Archive for December 6, 2007
“An Israeli government minister has cancelled a trip to Britain next month after he was warned that he risked arrest on war crimes charges.” (thanks Rashid)
You now can watch tele-Liban for free on jump-tv. Politically: it is lousy. Controlled by Jumblat’s minister but they have old reruns form Lebanese TV serials. Notice when the programs begin that Lebanon has a new national anthem. It goes as follows: And from the window. I will throw off myself for you, o Lebanon. [...]
Lebanese journalists in the service of House of Saud. The tool–mere and tiny tool–of Saudi princes, Lebanese journalist Samir `Aatallah, describes Marxism in an article in Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat as a “curse.” One time my father told me about a Saudi prince who invited a group of Lebanese journalists to his palace in the 1970s, and [...]
Queen boring of Jordan says that she established gender equality in Jordanian elementary schools. She also said that all the games on her husband’s PlayStation III adhere to gender neutral standards.
Al-Manar TV tried to ignore a strike by drivers in Ba`albak because the municipality is under its control. But then again: Hizbullah never really cares about issues of social justice.
You will never read this in any Western newspaper. Details about the Israeli terrorist network that was uncovered in Lebanon (the Mahmud Rafi` network) in 2006.
An Ethiopian maid who attempted suicide leaves Lebanon and returns to Ethiopia.
The most unstable city in Lebanon is Tripoli. If war erupts in Lebanon, it will start in Tripoli. So many of the conflicts of Lebanon are concentrated there.
On the fisherpeople in Lebanon by Rania Masri.
“Laughter of the sea” by Rami.
Flash. Hurra TV is starting a new program devoted to Arab women. This is expected to increase the viewers of Al-Hurra from 3 to a whopping 5. Congress members dance in celebrations. America’s image in the Middle East is destined to change.
For those who care–and particularly for those who don’t care–I just taped an interview with AlJazeera (Arabic) in DC. It will appear next Monday on From Washington program. Check your non-local listings.
Today, I saw a statue of Muhammad Dahlan in Washington, DC. It is outside the offices of the American Task Force For the Preservation of the Occupation of Palestine.
Give him the billions. He promises the strangle the people of Gaza. “It was unclear how much Gaza would benefit from foreign aid. The three-year plan commits only to providing humanitarian assistance and basic services until GazaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s borders reopen, presumably once Hamas is no longer in power there.”
This Iraqi woman fled her home in Diyali. Why is she crying? It is the surge, stupid. It is the surge. (AFP)
Prisons of occupied Palestinian suburbia. (thanks Ali)