Archive for December, 2004

Bad taste award. I detest the ideology behind the Lebanese TV station LBC-TV, which was founded by Lebanese fascist death squads of the Lebanese civil war, although they had to change their tune, or camouflage it, in order to attract Arab investors, and to reach various corners of the Arab world. Yesterday, on the program […]

Posted on December 31, 2004 by As'ad

Sunlight on the Road- Pontoise. Pissarro. 

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

Their brother was killed by Israeli forces yesterday. 

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

Millions of displaced Palestinians claim rights to the land in Israel.

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber/former Saddam’s henchman/embezzler-in-Yemen, `Allawi is outraged that Iraqis in Syria are allowed to conspire against his government. He sent a letter of protest to the Syrian president. Did `Allawi himself and his comrades not conspire from Syria and Jordan against the Iraqi government in his exile days? And for months, I […]

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

British people collected £20m in 24 hours for the Asia victims. Bush sent them $35 million.

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

Oh, NO. Saddam is writing poetry. The Egyptian Arab nationalist publication Al-Usbu` (which is edited by a supporter of Saddam) published the minutes of the recent meeting between Saddam and his Iraqi lawyer. First, the lawyer was told by Saddam’s US guards to not hug Saddam, but he insisted on hugging him, and he gave […]

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

Palestinians: trying to prevent the obstruction of a road by Israeli forces. 

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

In 2004, 450 Palestinian civilians were killed by Israei forces last year. [And] During 2004, Israel demolished 181 homes in the Occupied Territories as a means of punishment and 1,357 homes on the claim of military necessity. These demolitions left some 11,500 Palestinians homeless. Altogether Israel has demolished 4,100 homes during the Intifada. As a […]

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

My feminist comrades from Turkey sent me this.

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

A street in Fallujah: after its double “liberation” by US forces. 

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

Even the NYT is saying it: Are We Stingy? Yes resident Bush finally roused himself yesterday from his vacation in Crawford, Tex., to telephone his sympathy to the leaders of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia, and to speak publicly about the devastation of Sunday’s tsunamis in Asia. He also hurried to put as much […]

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

I need to thank the thousands of people from around the world who signed the Joseph Massad Academic Freedom Petition. While the petition is still open, yesterday I sent a copy of the petition to the president, provost, and vice-president of Columbia University.

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

MEMRI Watch: The conventional Middle East academic wisdom is that MEMRI’s translations are accurate but very selective. I beg to disagree. They are neither accurate nor reliable. First, as I have mentioned earlier, they really specialize in publishing the speeches and statements of pro-Bin Laden and pro-Bush kooks in the region. And those two trends […]

Posted on December 30, 2004 by As'ad

The Artist’s Garden at Eragny. Pissarro. 

Posted on December 29, 2004 by As'ad

Head Scarves Now a Protective Accessory in Iraq: Fearing for Their Safety, Muslim and Christian Women Alike Cover Up Before They Go Out.

Posted on December 29, 2004 by As'ad

Falloujans Are Jolted by Conditions: Many returning refugees ‘just want to go home,’ but many find only uninhabitable dwellings.

Posted on December 29, 2004 by As'ad

Nothing will stop them: An old Palestinian man climbing the racist Israeli separation wall. 

Posted on December 29, 2004 by As'ad

Five million people in 11 countries lack the basic requirements for life.

Posted on December 29, 2004 by As'ad

Israeli forces bombed his house. 

Posted on December 29, 2004 by As'ad