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Nama saya Faisal Assegaf, wartawan dari Jakarta.

Love is in the Tent Revolution

Many new young couples have emerged during the Tent Revolution.

Hot temperature in July blanketed the elite district of Rothschild Boulevard in central Tel Aviv, Israel. That caused thousand protesters, mostly young people, are likely to stay outside their tents. They wore minimal clothing.

Among them, there was a young, nice and sexy girl, so-called Anav. All the boys attempted to close in her. They gave her popsicles, they gave her flowers. Continue reading

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Internal Conflicts within Hamas

Hamas leadership in Damascus frequently has different views with the leaders in Gaza.

In a hasty move and red face, the commander of the Izzudin al-Qassam Brigade Ahmad al-Ja’bari and his men stormed into the office of Hamas leader in Gaza Ismail Haniyah. He spoke bluntly to Haniyah and insulted him.

He demanded a share of the funds that had been supplied to Hamas by former British MP George Galloway. Galloway has been well known as pro-Palestine activist. He has visited Gaza Strip in a convoy names Viva Palestina. Continue reading

The History of the Jewish Community in Indonesia

The number of the Jews in Indonesia had reached the biggest number around 3,000 people.

It was more than a half century, Shoshana Lehrer left Indonesia. But, she still remember on the country which thousand kilometers away from her current home in the suburb of Haifa, Israel.

She and her family lived in Indonesia as refugee after fleeing from Nazi in Austria in 1938. “Although we had very hard times, I loved to live there. Indonesia is a beautiful place. I really felt like it is my own country,” said the 77 year-old woman to the Jerusalem Post in December last year. Continue reading

Facebook Founder Heads the List of the World’s Top 50 Jews

The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in the second position.

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, headed the list of the world’s top 50 Jews, according to the survey conducted by the Jerusalem Post since last year.

Zuckerberg defeated the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu who was in the second position. Previously, Zuckerberg was elected as Time’s People of the Year. Continue reading

Hanin Zoabi: “I Won’t Leave My Homeland”

There are only seven of 120 member of Knesset who are Palestinians, four from the Ta’al Party and the rest from the Balad Party, including Hanin Zoabi. Though from minority group, Zoabi always strongly defense the rights and the interests of Palestinians in Israel.

Therefore, it’s not surprisingly if this unmarried 42 year-old woman has been always taunted and criticized from the ultra-nationalist and religious politicians. The pressure against her came to peak in July last year. The Ethic Committee revoked Zoabi’s three rights as member of Knesset: her diplomatic passport, legal assistance, and was not allowed to visit the countries which have no diplomatic relationship with Israel. Continue reading

Visit the First Five Star Hotel in Gaza

In Al-Mashtal, visitors can enjoy alcohol drink that forbidden by Hamas.


From a distance, the ten storey building looks shimmering hit by the sunlight. It’is the first five-star hotel in the Gaza City start opening. It has more than 270 modern rooms, a lagoon-style swimming pool, and an ornate, marble-filled interior.

In the middle of sorrow caused by the Israeli total blockade on the Gaza Strip for the last four years, the existence of the Al-Mashtal Hotel likes a miracle. Also, emerged a shopping center in that city last year, names the Gaza Mall. On the other side, a lot of buildings destroyed caused by the Israeli aggression in December 2008 until January 2009. Continue reading

Usamah Hamdan: “The UN is Weak Because Can’t Pressure Israel”

Perhaps, a servant in a restaurant near the lobby of the Sultan Hotel accidentally showed the list of alcohol drinks, include wine, to the leader of Hamas in Libanon, Usamah Hamdan. He insisted to refuse them. “I couldn’t drink this because I am a muslim,” said the thick beard man.

Then, the servant opened a new page of the menu booklet that consists of the list of juices. Hamdan who headed Hamas representative in Libanon since 1999 requested orange juice because the pineapple was not available. Continue reading