Archive for April 20, 2006
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Patriarch Sfayr assumption to the Patriarchate, I wish to send him…this request: release the text of the 1946 treaty between the Maronite Patriarchate and the Zionist movement.
I noted earlier that US, EU, UN, Israel, and Arab governments are all participating in starving the Palestinian people to punish them for their electoral behavior. I forgot to add to the list Abu Mazen and his version of the PLO. They also are deliberately depriving the Palestinian people from Palestinian funds–funds used in the [...]
News from “liberated” Iraq: “In the wave of sectarian violence that has hit Iraq since the destruction of one of the country’s holiest shrines in February, many mosques around Baghdad have become training grounds and weapons stores as much as places of prayer.”
“Full Program for Mrs. Sanyurah.” As you remember, Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, reported last week that Laura Bush had organized a “full program” for Mrs. Fu’ad Sanyurah. Today, An-Nahar reported that Laura Bush received Mrs. Sanyurah and her daughter, Zeina, for 45 minutes and that the two women held “talks about what unites Lebanon and US [...]
Apparently, Jumblat’s visit to Saudi Arabia was preceded by a lot of pleading and groveling on the part of Jumblat. In fact, since his return from Saudi Arabia, his tone toward Syria has softened and changed.
The Ja`fari’s announcement yesterday only confirms this: an Ayatollah rules Iraq.
Talal Salman has a very strong denunciation of Jordan’s policy in the Middle East.
From this week’s Economist: “Since the downfall of the Taliban, the Supreme Court has been controlled by hardline clerics, led by the septuagenarian Fazul Hadi Shinwari, whose office is adorned only with a Koran and a whip. He said recently that women could not become Supreme Court justices because they menstruate, rendering them unfit to [...]
“Militias roil Baghdad streets”
“Mideast ‘axis’ forms against West” (This sounds like the title of a book by Bernard Lewis–Is this like “Islam” and the “West”?)
Knowing their priorities: “Police in Tehran ordered to arrest women in ‘un-Islamic’ dress“
“Israeli shop opens only to women”
Vice Squad. (thanks Laleh)
“For most men, one wife is enough. But Rabbi Philip Sharp has one for every day of the week. They all live in a house outside Brighton with five children, three dogs and two horses.” (thanks Laleh)