Archive for January 29, 2008
A previously unpublished interview with George Habash. (Read the important answer to the last question in the interview).
Cheap shot: Arab Neo-Conservatism in a word or two. Hazim Saghiyyah, the dean of former Arab leftists, in his regular column in a Jordanian newspaper, takes the opportunity of George Habash’s death to….praise the Jordanian regime. (But don’t get me wrong: Al-Ghadd is a serious newspaper, and has a special supplement (cover above) for the [...]
`Umar Nashshabah on Juzu (thanks As`ad–not me)
For real literature, you should turn to An-Nahar newspaper (the right-wing, sectarian Christian, anti-Syrian (people), anti-Palestinian (people) propaganda sheet. Here, a poem/tribute to the Saudi ambassador in Lebanon.
It is all over Hariri media. Rafiq Hariri’s eldest son, Baha’, named his newly born son, Rafiq. As soon as he was born, the dept of the Lebanese Republic increased ten fold. The new Rafiq Hariri said that he will not rest until all Lebanese live below the poverty line.
Mrs. PlayStation, otherwise known as the queen of Jordan, courageously speaks on behalf of the forgotten victims. Here, she speaks about victims of traffic accidents. Who but the courageous Queen of Jordan can take on the powerful lobby of reckless drivers?
“Mr. Rezko, a Syrian-American…” Now why did the New York Times mention that? Would the New York Times editor identify him as “Jewish-American” or “Swedish-American” (if he were either)?
Nayif Hawatimah started to write a tribute to George Habash but wound up writing a tribute to himself. This man can’t help himself.
“Saudi reformists are to send a new petition to King Abdullah calling for the release of fellow activists and an end to the harassment of bloggers and journalists, one of them told AFP. The petition also demands the promulgation of a law “guaranteeing people’s rights and freedom… on the basis of Islamic tenets,” said Mohammed [...]
“The proposed amendment to Basic Law: Jerusalem, would enable the Jerusalem Municipal Council to ban gay parades and rallies for considerations of disturbance to public order, offending the public’s sensitivities or for religious considerations.”
“The UN-model ended with a gala dinner, attended by all delegations, Arab and foreign ambassadors and the Israeli commerce attachÃƒÂ© to Doha, Roi Rosenblit.”
“With regard to policy, Obama repeated his well-known stands. He believes in Israel “as a Jewish state”; he does not accept that the Palestinian right of return should be interpreted “in any literal way”; he opposes talks with Hamas until the organization recognizes Israel; and yes, he believes in a two-state solution but only after [...]
“Nous ne pouvons rien faire”. (thanks FLC)
“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that by insisting on control of the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt, Hamas has shown that it is not concerned with the needs of the Palestinian people.” He added that nobody is more concerned with the needs of the Palestinian people than Israeli occupation soldiers who should control the [...]
My sister, Mirvat, sent me this: “(Ammo [Uncle] Naji told me this long time ago), my mother remembered (as it was in 1958 during the “revolution”[in Lebanon] and mom and dad were in Tyre..Naji refused to study medicine in USJ as his father (our gradfather wanted). So he escaped to Jordan to Habash who sent [...]
OK. I need somebody’s advice. Is there a good reliable Arabic enabling program for Windows mobile? I have tried two already and both fucked up my phone. (Oh, and I need the advice NOW).
About interviewing Habash in his late days.
Comrade Faraj analyzes the “Cedar Revolution.”
Saja kindly translated my last article from Al-Akhbar:“Bush in the laps of Arab KingsThey prostrated themselves to his majesty one by one, king by king and sheikh by sheikh. The oil sheikhs flocked to greet the beloved American as if meeting a date, their hearts throbbing with desire to set their eyes on him. As [...]