Archive for May 14, 2006
Nazik Hariri’s press office denied the New TV report to the effect that Hairri purchased some diamonds and jewelry for Mrs. Chirac when they both were at an event at Channel’s jewelry store in Dubai. So who do you believe? Well, this only proves my theory: that the friendship between Chirac and Rafiq Hariri was [...]
Just compare how Aljazeera and AlArabiyya websites treat An-Nakbah. Notice that AlArabiyya is afraid, under its manager and director team, from referring to Nakba–at this time of this post at least.
Arab media, especially in Lebanon, keep inventing silly ranking of the “top 50″ this and the very best “10″ that, etc. And they also refer to some non-existent “Western”–read superior–lists and rankings. For the last year, I got sick and tired of a reference in the Arabic press (here the notorious Al-Arabiyya, her employer) to [...]
Walid Jumblat invited Noam Chomsky to his socialist palace in Mukhtarah. This only confirms my theory about Jumblat: he is neither rightist, nor leftist. He is nothing; and he does not know who he is. He is willing to switch and counter-switch at the drop of…cash.
Another plot uncovered in Jordan. Former Jordanian foreign minister “revealed” to Al-Hurra TV–just the right outlet–that Hizbullah had infiltrated into Jordan. Next week, Jordan will reveal plots by North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Peru, Zimbabwe, and anti-Bush radicals.
Israel celebrates its conquest of Palestine: “‘Racist’ marriage law upheld by Israel”
On the anniversary, this is Zionism: “The Israeli high court upheld a law yesterday barring many Palestinians from living with their Israeli spouses in Israel.”
This Palestinian woman from the Bilatah refugee camp is holding the key to her house from which she was evicted in 1948.
Lebanese Saddamist lawyer, Bushra Al-Khalil, revealed–to my great dismay and deep pain–that Saddam has prepared a “poetic epic.” Oh, no. Please not.
The Distorters of An-Nahar: again, An-Nahar blatantly distorts the remarks of Chomsky.
The sectarian enclaves of Lebanon. The Maronite patriarch is one of the worst and most sectarian politician in Lebanon. And nobody dares to criticize him; even leftists and secularists shower praise on this man. In the last election, he received a blender for being the most blatantly sectarian agitator in the country: he said in [...]
“ Islamabad: Many Pakistanis performing the Haj felt so humiliated by the “maltreatment” of Saudi authorities that some wept at the airport on their return, lawmakers here say. Maulana Ghafoor Haidri, a MP, complained that Islamabad was “simply watching the insults like a silent spectator”.” (thanks John)
Jumblat’s Democracy Tour. Here, Walid Jumblat continues his Democracy Tour. He meets with the Amir of Kuwait. He asked him questions about feminism of the royal family.
Chomsky insisted on entering a prison cell in the Israeli torture center in Khiyam (above). Top, Chomsky receives a token of appreciation from former Lebanese communist, and current opportunist, Habib Sadiq.
Hariri Inc has prevented Lebanese media (except New TV) from reporting what French magazine Paris Match has reported; that Chirac keeps a secret bank account in… BEIRUT. Enjoy the Chirac’s friendship with the Hariri family. It is based on…friendship.
Truth about Ayaan Hirsi Ali. M. sent me this message:“I have translated for you below the trailer for a fascinating and in my view extremely credible documentary about Dutch parliament member Ayaan Hirsi Ali, with whom I am sure you are familiar. The translated trailer below does not even begin to do justice to the [...]
Palestinian children on the anniversary of An-Nakbah.
My sister was at a dinner for Chomsky in Beirut. She was delighted.
This, according to Washington Post, is the liberal Arab media. This is Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat’s front page: the news is quite important. The grandson of Prince Salman receives a BA. Oh, ya. Another proof that there are geniuses in the royal family of Saud.
Hariri Inc: Hariri Inc is now a Sunni Muslim version of the Lebanese Forces. They don’t have anything new to offer: nothing original, whatever. They basically have internalized the discourse and rhetoric of the old Lebanese Forces. Yet, they also are the most enthusiastic champions of the “recipes” of the World Bank and IMF. A [...]