Archive for January, 2008
Obama’s political ambitions are directly proportional to his ostensible appreciation of Israel’s quest for “peace.” “”I’m confident,” Obama said, “that Israel is ready and willing to make some of these concessions if they have the confidence that the Palestinians can enforce an agreement.”” Ready and willing, o Senator from Illinois? Ready and willing? Is that [...]
“Libya rescinds bid for UN condemnation of Israeli blockade on Gaza”PS Let me guess: US Congress will suddenly find improvements in the human rights situation in Libya now.
Husam `Itani on Lebanon’s “Winograd.”
According to a poll by the Beirut Center, Nayla Mu`awwad is the most disliked Minister in Lebanon. 66 % of all Lebanese don’t want to see her return as a minister. (We have to factor in the variable of sexism here as much as I dislike her).
Does mini-Hariri now writes the editorials of the Los Angeles Times? (thanks Yasmine)
I feel that we should overthrow an Arab regime–at least one–in memory of George Habash.
For those who don’t care, I shall appear on AlJazeera (Arabic) on the show From Washington, next Monday at 11:00AM (2:00PM Eastern Time). Unfortunately, they did not invite me to speak about George Habash.
When Israel Honors Terrorism: “This week, the Knesset marked the 100th birthday of Lechi founder and commander Avraham Stern, known by his codename Ya’ir. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke warmly of the former anti-British fighter, saying, “His way was not the general path taken by the Zionist movements, but we are all obligated to honor [...]
I dedicate this news item to Lebanonese readers: “Singing in Damascus for the first time in more than 20 years, the Lebanese diva Fairuz, 73, electrified an audience that included Vice President Farouq al-Shara on Monday night as that Syrian capital celebrated its designation as Arab Capital of Culture 2008, Agence France-Presse reported. Fairuz, above, [...]
“Klein versus the capitalists”
Clovis Maqsud on the “Dean of the Resistance.”
Ilyas `Atallah wrote a silly word in An-Nahar on Geroge Habash. He dared to compare George Habash to Rafiq Hariri.
Today, I was watching the LBC Newscast. They said that a human rights commission in Lebanon issued its annual report assessing the human rights situation in the country. I looked and the report was read by none other than Pierre `Atallah–a supporter of the Guardians of the Cedar (a fascist party in Lebanon which, among [...]
“Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded two men”
Human Rights Watch used to issue statements of condemnation and concern if Muhammad Mughrabi (a right-wing lawyer in Lebanon who had supported the fascist militia of Bashir Gemayyel in Lebanon, and who reportedly had supported the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982) had a stomach flu. They even gave him a human rights and right-wing [...]
Bashshar Al-Asad and Rafiq Hariri have one thing in common: they both promised “a spring” to their people, and they both gave them stormy winters.
Do you notice that Israeli inquiry commissions always produce window dressings? Do you notice that they state the obvious, and always wind up absolving the government? And did the Arab media need to wait for an Israeli report to know that Israel, which used massive, reckless, and indiscriminate violence on the whole of Lebanon was [...]
Remembering “the Arab Guevara”
How many times per week does AlJazeera plan to air this one-hour report on the assassination of Ysufu Siba`i? I have had it with that report. I mean, I did read Siba`i’s trashy novels as a kid, but come on. There are other victims in the world, unless the intention is to whip up anti-Palestinian [...]
I found somebody who is a worse speaker than the Saudi King. It is Hizbullah MP, Muhammad Haydar. Who is he and why is he such a fumbler? He also said that he was not angry with states, like Saudi Arabia and Jordan, which supported Israeli war on Lebanon.