Archive for April 7, 2006
“B’Tselem today urged IDF Chief-of-Staff Dan Halutz and Judge Advocate General Avihai Mandelblit to make public immediately the open-fire regulations that have been given to soldiers in the Occupied Territories. The request follows publication of an IDF report that verifies human rights organizations’ repeated claims that the regulations are unclear and can be understood in [...]
The official lawyer of the Madinah Bank is none other than March 14 politician, Butrus Harb. I saw him on LBC-TV’s Kalam An-Nas the other day. I could not help but think of this: men are at their worst when they are desperate for sex or political office. But when men try too hard to [...]
“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m supporting changes to the Higher Education Act that will ensure that these [Middle East] Centers fulfill their role to facilitate national security and foster global democracy.” (thanks Amer)
Armies of the Poor Unite: “Army of the poor marches Latin America further to left”
Hamas will not recognize Israel; no, Hamas may recognize Israel.
The Obstruction of Democracy Fund: A New US Program. David Welch, thinks he is quite brilliant in making this point. It must have taken special meetings and conferences to come up with this brilliant observation about the Hamas victory in Palestine: “Hamas did gain a majority in the PLC to form a government. It won [...]
“Shiite Muslim militias pose the greatest threat to security in many parts of Iraq, having killed more people in recent months than the Sunni Arab-led insurgency, and will likely present the most daunting and critical challenge for Iraq’s new government, U.S. military and diplomatic officials say.” (Notice that this Washington Post’s article does not mention [...]
This is the 21st century’s version of Arab unity: “Algeria, Israel and Morocco have agreed to join NATO counter-terrorism naval patrols in the Mediterranean, the organization said on Friday in Rabat after its first meeting in an Arab country.”
This is Zionism: “At least six people were killed, including a five-year-old boy, when an Israeli missile hit a car full of Palestinians in the southern Gaza town of Rafah.”
Anything for Bush: “ISRAELÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S relations with the Palestinians may be frozen, but in one of the subtler shifts in the region, its links with the Gulf Arab countries are warming up.”
“EU suspends aid to Palestinians”
““I know from working with women in Rwanda, and Israelis and Palestinians that a critical step in healing is letting go of the past,” the program’s convener, Dena Merriam, tells the group.” (Letting go of the past? It is easy for you to say, in New York. Letting go of past of dictatorship, occupation, confiscation [...]
“US college in turmoil over party rape of black stripper”
Today, a Hamas official expressed support for a two-state “solution”; no, he did not.
Heroin Addicts for Bush.
“The shooting dead of British cameraman James Miller by an Israeli soldier in Gaza was murder, an inquest jury found yesterday. The jury also said Israeli authorities had “not been forthcoming” about how and why Miller, 34, was killed by a single shot fired by the soldier.”
Judas: we hardly knew you.
“Witness her long-running feud with fellow-ÃƒÂ©migrÃƒÂ© Leo Strauss, who became a colleague of Arendt’s at the University of Chicago. Besides rebuffing his amorous advances (what minor nightmares they must been), Arendt saw in Strauss’ careful attitude toward the Nazis all the signs of a sniveling opportunist, especially when, as a Jew, he could hardly expect [...]