Archive for April 9, 2006
Only in Berkeley would a bakery be called a “workshop.” (Try the focaccia).
In the Middle East, they coat chick peas with sugar. It is considered quite pleasurable. I wonder why this is not popular in the US. It can be a nice snack at movie theatres.
US finds oppression in Jordan very cute and adorable.
It is Monday. Did Human Rights Watch issue a new report in which it expresses concern over whether Lebanese right-wing, pro-Lebanese Forces militia, Muhammad Al-Mughrabi, has been eating vegetables and fruits, and whether he is sleeping comfortably at night?
Ostensible supporters of Kurdish rights in the US are still silent: “Violent clashes between the Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants continued unabated on Saturday, causing deaths on both sides and sparking a short-lived hostage-taking in Istanbul. The last two weeks have seen a sharp surge in violence in the southeast, where the outlawed Kurdistan [...]
“The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, according to internal military documents and officers familiar with the program. The effort has raised his profile in a way that some military intelligence officials believe may have overstated his importance and helped the Bush administration [...]
There are more atheists (percentage wise) in US and in Lebanon than there are in Israel.
“Israel will boycott an inquest opening today in London which will investigate the death of a British peace activist shot dead in broad daylight by an Israeli soldier. Tom Hurndall, 22, died after being shot in Rafah, Gaza, while trying to lead Palestinian children to safety after the soldier opened fire from a nearby observation [...]
An important review article by Joel Beinin. “Israeli forces immediately deployed extreme violence, firing more than 1 million live bullets in the first three weeks of the uprising, largely against stone-throwing youth and before any act of Palestinian terrorism occurred.” (But I disagree with Joel that “Ben-Ami’s political star began to wane because, as minister [...]
“The Growing Sectarian Divide [in Iraq]“
Saudi journalist, Rabah Al-Quway`i, was arrested by Saudi police for “deviating from Islamic doctrine.” In other news, Bush praised “reform” in Saudi Arabia.
Do you know that Wafiq As-Samarra’i (a Saddam henchman for years) is now the security advisor to Iraqi president-under-foreign-occupation, Jalal At-Talbani?
I am glad that Al-Quds Al-`Arabi has scrapped its “new” web redesign, and went back to its old one. I complained about that last week, but I am not suggesting that they listened to me.
King `Abdullah of Jordan is getting into business with Hariri Inc.
Hariri rag Al-Mustaqbal published the transcript of the Al-Arabiyyah interview with Mubarak but deleted his anti-Shi`ite remarks (and Gizelle’s questions).
Israeli occupation through the eyes of a Palestinian child: she is waiting at an occupation “checkpoint” near Nablus.
Fruits of “liberation”: Iraqi refugees in Fallujah. (Fallujah was “liberated” thrice as you may remember).
A major breakthrough in US war in Iraq: “Top Zarqawi aide captured in Iraq.” That leaves a mere 200,000 top Zarqawi aides at large.