Archive for March 25, 2008
This is Zionism: “Morcos said Palestinian gays were sometimes targeted by the Israeli secret service (Shin Bet) and told they must collaborate or face being outed.” (thanks Maryam)
“The Dalai Lama, whom Larry King, on CNN, once referred to as a Muslim, has also received the Lifetime Achievement award of Hadassah, the WomenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Zionist Organization of America. He is the only Nobel laureate to appear in an advertisement for Apple and guest-edit French Vogue.” (thanks Mary)
Saudi King’s call for an inter-faith dialogue is akin to a call by Goebbels for a conference on tolerance.
Many people pointed out to me the irony that Ilyas Khuri wrote his good critique of May Al-Murr in Al-Quds Al-`Arabi and not in his own “cultural supplement” of An-Nahar which has a wider readership.
“Jewish settlers living inside the occupied Palestinian West Bank complained when they found their addresses identified them as living in Palestine, rather than Israel. More than 400,000 people live in settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, all of which are widely considered illegal under international law.” (thanks Andrea)
“COME BACK Karl Marx, all is forgiven. Just when everyone thought that the German philosopher’s critique of capitalism had been buried with the Soviet Union, suddenly capitalism reverts to type. It has laid a colossal, global egg and plunged the world economy into precisely the kind of crisis he forecast.” (thanks Karim)
“The thousands of Christians who converged on Jerusalem’s Old City on Good Friday could help to make 2008 the busiest year for pilgrimages to the Holy Land since the millennium, church officials said.” They are celebrating war on earth.
What is Iran doing with all that oil revenues?
I really don’t like flags and I don’t like nationalisms. But for Palestine and the Palestinians, everything and anything.
“Nor is the failure limited to U.S.-based independent media. Al-Jazeera (both Arabic and English) has scores of staffers in Washington, but not one gets into the White House to ask a tough question. Al-Jazeera reporters in Afghanistan and Iraq have braved U.S. missiles, but Al-Jazeera reporters in Washington have not braved White House news conferences.” [...]
“Afghanistan is being deprived of $10bn (Ã‚Â£5bn) of promised aid, and 40% of the money that has been delivered was spent on corporate profits and consultancy fees, according to a hard-hitting report by aid agencies released today. The failure of western donors to keep their promises, compounded by corruption and inefficiency, is undermining the prospects [...]
Can this story be better described than by this very accurate headline? ” Israel to allow Abbas’ security forces to deploy in Jenin.”
“Dalai Lama can appear a bit dull…” A bit dull? Are you kidding me? I would rather read from the phone book than read his speeches. I would rather watch Tony Danza make a speech than watch him? I would spend an hour with Larry King than Dalai Celebrity-worshiping Lama. A bit dull? How about [...]
Today, in tributes to dead US soldiers, the New York Times has a picture of one posing with an Israeli flag. Electronic Ali wondered to me what would happened if a US soldier were to pose with a Syrian or Saudi flag? Court martial?
“In the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration threatened trade reprisals against friendly countries who withheld their support, spied on its allies, and pressed for the recall of U.N. envoys that resisted U.S. pressure to endorse the war, according to an upcoming book by a top Chilean diplomat. The [...]
Don’t you like it when the media refer to Iraqi “security forces” battling Mahdi militia. It should be pro-US sectarian Shi`ite militias of Badr are battling Mahdi militia.
“A new study finds that women who describe themselves as feminists are more forgiving than other women when assessing the attractiveness of women who are either very underweight or very heavy.”
Ilyas Khuri: writes an excellent article about the horrible May Al-Murri, who just died. The Lebanese media only printed tributes to her–and she was literally crazy.