Bei den Gelegenheiten der Weihnachtszeit und des Neuen Jahres 2015, wünschen wir Ihnen und Ihrer Familie ein frohes und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und ein schönes und friedliches neues Jahr. Frieden und Liebe für die gesamte Menschheit. Editor
Das Friedenslicht aus dem belagerten Bethlehem
In Österreich ist es unter den Christen Tradition, ein Licht des Friedens aus Bethlehem zu bringen, weil, wie es heisst, dieses “aus Bethlehem in der Geburtskirche Jesu entzündete Licht den Frieden Christi in unsere Familien und Nachbarschaften bringt”. Weiter heisst es, “das Symbol des Friedenslichtes solle den Vorsatz der Menschen stärken, Licht der Welt zu sein, das Vertrauen und die Hoffnung als authentische Kinder Gottes ausstrahlen zu lassen. Frohe Weihnachten für alle”.
Selbstverständlich schliesse ich mich dem Wunsch eines gesegneten Weihachtsfestes für alle ÖsterreicherInnen an. Als Palästinenserin wäre es mir ein Wunsch, dass alle Österreicherinnen und Österreicher, die sich durch das Licht des Friedens aus Bethlehem in ihrem Glauben verstärkt fühlen, dass sie und ihre Familien während ihrer Weihnachtlichen Besinnung auch an Bethlehem und Palästina denken, das Land wo ihr Licht des Friedens her stammt. Palästina ist seit über 65 Jahren kein “gelobtes Land” mehr, denn so lange is es unter einer brutalen Besatzung die uns Palästinensern wenig Anlass gibt, in dieser Zeit zu feiern.
Aus der Aussendung des Wiener Rathauses: “Für uns ist es eine große Freude, Ihnen Weihnachtsgrüße aus dem Ort zu übermitteln, in dem das Wunder der Menschwerdung stattfand, aus dem Ort, an dem das Wort Fleisch geworden ist: „Er, das Wort, wurde ein Mensch, ein wirklicher Mensch von Fleisch und Blut, und nahm Wohnung unter uns. Wir sahen seine Macht und Hoheit, die göttliche Hoheit des einzigen Sohnes, die ihm der Vater gegeben hat. Gottes ganze Güte und Treue ist uns in ihm begegnet.“ (Joh. 1, 14).
I shot these pictures on Monday Dec. 15 2014 at 12:23 at one of the guesthouses in Germany. The pictures clearly show that there was a hidden camera installed at the bathroom of the Guests at the Guesthouse. I noticed the hidden camera after I had finished showering and drained my body of water. I opened my eyes and I noticed that my picture appears at the top of a column installed in the bathroom. I immediately brought my camera and filmed the scene.
During shooting the scene, the owner of the guesthouse knocked at the door of my room. I asked him to wait. It took me less than five minutes to collect my personal belonging and leave the room.
After I left, I sent the pictures to the owner of the Guesthouse. I asked him about the reasons of installing the camera inside the bathroom of his guests, and how many women he had filmed inside the bathroom?
He said: “Kawther nice try!! to black mail me with your own camera.”
I asked him to delete any scene which he captured in the bathroom.
“You have to delete the video film which you made while I was dushing myself.
I saw that you fix a camera in the toilet.
Unfortunately I discover this after I finished dushe.
I order you to delete my film which the video camera captured and never think to sell it or use it or send it to your friends in israel.
Making videos of naked women who are guests in your hotel is absolutely against the laws of Deutschland and the EU.
If you publish this film or sell it then I will send you a lawyer who knows how deal with the people likes you.
Ich bin journalistin und nicht eine schlamppe (translation: I am a journalist and not a bitch)
Meine Frage ist: Wie viele nackte Frauen hast du fotografiert, während sie sich duschten ?? Wie viele Video-Filme hast du gemacht. Und was hast du getan in diesen Filmen? (Translation: how many naked women you have filmed in shower?? How many film you have made? And what you did with these films??).
I am very sad to find out this scandal. I was scared since you gave me a room without key.
Shame on you.”
The Guesthouse wrote me back threatening, He said:
“1 – where is this camera?? 2 the camera or whatsoever it is , is located in the bath room floor and is impossible physically you did not see it ???? on the floor considering the small size of the bath room when you where inside the bath room .!!
Nice try Kawther, for witch agency you are working Mossad, CIA, or free lance crook??.
My lawyer will have good time with you, and will turn those accusations very quickly against you; you are an amateur Kawther and is laughable,
Black mail do not work with me, and also is a risky business for people who do that”
I wrote him back: “As you said the experts who deal with criminals at the court of Justice are able to say if there was a camera or not in your guest toilet. And if the pictures which I captured were true or falsified.
Talking about lawyers doesn’t move one hair in my head.
The other Bullshit which You SAID ONLY represents you. You may work with CIA and MOSSAD agencies (… name deleted) but not me. I heard you speaking Hebrew. OK that’s fine.
Only want to say. HAVE PEACE WITH YOUR SELF AND learn how to let others have the peace too.
Whatever you did or if you did not did I don’t care. I trust myself and I know who I am and how to defend MY RIGHTS and the human rights.”
→ Continue reading: Hidden Camera At Bathroom Of An American Guesthouse in Germany
PA minister without portfolio and member of the revolutionary council of Fatah, Ziad Abu Ein, 55, was killed on Wednesday shortly after being hit, shoved, grabbed by his throat and hit in the chest by the butt of an Israeli soldier’s gun during a peaceful demonstration marking the United Nation’s International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People near Ramallah.
The demonstrators were planning to plant olive trees in their land in Turmus Ayya town near Ramallah but the Israeli soldiers cut their way and stormed them with tear gas.
An Israeli criminal soldier of what so-called “border police” assaulted the minister Abu Ein, grabbed him from neck and hit him in chest with the butt of his rifle.
The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in a statement Wednesday, called for an immediate, independent investigation into Minister Abu Ein’s death.
Mogherini said that, “reports of excessive use of force by Israeli Security Forces are extremely worrying,” stressing that “this is a dramatic reminder for the entire international community of the extremely serious situation on the ground.”
Dr. Saber al-‘Aloul, Director of the Palestinian Medico-legal Institute, Thursday announced that Abu Ein’s death was in fact caused by an injury.
Al-‘Aloul said in a press conference in Ramallah that the initial results produced by the medical committee appointed by the Attorney-General to perform autopsy on the body of Abu Ein, revealed that he suffered from a narrowing of the coronary artery accompanied by a bleeding in the inner lining of the heart as a result of pressure that goes with cases of severe agony and distress.
The autopsy showed that Abu Ein also suffered from a wounding to his front teeth, bruises on the tongue, neck, from both right and left sides, and further bruises on the thyroid cartilage. The results revealed traces of teargas.
Health Minister Jawad Awad said that Doctor Mu’min al-Hadidi and Qais al-Ksous from Jordan and an Israeli doctor who refused to sign the report for the lack of a Hebrew transcript, participated in the autopsy. → Continue reading: Palestinian Minister Suffocated to Death by Israeli Criminal Soldier
Representatives from around 150 countries including the United States and United Kingdom are attending the third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons which started today morning at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna and hosted by the government of Austria. Both the US and the UK took part for the first time in the international conference.
Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Foreign Minister; Angela Kane, the UN high representative for disarmament, Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC; Hiroshima Survivor, Setsuko Thurlow; and Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican’s permanent representative to U.N. agencies in Geneva delivered speeches at the opening session of the conference.
The Vienna Conference will build on an initiative launched in 2013 that draws to focus attention on the humanitarian consequences of and risks associated with nuclear weapons. There have been two international conferences on the dangers, in Oslo, Norway, in March 2013, and Nayarit, Mexico in February 2014. Since the launch of the initiative the number of states participating in the initiative has grown to 127 in Oslo to 146 in Nayarit.
Their exact number is secret but consensus is that the legacy from the Cold War and other states’ nuclear weapons amounts to more than 16,000, of which 1,800 are on high alert. As long as they remain in their arsenals the risk of their use prevails.
“As long as nuclear weapons exist, the risk of their use – deliberately or inadvertently – remains real. Such a scenario, more than any other human action, has the potential of ending life on this planet as we know it. There could not and would not be a winner in such a scenario. We have the collective responsibility for ourselves and future generations to do our utmost that they will never be used again” said Minister Kurz.
U.N. disarmament Chief Angela Kane, reading the statement from Ban Ki-Moon said, “Possession does not prevent international disputes from occurring, but it makes conflicts more dangerous. Maintaining forces on alert does not provide safety, but it increases the likelihood of accidents. Upholding doctrines of nuclear deterrence does not counter proliferation, but it makes the weapons more desirable. Growing ranks of nuclear armed-States does not ensure global stability, but instead under mines it.”
She told reporters that the countries without nuclear bombs were “becoming increasingly exasperated” that disarmament negotiations were not happening. It seems the weapon states “don’t really see that the NPT is an obligation to disarm” she said.
Archbishop Tomasi, read the pope’s statement. In his message, Pope Francis restated the Vatican’s long-standing advocacy for the global elimination of nuclear weapons and said peace is not just a balance of power, “but true justice.”
“The humanitarian consequences are predictable and planetary,” the pope said in the statement, read before representatives of more than 150 countries gathered for conference.”
→ Continue reading: Pope Francis: Vatican Wants The World Free Of Nuclear Weapons
Around 900 police searched on Friday in Vienna, Graz and Linz, the homes of suspected jihadists and Daash terrorists. Austrian police arrested 13 suspected jihadist and the so-called Daash recruiters.
About 900 Austrian police officers raided homes mosques and prayer rooms in Vienna, Graz and Linz, following two years of investigations into the suspected recruiters for the Islamic State in Austria.
APA reported, about 900 police officers took part in raids in Vienna, Graz and Linz, searching mosques and prayer rooms, as well as private homes. The Friday raids followed two years of investigations into the suspects who were said to be attempting to persuade young Austrians to act as mercenaries in Syria and raising funds for the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said that the police operation was one of the “biggest bets in the history of the Austrian state security”. According to Austrian Interior Ministry, some 150 Austrians left the country to fight alongside jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Some of them were stopped while attempting to depart.
The Islamic State is a Sunni jihadist group that has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, it launched an offensive in Iraq, seizing large areas in both countries and announcing the establishment of an Islamic caliphate on the territories under its control.
Numerous young people from the European Union, the United States and Canada are believed to have joined the jihadist group.
British officials say at least 500 UK citizens have left for Iraq and Syria in recent months and German authorities estimate 550 German nationals have joined the IS militants.
(PDF) The Council has extended until 30 June 2015 the suspension of EU restrictive measures specified in the Joint Plan of Action agreed by E3/EU+3 and Iran on 24 November 2013. This follows the decision by the E3/EU+3 and Iran to prolong the validity of the measures of the Joint Plan of Action until that date.
While the remainder of the EU restrictive measures against Iran remain in place, the suspension allows: the provision of insurance and transport in relation to Iranian crude oil sales to current customers, the import, purchase or transport of Iranian petrochemical products, as well as trade in gold and precious metals with the Iranian government and its public bodies. The increase in thresholds for authorising financial transfers to and from Iran also remains in force.
The legal acts will be published in the EU Official Journal later on today.
(PDF) E3/EU +3 nuclear negotiations with Iran:
Terms of the agreement on a Joint Plan of Action, including measures to be under taken by the European Union
On 24 November in Geneva, EU High Representative C atherine Ashton, together with the Foreign Ministers of the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States), successfully concluded a meeting at which an agreement (known as the Joint Plan of Action) was reached with Iran on a first step towards a comprehensive and verifiable diplomatic solution to concerns about the Iranian nuclear programme.
What is the Joint Plan of Action?
The Joint Plan of Action is an interim agreement setting out an approach towards reaching a long-term comprehensive solution. As a first step, it includes the implementation, by both sides, of a series of voluntary measures, for duration of six months. This first step could be renewed by mutual agreement.
A Joint Commission of the E3/EU+3 and Iran will be established to monitor the implementation of these measures, with the IAEA responsible for the verification of nuclear-related measures. The Joint Plan of Action also includes elements for the final step–i.e. the common goal of reaching a final, comprehensive solution which would lead to the full resolution of the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme, along with UN Security Council resolutions.
What has Iran voluntarily committed to undertake as a first step?
As a first step, Iran commits to undertake measures in the following areas, to address the international community’s most pressing concerns regarding Iran’s nuclear activities:
- - suspend enrichment above 5% everywhere in Iran
- - freeze its enrichment capacity (i.e. no installation of new centrifuges, no new centrifuges fed with natural uranium, production of centrifuges only for replacement of damaged machines)
- reduce significantly its stockpile of enriched uranium (all the 20% enriched uranium stockpile needs to be converted or diluted; all newly enriched below 5% uranium will be converted to uranium oxide).
- - make no further advances in the development of the Heavy Water Reactor at Arak (no commissioning of the reactor, no installation of further components, no production and testing of fuel, no transfer of heavy water to the reactor).
- - no reprocessing or construction of a facility capable of reprocessing.
- - allow enhanced monitoring and verification measures which go beyond the current level
of cooperation with the IAEA (provision of information about their nuclear facilities to the IAEA, more access for IAEA inspectors to key nuclear sites).
What have the E3/EU+3 voluntarily committed to undertake as a first step?
In response, the E3/EU + 3 will undertake the voluntary measures as specified in the Joint Plan of Action. This includes measures at the level of the EU and the US, as well as the commitment not to pursue new nuclear-related UNSC sanctions: → Continue reading: Iran: EU Extends Sanctions Relief
أخبار النمسا – إتحاد الأطباء – النادي المصري – اللقاءات والمحاضرات وغيرها
محكمة الإستناف النمساوية تؤكد براءة الدكتور الحداد وتثبت حكم النصب على أحد كبار عمالقة الجالية المصرية
More than 2 billion people not adequately protected from human trafficking by their national legislation, says report; raises concern about low conviction rates
VIENNA, 24 November 2014 – UNIS – The 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released today in Vienna by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows that one in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, a 5 per cent increase compared to the 2007-2010 period. Girls make up 2 out of every 3 child victims, and together with women, account for 70 per cent of overall trafficking victims worldwide.
“Unfortunately, the report shows there is no place in the world where children, women and men are safe from human trafficking,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov “Official data reported to UNODC by national authorities represent only what has been detected. It is very clear that the scale of modern-day slavery is far worse.”
No country is immune – there are at least 152 countries of origin and 124 countries of destination affected by trafficking in persons, and over 510 trafficking flows criss-crossing the world. Trafficking mostly occurs within national borders or within the same region, with transcontinental trafficking mainly affecting rich countries.
In some regions – such as Africa and the Middle East – child trafficking is a major concern, with children constituting 62 per cent of victims.
Trafficking for forced labour – including in the manufacturing and construction sectors, domestic work and textile production – has also increased steadily in the past five years. About 35 per cent of the detected victims of trafficking for forced labour are female.
There are, however, regional variations: victims in Europe and Central Asia are mostly trafficked for sexual exploitation, whereas in East Asia and the Pacific forced labour drives the market. In the Americas, the two types are detected in almost equal measure.
Most trafficking flows are interregional, and more than 6 out of 10 victims have been trafficked across at least one national border. The vast majority of convicted traffickers – 72 per cent – are male and citizens of the country in which they operate.
The report highlights that impunity remains a serious problem: 40 per cent of countries recorded few or no convictions, and over the past 10 years there has been no discernible increase in the global criminal justice response to this crime, leaving a significant portion of the population vulnerable to offenders.
“Even if most countries criminalize trafficking, many people live in countries with laws which are not in compliance with international standards that would afford them full protection, such as the Trafficking in Persons Protocol.” Mr. Fedotov said.
→ Continue reading: Trafficking In Children On The Increase