Archive for September 5, 2005
Israel offers hurricane victims TV dinners, but ““Even if it will be modest aid, even if it will be symbolic aid, it is still very important.” Why important, we were not told.
“Expert says Palestinians don’t need financial aid” (only wealthier Israelis need it, he added) (I can’t believe that SF Chronicle would print such an article and such a headline. What is next? “Homeless people don’t need homes” or “Hungry People Don’t need Food” or “Displaced People don’t need Shelter”?
Now we know that US will support Mubarak as president-for-life and after-life: “Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday he believes Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is “quite likely” to come to Israel.”
A Palestinian mother holding the picture of her son Isma`il in Israeli jail.
This is Zionism: “Israeli soldiers tell of indiscriminate killings by army and a culture of impunity: Whistleblowers’ testimony shows desire for revenge on Palestinians“
Is that supposed to be shocking? “Israeli military prosecutors have opened criminal investigations following allegations by soldiers that they carried out illegal shoot-to-kill orders against unarmed Palestinians.”
Israeli (in)Justice: “Israeli Arab gets 10 years for driving bomber in Haifa suicide attack” (and the man did not know anything about her plans or intentions)
Did the US overthrow the Taliban in Afghanistan to install another Taliban: what Hamid Karzai would never dare say to US media: Did you see the interview with US puppet Hamid Karzai on AlJazeera? Did you? Why don’t you answer me. Hello! Anyway. He admitted in that interview that he indeed fought in the ranks [...]
Russian ambassador in Lebanon speaks in perfect classical Arabic to the press. Chinese ambassador to Lebanon has a graduate degree in Arabic literature, and she converses easily in Arabic. And the US ambassador has been tutored just to say the word: falafil. Fa-la-fil. Say it again, NOW.
Arab literary and political memoirs: A Note. There was an article decades ago by Elie Kedouri (no, I am no fan of his, especially that he wrote with utter contempt about the region and its people especially later in his life, and his interpretation of Husayn-McMahon correspondence were conveniently pro-Zionist and did not conform to [...]
Le Bain au soir d’ÃƒÂ©tÃƒÂ©. 1892-93. FÃƒÂ©lix Vallotton.
An Israeli occupation tank facing unarmed Palestinian children. And who is the terrorist?
A Palestinian child and an occupation soldier.
“On Sunday, the country of Kuwait pledged US$500 million in oil products and other aid to United States Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. It is the single largest donation given to help the victims of hurricane Katrina….Kuwait’s donation was followed by a $100 million donation from Qatar…These donations were brought on as the 22 members of [...]
“A Young Woman Says ‘No’ to Rural India’s Child-Marriage Tradition”
“Armed Men Attack Aid Convoy in Darfur”
“6 Minutes To Shine”
“School’s still out for girls”
This is Zionism: “The Israel Defense Forces is still using Palestinians as human shields, in defiance of a High Court of Justice ruling forbiding the practice”
Spoon-feeding Zionism: ““The teacher in Israel spoon-feeds the students, processes the material for them and poses a low demand threshold,” Mevarech says. “The figures show that teachers in Israel are prepared to receive sloppy work from their students.””