Posts Tagged ‘symbolic’

Right Wing Round-Up: A Baseless, Symbolic Impeachment

Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: McCarthy lacks evidence, announces impeachment inquiry anyway. Philip Bump @ The Washington Post: Assessing the allegations that triggered McCarthy’s impeachment inquiry. Media Matters: Charlie Kirk: “The only reason to impeach Biden is just for the symbolism of it.” Ryan J. Reilly @ NBC News: InfoWars host Owen Shroyer sentenced […]

Symbolic dining table in Berlin raises awareness of earthquake orphans in Turkiye, Syria

A prominent Islamic charity based in Berlin set up a symbolic dining table on Friday to raise awareness about the children orphaned by the devastating earthquakes that struck southern Turkiye and northern Syria in February 2023, Anadolu Agency reports. The dining table, measuring 75 meters (246 feet) in length, was arranged by Islamic Relief and […]

Kuwait marks Liberation Day with symbolic loaf of bread

Kuwait celebrated its 62nd National Day yesterday, which also marked its 32nd Liberation Day, Anadolu has reported. Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Jaber Al-Sabah thanked Arab leaders for their congratulations after celebrations began on Saturday under the slogan "Glory and Pride". "In a gesture of deep symbolic significance 32 years after the liberation of the country, […]

Disagreement Among Progressives Over Whether The Vax Is The Literal Body Of Fauci Or Just Symbolic

U.S. — A dispute regarding the nature of vaccination has arisen among faithful followers of The Science, and of Fauci its prophet. According to sources, some progressives say that the sacrament of vaccination is the literal body of Fauci, while others believe it is only symbolic. Source

Britain Lost a Symbolic Figure with the Death of Queen Elizabeth II and Gained Nothing with the Appointment of Liz Truss

Around the world, condolences are being expressed on the death of 96-year-old British Queen Elizabeth II. Among the leaders of countries, the first foreign leader to congratulate Charles III on his accession to the British throne and express condolences in connection with the “irreparable loss” was Russian President Vladimir Putin, British media said. This is […]

Why McDonald’s Closing All Restaurants In Russia Is ‘Hugely Symbolic’

McDonald’s, an icon of post-Soviet Russia, has said it will temporarily close all its 847 restaurants in the country in a move commentators described as “hugely symbolic.” The fast-food chain, the latest Western company to shutter operations in the country after its troops invaded Ukraine, said it would go on paying salaries to its 62,000 […]

Abbas presides over symbolic gestures

From this year onwards, Palestine’s national flag will be flown at half-mast on 2 November, as a reminder of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. This is according to a presidential decree signed by Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas, and affects local government departments, as well as diplomatic offices abroad. According to Wafa news agency, “The decree […]

NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up its longest “forever war” and the U.S. military pulls out for good. The meeting is bound to renew questions about whether NATO’s most ambitious operation ever was worth it. The […]

Ukrainian PM and chief Rabbi of Kyiv attend inauguration of symbolic synagogue in Babyn Yar

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Chief rabbi of Kyiv Jonathan Benyamin Markovitch attend the inauguration of a symbolic synagogue at the memorial site commemorating the victims of Babyn Yar, one of the biggest massacres of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust. In the Babyn Yar massacre a population of about 1.5 million Jews was virtually […]

Achilles’ Shield: What’s the Meaning of the Iliad’s Most Symbolic Object?

The Iliad is one of the most famous epic poems created by the Greek poet Homer and the piece recounts the last weeks of the Trojan War. In book 18 of the series, Homer writes about Achilles’ shield – this poem is one of the epic’s most famous portions. This part of the epic also provides one […]

Opening of symbolic synagogue at Babyn Yar – Watch

On Thursday, April 8, a new symbolic Jewish synagogue will be dedicated at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center – the first such building erected on the site of the Nazi massacre during the Holocaust.  The prayer space, designed by renowned international architect Manuel Herz, will be dedicated by Ukraine & Kyiv Chief Rabbi Yaakov […]

New symbolic synagogue at Babyn Yar massacre site unveiled on Yom HaShoah

The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) unveiled on Thursday, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the first Jewish prayer space at Babyn Yar. The symbolic synagogue structure was opened at a ceremony that included special prayers led by Ukraine & Kyiv Chief Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich alongside nine other rabbis (numbers limited due to COVID-19 restrictions in […]

Iran’s retaliation to Israel at sea has been largely symbolic. That could change

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Opening of symbolic synagogue at Babyn Yar to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Thursday, April 8, a new symbolic Jewish synagogue will be dedicated at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center – the first such building erected on the site of the Nazi massacre during the Holocaust.  The prayer space, designed by renowned international architect Manuel Herz, will be dedicated by Ukraine & Kyiv Chief Rabbi Yaakov […]

The House of Life: The Epic Symbolic Art of George Frederic Watts

Self-Portrait (1864) by George Frederic Watts The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines symbolism as “an artistic and poetic movement or style originating in the late 19th Century, using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind”, this is precisely the first impression one gets when stumbling upon George Frederic […]

Holocaust: Origins of the Symbolic Six Million Figure Hoax

Preface to The First Holocaust by Don Heddesheimer By Germar Rudolf Published: 2003-01-10 The following video explores “The Surprising Origin of the Six-Million Figure” in depth. As we all know, roughly six million jews were killed by National Socialist Germany during World War II, or so we are told. This genocide is today generally referred […]

New Symbolic Role for the Israeli Flag

Lawrence Davidson is a retired professor of history from West Chester University in West Chester PA. His academic research focused on the history of American foreign relations with the Middle East. He taught courses in Middle East history, the history of science and modern European intellectual history. (23 February 2021) by Lawrence Davidson Part I—Flying the […]

Pope Francis Holds Historic, Symbolic Meeting With Iraq’s Top Shiite Cleric

PLAINS OF UR, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said religious authorities have a role in […]

The Limitations of the Symbolic Cord Cutting Technique

February 16th, 2021 By Kelly Tallaksen Guest Writer for Wake Up World Cord Cutting is a ritual where one symbolically cuts the negative energetic cord or cords between them and another soul body with an imaginary sacred cutting tool. As much as we want to be able to quickly cut these attachment cords so we can […]

PA says Israel’s ‘symbolic’ donation of 5,000 vaccines ‘will not help us’

After weeks of mounting pressure from the international community, Israel announced that it will be giving 5,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine supplies to the Palestinian Authority (PA) — an amount so miniscule, that the PA said it “will not help us.” Israel announced the move on Sunday, with a spokesperson for Defense Minister Benny […]

Legendary Claddagh Rings: What are the True Origins of these Symbolic Irish Wedding Rings?

The Claddagh ring design of two hands holding a crowned heart is a recognizable symbol of Ireland and enduring love. It is hugely popular as a fashion accessory and a symbolic gesture. While everyone seems to know the rules of the Claddagh ring that lead up to it being worn as a wedding ring, few […]

Belarus fines Holocaust survivor displaying symbolic protest flag

An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor in Belarus was convicted of an “unauthorized mass action” and fined nearly a month’s worth of her pension income for displaying on her balcony the country’s former red and white flag, which has become a symbol of the protest movement against the nation’s authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko. Elizaveta Yakovlevna Bursova, who […]

Dark and Symbolic Landscapes and Portraits by Ferdinand Keller

Ferdinand Keller (1854 – 1922) was a German history, genre, and portrait painter. He was also commissioned to do some very large-scale projects. He started painting while his father was working on a 4 year contract in Brazil and then decided to study painting when he got back to Germany. He traveled Europe, continuing to […]

Western Sahara Calls For Independence In Historic Symbolic Referendum

Western Sahara Calls For Independence In Historic Symbolic Referendum Above Photo: Sahawari women call for independence at protest on Feb. 26. (WNV/Matt Meyer) Early mornings in the desert are usually dry, dusty and warm — in the summer, sometimes excruciatingly hot. There was a bit of a wind on the morning of Feb. 26, one […]

The Consequences of the Symbolic Recognition of Palestine

Seeking recognition of Palestine has been one of the Palestinian Authority’s diplomatic strategies which lose significance when juxtaposed against Mahmoud Abbas’s collaboration with the Israeli occupation. Behind statements of recognition lies silence and the tacit acceptance of Israel’s colonization of Palestinian land and forced displacement of the indigenous people. Other than the obsolete two-state paradigm, […]

Venezuela’s MUD calls for massive turnout in symbolic referendum against constitutional change

nsnbc : Venezuela’s Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition, holding a majority in the parliament that was suspended by the Supreme Court, calls for […]

Putin-Trump meeting must bring specific results, not just symbolic handshake – Lavrov

“As far as I understand, both Washington and Moscow need this meeting not for the sake of impressing somebody and saying: ‘Here’s a sensation. It was prepared for such a long time and now it happened,” Lavrov said in an interview with Mir-24 TV. Obama-initiated campaign of Russophobia still lingers in US – Lavrov According […]

John Kerry’s draws a new red line for ousting Assad in Syria

     The new deadline for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s transition out of power: August 1, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a news conference at the State Department on Tuesday. “The target date for the transition is the first of August,” Kerry told reporters. “So we’re now coming up to May. So either […]

Mom forced to give up gallons of breast milk at Heathrow

Ever sighed at having to toss out a bottle of water at airport security? Then consider Jessica Coakley Martinez, who was forced to throw away almost four gallons of breast milk at London’s Heathrow Airport, the Washington Post reports. “This wasn’t some rare bottle of wine or luxury perfume I was trying to negotiate as […]

Russia mediates ceasefire in Syria’s Quneitra province

     The Russian military said that a ceasefire has been agreed between the government and a militant group in Syria’s western Quneitra province, which includes the Israel-occupied Golan Heights. A ceasefire has been agreed between the government and a militant group in Syria’s western Quneitra province, which includes the Israel-occupied Golan Heights, the Russian military […]

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