Jonathon Cook - Israel: DNA tests may provide answers on missing babieshttps://www.jonathan-cook.net/2018-02-08/israel-dna-tests-missing-babies/Thousands of Israeli families who have been searching in vain for answers since their babies mysteriously disappeared in the early 1950s – shortly after Israel’s creation – have been thrown a lifeline.The mystery of the missing children has plagued Israel for decades, with evidence mounting that at least some of the babies were trafficked by hospitals and orphanages – possibly with the connivance of Israeli officials.Other documents indicate some children may have died during experiments conducted by hospitals without the parents’ knowledge or consent.The families hope two new initiatives based on DNA testing – including the opening of graves – will reveal whether their children were abducted, as many have long suspected, or died of natural causes, as Israeli officials maintain.The vast majority of the children – potentially as many as 8,000 – were from Jewish families that had recently immigrated to Israel from Arab countries such as Yemen, Iraq, Tunisia and Morocco.The Arab Jews, known in Israel as the Mizrahim, have faced well-documented racism and discrimination from Israeli authorities.Three official inquiries have concluded that most of the babies died, even though many families lack death certificates and were not told where their babies were buried. A number of mothers have told of nurses seizing a healthy baby from their arms, only to inform them shortly afterwards that the baby had died.Israeli law has also hampered efforts to reunite families by making it nearly impossible for adopted individuals who suspect they were abducted to find out who their biological parents were.Now the two separate gene-testing initiatives promise to shed light on what happened to the babies.
The Protestant people of NI have to wake up. The Catholics are wise to it. Difference between the two is summed up by these acronyms I saw over there. In the Shankhill it wasPoliceServingNationalistInterests.In Republican end of town I lived in it was;PeopleShouldNotInform MI5/MI6
Aang can you amend Shankhill to Shankill please. Correct spelling is important. Thanks
A short story, set in Belfast, and which reflects the information contained in this post: A Dismemberment of Corpses
RT - 'They prefer boys in Afghanistan': Dancing bachas recruited for sex (RT Documentary)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM-xe6wHjnwAn absolutely riveting but disturbing documentary about child prostitution in Afghanistan. The English RT team go to Afghanistan and interview a pimp and his team and I couldn't believe how open and honest they were, but child prostitution with boys over the age of 12 years old is not illegal, or a blind eye is turned, in the Taliban controlled parts of Afghanistan. Women are not allowed out, and if they do get out occasionally in the back streets, they are fully covered head to toe. Men are frustrated by this so they turn their attention to young boys who do stage dancing acts dressed up as women but afterwards there might be sex. It's very popular.The afghans in the film are honest about drugs and alcohol, which surprised me. Another thing that surprised is that they had clubs where they smoked hashish and videos were shown of scantly dressed Western women which was legal. Now only a handful of people are interviewed but they seem to express sympathy for the women and wanted to see them more out in the streets, but they said that their government forbids it.You get to see how brutal Afghanistan life is and it is disturbing to think what people can sink to when left to go wild.RTIn Afghanistan women are forbidden to dance in public. Local men suffer – they want entertainment and sex at any cost. RT talked to “bachas”, boys dressed as women who dance for older men at male-only parties, and “playboys”, the bosses who recruit them. A private party usually ends up with guests bidding for a night with the ‘bacha’ (a ‘boy’ in Farsi).