Archive for January 1, 2008
Fath and Hamas terrorized this Palestinian child in Gaza. (Reuters)
“The government continues to keep the media firmly under control by draconian censorship provisions. Opponents of the government can face trial by military courts. Election rallies and all anti-government demonstrations are banned. And most importantly, the country’s Supreme and High courts, which have the final say on the legality of the elections, have been purged [...]
Israel, Fath and Hamas started the new year by killing Palestinians.
“Гўв‚¬Е“She was this completely charming, beautiful woman who could flatter the senators, and who could read their political concerns, who could persuade them that she would much better serve American interests in Afghanistan than Zia,Гўв‚¬Вќ Mr. Galbraith said.”
…off to London, then to Amsterdam, and then to Berlin. I will post public events as I know them. I know that I am giving a talk about resisting media globalization on Friday, January 11, 16:00-17:30. I will also speak on the panel on the same day on Media, State, and Society: between Censorship and [...]
““The foreign corporations benefiting from the new border hysteria include the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems subcontracted by Boeing under the Secure Border Fence contract.””
“”[The Arab] is angry at the United States not because its presidents have all been white. He is angry because of Washington’s unconditional support for Israel; because the United States has more than 150,000 troops in Iraq; because the United States gives the dictator of his country some $2 billion a year in aid, the [...]
“The US Embassy in Israel and the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Foundation) have launched a campaign aimed at doubling the number of Israeli students attending colleges or universities in the US. US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones said that the 3,500 Israelis currently studying in the US are popular with American institutions due [...]
“”Israeli troops killed 373 Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank in 2007 as of Dec. 29, compared to 657 for 2006, B’tselem announced. Of those Palestinians who were killed, 35 percent were civilians who were not taking part in the hostilities when killed Гўв‚¬вЂњ down from 54 percent.”” (thanks Arsalan)
On Avi Shlaim’s love and admiration for King Husayn.