"Israel must exercise maximum restraint"
–Ban Ki-moon on Mid-East Peace meekness–BBC News.
Updated: Gaza truce deal agreed.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
Barack Obama while in Thailand and Myanmar said Israel had the right to defend itself against Hamas’ missile attacks from Gaza. But he urged Israel not to launch a ground assault in Gaza, saying it would put Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinian citizens, at greater risk and hamper an already vexing peace process.
“If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future,” Obama said.
The renewed instability in the Mideast is likely to trail Obama as he makes his way from Thailand to Myanmar and then Cambodia, his final stop before returning to Washington early Wednesday.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.12~
Today the Wall Street Journal asks: Why are women missing in Asia’s board rooms? Photo caption: European Pressphoto Association
Some news links from the USA we’re reading today are:
International spotlight – Afghan Massacre Ended as Search Began
Mrs Clinton plays a gender card: ‘Extremists’ Out to Control Women
Florence Art – Clues to a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci
The Hunger Games – The Texas version: Texas Teens Rob Girl Scouts
International news: Israel Air Strikes Kill 18 in Gaza
US opinion- What Greece Means
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Are vegetarian columnists killing the meat industry? All red meat is bad for you, study finds
Developing children’s books for adults - Lissa Price‘s sci-fi novel ‘Starters’ isn’t just for kids
WSJ: Are women missing from Asia’s board rooms? Peep it.
[With thanks to Matt Drudge, CNN, New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.3.12~
Eyal Press surveys opinion among the youth in Israel:
[Y]oung Arabs, who are often portrayed in the Israeli press as implacably hostile to the country’s ideals, support principles such as “mutual respect between all sectors” in higher proportions than their Jewish counterparts (84 versus 75 percent). …
“Maybe it’s not a surprise that the minority in any country is very supportive of democratic rights,” says [public opinion analyst] Dahlia Scheindlin. “But it does seem ironic that in the Jewish State, which insists on defining itself as the Jewish democratic state and the only democracy in the Middle East, the Arabs are our most democratic citizens.”
(Photo: A Palestinian boy rides past the Hamas Prime minister Ismail Haniya’s destroyed office in Gaza City, on March 25, 2011, as Israeli aircraft attacked four targets in the Gaza Strip during the night, lightly wounding three people, in response to Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel. By Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.25.11~
FINANCIAL CRISES WAS AVOIDABLE? EGYPT, TUNISIA, LEBANON, US FOREIGN POLICY, RAHM EMANUEL, OBAMA’S ELECTION BID – 1.26.11
“All the world’s a stage” – William Shakespeare -playwright, poet, from As You Like It.
The front page of the New York Times is like an orchestra of orchestrated world news today. It’s doing a lot.
First up, a federal inquiry says the financial crises (they say 2008, but it’s still going) was avoidable according to a Federal study. The outcome of the survey (findings) blames the piglet ways of Wall Street culture, with The Federal Reserve also getting a wee smack on the hand too for not curbing it. Whatever! Read it here.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah government taking shape, unrest in Egypt over Hosni Murabek’s nearly 30 year-rule, and Tunisia unrest news – somehow lands on the Times as a US foreign policy situation to now sort out. Read here. Of particular note in the story, this new news is sited as effecting Palestinians, who are no longer likely to make an more concessions in the Israel-Palestine negotiations talks. Meaning, Israel-Palestine is still the central jewel of politics in the world, due to Israel’s significance as a spiritual site in the Middle East. Isn’t it fascinating how Israel-Gaza as a strip of land, is the balance of world power relationships – in many ways. It’s like the gauge of many political issues and how they’re ruled on in the world. Quite powerful to observe in the news, really. If you live in Hollywood, you just know already that Natalie Portman (Jerusalem born who speaks Arabic) better win best Oscar this year, already!
Perhaps we need to do some more wikileaks leaks confessions – to calm that hot spot of the Middle East down a little? I say this today, because I have rolled out with Lebanese people for most of my life in New Zealand and Los Angeles, and they’re really cool people. Quite civilized with very sophisticated knowledge awareness of the world, I’ve found.
Locally in the US, President Obama is proposing a bipartisan effort to ‘out rule the world’ for the USA. Obama sights America’s future as being more important than winning the next election. Good positioning of issues that help unite majority in the USA.
Gun control in communities also gets some attention too. Fair Warning website covers The Times reporting that NCR have put the stoppers on gun research reports studies. Read here if interested.
Wow! That’s the latest on the agenda unfolding for the final week of January 2011. That’s quite a bit to think about, or not.
I’m kinda glad we covered Egypt-American news off on the blog already today. :)
If we’re going to look at Egypt politically (and not historically – or neither look at what Egypt symbolizes to many cultures spiritually) – we’d have to introduce two key words on a political front. Those being the words of those two things that are a little less ‘paper economy based’ like “oil” (or natural gas) oh… and “gold … symbols of rule.”
Lofty (Rahm) is getting good press at the minute. Sending peace to Alexandria, Egypt today. Like, big time!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.26.11~
A different view: Photoshopped Aubergine featuring the letters, A & B.
If you blog from Hollywood “A” will always stand for Angeles, Angel (a messenger), or, Angelina (Jolie) – a second generation proven Hollywood star and cultural, global treasure of America.
“B” in Hollywood’s current celebrity star system, will always stand for Brad (Pitt)- champion celebrity supporter of the New Orleans Saints football team, who wear a Super Bowl ring. “B” stands for Barack (President Obama, husband of FLOTUS Michelle Obama) and Bill (Clinton) husband of the current US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton or (more current) Canada‘s teen entertainer, Bieber (Justin) or a returning Kawana (Governor) of California, Jerry Brown too.
Of these names listed – American culture is spun, millions of dollars, time, energy, resources, hours and hours and hours of global attention and effort are spent printing, distributing, broadcasting, (watching, viewing, emulating, discussing at office water coolers) any inkling of a sighting or a key message from any one of these names.
As celebrities of entertainment, politics, music, arts and culture – they form a multi-billion dollar industry that generates around them each day. AB people, leading the world – in a metaphor of a (solar) star system, or the particles of an atom. They are the oracles, of a Super Power’s discourse. The artillery (signifiers elect by popular free-choice vote) of a super power’s dominance and culture–imploring the key message of: ‘emulate US’ worldwide. They’re fun people. Fun sells. As celebrities of US culture, I like them all. More often than not, they always bring a smile.
“B” also equals whose got the ball. B is also about what you do for others when you have the ball.
You’re an A-List star in Hollywood when you do A-List worthy things with the ball you hold in your hands for others. Angelina Jolie perhaps sums this up the best, on her humanitarian missions for the UN, to people of the world most needing advocacy. AB is a blood type (like any other, O type for example is too) –the signifier of human life globally–symbolizing the movement of a pulse for the good, across the globe, for people.
Practically speaking though, if you’re from New Zealand and you’re a rugby football enthusiast, AB stands for All Blacks and of them and what they have achieved in sports and what AB’s culture has inspired for human rights records of the World (cf: Nelson Mandela‘s story and human rights, apartheid advocacy via Maori New Zealanders and Kiwis in the documentary films of artist, Merata Mita, one of the most significant filmic artists in the world of all time, who held, focused or directed a camera, in often zero budget filming conditions–yet in a Queenly manner, like Angelina Jolie is now as a debut director, seeing beyond color bars into the heart of genocidal, raping tendencies as a filmic theme)–is only the stuff Hollywood legends are written of and made of. Hence that very long sentence. Sorry ’bout that.
On the other side of the world, in New Zealand, at a significant time in world history as captured on film in Merata’s film, Patu! – AB’s culture helped free a Nobel Peace Prize Winning King, of South Africa. His life story of freedom, is a Kiwi story too. He’s in our hot mix. Maori and Kiwi’s freed him with advocacy also, helping give Nelson his long awaited cup of Liberty in his unique journey of a very long walk to freedom as a now celebrated South Africa icon of the world. When New Zealand play South Africa in rugby, we celebrate our part we play, in his ongoing legacy of freedom. He gave us a challenge, we responded, and that legacy to free others, will always be what we do in rugby country, Middle Earth. It’s a proven gift, a cultural taonga (inner treasure) AB Kiwi-thinkers have, carry, possess, pass on to others when needed for the world.
We instigate the play and the pass of freedom with our actions and instincts, outworked in a teamwork formation. We always have.
AB thinkers and action star-doers, are ‘Humanitarian Messangers of Sport.’ They are down-to-earth and fine Commonwealth people. Their nobility of spirit is defined by a Joe Blogg’s-appearing cloak of humility.
Like any rugby football enthusiast or ‘team work sports’ appreciating Kiwi in the world –The AB’s are our fun heroes. Gladiators of sport, whenever they appear, they symbolize fearless change in a modern world of fiercely contested challenges. New teamwork strategies in play is what they evolve as a science of sport and an art form of globally loved entertainment. They are masters at evolving the game of play and making it better.
Image: Photo-shopped Aubergine (deep purple) appearing as black. Hot image via Freaking News website.
[For a good Baba Ganoush dip recipe, enjoyed by people in the Middle East equally (regardless of geographical borders) and also with people in the Western World too, check out David Bovitz recipe. Pictures are also DB's. Recipe found here].
What’s cooking in your kitchen for the world America? Good things, I trust. Happy cooking, creating, eating, shared and diverse dining. Peace ya’ll! :)
[Below Image: 'Canterbury Kia Mau Training Rugby Ball" courtesy if Ikon Sport].
A and B are two important keys on a King or Queen’s piano’s keyboard. I am not either. I am the “C” key, of Middle Earth (eyes are needed to C), like any try-and-do-some-good Kiwi does, I try and join in too, in and around supporting our rugby footballers to excel in teamwork opportunities that get the best results on and off the field.
Our rugby players are our AB’s stars. The rest of us Kiwi’s – at best, tend to play the “Middle C” key role of Middle Earth – to entertain for a peaceful and productive future of “big hearted” purposes in the world. Baba Ganoush - with pita bread as a change from Latino-staple Corn Chips and Salsa, in this Jerry Brown latino-voted California’s elect future, of political climate change terrain of Hollywood, that I blog from. Exciting times.
Keeping it real, is having a diverse taste palate. That way, we’re more likely to consider the needs of others, with a worldview different and/or similar to our own. Mature tastes then maturing together with consideration and love for others in our stout rugby and football hearts- Baba Ganoush, why not?! You know it. Peace!
~Music, Sam Cooke – A Change is Gonna Come in honor of Motown Artists contribution to the world for MO-vember rugby nation mugs 2010. Courage to Collaborate And Bee more awesome. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.5.10~
JAKEY DAVIS MEETS JOHN KEY AND HILARY CLINTON, SIR GEOFFERY PALMER, MANMOHAN SINGH, PHIL HEATLEY, WEN JIABO NEWS, APEC 2010
(Picture: PERSONAL PM: Former teen parent student Danielle Logan, left, tells Prime Minister John Key about currently studying at teacher’s college and presents him with an edible bouquet grown at He Kaakano childcare unit. Sharon Davis (The Maori Rose of Sharon) and politician Phil Heatley watch their exchange and banter, Whangarei City, Te Tai Tokerau, Northland, New Zealand).
At the moment New Zealand’s Prime Minister has met with key global leaders at the APEC Summit in Vietnam this year. But before the PM of New Zealand jetted out for the global summit, Mr Key took some time out of his schedule to meet some incredible people of He Mataariki School in Whangarei City, Northland, New Zealand. They are remarkable, being commented on today for their passion for education, children’s value and place in the world, women’s achievement and collective community leadership from Hollywood.
The school works with teen parent moms and their children. If you live in America you will know that teen parent moms are on tabloids spotted at supermarket check out aisles in the US. They are big news.
[This photo: U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton left, talks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key during the ASEAN summit on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Image via AP via India Times]
Jake Davis, my youngest nephew, got to the meet the PM with the turning of the first sod for a $1.4m development of the teen parent unit and associated childcare centre He Kaakano that He Mataariki have championed being built. Here’s news snippets of Mr Key’s visit:
[This photo: Jake Davis meets John Key]
“At He Mataariki Teen Parent School, John Key even insisted one pregnant girl call her baby John despite the fact it’s going to be a girl.”
“He also told a three-year-old girl his cat’s name is Moonbeam Smoky Fluffy-Pea.”
“Mr Key was escorted by Whangarei Member of Parliament Phil Heatley who says he knows what the demands are on the prime minister’s time. Mr Heatley says it is extraordinary Mr Key chose to visit He Mataariki for a second time – he visited the unit once when he was leader of the opposition.
But Mr Heatley says it was good to have him back to seal the deal for the upgrade. “Once a prime minister opens it there’s no turning back.”
Jake Davis‘ mother Sharon Davis (known as the Maori Rose of Sharon in Hollywood), who was born in Tonga, raised later in Fiji and returned to New Zealand when she was her son Jake’s age; has a rather cute story about Mr Key meeting young Jake.
She writes: “Today the Prime Minister came to turn the first sod of grass, in preparation for the building of a new teen parent school. The little helper chosen to help him turn the sod was Te Raukura (the two year old child of a teen parent). She didn’t want to do the deed, so he grabbed the hand of a little 4 year old boy.
That little 4 year old boy was Jake. Our Jakey (our little Maori prince’s family name of endearment, although he’s almost growing out of that now) turned the first sod of earth over for the new teen parent school with the PM.
[This photo: John Key and Jake Davis, 4, discover an earthworm, while Te Raukura 2, watches on. Image via FlipVideo]
When the sod came up Jake looked at the sod, looked at the prime minister and exclaimed ‘Look a worm’. John Key bent down and scooped up the worm and put it in Jake’s little hand and chatted away with an excited Jake about their find.” A cute green thinking story.
[Below image: ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsawan (R) shakes hands with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key next to (R-L) Lao Prime Minister Bouasone Buphavanh, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and China's Premier Wen Jiabao as they wait for the start of a gala dinner on the sidelines of the summit meetings between leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their counterparts from partner countries including US, China, Japan, Russian, South Korea and Australia in Hanoi on October 29, 2010. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said that he would visit India later this year, stressing there was 'enough space in the world' for both the giant nations to prosper despite a backdrop of frosty ties. Image: The Times of India]
Alrighty then: moving on now to global leaders news at APEC. John Key has met with Hilary Clinton briefly who is excited to be traveling to New Zealand next week for talks with the PM. Mr Keys says India’s Pime Minister, Manmohan does not appear to be phased by broadcaster Paul Henry‘s comments about Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand. Mr Keys says all leaders understand it is an open world and people say “many things.”
The NZ Herald reports: “Mr Key will visit India next year with a business delegation and Dr Singh indicated he was looking forward to the visit.
“He’s very optimistic about the growth of India, he’s talking about at a minimum it’ll be 8.5 per cent, maybe 9, so maybe there’s one or two things we can learn from that.”"
“Mr Keys has announced that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is likely to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Auckland next year. It would be the first time a UN Secretary-General had attended such a meeting, Mr Key says, and a recognition of the increasing importance of the Pacific region.”
Mr Keys hopes to discuss Fiji‘s return to democracy with newly elected Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard next year. He adds: “‘We remain absolutely committed together to do whatever we can to have democracy restored in Fiji.”
At APEC a lot of interest surround’s Japan’s detaining of a Chinese sea captain when these two nations fishing vessel/ Patrol boats collided off the coast of East China Islands, sparking the Chinese people to be incensed at the detaining.
This prompted Japan’s Prime Minister Nato Kan to say: the current spat should not be regarded as “a decisive trouble,” saying the two countries have weathered a long history together.
“This sort of trouble that we’re seeing right now, compared to various incidents we’ve had in the long history of our relations, would not be regarded as a decisive trouble. And I think both countries remain calm and try to come up with solutions that would be positive to both countries … in terms of peace and stability for the Asia-Pacific and the entire world,” he told reporters.” It’s handy a Kiwi is at APEC to smooth strained relationships between China and Japan’s leading lads with a good Kiwi smile and sense of humor. Goes a long way.
Mr Key also spoke of Ban ki-Moon’s gratitude towards Sir Geoffrey Palmer‘s abilities with the the upcoming investigation of Gaza, Palestine for the United Nations. (Commentary on that can be found here).
[This image: Reuters Pictures: China's Premier Wen Jiabo (L) and New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key (R) show the way to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a group photo at the 5th East Asia Summit in Hanoi October 30, 2010].
[This image below, depicting New Zealand's ecotourism travel destination activities: "A boy swims with dolphins in the Bay of Islands" Horiwood.Com].
~To learn of the Maori culture that Jake descends from of the Nga Puhitonunui tribe and Ngati Whatua tribe, go here to see how young lads like Jake are raised. Fierce warriors. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.29.10. Billy Graham‘s Hollywood Star – Walk of Fame for Jake’s Uncle Billy Davis and his esteemed visionary grandfather, Graham Adrian and Jake and Sharon’s kinsmen by blood–serving in politics: Sir Douglas Graham and Kennedy Graham- image photographed, Hollywood Blvd, Horiwood’s own.~
“In every religion, there are those who would drape themselves in the mantle of belief and faith only to distort it’s most sacred teachings — preaching intolerance and resorting to violence.“–Hilary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, USA.
[Image courtesy of Kevin Lamarque of Reuters, with the photo caption "The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians would aim to 'resolve all final status issues within one year." via The Guardian, UK. Quote courtesy of Religious Tolerance.Org]
Guest Commentary today is from New York Times journalists, Ethan Bronner and Michael Slackman –with help from Mona El-Naggar and Fares Akram . Here’s their combined effort, on an inside look in the Gaza Strip and at Palestinians heartbreaking plight. Nice writing. Empathy with facts.
“GAZA CITY — The women were bleary-eyed, their voices weak, their hands red and calloused. How could they be expected to cook and clean without water or electricity? What could they do in homes that were dark and hot all day? How could they cope with husbands who had not worked for years and children who were angry and aimless?
Sitting with eight other women at a stress clinic, Jamalat Wadi, 28, tried to listen to the mental health worker. But she could not contain herself. She has eight children, and her unemployed husband spends his days on sedatives.
“Our husbands don’t work, my kids are not in school, I get nervous, I yell at them, I cry, I fight with my husband,” she blurted. “My husband starts fighting with us and then he cries: ‘What am I going to do? What can I do?’ ”
The others knew exactly what she meant.
The Palestinians of Gaza, most of them descended from refugees of the 1948 war that created Israel, have lived through decades of conflict and confrontation. Their scars have accumulated like layers of sedimentary rock, each marking a different crisis — homelessness, occupation, war, dependency.
[Music: Madonna and Why's It So Hard]
Shakira sings Waka Waka at the closing ceremony of Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Go here to see. Since the Colombian-Lebanese diva first performed the song live at the opening ceremony, she has already amassed 17,427,000 video clip watches on YouTube, two weeks later. She amazin!
Here’s how our top ten news posts on celebrities and entertainment topics you found of interest look today. Spanky. Thanks for being such a rivetingly exciting and eclectic bunch. Every twist and turn, is a roller coaster of life shared freely in the moment. It’s all about shared smiles, the world over, in the dance of precious life. Enjoy your news.
3. About Horiwood–> Anne Franks graphic diary is taught in schools
Hot Post this week: Adventurous Love: Miss Elliette is a Queen of Peace at Malibu. Let’s wurq America! We’ve been told! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.11.2010~
While attending the Hoping for the Children of Palestine event, Saturday night, supermodel Kate Moss was a good sport. She jumped on stage with Nick Cave, moshed a little and sung bv’s for a good cause. What a gal.
Stars who love Peace in Israel, Palestine and the Middle East, by considering all sides and thinking of children’s better futures–they rock. I love Jews and Arab people along with their children and children’s children, just like Kate does.
To learn more about the Hoping Foundation‘s work in Palestine, go here to see.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.11.2010~
With a tribute to Disney and her ”Mouse House,” teen spun superstardom, Miley Cyrus‘ new tattoo says a few things. Following up with her “just breathe” tattoo across her ribs, Smilers new piece in ink on her right ear, says: “Love.”
E! News quotes Smilers as saying: “There’s so much negativity in the world and what you only need to hear is all the love. People try to say to me, ‘I just heard someone say this or that about you,’ and I just ignore it because it’s irrelevant. Love is what makes the world go around, and that’s all we need to focus on.”
[Simbiotic subtext of the still image: Love is in the Air. Love is on The Air. Or more specifically, My Love is On Ear/Air--both funny and clever as a pop star as she says, buy my music and Mickey Mouse's ear looks like this today].
I love this kid. Smilers is always so smart. And dating an Australian, Liam Hemsworth, she also gives a tribute to Baz Luhrmann and Paul Mercurio with the theme song, from their movie about freedom from oppression that can only be found in the dance of one’s own rhythm of a shared life. Here’s some Strictly Ballroom.
And from a teen’s tattoo, to dance and film–if you’d like a “good read” about forbidden young love for a fiesty teen girl character called, Haja bin Kanaan, the same age as Miley, go here to buy the book Courage To Love for good perennial reading. The novel is set on the Gaza strip, where like Cyrus’ fresh ink, Love [too] is in the Air. For a good audio book read, click on this unique book’s cover, for a right treat.
–Beverly Hills, Toluca Lake and Hollywood Pop Art at its Best. June 2010. Let’s go kids!–
~Charlies Angels Remixed: We are who we are today because people chose to become our angels, both seen and unseen, and dared to act for us and touch our lives. At the very least, their grace shared is sufficient to allow us to do the same for others. Thanks Aunt Elvira and R Ellis~
Angelina Jolie shares love inside the <3′s of the beautiful people of Ecuador for World’s Refugee Day, which occurs US Father’s Day on Sunday this year.
Here in Hollywood, here’s how you stacked your top ten entertainment and celebrity news items of interest.
2. About Horiwood–>Willow Smith is the ‘ideal’ American child. Sweet!
5. Humor: Two Covers with Christian Bale
Bonus Posts: 11. Robert Pattinson is inspiring by Twilight
[Photo for REFUGEE DAY: Ellis Nahas of the Sierra Leone team douses himself with cold water during halftime of their match with Myanmar. Sierra Leone won 4-2, and advanced to the next round of the Refugee Day tournament on the hot day at Granite High. -As part of World Refugee Day, when Utah is celebrating its diversity, there will be a soccer tournament at Granite High School. Saturday, 6/21/08. Salt Lake Tribune file photo / Scott Sommerdorf]
Mood: fire. Music: Destiny’s Child, Charlies Angels Theme Live in Rotterdam. Hoop stars rock!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.17.2010~
~I’m still learning the Art of Love–we’ve gotta stir it up now”–Guy Sebastian (Australian Idol winner) & Jordin Sparks (American Idol winner).
~We live in age of media (defined in part by the ‘cult’ of celebrity), where El is hidden in the flawed and frail vessels of human ”idols.” To be a celebrity or a true leader of any noteworthy significance and purposeful meaning that has lasting consequence for the good, is to realize that as flawed humans with gifts embedded in every person lives that has the potential and the purpose of serving others towards a universal sense of the greater good– that at best, a ‘celebrity idol’ or a leader of any kind, can be a vessel of Peace and Love’s Purposes in El’s hands. Courage To Love is the ability to recognize and percieve the times in which we live–and to simply stir up the gift of God that is in you and others you can influence that preserves lives and the environment.~
~A leader is anyone who is willing to help”–Sharon: sister of Samuel aka Horiwood.
This post going out to Linda Weiner (Museum of Tolerance volunteer guide in The City of Angels) with this message: (more…)
~When it comes to Californians’ hearts and the spirit of Peace in The Middle East – Love is a reservoir of Courage in action~
[Image of Diamond Valley Lake -- the largest reservoir in Southern California with a capacity to hold about 800,000 acre-feet of water--courtesy of Water Technology. Image of water, symbolizing the Durvat Reservoir, On The Way --as purchased by Californians for Peace in Gaza, courtesy of Song Skincare. Yes! Californians are so cool! We have good flow].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.10.2010~
Say this isn’t true! According to DListed.Com, (WTF! but yes, Politics on Dlisted. Finally! :)–Helen Thomas is quitting politics.
Reports Washington via New York’s Michael K: “Helen has announced that she is getting up out of the first row and retiring right now. This comes after the 89-year-old White House correspondent received a sh*te load of head shakes for saying that the Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine.” Watch her entire statement here. Thomas later issued a statement: “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.’’
If you agree or disagree with Helen’s controversial statements and believe that either way, Courage To Love is needed in Gaza, then go here for some valuable insights into what Helen is creating a controversy about. Helen turns 90 on August 4th. She went out of politics–for humanitarian causes–with quite a bang. Wow! Who would have thought, this octogenarian had it in her. Outrageous!
~When an octogenarian speaks–perhaps we should listen~
[Image of Helen Thomas and John F Kennedy courtesy of Bettmann/ Corbis via The Moderate Voice]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.7.2010~
The whole world is watching Israel and the issue of Isreal allowing aid into Gaza for Palestinians is a topic that’s garnered much debate here in the U.S. Here’s this quote today.
“Israel is a democracy. Israel has the ability and the right to investigate itself, not to be investigated by any international board,”–Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to Washington.
To read more, go here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.6.2010~
What does a tall poppy look like today in the World? It looks like anyone, who thinks of World Peace. As my sister Sharon reminds me, “a leader is anyone who wants to help.”
Horiwood is thinking of Peace in the desert terrain of Gaza today. Courage to Love is needed. May Peace be a rose rising in our hearts and minds above this desert strip of war and conflict.
We, the World, are all Gaza too. Let’s work.
~Image courtesy of Pedro Rubio store, West Hollywood LA. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.5.2010~
A forbidden rose, for Avril Levigne’s Alice In Wonderland fans?
I’m thinking of Courage To Love, a modern day romance novel about forbidden young love–set in Israel and on the Gaza Strip.
A compelling read, while smelling good at the same time–like a rose of Love, that rose. Go here to read more about the novel. Avril fans, let’s take World Peace up a notch and make a difference. Love is the language of peace. You know it.
Pass this desert rose of Peace on. Thank you., Image courtesy of M. Noble, posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.5.2010~
~We are all Gaza. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.5.2010~
This just in from CNN– An Irish-owned aid ship headed for Gaza won’t stop until it’s forced to, a former U.N. official aboard the ship told CNN Thursday.
“We have not stopped and have no intention of stopping,” said former Assistant U.N. Secretary-General Denis Halliday from aboard the vessel. “We will only stop when Israelis force us to do so.”"
Let’s face it. Gaza is the new Haiti. To understand this hot spot of the middle east, go here.
[Image of Gaza, courtesy of Spiegel]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.4.2010~
Quote: “Courage To Love is a modern romance novel for all who dare to love–Miss Elliette, June 3, 2010″
To order this book for schools, educational programs and for the magic of romance in a novel that can change the world for good, go here. If you would like to sponsor the placement of this Romeo & Juliet styled novel set in Israel in Shool Districts that can’t afford to purchase or teach this important novel (with current budget cut backs) but who want to and should, then please write to: Courage To Love, P.O.Box 69A44 West Hollywood, CA 90210–specifing your school district of choice for World Peace in modern American literature that matters for a new generation of American leaders. Thank you. Let’s go U.S.A. Up!
[Courage to Love is a novel by Robert Ellis, pictured above]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.3.2010~