Archive for January 4, 2006
If you want to read one book about the Arab-Israeli conflict, read this one.
“A haven for abused women in Kosovo”
“As part of the operation, the army called on Palestinians living or present in the area to leave by 6:00 P.M. Wednesday . According to media reports, the army intends to open fire at any person who enters the area, regardless of the person’s identity or reason for being there. An order to open fire [...]
“Palestinian gunmen try to kidnap parents of Rachel Corrie” (These gunmen are not strugglers for Palestine. They are thugs harming Palestine. If they knew who those people they tried to kidnap are they are guilty; if they did not know, they are doubly guilty).
I was rather impressed. Last November, during a talk I gave at Southern Illinois University, I mentioned an incident that happened when an audience member tossed an American flag bracelet in my lap. Today, I received a written letter from that person. It was very kind. It said:“Dear As`ad AbuKhalilI would like to apologize for [...]
So I am back from my sabbatical at California State University, Stanislaus. One of the first things that the chairperson of my department told me was that among those people (not students) who call to protest about my media appearances and my public views, was this woman who heard me 2 weeks ago on Forum [...]
” Iran ordered the closure of a daily newspaper and banned a women’s publication”
Their war on women continues…even in “liberated” Afghanistan: “Headteacher decapitated by Taliban”
Even in Sweden?? “We have a narrow-minded attitude – a lot of people think that people from Iraq, Iran and Egypt are just about camels and dates.” (But the way, I love dates, especially those from Saudi Arabia or Algeria).
“George Bush insists that Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. So why, six years ago, did the CIA give the Iranians blueprints to build a bomb?”
“It is never a struggle between good and evil, but between the preferable and the detestable.” No way.
Palestinians break, nay destroy, the barrier between Gaza and Egypt. And notice that the Egyptian government built a wall exactly like the Israeli separation racist wall.
The special committee for the eradication of the Ba`th Party in Iraq has decided to confiscate all books and publications that praise Saddam or the Ba`th. But then it did something that only Saddam would have done: it prohibited the use of such publications by any college student in Iraq. Similarly, under Saddam, college students [...]
A poll in Jordan revealed that support for Hizbullah and Hamas among Jordanians has substantially decreased in recent months.
Walid Jumblat (identified by Ignatius as “something of a warlord himself”), from his palace in Mukhtarah (renovated and expanded by the money of arms traders who have been funding his endeavors before he discovered Hariri Inc), invites the US to invade Syria. In other news, Charles Ayyub in Ad-Diyar reminds Jumblat that PFLP-GC and Fath-Intifadah [...]
Evening on Karl Johan. Edvard Munch.
Ibrahim Al-Amin of As-Safir newspaper has officially tendered his resignation from As-Safir. As you may remember, mini-Hariri has been pressuring As-Safir to ban him from writing. He was a rare voice expressing criticisms of and suspicions toward Mehlis.