, with the recent clash providing them an opportunity to test their Iron Dome missile defense system.

“A lot of people have speculated that this is a sort of dress rehearsal for Iran,” Paul Scham, a Middle East Institute scholar and professor of Israel studies at the University of Maryland, said of the past week’s Israeli offensive punishing an escalation of Hamas rocket fire into southern Israel.

The Iron Dome system succeeded in intercepting at least 300 rockets fired from Gaza, preventing what might have been a higher civilian casualty toll that could have driven Israel to step up its offensive with a ground invasion, Scham noted.

Demonstrating the prowess of its previously untested missile defense, he said, “might be a warning to Iran, and to the United States as well, that Israel is serious about halting any weapons development.”

Charles Ries, a career diplomat now heading Rand Corp.’s Center for Middle East Public Policy, said he wasn’t among those predicting that an Israeli strike on Iran was imminent. But he sees no compromising of Israeli capabilities to act against Tehran because of the Gaza distraction.

“The Israelis will act on their interests as they see them. If they see weaponization by Iran, they will act regardless of Gaza. That said, I don’t think that’s particularly likely,” Ries said of the Iranian nuclear standoff surging to the foreground.

A more disturbing consequence of the past week’s violence may be seen in Syria, where attacks on rebel-held civilian enclaves by Assad’s forces have intensified as the Syrian president takes advantage of the international community’s diverted attention, said Robert Danin, senior fellow in Middle East and African Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

“We’ve seen a dramatic uptick in violence in Syria since this conflict broke out in Gaza,” said Danin. “We are not very good, the United States or the international community, at watching multiple crises unfolding. This conflict has a way of sucking oxygen away from other issues.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-gaza-mideast-fallout-20121120,0,7227367.story

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Hillary Clinton was born on October 26th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_clinton

October 26th, 1947

October 26th

10 + 26 +2+0+1+2 = 41 = her personal year = Israel.

41 year + 10 (October) = 51 = her personal month (from October 26th, 2012 to November 25th, 2012) = Deadly serious.

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20 September 2012            13:36 ET

A California judge has denied an actress’ request to remove from YouTube an anti-Islam video that sparked riots in the Muslim world.

Cindy Lee Garcia says she has received death threats over the film trailer, in a lawsuit against Google, which owns YouTube, and a man linked to the film.

Garcia said she had been misled by the maker of the amateur movie and was unaware of its anti-Muslim content.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the trailer’s alleged producer, is in hiding.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin said in his ruling that he had rejected Garcia’s request partly because the man who is believed to have made the film had not been served a copy of the lawsuit.

“The request for a temporary restraining order is denied,” Judge Lavin said. “The plaintiff has not shown a likelihood to prevail on the merits.”

Before appearing in court on Thursday, Garcia said she had been left emotionally disturbed by the fallout from the film trailer.

“My whole life has been turned upside down in every aspect,” she said. “My family has been threatened.”

Referring to the video, Garcia added: “I think it’s demoralising, degrading. I think it needs to come off [YouTube].”

A clip for the US-made film, Innocence of Muslims, was dubbed into Arabic, provoking widespread anger for its disrespectful portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad.

But a lawyer for Google said actors did not have rights over how their films were interpreted.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula with hat, scarf and glasses on being escorted from his home
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has gone into hiding since his name was linked with the film

“If we viewed it that way we’d say that Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg in Terminator was a factual statement about Arnold Schwarzenegger,” lawyer Timothy Alger told Reuters news agency.

Last week, YouTube did block access to the video in Egypt and Libya.

On Wednesday, it extended restrictions to “countries where it is considered illegal by local authorities. That is, to date, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.”

Some countries, such as Pakistan and Sudan, have blocked access to the clip themselves.

Garcia has also filed a lawsuit against Nakoula for fraud and slander. In court documents, Garcia says she had been led to believe the project was a desert adventure film.

“There was no mention of Mohammed during filming or on set,” the lawsuit said. “There were no references made to religion, nor was there any sexual content of which Ms Garcia was aware.”

The trailer has sparked furious protests across the Middle East, North Africa and as far away as Sri Lanka.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stephens, were killed last week during an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

A total of 30 people have died in seven countries as a result of the protests.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19665233

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Cindy Garcia

39547 719391                 58

 

her path of destiny = 58 = Outcast.  Civil unrest.  Give me a break.

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