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An den österreichischen Bundespräsidenten, Herrn Dr. VAN DER BELLEN

Sehr geehrter Herr Bundespräsident,

Ich bitte Sie, die von der Palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde (hier PA genannt) verschuldete Situation der Palästinenser und die Zunahme des sogenannten Ehrenmordes gebührend ernst zu nehmen.

Was mich dazu veranlasst, an Sie diesen Brief zu schreiben, war eine Audioaufnahme einer Frau, die vor Schmerz schrie, als sie im Krankenhaus der Palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde in Beit Jala im Westjordanland ohne das Eingreifen der palästinensischen Polizei und des medizinischen Personals gefoltert und dabei getötet wurde.

Bisherige Sprachaufnahmen und Fotos in den sozialen Medien weisen darauf hin, dass die 21-jährige Israa Nasser Gharib aus Beit Sahour in Bethlehem schwerer Gewalt durch ihre Familie, ihren Vater Herr Nasser Gharib, ihren Bruder Herr Ehab Nasser Gharib, ein kanadischer Staatsbürger und ihren Schwager Herr Muhammad Ismael Safi ausgesetzt war. Der Link zum Video ist unten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57PDBuDC8Sw

Das Verbrechen wurde begangen, weil das Mädchen einen jungen Mann vor der Heirat, und nachdem ihre Mutter ihr erlaubt hatte, ihn zu treffen, in einem öffentlichen Café kennengelernt hatte.

Die Familie besteht ausserdem darauf, dass Israa schwerwiegende psychische Störungen hatte, die zu dem Vorfall führten, den sie mit„Von von Dämonen besessen“ erklären. Eine Erklärung, die ich für unzulässig halte und die von den zuständigen Behörden der PA angemessen beurteilt werden muss, um derartige Opfer zu verhindern und die Täter zur Rechenschaft zu ziehen.

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Letter to His Excellency Ambassador of the USA to Austria

To His Excellency Ambassador Trevor D. Traina
Ambassador of the USA to Austria
Boltzmanngasse 16
1090 Wien

Dear Ambassador Traina,
Terror against women has increased inside Palestinian families and society under the current Palestinian government in the West Bank and has become a threat for the future of Western countries as well.

To illustrate my opinion as an expert journalist who has worked in the area of the conflict and currently lives in Vienna, Austria, let me draw your attention to the killing of a young beautiful woman, Israa Gharib, 21, from the town of Beit Sahour in Bethlehem, on 22.08.2019.

Israa was a smart girl. She studied English because she was convinced that the language would help her to communicate with the International world.

I was shocked when I heard an audio recording of Israa screaming of pain as she was tortured at the Palestinian National Authority Hospital in Beit Jala in the West Bank without an intervention from the Palestinian police or the medical staff in the hospital.

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57PDBuDC8Sw

So far, available voice recordings and photos on social media indicate that Israa Nasser Gharib was subjected to severe violence from her family, her brother, Mr. Ehab Nasser Gharib, a Canadian citizen, her father and her brother-in-law Mr. Muhammad Ismael Safi.

The family insisted that Israa had serious mental disorders that led to this incident, which they explained as “possession by demons;” an unreliable explanation that needs to be properly addressed by relevant authorities of the PA in order to prevent victim-blaming, and to hold the perpetrators accountable.

But Israa was not like that, She recorded all the criminal actions of her family she was subjected to and sent them to her close friends.

According to Israa’s close friends, the crime of Israa’s murder began when a young man proposed to her. She went with her sister to meet him, with her mother’s knowledge and consent, at a restaurant in the city, in order to get to know him better. They recorded a short video that she posted on her Instagram account. Then, one of her relatives who watched the video told her father and siblings, which provoked them to take action against the deceased, who, in the family’s view, brought shame to them by meeting the young man, to whom she was engaged.

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Letter to the US Ambassador Mr. Trevor D. Traina

Terror against women has increased inside Palestinian families and society under the current Palestinian government in the West Bank and become a threat for the future of Western countries.

To illustrate my opinion as an expert journalist who has worked in the area of the conflict and currently lives in Vienna, Austria, let me draw your attention to the killing of a young beautiful woman, Israa Gharib, 21, from the town of Beit Sahour in Bethlehem, on 22. 08.2019.

Israa was a smart girl. She studied English because she was convinced that the language would help her to communicate with the Intentional world.

I was shocked when I heard an audio recording of Israa screaming of pain as she was tortured at the Palestinian National Authority Hospital in Beit Jala in the West Bank without an intervention of the Palestinian police and the medical staff in the hospital.

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57PDBuDC8Sw

So far, available voice recordings and photos on social media indicate that Israa Nasser Gharib was subjected to severe violence from her family, her brother, Mr. Ehab Nasser Gharib, a Canadian citizen, her father and her brother-in-law Mr. Muhammad Ismael Safi.

The family insisted that Israa had serious mental disorders that led to such incident, which they explain as “possession by demons;” an unreliable explanation that needs to be properly addressed by relevant authorities of the PA in order to prevent victim-blaming, and to hold the perpetrators accountable.

But Israa was not like that, She recorded all the criminal actions of her family she was subjected to and sent them to her close friends.

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Palestine at the ONNA Art Exhibition in Vienna

Auf Deutsch

I had wonderful evening at the opening of ONNA art exhibition in Vienna. Several artists women from Asian and African background among them Palestine have presented their works of art that reflect their nature of being women.

The exhibition was arranged perfectly by Austrian artist Sylvia Kummer in coordination with Professor of art Alfred Grasille.

Sharing 8 pictures of my artistic work from the occupied Palestine with a very diverse and high level audience among them a representative of the 16th district chief Franz Brokob at ONNA exhibition was an experience of great value!

I enormously enjoyed the the opening of the exhibition as well the conversations with the visitors and fellow artists from Austria, Japan, China, Palestine, Uganda, Iran and Bangladesh. I already got invited to exhibit my work from Palestine at other galleries and an exhibition in Austria.

Most importantly, the exhibition was very organized, and the opening was interesting. Vivvien Lee and Johann Sebastian Bach played a great musical link.

Palestine has presented 8 artistic pictures show the inhuman face of the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

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Respect: Stronger Together: Vienna launches major prevention program

Good education, means a prosperous and good future, civilization of people and nation.
The city of Vienna, which named world’s top city for quality of life, attaches great importance to the quality education sector.
The mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Ludwig and the Greens leader and municipal council Birgit Hebein announced in a press conference held on Tuesday launches a major prevention program for Vienna’s schools with special challenges. The development of the program will be accompanied by independent integration expert Kenan Güngör.

Behind the program “Respect: Stronger Together Stronger” is the idea to conclude a common alliance for respect between teachers, pupils and parents. This is intended to meet the challenges of everyday school life: devaluation based on gender, origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, prejudice, bullying, tensions and conflicts in the classroom, experience of discrimination or hatred in the net.

The aim is to link youth and integration work as well as women’s and girls’ promotion more closely with the school in a permanent and cross-administrative program. Thus, the city sets the same educational as well as integration and women’s political accents.

The aim is to strengthen girls and boys in a targeted manner, to support educators in dealing with the manifold problems of young people and to involve parents as central educational partners. The program is therefore aimed at all school partners with target group-specific offers and is carried out in schools with high social challenges.

The program is being developed under the responsibility of the City Councilor for Education Jürgen Czernohorszky and Women’s Councilor Kathrin Gaal with the Child and Youth Services (MA 11), the Youth Department (MA 13), the Integration Department (MA 17), the Women’s Service Vienna (MA 57) and the Education Directorate will be tested, evaluated and rolled out during the 2019/20/20 school year in New Middle Schools and Polytechnic Schools in a pilot phase.
Program for all school partners

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Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

My report on Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015) covers relevant activities of the Agency in that country in the last few months. said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in his speech delivered to the Board of Governors.

Amano added: “Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It is essential that Iran continues to fully implement those commitments.”

The Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran continue.

In implementing verification activities in Iran, the Agency analyses all safeguards-relevant information, which normally takes time, and takes action when appropriate. The Agency undertakes analysis and takes action in an impartial, independent and objective manner, within the existing safeguards framework and in line with established safeguards practice.

Nuclear Verification

Conclusion of Safeguards Agreements and Additional Protocols

Since my last report, a comprehensive safeguards agreement, a small quantities protocol and an additional protocol have entered into force for Liberia. Malaysia has rescinded its small quantities protocol. Papua New Guinea has amended its small quantities protocol. In addition, France amended its small quantities protocol to the safeguards agreement between France, EURATOM and the Agency under the Treaty of Tlatelolco.

The number of States with safeguards agreements in force now stands at 183, while 134 States have brought additional protocols into force.

I ask States Parties to the Board of Governors without comprehensive safeguards agreements in force to bring such agreements into force without delay. I hope that States which have not yet concluded additional protocols will do so as soon as possible. I also call on States with small quantities protocols based on the old standard text to amend or rescind them.

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Lacina and the memories of the Danube

Seven years ago, I met Austrian musician Herbert Lacina while running on the beautiful banks of the Danube.

We talked to each other for the first time when I stood enjoying the sunset view on the Danube, we ate an orange. Since then we know each other.

Quite simply a musician and a journalist met on the Danube, and then became friends at work.

A good equation has basic rules not only in music and journalism but also in the science of equivalence and calculation in the life.

Mr. Lacina is Austrian born in 1954 in Vienna.
He introduced himself in short, concise and useful sentences. 12-string base, is a jazz musician based in Vienna.
Very present in the field of jazz and improvised music. I play in several bands and orchestras.
Lacina said: “I perceive music as a stream of energy, a free form without any limitations.”

Lacina is a member of the SFIEMA (Society for Free Improvisation and Experimental Music Austria), an active member of the Kunstraum Ewigkeitsgasse with his own concert series and also a member of the IG Visual arts.

He often plays concerts in the Celeste, Vienna Künstlerhaus, Porgy & Bess, Forum Stadtpark Graz, in the old blacksmiths and many other venues and also performs in the context of “Wien Modern”.

About Lacina musicial life in Vienna, he shares his fellow musicians the musical career such as Michael Fischer (Vienna Improvisers Orchestra), Reut Regev & Igal Foni, Marco Eneidi, Martin Wichtl, Simone Weissenfels, Isabel Duthoit, Yedda Lin, Ingrid Oberkanins, Andreas Eichhorn, Lieselotte lengl, Eric & Vanessa Arn, Sylvia Bruckner, Angelina Ertel, Diego Mune, Andy Menrath, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Anna Anderluh, Stefan Heckel, Gloria Damijan, Mia Zabelka, Elisabeth Harnik, Claudia Cervenca and many more …

Few days ago I met Mr. Lacina at Café Korb during a wonderful concert (The Happy Sun / Station Rose / Mia Zabelka ). we had the fruitful discussion published in this report.

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Steyr beschließt Rekordbudget im Umfang von 155 Millionen Euro

Von Dr. Michael Chvatal / Magistrat Steyr / Ein Rekordbudget im Umfang von 155 Millionen Euro beschloss der Steyrer Gemeinderat in seiner heutigen Sitzung. Der Ordentliche Haushalt weist Einnahmen und Ausgaben in Höhe von 140.901.700 Euro auf. Der Außerordentliche Haushalt (Investitionshaushalt) ist mit 14.330.100 Euro dotiert.

Eine Fülle von Investitionen

Neben den in Realisierung befindlichen Großprojekten, wie Stadtplatz-Neugestaltung und Renovierung Innerberger Stadl für die Landesausstellung 2021 (zwei Millionen Euro) stellen der Straßen-, Brücken- und Kanalbau (3,9 Millionen Euro) sowie Großinvestitionen im Pflichtschulbereich (1,1 Millionen Euro für WLAN und Brandschutz) die größten Einzelinvestitionsposten dar.

Hinzu kommen ein neues Musikhaus für die Stadtkapelle (500.000 Euro), eine neue öffentliche WC-Anlage im Durchgangsbereich zur Stadtplatzgarage (200.000 Euro), der Kompletttausch des Geschirrs für Essen auf Rädern (700.000 Euro), die Gesamterneuerung inklusive Beleuchtung der Radwegverbindung Unterer Schiffweg von Garsten bis zur Schönauerbrücke (300.000 Euro), zwei neue Motorik-Parks (200.000 Euro) im Bereich Stadtgut und im Schlosspark sowie der durch die Stadtbetriebe Steyr GmbH finanzierte, neue Panoramalift auf den Tabor (2,7 Millionen Euro).

Ausgeglichener Haushalt

„Das vorerst budgetierte Jahresminus von 1,3 Millionen Euro ist durch Rücklagen gedeckt, womit die Stadt mit einem zur Gänze ausgeglichenen Haushalt in das Jahr 2019 startet“, stellt Finanzreferent Bürgermeister Gerald Hackl fest und kritisiert einmal mehr die exorbitante Kostenbelastung durch das Land Oberösterrech.

Exorbitante Kostenbelastung durch Land OÖ setzt sich fort

„Das Delta aus Zahlungen an das Land und Bedarfszuweisungen seitens des Landes an die Stadt hat sich neuerlich um fast eine Million erhöht und schlägt sich im Budget 2019 mit der unglaublichen Summe von 18,56 Millionen Euro nieder“, so der Stadtchef.

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