Smart #Israeli #tech moves fish farming from polluted tanks treated with hormones and pesticides to the sea. Large underwater cages keep the fish in their natural habitats and greatly reduce the ecological impact of #fishfarming. bit.ly/2bZnxRx... See MoreSee Less
Joel FeldmanStudies have shown that salmon farming in the Pacific Northwest being done in similar sea pens is actually harming the wild salmon population. Would like to see more detail about how this method differs from what's being done there.
Our Israeli photo contest/giveaway ends tomorrow at Midnight, so be sure to enter your final pictures! To enter: -Post a photo of something Israeli-related to your Instagram account (it will help to post something that is obviously in/about Israel) -Put #israelisonit @untoldnews in your caption The winner will be announced on our Instagram and on our Facebook page on Wednesday, August 24th. Good luck! 🇮🇱 ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know #Israel is on the forefront of #cyberdefense? Startup BioCatch is catching cybercriminals by tracking online behavior and human memory. The software creates an online profile for you based on your typical usage--including details like how you move the mouse --so it can notify an e-commerce site like a bank if someone logged in as you is not acting like you. bit.ly/2bdbuwq... See MoreSee Less
Zeina YousefIsrael’s war on Palestinian education and memory
Eliminating Palestine from Palestinian consciousness is a preoccupation of Israel, particularly prior to the start of each academic year, with additional efforts at intermittent intervals. The depletion of Palestinian territory was aided by the international community in accordance with the colonial ambition behind the creation of Israel. The erasure of Palestinian memory has, however, proved to be impossible for Israel, resulting in renewed efforts to promote the colonial narrative in schools.
According to Palestine News Network, the Israeli authorities have distributed books to schools in occupied East Jerusalem which have removed references to Qur’anic verses, literature pertaining to Palestinian resistance, the Palestinian map, flag and anthem, and the relevance of Al-Aqsa Mosque. This attempted assault on collective memory was justified by the claim that Palestinian educational textbooks encourage violence.
Earlier this year, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett started to tempt schools in East Jerusalem with promises of extra funding if they adopt the Israeli curriculum, despite the fact that the allocated education budget is supposed to serve all schools equally.
In other news reported by Ma’an, Khan Al-Ahmar School in the occupied West Bank has been closed down. The school, which serves the Bedouin community, was built in 2009 by an Italian aid organisation and targeted for demolition only a month after completion.
Indeed, Palestinian collective memory may yet prove to be the highest form of resistance against Israel’s colonial violence.
From Middle East Monitor website