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- 11:48pm Mar 28, 2002 EST (#928
CULTURE SHOCK : Book : http://www.icdr.com/cat902.jpg
Review : Even as the world gradually evolves into a global
community, there are still many cultural differences which are not
universally understood. If you realize that people already have a
need to learn how to get along with and comprehend other people
with similar backgrounds, you probably can imagine how much more
is involved in working and living with people that are so much
more different. The result of experiencing something foreign
(positively and negatively), culture shock, is to be
expected in international business.
How you deal with culture shock may play a big role in your
success or failure in international ... Understanding a foreign
culture and how it flows into foreign ... cultures could help you
to have better success rates and keep your sanity in check. ....
International business is much more than just dealing with
people - it's also about dealing with corporate and national
cultures that can be much more foreign than you realize. Thus, as
much as we look at what makes us similar across borders, we need
to find out what makes us different; as much as we try to
understand others, we need to understand ourselves.
- 12:57am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#929
Israel (Bush Backed) has declared war on Palestine ! Will Arafat
survive the night?
- 01:38am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#930
Sharon said Friday that the nation's Cabinet has declared
Yasser Arafat an "enemy" and that Israel will do everything in its
power to "isolate" the Palestinian leader. Sharon said Arafat is
heading a "coalition of terror."
As Sharon spoke, Israeli tanks and bulldozers were tearing
down the fences and walls surrounding Arafat's headquarters in
Ramallah, while he was inside.
Israel's moves come after a Palestinian terror attack killed
21 people at a Passover dinner Wednesday night in the Israeli
coastal town of Netanya. The militant wing of Hamas claimed
responsibility for that attack, a suicide bombing. Hamas also
claimed responsibility for a shooting Thursday in a Jewish
settlement near Nablus that killed four Israeli settlers.
Gunfire and tank fire was reported as Palestinians and Israeli
forces clashed Friday in Ramallah. Israeli snipers were poised on
buildings outside Arafat's complex and were shooting into the
Palestinian headquarters compound, Palestinian sources said. ....
- 01:40am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#931
Interesting that this action is taking place while the USA and
- 01:46am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#932
DEATH PENALTY IS OUT - IN EUROPE - Moussaoui's mother
Aicha said the U.S. had made her son a "scapegoat."
- 01:52am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#933
Arafat camp - 4 dead & 25 injured & BUSH BACKED Israel
isn't letting emergency services in to assist people who are
- 02:14am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#934
http://www.gaza.net/ see links
- 02:36am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#935
About 600 activists, most of them European members of the
Public International Protection group, arrived in Ramallah for
10-day stays with local families. The town is Yasser Arafat's West
"We are going to stay here in Ramallah in particular to
provide the Palestinians with protection," said French farmers'
union leader Jose Bove.
- 02:39am Mar 29, 2002 EST (#936
Denial of medical care is policy :
The Denial of Urgent Medical Care The Israeli army refused
passage to ambulances, including those carrying critical cases. On
October 20, Israeli soldiers shot at a United Nations ambulance,
injuring the driver and a doctor. The next day, Bethlehem’s main
hospital, Husseini Hospital, was shelled, killing a patient and
seriously injuring a doctor. St. Joseph’s Maternity Hospital and
Caritas Children’s Hospital were also fired upon. On October 24,
Israeli army spokesman Lt. Col. Olivier Rafowicz acknowledged that
ambulances were not allowed to enter the besieged village of Beit
Rima to evacuate the wounded, "because the operation was still in
progress" (Washington Post 10/24). Neither medical workers nor
wounded people were able to reach area hospitals. Instead, the
injured were taken to ill-equipped local clinics. Hospitals
declared a state of emergency, with blood supplies running
dangerously low. Israel’s attack on medical personnel, treatment
centers and the denial of urgent medical care are grave violations
of numerous human rights conventions. http://www.madre.org/pal_madrecall.html
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