Christopher Aqurette

Shabbat Shalom

The sun is about to disappear on the sky above Malmö and I prepare mentally for the Shabbat. I try to focus on the positive, such as the warm and sunny weather we are enjoying here at the moment. But the outside world seems more frightening than usual with a devastating war between Israel and the Gaza terrorists, with civilians trapped in the fire on both sides of the border. And as if this was not bad enough, the war in Ukraine seems to escalate by the day and I have a feeling that it might turn really ugly very soon as Russia acts increasingly hostile towards its western neighbours. I’m not much for prayer, but I really wish that the world will come to its senses and stop the madness before it’s too late.

Russian Gay-Rights Group Deemed ‘Foreign Agent’ for ‘Violating Straight Rights’

“The label ‘foreign agent’ implies that a group carries out work on behalf of foreign countries, and restricts the work they can do and messages communicated,” Pink News reports. Leading gay-rights organization Coming Out has been told by a St Petersburg court that it now must register as a foreign agent. The absurdity of Putin’s Russia is hard to comprehend.

Rockets Found at UN School in Gaza

The Times of Israel reports on the real reason for the many deaths in Gaza—the terror organizations dirty trick of using civilian homes, schools, and hospitals as military bases. As long as Hamas and others play this dirty, Gaza’s civilian population will suffer. Israel has no choice. It simply is not tolerable to have a neighbouring territory sending thousands of rockets at civilian Israelis year in and year out. It must come to an end, and the Hamas leadership could end this today if it wanted to.

Technorati Is No More

By coincident, I came across this article about Technorati from 16 June. The one website that all of the blogosphere was relating to a few years ago is suddenly gone without anyone really noticing. It was then the world’s largest blog directory. It’s fascinating how quickly things move nowadays. What was the big new thing a couple of years ago is suddenly gone and no one cares. In a way, it’s the same with the blogosphere itself. It’s not what it used to be.