Archive for May 15, 2006
“The survey of Catholics nationwide also found that the movie The Da Vinci Code will drive more Catholics than not to the scriptures. A plurality — 42% — said that after hearing about the book and movie, they intend to seek truth by studying the Bible more closely.”
The Palestinian people deserve a better website than this.
“EU subsidies deny Africa’s farmers of their livelihood”
“A hot paper muzzles Harvard”
Keeping puppets in place: “The U.S. administration is working behind the scenes to bolster the security forces under the control of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli sources said Monday. According to the sources, the United States is also promoting the creation of a new Palestinian administration that will manage the border crossings in the [...]
Israel celebrates its birth: “Since April the army has killed about 45 Palestinians, including five children, in scores of raids on the West Bank and by firing thousands of shells into the Gaza Strip. The victims included women and elderly farmers. Scores have been wounded and hundreds of people have been arrested. Yesterday three Islamic [...]
“Where is the global outcry at this continuing cruelty?”
Don’t be surprised if she gets elected to US Congress. “A Somali-born Dutch MP who came to symbolise the Netherlands’ troubled relations with Islam is planning to leave her adopted country and settle in the United States. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is expected to announce today that she will resign as an MP, days after a [...]
“The US finally reacted to goading by the Venezuelan president, Hugo ChÃƒÂ¡vez, by slapping a full arms ban on the country last night, claiming it had failed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism.” In other news, The US said yesterday it is to restore full relations with Libya for the first time in more [...]
Juan Cole is urging his readers to sign a petition to “Oppose All Motions to Boycott Israel Scholars”. I most strongly disagree. I urge all my readers to support the boycott of Israeli institutions and academics, just as liberals in the US called for the boycott of Apartheid South Africa.
The highest court in Egypt (backed by the oppressive government) ruled that Baha’is can’t be naturalized. They can’t be permitted to be citizens of the state. In other news, mini-Bush received mini-Mubarak at the Oval Office today.
Incidentally, MEMRI and Al-Hayat’s Hazim Saghiyyah seem equally disturbed by Chomsky’s visit to Lebanon. From what my sister told me after meeting him the other day, he seems to be enjoying his visit. And just to displease MEMRI and Saghiyyah further, Chomsky told my sister that he really liked Hasan Nasrallah.
A US Department of State official goes to Lebanon. She gives an interview to An-Nahar in which she states that “Lebanon is a huge priority for us”, and the statement is believed. I don’t know if she actually said that; An-Nahar has a long record of patriotic distortions and lies. I just witnessed how in [...]
Oppressive and Dumb. The Syrian regime is not only oppressive, but is very dumb too. Not to mention that it is a regime that raises slogans that it knows it knows it has no intention of following through. Yesterday, the Syrian regime arrested one of the most moderate Syrian opposition personalities, Michel Kilu. Kilu is [...]
Chomsky is hosted by Walid Jumblat in his socialist palace in Mukhtarah. Later, Jumblat hosted a lunch in his honor. To the right, is right-wing crackpot Lebanonese presidential candidate, no less, Shibli Al-Mallat, who is most remembered for his article in An-Nahar in 2003 titled “My friend Paul Wolfowitz”, and who recently sat meekly at [...]
Palestinian children in the Rashidiyyah refugee camp near Tyre, Lebanon.
The Lebanonese police uncovered the most dangerous arms smuggling operation between Syria and Lebanon. According to Lebanonese police, a car was found with 4 illegal revolvers. I am not making this up.
The Sunni police of Hariri Inc arrested three communist students in Lebanon because they were posting signs in support of the poor in Lebanon. Minister of Ping Pong, Ahmad Fatfat, refused to comment on the matter.
Bassam Al-Quntar: who should “we honor”?
Holding keys to houses in Palestine from which they were evicted in 1948.