"In this surreal, upside-down vision of the world, it almost seems as if it is the Israelis who are occupied by the Palestinians, and not the other way around. In this skewed universe, the inmates of an open-air prison are besieging a nuclear-armed power with one of the most sophisticated militaries in the world."
- Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University’s Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, on the United States’ support of current Israeli policy: http://nyr.kr/1nZTIwZ (via newyorker)
25 People Killed In Taiwan Gas Explosion
Caption:KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - AUGUST 01: A rescue worker and his dog search through the site of the damaged road after several gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August 1, 2014 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A series of powerful gas blasts killed 25 people and injured up to 267 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)
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