Saturday, December 15, 2012

Please Read This!

Why Israel Desires to be Hated by Palestinians???

Yet another massacre is unfolding in Gaza, the largest prison in the world. We are surrounded by familiar chatter: ‘Israel’s right to defend itself’; ‘Palestinians’ legitimate resistance to (the 1967) occupation’; ‘who started it this time?’ Most insidious, however, is the stale refrain, sung by a chorus which includes President Obama, that the violence is disastrous for the ‘peace process’ aimed at a ‘two-state solution’.

While it has been noted that one motivation for the Israeli government, in the run-up to elections in January, is to unite voters behind a ‘no choice’ rhetoric, there is a deeper motivation at stake here – to restrict the horizons of political debate, to control what should be regarded as a litmus test for ‘realistic’, ‘moderate’ and ‘reasonable’ voices.

War is useful because the passion it arouses prevents people from asking two basic questions that must be addressed if the core of silencing and violence that we are witnessing is to be grasped and, in turn, if progress is ever to be made towards justice and enduring peace. First, what kind of state is Israel? Second, who are the Palestinians that this state is in conflict with?
Israel was established to be a Jewish state. Its institutions have always been shaped and constrained so as to ensure the continued existence of a Jewish majority and character. Passing a test of Jewishness entitles someone to Israeli citizenship regardless of where in the world she lives. Furthermore, her citizenship comes with a bundle of political, social and economic rights which are preferential to that of citizens who do not qualify as Jewish. This inbuilt discriminatory premise highlights the apartheid nature of the state. But apartheid is not an accidental feature of Israel. Its very creation involved immense injustice and suffering. Shielding and rationalizing this inbuilt premise prevents the address of past injustices and ensures their continuity into the future. It is a premise that, in matters of constitutional interpretation, takes precedence over, and thus involves the imposition of ‘reasonable’ limitations on, equality of citizenship.

The Palestinians, we are told, are a people who live in the West Bank and Gaza. The impression forced on us is that the conflict concerns a compromise to be made the correct border between Israel and a Palestinian state. We are led to believe that a partition into two-states would satisfy both genuine and realistic aspirations for justice and peace. In this view, the violence in Gaza is just an unreasonable aberration from an otherwise noble peace process.

But Palestinians actually comprise three groups. First, those whose families originate in the territories that were occupied by Israel in 1967 (Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem). Second, the descendants of the approximately 750,000 non-Jews who were ethnically cleansed in 1947-9 in order to ensure a Jewish majority in the new Jewish state. This group is dispersed around the world, mostly in refugee camps in the territories occupied in 1967 and the neighbouring states. Israel has persistently denied them their internationally recognized legal right to return. The majority in Gaza consists of refugees from villages which are now buried under Israeli towns and cities that were created explicitly for Jewish citizens, places which include Ashkelon and Tel Aviv that were hit by rockets in the current conflict. The third group of Palestinians, which Israel insists on calling by the euphemism ‘Israeli Arabs’, are the non-Jews who managed to evade ethnic cleansing in 1947-49 and who now live as second-class citizens of Israel, the state which likes to claim that it is ‘Jewish and democratic’.

Until 1948, the territory of Palestine stretched from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean. The violence that has afflicted the area ever since is the direct result of an event whose true nature our society seems determined to deny. Violence keeps erupting because of the silencing and marginalization of a simple truth surrounding any partition policy: that the injustice that afflicts Palestine can not be partitioned. It is because of the desire to preserve a Jewish state that first, the legal dualism that exists in the 1967 Occupied Territories as well as the horror at the ‘Separation Wall’ have become the dominant political discourses of apartheid, second, that the refugees are remained dispossessed and, thirdly, that both actual and potential non-Jew Arab citizens do, and would, suffer discrimination. The two-state vision means that the inbuilt apartheid within Israel, and in turn the injustice to two groups of Palestinians, does never become the central political problem.

The range of reactions to the current carnage shows just how successful violence has been in sustaining the legitimacy of Israel by entrenching the political focus merely on its actions rather than on its nature. These reactions keep the discourse that calls for criticizing Israel rather than for replacing it with an egalitarian polity over the whole of historical Palestine.

Israel desires to be hated by Palestinians. By provoking violence Israel has not merely managed to divert the limelight from itsapartheid nature. It has also managed to convince that, as Joseph Massad of Columbia University once captured, it has the right to occupy, to dispossess and to discriminate, namely the claim that the apartheid premise which founds it should be put up with and rationalized as reasonable. Would anybody allow such a right-claim to hold sway in apartheid South Africa? How come that the anti-apartheid and egalitarian calls for the non-recognition of Israel right to exist are being marginalized as extreme and unrealizable? What kind of existential fetters cause the world to exhibit such blindness and a drop of compassion? Is there no unfolding tragedy that anticipates violence against Jews precisely because past violence against them in Europe is being allowed to serve as a rationalizing device of an apartheid state?

Israel has already created a de facto single state between the river and the sea, albeit one which suffers from several apartheid systems, one within Israel and another in the occupied territories. We must not let Israeli aggression prevent us from treating as moderate and realistic proposals to turn this single state into one where all would have equal rights.

credit: counterpunch

A very energetic song entitled زلزل امن اسرائيل (Destroy the Freedom of Israel):

From river to the sea... Palestine will be free!

DaKwAh PrOjEcT

Here are the sample of bookmarks for those who are willing to participate in our dakwah project. Cool!





Keep Quran in HEART. Barakallahu fiikum.~~


classical conditioning vs. operant conditioning

Classical conditioning
-         The learning process occurs when a new stimulus begins to produce and modify the similar behaviour produced by the original stimulus.
-          Classical conditioning refers to an involuntary response to a specific stimulus. For example, a girl starts salivating when she heard ice-cream’s bell.

Operant conditioning

-         It is also called as Instrumental Conditioning, where it takes place as the result of what happens after the response is made.
-         In operant conditioning, the response can be controlled. For example, a student studies very hard to achieve dean’s list so that his father gives him a new car.
-         Require either reinforcement or punishment to get the result.

Below are some verses in the Holy Quran about these conditioning. Open your Quran please to get the Arabic verses. Seem like these could be your operant conditioning. Think. ^______^

“Thy Lord doth know that Thou standest forth (to prayer) nigh two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so doth a party of those with thee. but Allah doth appoint night and Day In due measure He knoweth that ye are unable to keep count thereof. so He hath turned to you (in Mercy): read ye, Therefore, of the Qur'an As much As may be easy for you. He knoweth that there may be (Some) among you In ill-health; others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah.s bounty; yet others Fighting In Allah.s Cause, read ye, Therefore, As much of the Qur'an As may be easy (for you); and establish regular prayer and give regular charity; and loan to Allah a beautiful Loan. And whatever good ye send forth for your souls ye shall find it In Allah.s Presence,- yea, better and greater, In reward and seek ye the Grace of Allah. For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.(al-Muzammil, 73:20)

“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe'.” (Ibrahim, 14:7)

“Say you, 'undoubtedly, my Lord expands provision for which He pleases of His bondmen and straitens for whom He pleases.' And whatever you spend in the way of Allah, He will recompense you with more. And He is the best of the providers.'” (Saba’, 34:39)

Classical Conditioning

A recap of classical conditioning which has been learned way back when we were taking Introduction to Psychology. It is crucial to remember the key-terms that are associated with conditioning and the sequence of the conditioning process.

Without much realization, human undergoes conditioning throughout their lives. It may bring about negativity which may be detrimental psychologically or it may bring about positive changes in one’s live. In short, both pros and cons never fail to exist.

When reading a case story and having to point out the NS, NR, UCR, UCS, CR and finally, CS (easy to mention when these have been abbreviated) ,it can deemed as a mentally ardous task yet after loads of practice, the speed in detecting what was required increased gradually.

In a nutshell, classical conditioning do happen to human, not only dogs, in case you are wondering the opposite way.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"BOTET" the extraordinary.

I'm not a Monkey k :P

This is not a Monkey Bar

Video will be uploaded, Coming Soon, hehehehe...

Lost of Memory

During short term memory, when the memory is not encoded to the working...............

Minute of Meeting 4



TIME : 9:30 PM



The meeting started with al-Fatihah

1.0   Report
-          The meeting started with refreshing our memory of the past assessment for the animal training. Make a full report for the assessment.

2.0   Deciding The Date and Time For The Next Meeting
-          It was decided that the next meeting will be held on 13 dec 2012, Thur at 3:30pm

The meeting was concluded at 10:15PM with tasbih kafarah and surah al-Haq