Archive for June 15, 2006
Gizelle Khuri, again. Some of you know by now that Khuri, the TV presenter of AlArabiyya TV is my least favorite media person, assuming that what she does enters into the realm of media. She, this former writer in the magazine of the Lebanese Forces militia, epitomizes in her personality and style everything that I [...]
The committee of the families of Syrian “disappeared” people in Lebanon released a statement with some figures yesterday. It said that 377 Syrians in Lebanon (names given for all) were subject to a variety of attacks that included murder, beating, arrests, or robbery. Some 1079 Syrians are still missing in Lebanon. Enjoy your “Cedar Revolution,” [...]
House of Saud yesterday arrested 8,000 beggars in the city of Riyadh alone.
You better read this most critical analysis of the Palestinian situation by my dear friend, Joseph. It is titled The (Anti-)Palestinian Authority. For purposes of full disclosure: Joseph wrote this under duress, i.e. under tremendous pressures from me. After he shared with me his insights on the situation in a phone conversation, I kept nagging [...]
I read, among other things, Time magazine and the Economist on the plane, in that order. It was odd. I felt as if I switched from a conversation with Tony Danza to a conversation with Arnold Toynbee. They both covered the Zarqawi story, and how different the coverage was. But that is not surprising at [...]