Archive for May 9, 2006
This is the Peace Process: “[Palestinian] Patients die as doctors run out of drugs to treat them”
A Lebanonese miracle: again. An-Nahar is reporting that a church in Lebanon is again performing miracles. This time the church (which has the remains of a Christian Hummus saint) has cured a little girl suffering from paralysis. (Scroll down toward the middle).
A Hariri deputy and a Jumblat party’s official (who I had debated on AlJazeera last year) are coming to New York to attend a right-wing Lebanonese event in honor of John Bolton. (thanks Fadi)
A Palestinian refugee who was displaced from Iraq.
They are listening to Chomsky’s lecture in Beirut; there was not enough room for the crowd that showed up for his talk.
You remember that Mrs. Bush had a “full program” prepared for Mrs. Sanyurah during her husband’s visit to DC. Here, Mrs. Bliar hosted Mrs. Sanyurah for a full “program.” I have the full transcript: “Hi. How are you? Nice seeing you. OK. Show her the door.” (thanks Fadi)
Dahlan’s gangs don’t face Israeli occupation forces. But they have excelled in instigating civil discord among Palestinians.
The Israeli racist separation barrier blocked this Palestinian family’s house.
This headline from the right-wing sectarian Christian newspaper, An-Nahar, totally distorted Chomsky’s remarks in his lecture in Beirut.
The association of Lebanese businessmen (I dont see any women among them) issued a statement against the demonstration tomorrow (today) in Beirut. They asked “how could you demonstrate when a conference for investors will soon be held in Lebanon?”
Cowardice of Palestinian Capital. Shame on Hasib Sabbagh and Sa`id Khuri. I read that wealthy Palestinian businessmen, Hasib As-Sabbagh and Sa`id Khuri donated $5million to the Palestinian people. They both have given more to US presidential libraries. And they insisted that the money be transferred to Abbas and not to the democratically elected government. They [...]
Fruits of the “Cedar Revolution”: A Lebanonese Censor Explains Movie Censoring Policies by the US-Supported Government. Read all about it. I can’t believe that there was anybody who really believed the fake “liberal” claims of some Lebanonese during the Hummus Revolution. Here, an official in the Ministry of Interior and Ping Pong explains censorship policies [...]
AlJazeera is trying too hard, way too hard, to appear “fair and balanced.” I just watched Walid Phares (former deputy commander of the Lebanese Forces right-wing sectarian Christian militia) pontificate on Al-Jazeera on Arab and Islamic public opinion.
This writer in the Saudi newspaper, Al-Hayat, makes a good point: that Al-Arabiyya TV avoids live programs. It is too cumbersome for censors to allow live broadcasts. Al-Jazeera, on the other hand, is mostly live.
Lebanonese fanaticism. I was just thinking about this. In Lebanon, some Lebanonese parents name their sons–only sons–Lubnan (Lebanon). This is quite unusual, I was thinking. Who else in the world name their kids after the country’s name. I mean, there is a high degree of patriotism in the US, but I have never met an [...]
Lebanonese Prime Minister, Fu’ad Sanyurah, visited US and then UK. Both US and UK leaders are at their worst political times, and did not mind using the Lebanese case as usual for their (and Israel’s) ends. And Sanyurah wanted us to know that he met with Bliar to ask that Israel be pressured to withdraw [...]
Sovereign Egypt: “fruits” of Camp David accords. So the “sovereign” government of Egypt asked the US government to ask the Israeli government to permit the Egyptian government to deploy some police troops in Sinai. I am not making this up. Enjoy “the peace process” and enjoy your Jimmy Carter.
Chomsky on Lebanon (thanks Greg)
Those Zionist communists (thanks Suheir)
So how many of Shaykh Zayid’s sons are ministers in UAE? But please: their appointments were based on merit, and not on lineage. Take Prince Nayif in Saudi Arabia: would you find a more qualified person for that job? No way. OK, I have to go and sneeze now.